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Witness the many cultures and contrasts of South America on this luxurious journey, showcasing a dazzling array of natural beauty, vibrant civilisations, and mystical ancient cities. Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, uncover the secrets of the Incas from a Local Expert at Machu Picchu, and marvel at breathtaking scenery along the way.
Arrive in Lima, Peru.
On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Miraflores. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner and seaside views at CALA.
Lima City of the Kings.
Experience Lima through the eyes of a Local Expert as you explore the UNESCO-listed, Historic Centre of Lima. Step onto the colonial balconies, with private-access, at the Archbishop's house. Your Highlight Lunch is at Amoramar in the bohemian district of Barranco. Visit the workshop of Víctor Delfín, one of Peru’s leading artists, before enjoying a hot chocolate or authentic café pasado and learning about Peruvian coffee with a barista. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner on the terrace at Huaca Pucllana.
Lima and On To The Sacred Valley.
Board your flight to Cusco before continuing to Peru's Sacred Valley. Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, and president of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. Enjoy lunch with Nilda and learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques.
Exploring the Sacred Valley.
In the morning, head to the town of Maras to meet with a local family and learn about the arts and crafts of the region. View the spectacular terraced salt pans dating back to Inca times. Experience a typical caja china lunch, cooked in a wooden box, before witnessing a private Pachamama Ceremony, or 'Payment to the Earth', as a local shaman performs the centuries-old ritual.
Journey to Machu Picchu.
Visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site. Settle into the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu, before enjoying an included lunch upon arrival at your resort. Venture along nature trails with a Local Expert, through the fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. Discover a working tea plantation and the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour before dinner with wine at the hotel.
Mysterious Machu Picchu.
The entire day is yours to discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu with your Local Expert.
Return to Cusco.
Return by train to Sacred Valley for a Highlight Lunch of traditional Peruvian meal cooked underground. Later, get up-close to llamas, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas, before arriving at your hotel.
Join your Local Expert to explore the Temple of the Sun at Korikancha and cathedral, followed by the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Set out for San Blas to visit a candle shop and learn about its importance to the locals. Later, a candlelit Highlight Dinner is served at the reputed MAP restaurant.
Lake Region of Peru.
Board your included flight to Juliaca and continue to Puno, along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Your lakeside hotel is on Esteves Island.
The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca.
Cruise Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros before continuing to the island of Amantaní to enjoy lunch, hosted by the local community.
Puno, Back to Lima.
Head to Sillustani on the shores of Lake Umayo to explore the burial grounds, before your flight to Lima. At night, savour a sensational Highlight Dinner at world-renowned Astrid y Gastón.
Fly to Santiago.
Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in Lastarria, Santiago's trendiest neighbourhood.
The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country.
Meet a Local Expert for a city exploration before a visit to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso and the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine is at Piegari Carnes, known for its Argentine beef.
Beautiful Buenos Aires.
Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert on an exploration of the city including Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. Enjoy views of the balcony, made famous by Evita Peron, and walk the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colon. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine, live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango.
Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.
San Antonio de Areco remains one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas District. Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at an Estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy.
The Falls of Iguassu.
Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Local Expert will take you to meet a tribal representative of the indigenous Guarani people. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat. Your luxurious resort is the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park. Dine on a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine at your hotel's restaurant.
The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls.
Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, see the panoramic view of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.
Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.
Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on famous Copacabana Beach. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner served at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, followed by a show at the Ginga Tropical.
Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. At Confeitaria Colombo, enjoy a Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting. In the afternoon, visit one of Rio's favelas before a stop at The Maze, an iconic jazz club.
A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro.
Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, toast your journey over a Farewell Celebration Dinner, at the Michelin starred MEE Restaurant.
Depart Rio de Janeiro.
A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.
Lima (Contemporary) - Peru
Explore the very best of Peru's capital city at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima.
Sacred Valley (Traditional ) - Peru
The elegant Tambo del Inka will ensure an indelible stay.
Machu Picchu (Traditional) - Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 81 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest.
Cusco (Heritage) - Peru
The stylishly decorated and luxurious JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is built atop ancient Incan ruins.
Puno (Traditional) - Peru
Enjoy the sunsets on the lake from the only five-star hotel region, the Libertador.
The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel.
Buenos Aires (Heritage) - Argentina
Distinguishable by its architecture and décor, the Alvear Palace Hotel is a hallmark of world class hotels.
Iguassu (Heritage) - Brazil
The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls.
Belmond Hotel de Cataratas, Iguassu.
Rio de Janeiro (Heritage) - Brazil
With a prime location overlooking Copacabana Beach, the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an unforgettable stay in timeless luxury.
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1015 independent user reviews received during the past year.
30 November, 2018
Trip: the itinerary was detailed. it was not rushed in the morninglike other tours which start at 6 in the morning.
