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Travel in style from Cosmopolitan Cities to Ancient Heritage sites, Expedition Cruises & Idyllic Beach Resort

41 Night Itinerary from  £29,564

Poseidon Tour

Wonderful overview of iconic cities, admiring stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, ancient and colonial history, luxury cruises in the pristine rainforest & Galapagos Islands plus a beachside finale make this a journey of the lifetime.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • An epic journey exploring 5 countries in one seamless trip
  • Spend 4-nights enjoying beautiful, cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro
  • Admire the Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinean sides
  • Discover Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America'
  • Discover Peru's vibrant capital Lima and the former Inca capital Cusco
  • Travel by scenic train from Lake Titicaca to the Sacred Valley
  • Marvel at the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, buried in mysterious cloud forest
  • Explore the Amazon on a luxury 4-night river cruise 
  • Explore the world heritage centre of Quito, famed for its magnificent churches
  • Enjoy an unforgettable 7-night Galapagos Cruise in the company of experts
  • End your tour in a luxury beachside resort in the British Virgin Islands

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro Sugar Loaf aerial

Rio de Janeiro - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Overnight flight from the UK to Rio de Janeiro

Day 2 - Arrive in Rio

Day 3 - Guided tour of Rio

Day 4 - Botanical Gardens & Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Thursday, 25 July 2024

Fly to Rio

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.


Friday, 26 July 2024

Arrive in Rio

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Saturday, 27 July 2024

Guided tour of Rio

Today enjoy a full day tour of Rio de Janeiro accompanied by your expert local guide, beginning with a visit to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain. Then drive through the Tijuca Forest and past the Maracana Football Stadium (with an optional stop), arriving at the Sambodromo. This famous structure was purpose-built to host the yearly Carnival parades.

Continue to the Bohemian Santa Teresa district, and after lunch (not included), explore the historic city centre of Rio de Janeiro, home of the Portuguese Royal Family. 


Sunday, 28 July 2024

Botanical Gardens & Sugar Loaf Mountain

This morning visit Parque Laje set in 174.000 square metres of gardens and forest and with the outstanding backdrop of the Corcovado mountain and christ redeemer statue. We continue to the lagoon in the centre of modern Rio where people come to walk, jog, listen to music in the restaurants and bars and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. In the afternoon we visit the impressive Botanical Gardens which boast over 5,000 species of Brazilian plants and trees in an area of 250 acres. We end the day with a cable car ride to experience the sunset at the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the vast granite peak that stands 400m above the sea at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. 

 

Ipanema Inn Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Ipanema Inn has a wonderful location in the trendy residential district of Ipanema with numerous shops, bars and restaurant and only 300 meters from the beach.

All the rooms have private facilities, free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. Some have private balconies. The restaurant and bar serve Brazilian specialties and exotic local drinks.

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Ritz Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro - First Boutique

The Ritz Copacabana Boutique Hotel is situated just 100m from Copacabana white sandy beach's and close to the bars and restaurants.

The 46 modern rooms and suites are air-conditioned with cable TV, mini bar and free WiFi. The Ritz is an ideal retreat for leisure holiday in the centre of the action.

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Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro - Deluxe Hotel

This grand, European-style hotel is a listed building with 226 rooms, a large swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna, rooftop tennis court, shops, business centre, piano bar and three of Rio's finest elegant restaurants.

All the rooms are large and spacious, decorated in a classic elegant style, fully air-conditioned with cable TV, electronic safe deposit box, voice mail, 24-hour room service, mini bar and complimentary WiFi. The separate Tower Annexe building is set back from the street and overlooking the pool, where all the rooms are suites with balconies.

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Iguassu waterfalls at close range

Iguassu Falls - 1 Night

Day 5 - Fly to the Iguassu Falls

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Monday, 29 July 2024

Fly to the Iguassu Falls

Fly to Foz do Iguassu and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast.

In the afternoon, you guide will escort you to the nearby falls, so you can experience this natural wonder from the Brazilian side.

San Martin

Iguassu Falls - Tourist Resort

Situated by the main entrance to the Iguassu National Park, this hotel provides good access to the airport and the waterfalls. Surrounded by lush vegetation a number walking trails are available to guests. The hotel has a spa, gym, large swimming pool and restaurant making for a comfortable stay.

All rooms are air-conditioned, with television, minibar, telephone FREE Wi-FI and safe.

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Bourbon Cataratas Resort

Iguassu Falls - First Hotel

The Bourbon has a spacious area, excellent facilities, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a health club and two restaurants. It is located on the road between the town and the Iguassu Falls and the best hotel outside the National Park area. There are 300 rooms all with air-conditioning, able TV and bathroom.

