Brasil & Peru 13 Days
01 Day: International arrival in Rio de Janeiro
Assistance on your arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual city and magical country.
Meals Included: None
02 Day: Rio de Janeiro - half day tour to Pan de Azucar Hill You will visit one of the most important landmarks in the city, Pan de Azucar Hill, which makes for a classic post card photo and a must see attraction. The tour begins at the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo, pausing at the Praia Vermelha cable car station, the point at which you begin the ascent to the top of Pan de Azucar. There are two sections on the cable car ride, first from Praia Vermelha Station to the Urca Station, and then from Urca Station to the hilltop (396 m). Once there, you are blessed with an unbelievable vista of the city and beaches, as well as the meeting of the Guanabara Bay with the Atlantic Ocean that is simply a marvel. Meals Included: Breakfast
03 Day: Half Day Tour Corcovado Today's excursion to the other famous hill, Corcovado, begins at the district of Cosme Velho, at a train station, where you will board another cable car that takes you to the top of Corcovado Hill and the Cristo Redentor ( Christ the Redeemer ). It is a gigantic 40 meter, 1100 ton statue, famous around the world. The hilltop possesses the best view of the city, including the Atlantic Ocean, lovely beaches, the downtown area, and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel following the coastline, specifically the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema Meals Included: Breakfast
04 Day: Free Day Nothing is planned for this day so you can journey through the city on your own. At night, you are going to have the unique experience of eating dinner at a traditional Brazilian steak house, where you will be offered a huge variety of meats and mega salad bar with all the fixings. After a satisfying dinner, it's off to the city's most famous theater for an unforgettable taste of Brazilian folklore: a samba show. The entire affair is wrapped in the magical world of the Brazilian Carnival that is intertwined with colors and the sounds of exotic percussion instruments.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
05 Day: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Upon arrivel transfer from the Iguazu Airport to the hotel. Brazilian side of the falls – Approximately 5 hours. Today, you will ride an elevator down to the bottom of the falls, stopping just above the water level. Then, you will cross a 1000 meter footbridge, stopping at different vantage points to soak in the majesty of Iguazu Falls. This tropical rainforest attraction is located on the far western side of the Parana River, in Iguazu National Park, an UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site for being one of South America’s largest forest reserves and a habitat to an immense diversity of wildlife. Meals Included: Breakfast
06 Day: Iguazu Argentinean side of the Falls - Approximately 6 – 7 hours With a total area of 55,500 ha, Iguazu National Park is named after the river that marks its northern boundary. There, in the midst of a lush sub-tropical jungle, is majestic Iguazu Falls, one of the planet’s largest and most spectacular on account of the river’s powerful flow and its more than 275 drops. You will venture into the midst of its drops and falls, following a pathway of raised footbridges, thereby being able to appreciate this wonder from many different angles. The lower circuit puts you so close to the water that you will feel a part of nature and the constant mist will cool you off. At the top circuit, you will stop at different lookouts, climbing until you reach the incredible “ Garganta del Diablo ”, Devil’s Throat, undoubtedly the most spectacular of all the falls, whose waters drop more than 80 meters.
Option 1: River adventure – 12 minutes ( Argentina )
Your river adventure begins at the docks located at the end of the lower circuit, across from San Martin Island, where a powerful speed boat await to take you into the lower canyon of the Iguazu River and to circle the island until you reach the base of Tres Mosqueteros Drop, where you will be able to see drops on both the Brazilian and Argentine side, as well as the Garganta del Diablo. The icing on the cake is a visit to the Argentine side of the falls, where you will “baptized” at the bottom of the San Martin Drop, the largest a boat can approach.
Difficulty: 100m staircase.
Option 2: The Great Adventure – 1 hour ( Argentina )
In a ride that combines rainforest and falls, you will enter the lush jungle vegetation in trucks accompanied by experimented guides. After the ride, you will walk to the docks to board a boat that will take you to the lower Iguazu River. As you shoot the rapids, you will get a great view of the drops from the haven of San Martin Island to Tres Mosqueteros Drop, including a panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo. The boat will then circle the island until reaching the most exciting part of the trip: San Martin Drop, the largest a boat can approach. Meals Included: Breakfast
07 Day: Iguazu – Lima Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual city and magical country.
Meals Included: Breakfast
08 Day: Lima – Cusco: Sightseeing tour and Nearby Ruins Breakfast. Transfer to Lima Airport for your fly to Cusco Morning at leisure or we will take a visit by your own Street San Blas The artistic barrio ( Neighborhood ) of narrow and high streets beautiful little plaza and a beautiful paqcha exists; in this barrio numerous artists and artisans reside, there are located the workshops of famous artisans such as the family Mendevil Olave and merida, Panoramic views of Cusco City, Hatunrumivoc is located close to Plaza Nazarenas, not far from Plaza de Armas, It s a narrow pedestrian street. Famous for it’s Inca walls where huge stones are precisely carved to fit together without mud or concrete. You’ll find the masterpiece, a 12 Angled Stone, about halfway down the street The Inca stonework was incredible, actually so good that Spanish conquerors often used the old Inca structure as foundations for their own buildings. Hatunrumiyoc is a great place too have a closer look at their skills.
Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons.
at 20.00 p.m. evening get ready to enjoy a dinner with a folklore show in a typical restaurant where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds, while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner Show Folklore
09 Day: Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Santa Maria Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. on our way 30’ from Cusco we can stop in Awanakancha, You can’t travel to Peru without taking time to see animals native to the Andes. And, unless you plan on heading deep into the countryside, the very best ( and easiest place ) to see them is at Awanakancha, a small camelid farm dedicated to the animals and intricate textiles produced from their wool. On arrival at the farm, you will have the opportunity to meet the resident animals; Alpaca, Llama and Vicuña. Separated by species and sex in large pens, the friendly animals are keen to meet visitors in the hope of receiving a tasty grassy snack. After getting to know the animals, you can take some time to visit some of the small onsite exhibits, where you can understand how the animals wool is refined and naturally dyed, before finally being expertly woven into fabrics, tapestry’s, clothing or a variety of other products. Women from native communities offer live examples of traditional ( and intricate ) weaving techniques, using basic tools and wooden looms.
Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Hot Spring Aguas Calientes
We continue the journey along a winding ascent toward the Abra Malaga and the snowy veronica is located at an altitude of 4,316 meters where we can enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Cusco geography. After a short break of 15 minutes in the Abra Malaga, the descent into the jungle of the Inca trail through the different climates that combine the paradisiacal landscapes of majestic snow to the hot jungle of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is undertaken. To the height of Alfamayó find an Inca trail in admirable condition fully paved. Place where begins the process of asphalt road, continue towards the district of Santa Maria; Located at an altitude of 1,575 meters, Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
10 Day: Santa Maria – Santa Teresa At 07.00 am wake up finds you shrouded in the mists of the jungle. After a hearty breakfast your day starts with a short but intense climb to start your section of an authentic Inka Trail. As you wind up and down precipitous cliffs over a stunning valley your guide will transport you to the time of the Incas, revealing some of what little we do know from this ancient and amazing culture. The trail descends to Quellomayo where the group will stop for lunch and have some time to relax in hammocks. Keep an eye out for natural fruit, especially the taste explosion that is maracuya ( passion fruit ). After lunch the trek continues along the surging Urubamba river, crossing it at one point in a cart and pulley ( safe yet thrilling ! ).
Then we can walk for 30’ to Santa Teresa Hot Spring Constructed on the slopes of the mountain and on the banks of the Urubamba River, the thermal water complex has three pools, of different sizes and depths, which are supplied with medicinal water that varies between 40ºC and 44ºC. The thermal baths of Santa Teresa differ mainly from the other springs of peru because of its crystalline waters. These medicinal waters possess properties to treat cutaneous ulcers, bone pain and rheumatism. In the thermal baths you can also submerge under cold streams from the Uripata lagoons, which provides a comforting sensation. At the bottom of the pools there is soft sand and around the pools we can contemplate rocks, vegetation, the sound of the river and the mountain. The thermal baths of Santa Teresa are fully equipped with bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms, soccer fields, space for camping, cafeteria, kiosk for food and beverage supply and a viewpoint. It also has a hydromassage system.
It is a very pleasant place to rest after extensive walks such as Machu Picchu and Choquequirao
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
11 Day: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu Town ) This day we will take a car to Machupicchu Hydroelectric Station it’s take us 30’ drive to continue the journey of adventure, those who wish to walk are three hours of Hydroelectric to Aguas Calientes “ Town of Machu Picchu ”; where we will place in our respective assigned hotels in this itinerary tours to Machu Picchu will have some free time, Meals Included: Breakfast
12 Day: Aguas Calientes – Huaynapícchu - Machu Picchu - Sun Gate - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
The day starts with an early morning rise to Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as " The Lost City of the Incas ". bus drive, climbing 6 km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua " Young Peak " The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machupicchu, the so - called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 meters ( 8,920 ft ) above sea level, or about 360 meters ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins.
Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, " Unfinished Temple ", and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon. Then we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.
The Sun Gates of Machu Picchu boast a picture - perfect vantage point overlooking Peru's most famous ruins. Tourists flock to this outcrop high in the Andes Mountains to enjoy the same view featured on virtually every postcard depicting the Machu Picchu citadel. Also known as Intipunku, the Sun Gates consist of two stones perched at a narrow passage in the crevice of the mountain just above Machu Picchu. The sun shines brilliantly through this portal each day when it rises -- hence the name. Back to Cusco Meals Included: Breakfast
13 Day: Cusco – Lima - Home
On time required transfer to Lima Airport fly back home
After arrive in Lima from Cusco, we will have guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the " City of Kings ". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies. We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Back to The Airport fly Home Meals Included: Breakfast
In Brasil: City and Iguazu Falls
In Lima: Sightseeing Tour.
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and Nearby Ruins + Dinner including Folklore Show.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Excursion to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lunch included.
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit of the Citadel
• 12 Nights accommodation
• All breakfasts and meals as described in the programme
• All entrance tickets applicable
• All transfers and land transportation
• Tours are in private
• Airfare Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu – Lima
• Private car and guide Ollantaytambo – Santa Teresa
• Airfare Lima - Cusco - Lima with offer 150$USA around trip booking in advance
• Train ticket Machupicchu - Ollantaytambo
• Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu Ruins - Aguas calientes
• All applicable taxes
• All bilingual guided tours ( English - Spanish ) as described in the itinerary
• Axel Tippe will be your guide up & end Lima
• International flights
• Airport taxes ( $30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights )
• Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
• Personal expenses
• International or National personal telephone calls
• Meals not mentioned