Lima, Southern Amazon and Cuzco

Travel Type

Custom Travel

Duration

12DAYS

Starts In

Lima

Starting From

USD $3885

Experience Peru's Amazon & Machu Picchu

Peru

Discover the best of Peru’s cities as well as the Amazon Basin. Start in the capital Lima, take a side trip to Puerto Maldonado for a jungle experience and continue to Cuzco for an unforgettable discovery of this Inca precinct. Includes the neighbouring Sacred Valley and one of the continent’s icons, the ruins of Machu Picchu before finishing in Cuzco.

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Departs Daily.
Prices valid until December 2018 in twin share basis. 
Please enquire for single and 2019 rates.

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1. Uncover the details of your itinerary by clicking on the + sign.
2. For highlighted days, select your excursion using the Experience Builder (blue box on the right.)
3. After creating your custom experience, select your preferred travel accommodation style

DAY 1 Arrive Lima

A representative will be waiting to greet you on arrival into Lima airport and promptly take you to settle in to your chosen hotel, ready for the following day’s exploring.

DAY 2 Explore Lima

Your first exploration of Lima will be led by your exclusive guide who will drive and walk you through the distinctly colonial and modern areas of the Peruvian Capital. The city is a great introduction to its culture. You will also discover the sacred pyramid of Huacca Puclanna. Relax and enjoy the evening at your chosen hotel.

DAY 3 Lima on your terms

Today you can choose how to further explore the lively Peruvian capital from a range of excursions. Choices include absorbing yourself in the past by exploring the mysterious ruins of Pachamachac – the great Inca warrior and the accompanying archaeology museum, you taste and master the secrets of the gastronomic capital of South America in a cooking class, peruse through the extensive collection gold, silver and pottery collections at the Larco museum and enjoy lunch or dinner at its renowned restaurant or take in the spectacle of Peruvian equestrian tradition with Paso horse display. Choose an excursion in the Package Builder

DAY 4 Journey to the Amazon

You will be collected for your morning flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Southern Peruvian Amazon. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge by motorised canoe the Tambopata Reserve.

Start wandering through the trails systems of the lodge that will be your base to discover this region for the next few nights. Enjoy a twilight river excursion before dinner and resting for the next two big days of exploring.

DAY 5 Explore the southern Amazon Basin

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the rainforest with an inclusive program at your ecolodge which includes excursions led by naturalist guides such jungle hikes and trails, boat trips or night walks and visits to nearby villages.

DAY 6 Continue exploring the rainforest

Continue exploring the Amazon or relax at your plush ecolodge, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion or Inkaterra Reserva Amazonika.

DAY 7 Journey to the Sacred Valley

Bid an early morning farewell to the Amazon before returning to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Cuzco. On arrival, a representative will take you through the scenic mountains and landscape to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will spend the first two nights to help acclimatise to the altitude.

DAY 8 Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Another ‘Your Day’ to choose how to make the most of your stay in this picturesque area. Discover the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo as well as the ruins and neighbouring town of Pisac with its famous market, or head out to the impressive the salt pans of Moray, the ruins of Maras and stop at the authentic Andean village of Chincheros ( market visits possible on Sundays,) or you can horseride to Ollantaytambo for different perspective of these ruins or interact with a local community as part of the Awamaki social project. Choose an excursion in the Package Builder

DAY 9 Journey to Machu Picchu

Early this morning you will head to the station to board your train, where for the next hour and a half, the train will meander its way through the mountains and switchbacks before reaching Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu. After a short bus trip up the iconic mountain, you will enter the gates of this incredible relic of the mysterious Inca civilisation.

Your guide will take you through some of the features and explain why the Incas where considered so advanced by looking at the concepts and theories behind their advanced building, irrigation and farming system. You can choose to continue exploring the site from the many platforms and vantage points at your leisure. Afterwards, board the bus back to town to settle into your hotel.

DAY 10 Journey to Cuzco

Today is free to relax at Aguas Calientes before your afternoon train return to Cuzco. Please tell us if you would like to visit the ruins today or if you would like to attempt the Huayna Picchu Climb so we can add this to your request. (Please note that these must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces, particularly the climb which is capped at 400 people daily.) Read more.

After a combined 3 hour train and bus trip, you will arrive into the Inca capital of Cuzco, where remnants of this great civilisation are everywhere. Overnight at your selected hotel.

DAY 11 Cuzco on your terms

The Inca capital of Cuzco is a highlight in its own right. With buildings everywhere made of specially cut stone, cobblestone streets and alleyways infused with grand plazas and colonial architecture, the city is truly unique.

As a freedom day you get to choose how best to discover this cultural jewel. You can take a half day tour of the city including the sun palace of Q’oricancha and outer ruins of Q’enko or choose to explore the city on your own and enjoy lunch or dinner at famous fusion tapas restaurant Cicciolina or MAP Cafe in the courtyard of the Precolumbian Art Museum (entrance not included.)
Choose an excursion in the Package Builder

DAY 12 Finish your journey in Lima

Today you will finish your voyage into this civilisation and be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Lima. You experience finishes at Lima airport.

Highlights

Colonial Capital of Lima, exploring the Tambopata Reserve in the Amazon Basin, discovering the Sacred Valley of the Incas, incredible ruins of Machu Picchu,beautiful Inca capital of Cuzco.

Includes

11 nights accommodation, flights Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Cuzco – Lima, , daily breakfast, all meals in Amazon lodge, choice of excursions in Lima, Sacred Valley and Cuzco, guided program in Amazon, transport between airports.

Best time

Year round, wildlife activity in Amazon varies according to seasons, Wet (November to March) Dry (April to October)

Visas

Australians do not require.

Currency

Peruvian Soles/US Dollar

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