Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls

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Wonders of Peru & Iguassu Falls is a Fixed Departure Small Group Tour.

Day 1: Saturday: Arrive Lima
Day 2: Lima
Day 3: Lima - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes
Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Day 6: Cusco
Day 7: Cusco - Iguassu Falls
Day 8: Iguassu Falls (Argentina side)
Day 9: Iguassu Falls (Brazil side) - Departure

*Inquire about our tour extensions to Amazon Jungle (Peru), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) & Buenos Aires (Argentina)

  • Saturday: Arrival to Lima

    Arrive into Lima today.

    Lima, capital of Peru, which was founded by the great conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 and soon became the capital of the extensive and tremendously wealthy Peruvian Vice Regency of Spain. By the end of the 16th Century it had grown into a city of fine palaces and churches and was the cultural centre of the southern hemisphere. Today, Lima still retains the essence of the Spanish colonialism.

    Upon arrival to Lima, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in.

    Balance of the day at leisure.

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: El Tambo II or Similar

    First Class: Atton San Isidro or Similar

  • Lima

    Today we will 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.

    Once the sightseeing tour of Lima is completed we will transfer you back to your hotel.

    Balance of day at leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: El Tambo II or Similar

    First Class: Atton San Isidro or Similar

  • Lima - Sacred Valley of the Incas

    This morning after breakfast, we will transfer you from your hotel, to Lima Airport for your direct Flight to the city of Cuzco.

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

    On arrival to Cusco you will be met at the airport by a local representative who will transport you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (8,500 feet elevation), a long, fertile river valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks that lies between Cusco (11,150 feet elevation) and Machu Picchu (7,850 feet elevation). Starting here helps you adjust to the high altitude of the Andes and is a great way to see how the local people continue to live in the traditional Andean manner.

    Rest of afternoon at leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Note: To reduce your risk of altitude sickness, the best thing you can do upon arrival to Cusco Airport is to head straight to the lower altitude of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Believe it or not, Cusco is at an altitude of 11,150 feet elevation and Machu Picchu way lower at 7,850 feet elevation!

    Proper acclimation can make a huge difference.

    After a few days (as per our suggested itinerary) you can then make your way back up to Cusco and will feel a lot better.

    Due to the altitude, we recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity for the remainder of the day. We suggest that you rest for one to two hours after checking in to your hotel, prior to commencement of any physical activity. To further reduce the effects of altitude sickness, we recommend you also drink plenty of fluids: water, fruit juices, herbal tea or the local 'mate de coca'. It is highly recommended to avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol.

    Altitude affects each person differently so symptoms may vary greatly, so please be alert to any possible symptoms and if in any doubt seek medical advice.

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Hotel Hacienda del Valle or Similar

    First Class: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba or Similar

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes

    Today a full day tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas.

    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 center 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.

    At proper time you will board the train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to the nearby Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

    Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes we will head to your hotel.

    Evening at leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: El Mapi by Inkaterra or Similar

    First Class: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel or Similar

  • Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Today you are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu.

    You will be driven from Aguas Calientes to the entrance of the archeological site.

    A 2 hours 30 minutes guided tour of the ruins will have you wondering about the lives of the priests, craftsmen, and servants who inhabited this citadel and what drove them to build it on a mountain-top. Excavations have revealed skeletons, artefacts and woollen clothing, but no gold. The same precise stonework as in other Incan sites in evident. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered in hidden tangle of vines and trees atop the mountain, the city of Machu Picchu will forever hold the secret of its destruction as the Incas left no written record.

    You will visit following points in Machu Picchu:
    01 Entrance
    02 Ceremonial Baths
    03 Inka House
    04 Temple of the Sun
    05 Botanical Garden
    06 Square of the Temples
    07 Intiwatana
    08 Llamacancha
    09 Sacred rock
    10 Temple of the Condor
    11 Agricultural Zone
    12 Exit

    The guided tour will end a few meters from the Machu Picchu exit. It is not allowed to return on the way that has already been visited.

    Once the guided tour is over 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 located in the city of Cusco.

    Cusco is another of the highlights of a trip to Peru, a fascinating city built on the foundations of the former Incan capital. You can observe massive Incan walls along many of the streets of the city. The city has a vibrant atmosphere and many excellent restaurants.

    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Xima Cusco Hotel or Similar

    First Class: Palacio del Inka or Similar

  • 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 neighborhood, the Cathedral and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    You can enhance your experience by adding this optional tour (additional cost of USD $75 per person).

    CITY TOUR AND RUINS AND SAN PEDRO MARKET:
    This afternoon you will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city.

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Xima Cusco Hotel or Similar

    First Class: Palacio del Inka or Similar

  • Cusco - Iguassu Falls

    This morning at the scheduled time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls, via Lima.

    Suggested flights:
    LA2012 CUZ/LIM Departure 0930 / Arrival 1057 - not included
    LA2443 LIM/IGU Departure 1228 / Arrival 1825 - not included

    Upon your arrival to Iguassu Falls you will be meet and transfer to your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Saint George or Similar

    First Class: Loi Suites or Similar

  • Iguassu Falls (Argentina side)

    Today is spent exploring the Argentinean side of the Falls.

    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.

    OPTIONAL TOUR:

    The Big Adventure (Argentina side) – Boat ride (Minimum 02 passengers / extra USD $110 per person):

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Viale Cataratas or Similar

    First Class: Bourbon Cataratas or Similar

  • Iguassu Falls (Brazil side) - Departure

    This morning you will explore the Iguassu Falls Brazil side.

    Departure in 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 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.

    Once all activities are completed we will transfer you to the airport for your onward travel or enquire into the many add ons and extensions available.

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

HOTELS BY CATEGORY TOURIST FIRST CLASS
Lima El Tambo II or Similar

Standard room

Atton San Isidro or Similar

Standard room

Sacred Valley Hacienda del Valle or Similar

Standard room

 Hacienda Urubamba or Similar

Standard room

Machu Picchu El Mapi by Inkaterra or Similar

Standard room

Inkaterra Machu Picchu or Similar

Standard room

Cusco Hotel Xima or Similar

Standard room

Palacio del Inka or Similar

Standard room

Iguassu Falls Viale Cataratas or Similar

Standard room

Bourbon Resort or Similar

Standard room

  • Package cost based on Hotel category Tourist from USD $1800 per person / Single supplement on request
  • Package cost based on Hotel category First Class from USD $2360 per person / Single supplement on request
  • Hotel accommodation quoted in Standard rooms
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, will provide the best possible alternative.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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
  • Package cost based on Hotel category Tourist from USD $1800 per person / Single supplement on request
  • Package cost based on Hotel category First Class from USD $2360 per person / Single supplement on request

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • 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

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES FROM JANUARY UNTIL DECEMBER 2020

Month Arrival Departure
Saturday Thursday
January 11-Jan 23-Jan
February 1-Feb 13-Feb
March 14-Mar 26-Mar
April 18-Apr 30-Apr
May 2-May 14-May
May 30-May 11-Jun
June 27-Jun 9-Jul
July 18-Jul 30-Jul
August 1-Aug 13-Aug
August 15-Aug 27-Aug
September 5-Sep 17-Sep
October 3-Oct 15-Oct
November 14-Nov 26-Nov
December 12-Dec 24-Dec

NOTES

  • Minimum 02 passengers need it to operate.
  • Maximum group size is 20.
  • 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.
  • We can purchase all flights on your behalf.
 
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  • A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT
  • YOUR OWN TRAVEL SPECIALIST
  • EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR HOLIDAY COVERED
  • WE RESEARCH EVERY OPTION