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Corcovado – Machu Picchu – Iguassu (11 nights/12 days)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at Rio airport. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro (Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue)

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel for Corcovado tour. We'll pass the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (except on Sundays) on our way to reach the Cosme Velho Train cog station, which sits at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain. Here, we will take the ride up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. With a panoramic view from the top, the guide will show you the spectacular sights of Rio and the surrounding countryside for approximately 40-60 minutes. After riding the train back down, passengers are returned to their hotels. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro (Sugar Loaf City Tour and Cable Car)

In the morning, after breakfast, proceed for a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome and a stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. Familiarize yourself with traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You'll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car.

The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we'll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, passengers are returned to their hotels. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro to Cuzco

After breakfast, transfer to airport to board your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Cuzco (Full day tour Machu Picchu)

After breakfast transfer to train station. Depart with train Vistadome. Arrive Aguas Calientes station and transfer to Machu Picchu by bus. Guided visit of the citadel which is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps. Later depart on Vistadome train. Arrive at Poroy train station and transfer by bus to Cuzco. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Cuzco (Sacred Valley Tour)

This morning after breakfast explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, dotted with villages, Andean markets and archaeological sites; first, you will visit the famous and colorful markets of Pisaq, where you will see people with typical dresses selling the variety of products and souvenirs, practicing the Andean ancient system of business, the "trueque" or interchange of products.

After lunch, visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical town of Inca origin. Its buildings date from the Inca era, when it was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. Above it stands a fortress which guarded the entry to this part of the valley and protected it from possible invasion from the lower jungles. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Cuzco – Lima (Half Day City Tour)

Morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, city tour of Cuzco that includes the main square, the Cathedral, it's extremely sober renaissance façade contrast with the baroque and plateresque style of its interior, and Koricancha, a famous temple dedicated to the sun. Then visit to the nearby remains: Kenko, ancient ceremonial center dedicated to the earth, Puca Pucara, administrative and military center, Tambomachay, important place of worship dedicated to the water, and Sacsayhuaman, a cyclopean fortress built for the defense of Cuzco. Later transfer to airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Lima – Iguazu (Half Day City Tour)

In the morning after breakfast, visit to the city of Lima. The tour begins with to the Historical Center declared world cultural heritage by UNESCO. The visit will include the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas, Main Square which concentrates all the forces of the city: the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace, the Town Hall and the Government Palace. The attractive bronze fountain in the center of the square is original from 1650. Some of the oldest Colonial buildings of the country can be seen, and are retained here, as this was the first sector occupied by the Spaniards. As a clear example, you will optionally visit San Francisco Convent, an amazing monument from XVII century, a restored jewel of Lima's old churches. Later transfer to airport to board your flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Iguazu (Brazilian Falls)

After breakfast visit the Brazilian side of the falls. On arriving to the Visitors center, we get on the panoramic buses that begin the tour of the park, and then we descend to start walking the paths. From the first balcony we meet a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. Then after 950 meters with stunning views over the Iguazu river we get to the falls on the Brazilian side. The walkway entering the river next to the Floriano fall gives the visitor a refreshing reception and a gorgeous panoramic view of the lower Iguazu River and the Devil's gorge Canyon. The elevator and the stairs lead to the shopping and restaurant area upstairs. Return to the portal on panoramic buses. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Iguazu – Buenos Aires (Argentinean Falls)

After breakfast visit Argentinean Falls. The Argentine Falls tour takes longer since the inauguration of the new facilities for the Upper, Lower and the Devil´s Throat Circuits. Visitors first arrive to the New Visitors Center where you walk the Nature´s Interpretation Center. From the Visitors Center you can board the train that goes first to Cataratas Station in about 8 minutes or take a short walk through the "Green Trail" that leads to the beginning of the path towards the Upper and Lower trails. Otherwise the same train goes on to Garganta Station. Once you have finished the circuits, you must go back to the Visitors Center where the vehicles are waiting for the transfer to the hotels or the Airport.

UPPER CIRCUIT: The 800 meters of catwalks are detached from the jungle´s surface so as to protect the fauna by preventing disruption of their natural trails. From this circuit you have an upper view of the falls, enjoying their magnificence with a panoramic view. Duration of the tour: one (1) hour.

LOWER CIRCUIT: 1.600 meters of catwalks, also detached from the jungle's surface, enjoying a view from below and around the falls. This circuit provides a unique experience of feeling part of the natural surroundings, watching and sensing their magnitude from close. Duration of the tour: two (2) hours.

DEVIL´S GORGE: Departing from Cataratas Station, the train goes up to Garganta Station in about 18 minutes. Then a walk along the catwalks, Some 1200 meters over the islands, take you to enjoy the most spectacular sight from the most important balcony: the Devil's Gorge. Time required: two (2) hours

Later transfer to the airport to board your flight to Buenos Aries. Arrive at Buenos Aires & transfer to hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Buenos Aires (Sightseeing City Tour)

After breakfast proceed for the city tour. A City to enjoy from different views…This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will see the symbol of our city: the obelisk. We will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Congreso, Avenues like Corrientes, Mayo, 9 de Julio, among others. Historical neighbourhoods: La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat. Elegant neighbourhood: such as Palermo and Recoleta, and the most modern: Puerto Madero, Parks such as Lezama and Tres de Febrero. We will also visit financial and commercial areas and a Football Stadium. Evening enjoy Tango Show with dinner. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Buenos Aires

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board you flight back home or onward destination.

PACKAGE COST VALID TILL 30 SEP 2013

: USD 1970 per person on double sharing

: USD 2200 per person on double sharing

City 3 Star 4 Star
Rio de Janiero Debret Windsor Plaza
Iguazu Carima Viale Cataratas
Buenos Aires De Las Luces Tryp
Cuzco Kenamari Eco Inn
Lima Allpa El Condado

Includes:

  • 03 nights stay in Rio de Janeiro at selected hotels with breakfast
  • 03 nights stay in Cuzco at selected hotels with breakfast
  • 01 night stay in Lima at selected hotels with breakfast
  • 02 nights stay in Iguazu at selected hotels with breakfast
  • 02 nights stay in Buenos Aires at selected hotels with breakfast
  • SIC Return Transfers
  • SIC Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 2 lunch during excursion to Machu Picchu and the Urubamba Valley
  • Train ticket Poroy – Machu Picchu – Poroy (subject to availability)
  • National Parks Entrance Fee

NOT INCLUDES

  • International & Domestic Airfare and airport taxes
  • Optional Excursions
  • Meals except breakfast
  • Tips and personal extras
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Service tax 3.09% extra

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