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South American Adventure, Galápagos & Patagonia

See the natural wonders of South America on a 30 day adventure from Guayaquil to Santiago. Cruise the Galápagos, visit Machu Picchu and the National Parks.

30 Day
From (AUD)
$ 28,495
  • 2018 Guayaquil > Santiago

    Natural beauties

    Giant peaks, epic glaciers and lush emerald jungles, South America is a continent of almost unbelievable natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the wonder of it all.

    Begin your journey with a cruise through the living museum that is the Galápagos Islands before returning to the mainland to explore Peru. Wind your way through the spectacular Sacred Valley before embarking on a discovery of the great Inca city of Machu Picchu. You’ll never forget your first sighting of Brazil’s Iguazú Falls and your time in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro is sure to thrill. Beautiful Argentina follows with time in Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier.

    Tour Code:

    SAGP

    Duration:

    30 Days

    Departure City:

    Guayaquil

    Return City:

    Santiago

  • 30 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Guayaquil
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Your journey into wonder begins in colourful Ecuador. Stay overnight in Guayaquil.

    • Day 2 - Guayaquil > Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Embark on Galápagos adventure

      Today fly to the Galápagos Islands and settle into your air-conditioned stateroom on board your home for the next four nights, the Santa Cruz II. Each day you will take morning and afternoon excursions by Zodiac with the opportunity to snorkel and even kayak. Depending on the season you’ll witness different species of birds and marine life including the Galápagos giant tortoise.

      Sundowners

      This evening raise your glass and toast the days ahead as the sun sets over the ocean.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon excursions.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon excursions.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Galápagos Islands
      Highlights:
      Cruising the Galápagos

      Cruise the Galápagos Islands and enjoy morning and afternoon excursions.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Galápagos Islands > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Bid a fond farewell to the crew as you disembark and fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Lima > Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Delicious Andean feast

      Fly to Cuzco, then travel to the Sacred Valley for your three night Special Stay.

      Enrich

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Culture and history

      With more than 20 small group activities on offer you can choose one that best suits your style. From colourful Pisac to the Inca Salt Pans you will encounter the culture and history of the valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      A second day of exploration awaits you in the Sacred Valley. 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 10 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
      Highlights:
      Ancient Inca site

      Take a rail journey to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Enjoy an overnight stay in Machu Picchu.

      Inca Trail Trek - Choose to take an optional full day walking trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Enquire for details (additional cost).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Experience the Vistadome train

      Explore the village of Machu Picchu this morning at your leisure. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel set in the heart of the historic centre. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Visit the community school; Discover Cuzco; Freechoice dining

      Discover the former capital of the Incan Empire on your walking tour and uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site.

      Enrich

      Visit a community school supported by Scenic and learn about their traditional way of life.

      FreechoiceDining

      Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at El Tupay restaurant or dine on a menu showcasing delicious fusion cuisine in the intimate Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, dine at the elegant MAP Café and sample a range of delicious cuisine from their extensive menu.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Cuzco > Lima
      Highlights:
      Fly to Lima

      Fly to Lima for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Lima > Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Discover Rio de Janeiro

      Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. A highlight will be your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the beach strip.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Christ the Redeemer statue

      Discover the beating heart of this exotic city and see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and visit Sugarloaf Mountain.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a historical tour of downtown Rio or take a tour into the favelas (shanty towns) to see the day to day lifestyle. Alternatively discover the hidden secrets of Rio on your walking tour of Santa Teresa.

      This evening enjoy a delicious three course gourmet meal at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Rio de Janeiro > Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Marvel at the natural wonder

      Fly to the natural wonder of Iguazú Falls. Transfer to the heart of the national park for your three night Special Stay. With an enviable setting, experience the sun setting over the top of the falls without the general public.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Explore the Brazilian Falls

      This morning enjoy a leisurely walking tour to discover the Brazilian Falls. Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall. Your day continues with an exciting jet boat adventure. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this pristine wilderness and the facilities of your magnificent hotel.

      Helicopter flight - Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight. Enquire for details. At an additional expense.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Hear the roar of the ‘Devil’s Throat’

      Discover the walkways across the top of the falls on the Argentinean side and view the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’. Explore Parque das Aves and be amazed by the colourful array of rare birds flying in the huge aviaries.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Iguazú Falls > Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Freechoice dining

      Fly to Buenos Aires for a three night stay.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose a Gala Tango show with dinner or enjoy a special menu in the elegant hotel restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Tango dancers

      An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, today you will discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’.

      Enrich

      Learn about the culture of Tango as you meet some local dancers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 22 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of Argentinean cuisine or discover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively follow the famous faces of the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 23 - Buenos Aires > El Calafate
      Highlights:
      Los Glaciares National Park

      Fly to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia. Enjoy a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 24 - El Calafate
      Highlights:
      Perito Moreno Glacier: Sundowners

      Explore this spectacular World Heritage-listed park and cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Then take a guided walk along the boardwalk for views across to the top of the 250 square kilometre glacier.

      Sundowners

      Toast your day in this natural wonderland.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 25 - El Calafate
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside or enjoy stunning scenery on an off road adventure (4x4) through Calafate Mountain park.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 26 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park
      Highlights:
      Majestic National Park

      Cross the border today into Chile and take a spectacular drive through the Torres del Paine National Park. Your luxurious retreat rests in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoé for a three night Special Stay. Enjoy complimentary beverages and a range of excursions each day, escorted by naturalist guides.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Torres del Paine National Park
      Highlights:
      Daily excursions and activities

      Over the next two days there are more than 40 small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace, all escorted by expert expedition guides.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Torres del Paine National Park
      Highlights:
      Daily excursions and activities

      Continoue to explore this spectacular national park, enjoy small group activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Torres del Paine National Park > Santiago
      Highlights:
      Fly to Santiago

      Fly to Santiago for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 30 - Santiago
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Your adventure has come to an end as you transfer to Santiago airport but the memories will live on.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 13 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 5 memorable Special Stays
    • 3 Sundowner events
    • Galápagos expedition cruise
    • 61 meals – 29 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 18 dinners