South American Highlights
South American Highlights
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Destination: South and Central America
Tour Provider: Evergreen Tours
Duration: 16 days
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Description:

On this 16 day South American Highlights tour, you’ll visit Machu Picchu and marvel at some of the mysteries surrounding this “Lost City of the Incas”.


Your Guided Holiday Includes: 

  • Coach tour from Buenos Aires to Cuzco
  • 15 nights in premium First Class hotels 
  • 22 meals including: 16 Full Breakfasts , 4 Dinners & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director & expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers

Advertised price is based on 27 August & 05 November 2020 departures.


Includes activities

  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”.
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú.
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm that demonstrates traditional weaving.
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo.
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour of the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.
  • In Cuzco, marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour.
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman

Highlight Dinners  

  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining on a sumptuous dinner with Argentinian wine.
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Your invited  

  • Experience the rich culture of Buenos Aires by taking in a tango show while dining on local cuisine and sipping a glass of wine.
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#. Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley

Itinerary:

Day 1 / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bienvenido! Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. Buenos Aires is a sophisticated city with a strong European influence. It once enjoyed wealth and opulence which is still evident in its elaborate architecture. Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

Day 2 / Buenos Aires

Get acquainted with this beautiful city known as the “Paris of the Americas”. Visit the central square, Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Headquarters) and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall). Travel through the streets of San Telmo, the home of Tango and down the colourful roads of La Boca. You’re Invited: This evening, soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 / Buenos Aires

Today is free to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. Discover More: Belle Epoque and Colon Theatre tour, take a Culinary tour or a Street Art tour.(additional cost) Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 / Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fly to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with tropical coastal scenery and is a fun city to visit. Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 / Rio de Janeiro

Today, we tour the sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain and see the “Christ the Redeemer” statue. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views. You’re Invited: Get to know how the locals party with a visit to the Sambadrome, the site of the famous Rio Carnival#. This evening, feast like a local with a typical churrascaria.# Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival Period. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 / Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a free day to get to know more of Rio. Discover More: Take a tour of historical downtown Rio (additional cost) Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 / Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls

Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, an enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar. This afternoon is free. Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 / Iguazú Falls

Tour the Argentinian side of the falls which follows a number of walkways over the top of the falls for incredible up close views. We board the ecological train and ride to the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint. Feel the spray of the water and gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views that Iguazú has to offer. Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 / Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru

After a relaxing morning, tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way through the rainforest and along walkways for outstanding views This evening fly to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in tradition and culture. Overnight Stay: Lima Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 / Lima – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire set high in the Andes Mountains. As you transfer to the Sacred Valley, stop off at Awana Kancha llama farm and textile centre. Gain an insight into the Andean camelids; llama, alpaca, vicuña and guanaco as well as viewing traditional Andean weaving techniques. This afternoon,  head into the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets. Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 / Sacred Valley

Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo. Visit a traditional home to see how the locals live, then see the incredible Incan fortress that overlooks the town. You’re Invited: We will then visit a community for the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 / Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Transfer to the train station and board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these well preserved ruins perched in between sheer cliffs. Your expert local guide will share stories to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”. Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 / Machu Picchu – Cuzco

Spend the morning exploring Aguas Calientes before reboarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco across the patchwork fields of the Chinchero plateau. Three Night Stay: Cuzco Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 / Cuzco

Take a guided walking tour of the charming city of Cuzco, a World Heritage listed site that was a former capital of the Incas. Visit the Inca temple of Coricancha, head through cobblestone streets and past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Explore Inca ruins including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and finish with a visit to the beautiful main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals. Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 / Cuzco

Today is free to wander the cobbled streets of Cuzco and learn more about the traditions of the Inca. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine. Discover More: Explore Moray and Maras, take a markets, museums and monastery tour or indulge in a Peru tasting tour. (additional cost) Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 16 / Depart Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South America and look forward to welcoming you back on another Evergreen cruise or tour. Chau! # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period. Meals: Breakfast


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Terms & Conditions:

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 14 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.