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Oxbow lake in Tambopata

Machu Picchu & Amazon Basin 10 Days

$2,041.00

Enjoy Machu Picchu & discover the Amazon Rainforest

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip code MAR10D01
Travel style Adventure and Classic
Trip type Group service
Group size Min 1, Max 16
Physical rating Some easy physical activities included in this trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 1+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  This tour package is fully customizable according to your interest and needs.

 

Travel to Peru; enjoy a trip to Machu Picchu and Amazon Rainforest
This 10-day tour package Machu Picchu and Amazon Rainforest will take you deep within the Amazon Rainforest and majestic towns of Lima to ancient Incan sites of Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Visit The Hacienda Concepcion, next to the Tambopata National Reserve and the famous Lake Sandoval, this novelty lodge is guaranteed to provide you an incomparably memorable stay, a unique experience of true adventure mixed with creature comforts. Stay next to a natural, private “Cocha” or lake, home to rich ecosystems, teeming with vibrant wildlife and tropical plants. What better way to discover the essence of the Amazon Rainforest?

Highlights

  • Gain more information about the Amazon from a knowledgeable and friendly guide that would accompany you throughout the tour.
  • While time away in the relaxing atmosphere of the Cusco’s Plaza de Armas.
  • Become part of an adventurous trip to the Inca ruins while indulging in the rich and modern Quechua cultures and the Inca culture.
  • 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.
  • Observe the exotic creatures that live in the Amazon Rainforest.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 – International Arrival Assistance

  • Arrive in Lima at any time.
  • Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign with your name on it and private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.

Day 2 – Lima Colonial Walking & Gastronomic Evening Tour

  • Breakfast at Hotel; pick up from your hotel at 09:00am and transfer to Lima historical center. We’ll take you to a fascinating walking tour. We will show you Palaces and castles our city hides, we also going to take you to our great Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs!
  • Also we visit “The Main Square”, Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace, other great places you will visit are: the Train Station Palace, unique old fashioned “Cordano Bar”, colorful mansion palaces, Jiron del Union Pathway, Post Office Palace, Dominicans tower, Historical Rimac Bridge and lovely surrounded wooden Balconies and the next big project in the City the Under river subway.
  • Our historical center is considered a World Heritage protected by the UNESCO; we will show you the Original Spain Mansion Palace and enjoy its great collection of 18th Century paintings, its impressive sculptures, wooden varandas, trendy gilded mirrors and great original terrace.
  • At 13:00pm after the tour we will take you back to your hotel.
  • At 16:30pm pick up from the hotel. On this tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy the following activities; participate in a Pisco Sour demo at top beachfront restaurant. Enjoy Amazonian appetizers and prepare your own Amazonian Cebiche and taste a cocktail made with fruit straight from the Amazon.
  • Tour of the colonial, bohemian Barranco district; along the way, your knowledgeable local host will tell you interesting stories about Peruvian culture and culinary traditions.
  • Finally you will have a delicious Gourmet Peruvian dinner amid pre-Incan ruins at la Huaca Pucllana. Vegetarian, gluten-free and diets are available.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco and free day

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On 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: Breakfast.

Day 4 – Cusco Gastronomic Tour – City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel at 09:00am. This culinary adventure includes a guided tour of traditional San Pedro market. Here you will learn about our regions culinary history and the unique ingredients.
  • You will have the opportunity to know about the history of the market as you wander through the narrow aisles laden with colorful fabrics, local produce, shaman stalls and flower vendors.
  • After visit market we move to the cooking studio, located in the center of Cusco, where you’ll have a “hands-on” class, where you’ll learn to prepare nutritious and healthy dishes using our most representative ingredients under the guidance of the Peruvian Professional Chef. You will participate in the preparation of a delicious appetizer, main course (vegetarian option available) and, of course, the famous Pisco Sour will be included.
  • At the end you will have a delicious lunch prepared by you.
  • At 13:20pm we will pick you up to start the city tour. This tour includes the visit to the Cusco’s cathedral in which you will be able to see the intricate woodwork and colonial paintings that contain detailed Incan iconography.
  • After, we will head to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) upon which the Convent of Santo Domingo has been built. Interesting fact: according to a legend, this temple was entirely gold plated which left many conquerors impressed with its magnificence when they came here!
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5 – Full day to Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel; Pick up from your hotel at 07:30am. We will embark on a journey back in time to the Inca´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 witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterward you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully hand crafted products.
  • Afterward lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then we 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, administrative and urban center.
  • After the tour we will make our way to the Ollantaytambo train station where we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 6 – Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your 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.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • 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, Lunch

Day 7 – Flight to Puerto Maldonado – Excursion in the jungle

  • Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel and transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Start your journey arriving to Puerto Maldonado, where our staff will welcome you and provide the necessary information for your stay. Navigate by outboard motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Hacienda Concepcion for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Enjoy lunch with organic ingredients and native flavors. After lunch, take a walk through Concepcion trails, our inside property nature trails, where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world. At dusk navigate by outboard motorized canoe, at the Twilight river excursion. By sailing on the Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southern constellations.
  • Overnight at Amazon Lodge.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8 – Sandoval Oxbow Lake and Canopy Walkway

  • After breakfast, get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman, and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche.
  • Back to the lodge for lunch, and later the Canopy walkway and anaconda walk wait for you. Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects. Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m.). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys and the three-toed sloth. After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest energy going along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the swamps. You will learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem.
  • At night get ready for an adventure at the rainforest by night excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and penetrate this hidden world.
  • Overnight at Amazonas Lodge.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9 – Native farm, Cocha excursion and visit Fitzcarrald boat

  • After early breakfast, you will take our Native farm excursion where you will be able to learn local techniques of cultivation and taste some of the products during the visit. Then visit the Botanical garden, discover the immense variety of medicinal plants considered part of the “natural pharmacy” used by the habitants at the amazon region. Compare the medicinal uses of local medicine with traditional remedies.
  • Getting back to lodge you will have lunch. Take a rest and get ready for the Cocha water excursion. Enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the Hacienda Concepcion natural pond (cocha). Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the scenery observing hoatzins, a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked woodrails.
  • Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steam boat; learn about its history and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award-winning “Fitzcarraldo”, best director at Cannes, 1982. You will be able to participate in the Inland collpa during the evening, where you will see different species and their night routines by observing through our “blinds”.
  • Overnight at Amazonas Lodge.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10 – Departure from Lodge – Flight to Lima – Connect at International Flight

  • After breakfast, take a ride back to Puerto Maldonado by outboard motorized canoe. Arrive at the Butterfly House where you may wait for your flight back home or to your next destination, while visiting this beautiful Butterfly house and learning about the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects.
  • Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. Flight to Lima where you can connect at the same airport for International flight.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist US$ 2444 US$ 2041 US$ 2005
Superior Tourist US$ 2755 US$ 2238 US$ 2193

(*) Single Supplement for solo traveler: US$ 174.00.

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 25 per person.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 6 night(s) in hotel(s) in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes, 3 night(s) in Amazon Lodge.
  • Excursions: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon.
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon.
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Transport: bus, minivan, train, on foot, boat.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 4-day tour in Iquitos-Amazon with overnight in Lodge.
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight).
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal ítems.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
SELECTED HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE
Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.

We have rated the accommodations according to 2 categories:

City Tourist Superior Tourist
Lima

Runcu Miraflores

Faraona Grand

Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco

Cusco

Sueños del Inka

Maytaq Wasin Boutique

Sonesta Cusco

Xima Cusco

Aguas Calientes

Flower´s House Machu Picchu

Inti Punku Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu

El Mapi by Inkaterra

Puerto Maldonado

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guest houses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

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