Peru & Argentina in 17 Days

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From Machu Picchu to the Perito Moreno

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Barrio La Boca
Buenos Aires
El Calafate
San Telmo
Cuzco
Lima
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
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Combine two bucket-list-worthy treasures of South America on a journey through Peru and Argentina, from magnificent Machu Picchu to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. Discover the Inca capital of Cuzco and cosmopolitan Lima and uncover the secrets of the Sacred Valley. Soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and culture of Buenos Aires and trek glaciers in El Calafate in Patagonia.

17 days trip including flights*

15 days and 14 nights in destination

1

NYC - LIM

2

NYC - LIM

Lima

3

Lima

4

LIM-CUZ

Urubamba

5

Urubamba

6

Cusco

7

Cusco

8

CUZ-LIM

Lima

9

LIM-BUE

Buenos Aires

10

BUE-FTE

El Calafate

11

El Calafate

12

El Calafate

13

FTE-BUE

Buenos Aires

14

Buenos Aires

15

Buenos Aires

16

BUE - NYC

17

BUE - 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 - Night on board

Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Lima. Night on board. *

* Important: 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

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.

3rd 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. Next, 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
4th 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 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 lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

5th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. An exciting day at 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 true wonder of the world 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 the Sacred Valley by train and transfer to the hotel. 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: Go and Return 360° train to Aguas Calientes
6th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy 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 at night. 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. Price per person with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights: $98.

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')
7th 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
8th 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 the remainder of the evening at your leisure, ready to continue your South American adventure in the morning. Overnight stay in Lima.

9th Day: Lima - Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. Spend the day discovering the vibrant capital, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. *

* If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 2:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

10th Day: Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to El Calafate, a town near the edge of the unique region of Southern Patagonia, and home to the huge Perito Moreno glacier. Spend the day at your leisure exploring the town and sampling the unique cuisine of this other-worldly region. Overnight stay in El Calafate.

11th Day: El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel.  Journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world. On arrival, enjoy an included tour of the Glacier National Park and view Lake Argentino, Argentina´s biggest freshwater on a Nautical Safari. From here it is possible to contemplate the beauty of Perito Moreno. Stroll along the walkways in front of the glacier to see this spectacular ice mass from different perspectives. Return to El Calafate and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in El Calafate.

12th Day: El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the surroundings at your own pace. You'll be captivated by the landscapes of this special region. If you want to know more about the glaciers, head to the Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum!. Overnight stay in El Calafate.

13th Day: El Calafate - Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel and, depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the afternoon in the vibrant capital. The city is home to numerous museums and galleries, are a brilliant way to learn more about Argentinian culture. We recommend the Eva Peron museum, an important figure in Argentine history. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

14th Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day on fascinating city tour exploring the charming corners of the city. The city is known as the birthplace of the Tango. Explore the contrasting neighbourhoods: the colourful houses of La Boca, the culture of La Recoleta, the old town, San Telmo or the young, vibrant neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. End the tour in the famous neighbourhood of Palermo, known as the 'Lungs of Buenos Aires' due to its abundant green spaces. In the evening, we recommend an optional Argentinian Tango Show & Dinner for an unforgettable evening of Argentine culture and dance. * Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Optional Dinner & Tango Show: Enjoy the traditional dance of Argentina and feast on the delicious local cuisine. Price per person: $82.

Included
Buenos Aires City Tour
Optional
Dinner & Tango Show
15th Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure, revisiting your favourite spots in the city or discovering the fantastic shopping opportunities. We recommend an optional excursion to the Tiger Delta to see the city from a different perspective.* Overnight stay.

Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tiger Delta: Discover the landscapes that Buenos Aires offers from the Río de la Plata and visit charming San Isidro, a town of great historical and architectural importance. On the Delta, take a boat and discover what life is like in this area of islands. Admire the amazing houses and mansions located in the ravines on the shore and enjoy views of the Cathedral of San Isidro; the Port of Olivos; the Monumental stadium of River and the University City of Buenos Aires. Return to Buenos Aires. Price per person: $69.

Optional
Tigre Delta Excursion
16th Day: Buenos Aires - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. 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: 14 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 3 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 5 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 7 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 14

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Buenos Aires City Tour

Visit the most emblematic sites and monuments of the capital, such as the Plaza de Mayo, the picturesque district of La Boca, the Obelisk representing the symbol of the Argentine capital, or the Casa Rosada.

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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 5

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 6 in Sacred Valley

Duration 08:00h 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 14

Dinner & Tango Show

An immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show.

Optional

Suggested activity for day 15 in Buenos Aires

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:15

Physical rating:

Light

Tigre Delta Excursion

Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, visit the city of San Isidro.

What's included: Transfer/ Guide / Navigation in the Delta

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lima, Buenos Aires - US.
  • Internal and international flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima, Lima - Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - El Calafate, El Calafate - Buenos Aires.
  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. *
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  • 14 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 14 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.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, National Park Entrance Fees - approximately $16, 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.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included in our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

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

We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

  • 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 cancelled without prior notice.

 

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