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Hotel das Cataratas

Iguassu Falls - Luxury Hotel

The iconic Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located overlooking the Iguassu Falls within the National Park. Restored to its original 1950s charm, the hotel’s hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. The Hotel das Cataratas is a very special place to stay.

Public areas include a large swimming pool, the Ipe Grill, Itaipa Restarurant, Bar Taroba, shops, fitness centre, tennis courts and a beautiful spa.

The elegantly furnished rooms are either junior suites (35m2) or Cataratas suites (65m2). All are air-conditioned, with private bathroom, living room, minibar, TV and luxury toiletries.

The hotel has extensive and beautiful gardens, from where you can walk directly to the falls at your leisure. There are several activities available including helicopter rides over the falls, guided walks in the early morning, during the day or at night and birdwatching tours. For the more adventurous, white water rafting is great fun.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

 

Hotel das Cataratas
Waterfalls panorama

Iguazu, Argentina - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Cross into Argentina

Day 7 - Exploring the Iguazu Falls

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Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Cross into Argentina

This morning travel by road across the border into Argentina, and your chosen hotel in Iguazu. In the afternoon, your local guide will help you explore the trails and walkways to view the Iguazu Falls, including observing the spectacular Devils Throat section of the falls.


Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Exploring the Iguazu Falls

A further day to enjoy your own explorations of the Iguazu Falls.

La Cantera

Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge

Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious  and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.

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Gran Melia Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.

The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities. 

The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities. 

From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Gran Melia Iguazu overlooking the falls

Awasi Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - Luxury Hotel

Awasi Iguazú is located on the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls. The hotel has the same philosophy as all Awasi hotels: assigning a private vehicle and guide per room to provide guests with personalised services and tailor-made experiences. 

The 14 suites (including one master suite) are located in a private reserve on the edge of the River Iguazú, just 15 minutes from the falls. Each room is stand-alone, and built on stilts for minimal environmental impact. Guests have their own independence and privacy whilst also being able to enjoy the communal area of the Main Lodge. As well as private excursions to the falls, Awasi Iguazú offers unique and innovative jungle excursions, which allow guests to experience not only the falls, but also the fauna, flora and indigenous cultures of the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest.

The rates include airport transfers, lodging, all meals, private excursions and all drinks.

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Enjoying the sunshine

Buenos Aires - 3 Nights

Day 8 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 9 - Guided tour of Buenos Aires

Day 10 - Tango show

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Thursday, 01 August 2024

Fly to Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Friday, 02 August 2024

Guided tour of Buenos Aires

Enjoy a half day tour of Buenos Aires with your guide, visiting Plaza de Mayo Square, the Presidential Palace and the famous Colon Theatre, which is one of the best Opera houses around the world and cultural pride of the city. Continue to San Telmo and the brightly coloured houses of La Boca neighbourhood. 

later, drive from Puerto Madero to Palermo, the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, with pretty colonial mansions, the city zoo, the botanical gardens and the beautiful Cortázar Square. We end the tour in the Recoleta neighbourhood; the Recoleta Cemetery is where generations of the Argentine elite have been buried, including Evita Peron. 


Saturday, 03 August 2024

Tango show

Today is free for your to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a tango show and dinner at the famous Cafe de los Angelitos.

Regal Pacific

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

Located in Puerto Madero the hotel is within walking distance to many of the city's attractions. The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms with luxurious bedding, bathroom linens and exclusive amenities, most advanced technologies & classy contemporary furnishings.

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Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Loi Suites Hotel is located in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, close to the best shops and the trendy cafes overlooking the park. The hotel has 112 fully equipped rooms and suites combining style comfort and technology, and all decorated with tasteful beiges and creams creating a relaxing home away from home. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and health club.

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Sofitel Recoleta

Buenos Aires - Luxury Hotel

Located in the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood, Sofitel Recoleta is a luxurious 5-star hotel providing an authentic experience. 

The comfortable, air-conditioned, double or twin rooms have free WIFI, private bathroom, safe, mini bar, city or garden views. 

Public areas include the Alma Buenos Aires restaurant specialising  in seasonal local meats and vegetables. There is also a swimming pool, bar, fitness centre, sauna, and massage room.

Staying in Recoleta, you are close to several attractions, like Patio Bullrich Shopping, facing the Sofitel, and Avenida Alvear and its French architecture and luxury stores, a few blocks from the hotel. Visit Teatro Colón, in the world's top 5, National Museum of Fine Arts & El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore. See the elegant neighbourhood near Puerto Madero and Women's Bridge, which marks its landscape.