Service: fantastic customer service. Our Tour Manager Roberto campos was unbelievable. We have traveled with many tours including four with Insight. He was by far the best of all.
30 November, 2018
Trip: love the accommodation and the food
Service: Very hard working travel concierge
17 November, 2018
Trip: The service was excellent thanks to our tour director Roberto Campos. With his enthusiasm, energy and experience, he ensured that the tour ran smoothly and all the nitty gritties were attended to without us having to worry about the logistics. All we had to do was to sit back, relax and enjoy the trip.
Service: The service was excellent thanks to our experienced and dedicated tour director Roberto Campos. Full of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge, Roberto anticipates the needs of passengers and is able to think out of the box when issues arise. Except for an overbooking problem with LATAM Airlines for our flight from Lima to Cuzco, the logistics of the tour ran smoothly. We were able to enjoy our tour to the fullest extent without having to worry about timings and logistics, all of which were efficiently handled by Roberto.
16 November, 2018
Trip: comprehensive, well covered
Service: great, very good local guides and overall tour manager, elegant hotels
16 November, 2018
Trip: very good except in rio, include optional tours, too much time spent in the Maze. others can be included like selaron steps and sambodromo. provide flexibility in itinerary depending on weather conditions, the visit to corcovado could have been done after the sugar load mountain visit if the weather forecast on the following day is raining
Service: the accommodation, expertise of the local tour guide and overall tour manager are excellent. the itinerary is also outstanding and manageable, not too stressful. included meals should have variety, for not included esp during airport transfers, advice is required where to buy the food. a lot of free time in rio i understand given that the tourists are tired already. for optional (must to see in rio but not included), better to include in the optional tour, luxury gold also to handle, the trip to corcovado was raining, but the trip to sugar loaf was ok, provide more flexibility to change the itinerary depending on the weather conditions, tango in argentina was changed from gala to rojo without informing the tourist of the change. thanks that luxury gold made a refund of USD200 but we have paid for it already, should ensure that we stick to the itinerary.
20 October, 2018
Trip: Tried to do too much , to many airports. The first two weeks we had 40 people on the tour. Too many.
Service: The customer service was excellent. Robert our tour guide was outstanding. Though when we first arrived in Lima there was no one to meet us at the airport.
20 October, 2018
Trip: On the whole the itinerary was well planned. It would have been good to have some hot breakfast on days when we have to leave at 6am. Day 15 (Beautiful Buenos Aires) is too long. The optional-Macuco Safari ride was exhilarating.We had a wonderful group of 23 travelers and all took part despite the rain.
Service: Our Travel Concierge (Roberto Campos) service is outstanding. Always around to deal with any issues and steps ahead with our itinerary. The local guides were engaging, enthusiastic tn sharing and some also humorous The hotels were all five stars and the meals very good, though can be a little slow in serving..
08 October, 2018
Trip: Awesome could not have been better.
Service: Great customer service also Roberto our guide was amazing.
05 October, 2018
Trip: Loved the cultural interaction!
21 September, 2018
Trip: The sites we went to were great! Good choices of places we went to plus great local guides. Peru was extensively covered. I just hoped that we could have spent more time in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Of course, this would have added more days to the tour. Being in South America already, I wouldn’t mind staying for a few more days in each of these countries. Please consider that in your future itineraries.
Service: The tour was well organized. We had an excellent traveling concierge, Roberto Campos, as well as great local guides who bombarded us with meaningful insights and information on the places and people/ countries visited. The pace was just right for us over 60 years old. The hotels and restaurants were great!
21 September, 2018
Trip: Great itinerary, it gave us a taste of everything South American. Amazingly beautiful views, 5-6 star hotels/palaces with excellent service, good restaurants and great experiences like Tango and Samba shows and a visit of Lake Titicaca village.
Service: We thoroughly enjoyed our South America trip. We highly recommend it. Our Tour Director Robert Campos was very attentive to the travelers' needs and fun as well. Our fellow travelers were a good group and I believe enjoyed the experience as well. There were a lot of special experiences which were unexpected like the dinners in amazing restaurants and the Tango and Samba Shows. The weather has been excellent everywhere we went bar one day considering we were there for nearly a month. Machu Picchu was enchanting! We found that the Peruvians are nice people especially in the countryside. Buenos Aires was beautiful and has tender and juicy beef! Rio de Janeiro was beautiful with never ending beaches but edgy! Santiago's Andes mountains never seem to end and we were fortunate to see it covered in snow! Chile has really good wines both whites and reds. Iguassu Falls was our favorite though because it never seem to end and amazingly beautiful. During the day trip/s we had not one but two rainbows and then because it was full moon one night, we experienced viewing the Falls at night, as they say once in a "blue moon" experience!
07 September, 2018
Trip: Very well planned itinerary.
Service: Perfectly organized tour...