South American Odyssey with Amazon & Peru
About South America
Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation, and experience an once-in-a-lifetime tour filled with spectacular scenery, sensuous dances and music, vibrant cities, fascinating history, and plenty of time to eat in local restaurants, shop for native wares, and sip local drinks. South America offers some spectacular scenery, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Experience the thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down! Or how about Bariloche, where you’ll take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you breathe fresh mountain air. Of course, no trip to South America is complete without a visit to the Amazon Jungle. Take a jungle walk and discover the lush vegetation and native species that call the Amazon home. And don’t forget about Machu Picchu, one of the most amazing sights in South America, if not the world. Hear about the history of the site and see the spectacular ruins of this “lost city.” In addition to beautiful scenery, you’ll also experience the vibrant cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Lima—and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World. In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show—a passionate, sizzling dance. You’ll even get a chance to dance the Tango at your lesson! In Santiago, you’ll have an opportunity to take an optional excursion to Chile’s wine country. In Lima, your sightseeing tour focuses on the city’s colonial heritage. From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is like no other!
BRAZIL’S AMAZONGuided city sightseeing; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit the Opera House, a jungle island, monkey jungle reserve, and native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walksRIO DE JANEIROCable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinnerIGUASSU FALLSSightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainBUENOS AIRESWalking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] Tango lesson & show; [LF] visit a local estanciaBARILOCHESightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; [LF] Andes lake crossingPUERTO MONTTSightseeing tourSANTIAGOGuided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; farewell dinnerPERUSightseeing with Local Guides in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu; visit the San Francisco Monastery,the Larco Herrera Museum, Kenko, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Cusco Cathedral, and Santo Domingo Monastery Headsets throughout the tour
MANAUS Tropical Manaus (MD)AMAZON RESERVE Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA)RIO DE JANEIRO Sheraton Rio (D)IGUASSU FALLS Hotel Mabu Thermas (F)BUENOS AIRES Sheraton Buenos Aires (MD)BARILOCHE Edelweiss (SF)PUERTO VARAS Cumbres Patagonicas (SF)SANTIAGO Sheraton Santiago (D)SACRED VALLEY Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley (SF)CUSCO Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco (SF)LIMA Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores (D)
Breakfast (B) daily, 7 lunches (L), 14 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome dinner & churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, a Tango & dinner show in Buenos Aires, and farewell dinner in Santiago