Inka Trail and Amazonas 14 Days 13 Nights

DAY 1 : INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel. There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organisation of your Peru trip.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02 LIMA / IQUITOS / HELICONIA AMAZON RIVER LODGE

You will be met and welcomed by our staff at the Luggage Claim area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport where our staff will assist you and transfer to our Office in Iquitos town proper. A briefing about our services, what to expect during your stay, the do’s and don’ts in the jungle and some essential tips will be carried out shortly. Soon after, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River. During the boat ride observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.

Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island, a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages, their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat. After a 90 minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Next check-in and settling in your room, at your leisure, taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch. In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will show you identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), and with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus Fusicollis), the Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).

Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the evening comes around, during high tide, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle, with no lights, perhaps just some jungle flora and fauna sparkling in the dark. You will have to trust your expert boat guide to take you where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle. If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Shortly, go back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

DAY 03 HELICONIA AMAZON RIVER LODGE

Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching. In order to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, you will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams (best on high tide) to look out for a number of variety of birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis),among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge, for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast.

Take a little rest and then you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local techniques of fishing and for the most daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). If you are lucky you have your catch cooked for lunch. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, you will be transfer to Iquitos.

Once you arrive to the city, you will be transfer to the Hotel of your selection, receiving a brief of the services and some advice about the attractions in the city. You will have time on your own, having the opportunity to continue the adventure visiting the Casa de Fierro, or Iron House, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel or the Malecón Tarapacá facing the Amazon River, lined with several exquisite 19th-century mansions, relics from the rubber heyday, lined with Portuguese glazed tiles, or azulejos. Overnight at the selected Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

DIA 04 IQUITOS / LIMA

After a relaxing night, wake up for breakfast; and if your flight schedule give you a chance, you can take a walk by the Main Square, visiting the Cathedral of Iquitos and surroundings. Return to the Hotel for check-out. Transfer to the airport.

After a relaxing night, wake up for breakfast; and if your flight schedule give you a chance, you can take a walk by the Main Square, visiting the Cathedral of Iquitos and surroundings. Return to the Hotel for check-out. Transfer to the airport.

Arrive to Lima transfer to your hotel in Limal

Meals Included: Breakfast,

DAY 05 LIMA / CUSCO – SIGHTSEEING TOUR AND VISIT TO NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Lima to take a flight bound for the City of Cusco. At your arrival reception and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the morning off to acclimatized. We recommend you to have lunch at your hotel, since in the afternoon we will know the City of Cusco on a guided tour, visiting the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. The excursion continues out of the city to visit the Inca complexes of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco. Famous for its huge carved stones assembled with astonishing precision, which conform the external walls of the complex. Some of these stones are more than 9 meters high and weigh over 350 tons. Return to the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional: Dinner in a typical restaurant with a folklore show where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.

DAY 06 VALLE SAGRADO ZIP LINE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR

Do not lose ride this spectacular Cusco Peru zip line “Flight Of The Condor” ziplining in our longest line of 1.250 Kilometers long and see the most interesting tourist sites of the area like Moray, Maras and the Salt mines. This tour offers a ride through our best zip line because actually it is the longest one, extreme and safe in Cusco Peru so it is for those tourist who like the adventure sports and the Cusco Peru zip line has 04 different lines of full adrenaline and make you feel the thrill of flight through the longest line of 1.250 kilometers (4,100 feet).

The first cable is smooth so that the participant can start the ride with confidence and has a chance to become comfortable with the activity, at the second line the tourist will experiment the best view of the Sacred Valley and the tourist can imagine the sensation of flying through the nice mountains of Maras Moray, The third cable has the higher speed with more distance than the others two first so you will be ready to take the last one, because the fourth line is the longest and highest line of Peru with the best and most beautiful views of the Sacred Valley and the beautiful mountains of the Sacred Valley, actually “The Flight Of The Condor” zip line has the longest line of Peru with 1,250 meters long (4,100 feet long) making this your experience of full adrenaline so at the end you can said, ¡¡¡¡¡ I did the best zip Line of Peru!!!!!

In our 04 lines of Cusco Peru Zip Line our costumers has the ability to travel in various extreme positions if they decided, such as upside down, monkey-style, superman, train or whatever position you can invent, Do not lose this opportunity to take this perfect tour making something different in Cusco and we think this nice package is for you mixing with the visit of Moray, Maras and the famous Salt mine of Maras in just half day of tour
We beginning this adventure with the pickup from your hotels of Cusco or the sacred valley and after the tour we can drop you in your hotels too.

