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What's Included

  • Completely private tours of Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Perito Moreno Glacier and Buenos Aires
  • Luxury train to Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley rafting excursion
  • Via Ferrata Sacred Valley climb
  • Private tour options in Lima, Torres del Paine and the Pampas
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

This is a trip of extreme thrills mixed with spectacular culture. From raging rivers, ancient citadels, Patagonian hiking, glacier trekking and riding with the Gauchos – you won’t see more exclusive and one-off active adventures mixed in with luxury and expert planning.

Spend time at the awe-inspiring Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the enchanting cities of Cusco and Lima, before finding yourself at the base of the majestic Torres del Paine peaks: one of the world’s premier destinations for off-the-charts adventure activities. Your adventure wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see Argentina’s humbling glacier region of El Calafate, horse riding in the Patagonian Steppe before arriving in the buzzing capital city of Buenos Aires, and ending with a stay at a traditional and relaxed estancia in the Pampas.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

The Sacred Valley

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Transfer

Private transfer from Cusco airport to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Accommodation in The Sacred Valley

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Rafting on the Urubamba River Rafting on the Urubamba River

A great expedition for those looking to combine the wild beauty of the Sacred Valley with a bit of adventure and thrill, you will be collected from your hotel for an early morning transfer through the Andes to Pachar. Here you will receive a safety talk and equipment, and after a brief period practising on the flatter parts of the Urubamba river, begin your rafting experience led by trained professionals. First you will past the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, through class II and III rapids. Once through these you will go onto the final leg of the journey with ‘El Resbaladero’ (The Slippery One) which has strong class III rapids, waves and whirlpools. After this there will be time to go ashore, dry off, change your clothes and then sit down for a tented picnic lunch on the river’s banks.

Via Ferrata climbing in the Sacred Valley Via Ferrata climbing in the Sacred Valley

From your hotel your guide will take you to the 300-metre rock face in Pachar, and with safety equipment and instructors you’ll begin the climb that will give you fantastic views over the valley and spectacular mountain scenery. Once at the top, you’ll rappel back down and enjoy a picnic lunch with fantastic panoramas in front of you. After lunch you’ll get to zipline across canyons and rivers before being ferried back to your hotel for the evening.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from the Sacred Valley to Ollanta station

 
Train to Machu Picchu Train to Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollanta station in the Sacred Valley, where you board your choice of train to Machu Picchu. The journey is around two and a half hours through scenic landscapes by the Urubamba river.

Days 4-5

Machu Picchu

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Private Tour of Machu Picchu Private Tour of Machu Picchu

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. Then after your guided tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at your leisure: you can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Accommodation in Machu Picchu

Morning Free to explore Machu Picchu Morning Free to explore Machu Picchu

You have the morning free to explore the famous site on your own.

The Sun Gate The Sun Gate
Train from Machu Picchu Train from Machu Picchu

Board the train for the journey back from Machu Picchu with refreshments served on board.

Days 5-6

Cusco

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

Half day city tour of Cusco and nearby ruins Half day city tour of Cusco and nearby ruins

Your local expert guide will collect you from your hotel for a tour of the city, starting out at the Santo Domingo convent monastery. This former Colonial monastery was previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to the worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Your next stop will be the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. After touring the most interesting sites of the city, you will be driven by private vehicle to the countryside just outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area such as the cult centre of Sacsayhuaman, the temple and amphitheatre of Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara.
Transfer back to your hotel

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Cusco airport

Flight

Flight from Cusco to Lima

Days 6-7

Lima

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

Overnight in Lima Overnight in Lima

Enjoy an evening in Peru's capital.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Lima airport

Flight

Flight from Lima to Santiago

Flight

Flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas

Days 7-11

Torres del Paine

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Punta Arenas to your Torres del Paine lodge

Accommodation in Torres del Paine

Four days exploring Torres del Paine Four days exploring Torres del Paine

Depending on the lodgings you have chosen and your individual preferences your travel designer can design a program of activities featuring a whole host of different and diverse ways to explore and encounter Torres del Paine.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from Torres del Paine to El Calafate

Days 11-13

Calafate

Accommodation in Calafate

Full day private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier Full day private tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier

This is a full day's tour of the magnificent Perito Moreno National Park and its humbling glacier complete with private 4WD vehicle and one of our expert guides.

