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Icons of South America: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls & Rio

11 days from CAD9,635pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Walk the historic cobblestone streets of Cuzco.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, crown jewel of the Inca Empire.

  • Gaze in awe at the mighty Iguaçu Falls.

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima
  • Iguaçu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Cuzco


Arrive in Cuzco and transfer to your hotel in the heart of the historic centre. Sample some superb Peruvian cuisine tonight at one of the city's great restaurants.

Day 2 Cuzco


Spend the day exploring Cuzco and some of the ruins that surround the city. Over the course of the day you will gain insight into the city's storied history, from the time of the Inca to the modern day.

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Cuzco , Sacred Valley

Travel by road out of Cuzco and into the picturesque Sacred Valley of the Incas, enjoying a private guided tour of the key sights such as the Pisac market and ruins and fortress town of Ollantaytambo. Spend the night in the valley.

Day 4 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley , Machu Picchu

Transfer to the station to board your train to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the foot of Machu Picchu. This afternoon, take a private guided tour of the magnificent Inca citadel.

Day 5 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Free morning to explore Machu Picchu again at your own leisure. Should you wish to climb one of the surrounding mountains we can book that for you. Take the train back to Cuzco this afternoon, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 6 Iguaçu Falls

Cuzco , Lima , Iguaçu Falls

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to the Iguacu Falls, via Lima. Here you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 7 Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu Falls

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Argentine side of the spectacular Iguacu Falls. The walkways within the park allow you to get up close to this incredible natural phenomena.

Day 8 Rio de Janeiro

Iguaçu Falls , Rio de Janeiro

Free morning to visit the viewing platforms on the Brazilian side of the Iguacu Falls before taking an afternoon flight to Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy the evening in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Day 9 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Today take an exciting full-day jeep tour of Rio's highlights, including a trip up Sugar Loaf Mountain and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. There is also time to see the tranquil botanical gardens.

Day 10 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Free day to further explore Rio - I would recommend taking a stroll along perhaps the most famous beach in the world, Copacabana. If you want to see a little more of the city we could arrange further tours - you could take a street art tour or try a typical cookery class.

Day 11 Return home

Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to Rio airport in time for your onward international flight.

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Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Iguaçu Falls
Rio de Janeiro