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23 Day Icons of South America
23 days from £7,499
Per person
Meals as per Itinerary
Includes return flights &
with LATAM Airlines

South America - Escorted Tour
A round-trip across South America's most infl uential and intoxicating countries, the icons of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile are brought to life by Insiders and unique experiences. It's insider moments like…feeling the beats of South America as you dance Samba at a churrascaria barbecue restaurant in Rio and see how Argentinean tango should be danced at Lina and Gaspar's home in Buenos Aires. It's meeting other locals passionate about sharing the traditions of their homeland – like chef Sebastian Figuera in Lima, who explains the importance of fruits and vegetables in Peruvian cooking before serving you a lunch of delectable local dishes at the Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art's restaurant.
Tour Highlights
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • 21 nights First Class accommodation
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Bariloche, Puerto Montt to Santiago, Santiago to Lima, Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • 9 dinners: including Be My Guest, 2 Regional Meals, Your Choice Dining, dinner with wine, 2 three course dinners, buffet dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • 22 breakfasts: including 21 full breakfasts and 1 continental breakfast
  • 5 lunches: including Be My Guest Welcome Reception, 2 Regional Meals and 3 lunches.
Inclusions (Sightseeing)
  • Andean Lake District Crossing
  • Explore Nahuel Huapi National Park.
  • Bariloche: Enjoy the surroundings of this lovely resort town.
  • Buenos Aires: Visit the "Paris of South America".
  • Colonia del Sacramento: Stroll in this UNESCO World Heritage city.
  • Cusco: Delve into the city's Inca and Spanish colonial past.
  • Iguassu Falls: Explore the magnificent falls from Brazil and Argentina.
  • Lima: Discover the city's colonial sights.
  • Machu Picchu: Immerse yourself in the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour.
  • Puerto Varas: Discover Chile's loveliest town.
  • Rio de Janeiro: See the Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • Sacred Valley: Visit Awanakancha and meet llamas, vicuñas and alpacas.
  • Santiago: Delight in a Chilean folklore show.
  • The Vistadome: Ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
Other Information
  • Be My Guest: Experience dinner at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood. Experience the savory flavors of Peruvian dishes with lunch in Barranco.
  • Local Expert: In Cusco, meet an archaeologist, author and expert on Inca archaeology. Experience the wine-making process in Chile. For included sightseeting in Iguassu, Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento, Bariloche, Santiago, and Lima. Learn about Carnival preparations at a local Samba school.
  • Local Speciality: Visit a chicheria and taste chicha, traditional Peruvian corn beer. See the Chocolate Museum and enjoy samples in Bariloche. Mix a perfect Brazilian caipirinha. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques of the native weavers in the Sacred Valley as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress. Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Day 1: Arrive in Lima
Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the "City of Kings" by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraf ores (check-in time is 3 p.m.).

Hotel Stay: Hilton Miraflores
Day 2: Lima (Free time & Sightseeing)
Later this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru's award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetable are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco's Museum of Contemporary Art's restaurant for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest lunch of dif erent Peruvian dishes, such as Aji de Gallina and Lomo Saltado, created just for you by Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start Your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a Local Expert . Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima's ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library.

Hotel Stay: Hilton Miraflores
Day 3: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
Fly to Cuszo this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and a A Unique Insight , to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a Unique Insight , in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Then you will learn about the natural dyeing techniques native weavers from dif erent areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a A Local Speciality . Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a Local Speciality and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon.

Hotel Stay: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness
Day 4: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this once-great fortress with a Local Expert . Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana. Later, if you're interested in participating, a cooking class will be of ered by the hotel's head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.

Hotel Stay: Sumaq Machu Picchu
Day 5: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cuzco
Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel.

Hotel Stay: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection (Authentic Accommodation)
Day 6: Cuzco (Sightseeing)
Meet a Local Expert and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit Bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a A Unique Insight, to see archeologist Hiram Bingham's 360 artefacts recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Then meet an anthropologist, a A Local Expert, from renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco, and gain insight into Peru's history, geography and culture. The afternoon is free, followed by a Your Choice dinner in the evening, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants.

