Delve into South America Itinerary

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      USD $5,645
      CAD $5,720
      AUD $5,940
      EUR €4,130
      GBP £3,555
      NZD $7,040
      ZAR R54,065
      CHF FR5,095
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Puno local, Peru

Local weaving

La Paz, Bolivia


Day 1 Lima

Get acquainted with Lima's historical landmarks and pleasant parks on a guided downtown walking tour. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores, packed with lively bars and atmospheric restaurants, is a great place to wile away evening hours.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Search for macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus and otters on a nature walk through this amazing ecosystem and learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of various plants from your local guide.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

Days 4-5 Cuzco

Fly into Cuzco, the epicentre of traditional Peruvian culture. A great town to explore on foot, discover the city's colonial churches and museums or make for the ancient Inca ruins peppering the surrounding hillsides.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 6 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lushly terraced Sacred Valley, stopping off en route at a local village to gain insight into the lifestyles and customs of Peru's rural population. Head up the ruins of Ollantaytambo for a lesson in Inca urban planning and spectacular views across the landscape.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 7 Aguas Calientes

Travel through the winding Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 8-9 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Rise early for the chance to watch Machu Picchu's imposing structure emerge from the mist in the morning light. Learn about the site's history on a tour with a local guide, then return to Cuzco for some further time getting to know this charming colonial city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 10-12 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Resting 3,800 m above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake. Cruise out to the impressive floating villages on the Uros Islands - a truly novel way of remaining beyond the reach of hostile tribes!
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Day 13 La Paz

Cross into Bolivia and journey on to the country's unofficial capital, La Paz. Spend time wandering the city's narrow streets and laneways savouring Bolivian cuisine, or head for the Museo de Coca for the inside scoop on one of the world's most controversial plant.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 14-15 Santiago

With the picturesque Plaza de Armas, thriving cafe culture, eclectic array of shops, booming arts scene and vibrant night-life, Santiago is a fun and rewarding capital to explore.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 16-17 Mendoza

Cross over the Andes into Mendoza, Argentina. Learn about local winemaking on a vineyard tour and take the chance to sample some Malbec wine - the region's signature variety. Enjoy laid-back afternoons in the plaza cafes of the beautiful city centre, then when the sun goes down head for the lively bars and clubs of Aristides Villanueva street.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 18-19 Buenos Aires estancia stay

Head out to a traditional Argentine estancia and learn the skills of a gaucho.
ACCOM: Farmstay - 2

Days 20-21 Buenos Aires

Displaying strong European influences, Buenos Aires is a top spot to shop, dine, drink and celebrate life. Stroll the streets of unique barrios such as colonial San Telmo or Recoleta, home to many interesting museums. The eclectic array of boutiques are an excellent destination for fashionistas and the bars and restaurants will satisfy even the most refined culinary cravings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1