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The Best of Brazil, Chile & Peru Escorted 2020

The Best of Brazil, Chile & Peru  Escorted 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Santiago & Machu Picchu

11 Nights | 4 Rounds | February 11 - 22

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Our portfolio of Escorted Tours expands in 2020 with the addition of another to South America, this time to Brazil, Chile and Peru. Our 11 night, 4 round journey begins with four nights in Rio, four more in Santiago among the Andes, then two in Peru for Machu Picchu. You can not imagine such a place in such a place and you will thoroughly enjoy your time on the Hiram Bingham train. The golf includes the Olympic Golf Club, designed by Gil Hanse for golf’s return to the Olympic Games in 2016, and Gávea, the go to club in Rio... Read More.

We start our journey in Rio de Janeiro with four nights at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, an urban resort on the waterfront in Barra da Tijuca, located in the western part of the city. From there we’ll have easy access to the abundant charm of Rio, from Copacabana Beach to Corcovado Mountain, home of the city’s iconic Christ The Redeemer; a 98 foot tall, 635 ton statue completed in 1931. It’s easy to understand why Rio is the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere. Stroll the bustling city streets, refresh at Ipanema or explore the lush, dense rainforests of Tijuca.

Gávea, the most prestigious club in Rio, is first on the golf itinerary, and it’s a beauty, short but sweet and bearing the touch of architects Stanley Thompson and Robert Trent Jones who modified the layout in the 1930s, The Olympic Golf Course is a links-style test located about an hour outside the city within the Marapendi Natural Reserve. The layout demanded superior shot making while producing high drama during the unforgettable showdown between Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in 2016.

A short flight west takes us to Santiago, the capital of Chile, located in a picturesque valley and surrounded by a quartet of mountain ranges including the snow-capped Andes. Tour the city, from Plaza de Armas to La Moneda Palace. The Central Market offers a sampling of the local flavors and aromas. Visit the exquisite Santa Rosa Vineyards, tasting the vintage wines produced in the region and enjoyed around the globe.

Our golf here is equally interesting. Hacienda de Chicureo is a well-manicured championship layout offering two distinct nines, likely to require every club in the bag. During our day trip to the Pacific Coast and Valparaiso we’ll play the Granadilla Golf Club, ranked top five in Chile. Sightseers will explore what 19th century sailors considered the “Jewel of the Pacific” with its narrow, winding, cobblestone streets and colorful clifftop homes. Today it is an art and culture enclave with seven universities. La Sebastiana, the former residence of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, has been transformed into a museum.

Onward to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century Spanish conquest, where we’re surrounded by ruins which are mystical, improbable and overwhelmingly remarkable. The centerpiece is the elaborate citadel at Machu Picchu, an estate most archaeologists believe was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It was abruptly abandoned during the Spanish conquest after being occupied for only a century. American historian Hiram Bingham – name sake for our train – uncovered the ruins and brought them to international attention in 1911. In an instant, you’ll understand why this site is listed among The New Seven Wonders of The World.

If you enjoy combining your love of golf with a passion for travel, you’ll find a relaxing and highly rewarding experience on this Escorted Tour for a party of 24 - 30. Every aspect is fully managed from the handling of your luggage and equipment to hotel and golf course check ins. Various meals, guided sightseeing, carts / caddies, local taxes, service charges and gratuities (excluding caddies) are included in addition to sandwiches, snacks plus an open bar for beer and wine during our time at each of the golf courses. Best of all, this PerryGolf vacation promises an ideal opportunity to join a group of like-minded new friends.

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Date Golf Sightseeing Social & Events Lodging
Feb 11     Arrive, Welcome Dinner Grand Hyatt Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Feb 12 Gávea Copacabana    
Feb 13   Corcovado Mountain, Christ The Redeemer    
Feb 14 Olympic      
Feb 15   Fly to Santiago Dinner Noi Vitacura Hotel, Santiago
Feb 16 Hacienda      
Feb 17   Plaza de Armas, Santa Rita Vineyard Wine Tasting  
Feb 18 Granadilla Valparaiso    
Feb 19   Fly to Cusco   Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
Feb 20   Cusco Ruins, The Imperial City, The Golden Palace    
Feb 21   Hiram Bingham Train, Machu Picchu Citadel Dinner, Cocktails, Live Music on Train  
Feb 22     Depart  

11 Nights | 4 Rounds | February 11 - 22

 

 




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Detailed Itinerary

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Morning arrival Rio De Janeiro. Met on arrival and private transfer to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located in Barra de Tijuca, an elegant and charming suburb of Rio.

