Grand South America

Rio de Janeiro State
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What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesLima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesMachu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesMachu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate.
These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail.
It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesCusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.
7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco.
After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesSantiago: Enjoy lunch with wine at El Castillo Forestal, a converted castle located in the Parque Forestal.
This unique dining experience offers French cuisine with a turret room and a terrace with views of the park.
Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine.
Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesBuenos Aires: Enjoy an indigenous dinner crafted with contemporary flair.
Specializing in native meats and alternatives, El Baqueano works with small producers and fishermen to create extraordinary seasonal delights.
Buenos Aires: An iconic gastronomic hub, enjoy a traditional steakhouse dinner featuring fresh and local ingredients that make for an exceptional experience.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesBuenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesRio de Janeiro: Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
Rio de Janeiro: Take a behind the scenes look at Rio's iconic Municipal Theater with a local expert.
Callao Region: You can relax before meeting your Travelling Concierge at 18.
00 for a Welcome Dinner at MAYTA with chef Jamie Pesaque.
Lima: Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima.
This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.
Sacred Valley: Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.
Machu Picchu: Enjoy lunch at Café Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.
Machu Picchu: Savour traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Cusco: Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
Lake Titicaca: Sit down with community members for a farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients grown on the island before exploring the terraced hillsides and viewing the skillfully made crafts the inhabitants are known for.
Lima: Savour a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria.
This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.
Santiago: Enjoy lunch with wine at El Castillo Forestal, a converted castle located in the Parque Forestal.
This unique dining experience offers French cuisine with a turret room and a terrace with views of the park.
Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine.
Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
Buenos Aires: Enjoy an indigenous dinner crafted with contemporary flair.
Specializing in native meats and alternatives, El Baqueano works with small producers and fishermen to create extraordinary seasonal delights.
Buenos Aires: An iconic gastronomic hub, enjoy a traditional steakhouse dinner featuring fresh and local ingredients that make for an exceptional experience.
Buenos Aires: Savour a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
: Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
Iguassu Falls: Enjoy dinner with wine surrounded by a subtropical forest at Ipe Grill where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
Rio de Janeiro: Dine at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, where you'll be served a variety of quality meats, a quintessentially Brazilian experience.
Rio de Janeiro: Indulge in a classic Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting at the century-old Confeitaria Colombo.
This prestigious coffee shop dates back to 1894.
Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
Dining Summary: 12 Dinner with Wine (DW), 22 Breakfast (B), 11 Lunch (L), and 2 Lunch with Wine (LW)Lima: Meet Dr.
Canseco today and visit his beautiful home and hear about his family's history and his sucessful political and philanthropic career.
Dr.
Canseco comes from a long lineage of Peruvian politicians and has started his own political party in Peru in which he ran fro president.
He also owns Quinoa farms in the highlands of Peru in which he uses as a part of his social program to support local indigenous farmers.
Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
Lima: Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
Sacred Valley: Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.
The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation technique since the times of the Incas and has been passed down by local families, who still harvest salt from it today to sell to the local market.
Sacred Valley: A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.
Ollantaytambo: Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo.
See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.
Machu Picchu: Visit a working tea plantation.
Machu Picchu: View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
Machu Picchu: Spend a full day exploring the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911 after being forgotten for centuries.
A Local Expert helps you understand the enigmatic fortress abandoned by the Incas in the 16th century.
Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu further with a guided hike up to Inti Punku, also known as Sun Gate.
These ruins are considered the main entrance for those who journey through the original Inca Trail.
It offers a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from above.
Machu Picchu: Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
Sacred Valley: Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.
Cusco: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, on of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site.
You'll also visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and the beautiful colonial neighborhood of San Blas and the magnificent Cathedral at Plaza de Armas which took 100 years to complete.
Puno: Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani.
Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times.
Lake Titicaca: Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.
Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration.
Start out at the heart of the city, seeing the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill.
Then visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral.
Cross the Mapocho river to the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to San Cristobal Hill, where you will have the best views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.
Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
Valparaiso: From Santiago, head west towards Valparaíso.
