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An epic journey, by land and Patagonia cruise, from Machu Picchu to Rio de Janeiro

34 Night Itinerary from  £10,742

Odysseus Tour

An wonderful adventure, combining Peru, a 14-night cruise around the Southern Tip of South America & Falkland Islands, with Machu Picchu, magnificent Iguassu Waterfalls and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Travel from Peru, cruise to Patagonia & Falklands plus Iguassu & Rio
  • Visit the coastal city of Lima, famed for its world class culinary scene
  • Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Titicaca meeting the local villagers  
  • Journey by train through Andean mountain landscapes to Cusco
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu and enjoy time in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Enjoy a 14-night Cruise from Santiago around the tip of South America
  • Visit the Chilean lakes, glaciers, Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands
  • Stay in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America
  • Experience the mighty Iguazu Falls from both sodes of the waterfalls
  • Explore magnificent Rio de Janeiro, the perfect end to your holiday

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Ancient gold

Fly to Lima - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Depart the UK on direct overnight flight to Lima

Day 2 - Arrive in Lima

Day 3 - Guided city tour

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Thursday, 25 July 2024

Direct, overnight flight to Lima

Depart the UK on a direct, overnight flight to Lima. 

Friday, 26 July 2024

Arrive in Lima

On arrival, our guide will meet and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Guided tour of Lima

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Lima including the famous historic centre. Visit the Presidential Palace, Plaza San Martín and the Larco Herrera Museum, with a fabulous collection of ancient artefacts Inca and pre-Inca cultures of Peru. 


Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Allpa Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection

Lima - First Hotel

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

Miraflores Park Plaza
Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, El Calvario

Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Fly to Puno

Day 5 - Full day excursion on Lake Titicaca

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Sunday, 28 July 2024

Fly to Puno

Transfer to the airport and fly to Puno. On arrival, our guide will transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Monday, 29 July 2024

Lake Titicaca tour

Today explore Lake Titicaca by boat. We firstly visit the floating island of the Uros. The Uros are an ancestral society that populates a series of artificial islands built with totora plant, a type of reed which grows in Lake Titicaca. There they build their houses, also from totora. Continue to the island of Taquile, once part of the Inca Empire (its inhabitants speak quechua). It is famous for its beautiful textiles. Explore the island, take a walk along the beach and enjoy an included lunch.

Libertador Hotel

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Libertador Luxury Hotel is a beautiful and spacious hotel sets on the Esteves Island overlooking Lake Titicaca, the world´s highest navigable lake. All the rooms have a wonderful panoramic view, from where you can see the most beautiful sunrises. The hotel is located only 5 minutes from downtown Puno, 45 minutes from the airport in Juliaca, and 3 hours from the Bolivian border.


Boatman on Lake Titicaca

Casa Andina Premium

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Casa Andina Premium, Puno is a few minutes’ walk outside of Puno city centre, including Lima Street which is very popular amongst tourists and locals alike.

The hotel lobby boasts a stone fireplace, ideal for warming up after being out in cold weather. It has 53 rooms, all with TV, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar. The restaurant serves typical Andean cuisine.

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Titilaka Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca - Deluxe Lodge

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula staying in a luxury lodge on the lake shore.

Titilaka Lodge features sumptuous lake view suites, intimate fireside dining, wraparound terraces, and a heated outdoor pool. A serene setting, surrounded by incomparably blue waters, graced with dramatic dawns and spectacular sunsets.

The lodge is all-inclusive, with 18 suites and includes private transport to and from the airport in Juliaca and from Puno train station, full board, bar and a choice of two, three or four day programmes with a choice of excursions in Land Rover or by boat. Rooms are facing the lake and all have private bathrooms with heated floors.

Daily included activities on offer are nature and archeology adventures, kayaking, visiting living cultures, bike excursions, colonial churches, islands like Taquile and the nearby man-made floating Uros islands, local markets, cloth weavers, canoeing, a reed boat ride, and a picnic overlooking the lake.

Overlooking Lake Titicaca
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Sacred Valley of the Incas - 3 Nights

Day 6 - Scenic train journey to Cusco

Day 7 - At leisure in the Sacred Valley 

Day 8 - Sacred Valley of the Incas tour 

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Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Scenic train journey to Cusco

Crossing the Andes from Puno to Cusco is an unforgettable experience. The Peru Rail Titicaca Train features an open-air observatory car, two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s with exquisite service and fine gourmet food! The journey takes over 10 hours. On arrival in Cusco, transfer to your luxury hotel in the Sacred Valley for a 3-night stay including breakfast.

