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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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    • Crossovers: All 2018 departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • 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 2018. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "Enough viewing Copacabana beach from your ocean view room! Step out and sample the beach treats as true Cariocas do. My favorites include Quirjo coalho (salty grilled cheese on a skewer), sacole (exotic fruit juice popsicle) and Pipoca Salgado (salty popcorn)."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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. 

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      • Crossovers: All 2018 departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • 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 2018. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • "Enough viewing Copacabana beach from your ocean view room! Step out and sample the beach treats as true Cariocas do. My favorites include Quirjo coalho (salty grilled cheese on a skewer), sacole (exotic fruit juice popsicle) and Pipoca Salgado (salty popcorn)."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America
      • 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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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

      Bear witness to South America's iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: LICO

      20 Nights

      accommodation

      34 Meals
      • 20 breakfasts

      • 4 lunches

      • 10 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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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


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      Dining

        • 20 breakfasts

        • 4 lunches

        • 10 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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      Lima – Santiago (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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      Buenos Aires Sightseeing

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      Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 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)

      Welcome to the "City of Kings". On arrival in the Peruvian capital of Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive barrio of San Isidro. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Lima Sightseeing Day 2 - Lima Sightseeing

      Embark on a full day exploring Francisco Pizarro's Capital of the New World. Immerse yourself in Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Center, admiring the Plaza de Armas with its iconic cathedral and government palace. Visit the Church of San Francisco, descending into the catacombs where Lima's residents were buried for centuries. Later this morning, we'll meet local chef Ignacio Barrios, joining him for a walk through a local market while he explains how the local produce is used in traditional Peruvian cooking. Visit his cooking school for a Be My Guest lunch where you'll gain insights into preparing some of the most popular local dishes, then 'Connect with Locals' over lunch, sampling some of the dishes that were prepared. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your terms.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

      La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Magic Circuit Of The Water

      The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours. Gratuity included.

      Adult Price: US$27.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      We travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley this morning. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to Awanakancha, a farm located in the Peruvian Andes where you can interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Tuck into your picnic box lunch then connect with the local Quechua who sell their handicrafts at the vibrant market of Pisac. Admire the colourful displays and perhaps sample some of the local coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude while the sounds of traditional music fill the air. Delve into the tradition of spinning, dyeing and weaving before joining your fellow travel companions for an included dinner. We overnight at an 18th century colonial-style establishment that was once a former monastery.

      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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      Day 4

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

      Our first stop on our journey back to the time of the Incas is Ollantaytambo, a former stronghold built using colossal stone blocks. We journey to the Lost City in the Clouds next, boarding the Vistadome train to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Join your Local Specialist to explore the UNESCO-listed hilltop fortress including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and intricately carved Intihuatana. We'll dine at our hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

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

      Reconnect with Machu Picchu this morning. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun to witness first-hand the beauty of the misty peak and valley below. Take a moment to admire the stonework and ancient engineering feats that went into building this mystical city on top of an isolated mountain. This afternoon, we board a train to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. 'Dive into Culture' and learn how this traditional Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women of the nearby village.

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Cusco Sightseeing Day 6 - Cusco Sightseeing

      Gear up for a full-day of Cusco sightseeing. Explore the Inca and Spanish roots of the "Imperial City", unlocking its best kept secrets with a Local Specialist. See the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas, then delve deeper into the history of the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun. Venture beyond the city to visit the intriguing megalith ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before gathering for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant,. Savour Cusquenian gastronomy against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Moray And Moras

      Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$86.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

      Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Cusco – Lima Day 7 - Cusco – Lima

      We return to Lima where we'll have an afternoon at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Later, meet your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, home to the largest private collection of 7th century pre-Columbian art in the world. Gain insights into the evolution and culture of ancient Peruvian societies as you explore this 18th century vice-royal mansion. Tonight, we enjoy dinner alfresco in the museum's garden restaurant with all the essentials taken care of.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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

      Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile's fashionable capital, Santiago. On arrival, you'll be taken to your luxury hotel in Las Condes.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Santiago

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      InterContinental Santiago

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Santiago Sightseeing Day 9 - Santiago Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist this morning for an in-depth orientation of the city. The flavours of crisp Chardonnay beckon after a visit to the city's Central market. We journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile's wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds. 'Dive into Culture' and meet a local winemaker for a personalised winery experience with exclusive tasting.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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

      We fly to the coastal port of Puerto Montt this morning. From there it's on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the "City of Roses". On arrival at your lakeside hotel, you'll have the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travel companions for dinner.