Founded by the Portugese in the 16th Century, today Rio is the third-largest city in South America and most attractive to tourists, a bustling, cultural center presented to the world as host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Stroll down the Avenue Nossa Senhora de Copacabana or visit the Maracanã Stadium, centerpiece of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, bearing the capacity for more than 100,000 fervent soccer fans. Enjoy a tour of the Museum of Tomorrow or relax on one of the city’s 22 beaches, including Copacabana where you just might see the Girl From Ipanema.

This evening Welcome Cocktails & Dinner in our hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Hyatt Hotel

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

GOLF: Gávea Golf and Country Club, nestled between the Tijuca National Forest and a seaside peak called Gávea Rock (Pedra da Gávea), this short, enjoyable par-68, 6000-yard course rewards precision over power. The front nine meanders along the foot of the mountain and the par-3 fifth hole is often mentioned as one of the world’s most beautiful. The back nine begins with five holes beside the sea before a closing stretch that returns golfers to the hills. Founded in 1921, the course was designed by Arthur Morgan Davidson, a Scot, who was 20 years old at the time.

SIGHTSEEING: Remainder of the day and the evening is at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Hyatt Hotel

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Guests will start the morning with breakfast followed by a full day combining two of Rio’s most popular tours in an excursion filled with breath-taking scenery.

In the morning, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, enjoying a panoramic view of the city on the way. Sugarloaf’s peak is 1,300 feet above the harbor on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic.

After lunch, ride a cog train through the Tijuca Forest, one of the world’s largest rainforests, en route to the iconic statue of Christ The Redeemer, located atop Corcovado Mountain. The iconic symbol of Rio, is 98 feet tall with arms stretching 92 feet wide, made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and identified as one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Hyatt Hotel

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

GOLF: The Olympic Golf Course, rated No. 1 in Brazil, is located in Barra da Tijuca slightly less than an hour from Rio. It was designed by the esteemed American architect Gil Hanse for golf’s return to the 2016 Olympic Games following a 112-year hiatus. The 7,160-yard par 71 layout served as the ideal venue for an epic battle between Englishman Justin Rose and the Swedish star Henrik Stenson, which Rose won with a brilliant 72-hole total of 16-under par. Inbee Park closed with a 66 to clear Silver Medalist Lydia Ko by five shots for the women’s title. The course has a links-style look and feel, drawing comparisons to the Australian Sandbelt courses.

OVERNIGHT: Grand Hyatt Hotel

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15: SANTIAGO, CHILE

Today at lunch time we fly from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago then make a short transfer to the Noi Vitacura Hotel.

Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago is in the Maipo Valley, is found nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, tucked between four mountain ranges: the Chacabuco and Angostura Ranges to the North and South; the Andes to the East and the Coast Mountains to the West.

This evening the group will enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

OVERNIGHT: Noi Vitacura Hotel

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16: SANTIAGO, CHILE

Hacienda de Chicureo Golf Course which measures 7,323 yards from the championship tees is a scenic course designed by Mike Asmundson and opened in 1998. The front and back nine have distinguishing characteristics. The front nine (Loma Larga) is flat and susceptible to the stiff breezes which are prevalent. The second nine (Cerro Colorado) is hillier and features dense vegetation certain to swallow errant shots. Well-manicured, lush fairways are bordered with dense groves of trees and strategic bunkers to offer a pleasant challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

The golfers return to the hotel late in the afternoon.

OVERNIGHT: Noi Vitacura Hotel

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17: SANTIAGO, CHILE

Today, guests enjoy a full day to explore the bustling city of Santiago, starting at the city’s Civic Center with the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, which is the seat of government. The trip continues downtown at the pre-Colombian Art Museum, containing a collection of more than 1,500 ceramics and textiles drawn from the Inca, Mayan and Aztec cultures. Plaza de Armas is the vibrant colonial city center, featuring wide stone pathways and colorful gardens. The Central Market has an array of fresh seafood, fruits and flowers while the National Historical Museum and the 18th-century Cathedral are also highlights of this tour.

Visit the Fine Arts Museum and the Santa Lucia Hill, where Santiago was founded in 1541. Concluding the tour are a visit to a lapis-lazuli handicraft and jewel store. Lapis-lazuli is a precious and prized deep-blue stone believed to have intense powers.

WINE TASTING: At noon, we’ll arrive at Santa Rita Vineyard, south of Santiago in the Andes foothills. Founded in 1880, this is an award-winning vineyard, exporting some of the country’s finest wines. We’ll enjoy lunch followed by a guided tour with wine tastings.

OVERNIGHT: Noi Vitacura Hotel

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18: SANTIAGO, CHILE

SIGHTSEEING: Visit Valparaiso, commonly known as “Valpo” to the locals, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring striking architecture and multi-colored housing in this eclectic city along the South Pacific. Walk the narrow, winding streets of this significant educational and cultural outpost, known as the “Jewel of the Pacific” by international sailors. While the city’s economy and commerce suffered in the latter half of the 20th century due to the opening of the Panama Canal, it has recovered in recent years due to fruit exports and other shipping enterprise.

