Best of South America

LIMA  –  YUCAY  –  MACHU PICCHU  -  CUSCO  –  PUNO  –  IGUASSU  –  BUENOS AIRES  –  RIO DE JANEIRO
Travel Peru Seat-in-Coach Tour

 

 

Peru – Also known as The Kingdom of the Sun, Peru is one of the most representative countries of Latin America due to the mix of native Indian, afro American and European cultures. Peru is a country where the traditional customs have transcended through the years and they are the base for the current way of life. The contrast produced because of the different landscapes and people is the reason why Peru is a country so interesting for you to visit. The City of Kings was once the scenario of the war against the Spanish conquerors, who came in a ruthless search for the gold that was hidden somewhere in Peru. However, their most wanted treasure was the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu, which they never found.

 

Argentina – the second biggest state of South America, has a surface of 2.8 million square kilometres. The country has 33 million inhabitants and nearly half of them live in the surroundings of Buenos Aires, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world. Argentina is a fascinating land of contrasts where the exceptional is almost commonplace. It’s home to an abundant wildlife, enjoys a unique culture, and delights in an astonishing variety of landscapes from tropical rain forest in the north to the remote vastness of the Antarctic in the South. Three big landscapes form the country: the Andes in the west, the northern and western flatland as well as the wide plains of Patagonia in the South. The country that is stretched in length has three climatic zones: tropic in the north, moderate in the centre and polar in the extreme South. The Indian aborigines only live in the north-western Andean region and in the north-east province of Misiones. The rest of the population is mainly composed of European immigrants. The official language is Spanish, but in bigger towns English is also quite common.

 

Brazil – with this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. This is all correct but in reality, Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil, a country of immense proportions and contrasts, has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8,5 million km², Brazil is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. The climate changes from the permanent warm, tropic north over all sub tropic variants to the moderate South. Since the 16th century - when Portuguese have begun to settle in the country - Brazil had always a magic attraction on foreigners. First there was the gold and then rubber and coffee and today it is above all the rhythm and the exotic that attracts tourists. People over there show a lot of happiness, kindness and spontaneity. The biggest country of South America is a mirror of fascinating pictures.

 

Day 01 – Friday                                                                                        Lima/ Approx. 22 km

  • Transfer airport – hotel

Arrival at the airport in Lima where you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Lima was founded in 1535 by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro as “The city of the kings” and became the capital and most important city of the Spanish Viceroyalty. Today it is still Peru’s most important city as it gives home to about 9 million people, almost 30% of the national population. The historical city centre comes with splendid colonial style architecture, ample squares as the Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor) and grand churches which yielded it the declaration as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. In its modern quarters such as Miraflores and San Isidro you can find present day architecture, rich entertainment possibilities and a great number of first-class hotels and restaurants. Peruvian cuisine is excellent and gets more and more famous in the world and Peruvians are extremely proud of their typical dishes.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 02 – Saturday                                                                                   Lima/ Approx. 35 km  

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • City Tour including San Francisco monastery and Larco Museum (5h)

Today you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour through Lima. The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government Palace, the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are still the most important places in town. After that you will visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. The highlight of this convent is the visit of the underground vaults known as “catacumbas” or catacombs.

Proceed through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the Lima’s most noted museums, the Larco Museum which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. Mr. Rafael Larco Hoyle founded the museum on July 28, 1926, in the Chiclin sugar estate in Trujillo, naming it as his father as an expression of filial homage. In 1958 he moved the collection to Lima, installing the Museum in a Colonial house in the district of Pueblo Libre, where it currently functions. This locale was adapted to the characteristics style of the 18th century Colonial houses from Trujillo. The approximate 45,000 objects of the collection have been exhibited to the public in the Permanent Hall, Jewellery Vault and the Classified Storage Area ever since.

The Halls of the Larco Museum are organized by subjects. The Metals, Ceramics, the Stones, the Culture, the Great Jewellery Vault and Textile Halls emphasize the technological aspects by Pre-Columbian cultures. Finally the World’s unique Erotic Hall gives us a glimpse of the fascinating sexual life of ancient Peruvians.

In the afternoon the following optional tour can be booked:

Optional: Visit of Waterpark and dinner (4h): (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

You will be picked up at the hotel and driven to the city center. You will visit the Parque de la Exposición, one of the biggest waterparks that exists within a city. There you can marvel at different shapes of fountains illuminated with different colors. The highlight of each evening is the music show at the biggest fountain with the water dancing at the rhythm of the tunes.

