South American Adventure with Amazon Cruise & Galápagos

27 Day Guided Tour from Santiago to Quito with Evergreen

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Evergreen's 27 Day South American Adventure with Amazon Cruise & Galápagos. This 30 day South America adventure will see you visit some of the most incredible destinations including Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu & the Galápagos Islands.

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Santiago
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Quito
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Wildlife
Trip Style
Wildlife
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos
Trip Operated By:
Evergreen
Evergreen
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Trip Code:
EGCS-1

Itinerary

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1 Santiago, Chile
Bienvenido! Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Located in a magnificent setting nestled at the base of the Andes Mountains, this is one of the most comfortable South American cities to start your journey. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
2 Santiago
This morning is free to relax. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a guided tour of Santiago. Visit the historic central square or Plaza de Armas housing buildings such as the City Hall and Cathedral. See the impressive Moneda’s Palace which is the seat of the President of Chile. Be intrigued by the bustling Central Market where you will get a taste of local life, then finish with a funicular ride up Cerro San Cristobal for magnificent views over the city and surrounding mountains. (B/D)
3 Santiago – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly across the breadth of South America to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. Buenos Aires is a sophisticated city with a strong European in?uence. It once enjoyed wealth and opulence which is still evident in its elaborate architecture. (B)
4 Buenos Aires
Get acquainted with this beautiful city known as the “Paris of the Americas”. Visit the central square, Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Headquarters) and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall). We then travel through the charming streets of San Telmo, the home of Tango and down the colourful roads of La Boca. You’re Invited: This evening, we have a taste of tradition and culture as we soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner and famous Argentinian wine. (B/D)
5 Buenos Aires
Today is free to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. Walk the pedestrian mall “La Florida” and pick up a bargain, or take one of our Discover More activities. Discover More: Uncover Buenos Aires’ intricate architecture on a Belle Epoque and Colon Theatre tour, taste some local flavours on a Culinary tour or see a unique side of Buenos Aires on a Street Art tour (extra expense) (B)
6 Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Bem vinda and welcome to Brazil! Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with beautiful tropical coastal scenery and is a fun city to visit. Our hotel is ideally located in the middle of the famous Copacabana Beach, so is a great base for exploration. (B)
7 Rio de Janeiro
Today, we tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain and see the iconic “Christ the Redeemer” statue. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views of the city and dramatic coastal landscape. You’re Invited: Have some fun and get to know how the locals party with a visit to the Sambadrome, the site of the famous Rio Carnival. You may even have the chance to try on some of the colourful carnival costumes#. This evening, feast like a local and get a real taste of Brazil with a typical churrascaria. (B/D)
8 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a free day to get to know more of Rio. Your hotel is perfectly located to use as a base for exploring the beaches and city. Discover More: Uncover more of Rio with a tour of historical downtown Rio (extra expense) (B)
9 Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls, an incredible sight to behold. Set in a tropical jungle, an enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar. This afternoon is free for you to relax, or start exploring Iguazú. (B/D)
10 Iguazú Falls
Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. In contrast to the Brazil side, the Argentinian side follows a number of walkways over the top of the falls for incredible up close views. We board the ecological train and ride to the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint. This walkway takes you over the river and sits right above the biggest of all of Iguazú’s falls. Feel the spray of the water and gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views Iguazú has to offer. (B)
11 Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru
After a relaxing morning, tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way through the rainforest and along walkways up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views. Bid farewell to the natural wonder of Iguazú and transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in tradition and culture. A late arrival has us staying at the comfortable airport hotel. (B)
12 Lima – Sacred Valley

Make your way to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire set high in the Andes Mountains. As you transfer to the breathtaking Sacred Valley, stop off at Awana Kancha llama farm and textile centre. Gain an insight into the Andean camelids; llama, alpaca, vicuña and guanaco – you may even have a chance to feed them!

