Cross Continent and Bolivian Heartland

A cross-continent odyssey from beaches to the high Andean mountains, via remote villages, cosmopolitan cities, Inca archaeology and dramatic landscapes.

Travel Highlights

  • Our panoramic cross-country individual tour to Brazil, Bolivia and Peru
  • Travel from Atlantic to Pacific, via vibrant cities, sub-tropical climes and the Andes
  • Visit the iconic beaches and famous sites of vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • Experience the awesome power and natural beauty of the Iguazu Falls
  • Explore the stylish city of Buenos Aires, home to the passionate tango dance
  • Discover the contrasting Bolivian cities of Santa CruzSucre and La Paz
  • Venture to the origins of the Inca Empire at majestic Lake Titicaca
  • Visit dramatic ancient hilltop ruins and see rural life in the Sacred Valley
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas and their former capital Cusco

Journey Breakdown

Route Map

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The Viracocha Tour
Travel Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Days 1 - 3

Day 1 - Departure flight

Day 2 - Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro at Leisure

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Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Departure

Depart on Friday on a daytime flight to Rio de Janeiro, arriving in the evening. You will be met at the airport by our representative who will take you to your hotel in the cosmopolitan beach area of Copacabana, staying for 3 nights. On arrival you will have an introduction to the local area which is an opportunity for our guide to provide advice, explain your programme, answer any questions you may have.

 

Day 2 - Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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 3 - Rio de Janeiro at Leisure

Day at leisure to explore the city and enjoy the beaches of Rio. There is also a wide choice of optional excursions available, including a tropical islands cruise and a scenic mountain bus ride to the colonial city of Petropolis.

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Tourist Grade

The Ipanema Inn Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Inn 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, Internet access, air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. Some have private balconies. The restaur…

First Class

The Windsor Excelsior Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Windsor Excelsior Hotel

A modern hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach with 233 rooms and suites, all with air conditioning, internet, mini bar, safe and en-suite bathroom with hair-dryer as well as 24-hour room service. All rooms have twin beds that can be pushed together and made up as doubles. The top floor has a wonderful…

Deluxe Experience

The Sofitel Copacabana Hotel Tour - Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Sofitel Copacabana Hotel

The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro is a De Luxe hotel located at the end of Copacabana Beach and just three blocks from the upmarket and stylish areas of Ipanema and Leblon. The hotel has two restaurants as well as two swimming pools: to catch both the morning and afternoon sun. There is also a fitness cent…

Iguassu Falls
Day 4

Day 4 - Visit Iguassu Falls

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Day 4 - Visit 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. Spend one night at our hotel overlooking the falls.

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Preferred Accommodatoin

First Class

The Bourbon Cataratas Resort Tour - Holidays to Iguassu Falls

Bourbon Cataratas Resort

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 bat…

Deluxe Experience

The Hotel das Cataratas Tour - Holidays to Iguassu Falls

Hotel das Cataratas

The Hotel Cataratas is part of Orient Express Group and the only hotel right by the waterfalls within the National Park. The hotel is beautifully decorate, the rooms are stylish and it has a large swimming pool, two restaurant, bar, shops and tennis courts and a spa.

Buenos Aires
Days 5 - 7

Day 5 - Travel to Buenos Aires

Day 6 - Tour of Buenos Aires

Day 7 - Buenos Aires At Leisure

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Day 5 - Travel to Buenos Aires

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

 

Day 6 - Tour of Buenos Aires

Today you will visit this cultural, cosmopolitan city, dubbed the 'Paris of Latin America'. We 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 7 - Buenos Aires At Leisure

Time at leisure to explore to city on your own, maybe watch a tango show in bohemian San Telmo.

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Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The De las Americas Tour - Holidays to Buenos Aires

De las Americas

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, an…

First Class

The Loi Suites Recoleta Tour - Holidays to Buenos Aires

Loi Suites Recoleta

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 hom…

Deluxe Experience

The Alvear Palace Hotel Tour - Holidays to Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quart…

Sucre & Potosí
Days 8 - 11

Day 9 - Tour of Sucre

Day 10 - Tarabuco Sunday Market

Day 11 - Day-trip to Potosí

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Itinerary Description

Day 8 - Fly to Santa Cruz

Fly to Santa Cruz, Bolivia's largest city and stay one night at leisure and have a dinner at one of the many good restaurants.

 

Day 9 - Tour of 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 10 - 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 11 - Day-trip to Potosí

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.

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Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

First Class

Deluxe Experience

La Paz
Days 12 - 13

Day 12 - Fly to La Paz

Day 13 - City tour La Paz

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Itinerary Description

Day 12 - Fly to 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 13 - City tour La Paz

Our tour of the city follows a maze of streets and alleyways to visit plazas, churches, and the Indian half of the city where the streets are lined with stalls selling wonderful weavings, traditional musical instruments and jewellery, before leading us to the witches' market, where charismatic ladies sell a range of herbs, bottled potions and amulets to cure all illness.

