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20 Day Highlights of South America

Travelmarvel Tour starting in Santiago and finishing in Lima

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 20 Day Highlights of South America. Explore the colourful cities and ancient sights of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru for 20 fascinating days including Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu and Iguassu Falls.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 20 Days
From: Santiago to Lima
Tour Code: IST20
Visits: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru
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$ 9,680
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


Arrive Santiago (Chile)

Arrive in Santiago, the vibrant Chilean capital. Situated in the Santiago basin, this metropolis is spectacularly flanked by the Andes and enjoys one of the most magnificent settings of any city in the world. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight. Stay Two Nights: Santiago, Atton El Bosque

Santiago, Valparaíso

After breakfast this morning, head off to explore the picturesque port city of Valparaíso, one of the South Pacific's most important seaports. On arrival here, set out on a sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, take a drive up into the surrounding hills to absorb the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below. Later, return to Santiago for your evening at leisure. (B)

Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

This morning, see Santiago's modern and historic sites on a guided tour. Rich in history, walk around the Plaza de Armas before transferring to the airport and flying to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check in to your hotel then enjoy free time. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel (B)

Buenos Aires

Your in-depth sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires begins this morning at the Avenida de Mayo. See the pink Casa Rosada (Government House), the city's cathedral and the Cabildo, Buenos Aires' first city hall. Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in a coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies. Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. You'll also travel along Avenida 9 de Julio. This evening, indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance. (B/D)

Buenos Aires

Armed with the insight and advice provided by your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore the fascinating city of Buenos Aires independently. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps enjoy a vibrant and interactive tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch (own expense). (B)

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

This morning, fly to beautiful Rio de Janeiro, also known as 'Cidade Maravilhosa' - Portuguese for the Marvellous City. On arrival, after checking in, enjoy time to recharge or explore the stunning streets of Rio de Janeiro. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International (B)

Rio de Janeiro

Soak up Rio de Janeiro's unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a picturesque sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await you. Later this evening, sample Brazil's national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner. (B/D)

Rio de Janeiro

Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak, absorbing the breathtaking views from the top. Before an afternoon at leisure, visit the famous parade arena known as the Sambadrome on a guided tour. Enhance Your Journey: Today, you may like to learn about the city's iconic favelas or take in a historical walking tour (own expense). (B)

Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil & Argentina)

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park with a half-day tour. Walk through the spectacular subtropical rainforest and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls. Stay Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu (B/D)

Iguassu Falls

On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. Running through the forest inside Iguassu National Park, this narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil's Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board aspeed boat safari and learn about the flora and fauna of this region or savour a hands-on Iguassu Experience Dinner (own expense). (B)

Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru)

Today is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps revisit the falls, before flying to the vibrant metropolis of Lima this evening to commence your Peruvian adventure. Enhance Your Journey: Before you depart Iguassu Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves or visit Itaipu Dam, the world's largest dam (own expense). Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol (B)

Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley

Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. During a traditional weaving demonstration, see how the colourful materials of South America are created by local people, and learn of their importance in preserving ancient traditions. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure. Soak up the ancient Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley. Stay Two Nights: Aranwa Sacred Valley (B)

Sacred Valley

This morning, visit the markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village located near various Inca ruins. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious traditional Pachamanca lunch cooked in a Peruvian earth oven. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: Enhance your sightseeing later today with a visit to Ollantaytambo, a town as well as a unique Inca archaeological site (own expense). (B/L)

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome train and soak up the stunning Andean landscapes as you head to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you'll set out on a locally guided tour of the incredible Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel (B/D)

Machu Picchu, Cusco

With the morning free, perhaps revisit Machu Picchu. Re-board the Vistadome train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill this evening. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, Hilton Garden Inn (B/D)


A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city's historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you'll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this city. (B)

Cusco, Lake Titicaca

Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you'll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You'll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure. Stay: Puno, Hotel Libertador (B/L)

Lake Titicaca, Lima

Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. This morning you'll set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people - a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this remarkable trip, you'll enjoy an insight into the Uros' unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. After free time and dinner, be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Stay Two nights: Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores (B/D)


Relax in the morning before taking part in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. On this tour, admire one of Lima's most religious locations, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, this pink convent is also the resting place for three important Peruvian saints. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid. (B/D)

Depart Lima

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Sample delicacies at Café Tortoni
  • See a tango show in Buenos Aires and enjoy an authentic Argentinian dinner
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner and a refreshing caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome on a guided tour
  • See a weaving demonstration and meet the locals of the Sacred Valley
  • Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy a Pachamanca meal cooked in a Peruvian earth oven
  • Travel aboard the Vistadome train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
  • Cruise the islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Dine at Lima's Huaca Pucllana

Included Experiences

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Tipping and airport transfers

Dining & Accommodation

  • 28 fine meals - 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 19 nights in premium accommodation

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include all flights as per itinerary in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Travelmarvel
  • Prices are for land/rail and flights as specified only

Operator Details

Travelmarvel Reviews: (177)
Tours on Sale: 177
Tour Accommodation: 4 Star
Tour Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & River Cruises
Budget: Premium & Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA

Reviews (2)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Highlights of South America with Travelmarvel.
WA, Australia
Feb 2016
1 Trip
“Streamlined organisation by Global Journeys & Travelmarvel”
Booking With Global Journeys
20 days, 4 countries, 12 flights in South America. Simply too much! Although with a group of 32 from Australia and the UK and with continuous stimulation, there were no hitches, but improvements could be made. Excellent but often remote hotels - rather hotels should be close to the CBDs so during free time could walk around and get the feel of the place. More time in cities Santiago, Buenes Aires, Rio & Lima less in country side Peru. This would also mean less travel time which was ridiculous eg. from Cusco to Puna.
Sep 2014
1 Trip
“Very well organised and operated”
Booking With Global Journeys
The tour was very well organised and operated. The tour director, Nick Tozer, made it even better with his full attention but no fuss style. The standard of accommodation was very good throughout the tour and the included meals were all 3 courses and very good quality. The local tour guides really knew their subject matter well and were happy to answer questions and assist with the general operation of the tour. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour, TravelMarvel and Global Journeys to anyone wanting to holiday in South America.
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018

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