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Icons of South America

21 Days 4 Countries 14 Cities

Experience the inspiring culture and natural beauty of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru on this Discoveries trip.

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    • Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, Lima-Santiago, Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2017. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
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      • Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional Itinerary Extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to www.trafalgar.com/extensions.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      A big adventure awaits-one that will see you crisscross the South American continent, exploring a dazzling array of natural wonders, ancient Incan and Columbian civilisations, "Little Switzerland" in Chile's Lake District and the buzzing music in the streets of Rio, Buenos Aires and Santiago.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: LICO

      20 Nights

      accommodation

      33 Meals
      • 20 breakfasts

      • 4 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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        • Orientation of Puerto Varas

        • Cruise in Chile's Lake Region

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 20 breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
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        • 9 dinners
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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Lima, Lima to Santiago, Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, including porter service at all airports

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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      Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

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      Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

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      Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

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      Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

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      Bariloche Sightseeing

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      Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

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      Buenos Aires Sightseeing

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      Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

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      Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

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      Day 1

      Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

      Bienvenidos a Lima, founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro who dubbed it the "City of Kings." Upon arrival in Lima, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel in San Isidro, one of Lima's exclusive neighbourhoods. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.

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      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Novotel Lima

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      • Welcome Reception

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      Lima Sightseeing Day 2 - Lima Sightseeing

      Kick back, relax and enjoy your morning at the hotel, or perhaps venture out to do some exploring on your own. At lunchtime, meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of an illustrious Lima family, and meet the friendly owner for a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. Learn about the history of your hosts' ancestors and tour his historic home before celebrating your arrival in Peru with a sumptuous home cooked meal of traditional Peruvian delicacies. After lunch, bid farewell and spend the afternoon exploring Peru's capital with your Local Specialist. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendour of Lima's Historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the expansive Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. Then see the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs and splendid architecture. The evening is yours-perhaps try one of Lima's renowned seafood restaurants.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 3

      Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley Day 3 - Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

      Take a morning flight to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, and Cultural Insight, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac where local Quechua people come to sell their produce and handicrafts. Spend some time browsing the stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about Peruvian weaving as you observe centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles. Discover this Cultural Insight with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar and recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travelling companions at the hotel.

      Hotel

      Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Day 4 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

      After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo to visit this famous Inca stronghold built from immense blocks of stone. Learn about Inca history as you tour the ruins of the hilltop fortress. Next, board the Vistadome train for the journey to the great citadel of the Incas (light snack included). Panoramic windows allow you to appreciate the incredible scenery as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aquas Calientes. Upon arrival, take a short ride up to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. With a Local Specialist, visit the ruins of this once-great fortress built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site-the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. Dinner is served at the hotel.

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

      Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Day 5 - Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

      Return to Machu Picchu to continue exploring on your own. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then head toward the great colonial city of Cusco by coach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha, a Cultural Insight, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made only by local women.

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Cusco Sightseeing Day 6 - Cusco Sightseeing

      This morning, embark on a tour of Cusco, the "Imperial City", and the capital of the Incas during their reign. This lively city, rich in history, bears marks of both the Inca and Spanish who came after them. Enjoy an introduction to the highlights of the city with a Local Specialist, including the incredible baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city. Delve deeper into the history of this ancient location at the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundation of the Inca Temple of the Sun, often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco, and see nearby warehouses where the Incas stored their grain. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. This evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying delicious Cusquenian dishes and ancestral dance performances.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Cusco – Lima Day 7 - Cusco – Lima

      Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon on your own to do some more exploring, pick up souvenirs or just relax. Later, meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world, and learn about the evolution and cultures of Ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for an alfresco dinner in the museum's garden restaurant.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Lima – Santiago (2 Nights) Day 8 - Lima – Santiago (2 Nights)

      Today, fly from Peru to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. On arrival in Chile, you will be taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Santiago

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      InterContinental Santiago

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Santiago Sightseeing Day 9 - Santiago Sightseeing

      This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Casablanca Valley, Chile's wine-producing region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker for a Cultural Insight and a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile's proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. The evening is at leisure. Perhaps try a restaurant in the trendy Bellavista District.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas Day 10 - Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

      Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile's beautiful coastal ports. Then it's on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the "City of Roses" on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening.

      Hotel

      Cabana del Lago

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Cabana del Lago

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights) Day 11 - Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

      An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it's time to sit back and relax as you drive past breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening.

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      NH Edelweiss Bariloche

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      NH Edelweiss Bariloche

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Bariloche Sightseeing Day 12 - Bariloche Sightseeing

      Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina's prettiest areas, known as the "Switzerland of South America." Meet your Local Specialist and travel along the "Circuito Chico" for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche's chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 13

      Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Day 13 - Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

      Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive Be My Guest in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Tango. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 14

      Buenos Aires Sightseeing Day 14 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing

      Get acquainted with Argentina's largest city and capital with a Local Specialist. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina's former first lady, is buried. The afternoon is free for you to relax or explore further. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal with an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of Argentina's beloved traditional music.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Buenos Aires Day 15 - Buenos Aires

      Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America.' Visit one of the country's finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or wander around a local market for a different side of Argentina. Perhaps take a trip into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the Fiesta del Gaucho (festival of the cowboy), complete with a lively equestrian show and a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Day 16 - Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit to Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one of the world's largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and giant anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the many different views and perspectives of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil's Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort.

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing Day 17 - Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

      Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. Enjoy this evening at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights) Day 18 - Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

      Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board a short flight to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach for a free evening.

      Hotel

      Miramar by Windsor

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Miramar by Windsor

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

      Meet your Local Specialist and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point, the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 20 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

      Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then, accompanied by your Local Specialist, continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambadromo, and city cathedral. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school where a representative of the school will give a Cultural Insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for Carnival week. You'll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and Mulata dancers. This evening, visit a renowned churrascaria for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 21

      Depart Rio de Janeiro Day 21 - Depart Rio de Janeiro

      Your day is free until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro at the Miramar by Windsor.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Visit a local market and meet Ignacio Barrios, award-winning chef, and visit his cooking school where you'll see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods and dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit Awakancha to see where the delicate alpaca, llama and vicuña wool is sourced from. Meet a Quechua scholar to learn about Peruvian weaving. Visit a local chicheria for some traditional chicha tasting. Visit a winery in Chile's Casablanca valley and meet the winemaker for a personalised winery experience including a wine tasting. Learn about Bariloche's chocolate heritage with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of locally made chocolates. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions. Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at the Larco Museum, in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Rio de Janeiro

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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        • Orientation of Puerto Varas

        • Cruise in Chile's Lake Region

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 20 breakfasts

        • 4 lunches
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 9 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Lima, Lima to Santiago, Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, including porter service at all airports

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Enjoy

      Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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      Love... Travel

      "Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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      Meet

      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Taste

      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Unwind

      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 16 Reviews

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        Excellent tour directors

      • Trip:

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        The destinations were superb, as expected and the overall tour experience was very good. The TD who took care of the Peru portion of the trip was outstanding .

      • Trip:

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        Our Icons of South America was a wonderful experience. We can highly recommend this tour to future travellers.

      • Trip:

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        Service rating : Had wonderful tour guides, Harvey in Peru and Rodrigo for the rest of the tripProduct : I think we got to see the best of the best.

      • Trip:

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        The tour was very well organised to maximise sight seeing and experiences. Hotels were excellent quality with only 2 needing a little improvement. Tour Directors were excellent Harvey was great in Peru Very respectful of the needs and capabilities of all travelers. Rodrigo was the best tour

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