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There is nothing more enchanting than the mesmerising scenery in South America and this wonderful Cox and Kings tour to Patagonia will charm you from the very beginning of your journey. You will focus on the natural and cultural highlights of the continent, including crossing the rocky Andes through Peru and Lake Titicaca. Wander the cobbled streets of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city, as well as the magical city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. You will also visit the stunning Iguazu Falls and stay the night in Machu Picchu.
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights.
Morning tour of Lima, including the colonial centre and a stop at the historic Cordano tavern for a local pisco sour.
Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, via the village of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo Inca fortress. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley for 1 night.
Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore this spectacular Inca city. Stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo for 1 night.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase tickets at time of booking). In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train and stay 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco.
Morning tour of Cuzco and San Blas. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions.
Take the Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train across the altiplano (high plain) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy majestic vistas from the stylish lounge car, stop by the archaeological site of Raqchi and watch the sunset at La Raya (the highest point of the route), where the snowcapped Andes tower over deep valleys. Dinner and overnight on board (bunk bed cabin). Cabin upgrade may be available.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Wake up to see sunrise over Lake Titicaca. Travel by road to Huatajata in Bolivia visiting Copacabana and its shrine en route. Discover the cultural exhibition at the Andean Roots Eco Village, see how reed boats are constructed and meet a Kallawaya, a spiritual healer. Stay overnight at the Inca Utama on the shores of the lake and observe the southern constellations from the hotel’s astronomical observatory.
(Breakfast and lunch)
After breakfast take a hydrofoil cruise to the Uros Iruitos floating reed islands and visit the Quewaya Sustainable Project. Continue overland to bustling La Paz and take an afternoon tour of the city, including the witches’ market and Moon Valley. Overnight at the Atix Hotel.
Fly to Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture and European influences. Transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 2 nights.
Morning city tour including a visit to the cathedral, La Boca district and the Recoleta cemetery.
Fly to Iguazú and visit the Brazilian side of the park for panoramic views of the thundering cataracts. Return to the Argentinian side.
Fly to Rio, set among mountains, tropical forests and golden beaches. Transfer to the Copacabana beach for a stay of 2 nights at the Transfer to the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (deluxe city/partial ocean view room) for 2 nights. Room upgrade may be available
Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain.
At leisure or optional excursions (Day room use available at a supplement). Evening flight to London with British Airways, arriving the following day.
(Breakfast, no lunch)
* Park fees: Entry fees at Iguazú and Iguaçu National Parks are not included.
The Alvear Art is located in Retiro, in the heart of Buenos Aires, just a short walk from the elegant Avenida Santa Fe and the Florida shopping street. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and features 139 elegant rooms and suites, a sleek yet classic contemporary design and numerous pieces of art.
The Belmond Andean Explorer train is the only luxury sleeper train in South America. Travelling between Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and onwards to Arequipa, the train offers stylish overnight cabins, three-course gourmet meals created with local ingredients and excursions to local sights with expert guides along the way. There is a choice of 1- or 2-night journeys in both directions.
The Gran Meliá Iguazú is the only hotel located inside the Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls and within walking distance of the cataracts. Guestrooms have a fresh, contemporary decor and offer a private balcony overlooking the tropical surroundings or the majestic waterfalls.
Occupying an 18th-century mansion, the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco is located in the old, colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa Square and just a few blocks’ walk from the main square. The hotel’s guestrooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts and overlook picturesque courtyards.
The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores) is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with rooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art.
Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside.
The Atix Hotel is located in the upmarket residential neighbourhood of Zona Sur, around a 20-minute drive from downtown La Paz. Guestrooms are spacious and elegant in contemporary, muted tones and feature handcrafted furnishings and alpaca blankets.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is situated in 13 acres of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba River, a 5-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel consists of 85 rooms in Andean village-style cottages nestled amidst the gardens and each accommodation offers spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa.
The Vistadome train travels between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, through the dramatic natural scenery of the Sacred Valley, following the course of the Urubamba River. All carriages feature large panoramic windows, a new suspension system, air conditioning and heating. Large comfortable leather seats with fold away tables allow passengers to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way.
Inspired by the glamorous Carioca of the 1950s, this sophisticated first-class hotel has an ideal location between the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, with views over the Copacabana beach. Guestrooms are spacious and feature parquet floors, modern furnishings and a private balcony. The restaurant offers stunning views over the ocean and serves both typical Brazilian and international cuisine.
Relax at the end of your tour in the charming beach resort of Búzios, with first-class restaurants, chic shops and numerous sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters.
Day 18 – To Búzios
Transfer by road to the coastal resort of Búzios. Stay 3 or 4 nights at Vila da Santa (upgrade to deluxe ocean view room or to Casas Brancas may be available)
Days 17-18 – Búzios
Spend two days at leisure or take part in optional excursions.
Day 19 – To Rio – London
Transfer by road to Rio and fly overnight to London
Day 20 – London
Arrive in London
Locally Escorted Tour
This tour is led in each destination by a local tour guide
Entry fees at Iguazú and Iguaçu National Parks are not included.
This tour includes some early morning starts and long days. The flight to Lima is currently via Madrid.
Private and Tailor made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
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.
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