Meals Included: Breakfast,

DAY 07: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SAYLLPATA – SORAYPAMPA

We will leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning to have breakfast. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Meals Included: Lunch, Diner

DAY 08: SORAYPAMPA – SALKANTAY PASS – HUAYRACPUNKU – CHAULLAY.

After an early breakfast we start trekking from Soraypampa approx 7:30 a.m we continue our hiking the Peruvian highland. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6,264 m) the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the mountains Humantay and Huayanay, white river, small lakes and moraines. At our lunch spot after a five-hour walk, Pass dowhill to lunch in Huayracpunku, and then a further 2-3 hours downhill walk to Camp at Collpapampa 2,920 m.

Meals Included: Breakfas Lunch, Diner

DAY 09: CHAULLAY – COLLPAPAMPA – LA PLAYA – SANTA TERESA(COCALMAYO HOT SPRING) AGUAS CALIENTES CITY

Around 5:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. salcantay pass river crossingIf we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks’. Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a local bus to drive us to the hydroelectric train station. At around 1:30p.m., we will have our lunch at the hydroelectric. At 3:20p.m., here we have 2 options if you want you can go walking until Aguas Calientes or if you want you can take a train from the hydroelectric to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs.
We will have dinner at 7:00p.m. and accommodation at the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner

DIA 10: MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO

After breakfast we have an early start and take the Bus for a 30-minutes drive climbing a 6km of winding road to reach the marvelous Citadel. for a 30-minutes drive climbing a 6km of winding road to reach the marvelous Citadel. Upon arrival, guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various burial grounds. Time free to stroll by the Archaeological Site. For the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Huayna Picchu (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it must be before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register in an office at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travelers who want to see, from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as if a geological miracle. In the afternoon 18:20, back to Ollantaytambo by train arrive 20:10hr , and transfer to your hotel. Overnight. in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast, ,

DAY 11 FREE DAY IN CUSCO

Free day for exploring to city of Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast,

DAY 12 : CUSCO / PUNO BY BUS

Early departure by bus to the City of Puno, (3,860 m.a.s.l.). During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.

We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Afternoon arrival in Puno and transfer to your selected hotel. Evening free.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 13: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE, FLOATING ISLANDS OF UROS AND TAQUILE

Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called “totora” (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch. Then we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long Island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 14 PUNO: CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI – JULIACA -LIMA

Early in the morning, we will travel 30 minutes to visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, stone cylinder burial chambers used by the Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds further beauty to the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe several local typical birds.them transfer to the aiport to Juliaca

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included:
In Lima:
• Transfer Aiport – Hotel
• Transfer Hotel – aiport
• 2 nights in Lima

IQUITOS:

What is included:

• Meet our driver in his booth # 5 at the luggage claim area.
• Our Programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions.
• For this program we recommend to take morning flights to Iquitos and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.
• Departures from Iquitos to Heliconia Lodge: just in the morning ( max. 10:00 am)
• Departures from Heliconia Lodge to Iquitos is at 13:30 pm
• Check in: 13:00 pm / Check out: 12:00 pm

In Cusco
• Trans Aiport- Hotel
• City tour included , entrace ticket to the catedral and Qoricancha
• Zip Line
• 1 nighs in Aguas Calientes
• 4 nights hotel in Cusco included the breakfast

Includes: Salkantay trek short 4 days

• Pre-departure briefing
• Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Challacancha (starting point of the trek)
• Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
• English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
• Chef and cooking equipment.
• Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu
• Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 3
• 1 Bag or daffor bag where you can out maximum of 6kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 2(we are going to carry in our horses)
• Meals (03B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
• One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
• Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
• Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Machupicchu entrance fee
• Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Expedition Service).
• Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco

Puno
• Bus Cusco to Puno
• Transfer estation Bus – Hotel
• Tour in puno Isla de los Uros
• 2 Noche de Hotel
• Tour in Sillustani
• Transfer to the Aiport

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

• International and domestic flights
• Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
• Baggage excess (Cusco/Puno bus)
• Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
• Personal expenses
• Tips
• International or National personal telephone calls
• Meals not mentioned
• Optional post-tour (cost given separately)

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