Peru with Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Iguazu Falls

 

7 NIGHTS INCLUDING AIR FROM LAX - $3,595
July 27th - August 5th

This will be our 5th Peru trip with Machu Picchu and Cusco and our 2nd time to Iguassu Falls.

We start off in Cusco the center of the Incan world.  We’ll tour the city and ruins including the Temple of the Sacred Water and we’ll even have an opportunity to mountain bike through the Sacred Valley (see itinerary below).  After 3-nights we will then take the Inca Express train through the unforgettable Urubamba Gorge for our 2-night visit to Machu Picchu where we can take the optional trek through the final stretch of the Inca Trail.

Machu Picchu, called the Lost City of the Incas, is of on most people's list of places to see but you will also love our other two destinations. 

There are really no words to describe Machu Picchu adequately except to say it is majestic and magical. With surreal clouds that hang from the surrounding mountains it appears as if these sacred ruins are leaping out from a fantasy. It is one of my favorite places destinations on earth. For those who are up for the approximate 5-6 hour and very steep hike to the Sun Gate, you will exit the train at mile marker 104 and begin your journey. It's a challenge but as long as you are reasonably fit you will make it. Otherwise you will stay on the train with our guide and can visit the next day. You will also have the option to take the smaller hike to Huaynapicchu mountain that offers an incredible view of Machu Picchu (see details below).

NOTE: This Inca Trail hike requires registration months in advance as they limit the number of people who take the hike each day. We will need your passport number. If you cancel this trip we will be unable to get the money back from this hike which amounts to $100.

Click here for a complete day by day itinerary of our time in Peru

From Machu Picchu we will then take the train back and then board our plane for the 3rd stop on our trip - Iguazu Falls.on the border of Agentina and Brazil.

Nothing in the world of water compares to, or is as impressive as, the natural spectacle provided by the stunning group of 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguazu Waterfalls. Witness the mighty roar and jaw-dropping-spectacle of South America's grandest natural attraction - Iguazu Falls. which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders, making them a must see destination for any traveler. The falls are surrounded by humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is house of different animals and offers some superb tropical bird watching. Tanagers, antbirds, toucans, manakins, parrots, trogons and tyrant flycatchers will thrill you.

Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. Then our guide will take you into another marvelous adventure, the “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the Falls.

We will be staying at the only hotel located inside the park - The 4-star Melia Iguazu Resort and Spa! See more info below. This will be an incredible experience. Our flight on the 4th does not leave until late afternoon so we will have a chance to have a second visit to the park.

 

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international air from LAX (deduct $1,500 with your own air)
  • 7-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • All ground transportation
  • Guide service in Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners including a Folklore show.
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat ride and tour in Iguazu Falls
  • Option of mountain biking or tour of Ollaytatambo

     

    Single supplement: $750

     DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Departure taxes or fuel surcharge (currently at $155)
    • Argentina reciprocity fee of $160

 Deduct $1,500 with your own air and would need to also purchase the flights from Cusco to Iguazu.

OUR AIR: We are on LAN airlines from LAX.

Flight:LATAM Airlines 601 Departure: Los Angeles 27JUL /930P Arrival:Lima 28JUL/750A
Flight:LATAM Airlines 2027 Departure: Lima 28JUL /940A Arrival:Cuzco 28JUL/1115A

Flight:LATAM Airlines 2010 Departure: Cuzco 02AUG /730A Arrival:Lima 02AUG/905A
Flight:LATAM Airlines 2443 Departure: Lima 02AUG /1235P Arrival:Iguassu Falls 02AUG/630P
Flight:LATAM Airlines 2442 Departure: Iguassu Falls 04AUG /745P Arrival:Lima 04AUG/1010P
Flight:LATAM Airlines 2476 Departure: Lima 05AUG /150A Arrival:Los Angeles 05AUG/848A

 OUR HOTELS:

CUSCO - Costa del Sol Ramada Inn 3-1/2 star

Website - Tripadvisor Review          

Costa del Sol decided to create an international business alliance with Wyndham Hotel Group. Our hotel in the airport was originally Costa del Sol Ramada Lima and with this decision, we took a step forward by naming it Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima, turning it into the first Wyndham hotel in Peru. Step by step we expand this alliance to some of our hotels. Finally, in 2014 we did an upgrade Wyndham brand to brand, turning into Costa del Sol Wyndham.

Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is the perfect place to spend a few days or vacation as it is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals. The Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is an historic base for discovering the Inca civilization. This 4-star hotel has 90 rooms and is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel.

The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. Features include Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar. The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us. We have a restaurant, Ideal for family trips.

MACHU PICCHU - El Mapi by Inkaterra - 3-1/2 star

Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.

Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most famous destination: the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.


IGUAZU - Melia Iguazu Resort & Spa- 4-star

Strategically located inside Iguazu Park, Sheraton Iguazu features an outdoor pool and spa facilities. Some rooms have balconies with waterfall views. There is a restaurant, and a tennis court.

Beautifully decorated, rooms at Sheraton Iguazu Resort & SPA feature large private balconies. Some of them overlook the waterfalls, and some others enjoy a jungle view.

A buffet breakfast is served daily. international dishes can be enjoyed at Garganta del Diablo Restaurant, overlooking the falls. Fine drinks can be ordered at the bar.

Spa facilities include a Jacuzzi, a hammam, and a sauna. Guests can request massage sessions, unwind on the lounge chairs by the pool or hike through the lush garden surrounding the property. A fitness center and a library are available.

Additional recreational facilities include the modern, fully-equipped Sheraton Fitness, a children’s pool, and an adult pool with a pool bar.

UPGRADE OPTION: We have 14 falls view rooms as an added option. Cost per person for the view is $75 for both nights - $150 for a single supplement. Please let us know if you would like this option.

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