South American Christmas

14 Day Guided Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Cusco with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 14 Day South American Christmas. From experiencing the ancient civilisation of Machu Picchu to an unforgettable stay within Iguazú Falls National Park, you're assured of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through South America during the festive season with APT.

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Guided Tour Starts In
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Rio de Janeiro
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Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Argentina, Brazil, Peru
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1 Rio de Janeiro
Fly to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on Copacabana Beach. Stay Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace
2 Rio de Janeiro
Today is sure to be a highlight as you make your way to Corcovado, famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach. Dine on a Brazilian BBQ this evening. (B/D)
3 Rio de Janeiro
Today, you can choose your activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Set out on a colonial walking tour for the historical sights of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay.
4 Iguazú Falls
Board your flight to Iguazú Falls, and stay in the only hotel in the national park surrounded by rainforest and overlooking the falls to celebrate Christmas. Stay Two Nights: Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Step aboard a boat ride safari and take in the breathtaking spectacle from beneath the thundering cascades. Alternatively, embark on an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the falls.
Signature Experiences:
  • Attend a special Gala Dinner at your hotel to celebrate Christmas Eve.
5 Iguazú Falls, Christmas Day
Enjoy a leisurely start to Christmas Day and head out to explore the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls, with its many viewing points, including one that looks out over the highest part of the falls, Devils Throat. (B)
6 Iguazú Falls, Lima
Walk through the giant aviaries and get up close to a range of native South American birds, including the iconic toucan, at Parque das Aves Bird Park. This evening, board your flight to the Peruvian capital of Lima. Stay Two Nights: Lima, Belmond Miraflores Hotel (B)
7 Lima
Today, explore Lima. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit a private hacienda before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.
8 Lima, Sacred Valley
Board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero. Stay Three Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (B/D)
9 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Travel to Moray, followed by lunch with views of the Andean mountains. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine.
10 Sacred Valley
After breakfast this morning, enjoy a day at leisure in the Sacred Valley. (B)
11 Machu Picchu, New Year’s Eve
Set off on a locally guided tour, taking in the ancient sights before returning to your hotel at the top of the mountain. Stay: Belmond Sanctuary Hotel, Machu Picchu (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Board the new Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu.
  • Start New Year’s Eve with cocktails, followed by a six-course dinner with Peruvian music, dance and flowing champagne at midnight.
12 Machu Picchu, Cusco, New Year’s Day
You may wish to be one of the first people to witness Machu Picchu on New Year’s Day. Afterwards, rejoin your group and board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. You’ll then transfer by coach to Cusco and check in to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, Belmond Hotel Monasterio (B/D)
13 Cusco
Today, a walking tour of Cusco takes you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. (B/L)

Freedom of Choice:
  • For lunch today, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.
14 Depart Cusco
Your tour finishes at the Cusco Airport. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Incas as you explore ancient Sacred Valley and incredible Machu Picchu.
  • Soar to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain on a cable car for a sunset cocktail above Rio’s golden beaches.
  • See the colossal waterfall from a helicopter flight, or get even closer to the thunderous cascades on a boat safari.
Trip Inclusions
  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in seven locations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
Included Meals
  • A total of 22 included meals over the course of your trip.
  • From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to Hotel das Cataratas at Iguassu Falls, stay in the best hotels.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • A surcharge will apply if not flying with LATAM Airlines from Australia
  • Taxes are subject to change
  • Prices are for land and specified flights only

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Monday 21 Dec 2020 Sunday 03 Jan 2021 627per person 15,868per person Enquire
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