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Signature Peru and Brazil: Machu Picchu, Rio and Iguazu Falls

13 days from £4,760pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Iguazu Falls / Brazil

  • Machu Picchu

Overview & Highlights

Peru’s highlights and two of Brazil’s top destinations, staying in first class accommodation.  Visit the Andean Inca capital Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas  and jungle-clad Machu Picchu. Fly to tropical Iguazú Falls in Brazil and continue to Rio de Janeiro.

This luxurious private journey captures the natural and 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 at Iguazú Falls, where you will step out of your hotel room at Belmond (ex-Orient Express) Hotel Das Cataratas to a symphony of birdsong and the thunderous roar of water crashing over lofty granite cliffs fringed by tropical rainforest. Explore the falls, walking above, below and even behind some of the 275 cascades, then move on to Rio. You have a couple of 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.

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

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What our clients say

  • The itinerary was fantastic and perfect for 3 weeks.

    AMT, Tadworth
  • Everything exceeded expectations, from the printed itinerary to the excursions.

    SB, Mansfield
  • 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
  • Most memorable experiences: “Kaieteur Falls. Angel Falls. Both a wonderful experience. The holiday was described accurately, and your staff were always extremely helpful. I am pleased to have done it…

    PJC, Swindon
  • It was better than my wildest expectations, especially as value for money is very important for me and I saved 4 yrs for this trip it was worth every penny…

    JS, Malvern
  • The Iguazu Falls were awesome. We enjoyed all the places we visited. I was recommended JLA from someone who had used them before. We were not disappointed. We have had…

    CG, Stevenage
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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.

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Charlotte Daubeney Travel Expert Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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  • 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.

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    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Alex Walker
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    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.

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