Peru Special Deals: Peru and Iguassu 13 days-12 nights

Peru-Iguazzu

Itinerary
Upon arrival into the International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information and a 24-hour emergency number.
Overnight in Lima.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then, depart on a guided tour to the most important places in Lima. This special City Tour will take you back and show you 500 years of history of Lima. You will discover the history and traditions hidden in every corner of the capital of Peru. Visit to the market of Surquillo where we will see and try some exotic fruits and vegetables grown in the country. Continue to Lima downtown.
We will stop at El Cordano bar, a Lima institution since 1905. This old-world dining hall with its swinging, "saloon-style" doors has received practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years as a customer. From here we will visit some historical buildings on a pleasant walking tour. We will visit The Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the residence of the Archbishop and the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. The current building is considered a prime example of neo-colonial architectural that developed in Lima. Continue with our walking visit, we will pass through The Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian street that for many years was one of the most important boulevards of the city. We will finish our Lima´s Down Town visit with a delicious Piscosour at El Bolivar Hotel, that was declared Historical monument on 1972.
Finally we will visit the modern part of Lima, passing through Huaca Huallamarca ending in Miraflores with a pleasant 10 minutes walk in the Malecon with a nice ocean view.
Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast at the hotel you will be assisted to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco's airport our representative will assist you with your luggage and drive you to the hotel located in the Sacred Valley. On the way towards the Urubamba Valley, you will have the chance to visit Awanacancha. This Andean textile center has for principal objective to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art alive. Here you will learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles.
Overnight in the Valley.
Full day excursion. Visit Chinchero Village, a must see is the Colonial church where beautiful paintings of the Cusco School are kept. Every Sunday, the farmers and businessmen gather to exchange their products in a fair where they still barter. We get to the Andean terraces, then we ascend up to the top frontal part of this one, from where we appreciates better the structures. The viewing-point of Urquillos´s Gully shows us the presence of the mountain named Shimil, which is a reference that we are in the highest point.
Continue to Maras Salt Mines. These archaeological ruins reveal that this resource was already well-known and used at pre - Hispanic time, it could have been one of the many sources of supply of salt for the inca village. The technique for the extraction of the salt has been very similar to that used one for nine hundred years or more.
During all these centuries this technology has been conserved and that consists of a true hydraulic engineer installation but of miniature, since the pool has relatively small dimensions, constructed in shapes of platforms on one of the slopes of the gorge.
Each pool has an entrance channel and vents the water, this way the steam is expected to come out and later the salt grain that is settled in the floor is gathered. The extraction is seasonal; it's done in dry season, from May to November or at the beginning of December. Lunch will be served on a local restaurant.
Continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town.
Transfer to the train station. Departure by Vistadome or Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu Town (1hrs 20 minutes)
Arrival to Machu Picchu and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Machu Picchu.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning you will have a guided tour to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Your guide will explain the surprising degree of technology achieved by the builders of this incredible citadel. The exact precision of massive stone building, the provision of water channels that reveal a deep understanding of hydraulics, the steps carved into the rock of the mountain and Intihuatana ("the highest point of the Sun"), which served as a solar calendar that regulate planting and harvesting, are tangible and concrete expression of the deep knowledge and technological advancement of the empire. All these buildings, along with the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Priest's House, the Inca Baths and the Temple of the Three Windows, allow you to go back in time and with the help of your guide, revive the existence of those truly admirable builders. Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant.
In the afternoon you will take the Vistadome back to Ollantaytambo and then private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
Walking city tour, including a visit to the district of San Blas, with its winding streets, the whitewashed houses, the blue balconies hung with geranium-filled flowerpots, the uneven line of the tiled rooftops and the endless stairways. In the neighbourhood live the folk artists of Cusco, who for centuries have used their hands to tell the tale of their longings and frustrations working in stone and woodcarving, sculpture, doll-making, silverware, weaving and textile arts, gold-leaf, mask-making, and an array of ceramics in utilitarian, architectural, sculptural, monumental, grotesque and many other styles for example Edilberto Merida, renowned sculptor. He looked to religion for his primary inspiration, but he moved away from traditional religious images, by making grotesque images with exaggerated features. It is a form of sculpture that has come to be known as "mud of protest." His style is one of expressionism and has thus been referred to as Expresionismo Indio. Then visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures. The collection of 450 master pieces date from 1250 B.C to.1532 A.D. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral, the Main Square, the Korikancha temple.
