Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Upon arrival in Lima you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: Fly to Cusco. Free Afternoon
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
The city of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire is one of the most enchanting destinations in Peru. Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is surrounded by awesome mountains which perfectly compliment the blue sky and white clouds. As you explore the captivating colonial centre, marvel at Cusco’s art and architecture which offer a glimpse into her fascinating past. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 3: Half Day Excursion of Cusco City
Today you take a tour of Cusco’s colonial centre and nearby sites. You will visit impressive Cusco Cathedral which dominates the city’s main square, the old Inka temple of Koricancha and the fortress complex of Sacsayhuaman. Also visit the outlying sites of Qenko and Puca Pucara.
Included in your programme is the Cuzco General Tourist Ticket which permits entrance to many sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 4: Full Day Sacred Valley Excursion
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Urubamba or Sacred Valley, so named due to the number of sacred sites established by the Inka civilization. First stop will be the colourful, bustling Indigenous Market at Pisac where locals congregate to buy and sell during the main market days on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In Ollantaytambo you will be taken on a walking excursion of the stunning Inka ruins which overlook the town below. Overnight in Cusco. (B, L)
Day 5: Train to Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu Private Excursion
Today you will take a train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu town – and the closest access point to the sacred Inka city. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes you will be transferred by bus to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of the site.
The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the Inka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Let us know if you’d like to stay the night in Aguas Calientes so you can re-visit Machu Picchu the next day. We’ll design your programme accordingly.
Day 6: Fly to Lima. Lima by Night Excursion
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
This evening’s excursion shows in detail the impressive Historical Centre of Lima by night, presenting its most emblematic attractions. You will be able to take unforgettable pictures of the city’s illuminated monuments. (B)
Day 7: Fly to Foz do Iguassu
Morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Today you will fly from Lima to Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu (B)
Day 8: Full Day Excursion Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
A half day excursion to the Argentine side of the falls. We will visit the three main paths: the upper and lower paths as well as the Devil’s Throat. It will be possible to enjoy impressive views of the falls from different perspectives. Upper Path: A 45min walk during which we see the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbigua and San Martin falls from the upper part. Lower Path: A 1.5hr walk during which we have a view of the falls from right in the centre of the action where you’ll likely get a bit wet! Devil’s Throat: A small train will take us along the upper part of the Iguazu River where we find the balcony facing the most spectacular view of the Devil’s Throat. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu. (B, L)
Day 9: Half Day Excursion Iguazu Falls (Brazil)
Today you will visit the Brazilian side of spectacular Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. This is where the almost 3km wide Iguazu River drops over the edge of 80m high basalt cliffs. You will gaze down on this stunning natural spectacle from the viewing platforms connected by glass-sided elevator. Overnight in Foz do Iguassu. (B)
Day 10: Fly to El Calafate
Morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Today you will fly from Puerto Iguazu via Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Overnight in El Calafate. (B)
Day 11: Full Day Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
This morning transfer to Lake Argento and board a sightseeing vessel from where you will have the best views of the Perito Moreno National Park. The glaciers here are famous for their immense ice cliffs, spectacular shapes and luminescent blue colour. Along the way you will learn about the flora, fauna and geology of the park as well as conservation initiatives of these fragile areas. Overnight in El Calafate. (B)
Day 12: Full Day Excursion to Estancia Cristina & Upsala Glacier
After breakfast, transfer to the port to commence a cruise among the icebergs along the western edge of magnificent Upsala Glacier. Pass through Cristina Canal, disembark for the road journey to arrive at Estancia Cristina by mid-morning.
Here you will visit Costumbrista Museum, which highlights the history of the early settlers in the region. Later, you’ll enjoy a 4×4 expedition through jaw-dropping mountain scenery to the continental ice shelter. Here you’ll have a guided walk before heading to the eastern façade of Upsala Glacier. Returning to the estancia, you will be ready for some traditional Argentine hospitality and a hearty lunch. In the afternoon, continue sightseeing to Lake Guillermo and the southern Patagonian Andes. Journey back to El Calafate via the lake for an evening arrival to your hotel. Overnight in El Calafate. (B, L)
Day 13: Fly to Buenos Aires. Tango Dinner Show
Today you fly back to Buenos Aires where you have the afternoon at your leisure.
What better way to finish your programme than with a Tango Dinner Show. Held in a romantic and intimate atmosphere, you will experience the sensual dance of Tango which reveals the spirit of Buenos Aires’ beginnings. The spectacle is accompanied by international cuisine, regional dishes, desserts and a wide selection of Argentine wines. Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B, D)
Day 14: Half Day City Tour
Buenos Aires is undoubtedly the Latin American city that best resembles the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the big European capitals. Beyond this Buenos Aires there is another, featuring the coloured houses of La Boca and the popular Tango of San Telmo. The combination makes Buenos Aires a unique, irresistible metropolis. This tour showcases the capital’s highlights: historical development, multicultural society, football, tango, architectural heritage and the Peron era. The tour visits San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo stopping in Plaza de Mayo, El Caminito and La Recoleta. Overnight in Buenos Aires. (B)
Day 15: Airport Transfer
Today you will be transferred to the airport to meet your international flight. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.