Wednesday, 31 July 2024

At leisure in the Sacred Valley

Relax at your hotel or lodge today, enjoying the beauty and history of the Sacred Valley. Optional activities and excursions are available.

Thursday, 01 August 2024

Sacred Valley of the Incas tour

Enjoy a full day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting Chinchero market, well-known for its woven handcrafts typical of the region. From here we drive to the Moray ruins, used by the Incas as a type of open-air crop laboratory. Our next stop is Maras pre-Inca salt mines located on a wide-open hill above the Urubamba Valley, from here we will walk down to the Urubamba River and stop to admire the beautiful views of the valley. We visit the huge fortress of Ollantaytambo, the archaeological complex believed to have been a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. Continue on to Pisac a small colonial village built by Viceroy Francisco de Toledo on the ruins of an Inca citadel, standing at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba River valley which was called the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" for the agricultural produce and wealth it brought as the base of the Inca Empire. 


Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.


Casa Andina Premium

Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 10 km from Ollantaytambo train station. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers an Andean spa and a Gym, restaurant, bar, room service, telescope to view the night sky and business centre with internet access. From the hotel River Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding can be arranged. Each of the 85 rooms is equipped with Cable TV, heating, bathtub or Jacuzzi, hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast. 

Casa Andina Premium

Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Luxury Hotel

Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba.

The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley.

Public areas include a restaurant, spa and swimming pool.

The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. You can also get involved with the hotel's charitable work, where they support local people through education at a dedicated Sol Y Luna School.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Sol y Luna - Relais & Chateaux
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 9 - Machu Picchu private tour

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Friday, 02 August 2024

Machu Picchu private tour

Board Peru Rail's 'Vistadome' train at Ollantaytambo for the journey to Machu Picchu. This is a spectacular journey through a dramatic and changing landscape with some fantastic views. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will be met by your guide and check-into your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast. After lunch, you will have a private guided tour of the extensive archaeological site to learn about the history and culture of the Incas. 

El Mapi

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

A smart and contemporary hotel, located in the heart of Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes); the perfect spot to start enjoying a once in lifetime experience to the Citadel of Machu Picchu: the Lost City of the Incas. El Mapi hotel is located just a few steps from the main square and the train station, this hotel of only 48 rooms, offers its guests the opportunity to admire and interact with the picturesque Andean town of Machu Picchu town. The hotel welcomes all of its guests with great service in a friendly and cozy environment. With all the facilities in mind, the rooms are modern equipped with two twins or one king bed, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets covers, 32'' TV and cable, hair dryers and naturally scented toiletries.

El Mapi by Inkaterra

Casa Andina Classic

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

Located by train station, the hotel is modern, functional but bland, useful for an overnight stay. The standard rooms have no windows but others look out over the station or behind to the Urubamba river.

Casa Andina Standard

Sanctuary Lodge, Belmond Hotels

Machu Picchu - Deluxe Lodge

Set in its own gardens and the only hotel in such close proximity to the magical ruins, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers twenty-nine well-appointed rooms and two suites. Also located just outside the gates to the Lost city of the Incas, this beautiful hotel is the only one to command views of the site. An Orient Express owned hotel, the service is impeccable and the food is excellent. Accommodation includes room, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In nearby Aguas Calientes hot springs you can enjoy a soothing bath at the end of a long day of exploring. Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes and enjoy a spectacular view. There is also an indoor dining room where a delicious breakfast buffet and international cuisineare available.

The Lodge has 31 rooms and one suite, bar, restaurant, self service autlet and a cliffhanging snack bar, with one of tha best views of the Sacred Mountain. All rooms have Television, laundry service, mini bar, Idd telephone.


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Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 10 - Machu Picchu and train to Cusco

Day 11 - Guided city tour

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Saturday, 03 August 2024

Machu Picchu and train to Cusco

The morning is free to explore. You may wish to climb Huayna Picchu, a steep climb but well worth it for the fantastic views of the valley and a different perspective of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, there is a gentle climb, back along the Inca Trail, to Intipunku: the Gate of the Sun, and the first sight one has of the complex if walking the Inca Trail. In the afternoon, take the train back to Ollantaytambo Station and onto Cusco where you stay for 2-nights including breakfast. 

