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Experience some of South America’s best iconic sites in this 12-day tour. Marvel at the sight of the mighty Iguazu Falls, explore the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, stand in awe at the enormity of Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and feel the energy of the vibrant cities of Rio and Lima.

Monday Departures

Minimum 2 passengers

 

Highlights
Rio de Janeiro
Iguazu Falls
Machu Picchu
Cuzco

Route Map

Brazil & Peru Route Map

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

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

DAY 2
Rio de Janeiro

Half Day SUGAR LOAF & PANORAMIC CITY TOUR

Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, depending on the hotel location, 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 to 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-Niterói 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

RIO BY NIGHT: SAMBA SHOW GINGA TROPICAL (Only on: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday)

(Minimum 02 passengers)

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.

 

Breakfast
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

H/D BARRA DE TIJUCA & PANORAMIC OF OLIMPIC PARK – duration approx. 6 hours – Private service with English speaking guide

(Minimum 02 passengers)

The tour offers guests a better idea of the geography and topography of the city with its marvellous landscape – the city built between the sea and the mountains!

Drive along a scenic road with beach views, at São 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 – SIB basis with bilingual guide

(Minimum 02 passengers)

Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, 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.

Breakfast
DAY 4
Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguassu

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguassu

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

Afternoon tour of Brazilian side of the Falls.  Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls. 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 the you can enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere you will have a privileged sight of the both parks of the waterfalls. Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE

VISIT THE BIRD PARK (Extension of Brazilian side Falls)

(Minimum 02 passengers)

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.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Foz do Iguassu

HALF DAY ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – 05Hrs. Approx.SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & 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 where you will have a spectacular view of the Argentinean Falls, with access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, 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) – SIB Boat (Minimum 02 passengers)

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 Iguazú Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín island 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, 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

Breakfast
DAY 6
Foz do Iguassu – Lima

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE

HD VISIT ITAIPU DAM PANORAMIC – (SIB) English speaking guide – (Minimum 02 passengers)

Itaipu is the world’s largest electrical generating capacity and could be considered a technological wonder. After a 35km ride, arrival 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. (evening flight)

 Suggested flight to Lima: LA2442 IGU/LIM Departure 2050 – Arrival 2210 – not included

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

 

 

Breakfast
DAY 7
Lima

Half day City tour of Lima (Colonial & Modern)

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.

Breakfast
DAY 8
Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco.

Suggested flight LA2027 LIM/CUZ Departure 0944 – Arrival 1111 – not included

 Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley allows better acclimatization due to its lower altitude compared to Cusco city. Have the rest of the day at leisure to rest and get used to the altitude.

Breakfast
DAY 9
Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

Full day Authentic Sacred Valley Tour.

You will head to Chinchero to visit the PARWA Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. After, visit the Chinchero church, which was built by the Spanish in 1607 and remains standing until today. Continue with a visit to the ruins of Chinchero, where you will find an important Inca centre in which terraces and aqueducts were built. Then, you will stop at the Racchi Viewpoint, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name. This place is of great historical importance, because it is where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish forces in 1538. Then, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo which stands out for still maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of his original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone alleys. You can tour the town and visit the local market.

 

Afternoon train to Machu Picchu.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Machu Picchu Tour (SIB)

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centres of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archaeological 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. Once you have arrived at Poroy Station, you will be driven to your hotel.

Board train in Aguas Calientes and transfer back to Cusco.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
Cuzco

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 EXPERIENCE WITH EXTRA COST:

PM CITY TOUR, SACSAYHUAMAN, AND NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES (SIB)

The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Incan palaces. You begin at Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun, to witness the exquisite stonework achieved by the Incas. Next stop is the Main Square for a tour of the Cathedral to see its fabulous woodcarvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Next, head upwards to Sacsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning. You will also visit the archaeological complex of Kenko, and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara.

 

Breakfast
DAY 12
Cuzco - Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

 ** END OF OUR SERVICES **

 

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • 11 Nights’ Accommodation at selected hotels
  • All meals are as per itinerary (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
  • Airport Transfers
  • Excursions with guides
  • Tours and services as per itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Any items not mentioned as included

Tour Pricing

Peru and Brazil - Fixed Departures - Minimum 2 passengers
Single
Double/Twin
Tourist Class
$3,723
$2,666
First Class
$4,596
$3,265
Optional Experiences With Additional Cost
Per Person
Rio by Night: Samba Show Ginga Tropical
$145
H/D Barra de Tijuca & Panoramic of Olimpic Park
$155
H/D Corcovado
$112
Visit The Bird Park (extension of Brazilian side falls)
$77
The Big Adventure Tour (Argentinean side)
$184
H/D Visit Itaipu Dam Panoramic
$85
PM city tour, Sacsayhuaman, and nearby archeological sites (SIB)
$110

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