b"Lima 1 Machu PicchuIGUAZU FALLS 2 2 Cusco SOUTH AMERICAYOUR ITINERARY Sacred Valley Rio De JaneiroPERU 3Days 1-3 - London, Lima and the Sacred Valley 2 Iguazu FallsWe meet at London Heathrow for our flight to So Paulo, where we catchCHILE BRAZILour connecting flight to Lima. Touching down in the Peruvian capital on3 Buenos AiresDay 2, we enjoy our first taste of South America on a guided coach tour, beginning at the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, where we exploreARGENTINAthe beautiful courtyards and catacombs. Later, we see Huaca Pucllana, a structure that pre-dates the Incas, before continuing to the upmarket district of Miraflores. We take an internal flight to Cusco on Day 3. FromNights in hotel Rail Fly Coachhere, we set out for the Sacred Valley, stopping along the way to take part in a Coca Kintu ceremony, an age-old custom in which we ask theUNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES mountain spirits to bless our journey. Enjoy fascinating guided tours Days 4-6Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco of Lima, Cusco, Buenos Aires, and We visit the town of Pisac, home to an authentic market sellingRio de Janeiro. handmade crafts and Peruvian keepsakes, as well as Ollantaytambo,Soak up the wonders of the where we enjoy a tour. Sightseeing with a local guide, we admire theancient site of Machu Picchu. citys ancient fortress, which, even in ruins, has retained important features such as the Sun Temple and Princess Baths fountain. After lunchDiscover beautiful Iguazu Falls at a local restaurant, we visit the local chicheria, a type of bar servingand travel through the Sacred a fermented alcohol drink typically brewed from maise, called chicha.Valley.Day 5 takes us by rail and coach to the Lost City of the Incas - MachuWatch an authentic tango show DISCOVER SOUTH AMERICA Picchu. Our local guide explains the fascinating history of this awe- in Buenos Aires. inspiring landmark, forgotten for 400 years before being uncovered in 1911. Regarded as the Archaeological Capital of the Americas, on DayTravel through the Sacred 6 we tour Cusco, delving into the citys colonial Spanish history and itsValley in the Peruvian highlands 16 DAYS FROM 3,895 ancient indigenous past. One of the most impressive attractions are theand take part in a Coca Kintu incredible Inca walls, created from enormous granite blocks carved to fitceremony.Immerse yourself in the traditions of three of South Americas most populartogether without the aid of mortar beds. We also see the Plaza de Armas, countries; Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. Experience the best these destinations havein the historic centre, and the San Pedro market before visiting theWHAT'S INCLUDEDTemple of Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun. In the evening, we dine at a to offer, from the Inca remains of Machu Picchu and the force of nature that is thelocal restaurant, where we enjoy a folk show with our food. UK Tour Manager throughoutIguazu Falls to the spirited city of Rio. Days 7-9Buenos Aires We fly to the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, enjoying a guided tour Flights from London Heathrow to on Day 8. We visit Recoleta, an upmarket suburb home to the finalLima, via So Paulo, and from Rio resting place of Eva Pern, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral andde Janeiro to London Heathrow San Telmo - the citys oldest neighbourhood. Later, we get an authenticvia So Paulotaste of South America as we attend a local tango show. Day 9 is free. All internal flights, rail and coach transfersCORCOVADO RACK AND PINIONDays 10-14Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janerio 14 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel MOUNTAIN RAILWAYOn the border between Argentina and Brazil lies the thunderingaccommodation waterfalls of Iguazu. We fly to the falls themselves, exploring the Argentine side of the falls on Day 11, seeing the torrent that is the Devils22 meals including 14 breakfasts, Taking us up Rio de Janeiros Corcovado Mountain,Throat, a spectacular U-shaped cascade once poetically described as an2 lunches and 6 dinners the Corcovado Railway provides an unforgettableocean plunging into an abyss. We cross into Brazil for a better view ofAll tour excursionsexperience. On board, the views are spectacular;the main source of this epic waterfall system, the Iguazu River on Day lush green vegetation surrounds the line, and12. After a half-days tour taking in the dramatic landscapes with a local beyond, with the sprawling Brazilian capital andexpert, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Rio de Janeiro. We get2022 TOUR DATESshimmering ocean providing a stunning backdrop. under the skin of this vibrant Brazilian metropolis on Day 13, embarking on a sightseeing tour. Firstly, we board the Corcovado Rack and Pinion The true beauty of the line, though, lies in whatMountain Railway to ascend Corcovado Mountain, home to one ofJun 16 4,095 Oct 6 3,995awaits at the top: Rios iconic statue of Christ theRios most recognisable landmarks - the astonishing statue of ChristSep 8 3,995Redeemer. Perhaps Brazils most famous landmark,the Redeemer. Back in the heart of the city, we sit down to a typical2023 TOUR DATESthe Art Deco statue is 98 feet tall with an arm spanChurriscera style barbecue lunch before visiting the botanical gardens. of 92 feet. Built in the 1930s, today it is a culturalWe make the journey by cable-car up the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain on icon, an enduring symbol of Christianity, and one ofDay 14, a distinctive peak which soars almost 1,300 feet into the air. WeMay 18 3,895 Oct 5 3,895the New Seven Wonders of the World. Our journeycontinue to the Sambadrome, the home of Rios famous carnival, theTour Code: LAG| per person based on 2 allows us to see it in all its fantastic glory. beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral and the Municipal Theatre. sharing. Deposit from 620 per person. Supplement for solo travellers from 975. Please Days 15-16Londonnote the itinerary for 2022 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest Your day is free until our afternoon transfer to the airport to begin ourguidance on entry requirements, please visit journey home. We land at London Heathrow on Day 16. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice150 SOUTH AMERICA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 151"