Sunday, 04 August 2024

Guided tour of Cusco

Enjoy a private, guided tour of Cusco visiting the main square, the cathedral, Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, part of which survived having a Colonial church built on top of it. From the city centre we travel into the mountains to visit the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Kenko. The mighty fortress and complex of Sacsayhuaman was built with massive stones, some weighing over 100 tons, and which all fit together like a jigsaw, without mortar. 

Maytaq Wasin

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Incan empire, only a few steps away from the main plaza, the Maytaq Wasin Hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceiling and plenty of natural light. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hills and chic common areas with modern decor. The hotel is only 150 metres from the Inca Museum and steps away from the main Plaza de Armas.

Public areas include an open rooftop terrace, lounge, restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The well-appointed rooms have twin/double beds, cable TV and private bathoom with shower.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.


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Casa Andina Premium

Cusco - First Hotel

This beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 4 blocks from Cusco’s main square – Plaza de Armas, is complete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property.

The hotel has 93 air-conditioned rooms offering private bathroom, safe, minibar, safe, TV, kettle and FREE Wi-fi. The Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. 

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Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is  Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.

All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.

Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.

The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.

Belmond Monasterio
Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile - 2 Nights

Day 12 - Fly to Santiago de Chile 

Day 13 - Guided city tour

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Monday, 05 August 2024

Fly to Santiago de Chile

Transfer to the airport and fly to Santiago de Chile. On arrival, our guide will transfer to you your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Tuesday, 06 August 2024

Guide city tour

This morning, we explore the city on a guided tour. Set in a wide plain with the Andes stretching into the distance, Santiago offers bohemian areas, large craft markets, grand central squares and the Cerro San Cristóbal, a hill which can be reached by funicular railway, for superb panoramic views of the city.

Hotel Panamericano

Santiago de Chile - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Panamericano is a well-located tourist class hotel on the main shopping street in Santiago de Chile, walking distance to attractions such as Santa Lucia Hill or the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

The hotel has 200 spacious rooms in a modern and contemporary style. Each room is air-conditioned and includes a minibar, private bathroom, flat screen TV, telephone, safe, hair dryer, FREE toiletries, hand sanitiser and Ipod dock.
Public areas include the El Chelo Restaurant serving international and seafood dishes in a relaxed environment. There is FREE Wi-FI available in the lobby.
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Santa Rita

Santiago de Chile - Luxury Boutique

Located just 45 minutes from Santiago in the foothills of Alto Jahuel, Buin, Santa Rita Vineyard and Hotel offers the chance to experience Chile's cultural heritage and winemaking traditions as well as history, culture and cuisine.

Whether you are an experienced connoisseur or more of a beginner, our tours will help you learn about and enjoy the fascinating world of winemaking. When you visit Santa Rita, or stay a night or two at the stunning Hotel Casa Real, you will find the roots of Chilean wine: you will see how it is made, enjoy a tasting session, and experience the winery’s cultural heritage in Alto Jahuel.

The Hotel Casa Real sits in a 40-hectare park, one of the largest and best-preserved in Central Chile, with statues, mazes, a chapel and well maintained gardens and avenues.

The hotel has 16 rooms and suites, each with private bathroom, hair dryer, FREE Wi-Fi, mini-bar and luxury toiletries. Public areas include lounge areas, dining room, a billiard room, outdoor swimming pool and gym.

Santa Rita Vineyard And Hotel


Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Boutique

This handsome townhouse, built in 1927, has been renovated and converted into a luxury boutique hotel, with all its original architectural splendour. Filled with European style and sophistication, the 14 rooms were designed to make guests feel at home. The hotel retains the back garden of the original house, complete with a small pool. The hotel has a simple snack bar, but there are many bars and restaurants nearby.

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South America Patagonia Passage - 7 Nights

Day 14 - Transfer to San Antonio and embark the Oosterdam

Day 15 - At sea

Day 16 - Puerto Montt, Chile

Day 17 - Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Day 18 - Cruising the Chilean Fjords

Day 19 - Cruising the Sarmiento Channel

Day 20 - Punta Arenas, Chile

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Wednesday, 07 August 2024

Embark the Oosterdam

Morning at leisure in Santiago. Perhaps take an optional tour to nearby vineyards. In the afternoon, transfer to San Antonio and embark Holland America Line's Oosterdam for your 14-night cruise to Buenos Aires on a full board basis. Settle into your chosen cabin and set sail at 1700.

Thursday, 08 August 2024

At sea

Friday, 09 August 2024

Puerto Montt, Chile

Arrive at 0800 in Puerto Montt, the gateway to Chile's scenic Lake District. Optional excursions are available from the ship. Depart 1700.

