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 02 LIMA TO CUSCO
Breakfast. Early in the morning transfer to Lima 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. At 13:45 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, dinner with Folklore Show
DAY 03 : 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 04: 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 05 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 travellers 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.
DAY 06 BOAT TRIP TO WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Cusco for take the flight to Puerto Maldonado Reception at the airport and transport to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will receive a welcome tropical fruit beverage. After a short briefing about the tour, you will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms and the jungle wildlife; the most likely animal to see is capybaras, the largest rodent in the world, river turtle, caymans and different species of birds.. Accommodation at the lodge at arrival.
After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history and observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 07 : MACAW’S CLAY LICK
Early wake up at dawn to take a light breakfast (coffee or infusion), to begin with our 40-minute journey upstream to the Macaw 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 to eat clay, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment.
In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who wish can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish.On route if the level of river are adecuated,we will visit the Cat cascades.
After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk 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 08 SANDOVAL LAKE
After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Sandoval Lake, a beautiful rainforest oxbow lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.
It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can enjoy the swimming pool and its cascade surrounded by tropical vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. Night at WASAI Maldonado Ecolodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne
DAY 09 PUERTO MALDONADO TO LIMA
Breakfast and transportation to the airport. (B) At this point you will know that your amazon experience in Peru will never be forgotten!..
Arrive to Lima transfer to your hotel free time in Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 10 TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Breakfast at your hotel in Lima . Transfer to the Airport Lima, where you can make your flight connexion to return your country.
Meals Included: Breakfast
In Lima: Transfer .
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.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Lima included Breakfast
- 3 Nights hotel in Cusco included Breakfast
- 1 night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- 3 Nights in the jungle
- 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
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes
- All bilingual guided tours (english/spanish) as described in the itinerary
- Flight Included Lima to Cusco , Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
- Flight included Puerto Maldonado Lima.
- International 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)