Pass by the main square where you can see the monument honoring the 1879 Naval Battle of Iquique.
Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, Valparaíso offers unique ocean landscapes with colorful neighborhoods, picturesque cobblestone streets, and old cable cars.
Then, take the coastal highway to the modern seaside city of Viña del Mar.
Buenos Aires: Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.
Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
Iguassu Falls: Head to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls and view the unfathomable Devil's Throat.
Iguassu Falls: Join a local expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on the Brazilian side of the falls.
Explore the base of the falls and see the impressive panoramic view of San Martin Island.
Iguassu Falls: See several native birds in their natural habitat.
One of the largest bird parks in Latin America, The Bird Park is an integrated conservation center for birds of the Atlantic Forest and his home to 120 species of birds.
Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Rio de Janeiro: Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
Rio de Janeiro: Take a behind the scenes look at Rio's iconic Municipal Theater with a local expert.
Rio de Janeiro: Take a train ride up Corcovado Hill through the Tijuca National Forest to the open arms of Christ the Redeemer and magnificent views over the legendary bay.
Lima: Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.
Cusco: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant.
Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community.
Cusco: Savour a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley.
This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots underground is a communal rite in the Sacred Valley that dates back to pre-historic times.
It is a way to celebrate and show gratitude to Pachamama, "Mother Earth".
Lake Titicaca: Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience a you as you meet a local family on Amantani Island.
Home to about 4,000 inhabitants, you'll discover how the traditions and language of the Inca culture are being kept alive on this remote location not commonly visited by tourists.
Buenos Aires: Meet Alfredo Genovese at his Filetado workshop, recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Learn about this traditional artwork that can be found throughout the city decorating trucks, murals, and signs.
Ipanema: Meet Local Expert Cecelo, a local guitarist, music aficionado, and studio owner from Ipanema.
Join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, the birthplace of Bossa Nova in the 1950s.
Enjoy the sounds and sights of the place that inspired this new genre of samba music.
After your tour, head back to your hotel where Cecelo will play you some Bossa Nova classics over a caipirinha cocktail.
Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.
7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
Cusco: Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighbourhood of Cusco.
After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
Buenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Peru! On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxurious hotel with ocean view rooms in Miraflores. You can relax before meeting your Travelling Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner, where you'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers over wine and dinner at MAYTA with chef Jamie Pesaque.
  • Day 2 - Explore the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Lima with a Local Expert. Drive to the main square where you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to take a guided tour of the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, built in 1673 and home to 25,000 antique texts. Alternatively, you can visit the Historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum which exhibits archaeological and artistic pieces from pre-Hispanic cultures. Continue to the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and make a stop at the "Parque del Amor" for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A Highlight Lunch is served at Amoramar, in the San Isidro district. If you are travelling on a Chairman's Collection departure, Dr. Francisco Diez-Canseco T?vara invites you to lunch at his beautiful villa to learn about his family's long heritage in Peru. Later, you have a special invitation to visit the house and workshop of renowned Peruvian sculptor and painter Victor Delfin, one of the most recognizable contemporary artists in Latin America.
  • Day 3 - Board your flight to Cusco and continue on to Peru's Sacred Valley. Visit the colourful market in the town of Chinchero. Afterwards, meet Nilda Calla?aupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community. Later in the afternoon, check in to your luxurious spa resort.
  • Day 4 - Visit the spectacular terraced salt pans where you will meet with a family member from the town of Maras, who will explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate in the ancient tradition. The salt pans, dating back to Inca times, have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Dine the local way as you feast on a typical Peruvian meal, a caja china lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, participate in a Shaman ritual. A local Shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.
  • Day 5 - Today you'll visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River. Afterwards, board your first-class seats on the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. Enjoy lunch at your rejuvenating resort followed by a guided exploration of its nature trails and fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. One for tea lovers, the afternoon will be spent discovering a working tea plantation, before viewing the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with wine at the hotel.
