South America Adventure: Chile, Argentina & Uruguay - 2018

Santiago • Santa Cruz • Montevideo • Colonia del Sacramento • Buenos Aires • Iguassu Falls • Rio de Janeiro

  • IN COSMOPOLITAN BUENOS AIRES, ENJOY A GALA TANGO NIGHT & DINNER
  • EXPERIENCE CHILE’S CELEBRATED WINE CULTURE & VINTAGES DURING A VISIT TO COLCHAGUA
  • VIEW THE STUNNING SPECTACLE OF THUNDERING IGUASSU FALLS FROM BOTH THE ARGENTINEAN AND BRAZILIAN SIDES
  • EXPERIENCE THE GAUCHO CULTURE OF URUGUAY ON A VISIT TO A WORKING ESTANCIA (RANCH)

The Best Value in Deluxe Travel — Guaranteed!

NEW FOR 2018: Now including gratuities for local guides & drivers!
FREE Single Supplement available on every departure — limited availability.
Small Groups: Never more than 16-24 travelers – guaranteed!
BEST EXCHANGE RATE IN YEARS: YOUR DOLLAR GOES FURTHER HERE
 

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Peru: The Lost World of the Inca

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FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 7 DAYS | $285 PER DAY

Begin your South America adventure with a visit to the fascinating Inca and Spanish colonial cities of Peru — and you’ll add a fifth country to your journey in the process! You’ll enjoy a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, the legendary "Lost City of the Inca," and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Your Price Includes:
  • Included flights: 1 domestic flight from Cusco to Lima and 1 international flight from Lima to Santiago, Chile
  • 6 nights accommodations: 2 nights in the Sacred Valley at the Casa Andina Valle Sagrado; 1 night in Machu Picchu at the Casa Andina Classic Aguas Calientes; 2 nights in Cusco at the Casa Andina Cusco; and 1 night in Santiago at the Hotel Galerias
  • Roundtrip train journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu through spectacular scenery
  • 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 7 sightseeing tours & Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Vantage Adventure Leader, as well as Regional Experts
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DAYS 1-2: Depart home / Overnight flight / Lima / Cuzco / Sacred Valley, Peru

Your Peruvian discoveries begin as you depart on an overnight flight from the U.S., headed for Lima, then on to Cuzco. When you arrive on Day 2, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This evening, kick off your South America travel itinerary with a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.

 Included meals: dinner

DAY 3 : Sacred Valley

This morning, set off to Ollantaytambo, a lovely town overlooked by a massive Inca fortress. Those who wish to climb to the second tier of the fortress can observe the Temple of the Sun, a remarkable temple that was used as a calendar of sorts for the Incas. Then, explore the nearby terraces of Moray, an archaeological marvel thought to be an ancient site for agricultural research. This huge basin is lined with impressively uniform concentric circles that, to this day, drain perfectly. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll head back to the hotel; enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own. Vantage Cares: Participate in a weaving demonstration on the traditional backstrap loom and shop from a colorful array of beautiful blankets, garments, rugs, and other community-made goods during a visit to the indigenous Chinchero Weavers Community, our Vantage Cares site in South America.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch
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DAY 4 : Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Today, you’ll head for Machu Picchu, the famous archaeological site of the New World and a true highlight of South America travel. Board a luxury Vistadome train this morning for a scenic journey to our hotel right outside Machu Picchu in the town of Aguas Calientes. This afternoon, we’ll arrive at Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided walking tour of the mysterious Inca ruins after the majority of the crowds have departed. This evening, we’ll return to Aguas Calientas via motorcoach for dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel.

 Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 5: Sacred Valley / Cuzco

Today, we’ll board a luxury Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo, then continue via motorcoach towards Cuzco. During the transfer, we’ll stop in Chinchero, where we’ll pay a visit to a local school and enjoy a farmer’s lunch with a weaving community. Your South America adventure continues in Cuzco, where a walking tour introduces you to the city that was the first capital of the Inca Empire, then, after the arrival of the conquistadores, became a stronghold of the Spanish-colonial Empire. 

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 6: Cuzco

This morning, you’ll explore more of Cuzco’s marvels during a city walking tour, including a visit to the Koricancha Temple of the Sun, the Main Square, the markets, and the cathedral. Enjoy lunch on your own and an afternoon at leisure. Alternately, you can join an artisan jewelry factory and shop tour, with an opportunity to shop for unique jewelry! This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.


 Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 7 : Cuzco / Lima / Santiago de Chile

Enjoy a morning of leisure in Cuzco before departing for the airport this afternoon. This evening, you’ll board two flights, first from Cuzco to Lima, then Lima to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel. 

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 8 : Santiago de Chile, Chile

After a morning at leisure, you'll join Day 2 of the base program.

 Included meals: breakfast
*Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on May departures. Add $200 per person for all other departures.
Single supplement - $399. Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

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