Sacred Valley Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 122

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Day 1: Santiago

Upon arriving in Santiago you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 2: Santiago

Today you will go on an excursion to the Casablanca Valley(shared services). The Casablanca Valley is know for its white wine. You will have the opportunity to visit vineyards where you will taste different wine and witness the wine making process. Afterwards you will proceed to the city of Valparasio declared by the UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.

Day 3: Santiago - Sacred Valley

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arriving in Cusco you will be met and transferred to your hotel. En route to the Urubamba Valley you will have the opportunity to visit a textile centre that focuses on Inca textile art.

Day 4: Sacred Valley

Today you have a full day excursion to the Pisac Market scheduled. You will also get to see the Pisac ruins and Ollantaytambo Fortress (shared services). After lunch you will visit to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo.

Day 5: Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Today you have a full day excursion to Machu Picchu via the Vistadome train including lunch. Mysterious Machu Picchu, often called “The lost City of the Incas” is a stunning sight that will amaze and astound any visitor, and since it was not plundered by the Spanish when they conquered the Incas, it is especially important as a cultural site and is considered a sacred place. It was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is both the best and the least known of the Inca ruins. It is not mentioned in any of the chronicles of the Spanish conquistadors and archaeologists today can do no more than speculate on its function. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco.

Day 6: Cuzco

This morning you will go on a private escorted sightseeing tour of the city of Cusco. Standing on the ruins of ancient Inca temples and palaces, the colourful city of Cuzco is a captivating blend of traditional Andean culture, architectural wonders dating from the time of the Incas to the colonial era, and a majestic setting in a highland valley. As well as offering exclusive access to Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a long list of attractions from the charming Plaza de Armas and imposing Catedral to the masterful stonework ruins of the Koricancha Inca complex. The UNESCO-listed fortress of Sacsayhuaman commands an incredible view across Cuzco and is the most impressive of the historical sites dotted across the surrounding hills.

Day 7: Cuzco - Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

Today you will be transferred from you hotel to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguazu. Upon arrival at Foz do Iguacu you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 8: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

Today you will visit the Brazilian side of the falls. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the spectacular Iguazú Falls are one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in South America. Stretching for more than one and a half miles and composed of over 250 separate cascades, the falls have been hailed as one of the seven wonders of the natural world and form the centrepiece of the Parque Nacional Iguazú. Listed an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the park is home to a diverse range of endemic flora and fauna. Exotic-looking, lush, humid rainforest characterises the reserve and attract swarms of vividly coloured butterflies as big as your hand. Watching the falls through the mists of spray with the constant roar of the tumbling waters in your ear is one unforgettable experience.

Day 9: Iguazu Falls (Brazil) - Buenos Aires

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arriving in Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 10: Buenos Aires - Mendoza

Today you will again be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Considered to be Argentina’s wine capital, the bustling yet laid-back city of Mendoza is the kind of place that instantly appeals and keeps you for longer than expected. Wide avenues lined with bushy sycamore trees lead off from lively plazas where residents gather in cosmopolitan cafés. It’s also home to one of the country’s finest parks, the attractively landscaped Parque General San Martín that commands excellent views across the city and its surroundings from its hillside setting.

Day 11: Mendoza

Today you will go on a tour around Mendoza.

Day 12: Mendoza

Today you will fly back to Buenos Aires. Upon arriving in Buenos Aires you will be transferred to the Ezeiza international airport where we bid you farewell and you board your flight home.

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