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The ultimate tour of South America, this all-encompassing journey will take you through the landscapes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil on an epic adventure.
– Marvel at Machu Picchu
– Discover the salt flats of Uyuni
– Taste wine in Maipo valley
– Experience gaucho life in the pampas
– See the incredible Iguacu Falls
– Take a tango class in Buenos Aires
Fly to Peru’s historical and sophisticated capital Lima. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Embark on a city tour, starting at Huaca Pucllana, a striking remnant of Peru’s old civilisations, the colonial edifices in the UNESCO-listed Plaza des Armas and the Central Bank Museum.
Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to the town of Urubamba set in Peru’s famous Sacred Valley.
From Ollantaytambo, board the panoramic Vistadome train to travel through the mountainous landscapes to the small town of Aguas Calientes.
This morning you will visit the world famous citadel of Macchu Pichu. A guided tour will give you some insight into the Inca Empire and an understanding of how its inhabitants lived many centuries ago. The tour includes up to four hours of sightseeing, plus some free time to explore on your own. Return to the village of Machu Picchu before riding the train back to Poroy followed by your transfer to Cusco. (B)
The next morning, take a little more time at Machu Picchu before hopping on a return train. Transfer to Cusco, home to an incredible Incan legacy and enjoy an afternoon city tour.
Take a train across the Andean altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The train boasts dining cars, a bar car and an observation car.
Travel along the shores of the lake and over the border into Bolivia, to the town of Copacabana. Cruise out to Sun Island and on to Huatajata where you’ll visit the Andean Roots Eco Village.
Transfer to the city of La Paz, stopping at archaeological site of Tiwanaku en route.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. Visit the Salt Museum and the ancient mummies of Tunupa Volcano before a night in a salt hotel.
Spend a full day in the Salar de Uyuni, where depending on weather conditions, you’ll visit either the local museum or view the Coquesa Mummies in a cave close to Tunupa Volcano. Later, enjoy a picnic on the salt flats
The next day, explore Incahuasi Island and its towering cacti before crossing into the Atacama Desert, arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile!
This morning, discover the Salar de Atacama and the quaint desert village of Tocoano. This afternoon, you’ll see some of San Pedro’s most famous landscapes with a drive out to Death and Moon valleys at sunset.
The next day, rise early to visit El Tatio Geysers, set within a ring of volcanoes. Fly to Chile’s capital city, Santiago.
Embark on a city tour of Chile’s vibrant capital, with a lunch of fish fresh from the morning’s catch.
Travel to the coast to visit the manicured seaside resort of Vina del Mar and the bohemian port town of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Santiago via the rolling hills of Casablanca, a wine region, where you’ll taste some delicious Chilean vintages.
Today you’ll embark on a spectacular journey by road from Santiago through the Andes to the Argentinian city of Mendoza. A lively, laidback and atmospheric city, Mendoza is the hub of Argentina’s wine region
Head to Maipu, the heart of Argentina’s most important and oldest wine growing regions to visit some of the region’s most prominent wineries and taste some delicious wines, including Argentina’s most famous red, Malbec.
Enjoy a full day tour of Maipu Valley, where you will taste some delicious local wines from the Malbec grape followed by a delicious lunch
Take a morning flight to Argentina’s flamboyant capital, Buenos Aires. The Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a romantic and lively city. The next day, enjoy the irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance on a Buenos Aires city tour. Visit the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This evening sit down for dinner and an exciting tango show
Spend the day on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch).
Fly north to Puerto Iguazu, to see the incredible Iguazu, a huge waterfall that straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil.
Today, visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu. Here you’ll get a fantastic showcase of its power and magnificence, especially as the ‘Garganta del Diablo’! Later, learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people, who will open the doors of their community and share fascinating stories of their ancestors, rituals, myths and legends.
Cross the border for the final time into the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu. Hop on a plane to Brazil’s ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, Rio de Janeiro.
Start at the Corcovado, travelling up to the peak by cog train to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.
You’ll spend 26 nights in 4* accommodations.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from business hotels to rainforest lodges. Hotels are generally rated as local three to four-star standard, but please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality may exist between the UK and South America.
Stay with a local on Lake Titicaca
Spend the night surrounded by the waters of the mighty Lake Titicaca, on an island where the local, native traditions still reign supreme and life is a pace or two slower.
Discover Chile and Argentina’s Lake District
Travel from Chile’s Santiago to Argentina’s Mendoza by road, journeying through the majestic Andes Mountains, passing through spectacular panoramas of snow-capped peaks, azure lakes and hidden valleys.
Sleep in a Salt Hotel
After exploring the otherworldly landscapes of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, spend the night in a salt hotel right on the edge of the salt flats, where the uninterrupted views from your room will be second to none.
– Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
– All accommodation
– Selected Meals: 26 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 12 dinners
– Touring with guides and entrance fees
– All transportation and transfers
– Based on London Heathrow departures
– Regional departures available
– Flight upgrades available on request
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers between destinations.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Go Beyond tours are characterised by engaging cultural experiences, active adventures and getting off the beaten track. They aim to include as much variety as possible so that no two days on your holiday will be alike. You’ll gain a deep understanding of your destination and experience more, whilst still getting to see all the major sights.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by Local Guides. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group.
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Travel the length of Chile, from the barren beauty of the Atacama and altiplano of the north, via the lakes and volcanoes of the Lake District, to the spectacular mountains and glaciers of Patagonia in the south.
This tour of South America will take you on an unforgettable journey through the highlights of this fantastic continent. Embark on the journey of a lifetime, visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro and more.
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