Machu Picchu & Amazon

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Machu Picchu & Amazon

9 Days  |  $1,690

Experience the extreme contrasts of the Andes and Amazon regions in one incredible tour. Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna of Peru’s protected Amazon Basin. Afterward, explore the Lost City of Machu Picchu and other famous Inca sites. Adventure includes tours of Lima, Amazon Basin, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu & Amazon

DAY 1
LIMA

Flight:  Lima Arrival after 3pm

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru’'s amazing culture and cuisine.

Lodging:  Casa Andina Miraflores or similar
DAY 2
LIMA

Rise for breakfast and a morning guided tour of colonial and modern Lima. After lunch, we will experience the Inca’s legacy at the Larco Museum. Lastly, we will visit a classic Peruvian Tavern for a glass of Pisco Sour and traditional Peruvian petite bouchées.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Miraflores or similar
DAY 3
LIMA - CUSCO

Flight:  Lima to Cusco - Fly before 10am

Early flight to Cusco (11,152 ft). Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of Cusco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. We will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar
DAY 4
CUSCO (SACRED VALLEY)

Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac'’s colorful market – a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. The serenity and quaintness of the town will allow you to relax and transition into the Inca’s magical world. Return to Cusco in the early evening.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar
DAY 5
CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU

Early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river and sometimes a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes we will begin our Machu Picchu tour. After the guided excursion you can continue to explore the Machu Picchu at your own pace or return to the town of where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market.

Option ($275): Hike a portion of the Inca Trail for a day and arrive to Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun. Tour of Machu Picchu and self-guided Huayna Picchu hike would be the next day.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Andina Luxury or similar
DAY 6
MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike to the Sun Gate. Your package also includes passes to either hike Huayna Picchu (based on passes availability) or Machu Picchu Mountain. We will return to Cusco by train later in the afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast

Lodging:  Casa Andina Plaza or similar
DAY 7
CUSCO - AMAZON BASIN

Flight:  Cusco to Pto. Maldonado - Fly before 10am

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival we will stop at the Lodge’s office in Puerto Maldonado where you can store any excess luggage. We will arrive at the lodge after a 20 minute drive and a 45 minute boat ride which offers beautiful views of exotic plants, birds and caimans. After dinner we will participate in an ecotourism lecture by a professional guide.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Lodging:  Hacienda Concepcion or similar
DAY 8
AMAZON BASIN

After breakfast you can choose from several guided tours such as the exploring the wildlife at Lake Sandoval. Once at the lake we will paddle searching for Giant River otters, caimans, hoatzins and horned screamers. During the afternoon you can take an ethnobotanical tour that will expose you to botanical and medicinal wonders. After dinner you will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active.

Meals:   Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Lodging:  Hacienda Concepcion or similar
DAY 9
AMAZON - LIMA

Flight:  Pto. Maldonado to Lima - Fly before noon

Enjoy a walk around the lodge before traveling to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Lima or continue on an extension.

Meals:  Breakfast

Bon Voyage!!!


Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedules changes, or other unforeseen events.

Train to or from Machu Picchu: From May to December, train from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back will depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). For the period between January and April, trains will depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hour from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

Machu Picchu & Amazon

PRICE

  • $1,690 per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: +35%
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card

  • NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights: From $350

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Hotels (3 stars)
  • Upgrades available
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to & from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Passes


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    • LENGTH: 9 Days
    • PRICE: $1,690
    • EFFORT: Easy to Moderate

    WHEN TO TRAVEL

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    Machu Picchu & Amazon was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 by Highland Adventures