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2017 Itinerary

25 Day Itinerary (Lima > Rio de Janeiro)

  • Tour Code

    ESML

  • Departure City

    Lima

  • Duration

    25 Day

  • Return City

    Rio de Janeiro

Tour Inclusions

your price includes

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • The services of expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Visit the Sacred Valley including the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • See the fascinating agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt pans of Maras
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour
  • In Cuzco marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Tour the floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Marvel at the deepest canyon in the world, Colca Canyon and visit Cruz del Condor to view Condors soaring overhead
  • Tour the “White City”, Arequipa including Santa Catalina Monastery and Juanita the Ice Maiden
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Exciting Macuco Safari up close to Iguazú Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain

you’re invited

  • Learn of Inca and pre Inca cultures followed by a dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#

quality dining

  • 39 superb meals including:24 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 9 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Andean ceremonial dinner
  • Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 1 Lima, Peru

    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

  • Day 2 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Lima - Sacred Valley

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 5 Sacred Valley - Maras & Moray

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 Machu Picchu

    Return to Machu Picchu and further explore the ruins.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Machu Picchu - Cuzco

    Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Discover More: Take a markets, museums and ruins tour, or visit a Peruvian Paso horse ranch (additional cost).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Cuzco - Puno

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 Lake Titicaca

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Puno - Colca Canyon

    Journey to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.
    Overnight Stay: Colca Canyon

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 Colca Canyon - Arequipa

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 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”.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Arequipa - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly via Lima to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country with strong European influence.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 18 Buenos Aires

    Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Buenos Aires - Iguazú Falls

    Fly to Iguazú Falls set in a tropical jungle.
    Three Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 20 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 21 Iguazú Falls

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 23 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 24 Rio de Janeiro

    Day free to explore Rio. This evening feast like a local with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 25 Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person