GOLF: Granadilla Golf Club. Ranked fourth in Chile, the course traces roots to 1897 as the Valparaiso Golf Club, established by English businessmen who were working in the South Pacific seaport. Ranked No. 4 in Chile, the course is somewhat confined in a 120-acre parcel, measuring 6,453 yards from the back tees. Granadilla features a unique routing, opening with a par-5 and finishing with two more back-to-back. Cross a hanging bridge connecting the first green to the second tee and navigate the narrow, sloping fairways protected by native vegetation.

OVERNIGHT: Noi Vitacura Hotel

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: CUSCO, PERU

Today after breakfast we fly from Santiago to Cusco arriving mid-afternoon. Transfer to the Belmond Monasterio Hotel.

Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes where the Inca and Spanish cultures intermingled, leaving Spanish colonial buildings erected upon early Inca foundations. Known as the “belly button of the world” Cusco is the archaeological capital of the Americas and the gateway to the ruins nearby scattered about the Sacred Valley.

OVERNIGHT: Belmond Monasterio Hotel

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20: CUSCO, PERU

Today all will enjoy a full schedule exploring Cusco and the nearby ruins.

The fortress of Sacsayhuaman is a massive structure of stones, carved and fitted together with remarkable precision. Qenqo is one of the largest huacas (holy places) in the Cusco region, a site locals believed to be used for sacrifices and mummifications. The ruins at Puka-Pukara - named for the red color of the rocks at dusk - were used for military purposes although there’s much debate about the specific activities that were carried out there. Tambomachay was known as the Inca Baths, because that’s where the natives were thought to cleanse their soul. The labyrinth of aqueducts is both mystical and functional. In the Imperial City, we’ll stroll through the Main Square, discovering the Cathedral, admiring its exquisite vestibules and the priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Qoricancha (The Golden Temple) will complete our tour. It is perhaps the most impressive building in the region. Dedicated as a place to worship the Sun God, the interior walls were once covered in gold, as legend relays the story.

Remainder of the day at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Belmond Monasterio Hotel

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21: CUSCO, PERU

After an early breakfast guests will board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train at Urubamba Station for a noon arrival at Machu Picchu, enjoying a spectacular view along the way. Wood-paneled interiors and brass finishes evoke images from the classic days of parlour cars. Local musicians perform in the Bar Car as you travel through the heart of the Inca Empire.

Our bus from the station will take us 1,500 feet up the mountain for a 2-3 hour private tour of the exceptionally well preserved ruins. Archaeologists are somewhat in agreement that this 15th century Inca capital was constructed as a home for the emperor, Pachacuti, but was likely abandoned during the Spanish conquest, roughly a century later.

This UNESCO World Heritage site has three primary structures - Intihuatana, The Temple of the Sun, and The Room of The Three Windows. The site sat undiscovered until the American historian Hiram Bingham brought attention to it in 1911. It was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a 2007 internet poll. The architectural genius and beauty is certain to leave a lasting impression on any visitor.

Our return onboard the Hiram Bingham train includes dinner, cocktails and live music.

OVERNIGHT: Belmond Monasterio Hotel

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22: MACHU PICCHU, PERU

After breakfast, we transfer to Cusco Airport for homeward flights.

Golf Schedule

Gávea Golf & Country Club: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Gávea Golf Country Club, Rio de Janeiro

Nestled between the Tijuca National Forest and a seaside peak called Gávea Rock (Pedra da Gávea), this short, enjoyable par-68, 6000-yard course rewards precision over power. The front nine meanders along the foot of the mountain and the par-3 fifth hole is often mentioned as one of the world’s most beautiful. The back nine begins with five holes at seaside before a closing stretch that returns golfers to the hills. Founded in 1921, the course was designed by Arthur Morgan Davidson, a Scot, who was 20 years old at the time. Gary Player, Tom Watson and Billy Casper are among the pros to play Gávea.

THE OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro

Rated No. 1 in Brazil, the Olympic Golf Course is located in Barra da Tijuca slightly less than an hour from Rio. It was designed by the esteemed American architect Gil Hanse for golf’s return to the 2016 Olympic Games following a 112-year hiatus. The 7,160-yard par 71 layout served as the ideal venue for an epic battle between Englishman Justin Rose and the Swedish star Henrik Stenson, which Rose won with a brilliant 72-hole total of 16-under par. Inbee Park closed with a 66 to clear Silver Medalist Lydia Ko by five shots for the women’s title. The course has a links-style look and feel drawing comparisons to the Australian Sandbelt courses.


