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Highlights of South America

Santiago to Lima

Trip Code: IST20
20 Days
28 Meals
4 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides
  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 28 delicious meals - 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 19 nights in premium accommodation
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Farewell Dinner

Travel & Accommodation

Look up at Iguassu Falls
Majestic Iguassu Falls

Explore both the Brazil and Argentinian sides of Iguassu Falls, and discover subtropical rainforest

Wooden plank bridge leading to the Sacred Valley Hotel
Soak Up The Andean Atmosphere

Spend two nights relaxing in comfort at the Aranwa Sacred Valley, amid spectacular surrounds

A red hot fire in the process of creating an earth oven
Dine Like The Locals

In the Sacred Valley, savour a Pachamanca lunch cooked in a Peruvian earth oven

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include all flights as per itinerary in South America, transfers, tipping and airport taxes (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines booked by Travelmarvel
  • Prices are for land/rail and flights as specified only
South America Map IST20 2018

Santiago to Lima

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Arrive in Santiago, the vibrant Chilean capital. Situated in the Santiago basin, this metropolis is spectacularly flanked by the Andes and enjoys one of the most magnificent settings of any city in the world. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Santiago, Atton El Bosque

After breakfast this morning, head off to explore the picturesque port city of Valparaíso, one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. On arrival here, set out on a sightseeing tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, take a drive up into the surrounding hills to absorb the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below. Later, return to Santiago for your evening at leisure.

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This morning, see Santiago’s modern and historic sites on a guided tour. Rich in history, walk around the Plaza de Armas before transferring to the airport and flying to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check in to your hotel then enjoy free time.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel

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Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in a coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies. This evening, indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.


This morning, see Santiago’s modern and historic sites on a guided tour. Rich in history, walk around the Plaza de Armas before transferring to the airport and flying to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check in to your hotel then enjoy free time.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps enjoy a vibrant and interactive tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch (own expense).


Armed with the insight and advice provided by your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore the fascinating city of Buenos Aires independently. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps enjoy a vibrant and interactive tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch (own expense).

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This morning, fly to beautiful Rio de Janeiro, also known as ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – Portuguese for the Marvellous City. On arrival, after checking in, enjoy time to recharge or explore the stunning streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International

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This evening, sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner.


Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a picturesque sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await you.

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Before an afternoon at leisure, visit the famous parade arena known as the Sambadrome on a guided tour.

Enhance Your Journey

Today, you may like to learn about the city’s iconic favelas or take in a historical walking tour (own expense).


Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak, absorbing the breathtaking views from the top. Enhance Your Journey: Today, you may like to learn about the city’s iconic favelas or take in a historical walking tour (own expense).

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park with a half-day tour. Walk through the spectacular subtropical rainforest and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu

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Enhance Your Journey

Perhaps board a speed boat safari and learn about the flora and fauna of this region or savour a hands-on Iguassu Experience Dinner (own expense).


On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. Running through the forest inside Iguassu National Park, this narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil’s Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board aspeed boat safari and learn about the flora and fauna of this region or savour a hands-on Iguassu Experience Dinner (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
Enhance Your Journey

Before you depart Iguassu Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves or visit Itaipu Dam, the world’s largest dam (own expense).


Today is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps revisit the falls, before flying to the vibrant metropolis of Lima this evening to commence your Peruvian adventure. Enhance Your Journey: Before you depart Iguassu Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves or visit Itaipu Dam, the world’s largest dam (own expense).

Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol

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During a traditional weaving demonstration, see how the colourful materials of South America are created by local people, and learn of their importance in preserving ancient traditions. Tonight, soak up the ancient Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley.


Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure.

Stay: Two Nights: Aranwa Sacred Valley

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  • Breakfast
Insider Experience

Enjoy a delicious traditional Pachamanca lunch cooked in a Peruvian earth oven.

Enhance Your Journey

Enhance your sightseeing later today with a visit to Ollantaytambo, a town as well as a unique Inca archaeological site. (own expense).


This morning, visit the markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village located near various Inca ruins. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: Enhance your sightseeing later today with a visit to Ollantaytambo, a town as well as a unique Inca archaeological site (own expense).

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Board the Vistadome train and soak up the stunning Andean landscapes as you head to Machu Picchu.


On arrival, you’ll set out on a locally guided tour of the incredible Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel

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With the morning free, perhaps revisit Machu Picchu. Re-board the Vistadome train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, Hilton Garden Inn

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  • Dinner

A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this city.

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Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You’ll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.

Stay: Puno, Hotel Libertador

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Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. This morning you’ll set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people – a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this remarkable trip, you’ll enjoy an insight into the Uros’ unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region.


After free time and dinner, be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima.

Stay: Two nights: Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores

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  • Dinner
Insider Experience

This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid.


Relax in the morning before taking part in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. On this tour, admire one of Lima’s most religious locations, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, this pink convent is also the resting place for three important Peruvian saints.

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After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Overall a fantastic tour. A truly memorable holiday experience.