Premium South America in Depth

07/18/2021 through 11/21/2023
07/18/2021 through 11/24/2023
Intrepid Travel

Premium South America in Depth

The very best of South America awaits on an immersive Premium adventure. In 33 unforgettable days you’ll marvel at the landscapes of Colca Canyon, venture into the wild heart of the Amazon and stand in awe of Machu Picchu. Step out and stroll the inspiring streets of Santiago, sip the world’s best wine in Mendoza, dine and dance with the locals in Buenos Aires, soak in the spectacle of Iguazu Falls then get swept up in the magic of Rio de Janeiro. Experience an unfiltered look at everyday life and enjoy expert local knowledge every step of the way.

Activities

  • Lima – Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Ica – Vineyard tour with a sommelier
  • Ica – Sunset drinks
  • Paracas – Ballestas Islands boat trip
  • Lima – Barranco walking tour
  • Arequipa – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Arequipa – Walking tour
  • Arequipa – Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Arequipa – San Ignacio Chapel
  • Arequipa – Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon – Viewpoint photo stop
  • Colca Canyon – Mirador Cruz del Condor
  • Puno – Sillustani archaeological site
  • Lake Titicaca – Floating Uros Islands & Taquile Island
  • Suasi Island – Sunset picnic overlooking Lake Titicaca
  • Suasi Island – Cultural Museum
  • Suasi Island – Viewpoint walk
  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco – Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Cusco – Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco – Manos Unidas Cafe visit
  • Cusco – Walking tour
  • Ollantaytambo – Archaeological site
  • Sacred Valley – Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley – Community workshops visit
  • Sacred Valley – Home-cooked pachamanca lunch
  • Machu Picchu – Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo – 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu – Second visit
  • Amazon Jungle – Night jungle walk
  • Amazon Jungle – Medicinal garden tour
  • Amazon Jungle – Macaw clay lick
  • Amazon Jungle – Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle – Oxbow Lake
  • Lima – Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Santiago – Welcome Dinner
  • Santiago – City tour
  • Santiago – Gourmet bodega lunch
  • Casablanca Valley – Winery tour and tasting
  • Valparaiso – Rooftop pisco sours
  • Valparaiso – Walking tour
  • Valparaiso – Lukas Museum (entrance fee)
  • Valparaiso – Chorrillana dinner
  • Mendoza – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Mendoza – Tour of three wineries
  • Mendoza – Gourmet winery lunch
  • Buenos Aires – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Buenos Aires – Tigre Delta day trip
  • Buenos Aires – Home-cooked lunch
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires – Welcome Dinner
  • Buenos Aires – Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires – Tango lesson
  • Buenos Aires – City tour
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Guarani community visit
  • Rio de Janeiro – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Rio de Janeiro – Gastromotiva lunch
  • Rio de Janeiro – Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro – City tour

Highlights

  • Get to know the real South America as you travel with a local leader, stay in a lodge run by the indigenous Ese Eja people, visit a local community in the Sacred Valley and interact with the Guarani community near Iguazu Falls.
  • Experience the best of each country with three fantastic feature stays. Enjoy a spectacular location next to the Colca River, sleep in a historical house in downtown Santiago and soak up Art Nouveau elegance in Buenos Aires.
  • Take your taste buds on a trip, from dinner at one of Lima’s best restaurants and a home-cooked pachamanca lunch in the Sacred Valley to a gourmet meal at a winery in Mendoza and an asado feast with locals in a Buenos Aires home.
  • Delight in a full day of wildlife activities in the Amazon, two guided visits to Machu Picchu reached by 360 train, a boat tour uncovering the diverse wildlife of the Ballestas Islands and two days marvelling at the mighty Iguazu Falls.
  • Sample some of the world’s best wine at its source with the expert guidance of an oenologist during a full day tour of three renowned wineries in Argentina’s malbec-producing wine region, Mendoza.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
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Day 2 Ica
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Day 3 Ica
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Day 4 Lima
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Day 5 Arequipa
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Day 6 Arequipa
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Day 7 Colca Canyon
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Day 8 Puno
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Day 9 Lake Titicaca
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Day 10 Lake Titicaca
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Day 11 Cusco
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Day 12 Cusco
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Day 13 Ollantaytambo
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Day 14 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Day 15 Cusco
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Day 16 Amazon Jungle
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Day 17 Amazon Jungle
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Day 18 Lima
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Day 19 Santiago
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Day 20 Santiago
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Day 21 Valparaiso
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Day 22 Valparaiso
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Day 23 Mendoza
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Day 24 Mendoza
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Day 25 Buenos Aires
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Day 26 Buenos Aires
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Day 27 Buenos Aires
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Day 28 Buenos Aires
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Day 29 Iguazu Falls - Brazilian side
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Day 30 Iguazu Falls - Argentinian side
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Day 31 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 32 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 33 Rio de Janeiro
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