Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city known as the “City of the Kings” is rich in history and culture. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
Two Night Stay: Lima
Enjoy a city tour of Lima. Visit the main plaza, enter the 16th century Santo Domingo Church before seeing one of Lima’s famous ancient pyramids. You’re Invited: Tonight take a guided tour of the Larco Museum. Housing one of the best collections of Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.
Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm, then head to the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets.
Three Night Stay: Sacred Valley
Enjoy a walking tour of Ollantaytambo. You’re Invited: Visit a local community which will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.
Drive to the agricultural terraces at Moray whose function remains a mystery. Nearby, under the town of Maras are salt mines that have been built into old terraces. Tonight enjoy a traditional Andean feast.
Board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these ruins and your expert local guide will share stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”.
Two Night Stay: Machu Picchu
Return to Machu Picchu and further explore the ruins.
Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
Three Night Stay: Cuzco
Be guided on a walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Explore the main plaza and its cathedrals, walk past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s central market. Finish with a visit to the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.
Today is free to explore Cuzco.
Discover More: Take a markets, museums and ruins tour, or visit a Peruvian Paso horse ranch (additional cost).
Make your way to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Along the way visit the village of Andahuaylillas before arriving in Puno on the banks of Lake Titicaca.
Two Night Stay: Puno
Today enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float. Entire communities are built on these fascinating islands and your guide will introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Uros.
Journey to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Overnight Stay: Colca Canyon
Travel along Colca Valley to Cruz del Condor, a spectacular viewpoint which allows you to appreciate the canyons depth and is the perfect point for viewing the condor. Make our way to Arequipa, known as the “White City”.
Two Night Stay: Arequipa
Explore Arequipa visiting the Plaza de Armas and Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, Santa Catalina Monastery and the Andean Museum which houses the famous mummy “Juanita”.
Fly via Lima to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country with strong European influence.
Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires
Visit the central square, a traditional café, San Telmo neighbourhood, and the colourful area of La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery. You’re Invited: Soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by dinner.
Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.
Fly to Iguazú Falls set in a tropical jungle.
Three Night Stay: Iguazú Falls
Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. Board the ecological train and ride to the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint, one of the most spectacular views in Iguazú.
Tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views. This afternoon take an exciting Macuco boat adventure.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro and famous Copacabana Beach. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro
Tour Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain to the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue, then ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for amazing views of the city. You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome#, the site of Rio Carnival where we try on some carnival costumes.
Day free to explore Rio. This evening feast like a local with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!
# Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period.
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