(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
This private luxury tour is perfect for travelers wanting to experience the best cultural highlights, natural wonders and culinary treats in Argentina and Peru.
Begin in vibrant Buenos Aires. With your own private guide and driver, visit the city’s most evocative neighborhoods filled with elegant architecture, historic attractions, excellent museums and other highlights. Also enjoy time to take advantage of the exciting contemporary art and design scene, world-class restaurants and great shopping. Browse lively markets. Wander the cobbled backstreets, and enjoy a tango performance at an intimate, upscale dinner theater. One day, take a private excursion to an estancia in the Pampas to learn about gaucho culture and experience the traditional estancia lifestyle. Alternatively, take a private excursion to Tigre and the Parana River Delta to enjoy a relaxing private cruise on the canals of this “rural Venice,” passing gardens and upscale vacation houses. Touring is flexible and can be customized to incorporate special interests such as art, tango, polo, Jewish history, and more.
Next, visit Iguazu Falls, one of the most spectacular natural attractions in the world. Stay in the finest hotel in the area, and tour both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazu Falls. With your private guide, explore hundreds of waterfalls streaming over high cliffs, travel through the jungle on an open train as butterflies flit about, and cruise up the Iguazu River for an unforgettable experience of the force of Iguazu Falls from below.
Next, fly to Lima for an overnight stay in one of the finest luxury hotels in the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital. Then, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the lower elevation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a two-night stay. Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.
Continue to Machu Picchu and spend one night near the ruins. Your private guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left. Spend the following day exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco on the luxury Hiram Bingham train.
Arrive in Cusco, where an oxygenated room will be arranged at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel. Your guide will lead you through the narrow cobblestone streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. During your tour, visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
On the final day, fly back to Lima where you will be assisted to the international terminal for your onward flight.
Arrive Buenos Aires
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private tour. Evening dinner tango performance
Buenos Aires & environs
Private excursion to the Pampas or the Parana Delta
Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls
Private transfer and flight to Iguazu. Private tour of Argentinean side of falls on arrival, then transfer to hotel on Brazilian side for 2 nights
Half-day private tour of Brazilian side of falls
Iguazu Falls – Lima
Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight
Lima – Sacred Valley
Private transfer to airport and flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to Sacred Valley hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route
Full-day private touring in the valley
Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu – Cusco
Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins
Cusco – Depart Lima
Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
Hotel das Cataratas
Miraflores Park Hotel or Country Club Lima Hotel
Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
or Palacio Nazarenas (supplement applies)
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
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