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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 124

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Day 1: Cuzco

Bienviendos a Peru! Welcome to Peru and the start of your journey through the land of the Incas. Upon arrival into Lima International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. After check in spend some time with our rep discussing your up-coming trip. The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure

Days 2-4: Cuzco - Inca Trail

We begin the infamous Inca Trail Trek. A local guide will lead this expedition and there will be cooks and porters to carry the main equipment, leaving you with just a small daypack. Nights will be spent in two person tents in designated campsites along the route. A relatively easy 13km walk today will get you limbered up for the highest pass at Warmiwanusca (4200m) which we reach before lunch time tomorrow. After the pass it is all downhill as the trail winds its way along ancient Inca stairs. On the third day of the trek we pass the ruins of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca, walking approximately 15 kilometres in seven hours and spending the night in Winay-Wayna.

Day 5: Inca Trail - Cuzco

Early this morning we walk the final leg to the Lost City of Machu Picchu and greet daybreak over the famous ‘Sun Gate’. Enjoy free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or opt to climb up Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) and reward yourself with spectacular views over the entire site. Once a completely self-contained city, Machu Picchu was surrounded by agricultural terraces with enoughcrops to feed the entire population and natural springs provided the city’s water. Later in the day you will have the chance to soak your tired muscles in the hot springs at Aguas Calientes before returning to Cuzco by train.

Day 6: Cuzco - Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Fos do Iguacu (Flight Not Included). On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel.

Day 7: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

Today we will take you to the Argentinian side of the falls, where you’ll find the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ where fourteen falls drop with such force that there is always a massive cloud of spray overhead.

Day 8: Iguazu Falls (Brazil) - Sao Paulo

Today we discover the other side to Iguazu falls as you cross over into Brazil to discover the falls from this side. For an optional extra at an additional cost you can go visit the a bird park filled with beautifully coloured local wildlife. We will then transfer you to the airport for the flight to Sao Paulo (Flight Not Included). On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Days 9-10: Sao Paulo

The next 2 days are free or why not add on one of our optional excursions: 1. Half Day City tour, which takes in Bairro Orintal, Praca da Se, Higianopolis, Paulista Avenue, Governor’s Palace, Ibirapuera Park and the Oscar Niemeyer buildings. 2. Embu das Artes, a natural beauty of a XVIII century village (mud/clay) preserves among other cities in São Paulo. The old village that used to belong to Caiapós, Guaranis used by pioneers as shelter and then develop by Jesuits and Farmers, now days it is a city with many people from different parts

Day 11: Sao Paulo - Rio De Janeiro

Today you’ll be taken to the bus station for your journey to the party capital of the world - Rio de Janeiro. Upon arriving to lively Rio de Janeiro you'll soon find there is plenty to see and do.

Day 12: Rio De Janeiro

The Sugar Loaf is a worldwide symbol of Rio de Janeiro. This visit is taken in two stages - The first one called "Morro da Urca" is 220 meters high, this mountain which is located in front of the famous "Sugar Loaf" and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Guanabara`s Bay when going up Sugar Loaf by cable car. Second stage the "Sugar Loaf" itself 395 meters high above the sea level - offering an incomparable panoramic view of Rio's skyline from one side. You will visit the main Rio de Janeiro touristic point that is The Christ the Redeemer Statue (one of the Seven Wonders of the New World ).

Days 13-14: Rio De Janeiro

The next 2 days are free or you can opt to join one of our optional excursions: 1. Petropolis Imperial, one hour from Rio de Janeiro. Imperial Museum, which served as the summer residence of the imperial family during the 19th century. During our tour we will visit the Crystal Palace and the São Pedro de Alcantara Neolithic Cathedral. 2. Buzios wiht schooner cruise & Lunch, a short 2 ½ hour trip. Schooner Tour through 12 beaches and three islands with stops for diving and plenty of time to enjoy the clear waters of Buzios: Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, J. Fernandinho, Branca Island, Feia Island, Tartaruga, Tartaruguinha, Virgens, Amores, Canto, Caboclo Island.

Day 15: Rio De Janeiro

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.