DAY 01 : 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 2 LIMA TO PUERTO MALDONADO TRANSFER TO WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE
Breakfast. Early in the morning transfer to Lima Airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado
A staff member will wait for you at the airport to transfer you to Wasai Puerto Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will be welcomed with a delicious tropical juice. After a brief explanation of the tour and accommodating the luggage, we will head for the Inter Oceanic Highway, where we will see small villages and farms with livestock of tropical breeds. Afterwards, we will take a shortcut in direction to Venado Station. The shortcut is a narrow dirt road that initially runs through plantations of local species, as we get away from the highway and into the deep jungle; human presence gradually reduces until we reach the Venado Station. There we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will start our trekking of 4 kms through primary forest until we reach Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Reception and accommodation in the lodge. After a short rest we will have a night tour through the forest to observe and hear the insects, bats, frogs, and maybe have an occasional encounter with some nocturnal mammal. Dinner
The various sounds of the jungle will accompany you through your first night in the Amazon.
Overnight at Wasai Tambopata Lodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch , and Dinner
DAY 3 MACAW’S CLAY LICK
Early wake up around 4:30 a.m. and light breakfast (coffee or mate) to begin with our 90-minutes journey upstream to the Macaw’s Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather in the clay lick to eat it, an unforgettable experience. In the middle morning we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who want, can do kayaking on the river (*) or you can join us to fish where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. Lunch will be served between 1:30 to 2 p.m.
After lunch, we will have a new ethnobotanical walk of 1 km until the swamp area, into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch , and Dinner
DAY 04 VISIT LAKE SANDOVAL
You will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and from there walk through the forest to the beautiful Sandoval Lake. Your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Anhinga. You will walk back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the forest and then travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal.Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. (B, L, D)
DAY 05 PUERTO MALDONADO TO CUSCO.
Breakfast. in the morning transfer to Airport to board your flight to Cusco
Reception at the airport of Cusco upon arrival reception and transfer to our Hotel followed by a few cups of mate de coca, whilst you iron out any questions you may have with us.
In the afternoon City tour in Cusco
At 13:30 you leave on the Cusco City Tour. This tour includes the major sites of historical interest in Cusco, such as the famous Inca fort at Sacsayhuaman, and the temple of the Sun. Also included in this is a tourist card, giving you access to all the sites in the Cusco area as a whole (i.e., including outside of the City itself) This tour finishes at 18:00.
Meals Included: Breakfast , Lunch
DAY 06 : CUSCO: THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Early in the morning, excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch.
In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On our way back to Cusco we stop of at the picturesque Andean Village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. We will admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square, and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico.
Late afternoon return to your selected hotel for overnight. Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square. Note: The visit to the Village of Chinchero depends on the time available.
Meals Included: Breakfast, and Lunch
DAY 07: CUSCO – KM104 – AGUAS CALIENTES
Our trek today takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We’ll visit beautiful Inca sites , see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 10km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works it’s way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Winay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
As we make our way to Machu Picchu we’ll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky). After a full days trekking we’ll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos and with fewer tourists in the site it’s a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we’ve passed through the Sun Gate we’ll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes in the valley below where we’ll check in to our hotel.
Meals included: 1 Box Lunch, 1 Dinner 1 Breakfast 1 Luch
Hotel 1 Night
DAY 08 MACHU PICCHU: AGUAS CALIENTES / 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 marvellous Citadel. for a 30-minutes drive climbing a 6km of winding road to reach the marvellous 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, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel.Overnight. in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 09 FLIGHT CUSCO LIMA
transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast
In Lima: Transfer .
Maldonado: jungle Tours 3 days 2 nights
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour, and dinner with Folklore Show.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Full-day excursion to Pisac Indian Market (held only tuesdays, thursdays and sundays) and the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Lunch included.
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit of the Inca Citadel including lunch.
- 1 Nights Hotel in Lima included Breakfast
- City Tour in Lima
- 3 Nights hotel in Cusco included Breakfast
- 1 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Meals as specified in the program
- Tourist ticket
- Entrance ticket to Qoricancha
- Entrance ticket to Catedral
- All entrance tickets for the excursions mentioned above
- All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
- Train ticket Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco Vistadom
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes
- All bilingual guided tours (english/spanish) as described in the itinerary
- Transfer to the Airport
- Transfer airport – lodge airport,
- Lodging (03 nights at Wasaí Tambopata Lodge),
- Full board,
- Bilingual guide
- Rubber boots
- International Flights
- National Flights
- Airport taxes ($30.25 for international
- Baggage excess. (i.e.Puno/Cusco bus)
- Entrance ticket to the reserve area of Tambopata
- Alcoholic drinks, soda
- Personal expenses
- International or National personal telephone calls.
- Meals not mentioned
- Optional post-tour (cost given separately)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE JUNGLE
- Domestic flights,
- Adventure Activities (Kayak and Zip Line),
- Airport taxes,
- Alcoholic drinks,
- Radio calls,
- Entrance fee to the National Park ($16.00 per passenger).
NOTE: Entrance fee to the National Park be subject to change by SERNANP.