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Wonders of Brazil and Peru

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12 Days
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FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Focused on the ancient sights of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the worlds largest waterfalls of Iguassu, this Peru and Brazil vacation puts you in touch with the regions traditions and most spectacular wonders.


This 11--day trip through South America takes you from Lima to incredible Iguassu Falls, visiting ancient ruins, the world’s highest lake and more en route.

Arrive in Lima, one of South America’s most underrated capitals, boarding your flight to Cusco on day two. In Cusco, a guided tour takes you through the highlights of the city’s Inca and colonial heritage. Visit Plaza de Armas, and Sacsayhuaman, the ancient Inca fort. Sip a sundowner as you overlook the former capital of this once great empire, then enjoy a full day at leisure to visit any sites you missed.

Most likely to be the highlight of your trip, Machu Picchu awaits! Board your scenic Vistadome train in Ollantaytambo, and ascend to one of the New World Wonders. Much is still unknown about the city’s original purpose, but you will draw your own conclusions as you admire the sheer innovation and spectacular surroundings that blessed it. An extensive tour takes you through the site, with lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Cusco.

Transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. You’ll visit the Raqchi ruins en route, as well as Andahuaylillas village. Sailing out on to Lake Titicaca, visit the reed islands and the Uros floating islands, where you’ll meet the Uro people and learn about local traditions. Venture to Taquile Island for wonderful views over the lake before returning to Puno.

Fly on to Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Eleanor Roosevelt’s first glimpse of the Falls is said to have inspired the now famous words ‘Poor Niagara!’, and as you approach the Devil’s Throat on the Green Trail, it’s hard to argue. Catwalks over the river allow you to move in for a closer view. Your second day here is yours to spend as you wish. You may opt to explore the jungle paths, discovering spectacular Falls views for yourself, or take the Big Adventure Navigation Tour, which takes you along an exciting 4x4 trail through the jungle, ending in a boat trip on the turbulent Iguazu River, right up to the Devil’s Throat.

Return to Lima for an overnight stay before your departure. If time allows, consider visiting the Museo Larco, arguably the finest collection of Inca gold and silver in the world.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,833

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Day 1

Rio De Janeiro

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet at the airport and settle in for a shared transfer to the hotel.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Arena Ipanema Hotel

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    Arena Ipanema Hotel



    This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Arena Ipanema Hotel is situated in Rio de Janeiro, steps from the famous Ipanema Beach. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink …

    This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Arena Ipanema Hotel is situated in Rio de Janeiro, steps from the famous Ipanema Beach.
    The hotel has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Cable TV
    • Fitness Centre
    • Spa

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Day 2

Rio De Janeiro

H/D SUGAR LOAF AND PANORAMIC CITY TOUR (4HRS APROX.) - shared tour with driver and bilingual guide
Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, depending on the hotel location, proceeding for a half-day tour and panoramic tour of downtown and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters, and a height of 80 meters. Walk through the Aterro do Flamengo and arrive at the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, return to the hotel.

OPTIONAL TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE RIO BY NIGHT: SAMBA SHOW GINGA TROPICAL
Ginga Tropical show - A multicultural Brazilian show that gathers on stage various cultures of our Tropical Country. A show that combines diversity and culture: The "Ziriguidum", the Northeast, the Amazon, and the Pampas with its Folklore. Bahia with its Capoeira, their mystical rituals, and Rio de Janeiro with its incomparable bohemian Lapa, their dance halls and the performance of the legendary Tricksters and the luxurious Carnival, with fantastic drummers and beautiful dancers.

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Day 3

Rio De Janeiro

Day at leisure for discovering this beautiful city including the wonderful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

OPTIONAL TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE:
H/D BARRA DE TIJUCA AND PANORAMIC OF OLIMPIC PARK - DURATION APPROX. 6 HOURS - Private service with English speaking guide (Minimum 2 guests).
The tour offers guests a better idea of the geography and topography of the city with its marvelous landscape - the city built between the sea and the mountains! Drive along a scenic road with beach views, at Sao Conrado beach. Continue to the Barra da Tijuca Beach - Rio's longest beach, stretching over 18km, then finally a panoramic view of the Olympic park - the heart of the Rio 2016 Games.

H/D CORCOVADO - DURATION APPROX. 4 HOURS - Shared basis with bilingual guide (Minimum 2 guests)
Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, depending on the hotel location, proceeding for a half-day tour of Corcovado Mountain and Beaches. Board a cog train from Cosme Velho Station for a ride to Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world's most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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Day 4

Rio De Janeiro / Foz do Iguassu

At the assigned time, transfer from the hotel to the airport - shared basis with bilingual guide (Spanish and English)

Arrival in Iguassu, meet and transfer to the hotel.

H/D BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS - Shared basis with bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Departure in a vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls (entrance fee included). The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where you will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there hike along the most important trail of the park where you can enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere you will have a privileged sight of both parks of the waterfalls. Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE: VISIT THE BIRD PARK (EXTENSION OF BRAZILIAN SIDE FALLS) (Minimum 2 guests)
Located at the entrance of the National Park Bird Park is an ecological sanctuary, linking ecotourism with conservation. Huge nurseries provide a basic understanding of some 900 birds, 150 species. Brazilian birds predominate, but there are species from Australia, Africa and Asia represented. It also develops a recognized work of education, research, and environmental conservation. Other attractions include a butterfly nursery with approximately 25 species of reptiles, where you can see snakes and alligators from just a few meters away.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Viale Cataratas

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    Hotel Viale Cataratas



    Located just 10 km from Iguassu Falls National Park and Airport, this hotel features a gym, a pool and a sauna. Viale Cataratas is ideally located 6 km from Argentina and 11 km from Paraguay and a short walk to the Foz do Iguassu city …

    Located just 10 km from Iguassu Falls National Park and Airport, this hotel features a gym, a pool and a sauna. Viale Cataratas is ideally located 6 km from Argentina and 11 km from Paraguay and a short walk to the Foz do Iguassu city centre.

