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Peru & Brazil

15 Days

Sacred Incas, Iguazú Falls & Rio

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Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side
Rio de Janeiro
Cusco
Lima
Machu Picchu
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Experience two giants of South America on a journey through Peru and Brazil. Unearth the heritage of the Inca Empire in the Sacred Valley and amongst the ruins of bucket-list-worthy Machu Picchu whilst exploring Peruvian culture in Lima and Cuzco. Head to tropical Brazil and come face-to-face with the mighty Iguazú Falls before uncovering the delights of vibrant Rio de Janeiro. 

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Lima

Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Lima*. Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Lima

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

3rd Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Along the way stop, at Awanakancha and savour the opportunity to explore this living museum, where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

4th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. An exciting day at Machu Picchu awaits you as you set off this morning for the train station to board the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes, admiring the landscapes along the way. Arrive and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu*, a bucket-list favourite and one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Spend some time discovering the ruins and enjoying a tour of the different sections and terraces of the site. After exploring Machu Picchu, transfer to the train station for a return train journey back to Sacred Valley. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Note: The baggage policy on board the Expedition train is 1 bag or backpack per person weighing a maximum of max. 5kg / 11lb.

* Backpacks or bags taken into Machu Picchu must not exceed 40x35x20cms or have a capacity larger than 20Lts and must not contain single-use plastic bottles or bags. Backpacks or bags that exceed the indicated measurements can be left in storage for approx. £2 per bag.

5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion along the way, to experience the best of the region.* Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas come nightfall. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights. 

6th Day: Cuzco

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

7th Day: Cuzco - Lima

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and enjoy a final night soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of the Peruvian capital. Overnight stay in Lima.

8th Day: Lima - Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazú, in Brazil, home to the bucket-list-worthy Iguazú Falls! Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure. If the arrival time allows, exploring the rainforest and soaking up the beautiful natural environment. Overnight stay in Iguazú.

9th Day: Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an unforgettable excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls, considered "the eighth wonder of the world". Follow a trail which winds its way through the wild rainforest. Before coming face-to-face with the iconic falls, visit the Parque das Aves, a bird park home to a wide array of bird species, set within the tropical rainforest. Arrive at the impressive falls and walk across a series of bridges to enjoy the panoramic views on offer. Ascend to the perfect vantage point, where you can hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, exotic plants and trees. End the day at the Dreams Ice Bar, for an ice-cold drink in unique surroundings! If you really want to feel the power of the mighty Iguazú Falls, we recommend an optional Macuco Safari.* Overnight stay in Iguazú. *

Optional Macuco Safari: Discover Iguazu up-close with a Macuco safari. Begin with a 3-kilometre ride in an open vehicle through the rainforest before enjoying the environment on foot, along a suspended trail. Learn about the local wildlife before embarking on an inflatable boat ride to transport you up close to the thundering waterfalls. 

10th Day: Iguazú

After breakfast at the hotel, cross the border to visit the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls. Cross the Iguazú River on the Tancredo Neves Bridge, en route to the Argentine National Park where the famous Devil's Throat Train is waiting to transport you to the top of the Devil's Throat, the largest waterfall in the Iguazú Falls system. Soak up the impressive views before visiting the Three Borders Frontier, at the junction of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil and exploring a local craft centre. Return to Brazil and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. This evening, we recommend an optional Latin Show and Dinner for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and delicious food.* Overnight stay in Iguazú. *

Optional Latin Show & Dinner: Enjoy a fantastic evening of Latin American entertainment and delicious food at Rafain Restaurant. 

11th Day: Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive in Rio, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema where you can capture the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

12th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day taking an included city tour of wonderful Rio, which includes a trip up to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Visit the famous Corcovado Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Christ the Redeemer is more than 2,296 feet in height and dominates the city's skyline. Admire the iconic Christ the Redeemer; an immense rock statue built by the sculptor Francés Paul Landowski. Descend from the hills, passing by the famous Maracanã stadium and enjoy a visit to the Sambódromo, where the Rio Carnival takes place yearly. Also, visit the iconic Selaron Steps and the amazing Metropolitan Cathedral. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

13th Day: Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the day at your leisure, exploring Rio's diverse neighbourhoods or soaking up the lively atmosphere on the city's famous beaches. Perhaps go shopping or sample the local cuisine. Be sure to try a delicious acai bowl, a Brazilian speciality! We recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain, an icon of Rio's skyline.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion: Head for the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf Mountain. Travel to the top on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio skyline.

14th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your South American adventure to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

15th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

15 days trip including flights*

14 days and 13 nights in destination

1

LON - LIM

Lima

2

Lima

3

Urubamba

4

Urubamba

5

Cuzco

6

Cuzco

7

Lima

8

Foz de Iguazú

9

Foz de Iguazú

10

Foz de Iguazú

11

Rio de Janeiro

12

Rio de Janeiro

13

Rio de Janeiro

14

RIO - LON

15

RIO - LON

* It can change according to your date of travel

Accommodation: 13 Nights

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Included activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
Included

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.
Included activity for day 2
Included

Machu Picchu Citadel Visit by Expedition Train or Voyager

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world and one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Included activity for day 4
Included

Half-Day Cuzco Tour

Begin your tour in the Plaza de Armas and visit the Cathedral, Koricancha Temple and the San Blas Neighbourhood.
Included activity for day 6
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Available Activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
See the price of optional activities after selecting the date in the next step
Optional

Upgrade: Go and Return 360° train to Aguas Calientes

Upgrade to the 360° train to Aguas Calientes which has an open-air observatory wagon with bar and higher and wider panoramic windows.
Suggested activity for day 4
Optional

Upgrade: Outgoing on Expedition Train and return on Vistadome Train

Upgrade to the Expedition Train on your outbound journey and the Vistadome Train for your return journey. These have fully panoramic windows and windows in the roof, allowing you to enjoy excellent views of the landscape. Light snack on board included.
Suggested activity for day 4
Optional

The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley including Ollantaytambo, PARWA Traditional Textiles Centre and Chinchero. Lunch and BTCP inlcuded.
Suggested activity for day 5
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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lima, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Lima - Iguazú, Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro.
  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. *
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 13 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.

Not included

Entrances to national parks and Parque das Aves (approximately £40), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend you consult your GP regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness and check with your doctor's recommendation for vaccines to travel to Brazil.

It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offers up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Peruvian Sol.
  • Language
    Spanish.
  • Electricity
    220V, 60 Hz.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    GMT - 05:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.peru.travel/en-uk/

Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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