Machu Picchu & Patagonia 12 Days
This 12-day tour combines two South America’s wonders. The itinerary starts with the human history; you’ll visit the world famous Machu Picchu and explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas; before moving to the capital of the glaciers, Patagonia. You will tour Perito Moreno Glacier, home to one of the most awe inspiring landscapes in Argentina. Plus, you’ll get to know El Chalten; a paradise for hikers.
HighlightsLima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten
Finish PointEl Calafate
Trip StyleAdventure, History & Culture
IncludedAll BreakfastsHotel nights as per the itineraryTravel InsuranceTrain to/from Machu Picchu24/7 SupportEntrance feesAccredited Tour GuidesTours and Transfers
Not IncludedDomestic airfareTipsMeals not mentionedInternational airfare
Day 1: LIMA
Touch down in the Peruvian capital where a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
No meals included.
Day 2: LIMA
Embark on a Lima city tour. Sights boomerang from old to new. You'll visit the main plaza, the Presidential Palace and take in the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco with its eerie catacombs.
Day 3: CUZCO - CUZCO
Arrive in the historic capital of the Incan Empire and catch your private transfer to your hotel.
Embark on a Cuzco city tour. Take in the yawning main plaza with its colonial architecture and lofty cathedral, before seeing the Santa Domingo Convent. Then head to the outskirts of the city to explore the Incan ruins of the Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress, Quenco and Tambomachay.
Day 4: CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES
Venture into the Sacred Valley. The hull of this valley was home to thousands of Incan people. You'll visit Awanacancha where we will see Andean camelids such as llamas and alpacas. You'll get to explore the ruins of Pisaq and have chance to browse around the animated modern market. Plus you'll visit the ancient town of Ollantaytambo.
In the afternoon, you'll take the train to Aguas Calientes – the village at the gateway to Machu Picchu.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO
Wake up early to reach Machu Picchu for sunrise. On clear days you can watch the sun halo around Huayna Picchu – the mountain that stands sentry over the entire citadel – before nature turns the lights on over the rest of the site.
Once the day has dawned, take a guided tour around the ruins of Machu Picchu to see sights like the ritual baths, Palace of the Princess, and the Temple of the Sun.
Day 6: CUZCO - BUENOS AIRES
Arrival to the capital city of Argentina. A private transfer will take you to your selected hotel.
No meals included.
Day 7: BUENOS AIRES - EL CALAFATE
Welcome to Southern Patagonia, capital of the glaciers. A private transfer will take you to your selected hotel.
You'll have the rest of day to relax or explore the areas around the town.
Day 8: EL CALAFATE: PERITO MORENO GLACIER
Embark on a full day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier. You'll have the chance to enjoy stunning views of the glacier, Plus, you'll take the boat cruise to fully appreciate the 80m high ice walls.
Day 9: EL CALAFATE - EL CHALTEN
Arrival in El Chalten, the Argentinean capital of trekking which is located at the foot of the Fitz Roy Mountain.
Explore the village which is surrounded by glaciers, lakes, rivers and forest, a complete gem of the South.
Day 10: EL CHALTEN
Experience a day in the wild nature. You will have the chance to gor for a short walk to enjoy views of the Rio de las Vueltas forest or continue all the way to Torre base for get some impressive views of Fitz Roy and Laguna de los tres path.
Day 11: EL CHALTEN - EL CALAFATE
In the morning, you can choose to do any other trek. In the afternoon, a bus will take you back to El Calafate.
Day 12: EL CALAFATE
Time to say goodbye! A private transfer will take you to the airport to catch your flight back home.