11 days / 10 nights.
Arrival to Lima city and private transfer to your hotel, the Country Club Hotel. Check in to your hotel.Day 2: LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, a private transfer to the airport for the flight to Cuzco. Arrival and transfer to your hotel, the Monasterio Hotel. Free morning. In the afternoon, a small group guided visit of Cuzco including the beautiful Cathedral, the ancient temple of the sun or Qoricancha temple, and the Main Square. The tour will continue to the outskirts of the city to visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Enjoy a dinner and folkloric show.Day 3: SACRED VALLEY-PISAC-OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast & lunch)
After breakfast, tour the Sacred Valley in a small group visiting Pisac market where on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, locals barter their products. After lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, and the Inca ruins on the hillside. Transfer to your hotel, the Rio Sagrado.Day 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast & lunch & dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station for the morning train to Aguas Calientes. You will travel with your private guide who will be available to answer any questions. Upon arriving, take the short bus trip up to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a private, guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most fantastic ancient Inca city. Constructed by Pachacutec, Machu Picchu blends into the mountain side high up in the Andes. The city has houses, temples, a large central square which are all connected. There are also terraces in the mountain side which were used for agriculture. Return to Cuzco by train. Transfer to your hotel, the Monasterio.Day 5: CUZCO - LIMA - BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Lima and connecting flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel, the deluxe Alvear Palace Hotel.Day 6: BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast & lunch & dinner)
After breakfast, a private city tour of perhaps the most cosmopolitan metropolis in South America. Most of the population is of European descent and the city is reminiscent of Paris. It is situated on the Rio de la Plata, and as its name suggests, it is the city of good winds. The tour will include a visit to the Plaza de Mayo, the hub of the city centre and where many public buildings such as the Catedral Metropolitana can be found. At the east end, you will find the Casa Rosada presidential palace with the famous balcony from which Juan and Evita Peron greeted the masses. A visit will also be lade to the Teatro Colon, found at the intersection of Cirrito and Tucuman the world-class opera house that opened in 1908 with a presentation of Aida. It seats 2500 spectators and offers standing room for another 1000. There is also a museum featuring instruments, costumes and photographs of performers. You shall also visit La Boca, Buenos Aires' most colourful neighbourhood. San Telmo, just a few blocks south of Plaza de Mayo is the artist's quarter, what some believe to be Buenos Aires' most interesting feature. A final visit to Recoleta, a very fashionable area where you can visit the fine arts museum, called Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the city's gardens of Plaza Alvear and Plaza Francia. The latter hosts the largest crafts fair in the city every Sunday. Lunch at the La Bourgogne, the only Relais Gourmand in Argentina. The restaurant serves the finest French and international food in the city and according to Travel & Leisure magazine rated La Bourgogne the number one restaurant in South America, and Wine Spectator gave it the distinction of being one of the "Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers." Return to your hotel. In the evening, dinner & tango Show in La Esquina Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango house in Buenos Aires.Day 7: ESTANCIA (Breakfast &lunch)
Full day Fiesta Gaucha excursion, visiting a typical "estancia" in the pampas. A delicious lunch will be served where you will be able to appreciate the ranching work of the true South American cowboy, the gaucho. Return to your hotel.Day 8: BUENOS AIRES - MONTIVIDEO (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the fast catamaran boat across the Mar del Plata to Montivideo. Arrival in Montivideo. Reception and start a city tour of the city including the Plaza Independencia, Palacio Estevez and the Palacio Salvo, once South America's tallest building. After lunch at Las Brasas, check in to your hotel, the Radisson Victoria Plaza or similar.Day 9: MONTIVIDEO - PIRIAPOLIS - PUNTA DEL ESTE (Breakfast)
After breakfast, private transfer to Piriapolis and Punta del Este, Uruguay's best resort, with excellent beaches, a relaxed vacation, and a variety of things to do and see. Overnight accommodation.Day 10: PUNTA DEL ESTE (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure.Day 11: PUNTA DEL ESTE - MONTIVIDEO (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Montivideo for your return flight home.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
Incl. Miraflores Park, Monasterio & Sanctuary Lodge Hotels, all trains, all private tours, finest service guaranteed
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