Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires
Starts on: Daily
DAY 01: LIMA | INC: D
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free day to enjoy the city and go shopping in malls and craft markets. In the afternoon, dinner at La Rosa Nautica.
DAY 02: LIMA (City Tour – Visit to Archaeological and Larco Museum) | INC: B
Breakfast. In the morning we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. In the afternoon Lima will surprise us with two of the best museums in the country. The Archaeological and Anthropological Museum offers a panoramic view of the most representative cultures that lived in ancient Peru. Later on we will visit the Larco Museum; an 18th century mansion built on top a pre-Columbian pyramid circa the 7th century. Lots of treasures often exhibited at the world’s most prestigious museums are there for us to see. Don’t miss the warehouse and the exclusive collection of pre-Columbian erotic ceramics.
DAY 03: LIMA / CUSCO (City Tour) | INC: B
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
DAY 04: CUSCO (Tour to South Valley) | INC: B/L
Breakfast. In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. This exclusive adventure will take us to the picturesque and less explored Cusco’s South Valley. In Quispicanchis lies the impressive archaeological complex of Tipon, once an important worship center to water which flows in canals, terraces and beautiful waterfalls and which was one of the sacred natural elements in the Andean cosmo vision. Then we will visit the small yet attractive town of Huaro to see the fantastic 16th Century church and the breathtaking murals by artist Tadeo Escalante. Before heading back we will stop for a short visit at the Sacred Stones Museum.
DAY 05: CUSCO / (Tour to Sacred Valley) / SACRED VALLEY | INC: B/L
Breakfast. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread. Lunch at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views for amazing pictures.
DAY 06: SACRED VALLEY / (Tour to Machu Picchu) / MACHU PICCHU | INC: B
Breakfast. A train trip away to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the fortress and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area.
DAY 07: MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO | INC: B
Breakfast. Free morning. Do as you please with your free time: enjoy once more the energy and mystique offered by the fortress or do some hiking like going up Intipunku or Door of the Sun, entrance to Machu Picchu coming from the Inca Trail or climb the Huayna Picchu, mountain overlooking Machu Picchu and home to the temple of the Moon. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by bus and will be transferred to our hotel.
DAY 08: CUSCO / IGUAZU FALLS | INC: B
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Meet and Greet at the airport and transfer to your Hotel.
DAY 09: IGUAZU FALLS (Brazilian side Falls) | INC: B
Breakfast. Pick up from your hotel to go to the Brazilian side of the Falls, located 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers from the city center. After passing through the Center, the visits continue, now inside the National Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. There, happens the walking tour along the catwalk measuring one kilometer of easy hike. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and other main falls. At the end of the tour we will all meet back up for transportation to your hotel.
DAY 10: IGUAZU FALLS / (Argentine Falls Tour) / BUENOS AIRES | INC: B
Breakfast. Eearly in the Morning, get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000 year old falls span across the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below!We will travel outside the city of Iguassu to the national park where we will spend the day exploring the falls and learning about the history and culture. We will explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. You will be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy the nature and see the falls at your own pace. At the end of the tour we will transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
DEPARTURE MUST TO ABTER 18:00 HS.
Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 11: BUENOS AIRES (City Tour – Tango Show with dinner) | INC: B/D
After breakfast pick up from your hotel lobby for a City Tour of Buenos Aires. A trip that will allow you to discover all the magic of the Argentina's capital. The tour includes a visit to the neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo, with their beautiful parks and architecture, Teatro Colon (one of the 5 biggest opera houses in the world), Plaza de Mayo, the Main Cathedral, the Avenida de Mayo, the Congress building and several other sights of historical and architectural importance. We complete this tour in the Old San Telmo neighborhood, the place of residence of the aristocracy until the late XIX, and El Caminito street in the La Boca neighborhood - one of the oldest and most eclectic parts of the city. The tour includes 2 stops at the Plaza de Mayo and El Caminito. Free time in the afternoon. At night you will experience a dinner-tango show at Voz Tango or Sabor a Tango one of the traditional tango venues of Buenos Aires- transfers are included. Includes: Optional Tango lessons, 3 steps Menu and free beverages. (Water, soda, beer, red and White wine)
DAY 12: BUENOS AIRES (Tigre & Delta Tour) | INC: B
Breakfast. Pick up from your Hotel Lobby to leave Buenos Aires City heading for the town of Tigre, one hour away, where we will board a tourist boat to navigate along Delta and its islands. The life of the "isleños" (people who live on the islands of the Delta) is very special. We will learn about their customs, culture and ways of life. On the way back to Buenos Aires city we will drive by the elegant residences of the well-off, located in the northern suburbs, and the San Isidoro neighborhood. Additionally, you will also get a glimpse of the Presidential Residence (Quinta de Olivos) as we pass it by. Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 13: BUENOS AIRES - END OF THE TOUR
Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport.
2 nights in Lima
3 nights in Cusco
1 night in Sacred Valley
1 night in Aguas Calientes
2 nights in Iguazu Falls
3 nights in Buenos Aires
Accommodation at selected hotels with breakfasts.
All transfers, visits and excursions on regular basis.
Local English-speaking guides are included on the tours.
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
National Parks Entrance Fees
Domestic air tickets.
International departure airport tax
Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
Tips for transfers, guides or waitress.
Services not mentioned.