Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

Yucay / Machu Picchu

PERU

2

Lima

2

Cuzco

2

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Puno

1

BRAZIL

BOLIVIA

1

Rio de Janeiro

PARAGUAY

CHILE

2

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

2

Iguassú Falls

ARGENTINA

1

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

SMALL GROUP TOUR

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Board a scenic train to the iconic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu • Discover the Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley • Explore the Inca and Spanish influenced city of Cuzco • Learn about traditional Andean life at Lake Titicaca • Feel the mighty force of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean side • See Rio from the top of Sugar loaf Mountain LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £3349pp

13 day Best of Peru & Brazil Lima • Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu • Cuzco • Lake Titicaca • Iguassu Falls • Rio de Janeiro

Day 1: Arrive Lima On arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Standard: La Hacienda Miraflores; Superior: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (2 nights) Day 2: Lima Today you will explore Lima on a city tour. See the beautiful Plaza de Armas and its government buildings and the San Francisco monastery, before visiting the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. The afternoon is free for further exploration; perhaps join an optional tour (payable locally) to Parque de la Exposición followed by a buffet dinner. (B) Day 3: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley Transfer to the airport and fly to Cuzco. En route to your base for the next 2 nights, stop at the Chinchero community where on Sundays it’s colourful and lively market showcases the region’s variety of handicrafts and textiles. After a photo stop at El Mirador de Racchi and lunch at a local restaurant, head for lush plains of the Sacred Valley. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax in the beautiful surroundings. (BL) Standard: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado; Superior: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (2 nights) Day 4: Sacred Valley The morning is free either to relax or join an optional tour of the mysterious terraces of Moray and salt pans of Maras or a relaxing hike to the terraces of Yucay (both payable locally). In the afternoon take an included excursion the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Walk through the steep terraces rising from the edge of town and wonder at the views from the top. (B) Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco After an early breakfast, transfer by bus to Ollantaytambo and board the train to the town of Aguas Calientes – gateway to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Transfer up to the citadel by bus, and enjoy a guided tour around this remarkable wonder of the world. Later return by train and bus to Cuzco – the historical capital of the Inca Empire. (B) Standard: Xima; Superior: Aranwa Cuzco Boutique (2 nights)

Day 6: Cuzco Start the day with a city tour of Cuzco. Walk through the Plaza de Armas, said to be the very heart of the Incan Empire and see the charming colonial buildings of the old town. Afterwards, head out of town to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman before returning to Cuzco. (B) Day 7: Cuzco - Puno/Lake Titicaca Travel by bus across the Peruvian highlands, over spectacular mountain passes over 4,300m above sea level, to the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (BL) Standard: Jose Antonio Puno; Rise early for full-day excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit the fascinating floating reed islands of Uros and then on to Taquile for lunch, an island seemingly frozen in time, with no roads and villagers still living a very traditional way of life. Later, transfer to Juliaca airport and fly back to Lima. Note: The bus journey from Cusco to Puno on day 7 and the visit of Uros and Taquile on day 8 take place together with other international travellers. For these 2 excursions the small group guarantee of 16 passengers doesn’t apply. (BL) La Hacienda Miraflores; Casa Andina Premium Miraflores Day 9: Lima – Iguassu Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguassu, on the border of Brazil and Argentina. (B) Recanto Park; Wish Resort Golf Convention (2 nights) Day 10: Iguassu Falls Embark on a tour that will give you a perspective of both the Brazilian and Argentine side of the falls. Walk to the bottom of the Devils Throat on the Brazilian side to feel the powerful force of nature and then see the falls from up high on the Argentinean side for Superior: Libertador Lago Titicaca Day 8: Puno/Lake Titicaca - Lima

TOUR DETAILS

£3349 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 12 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 12 breakfasts and 3 lunches • Services of local English-speaking guides • Internal flights, shared touring, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 4, 18; Feb 1, 8; Mar 15, 29; Apr 26; May 10, 24; Jun 7, 28; Jul 5; Sep 6, 20; Oct 11, 15

TOUR STYLE: Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

breathtaking views of the falls below. (B) Day 11: Iguassu – Rio de Janeiro

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Transfer to the airport and fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. (B) Windsor Plaza Copacabana; Windsor

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 – 5 stars

Excelsior Copacabana (2 nights) Days 12 & 13: Rio de Janeiro

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Today you will have a full day sightseeing in this iconic Latin American city. Take a train ride to the top of Corcovado where the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue stands and then ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This evening, perhaps join a Rio by night tour (payable locally). Your tour concludes on day 13 with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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