Hotel Stay: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection (Authentic Accommodation)
Day 7: Cuzco - Lima
This morning, see the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Temple of Korikancha. Enjoy a walking tour with a A Local Expert who shares stories about one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. Afterward, visit a favourite restaurant in Cusco for a lunch of local cuisine. Later, return to Lima to unwind or explore on your own. With a free evening, take a walk through the historic city centre, visit one of the many parks and their majestic fountains or enjoy a culinary experience at one of Lima's diverse dining choices.
Day 8: Lima - Santiago
Say hasta luego to Peru this morning and transfer to the airport for your fight to Santiago, the ffth largest city in South America. The evening is free for you to explore or relax at your hotel.

Hotel Stay: InterContinental Santiago
Day 9: Santiago (Sightseeing)
This morning, meet your A Local Expert for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Maipo Valley, Chile's most traditional wine-producing region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile's proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago's most beautiful neighbourhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Hotel Stay: InterContinental Santiago
Day 10: Santiago (Free time)
Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Perhaps embark on an optional trip to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage city, and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. In the evening, gather for dinner at a favourite restaurant of Santiago locals in the Bellavista neighbourhood of the city.

Hotel Stay: InterContinental Santiago
Day 11: Santiago - Puerto Varas
Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile's beautiful coastal ports. Then it's on to Puerto Varas for an orientation tour of the "City of Roses" on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening.

Hotel Stay: Cabana del Lago
Day 12: Puerto Varas - Lake Crossing - Bariloche
An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your frst stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it's time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening.

Hotel Stay: Edelweiss
Day 13: Bariloche (Sightseeing & Free time)
Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina's prettiest areas, known as the "Switzerland of South America." Meet your A Local Expert and travel along the "Circuito Chico" for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparking waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catredral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche's chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefng on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. 
Day 14: Bariloche - Buenos Aires
Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore on your own. See some of the sights of this lively and colourful city or enjoy a savoury meal at a local restaurant. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time.

Hotel Stay: Emperador
Day 15: Buenos Aires (Sightseeing)
Get acquainted with Argentina's largest city and capital this morning with a guided visit. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta. Then see the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina's former frst lady, is buried. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory.

Hotel Stay: Emperador
Day 16: Colonia del Sacramento Excursion
Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a A Local Expert takes you on a tour through the UNESCO World Heritagelisted historic district of charming Colonia del Sacramento. After a leisurely Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoy time to stroll through the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon.

Hotel Stay: Emperador
Day 17: Buenos Aires (Sightseeing)
Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the "Paris of South America." The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country's fnest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. If you'd like to experience a diferent side of Argentina, take an optional trip into the countryside and spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap of the evening by watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform and experience the passion and power of Argentina's beloved, traditional tango music.

Hotel Stay: Emperador
Day 18: Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls
Take a morning fight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Spend some time getting acquainted with the geography of this unique region at the Visitors Centre before entering Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world's largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and giant anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the many diferent views and perspectives of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil's Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort hotel.

Hotel Stay: Iguassu Resort
Day 19: Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board a short fight to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach for a free evening.

Hotel Stay: Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Day 20: Rio de Janeiro (Sightseeing & Free time)
Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you with activities or planning the afternoon.

Hotel Stay: Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Day 21: Rio de Janeiro (Sightseeing & Free time)
Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it's many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo and city Cathedral. Tonight, why not join an optional outing and feel the spirit of Rio's world-famous Carnival as you are treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba dance and music?

Hotel Stay: Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Day 22: Rio de Janeiro (Sightseeing & Free time)
Much of the day is free for independent activities. Optional experiences include a visit to one of the nearby favellas, a harbour cruise or helicopter fightseeing over copacabana. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school where a representative of the school, a A Local Expert, will give insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for Carnival week. You'll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and a few Mulata dancers. Afterward, visit a renowned churrascaria with amazing views of Rio and the ocean, for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration, a Local Speciality.

Hotel Stay: Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Day 23: Depart Rio de Janeiro
Your day is free until your transfer to the airport for your onward fight, or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro. For your comfort, your room is reserved until 6 pm.

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