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    • Swimming Pool
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 5

Foz do Iguassu / Iguazu (Argentinian Side)

H/D ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS - 5 HRS APPROX. - Shared basis with bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Transfer ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs checks. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, take a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park (entrance fee included) where you will have a spectacular view of the Argentinean Falls, with access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil's Throat, the largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the "Three Borders" Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay meet.

Visit the upper circuit and the Devil's Throat.

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST: THE BIG ADVENTURE TOUR (Argentinean side) - Shared Boat (Minimum 2 guests)
The tour combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive trucks into the vast wild vegetation joined by experienced guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazu Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martin island's peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) falls, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: the San Martín falls, the greatest a boat can approach.

IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, and informal clothes in order to change because in the Great Adventure excursion everyone will get wet.
Certain visitors are not allowed to ride: Great Adventure or Nautical Adventure navigation:
* People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions, or surgery
* People with heart conditions or surgery
* People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery
* People unable to handle a nautical emergency on the lower Iguazu River

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Day 6

Foz Do Iguacu - Lima

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE:

HD VISIT ITAIPU DAM PANORAMIC - Shared English-speaking guide - (Minimum 2 guests)
Itaipu is the world's largest electrical generating capacity and could be considered a technological wonder. After a 35km ride, arrived at the Itaipu Public Relations Center, for a 30-minute film presentation showing the phases of construction and operation of this engineering monument. After this visit, tour to the dam by bus and stop at different panoramic viewpoints. The spectacle of the spillway of the dam, with its huge flow of water, is particularly impressive.

Transfer out from Hotel to The Airport in Foz do Iguassu (Brazilian side) to board your flight to Peru.

Upon arrival in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with a detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pullman Lima Miraflores

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    Pullman Lima Miraflores



    Pullman Lima Miraflores Hotel is in the exclusive district of Miraflores, positioned near shops, gardens, and providing easy access to beaches and the Larcomar Shopping Center. The hotel has 237 rooms and suites, an executive floor, 6 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, and gym and a …

    Pullman Lima Miraflores Hotel is in the exclusive district of Miraflores, positioned near shops, gardens, and providing easy access to beaches and the Larcomar Shopping Center. The hotel has 237 rooms and suites, an executive floor, 6 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, and gym and a pool on the rooftop overlooking the sea.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wellness Center
    • WI-FI

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Day 7

Lima

H/D CITY TOUR (COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA)
Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", beginning in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima, and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

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Day 8

Lima, Cusco

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city.

DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO
Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan's neighborhood, the Cathedral and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST: PM HD CITY TOUR AND RUINS (SIB) - (MINIMUM 2 GUESTS)
You will explore the city of Cusco, also known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will walk its streets where time seems to have stopped, where every corner tells a story. You will visit the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and center of worship to the Sun God, on which the Dominican order built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will visit other places of importance within the Inca culture, such as the archaeological site of Q'enko. Finally, you will arrive at the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important Catholic temple in the city.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

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    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 9

Cusco, Sacred Valley

F/D AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY
You will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, discovering its fascinating culture, surrounded by majestic mountains. You will visit a small and picturesque Andean town, where you will explore an important Inca archaeological site and learn about the local history. Afterwards, you will pause at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the Inca Empire and the site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress, that also served as a temple.

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Duration1 Night
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Casa Andina Premium Collection Sacred Valley

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Sacred Valley



    Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley is a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle; it breathes an air of tranquillity and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels, it contains a full-service spa, a domed planetarium and observatory, and …

    Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley is a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle; it breathes an air of tranquillity and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels, it contains a full-service spa, a domed planetarium and observatory, and gourmet restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property and extensive gardens, and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Located between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley's abundant attractions and Machu Picchu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Medical Services
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 10

Machu Picchu, Cusco

At the proper time you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu.

FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU (SIB)
You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed-upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.

Board train in Aguas Calientes, to Ollantantaytambo, and transfer back to Cusco.

*Timetables are subject to confirm.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

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    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 11

Cusco

DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO
Enjoy a unique experience filled with beautiful scenery, spectacular views, small communities, and opportunities to observe local wildlife. The Adventure awaits you! Don't miss Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, Maras, and Moray.

OPTIONALS WITH EXTRA COST:
FULL-DAY VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (SIB) - (MINIMUM 2 GUESTS)
You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.

FD MARAS MORAY WITH LUNCH (SIB) - (MINIMUM 2 GUESTS)
Located Northwest of Cusco, we will visit the huge circular and semicircular agricultural terraces near Moray, built inside natural holes on a limestone plateau facing Urubamba Valley, and used as a botanical lab by the Incas. A cosmopolitan meaning has been suggested, but its function, besides de agricultural one, remains a mystery. Nearby, after that, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Maras, where we find the salt mines on old terraces and lagoons. Lunch included.

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Day 12

Cusco, Lima

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Lima.

Suggested flight time: 12 am to 4 pm. Kindly note that there are diverse options in case you need to connect to your international flight home.

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DEPARTURES

2022 (Superior): August 1 & 29, October 3, November 7, December 5.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • Shared transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guides in each locality
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English guides are used in each different location. Full passport information is needed at the time of booking to confirm the rail tickets to Machu Picchu. There is a baggage limit for the train to Machu Picchu of 1 bag or backpack with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lbs. Maximum group size is 20.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are from, per person based on twin share. Single supplements available on request.

*NOTE: "From" pricing is based on discounted departure dates.

 

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