Day 1: Lima
Arrive in the evening and head straight to your convenient Lima Airport hotel.
Day 2: Lima/ Cusco
Fly over the Andes to the UNESCO Heritage city of Cuzco. After a chance to freshen up, we will take you on a Cusco City Tour to appreciate the mix of Incan and Colonial styles in the city. Includes visits to the huge Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Stay overnight in Cusco or take the short trip to the Sacred Valley for a comfortable night’s sleep at lower altitude.
Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour
Start your exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas — the vast valley below Machu Picchu where traditional lifestyle continues to this day. Begin by visiting the charming town of Chinchero and see traditionally dressed locals in the handicrafts market at Pisaq.
After lunch alongside the Urubamba River, your tour ends in Ollantaytambo, a pretty village laid out in the traditional Incan format and dominated by an Inca fortress on the hills above the village. Overnight here so you can easily take the train to Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour
Catch the early train to Machu Picchu passing through lovely mountain scenery. Arrive with plenty of time to begin exploring the breathtaking Incan city. Your guide will take you around the site, then you have time to explore Machu Picchu on your own - walking to the Inca Bridge, the Sun Gate, more photos or just quiet contemplation. Return to Cusco in the evening.
Day 5: Cusco / Buenos Aires
Travel from Cusco to Buenos Aires. There we will pick you up and take you to your city center hotel.
Day 6: Buenos Aires Tour
Choose your own tour of Buenos Aires: sophisticated Palermo, Recoletta for museums, city highlights or bohemian San Telmo. The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy exciting Buenos Aires. In the evening, options include a Tango show / lesson, or Argentine BBQ.
Day 7: Buenos Aires / Patagonia
After a leisurely breakfast , we will take you to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, Patagonia in the far south of Argentina. El Calafate is a rustic, charming town of gardens and pretty homes set before a stunning Patagonian backdrop.
Day 8: Glacier Tour - Perito Moreno
Enjoy a full day at Perito Moreno Glacier, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world and one of the few which is expanding rather than shrinking. Enjoy a boat ride right up to the glacier and probable views of great chunks of ice falling into the lake.
Day 9: Glacier Tour - Estancia Cristina
We take you on a day trip to Estancia Cristina - a traditional ranch in a stunning lakeside setting. From here you can set out by boat and 4 x 4 car to visit the remote Upsala Galcier or a short hike for a view of the Southern Ice Field.
Day 10: Patagonia / Buenos Aires
We take you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and home.
Alan and Judy, Peru & Ecuador
Dave, Peru & Galapagos
Brian S, Peru & Galapagos
The Dietrichs, Ecuador & Galapagos
Darin, Peru & Galapagos
Linda, Costa Rica
Jane and Sue, Peru
Col. Ed Scholl, Peru
Ralstons & Pruesses, Peru
Peru, Eid-Heberle Family
Jake and Alyssa
Ralston Family, California
Lewis Family, Pennsylvania
Sonny & Amanda Punzalan, California
Sue Clark & Family, Washington
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Mark Stout & Family, Pennsylvania
Machu Picchu & Galapagos, Dec 2012
Bruce Thaler, Philadelphia
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Howard Silberstein, Miami
Galapagos & Ecuador, November 2012
Yau Ru Chen, Los Angeles
Machu Picchu Galapagos, October 2012
Janet Whiteside, Florida
Peru, July 2012
Machu Picchu, Iguazu & Rio, March 2012
Victor Limlingan, Travel Agent – The Philippines
Ecuador, Galapagos & Panama, June 2012
Jennafer Bonello – Washington DC
Peru, June 2012
Hamila Atefi – Washington DC
Peru and Galapagos, May 2012
Chris Leggat – New York
Galapagos & Machu Picchu, June 2012
Rick Velategui – USA
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Mike & Carol Lipischak
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