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Wines and Cultures of South America: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil - 2021

Santiago • Santa Cruz • Montevideo • Colonia del Sacramento • Buenos Aires • Iguassu Falls • Rio de Janeiro
  • MARVEL AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST WATERFALLS- FROM BOTH THE ARGENTINEAN AND BRAZILIAN SIDES OF IGUAZÚ
  • PONDER THE INCOMPARABLE LANDSCAPES OF RIO DE JANEIRO — INCLUDING SUGAR LOAF AND CORCOVADO — FROM ABOVE
  • SPEND TWO NIGHTS SIPPING CHILEAN WINES IN THE COLCHAGUA VALLEY, SAVOR URUGUAY’S COVETED REDS DURING A WINERY VISIT, AND TASTE SOME OF ARGENTINA’S BEST AT AN EXCLUSIVE DINNER
  • EXPLORE THE HISTORIC QUARTER OF VALPARAÍSO, A UNESCO-LISTED SEASIDE CITY
  • DISCOVER CHILE’S FOLKLORIC CUECA DANCE, LEARN THE TANGO IN ARGENTINA, AND LET BRAZIL’S SAMBA MOVE YOU
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Peru: The Lost World of the Inca

FROM $2,499 PER PERSON | 7 DAYS | $357 PER DAY

They’re two destinations on any adventurous traveler’s must-do list: Cusco and Machu Picchu. These inimitable Peruvian locales offer a glimpse of the country’s past — especially the mighty Inca Empire.

Begin your South American adventure with a visit to Peru’s mystical Sacred Valley, featuring ancient Inca capitals and Spanish colonial cities. Spend a day touring Sacred Valley, including a visit to Pisac’s market and Ollantaytambo. You’ll then embarking on a scenic Vistadome train ride to the region’s crown jewel — Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The past and present intermingle with visits to a local weaving community and a chichería, where the local brew is a traditional corn beer still savored today.

The journey doesn’t stop there, as you’ll get to know the enchanting city of Cusco with walking tours featuring Koricancha and the Catholic catedral. After flying to Chile, overnight stays in the capital, Santiago, bracket your pre-trip adventure and ensure a relaxing experience, while our itinerary provides active opportunities for walking and swimming.

Your Price Includes:
  • Included flights: 1 flight from Cusco, Peru to Santiago, Chile (connection through Lima)
  • Accommodations for 6 nights: 2 nights at the Aranwa Sacred Valley, 1 night at the Mapi Hotel in Aguas Calientes, 2 nights at the Aranwa Cusco, and 1 night at the InterContinental Santiago (or similar) in Santiago, Chile.
  • 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 11 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley, a day in the magical archaeological site of Machu Picchu, learning about the ancient Incan people, savoring the local delicacy of chicha, and getting to know modern day Peru in Cusco.  
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of an Adventure Leader
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Peru

Your Peruvian discoveries begin as you depart on an overnight flight from the U.S., headed for Lima, then on to Cusco.

DAY 2:

Arrive in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

When you arrive, 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:

Explore the mystic Sacred Valley

This morning, set off to Ollantaytambo, a lovely town set by a massive Inca fortress in its background. 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 chicheria, we’ll head back to the hotel; enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Full day Sacred Valley tour including the Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo (Sun Temple)

Culinary Feature:

  • Visit a chichería

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 4:

Walking tour of Machu Picchu and guided tour of Incan ruins

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, the famous archaeological site of the New World and a true highlight of South America travel, where we'll enjoy a guided walking tour of the mysterious Inca ruins after most of the crowds have departed. This evening, we’ll return to Aguas Calientes via motor-coach for dinner at the hotel.

Included Features:

  • Vistadome train ride
  • Guided walking tour of Machu Picchu’s ruins

Cultural Discovery:

  • Visit an Incan house

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Farmer’s lunch in Chinchero, and tour of charming Cusco

Today, our luxury Vistadome train takes us to Ollantaytambo; we then continue via motor coach towards Cusco. 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 the indigenous Chinchero Weavers Community, our Vantage Cares site in South America. Vantage Cares: While here, you'll 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.

Included Feature:

  • Vistadome train ride to Ollantaytambo

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Weaving demonstration at Chinchero Weavers Community
  • Enjoy a typical lunch with indigenous weavers
  • Visit to local school

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 6:

Cuzco by foot and a Farewell Dinner

Your South America adventure continues in Cusco, the city that was the first capital of the Inca Empire, then, after the arrival of the conquistadors, became a stronghold of the Spanish-colonial Empire. You’ll explore the highlights 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 Feature:

  • Walking tour of Cusco

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 7:

Leisure in Cusco, then fly to Santiago, Chile

Enjoy a morning of leisure in Cusco before departing for the airport this afternoon. This evening, you’ll board two flights, first from Cusco to Lima, then Lima to Santiago de Chile. You’ll arrive in Santiago past midnight and transfer to your hotel. Rest easy — the next morning is at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 8:

Join Day 2 of the base program

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

Included meals:

Breakfast

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