The rates include breakfast.

Sofitel Recoleta
Ancient gold

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 11 - Fly to Lima

Day 12 - Guided tour of Lima

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Sunday, 04 August 2024

Fly to Lima

Fly to Lima and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast.


Monday, 05 August 2024

Guided tour of Lima

Guided tour of Lima to discover the historic centre and modern districts by the coast. We also visit the superb Museo Arqueologico Rafael Larco Herrera with a collection of ancient Inca gold artifacts.

Founded in 1926 by the Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle, the Larco Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3,000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. The museum features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru.

The new Peruvian fusion cuisine is excellent and these are some superb restaurants. We provide a list of restaurants for you to discover after the tour.

 

Dazzler Miraflores

Lima - First Hotel

Dazzler Miraflores is located in the vibrant Miraflores district of Lima.

The 140 air-conditioned rooms are modern and bright, perfect for your stay in the city. Classic rooms have double or twin beds, private bathroom, TV, desk with ergonomic chair, minibar, coffee maker, and safe. There are larger triple rooms for those travelling as a group or family. Suites have two spacious areas: a bright living area and a comfortable bedroom.

The restaurant and lounge invites you to enjoy dishes with full Peruvian identity, combining Andean and ancient recipes.

Admire the view of the city of Lima from our heated pool located on the rooftop. There is also FREE Wi-Fi, a gym and sauna.

The rates include breakfast.

Dazzler Miraflores

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

The Belmond Miraflores Park is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.

A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.

Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.

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Hotel "B"

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

A superbly renovated family house in the bohemian area Barranco, Arts Hotel "B" is a fusion of high-ceiling historical elegance and modern cultural sophistication. The rooms are spacious and elegant with modern amenties, some with balconies overlooking the boulevard or the square. The restaurant offers excellent modern Peruvian cuisine, providing the highest levels of service.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 13 - Fly to Puno, Lake Titicaca

Day 14 - Exploring Lake Titicaca

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Tuesday, 06 August 2024

Fly to Puno, Lake Titicaca

Fly to Puno and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Wednesday, 07 August 2024

Exploring Lake Titicaca

Today visit the extraordinary floating reed islands of Uros. Although the Uros Indians of these islands have intermarried with Aymara Indians and no pure-blooded Uros exist, many of the inhabitants of the islands still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake are used for their boats, houses and islands. The Indians began living on the reed islands over five hundred years ago when the Uros built the islands in an effort to isolate themselves from the Collas and the Incas.

Casa Andina Premium

Puno & Lake Titicaca - First Hotel

The Casa Andina Premium, Puno is a few minutes’ walk outside of Puno city centre, including Lima Street which is very popular amongst tourists and locals alike.

The hotel lobby boasts a stone fireplace, ideal for warming up after being out in cold weather. It has 53 rooms, all with TV, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, en-suite bathroom and mini-bar. The restaurant serves typical Andean cuisine.

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Titilaka Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca - Deluxe Lodge

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula staying in a luxury lodge on the lake shore.

Titilaka Lodge features sumptuous lake view suites, intimate fireside dining, wraparound terraces, and a heated outdoor pool. A serene setting, surrounded by incomparably blue waters, graced with dramatic dawns and spectacular sunsets.

The lodge is all-inclusive, with 18 suites and includes private transport to and from the airport in Juliaca and from Puno train station, full board, bar and a choice of two, three or four day programmes with a choice of excursions in Land Rover or by boat. Rooms are facing the lake and all have private bathrooms with heated floors.

Daily included activities on offer are nature and archeology adventures, kayaking, visiting living cultures, bike excursions, colonial churches, islands like Taquile and the nearby man-made floating Uros islands, local markets, cloth weavers, canoeing, a reed boat ride, and a picnic overlooking the lake.

Overlooking Lake Titicaca
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The Sacred Valley - 3 Nights

Day 15 - Train to Cusco and onto the Sacred Valley

Day 16 - At leisure in the Sacred Valley

Day 17 - Guided tour of the Sacred Valley

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Thursday, 08 August 2024

Train to Cusco and onto the Sacred Valley

Crossing the Andes by train on the Puno - Cusco route is an unforgettable.

The train has an open-air observatory car, allowing guests to enjoy majestic views while listening to typical music of the Peruvian highlands. 

During your trip, take panoramic pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes.

On arrival in Cusco, transfer to your chosen hotel in the Sacred Valley for a 3-night stay including breakfast.