After the show you will stop at a famous restaurant in Barranco to enjoy a buffet dinner and a spectacular show of traditional folk dances from the Coast, Sierras and Jungle of Peru.

*Remark: Visit of the Waterpark is only possible from Tuesday to Sunday. The tour can also be booked on regular seat-in-basis (shared with other international travelers)

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 03 – Sunday                                                        Lima – Cusco – Yucay/ Approx. 66 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Lima – Cusco (not included)
  • Transfer Airport Cusco – hotel Yucay including visit of the Chinchero community and the Chinchero market en route

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will start the tour with a visit to Chinchero community located 28 km away from Cusco. Here are the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as beautiful colonial temples built on Inca’s foundations.

However, its main attraction is its Sunday market originally dedicated to the people of the valley to barter their products. This colourful and lively market still fascinates people with its variety of handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style.

Then you will be transferred to “El Mirador de Racchi” where you will have a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Afterwards transfer to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay 3-4* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 04 – Monday                                                                                   Yucay/ Approx. 46 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Half day excursion to the Ollantaytambo Ruins (4h)

Today a visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone terraces rising from the edge of town lead up to the fortress ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. One of the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata square: an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls.

Lunch in a typical restaurant.

For the afternoon program the following optional tours can be booked on site:

Optional: Moray and Maras (4h): (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

The excursion starts with the visit to Moray, a little Andean community which is famous for its embedded amphitheater, formed by four circular terraces which seem to disappear into the interior of the puna, like an artificial crater. Evidences seem to suggest that Moray was an important Inca agricultural research center. Finally, you will be transferred to visit the Salt Mines of Maras. With the salt which is tapped by exposing salt water that bubbles to the surface from a spring called Qoripujio in men-made wells to the sun, people earn their living. The view of this complex of nearly 3,000 wells is spectacular. The local people demonstrate the ancient techniques to visitors, even allowing you to participate.

*Remarks: Visits are not recommended during the rainy season (November to April)

Optional: Trekking to the terraces of Yucay (1h): (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

An easy and relaxing hike to enjoy nature. Behind the Plaza of Yucay you will see an impressive group of terraces that follow the outline of the mountain and are still in use by the locals.

The trail will take you to witness also the old Incan water channel used for the irrigation of the agricultural terraces.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay 3-4* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 05 – Tuesday                                      Yucay – Machu Pichu – Cusco/ Approx. 150 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Full day tour to Machu Picchu

Transfer by bus to the train station of Ollantaytambo where the tour starts by train that goes through the fertile plain of the Urubamba valley and on to Aguas Calientes. From there, small busses drive up the steep mountain to the ruin town.

Machu Picchu called the Lost City of the Incas; this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully located impressive stone city constructed with a technique incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure - it is one of the most impressive sites in the world. 

Enjoy a guided visit of around 2 hours of the ruins and return by bus and train to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Cusco – South America's archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city is now one of Peru’ s most important and most frequented tourist attractions. Nevertheless, it is still remaining its vivid legacy as the hub of the Inca Empire: Quechua-speaking Inca descendants can still be found multitudinously in the centuries-old stone-walled city streets.

Cusco also boasts magnificent repositories of colonial art – fine examples can be found in the Cathedral and Museum of Archaeology.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Xima Cusco 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique 5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 06 – Wednesday                                                                             Cusco/ Approx. 25 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Half day city tour and visit of the ruins
  • Afternoon at free leisure

Today you will start for a half day city tour. It will be shown the exact centre of the Incan Empire, the Plaza de Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. The cathedral borders on other churches on both sides. Next stop will be the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings; some of them are being used as hotels.

Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin site located approx. 3km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view over the city. Afterwards visit the surrounding ruins.

*Remark: To protect the historic center of Cusco, vehicles are no longer allowed in the main square.

The afternoon is free at leisure.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Xima Cusco 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique 5* (local category 5*) or similar (deluxe room)

 

Day 07 – Thursday                                                                  Cusco – Puno/ Approx. 390 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Overland transfer Cusco/Puno – On shared basis

A full day bus tour from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along snow-covered peaks of the Andes, small villages and reaches its highest point in La Raya at 4.300m above sea level. On route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi and the small town of Pucara. Lunch in a typical restaurant en route is included.

Upon arrival in Puno transfer to your hotel.

*Remark: The full day transfer is shared with international travellers and accompanied by a bilingual English/Spanish speaking guide.

