Brazil & Peru Discovery

Brazil & Peru Discovery

  • 14 Days / 12 Nights
  • CODE: RSZ
  • From: $3000

Witness the ancient and scenic wonders of Brazil and Peru on a 14-day Latin American adventure deep into these compelling and vibrant countries. After time to discover the buzz and beaches of Rio Janeiro and the thundering Iguassu Falls, explore Peru’s intriguing capital of Lima, before experiencing the Sacred Valley of the Incas, crowned by the dazzling lost city of Machu Picchu.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
USA-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DAY 2
Rio de Janeiro
DAY 3
Rio de Janeiro
DAY 4
Rio de Janeiro – Samba Dinner Show
DAY 5
Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu
DAY 6
Iguassu Falls – Latin America Dinner Show
DAY 7
Iguassu - Lima, Peru
DAY 8
Lima
DAY 9
Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley of the Incas
DAY 10
Sacred Valley-Maras-Moray-Ollantaytambo-Sacred Valley
DAY 11
Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cusco
DAY 12
Cusco
DAY 13
Cusco-Lima
DAY 14
Lima-USA

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Your customized trip will draw on the expertise of our travel consultants, each of whom has a deep knowledge of the places you wish to explore.

Rio de janeiro (3 nts) Iguassu (2 nts) Lima (2 nts) CuscoSacred valley (2 nts) MarasMorayOllantaytamboMachu picchuCusco (2 nts) Lima (1 nt)
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1

USA-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today, board your international flight to Rio de Janeiro and relax as you fly to Brazil’s second largest city.


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2

Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport, transfer to your hotel in the Copacabana neighborhood and get the rest of the day to relax or start discovering this vibrant metropolis, known for its white beaches, samba music and carnival.


Included: Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

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3

Rio de Janeiro

Wake up to Rio this morning: one of the world's most colourful and exhilarating cities. Spectacularly located between Sugar Loaf Mountain, forested peaks, and golden beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana, this captivating city offers irresistible scenery and an unquenchable zest for life. After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing including an excursion to Mount Corcovado, the 710-meter peak crowned by the Christ the Redeemer statue. Delve first into the charming Cosme Velho quarter with its faded mansions and hidden gardens before riding the cog train up through the Tijuca Forest to the Corcovado viewing platform. Marvel at the bird's-eye views over the city below, and awe at the remarkable Christ statue, standing 98 feet high, with its arms spanning 92 feet. Later, return to your hotel and relax over dinner at a nearby restaurant.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

day
4

Rio de Janeiro – Samba Dinner Show

Another day of sightseeing beckons after breakfast today, with visits to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Rio's beaches. After passing the stunning Botafogo and Vermelha beaches in the elegant Urca neighborhood, take the two-stage cable car journey up to Sugar Loaf, the 393-meter rock pinnacle at Guanabara Bay. Alight at the first stop of Morro da Urca to visit its gardens and viewpoints, and then continue to the summit to experience the breathtaking panoramas over the city, its beaches, and Corcovado. After descending, head to Copacabana Beach, one of the planet's most iconic beaches. Admire this 3-mile sandy sweep fringed by palm trees and high-rises, and take in the bustling beach life with locals playing volleyball, sunbathing, strolling, and swimming. Round off today at a glittering samba dinner show, savoring classic Brazilian dishes as you watch an electrifying show of samba, capoeira, forro, and other local dance styles.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner and show

accomodation:

day
5

Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu

Leave for the airport after breakfast and fly to Iguassu, home to the spectacular Iguassu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazilian border, for a 2-night stay. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure. Tonight, enjoy your dinner at hotel.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
6

Iguassu Falls – Latin America Dinner Show

Today is devoted to the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Higher and almost twice as wide as Niagara, the falls are composed of 275 individual cascades set in a stunning crescent formation. Start by viewing the falls from the Brazilian side, getting close to the roaring waters and feeling their spray. Then, use a combination of a train and jungle walking trails to travel to the Argentinean side. Here, visit the observation points to marvel at the astounding power of the falls from different points, including the epic Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat). Tonight, visit a local restaurant for a mouth-watering Brazilian barbecue dinner of meat cuts, ribs, and sides complemented by a dazzling folklore show featuring Brazilian, Argentinean, and other Latin American dances and rhythms, including the samba and tango.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner and show

accomodation:

day
7

Iguassu - Lima, Peru

Board a flight to Lima, Peru’s capital. After a transfer to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free. Relax in the hotel before spending time getting acquainted with the fascinating city of Lima, a modern metropolis full of history and exciting process of cultural changes. Enjoy your dinner in the hotel tonight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

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8

Lima

Today, join your guide for a sightseeing tour and start at the Main Square, where the ‘City of Kings’ was founded in 1535. Admire the picturesque lanes and balconied houses and view the Presidential Palace and Lima Cathedral, where the conquistador Francisco Pizarro is buried. Next, visit the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery, which houses a convent, library and catacombs where it’s said 75,000 bodies are buried. After exploring these eerie tunnels, leave old Lima for the modern, middle-class districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where upscale apartments, restaurants, and shops nuzzle the Pacific coast. Soak in the laid-back atmosphere before visiting Miraflores’ Love Park, where landscaped gardens overlook Lima Bay.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
9

Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley of the Incas

This morning, make the short flight to Cusco, a Spanish colonial gem and the Inca empire’s former capital, nestled beneath the Andes. Meet your guide and transfer to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas—the former spiritual and agricultural hub of the Inca civilization. Next, head for Awanakancha, a hillside farm and center showcasing Andean llamas, alpacas and vicunas and the famous Peruvian wool textiles derived from them. View the animals, learn how their wool is gathered and spun, and browse the wide array of colorful Peruvian garments. Then, continue to Pisac Market to scour the stalls selling ponchos, rugs, hats, carvings, and replica Inca pieces. After picking up gifts here, check in at your hotel.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
10

Sacred Valley-Maras-Moray-Ollantaytambo-Sacred Valley

Another day of discovery beckons with visits to the towns of Maras and Moray, both home to archaeological sites. Travel to Maras to see its glittering mountainside salt flats, which produced crystalline salt for the Incas. At Moray, admire the lushly grassed Inca-built circular terraces in the ground—believed by scholars to have functioned as agricultural research centers. After lunch, visit the ‘living’ Inca town of Ollantaytambo, whose layout replicas that of ancient Inca settlements, and which boasts many archaeological treasures.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
11

Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cusco

The highpoint of their adventure comes today: a visit to UNESCO-protected Machu Picchu, the Inca lost city on a mountain plateau in the Andean foothills. After a Vistadome train journey to Aguas Calientes, ride a shuttle bus to this magical place, a masterpiece of Inca engineering. Marvel at the ruins and phenomenal scenery, and learn how this citadel was probably the retreat of Inca emperor Pachacutec in the mid-1400s. After lunch, walk to train station for your return to the Ollantaytambo station aboard the Vistadome on train service. Board the Vistadome train to Ollanta station. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
12

Cusco

Enjoy a day in Cusco, Latin America’s oldest, continuously inhabited city and known for its churches and ruins. A walking tour takes you to Koricancha Temple, an important place for Inca worship of the Sun God, and magnificent 16th-century Cusco Cathedral. This afternoon, explore Sacsayhuaman Fortress and Qenqo, a largely religious complex where it’s believed agricultural rituals were staged. Other highlights include Puka Pukara Fortress and Tambomachay, otherwise known as the ‘Inca Baths.’ This evening, have dinner at a restaurant overlooking Cusco’s Main Square, enjoying folk dance and music performances over a buffet of international and ‘novoandino’ dishes—contemporary Peruvian cuisine.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner and show

accomodation:

day
13

Cusco-Lima

Fly back to Lima and after a transfer to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day free. Perhaps revisit some of the sites visited earlier, or shop for last-minute souvenirs and mementoes. This evening, dinner is served at a unique local restaurant.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

day
14

Lima-USA

Depart Peru with a transfer to Lima airport for your homeward flight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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What's included

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of ten adults as a locally hosted tour.

Excellent English speaking local guide throughout South America.

Guided sightseeing tours with specialist local guides throughout South America.

All 5-star hotels as listed, or similar.

Daily buffet breakfast at hotels.

3 lunches, plus 11 dinners including 3 dinner shows at Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu, and Cusco.

Admission fees included for sightseeing attractions as per itinerary.

Group airport transfers on arrival at Rio de Janeiro and departure from Lima

First-class air-conditioned coach touring with professional drivers. 

Rio de Janeiro: JW Marriott Hotel or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Experience a blend of luxury and comfort at JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro. Conveniently located in front of the beach, our Copacabana hotel features elegant rooms , upscale amenities, a variety of dining options and flexible event venues. 

Iguassu: Mabu Thermas Grand Resort or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Voted one of the top 25 resorts in Brazil and South America by Trip Advisor, Mabu Thermas Grand Resort is located on the largest source of thermal water on the planet, the Guarani Aquifer. The waters are renewed every 4 hours and emerge in the complex's pools and beach, with approximately 36 ° C, the same temperature as the human body. The resort is located 12 km from the Iguazu Falls, and Foz do Iguaçu International Airport.

Lima: Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 Hoteles José Antonio, one of the leading hotel chains in Peru with hotels specifically designed for business travelers, couples and groups of friends. Hotels with swimming pools, spacious and comfortable rooms, restaurants with delicious offerings, spa areas, free Wi-Fi...

Sacred Valley: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built along the Vilcanota riverbank, on the lands of an old 17th-century colonial hacienda, just one and a half hours from the city of Cusco and forty minutes from the Ollantaytambo train station, on the way to Machu Picchu. The hotel has rooms decorated in colonial style and others with modern and minimalist style.

Cusco: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Considered a historic landmark, Palacio del Inka is a five-centuries-old mansion located in the heart of downtown Cusco. Our unique hotel's captivating design embraces historical aspects of our Peruvian culture while maintaining world-class luxury and modern conveniences. Each of our unique guest rooms and suites is fashioned with traditional colonial decor and a rich color palate evocative of the local Peruvian heritage. 

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