Beginning with a scenic drive through the National Park followed by an guided-tour along the specially built in walkways facing the glacier, various optional additions can be made to this tour such as the nautical boat safari, minitrekking or Big Ice trekking. Talk to your travel designer about your individual preferences.

Big Ice expedition of the Perito Moreno Big Ice expedition of the Perito Moreno

This is a full day’s adventure excursion for those looking for a more daring and thrilling experience of the Perito Moreno glacier.

Starting early you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the Bajo de las Sombros Port to board a chartered vessel that will cross the Rico Arm of Lake Argentino. After about fifteen minutes you will reach the opposite side of the shore and your private mountain guides will lead you to where you select your crampons. At this point, you’ll begin a hike to approach the glacier in the area of the southern moraine reaching a spectacular vantage point at the end. This is where the true adventure begins. Having fastened on your crampons and harnesses, you will then start to explore the glacier from a different perspective discovering the blue lagoons, deep fissure and cracks, huge drains and surreal caves. Dimensions become almost unreal when you find yourself inside the core of the Perito Moreno, one of the most fascinating glaciers in the world.
Along with expert guides who explain the characteristics of the ice and its surroundings, the inside of the glacier is toured for over four hours. A picnic is organized on the icy blanket where you’ll have the chance to sit down rest for bit and take in this surrealist scenery.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Only people aged between 18 and 45 and of good physical condition can take part in this excursion. As for clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable warm clothes, hat, waterproof jacket, gloves, and good hiking boots are recommended.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Calafate Airport

Flight

Flight from Calafate to Buenos Aires

Days 13-15

Buenos Aires

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from domestic airport)

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires City Tour with La Boca Buenos Aires City Tour with La Boca

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and bring you (with private vehicle) on a fascinating half-day private tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the soubriquet of the Paris of South America. Including a trip to La Boca district in the South and then up to the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo. Along to the Plaza de Mayo, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then on to the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, you will discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry of the history of Buenos Aires.

Tours can be extended to include la Boca, Shopping, the Colon Opera house etc.

Palace of Congress Palace of Congress

Located on the western side of the Plaza de Mayo, this is the Argentine National Congress and the legislative branch of the government of Argentina, made up of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

Plaza del Mayo Plaza del Mayo

Plaza de Mayo in the central area of Buenos Aires is dominated by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Nación Bank, the Cathedral and original Parliament House

Recoleta Cemetery Recoleta Cemetery

It might seem strange to visit a cemetery, but Recoleta doesn't fail to impress. Many mausoleums and tombs are the work of famous artists, seventy graves have been declared national monuments, but perhaps the most famous for our visitors will be the tomb of Evita Perón.

La Boca La Boca

This is where the famous Caminito Street lies, scarcely 100 metres long, yet very much an emblematic post-card of the city. Designed by the Italian-Argentine artist Benito Quinquela Martín at a disused rail port terminal just beyond the iron cantilevered Puente de la Boca which bridges the river, it is a short yet busy pedestrian alley of brightly-painted houses which cluster above the cobblestones. The sheets of corrugated-iron shimmer with glossy blues, reds, yellows and greens and recall the original colours of the leftover paint with which the dockworkers painted their homes in the 19th century.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Buenos Aires to the Pampas

Days 15-16

The Pampas

Accommodation in The Pampas

Day in the Pampas Day in the Pampas

Choose from our selection of estancias for an authentic and luxury ranch-style stay in the sleepy Pampas plains. Ride out with gauchos, enjoy an afternoon asado (BBQ), fishing or polo lessons.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from the Pampas to Buenos Aires

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