Puno – The beauty and charm of Puno town is made up by its habitants’ kind personality and by its mixture of typical Andean architecture that is to be found all way down from the sides of the hills until the bank of the Titicaca Lake. Its archaeological, cultural and architectural variety and richness owes Puno to the fact that it once has been inhabited by three different civilizations on the banks of the Titicaca Lake: Aymara, Quechua and Spanish. This multicultural origin has created a mestizo race that is also found in their artistic and cultural expression and especially in an incomparable folklore which is second to none and has made Puno the “Folklore Capital of Peru”. But the main attraction of Puno is the Titicaca Lake, a must for any visitor. The Sacred Lake of the Incas is one of the most enigmatic places in the world. It is the highest navigable lake and combines beautiful sights, culture and history.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Xima Puno 3* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

 Superior:

Overnight at Hotel GHL Lago Titicaca 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 08 – Friday                                                                           Puno - Lima/ Approx. 60 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Box dinner
  • Full day excursion Uros & Taquile including lunch – On shared basis
  • Transfer to Juliaca airport
  • Flight Juliaca – Lima (not included)
  • Transfer airport - hotel

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Puno’s dock where you will depart towards the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake. The Uros are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. Here the inhabitants of the lake, the Uros, live just as their ancestors did, maintaining their customs and idiosyncrasies.

After visiting the Uros Islands we will continue by boat to Taquile Island. There are no roads or electricity in Taquile and the locals have maintained their traditions and culture and many still wear traditional dresses. The Taquileños are known for their high-quality handicrafts, especially for the knitting, which is exclusively performed by males. In the main square there is a cooperative shop, selling woolen goods and hand-woven items, as well as a small church.

A typical lunch at Taquile Island is included.

*Remark: The excursion is shared with international travellers and accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Juliaca. A box dinner will be provided during the transfer.

Flight to Lima and upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 4* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 09 – Saturday                                                                Lima – Iguassu/ Approx. 35,5 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Lima – Iguassu (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Lima. Flight to Iguassu and transfer to the hotel.

Iguassu – one of the biggest wonders of nature in South America: located amidst a sub-tropical forest in the triangle of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, a gigantic row of waterfalls goes down into the river Iguassu.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Viale Cataratas 3-4*(local category 4*) or similar (deluxe room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Wish Resort Golf Convention 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

Or

Overnight at Hotel Belmond Das Cataratas 5* (local category 5*) (superior room)

 

Day 10 – Sunday                                                                                 Iguassu/ Approx. 22 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Visit of the Brazilian and Argentinean side of the falls

You will leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by motor coach and cross the Iguassu National Park towards the Brazilian Falls. You walk along the paths following the cascades and then along the catwalk which leads you very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat. You will enjoy magnificent views. Afterwards you take an elevator to go up back to the road, and there you will board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean side of the falls.

You will make a short stop at the Visitor’s Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat. After visit transfer to the hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Viale Cataratas 3-4*(local category 4*) or similar (deluxe room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Wish Resort Golf Convention 4-5* (local category 5*) or similar (superior room)

Or

Overnight at Hotel Belmond Das Cataratas 5* (local category 5*) (superior room)

 

Day 11 – Monday                                                      Iguassu – Buenos Aires/ Approx. 37 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Iguassu – Buenos Aires (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel
  • Tango Show at Viejo Almacén & dinner – On shared basis without guide

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Airesis not only the capital of Argentina; it is also one of the 10 most important metropolises in the world and the centre of the political, economic and intellectual life of the country. This cosmopolitan city - with great European cultural influence - displays a refined taste in its cooking, in its” boutiques” and in the elegance of its inhabitants.

Almost 12 million people live there and can enjoy the plentiful night life visiting” tango” bars, cabarets, discotheques, restaurants or eternally open bars. During the day, a wide variety of attractions is offered: museums, art galleries, tasteful shops, fascinating antiques, large green areas, parks, wide tree lined boulevards, clubs and sporting events. The Italian-Spanish descent of the inhabitants has formed this modern metropolis. Feel the flair, above all in the Italian old quarter La Boca and in the wide streets with cafes from the turn of the century. At the Plaza de Mayo, in the political centre of town, is the starting point of this tour through this exciting capital. The widest street of the world, the very famous opera house and also the shopping street Florida make Buenos Aires unforgettable.

Afterwards you will be taken to the tango house Viejo Almacén, because visiting a Tango Show is a MUST when you are in Buenos Aires!

