The Viracocha Tour

The Viracocha Tour

21 Nights from £5407




Features:


Highlights:
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Machu Picchu
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Colonial Cities of Bolivia

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Cross Continent and Bolivian Heartland

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Tour Overview


Travelling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, we gain an insight into very distinct cultures and their histories, from the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires to the Andean villages and mighty Inca ruins of Peru. Stunning scenery surrounds us as we go from subtropical climes to life at the heart of the Andes mountains.

 

Your Itinerary


Day 1 - Departure

Depart on an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro, arriving the following morning.

Day 2 - Arrival in Rio

Transfer to your  hotel in the cosmopolitan beach area of Copacabana. After arriving at your hotel, you will have an arrival welcome briefing with your guide, who will introduce you to the city. The rest of the day is at leisure

Day 3 - Full Day Tour of Rio

Today you will visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, perched on Corcovado mountain, granting fabulous views of the city, lagoon and beaches. You will then continue by visiting the historic Royal Palace and Cathedral in the centre of the city.

Day 4 - At Leisure

Day at Leisure to explore the city and enjoy the beaches of Rio.

Day 5 - Iguassu Falls

Fly to Foz do Iguassu to visit the spectacular waterfalls which are made of numerous smaller falls along a span of 2,470m . Visit the Brazilian side for a panoramic view, then transfer to the Argentinian side, for a perspective from above and walks along the trails.

Day 6 - Buenos Aires

After a morning at leisure to enjoy the forest and views of the falls, you will fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 7 - Tour of Buenos Aires

Today you will visit this cultural, cosmopolitan city, dubbed the 'Paris of Latin America'. You will pass through the colourful quarter of La Boca, birthplace of the tango, and the main square with the Presidential Palace, finishing at the elegant Parque de Recoleta with its smart bars and street cafés.

Day 8 - At Leisure

Time at leisure to explore or watch a tango show in bohemian San Telmo

Day 9 - Santa Cruz

Fly to Santa Cruz in Bolivia and stay overnight at leisure and sightseeing.

Day 10 - Sucre

Fly to Sucre, an attractive, temperate city, with numerous museums and where buildings retain their colonial charm, preserving the traditional white façades. Afternoon tour of the city.

Day 11 - Tarabuco Sunday Market

Full day excursion to Tarabuco market, where locals, dressed in their unique costumes, sit behind pyramids of coca leaves and fruit, whilst others sell their traditional woven goods.

Day 12 - Day-trip to Potosi

The day begins with a journey to Potosí, (4070m). Towering over the city, the Cerro Rico is an imposing, colourful mountain whose stores of precious metals, although seriously depleted, are still mined. An afternoon visit to the old Spanish Mint before returning to Sucre.

Day 13 - La Paz

Transfer to Sucre airport and fly to La Paz, the world's highest capital city, (3,636m), where you stay for 2 nights. A bustling city settled in a large basin, where adobe houses cling precariously to the sheer sides.

Day 14 - La Paz

Your tour of the city follows a maze of streets and alleyways, leading us to the witches' market, where ladies sell colourful potions to cure all ills

Day 15 - Lake Titicaca

Drive to Lake Titicaca, cross the straits of Tiquina and drive along the lake shore with the snow-capped mountains in the background. Visit the village of Copacabana, Bolivia's main pilgrimage centre and the Calvario hill high above the lake. Afternoon boat trip to Sun Island, walk to your hotel with a panoramic view of the lake. Time to walk and explore, relax and admire Lake Titicaca.

Day 16 - Puno

Morning on Sun Island to walk and explore. In the afternoon continue to Puno, staying at our lakeside hotel.

Day 17 - Andean Explorer Train to Cusco

An early start for a classic railway journey to Cusco part of the Orient Express group as the train crosses the Andean landscape. You will sit at a table by the window to catch glimpses of small villages and isolated stations crop up, where people wait to sell their wares. From Cusco train station, we transfer to the Urubamba Valley "Sacred Valley of the Incas" for 2 nights.

Day 18 - Sacred Valley of the Incas

A full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Drive through the beautiful valley, visiting the ruins of Ollantaytambo, a massive temple fortress, spend time at Pisac market, where people come from miles around to buy and sell, and enjoy the views from the spectacular site of Pisac ruins.

Day 19 - Machu Picchu

Early transfer to the train station for a stunning journey along the Urubamba River. A glorious trip with fantastic views, culminating in the breath-taking Machu Picchu. Private guided tour of the archaeological site with our local guide.

Day 20 - Return to Cusco

Morning free to explore or return to the site, before taking the afternoon train back to Cusco, where you stay for 2 nights.

Day 21 - Cusco

Full day to explore Cusco including a tour of this marvellous city and ruins in the surrounding area. Beautiful colonial buildings rest upon Inca foundations unchanged over the centuries and the mighty Inca fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuamán, an astounding megalithic structure, whose massive stones, weighing over 100 tons, fit together with incredible perfection.

Day 22 - Lima

Morning flight to Lima. After checking in to your hotel, you will have an afternoon tour of the grand colonial squares and the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses fascinating artefacts from pre-Inca and Inca times.

Day 23 - Departure

Morning at leisure. Afternoon departure on your return flight home, overnight, arriving on Day 24

 

Pricing Options


Private Individual Tour

 

Tourist

First

No of travellers

Seasons - all year

1 Single Traveller

2 Sharing Double

Single room supp

1 Single Traveller

2 Sharing Double

Single room supp

Viracocha Tour

£5507

£3361

£960

£6511

£3801

£1268

Viracocha Tour with Inca Trail

£5324

£3425

£1318

£6822

£4001

£1656

Viracocha Tour with Amazon

£5903

£3681

£1602

£6994

£4187

£1850

Airfares below from Transatlantic Flights and all Internal Flights to be added to the Tour Prices above:

Flight Season & Prices from:

Viracocha Tour / Inca Trail

OR With Amazon

Low (01 Jan-27 Jun; 01 Sep-19 Dec)

£1535

£1693

High (01 Jul-01 Sep; 17-28 Dec)

£1705

£1863


Includes UK Departure Tax and Taxes payable in advance. BUSINESS Class upgrade for Viracocha and Vircacocha with Inca Trail: £1714 in High Season, £1884 in Low Season. BUSINESS Class upgrade for Viracocha with Amazon: £2241 in High Season, £2411 in Low Season
All prices are subject to avaibility at time of booking, and are per person with IBERIA from London Heathrow. Most UK Regional Airports add £80. UK departure tax included.

TAILOR-MADE SERVICE: Please enquire for a personalised itinerary to fulfil your individual requirements.

We can combine Tourist class hotels with private transfers and excursions and we can offer De Luxe Hotels.

 

24 Days/ 21 Nights INCLUDING accommodation, breakfast, all flights (2 overnight), transfers, excursions with English speaker guide, entrance fees, and all taxes.