$2,995 per person** (based on 2 people sharing)
Combine the best destinations in South America with this superb 3 World Wonder Tour. Combining Machu Picchu, Iguaçu Falls and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, this tour takes you to the most desirable attractions in Latin America. Customize this trip with economical add-ons to the Galapagos and Buenos Aires.
We are passionate about Peru and South America, our team of professional travel advisors have lived and worked in Peru for many years, and are ready to help you create the short Peru tour you want.
Day 1 – Arrive Lima
Today your international flight will arrive into Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima (most flights arrive in the evening). We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the up-market district of Miraflores.
Day 2 – Guided Tour of Lima
You will have the morning free to take a late breakfast and relax. In the afternoon we will collect you for an afternoon colonial tour of Lima. The tour includes Lima’s Plaza de Armas, Lima Cathedral, The Church and Convent of San Francisco and The Museum of Religious Art.
Day 3 – Guided Tour Cusco
In the morning you will fly to Cusco in the heartland of the Inca Empire. You will have the morning to relax and settle in before we collect you for an afternoon tour of Cusco and surrounding attractions. The Cusco city tour includes attractions not only within the city, but those of Saqsayhuman, Q’enco and Tambomachay located on the outskirts of Cusco. Within the city the tour gives you the opportunity to visit Cusco’s Cathedral and Korikancha – The Inca Temple of the Sun.
Day 4 – Guided Tour of the Sacred Valley
Today you will take a full day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will visit the market town of Pisac and the small village of Ollantaytambo. In Pisac you will visit the beautiful mountain top ruins which include a small Inca village and a well preserved royal temple, before heading along the valley and lunching in Urubamba. In the afternoon you will climb the hillside fortress at Ollantaytambo, where the Incas fought one of their last battles against the Spanish Conquistadores. On your return to from the Sacred Valley there is the opportunity to visit the small yet stunning church of Chinchero.
Day 5 – Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
Today you will catch an early train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. After your transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, you will take a scenic two hour train ride along the beautiful Sacred Valley before arriving to Machu Picchu. You will take a two hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, including stops at the Caretakers Hut, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Three Windowed Temple and Intihuatana (the Solar Clock). You will stay overnight near Machu Picchu in the small village of Aguas Calientes.
Day 6 – Machu Picchu
A sunrise return to Machu Picchu awaits you today, and the option of an extended guided tour to some of the citadels hidden secrets. You can discuss with your guide what suits you best, but many visitors choose to hike to the Sun Gate (Intipunku) high above Machu Picchu or alternatively a leisurely climb up Huayna Picchu, the ubiquitous mountain overlooking the citadel. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco.
Day 7 – Fly to Foz de Iguazu (Brazil)
In the morning you will fly from Cusco to Foz de Iguazú, Brazil (via Lima). On arrival in Iguazú (around 3pm) you will be met and taken to your hotel for the afternoon. You will have the afternoon to rest and relax. There are many great hotel options in Iguazú; talk to one of our travel advisers for more information.
Day 8 – Full Day Tour of Iguazú Falls (From Argentina)
Today you will take a full day tour of Iguazú (Argentine falls of Iguazu).
Iguazú Falls offer unique natural sceneries, considered one of the world’s wonders. The green shades of the vegetation, the colors of waterfalls, and the particular sound of water dropping at high speeds, spraying constant mist and drawing rainbows, make this place a really special spot on Earth.
Day 9 – Half Day Tour of Iguazú Falls (From Brazil)
In the morning you will take a half day tour of the Brazilian falls of Iguazu. Starting from the visitor center, you will take a short bus ride followed by a gentle hike across the rainforest to the Macuco Fall, where a boat will take you out to the base of the waterfalls. Following this, you will travel onto some viewpoints offering sights of Garganta del Diablo (Devil´s throat).
In the afternoon you will be taken to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your afternoon flights to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival we will meet you and take you to your hotel for the afternoon.
Day 10 – Visit to Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer)
Today you will visit one of the world’s most famous Icons, with a tour of Christ the Redeemer. Towering over the city of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer is a world wonder that is a must see for anyone travelling to Brazil. Located on Corcovado Mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, Christ the Redeemer offers incredible views across city, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Day 11 – Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain
Today you will take a tour of Sugar Loaf Mountain. On arrival in Guanabara Bay, you will take a cable car to the first hill called Urca at (220m / 722ft), before proceeding on to Sugar Loaf Mountain at (396m / 1030ft). The views from the top are simply stunning (like nothing you have ever seen), and can only be further enhanced with a sun set tour. Additionally helicopter rides can also be arranged from Urca, offering incredible views of the city and Christ the Redeemer.
Day 12 – Fly home
Today is the last day of your tour. You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Rio de Janeiro airport to meet with your onward flights.
Should you wish we can offer an extension to this tour to include additional beach and relaxation time. The months of September – November (spring time) are warm and pleasant, and December – January are even hotter. Talk to one of our travel advisors today about a custom tour in Rio.
Recommended 3 star accommodations
Guided tour of Lima
Guided tour of Cusco (including full Cusco tourist ticket)
Guided tour of The Sacred Valley, including buffet lunch.
Two days guided tour of Machu Picchu
Guided tour of Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side)
Guided tour of Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side)
Guided tour to Christ the Redeemer
Guided tour of Sugar Loaf Mountain
What’s Not Included
Domestic or international flights.
**Prices quoted in US Dollars. Prices are based on two people or more sharing, using our recommended 3 star hotels, low season rates and travelling in our standard group tour (max 16 people). Alternative hotels and itineraries are available for this tour; contact one of our travel advisors for pricing information. Surcharges may be applicable to certain credit cards used for payment. Our Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases.