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Icons of South America

Be charmed and enchanted by Peru, Brazil and Argentina on this 18-day tour from Lima to Buenos Aires. Highlights include the natural wonder; Iguazu Falls.

Members from: $13,429 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $13,695 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    South America

  • Supplier


  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests

  • Four exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

  • Three Scenic Sundowners events

  • Your choice of 14 Scenic Freechoice activities

  • Three memorable Scenic Special Stays

  • Twenty-nine 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

Sacred valleys and astonishing vistas

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.


Day 1: Lima

Welcome to colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in Lima.

Day 2: Lima > Sacred Valley

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8: Cuzco

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 15: Buenos Aires

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

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

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.

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

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

Meals included: Breakfast

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Please read carefully before booking. These terms and conditions are additional to the terms and conditions contained in Scenic South America 2019/2020 brochure and on All bookings are subject to Scenic’s full terms and conditions. This flyer is supplementary to the full brochure, please refer to full brochure for relevant tour departure dates, itinerary and fares. Prices are in Australian Dollars. All offers including Airfares: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class and are subject to availability of airline and booking class and once sold out, surcharges will apply. All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the tour departure dates. Should the relevant LATAM air schedules not be available for any reason, Scenic reserves the right to substitute another airline. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. All flight offers are based on departure ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, depending on carrier. Surcharges apply for Perth and other ports. Flights must be booked by Scenic. A nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required within 7 days. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person must be paid by the date specified in your booking advice or 31 July 2019; whichever date occurs first. The booking will be cancelled if either deposit is not received by the due date. We reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees. Flight Offers are available until 31 July 2019 or until sold out. Strictly limited seats available on set departures and subject to availability. Flight Offer can be combined with Early Booking Discount, but may be withdrawn at any time. Full airline terms and conditions apply.