12 Days Buenos Aires, World Wonders of Iguazu falls and Machu Picchu

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HIGHLIGHTS: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls Brazil & Argentina sides, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

These two wonders tour, offer you to visit two iconic places in South America, Iguazu falls and Machu Picchu. In Argentina you will visit Buenos Aires city, the lively neighborhoods, the nightlife, “Tango dancing”, and the wonderful scenic of the Iguazu falls. Then Peru destination, you will enjoy the charm of Cusco, the villages along Cusco and the Sacred Valley, immerse yourself with friendly locals, and visiting Machu Picchu. Don’t miss this tour! Explore two different sides of South America, by visiting both you will have the chance to get to know different societies in only 12 days trip.

  • Day 1: Arrival to Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: Buenos Aires
  • Day 3: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls
  • Day 4: Iguazu Falls, Argentinean side
  • Day 5: Iguazu Falls, Brazil side
  • Day 6: Iguazu – Buenos Aires - Lima
  • Day 7: Lima
  • Day 8: Lima to Cusco
  • Day 9: Sacred Valley
  • Day 10: Aguas Calientes
  • Day 11: Machu Picchu
  • Day 12: Departure Cusco

Day 1 Arrival to Buenos Aires
Arrival at the International Ministro Pistarini airport in Buenos Aires, welcome and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Buenos Aires City Tour
In the morning you will enjoy a half day City Tour to have a general view of the city and its attractions. You will have about three hours to explore Retiro, Palermo, 9th of July Avenue (the Colon Opera House and the Obelisk), Downtown (the Congress, the Mayo Square, Mayo Avenue, Government House), Puerto Madero and San Telmo with stops in Recoleta (cemetery and Francia Square) and La Boca (Caminito).
Later that evening, You will have a dinner in a nice restaurant with tango show.

Day 3 Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls
An appropriate time you will be picked up from your hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to the Iguazu Falls.

Day 4 Iguazu Falls Tour, Brazil side
The Iguazu falls originate from Iguazu River and are located on the border of Brazil (in the state of Paraná) and Argentina. Iguazu Falls are what divides the river of the same name into its upper and lower portions, a fact that has given rise to several myths and legends as to their origin. The Iguazu Falls were declared World Heritage Sites by the two UNESO in 1984. In 2011, Iguazu falls were chosen one of the World´s Natural Wonders in a global poll organized the Swiss Foundation New Seven Wonders. In 2013, UNESCO awarded Iguazu National Park once again for its Exceptional Universal Value, being a site of such extraordinary cultural and natural value transcending national borders, a site of value for humanity’s present and future generations.

Day 5 Iguazu Falls Tour, Argentina side
The word Iguazu means “larger water” in the Guaraní language etymology. Eighteen kilometers before joining the Paraná River; the Iguassu River gains altitude and then plunges 80 meters down. It can reach up to 2,780 meters wide. Its geographical formation dates from about 150 millions years, but the formation of the waterfall’s geographic characteristics began approximately 200,000 years ago.

Day 6 Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires - Lima
After breakfast we will pick you up in the hotel and bring you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and then for the flight to Lima. Arrival at the International Jorge Chavez airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 7 Lima
In the afternoon tour of the City of Kings, Lima. Visiting the colonial and modern part of Lima.

Day 8 Lima - Cusco
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Lima, to take the flight to Cusco. When you arrive to Cusco we will be waiting to bring you to your hotel for a restful and relaxing evening.
In the afternoon at the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and start the tour. We will visit the main square or Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Coricancha or Temple of the Sun. Afterwards we will make our way outside the city to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara and Tambomachay. After a tour of each location we will bring you back to your hotel for a restful evening.

Days 9 Sacred Valley Tour
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and bring you into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be to visit the archaeological site and traditional market of Pisac. After your tour of Pisac we will make our way to Urubamba where you will enjoy a lovely lunch make with some of the many fresh products of the area.
After lunch we will make our way to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the ancient Inca archaeological sites and terraces. After the tour we will bring you to your Ollantaytambo hotel where you will enjoy a restful and relaxing evening.

Day 10 Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
At the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the Train Station for your Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes. The train will follow the Vilcanota River for approximately 1½ hr. When you arrive a representative from you hotel will be waiting to help you with your luggage, escort you to your hotel and assist you with the check in process.
The rest of the afternoon will be yours to rest, relax and explore as you wish. We recommend visiting the local Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes for a dip in the Hot Spring Pools.
Optional:

  • Additional Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car and a bar car.

Day 11 Machu Picchu Tour
After breakfast we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the bus station for your train to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will then enjoy a professional guided tour of one of the Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, one of the most mysterious and magical places in the world
After your tour you will have some extra free time to Explore before returning to the train station for your train and transfer back to the hotel in Cusco.
Optional:

  • Entrance fee to Hike the Huaynapicchu Mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain

Later in the afternoon you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and make your way to the train station for your train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. When your train arrives we will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel in Cusco for a restful evening.

Day 12 Departure Cusco
At the appropriate time your transfer will pick you up and bring you to the Cusco Airport where you will catch your flight home.
End of our services.

INCLUDED

*Tours, Excursions & Required Entrance Fees : Group & Shared Tours

  • Day 02: Buenos Aires / City Tour
  • Day 04: Iguazu Falls / Brazil
  • Day 05: Iguazu Falls / Argentina
  • Day 07: Lima City
  • Day 08: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 09: Sacred Valley
  • Day 11: Machu Picchu

*Transfers:

  • Day 01: Buenos Aires Airport – Hotel
  • Day 03: Hotel - Buenos Aires Airport
  • Day 06: Hotel - Iguazu airport
  • Day 06: Lima Airport – Lima Hotel
  • Day 08: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Day 08: Cusco Airport – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 09: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 11: Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 12: Cusco Hotel – Cusco Airport

*Train:

  • Expedition Train Round Trip Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy

*Flights:

  • Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Buenos Aires - Lima - Cusco - Lima

*Guides

  • Professional Tour Guide English/Spanish speaking in every location

*Lodging

  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • 03 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Iguazu
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Lima
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Cusco
  • 01 Night of accommodation at Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 01 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Sacred Valley

*Meals

  • 11 breakfast at the hotels
  • 01 Buffet Lunch in a Restaurant at the Sacred Valley

**Extra:

  • Personalized assistance by during your whole trip

NO INCLUDED

  • Meals not described on itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • Transfers, Entrance Fees & Tour Guides for The Optionals on itinerary (See Optionals part)

Non Conventional Activities

  • Visiting a Local School or home step
  • Sharing a Lunch with Local Family
  • Traditional activities with a Local Family
  • Sacred offering ceremony to Mother Earth, Pachamama
  • Yoga & Healing
  • Gastronomy & Culinary Tours
  • Vounteering

Adventure and Active activities

  • Long and short Hikes
  • Biking, Rafting, rock climbing, paragliding
  • Horse Riding
  • Via Ferrata

Nature

  • Spotting Whales in the North

Other Activities

  • Classes such as: Cooking, Playing music, Dancing, Pottery, spanish and others.