- Mysterious Machu Picchu
Grand Tour of South America
Brazil, Chile and Argentina
- VIP door to door
An epic journey through four South American countries
The mysterious Inca city of Machu Picchu. Breathtaking Iguazu Falls. The stunning lake-lands of Chile and Argentina. Exhilarating Rio de Janeiro.
Our epic journey through four South American countries covers myriad iconic sites. But aside from the heady highlights, there’s a rich culture and colonial elegance to unearth - and some of the most amenable locals you’ll meet on your travels.
Soak it all up with a glass of the local firewater and an empanada or two.
19 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
22 meals: 19 breakfasts (days 3-21) 2 lunches (days 5 and 9) 1 dinner (day 20)
Tour manager and local guide
- International and regional flights as detailed†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- City tours of Lima, Cuzco, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro (including Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain)
- Visits to Sacred Valley (including fortress of Ollantaytambo and Pisac village); Sacsayhuaman ruins; Lake Llanquihue; Vicente Perez Rosales National Park; and Nahuel Huapi
- Excursions to Machu Picchu; Valparaiso & Viña del Mar
- Winery tour and tasting
- Puerto Montt orientation tour
- 2 visits to Iguazu Falls
†Prices are based on return flights with LATAM Airlines from London Heathrow via Sao Paulo. Supplements may apply from other airports
Portable audio headset system on excursions
- Day 1 UK to Lima
- Day 2 - 3 Lima
- Day 4 Sacred Valley
- Day 5 Machu Picchu
- Day 6 Sacsayhuaman to Cuzco
- Day 7 Santiago
- Day 8 Santiago
- Day 9 Valparaiso to Viña del Mar
- Day 10 Puerto Varas
- Day 11 Puerto Varas to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to Nahuel Huapi National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche
- Day 12 San Carlos de Bariloche
- Day 13 San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires
- Day 14 - 15 Buenos Aires
- Day 16 Iguazu Falls
- Day 17 Iguazu Falls
- Day 18 Rio de Janeiro
- Day 19 - 20 Rio de Janeiro
- Day 21 Rio de Janeiro
- Day 22 UK
Jose Antonio Hotel
Sonesta Posadas Yucay Hotel
Xima Cusco Hotel
Plaza San Francisco
Cabanas del Lago
Hotel Bourbon Cataratas
Day 1 UK to Lima
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Lima.
Day 2 - 3 Lima
On arrival you are free to explore and on day three, a tour of Lima begins with a walk around the Plaza Mayor, the city’s historic heart. The afternoon is at leisure.
You stay at Jose Antonio Hotel (4*) or Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores (4*).
Day 4 Sacred Valley
We fly to the Inca heartland of Peru. Passing through Cuzco, we arrive in the Sacred Valley.
We’ll visit the well-preserved fortress of Ollantaytambo and the village of Pisac, noted for its lively market and stone Inca buildings.
You stay at Sonesta Posadas Yucay Hotel (3*) or Casona Yucay (3*).
Day 5 Machu Picchu
One of the standout highlights of Latin America is Machu Picchu; Peru’s ancient archaeological masterpiece.
The sheer scale of this complete city once buried in the jungle is simply unparalleled. The complex is considered to have been constructed at the height of the Inca Empire between the 15th and 16th centuries.
Day 6 Sacsayhuaman to Cuzco
The ruins of another Inca fortress at Sacsayhuaman offer a wonderful, panoramic vantage point on Cuzco.
Take some time to absorb the site and its views before enjoying a city tour of Cuzco.
Day 7 Santiago
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago via Lima.
Day 8 Santiago
Explore the colonial buildings and modern towers framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes on a tour of Santiago today.
We’ll visit the National Museum, San Cristobal Hill and the bohemian Bellavista.
Day 9 Valparaiso to Viña del Mar
A full-day excursion north of Santiago introduces two contrasting cities.
Valparaiso, Chile’s main port city, has in places a strong British character from the 19th century when Britain was Chile’s biggest trading partner.
Viña del Mar could scarcely be more different - a popular, yet peaceful summer resort noted for its fine beaches.
We stop at an award-winning winery for a brief tour and tasting.
Day 10 Puerto Varas
Today we fly to Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District.
We enjoy a short tour before continuing to the town of Puerto Varas, overlooking the vast Lake Llanquihue.
Day 11 Puerto Varas to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to Nahuel Huapi National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche
Enjoy an unforgettable day of scenery as we travel across lakes and through the dramatic Andes into Argentina to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.
En route, we cross Lake Frias and the immense, glacier-carved Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Day 12 San Carlos de Bariloche
We take a scenic tour of the region, stopping at the foot of the Campanario Mountain, the Llao Lao peninsula and the Angostura River, in the shadow of the Lopez Mountains.
The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 13 San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires
After a free morning in Bariloche, we fly to Buenos Aires.
Day 14 - 15 Buenos Aires
Known as the ‘Paris of the South’, Buenos Aires is a city of simmering excitement and a tango heartbeat. We enjoy a morning tour of the city’s highlights.
For your second day in the city, explore at leisure or join an optional excursion to a typical Argentinean Estância to learn about the daily life of the gaúcho, South America’s answer to the cowboy.
Day 16 Iguazu Falls
Today we fly to the World Heritage Site of Iguazu Falls - a stunning natural border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
Taller than Niagara and twice as wide, Iguazu Falls are an unforgettable sight.
Day 17 Iguazu Falls
Cross the border to the Brazilian side of the falls, where carefully constructed walkways and viewing points yield breathtaking panoramic vistas.
Relax or explore independently this afternoon.
Day 18 Rio de Janeiro
Today we fly to Brazil’s capital, Rio de Janeiro - the ‘samba city’.
Day 19 - 20 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a full-day tour of this world-famous city, including a cog-train ride through the Tijuca Forest to see the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer, plus a day at leisure.
We’ll have a farewell dinner in a popular churrascaria on our final evening.
Day 21 Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 22 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
This tour contains areas of high altitude and customers who may be concerned are recommended to consult their doctor.
7 February 2023 departure arrives in Rio de Janeiro a week after the famed Rio Carnival and just in time for the Winners’ Parade. If you’d like to take the opportunity to experience the Winners’ Parade, an optional excursion is available to pre-book. Call us for details.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.