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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 216

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Day 1: Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Rio and the start of your exclusive Latin American journey! Arriving into Rio Airport, you will see our friendly local driver waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight - Windsor Hotel.

Days 2-4: Rio De Janeiro

Enjoy the next days at your leisure to explore the city. You'll soon find there is plenty to see and do. There are trips up Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car and Corcovado, with its famous Statue of Christ, for great city views. Another interesting journey is on the old tram system across the viaduct into the cobblestone neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. A walking tour of Rio's historic buildings is also a lovely way to pass an afternoon, or you may like to visit the Botanical Gardens or one of the famous beaches, such as Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon, Enjoy! Overnight - Windsor Hotel

Day 5: Rio De Janeiro - Lima

This afternoon our driver will collect you for your transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Lima (Via Sao Paulo) arriving into Lima in the late afternoon. We transfer you to your hotel in the lovely district of Miraflores. Overnight - Casa Andina Hotel

Day 6: Lima

Enjoy a morning tour to discover many of the city’s most imposing and important buildings built around the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the old town. Here you’ll find the opulent façade of the Palacio de Gobierno, or Presidential Palace, where each day the ceremonial changing of the guard takes place. Nearby is the austere Cathedral and various small palaces and balconied edifices that helped Lima claim UNESCO World Heritage status. Finally you will visit the Larco Museum, a private collection that has treasures than five thousand years of ancient Peru’s history through more than 45,000 pieces.

Day 7: Lima - Cuzco

Our driver will bring you to Lima airport in time for your flight to Cuzco. Here, meet our local team who will take you onto your hotel. Cuzco is home to some of the finest examples of Inca history and architecture, which you will discover touring the sights of the Plaza de Armas, the Catedral and the Koricancha complex – a supreme example of Inca stonework, on this afternoons scheduled tour. Head out further afield to tour the Kenko Amphitheatre, the fortified Puca Pucara, the stunning imperial baths of Tambo Machay and the megalithic fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Overnight - Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Day 8: Cuzco

Today is at your leisure to explore the city. Cuzco is a fantastic city to explore from local markets, suburbs to ancient sites so head out and enjoy. Overnight - Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Day 9: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes

Sit back and enjoy the views as the landscape changes from the Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle on your scenic morning train journey. Arrive in Aguas Calientes and catch the shuttle to the site of Machu Pichu. Spend the entire day exploring the site with our expert guide including all of it's fascinating nooks and crannies. Lunch is included at a nearby restaurant. When complete we assist you to your hotel. Overnight - El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 10: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco

Enjoy a morning at leisure. At the scheduled time, transfer to the train station and board the mid-afternoon train back to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Overnight - Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Day 11: Cuzco - Santiago

Today we transfer you to the airport in time to catch your flight to Santiago. Arriving here, meet our friendly local team who await to take you onto your hotel. Overnight - Park en Bosque Hotel

Days 12-14: Santiago

The next three days are at your leisure. We would highly recommend partaking in a day tour of the wine growing regions a stones throw from the city. Overnight - Park en Bosque hotel

Day 15: Santiago - Uruguay - Montevideo

Today you fly to Montevideo in Uruguay - transfers are organized in both cities by our friendly local team. Overnight - Radisson Hotel

Day 16: Uruguay - Montevideo

Today we enjoy a 3-4 hour tour of city. You will experience the Old City with its splendid architecture, the Market of the Port, the Downtown, the Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, the romantic neighbourhood known as 'El Prado', the Hill of Montevideo, the green parks with beautiful monuments, the elegant residential areas of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos. Overnight - Radisson Hotel

Day 17: Uruguay - Montevideo

This morning a private transfer takes you to the city of Colonia. Spend the day here exploring at leisure. Overnight - Radisson Hotel in the city of Colonia.

Day 18: Uruguay - Montevideo - Buenos Aires

This morning our driver will take you to the ferry terminal for your ferry to Buenos Aires. Arriving here, our team await to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight - Visto Sol Hotel

Day 19: Buenos Aires

Enjoy the day at leisure. Later in the evening you will be collected from your hotel for a transfer to Café de Los Angelitos for a night of dining, love, passion, madness and glamour with a traditional tango show. Born in the brothels of the 1920s, Argentine tango is a completely improvised dance and attracts both the old and the young. Overnight - Visto Sol Hotel

Day 20: Buenos Aires

Experience a ‘fiesta gaucha’ (gaucho party) on this full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Estancia Santa Susana, a traditional ranch in the Argentina countryside. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains, and at Santa Susana, they offer a fun-filled day of ranch activities, horseback rides, a traditional folk show, a BBQ lunch, wine and a performance of their fantastic horse-riding skills. Overnight - Visto Sol Hotel

Day 21: Buenos Aires

Today is at your leisure. Overnight - Visto Sol Hotel

Day 22: Buenos Aires

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.