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Treasures of South America

21 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Treasures of South America

This tour of South America will take you on an unforgettable journey through the highlights of this fantastic continent. Embark on the journey of a lifetime, visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro and more.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 18 , Lunches: 17 , Dinners: 18
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    18 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2
    A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats.
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    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
Classic Group Tour
21 DAYS
From $18,980PP
Lima (2N+1N) - Sacred Valley (1N) - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (1N) - Machu Picchu - Cusco (2N) - Puno (2N) - Buenos Aires (4N) - Iguazu (2N) - Rio de Janeiro (3N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Treasures of South America tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Lima (2N+1N) - Sacred Valley (1N) - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (1N) - Machu Picchu - Cusco (2N) - Puno (2N) - Buenos Aires (4N) - Iguazu (2N) - Rio de Janeiro (3N)
  • Day 1
    Fly To Lima
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Lima

    Fly to Peru's historic and sophisticated capital Lima, arriving the same day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Lima
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Explore Lima

    Originally named the City of the Kings, Lima is rich in heritage, which you'll see for yourself today. Start at the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana before discovering the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre and admire its colonial magnificence. Enjoy lunch and then explore the bohemian district of Barranco, home to Peru and Latin American artists. Conclude the day with a Pisco Sour tasting experience followed by dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Sacred Valley
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: Sacred Valley

    Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Enroute visit Ccaccaccollo a remote village and home to over 50 families. Spend time interacting with them.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Pisac Market
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Pisac Market

    Today visit the colourful market of Pisac and the nearby archaeological site. Afterwards continue to Huilloc, where you will meet the local Quechua community, taking part in their collective tasks including working in the fields and making clothing. After, sit down to a well-earned traditional Andean lunch with a local family. Next, explore the ruins of Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Machu Picchu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Machu Picchu

    This morning you will ascend to the magnificent ancient city of Machu Picchu. Long abandoned by the Inca, Machu Picchu came to international attention when it was stumbled upon by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Take the train back to Poroy and transfer to Cusco.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Cusco
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Cusco

    Discover Cusco, home to an incredible Incan legacy, with a morning city tour taking in the Temple of the Sun and other ancient ruins. Also visit the Inca fortress site Sacsayhuaman, which sits on a hill above Cusco.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Travel To Puno
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Travel To Puno

    Take the Titicaca train across the Andean altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The train boasts dining cars, a bar car and an observation car.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Lake Titicaca
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Lake Titicaca

    Journey by boat across Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros, which are constructed entirely from reeds. Spend time exploring and meeting the local Uros people before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taquile. Once a stronghold of the Inca, you'll find wonderful textiles here. After your tour of the island, head back to Puno.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Travel To Lima
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Travel To Lima

    Enroute to the airport visit the archaeological site of Sillustani which is located on a protected island reserve. Spend time around the site and also enjoy a typical Andean lunch. Fly to Lima and stay overnight.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Fly To Buenos Aires
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Fly To Buenos Aires

    Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina's flamboyant capital city. Later, enjoy a quintessential Argentine experience; the tango! Take a dance class before sitting down to enjoy dinner and a sultry tango show.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Explore Buenos Aires
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Explore Buenos Aires

    An irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance, Buenos Aires is a delight to explore and that's exactly what you'll do today on a city tour, discovering the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Day Trip To Uruguay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Day Trip To Uruguay

    Enjoy a day trip to Uruguay, taking a ferry across the Rio de La Plata to Colonia del Sacramento. A picture-perfect colonial town, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful Barrio Historico, which occupies a small peninsula that juts out into the river, is a maze of old cobbled streets that are a delight to wander. Admire the main square, see the ruins of San Francisco Church and visit the lighthouse amongst much more.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    THE PAMPAS
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 13: THE PAMPAS

    Spend the day just outside the city on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you'll get some insight into the life of a gaucho, and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Puerto Iguazu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Puerto Iguazu

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires and board a plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible natural wonder that is Iguazu Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Discover Iguazu
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Discover Iguazu

    On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. Today you will wander along the Argentinian side of Iguazu which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls and showcases its power and magnificence. Don't miss the viewpoint of one of the falls' most impressive sights, the Garganta del Diablo. This afternoon, take a unique opportunity to learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people, who open the doors of their community and share fascinating stories of their ancestors, rituals, myths and legends.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16
    Fly To Rio De Janeiro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 16: Fly To Rio De Janeiro

    Enjoy your morning on the Brazilian side of the falls - this side offers a completely different experience with paths and boardwalks to wander. These will lead you to some of the numerous smaller cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. In the afternoon, hop on a plane to Brazil's 'Cidade Maravilhosa', Rio de Janeiro, where you can enjoy the last rays of sun on the world-famous Copacabana Beach.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 17
    Christ The Redeemer
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 17: Christ The Redeemer

