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2019 Brazil Carnival and Peru 10 day Tour

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Quick Itinerary

Rio - Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu

ITINERARY
Day 1 Feb 9. RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the 3 star Windsor Copa Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Feb 10. RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will depart from the hotel to visit the Christ Statue, which was recently elected as one of the seven modern wonders of the world, and which sits 2,300 feet above the sea level, atop Corcovado Hill. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, we will arrive at the foot of the hill from where we will embark on a small train which climbs the beautiful mountain. Upon reaching the top, visitors will experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is known as the "Marvelous City"!

Meals: B

Day 3 Feb 11. RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar, or Sugar Loaf Mountain, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio.
In the evening transfer Hotel / Sambodromo / Hotel. The two major days are Carnival Sunday and Monday (February 11th and 12th). The must-see show which has made Rio de Janeiro the Carnival capital of the world. The whole big world of Carnival revolves around those two nights. The schools in this group are especially magnificent and sumptuous. Carnival Ticket Sector 9 included: The bleachers are like big concrete steps with no allocated seats (except Sector 9 which has numbered places).

Meals: B

Day 4 Feb 12. RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast)

Free day at lesiure.

Meals: B

Day 5 Feb 13. RIO DE JANEIRO - LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima Peru. As you arrive into Lima airport and exit customs and baggage, you will be warmly welcomed by our driver. You will be assisted with your luggage before escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your hotel in Lima will be the 3 star Tambo 2 hotel. Free evening.

Meals: B

Day 6 Feb 14. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, with boarding passes in hand, you will be driven to the airport for your quick-check-in and brief one hour flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. In Cuzco, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your luggage before your short private drive to the Imperial Hotel. In the early afternoon for a group tour of Cuzco including the Qoricancha temple or temple of the Sun, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco city, Qenko, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Meals: B

Day 7 Feb 15. CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU (Breakfast)

Today you will have an early start and enjoy breakfast before your train to Aguas Calientes. The train will depart at 06.30am for the 3 ½ hour journey Arrive to Aguas Calientes train station, gateway to the lost city of the Incas.
Check-in to your hotel, the El Sanctuario. The short ride up to Machu Picchu will meander through breathtaking mountain scenery up to the ancient Inca citadel.
Shortly after, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture.

Meals: B

Day 8 Feb 16. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast only)

Today you will enjoy a free day in Machu Picchu with an opportunity to see the site at sunrise. Today no guide is provided as we feel that Machu Picchu requires a certain amount of self discovery to be fully understood. Let Machu Picchu unfold all its mysteries for you, take in the breathtaking cloud forests and jagged mountains, or marvel at the extraordinary Masonic precision of the ancient Incas. Return train back to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 9 Feb 17. SACRED VALLEY-PISAC-OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast at your hotel, start of a full-day's excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and remains the larder of Cuzco. You will visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, you will witness Indians bartering their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. Visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. You will then return to Cuzco after this full day.

Meals: B, L

Day 10 Feb 18. CUZCO - LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport your return flight back to Lima in time for your connecting flight home.

Meals: B

End of our services.
WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation at indicated 3 star hotels or similar in triple rooms
  • Meals as indicated
  • Airport/train station transfers based on a combination of group and private service
  • Tours as per itinerary with English speaking specialist guides in group service
  • All internal flight tickets in economy class, Rio - Lima - Cuzco - Lima
  • Train tickets include the Vistadome train
  • All entrance fees as indicated
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International flight to Brazil and from Peru
  • Meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc
  • Airport Baggage porterage and other extras not specified

TRAIN SERVICE - VISTADOME TRAIN
POLICY OF LUGGAGE ON BOARD THE TRAIN
01 BAG, no more of 5kg/11lb or 62 inches/157cm (length, width and height)

Hand luggage Permited

1 bag 05kg/11lb 62 inches/157cm (length, width and height) bag

Luggage that does not fulfill these criteria will not be allowed onboard


The Amazing Peru Advantage
  • Enjoy complimentary upgrades if your standard room is not available.
  • Over 30 years' experience in the tourism industry in South America.
  • Emergency line and operational offices 24/7, 365 days of the year
  • Top English speaking guides with the best transportation
  • Highly Recommended by Frommers, Fodors, Footprints, New York Times, USA Today, Perfect Wedding Magazine, LA Times, The Travel & Leisure Magazine UK