Best Of Peru & Brazil

Peru, Brazil

Overview

Explore the ancient kingdom of the Incas. The ruins of Ollantaytambo are as deeply mysterious and as beautiful as Machu Pichu. Visit the sparkling blue of Lake Titicaca, where you’ll find a collection of unique floating islands.Admire Rio’s most iconic attractions though is the breathtaking Cristo Redentor, sat atop the peak of the 700-metre tall Corcovado mountain, which pokes out from the lush Tijuca Forest National Park.

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17 DAYS
BEST OF PERU & BRAZIL
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Cusco (4N)
  • Puno (2N)
  • Lima (2N)
  • Igaussu Falls (3N)
  • Rio De Janerio (3N) – UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 14 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 30 meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 13 Dinners
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Tour Highlights

  • Take the train to explore Marvellous Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco and Sacred valley
  • Board Andean Explorer train across the Peruvian altiplano
  • Admire the stunning views of the world’s highest navigable lake.
  • Explore the idyllic floating islands of Lake Titcaca
  • Spend some time with local Uru people and learn about their customs and traditions
  • Travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Take a ride on the cog train through lush Tijuca Rain Forest
  • Relax on the pristine, uncrowded beaches of Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of iguazu falls from devil throats

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – CUSCO

Fly to Cusco

DAY 2 CUSCO (B/D)

On arrival check in at hotel Casa Andina Private collection. Afternoon is free for your own leisure and other activities.

DAY 3 CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – CUSCO (B/D)

Enjoy this fantastic experience in the Sacred Valley, which undoubtedly was a key area for Inca settlements. We start this full day tour with a visit to the market at Pisac Town, where you can buy typical Peruvian handicrafts at the best prices. After lunch you will tour the remarkable Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo . A very steep stone staircase leads into the fortress. Across an esplanade there is a Temple with 10 niches, and beside it a block of partially unworked stones. Beyond another esplanade, stand six huge rectangular monoliths (weighing approximately 50 tons) from the Temple of the Sun. Vestiges of rooms are seen on top, and on the other side of the hill a four storey building can be seen, which was either a military school or a prison. During the afternoon we visit the town of Chinchero . This place lies on the foundations of animportant Inca site built in the late 1400s.

DAY 4 CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B/D)

Start the day by rising early and enjoying a scenic train tide to the Peruvian town of Aguas Calientes. Transfer to a bus for a brief journey to the much-visited archaeological site of Machu Picchu.Built at the height of the Inca Empire, it is widely believed that this place was built to serve as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec. Learn about the historical background of this impressive site from your guide while you spend the morning walking around the ruins. After the tour you will have free time to explore the complex at your own pace. By 4pm it’s time to make the return journey back to the bright lights of Cusco. Hop on the train and ride back to the city, away from the magnetic heritage of mighty Machu Picchu.

DAY 5 CUSCO (B/D)

After breakfast, Kick off your historical Cusco tour with a visit to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400m, is one of the highest in the world. Talk about starting the morning on top of the world! On this day tour you’ll visit key Incan highlights to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro local market. Then head out of town to explore two major Inca sites, Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo. Practice your language skills and bargain for snacks. Visit the amazing Sacsayhuaman & Q’enqo Enjoy breathtaking views over Cusco. Descend back to Cusco exploring charming Inca streets

DAY 6 – CUSCO – PUNO (B/L/D)

After early breakfast transfer to station to take the Andean Explorer train.08:00 hrs Departure of the train to Puno – includes lunch on board. Andean Explorer “Between the Pleasure & the Legend” Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian Andean landscape aboard on our luxury train. Riding the Andean Explorer is a unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. Ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca and in whose path, the traveler will see the changing landscapes among mountains, rolling plains, and the various weather of the area. The Andean Explorer involves you in an exquisitely area decorated with subtle, delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It includes dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory. The Andean Explorer is one the most of luxurious and different way of travel between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel Casa Andina Private collection.

DAY 7 PUNO (B/L/D)

Enjoy this amazing experience in the Lake Titicaca, including a visit to floating islands of the Uros and Taquile Island.The Islands of the Uros are located in the east of the city of Puno. These islands are made of ‘totora’ reeds, rising six metres above water level. They are anchored by logs and connected to each other by ropes. They still keep the ancient traditions and community living, with their activities being fishing and handicrafts. We continue to Taquile Island which has two characteristics:the spectacular views from its hills, and its standing as a first rate textile centre. The local people (Taquilenos) live on their textile activities. This is noticeable as the men, walking in their rubber sandals (‘ojotas’ in Quechua), still wear black trousers, white flannel shirts and beautiful, finely woven chumpis (belts), with their heads covered by finely knitted ‘chullos’ (caps with ear flaps). This is an ancient civilization that continues living the traditions and laws of the Incas.

DAY 8 PUNO – LIMA (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Juliaca airport to board your flight to Lima . On arrival check in at hotel Casa Andina private collection.

DAY 9 LIMA (B/D)

After breakfast take half day excursion of Colonial and Modern Lima Tour. This excursion provides a perfect combination of pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Lima, that will enable you to become acquainted with Lima’s complete history. This tour will take you to Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and administrative site, built in the 4th century AD, and considered by the Incas as aupallaqta, a ‘sacred village. You will see the Historical Centre: Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Government Palace. We also visit the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva, a beautiful building hosting Peru’s treasures. The tour continues through modern Lima: El Olivar in San Isidro, Miraflores’ Central Park and Larco Mar.

DAY 10 LIMA – IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)

After breakfast transfer Lima airport to board your flight to Iguassu falls. On arrival check in at hotel Sheraton.

DAY 11 IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)

After breakfast we take tour of Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls on this full-day trip .Admire the falls from the other side, crossing the border at the infamous Devil’s Throat falls. Explore the Upper Circuit and Lower Circuit as well, listening to engaging commentary from your local guide along the way.

DAY 12 IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)

After breakfast, You will travel along the river in a boat until you reach the base of the Iguazu Falls where you will have the opportunity to admire them up close. The whirlpools, waves and currents created by the Falls give an adrenaline rush that adds to this unforgettable tour. This tour takes place inside the Iguazu National Park (Brazil), about seven kilometres from the Visitor’s Centre. After a 3 kilometre ride in a wagon pulled by an electrical vehicle and a 500 metre walk in the forest, inflatable boats take to you to experience the emotion of being so close to the base of the Falls. Experienced pilots manoeuvre in the midst of the misty Falls.

DAY 13 – IGUAZU – RIO DE JANERIO (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Iguazu International airport to board your flight to Rio De janerio. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Golden Tulip Regente

DAY 14 RIO DE JANERIO (B/L/D)

We will do a Panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome, Metropolitan Cathedral – in pyramid form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. Familiarize yourself with traditional Cinelandia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You’ll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niteroi. In the afternoon, go by the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on your way to reach the Cosme Velho Train cog station at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain to take the ride up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. From the top, enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.

DAY 15 RIO DE JANERIO (B/D)

After breakfast we take Ride through Tijuca National Park’s rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During 4-hour morning guided eco-tour, hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys and birds. Enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits. Afternoon is free for your own leisure and other shopping activities.

DAY 16 RIO DE JANERIO – UK (B)

Fly back home.

DAY 17 UK

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  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Puno
  • Cusco
  • Machu Picchu
  • Iguacu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro

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