Saturday, 10 August 2024

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Arrive in Puerto Chacabuco, in Chile's Patagonia region, at 1100. Disembark by tender and explore the scenic fjords, craft markets and opt for an excursion to nearby glaciers. Depart 1900. 

Sunday, 11 August 2024

Cruising the Chilean Fjords

Monday, 12 August 2024

Cruising the Sarmiento Channel

Tuesday, 13 August 2024

Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas at 0600, for a full day ashore. Enjoy Chile's most southerly city with an interesting colonial history or opt for an excursion exploring the scenic countryside in this part of Patagonia.  

Ushuaia Argentina

Ushuaia to Falkland Islands - 3 Nights

Day 21 - Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 22 - Cruising Cape Horn

Day 23 - Port Stanley, Falkland Islands 

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Wednesday, 14 August 2024

Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia at 1200. Enjoy and afternoon and early evening in the world's most southernly city. Opt to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park. Depart 2000.

Thursday, 15 August 2024

Cruising Cape Horn

A magical day today, full of historical significance, as you pass fabled Cape Horn.

Friday, 16 August 2024

Port Stanley

Arrive in the Falkland Islands at 0800 for a wonderful day exploring this ever so British Overseas Territory. Disembark by tender and visit Port Stanley, or take an optional tour to observe some of the incredible wildlife, particularly penguin colonies, that make this remote location their home. Depart 1800.

Punta Del Este Beaches

Montevideo and Buenos Aires - 4 Nights

Day 24 - At sea

Day 25 - At sea

Day 26 - Montevideo, Uruguay

Day 27 - Buenos Aires

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Saturday, 17 August 2024

At sea

Sunday, 18 August 2024

At sea

Monday, 19 August 2024

Montevideo, Uruguay

Arrive in Montevideo at 0800. Enjoy a full day in Uruguay - perhaps take an expression to the resort of Punta del Este or the historic town of Colonia del Sacramento. Depart 1800.

Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Buenos Aires

Our final destination on your wonderful cruise, as you arrive in Buenos Aires for your final night aboard. Arrive 0800 with a full day to explore.

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Buenos Aires - 2 Nights

Day 28 - Guided tour of Buenos Aires

Day 29 - Optional tours 

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Wednesday, 21 August 2024

Buenos Aires

Disembark the Oosterdam after breakfast and transfer to your chosen hotel in Buenos Aires for a 2-night stay including breakfast. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of this most attractive city, from the colourful La Boca district, squares where couples dance the tango and the delightful Recoleta suburb with parks and fascinating architecture.

Thursday, 22 August 2024

Optional tours of Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires independently today, or choose from our wide selection of optional tours and excursions: learn to dance the tango; explore the traditional bars & cafes of San Telmo; enjoy a show at the Colon Theatre; take an Evita & Peronism tour; discover art in Buenos Aires; enjoy an Argentine Dinner experience; discover Buenos Aires' Jewish heritage; go 'off the beaten track' in Hidden Buenos Aires; explore the Underground tunnels of Buenos Aires; re-live the life and times of Diego Maradona.

De las Americas

Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.


Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Loi Suites Hotel is located in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, close to the best shops and the trendy cafes overlooking the park. The hotel has 112 fully equipped rooms and suites combining style comfort and technology, and all decorated with tasteful beiges and creams creating a relaxing home away from home. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and health club.

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Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class

Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.


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Iguassu waterfalls at close range

Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 30 - Fly to Iguazu

Day 31 - Explore the Iguazu Falls

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Friday, 23 August 2024

Fly to Iguazu

Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguazu. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Saturday, 24 August 2024

Explore the Iguazu Falls

Today is free for you to explore the falls at your own pace. Don't miss the chance to experience the truly spectacular Devil's Throat.

La Cantera

Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge

Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious  and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.

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Gran Melia Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.

The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities. 

The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities. 

From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Gran Melia Iguazu overlooking the falls

Awasi Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - Luxury Hotel

Awasi Iguazú is located on the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls. The hotel has the same philosophy as all Awasi hotels: assigning a private vehicle and guide per room to provide guests with personalised services and tailor-made experiences. 

The 14 suites (including one master suite) are located in a private reserve on the edge of the River Iguazú, just 15 minutes from the falls. Each room is stand-alone, and built on stilts for minimal environmental impact. Guests have their own independence and privacy whilst also being able to enjoy the communal area of the Main Lodge. As well as private excursions to the falls, Awasi Iguazú offers unique and innovative jungle excursions, which allow guests to experience not only the falls, but also the fauna, flora and indigenous cultures of the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest.

