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Icons of South & Central America

Discover the best of Central & South America on a 29 day adventure from Lima to Rio de Janeiro. Explore, Havana, Panama City, Machu Picchu & Iguazú Falls.

29 Day
From (AUD)
$ 24,995
  • 2018 Lima > Rio de Janeiro

    Treasures unfold

    Central America offers a host of iconic locations and incredible experiences. The heart of South America is found amongst its ancient sites, natural wonders and vibrant cities. With a rich history, multi-faceted cultures and exquisite natural beauty, there’s plenty to appreciate about these unique regions.

    Cuba’s meticulously preserved cities of Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad are waiting for you to explore. Discover the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal and be swept up in the passion of Cartagena. Peru’s ancient sites will amaze you on your journey through the extraordinary Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Cuzco. Learn about the rich legacy of Tango in Buenos Aires, stand in awe before Iguazú Falls and indulge in the passion and colour of Rio de Janeiro.

    Tour Code:

    SALR

    Duration:

    29 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Rio de Janeiro

  • 29 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Start your journey into wonder in colourful Peru with an overnight stay in Lima.

    • Day 2 - Lima > Havana
      Highlights:
      Step back in time

      Fly to the intriguing capital of Cuba, Havana where you’ll feel as though you have stepped back in time. Enjoy a three night stay.

      Sundowners

      Raise a glass this evening to toast your welcome to Cuba.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Revolution Square

      Step aboard a 1950s vintage car and cruise the streets. Discover this colourful city on your walking tour through historic Habana Vieja. Then see Revolution Square and explore the Museum of the Revolution. Tonight at Castile Morro witness the age old tradition of the firing of the cannon with the backdrop of the floodlit city.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Havana
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and discover his favourite haunts or enter the house of the Cuban artist Fuster for an insight into his life. Alternatively take a horse and carriage ride and visit a cigar factory or visit the grand El Capitolio and the elegant Gran Teatro de la Habana.

      Enrich

      Dine in a delightfully appointed paladar restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Havana > Trinidad
      Highlights:
      Charming Trinidad

      Drive through the countryside to Trinidad for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Trinidad
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      Today enjoy a walking tour of Trinidad’s historic centre.

      Freechoice

      Relax on the pristine beaches or choose a salsa lesson. Alternatively explore the historic Valle
      de los Ingenios.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Trinidad > Panama City
      Highlights:
      Fly to Panama City

      Fly to Panama City for a two night stay. Dating back to 1519, this modern day capital provides a contrast between the glittering skyscrapers and the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo historic centre.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Panama City
      Highlights:
      Discover the Panama Canal

      The Panama Canal is one of the most strategic artifical waterways in the world. Marvel at this feat of engineering as you descend 27 metres through a series of locks to the Pacific Ocean. Explore historic Casco Viejo before tasting Panamanian specialties.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Panama City > Cartagena
      Highlights:
      Fly to Cartagena

      Fly to World Heritage-listed Cartagena, Colombia and visit Convento de la Popa set atop the city’s highest point for a panoramic view. At Castillo de San Felip discover its intriguing history. Enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Cartagena
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Horse & Carriage ride

      Discover Cartagena’s rich history on a walking tour today.

      Enrich

      Marvel at the city by night on your horse and carriage ride and sample delicious Colombian specialities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Cartagena
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Spend a relaxing day on one of the islands of Islas del Rosario or discover the Mercado Bazurto followed by a cooking class. Alternatively enjoy a rum and chocolate tasting experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Cartagena > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Fly to Lima for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Museo Larco

      Founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro in 1535, follow in his footsteps to uncover Lima’s colonial history and then visit Museo Larco to view their private collection.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Lima > Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Delicious Andean feast

      Fly to Cuzco then travel to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas.

      Enrich

      Marvel at the display of the ‘dancing’ Paso horses before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari.

      Travel through the valley to your three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Culture and history

      With more than 20 small group activities on offer, all escorted by the exploration team and tailored to different lengths of time, pacing and modes of transport, you can choose the activity that best suits your style. From the interesting Inca Salt Pans to visiting colourful Pisac, you will encounter the culture and history of the valley, your way.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      Another day of exploration awaits. Whatever activity you choose, your senses will be awakened.

      Sundowners

      Celebrate with drinks and canapés accompanied by the soothing sounds of local musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
      Highlights:
      Ancient Inca site

      Travel through the picturesque fields on your rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax at your charming Machu Picchu hotel.

      Inca Trail Trek - Choose an optional full day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Additional cost enquire for details.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Experience the Vistadome train

      Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel set in the
      heart of the historic centre. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 19 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Discover Cuzco; Freechoice dining

      The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site including the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

      Enrich

      Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

      FreechoiceDining

      Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant or dine on a menu showcasing the delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, at MAP Café try the local delicacy or sample a range of cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 21 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Discover Buenos Aires

      Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 22 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Tango dancers; Freechoice dining

      An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’. See the dusky pink Presidential Palace, visit soulful San Telmo and colourful La Boca.

      Enrich

      In a private house, meet some local dancers, learn about the culture of Tango and witness their elegant performance.

      FreechoiceDining

      Enjoy the Gala Tango show and dinner or dine on the special menu in the in the elegant hotel restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the city’s famous faces or take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively take a walking tour to uncover some of the secrets of Argentinean cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Buenos Aires > Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Devil’s Throat

      Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls. Discover the walkways across the top of the Argentinean falls where you will see the ‘Devil’s Throat’. Cross the border into Brazil for your two night Special Stay at the Belmond das Cataratas Hotel. As a guest of the hotel you will be able to experience the sun setting over the top of the falls without the general public.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Brazilian Falls

      Enjoy a leisurely tour to discover the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall. Continue with an exciting jet boat adventure and at Parque das Aves be amazed by the colourful rare birds.

       Helicopter flight - Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight. Enquire for details (Additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Discover Rio de Janeiro

      Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
      A highlight will be your Special Stay, your elegant hotel provides the perfect place to spend your last three nights on this colourful continent.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 27 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Christ the Redeemer statue

      Today you will discover the beating heart of this exotic city as you ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. At Sugarloaf Mountain the cable car takes you to the top of the peak for sweeping panoramic views.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 28 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the hidden secrets of Rio on your walking tour or take a tour into the favelas (shanty towns). Alternatively enjoy a historical tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say farewell as you transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport and although your journey has come to an end, rest assured – it won’t soon be forgotten.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 21 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 2 Sundowner events
    • 5 memorable Special Stays
    • 58 meals – 28 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 16 dinners