Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu Tour Easier Than Ever with LAN Airlines

Iguazu Falls TourLAN Airlines now flies direct from Lima-Iguazu, making it easier than ever to take an Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu tour. Previously, travelers to the Iguazu Falls had to fly to Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro, before flying to Lima and then on to Cuzco. The new flight route eliminates the extra leg, allowing travelers to spend less time in the air, and more time marveling at 2 of South America’s greatest highlights, the mighty Iguazu Falls and the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu.

The Lima-Iguazu and Iguazu-Lima flight routes run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. This Iguazu-Lima flight route makes it easier for travelers to “see it all” in South America. Despite the large distances between destinations in South America, strategic routes like this one make it possible to combine multiple countries in one fell swoop. Travelers can fill their passport with stamps from Brazil, Argentina, and Peru, and do so with just one major inter-continental flight.

If you are considering an Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu Tour with this LAN flight route, here are tips for how to arrange your trip. First, you’ll most likely be flying into a major city in South America, such as Lima, Rio de Janeiro, or Buenos Aires. Let’s say you fly into Lima first:

Explore Lima, the City of Kings

Many who travel to Peru don’t linger in the capital, but Lima has its fair share of historical museums, attractions, fine restaurants, and scenic boardwalks. You certainly can simply fly into the Lima airport, and then continue straight on to Cuzco, but you might want to spend a night or two exploring this fascinating city. Walk along the Malecon, go hanggliding over the Larcomar shopping center, go shopping and dining in Miraflores, and walk along the Jr. de la Union Street in the Historic District. Drink a Pisco sour or try some fresh ceviche. Explore the National Museum, the Museum of the Inquisition, or the Museum of Gold. Read our Lima Insider’s Guide for more ideas.

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Walk Through Cusco, the City of the Incas

Next, fly into Cusco’s small airport, and check into a Cusco hotel. If you are worried about altitude sickness (Cusco is about 3,400 m (11,200 ft) in altitude, after all), you can opt for a hotel in the Sacred Valley instead. Or just take it easy for your first night in Cusco, and allow yourself to acclimatize. In Cusco, you can go shopping for Incan-inspired handicrafts, dine on guinea pig, visit the Cathedral and Koricancha, and climb the hill to see the Sacsayhuaman ruins. Everywhere are the signs of the great Inca empire, often covered by Spanish colonial architecture.

Marvel at the Ruins of Machu Picchu

After a tour of the Sacred Valley, take the train to Machu Picchu and spend a day or two marveling at these immense Incan ruins. Machu Picchu was essentially a city, built on top of a subtropical mountain in the midst of the cloud forest of Peru. Right on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest basin, Machu Picchu was overgrown with thick vegetation for many centuries, and was preserved from the destruction of the Spanish conquistadors. Only in the last hundred years has the old Incan city become an object of fascination for travelers from around the world. Read our Machu Picchu Insider’s Guide for tips on what to see and how to prepare for Machu Picchu.

Travel to the Mighty Iguazu Falls

Retrace your steps from the high Andes back to Lima, and then fly direct to Puerto Iguazu, the city next to the Iguazu Falls. These are not just any waterfall, the Iguazu Falls are one of the largest sets of falls in the world. Consisting of over 270 waterfalls, the Iguazu River pours over the border of southern Brazil and northern Argentina, just shy of Paraguay’s border. There are boardwalks and observation decks on all sides so that you can admire the falls from multiple angles. You’ll also want to spend a day or two exploring the adjacent national parks in Argentina and Brazil, and consider an adventure tour or stay at a nearby lodge. Also note, if you are an American citizen, a Brazil visa is necessary to visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls.

Buenos Aires Argentina ToursFinish in Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires

To finish your whirlwind Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu tour, you can add on a tour of Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires. Choose Rio if you prefer sunshine, golden beaches, subtropical rainforests, and friendly beach-goers. Choose Buenos Aires if you prefer a more European-inspired city, with excellent shopping, romantic tango dancers, and fine restaurants replete with Malbec wine and beefsteak.

Customize This Tour!

Of course, you could switch this Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu tour itinerary around, so that you start with Brazil and Argentina, and end in Peru. One of our specialties is customizing itineraries such as this one, taking advantage of great flight consolidator rates, South American flight airpasses, hotel and tour package prices, so that you don’t have to worry about all the details!

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16 Responses to Iguazu Falls & Machu Picchu Tour Easier Than Ever with LAN Airlines

  1. Didi Yeh says:

    Submitted inquiry about one week ago. No response. Please contact me. Interested in
    a) Machu Picchu
    b) Iguazu
    c) Buenos Aires

    Thank you

    • Kaitlin says:

      Hi Didi,

      Thanks so much for getting in touch with us! I will forward your comment to our sales team and make sure someone responds to your inquiry as soon as possible.


  2. John Turner says:

    We are looking for a tour from 14/7/14 ending in Santiago about 23/7/14
    For our flight back to Australia QF28 at 1335
    There will be five of us
    Three adults (couple plus sister in law)
    Two kids
    Want to go to the falls and the Inca city plus whatever else along the way.
    Comfortable clean accommodation is essential albeit there is no need for anything too expensive.
    We are all entitled to the airpass

    • Hi John! Thanks for contacting us! Sounds like a wonderful trip you’re planning. I will forward your request to our travel consultants, who will respond within 1 business day.

      All the best,

  3. John Castello says:

    Hi Kaitlin, I am also looking for a tour starting Monday 14th July 2014 from Rio De Janeiro taking in the falls and inca city We have pre booked our flight home from Santiago on Monday 21st July 2014 at midday.
    that leaves us with 7 days for me and my wife 2 people
    John Castello

    • Hi John,

      Thanks for your inquiry! We’ll get to work on a quote and send it to you as soon as possible. You’re trip plans sounds awesome and I hope you get a chance to go! We’ll be in touch by email within 1 business day.


  4. Chee Khiam WONG says:

    Dear Kaitlin,

    My wife and I are from Singapore. We will be in Rio in July 2014. We are looking for a tour to Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu starting from Rio on 10 Jul and ending in Rio on 16 Jul. Thank you.

    • Hi Chee, Thanks for your inquiry. I will forward your request to our travel consultants and we’ll get back to you with a custom quote and itinerary as soon as possible. I hope you enjoy your trip to Rio!


  5. PJ Pourshahidi says:

    Hi Kaitlin,

    Hoping you can help us. We have just decided to visit Brazil during the world cup, and wanted to extend our trip by seeing Machu Pichu in Peru, and the Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

    We plan on arriving in Rio on June 25th, and will be there for 3 days. We will then head to Sao Paulo for 3 days, and don’t have any idea what we should do next. Our plan is to leave Brazil on July 2nd, and was hoping you can help us plan our trip.

    -Arrive in Brazil June 26th, and leave July 2nd out of Sao Paulo.
    -Want to see Machu Pichu and Iguazu Falls.

    Thank you!

  6. Azizan Hawa says:

    Would like to have an itinerary that includes,
    1. Machu Piccu
    2. Iguazu Falls
    3. Patogonia.

    Travelling party of 3 adults ( 2 adults and I teenager)
    Prefer 3-4 star hotel and triple sharing
    Vegetarian meals.

  7. cindy says:

    We are interested in Machu Picchu and Brazil/Rio/Iguazu Falls.

    Please advise.

    Thank you,
    Cindy Quinn

  8. Lynn Hindman says:

    We are traveling to Lima on Dec 29th and are looking into organizing a trip for our family of 4 to visit to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu. I would be interested in including the Iguazu falls and then back to Lima. Can you help me with the transportation logistics, lodging and costs?

    Thank you,

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