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Colca Canyon

Created by a vast geological fault, the Colca Canyon is thought to be the deepest canyon in the world measuring ...

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Sample Itinerary - REF 8

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Argentina! Upon arrival into the international airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Often labelled the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires, or simply BA, is a seductive mix of elegant architecture, characterful residents and fantastic entertainment options. This morning enjoy a guided city tour taking in the Neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral, the unusual dusty pink Government House and the history-packed Plaza de Mayo. Head to the neighbourhood of San Telmo where street performers gather to display the sensuous dance of tango, and continue to La Boca, a colourful suburb popular with local artists. Wander the attractive streets of Palermo until you reach Recoleta and the famous cemetery of the same name.

Day 3: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

After an early breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu, your base for exploring the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are composed of over 250 separate cascades. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure after your arrival transfer.

Day 4: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinean side of the falls. A number of walking trails are available bringing you in front of or above the rapids. You'll also see the dramatic Garganta del Diablo or Devil’s Throat, an awe-inspiring display of natural power.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls (Argentina) - Rio De Janeiro

This morning we head over to Brazil and tour the Brazilian side of the falls, walking along catwalks that allow you to see the torrents of water at their most impressive. The day concludes with a transfer to the Brazilian Foz De Iguazu Airport in time for the evening flight to Rio De Janeiro, on arrival look out for our driver who will take you to your hotel.

Day 6: Rio De Janeiro

This morning enjoy a guided tour of fantastic Rio de Janeiro. Explore this colourful Brazilian city by taking a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain and also see the Corcovado, the famous statue of Christ, for great city views. This afternoon in your free time why not head to the legendary beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Day 7: Rio De Janeiro - Lima

This morning we take you to the airport for your flight to Lima. Arriving here, meet our local team who await to take you to your hotel.

Day 8: Lima

This morning discover why Lima has historically been such an important city with a sightseeing tour that covers Lima’s most impressive colonial buildings as well as a number of fascinating museums. The afternoon is free for you to explore Lima further.

Day 9: Lima - Cuzco

This morning we take you back to the airport for the fligth to Cuzco. Arriving into Cuzco, our local team are on hand to drive you to the hotel. later in the afternoon, you will discover with our expert guide the sights of the Plaza de Armas, the Catedral and the Koricancha complex – a supreme example of Inca stonework. Head out further afield to tour the Kenko Amphitheatre, the fortified hunting lodge of Puca Pucara, the stunning imperial baths of Tambo Machay and the megalithic fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Day 10: Cuzco - Aguas Calientes

This morning a scenic train journey followed by a bus ride brings you to the legendary ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. Set on a mountainous peak overlooking a deep canyon on the Urubamba River, the ancient Inca city is indeed one of South America’s most impressive sights. Be amazed by the incredibly well-preserved plazas, towers and temples as you enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Day 11: Aguas Calientes - Cuzco

Today enjoy free time to re enter Machu Pichu (Entrance ticket not included) Later, our rep will assist with your catching the later afternoon train back to Cuzco, arriving around 7 pm we transfer you to your hotel.

Day 12: Cuzco

This morning we transfer to Cuzco Airport for the first flight of the morning 06:00 arriving into Lima, catch your connecting flight to Havana.