Overnight in Cusco.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At the set time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Lima. Assistance at the airport for your international flight departure.
Upon arrival Iguazu airport you will be assisted by one of our representatives who will take you to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedures.
Overnight in Iguazu
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today you will take the tour to Cataratas Brasileras. (Brazilian Falls) Situated on the western side of the Paraná State in Brazil, this park limits with Argentinean territory. It has a 185 thousand ha which connect by the Río Iguazú (Iguazú River) to the 67 thousand ha that belong to the Argentinean Parque Nacional Iguazú which turns this vast area into one the largest natural reserves in South America. It was declared World Heritage in the year 1986 by the UNESCO. The circuit starts at the Centro de Visitantes (visitors centre) designed to be the access gateway to the park. It operates as an embarking and disembarking centre for visitors. In order to be able to complete the catwalk circuits you must take a fabulous means of transportation which is the modern coach system with panoramic units for the people to move safely within the park. The length of the catwalks is 1.200 metres from where you will get a stunning view of the 275 Saltos (waterfalls) which are called Cataratas del Iguazú. On the Brazilian side the four main rapids are: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamín Constant and Salto Unión or Garganta del Diablo.
Overnight in Iguazu
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then, depart on a guided tour to the Cataratas Argentinas (Argentinean Falls). The UNESCO organization declared this place World Heritage in the year 1984. Paseo Inferior (Lower Circuit) : this circular 1.200-metre-walk will let you have a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls by giving you front and a upward bound views with various distances ranging from ample landscape bird eye views of Garganta del Diablo (Devil's throat) and many Brazilian rapids up to spectacular close ups. Should you want, you will be able to enjoy the Salto Bossetti (Bossetti Fall) side showers. The amount of time necessary for this stroll is approximately 2 hours. This walk has a little high difficulty level due to the amount of steps it bears. Paseo Superior (Higher Circuit): it is a 1.300 metre-round-trip circuit. The elevated catwalks will raise your adrenaline levels while taking you over the fall lines of several of the main white waters all the way to feel the vertigo at the very edge of them. This delivers a unique complete breathtaking scenery outlook from a high point of view. The length of this second stroll is 1 hour. This is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. It has no steps. Garganta del Diablo: to access this site you will have to take the Tren Ecológico de la Selva (Ecological Jungle Train), and you must get off at the stop having the same name, Garganta del Diablo. From there you will start a stroll by the very safe new catwalk which is a long and winding path that goes around the islands for 1.100 metres all the way to the large balconies located on the edge in front of Garganta del Diablo. The amount of time necessary for this promenade is approximately 2 hours and it has no steps.
Overnight in Iguazu.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At the set time, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be assisted by one of our representatives who will take you to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedures.
Overnight in Buenos Aires
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Then, depart on a guided tour to the most important places in Buenos Aires. The tour includes the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House and the area of Plaza de Mayo. You will be at the heart of the Tango activity where this sensuous dance is performed in the street for passersby to enjoy in the traditional neighborhood of San Telmo, where this typical dance dwells. Then you will visit La Boca and stop at this colorful suburb of the city adopted years ago as his home by the first Italian immigrants. Today is home for important artists.
Then, a visit to Palermo is scheduled, a residential neighborhood with parks and elegant buildings. Finally, you will visit the sophisticated Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in which among other attractions, you can take a look at the famous cemetery alongside fine restaurants and cafes.
At sunset, we suggest you to assist to a Dinner Tango Show to enjoy the glamour, beauty and sophistication of the best music in Argentina. (Not included).
Overnight in Buenos Aires
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Day at leisure. We recommend you to take a Full Day tour to an Argentinean Estancia located in San Antonio de Areco, to enjoy a gaucho festival. A perfect country day, where you could learn about the main aspects of the gaucho´s life, observe a horse riders´ exhibition and enjoy a banquet of "empanadas" and a great "parrillada" accompanied with an excellent argentine wine. (Not included).
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. At the set time, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your flight to return home.
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