Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, and Machu Picchu
14 Days/12 Nights
From $2,579 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires offers unique neighborhoods including San Telmo and Ricoleto, impressive historical architecture, and Tango dancing. The Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina, are one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. They are formed by 275 different cascades, some as tall as 270 feet. In Peru, you will enjoy Machu Picchu, the spectacular mountaintop citadel, which was recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 12 nights (3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Iguazu, 3 nights in Lima, 3 nights in Cusco, and 1 night in Machu Picchu), and 18 meals (13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners).
Best Time to Go: April-October.
Day 1: Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Buenos Aires-Panoramic City Tour.
Day 3: Buenos Aires-Fiesta Gaucha.
Day 4: Buenos Aires-Tango Dinner Show.
Day 5: Buensos Aires-Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side).
Day 6: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)-Great Adventure Tour.
Day 7: Iguazu Falls-Lima.
Day 8: Lima-City Tour.
Day 9: Lima-Cusco-City Tour.
Day 10: Cusco-Sacred Valley-Awanakancha-Pisac Market-Ollantaytambo.
Day 11: Cusco-Machu Picchu.
Day 12: Machu Picchu-Cusco.
Day 13: Cusco-Lima-Folkloric Dinner Show.
Day 14: Lima.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
A Note About Your Free Day in Machu Picchu
On your free day, you will be on your own. If you choose to revisit Machu Picchu, you will need to purchase a second entrance ticket, which currently costs $74 per person. If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, you will also need to purchase a round-trip bus ticket ($28 per person) for transportation to the site. The first bus departs at 5:30 AM. As an alternative to visiting Machu Picchu again, you can hike Huayna Picchu (a +/- 60 minute hike), or partake in another activity. The cost for hiking Huayna Picchu is $13 (in addition to the second entrance ticket). At the end of the day (mid-late afternoon), you will walk to the train station for the return ride to Poroy train station, where our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Excursion to Machu Picchu via Vistadome train.
- Other excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Brazilian visa.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities, gifts, and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Group Private: All airport/hotel transfers are private. In Buenos Aires, the Panoramic City Tour and Tango Dinner Show (transfers) are group tours for single passengers and 3 Star accommodations, and private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodations. In Iguazu Falls, the tours of the Brazilian and Argentinian side are group tours for single passengers and 3 Star accommodations and private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodations. The Great Adventure Tour is a group tour. And, in Peru, the city tour of Lima, city tour of Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas excursion, and Machu Picchu guided tour are group tours for single passengers and 3 Star accommodations, and private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodations.
Elevations: Cusco is 10,912 feet (above sea level), the Sacred Valley of the Incas is 8,944 feet, and Machu Picchu is 7,900 feet.
Passport/Visa: For Argentina, U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Australian and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee of $100 and $75 respectively (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons) online, and must show proof of payment prior to arrival. The reciprocity fee for U.S. citizens has been suspended until further notice. For citizens of Australia, this fee covers unlimited entries to Argentina for 10 years, while citizens of Canada are charged the fee every time they enter the country (or $150 for multiple visits within five years). The fee can be paid online at ProvinciaNet.com.ar. You will need to register in order to make the payment. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the embassy of Argentina in their country before traveling. For Brazil, U.S., Australian, British, and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry, an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Brazilian embassy in their country before traveling. For Peru U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Peruvian embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person plus the cost of the international airfare (if we make the arrangements for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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