    Clamber into a jeep to venture to some of Rio's many wonders! Starting at the foot of Corcovado, travel up to the peak by cog railway to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city. Next, wander through the tropical Tijuca Forest, a rainforest in the heart of the city, before exploring the 19th-century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, an area with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere, and enjoying a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 18
    Rio De Janeiro City Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 18: Rio De Janeiro City Tour

    Continue exploring Rio with a morning tour, absorbing the city's vibrant atmosphere as you enjoy the sights, including the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Later in the evening, visit a samba club, where you can simply tap your feet to the infectious beat and watch the dancing, or dance the night away yourself!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 19-21
    Fly Rio To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 19-21: Fly Rio To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home two days later.

    Breakfast
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City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 20
    30
    25
  • 168
  • Cali
  • 17
    31
    24
  • 48
  • Cusco
  • 7
    19
    13
  • 145
  • Lima
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 1
  • Machu Picchu
  • 13
    24
    18
  • 138
  • Puno
  • 2
    14
    8
  • 159
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23
    30
    27
  • 137
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 20
    29
    24
  • 171
  • Cali
  • 17
    31
    24
  • 61
  • Cusco
  • 7
    19
    13
  • 134
  • Lima
  • 19
    26
    23
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 13
    25
    19
  • 141
  • Puno
  • 2
    14
    8
  • 158
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 130
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18
    27
    22
  • 172
  • Cali
  • 17
    32
    24
  • 103
  • Cusco
  • 6
    19
    13
  • 107
  • Lima
  • 19
    26
    23
  • 5
  • Machu Picchu
  • 13
    25
    19
  • 151
  • Puno
  • 1
    15
    8
  • 133
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 136
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 111
  • Cali
  • 17
    32
    24
  • 123
  • Cusco
  • 5
    20
    12
  • 43
  • Lima
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 12
    25
    18
  • 62
  • Puno
  • -1
    15
    7
  • 38
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22
    28
    25
  • 95
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 10
    19
    15
  • 72
  • Cali
  • 17
    31
    24
  • 97
  • Cusco
  • 3
    20
    11
  • 9
  • Lima
  • 16
    22
    19
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 11
    25
    18
  • 23
  • Puno
  • -5
    14
    4
  • 15
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 70
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 8
    17
    12
  • 55
  • Cali
  • 17
    32
    24
  • 55
  • Cusco
  • 0
    19
    10
  • 2
  • Lima
  • 15
    20
    18
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 9
    25
    17
  • 17
  • Puno
  • -8
    14
    3
  • 2
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 43
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 8
    16
    12
  • 70
  • Cali
  • 15
    32
    24
  • 28
  • Cusco
  • 0
    19
    10
  • 4
  • Lima
  • 15
    19
    17
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 9
    25
    17
  • 22
  • Puno
  • -8
    14
    3
  • 3
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 42
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 9
    18
    13
  • 72
  • Cali
  • 16
    33
    24
  • 46
  • Cusco
  • 2
    20
    11
  • 9
  • Lima
  • 15
    18
    16
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 10
    25
    18
  • 24
  • Puno
  • -7
    14
    4
  • 7
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 19
    26
    22
  • 44
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 11
    20
    15
  • 75
  • Cali
  • 16
    32
    24
  • 69
  • Cusco
  • 4
    20
    12
  • 22
  • Lima
  • 15
    19
    17
  • 5
  • Machu Picchu
  • 11
    26
    18
  • 44
  • Puno
  • -3
    15
    6
  • 28
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 54
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 14
    23
    18
  • 124
  • Cali
  • 16
    32
    24
  • 115
  • Cusco
  • 6
    21
    13
  • 39
  • Lima
  • 15
    20
    18
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 12
    25
    18
  • 75
  • Puno
  • -2
    16
    7
  • 35
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 86
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 16
    26
    21
  • 114
  • Cali
  • 17
    31
    24
  • 99
  • Cusco
  • 6
    21
    13
  • 72
  • Lima
  • 16
    22
    19
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 13
    26
    20
  • 86
  • Puno
  • -1
    16
    8
  • 54
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 98
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18
    28
    23
  • 102
  • Cali
  • 16
    31
    24
  • 65
  • Cusco
  • 6
    21
    14
  • 123
  • Lima
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 0
  • Machu Picchu
  • 13
    26
    20
  • 121
  • Puno
  • 1
    15
    8
  • 119
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22
    29
    26
  • 134

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount approximately US$285pp (AU$410pp) is paid locally in Peru.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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