A Taste of South America

14 Days/13 Nights Lima to Rio de Janeiro

From $3,755 per adult twin share.

Get a taste of South America on the wonderful 2 week tour which takes in the most well known highlights of South America. Visit Peru and the fabulous ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the “new 7 wonders of the world”. Wander around Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango and a city of incredible charm and beauty. Experience Iguazu Falls, considered to be the most impressive in the world. Explore Rio de Janeiro and soak up the lively Brazilian culture.


Day 1: Lima

Arrival and transfer to your hotel.


Day 2:  Lima – Cusco   

Arrival to Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas’ and home to the ancient Incan empire.  Today is at leisure for you to stroll through Cusco, the cobbled streets lined with Inca stone walls, visiting the colourful markets and lively plazas.

Day 3: Cusco – City Tour

Enjoy a city tour of Cusco and the nearby ancient ruins

Day 4: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today you explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Travel by train to Aguas Calientes the township of Machu Picchu for an overnight stay

Day 5: Machu Picchu  – Cusco

Explore the fabulous mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu and indulge in a guided tour to allow you insights into what the magical lost city of the Incas must have looked like.  Return to Cusco for the night.

Day 6: Cusco – Lima – Buenos Aires

Depart this morning for your onward journey to Buenos Aires, the ‘Paris of the Americas’.


Day 7: Buenos Aires

Discover the highlights of Buenos Aires on a half day city tour.  In the evening enjoy dinner and a tango show at one of Buenos Aires’ top tango houses.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Today is a free day to explore wonderful Buenos Aires.

Day  9: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls

Fly to Iguazu Falls, considered to be the most impressive in the world.

Day 10: Iguazu Falls 

Take a full day tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls. Stroll along the viewing platforms, admiring closely the imposing waterfalls which precipitate to the river below.

Day 11: Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls.  Fly to Rio de Janeiro. This wonderful city is captivating, seductive and bustling with energy.

Day 12: Rio – Corcovado & Sugarloaf with Lunch

Full day tour to visit Rio’s famous Corcovado (Christ Redeemer) and Sugarloaf mountain.


Day 13: Rio de Janeiro

Free day to wonder around Rio or enjoy some relaxing time on the beautiful Copacabana Beach   Or book an optional morning tour of Rio’s infamous Favelas (costs available on request)

Day 14: Depart    

Enjoy the day at leisure relaxing on Copacabana Beach before your transfer to the airport.

13 nights accommodation in standard hotels (upgrades available)
13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner;
All Transfers
Sightseeing is as outlined in the tour itinerary.
English speaking guides for excursions
All entrance fees
Airport transfers

This itinerary can be completely customized to your individual requirements
Suggested extensions include: Galapagos Islands extension, Amazon Jungle extensions, Inca Trail extension, Patagonia extension, Colonia & Montevideo extension.
Price based on minimum number of 2 passengers travelling
Hotel upgrades available
Land only, flights not included but can be quoted on request
Additional tours can be added