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25 Day Highlights of South America with Amazon Cruise

Travelmarvel Tour & Cruise starting in Santiago and finishing in Quito

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Travelmarvel's 25 Day Highlights of South America with Amazon Cruise. Enjoy South America and its highlight experiences, vibrant culture and friendly locals. Embark on a unique Amazon River cruise through one of the world's most beautiful wildernesses.


Operator: Travelmarvel
Type: Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 25 Days
From: Santiago to Quito
Tour Code: ISTA25
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador
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Day By Day


Arrive Santiago (Chile)

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception later this evening. Stay Two Nights: Santiago, Atton Vitacura

Santiago, Valparaíso

Today you'll enjoy a city tour of Santiago followed by a trip to the port city of Valparaíso. (B)

Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Fly to Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel (B)

Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour. Like a Local - visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. A Taste of Buenos Aires - indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance. (B/D)

Buenos Aires

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps embark on one of our Select Experiences (see pages 76-77 for details and pricing). (B)

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

This morning, fly to Rio. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International (B)

Rio de Janeiro

After free time, ride a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain. A Taste of Rio de Janeiro - sample Brazil's national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a BBQ dinner. (B/D)

Rio de Janeiro

Visit Christ the Redeemer before free time. Enhance Your Journey: Tonight, perhaps experience the city's nightlife or take in a samba show. (B)

Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Argentina & Brazil)

Fly to Iguassu Falls and explore the national park. Stay Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu (B/D)

Iguassu Falls

Today ride the Rainforest Ecological Train for spectacular views of Iguassu Falls. Enhance Your Journey: ride a speed boat to the base of the falls. (B)

Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru)

After time at leisure, fly to Lima. Enhance Your Journey: At Iguassu Falls, visit a bird park or the Itaipu Dam . Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol (B)

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco and travel to the Sacred Valley. Like a Local - see a weaving demonstration.Special Stay - relax at the Aranwa Sacred Valley. Stay Two Nights: Aranwa Sacred Valley (B)

Sacred Valley

Visit the Pisac markets. Like a Local - enjoy lunch cooked in an earth oven at the Munaychay Children's Project. (B/L)

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Like a Local - ride the Vistadome train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu. Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel (B/D)

Machu Picchu, Cusco

Perhaps revisit Machu Picchu, then journey to Cusco. Enjoy dinner and a traditional Peruvian folklore show. Special Stay - Palacio del Inka. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, Palacio del Inka (a Luxury Collection Hotel) (B/D)


Take a guided tour of Cusco before time to explore further at your own pace. (B)

Cusco, Lake Titicaca

Travel via Andahuaylillas to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy this evening at leisure. Stay Two Nights: Puno, Hotel Jose Antonio (B/L)

Lake Titicaca

Like a Local - cruise on Lake Titicaca to the man-made reed islands of the Uros people. Enjoy an afternoon of free time before dinner at your hotel this evening. (B/D)

Lake Titicaca, Lima

Fly back to Lima. A Taste of Lima - tonight, enjoy dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana. Stay: Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores (B/D)

Lima, Quito (Ecuador)

Depart Peru and fly to Quito, Ecuador's capital. Stay: Dann Carlton Quito (B)

Quito, Coca, Amazon Cruise

This morning, fly to Coca, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Journey downstream by motorised canoe to board the M/V Anakonda. Enjoy dinner then perhaps embark on a nocturnal walk to witness the forest after dark. Stay Three Nights: M/V Anakonda (B/D)

Amazon Cruise

Take a trip up the Pañayacu River. Flooded by white waters, the rivers and lakes house the infamous Piranha, and Water Monkey Fish. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous) or kayak, enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. In the afternoon, set out on an exploration trail walk. (B/L/D)

Amazon Cruise

After breakfast, set out to visit a parrot lick - a unique area of mud, rich in minerals and fauna.Like a Local - visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Centre to gain insight into Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. Listen as Kichwa women speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. Later, stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre where your expert guide will explain the wonders of the floral and fauna communities. (B/L/D)

Amazon Cruise, Coca, Quito

Today you'll disembark your ship for the final time and transfer by motorised canoe back to Coca. From here, fly to Quito. After settling in to your hotel, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Dann Carlton Quito (B/D)

Depart Quito

Transfer 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
  • See a weaving demonstration and meet the locals of the Sacred Valley
  • Stay at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley at the foot of the Andes
  • Visit the children's project, Munaychay, and enjoy lunch cooked in an earth oven
  • Travel aboard the Vistadome train to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
  • Stay at the Palacio del Inka
  • Cruise the islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Dine at Lima's Huaca Pucllana
  • Visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Centre in the Amazon
  • Stay at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley at the foot of the Andes
  • Stay at the Palacio del Inka

Included Experiences

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director for Days 1-19
  • Additional services of local guides
  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 39 fine meals - 24 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 11 dinners
  • 21 nights in premium accommodation
  • Three-night river cruise through the Amazon aboard the M/V Anakonda

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Global Journeys & Travelmarvel
  • Please note your Amazon and Ecuador extension (Days 20-25) will not be escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director, however you will enjoy the expert services of local guides and the staff aboard the M/V Anakonda
  • Prices are for land, cruise and all flights in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)

Operator Details

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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

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