Friday, 09 August 2024

At leisure in the Sacred Valley

A day to relax at your hotel and enjoy the stunning scenery of this fabled part of Peru.


Saturday, 10 August 2024

Guided tour of Sacred Valley

Explore with our local guide, beginning with Chinchero where we visit the colourful and authentic market. From here we drive to the Moray ruins, used by the Incas as a type of open-air crop laboratory. Our next stop is Maras pre-Inca salt mines located on a wide-open hill above the Urubamba Valley, from here we will walk down to the Urubamba River and stop to admire the beautiful views of the valley. 

We visit the huge fortress of Ollantaytambo, the archaeological complex believed to have been a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. Continue on to Pisac, a small colonial village built by Viceroy Francisco de Toledo on the ruins of an Inca citadel, standing at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba River valley which was called the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" for the agricultural produce and wealth it brought as the base of the Inca Empire. 

Pakaritampu

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Pakaritampu

Casa Andina Premium

Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 10 km from Ollantaytambo train station. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers an Andean spa and a Gym, restaurant, bar, room service, telescope to view the night sky and business centre with internet access. From the hotel River Rafting, Trekking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding can be arranged. Each of the 85 rooms is equipped with Cable TV, heating, bathtub or Jacuzzi, hairdryer and safe deposit box.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast. 

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Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Luxury Hotel

Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba.

The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley.

Public areas include a restaurant, spa and swimming pool.

The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. You can also get involved with the hotel's charitable work, where they support local people through education at a dedicated Sol Y Luna School.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

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Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 18 - The train to Machu Picchu

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Sunday, 11 August 2024

The train to Machu Picchu

An early morning start aboard the scenic train to Machu Picchu.

On arrival at Aguas Calientes, drove to the magical site of Machu Picchu, so perfectly hidden it is not surprising that it took so long to discover. Lunch is included at the Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. You will then have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, before taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes, where your hotel is located. Stay 1-night including breakfast.

El Mapi

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

A smart and contemporary hotel, located in the heart of Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes); the perfect spot to start enjoying a once in lifetime experience to the Citadel of Machu Picchu: the Lost City of the Incas. El Mapi hotel is located just a few steps from the main square and the train station, this hotel of only 48 rooms, offers its guests the opportunity to admire and interact with the picturesque Andean town of Machu Picchu town. The hotel welcomes all of its guests with great service in a friendly and cozy environment. With all the facilities in mind, the rooms are modern equipped with two twins or one king bed, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets covers, 32'' TV and cable, hair dryers and naturally scented toiletries.

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Casa Andina Classic

Machu Picchu - Tourist Hotel

Located by train station, the hotel is modern, functional but bland, useful for an overnight stay. The standard rooms have no windows but others look out over the station or behind to the Urubamba river.

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Sanctuary Lodge, Belmond Hotels

Machu Picchu - Deluxe Lodge

Set in its own gardens and the only hotel in such close proximity to the magical ruins, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge offers twenty-nine well-appointed rooms and two suites. Also located just outside the gates to the Lost city of the Incas, this beautiful hotel is the only one to command views of the site. An Orient Express owned hotel, the service is impeccable and the food is excellent. Accommodation includes room, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In nearby Aguas Calientes hot springs you can enjoy a soothing bath at the end of a long day of exploring. Enjoy lunch in the cafeteria overlooking the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you can choose from a wide variety of dishes and enjoy a spectacular view. There is also an indoor dining room where a delicious breakfast buffet and international cuisineare available.

The Lodge has 31 rooms and one suite, bar, restaurant, self service autlet and a cliffhanging snack bar, with one of tha best views of the Sacred Mountain. All rooms have Television, laundry service, mini bar, Idd telephone.

 

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Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 19 - Train to Cusco

Day 20 - Guided tour of Cusco

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Monday, 12 August 2024

Train to Cusco

The morning is free for you to make a second visit to Machu Picchu or to climb Huayna Picchu, a steep climb but well worth it for the fantastic views of the valley and a different perspective of Machu Picchu. 

In the afternoon, take the train back to Poroy or Ollantaytambo Railway Station, from where you continue your journey back to your hotel in Cusco, where we stay for 2-nights including breakfast.


Tuesday, 13 August 2024

Guided tour of Cusco

Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Cusco and nearby ruins today, starting with the famous Cathedral in the main square of Cusco and the Koricancha, the Spanish church built on Inca stone foundations.

We then drive to the mountains above Cusco to visit the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko. 

