Day 1:ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! At 3:30 pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for a cocktail party to sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
Day 2:RIO DE JANEIRO
Guided sightseeing includes a scenic cog railway ride to see Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Visit the Cathedral and see the Sambodromo, Carnival Parade location. Brazilian Churrascaria (traditional Portuguese BBQ) dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Day 3:RIO DE JANEIRO
A full day at leisure to savour Rio. Relax on one of the world-famous beaches or take advantage of the world-class shopping or fine dining.
Day 4:RIO DE JANEIRO-BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
RIO DE JANEIRO: Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES: Orientation tour with a Local Guide
Day 5:BUENOS AIRES
Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour of La Boca and San Telmo districts. See La Casa Rosada (the President's House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colon Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Peron's tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.
Day 6: BUENOS AIRES
Today is free for independent activities.
Day 7:BUENOS AIRES-IGUASSU FALLS
BUENOS AIRES: Fly to Iguassu Falls. IGUASSU FALLS: Travel to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Visit the rainforest via Ecological Jungle Train for a guided walking tour of the falls with a Local Guide.
Day 8:IGUASSU FALLS-LIMA, PERU
IGUASSU FALLS: Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. Fly to Lima, Peru. LIMA: Drive to your hotel.
Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. This evening, guided sightseeing at the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world, followed by dinner at the museum.
Day 10:LIMA-CUSCO-SACRED VALLEY
LIMA: Fly to Cusco. SACRED VALLEY: Guided Sightseeing with a Local Guide at the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheatre and the ancient site of Puca Pucara followed by an El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Free time for shopping in the old mountain village of Pisac with its famous market.
Day 11:SACRED VALLEY-MACHU PICCHU
SACRED VALLEY: Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley. MACHU PICCHU: Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at Machu Picchu. Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner at your nearby hotel.
Day 12:MACHU PICCHU-CUSCO
MACHU PICCHU: Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.
Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.
CUSCO: Fly to Lima. LIMA Visit and tastings at a Peruvian food market. Free time this afternoon and evening
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.