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Machu Picchu ruins, Iguacu Falls and Rio beach

12 days from £5,485pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • Stay in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • Explore the Incan city of Cuzco.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Gaze in awe at the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
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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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Cuzco

International outbound flight , Cuzco

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco and transfer to your hotel in the heart of the historic centre, as you'll be arriving straight into the city we've recommended a hotel with oxygen enrichment in your room to help you acclimatize. Sample some superb Peruvian cuisine tonight at one of the city's great restaurants.

Day 2 Cuzco


Cuzco is a stunning city steeped in history and stories. This morning your guide will take you on a tour of some of the highlights. This afternoon we'll book you on a cooking course where you can meet some other travelers and eat some great food.

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Cuzco , Sacred Valley

Travel with your own driver and guide 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, if it is clear you'll be in for a treat from the stars.

Day 4 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley , Machu Picchu

Transfer to the station in Ollantaytambo to board your train to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the foot of Machu Picchu. Your guide will be with you to take you on a private tour of this iconic city (it really is as stunning as the pictures make it look!).

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 so please do talk to us about it. When you are done exploring you will take the train back to Cuzco, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 6 Iguaçu Falls

Cuzco , Lima , Iguaçu Falls

Say goodbye to your guide and driver as they take you to the airport in time for your flight to the Iguacu Falls, via Lima. Here you will be met and taken to your hotel. In this version of the itinerary we have splashed out and suggested the Belmond hotel on the edge of the falls. It's fabulous but not cheap (but then it's not every day you visit the Iguacu Falls).

Day 7 Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu Falls

While Brazil enjoys the panoramic views of the falls, Argentina has all the action so your guide will take you over the border to explore. 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

Spend a 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 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. You will also have lunch in a choice of local BBQ restaurants for which Brazil is famous (that will need to be paid for locally).

Day 10 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

We can leave today free for you to explore which a lot of people love to do. Perhaps just walk along the beach front and take it all in. If you want something a bit more planned out then we can suggest a walking tour of the Tijuaca Forest which is included in this itinerary.

Day 11 International return flight

Rio de Janeiro , International return flight

You've come to the end of your adventure and your driver will transfer you to Rio airport in time for your onward international flight. Unless, of course, you ask us to plan some more for you.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Iguaçu Falls
Rio de Janeiro