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South America Revealed

16 Days 3 Countries 9 Cities

Immerse yourself in the music, cuisine and culture on offer while exploring the sites of Rio de Janeiro.

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    • Crossovers: All 2016 departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. 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 Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima 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 2016. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • We've arranged Christmas or New Year's Eve celebrations for these departures.
    • 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.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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. 

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      • Crossovers: All 2016 departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. 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 Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima 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 2016. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • We've arranged Christmas or New Year's Eve celebrations for these departures.
      • 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.
      • 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. 

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      About this trip

      Brazil. Peru. Argentina. Three of South America's most popular, diverse and colourful countries are revealed on this journey into their capitals, cultures and communities.

      You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting an expert in all things Buenos Aires. Together, you'll explore the capital as you discover the history and secret stories behind the iconic buildings you see, in the iconic home of Tango.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: LSRA

      15 Nights

      accommodation

      26 Meals
      • 15 breakfasts.

      • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest).

      • 3 lunches.

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        • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Cusco

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada

        • Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Awanakancha, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum


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        • 15 breakfasts.

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 3 lunches.


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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: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Lima, Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • 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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      Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

      Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

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      Windsor Atlantica

      Meals

      Hotel

      Windsor Atlantica

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      Day 2

      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

      Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

      Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, and indulge in a traditional Brazilian barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      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. (Minimum 6 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$41.00

      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.

      Adult Price: US$36.00

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      Day 4

      Rio de Janeiro Free Time Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro Free Time

      Enjoy a full day to discover the wonders of Rio on your own. Choose to embark on an optional half-day journey by jeep into the lush Tijuca National Park-the world's largest urban rainforest. Perhaps tour one of Rio's favelas or take a sailboat cruise. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Samba Show

      No visit to Rio de Janeiro is complete without experiencing the glamour and rhythm of a colorful Samba show. Feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you’re treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. You’ll be caught up in the excitement of this cultural journey as you watch a light show and a stage full of beautiful dancers. This exciting mix of percussion and Samba dance builds to a grand finale with a Carnival parade on stage. Total duration is 5 hours. Not available on Sundays. (Minimum of 10 guests for a private program).

      Adult Price: US$112.00

      Guanabara Bay Cruise

      Spend two hours sailing Guanabara Bay on a schooner. Take in the beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with SugarLoaf Mountain towering in the distance. Pass the bay's islands and forts as you sail by picture postcard settings. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.

      Adult Price: US$58.00

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      Day 5

      Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Day 5 - Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, sharing how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for a short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel.

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Helicopter Sightseeing Flight Departing from the Lagoon

      What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? Soar high over Rio with sweeping and unforgettable views of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Jardim de Alah, Ipanema Beach, Arpoador Rock, Copacabana Fort, Copacabana Beach and Vermelha Beach overlooking Sugarloaf. Length of flight - About 8 minutes. (Minimum 3 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$230.00

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Day 6 - Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time

      Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the cascades. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride under the falls, helicopter flight or a visit to a tropical bird reserve.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      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$48.00

      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.

      Adult Price: US$131.00

      Helicopter Flightseeing Over Iguassu Falls

      Enjoy aerial views of both the Brazil and Argentina sides of the falls, National Park and surrounding jungle. Capture great photos of the rivers flowing through what seems like never-ending forest! Fly close above the 275 waterfalls and the Iguassu River below while viewing Devil's Throat (the largest waterfall in the region). Your pilot will circle around the falls to allow each passenger to shoot photos from every possible angle. Length of flight - About 10 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$179.00

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      Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Day 7 - Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

      Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. With a Local Specialist, board an open air ecological jungle train to view the mighty cascades before a guided walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. Afterward, fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina's exciting capital, renowned for its designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums and theatres.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Buenos Aires Sightseeing Day 8 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing

      With a Local Specialist, embark on a guided tour of the passionate city where the Tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings. Visit the colourful neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of Argentina's traditional Tango music.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 9

      Buenos Aires Free Time Day 9 - Buenos Aires Free Time

      Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America'. The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country's finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. And if you'd like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. 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 making typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      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$147.00

      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.