El Viejo Almacén became a unique place thanks to its historic location and an authentic style nourished by popularity built through the years. Every night its doors are open to enjoy an impressive tango show performed by prominent interpreters of the tango scene, a demonstration of Andean music, as well as exquisite cuisine.

The Tango tradition started at the end of the 19th century, and developed out of a mixture of various rhythms, which were originally danced in the poorer neighborhoods. Tango is reflecting the nostalgia and melancholy of the European immigrants and brought up some great musicians, such as Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo.You will enjoy a show with music, singing and dancing. The dinner includes entrée, main course, dessert & drinks.

After the tango show return to the hotel, arrival around midnight.

*Remarks: The excursion is shared with international travelers. The transfers hotel-tango house and vv. take place with other international travelers from different hotels and Spanish speaking driver. 

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Loi Suites Esmeralda 3* (local category 3*) or similar (studio)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires 4* (local category 5*) or similar (comfort room)

 

Day 12 – Tuesday                                                                     Buenos Aires/ Approx. 47 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Half day city tour (4h)

During the city tour you will see the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada (the pink house), seat of the government, the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes then onto the district San Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires. The worker district La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses and its history as living district of Italian seamen and dock workers in the 19th century. The Barrio Norte, also called Recoleta, is the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery of Recoleta one will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita Perón. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, and continue to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón. Return to the hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Loi Suites Esmeralda 3* (local category 3*) or similar (studio)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires 4* (local category 5*) or similar (comfort room)

 

Day 13 – Wednesday                                      Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro/ Approx. 28 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival in Rio and transfer to the hotel.

Rio de Janeiro founded in 1556, the city of St. Sebastian of Rio de Janeiro became the capital of the Colony of Brazil in 1776. In 1808 the Portuguese royal family fled Napoleon and settled in Rio. This brought a surge of progress and the city became the main cultural, political and economic centre of the Portuguese empire. In 1889, when the republic was proclaimed, Rio was confirmed as the country's capital, which it remained until 1960, when the construction of the new capital, Brasilia, was founded. Rio is situated in a 15-mile-strip of land, wedged between mountains and sea. There are some thirty miles separating downtown Flamengo, from far-flung Recreio, bordered on one side by the blue sea, on the other by verdant hills. Between them lies a colourful state of mind called CARIOCA, with almost 8 million locals who samba their way through life, relaxed and high-spirited. That is just the way it should be in Rio, surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, with Christ the Redeemer perched on top of Corcovado blessing the city and Sugar Loaf, one of the most famous postcards of our country. 

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Windsor Excelsior 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 14 – Thursday                                                                  Rio de Janeiro/ Approx. 55 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Full Day City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado (approx. 8 hours)

Leaving the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train(*) for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748m (2.454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train. The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390m (1.280 ft) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown.

Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade.

*Remark: (*) In the unusual case that the train does not operate, the drive will instead take place with vans certified by the city’s administration from/to the Largo do Machado parking.

Optional: Rio by night – Show in the evening: (Can be booked when at destination with local office)

Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Mirador Rio Copacabana 3-4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Windsor Excelsior 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 15 – Friday                                                                       Rio de Janeiro/ Approx. 25 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport

Transfer to the airport for your international flight back home (international flight not included).

 

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For a more intense travel experience Travel Peru offers individual extensions to different regions. Further details below the price information.

 

Price Information

 

with accommodation in (room)                                                  Double                   Single*

Seat-in-coach rates from 2 pax on:

Price in US$ and can be paid in sterling at current exchange rate.

Valid from January until December 2021:

Standard hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.171,00                2.755,00

per person net in USD                                                                     2.661,00                3.377,00

 

Superior hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.554,00                3.442,00

per person net in USD                                                                     3.131,00                4.219,00

*Surcharges for single transfers on arrival and departure day can apply for single travelers.

You can book this tour on private basis (from 1 pax on):

  • All services on private basis, exception:
  • Day 7 Transfer Cusco - Puno on regular seat-in basis
  • Day 8 excursion Uros & Taquile on regular seat-in basis
  • Day 11 Tango Show at Viejo Almacén on regular seat-in basis. Transfers with Spanish speaking driver.  