We will also visit Tambomachay ruins and Puca Pucara site, a red granite huge fortress. On the return we stop at a vantage point above Cusco for a superb view of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Tierra Viva Centro

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Located just 4 blocks away from the main square in the historical centre of Cusco, the Terra Viva Hotel has a lovely enclosed colonial terrace to relax.

There are 43 rooms all overlooking the terrace, each with private bathroom and a safe.

Public areas include the breakfast dining area and internet centre.

The rates include breakfast.

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Novotel

Cusco - First Hotel

The Novotel Cusco offers a charming colonial atmosphere with modern touches, just 3 blocks from the Historic Centre. Admire the Plaza de las Armas, Cathedral of Cusco and visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, just 12 minutes from the hotel.

The rooms are spacious, with private bathroom, mini bar, fridge, kettle, telephone, TV, free Wi-Fi and safe.

Public facilities include restaurant 365 serving international cuisine, a bar and spa.

The rates include breakfast.

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Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is  Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.

All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.

Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.

The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Return to Lima - 1 Night

Day 21 - Return to Lima

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Wednesday, 14 August 2024

Return to Lima

Fly to Lima and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast.

Aria Amazon cruising on the river

Amazon River Cruise - 4 Nights

Day 22 - Fly to Iquitos and Amazon cruise 

Day 23 - Explore the Yanayacu-Pucate River

Day 24 - Samiria River 

Day 25 - Nauta Cano River and Jungle walk

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Thursday, 15 August 2024

Fly to Iquitos and Amazon cruise 

Fly to Iquitos and after a warm welcome at Iquitos Airport enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon continues with an introduction to the historic city of Iquitos and the opportunity to visit an indigenous Amazon community. In the early evening, embark your chosen luxury riverboat and settle into your suite as you begin one of life’s greatest adventures. 


Friday, 16 August 2024

Yanayacu-Pucate River

Early morning birdwatching along the Marañon River and enjoy breakfast in the middle of the jungle. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as we look for the legendary pink river dolphins. In the afternoon, visit an Amazonian village, where you can interact with the native people and visit local school children.


Saturday, 17 August 2024

Samiria River

Enjoy a full day excursion including a picnic lunch that is accompanied by the jungle symphony, and fishing along the black waters of the Samiria River. On the way back to the Marañon River after lunch, venture out by skiffs alongside the banana boats transporting jungle products, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins.


Sunday, 18 August 2024

Nauta Cano River and Jungle walk

As the day begins, embark on a morning wildlife excursion on the extraordinary black water Nauta Caño River. In the afternoon, take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest of casual while looking for flora and fauna which may include medicinal trees, insects and poison dart frogs. Learn more about the different rainforest strata and ecosystems. 

Delfin III

Iquitos Amazon Cruises - Luxury Amazon Riverboat

Launched in 2015, the luxury 22 suite Delfin III was custom-designed to explore the Peruvian Amazon. Choose from a 3 or 4 night itinerary exploring the flora, fauna and wildlife of this remote region in the company of expert naturalist guides. Talk early morning walks into the forest, travel by skiff or kayak, swim with dolphins and experience the amazing sounds of a jungle night safari.

Being a larger vessel, the Delfin III has more facilities than other smaller riverboats, such as indoor and outdoor top deck lounges, a swimming pool, full bar, massage services, exercise room and a boutique.

The dining on board is superb, with varied menus of popular Peruvian gastronomy presented in the utmost style, quality and originality. The innovative chef will surprise you with the most exotic culinary delights, always freshly prepared in the school of Peruvian gourmet gastronomy infused with touches and inspirations from the rainforest around you. Delfin III can accommodate any special diets and restrictions with timely prior notice. The dress code is casual for all excursions and meals.

 

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Aria Amazon

Iquitos Amazon Cruises - Deluxe Amazon Riverboat

Built in 2011 and fully renovated in 2015, the Aria Amazon exceeds the expectations of today’s most sophisticated travellers. Extremely generous dining and lounging areas include an outdoor river facing jacuzzi, bar and dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows give amazing views over the river from all of the 16 air-conditioned suites, each measuring 250 square feet and with a sitting area and en-suite bathroom. Beds can be made up as twins or double. Four of the cabins have interconnecting doors for families. The ship also has a boutique, observation deck and exercise and massage room. The 27 crew include a paramedic and four English speaking naturalist guides. One of the highlights of a cruise on Aria is the cuisine, expertly prepared by Peru’s top chefs. Dishes include ingredients that grow only in the Amazon jungle. The Aria has six double kayaks and ten bicycles

3047 Aria Amazon
Ancient gold

Fly to Lima - 1 Night

Day 26 - Fly to Lima

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Monday, 19 August 2024

Fly to Lima

Disembark your riverboat and transfer to Iquitos airport. En route to the airport, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned Amazonian manatees rehabilitate before they are released back into the wild. Fly back to Lima. On arrival, check in to your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast.

