An in depth trip staying in comfortable hotels to explore 3 World Wonders – Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls, and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. A varied trip showcasing South America’s ancient, natural and modern wonders. Stay in gorgeous luxury and deluxe hotels and take your time to take it all in.
|Day 1||Arrive Rio de Janeiro|
|Day 2||Christ the Redeemer|
|Day 3||Sugarloaf Mountain|
|Day 4||Argentine side of Iguacu Falls|
|Day 5||Brazil side of Iguacu Falls|
|Day 6||Lima City or Pucusana fishing village|
|Day 7||Sacred Valley tour of Chinchero market|
|Day 8||Sacred Valley tour Moray and Maras|
|Day 9||Ollantaytambo ruins. Train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)|
|Day 10||Revisit Machu Picchu|
|Day 13||Fly home|
Fly to Rio de Janeiro. You will be greeted by an English speaking guide who will accompany you to your hotel. Hotel Ipanema Plaza.
Your half day Rio tour takes you up high to enjoy a splendid view of this beautiful city from the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Hotel Ipanema Plaza.
Your half day Rio tour takes you on the cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Afterwards enjoy a traditional Brazilian barbeque lunch. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Iguacu Falls. Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas – deluxe hotel.
A full day with a guide to explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, get right up close to the falls and surrounding jungle, thanks to specially constructed walkways More on Iguazu Falls We also include a Gran Aventura boat ride up to the thunderous “Devil’s Throat”. Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas – deluxe hotel.
Your private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls allows you to see Iguazu in a stunning panorama. Breathtaking! Travel on in the afternoon to Lima where you will be picked up and taken to your city centre hotel. Casa Andina Private Collection.
Today choose from a half day cultural tour of Lima city or travel south to an authentic fishing village and spot local wildlife. Casa Andina Private Collection.
Fly to Cusco and travel down to the Sacred Valley via colourful Chinchero. Visit the local weaving cooperative and shop in the vibrant local market. Sol y Luna Hotel and Spa.
Discover the fascinating Inca sites of Moray and Maras with a private guide. Then enjoy a free afternoon to gaze at the Andes and relax in this beautiful area. Hotel Sol y Luna.
Wander the Inca alleyways of Ollantaytambo before taking the train to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu,This afternoon your private guide will show you the intricate stonework and explain the significance of the Inca sanctuary. Afterwards you have free time to explore at your own pace and take in the magical splendour of Machu Picchu. Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Today return to Machu Picchu on your own. Climb Huayna Picchu and soak up the views from this extraordinary spot. Afterwards you will be taken to your hotel in Cusco. Hotel El Mercado.
Your private guide will take you on a tour of the historic city of Cusco high in the Andes. Enjoy the colonial and Inca highlights in and around this fascinating city. Hotel El Mercado.
Enjoy a free day in Cusco to relax and explore. Wander through cobbled streets to Plaza das Armas or visit the Inca Museum. In the evening taste the delicious local food and try a Pisco sour. Hotel El Mercado.
Located half a block back from Ipanema Beach, in a cosy street with many shops and restaurants.
Part of the Belmond group of hotels, a stunning property in an unbeatable location
A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.
This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.
A stylish, modern hotel with a fabulous restaurant, café bar and cocktail bar.
Pretty walkways overflowing with flowers lead you to your own ‘casita’.
Trekking options available in the Sacred Valley
Consider adding on Lake Titicaca or the Peruvian Amazon
Need beach time? Visit the pretty colonial town and beaches of Paraty close to Rio.
Please note – this trip can easily be done in reverse
For our value option of this trip, please see here: Machu Picchu, Iguacu Falls and Rio
Domestic flights are included in the price and we can also arrange your international flights. You can fly in and our of Lima, Peru and for Brazil it’s Rio or Sao Paolo which works particularly well if you are adding on time in Paraty.