South America Revealed Summer 2019

South America Revealed Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Tall and tan, and young and lovely-expect nothing else on Rio's gorgeous beaches, your launch pad to a South American adventure through vibrant capitals and the Inca heart of Peru.

Day 1 - Arrive Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)
Rio de Janeiro launches your South American exploration of capital cities and ancient cultures. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing
Ease into your morning Rio-style before joining your Travel Director to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil's cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). See the 18th century Carioca Aqueduct, the colonial Candelaria church and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sanbodromo. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a "pinch me moment" of inspiring bay and city views. Enjoy a free evening. Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing
The iconic Christ the Redeemer beckons this morning as we journey by cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado for impressive panoramic views. Returning to the city, we visit the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema, spending the rest of the day at leisure to watch Rio's beautiful people living life to the fullest. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, then indulge in a sizzling Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro --- Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Spend the morning at leisure, then visit a Samba school where you'll 'Dive into Culture', gaining insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and sway your hips Rio-style as you learn how to Samba. We leave the city behind and fly to Iguassu Falls. This evening, we'll enjoy dinner together at our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 5 - Iguassu Falls Sightseeing
Explore the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls, joining a Local Specialist in the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park for a walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. Indulge in lunch at a local restaurant against the backdrop of the falls before returning to your resort for an afternoon at leisure. Consider joining one of our optional experiences, including a jetboat ride* to the base of the falls or visit a tropical bird reserve, home to more than 500 species of birds. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 6 - Iguassu Falls --- Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. Meet your Local Specialist, then board an open-air ecological jungle train through the rainforest and walk along the catwalk peering down into the swirling waters of Devil's Throat Falls. We leave this force of nature behind for the sophisticated Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: InterContinental Buenos Aires
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 7 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing
Connect with the seamless mix of European elegance meets Latin energy, joining your Local Specialist for a guided tour of Buenos Aires' most notable sites, including the iconic Casa Rosada and colourful neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Admire the opulent fa''ade of Teatro Colon, then visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina's beloved former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine Asado during a Regional Meal. Later, we'll Dive into Culture, ending the evening with a stirring, sensual Tango performance. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 8 - Buenos Aires
Enjoy a full day at leisure to pursue your own interests in the "Paris of South America". Admire the works of Degas, El Greco and Van Gogh at the Museum of Belles Artes or sample delicious dulce de leche ice-cream at the famous Caf'' Tortoni. Feeling adventurous? Consider an optional trip into the countryside to visit a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, we'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family at their home in Palermo Soho for a Be My Guest dinner. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 9 - Buenos Aires --- Lima (2 Nights)
We leave one capital behind for another, travelling to Peru's capital, Lima. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in San Isidro, where you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Novotel Lima
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 - Lima Sightseeing
Francisco Pizarro's "City of Kings" is ours to explore this morning as we discover the colonial heritage of Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Centre. Admire the ornate baroque fa''ades of the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs. Celebrate Lima's status as the culinary capital of South America next, and meet Ignacio Barrios who has worked alongside many of Peru's most award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking. Then continue to his cooking school where you'll 'Connect with Locals' and enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular dishes. You'll have an opportunity to sample some of these at a Be My Guest dinner before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 11 - Lima --- Cusco --- Sacred Valley
We fly to Cusco this morning, bound for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to Awanakancha, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicu''as. The colourful craft stalls of Pisac market are our next stop where you'll have an opportunity to engage with the local Quechua and admire their craft. Later this afternoon, we'll arrive at a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, our hotel for tonight. 'Dive into Culture' and learn about centuries-old Andean weaving techniques before dinner at the hotel. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 12 - Sacred Valley --- Machu Picchu
The Sacred Valley reveals its mysteries today as we encounter the remains of the mighty Inca empire. Our first stop this morning is the famous Inca hilltop fortress, Ollantaytambo, built from massive blocks of stone. We board the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to the UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, where a Local Specialist will lead us through the ruins of this once-great fortress. Explore the iconic 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 centuries ago. Tonight, we'll dine at our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: El Mapi by Inkaterra
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 13 - Machu Picchu --- Cusco (2 Nights)
We return to Machu Picchu this morning with an opportunity to explore this mythical fortress on our own terms. If you're feeling energetic, consider hiking up to the Gate of the Sun for thrilling views over the fortress and valley below. Then it's off to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. 'Dive into Culture' and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women.Buffet Breakfast
Accommodation: Novotel Cusco
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

Day 14 - Cusco Sightseeing
Explore the Incan and Spanish roots of the "Imperial City", unlocking its best kept secrets, including the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun. Later, we'll venture beyond the city to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman overlooking the city. This evening, we'll gather at a local restaurant for a Regional Meal of Cusquenian flavours against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 15 - Cusco --- Lima
A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima late this morning. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, then join your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum for an evening exploration of its collection of pre-Columbian art. We'll indulge in a memorable Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Novotel Lima
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 16 - Depart Lima
Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima.Buffet Breakfast
Meals: 1 Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
  • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Awanakancha, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Larco Museum

Dining Highlights

  • 15 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches ''
  • 9 dinners

First class 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 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
  • 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

Notes

Check out our similar 'South American Discovery' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience.Crossovers: All 2018 departures will operate as per the 2018 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 Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls-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 2018. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.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.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.Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.Galapagos Legend East Cruise (Ref LGCE) available this departure. See page 47 for details.Galapagos Legend North Central Cruise (Ref LGCN) available this departure. See page 47 for details.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."Entry visas for Brazil have become a lot easier with Brazil's new online eVisa program. Australia, Canada, Japan and USA passport holders apply and receive a printable two-year visa online. Gone are the days of sending away passports or visiting embassies."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America

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