      Adult Price: US$63.00

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      Day 10

      Buenos Aires – Lima Day 10 - Buenos Aires – Lima

      Bid "Adios" to Buenos Aires and "Hola" to Lima as you fly to Peru. On arrival late this morning, transfer to the hotel where your room is immediately available. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring Peru's capital with a Local Specialist. Visit Lima's colonial sights, including the Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley Day 11 - Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

      This morning, fly to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at Awanakancha for a Cultural Insight, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac, where the local Quechua people gather to sell their produce and handicrafts. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century monastery, in the heart of the Urubamba Valley. Learn about traditional Andean textiles, a Cultural Insight, as you see weavers at work. Enjoy dinner 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

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Day 12 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

      After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo to visit this famous Inca hilltop fortress built from immense blocks of stone. Then board the Vistadome train (light snack included) and view incredible scenery through panoramic windows as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aguas Caliente. Upon arrival, transfer to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your Local Specialist leads you through 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, including 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 or calendar by the Incas. This evening, share your stories with your travelling companions over dinner at the hotel.

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Day 13 - Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

      Return to Machu Picchu and continue discovering 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, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then, head toward the great colonial city of Cusco via motorcoach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a sample of chicha, a Cultural Insight, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women.

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 13

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      Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Day 14 - Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

      Take a morning tour of Cusco, the capital of the Incas during their reign. See the highlights of the city including the incredible baroque cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas. Visit the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, explore the impressive ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco. This evening, celebrate your travels through Latin America at a festive Regional Meal of delicious Cusquenian dishes served at a popular local restaurant with a demonstration of ancestral dances.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full 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. (Minimum 5 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$80.00

      Piquillacta Ruins And Andahuaylillas Church

      Visit 17th century Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari people, featuring an elusive history and bizarre architecture. Afterward, head to Andahuaylillas to see San Pedro Church, a perfect example of Peru’s colonial architecture and often referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$65.00

      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. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$52.00

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      Cusco – Lima Day 15 - Cusco – Lima

      Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Later meet a Local Specialist, and curator, from the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, and learn about the evolution and cultures of ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 16

      Depart Lima Day 16 - Depart Lima

      Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Dine at the home of a local family in Buenos Aires.

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit a weaving centre. An animal sanctuary. Stop in at a chicheria. Visit a local Samba school. Watch a Tango performance.

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

      • Local Specialists
        in Iguassu, Buenos Aires, Lima and Machu Picchu. Learn about the Larco Museum.

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


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      Experience the history and allure of Peru, you'll meet llamas, explore the Plaza de Armas in Cusco and more.

      In the Footsteps of the Incas

      See and taste the best of Peru on this Country Explorer adventure, take in Lima, Machu Picchu and more.


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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Cusco

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada

        • Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Awanakancha, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 15 breakfasts.

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 3 lunches.


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      Travel Highlights

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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: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Lima, Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • 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 51 Reviews

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        On receiving guest , great hospitality , caring for guest the Programmes are always splendid.My suggestion for BMG , had worked well , I have being loyal to Trafalgar for 25 yrs.

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        All worked as they said it would.

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        Service rating : The Trafalgar tour directors & the local specials took care of everything, which allowed us to enjoy our vacation! They did an EXCELLENT job and we can't say enough about all the little things they told us, showed us & helped us to experience.Product : The itinerary allowed us

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        Service rating : Need to let us know in advance when our free time is at our leisure at places. You do these tours regularly and you cannot tell us weeks in advance??? Other companies do. This way people can plan their days in other countries and get more bang for their buck. Plus the

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        Service rating : We did a 2-part two (Brazil/Argentina and then Peru) with 2 different tour directors. Both of our tour directors were wonderful, especially Marcella Granatiere, who was simply amazing. Additionally, all of our local specialists/guides were very good. We were concerned about all

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