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Icons of South America

18 Day
Between Lima and Rio de Janeiro
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Showcasing the colour and exoticism of the Americas, this 18-day tour introduces the highlights of the continent, from primordial heritage sites high in the mountains to the beating heart of captivating cities such as Lima, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

Join Scenic for a luxury escorted tour between Peru and Brazil, and embrace a world of ancient heritage, wild natural spectacles and warm, welcoming people. Your tour begins in Lima, the Peruvian capital, and sees you travelling deep into the Andes Mountains, and the Sacred Valley of the Inca.

Here, marvel at the dancing horses of Paso as you savour a special Scenic Enrich Andean dining experience, before travelling through this legendary valley to reach the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu.

Fly to Buenos Aires, and there learn the tango during an exclusive dance performance. After exploring this elegant colonial city, travel to the famous Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border, where you can spot rare birdlife or take an unforgettable helicopter flight over the falls.

The final leg brings you to Rio de Janeiro, the beating heart of Brazil. Feel the sand between your toes on the warm sands of Copacabana, ride the cogwheel railway to the summit of Corcovado to marvel at Christ the Redeemer, or enjoy an insightful walking tour of one of the city’s favelas, a humbling experience offering a glimpse of the authentic local life of Brazil. 

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* From price is for a 12 April 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.

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Day 1
Highlights: Welcome

Fly with British Airways and Iberia from London Heathrow via Madrid. Connecting flights from selected regional airports are available from £95 per person.
Welcome to colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in Lima.

Day 2
Lima > Sacred Valley
Highlights: Enrich: Delicious Andean feast

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

Travel through the valley to 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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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.

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.

Enrich

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
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.

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 9
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 10
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.

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

Enrich

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Buenos Aires
Highlights: Freechoice

Freechoice: Discover the city’s architectural secrets 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.

Freechoice

Discover the city’s architectural secrets 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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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.

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 17
Rio de Janeiro > UK

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
Day 18
Arrive UK

Welcome home.

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