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The Montecristi Tour

Copacabana, Lake Titicaca and the Citadel of the Incas at Machu Picchu

Remains of ancient empires shrouded in cloud and mystery, the sights and sounds of traditional Indian markets, and the rhythms of Brazil encapsulate this tour, designed to enable those with limited time to experience a taste of dramatic Latin America.

Day by Day Summary

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Rio de Janeiro
Days 1 - 5

La Paz
Days 6 - 7

Days 6

Fly to La Paz where we stay for 2 nights. Spend the afternoon relaxing and acclimatising to the altitude. (B)

Day 7

Our full day city tour takes us round this bustling city, with its maze of streets and alleyways. We visit the witches' market, stalls full of a colourful array of potions, and continue on to the Moon Valley. (B) 

Lake Titicaca
Days 8 - 9

Day 8

Travel onwards to the magical Lake Titicaca, with its air of serene tranquillity, framed by snow-covered peaks. We skirt the lake, lunch at the pretty village of Copacabana, and continue on to Puno for the night. (B,L) 

Day 9


Depart on the luxurious Andean Explorertrain, passing Andean landscapes of barren land, hot springs, towering mountains, and tiny railway stations. On arrival in Cusco we transfer to our hotel, where we stay for three nights. (B) 


Sacred Valley
Days 10 -13

Day 10

Day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Urubamba valley. We visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, and Pisac with its colourful Sunday market. Return to Cusco late in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 11

Afternoon city tour of Cusco including the mighty fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuamán. (B)

Days 12-13

Train out of Cusco following the beautiful Urubamba River leading us to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. Stay overnight returning by train to our Cusco hotel in the afternoon of the following day. (B)

Days 14 - 15

Days 14

Fly to Lima, and transfer to our hotel. Our afternoon city tour will show us the delights of this colonial capital, its main squares, the Presidential Palace and ornate churches. (B)

Day 15

A visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, housing fine collections of pre-Colombian artefacts. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, arriving , Day 16. (B)

MONTECRISTI TOUR can be arranged staying in Rio at the end.

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The Montecristi Tour

Landmark Itinerary

13 Nights from £3883






Rio - 4 nights

Iguassu Falls Option

La Paz - 2 nights

Lake Titicaca/Puno - 1 night

Cusco - 3 nights

Machu Picchu - 1 night

Cusco - 1 night

Lima - 1 night

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16 Days / 13 Nights

International flights (2 overnight)

Excursions with English-speaking guides

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Transfers to and from accommodation

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