Inca Citadels, Iconic Rio & Andean Communities

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: montecristi

From: £4449.00

Highlights

  • Travel to Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, for a perfect overview of South America
  • Discover the remains of ancient empires shrouded in mystery, the sounds and colours of traditional Indian markets and the melodic rhythms of vibrant Brazil
  • Explore magnificent Rio de Janeiro, visiting its famous beaches and iconic sights, as well as its historic centre and lush Atlantic cloud forest
  • Travel from the bustling streets of La Paz to the calming beauty of Lake Titicaca
  • Journey through Andean mountain landscapes to the Inca capital Cusco
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, shrouded in cloud forest, and the Scared Valley's hilltop ruins
  • Visit the coastal city of Lima, famed for its world class culinary scene

Rio de Janeiro - Days 1 - 5

Day 1 - Depart London on your daytime flight to Rio de Janeiro arriving in the evening

On arrival you will be met by your guide and transport to be taken to your hotel. After a short introduction to your surroundings you may go out or take a good night sleep.

 

Day 2 - Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Full day tour including Rio's famous landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain, granting fabulous views of the city and Guanabara Bay. You will pass through the lush forest of Tijuca, with its tropical trees, waterfalls and pleasant shade, before visiting the old centre of Rio.

 

Day 3-5 - At Leisure in Rio de Janeiro 

Spend the day exploring at leisure. There are many things to do according to your interests.

La Paz - Days 6 - 7

Day 6 - La Paz

Fly to La Paz where we stay for 2 nights. Spend the afternoon relaxing and acclimatising to the altitude. 

 

Day 7 - Tour of La Paz

Our full day city tour takes us round this bustling city, with its maze of streets and alleyways. We visit the witches' market, stalls full of a colourful array of potions, and continue on to the Moon Valley.

Lake Titicaca - Days 8 - 9

Day 8 - Lake Titicaca

Travel onwards to the magical Lake Titicaca, with its air of serene tranquillity, framed by snow-covered peaks. We skirt the lake, lunch at the pretty village of Copacabana, and continue on to Puno for the night.  

 

Day 9 - Journey from Lake Titicaca to Cusco 

Depart for Cusco, passing Andean landscapes of barren land, hot springs, towering mountains, and tiny railway stations. On arrival in Cusco we transfer to our hotel, where we stay for three nights.

Sacred Valley & Cusco - Days 10 -11

Day 10 - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Urubamba valley. We visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, and Pisac with its colourful Sunday market. Return to Cusco late in the afternoon. 

 

Day 11 - Tour of Cusco & nearby Inca sites 

Afternoon city tour of Cusco including the mighty fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuamán.

Machu Picchu - Days 10 -13

Day 12-13 - Visit Machu Picchu 

Train out of Cusco following the beautiful Urubamba River leading us to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. Stay overnight returning by train to our Cusco hotel in the afternoon of the following day. 

Lima - Days 14 - 15

Day 14 - Lima city tour

Fly to Lima, and transfer to our hotel. Our afternoon city tour will show us the delights of this colonial capital, its main squares, the Presidential Palace and ornate churches.

 

Day 15 - Lima & Departure  

A visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, housing fine collections of pre-Colombian artefacts. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, arriving, day 16.

MONTECRISTI TOUR can be arranged in reverse, starting in Lima and staying in Rio de Janeiro at the end.

What's Included

  • 15 Days / 13 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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