Peru with Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Iguazu Falls

7 NIGHTS INCLUDING AIR FROM LAX - $4,200
August 23rd - September 2rd

This will be our 5th Peru trip with Machu Picchu and Cusco and our 2nd time to Iguassu Falls.

We'll start off with Iguazu Falls. Nothing in the world of water compares to, or is as impressive as, the natural spectacle provided by the stunning group of 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguazu Waterfalls. Witness the mighty roar and jaw-dropping-spectacle of South America's grandest natural attraction - Iguazu Falls. which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders, making them a must see destination for any traveler. The falls are surrounded by humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is house of different animals and offers some superb tropical bird watching. Tanagers, antbirds, toucans, manakins, parrots, trogons and tyrant flycatchers will thrill you.

Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. Then our guide will take you into another marvelous adventure, the “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the Falls.

We will be staying at the only hotel located inside the park - The 4-star Falls Iguazu Resort and Spa! See more info below. This will be an incredible experience. Our flight on the 4th does not leave until late afternoon so we will have a chance to have a second visit to the park.

We will also have time for your choice of optional tours - either the Jungle Fly tour with zip lines, jungle walk, hanging bridges and Adseiling, or the Bird Park featuring exotic Atlantic Rainforest birds with 100 macaws and over 300 parakeets.

After 2 full days in the park, visiting both the Argentine and Brazillian side of the falls we'll fly to Cusco. We'll tour the city and ruins including the Ollantaytambo, Temple of the Sacred Water and Saqsayhuman.  We will also have an option to mountain bike in the sacred valley and to visit the town of Pisac. After 3-nights we will then take the Inca Express train through the unforgettable Urubamba Gorge for our 2-night visit to Machu Picchu where we can take the optional trek through the final stretch of the Inca Trail.

Machu Picchu, called the Lost City of the Incas, is of on most people's list of places to see but you will also love our other two destinations. 

There are really no words to describe Machu Picchu adequately except to say it is majestic and magical. With surreal clouds that hang from the surrounding mountains it appears as if these sacred ruins are leaping out from a fantasy. It is one of my favorite places destinations on earth. For those who are up for the approximate 5-6 hour and very steep hike to the Sun Gate, you will exit the train at mile marker 104 and begin your journey. It's a challenge but as long as you are reasonably fit you will make it. Otherwise you will stay on the train with our guide and can visit the next day. You will also have the option to take the smaller hike to Huaynapicchu mountain that offers an incredible view of Machu Picchu (see details below).

NOTE: This Inca Trail hike requires registration months in advance as they limit the number of people who take the hike each day. We will need your passport number. If you cancel this trip we will be unable to get the money back from this hike which amounts to $100.

Click here for a complete day by day itinerary of our time in Peru

 

 

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international air from LAX
  • 7-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • All ground transportation
  • Guide service in Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
  • 2 lunches
  • Welcome dinner including a Folklore show.
  • Tour of Ollaytatambo
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat ride and tour in Iguazu Falls
  • Option of mountain biking or tour of Pisac

     

    Single supplement: $750

OUR AIR:

Flight:LATAM Airlines 603 Departure: Los Angeles 23AUG/505P Arrival:Santiago 24AUG/650A
Flight: Aerolineas 1285 Departure:Santiago 24AUG/120P Arrival:Jorge Newbery Airpark Airport, Buenos Aires 24AUG/420P
Flight: Aerolineas 1740 Departure:Jorge Newbery Airpark Airport, Buenos Aires 24AUG/630P Arrival:Iguazu 24AUG/820P


Flight:LATAM Airlines 3839 (OPERATED BY LATAM AIRLINES BRASIL)Departure: Iguassu Falls 26AUG/1040P Arrival:Sao Paulo Guarulhos 28AUG/1220A
Flight: LATAM Airlines 8004 (OPERATED BY LATAM AIRLINES BRASIL) Departure:Sao Paulo Guarulhos 27AUG/350A Arrival:Lima 27AUG/715A
Flight: LATAM Airlines 2320 (OPERATED BY LATAM AIRLINES PERU) Departure:Lima 27AUG/950A Arrival:Cuzco 27AUG/1113A


Flight: LATAM Airlines 2034 (OPERATED BY LATAM AIRLINES PERU) Departure:Cuzco 02SEP/902P Arrival:Lima 01SEP/1025P
Flight: LATAM Airlines 2476 (OPERATED BY LATAM AIRLINES PERU) Departure:Lima 02SEP/100A Arrival:Los Angeles 02SEP/755A


 OUR HOTELS:

CUSCO - Costa del Sol Ramada Inn 3-1/2 star

Website - Tripadvisor Review          

Costa del Sol decided to create an international business alliance with Wyndham Hotel Group. Our hotel in the airport was originally Costa del Sol Ramada Lima and with this decision, we took a step forward by naming it Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima, turning it into the first Wyndham hotel in Peru. Step by step we expand this alliance to some of our hotels. Finally, in 2014 we did an upgrade Wyndham brand to brand, turning into Costa del Sol Wyndham.

Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is the perfect place to spend a few days or vacation as it is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals. The Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is an historic base for discovering the Inca civilization. This 4-star hotel has 90 rooms and is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel.

The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. Features include Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar. The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us. We have a restaurant, Ideal for family trips.

MACHU PICCHU - El Mapi by Inkaterra - 3-1/2 star

Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.

Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most famous destination: the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.


IGUAZU - Falls Iguazu Resort and Spa - 4-star

Website - Tripadvisor Review #4 hotel in in Puerto Iguazu

Falls Iguazú Hotel Spa is set in the 600 Hectareas district in Puerto Iguazú, 2,300 feet from Shopping Mall. The hotel has an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with a bidet and shower, with free toiletries and a hairdryer provided. Superior rooms have a spa bath or a hot tub.


Swimming pool, Kids' pool, Fitness, Spa facilities, Facial treatments, Beauty services, Beach umbrellas, Beach chairs/Loungers, Pool/Beach towels, Outdoor pool (year-round), Outdoor pool, Hot tub/JacuzziAdditional charge, MassageAdditional charge, SpaAdditional charge, Solarium, Fitness center, SaunaAdditional charge
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