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2017 Brazil & Peru Adventure Highlights Tour

Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu - Lima - Cuzco - Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
15 days / 14 nights.
2017 Brazil & Peru Adventure Highlights Tour
ITINERARY
Day 1. RIO DE JANEIRO

Check-in to your hotel.

Day 2. RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, a half day visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. Return to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 3. RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, a half day visit to Corcovado, the mountain home to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. Return to your hotel for an afternoon of leisure.

Meals: B

Day 4. RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUAZU (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5. IGUAZU (Breakfast)

Excursion of the Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara Falls. The falls lie on the three borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Return to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 6. IGUAZU - LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima, reception at the airport and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 7. LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, a guided visit of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Known as the city of the kings, Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. One of the very few South American cities that preserve the colonial past, Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during the time of the Spanish colonialists. The tour will include a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, before stopping at Larco Mar to enjoy a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Return to your hotel in Lima.

Meals: B

Day 8. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. After the one hour flight, reception and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, a guided tour of Cuzco including the Cathedral, Qoricancha temple, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel.

Meals: B

Day 9. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast & lunch)

After breakfast at your hotel, Jaime your guide will again meet with you for the start of a full-day's excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. You will visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will witness Indians bartering their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. After lunch, continue your trip to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. You will then return to Cuzco after this full day with wonderful memories of the heart of the Inca land.

Meals: B & L

Day 10. INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (All meals)

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Chilca by bus, where we will meet the Quechua porters and have breakfast. Crossing over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) we will continue the expedition admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba river for lunch. We will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, and the valley of Cusichaca and the magical Polylepsis forest. Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.

Meals: B

Day 11. INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (All meals)

Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. We will see outstanding views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we will climb up through the first pass at 4,200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological areas such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna. We will climb 1000 metres in 5 hours. Today camp and dinner near Pacaymayu. Overnight on the trail.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 12. INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (All meals)

After breakfast, we will trek down through the valley of Pacaymayu to the famous archaeological sites of Runquraqay and continue to the second pass and the restored townsite of Sayaqmarka ("Town in a Steep Place") and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will then descend to the magnificent archeological Phuyupatamarka ("Cloud Level Town") and have lunch. We will then begin the decent to Winaywayna where a visit of the ruins and have dinner will conclude the day.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 13. INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast)

Early morning wake up at 4:30 a.m. for breakfast and to begin the trek to be the first at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu for the sunrise. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunko "Gate of the Sun" to observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the "Lost City of the Incas". A guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, we can enjoy an afternoon of self-exploration and discovery.

Meals: B

Day 14. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure. You may wish to return to Machu Picchu but entrance tickets are not included for today. In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cuzco.

Meals: B

Day 15. CUZCO - LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima and your connecting flight home.

Meals: B

End of our services.
2017 Brazil & Peru Adventure Highlights Tour - Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Rio de Janeiro
Day 2. Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast)
Day 3. Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast)
Day 4. Rio de janeiro - iguazu (Breakfast)
Day 5. Iguazu (Breakfast)
Day 6. Iguazu - Lima (Breakfast)
Day 7. Lima (Breakfast)
Day 8. Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast)
Day 9. Sacred Valley - Pisac - Ollantaytambo (Breakfast & lunch)
Day 10. Inca Trail To Machu Picchu (All meals)
Day 11. Inca Trail To Machu Picchu (All meals)
Day 12. Inca Trail To Machu Picchu (All meals)
Day 13. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
Day 14. Machu Picchu - Cuzco (Breakfast)
Day 15. Cuzco - Lima (Breakfast)
End of our services.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Accommodation in double rooms at selected hotels and 3 star hostals
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Transfers based on group service
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary with English speaking specialist guides in group service
  • All South American internal flight tickets in economy class (Rio - Iguazu - Lima - Cuzco - Lima)
  • Train tickets and all entrance fees (excluding 2nd day entrance to Machu Picchu)
Our price does not include:
  • International flight to/from Brazil/Peru and any airport taxes
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc.
  • Gratuities, baggage porterage and other extras not specified
  • Sleeping bag for the Inca trail
  • Tips for porters
For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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