Icons of South America & Patagonia

Discover the charms of Patagonia with a 25 day luxury tour from Lima to Santiago. Highlights include the vast glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park.

25 Days
Lima to Santiago
From (NZD)
$ 22,360
$ 21,910
Dates & Pricing

2019/2020 Lima > Santiago

Incan Treasures and the great outdoors

Pristine and wild, Patagonia is a place with an incredible connection to nature. Wide sweeping spaces, epic glaciers and towering mountain peaks that will take your breath away.
The great southern icefields of Patagonia are waiting to be discovered. From the granite pillars soaring more than 2,000 metres into the sky in Torres del Paine National Park to the vast glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park this, region is the perfect complement to your Icons of South America tour.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SAIP
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Santiago

Selected Itinerary

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Day 14 - Rio de Janeiro > Buenos Aires

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Day 18 - Buenos Aires > El Calafate

    Fly to El Calafate, the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentine Patagonia and enjoy a relaxing three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - El Calafate

    Established in 1937 as a national park and extending over 4,459 square kilometres, the World Heritage-listed Los Glaciares National Park is sure to be a highlight. Cruise close to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose face rises an average of 74 metres above the surface of the water. Then take a guided walk along the boardwalk for views across to the top of the impressive 250 square kilometre glacier.

    Toast your day in this natural wonderland framed by the spectacular backdrop of Perito Moreno glacier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. Day 20 - El Calafate

    Discover the traditional way of life on an estancia (ranch) in the Argentine countryside, surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty. This evening is at leisure to  experience one of the many quaint restaurants and cafés.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - El Calafate > Torres del Paine National Park

    Drive to Patagonia and your luxurious retreat, set in the heart of the park on the shores of Lake Pehoe, the perfect base for a three night Special Stay. Settle into your tastefully appointed room, with sweeping views across the lake to the Paine Massif and enjoy a range of daily excursions, complimentary beverages and delicious meals featuring Patagonian specialities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Your exciting adventure into one of the most spectacular national parks in the world begins. Boasting glaciers, waterways, the peaks of the Paine Massif and a range of wildlife including the elusive puma, your days exploring will be a memory to treasure. Each day there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace, all escorted by expert expedition guides.
    Each evening relax in the lounge with its magnificent views over the lake across to the mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Torres del Paine National Park

    Continue to explore Torres del Paine National Park, there are several small group activities for you to choose from and enjoy at your own pace, all escorted by expert expedition guides. Join your Tour Director on your final evening for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Torres del Paine National Park > Santiago

    Savour the last views of the massifs of Torres del Paine before flying to the quirky Chilean capital of Santiago for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Santiago

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • 4 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of 14 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 44 meals – 24 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability