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Rio, Iguazu and Machu Picchu


Rio, Iguazu and Machu Picchu

10 Days from $1,999 / Person
*Flights not included, quoted separately

Rio, Iguazu and Machu Picchu

This fully customizable South America travel experience takes you to see three World Wonders and explore beyond the authentic highlights of Brazil and Peru. The cityscape and atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro will have your feet tapping to the samba beat, the beauty of Iguazu Falls will leave you speechless and the spectacular wonders of Machu Picchu and Peru’s Inca ruins will satisfy your wildest travel dreams.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Mountains

Santuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Tour

Vistadome Train

Evening in Cusco

10 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer waterfalls? More nightlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

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.
  • Free day to 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.

Days 3-4

Iguazu Falls

  • Private, up-close tours of Iguazu Falls in both Argentina and Brazil.
  • Incredible boat ride adventure through, up to and around the waterfalls.
  • Optional activities include a helicopter ride over Iguazu Falls.

Dive straight into the action (not literally, unless you want to) at Argentina’s side of Iguazu Falls. Your guide will help you avoid crowds and take you to the most hidden of the 270 waterfalls. The Brazilian side of the falls is entirely different, and ends with an up-close encounter of the largest waterfall, Garganta del Diablo (or Devil’s Throat). Don’t let the name fool you; it’s paradise!

Days 4-5

Peru!

  • Travel from the mighty falls of Iguazu 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.

Days 5-7

The Sacred Valley

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: Tour the Maras salt mines and Moray terraces.
  • Lunch at a spectacular Sacred Valley ranch with an award-winning Peruvian Paso Horse Show.
  • 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.

Days 7-8

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.

Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu in 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. 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.

Days 8-10

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.

Rio, Iguazu and Machu Picchu Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$2,479 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,729 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$3,579 /person
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Looking for a Group Experience
We have small group tours with daily departures for 8-15 people, with private guides and transfers dedicated to each group. Group tours save around 20% per person compared to individual private trips! Just tell us when you want to depart, what you want to see, and we’ll make sure you join in on the adventure!
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