Price
918$ per person
Duration
7 Days
Destination
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Travellers
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Affordable Trip to Machu Picchu and Amazon Basin

This 7-day tour package takes you to an exotic journey that traverses the majestic ancient town of Cusco, on to the Sacred Valley and snowcapped mountains of the Inca Empire. You can then continue to the hidden city of Machu Picchu and explore the famed ruins in all their glory reminiscing the glorious past of the Incas. Then sail across the Amazon by riverboat and explore the Tambopata River and Tambopata National Reserve Tambopata River where you can marvel at the exotic rainforest full of unique animal and plant life.




Highlight

  • Observe the exotic creatures that live in the Amazon Basin.
  • While time away in the relaxing atmosphere of the Cusco’s Plaza de Armas
  • Gain more information about the culture and the traditions that are commonly followed in the area at the Sacred Valley community center.
  • A comprehensive tour of Machu Picchu that covers all the main attractions. A guide would also accompany you and provide you with valuable knowledge.

What's included

Destination
Amazon , Cusco , Machu Picchu , Sacred Valley Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Cusco
Return Location
Puerto Maldonado
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • Accommodation in the jungle lodge
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation

Trip code: BA-MAAM07

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
Day 1

Arrival to Cusco and free day

  • Cusco Airport Transfer: Arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel.
  • The rest of the morning is free to rest in order to avoid ill effects due to the high altitude.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: None.
Day 2

Tour to the Sacred Valley (Pisac and Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel - pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We then will then embark on a journey back in time to the Incan´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to firsthand witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterwards, you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully crafted locally hand-made products.
  • Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress and administrative and urban center.
  • Stop in Ollantaytambo from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 3

Visit to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; around 06:00am you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the hilltop citadel deserved every bit of its fame.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, the guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. The guided tour takes around two hours.
  • From 10:00am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch on you own.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 4

Flight to Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Lodge

  • Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel and transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. You will be welcomed by a guide when you arrive at the airport. The guide will take you to the office which is located 5 minutes away from the airport at Puerto Maldonado. You will then head towards Puerto Nuevo on an unpaved road for a one-hour long journey. After which you will go onboard a boat through which you will enter Bahuaja Sonene National Park and the Tambobata National Reserve’s buffer zone.
  • Your arrival at the lodge at lodge will be welcomed by the staff. Around noon, you will be accompanied by a guide on a walk through the jungle where you will observe birds like wild turkeys and quails, as well as flora like kapok trees and ironwood. You may also witness spiders like tarantulas during night fall, along with other nocturnal animals.
  • Overnight at Amazon Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5

La Torre Clay Lick & Tres Chimbadas Lake

  • You will awake really early in the morning to go for a 15-minute walk upriver for observing animals’ activities. You will be able to see parakeets, parrots, macaws and other mammals while they feed from the La Torre Clay Lick. This bank of mud has 4-meter height and 20-meter width. It is very significant for the animals as it is the main source of food for them.
  • You will be served a delicious breakfast when you return to the lodge and after a short rest, you will head towards Tres Chimbadas Lake.
  • Tres Chimbadas Lake is situated at a distance of 15 minutes from Lodge. You will hike deep in the jungle with your guide for 45 minutes. A catamaran with a single oar will take you on the rest of your journey. You will see a variety of birds, vegetations along the river bank, witness different mammals and reptiles. You may also be able to do fishing while on the catamaran.
  • You will return to the lodge around noon and head over to the houses of the local families. They will tell you about their life, traditions and ways of living. They will allow you to try different exotic fruits like Yucca, Arazá, Copazú and many more which are daily utilized by these local people.
  • Overnight at Amazon Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Cocococha Lake hike

  • This two-and-a-half-hour trek is very interesting. We will pass different types of jungle with key species to biodiversity of Madre de Dios such as the Rubber tree and the Brazil nut. Cocococha Lake is located deep in the Tambopata National Reserve and covers an area of approximately 60 ha surrounded by swampland lowlands and hills. This change in elevation and vegetation in combination with minimal human influence leads to a very high level of biodiversity. It also forms an important habitat for many of the endangered and emblematic species such as macaws, black caimans and giant river otters that can feed and reproduce in peace here.
  • We will be back at Lodge in time for lunch. After some rest we will go visit the farm in the afternoon.
  • At night, you will head back to the river to witness the night life of the animals and different species. While enjoying the jungle sounds, you may be able to see the night animals and species roaming around the river banks.
  • Overnight at Amazon Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Departure from Lodge – Flight to Lima – Connect at International Flight

  • Breakfast at lodge; transfer by boat – Lodge to Tambopata River port then to Puerto Maldonado, we retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
  • Flight to Lima where you can connect at the same airport for International flight. Most groups will take the flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima connecting from there to international flights.
  • Meals included: Breakfast

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