Start in Peru’s Amazon jungle, where the biological diversity is simply unparalleled – one in ten of the world’s known species live here! After exploring the depths of the rainforest, move onward to the heartland of the Inca Empire. Meet skilled local craftspeople and cuddly camelids in the peaceful and pastoral Sacred Valley, see stupendous views of the looming needle-like Andean peaks and marvel at the precarious setting of the ancient kingdom of Machu Picchu (Amazon and Machu Picchu Tour).
Before the Tour, your guide will meet you at your hotel for an in-depth briefing. This provides an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
A member of our staff will be waiting for you at the airport, with a sign with your name on it, to transport you to your hotel, where all will be set for your arrival. Lima is a friendly city so relax and get ready for the next morning.
Overnight at: Casa Andina Classic Plaza or Similar
Arrival to Puerto Maldonado (Biodiversity Capital of Peru)
Day 1. Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to the office of Monte Amazoníco Lodge for relevant information about the tour.
Transfer to the port where we will get the boat for an hour to our lodge.
Welcome meeting with a refreshing fruit juice of our region. Check in into our respective rooms.
After a short rest you will have an introductory hike for two hours in the dense tropical forest, guided by an expert local guide who will take you through our trails to see a variety of tres, some of which can be more than five hundred years old. At same time you may observe some species of wild animals such as toucans, orioles, parrots, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our Amazon Rainforest within the Tambopata National Reserve (278,000 hectares protected under Peruvian laws).
After lunch, we will visit the “Monkey Island”, located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River, at this place there are different species of monkeys such as brown capuchin, squirrel monkey, saddle back tamarin, and white capuchin, all of them in the island after the activity we will return to the lodge.
In the night we go for caiman search they are generally on the banks of Madre de Dios River this time will need to bring a flashlight. With luck, we may see the capybara – the world’s largest rodent that can weigh 60 kilos. We will then head back to the lodge, have dinner and sleep.
After an early breakfast, we will do a short boat ride to the entrance of Lake Sandoval. After passing the check point, we will walk 3 kilometers (2 miles aprox) to Lake Sandoval (piranha habitat) – one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve. After the nice walk, the guide will take us on a rowing boat, navigating on the lake to appreciate many different birds and monkey species (Hoatzin cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, eagles, howler monkey, squirrel monkey, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths), and the largest alligator recorded (over 4 meters long). Maybe we will meet a the family of giant river otters (almost two meters long). They are in danger of extinction. Following this, we will return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch, then return to the city.
Included: Hosting Service, Guidance, Transportation, Airport – Lodge – Airport and Food
Not included: bar consumption (alcoholic beverages)
IMPORTANT.- we recommend to bring mosquito repellent, flashlight, binoculars, personal items, sunscreen, hiking shoes, long shirts and pants.
Breakfast at lodge; transfer by boat – Lodge to Tambopata River port then to Puerto Maldonado, we retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado,
You will be chauffeured to the airport for your direct flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you’ll be met by a host who will take you to the hotel, making it an ideal spot to acclimatize.
Overnight at: HOTEL
A member of our staff is waiting for you at the airport, with a sign with your name on it, to transport you to your hotel.
The city tour will start at 13:00 pm. Today we have a guided tour of Cusco and its nearby ruins. The city, once a capital of the extensive Inca Empire, has seen many changes since Francisco Pizarro’s men took the city with such apparent ease in November 1533. We will explore the city by foot to appreciate its superbly constructed Inca walls and architecturally extravagant colonial churches and palaces. This also includes a visit of Qoricancha, the ancient Golden Temple of the Sun. After this we will take a short drive to visit the monolithic walls of Sacsayhuaman along with Tambomachay, better known as ‘the bath of the Inca’. Both sites are spectacularly set above the city. In the afternoon you may have time to explore some of the central parts of the city and a chance to look at some of the great varieties of local craft work.
Overnight at: HOTEL
Early in the morning we will leave Cusco at 8:00 AM. We will stop at the city of Pisac (or Pisaq), through which the River of Urubamba flows. Here we will enjoy the weekly market where you can buy textiles, pottery and other little crafts. Then we take the bus uphill to the ruins complex of Pisa, an Inca citadel perched on a mountainside. Our journey continues to Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the archaeological complex. In the afternoon, we will travel to Agua Calientes by train, where we’ll spend the night.
Overnight at: HOTEL
After a good night´s sleep, we will travel first by train and then by bus to the mountain of Machu Picchu. The tour will be guided for 2:30 hours. We will visit the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. You will have some free time to discover the secrets of that mysterious place on your own.
In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel in Cusco.
Overnight at: HOTEL
We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport of Cusco so you can take your flight back home. We at Peru Andes Top hope you enjoyed, like we did, this challenging adventure, with the aim of being able to see you again soon and enjoy another remarkable story together.
Accommodation: 7 nights in hotel(s) in Lima, Lodge Puerto Maldonado, Cusco.
Excursions: Lima, Lodge Puerto Maldonado, Cusco.
Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Lima , Puerto Maldonado, Cusco.
Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
Transport: bus, minivan, train, on foot, boat.
Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
INCLUDES FLIGHT WITHIN OUR ITINERARY
International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
Pre & post tour accommodation.
Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
Meals not noted.
Entrance fee to the optional climbs of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both free of charge.
Original passport or identity card
Small bag for accessories (allowed are maximum 6 kg in the train to and from Aguas Calientes)
Daypack for personal items
Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
Extra money for souvenirs and handicrafts
Camera and charger
Scarf or hat in order to protect against the intense sun
Warm jacket for the evening
Tickets to Huaynapicchu (subject to availability) US$35.00
Train Vistadome Round Trip US$50.00
Single Supplement US$120.00
Departure Time; (every day, including holidays)
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
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You will be picked-up at your hotel