Best of South America

20 Day Tour from Lima to Rio de Janeiro with Evergreen

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Peru, Argentina, Brazil
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1 Lima, Peru
Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, Peru. This city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in tradition and culture. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
2 Sacred Valley, Peru
Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire set high in the Andes Mountains. As you transfer to the Sacred Valley, stop off at Awanacancha and llama farm and textile centre. Gain an insight into the Andean camelids; llama, alpaca, vicuña and guanaco as well as viewing traditional Andean weaving techniques. This afternoon, we head into the colourful town of Pisac. Here the traditional handicraft markets provide a great opportunity to snap up a bargain. (B)
3 Sacred Valley
Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo. Visit a traditional home to see how the locals live, then see the incredible Incan fortress that overlooks the town. You’re Invited: Visit a community for the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. (B)
4 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 share stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”. (B/D)
5 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 re boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco through the Sacred Valley across the patchwork fields of the Chinchero plateau. (B)
6 Cuzco
Take a walking tour of the charming city of Cuzco, a World Heritage listed site that was a former capital of the Incas. Visit the Inca temple of Coricancha, head through cobblestone streets and past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Explore Inca ruins on the outskirts of the city including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and finish with a visit to the beautiful main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine. (B/D)
7 Cuzco
Today is free to explore the fascinating town of Cuzco. DiscoverMORE Explore the archaeological site of Moray and the salt pans of Maras, or indulge in a Peru tasting tour (extra expense) (B)
8 Cuzco – Puno, Lake Titicaca
Make your way to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Along the way, visit the charming highland village of Andahuaylillas before arriving in Puno on the banks of beautiful Lake Titicaca. (B/L)
9 Lake Titicaca
Today, enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float. Entire communities are built on these fascinating islands and your guide will introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Uros. (B/D)
10 Puno – Lima
Soak up the surroundings of Lake Titicaca before transferring to the airport for your flight to Lima. Known as the “City of the Kings”, this Is the bustling capital of Peru. (B)
11 Lima
The morning is free to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Lima, walk the famous Jiron de la Union, then visit the main plaza which houses the Presidential & Municipal Palaces. To finish, we enter the sanctuary of the 16th century Santo Domingo Church. You’re Invited : Tonight, take a guided tour of the Larco Museum. Housing one of the best collections of Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum. (B/D)
12 Lima – 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. Having enjoyed wealth and opulence once upon a time, it is a wonderful place to discover. Transfer to your downtown hotel. (B)
13 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, enjoy a taste of tradition and culture as we soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner. (B/D)
14 Buenos Aires
Today is free to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. DiscoverMORE Try a Street Art tour, or take a culinary tour (extra expense) (B)
15 Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. Board the ecological train and ride to the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint. Feel the spray of the water and gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views that Iguazú has to offer. (B/D)
16 Iguazú Falls
This 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. (B)
17 Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro and famous Copacabana Beach. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with beautiful tropical coastal scenery and is a delight to visit. (B)
18 Rio de Janeiro
Today, we tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain and see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views of the city and 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 (Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period) (B)
19 Rio de Janeiro
Today is free for you to explore Rio at your own pace. This evening, feast like a local and get your last taste of South America with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. DiscoverMORE Take a tour of historical downtown Rio (extra expense) (B/D)
20 Depart Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Evergreen Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)

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Tuesday 23 Aug 2022 Sunday 11 Sep 2022 985per person 7,610per person Enquire
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