16D 12N WONDERS OF SOUTH AMERICA
- Paulista Avenue
- House of the Roses
- Stock Exchange
- Museum of Art
- Trianon Park
- Morumbi quarter
- Bandeiras Mounment
- Ibirapuera Park
Rio de Janeiro
- Guanabara Palace
- Cosme Velho
- Cogwheel train to Corcovado
- Christ the Redeemer
- Sugar Loaf Mountain
- Cable car ride to Urca Mountain
- Samba dance performance
- Tijuca National Park jeep ride
- Iguazu Falls
- Iguazu National Park
- Great Adventure boat trip
- La Boca
- San Telmo
- La Casa Rosada
- Plaza de Mayo
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Avenida 9 de Julio
- Colon Theatre
- Cemetery de la Recoleta
- Tango dance performance
- Gaucho Party
- Argentinean Pampas
- Parrilla lunch
- Plaza de Armas
- Cerro San Cristobal
- Statue of the Virgin Mary
- Maipo Valley
- Local vineyard
- Stock Exchange
- Palacio Lyon
- Muelle Prat
- Government Palace
- City Hall
- Archbishop’s Palace
- Cathedral of Lima
- San Francisco Monastery
- Plaza San Martin
- Pisac Market
- Temple of the Sun
- Enclosure of the Ten Niches
- Vistadome Valley train
- Machu Picchu
- The amphitheater of Kenko
DAY 1 SINGAPORE – SAO PAULO VIA BARCELONA (Meals on Board)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Sao Paulo in Brazil.
DAY 2 SAO PAULO (Meals on Board/Dinner)
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 3 SAO PAULO – RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast/Dinner)
Embark on a city tour in Sao Paulo to visit Paulista Avenue, House of the Roses, Stock Exchange, Museum of Art, Trianon Park, Morumbi quarter, Bandeiras Monument and Ibirapuera Park. Then, enjoy lunch at your own expense. Later, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 4 RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Embark on a city tour and drive through Guanabara Palace, Laranjeiras residential district and the quaint Cosme Velho before you board a cogwheel train to Corcovado. Upon arrival, view one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the mountain. From the base of the 120–foot statue, marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. Capture the breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean from a distance. Later, take a cable car ride up Urca Mountain before transferring to another cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. It will offer you another spectacular view of Corcovado, Copacabana Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. After dinner, proceed to watch the famous and colourful samba dance performance where an array of award–winning beautiful costumes from previous samba festivals is also featured.
DAY 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – TIJUCA NATIONAL PARK – RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast/Lunch)
Visit Tijuca National Park, a vast tropical rainforest located in the heart of the city covering an area of 120 square kilometres, making it the largest urban park in the world. Go on a jeep ride to view sights like waterfalls, ruins and exotic wildlife like monkeys, sloths, armadillos and many more. Later, head back to the city where you can spend some time at leisure to do some shopping.
DAY 6 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUAZU FALLS (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls, the world’s widest waterfall. It is also the meeting point of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Proceed to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and enjoy panoramic views of some of the 275 waterfalls. View the most spectacular section of the falls, the roaring Devil’s Throat where 14 waterfalls merge to form a 100–metre long waterfall. The force of the pounding water forms a huge rainbow–spanned cloud of spray hovering above them. Note Please wear your raincoat as you may get wet while viewing Devil’s Throat.
DAY 7 IGUAZU FALLS (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
This morning, proceed to visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls. There are more than 270 waterfalls along the cliffs and islets, split into a half moon, forming the shape of this beautiful geographical feature. Iguazu National Park has two circuits to be covered, one at a lower level and the other at the upper level. In the lower circuit, you can reach the base of the falls to appreciate the magnificence of its beauty. In the upper circuit, the tour is a bit more sedentary and unique landscapes can be viewed from footbridges and viewpoints, which makes the tour an unforgettable experience. Thereafter, go on a Great Adventure boat trip to have an up–close view of the waterfalls. This safari comprises a tour of 5 miles through the rainforest in a 4WD and a cruise tour along Iguazu River. Start from the Macuco Port onboard semi–rigid rubber dinghies and navigate along the river over a mile of rapids, entering the great canyon of the Devil’s Throat. Note Please wear your raincoat as you may get wet during the boat trip. The boat trip is not suitable for children and senior citizens.
