Highlights of Brazil and Peru holiday
Includes: breakfast everyday & other meals as stated; private transfers throughout; guided tours; all tickets & entrance fees; and domestic flights.
Description of Highlights of Brazil and Peru holiday
This highlights of Peru and Brazil holiday is a two week completely customisable tailor-made trip. Includes accommodation in superb locally-owned hotels, guided tours throughout, internal flights within South America, private airport transfers, and 24-hour assistance throughout your trip. Highlights include private tours of Cusco, Machu Picchu and both sides of Iguazu Falls!
Begin your holiday in the lively capital of Peru, Lima, before flying into the heart of the Andes to Cusco. Here, you will spend a few days acclimatising and exploring the sights of this fascinating Incan city, before continuing on to the beautiful Sacred Valley. After a night spent in the little town of Ollantaytambo, with its impressive Inca fortress, you will board the famous Machu Picchu train to one of the Wonders of the World! You will have a private guided tour of the Lost City of the Incas, as well as plenty of free time to explore on your own. Then you will return by train to Cusco, before flying across South America to Iguazu Falls, one of the largest systems of waterfalls in the world. After spending a few days here exploring both sides of the falls with your private guide you will fly to the carnival capital of the world, Rio de Janeiro! To end your fabulous holiday you will enjoy a fully guided tour of the city, including a trip up to Christ the Redeemer statue and a cable-car ride to Sugarloaf Mountains...
This is a completely tailor-made holiday which can be customised or amended in any way to suit your requirements and budget. No fixed departure dates or minimum numbers, and we can include private services throughout if desired. Can begin and end on any date to suit you.
. 13-nights accommodation
. Breakfast everyday
. Private airport transfers
. Guided tours & entrance fees
. Machu Picchu train
. Domestic flights within South America
. Meals not specified
. Travel insurance
. International flights* & airport taxes
*We can also compare and book international flights from any destination on dates to suit you.
1 Reviews of Highlights of Brazil and Peru holiday
Reviewed on 16 May 2019 by Lance and Karon Monroe
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Machu Picchu was definitely a major highlight, but upgrading to the Belmond in Iguazu was amazing and memorable.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Definitely give yourself some down time at the end because the first week was very busy. Also picking/upgrading our hotels proved to be worth the effort-
loved every one!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, especially in Peru. We actually attended the children's program at the Ninos Meloc hotel.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
The attention we received regarding every connection was impeccable and not one was missed and/or delayed. We felt very much taken care of the entire
time we were out of the country. We would like to acknowledge Julio Cesar for the outstanding service he provided to us-we felt he went above and beyond to
make us feel informed when we were under his "care".
PlanetIn order to ensure we protect the environment and minimise our ecological footprint we always recommend overland travel using local transportation as opposed to short domestic flights where possible, however due to the vast distances covered during this trip flying is unavoidable. To put it into perspective the bus journey from Lima to Cusco takes nearly 2 days, which is why we then recommend spending at least a week exploring Cusco and Machu Picchu.
In our UK offices we have a recycling scheme and use recycled ink cartridges. We minimise our waste by limiting the number of holiday brochures we print. Instead, we refer customers to our online resources and send most of our holiday information via email. We also provide pre-departure information including environmentally responsible travel advice, such as carrying reusable drinks bottles, as plastics are hard to recycle in remote areas and have a negative impact on natural environments.
On all of our trips we include national park entrance fees. This money goes directly towards protecting and sustaining the parks. In Iguazu we work with environmentally responsible hotels where possible, in particular hotels with green spaces or nature reserves, including the San Martin, while provides a safe environment for tourists to admire and respect the local wildlife.
PeopleIn order to ensure we have a positive impact on local economies and provide socially responsible holidays we only use local suppliers, which helps keep the money generated through tourism within local communities through employment of local guides, drivers and reps.
We always recommend locally-owned restaurants and hotels where possible, aiming to support local communities and give customers the opportunity to Ďtravel like a localí. We also provide customers with a list of recommended restaurants tailor-made to their destination and dietary requirements but with a focus on family-run restaurants.
We recommend historical hotels where possible, for example, the Rumi Punku in Cusco is situated within an original Inca building, which is restored and cared for using income generated from tourism.
We only use tour operators with similar ethical beliefs. As a member of Sustainable Travel International, a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness, we have an appreciation and respect for local people and the environment through education and outreach programmes. We encourage our guides to promote responsible purchasing of handmade items and genuine local crafts, rather than buying imported good, especially in places like Cusco and Machu Picchu where competition between market sellers is high.
This trip can be tailor-made to include a range of cultural activities aimed at supporting local economies and preserving local cultures, including: homestays with local families on Lake Titicaca, and visiting community projects in the Sacred Valley.
For all of our guests we provide pre-departure information on social and cultural issues in each location, including language guides, and advice on how to travel responsibly and respectfully.