View and learn about traditional Andean weaving and dying techniques that have existed since the time of the Incas. This afternoon, we head into the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional handicrafts market. This is a good opportunity to snap up a bargain and practise some Spanish. (B/D)

13 Sacred Valley
Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas. Your tour includes a visit to a traditional home to see how the locals live, then see the incredible Incan fortress that overlooks the town. You’re Invited: We will travel into the countryside and visit a community. This will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school and experience local life in the Sacred Valley. (B)
14 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Transfer to the train station and board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. The highlight of the day is your visit to the ancient Inca site. Mystery still surrounds these well preserved ruins perched in between sheer cliffs and your visit will allow you to understand why they are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Your expert local guide will walk you through the ruins while sharing stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”. (B/D)
15 Machu Picchu – Cuzco
Spend the morning exploring the quaint town of Aguas Calientes or return for a final visit to Machu Picchu (own expense) before reboarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco through the beautiful Sacred Valley across the patchwork fields of the Chinchero plateau. Two Night Stay: Cuzco (B)
16 Cuzco
Be guided on a walking tour of the charming city of Cuzco, a World Heritage listed site that was a former capital of the Incas. Visit Coricancha temple, originally built for the Inca Sun God. Be guided through cobblestone streets and past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Explore some Inca ruins on the outskirts of the city including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Finish with a visit to the beautiful main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals. (B/D)
17 Cuzco – Iquitos
Transfer to the airport for your flight via Lima to Iquitos. Board the La Perla for a three night cruise on the Amazon River. Visit the Pacaya Samiria reserve to observe the Charapa Turtles. Three Night Cruise: La Perla (B/D)
18 Amazon Cruise
After a picnic breakfast, we will have the opportunity to swim in the river next to the pink dolphins. Take a trip to the hanging bridges to enjoy the landscape from the treetops. In the afternoon, observe a shaman ceremony. At night, explore the “Mirrored Forest” that reflects the surrounding scenery. (B/L/D)
19 Amazon Cruise
This morning, try your hand at piranha fishing and in the afternoon, visit the Kukama Prado indigenous village to learn about their ancient traditions. Enjoy one final excursion and watch the sunset over the Amazon River. (B/L/D)
20 Depart Amazon Cruise
After a morning excursion, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. (B)
21 Lima – Guayaquil, Ecuador
Fly north to Guayaquil located near the coast of Ecuador and is the jumping off point for your Galápagos cruise. (B)
22 Guayaquil – Galápagos Islands
Fly to the Galápagos Islands where you will begin your cruise. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions. Three Night Cruise: MV Galapagos Legend (B/L/D)
23 Galápagos Islands
Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the bounty of wonders in Galápagos. Each day, you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see the giant Galápagos tortoise, sea lion colonies, green sea turtles, land and marine iguanas, and a variety of bird life including the famous blue-footed booby. Note: Daily cruise schedule is subject to change. (B/L/D)
24 Galápagos Islands
Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife. (B/L/D)
25 Galápagos Islands – Quito
Bid farewell to this natural wonderland and ?y to Quito, the capital of Ecuador that sits right on the equator. You will be met and transferred to your boutique hotel. (B)
26 Quito
Take a walking tour of the Colonial old city centre before making our way to the middle of the world to put one foot on either side of the equator. Finish with a visit to the fascinating Intiñan Museum. (B/D)
27 Depart Quito
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. We look forward to welcoming you again. Chau! (B)

Evergreen Inclusions

A Journey of Discovery
A Journey of Discovery
Evergreen brings to life the South America you've always dreamed of. Read more
You're Invited
You're Invited
Authentic included experiences that take you into the cultural heart of each destination. Read more
You're Taken Care Of
You're Taken Care Of
Most meals, tipping, gratuities, transfers, porterage and taxes included.
DiscoverMORE
DiscoverMORE
Personalise your holiday with Evergreen's 'DiscoverMORE' excursions, featured throughout each itinerary. Read more
A Perfect Night's Sleep
A Perfect Night's Sleep
Accommodation filled with style and character and selected to ensure your holiday experience is enhanced. Read more
In Destination Cruising
In Destination Cruising
Weather it's the Amazon or Galapagos, you'll be cruising in comfort on dedicated ships designed for each region. Read more

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