Peru & Brazil in 17 Days

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Empire of the Incas, Iguazu & Rio

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Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side
Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo
Cuzco
Lima
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Discover Peru and its ancient Inca Empire. Explore cosmopolitan Lima and uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cuzco. Tick magnificent Macchu Picchu off of your bucket list before heading to Sao Paulo, a vibrant, sprawling metropolis. Come face-to-face with the mighty Iguazu Falls and enjoy the views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado Mountain!

17 days trip including flights*

16 days and 15 nights in destination

1

NYC - LIM

Lima

2

Lima

3

LIM-CUZ

Urubamba

4

Urubamba

5

Cusco

6

Cusco

7

CUZ-LIM

Lima

8

LIM-SAO

Sao Paulo

9

Sao Paulo

10

SAO-IGU

Foz do Iguazú

11

Foz do Iguazú

12

Foz do Iguazú

13

IGU-RIO

Rio de Janeiro

14

Rio de Janeiro

15

Rio de Janeiro

16

RIO - NYC

17

RIO - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Lima

Arrive at your US departure airport for a flight to Lima*, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Arrive in Lima, transfer to the hotel, and depending on the time, spend the rest of the day exploring 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.

Included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern 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, on the way stop at Awanakancha (no guide, only driver) 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 impressive views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

4th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel. An exciting visit to Machu Picchu awaits you this morning as you set off for the train station to board the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes, admiring the landscape along the way. Arrive and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu*, a treasure of Incan heritage and one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Spend some time discovering the ruins and being amazed by the terraces and enjoying a tour of the different sections of the site. Return to Sacred Valley. Arrive 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.

Included
Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition or Voyager Train
Optional
Upgrade: Outgoing on Expedition Train and return on Vistadome Train
Optional
Upgrade: Go and Return 360° train to Aguas Calientes
5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in the Sacred Valley, an area in the Andean Highlands famed as the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. We recommend an optional Sacred Valley Excursion to experience the best of the region. * At the indicated time, take the train back to Cuzco. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and 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.

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

Included
Half-Day Cuzco Tour
7th Day: Cuzco - Lima

Breakfast at the hotel. Head back to the Peruvian capital today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the atmospheric city plazas or shopping for souvenirs. Overnight stay in Lima.

8th Day: Lima - Sao Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Brazil today! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Sao Paulo. Arrive in Sao Paulo and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore one of the world's most populous cities! A vibrant financial center, Sao Paulo is famed for its eclectic mix of architecture. Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

9th Day: Sao Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Why not soak up the local atmosphere and admire the exotic produce at the Mercado Municipal, take a stroll through leafy Ibirapuera Park or admire the awe-inspiring architecture of Sao Paulo Cathedral? Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

10th Day: Sao Paulo - Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu, home of the mighty Iguazu Falls! On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. If your arrival time allows, we suggest a stroll through the jungle or simply take time to relax in this pristine natural setting. Overnight stay in Iguazu.

11th Day: Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for the Iguazu National Park Visitor Center to begin a tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. Follow the trail through the verdant rainforest until reaching the falls and a panoramic view of more than 240 different waterfalls. Take the footbridge to the legendary Devil's Throat, the largest waterfall at Iguazu. Ride the panoramic elevator to the upper viewpoint and be awe-struck by the power of nature and the thundering walls of water! On the way back to the hotel, stop at a local handicraft center to discover the works of local artisans. Overnight stay in Iguazu.

Included
Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls
12th Day: Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Iguazu. Get out and explore the natural environment to contemplate the spectacular landscapes of rainbows, birds, exotic plants and trees. Alternatively, why not explore the city of Foz do Iguacu to shop for souvenirs and encounter the local culture. Overnight stay in Iguazu. 

13th Day: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro, the vibrant Brazilian capital in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

14th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a half-day tour to Corcovado Mountain, home of the incredible Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Travel by van, stopping to take photos in the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa where you can admire the world-famous Selaron Steps! At Corcovado Mountain, admire the beauty and wildlife of Tijuca National Park before observing the breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro and visiting the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue! Transfer back to the city and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. 

Included
Corcovado Mountain
15th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a final day in Brazil at your leisure. Why not go shopping for the flamboyant fashions that are so typical of Rio or enjoy an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain for an unforgettable view of the city.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi. 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's skyline.

Optional
Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion
16th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your unforgettable South American adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for the flight back to the US. Night on board.

17th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 15 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 2 in Lima

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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.

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Included

Included activity for day 4 in Machu Picchu

Duration 01:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Active

Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition or Voyager Train

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

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Included

Included activity for day 6 in Cuzco

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Half-Day Cuzco Tour

Begin your tour in the Plaza de Armas and visit the Cathedral, Koricancha Temple and the San Blas Neighborhood.

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Included

Included activity for day 11

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Enjoy a different perspective of the Iguazu Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. Stroll along the well-placed viewing trails at the edge of the falls and enjoy a spectacular panorama of one of the biggest waterfall systems in the world.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

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.

Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

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.

Optional

Suggested activity for day 5 in Sacred Valley

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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 included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 15

Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion

Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lima, Rio de Janeiro - US.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Lima - Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Voyager Train. **
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  • 15 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 15 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

We strongly recommend you consult your doctor regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

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

IMPORTANT: Please check with your doctor's recommendation for vaccines to travel to Brazil.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with at least six months validity. One page required for stamp.
  • Visa
    Free visa on arrival.
  • Currency
    Peruvian Sol.
  • Language
    Spanish.
  • Electricity
    220V, 60 Hz. U.S. style plug. Check the voltage.
  • 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
    UTC - 05:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.peru.travel/en-us/

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 canceled without prior notice.

 

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