Icons of South America

Journey through three countries that will fascinate you with their rich history, beautiful environment and iconic cultures. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

From the World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu with its mysterious origins, to the friendly hospitality of the Sacred Valley inhabitants, and the passion and fire of Rio de Janeiro, there’s plenty to delight across this South American odyssey. Enjoy an authentic Andean feast and discover the lovely city of Cuzco. Stand atop one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Iguazú Falls, and immerse yourself in the colour and movement of the iconic Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro. Your journey concludes in Buenos Aires; learn about the rich Porteña culture and gastronomy of the ‘Paris of the Americas’. This itinerary is the perfect pace for you to relax and explore these fascinating destinations.

Price Includes

Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests
4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
3 Scenic Sundowners events
Your choice of 14 Scenic Freechoice activities
3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
29 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
All internal flights
Return airport transfers
All tipping and gratuities

Departure Date
9 November 2020

Other tours available in October and November 2020, seasonal surcharges apply.

Bonus

• Air credit of up to $400* per person towards your international airfare
• Save up to $400* per person - when booking any journey to South America of 18 to 21 days

Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Save up to $150* per person discount

Room/Cabin information
Offer Ends

30 Sep 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Day 1 – Lima
Highlights: Welcome 
Welcome to colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in Lima.

Day 2 - Lima > Sacred Valley 

Highlights: Scenic Sundowners 
This morning fly to Cuzco, then travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Your three night stay allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca Empire. Enjoy a walking tour through the charming village of Urubamba.

Sundowners
Tonight, meet with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented by a tapas style dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Sacred Valley

Highlights: Culture and history 
Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - Sacred Valley
Highlights: Scenic Enrich: Five Fires dinner  
Freechoice
Enjoy a walking tour of the Pisac ruins and markets; or visit Moray and Inca salt pans. Alternatively, relax in your hotel with a spa treatment.

Enrich
Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with spices and other ingredients grown in Tambo’s own organic garden.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
Highlights: Ancient Inca site 
Travel through picturesque fields on your rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax at your charming hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

Highlights: Experience the Vistadome train 
Learn how to make two of the country’s signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. Then, 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, 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; Scenic 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 Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

Enrich
Visit a community exclusively supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle.

Freechoice Dining
Tonight, sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant or dine on a menu showcasing delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Cuzco 

Highlights: Scenic 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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Cuzco > Iguazú Falls

Highlights: Discover Iguazu Falls 
Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls for your three night Special Stay hotel, set inside the park gates. 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 10 - Iguazú Falls 
Highlights: Explore Brazilian Iguazú and Scenic Sundowners 
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 and experience an exciting jet boat adventure.

Sundowners
Enjoy a Scenic Sundowners event of beverages and tapas.

Optional flight - Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight. (Additional expense).

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Iguazú Falls

Highlights: Explore Argentine Iguazú 
Discover the walkways across the top of the falls on the Argentinian side to the lookout where you will see the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ and be awed by the sheer volume of water cascading over the falls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 - Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeiro
Highlights: Discover Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf at sunset 
Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. A highlight will be your Special Stay, this elegant hotel provides the perfect place to spend your last two nights in Brazil.

Sundowners
At Sugarloaf Mountain, the cable car takes you to the top of the peak, where you will enjoy Scenic Sundowner drinks while taking in the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding landscape at sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 - Rio de Janeiro

Highlights: Christ the Redeemer statue 
Today you will discover the beating heart of this exotic city. Take a fascinating walking tour through downtown Rio, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Municipal Theatre. Learn about Rio’s history and culture and appreciate the locals’ lifestyle. Ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Indulge in a mouth-watering Brazilian Churrascaria experience.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 - Rio de Janeiro > Buenos Aires

Highlights: Scenic Freechoice Rio de Janeiro 
Freechoice
Walk through the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) while learning about its unique history, or get an insider’s perspective on daily life in the favelas and enjoy an energetic capoeira show. Alternatively, discover how the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown co-exist on a historical walking tour.

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel for a four night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 - Buenos Aires

Highlights: City highlights & Tango Show 
An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’ with your local guide, including Casa Rosada. Visit soulful San Telmo and
La Boca’s colourful Caminito. This evening enjoy dinner at the Gala Tango show.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 - Buenos Aires

Highlights: Scenic Enrich: Porteña Culture and gastronomy 
Enrich
Experience typical Porteña culture and gastronomy with a visit to a local Estancia, enjoy a wine tasting with expert sommeliers, a traditional Asado lunch and polo class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 - Buenos Aires

Highlights: Scenic Freechoice  
Freechoice
Take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively, discover the green side of Buenos Aires on a bike tour of the city’s parks and plazas, or bask in the marvellous architecture of the city’s belle époque on a walking tour.

Enrich
Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner and indulge your senses in one of Buenos Aires’ coveted closed-door restaurants while enjoying a modern Argentine meal with wine pairing – complete with an empanada making class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 - Buenos Aires 

Highlights: Farewell 
Say farewell as you transfer to the airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

  *Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 19 August 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2019.  Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Offer applicable for new bookings only. All savings are included in the advertised price.  Airfare not included.  Valid for new bookings only and are not combinable. From price includes Scenic savings of up to $400 per person and Helloworld exclusive of up to $150 per person discount when booked by 30 September 2019. Price is based on Icons of South America SAI091120.  Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.