Highlights Tour

Must-See South America

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A great option if you’d prefer to explore yourself.

Tour Overview

Let us take you on our “Must-See South America” highlights tour that guides you through the most iconic and unforgettable places in South America. Discover the beauty and romance of the tango, when you visit the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. You will be captivated by this fascinating city, the “Paris” of South America. Experience the force of nature as you walk along the many paths of the majestic Iguazu falls, before travelling to Rio de Janeiro, the city of samba, beautiful beaches and the world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Be captivated by Cuzco the capital city of the ancient Inca civilisation, the picturesque Sacred Valley, the memorable ruins of Machu Picchu and the beautiful Lake Titicaca. Discover the witch’s market in La Paz before visiting Santiago, set amongst the Andes Mountains.

Highlights
Awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro
Dance the streets of La Boca in Buenos Aires
See some of the locals at Machu Picchu
Feel the power of nature at Iguazu Falls

Route Map

Must-See South America Route Map

Itinerary

Being an Independent Tour we are happy to tailor this itinerary to give you the perfect holiday!

Buenos Aires

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Buenos Aires

Half day city tour of the stylish capital, Buenos Aires, whose architecture and boulevards are influenced by a European heritage. Visit the bohemian street market of La Boca, the tango barrio of San Telmo and the famous Recoleta cemetery, home to the resting place of Eva Peron. In the evening, experience the tango in all its glory and sample the succulent local beef with a dinner and show.

Breakfast
Buenos Aires

Free Day to explore this exciting city or go shopping. In the evening, will experience one of the best Tango Show in Buenos Aires. You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Tango Porteno. After the dinner and show, you will be transferred back to you hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

Transfer to airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Transfer to hotel.

The Iguazu Falls. This is the region of great rivers, humid tropics, red earth and magnificent jungle. Just 18kms from Puerto Iguazu you enter the National Park of the same name where the famous falls sit. The deep flowing waters of the river fall from heights of 70 metres through 275 falls spread over 2.7 kms. The frontier with Brazil goes through the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) where the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. The national park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation which surounds the falls and has 2000 plant species – gigantic trees, ferns, lianas, orchids – 400 birds species – parrots, colibris, toucans – jaguars and yacares (caimans).

A visit to these falls is a truly unforgettable experience.

Breakfast
Iguazu Falls

Guided walk along the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including a small train journey to the impressive Devil’s Throat.

Breakfast
Iguazu Falls - Rio De Janeiro

Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls, for panoramic views of the 275 falls spanning nearly 3 kilometres and running along the border of Brazil and Argentina. Transfer to the airport. Fly to one of the most lively cities in the world, Rio De Janeiro. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

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Rio De Janeiro

Cable car trip to one of the city’s favourite landmarks Sugarloaf mountain, the famous granite and quartz peak overlooking Guanabara bay for a fantastic view.

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Rio De Janeiro

Scenic train ride through the Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain, to see the iconic Christ of Redeemer statue. Tonight you will also enjoy a fantastic Samba show and dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner
Rio De Janeiro - Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima (via Sao Paulo). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast
Lima

Sightseeing tour visiting the best sites of colonial and modern Lima.

Breakfast
Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Transfer to airport for flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Breakfast, Lunch
Sacred Valley

Explore the Sacred Valley and learn about the traditional customs and ancestral weaving techniques in the indigenous town of Chinchero. Continue to Moray, an impressive Inca agricultural research facility and finish at the Ollantaytambo fortress.

Breakfast
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Start your two-day trip to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu with a wonderful train journey, followed by a comprehensive tour through the beautiful forgotten citadel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Morning free to explore the ruins at your own pace (Why not try climb Huayna Picchu?). You will then catch the afternoon train back to Cuzco.

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Cuzco

Half day city tour of some of the most iconic sites in and around Cuzco including the Cathedral, Q’oricancha (the temple of the sun) and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

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Cuzco - Puno

Spectacular train journey across the Altiplano to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake on Earth.

Breakfast, Lunch
Puno

Boat trip to the unique reed floating islands. Learn about how the lives of the Uros people are closely tied to the totora reeds.

Breakfast
Puno - La Paz

Cross from Peru into Bolivia, via the lovely lakeside village of Copacabana with its remarkable church, before boarding a comfortable catamaran to begin the scenic crossing of the magical Lake Titicaca. Stop at the mystical Sun Island before continuing onto La Paz.

Breakfast, Lunch
La Paz

Half day city tour including the rock formations of the Moon Valley. Also learn about the local “Pacenos” customs and traditions including a trip to the local witchery market

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La Paz - Santiago De Chile

Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago. Transfer to your hotel

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Santiago De Chile

Half day city tour of Santiago, dramatically set at the foot of the Andes mountains to discover the city’s many layers of cultural influence, visit “La Moneda” government house and San Cristobal hill, for fantastic views of the city.

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Santiago - Next Destination

Transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • All internal flights (based on the LATAM Airpass) within South America
  • Accommodation in selected class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Return economy Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • First class catamaran journey across Lake Titicaca
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • English speaking local guides

Tour Exclusions

  • Air Taxes (taxes invoiced as tickets are issued – approx $385p.p)
  • Surcharges apply for Easter, New Years, Rio Carnival.
  • International airfares arriving/departing South America
  • Tipping

Tour Pricing

Must-See South America
Single
Twin
Tourist Class Hotels
From $12,250
$8,350 pp
First Class Hotels
From $15,280
$9,999 pp
Deluxe Class Hotels
From $21,230
$13,400 pp
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