DAY 1 - LIMA
Depart LAX for your overnight flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Relax from your flight. Tonight, enjoy a typical dinner show at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 - LIMA
You will visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Once there, you will visit the Main Square where you can take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Then, you will walk to the Chocolate Museum to have an exquisite experience with Peruvian cocoa before heading to the Pisco Museum to taste the traditional Peruvian liquor. Afterwards, you will visit the impressive Santo Domingo Convent, before heading to the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection.
DAY 3 - lima - cusco
At agreed time transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco
Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Sacred Valley. Upon arrival depart for your tour to Maras and Moray. Located Northwest of Cusco, we will visit the huge circular and semicircular agricultural terraces near Moray, built inside natural holes on a limestone plateau facing Urubamba Valley, and used as a botanical lab by the Incas.A cosmopolitan meaning has been suggested, but its function, besides de agricultural one, remains a mystery. Nearby, under de colonial town of Maras, we find the salt mines on old terraces and lagoons. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Next you will visit the San Francisco de Asis church located in Maras. Take part of the celebration of San Francisco de Assis day and attend a mass at the church. San Francisco de Assis church built by Orue, has four baroque altarpieces of the seventeenth century with beautiful carved and covered with gold leaf. It has paintings on the walls of the painter from the Cusco School Antonio Sinchi Roca, with scenes of the Gospel and portraits of saints. Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 4 - cusco
Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu aboard of the Inca Rail 360. At scheduled time transfer to Ollanta station to board your train to Aguas Calientes.
Your adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you will disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site. Here you’ll have an unforgettable experience and discover why Machu Picchu was awarded one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Afterwards, enjoy some free time for you to explore the site on your own, relax or to meditate. Later have lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant and descend to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Cusco or the Sacred Valley. Your guide will pick you up and transfer you to your Cusco hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 5 - cusco
Half Day Cusco Panoramic Tour. Visit the impressive colonial city built over the foundations of Incan palaces. Pass by the San Blas neighborhood —cradle of artists— and the Twelve Angle stone on Hatun Rumiyoq Street; Visit the Korikancha or Temple of the Sun, where we appreciate the fine Incan craftwork sculpted on stone. Next to the Cathedral, with its delicate carved wood and impressive altars. In the afternoon we visit the most important temples of Cusco. Cusco has most of the outstanding colonial churches in Peru. Discover its art and history through the visit to its main temples: the Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Santa Catalina Convent, the Cathedral and La Merced, the most successful expressions from Cusquean Baroque. We’ll attend mass in one of the churches above. Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 6 - cusco - buenos aires
In the morning, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima with connection to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and dinner at hotel.
DAY 7 - buenos aires
Highlights of Buenos Aires including a visit to the Recoleta Cemetery & tour of the Colon Theatre. This tour portrays the many facets of Buenos Aires. We will visit the symbol of our city: the Obelisk. Squares such as ‘Plaza de Mayo’, ‘Plaza San Martin’, ‘Plaza Alvear’; Avenida De Mayo, Corrientes and 9 de Julio among other avenues. The historic neighborhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Every Sunday in San Telmo there is a market that is not to be missed! We will spend some time there. Next we head to the magnificent district of Palermo and the chic Recoleta area, home of beautiful parks, cafes and the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Our next stop is the modern areas of Puerto Madero, Palermo and the commercial and financial areas of the city. Our tour also includes a guided visit of the famous Colon Theater. A landmark of the city, It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The Teatro Colón’s sublime architecture stands out in every single detail. The theater’s marvels, beauty, and charm make this guided tour an ever-lasting memory.Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. You may want to attend a 6:30 pm Mass at the St. Francisco Convent (walking distance from the hotel).
DAY 8 - Buenos aires
We depart our hotel towards the Basilica San José de Flores where Pope Francis, known locally as Padre Jorge, embarked on his religious career at the age of 17. We pass by the house where he was born, places where he studied, taught, worshipped and officiated, and hear the touching stories about his humble character, his passion for San Lorenzo football club, and above all his religious teachings and devotion to the poor. Towards the end of the tour we’ll take the subway and walk the same path that Padre Jorge used to take. We finalize with a nice porteno pastry at the traditional Café Tortoni. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires on own. No tour of Buenos Aires without a tour to one of their magnificent Tango houses, therefore tonight your tour will take you to La Ventana Tango House where you will taste the famous steak from Argentina.
DAY 9 - buenos aires - iguazu falls
In the morning, transfer to the domestic airport to board your flight to Puerto Iguazu. Arrival and immediate tour of the Argentinean side of the falls: with 212 square miles the Iguazu National Park was one of the first protected areas of South America and was declared by UNESCO a Natural Heritage of Humanity. Its main attraction is the famous Iguazu Falls made of 275 cataracts that comprises 2 countries: Argentina and Brazil. On you visit you will stroll through the Argentinean Park you will appreciate a huge variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. The highlight of your tour is a visit to the most impressive of all falls: the Devil Throat. A U- shaped fall, 240 feet high, 450 feet wide. After this amazing site, cross the Brazilian border and check in at your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the grounds of your hotel.
DAY 10 - iguazu falls
This morning depart your hotel to visit the Brazilian side of the falls.
Walk along the catwalk and admire the several panoramic views of the falls. At the end of the catwalk a fantastic close-up encounter with the Devils’ Throat and main cataracts. The tour ends at the upper part of Iguazu Falls accessed through a panoramic elevator; from there, follow a track heading to the lookout of Espaco Canoas from where you can take amazing pictures! Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy Iguazu at your pace. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 11 - IGAUZU FALLS - RIO DE JANEIRO
At agreed time transfer to the airport to board your flight to Rio de Janeiro Upon arrival transfer to your Copacabana Beach front hotel. Remainder of the at leisure. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 12 - rio de janeiro
Half Day Corcovado. Morning depart for your half day Corcovado Tour: The visit starts at Rio’s most famous site: Corcovado Mountain. Depart your hotel and head to Corcovado Train Station. From there a short cogwheel train ride through lush vegetation takes you to the base of the landmark statue of “Christ the Redeemer;” see the spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of the entire city. On the return and drive through the famous beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Rio at your pace.
DAY 13 - rio de janeiro
Depart the hotel early and head to one of Rio’s most famed landmarks: the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Located in the mouth of the Guanabara Bay, the access to the Sugar Loaf is via 2 cable cars. The short rides provide amazing views of Copacabana, the Flamengo Park and Niteroi, a city across the harbor. Once atop you will find out why Rio carries the nick name of Marvelous city. Then proceed to downtown Rio, where the modern architecture contrasts with the neo-classic buildings. A panoramic ride will allow you to observe the rich architecture. Following you will attend a mass at Rio de Janeiro’s Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Rio at your pace. Tonight savor the famous Brazilian Steakhouse.
DAY 14 - return flight home
After breakfast depart your hotel and head to the airport to board your flight back home.
ITiNERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Round Trip Airfare
Air Conditioned Motor Coach
Professional English Speaking Tour Escort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Some Exclusions)
All entrance fees to sites
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Visa Fees for Non Citizens