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Icons of South America

21 Days from $6,791 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Bear witness to South America's iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.

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Bear witness to South America's iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.

  1. Welcome to the "City of Kings". On arrival in the Peruvian capital of Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive barrio of San Isidro. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Novotel Lima
  2. Embark on a full day exploring Francisco Pizarro's Capital of the New World. Immerse yourself in Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Center, admiring the Plaza de Armas with its iconic cathedral and government palace. Visit the Church of San Francisco, descending into the catacombs where Lima's residents were buried for centuries. Later this morning, we'll meet local chef Ignacio Barrios, joining him for a walk through a local market while he explains how the local produce is used in traditional Peruvian cooking. Visit his cooking school for a Be My Guest lunch where you'll gain insights into preparing some of the most popular local dishes, then connect with locals over lunch, sampling some of the dishes that were prepared. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your terms.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
  3. We travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley this morning. Dive into culture during a visit to Awanakancha, a farm located in the Peruvian Andes where you can interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Tuck into your picnic box lunch then connect with the local Quechua who sell their handicrafts at the vibrant market of Pisac. Admire the colorful displays and perhaps sample some of the local coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude while the sounds of traditional music fill the air. Delve into the tradition of spinning, dyeing and weaving before joining your fellow travel companions for an included dinner. We overnight at an 18th-century colonial-style establishment that was once a former monastery.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
  4. Our first stop on our journey back to the time of the Incas is Ollantaytambo, a former stronghold built using colossal stone blocks. We journey to the Lost City in the Clouds next, boarding the Vistadome train to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Join your Local Specialist to explore the UNESCO-listed hilltop fortress including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and intricately carved Intihuatana. We'll dine at our hotel this evening.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:El Mapi by Inkaterra
  5. Reconnect with Machu Picchu this morning. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun to witness first-hand the beauty of the misty peak and valley below. Take a moment to admire the stonework and ancient engineering feats that went into building this mystical city on top of an isolated mountain. This afternoon, we board a train to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. Dive into culture and learn how this traditional Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women of the nearby village.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Novotel Cusco
  6. Gear up for a full-day of Cusco sightseeing. Explore the Inca and Spanish roots of the "Imperial City", unlocking its best kept secrets with a Local Specialist. See the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas, then delve deeper into the history of the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun. Venture beyond the city to visit the intriguing megalith ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before gathering for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. Savor Cusquenian gastronomy against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  7. We return to Lima where we'll have an afternoon at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Later, meet your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, home to the largest private collection of 7th-century pre-Columbian art in the world. Gain insights into the evolution and culture of ancient Peruvian societies as you explore this 18th-century vice-royal mansion. Tonight, we enjoy dinner alfresco in the museum's garden restaurant with all the essentials taken care of.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Novotel Lima
  8. Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile's fashionable capital, Santiago. On arrival, you'll be taken to your luxury hotel in Las Condes.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:InterContinental Santiago
  9. Join a Local Specialist this morning for an in-depth orientation of the city. The flavors of crisp Chardonnay beckon after a visit to the city's Central market. We journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile's wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds. Dive into culture and meet a local winemaker for a personalized winery experience with exclusive tasting.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  10. We fly to the coastal port of Puerto Montt this morning. From there it's on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the "City of Roses." On arrival at your lakeside hotel, you'll have the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travel companions for dinner.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Cabana del Lago
  11. This morning's first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. We'll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano. Journey through unforgettable landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Enjoy a lunch stop in Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina. We'll cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi en route to Swiss-inspired Bariloche.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:NH Edelweiss Bariloche
  12. Meet a Local Specialist this morning, making your way along the "Circuito Chico" for epic mountain views and shimmering lake waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. We visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel. Take a ride on the chairlift up to Cerro Campanario for a bird's eye view of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Today's "sweet spot" lies in Bariloche's centuries-old chocolate heritage. We dive into culture, exploring the production area and sampling a tantalizing variety of melt-in-your-mouth selections.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  13. Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the lively city of Buenos Aires where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for an exclusive connect with locals dinner in Palermo Soho. A local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighborhood welcome us into their home sharing the fruits of homemade family recipes for a Be My Guest experience. Discover the secrets of kneading fresh country bread and learn about the art of the Tango.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:InterContinental Buenos Aires
  14. Connect with Argentina's capital this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the iconic Casa Rosada and barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Spend some time admiring the ornate façades of Teatro Colon, then head to Recoleta cemetery to pay tribute to Argentina's former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita). Spend the afternoon at leisure, before meeting your travel companions for a Regional Meal this evening to savor the authentic taste of Argentina Asado. Dive into culture as you witness the fire and passion of a traditional Tango performance by some of the best dancers in Buenos Aires.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  15. Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the "Paris of South America" on your terms. Perhaps visit the country's finest museum, admiring the art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or consider a visit into the country at a traditional estancia where you'll enjoy an authentic parrillada lunch.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  16. Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Take a front-row seat on board an open-air ecological jungle train, keeping your camera close at hand as you stroll along the walkways to get an up-close view of the fury of Devil's Throat Falls. We cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at our resort.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Wish Resort Foz de Iguassu
  17. Wake up in paradise and return to Iguassu National Park - this time to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Your Local Specialist will be close at hand to take you on an immersive walk through the evergreen rainforest fed by the spray of the falls.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  18. Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. We'll fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon and transfer to our hotel with magnificent ocean views over the playground of Copacabana Beach.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms
  19. Your Rio adventure begins today as you join a Local Specialist to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for spectacular city views. Make the most of your afternoon by exploring this vibrant city at your leisure.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  20. Hop aboard a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, the site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As the day unfolds, visit the iconic and unexpected sites with a Local Specialist including an 18th-century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church. Later this afternoon, we'll dive into culture at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival. Admire the original costumes used in the celebrations. Then, sway those hips Samba-style as you take part in a private dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio. This evening, we'll visit a churrascaria for a Farewell Dinner complete with a splash of festive caipirinha mixing.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  21. Today marks the last day of this Icons of South America adventure. Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Rio at the Miramar by Windsor.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $2,125.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $227 per person.

Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, Lima-Santiago, Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.

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Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country. 

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  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
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Meal Summary

20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners.

Included Highlights

Connect with Locals

  • Visit a local market and meet Ignacio Barrios, award-winning chef, and visit his cooking school where you'll see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods
  • Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighborhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude.

Dive into Culture

  • Visit Awakancha to see where the delicate alpaca, llama and vicuña wool is sourced from.
  • Meet a Quechua scholar to learn about Peruvian weaving.
  • Visit a local chicheria for some traditional chicha tasting.
  • Visit a winery in Chile's Casablanca valley and meet the winemaker for a personalized winery experience including a wine tasting.
  • Learn about Bariloche's chocolate heritage with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of locally made chocolates.
  • Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions.
  • Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil.

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at the Larco Museum, in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Rio de Janeiro.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Puerto Varas
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
  • Cruise in Chile's Lake Region
  • Scenic Drive through the Sacred Valley
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
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  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Please Note: Yellow Fever

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Brazil be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Please Note: Yellow Fever

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Brazil be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. Travelers visiting Brazil will also need an entry visa.  We will send you application forms to complete to obtain your visa prior to departure. Visa costs and entry requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov to learn more.

  • You will be using the Brazilian real, Chilean and Argentinian peso, and Peruvian sol on your vacation. It’s generally a good idea to carry some cash on you while you travel; however, you will be able to pay with your debit or credit card in many places and will likely find a better exchange rate once you’ve arrived in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine. Brazilian cuisine varies by region but the country’s most popular dish by far is feijoada, a rich stew of black beans and several cuts of meat that is typically served with rice, sautéed greens and orange slices. Brazil’s national cocktail is the caipirihna, made with cachaça, lime, and sugar cane.

    Argentine cuisine is known for its traditional asado (Argentine barbecue) and many beef-oriented dishes. Empanadas filled with meat and cheese make a delicious meal or snack with a glass of local malbec.  For an inexpensive lunch, try a choripan sandwich made with chorizo. Pizza and pasta dishes are also popular and reflect the influence of Italian immigrants on the country’s cuisine. For something sweet, try any dessert served with creamy dulce de leche.

    Peruvian food is a colorful mix of cultural influences and flavorful ingredients. Sample popular specialties including seafood ceviche – the country’s national dish –stir fried beef, potatoes with spicy cheese sauce, and stuffed peppers. And there’s nothing quite like a South American pisco sour cocktail prepared with lemon juice, egg white, and pisco liqueur.

    Chilean cuisine reflects Spanish influences and traditional indigenous dishes, many of which are seafood oriented due to the country's long coastline.  Maize and quinoa accompany many meals, served along side barbecued or stewed meats. 

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Sturdy walking shoes are important. Insect repellant and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and reusable water bottle. A more formal outfit will serve you if you plan on dining out in nicer restaurants.  Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • When dining out at restaurants it is appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity.

     

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend the equivalent of $4 per person/per day for your driver and $6 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is the equivalent of 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Please Note: Yellow Fever

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Brazil be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lima

La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

Adult Price: $67.00 | Child Price: $55.00

La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.

