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Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,496

Focused on the ancient sights of Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, this Peru vacation puts you in touch with the country’s traditional side before flying on to another great wonder of South America, the mighty Iguassu Falls.


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
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,496

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Day 1

Arrive Lima

On arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

El Tambo Peru

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    El Tambo Peru



    El Tambo Peru is conveniently located just two blocks from the main avenue Jose Larco Miraflores and four blocks from Larcomar. This hotel is also a short walk from the ocean. Make yourself at home in their comfortable and spacious rooms.

    El Tambo Peru is conveniently located just two blocks from the main avenue Jose Larco Miraflores and four blocks from Larcomar. This hotel is also a short walk from the ocean. Make yourself at home in their comfortable and spacious rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Lima

Lima, Peru's national capital was one of the first to be established in South America by the Conquistadores. It is filled with many amazing colonial buildings and historic streetscapes. Today, after breakfast, you will visit the tourist district of Miraflores, and see the Pacific Ocean from the Love Park. The tour continues with the modern suburb of San Isidro and a visit to the pre-Inca pyramid of Huaca Huallamarca. Then, you will visit the Historical Center, Plaza Mayor ("Main Square"), the Government Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Lima to Cusco and Sacred Valley

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. (Flights not included in the trip price) Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas which allows for acclimatization due its lower altitude compared to Cusco. The remainder of the day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Days
Accommodation

San Agustin Urubamba

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    San Agustin Urubamba



    The San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa is located near ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Maras Moray. The San Agustin Urubamba Hotel was an ancient colonial estate, remodelled into a modern hotel with beautiful gardens, outdoor swimming ...

    The San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa is located near ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Maras Moray. The San Agustin Urubamba Hotel was an ancient colonial estate, remodelled into a modern hotel with beautiful gardens, outdoor swimming pool, and an exclusive spa. The Urubamba Hotel offers 101 rooms and suites. All guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with patios and balconies to appreciate the immaculate sky of the Sacred Valley.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 4

Sacred Valley of the Incas

A full day excursion to the Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. With an early start, you drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Chincheros. This traditional Andean town is known as 'the birthplace of the rainbow', and it has the full complement of photogenic attractions: Inca ruins, Andean village houses, an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations, and of course the lively weekly market. Please note: The main market day is Sunday. Other days the market is open but much smaller in scale.

Continuing down the valley and ever so slightly lower in altitude you head to the impressive archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is a massive citadel located 50 kilometers from Machu Picchu. The citadel served as both a temple and a fortress and the only battle at which the Incas held off the Spanish. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu return to Cusco

Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world travel - Machu Picchu!

After breakfast you are transferred from Cusco, via the Scared Valley to the train station in the Incan town of Ollantaytambo.

Board the train to Machu Picchu - begin the train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes where you will disembark and then board a bus that takes you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You then return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco; you will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel.

There is an option to upgrade to the Vistadome train. With its glass ceilings offering panoramic views of the valley and surrounding Andes mountains a journey on the Vista Dome train moves from a rail connection to a memorable journey unto itself.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Eco Inn

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    Eco Inn



    The Eco Inn is located just blocks from the main square of the city and just in front of the largest craft market in Cusco. The hotel offers 167 comfortable and spacious guest rooms.

    The Eco Inn is located just blocks from the main square of the city and just in front of the largest craft market in Cusco. The hotel offers 167 comfortable and spacious guest rooms.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Day Spa
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 6

Cusco

Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax.

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Day 7

Cusco to Lima to Iguassu Falls Brazil

You will be assisted with check in for your flight back to Lima. On arrival into Lima you are assisted to your international connection to Iguassu Falls Brazil. (Flights not included in the trip price)

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.

    Facilities

    • Swimming Pool
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 8

Iguassu Falls - Argentina Side

Today is spent exploring the Argentinean side of the Falls with your guide. The tour begins at the Visitor Center where you board the train at Central Station, some 400 metres away from the main gate. The train travels along Sendero Verde (Green Trail) finishing at Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) Station, the starting point of your journey. You will walk via the catwalks out and over the river, finally reaching Devil's Throat, the apex of the mighty Iguassu Falls.

It is a 70-metre-deep point where several branches of the Iguazu river converge, causing a violent but spectacular sight.

You will return to the station and re board the train to the Visitor Centre, and then to the start of the Upper Trail Walk. The Upper Circuit is a half-hour walk along a 1200- metre trail, with a low degree of difficulty and no stairs, which takes you deep into the jungle and over the precipice of the many falls on the Argentinean side.

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Day 9

Iguassu Falls - Brazil Side - Onward travels

These matter of fact details do nothing to describe the grandeur of the falls, the tremendous amount of water (an average of 553 cubic feet per second) thundering down 269 feet, the tropical location and the sheer beauty that led Eleanor Roosevelt to say, "Poor Niagara." Four times the width of Niagara Falls, Iguassu Falls are divided by various islands into separate waterfalls.

After your tour, there is a included transfer to the airport, or enquire into the many add ons and extensions available. (Flights not included in the trip price)

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DEPARTURES

2018: Jan 20; Mar  10*; Apr 14, 28*; May 12, 26; Jun 2*, 9, 16; Jul 1*, 14, 28; Aug 11, 26*; Sep 15, 29*; Oct 20, 27; Nov 10*; Dec 8

NOTE: dates in red* offer a 20% savings

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • Shared transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as per itinerary

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:

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 weght of 5kg / 11lbs. A reciprocity tax is required for entry in Argentina and MUST be obtained PRIOR to travel. Maximum group size is 30.

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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10 Nov 2018
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