Quito Convent

Fly to Quito - 3 Nights

Day 27 - Fly to Quito

Day 28 - Guided tour of Quito

Day 29 - Optional excursions 

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Tuesday, 20 August 2024

Fly to Quito

Fly to Quito and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay including breakfast.


Wednesday, 21 August 2024

Guided tour of Quito

Explore Quito with our local guide today, visiting the colonial centre, La Plaza de la Independencia, the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the Cathedral. Continue to the 'Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño', where you will see impressive paintings of Quito's Art School from the 16th and 17th century. 

We also visit San Francisco Square, the church and convent. Afterwards visit the Casa de Alabado which is a Precolumbian Art Museum in a colonial house built in the 17th century during the Spanish Colony. It keeps a collection of over 5,000 archaeological pieces, 500 of which are on permanent display. 


Thursday, 22 August 2024

Optional Excursions

Choose from a number of optional excursions, including a visit to the famous market at Otavalo, or the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

Plaza Sucre

Quito - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Plaza Sucre is located at the very heart of Ecuador's capital, in the historical downtown named by UNESCO as a Human Heritage site in 1978, because of its architectural beauty and cultural richness. The sober and colonial atmosphere of the hotel makes you feel being transported to the republican era. The hotel offers 25 comfortable guestrooms equipped with private facilities, TV cable, internet, Wifi, and modern facilities. Breakfasts are served in a wonderful rooftop patio with great views of "El Panecillo" statue which towers over the city.

1869 Plaza Sucre

Dann Carlton Hotel

Quito - First Hotel

The Dann Carlton Hotel is an elegant and cozy first class hotel located in the centre of Quito close to the old town. Enjoy attractive interior spaces, with avant-garde design for a relaxed and pleasant stay.

The hotel has 210 air-conditioned rooms, with queen size beds, TV, FREE Wi-Fi, telephone, desk and chair, two types of pillow, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer and safe.

Public facilities include a swimming pool, gym, restaurant, spa and bar.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis. 

Dann Carlton Hotel

Casa Gangotena

Quito - Deluxe Hotel

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco in the heart of the Old Town, the three-story Casa Gangotena has 31 luxury rooms: a showcase of eye catching style, contemporary design, antiques, furnishings, fine dining, modern technologies and quintessential comforts. Beautifully and eclectically appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-panelled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace. Sophisticated and eclectic, historic yet contemporary, at Casa Gangotena style, passion and service blend seamlessly and delightfully.

The hotel includes several 'experiences' for its guests at no extra cost, including San Francisco’s courtyards & Brewery, Museo del Carmen Alto, San Fransisco Choir & Bell Tower and Chocolate Quiteno tasting.

Rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Casa Gangotena Hotel Quito
Punta Pitt San Cristoba

Galapagos Islands Cruise - 7 Nights

Day 30 - Fly to the Galapagos Islands 

Day 31 - Galapagos Islands cruise

Day 32 - Galapagos Islands cruise

Day 33 - Galapagos Islands cruise

Day 34 - Galapagos Islands cruise

Day 35 - Galapagos Islands cruise

Day 36 - Galapagos Islands cruise

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Friday, 23 August 2024

Fly to the Galapagos Islands

Fly to Baltra Island and transfer to your chosen yacht for a 7-night cruise including all meals and shore excursions. 

In the afternoon visit, Sombrero Chino, named after its shape formed by volcanic rock giving it the name, Chinese Hat. Since it was given a maximum visiting capacity by the National Park Service it offers rare, up close viewing of Galapagos wildlife and well preserved remnants of fragile volcanic rock that can't be found in such a unique condition anywhere else. The islet is home to a colony of sea lions on the white coral sand beach. Here you can see American Oystercatchers, Galapagos Penguins swimming along the shores, and Sally-Lightfoot Crabs in bright contrast to the dark volcanic rock.


Saturday, 24 August 2024

Isabela and Fernandina Islands

In the morning, visit Isabela Island. The largest in the archipelago, this seahorse-shaped island is also one of the youngest and most volcanically active. The morning visit is to Vicente Roca Point. Keep an eye out for seahorses, sea turtles, and the strange yet fascinating Mola-mola (or sunfish).