HACIENDA DE CHICUREO: SANTIAGO, CHILEHacienda de Chicureo Golf Club, Santiago, Chile

Measuring 7,323 yards from the championship tees, Hacienda de Chicureo is a scenic course designed by Mike Asmundson and opened in 1998. The front and back nine have distinguishing characteristics. The front nine (Loma Larga) is flat and susceptible to the stiff breezes which are prevalent. The second nine (Cerro Colorado) is somewhat hilly and features dense vegetation certain to swallow errant shots. Well-manicured, lush fairways are bordered with dense groves of trees and strategic bunkers to offer a pleasant challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

GRANADILLA GOLF CLUB: VALPARAISO, CHILE Arelauquen Golf Club

Ranked fourth in Chile, the course traces roots to 1897 as the Valparaiso Golf Club, established by English businessmen who were working in the South Pacific seaport. Ranked No. 4 in Chile, the course is somewhat confined in a 120-acre parcel, measuring 6,453 yards from the back tees. Granadilla features a unique routing, opening with a par-5 and finishing with two more back-to-back. Cross a hanging bridge connecting the first green to the second tee and navigate the narrow, sloping fairways protected by native vegetation.

Accommodations

GRAND HYATT HOTEL: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Rio de JaneiroThis elegant, comfortable waterfront resort in the exclusive Barra de Tijuca overlooks the natural reserve and provides the requisite amenities to ensure a relaxing, delightful stay. The property offers a spa, fitness center, inspired gastronomic options, bicycle rentals for cruising the local neighborhoods, and 436 apartments, including 43 suites, designed by the international design office, Yabu Pushelberg. The decor features native stones and exclusive fabrics.

NOI VITACURA HOTEL: SANTIAGO, CHILE

Roof Top Dining at Noi Vitacura Hotel, SantiagoSet within a sleek landmark building, Hotel Noi Vitacura merges stunning modern architecture, contemporary luxury and vibrant urban energy with incomparable views of the Andes Mountains. Find the best of Santiago’s exclusive Vitacura neighborhood, famous for the fashionable clothing boutiques and furniture stores of the Calle Alonse de Córdova shopping thoroughfare, just steps away. The Fronterizo Restaurant offers an array of delicious dishes.

MONASTERIO HOTEL: CUSCO, PERU

Belmond Hotel Monasterio Courtyard A protected national monument, this boutique hotel features 122 rooms and suites clustered around a tranquil central courtyard. Positioned perfectly within the city, in walking distance of the shops, markets and restaurants which define this area. The hotel features two restaurants, Andean Bath Butler service, a massage room and an art collection which centers around colonial religious paintings.

Ground Transportation

Your local ground transportation will be provided throughout by comfortable air conditioned motorcoaches ensuring a relaxing and safe travel environment.  Your onboard guide will point out local features and provide onboard commentary where appropriate.

Machu Picchu
Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
Welcome Aboard The Hiram Bingham
Welcome Aboard The Hiram Bingham
Roof Top Dining at Noi Vitacura Hotel, Santiago.jpg
Roof Top Dining at Noi Vitacura Hotel, Santiago.jpg
Gávea Golf Country Club, Rio de Janeiro
Gávea Golf Country Club, Rio de Janeiro

Tour Pricing Per Guest

Golfer: $9,845 | Non-Golfer: $8,645 | Single Supplement: $2,375

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Tour Inclusions

  • Eleven (11) nights' accommodations in specified category (as listed in itinerary) rooms in 5-star hotels based on twin occupancy
  • Full Breakfast daily
  • Lunches & dinners where specified in itinerary. Selected beer, wine, spirits & soft drinks with included dinners/lunches
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu on the renowned Belmond Hiram Bingham with lunch and dinner served inclusive of drinks & wines.
  • Snack lunches at golf courses or on sightseeing tours where timings permit
  • Green fees for four (4) rounds of golf including shared electric golf cart (Olympic & Hacienda de Chicureo) or caddies (Gavea and Grenadilla) – limited golf carts available by advance arrangement for medical use at Gavea.
  • All privately guided sightseeing tours and admission charges
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Two (2) inter South American flights as listed in coach class
  • Checked baggage allowance per golfer of one suitcase weighing a maximum of 22kgs (48 lbs) and one set of golf clubs
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Services of PerryGolf Tour Host/Manager throughout
  • All local taxes service charges and gratuities on included items

Not Included

Airfare to/from South America, applicable visa fees | Drinks and meals other than as specified | Personal expenses

Important Information

Golf Handicap Limit: The golf courses we play around the world offer varying challenges. Players often require to be of a certain standard to properly and fully experience them in the company of likeminded fellow golfers. We therefore set a maximum permitted golf handicap to participate on our tours and cruises; The maximums are 28 for men and 36 for ladies.

Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

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