For a taste of the incredible wonders found here in South America, this 16-day Rio, Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu tour will amaze and surprise. Visit majestic natural wonders along with ancient archaeological and historical ones to create what may be the perfect vacation. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, family, or group, this Rio Iguazu Falls Machu Picchu immersion is not one to be missed. Throughout your tour, you’ll enjoy the comfort of your choice of 4-star or 5-star hotels, followed by an enticing cruise with luxury suites.
Marvel At Machu Picchu & More
After overnighting in Lima, you’ll kick off your adventure by flying to the Incan Sacred Valley for an exploration of the quaint towns, ancient sites, and traditional culture. Your explorations will also include the city of Cusco, a unique testimony of the ancient Inca civilization, full of archaeological and historical wonders, along with a colorful local market.
A highlight of your time here will be a train trip up to, and exploration of, the legendary sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the exceptional New Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll discover this Incan royal estate built in the mid-1400s with the help of your expert guide, who’ll bring the history of these remarkable ruins to life.
Be Amazed By The Amazon
A flight to Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon comes next. Here you will board the Zafiro for your cruise deep into the rainforest. Select between upper or lower deck suites, master suites, or indulge yourself with a stay in the spacious Zafiro Suite. Each one is air-conditioned and comes with its own private bathroom with hot shower.
Spend time up on the observation deck for incredible views, or enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi while enjoying the scenery. The Zafiro also offers you an indoor and outdoor lounge to relax in during the cruise. Chef-inspired meals are served in the dining area, also with a list of selected wines to enjoy.
Naturalist guides are always available and will lead you on exciting expeditions during the cruise. Explore parts of the Amazon aboard skiffs and spot various wildlife, including caiman, tarantulas, and the famous gray and pink river dolphins. You’ll also have a unique chance to visit a local indigenous community.
As your cruise comes to a close, you’ll be transported back to Iquitos for a flight to Lima to prepare for the next part of your Peru Brazil tour.
Fall For Rio & Iguazu Falls
Your flight from Lima takes you to Iguazu, where you’ll have a chance to rest and explore the town before visiting the famous Iguazu Falls, also one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, along with the Amazon.
Spend a day exploring the Argentinean side of the falls, walking over raised platforms and walkways for spectacular views. Spend a second day taking in the Brazilian side of the Falls for different views, which are equally beautiful and compelling. Catch a rainbow in the midst of the Fall’s mist, and experience a panoramic view of over 275 falls, including the famous Devil’s Throat at 80 meters tall!
Now that you’ve experienced the two spectacular sights of Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls, it’s time to fly to Rio de Janeiro to discover the wonders of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Explore the Tijuca National Park and behold the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Learn Brazil’s history by touring Rio’s old city center, seeing such buildings as the Opera House, Fine Arts Museum, and the former Imperial Palace. A cable car ride to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is the perfect way to end your day, taking in views of the city all the way to the beaches.
All too soon, it seems, your Rio and Machu Picchu tour must come to an end, and you’ll transfer back to the airport for your return home.