Brazil Tour, Land of Contrast & Basic Peru

Brazil Tour, Land of Contrast with Travel Projects 

Day 01: Arrive Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight

Day 02: Rio de Janeiro
Half day Sugar Loaf Tour – (B)

Day 03: Rio de Janeiro
Today is free for leisure – or optional half day visit to the Corcovado (B)

Day 04: Rio/Iguassu
In the morning guests you will leave Rio de Janeiro and take a flight to Iguaçu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afternoon tour of the falls Brazilian side. (B)

Day 05: Iguassu
Today visit of the Argentinean side of the falls.). (B)

Day 06 : Iguassu/Belo Horizonte/Ouro Preto
Transfer to the airport for flight via Sao Paulo to Belo Horizonte. Upon arrival in Belo Horizonte transfer to the colonial city of Ouro Preto for overnight.(B

Day 07: Ouro Preto
In the morning start for a full day tour of Ouro Preto including lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight (B,L)

Day 08: Ouro Preto/Manaus
Transfer to the airport for flight via Sao Paulo to Manaus. Transfer to Amazon Eco-Park Lodge (B,D)

Day 09: Eco-Park Lodge
Today you will go on a jungle tour. During this tour you will get an impression of the variety of the flora and fauna of the Amazon region. After lunch you will go on a tour by boat. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Manaus/Salvador
After breakfast you will go back to Manaus to catch your flight to Salvador da Bahia. Upon arrival pick-up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

Day 11: Salvador
In the morning group will go on a sightseeing tour. The afternoon is free for leisure. In the evening the following optional can be booked with our office: Optional Bahia by night (Show & dinner). Overnight (B)

Day 12: Depart Salvador
Transfer from the hotel to the airport and flight back home.

END OF OUR SERVICES – Alternatively an extension program can be arranged by our office. (B)

Brazil Land of Contrasts

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio de Janeiro Standard rooms AUD$7370 AUD$4398 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • Accommodation with breakfasts
  • Sightseeing with bilingual guides as per program
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Hotel taxes

Not included:

  • Airfares Rio/Iguassu/Belo Horizonte/Manaus/Salvador of Approx. US$750 plus taxes
  • Tips to porters, drivers or guides
  • Expenses of personal nature

 

 

7 Days Basic Peru

Day 1 – Arrive in Lima
Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Lima is situated in the central western region of Peru between the sea and the western cordillera of the Andes. It is home to more than 6 million inhabitants and has been the nation’s capital since the Spanish Conquest, having been founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. From that period in history still survive old mansions, churches and convents as well as the bullring Plaza de Acho, the third most ancient in the world; likewise the original building of the University of San Marcos, the oldest in America. Lima has grown and modernised; it has many excellent hotels and restaurants where one can savour both local and international dishes. It is important to note that Peruvian cooking is offering an abundance of varied and exquisite dishes. As regards to museums, the most outstanding are the Anthropological and Archaeological, the Larco Herrera, the Amano, and the Gold Collection. Neighbouring Lima, the port of Callao has been prepared for reception of tourists on cruises.

Day 2 – Lima – Half Day City Tour
Today enjoy a tour visiting both the colonial and modern sections of this “City of Kings.” Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Afterwards finish with a visit to the famous Larco Herrera Museum. The museum showcases one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian art including Moche, Nazca, Chimú, and Inca pieces. Additionally, the Larco Museum is well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery. Return to hotel.

Day 3 – Lima/Cuzco
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Welcome to Cuzco, stately and historic, with stone streets and building foundations laid by the Incas more than 5 centuries ago, the town is much more than a mere history lesson. Cuzco is a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian and colonial history and contemporary mestizo culture. The Incas made Q’osqo (meaning “navel of the world” in Quechua) the political, military, and cultural centre of their empire, which stretched up and down the Andes, from Ecuador through Bolivia and all the way to Chile. Cusco was the empire’s holy city, and it was also the epicentre of the legendary Inca network of roads connecting all points in the empire.

Afternoon city tour & visit to nearby ruins
Morning at leisure. This afternoon depart your hotel on your city tour, visiting the principal monuments and points of interest in Cuzco, considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, including the nearby important Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko and Tambo Machay. Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 4 – Full day tour to Pisac & Ollantaytambo including lunch
After breakfast, drive through the fertile countryside to the colonial village of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the locals for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewellery (This is the place to buy beautiful hand-woven ponchos and other handicrafts). After lunch the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. Overnight in the Sacred Valley at selected hotel (B, L)

Day 5 – Cuzco/Aguas Calientes
Full day Vistadome train excursion to Machu Picchu including lunch
After breakfast, transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo to board the Vistadome train for the 2½ hour journey over and through the Andes to Aguas Calientes. On arrival, shuttle buses take you up a 600 metre serpentine road to the entrance of Machu Picchu, the fabled Lost City of the Incas, never found by the Spanish Conquistadores and only rediscovered in 1911 by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins followed by lunch. Overnight in Aguas Calientes at selected hotel (B, L)

Day 6 – Aguas Calientes/Cuzco
Morning at leisure to further explore this unique mountain citadel or just relax (Bus and entry fee not included on this day). In the afternoon return to Cuzco by train and further transfer to your hotel. Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 7 – Depart Cuzco
At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your flight out. (B) – Normal check-out is around midday.

7 Days Basic Peru Prices

3 Stars

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Lima Tourist AUD$3155 AUD$2138 On request

4 Stars

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Lima T.Superior AUD$4765 AUD$3133 On request

5 Stars

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Lima F.Class AUD$6340 AUD$3924 On request

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

• 6 nights Hotel accommodation
• Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – BL=Box Lunch – D=Dinner)
• Visits with entrance fees as per program
• All transfers and tours as indicated.

Not included:

• Expenses of personal nature
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Airfare Lima to Cuzco return of approx AU$320 pp plus taxes of US$7pp

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