Tour Nine

The Prices below include hotel accommodation throughout the tour in twin/double rooms (single and triple rooms available on request), daily breakfast, all local flights within South America, all ground transportation and excursions (including admission fees) as indicated in the itinerary.

Day 1    24th June 2019 - Arrive Rio de Janeiro and spend three nights in the city.

Day 2 and Day 3    Rio de Janeiro - local optional excursions available

Day 4    Fly to Iguazu Falls.  Tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls.  Overnight in Iguazu. 

Day 5    Tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls.  Overnight in Iguazu

Day 6    Fly to Buenos Aires.  Overnight in the city.

Day 7    Fly to Mendoza, in Argentina and then a two hour coach trip to San Juan with three nights hotel accommodation in the town.

Day 8    Free day in San Juan.  Optional night sky observing session this evening in a dark sky area away from the town.

Day 9    Eclipse Day. The eclipse occurs late afternoon and we will observe from near the village of Bella Vista on the lower slopes of the Andes.

Day 10   Travel by coach to Mendoza and fly to Santiago, Chile.  Overnight in the city.

Day 11   Fly Santiago to La Paz, Bolivia and spend one night in the city.

Day 12   Visit the shores of Lake Titicaca.   Overnight Puno. 

Day 13   Fly from Juliaca to Cusco.   Continue to a hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Day 14   A rail trip along the Urubamba Valley and a tour of the spectacular Inca remains of Machu Picchu. Overnight in Cusco

Day 15   A tour of the old city of Cusco.  Overnight at a hotel in the city.

Day 16   Fly Cusco to Lima.  Overnight in the city.

Day 17   Join return flight.

Price  £3,870 / US$5,030 (without international flights - see below)

Single supplement £1,655 / $2,155

Tour 9 Fully Booked

You may register your interest for Tour 9 (via the Provisional Reservation Form) and we will contact you if places become available.


International flights can be arranged through our flights partner from most airports. These will include airport transfers and assistance if you are arriving or leaving on the tour date in the programme. Please add your preferred departure airport in the Comments Box of the Provisional Booking Form and on receipt of the form we will contact you with details and price of the flights available at that time.  You may arrange your own international flights if you prefer but please note that airport transfers will not be included and the meet point will be the hotel on Day 1.

Services in South America

Our partners in South America are Condor Travel. They are one of the largest and most experienced operators in the region. They have provided impeccable service over the many years we have worked with them, including a large eclipse expedition in 1994.


Provisional reservations are now being accepted on this project. We will confirm your request by email if we have availability on your selected option, or offer an alternative if it is not available. A deposit of 15% of the Land Only tour cost will be due on confirmation. Full details of the payment schedule are on the FAQ's page.


All reservations are accepted subject to our Terms and Conditions. Prices are based on costs known in October 2017. The Terms, including our price guarantee and your option to cancel can be found on the T & C's page.