Travel 2 Touring 18/19

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

SOUTH AMERICA

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

PERU

Machu Picchu

2

Lima

2

1

Cuzco Sacred Valley

1

2

BRAZIL

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

BOLIVIA

1

Rio de Janeiro

PARAGUAY

CHILE

3

2

Iguassú Falls

ARGENTINA

URUGUAY

3 Buenos Aires

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore iconic sights of Rio including Copacabana and Christ the Redeemer • See Iguassu’s cascading waterfalls and be awed by Devil’s Throat • Discover the sights of Buenos Aires including La Boca and Recoleta • Step back in time to a golden era and see Tango show with dinner included • Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World • Explore the Cusco the “City of the Kings” • Discover the mysterious site of Sacsayhuaman • Visit Sacred Valley’s famous Pisac Market

ESCORTED COACH TOUR

PRICES FROM £2229pp

15 day South America Discovery Rio de Janeiro • Iguassu Falls • Buenos Aires • Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro Welcome to Rio de Janerio. Get settled in at your hotel and start exploring before meeting your Travel Director that afternoon. Hotel Mirador (3 nights) Days 2 & 3: Rio De Janeiro Begin day 2 with a visit to the top of Corcovado Mountain via the Tijuca Forest on a cog-wheel train and stand next to 1 of the 7 Modern World Wonders: Christ the Redeemer. After, drive along some of the most famous beaches in the world – Copacabana and Ipanema. Day 3 is free to explore independently or join one of the many optional experiences. In the evening join your fellow travelling companions at a local churrascaria where meat is cooked in the churrasco style. (B) Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls Depart Rio for Iguassu Falls on of the world’s widest waterfalls and gives rise to the double border of Brazil and Argentina. Settle into your hotel that evening where dinner will be served. (BD) Hotel Viale Cataratas (2 nights) Day 5: Iguassu Falls This morning, explore the Brazilian side of the falls and walk to the bottom of “Devil’s Throat”, enjoying magnificent views above. The afternoon is at leisure, perhaps embark on the Macuco Safari for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the falls or consider aerial views of the falls, national park and surrounding jungle from a helicopter flight. (B) Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires After checking out of the hotel, cross the border into Argentina and take a scenic drive up to the Argentinean Iguassu National Park to see the Argentinean side of the falls and the visitor centre. Later fly to the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires. (B) Hotel De las Americas (3 nights) Days 7 & 8: Buenos Aires On day 7 you will head out on a sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires most famous districts including Recoleta, San Telmo and La Boca with its colourful painted houses. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a Tango show. The following days is free for independent exploration or join one of several optional excursions available to you, including a BBQ lunch in the Pampas where you can learn about the life of the Gaucho. (BD)

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Lima In the morning, fly to Lima, the “City of the Kings.” Upon arrival, explore this city at your leisure. (B) Hotel La Hacienda (2 nights) Day 10: Lima On a Lima city tour, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral, the Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall and visit the San Francisco Monastery. Your afternoon is free. That evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a lively dinner at a local restaurant. (BD) Day 11: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley Take a morning flight to Cusco and then head straight to the lush Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum where you can see llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Learn about the traditional weaving techniques of the locals before strolling through the famous Pisac Market. In the evening, join your new friends for dinner at a local restaurant. (BLD) Hotel La Casona de Yucay (2 nights) Day 12: Machu Picchu Excursion This morning, board a train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the feet of Machu Picchu before transferring the last leg by bus to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Sacred Valley later that evening and share your impressions of Machu Picchu with friends over dinner. (BD) Day 13: Sacred Valley – Cusco Head for Cusco today and en route visit a workshop to see beautiful pottery made using traditional techniques before stopping at a local’s home to sample the millenary beverage of the Incas at a chicheria and view the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (B) Hotel San Agustin Plaza (2 nights) Days 14 & 15: Cusco Today see the sights of Cusco including the “Temple of the Sun.” the Inca Street of Loreto, with its remarkable Incan wall construction and the San Pedro market, known for its local produce. Later that evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for dinner at a local restaurant featuring a folkloric show of song and dance. Your tour concludes on day 15, ask about extending your holiday in Peru to Puno and Lake Titicaca. (BD)

TOUR DETAILS

£2229 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ accommodation in named hotels • Meals as specified: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • An expert Travel Director and separate driver • Internal flights, airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Mar 7, 15, 28; May 3, 9, 17; Jun 6; Sep 20, 27; Oct 3

TOUR STYLE: Escorted Coach

GROUP SIZE: 48 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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