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Cultures and Contrasts of South America with Paracas

23 Days 4 Countries 14 Cities

Explore the music, cuisine and cultures of South America as you journey through Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

"Absolutely wonderful experience"

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About this trip

The famous icons and secret highlights of Brazil, Peru and Argentina are uncovered on this comprehensive journey of discovery.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... meeting a local family in Palermo Soho, in the heart of Buenos Aires. They'll teach you how to make bread using a local recipe, and share their family stories over a tasty meal of regional dishes and local wine.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: LCAP

22 Nights

accommodation

35 Meals
  • 20 breakfasts.

  • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest).

  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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

    • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Central Market, the Church of San Francisco, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman Cathedral, the Temple of Korikancha, Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum


What's Included

Dining

    • 20 breakfasts.

    • 10 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 5 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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 Santiago, Santiago to Lima, Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca 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


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Day 1

Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Day 2

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Day 3

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 4

Rio de Janeiro Free Time

Day 5

Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Day 6

Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 7

Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 8

Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Free Time

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 9

Buenos Aires Free Time

Day 10

Buenos Aires – Santiago Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Day 11

Valparaiso Sightseeing

Day 12

Santiago – Lima (2 Nights)

Day 13

Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

Day 14

Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Day 15

Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

Day 16

Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

Day 17

Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 18

Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

Day 19

Lake Titicaca Excursion

Day 20

Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas (2 Nights)

Day 21

Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Day 22

Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

Day 23

Depart Lima

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'll be met and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

Hotel

Windsor Atlantica

Meals

Hotel

Windsor Atlantica

Meals

Day 1

Day 2

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

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 to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

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 of this outing is five hours. Not available on Sundays. Minimum of 10 guests for a private program.

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Guanabara Bay Cruise

Spend two hours sailing Guanabara Bay on a schooner. Take in the beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with Sugar Loaf 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. (No Minimum)

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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 approximately 3 ½ hours. (Minimum 6 Guests)

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Day 3

Day 4

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

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

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)

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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 approximately 4 hours. (No Minimum)

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Day 4

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, to see 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 the 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

Iguassu Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Iguassu Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

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 falls. 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 to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 6

Day 7

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

Cross the border into Argentina and board an open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades with a Local Specialist and walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums.

Hotel

InterContinental Buenos Aires

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

InterContinental Buenos Aires

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Free Time Day 8 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Free Time

Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca, San Telmo and lovely Palermo. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina's former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savour renowned Argentinian beef followed by a Tango performance, a Cultural Insight.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full 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. (No Minimum). For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.

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Day 8

Day 9

Buenos Aires Free Time Day 9 - Buenos Aires Free Time

A full day at leisure-explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family, who are long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won't soon forget.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

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 approximately 4 hours. (No Minimum)

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Day 9

Day 10

Buenos Aires – Santiago Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 10 - Buenos Aires – Santiago Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Bid "Adios" to Buenos Aires and say "Hola" to Santiago as you fly to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist for a tour of this vibrant city, travelling past Club Hipico-the regal racetrack-and sprawling Parque O'Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago's most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure.

Hotel

InterContinental Santiago

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

InterContinental Santiago

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Valparaiso Sightseeing Day 11 - Valparaiso Sightseeing

Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of local wines from the region before returning to Santiago. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travellers.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 11

Day 12

Santiago – Lima (2 Nights) Day 12 - Santiago – Lima (2 Nights)

This morning, fly from Santiago to Lima, dubbed the "City of Kings" by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Take some time to relax and get settled in to your hotel in fashionable Miraflores.

Hotel

Hilton Miraflores

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton Miraflores

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 12

Day 13

Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Day 13 - Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

Late this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who has worked alongside many of Peru's award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Ignacio's cooking school where you will see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods including quinoa and fruit salad. Then enjoy a Be My Guest Lunch of typical Peruvian dishes. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist and start your city tour of the highlights of Lima. Enjoy Lima's ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs, a religious art museum and extensive library. This evening is yours to enjoy.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 13

Day 14

Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley Day 14 - Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and Cultural Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary in Cochahuasi, another Cultural Insight, where animals are being protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers, a Cultural Insight. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a Cultural Insight and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon.

Hotel

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

Meals

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

Meals

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Day 15

Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Day 15 - Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

Visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. Then head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this once-great fortress with a Local Specialist. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana. Later, if you're interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel's head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.

Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 15

Day 16

Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Day 16 - Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel.

Hotel

Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 16

Day 17

Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Day 17 - Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a Local Specialist like Peter Frost who found this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free followed by a your choice dining experience, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Your Choice

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Your Choice

Day 17

Day 18

Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights) Day 18 - Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

Fly to Juliaca and meet with a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano before transferring to Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Relish the lake at sunset for breathtaking views not soon forgotten.

Hotel

Libertador Lake Titicaca

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hotel

Libertador Lake Titicaca

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 18

Day 19

Lake Titicaca Excursion Day 19 - Lake Titicaca Excursion

Discover the floating Uros Islands on lovely Lake Titicaca aboard a cruise with a Local Specialist. The islands are constructed out of reeds by the native Uros Indians. Embark on a private tour of Taquile Island to meet the local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal before some free time this afternoon. Perhaps join an optional outing to a pre-Incan burial ground at sunset. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant in Puno.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal
  • Dinner

Day 19

Day 20

Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas (2 Nights) Day 20 - Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas (2 Nights)

Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru (box lunch included). Dinner is at your hotel.

Hotel

Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 20

Day 21

Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight Day 21 - Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and a scale model of the Nazca Lines. Then take to the skies as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs created between 400 and 600 AD, viewable only from the air. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest Pisco, a Cultural Insight, in the countryside. The rest of the day is free.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 21

Day 22

Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima Day 22 - Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

Cruise the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife including fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and birds, including the blue-footed booby. See another mysterious design in the earth-the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and visit the Larco Museum to learn about ancient Peruvian cultures with a Local Specialist, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum.

Hotel

Hilton Miraflores

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Hilton Miraflores

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 22

Day 23

Depart Lima Day 23 - Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 23

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru
    A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, this elegant Authentic Accommodation is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city centre.

  • Be My Guest
    With a local family in Palermo Soho and Chef Ignacio in Lima.

  • Cultural Insights
    At a local Samba school, with a Tango performance, with a blessing from a Shaman, at an animal rescue sanctuary, learn about the natural techniques of local weavers and chica.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    In Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the National Museum of Cusco, Temple of Korikancha, Peruvian Altiplano, at Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum.

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Sightseeing Highlights

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

    • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Central Market, the Church of San Francisco, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman Cathedral, the Temple of Korikancha, Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum


What's Included

Dining

    • 20 breakfasts.

    • 10 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 5 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).


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Travel Highlights

    • 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 Santiago, Santiago to Lima, Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca 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


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    Service rating : I am giving Trafalgar a rating of 4 as we missed our scheduled activity for the Argentina side of Iguassu Falls, and I feel this could have been prevented, if our guides had adjusted our start time for the day, as they knew traffic was heavier than normal, and if they had

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    Service rating : We are always pleased with Trafalgar services. I've recommended it to my families & friends.Product : Our South American tour with Trafalgar is a great experience. Our tour directors are excellent, the places we visited are amazing.

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    Service rating : I just answered this above.Product : The pace is fairly laid back and easy in Brazil, Argentine and Chile. Once you get to Peru you feel like you are either on an airplane. bus, train or boat the whole time. It is quite demanding. I realize there is a lot to see and do and a lot

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    We had a great time. We would like to see if you can recognize your travel director Ms Barbara (Peru travel director) for taking excellent care of her all the customers.

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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).  
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