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Turtle at Tambopata Tour

Affordable Machu Picchu and Amazon 7 Days

$1,055.00

Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle, two of life’s must see destinations

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip code AMA08D01
Travel style Budget
Trip type Group service
Group size Min 1, Max 25
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.

 

Affordable Trip to Machu Picchu and Amazon Jungle

This 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.

Highlights

  • Observe the exotic creatures that live in the Amazon Jungle.
  • 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.

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco and City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • 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.
  • Pick up from the hotel at 13:20pm – Tour begins from Cusco’s Main Square, Plaza de Armas.
  • Includes a visit to 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!
  • The tour continues with visits to 4 archeological sites: Sacsayhuaman is an archeological complex, a masterpiece of Incan architecture in which you will see mindboggling huge stone blocks, almost 9 meters in height that are still placed perfectly. Qenqo Temple is a temple dedicated to animal worship. Puca Pucara is another Incan archeological site located on top of a hill, used as a fort and administrative center. Tambomachay, which is also known as the Inca Baths.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco
  • Meals included: None

Day 2 – 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 3 – 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.
  • Lunch on your own not included in the price.
  • 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 – Inotawa 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.
  • 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 Inotawa. 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 trek

  • 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 Inotawa 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

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Budget US$ 1190 US$ 1055 US$ 1042
Tourist US$ 1255 US$ 1106 US$ 1089

(*) Single Supplement for solo traveler: US$ 271.00.

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Lunch at the Aguas Calientes Restaurant US$ 20 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 25 per person.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 3 night(s) in hotel(s) in Cusco and Aguas Calientes, 3 night(s) Amazon Lodge.
  • Excursions: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Amazon.
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Tambopata Reserve 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, on foot, boat.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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 Budget Tourist
Cusco

Mama Simona Cusco

Amaru Hostal

Sueños del Inka

Maytaq Wasin Boutique

Aguas Calientes

Mama Simona Machu Picchu

Kantu Inn

Flower´s House Machu Picchu

Inti Punku Machu Picchu

Puerto Maldonado Inotawa Lodge Inotawa Lodge

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

Budget

  • In this type of accommodation are the hostels, family houses, bed & breakfast and guest house.
  • Basic accommodation; has limited facilities and services. Appeals to “budget minded” tourists.
  • Made-up beds accommodation in ordinary-sized rooms (1-4 people).
  • The rooms and beds are simple; they can be not very comfortable and small.
  • Bed size: single room, double room, triple.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Simple breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on very tight budget.

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.

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