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Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu Hiking Tour, Argentina and Peru

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Peru  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3562 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3871 US Dollar (USD)

Start your trip in Buenos Aires and explore Iguazu Falls, Cusco and the Machu Picchu (13 days-12 nights). This itinerary can be done independently on your preferred dates (two people minimum). Choose this tour to explore the magnificent Iguazu Falls, visit Buenos Aires, Lima and enchanting Cusco and trek along the Inca trail and discover the incredible Machu Picchu.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Buenos Aires.
Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Late in the evening you will enjoy dinner and tango show at the traditional “Esquina Homero Manzi”. Lodging for one night at Hotel Intersur Recoleta or similar. (D)

Day 2: Buenos Aires-Iguazú.
Transfer to the airport and morning flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu. This tropical region of virgin jungles and extraordinary vegetation and wildlife lies in the extreme northeastern area of Argentina bordering with Brazil and Paraguay. Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy a private excursion to explore the Argentinean side of Iguazú Falls. Lodging at Hotel La Cantera Iguazu (Room Earth) located in Puerto Iguazu just a few minutes from the park entrance. OR if you prefer lodging at Hotel Melia Iguazu located inside the park with spectacular views of the falls (See Tour price options). (B)

Day 3: Iguazu Falls.
Today you will take the “Gran Aventura” boat excursion. The tour starts with an 8 km (5 mile) truck drive along the Yacaratia Trail that will give you the opportunity to spot the wildlife and flora of the jungle. You will later enjoy a boat ride on the Iguazu River to get close to the San Martín Island, The Three Musketeers and the mighty Devil’s Throat. Afternoon at leisure: You may stay in the park and walk along the upper and lower trails to see the falls again on your own OR you may take an optional excursion to the Brazilian side of the park Note: Visa required for US citizens to visit Brazil. Lodging. (B)

Day 4: Iguazu Falls.
Day at leisure to enjoy the area on your own or take optional excursions. Lodging. (B) Some Ideas (additional cost will apply): You may visit Puerto Iguazu, take an excursion to Sendero Yacaratia, or Argentine Macuco, or take a full day excursion to see the San Ignacio Jesuit ruins (about 9 hours/ Wed and Sat).

Day 5: Iguazu Falls-Buenos Aires.
Private transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a private tour of this wonderful cosmopolitan city, capital of Argentina. (B,D)

Day 6: Buenos Aires-Lima.
You will fly in the morning to Lima, Peru. Your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful colonial area of Lima including Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, the Cathedral, the catacombs of San Francisco. Later you’ll visit the residential areas of Miraflores, Barranco and beaches (private excursion). You’ll return in the evening to our hotel. Lodging at Hotel San Agustin Exclusive 4* or similar. (B)

Day 7: Lima-Cusco.
Today you’ll fly to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. or similar. Rest of the day at leisure to rest and acclimatize. Lodging for three nights at Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco 4* or Hotel San Agustin Plaza 4* or similar. (B)

Day 8: Cusco.
Today you will visit the four most important ruins near Cusco: Kenko, an ancient religious center; Tambomachay, the Inca baths; and the grandiose Pucapucara and Sacsayhuaman fortresses (group excursion with bilingual guide). Lodging. (B)

Day 9: Cusco-Sacred Valley-Pisa and Ollantaytambo.
After breakfast, you’ll leave on a full day group excursion to the Incas Sacred Valley visiting the picturesque town of Pisac and its Indian market. Lunch in Urubamba. Later you’ll continue to visit Ollantaytambo ruins and Chincheros market. You’ll return to Cusco in the evening. Lodging. (B,L)

Day 10: Cusco-Machu Picchu.
Breakfast. Transfer to the station. You’ll depart on the train until Km104, to start the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for about 3 hours (8 km) and arrive at Winaywayna ruins, the most spectacular of the Inca Trail. Picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon you’ll continue hiking until arriving at the “Inti Punku” (La Puerta del Sol) where you’ll enjoy an incredible view of the Machupicchu. You’ll take the bus to the nearby village of Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Pueblo. Lunch included. Lodging at Hotel Hatun Inti, or Hotel Tierra Viva, or similar for two nights. (B, L)
Note: For those who prefer not to hike, they will take the train to Machu Picchu and a guide will be waiting at the arrival point to visit the ruins.

Day 11: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu.
Early in the morning you will 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 surrounded by high mountains covered with tropical forest. Lodging in Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu Pueblo. (B)

Day 12: Macchu Picchu-Cusco.
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 along a narrow steep path and at the top there stands a set of terraces apparently built for ceremonial purposes, and the remains of a partially built temple (optional). Late in the afternoon return by train to Cusco. Lodging at Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada 4* or similar. (B)

Day 13: Cusco-Lima-USA.
Transfer to the airport to take our flight to Lima. Later flight back to USA. (B)

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Tour Price Option 1: $3,562 per person double occupancy – Single Supplement:$800
Lodging at Intersur Recoleta or Hotel Pulitzer in Buenos Aires – Hotel La Cantera Iguazu (Room Earth) or Hotel Amerian Portal del Iguazu – Hotel San Agustin Exclusive in Lima – Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada in Cusco – Hotel Hatun Inti in Aguas Calientes/MachuPicchu.

Tour Price Option 2: $3,871 p/person double occupancy. Single supplement: $1,100.
Lodging at Intersur Recoleta or Hotel Pulitzer in Buenos Aires – Hotel Melia Iguazu (room view of the falls) the only hotel located inside the park – Hotel San Agustin Exclusive in Lima – Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada in Cusco – Hotel Hatun Inti in Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu.

Price Icludes:
- Private transfers.
- Accommodation for twelve nights at mentioned or similar hotels.
- All breakfasts (B). 2 Lunches (L), and 1 Dinner (D) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Local private excursions as detailed in the itinerary in Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Lima.
- Group excursions with bilingual guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Boat excursion “Gran Aventura” in Iguazú.
- Entrance fees to parks and reserves.
- Inca Trail 2 days/ 1 night guided group excursion that includes entrance fees to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Ruins + Transfers + Train tickets (Expedition).

Price Excludes:
- Flights in Argentina (Buenos Aires/ Iguazú/ Buenos Aires): About $350 p/person and Peru (Lima/Cusco/Lima) About $300 p/person
- International flights (Departure city/ Buenos Aires/ Lima/Arrival city)
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Other meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.

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