DAY 8 IGUAZU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 9 BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Start your day with a city tour that includes sights like La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city’s 1st port. Go on a brief walking tour of this unique town from the mouth of La Plata River before continuing to San Telmo, famous for its late colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Later, see the President’s pink house, La Casa Rosada at Plaza de Mayo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses General San Martin’s mausoleum. Drive along the widest avenue in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio, passing the ornate Colon Theatre before visiting the burial site of Eva Peron or Evita Peron at the Cemetery de la Rocoleta. Tonight, enjoy your dinner with Argentinean specialties as well as a sensuous Latin American tango dance performance.
DAY 10 BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast/Parrilla Lunch)
Enjoy an authentic Gaucho Party experience at the famous Argentinean Pampas grasslands, home of the Gauchos. Spend your day at a hacienda with its imposing colonial Pampas–style manor and watch the Gauchos in action with their legendary riding skills. Later, enjoy a traditional Parrilla lunch. Thereafter, you can spend time at leisure at the ranch participating in the fun–filled activities, from horse–riding, biking, to usage of all the installations at the ranch. In the afternoon, head back to the city.
DAY 11 BUENOS AIRES – SANTIAGO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Depart Buenos Aires and transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago in Chile. Upon arrival, enjoy the sights of this city wedged between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Visit Plaza de Armas surrounded by colonial buildings and an 18th–century cathedral. On Cerro San Cristobal, view the city’s landmark, Statue of the Virgin Mary.
DAY 12 SANTIAGO (Breakfast/Lunch)
Explore Maipo Valley, a Chilean wine country and visit a local vineyard to discover generations of wine–making traditions. After lunch, you can spend time at leisure to explore the city.
DAY 13 SANTIAGO – VALPARAISO – SANTIAGO (Breakfast/Lunch)
Today, travel to the port town of Valparaiso. Upon arrival, board one of the ascensores or funicular lifts, which are archaic–looking funiculars that will slowly haul you vertically to the top, offering you a fabulous view of this town which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Other sights not to be missed include Stock Exchange, the oldest building in Latin America, and Palacio Lyon on Calle Condell, a splendid mansion built in 1881. Thereafter, spend some time to shop at the handicraft market near Muelle Prat.
DAY 14 SANTIAGO – SAO PAULO VIA BARCELONA – SINGAPORE (Breakfast/Meals on Board)
Depart Santiago and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sao Paulo, where you will transfer to your flight to Singapore via Barcelona. If time permits, you can do some last–minute shopping at the airport.
DAY 15 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
DAY 16 ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE
20 DAYS 16 NIGHTS ITINERARY (SP20W) AS FOLLOWS
DAY 14 SANTIAGO – LIMA (Breakfast/Dinner)
Depart Santiago and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima in Peru. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour of Lima. The city has always been one of the most important cities in South America since it was founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Your sightseeing tour includes a visit to the historic quarter and modern districts of the city from the main square with beautiful buildings to Government Palace, City Hall, Archbishop’s Palace and Cathedral of Lima. Continue to San Francisco Monastery and the popular Plaza San Martin. Note The Cathedral of Lima is closed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
DAY 15 LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Depart Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, drive to the beautiful Sacred Valley. Stop at Pisac Market where hundreds of visitors and people from remote communities, dressed in their traditional colourful costume come to market and barter their products. Thereafter, drive past ancient farming terraces that are still in use today to grow barley, wheat and corn as you head towards the town of Ollantaytambo to view Temple of the Sun, formed by six gigantic monoliths, and Enclosure of the Ten Niches. Note Pisac Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only. If the market is closed, it will be replaced with a visit to the town.
DAY 16 SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Transfer to the train station for your Vistadome Valley train journey to Machu Picchu, also termed as The Lost City of the Incas, built in 1450 AD and abandoned 100 years later. Machu Picchu remained undiscovered for centuries, only to be found in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, and is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Later in the afternoon, travel by train and coach back to Cusco. Note Only hand luggage can be taken onboard the train to Machu Picchu. Your main suitcase will be transferred and stored at Cusco.
DAY 17 CUSCO – LIMA (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Embark on a morning city tour to the beautiful Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, ruins of Sacsayhuaman and the amphitheater of Kenko. Then, visit Tambomachay, with its 2 distinctive aqueducts that to this day, continue to provide clean water to the area. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 18 LIMA – SAO PAULO VIA BARCELONA – SINGAPORE (Breakfast/Meals on Board)
Depart Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sao Paulo where you will transfer to your flight to Singapore. If time permits, you can do some last–minute shopping at the airport.
DAY 19 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
DAY 20 ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE