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Detailed Itinerary

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from the airport at the established time and will transfer you to your hotel. Lima is a modern metropolis full of history, whith approximately ten million inhabitants and is going through an exciting process of cultural and economic changes. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight stay at selected hotel in Lima

Aftwer breakfast ,Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to your hotel. A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the airport of Lima- only with driver. Fly to Cusco.A transportation service will wait for your arrival at the Cusco Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Sacred Valley. Overnight stay at selected hotel in Sacred Valley.

After breakfast During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere.! At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel *On Sundays, also visit the local market*
Lunch included.Overnight stay at selected hotel in Sacred Valley.

After breakfast Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Ollanta train station- only with driver. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before entering the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a train station, a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer by bus you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Café Inkaterra. In the afternoon you will head to the train station of Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and start the return to Cusco from there- only with driver.Lunch included.Overnight stay at selected hotel in Cusco.

After breakfast you will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as "The Temple of the Sun" (QuriKancha 'Golden Temple'), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun ("Inti"), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of IntiRaymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know PukaPucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. PukaPucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.

After breakfast A tourist bus takes you from Cusco to Puno making stops in various places. First you will visit the districts of Andahuaylillas with its beautiful baroque church. Then go to Raqchi for a visit to the temple of Wiracocha. Andean buffet at a local restaurant. The next stop is at La Raya, the highest point on route (4,338 m.a.s.l.), and the last visit before reaching Puno, is Pukara where you will discover the Lithic Museum. The bus leaves daily. A transportation service with a guide will wait for your arrival at the bus terminal and will transfer you to your hotel. The guide will inform you about the attractions and services that the city has to offer.Overnight stay at selected hotel in Puno.

After breakfast Overland journey from Puno to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise back to Copacabana and overland journey to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri.
Audiovisual and night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves.
Enjoy a nocturnal visit to the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations.Overnight stay at the Inca Utama Hotel & Cultural Complex

After breakfast OPTIONAL TOUR: Tour at the archeological ruins of Tiwanchu.The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic "Illimani" mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Cable car ride from one point of the city to another and enjoy the view.Overnight stay at selected hotel in La Paz city.

After breakfast Transfer from the hotel to the airport in La Paz.
Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, assistance on arrival or departure and porterage at the airport.Flight to Buenos Aires Argentina
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be greeted at Ezeiza International Airport by an experienced guide who is just waiting to introduce you to one of the world's most exciting cities. A private vehicle will transfer you to your selected hotel form your check-in. The afternoon will be free to rest and recover from your flight.Overnight stay at selected hotel in Buenos Aires

After breakfast City tour in Buenos Aires.Rising suddenly and dramatically out of the interminable flatness of the Pampas, Buenos Aires is a teeming, throbbing cosmopolitan city with a unique mix of European, North American, and South American elements. It is one of the world’s great ports, the home of every third Argentine, and an increasingly popular travel destination. The soul of the city bears an irresistible allure to Argentines and visitors alike, its parks, cafés, streets, theatres, museums, markets, restaurants- and its homes- the elegant, the chic, the eccentric, the everyday. After breakfast, you'll visit the most important sites of this triumph of a city. The magnificence of the Northern Quarters, Palermo and the beauty of its parks and buildings, Recoleta with its French-style architecture, bars and cafes; the imposing Colon Theatre, one of the five most important opera houses in the world; Plaza de Mayo surrounded by Government House (The Pink House), The Old Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral; San Telmo, residence of the aristocracy until the turn of the XIX century. The colours of La Boca, picturesque quarter of Italian immigrants; and the fashion area of Puerto Madero with its many chic bars & restaurants round off this heady excursion.Overnight stay at the selected hotel in Buenos Aires

After breakfast .Transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu.
Visit the Puerto Iguazu's turn to bedazzle. Your local guide will meet you, and share their insights into the stunning national parks of this area where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. After you've checked into your hotel, you'll have all the evening to relax by the swimming pool and start to get captivated by the sounds of this subtropical rainforest.Overnight stay at the selected hotel in Iguazu

