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Overview Brazil and Peru (34 Days)

This tour combines our Wonders of Peru 20-day adventure with our Beautiful Brazil 2 week experience. A perfect look into the highlights that both of these countries offer.

 Please make sure to select whether you would like to INCLUDE the 1-day visit to Machu Picchu on your tour, or if you would prefer to book a 4-day/3-night trek through a third party operator under the “tour add-ons” section of your sign-up form. More information on that below.

Beautiful Brazil 

Brazil is a country blessed with an abundance of picturesque landscapes, from the mystical Amazon jungle to the sun soaked dunes of the south. With year round tropical warmth and a wide diversity of people and cultures, Brazil offers adventures for all types of budgets. Whether you’re after days spent soaking up the sun, trekking through untamed jungles and wetlands, or testing out extreme sports like hang gliding and surfing, Brazil will deliver. Still a relatively untouched tourist destination, Brazil has preserved its natural beauty for you to enjoy without the hassle of the usual crowds. Sip the national cocktail, the Caipirinha, on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, look down on Rio from Christ the Redeemer, spend a night at some of South America’s best dance parties, surf the sand dunes, and discover firsthand why Ilha Grande is said to redefine the image of a tropical beach paradise. The beauties of Brazil await you!

Wonders of Peru

This is a tour for those seeking adventure. You won’t want to pause for even a moment with all the wonders Peru has to offer. With the great Incan Empire, the towering Andes, the mystical Amazon and the City of the Kings (Lima), there are few countries that can contain such a diverse blend of history, culture, landscape and wildlife. Start in Lima, the former Spanish colonial centre of the New World and the current capital of Peru, then move into the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world. Monkeys, Pink River Dolphins, giant Otters, Sloths and the occasional Jaguar are all on the list of potential sightings. A visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu will make for an incomparable day. Sand board and ride dune buggies at the oasis of Huacachina. Peru is waiting for the adventure-seeking traveler.

Machu Picchu Trek Options:

Option 1 ($220): This option is for those that would like to include the regular one day visit to Machu Picchu with our tour group. It includes a bus + train to the top of Machu Picchu, admission to the site, and a bus + train back to Cuzco.

Option 2 (through 3rd party operator): For those that would like to do the 4-day/3-night trek up Machu Picchu, run by a separate company. You will book a trek to the top of Machu Picchu, through a third party operator, which will cover the cost of admission to Machu Picchu, and arrange your own transportation back to Cuzco afterwards. We will provide you with the date you need to depart on (below) to make the booking process as streamlined as possible. If the trek you book does not include return transportation to Cuzco after Machu Picchu please let us know and we will book it on your behalf at a cost of $120.

 
2017 Machu Picchu Trek Dates

Departure from Cuzco January 15, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu January 18, 2017

Departure from Cuzco May 21, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu May 24, 2017

Departure from Cuzco June 25, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu June 28, 2017

Departure from Cuzco July 30, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu August 2, 2017

Departure from Cuzco Sept 24, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu September 27, 2017

Departure from Cuzco October 29th, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu November 1, 2017

Departure from Cuzco December 3, 2017 Arrival in Machu Picchu December 6, 2017

**If you are planning your trek with “Peru Treks”, please contact our office for details on how to make your departure date work**

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Welcome Information Booklet
  • Fun, easy-going trip leaders to ensure you are
    always having an amazing time!
  • Accommodation: Tried and tested to ensure
    the best location and quality
  • Transportation to and from each destination
  • Christ The Redeemer
  • LAPA District Tour and Street Party
  • Volunteering in a Favela for a day
  • Jungle Hikes
  • Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side)
  • Waterfalls (Paraty)
  • Party Cruise
  • Sand boarding
  • Lima Walking tour
  • Dune Buggies
  • Pisco tour
  • Christ statue lookout
  • Highway Bread Oven
  • Slave Tunnel Visit
  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower
  • Pre-inca temple (Pachacamac)
  • Guided Walking tour Arequipa
  • Guided Walking Tour Cusco
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Volunteering
  • Entrance to Tambopata National reserve
  • Jungle Hike Tour
  • Monkey Island
  • Sandoval Lake
  • Caiman Tour
  • Canopy Tour
  • Night Hike
  • Most breakfasts will be included at each hotel

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • You will need to bring spending money for the
    following. We recommend a min of $50 USD per day, but
    bring more if you want to do more—the sky is the limit!
  • Any activities not listed as included on our website.
    Activities listed as ‘optional’ will have a fee to
    participate in. You will receive a price list of these
    activities in your welcome booklet after sign up
  • Travel Visas
  • Travel insurance
    (purchase prior to the trip)
  • Food
  • Alcohol
  • Shopping
  • Transportation to
    personal excursions (purchase prior to the trip) and/or any activities not included in the tour
BRAZIL OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ($USD$)
  • Hang Gliding $150
  • Paragliding $150
  • Surfing $25
  • Sugarloaf Cable Car $35
  • Sailing $80
  • Football match $35
  • Kayaking $5
  • Fishing trip $50
  • Scuba Diving $60
  • Snorkeling $5
PERU OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ($USD$)
  • Colca Canyon Hike $65
  • Volcano Mountain Biking $40
  • Inca Trail Trek (arrange prior to tour through third party operator – prices vary)
  • Massage $15-$35
  • Volcano Trek $40
  • Hot Springs $10
  • Cooking Class $45
  • Sacred Valley Tour $40
  • Ballestas Island Tour $60
  • Ruin Exploration $10
  • Rent Motorcycles $30
  • White Water Rafting $30
  • Rainbow Mountains Hike $165
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