Lima

Magic Circuit Of The Water

Adult Price: $26.00 | Child Price: $26.00

The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours

Cusco

Moray And Moras

Adult Price: $83.00 | Child Price: $78.00

Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)

Cusco

Piquillacta Ruins And Andahuaylillas Church

Adult Price: $73.00 | Child Price: $63.00

Visit 17th century Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari people, featuring an elusive history and bizarre architecture. Afterward, head to Andahuaylillas to see San Pedro Church, a perfect example of Peru’s colonial architecture and often referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

Cusco

Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

Adult Price: $55.00 | Child Price: $55.00

Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

Buenos Aires

Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

Adult Price: $160.00 | Child Price: $160.00

Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000 acre (1200 hectare) working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)

Buenos Aires

Tigre Delta

Adult Price: $69.00 | Child Price: $69.00

Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

Adult Price: $51.00 | Child Price: $26.00

This family owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

Iguassu Falls

Macuco Safari

Adult Price: $142.00 | Child Price: $75.00

Begin this adventure in open-air wagons as you work your way through lush sub-tropical forests. Then hike down the canyon where the Macuco Falls tumble over basalt cliffs into the Iguassu basin. Here, board a custom-designed inflatable motorboat for a 20-30 minute exhilarating ride to the base of the falls. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity Included.

Rio De Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour

Adult Price: $44.00 | Child Price: $31.00

Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you'll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)

Rio De Janeiro

Visit To A Favela

Adult Price: $38.00 | Child Price: $21.00

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Please Note: Yellow Fever

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Brazil be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

PERUVIAN AMAZON

Explore a lush wilderness and the magnificent river that sustains its extraordinary biodiversity. Delve into the depths of Peru's Amazon in search of mythical tribes and a myriad of enchanting creatures—scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, and stealthy jaguars that will offer a glimpse of their million-year-old rainforest home. 

This locally hosted pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru, In the Footsteps of the Incas, Land of the Incas, and Icons of South America.  

Day 1: Arrive Lima
On arrival in Lima, you'll be escorted to your airport hotel and enjoy the day to explore the sights of this colonial capital on your terms. 
Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Day 2: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 nights)
This morning, we fly to Puerto Maldonado and embark on a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Join an expert guide for insights into the forest, then keep a keen eye out for shy caiman during a pre-dinner boat expedition.
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia

Day 3: Amazon Exploration
A short boat ride takes us into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve where we'll hike through the thick jungle. Arrive at Sandoval Lake, where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans, and the elusive anaconda.  
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amazon Exploration
Immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese'eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Corto Maltes Amazonia - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
This morning, embark on an excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-colored parrots. After breakfast, we head back to Puerto Maldonado for our flight to Lima, where we'll join our guided vacation on Day 1.
Meals: Full Breakfast

2019 Pricing 

From $925 Per Person twin-share
$50 Triple Room Discount
$250 Single Supplement 

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima , require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Land of the Incas; In the Footsteps of the Incas or Icons of South America and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension.  

BRAZILIAN AMAZON

Glide upstream through the rainforests of Brazil in search of lone tapirs, grunting capybaras, and the giant anaconda. Witness the Rio Negro merge spectacularly with the pale sandy waters of the Solimões—a Meeting of Waters that creates the mighty Amazon. 

This locally hosted pre- and post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Impressions of South America, South America Landscapes, South America Revealed, and Icons of South America

Day 1: Arrive Manaus
Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in vacation price on pre-trip extension), where you'll gain insights into the city's golden age during a city tour to the iconic Palacio Rio Negro, the floating harbor and vibrant Mercado Municipal. 
Hotel: Quality Hotel Manaus

Day 2: Manaus - Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (2 Nights)
See the murky waters of the Rio Negro merge with the brown water of the Solimões, then consider an optional canoe trip down a smaller tributary. Later, we transfer to our lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. 
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge

Day 3: Amazon Exploration
Embark on a guided walk, keeping a keen eye out for shy capybara or the giant anaconda. Next, we'll immerse ourselves in the culture, rituals and heritage of the native Amazonians before dinner at our lodge.
Full breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amazon - Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge. Then return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, where you will join your guided vacation on Day 1. Guests joining from Icons of South America or South America Landscapes will end their vacation at Manaus Airport for their flight home (not included in trip price on post-trip extension). Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m.; please be aware when booking your flights.
Full Breakfast

2019 Pricing

From $1,075 Per Person twin share
$25 Triple Room Discount
From $175 Single Supplement

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Manaus-Rio de Janeiro (pre-extension) or Rio de Janeiro-Manaus (post-extension), and require purchase of the Impressions of South America, South America Revealed, South America Landscapes or Icons of South America vacation and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Please note that when booking this package as a pre-extension. we recommend you purchase an extra night in Manaus on arrival if your flight arrives during the early morning hours to ensure your hotel room is available for immediate occupancy. 

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension. 

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  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

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    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

  • Please Note: Yellow Fever

    We encourage our guests to consult a physician prior to travel to receive any vaccinations you may need. The Center for Disease Control currently recommends that anyone traveling to Brazil be vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Because of current limitations in the availability of Yellow Fever vaccine in the United States, travelers may need to contact a Yellow Fever vaccine provider well in advance of travel.

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