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Rio de Janeiro and Machu Picchu


Experience two World Wonders of South America
9 days starting at $1,729/Person
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Why you'll love this Rio de Janeiro and Machu Picchu tour!

This adventure will bring you face to face with your greatest travel desires, seeing two World Wonders and the authentic highlights of Brazil and Peru along the way. Rio de Janeiro’s cityscape is just spectacular and its Carnival atmosphere will leave you completely open to wild evenings out or leisurely strolls along its sun kissed golden beaches. Peru’s Inca ruins and the mind-blowing sight of Machu Picchu at sunrise are unforgettable for both history buffs and casual visitors.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations
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9 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary
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Days 1-3

The Best of Rio

  • Private city tour, ride the Cable Car to view Rio’s coastline from Sugarloaf.
  • Traverse through the Tijuca Forest to Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Enjoy the beaches, shopping and flavors of Rio de Janeiro.

Your exclusive city tour includes visits to all the highlights that will take you sky high to experience picture perfect views of the magical cityscape of Rio. Our private guides will also take you to more cultural and authentic landmarks with added flexibility to the tour to take into account what else is happening in this vibrant city. For your last evening in Brazil, you can add a special nightlife tour of Rio, where you’ll be surrounded by the sensual rhythms and beats of samba in the Lapa district.

Private city tour, ride the Cable Car to view Rio’s coastline from Sugarloaf. Traverse through the Tijuca Forest to Christ the Redeemer Statue. Enjoy the beaches, shopping and flavors of Rio de Janeiro.

Your exclusive city tour includes visits to all the highlights ...

2
Days 3-4

Peru!

  • Travel from the beaches of Rio to explore Peru and the Inca Empire.
  • Stay near Lima’s Airport so there’s no worry about traffic delays or detouring cabbies.
  • Catch a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s flight to the Sacred Valley.

Leave Iguazu and Brazil behind as you begin the next part of your South American adventure in Peru.  As most flights don’t arrive into Lima until the evening, you’ll stay near to the airport so you’ll have an easy and stress-free morning the next day as you simply cross over to the airport for your flight to the Sacred Valley.

Travel from the beaches of Rio to explore Peru and the Inca Empire. Stay near Lima’s Airport so there’s no worry about traffic delays or detouring cabbies. Catch a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s flight to the Sacred Valley.

Leave Iguazu and Brazil behind as ...

3
Dats 4-6

The Sacred Valley

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.
  • Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch.
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Begin exploring the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this mystical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace! In addition to Inca ruins, you’ll see locals work the looms to produce those iconic textiles, visit Peru’s liveliest artisans’ market and enjoy a couple of gourmet meals along the way.

Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces. Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch. Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Begin exploring the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology ...

4
Days 6-7

Machu Picchu

  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.
  • Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu upon request.

Early excursion to Machu Picchu as this is one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, before hiking to the peak of one of the two limited entrance mountains surrounding Machu Picchu for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the Inca city (optional activity). Your private guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and legends while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu! Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu upon request.

Early excursion to Machu Picchu ...

5
Days 7-9

Cusco

  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets.
  • Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. Many visitors like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere.

Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman. Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets. Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral ...

Exceptional Experiences in Rio de Janeiro and Machu Picchu

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$2,159 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,529 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,649 /person
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