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Insight Vacations Grand Tour of South America (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018) (NALL)

22 Days from Lima to Rio De Janeiro Print
Tour Style: Insight Luxury Gold Tour
Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018
Visits: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru

Witness the many cultures and contrasts of South America as Luxury Gold opens your eyes to a dazzling array of natural beauty, vibrant civilisations, and mystical ancient cities. In Rio de Janeiro, dine at the Michelin-starred Mee Restaurant, where Executive Chef Kazuo Harada will take you on a journey of the most sophisticated pan-Asian cuisine Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, an expert in traditional weaving, to learn how the TreadRight Foundation is helping protect this ancient skill Set at the base of Ch'iqun Mountain and overlooking the Vilcanota River, the elegant Tambo del Inka hotel is a five-star retreat, designed in harmony with its exotic surroundings

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 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 with drinks and seaside views at CALA.(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 2 Lima 'City of the Kings'.
(Relaxed Start) 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 with wine on the terrace at Huaca Pucllana.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 3 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.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 4 Exploring the Sacred Valley.
(Relaxed Start) 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.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)
Day: 5 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.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 6 Mysterious Machu Picchu.
The entire day is yours to discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu with your Local Expert.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 7 Return to Cusco.
(Relaxed Start) 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.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)
Day: 8 Colonial Cusco.
(Relaxed Start) 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 with wine is served at the reputed MAP restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 9 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.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 10 The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca.
(Relaxed Start) Cruise Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros before continuing to the island of Amantaní to enjoy lunch hosted by the local community.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 11 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 with wine at world-renowned Astrid y Gastón.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 12 Fly to Santiago.
Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine in nearby Lastarria, Santiago's trendiest neighbourhood.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 13 The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country.
(Relaxed Start) Meet a Local Expert for a city tour before a visit to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso and the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 14 Fly to Buenos Aires.
(Relaxed Start) 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.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 15 Beautiful Buenos Aires.
(Relaxed Start) Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert on a tour 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.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 16 Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.
(Relaxed Start) Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at an Estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch with wine and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy.(Full Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Day: 17 The Falls of Iguassu.
Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the great natural wonders of the world. Your Local Expert will take you to meet a tribal representative of the indigenous Guarani people. Your luxurious resort is the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park. Enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel in the evening.(Continental Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 18 The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls.
(Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, see the panoramic view of San Martin Island and visit the Bird Park. Perhaps soar over Iguassu Falls on a helicopter ride?(Full Breakfast)
Day: 19 Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.
Today, fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel located on famous Copacabana Beach where your evening is free.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 20 Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
(Relaxed Start) Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. At Confeitaria Colombo, enjoy a Highlight Lunch with wine amid a lavish setting. In the afternoon, visit one of Rio's favelas before a stop at The Maze, an iconic jazz club. In the evening, a Highlight Dinner is served with wine at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, followed by a show at the Ginga Tropical.(Full Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 21 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 with wine, at Michelin starred restaurant MeE.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 22 Depart Rio de Janeiro.
(Relaxed Start) A private transfer will take you to the Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.(Full Breakfast)

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