Afternoon visit to Fernandina Island, the youngest island in Galapagos. Access to this site is extremely restricted by the Galapagos National Park and you will be one of those very lucky visitors. 

Crossing the Bolivar Channel that divides Isabela and Fernandina Islands we will land at Espinosa Point, and after walking past a colony of marine iguanas and a group of sea lions, reach the island ́s highlight: the Flightless Cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos Hawk.


Sunday, 25 August 2024

Isabela Island

This morning visit Tagus Cove's 'cliff-side gallery,' provides a clear view of pirate graffiti dating back to 1836 and stunning views of the surrounding slopes and volcanoes, making our way to Darwin Lake. This salt-water crater-lake may have been filled with a tidal wave brought on by a volcanic eruption.

In the afternoon, we will land at Urbina Bay which presents some fascinating geological formations. Expect to see stingrays and sea turtles swimming near the surface of the water, along with Flightless Cormorants, pelicans, and marine iguanas. You will be dazzled by the breath-taking view of the Alcedo Volcano.


Monday, 26 August 2024

Isabela Island

This morning visit Elizabeth Bay, a secluded space lacking any landing sites. We will take a traditional 'panga' ride, passing the red mangroves and amongst the wildlife of the lively bay. You may see Brown Pelicans diving for fish, penguins, Blue-footed Boobies and possibly spot humpback whales.

In the afternoon we will visit Moreno Point, located south west of Elizabeth Bay. Here, a dry landing onto what was once flowing lava is possible. The lava has left craters in its wake, which formed crystal tide pools. In the brackish pools of this area, you may see pink flamingos, white-cheeked pintails, and common gallinules. 


Tuesday, 27 August 2024

Santa Cruz Island

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station Breeding Centre, home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Here you will observe the various sub-species of turtles interacting with each other, and possibly with you. 

In the afternoon, we visit the Highlands of Santa Cruz where you will walk along a path, observing the hills, ferns, volcanoes, and rich wildlife. This area is home to giant tortoises, the exclusive galápagos rail, the paint-billed crane and many other species.


Wednesday, 28 August 2024

Galapagos Islands cruise

SOUTH PLAZAS & SANTA FE ISLANDS
AM: South Plaza Island - In the morning, head to South Plaza Island, small island with steep cliffs was formed by rising lava and is now covered by Opuntia cacti. It is also home to one of the largest sea lion colonies as well as colourful yellow and red land iguanas. The most characteristic plant is the Sesuvium. During the rainy season its colour is a greenish to yellowish tone and in the dry season (end of June through January) a bright red.

PM: Santa Fe Island - The afternoon visit is to Santa Fe Island, home to the small picturesque bay and anchorage on the island northeast coast. The bay has two visitor trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint atop a cliff and the other spanning from a small beach to a tall prickly pear cactus forest.


Thursday, 29 August 2024

Espanola and Osborn Islands

In the morning, we will start at Suarez Point on a trail where you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobie, albatrosses and nazca boobies. 

In the afternoon, we will visit the spectacular Gardner Bay and Osborn Islet. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. It is the breeding site of nearly all of the world's 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses.

Ocean Spray

Galapagos Islands - Luxury Catamaran

The Mega-Catamaran Ocean Spray cruises at 15 knots, one of fastest cruising speeds in the Galapagos. Add to this cabins with private balconies and the luxury of space for relaxation and al fresco dining and you will be smitten. The vessel features beautifully upgraded public areas and cabins, offering a contemporary and luxury on board experience.

Accommodating a maximum of just 16 guests, the elegant design includes a huge sundeck with teak flooring and a jacuzzi. On the main deck, enjoy fabulous cuisine in a stunning dining room, relax in the lounge - and enjoy a drink at the bar on the upper deck. 

Ocean Spray offers a good choice of itineraries, from a 4 day introduction to the Galapagos to a 15 day mega cruise where you'll thoroughly explore the Galapagos from end-to-end.

The fully air-conditioned cabins are also spacious, each very well appointed as you would expect for a luxury ship, with private bathroom with shower, twin or double bed and your own private balcony looking out to sea.

Included in the price is use of wet suits, snorkelling equipment and the on board kayaks, further enhancing your enjoyment and experience. In summary, the Ocean Spray offers exceptional comfort and service in a stylish, relaxed atmosphere. 

Ocean Spray

Evolution

Galapagos Islands - Luxury Motor Yacht

With more deck space than other medium sized vessels, you will enjoy superb al fresco dining on your cruise on the M/V Evolution. The beautifully furnished salons, open decks and private areas enable relaxed enjoyment of the natural paradise you are exploring. 

Choose from two 7 night itineraries. Your Naturalist Guide will always be with you, escorting you on the morning and afternoon land visits, lecturing each evening and accompanying you on snorkelling excursions and panga rides. 

The itinerary includes visits to at least 8 uninhabited islands of the Galapagos National Park system, each with a different and diverse flora and fauna, plus the small town of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz where you view the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Centre.

The M/V Evolution also offers family orientated departures and special photo safaris, both of which are increasingly popular.

 

The Evolution sailing past Isabela Island

Passion

Galapagos Islands - Luxury Motor Yacht

The M/Y Passion offers 14 guests the opportunity to enjoy a spacious cruise in the largest chartered yacht in the Galapagos. With over 200 square metres of fine teak decking, enjoy the Panoramic sky lounge or sun bathe further back on the secluded sun deck.

The gourmet chef serves food of international standards and weather permitting - unlike other vessels - breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served al fresco in the exterior dinning area.

The luxury yacht Passion
Traditional costumes

Return to Quito - 1 Night

Day 37 - Return to Quito

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Friday, 30 August 2024

San Cristobal Island & Return to Quito

Disembark after breakfast and visit the interpretation centre on San Cristobal Island which focuses on the interaction between humans and the process of the "of natural history laboratory", demonstrating that a harmonious relation between human beings and nature is possible. We also visit Cerro Colorado (Galapaguera) where you may see land birds like warbler, finches and mockingbirds in this protected area.

We then transfer to San Cristobal airport and fly back to Quito. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast.

Little Dix Bay, Idyllic Bay and Resort

British Virgin Islands - 5 Nights

Day 38 - Fly to the British Virgin Islands 

Day 39 - At leisure 

Day 40 - At leisure 

Day 41 - At leisure 

Day 42 - At leisure 

Day 43 - Fly back to the UK

Day 44 - Arrive back in the UK

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Saturday, 31 August 2024

Fly to the Virgin Islands 

Fly north the Miami and onto the British Virgin Islands. On arrival, you will be met, taken to the pier and on a private boat, directly across to Virgin Gorda, the luxurious Little Dix Bay Hotel for a 5-night stay including breakfast. Time to unwind on a idyllic Caribbean island and resort, as the culmination of this superb journey.


Sunday, 01 September 2024

At leisure

Relax at the hotel and on the golden beaches.


Monday, 02 September 2024

At leisure 

Perhaps take a trip by boat today or follow a trails to the top of the hills overlooking the bay.

You may wish to walk to the small village of Spanish Town nearby, to explore and absorb the Caribbean vibes in a few shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

The Baths National Park on the coast are a must: discover hidden beaches, small coves and follow the trail between large boulders along the sea shore.

 


Tuesday, 03 September 2024

At leisure 

Relax in the Caribbean sunshine.

 


Wednesday, 04 September 2024

At leisure 

You final day to enjoy the superb facilities of your hotel.


Thursday, 05 September 2024

Fly back to the UK

You depart Virgin Gorda by boat across to Beef Iland airport to fly to San Juan and onto Miami to connect with an overnight flight back to the UK.


Friday, 06 September 2024

Arrive back in the UK

Arrive back in the UK in the morning.

Little Dix Bay

British Virgin Islands - Deluxe Resort

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a little paradise of discrete luxury. The bay is perfect with a reef where the waves break and calm water to the semi circular beach.

The resort offers fine dinning, an award-winning spa, luxury villas and beachfront rooms are spacious with excellent amenities, CD player, mini-bar, conditioning, bath robes and Lady Primrose bath products. There are three restaurants for exquisite dining, breakfast and informal meals in the open air, and live music in the evening. The casual beach grill overlooks the sea for light daytime meals. 

Spa, Tennis, Fitness; and should you feel energetic, there are trails on the hills around the hotel bay, with some wonderful views.

Little Dix Bay is not far from The Baths National Park; you can walk across the village of Spanish Town to reach the famous beaches and coves to walk through the myriad of passages between huge boulders along the sea shore, at The Baths.

Should wish to go out in the evening, Spanish Town, has a few cafes, restaurants and bars, and it is also worth going for a walk in the town for the shops, cafes, houses, and just for people watching.

View our Inclusive Tour to Rosewood Little Dix Bay with flights and transport.

 

Little Dix Bay, Idyllic Bay and Resort

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates April - May - June - October - November December to March, July - August
Room Arrangement First First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £29,564 £35,098

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 44 Days/41 Nights
  • International business class flights (2 overnight)
  • All flights as shown in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 41 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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