A Taste of South America

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  • Itinerary
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  • Cox and Kings

Sample the cultural and scenic highlights of three of the most distinct countries in South America on this superb introductory tour. Explore sophisticated Buenos Aires, its underground secrets and the Argentinian grassland countryside; get a taste of Chile in its buzzing capital city, the winelands and the Pacific coast; then combine historic Lima with the Inca heritage of the Peruvian Andes.

  • Visit underground tunnels in old San Telmo & a historic estancia
  • A vineyard tour & wine tasting in Casablanca Valley
  • A glimpse into Chile’s dictatorship past at the Human Rights Museum
  • Train journey & overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - maximum 26 people

Alvear Art, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Art is located in Retiro, in the heart of Buenos Aires, just a short walk from the elegant Avenida Santa Fe and the Florida shopping street. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and features 139 elegant rooms and suites, a sleek yet classic contemporary design and numerous pieces of art. The spacious and high ceilinged marbled lobby is bathed in natural light and leads through to the restaurant and bar, while the top floors features a spa, indoor swimming pool, and a gym and relaxation room with superb panoramic views of the...

Casa Andina Premium Cuzco, Cuzco

Occupying an 18th-century mansion, the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco is located in the old, colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa Square and just a few blocks' walk from the main square. The hotel's guestrooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts and overlook picturesque courtyards. There is a central patio with a fountain, a colonial bar and a stylish restaurant decorated with traditional paintings.

Features: 93 rooms, restaurant, bar, massage room, ATM, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer,...

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, Lima

The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores) is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with rooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art.

Features: 148 rooms, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, gym, sauna, ATM, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, coffee...

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, The Sacred Valley

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside

Features: 92 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, spa service, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, heating, safe,...

El MaPi Hotel, Machu Picchu

El MaPi, owned by Inkaterra, is located in the village of Aguas Calientes, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and the Machu Picchu bus station. This smart contemporary hotel offer comfortable rooms with modern amenities and an organic spa, located on the top floor of the hotel, with panormanic views over the cloud forest.

Features: 130 rooms, restaurant,  bar, spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe,...

Hotel Acontraluz, Valparaiso (Chile)

Located in the neighbourhood of Cerro Alegre, the Hotel Acontraluz is a characterful property dating back to the 19th century. The interior features a warm decor with traditional furnishings, wooden beams and local artwork. Standard rooms are elegantly furnished with views of the city, while upgraded suites provide views of Valparaiso bay. The hotel serves breakfast and there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. Guests can relax in several small lounge areas throughout the hotel, or in the small garden, and you can enjoy views of the bay from the rooftop terrace.

Features: 13 rooms, breakfast room, bar, lounge areas, rooftop terrace, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Safe, hairdryer,...

Hotel Plaza San Francisco, Santiago

Located 16km from the airport, the Hotel Plaza San Francisco is situated on the busy O'Higgins Avenue in the heart of the city's downtown area. This elegant hotel has traditional decor, with richly coloured fabric wallpaper, oriental rugs and subdued lighting. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving award-winning cuisine, a bar, swimming pool, fitness centre and...

  • South America
Tour Types
  • group
  • General interest

Day 1: Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Buenos Aires with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Morning arrival. Transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 3: Buenos Aires

In the morning visit the elegant Recoleta and colourful La Boca districts, and travel back in time at the amazing underground tunnels of El Zanjon. Optional evening dinner and tango show. (B)

Day 4: The Pampas

Full-day excursion into the Pampas. Visit the town of San Antonio de Areco, birthplace of the gaucho’s tradition, and its small museum, and relax at a traditional estancia (ranch) over a typical asado (barbecue lunch). (B, L)

Day 5: Fly to Santiago, Chile • Valparaíso

Fly to Santiago and transfer to the coast and bohemian Valparaíso for a one-night stay at Hotel Acontraluz (upgrade to a sea-vew room from £45), in the heart of historic Cerro Alegre hill. (B)

Day 6: Winelands • Santiago

Morning tour of the colourful port city with its distinctive funicular elevators and visit the eccentric house of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Continue to the Casablanca Valley for a vineyard tour and wine tasting, and onto Santiago for 2 nights at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco. (B, L)

Day 7: Santiago

Half-day city tour of the historic centre and the Human Rights Museum to reflect on Chile’s past. Optional afternoon visit to the Sky Costanera viewing platform. (B)

Days 8-9: Fly to Lima, Peru

Fly to Lima and transfer to Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. Morning tour of the highlights of this historic capital including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in the city. (B)

Day 10: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco in the Andes. Transfer to the Sacred Valley, visiting the indigenous village of Chinchero and the impressive Ollantaytambo Inca fortress en route. Overnight stay at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley. (B)

Day 11: Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and take a guided tour of the magnificent ruined citadel. Stay at El Mapi Hotel for 1 night. (B, L, D)

Day 12: To Cuzco

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Afternoon train to Cuzco for a 2-night stay at Casa Andina Premium Cuzco. (B)

Day 13: Cuzco

Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Optional afternoon visit to nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress. (B)

Days 14-15: Fly to London via Lima

Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Locally escorted tour

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.


March and November departures will return from Lima via Madrid.

Superior Tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £745pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

• 4- & 5-star accommodation
• Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
• Small group size - average 10 people (maximum 26)
• Direct international flights with British Airways
• Internal flights
• Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour guides in each destination
• 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
• Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
• Porterage at airports

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
05-Sep-2020 for 14 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website
10-Oct-2020 for 14 Nights Standard Flight Included
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07-Nov-2020 for 14 Nights Standard Flight Included Visit Website

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