      Hotel

      Cabana del Lago

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Cabana del Lago

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

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

      This morning's first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. We'll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano. Journey through unforgettable landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Enjoy a lunch stop in Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina. We'll cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi en route to Swiss-inspired Bariloche.

      Hotel

      NH Edelweiss Bariloche

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      NH Edelweiss Bariloche

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Bariloche Sightseeing Day 12 - Bariloche Sightseeing

      Meet a Local Specialist this morning, making your way along the "Circuito Chico" for epic mountain views and shimmering lake waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. We visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel. Take a ride on the chairlift up to Cerro Campanario for a bird's eye view of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Today's "sweet spot" lies in Bariloche's centuries-old chocolate heritage. We 'Dive into Culture', exploring the production area and sampling a tantalising variety of melt-in-your-mouth selections.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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

      Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the lively city of Buenos Aires where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive 'Connect with Locals' dinner in Palermo Soho. A local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood welcome us into their home sharing the fruits of homemade family recipes for a Be My Guest experience. Discover the secrets of kneading fresh country bread and learn about the art of the Tango.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Buenos Aires Sightseeing Day 14 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing

      Connect with Argentina's capital this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the iconic Casa Rosada and barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Spend some time admiring the ornate façades of Teatro Colon, then head to Recoleta cemetery to pay tribute to Argentina's former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita). Spend the afternoon at leisure, before meeting your travel companions for a Regional Meal this evening to savour the authentic taste of Argentina Asado. 'Dive into Culture' as you witness the fire and passion of a traditional Tango performance by some of the best dancers in Buenos Aires.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

      Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000 acre (1200 hectare) working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)

      Adult Price: US$170.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Tigre Delta

      Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.

      Adult Price: US$74.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 14

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      Buenos Aires Day 15 - Buenos Aires

      Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the "Paris of South America" on your terms. Perhaps visit the country's finest museum, admiring the art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or consider a visit into the country at a traditional estancia where you'll enjoy an authentic parrillada lunch.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 15

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

      Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Take a front-row seat on board an open-air ecological jungle train, keeping your camera close at hand as you stroll along the walkways to get an up-close view of the fury of Devil's Throat Falls. We cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at our resort.

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 16

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing Day 17 - Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

      Wake up in paradise and return to Iguassu National Park - this time to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Your Local Specialist will be close at hand to take you on an immersive walk through the evergreen rainforest fed by the spray of the falls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bird Park

      This family owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: US$55.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Macuco Safari *

      Begin this adventure in open-air wagons as you work your way through lush sub-tropical forests. Then hike down the canyon where the Macuco Falls tumble over basalt cliffs into the Iguassu basin. Here, board a custom-designed inflatable motorboat for a 20-30 minute exhilarating ride to the base of the falls. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity Included.

      Adult Price: US$143.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 17

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

      Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. We'll fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon and transfer to our hotel with magnificent oceanviews over the playground of Copacabana Beach.

      Hotel

      Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 18

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

      Your Rio adventure begins today as you join a Local Specialist to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for spectacular city views. Make the most of your afternoon by exploring this vibrant city at your leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 20

      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 20 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

      Hop aboard a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, the site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As the day unfolds, visit the iconic and unexpected sites with a Local Specialist including an 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church. Later this afternoon, we'll 'Dive into Culture' at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival. Admire the original costumes used in the celebrations. Then, sway those hips Samba-style as you take part in a private dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio. This evening, we'll visit a churrascaria for a Farewell Dinner complete with a splash of festive caipirinha mixing.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Santa Teresa Walking Tour

      Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you'll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$44.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Visit To A Favela

      Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.

      Adult Price: US$38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 20

      Day 21

      Depart Rio de Janeiro Day 21 - Depart Rio de Janeiro

      Today marks the last day of this Icons of South America adventure. Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Rio at the Miramar by Windsor.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 21

      Available Departures

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      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        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. (Days 2, 13)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        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. (Days 3, 5, 9, 12, 14, 20)

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        For included sightseeing 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. (Days 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)

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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


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        • 4 lunches

        • 10 dinners


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        • 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

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

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