Lake Titicaca
Days 14 - 15

Day 14 - Sun Island

Day 15 - Puno

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Day 14 - Sun Island

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 15 - Puno

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

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Days 16 - 17

Day 16 - Andean Explorer Train to Cusco

Day 17 - Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

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Day 16 - Andean Explorer Train to Cusco

Board the luxury Andean Explorer Train to Cusco, crossing the dramatic Andean landscape. You will sit at a table by the window, where lunch and afternoon tea will be served, to catch glimpses of small villages and isolated stations, where people wait to sell their wares. On arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel in the Urubamba Valley "Sacred Valley of the Incas" for 2 nights.

 

Day 17 - Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

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

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Pakaritampu Tour - Holidays to Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pakaritampu

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for investigating the 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 sepa…

First Class

The Casa Andina Private Collection Tour - Holidays to Sacred Valley of the Incas

Casa Andina Private Collection

Casa Andina Private Collection 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 bus…

Deluxe Experience

The Sol Y Luna Tour - Holidays to Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sol Y Luna

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 r…

Machu Picchu
Days 18 -19

Day 18 - Machu Picchu tour

Day 19 - Machu Picchu at Leisure

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Itinerary Description

Day 18 - Machu Picchu tour

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 19 - Machu Picchu at Leisure

Morning free to explore Machu Picchu further or possible climb Huayna Picchu or walk to Intipunku, the Gate of the Sun, at the end of the Inca Trail. Afternoon train back to Cusco, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Accommodation

Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The El Mapi Tour - Holidays to Machu Picchu

El Mapi

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 stati…

First Class

The Casa Andina Classic Tour - Holidays to Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Classic

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.

Deluxe Experience

The Inkaterra Pueblo Tour - Holidays to Machu Picchu

Inkaterra Pueblo

Conveniently located next to the train station in Aguas Calientes, all cabanas have spacious rooms with en-suete bathrooms and are set amongst dense vegetation with gardens spread through the grounds, linked by winding paths. there is a restaurant & bar, a spa, walks and an orchid trail, that co…

Cusco
Day 20

Day 20 - Cusco

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Day 20 - 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. Visit 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.

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Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Casa San Blas Tour - Holidays to Cusco

Casa San Blas

The Boutique Hotel Casa San Blas provides a service based on personalized attention within the context of a friendly, home-like atmosphere. The hotel is located in the historic artisans quarter of San Blas, just two and a half blocks from Cusco's main plaza. The rooms are decorated with a select col…

First Class

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Tour - Holidays to Cusco

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

The hotel Picoaga occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large countryyard. Located just 2 minutes from the mian square, it is the ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all wi…

Deluxe Experience

The Monasterio de Cusco Tour - Holidays to Cusco

Monasterio de Cusco

Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, this building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. It has now bec…

The La Casona Tour - Holidays to Cusco

La Casona

The first luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, with a unique mix of culture and tradition. Carefully restored to retain its historical heritage, La Casona presents modern luxury without sacrificing authenticity. Eleven suites surround a sumptuous courtyard. Contemporary amenities create the ambience of c…

Lima
Days 21 - 22

Day 21 - Fly to Lima

Day 22 - Flight back home

Day 23 - Arrive home

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Itinerary Description

Day 21 - Fly to Lima

Morning flight to Lima and transfer to our hotel in the elegant quarter of Miraflores. Afternoon tour, visiting the grand colonial squares and the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses fascinating artifacts from pre-Inca and Inca times.

 

Day 22 - Departure

Morning at leisure, before overnight direct flight home, arriving on Day 23. Or extend your trip to walk the Inca Trail or see the stunning nature in the Amazon.

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Preferred Accommodatoin

Tourist Grade

The Allpa Tour - Holidays to Lima

Allpa

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facili…

First Class

The Casa Andina Private Collection Tour - Holidays to Lima

Casa Andina Private Collection

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for li…

Deluxe Experience

The Country Club Tour - Holidays to Lima

Country Club

Located in the residential area of San Isidro the most exclusive residential, financial and commercial district of Lima with a pleasant view facing the Lima Golf Club. At 7 miles from the International Airport.

Opened in 1927, the Country Club offers accommodations in either a single or double room…

The Miraflores Park Plaza Tour - Holidays to Lima

Miraflores Park Plaza

The Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a park, 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…

Travel Details
Viracocha

What's Included

  • 23 Days / 21 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast every day and meals as described in 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
  • 23 Days / 21 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast every day and meals as described in 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
  • 23 Days / 21 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast every day and meals as described in 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

Price Breakdown

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

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Rest of the year 1 July - 12 Aug, 9 Dec - 31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £5,147 £5,935 - £5,477 £6,220 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £761 + £1,218 - + £743 + £1,217 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + £2,202 + £2,919 - + £2,156 + £2,919 -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Rest of the year 1 July - 12 Aug, 9 Dec - 31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €5,276 €6,222 - €5,672 €7,086 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €913 + €1,462 - + €892 + €939 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + €2,642 + €3,503 - + €2,587 + €2,981 -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates Rest of the year 1 July - 12 Aug, 9 Dec - 31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $5,691 $6,715 - $6,120 $7,086 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $989 + $1,584 - + $966 + $1,582 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + $2,862 + $3,796 - + $2,803 + $3,794 -

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