Valid from January until December 2021*:

 Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              5.099,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              6.250,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               3.006,00                3.568,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.685,00                4.374,00

 

Superior hotels                                                                                                            

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              5,752,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              7,051,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               3.299,00                4.228,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                4.045,00                5.183,00

* Please note that private departure rates are subject to reconfirmation and might not be valid on the following dates (due to Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year’s, local holidays, congresses and important events):

01.01.2021 - 03.01.2021

02.02.2021 – 17.02.2021

19.02.2021 - 21.02.2021

23.03.2021 – 25.03.2021

01.04.2021 - 04.04.2021  

18.04.2021 - 25.04.2021

01.05.2021   

22.05.2021 – 26.05.2021

03.06.2021 - 06.06.2021

19.06.2021 - 29.06.2021

08.07.2021 – 11.07.2021

28.07.2021 - 29.07.2021

14.08.2021 – 17.08.2021

03.09.2021 - 07.09.2021

20.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

01.10.2021 - 03.10.2021

08.10.2021 - 12.10.2021

29.10.2021 - 02.11.2021

12.11.2021 - 15.11.2021

20.11.2021 – 22.11.2021

07.12.2021 – 09.12.2021

23.12.2021 – 31.12.2021

Surcharge for Hotel Belmond das Cataratas in comparison to standard Viale Cataratas**:

Valid from January until March and August until December 2021:

per person in double room           USD 494,00

per person in single room             USD 1.108,00

Valid from April until July 2021:

per person in double room           USD 478,00

per person in single room             USD 967,00

Surcharge for Hotel Belmond das Cataratas in comparison to superior Wish Resort Golf Convention**:

Valid from January until March and August until December 2021:

per person in double room           USD 490,00

per person in single room             USD 824,00

Valid from April until July 2021:

per person in double room           USD 405,00

per person in single room             USD 824,00

 **Remark: The above rates are only valid for the itinerary mentioned on the document. In case the program in Iguazú needs to be modified due to a flight schedule change then the following surcharge will apply for every extra transfer that needs to be organized:

28,00 USD per person in double room 

50,00 USD per person in single room

Price Information - Flights

Additional airfares – Travel Peru is not responsible for any changes made by the airlines and the resulting costs (i.e. airfares, schedule changes, cancellations, taxes, fuel- and other charges). Airfares can only be guaranteed upon ticketing. Airport taxes are subject to change.

LIM/CUZ + JUL/LIM + LIM/IGU + IGR/AEP + EZE/GIG

January – December 2021:

net p. p. USD 1.474,00 incl. Q-tax and national airport tax*

*REFERENTIAL RATE ONLY, SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Attention:

  • In order to issue local flight tickets, it is important to receive your INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT details latest 10 weeks prior arrival!
  • The domestic flights in Argentina normally operate from/to AEP (Aeropause national airport), but in some cases they can also operate from/to EZE (Ezeiza international airport). In those cases, longer transfer times are to be expected.

 

General Conditions

  1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. If this number of persons ( 2 ) is not achieved 60 days prior to departure date, tour will be cancelled. Please note that in this case all monies paid will be returned including deposit.
  2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the roundtrip rate from 02 persons onwards; in the case of 01 passenger arrival /departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply.
  3. Group size will be a max of 12 which will be for most of the tours, transfers and excursions for Seat-In-Service, which includes local English-speaking guides (changing in each area). There can be exceptions and these will be clearly stated below and will be known as non-exclusive services and are called, Regular Seat–in–Basis. This is where we will join with other passengers just for the services specified and our group size for these tours can be more than 12:
  • Day 07: Transfer Cusco/Puno is on regular seat-in basis.
  • Day 08: Excursion Uros & Taquile on regular seat-in basis.
  • Day 11: Tango Show at Viejo Almacén on regular seat-in basis. Transfers with Spanish speaking driver.

Transfers and excursions are provided together for passengers of both hotel categories: standard and superior.

  1. The great advantage of all these programs called, ‘Seat on Coach ‘, is that they will operate between 2 and 12 passengers. They are guaranteed departures and the group will be together for the duration of the program. The maximum size of 12 is small and you can be sure to enjoy all the tours and services provided on this basis. All the tours will be with local English-speaking guides and change according to the region you are visiting. After the tour you will have your own free time, you can mix within the group or just be on your own. There is no over all Tour Leader for the group, so your free time is yours.
  2. Cancellation Policy:
  • From 59 until 31 days prior departure maximum 50% cancellation fee
  • From 30 until 20 days prior departure maximum 80% cancellation fee
  • From 19 until 0 days prior departure there will be 100% cancellation fee

Cancellation fees for flights are subject to separate cancellation conditions depending on the airline. For some airline’s cancellation fees will apply already 70 days before arrival.