  • Day 6 - No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pichu. With Luxury Gold, you'll arrive at this striking archeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Meet your Local Expert for a guided exploration through the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, rediscovered only 100 years ago by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. See the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure or return to town continue your afternoon there. After a full day of discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine, where you can share stories of your day with fellow guests in the serenity of your tranquil hotel.
  • Day 7 - Bid goodbye to Machu Picchu as you travel to the Sacred Valley by train en route to Cusco. Stop for a traditional Highlight Lunch and savour a sumptuous Pachamanca Feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground. After lunch, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicu?as. Visit San Cristobal viewpoint which features one of the most panoramic views of Cusco from above before arriving at your historic hotel in Cusco.
  • Day 8 - Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, one of the most important Incan sites. It was designated as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site along with the city of Cusco. Visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun.Your Journey, Your Way. In Cusco, choose to explore San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce. Alternatively, continue by car to the top of Tambo Macay, to begin a 3.7 miles (6 km) downhill walk passing by Puca Pucara and Quencuo ruins back to Cusco. In the afternoon, visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and cathedral on a walking tour. Later, In the evening, enjoy a candlelit Highlight Dinner with wine at one of the city's most prominent culinary scenes, the MAP Restaurant in the central Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
  • Day 9 - Board your included flight to Juliaca and head to Sillustani to explore the impressive burial grounds. Afterwards, continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the sunsets on the lake while staying at the perfectly located GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca.
  • Day 10 - Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes. On Amantan? Island, join the local community for a lunch of regional specialties before having time to admire their textiles and handicrafts. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and walk up some of the hills for superb views and ancient ruins. Afterwards, return to Puno where you can relax this evening.
  • Day 11 - Depart your lakeside retreat today and return to Lima. Savour a sensational Highlight Dinner with wine at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes that are in harmony with nature's offerings.
  • Day 12 - Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner and get a taste of Chile.
  • Day 13 - Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration. You'll start out at the heart of the city, with the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, the site of Santiago's foundation in 1541. From there, you'll visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Continue your exploration of Santiago by crossing the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Crist?bal Hill. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with wine at Mestizo Restaurant. Alternatively, enjoy a French lunch with wine at El Castillo Forestal. Your evening is at leisure.
  • Day 14 - Travel to the beautiful coastal towns of Vi?a del Mar and UNESCO-listed port of Valpara?so. Enjoy lunch at Cafe Turri, a Chilean restaurant that offers panoramic harbor views. Next, you'll visit Kingston Family Vineyard in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting of one of the best-rated Pinot Noirs in Chile. Return to Santiago for the evening.
  • Day 15 - Fly to Buenos Aires this morning. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to dine at Piegari Steakhouse, which offers a traditional feast of Argentinian meats, as well as an impressive and surprising selection of Italian fare. Alternatively, you can enjoy a more adventurous dinner at El Baqueno, featuring rare dishes in a quest to highlight native ingredients such as llama and alligator.
  • Day 16 - Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colourful streets of La Boca. Visit the Belle ?poque Teatro Col?n and view its grand architecture. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your Highlight Dinner with wine.
  • Day 17 - Experience a traditional Argentinian estancia. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to go on a horseback ride with the gauchos, South America's original cowboys. Experience local life as you ride through the rugged wilderness and soak up the landscapes. Alternatively, you can take a guided stroll around the estancia while you learn about life on the ranch and cattle-raising. Get a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho and try the traditional mate tea as you are served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
  • Day 18 - Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner with wine is served at the Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
  • Day 19 - Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Meet a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness incredible panoramic views of San Martin Island. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience and visit the incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.
  • Day 20 - Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its three-mile stretch of golden sand and bustling energy. Settle into the local way of life, with a Highlight Dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse.
  • Day 21 - Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Savour a Highlight Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading. Alternatively, visit Rio's Iconic Municipal Theater with a Local Expert.
  • Day 22 - Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Meet Cecelo and join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, where Bossa Nova originated. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the place that inspired this new genre of music. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional E'toile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the Ipanema coastline from the 26th floor.
  • Day 23 - A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.
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