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Machu Picchu & The Amazon 8 days / 7 nights

We are proud to offer this luxury tour that we have tailored exclusively to make of your vacations in Peru a marvelous experience. With this tour you will be able to visit the wonderful city of Cusco and explore its stone Incan buildings, alleys, and streets. You will also visit the magnificent archaeological complexes that surround the city, complexes that despite the centuries keep their superb and imposing presence. This luxury tour continues with The Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will explore multiple Incan sanctuaries and fortresses. The breathtaking sacred citadel of Machu Picchu is undoubtedly part of our tour and here we will enjoy a complete tour. After our visit to Machu Picchu our adventure continues towards the jungle where we will enjoy a spectacular display of wildlife and truly wonderful landscapes that only the Tambopata jungle can offer. 

DAY 1: Lima
DAY 2: Lima/Cusco
DAY 3: Sacred Valley
DAY 4: Machu Picchu/Cusco
DAY 5: Cusco/Puerto Maldonado/Tambopata
DAY 6: Tambopata
DAY 7: Puerto Maldonado - Departure Day

DAY 1: Lima
Once you arrived in Peru our staff will be waiting for you and give you the welcome at the airport, then you will be transferred to the chosen hotel. After resting for a while you will start your tour in Lima visiting the most interesting downtown places. Lima is known as the" City of the Kings and has many beautiful places to visit such as: the Cathedral, Pizarro's Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle, and some residential neighborhoods, such as, San Isidro and Miraflores, not to mention the bohemian district of Barranco. We will visit as well the Huaca Pucllana which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building. After, you will visit the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of Pre-Incan pottery including the biggest collection of erotic Huacos in the world.

  • Overnight in Lima.

DAY 2: Lima/Cusco
A morning flight brings us to Cusco, high in the Andes Mountains, upon arrival to Cusco Airport, our staff will be waiting for you to drive you to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea then you have the free morning to rest for a while.  Later in the afternoon we’ll take you on a guided visit to see Cusco’s highlights, including nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, followed by a visit to the Main Square and famous ‘Koricancha’ or Temple of the Sun and of course the local market. Then, right next to the Korikancha it is time to visit the Santo Domingo Church. Walk through the Hatun Rumiyoc Street.(B)

  • Overnight in Cusco.

DAY 3: Sacred Valley
One of the most spectacular days of the tour takes us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; once an important source of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce. As it is 600m lower than Cusco, temperatures are on average 5 degrees Cº higher in the Sacred Valley.
Our travels will bring us through the major archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. At Pisac, an optional two hour or 5km hike will allow us to fully appreciate the Incan city nestled high in the Andean range. Later, the colorful artesian market at Pisac will no doubt be a highlight for those in search of unique souvenirs.
The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, location of another large Inca site. This major ruin is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. But more than that, Ollantaytambo is a living breathing Inca City. Here we catch the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (B)

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Altitude: 2000m, 6500ft)

DAY 4: Machu Picchu/Cusco
Early in the morning we board the bus to Machu Picchu, the bus ride takes around 25 minutes and follows a zigzagging slight slope with nice views. Once you are in Machu Picchu, the guided tour around the Sacred Citadel starts and it lasts about 2 hours. During our 2 hours guided tour we will explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, we will visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, and various cemeteries. When the tour is finished you will have time for lunch and explore the area on your own. Optionally you can make a trek to Huayna Picchu Mountain which you have to book in advance with us, given that only 400 visitors are allowed daily. Our return to the City of Cusco will be by train at nightfall. (B)

  • Overnight in Cusco

DAY 5: Cusco/Puerto Maldonado/Tambopata
After having a breakfast, our staff will assist and transfer you to the airport where you will catch a flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to the pier to board the boat that will take us to the lodge. On the way we will be surrounded by breathtaking views and we will witness a truly wonderful display of wildlife.  In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy activities such as walks, sailing, birds and mammals watching. (B, L, D)

  • Overnight in Tambopata.

DAY 6: Tambopata
After a delicious breakfast we will begin our fantastic adventure through the virgin forest, accompanied by our local guide. We will explore the jungle and reach the LOST COCHA (COCHA PERDIDA). The Lost Cocha is a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a tremendous diversity of animals. There, we’ll have the opportunity to observe otters, caimans, turtles, sachavacas, birds of many kinds, the majestic jaguar and a great variety of fish. This unique area belongs to the Eco-Amazonian Reserve and remains utterly intact, with large marshes and natural springs. We’ll ascend to and extraordinary vantage point, from which we will have an opportunity to observe the enchanting jungle, followed by a pleasant canoe ride around the lake. We’ll return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, we offer an optional visit to the botanical gardens. If you’d rather relax, you can enjoy the Amazonian Pool and dinner. (B, L, D)

  • Overnight in Tambopata.

DAY 7: Puerto Maldonado - Departure Day
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima or to continue with an extension program. We can arrange a later flight date out of Cusco or additional post tour accommodation in Cusco or Lima upon client request. (B) 

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Add on this Trip: Titicaca Lake, Colca Canyon, and other extension tours or treks. Let us know.

What’s Included

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • All land transport along the route
  • 3 domestic flights (Lima – Cusco – Puerto Maldonado - Lima)
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Guide service throughout as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees for included excursions
  • Tours and Excursions as per itinerary
  • All breakfasts
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast /BL: Boxed Lunch / L: Lunch / D: Dinner)

What’s Not Included

  • International Flights
  • International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Insurance
  • Meals (see above)
  • Alcohol, Drinks
  • Tips
  • Optional activities/day-tours/excursions