b"Lima 1 Machu Picchu2 2 Cusco SOUTH AMERICAYOUR ITINERARY Sacred Valley Rio De JaneiroPERU 3Days 1-4 - London, Peru and the Sacred Valley 2 Iguazu FallsWe fly from London Heathrow to Lima, via Madrid, arriving on Day 2.CHILE BRAZILWe check into our hotel then head out on a guided tour. We begin at the3 Buenos AiresBasilica and Convent of San Francisco, before seeing Huaca Pucllana, a structure that pre-dates the Incas. We continue to Miraflores, whereARGENTINAtraditional stalls rub shoulders with modern boutiques. We fly to Cusco on Day 3, then set out for the Sacred Valley, where we spend two nights, stopping along the way to take part in an age-old Coca Kintu ceremony.Nights in hotel Rail Fly CoachWe visit Pisac on Day 4, home to a market selling handmade crafts, and Ollantaytambo, where we have a guided tour. After lunch at a localTOUR HIGHLIGHTSrestaurant, we visit a chicheria, a bar serving a fermented alcohol drink called chicha. We enjoy a tasting and are taught some Peruvian pubEnjoy fascinating guided tours games. of Lima, Cusco, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. Days 5-6 - Machu Picchu and Cusco Soak up the wonders of the We travel the scenic rail route to Aguas Calientes to visit the Lost City ofancient site of Machu Picchu. the Incas: Machu Picchu. A winding bus ride takes us to Machu Picchu itself, where we are greeted by one of the most incredible sights inDiscover beautiful Iguazu Falls the world. Our local guide explains the fascinating history of this awe- and travel through the Sacred inspiring landmark, forgotten for 400 years and rediscovered in 1911. WeValley.end the day in Cusco. On Day 6,we discover the city on a guided tour,Watch an authentic tango show visiting the Plaza de Armas and Temple of the Sun. On the evening, wein Buenos Aires. dine at a local restaurant, where food is served alongside a folk show.Days 7-9 - Buenos Aires WHAT'S INCLUDEDWe fly to the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, enjoying a guided tour on Day 8. We visit Recoleta, a suburb where elegant townhouses and chicUK Tour Manager throughoutboutiques line the streets. We visit the resting place of Eva Pern, a trueFlights from London Heathrow to icon of Argentina. We continue, seeing sights including the Buenos AiresLima, via Madrid, and from Rio de Metropolitan Cathedral and San Telmo, the citys oldest neighbourhood,Janeiro to London Heathrow via with quaint cobbled streets and antique shops. This evening, we visit aSo Paulolively tango show, accompanied by dinner.Day 9 is free. You could join an optional excursion to Santa Susana Estancia, a gaucho ranch outsideAll internal flights, rail and the city. coach transfersDays 10-12 - Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro 14 nights 3 and 4-Star hotel We fly to Iguazu Falls this morning, on the border between Argentinaaccommodation and Brazil, checking into our hotel for two nights on arrival.Exploring22 meals including 14 breakfasts, the Argentine side on Day 11, we wander along the elevated wooden2 lunches and 6 dinners walkways that snake through the national park and offer breathtaking views over the falls. We also see the Devils Throat, a spectacularAll tour excursionsU-shaped cascade once poetically described as an ocean plunging into an abyss.We cross into Brazil on Day 12 for a view of the source of this epic waterfall system, the Iguazu River. After taking in the dramatic landscapes with a local expert, we fly to Rio de Janeiro.Days 13-16 - Rio de Janeiro and LondonWe get to know the vibrant Brazilian metropolis of Rio today, embarking2021 DEPARTURESon a sightseeing tour. We board the Corcovado Rack and Pinion Mountain Railway to ascend Corcovado Mountain, home to one of Rios most recognisable landmarks, the statue of Christ the Redeemer.Sep 9 4,395 Oct 7 4,295Travelling to the viewing platform, we admire sensational views over the sprawling city and the turquoise ocean beyond. Next, we sit down to a2022 DEPARTURESChurriscera style barbecue lunch before visiting the botanical gardens. On Day 14, we make the journey by cable-car up iconic SugarloafMay 19 3,995 Sep 8 3,995Mountain, which delivers panoramic views across Guanabara Bay. WeJun 16 4,095 Oct 6 3,995continue, with visits to the Sambadrome, the home of Rios famousTour Code: LAG| per person based on 2 carnival, the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Municipal Theatresharing. Deposit from 620 per person. - an elegant opera house. On Day 15, our day is free until the afternoonSupplement for solo travellers from 975. Please when we transfer to the airport to begin our journey home. We flynote the itinerary for 2021 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest from Rio de Janeiro to So Paulo and connect with our flight to Londonguidance on entry requirements, please visit Heathrow, where we arrive on Day 16. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 153"