Best of Peru and Argentina Tour - 13 days
Group tour /
Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
Lima (1) - Yucay (2) - Cusco (2) -
Puno (2) - Lima(1) - Iguassu (2) - Buenos Aires (2)
Cultural group tour,
Day 1: (Thursday) Arrive Lima
Arrival at the airport in
where you will be greeted by our representative.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Day 2: Lima- Cusco - Yucay (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to
Transfer to the airport for the flight to
Upon Arrival Transfer to the Hotel in the
Valley, where the
a headstream of the Amazon passes through.
On your way to the
you will undertake a short visit to the sanctuary
You will have the opportunity to see Pumas, Condors and Aras. The small conservation project is not comparable
with a Zoo. It’s also possible to get an insight in the
Andean web techniques. You will continue to the “Mercado de
Urubamba” and on the way you will have lunch in a typical local
restaurant. The “Mercado
de Urubamba” is an authentic market where real bartering
takes place. The rural people of the surroundings sell and
barter agricultural products as well as animals. It is also the
place where locals exchange gossips and news.
Day 3: Yucay (B)
Free morning or you can join one of the optional tours listed
Pisac Market (4hrs)
Biking at the
In the afternoon,
a visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included.
Towering above the town of
we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone
terraces rising from the edge of town lead up to the fortress
ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through
the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. One of
the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata
square: an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved
Day 4: Yucay – Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)
Transfer by bus to the train station of
Ollantaytambo where the tour starts by train that goes through
the fertile plain of the Urubamba
valley and on to Aguas Calientes. From there, small busses drive
up the steep mountain to the ruin town
Machu Picchu. Called the
City of the
Incas, this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully
located impressive stone city constructed with a technique
incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon
stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with
impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy
of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about
Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure -
it is one of the most impressive sites in the world. Enjoy a
guided visit of the ruins and return by bus and train to the
Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 5: Cusco (B)
In the afternoon begin the half-day city tour.
You’ll see the exact centre of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de
Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the ruins of
Then proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a
ruin located approx. 3 km above Cusco.
Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city. Afterwards
visit the surrounding ruins. The afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 6: Cusco - Puno (B, L)
A full day bus journey (seat-in)
Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along
snow-covered peaks, passes up to 4.300 m above sea level and
then goes down to Puno, which is right on Lake Titicaca. Lunch
in a typical restaurant en route is included. After arrival in
Puno transfer to your hotel.
Day 7: Puno - Lake Titicaca -Lima (B, L)
Full day excursion on
Lake Titicaca to visit the Uros floating islands
(seat-in). The Aymara Indians build their houses over floating
artificial islands that elaborate themselves on the waters of
the Titicaca in which they inhabit in organizations and with
ancestral customs. Continue to Taquile
you find numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. A
typical lunch at Taquile island is included. Transfer
from the hotel to the
airport of Juliaca.
and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon you will explore the city on a
sightseeing tour through
Lima. The Plaza
de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the
the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral
are still the most important places in town. After that you will
visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery.
Proceed through the modern districts of
and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the
beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.
Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the
Lima’s most noted museums, the
which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian
Day 9: Lima - Iguassu (B)
In the morning leave Lima
and take a flight to Iguassu.
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Day 10: Iguassu (B)
You will leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by
motor coach and cross the Iguassu
You walk along the paths following the cascades and then along
the catwalk which leads you very close to the bottom of the
Devil’s Throat. You will enjoy magnificent views. Afterwards you
take an elevator to go up back to the road, and there you will
board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean
side of the falls. You will make a short stop at the Visitor’s
Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the
down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river
cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most
impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat.
After visit transfer to the hotel
on the Brazilian side of the falls.
Day 11: Iguassu - Buenos Aires
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for
the flight to Buenos Aires.
Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.
Day 12: Buenos Aires (B)
After breakfast you will visit the most
important sites during a
city tour. You will drive to the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa
Rosada, the pink house, seat of the government, the Cabildo
(town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the
Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes onto the district San
Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today
San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live
in Buenos Aires. The worker district
La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses
and its history as living district of Italian seamen and dock
workers in the 19th century. The Barrio Norte called Recoleta is
the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery
of Recoleta one
will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita
Perón. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the
Avenida 9 de Julio, and continue to the Plaza Lavalle with the
Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón, to Palermo with its parks and gardens. Return to
Afternoon free at leisure – following
can be booked with local guide.
From your hotel we will drive along the Northern residential
districts of the city, until getting to San Isidro, a colonial and
aristocratic area. You will see the mansions and houses in front
of the River Plate.
You will continue the driving to
Tigre, a charming area near Buenos Aires city where a
great number of summer residences, yacht clubs and rowing clubs
attract the week-end activity of many “porteños”.
The Tigre Delta with its rivers, streams
and numerous green islands is one of the most attractive areas
for visitors. The continuous sediment of the
Paraná River, which gives the river and estuary
their particular brownish-red color, forms the Delta islands.
Enjoy a boat excursion (1 hour) along the innumerable channels
of the Paraná-Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands
covered with luxuriant vegetation. Drive back to the city to
your hotel via the Panamericana highway.
Visit of a Tango Show
incl. dinner at the Restaurant Viejo Almacen.
Day 13: Departure (B)
Transfer to Buenos Aires
airport for flight back home. Thank you for visiting
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