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Coast to Coast: Peru To Brazil by Belmond

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

From ancient Inca ruins in the Peruvian Andes to roaring waterfalls in the jungles of Iguazu National Park and samba beats and beaches in Brazil, this epic South America itinerary takes you from coast to coast, staying at Belmond properties all the way.

At a Glance

  • Travel by train through the Sacred Valley en route to fabled Machu Picchu

  • Shop for handicrafts in the cobbled streets of Cuzco

  • Wander along jungle pathways to the awesome Iguassu Falls

  • Live it up in Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's most exciting cities

  • Stay at characterful Belmond properties throughout, each offering fantastic service and enviable locations

  • Great options to add a beach extension in Brazil

Culture, Adventure, Honeymoon,


Begin in Lima, with its fascinating colonial history, staying a night at the Belmond Miraflores Park and dining on world-class cuisine, before flying up to Cuzco and heading into the beautiful Sacred Valley with its fascinating Inca heritage, sublime mountain landscapes and tranquil atmosphere. Stay for two nights at the lovely Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado which has a picturesque location overlooking the Urubamba River. Enjoy adventures in the Valley from horseriding to rafting and visit colorful and traditional markets.

From here, travel by rail through the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, the breathtaking ruined citadel of the Incas set amongst spectacular forested peaks. Enjoy a private guided tour of the ruins and stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is the only hotel located right outside the gates to the ancient site.

Return by train to Cuzco, one of the most charming towns in the Americas. Cuzco is rich in Indian culture with beautiful colonial architecture, cobbled streets and nearby ancient Inca ruins and the buzzing atmosphere makes it easy to while away a few days here. Stay at the beautiful Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, a former palace and convent which is now one of the city's finest hotels.

Next fly to the mighty Iguassu Falls which borders Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and when the water is high, omits a mighty roar making for a truly impressive experience. Stay at the lovely Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas within sight and sound of the falls themselves and explore the rainforest walkways, take an exhilarating jetboat ride to the base of the falls, or simply relax while toucans and parrots fly overhead.

The grand finale is Rio de Janeiro, renowned for its spectacular bay, miles of golden sands and vibrant atmosphere. The Belmond Copacabana Palace is a luxuriously grand hotel overlooking the most famous of Brazil’s beaches and within easy reach of the city's key attractions.

Add time at some of Brazil's other picturesque beaches for a relaxing finish to this epic itinerary or speak to a specialist to add more time in any of these thrilling destinations.





Fly to Lima
1 night

Lima, Peru

Belmond Miraflores Park
2 nights

Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
1 night

Machu Picchu, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu
3 nights

Cuzco, Peru

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
2 nights

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
3 nights

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Fly home from Rio

Location & Directions

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Begin in Lima at the Miraflores Park Hotel, on Avenida Malecón de la Reserva in an exclusive residential area surrounded by parks with an incredible ocean view. From there it's onto Hotel Sol y Luna, 1km from the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. Then its a 2-hours train ride and a short drive to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located right outside the Machu Picchu gates at 2,450 meters (8,038 ft.) above sea level. Next to Cuzco and Belmond Palacio Nazarenas.

Fly to Iguassu, staying at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, located just a short stroll from the Iguassu Waterfalls in the Iguassu National Park. Found in the Western extremities of Paraná, in the Iguassu River Basin, this is the last extensive area of Atlantic Rainforest in the South of Brazil. The final three nights are spent at the Belmond Copacabana Palace, superbly located on Avenida Atlântica facing the world famous Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

When to go

April to November is the ideal time to travel, as the rainy season in Peru runs from December to March. If traveling in June, then the midwinter solstice festival celebrated in Cuzco towards the end of the month is a spectacularly colorful occasion and well worth considering, but book well in advance to secure availability.

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