Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Date: As requested June 2015 through May 2016
Price for a group of 2 to 3 passengers: $3,974 p/person double occupancy.
Price for a group of 4 to 6 passengers: $3,610 p/person double occupancy.
Single supplement: $1,100
* Flights are NOT included in the tour price.
Explore the jungle of Misiones: Yacutinga Lodge & Iguazú Falls.
Visit Buenos Aires, Lima and enchanting Cusco.
Trek along the Inca trail and discover the incredible Machu Picchu.
DAY 1/ Buenos Aires
Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Late in the evening we will enjoy dinner and tango show at the traditional “Esquina Homero Manzi”. Lodging for one night at Hotel Pulitzer or Hotel Intersur Recoleta or similar.
DAY 2 / Buenos Aires/ Iguazú – Yacutinga Lodge
Transfer to the airport and morning flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu. Welcome at the airport and transfer to Raices Argentinas and through the Yacutinga Wildlife Nature Reserve to Yacutinga Lodge. Yacutinga Lodge and its wildlife Refuge are located on the Upper Iguazu River, on the northeastern border of Argentina, only 80Km away from Iguazu Falls. Welcome dinner and overnight. (B, D)
DAY 3 / Yacutinga Lodge
Early breakfast. Later you’ll take a short hike to the San Francisco River where you will enjoy floating through quiet waters viewing a diversity of wild fauna. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will explore the various interpretive trails with one of the resident naturalist guides. After dinner you will experience the Jungle at night (B,L,D)
DAY 4 / Yacutinga Lodge / Iguazu Falls
Morning at leisure to visit the Visitors Center, you will explore one of their self-guided trails, complete our checklist of viewed fauna, or you may relax by the pool. Transfer back to Puesto Tigre and to Hotel Sheraton, the only hotel located inside the park. You will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy the falls! Lodging for two nights at Hotel Sheraton in a room with view of the jungle (if you prefer a room with view of the falls please add $86 per person to the tour cost)(B)
DAY 5 / Iguazu Falls
Today you will enjoy a private excursion to explore the Argentinean side of Iguazú Falls. You’ll also take a boat excursion on the lower Iguazu River to get close to the San Martín Island, The Three Musketeers and the mighty Devil’s Throat.
Afternoon at leisure: You may relax at the hotel, you may walk along the upper and lower trails to see the falls again OR you may take an optional excursion to the Brazilian side of the park Note: Visa required for US citizens to visit Brazil. (B)
DAY 6 / Iguazu Falls/ Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport and flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a private tour of this wonderful cosmopolitan city, capital of Argentina. (B,D)
DAY 7 / Buenos Aires / Lima
You will fly in the morning to Lima, Peru. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful colonial area of Lima including Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, the Cathedral, the catacombs of San Francisco. Later you’ll visit the residential areas of Miraflores, Barranco and beaches (private excursion). You’ll return in the evening to your hotel. Lodging at Hotel San Agustin Exclusive 4* or similar. (B)
DAY 8 / Lima/ Cusco
Today youll fly to Cusco in the morning. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga 4* or similar. We recommend a short rest before your afternoon private excursion. You’ll visit the four most important ruins near Cusco: Kenko, an ancient religious center; Tambomachay, the Inca baths; and the grandiose Pucapucara and Sacsayhuaman fortresses. Return to your hotel in the evening. (B)
DAY 9 / Cusco/ Sacred Valley, Pisa & Ollantaytambo
After breakfast, you’ll leave on a full day group excursion to the Incas Sacred Valley visiting the picturesque town of Pisac and its Indian market. Lunch in Urubamba. Later you’ll continue to visit Ollantaytambo ruins and Chincheros market. You’ll return to Cusco in the evening. Lodging. (B,L)
DAY 10 / Cusco / Machu Picchu
Breakfast. Transfer to the station. You’ll depart by train until Km104 to start the last part of the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for about 3 hours (8 km) and arrive at Winaywayna ruins, the most spectacular of the Inca Trail. Picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon you’ll continue hiking until arriving at the “Inti Punku” (La Puerta del Sol) where you’ll enjoy an incredible view of the Machupicchu. You’ll take the bus to the nearby village of Machu Picchu Pueblo/Aguas Calientes. Lodging for two nights at Hotel Taupikala Machu Picchu or similar. (B,L)
NOTE: For those who prefer NOT to hike, they will take the train to Machu Picchu and a guide will be waiting at the arrival point to visit the ruins.
DAY 11 / Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
Early in the morning you will take the bus to the fabulous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu where you will visit several sectors: The guards tower, the three window temple, the round altar, the intihuatana, the royal tomb, the jail, the cemetery, the terraces, etc. All these areas surrounded by high mountains covered with tropical forest. Lodging in Machu Picchu Pueblo/Aguas Calientes. (B,D)
DAY 12 / MACHU PICCHU /CUSCO
Breakfast. Morning at leisure to enjoy the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (optional) or you may climb up to Huayna Picchu, or “Young Mountain” (2,667 meters) which is the steep mountain that stands behind the citadel in the classic photographs of Machu Micchu. The ascent takes an hour along a narrow steep path and at the top there stands a set of terraces apparently built for ceremonial purposes, and the remains of a partially built temple (optional). Late in the afternoon return by train to Cusco. Lodging at Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga 4* or similar. (B)
DAY 13 / CUSCO/ LIMA / USA
Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima. Later flight back to USA or …. (B)
- Private transfers.
- Train tickets to/from Machu Picchu
- Accommodation for twelve nights at mentioned or similar hotels.
- Lodging at Hotel Sheraton is in a double room with view of the jungle. If you prefer a room with view of the falls the tour cost will be $86 more per person.
- All breakfasts (B). 4 Lunches (L) and 3 dinners (D) as mentioned in itinerary.
- Local private excursions in Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Lima and Cusco as detailed in the itinerary.
- Group excursions with bilingual guide in Yacutinga, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Entrance fees to parks and reserves.
- International flights (city of USA / Buenos Aires /Lima /City of USA)
- Flights in Argentina (Buenos Aires/ Iguazú/ Buenos Aires).
- Flights in Peru (Lima/Cusco/Lima)
- Other meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Services not mentioned in itinerary. Personal expenses. Tips.