Premium Highlights of South America

07/18/2021 through 11/30/2023
07/18/2021 through 12/03/2023
Intrepid Travel

Premium Highlights of South America

Experience the diversity of wonders across Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil on a 24-day Premium journey. Be immersed in the ancient culture of the Incas, visit the Amazon Jungle and revel in the magnificent citadel ruins of Machu Picchu. Soak up the energy of Santiago and Buenos Aires’ lively neighbourhoods and sip some of the world’s best wine in Mendoza. At the border with Brazil, experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro. With the guidance of passionate local leaders, you’ll find out South America dances to the beat of its own drum.

Activities

  • Lima – Downtown walking tour
  • Lima – Alameda Chabuca Granda tour and tastings
  • Lima – San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs
  • Lima – Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Amazon Jungle – Night jungle walk
  • Amazon Jungle – Medicinal garden tour
  • Amazon Jungle – Macaw clay lick
  • Amazon Jungle – Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle – Oxbow Lake
  • Cusco – Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco – Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco – Walking tour
  • Cusco – Manos Unidas Cafe visit
  • Ollantaytambo – Archaeological site
  • Sacred Valley – Community workshops visit
  • Sacred Valley – Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley – Home-cooked lunch
  • Machu Picchu – Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo – 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu – Second visit
  • Santiago – Welcome Dinner
  • Santiago – City tour
  • Santiago – Gourmet bodega lunch
  • Casablanca Valley – Winery tour and tasting
  • Valparaiso – Rooftop pisco sours
  • Valparaiso – Walking tour
  • Valparaiso – Lukas Museum (entrance fee)
  • Valparaiso – Chorrillana dinner
  • Mendoza – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Mendoza – Tour of three wineries
  • Mendoza – Gourmet winery lunch
  • Buenos Aires – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Buenos Aires – Tigre Delta day trip
  • Buenos Aires – Home-cooked lunch
  • Buenos Aires – Welcome Dinner
  • Buenos Aires – Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires – Tango lesson
  • Buenos Aires – City tour
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Guarani community visit
  • Rio de Janeiro – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Rio de Janeiro – Gastromotiva lunch
  • Rio de Janeiro – Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro – City tour

Highlights

  • Travel through South America with experienced local leaders and gain an unmatched understanding of local cultures through interactions with the Ese Eja, Chichubamba and Guarani communities.
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, get up close with nature in the Amazon Jungle, taste the finest wines in Mendoza and admire Iguazu Falls from every angle.
  • Take your taste buds on a trip, from the market stalls of Lima and a traditional Andean lunch in the Sacred Valley, to an asado feast with locals in a Buenos Aires home and a sustainable lunch at Gastromotiva in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Experience the best of South America with three feature stays. Spend a night at a beautiful hotel on the Colca River, enjoy two nights in a historical house in downtown Santiago and sleep in Art Nouveau elegance in
  • Buenos Aires.
  • Appreciate unbeatable views of the Andes as you travel towards Machu Picchu on a 360 train, offering high domed windows and an open-air observation carriage to immerse yourself in the incredible landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
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Day 2 Amazon Jungle
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Day 3 Amazon Jungle
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Day 4 Cusco
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Day 5 Cusco
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Day 6 Ollantaytambo
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Day 7 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Day 8 Cusco
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Day 9 Lima
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Day 10 Santiago
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Day 11 Santiago
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Day 12 Valparaiso
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Day 13 Valparaiso
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Day 14 Mendoza
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Day 15 Mendoza
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Day 16 Buenos Aires
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Day 17 Buenos Aires
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Day 18 Buenos Aires
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Day 19 Buenos Aires
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Day 20 Iguazu Falls - Brazilian side
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Day 21 Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side
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Day 22 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 23 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 24 Rio de Janeiro
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