The rates include airport transfers, lodging, all meals, private excursions and all drinks.

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Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro - 4 Nights

Day 32 - Travel to Rio de Janeiro

Day 33 - Guided tour of Rio

Day 34 - Botanical Gardens & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Day 35 - At leisure 

Day 36 - Fly back to the UK

Day 37 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 25 August 2024

Fly to Rio

This morning, cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a guided tour of the Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay including daily breakfast.

Monday, 26 August 2024

Guided tour of Rio

A full day tour of Rio de Janeiro accompanied by your expert local guide visiting the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain, from where you can admire the magnificent 360 degree view of the City. Then drive through the Tijuca Forest and past the Maracana Football Stadium onto the Bohemian Santa Teresa district with cobbled streets and galleries. After lunch, continue to the historic city centre of Rio de Janeiro, home of the Portuguese Royal Family. Visit the Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, the Church of Sao Jose and Cultural Centre on Praca XV to learn about the Royal history of Rio - the area is well known for its unique colonial architecture. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2024

Botanical Gardens & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Enjoy a full day guided tour visiting the charming Parque Lage Mansion and gardens. Set in 174.000 square metres of gardens and forest and with the outstanding backdrop of Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue. We continue to the lagoon in the centre of modern Rio where people come to walk, jog, listen to music in the restaurants and bars and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. In the afternoon visit the impressive Botanical Gardens with over 5,000 species of Brazilian plants and trees. Many bird species including toucans, parakeets, and hummingbirds can be seen (or heard) here. Finally, enjoy sunset at fabulous Sugar Loaf Mountain, a vast granite peak 400 metres above the sea at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. Travel by cable car and enjoy spectacular views of the city from the top. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2024

At leisure

Enjoy the delights of Rio on your last day of your epic journey.

Thursday, 29 August 2024

Fly back to the UK

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Friday, 30 August 2024

Arrive in the UK

Hotel Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

Arpoador is a modern hotel with a relaxed, informal style symbolised by the casual designer uniforms worn by the staff. Ideally located between Ipanema and Copacabana, one side faces a busy street with large trees and the other side faces a charming pedestrian waterfront promenade along Ipanema beach and the sea. The hotel's restaurant room has a very pleasant veranda outside, with 10 tables, where you can sit, enjoy the food, the fresh air, sea breeze and ocean view; and literally step straight onto the promenade and onto the beach. Beware that the sea here is the open ocean with strong waves and currents. The restaurant serves breakfast and an excellent simple and creative menu of modern vegetarian dishes.

The rooms are modern, comfortable, functional and decorated in the contemporary minimalist style, with the standard rooms only 18 square meters; but with so much to do in Rio de Janeiro and nearby, you are unlikely to spend much time in the room.

Right at the top of the building, there is a small pool, bar, sitting area and magnificent view of the whole of Ipanema and Leblon with the city and the tall granite peak of Morro dos Dois Irmaos in the background. Within walking distance you have numerous bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and the famous beachfront walks along Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches. This area is the perfect location for all the best attractions that Rio de Janeiro has to offer.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.




Mercure Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Mercure Rio de Janeiro Hotel is located on Atlantica Avenue, in front of Copacabana Beach.

The hotel has a very nice restaurant area facing the beach and facilities for executives such as meeting rooms and a business centre. The Mercure offers a cozy atmosphere with a welcome drink, early check in and late check out, according to availability, fitness centre, WiFi and newspaper inside your room.

1773 Mercure Rio De Janeiro

Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro - Deluxe Hotel

This grand, European-style hotel is a listed building with 226 rooms, a large swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna, rooftop tennis court, shops, business centre, piano bar and three of Rio's finest elegant restaurants.

All the rooms are large and spacious, decorated in a classic elegant style, fully air-conditioned with cable TV, electronic safe deposit box, voice mail, 24-hour room service, mini bar and complimentary WiFi. The separate Tower Annexe building is set back from the street and overlooking the pool, where all the rooms are suites with balconies.

1764 Copacabana Palace

Price Guidelines

Season High Season
Travel Dates December-March 23/24 and 24/25
Room Arrangement Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £10,742 £14,620

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

What's Included

  • 41 Days/39 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 14-night Holland America South America Passage in an outside cabin. Other cabins on request.
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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