  1. In case of early transfers breakfast in the hotel cannot be guaranteed. If a dinner is included in the program it cannot be guaranteed in case of unforeseen late arrivals.
  2. The mentioned kilometers do not include the distances covered by airplane, boat or on trekking excursions.
  3. Travel Peru is not responsible for any belongings of the passengers carried during any services rendered by Travel Peru, such as transfers or tours.
  4. Bordering the train to/from Machu Picchu /Aguas Calientes the passport or copy has to be shown.
  5. For the train ride to/from Machu Picchu /Aguas Calientes only one 5 kg piece of hand luggage is allowed. For the visit of Machu Picchu, we recommend good shoes, the trail is without handrail and could be slippery. Walking sticks need to have a rubbery end in order to be permitted inside the Sanctuary.
  6. For entering Machu Picchu Sanctuary, it is not allowed to bring glass, plastic bottles or food. Large backpacks (more than 20 litre volume) have to be stored at an extra cost at the storage by the entrance.
  7. For groups travelling through Cusco please note that due to regulations in order to protect the historic buildings and streets, certain larger vehicle sizes are not allowed in some central areas of the city. This implies that that various parts of the city tour will be done walking, and in order to approach hotels groups will be split up temporarily in smaller vehicles, and some vehicles will be travelling for a short period of time without an assistant (driver only).
  8. All internal flights with Peru, Brazil and Argentina can be booked and reserved by Travel Peru. Tickets given at destination. If you wish to book your own flights, they must be in accordance with flight already designated for this program, which we can give to you. This will ensure that the whole group will travel together on the same flights to avoid any extra transfer costs.
  9. Our prices includes hotels, transfers, tours in seat in coach/service and regular seat on the basis specified in point no 3, taxes, entrance fees. Meals are included as and when mentioned in our program. Unless mention lunch and dinner does not include drinks. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  10. Room Tax at the hotel in Brazil is not included in our quotes. This tax is an optional payment and passengers will be instructed locally that its payment is not mandatory.
  11. Our prices do not include: airport taxes, international and local airfares, personal expenses, extras in the hotels and tips.
  12. The above-mentioned rates for pre- and post-nights at the group hotels are subject to availability and valid for max. 3 nights. From the 4th night on, a higher rate could apply.
  13. If you wish to book additional tours please advise. Travel Peru cannot be held responsible for tours booked via any other supplier.
  14. Flights not booked via Travel Peru can only be reconfirmed by Travel Peru with the correct booking details supplied.
  15. On booking we will require full name, passport number and validity date, nationality, date of birth and at least 10 weeks prior to starting your program international flight details.
  16. Our quoted hotel rates in Peru do not include 18% local VAT tax. Peruvian law exonerates all foreigners visiting Peru for periods of sixty days or less, of the 18% local VAT tax. This will be verified by means of presenting their passport when checking into the hotel, a copy will be taken.

Important: Cancellation charges for hotel services may increase to 118% of the sales rate in case of no-show or last-minute cancellation. In case the requirements are not met by the guests, the 18% local VAT tax will be charged directly to them.

  1. Rates for accommodation services in Argentina are based on bookings made by non-resident foreign visitors. For nationals or foreign residents living in Argentina, rates are not valid and a surcharge of 21% local tax applies on all hotel services. Travel Peru requires the complete information (name and surname, nationality, country of residence, passport number) on behalf of each passenger at the time of booking. In some cases, we may require you to send us a copy of your passports.

Important: Cancellation charges for hotel services may increase to 121% of the sales rate in case of no-show or last-minute cancellation. In such cases the 21% local tax (IVA), which are refunded to tourists with foreign residency, will be charged in addition to our quoted hotel rates.

  1. With regard to Visas or vaccination regulations please check this in your country.
  2. Travel Peru liability will be limited to the reimbursement of services supplied for failure of services contracted by us. Travel Peru cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity occasioned by air-carriers or third-party suppliers and by natural phenomena, sickness, war, quarantine, strike, or any other kind of force major or by attendance to Federal Police, customs and Health Authorities regulations.
  3. All distances given in itinerary are only an approx and does not include any journey by air.

Conditions of Payment:

On booking 10% deposit non-refundable.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Payment method can be via bank transfer (Bank details are provided on each invoice). We also accept credit card payment processed via PayPal (Please add 2% to cover commission charge from card companies) - VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal.  PayPal might require you to set up an account to process payment.


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