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The Incas, Uros, Gauchos & Cariocas Tour
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Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro at night
Presidential Palace in Paraguay
Llama stands in front of Machu Picchu
Benches in front of Peru monastery at night

The Incas, Uros, Gauchos & Cariocas Tour

From the Lost City to the Marvelous City, Plus Bolivia & Paraguay

18 Days / 17 Nights
From 3025
* flights not included

Summary

Embark on an 18-day journey through the Land of the Incas, where the remnants of their great civilization continue to capture the imagination. From Peru to Rio, start in the City of Kings, Lima, where you’ll learn about the history of the Spanish conquistadors. Continue to the heart of Peru, visiting Cuzco, and of course, the UNESCO Heritage site, Machu Picchu. Then travel south, cross over Lake Titicaca into Bolivia, and visit the two largest cities, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Take a flight to Paraguay’s capital city, Asunción, and have a Guarani experience. To end this trip, visit two Brazilian highlights: Iguassu Falls and the Cidade Maravilhosa, Rio de Janeiro.

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Tour Highlights

  • Lima

  • Cusco

  • Machu Picchu

  • Titicaca Lake

  • La Paz

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra

  • Asunción

  • Iguassu Falls

  • Rio de Janeiro

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  • 17-Nights accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • All tours, transfers, and entrance fees
  • English-speaking guides
  • First-class train or bus transportation
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Day 1 - 2Arrive in Lima & Explore the Capital

Beach in Lima, Peru at sunset

Arrive in Lima. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Known as the City of Kings, Peru’s capital city Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The Plaza de Armas is the heart of old Lima, and it is here you find the Cathedral, Government Palace and Archbishop’s Palace. The Cathedral dates back to the 1700s and houses the remains of the conquistador Pizarro.

To get a feel for colonial Lima, take a cab to the Plaza de Armas and watch the changing of the Palace Guard in the afternoon. Walk the streets surrounding the Jirón de la Unión for great examples of Spanish-colonial architecture and to get a taste for life in a large South American city. An optional city tour visits many of the city’s highlights. There are many fine museums in and around the city, including the Museo Rafael Larco Herrera, which houses an equally impressive collection of pottery, mummies and textiles from the Paracas and Nazca cultures.

The more affluent coastal districts of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro offer good nightlife and cafés all within walking distance. Limeños (Lima’s residents) are friendly, and the city is filled with excellent restaurants; seafood lovers in particular should be sure to try a ceviche, for which Lima is well-known.

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Day 3Arrival in Cuzco & City Tour

Day 4Machu Picchu Ruins Tour

Day 5Train from Cuzco to Puno

Day 6 - 7Lake Titicaca & La Paz

Day 8 - 9Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Day 10Going to Asunción

Day 11Asunción - Golden Roundtrip - Asunción

Day 12Full Day Trip: The Life of the Indigenous

Day 13Arrive in Foz do Iguassu

Day 14 - 15Explore the Iguassu Waterfalls

Day 16 - 18Rio de Janeiro Tour

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

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Hotel
Luxury

From 6510 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion La Mision Hotel Boutique
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Los Tajibos
Hotel
Superior+

From 4825 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Granados Park Hotel
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Camino Real
Hotel
Superior

From 4155 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Guaraní Asunción
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Cortez
Hotel
Standard

From 3025 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Las Margaritas
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra LP Santa Cruz
Hotel
Luxury

From 6726 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion La Mision Hotel Boutique
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Los Tajibos
Hotel
Superior+

From 5045 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Granados Park Hotel
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Camino Real
Hotel
Superior

From 4420 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Guaraní Asunción
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Cortez
Hotel
Standard

From 3120 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Las Margaritas
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra LP Santa Cruz
Hotel
Luxury

From 7375 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion La Mision Hotel Boutique
  • Cuzco JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
  • Foz do Iguassu Hotel das Cataratas
  • La Paz Camino Real Suites
  • Lima JW Marriott
  • Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Rio de Janeiro Hilton Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Los Tajibos
Hotel
Superior+

From 5690 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Granados Park Hotel
  • Cuzco Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Bourbon Cataratas
  • La Paz Atix Hotel
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Casa Andina Premium
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Camino Real
Hotel
Superior

From 5310 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Guaraní Asunción
  • Cuzco Novotel
  • Foz do Iguassu Viale Cataratas
  • La Paz Europa
  • Lima Estelar Miraflores
  • Puno Sonesta Posadas del Inca
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Leme Hotel
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra Cortez
Hotel
Standard

From 3390 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Asuncion Hotel Las Margaritas
  • Cuzco Terra Andina
  • Foz do Iguassu Carimã
  • La Paz Casa de Piedra Hotel Boutique
  • Lima Allpa
  • Puno Casa Andina Standard
  • Rio de Janeiro Windsor Martinique
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra LP Santa Cruz