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Embark on a 17 day adventure from Lima to Rio de Janeiro. See sacred valleys & astonishing vistas, visit Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, Cuzco & Iguazú Falls.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,295
  • 2018 Lima > Rio de Janeiro

    Sacred valleys and astonishing vistas

    Journey through three countries that will fascinate with their rich history, beautiful environment and iconic cultures. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

    Enjoy an authentic Andean feast and discover the lovely city of Cuzco. Learn about the rich legacy of Tango in Buenos Aires then stand atop one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Iguazú Falls. Your journey concludes in bold Rio de Janeiro; immerse yourself in the colour and movement of this iconic Brazilian city. This itinerary is the perfect pace for you to relax and explore these fascinating destinations.

    Tour Code:

    SAI

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Rio de Janeiro

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Welcome to colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in Lima.

    • Day 2 - Lima > Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Delicious Andean feast

      Fly to Cuzco then travel to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas.

      Enrich

      Marvel at the display of the ‘dancing’ Paso horses before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari.

      Travel through the valley to your three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Culture and history

      With more than 20 small group activities on offer, all escorted by the exploration team and tailored to different lengths of time, pacing and modes of transport, you can choose the activity that best suits your style. From the interesting Inca Salt Pans to visiting colourful Pisac, you will encounter the culture and history of the valley, your way.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Sacred Valley
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      Another day of exploration awaits. Whatever activity you choose, your senses will be awakened.

      Sundowners

      Celebrate with drinks and canapés accompanied by the soothing sounds of local musicians.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu
      Highlights:
      Ancient Inca site

      Travel through the picturesque fields on your rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax at your charming Machu Picchu hotel.

      Inca Trail Trek - Choose an optional full day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Additional cost enquire for details.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Experience the Vistadome train

      Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel set in the
      heart of the historic centre. Your three night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Discover Cuzco; Freechoice dining

      The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site including the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

      Enrich

      Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

      FreechoiceDining

      Tonight sample elegant à la carte dining at the Inti Raymi restaurant or dine on a menu showcasing the delicious fusion cuisine in the Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, at MAP Café try the local delicacy or sample a range of cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Cuzco
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Cuzco > Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Discover Buenos Aires

      Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Enrich: Tango dancers; Freechoice dining

      An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’. See the dusky pink Presidential Palace, visit soulful San Telmo and colourful La Boca.

      Enrich

      In a private house, meet some local dancers, learn about the culture of Tango and witness their elegant performance.

      FreechoiceDining

      Enjoy the Gala Tango show and dinner or dine on the special menu in the in the elegant hotel restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Buenos Aires
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the city’s famous faces or take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively take a walking tour to uncover some of the secrets of Argentinean cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Buenos Aires > Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Devil’s Throat

      Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls. Discover the walkways across the top of the Argentinean falls where you will see the ‘Devil’s Throat’. Cross the border into Brazil for your two night Special Stay at the Belmond das Cataratas Hotel. As a guest of the hotel you will be able to experience the sun setting over the top of the falls without the general public.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Brazilian Falls

      Enjoy a leisurely tour to discover the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall. Continue with an exciting jet boat adventure and at Parque das Aves be amazed by the colourful rare birds.

       Helicopter flight - Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight. Enquire for details (Additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Discover Rio de Janeiro

      Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
      A highlight will be your Special Stay, your elegant hotel provides the perfect place to spend your last three nights on this colourful continent.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Christ the Redeemer statue

      Today you will discover the beating heart of this exotic city as you ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. At Sugarloaf Mountain the cable car takes you to the top of the peak for sweeping panoramic views.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the hidden secrets of Rio on your walking tour or take a tour into the favelas (shanty towns). Alternatively enjoy a historical tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say farewell as you transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport and although your journey has come to an end, rest assured – it won’t soon be forgotten.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 3 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 14 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 30 meals – 16 breakfasts 5 lunches and 9 dinners