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Montecristi Tour

17 Night Itinerary from £4,217

Multi-country Landmark Tour


Journey from Rio de Janeiro to the mighty Iguassu Falls, explore Buenos Aires, Lima and Lake Titicaca and enjoy a luxury train journey across Andean mountain landscapes to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Travel to Brazil, Argentina and Peru, for a perfect overview of South America
  • Discover the remains of ancient empires shrouded in mystery, the sounds and colours of traditional Indian markets and the melodic rhythms of vibrant Brazil
  • Explore magnificent Rio de Janeiro, visiting its famous beaches and iconic sights, as well as its historic centre and lush Atlantic cloud forest
  • Experience the mighty Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Visit the coastal city of Lima, famed for its world class culinary scene
  • Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Titicaca meeting the local villagers  
  • Journey by train on the luxurious Andean Explorer through Andean mountain landscapes to the Inca capital Cusco
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, shrouded in cloud forest, and the Scared Valley's hilltop ruins

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Tour Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Rio de Janeiro 

Day 2 - Full day guided tour of Rio

Day 3 - At leisure in Rio 

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Day 1

Fly to Rio de Janeiro 

Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro, arriving later the same evening. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transport to be taken to your hotel fro a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Your guide will give you a short introduction to your surroundings and explain the rest of your stay in Rio that can be adapted to your own interests.

Day 2

Full day guided tour of Rio

Today enjoy a full day in the company of your Veloso Tours guide visiting Rio's famous landmarks including the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain with fabulous views of the city. You will pass through the lush forest of Tijuca, with its tropical trees, waterfalls and pleasant shade, before visiting the old centre of Rio.

Day 3

At leisure in Rio  

Spend the day exploring at leisure. There are many things to do according to your interests. Book a Veloso Tours optional excursion (payable locally).

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Iguassu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 4 - Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Day 5 - See the Iguassu Falls from the Argentinian side

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Day 4

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Transfer to Rio airport for flight to Iguassu. We take a guided tour of the Brazilian side of these mighty falls, walking on walkways above the thunder of the gushing water. Nothing will prepare you for your first sight of this natural wonder; it is truly awesome. The well maintained and located walkways above the falls will provide some superb photo opportunities. 

We then cross the border to Argentina and check into our lodge located close to the Iguassu Falls where we over night including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Day 5

See the Iguassu Falls from the Argentinian side

This morning, we take a guided tour of the falls from the Argentinian side (the larger of the two sides), where you will explore this vast area on secure walkways over numerous cascades reaching the largest waterfall of all - Devil's Throat. You will feel refreshed and invigorated.

Later in the day, we transfer to the airport and fly south to Buenos Aires for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Buenos Aires - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Guided tour of Buenos Aires 

Day 7 - At leisure in Buenos Aires 

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Day 6

Guided tour of Buenos Aires

Today enjoy a guided tour of Buenos Aires - 'The Paris of South America'. We visit the colourful district of La Boca, the main square with the Casa Rosada and Presidential Palace. And continue to the bohemian district of Palermo and elegant Parque de Recoleta with its smart bars and street cafes. In the evening, enjoy the famous nightlife of Buenos Aires - perhaps taking in a tango show.


Day 7

At leisure in Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires at your leisure today. Your guide can offer a wide range of optional excursions depending on your interests.

Plaza-de-Armas, Lima

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 8 - Fly to Lima 

Day 9 - Guided tour of Lima  

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Day 8

Fly to Lima 

Morning at leisure in Buenos Aires. In the afternoon, fly to Lima, and transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Your guide will introduce you to Lima and advise on the best restaurants and bistros to enjoy. The Peruvian/Asian fusion cuisine is fast becoming a major attraction in Peru's capital city.

Day 9

Guided tour of Lima  

Today we explore Lima on aguided tour visiting the delights of this colonial capital, its main squares, the Presidential Palace and ornate church. We also visit the Larco Herrera Museum which houses a fine collection of pre-Colombian artefacts. 

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Lake Titicaca - 2 Nights

Day 10 - Fly to Lake Titicaca

Day 11 - Exploring Lake Titicaca 

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Day 10

Fly to Lake Titicaca 

Transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Juliaca, from where we travel to Puno on the shore of magical Lake Titicaca. We stay for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Time to relax at your hotel and enjoy the views of the lake framed with snow-covered peaks.

Day 11

Exploring Lake Titicaca  

Today enjoy a full day excursion onto the lake, visiting the floating islands of Uros where you will meet the villagers whose lifestyles have remained the same for many years. It is extra-ordinary how these friendly peoples life on floating islands on the lake. We continue to the isolated rocky island of Taquile, famous for their weaving that is done mainly by the men on the island. 

Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley & Cusco - 3 Nights

Day 12 - Andean Explorer train to Cusco

Day 13 - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 14 - Guided tour of Cusco & nearby Inca sites 

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Day 12

Andean Explorer train to Cusco

This morning, join the luxurious Andean Explorer train for a spectacular daytime journey passing stunning landscapes, remote farms, towering mountains and tiny hillside villages. The trip from Puno to Cusco on  one of the world's highest rail journeys is a real highlight of this tour. On arrival in Cusco, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 13

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today we enjoy an included full day guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas exploring its small villages, hillside terraced fields and the Incas ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac. We also visit the colourful market at Chinchero returning to Cusco late in the afternoon. 

Day 14

Guided tour of Cusco & nearby Inca sites 

Morning at leisure in Cusco. In the afternoon, your guide will show you the best of Cusco including the colonial-era cathedral. We will also visit the Temple of the Sun and explore the nearby Inca ruins at Sacsayhuamán.


Machu Picchu - 1 Night

Day 15 - Visit Machu Picchu

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Day 15

Visit Machu Picchu 

Today, we depart on the Vistadome train from Cusco following the beautiful Urubamba River leading us to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of this extra-ordinary wonder of the ancient world. Your guide will bring to life this mountain top citadel of the Inca empire. It is a truly memorable experience. After visiting Machu Picchu, we check into a nearby hotel for a 1-night stay including breakfast.  

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Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 16 - Return to Cusco

Day 17 - Cusco

Day 18 - Fly to Lima and flight home

Day 19 - Arrive in the UK

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Day 16

Return to Cusco

This morning is free to explore the area around Machu Picchu at your leisure. You may wish 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. Alternatively, there is a gentle climb, back along the Inca Trail, to Intipunku: the Gate of the Sun, and the first sight one has of the complex if walking the Inca Trail. In the afternoon, we return to Cusco by train for a 2 night stay with breakfast included. 

Day 17


Cusco is one of those places in the world that is so appealing you really won't want to leave. It is a sheer joy observing the locals in their colourful clothing mingle with the tourists in this elegant colonial mountain setting. People-watching in a local cafe is a popular pastime in this enchanting city. So enjoy your final day in the land of the Incas; no doubt still fathoming how the Incas could build such imposing castles, towns and cities high in the Andes. 

Our guide is also on hand today if you want to book any additional optional excursions.

Day 18

Fly to Lima and flight home

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, connecting to your international overnight flight back to the UK.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Rest of the year 1 July - 12 Aug, 16-31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,217 £5,348 £4,496 £5,636
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £4,928 £6,773 £5,216 £7,061
Single Traveller - Own Room £5,723 £7,823 £5,998 £8,111

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

What's Included

  • 19 Days / 17 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • 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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