Peru & Argentina Holiday

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Peru & Argentina Holiday

Discover Argentina and Peru highlights. Experience its enigmatic colonial cities, natural wonders, beauty of its landscape and observe the spirit of its people. Begin in Argentina’s vibrant capital of Buenos Aires. Explore its evocative neighbourhoods filled with elegant architecture, historic attractions and excellent museums. Then travel to Iguazú Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world that stretch over 3km wide on the Parana River.

In Peru, take a private tour of Lima, the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital and explore its ancient Inca cities, Spanish colonial architecture, and verdant rainforests. Travel to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and the jewel in the crown of the Peruvian Andes. But, the most sparkling of these jewels is undoubtedly Machu Picchu, the spiritual centre of the country and the best-preserved Inca ruins on the continent. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 13-DAY PERU & ARGENTINA ADVENTURE…
And, experience three inexhaustible riches; its history, nature & living culture.
 

What We Love
  • Experience the highlights in Argentina and Peru.
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour with enough time in each destination to explore.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Unique, insider travel experiences and network of experts around the world.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

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Begin your tour in the vibrant Argentina capital of Buenos Aires. With your own private guide and driver, visit the city’s most evocative neighbourhoods filled with elegant architecture, historic attractions, excellent museums and other highlights.

Then travel to Iguazú Falls (pronounced eeh-gwa-SUE), one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The falls, on the Parana River stretch about 2 miles wide and are best seen October-December and March-May.

Next, fly to Lima for a stay in the top luxury hotel in the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital. Enjoy in-depth private city touring focusing on the cultural and culinary highlights of Lima. Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the lower elevation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a two-night stay.

This beautiful valley is perfect for gentle walks or hikes. We can arrange if desired, active pursuits 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, the magical Lost City of the Incas where your private guide will explain 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.

Cusco, the ancient Inca capital is the undisputed jewel in the crown of the Peruvian Andes. The city with its indigenous culture and colonial splendour is the most popular tourist attraction in the country.

On the final day, fly back to Lima where you will be assisted to the international terminal for your onward flight.

Getting There

The principal international airlines are Lan and Avianca. There are no direct flights from London but there are direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines with regular services to Peru include Air Canada, American Airlines, Iberia and KLM. From Heathrow you can expect the journey to take anywhere between 16 and 22 hours, depending on the routing and stopovers.

Prices of flights to Peru from London are fairly consistent around the year, with a slight rise in the summer and over the major holidays. It’s best to avoid buying international air tickets in Peru, where prices are inflated by a high tax. If you’re uncertain of your return date, it will probably still work out cheaper to pay the extra for an open-ended return than to buy a single back from Peru.
 

 
Peru & Argentina Holiday Argentina, Peru

Argentina & Peru Adventure

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
(13 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Buenos Aires Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your selected hotel for 3 nights.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.

Day 2 – Private City Highlights Tour
Buenos Aires Full-day private tour. Evening dinner tango performance
Begin your tour in vibrant Buenos Aires. With your own private guide and driver, visit the city’s most evocative neighbourhoods 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 theatre.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (B)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Buenos Aires 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.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (B)

Day 4 – Transfer
Iguazu Falls Private transfer and flight (not included in cost) to Iguazu. Private tour of Brazilian side of falls on arrival, then transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel das Cataratas (B)

Day 5 – Private Touring
Iguazu Falls Half-day private tour of Argentinean side of falls
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.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel das Cataratas (B)

Day 6 – Transfer
Lima Private transfer to airport and flight (not included in cost) to Lima. Private arrival transfer to hotel for two nights
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Miraflores Park Hotel (B)

Day 7 – Private City Highlights Tour
Lima Peru's sprawling capital city has never been the country's loveliest spot. Nevertheless, a major programme of urban renewal is in progress in the historic centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and it is worth a day or two in Lima, for its excellent museums, fine restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy in-depth private city touring focusing on the cultural and culinary highlights of Lima.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Miraflores Park Hotel (B)

Day 8 – Transfer
Sacred Valley Private transfer to airport and flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to Sacred Valley hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 9 – Private Touring
Sacred Valley Full-day private touring in the valley. Visit the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Begin your tour with a visit to Awanakancha, where South American camelidae are bred. Learn about the llama, alpaca and vicuna fibres as well as the ancient weaving techniques that are still in use. Continue to Pisac for an opportunity to bargain with vendors at its handicraft market.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 10 – Private Touring
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.

Your private guide will explain 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.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 11 – Private Touring & Transfer
Cusco Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Arrive in Cusco, where an oxygenated room will be arranged at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (B)

Day 12 – Private Touring
Cusco Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins
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.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 13 – Depart
Lima Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight.
 

