Travel the length of the former Inca Empire, from Ecuador to Northern Argentina. This tailored itinerary is fully flexible to suit your tastes and budget. You will overland through Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, admire the incredible diversity of wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, experience the surreal landscapes of Bolivia’s south west, the Uyuni Salt Plains and coloured lagoons, and you will have the chance to see the majestic Iguazu Falls and explore the extensive Argentine National Park.
Welcome to Quito. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.
Free morning. Afternoon walking tour of the UNESCO Heritage listed colonial centre.
Full day tour of Otavalo to visit the famous indigenous markets with lunch at a local hacienda.
Drive to Cotopaxi National Park where you’ll see the conical Cotopaxi Volcano before continuing to one of the region’s colourful local markets. After lunch, we drive to Baños & overnight.
Travel the famous Route of the Waterfalls around Baños and drive to a great lookout point to see the spectacular Tungurahua Volcano. Continue to Riobamba & overnight.
Train ride along the series of switchbacks known as the Devil’s Nose; continue by car to Cuenca, visiting Ingapirca ruins enroute.
Half day tour of the colonial city centre, including the Cathedral, Taquilla Hat Factory (maker’s of the famous Panama Hats!) and the Flower Market. Afterwards we take a short drive out of town for picturesque views of the red-tiled roofs and church domes, framed by imposing mountains.
Travel overland to Guayaquil, via El Cajas National Park. In Guayaquil you’ll have a short city tour and overnight.
Fly to the Galapagos Islands to join your cruise. There are dozens of ways you can experience the fabulous Galapagos Islands. Choose from 3 to 14 night itineraries on tourist, first class or deluxe vessels, or ask us about island hopping programs.
Daily activities with naturalist guides.
Daily activities with naturalist guides.
Morning touring. Return to Guayaquil. Transfer to your hotel.
Fly to Lima this morning. Half day city sightseeing tour including Larco Museum.
Free day to explore Lima. Option to have a Peruvian cooking lesson & market visit.
Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Sacred Valley where you can best adjust to the altitude.
Full day tour through the Sacred Valley, including Chinchero and its market and Ollantaytambo village and fortress.
Travel by train to explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. A guided tour of the ruins and lunch is included today.
Return to the ruins and explore at your own pace. Return to Cuzco this afternoon.
Half day city tour of the main sights of Cuzco and nearby ruins.
Free day. Optional Community Project day; visit an Andean village for a more indepth cultural encounter. Learn about their way of living and their everyday activities including a one-on-one weaving lesson. We encourage you to bring along a water filter donation which will change the life of a family.
Full day bus tour across the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca with stops at Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and lunch in Sicuani on the way.
Morning tour visiting Uros floating reed Islands on Lake Titicaca. Option to include Taquile Island.
Travel by coach & catamaran from Puno to La Paz with a visit to Copacabana & Sun Island. Option to overnight on Sun Island.
Enjoy a half day city tour visiting the Valley of the Moon and Witches’ Market.
Fly to Uyuni and depart by 4wd on one of the most breathtaking overland trips in South America.
Continue across the Altiplano to Alota and Villamar.
Visit the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. Continue through the “Pampas de Dali”, up to Laguna Verde, before crossing the border into Chile to San Pedro de Atacama.
Optional full day tour of the Tatio Geysers.
A full day bus ride across wild and remote Andean landscapes will take you to Salta, Argentina.
Day at leisure to relax and explore. Visit the excellent Museum of High Mountain Archaeology and see the brilliantly preserved remains of child sacrifices found over 6000m in the Andean Range.
Full day tour of the Cafayate wine region. Drive through the stunning Cafayate Gorge with its beautiful colours and iconic rock formations before arriving in the pretty Calchaquies Valley. Visit a local winery for a tasting. Return to Salta.
Morning at leisure. Fly to Puerto Iguazu this afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a full tour of the Argentine Iguazu National Park, including Devil’s Throat and the Grand Adventure Boat Ride, a thrilling way to experience the power of the falls.
Fly to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Afternoon at leisure.
Morning sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires. This evening, learn the basic steps of tango before your dinner and tango show.
Free day. Consider an Estancia visit in Areco, famous for the conservation of Creole customs and home to the Guiraldes Museum, or a day trip to charming and historic Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay).
Transfer to the airport. Option to extend your trip to the Mendoza or Bariloche.