After breakfast .The Indians called the gigantic falls of the Rio Iguaçu "Great Water". The falls are one of the most impressive natural sights of South America. During a guided walk on the Brazilian side you will always enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfalls. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Rio. Afternoon flight to Rio.Meeting with the tour guide and transfer to the hotel Overnight at the selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast.Today you take part in a city tour including Sugar Loaf and Corcovado.In the morning drive to Corcovado. Take the bus to the station of the rack railway that leads through the Tijuca National Park to the 710 m high Corcovado. From the foot of the 38 m high statue of Christ you can enjoy a unique view of the “most beautiful city on earth”. Continue to the city center and walk around the busy core of Rio, including a visit to the cathedral and the oldest Cafe Confeitaria Colombo. Then drive to the world-famous "postcard view" - the Sugar Loaf. The ascent to the Sugar Loaf is done in a cable car. 370 meters above Guanabara Bay, there is a wonderful view of the beaches, the city center and the nearby islands. Tingling like a tropical downpour, sparkling with sensual joie de vivre - that's only Rio de Janeiro.Overnight at the selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast your day is at leisure

After breakfast transfer out to the airport.

Inclusions
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast/L-Lunch/BX-Box Lunch/D-dinner). Please note that some hotels do not serve full or any breakfast before 07:00 am,  There is no price reduction from the side of the hotel if departures are before 0700hrs without breakfast.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sic Service
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Train to Machu Picchu from the railway station in Ollantaytambo.
  • Tourist tax in Cusco
  • Admission to the indicated visits.
  • The bus and hydrofoil of the Titicaca package on days 7/8 are always shared with other travelers during the tour program as well as during a private tour, but a dedicated tour guide is provided.
  • Entrances to the mentioned attractions in the itinerary, besides Iguazu National Parks- please see prices below under not included. 

           Permanent assistance by Operations Department

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
Personal expenses.Rio de Janeiro transfer from the hotel to the airport on day 15 for only 1 pax with different flight schedule than the rest of the group is not included. Additional price .

Notes

Optional tours are on request at an additional cost.

  • When entering to Brazil, the original certificate of yellow fever vaccination may be required and without it the entry can be refused.
  • In all Machu Picchu train services passenger may bring onboard a carry-on baggage. The checked allowance is:

One piece of 5Kg / 11 lb. luggage

Dimension 158 c.m./62 in.

Hotels or Similar (Superior Hotels)

LIMA: CASA ANDINA SELECT MIRAFLORES

SACRED VALLEY: TAYPIKALA URUBAMBA 

CUSCO: SONESTA 

PUNO: SONESTA POSADA DEL INCA       

HUATAJATA: INCA UTAMA 

LA PAZ: EUROPA 

BUENOS AIRES: EUROBUILDING HOTEL 

IGUAZU: RECANTO CATARATAS HOTEL

RIO DE JANEIRO: WINDSOR LEME HOTEL

Hotels or Similar (Superior Hotels)

LIMA: COUNTRY CLUB 

SACRED VALLEY: INKATERRA URUBAMBA 

CUSCO: LIBERTADOR CUSCO  

PUNO: GHL HOTEL LAKE TITICACA          

HUATAJATA: INCA UTAMA 

LA PAZ: CASA GRANDE HOTEL 

BUENOS AIRES: INTERNCONTINENTAL HOTEL 

GUAZU: BELMOND DAS CATARATAS HOTEL 

RIO DE JANEIRO: HILTON COPACABANA RIO HOTEL 

FLIGHTS LIM/CUZ, LPB/EZE, AEP/IGR & IGU/GIG USD 1110 approx per person actual price at the time of ticketing.

Trip Highlights

Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Puno-Huatajata-La Paz-Buenos Aries-Rio De Janerio

Fixed-Departure

10 Jul, 2022
AUD 5,249 P P twin share
AUD 7,308 P P single

14 Aug, 2022
AUD 5,249 P P twin share
AUD 7,308 P P single

11 Sep, 2022
AUD 5,249 P P twin share
AUD 7,308 P P single

02 Oct, 2022
AUD 5,249 P P twin share
AUD 7,308 P P single

16 Oct, 2022
AUD 5,249 P P twin share
AUD 7,308 P P single

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