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Andes and Amazon - 9 days
Location: PERU
Price: $1,690
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Machu Picchu and Amazon Tour – 9 Days

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, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

For a detailed brochure, please call 1-800-667-6134 or send an email to tours@highlandadventures.com.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

  • 9-DAY ANDES & AMAZON TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Tours in Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Piscac Market, Machu Picchu and Amazon Basin.
    • Adventure Effort Rating:  2  (Easiest: 1  – Most Challenging: 7)
    • Passes to Machu Picchu: 2 Days
    • Wayna Picchu Pass and Reservation
    • Daily Departures

    ITINERARY

    Day 1     Lima

    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.

    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. (B)

    Day 3     Lima  |  Cuzco

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

    Day 4     Cuzco  |  Sacred Valley | Cuzco

    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. (BL)

    Day 5     Cuzco  |  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 tour of Machu Picchu. After the tour you can continue to explore the sanctuary at your own pace or return to the town of where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market. (B)

    Day 6     Machu Picchu  |  Cuzco

    Free day to return to Machu Picchu or explore nearby areas such as the famous Machu Picchu mountain. You might want to wake up early and take some pictures from the Puerta del Sol at Machu Picchu. Today is also a great opportunity to climb Wayna Picchu (reservation and pass included). In the afternoon you will return by train/bus to Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival in Cuzco. (B)

    Day 7     Cuzco  |  Puerto Maldonado  |  Amazon Basin

    Enjoy an early morning walk in Cuzco 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. (BLD)

    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. (BLD)

    Day 9     Amazon Basin  |  Lima

    Enjoy a walk around the lodge before traveling to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Lima or continue on an extension. Please call 1-800-667-6134 to ask for details. Bon Voyage!! (B)

    (B): Breakfast (L): Lunch (D): Dinner

    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.

  • 9-DAY ANDES & AMAZON TOUR PRICING DETAILS

    • Price shown above is per person based on double occupancy
    • Single Supplement: +35%
    • Please add 3% if paying via credit card

    WHAT IS INCLUDED

    • All hotel accommodations (3 stars).
    • Upgrades to 4 stars or 5 stars available (additional fees).
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary – B: breakfast, L: lunch and D: dinner
    • All sightseeing as shown as part of an open group (private tours available).
    • Services of bilingual professional guides.
    • Airport transfers
    • All gratuities except to guides.
    • Train tickets to/from Machu Picchu.
    • Two-day admission pass to Machu Picchu ruins.
    • Passes and reservation to climb Wayna Picchu.

    ADDITIONAL BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

    • Domestic flights: from $500
    • Please add 5%  for trips scheduled for the following year

    RECOMMENDED IN-COUNTRY FLIGHTS (not included)

    • Day 1 – Home to Lima – Arrive after 1 PM.  Note: Earlier check-in available (fee)
    • Day 3 – Lima to Cuzco – Arrive in Cuzco before 11 AM
    • Day 7 – Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado – Arrive before noon
    • Day 9 – Puerto Maldonado to Lima – Any time before 2:00 PM
  • 9-DAY ANDES & AMAZON TOUR MAP

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  • 9-DAY ANDES & AMAZON TOUR HOTELS & UPGRADES

    Below please find a sample list of hotels included in this itinerary.  If one of the hotels shown below is not available at the time of booking, a similar one (same class) will be used.

    LIMA
    • 3 Stars (Included)

      Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro
    • Upgrade to 4 Stars

      Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
    • Upgrade to 5 Stars

      Miraflores Park
    CUZCO
    • 3 Stars (Included)

      Casa Andina Plaza
    • Upgrade to 4 Stars

      Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco
    • Upgrade to 5 Stars

      Monasterio
    MACHU PICCHU TOWN  (AGUAS CALIENTES)
    • 3 Stars (Included)

      Andina Luxury
    • Upgrade to 4 Stars

      El Mapi Inka Terra
    • Upgrade to 5 Stars

      Machu Picchu Pueblo
      Sanctuary Lodge
    • AMAZON BASIN
      • 3 Stars / Eco Friendly (Included)

        Hacienda Concepcion
      • Other 3 Stars Eco Lodges ($)

        Posada Amazonas
        Refugio Amazonas
      • Upgrade to 5 Stars

        Reseva Amazonica Inka Terra