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Signature Peru and Brazil: Machu Picchu and Rio de Janeiro

13 days from £3,770pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Brazil

  • Machu Picchu

Overview & Highlights

Peru's highlights and one of Brazil's top destinations, all while staying in first-class accommodation.  Visit the Andean Inca capital Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas  and jungle-clad Machu Picchu. Fly to exotic Rio de Janeiro to complete your tour.

This luxurious private journey through Brazil and Peru captures the cultural highlights of the southern Andes of Peru and the exotic beauty of the Iguazú Falls and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Arrive in the vast metropolis of the Peruvian capital, Lima, and move on to historic Cusco, the former Inca capital and a treasure trove of meticulous Inca stonework and graceful colonial architecture. Travel onwards into the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas and travel by rail alongside a tempestuous river through a narrow gorge leading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu set on a sub-tropical mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley.

Fly across the continent to Brazil where you’ll immediately notice a different culture and pace of life. You arrive in Rio to revel for a few days in this exciting outdoor city, including an adventurous jeep tour climbing through rainforest to the peak of Corcovado mountain and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Once in Rio, you can easily extend your stay to visit some of Brazil's other highlights, including the astonishing Iguazu Falls, or the wildlife wonders of the Amazon and Pantanal.

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  • Guided tour of Lima
  • Full day guided excursion to Pisaq ruins and the Sacred Valley
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Guided walking tour of Cusco city
  • Guided jeep tour of Corcovado mountain and Santa Teresa

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What our clients say

  • Journey Latin America provided us with what we wanted and it seemed to be a sentiment shared by the group as several of us had looked at other organisations and…

    EU, London
  • This was my first tour with JLA, and I would certainly have it as my first choice for tours in South America in the future. The two journeys from Cajamarca…

    MK, Hassocks
  • This was my first trip with JLA. It was recommended by friends and as I have such a keen interest in Latin America I wanted to travel with experts like…

    JR, London
  • As a first taste of South America with limited annual leave, you couldn't fault this two week itinerary for the amount of ground it covered. It has given me a…

    ES, Redhill
  • This trip exceeded our expectations. A thoroughly enjoyable and intriguing insight into the history, culture and scenery of Guatemala and Belize and its ancient Mayan civilisation. And great fun too.…

    WB, Steyning
  • The Central American trip was excellent - really interesting to see the contrast in the countries. Could have spent longer in each country, but then that would have made the…

    PG, Winchester
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Our Expert's Opinion

We designed this holiday for people who want to visit two of Latin America's major attractions in a laid-back way. We wanted to show how you can combine both sides of the South American continent, and we love the contrast between the history and culture of Peru's Sacred Valley and the relaxing wind-down on Brazil's famous beaches at the end of the trip.

Juliet
Juliet Ellwood Travel Expert After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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Real Latin american experts

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Sallly
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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