 

Recommended price

  • 5-star: From GBP 250 per person per day
  • 4-star: From GBP 200 per person per day
  • 3-star: From GBP 150 per person per day

The true price is customised based on final choice of hotels, travel dates, and other custom preferences. All prices exclude international flights.

Price Includes: hotels, airport transfers and transportation within the country, unique experiences guided by local experts and 24X7 support during your trip.

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Overview Peru has some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of South America and a mind-bendingly fascinating history, with archaeological sites to match. Here the Andes attain the height of their glory, building the world's great centres of ancient civilization and their remains fascinate travellers and archaeologists alike.

The city of Cuzco is the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent and once the centre of the Inca Empire, flaunts its glorious legacy, not only in its architecture, ruins and museums but also in the people, who speak the Inca language, Quechua.

Where to go Begin your tour in the sprawling capital city of Peru. It is worth to spend a day or two in Lima, seeing its excellent museums, fine restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Peru is known for its archaeological sites of which Machu Picchu is most famous. But along the coast, there are more fascinating archaeological sites, as well as glorious beaches and charming towns. South of Lima are the bizarre Nasca Lines, the drawings so monumentally huge that some can only be seen from the sky. And the National Reserve of paracas is inhabited by an enormous variety of birds, amongst which are Humboldt Penguins, Flamingoes and Pariguana.

North of Lima lie the great adobe city of Chan Chan and the Valley of the Pyramids. The surfing hangouts of Puerto Chicama and trendy Máncora beach are big draws along this stretch, but almost all of the coastal towns come replete with superb beaches, plentiful nightlife and great food.

For High Mountain trekking and climbing is the town of Huaraz, 420 km north of Lima. It is the gateway for visitors to the Callejón de Huaylas, the spectacular range with some of the highest peaks in Peru. The other key attraction here is the remains of the temple complex of Chavín de Huantar, one of the most important pre-Inca cultures, to the east of Huaraz.

For wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Peruvian Amazon, known as "Amazonia", is considered to be the best preserved part of the Amazon Jungle. Jungle treks, lasting from a day to a week or more, are organised from Iquitos, the northern gateway to the Peruvian Amazon basin. The Manu Biosphere Reserve and the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, are in the South while the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is in the North.

Finally for Machu Picchu, you will travel to Cuzco, the undisputed jewel in the crown of the Peruvian Andes. Once the ancient heart of the Inca Empire, it is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes and palatial ruins in Peru, and by magnificent hiking country. You will visit the Urubamba valley, also called the Sacred Valley before reaching Machu Picchu, the magical Lost City of the Incas.

When to go January – April: This is the rainy season. The eastern slope of the Andes, like the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall during the wet season, which extends from January through April. Travellers however visit the highlands all the rear round since it rarely rains for more than a few hours and there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy.

During February, the Inca Trail is closed. However, Machu Picchu remains open but it is a bit more challenging for those wishing to trek. As February ends, the rains begin to ease and more visitors begin to arrive. This is a good period to combine Peru with a visit to the Galapagos Islands.

May – September: This is the best time to visit Peru, which is a dry season in the highlands. The western side of the Andes are very clear, warm, and dry for the greater part of the year. This being the high tourist season, most hotels get booked hence it is advisable to book early. More importantly, The Inca Trail that has limited spaces hence those wishing to travel from June onward should book at least six to nine months in advance.

October – December: The dry season comes to an end, but conditions are still pleasant. An abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, can be enjoyed in Peru’s cloud forests at this time. Water levels in the Amazon will be high from December to March, meaning fauna may not venture as close to the river banks, but it also makes it easier to explore smaller tributaries.

Visa British nationals don’t need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism.
On arrival, you’re normally given permission to stay for up to 6 months.

If you enter Peru overland from Ecuador, make sure your passport is stamped with a Peruvian entry stamp at the local immigration office. Most people crossing the border with Ecuador enter Peru through Aguas Verdes (Tumbes region) - you may need to ask for directions to the immigration office.

If you enter Peru from Bolivia by bus or taxi, make sure your passport is stamped with a Peruvian entry stamp at the immigration office in Desaguadero or Copacabana (Puno region).

Immigration authorities may also not let you leave Peru without a valid exit stamp from the last country you visited. The British Embassy can’t intervene in immigration issues. Make sure you get your entry stamp when you arrive in Peru.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on arrival in Peru.

Customs: British nationals have experienced problems when trying to enter the country with more than one laptop. You should familiarise yourself with Peruvian immigration or customs procedures before you enter the country.

If you are returning to the UK via Europe, be aware that the customs authorities in European airports frequently confiscate duty free alcohol and other liquids purchased at the duty free shops in Lima airport from passengers in transit.  

For further details contact the Peruvian Consulate in London.  
Visa information source: www.gov.uk