Signature South America Circle
Discover the best of South America on this 21-day handcrafted journey.
Explore Santiago, sample Chilean wines, and visit the vibrant coastal town of Valparaiso. Fly over the Andes to Buenos Aires to soak up more Latin vibes, with tango, traditional BBQ and colourful city streets to be discovered. Feel the energy of the thundering Iguazu Falls - the largest waterfall system in the world and one of the most iconic natural highlights of South America.
The natural beauty of the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro will enchant you, before flying Lima, Peru. Here, explore the local eats in Lima, the 'gastronomical capital of the Americas', before travelling on to the heart of the Incan empire. Start gently, with time to acclimatize in the picturesque Sacred Valley - a fascinating place to delve into the culture and farming practices of the locals, whose roots trace back to pre-Columbian empires. Visit colourful market stalls, explore Incan sites including Pisac, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa and Kinchiracay, as well as the remains of a giant Inca fortress, Ollantaytambo and be engrossed in the fascinating history and culture. Continue your journey of discovery as you board your train bound for the iconic Machu Picchu, where a private guided tour will give you an intriguing insight into the importance of these famous ruins.
As you travel through the mountains and valleys, witness locals harvesting salt using traditional methods at the Maras salt ponds. Then head to the capital of the ancient Incan Empire – Cusco. We have allowed plenty of time to explore with our expert local guides as well your own time to relax and soak up the atmosphere, as there is so much to enjoy - restaurants, markets and cultural sites.
Our Signature South America Circle offers you many wonderful highlights of South America over three fabulous weeks, and leaves you eager to return and explore more!
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In three weeks, you will experience some of South America's best cities, covering Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Machu Picchu, Cusco and Iguazu Falls.
Handpicked hotels - stay in comfortable accommodation along the way, select from our standard, superior or deluxe options, including Casa Republica, our boutique hotel in bohemian Barranco, one of Lima's most vibrant districts! (superior programme).
Gain insight into the fascinating and colourful culture of Peru as you travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, deep into the heart of the Incan empire...including a private tour of Machu Picchu, plus plenty of time to explore.