Iguazú & Machu Picchu - A Wonderful Combination of Culture, Wildlife, Jungle & Trekking the Inca Trail
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Two weeks exploring the jungle of Misiones and Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco & the Machu Picchu!
Explore the jungle of Misiones: Yacutinga Lodge & Iguazú Falls.
Visit Buenos Aires, Lima and enchanting Cusco.
Trek along the Inca trail and discover the incredible Machu Picchu.
ADDITION RATE INFORMATION
Price for a group of 2 to 3 passengers: $3,974 p/person double occupancy Group of 4 to 6 passengers: $3,610 p/person double occupancy Single Supplement: $1,100
NOT INCLUDED: International flights (USA/Buenos Aires/Lima/USA) Flights in Argentina (Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires) Flights in Peru (Lima/Cusco/Lima). Other meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary, tips and personal expenses not included in rate.
Day 1: Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, Argentina
Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to Hotel Elevage. Afternoon at leisure. Late in the evening, enjoy dinner and tango show at the traditional “Esquina Homero Manzi”.
Day 2: Buenos Aires/ Iguazú – Yacutinga LodgeIguazu River, Misiones, Argentina
Transfer to the airport and morning flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu. Welcome at the airport and transfer to Puesto Tigre. At La Blanquita Bay, located on the shores of the Iguazú River, board a motor boat to Yacutinga Port. Arrival and transfer through the Yacutinga Wildlife Nature Reserve to Yacutinga Lodge. Welcome dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 3: Yacutinga LodgePuerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina
Early breakfast. Later, take a short hike to the San Francisco River where you will enjoy floating through quiet waters viewing a diversity of wild fauna. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the various interpretive trails with one of the resident naturalist guides. After dinner, experience the jungle at night. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Yacutinga Lodge / Iguazu FallsPuerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina
Morning at leisure to visit the Visitors Center, explore one of their self-guided trails, complete the checklist of viewed fauna, or you may relax by the pool. Transfer back to Puesto Tigre and to Hotel Sheraton, located inside the park. Later, enjoy hiking along Macuco trail, a 3.5km trail into the jungle that ends in a small cascade (you will have a jeep that will drive you along the trail to the cascade and you will return hiking with an expert guide). (B)
Day 5: Iguazu FallsIguazu Falls, Misiones, Argentina
Today, enjoy a private excursion to explore the Argentinean side of Iguazú Falls. Take a boat excursion on the lower Iguazu River to get close to the San Martín Island, The Three Musketeers and the mighty Devil’s Throat.
Afternoon at leisure: You may relax at the hotel, walk along the upper and lower trails to see the falls again, OR you may take an optional excursion to the Brazilian side of the park. Note: Visa required for US citizens to visit Brazil. (B)
Day 6: Iguazu Falls / Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, Argentina
Transfer to the airport and flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of this wonderful cosmopolitan city, capital of Argentina. (B,D)
Day 7: Buenos Aires / LimaLima, Peru
Fly in the morning to Lima, Peru. A local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hotel Viñas de San Isidro. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful colonial area of Lima including Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, the Cathedral, and the catacombs of San Francisco. Later, visit the residential areas of Miraflores, Barranco and beaches. Return in the evening to the hotel. Dinner and lodging at Hotel San Agustin Exclusive or similar. (B,D)
Day 8: Lima / CuscoCuzco, Peru
Today fly to Cusco in the morning. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Novotel or similar. Welcome drink and a short rest before an afternoon excursion. Visit the four most important ruins near Cusco: Kenko, an ancient religious center; Tambomachay, the Inca baths; and the grandiose Pucapucara and Sacsayhuaman fortresses. Return to the hotel in the evening. (B)
Day 9: Cusco / Sacred Valley, Pisa & OllantaytamboSacred Valley of the Incas, Andes, Peru
After breakfast, leave on a full-day excursion to the Inca's Sacred Valley visiting the picturesque town of Pisac and its Indian market. Lunch in Urubamba. Later continue to visit Ollantaytambo ruins and Chincheros market. Return to Cusco in the evening. Lodging. (B,L)
Day 10: Cusco / Machu PicchuMachu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Breakfast. Transfer to the bus station and bus ride to Pisacucho. From Pisacucho, depart on the train until Km104, to start the Inca Trail. Hike for about three hours (8 km) and arrive at Winaywayna ruins, the most spectacular of the Inca Trail. Picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon, continue hiking until arriving at the “Inti Punku” (La Puerta del Sol) where you'll enjoy an incredible view of the Machupicchu. Take the bus to the nearby village of Aguas Calientes. Dinner and lodging at Hotel Taypikala Machu Picchu or similar.
Day 11: Aguas Calientes / Machu PicchuAguas Calientes, Cuzco, Peru
Early in the morning, visit the fabulous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu where you will visit several sectors: The guards' tower, the three-window temple, the round altar, the intihuatana, the royal tomb, the jail, the cemetery, the terraces, etc. All these areas are surrounded by high mountains covered with tropical forest. Lunch included. Lodging in Aguas Calientes. (B,L)
Day 12: Machu Picchu / CuscoHuayna Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
Breakfast. Morning at leisure to enjoy the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (optional) or you may climb up to Huayna Picchu, or "Young Mountain" (2,667 meters) which is the steep mountain that stands behind the citadel in the classic photographs of Machu Micchu. The ascent takes an hour traversing a narrow steep path where, at the top, there stands a set of terraces apparently built for ceremonial purposes, and the remains of a partially-built temple (optional/ on your own). Late in the afternoon return by train (Vistadome) to Pisacucho and from Pisacucho by bus to Cusco. Lodging at Hotel Picoaga or similar. (B)
Day 13: Cusco / Lima / U.S.A.Lima, Peru
Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Later flight back to USA. (B)
Additional cost room with falls view at Hotel Sheraton Iguazu: $86 per person double occupancy.
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