Wonders of Peru: Machu Picchu & Amazon 9 days / 8 Days
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Wonders of Peru: Machu Picchu & Amazon 9 days / 8 Days

Detail Itinerary
Itinerary:

Enjoy a mesmerizing adventure along this 9 days trip, touring the most piqturesque places you will imagine. Explore Lima, also known as the City of Kings, and all the history that surrounds it. Discover the Inca highlights including the New World Seven Wonder Machu Picchu and amaze at the nature life Puerto Maldonado has to explore.


Day 1: Welcome to Lima

Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.

Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Lima

Meals included: None

Day 2: Highlights of Lima

Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", beginning in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Lima

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Welcome to Cusco

At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city.

Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley allows better acclimatization due to its lower altitude compared to Cusco city. Have the rest of the day at leisure to rest and get used to the altitude.

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Sacred Valley

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Authentic Sacred Valley

You will head to Chinchero to visit the PARWA Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. After, visit the Chinchero church, which was built by the Spanish in 1607 and remains standing until today. Continue with a visit to the ruins of Chinchero, where you will find an important Inca center in which terraces and aqueducts were built. Then, you will stop at the Racchi Viewpoint, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name. This place is of great historical importance, because it is where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish forces in 1538. Then, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo which stands out for still maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of his original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone alleys. You can tour the town and visit the local market.At proper time you will board the train to Machu Picchu.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Excursion to Machu Picchu

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip. Once you have arrived at Poroy Station, you will be driven to your hotel.

Board train in Aguas Calientes and transfer back to Cusco.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Day at leisure in Cusco

Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood, the Cathedral and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

You can enhance your experience by adding this optional tour (additional cost).

Optional Tour: Cusco City tour, Sacsayhuaman, and nearby archeological sites

The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Incan palaces. You begin at Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun, to witness the exquisite stonework achieved by the Incas. Next stop is the Main Square for a tour of the Cathedral to see its fabulous woodcarvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Next, head upwards to Sacsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning. You will also visit the archaeological complex of Kenko, and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara.

Accomodation at the Selected Hotel in Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Cusco, Puerto Maldonado

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.

3 Days / 2 Nights Puerto Maldonado Program

Arriving to Puerto Maldonado the program begins with a bus ride through the city. Head to Puerto Capitanía and take a boat ride on the Lower Madre de Dios River (Serpentine River) until arriving to the lodge. Along the way you will observe on the banks of the river areas dedicated to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is favorable, you will see colorful plants such as the giant flowers, Heliconia and animals such as capybaras, caimans, aquatic turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion scavenger birds and birds of prey. Arriving to the lodge you will be welcomed with a refreshing fruit juice and have time to settle into your room and then enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you will walk to Cocha Caimán, a small lake where you may be able to see the black caiman, white caiman and a large variety of fish. As evening falls you will be witness of a spectacular Amazonian sunset. Dinner will be waiting for when you return to the lodge. The nocturnal fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of the birds and insects.

Accomodation at the Selected Lodge in Puerto Maldonado

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Puerto Maldonado

After breakfast, begin an adventure through the virgin jungle on a hike, accompanied by a guide, into the deep forest to Concha Perdida. Along the way, go back in time, crossing many bridges and witness the widest range of species of flora and fauna of great beauty in the wild. If you’re lucky you may see a jaguar, tapir, river otter, armadillo, among other mammals. On the trail you will learn to identify species of fruit, forest and medicinal trees that support animal populations in the Amazonian forests. Once arriving to Concha Perdida, you will climb up onto an observation platform from which you will be able to appreciate the enormous magical surface of two kinds of marshes, dense and mixed. Later you will take a walk along the shores of the marsh before returning to the lodge to enjoy an exquisite lunch. In the afternoon you can visit Monkey Island in the heart of the Madre de Dios River, and as its name states, it is home to numerous specimens of primates, such as the spider monkey, capuchin, squirrel monkey and the pygmy marmoset, as well as other small mammals. Finally you will end your adventure filled day with the most impressive sunset in the jungle.

Accomodation at the Selected Lodge in Puerto Maldonado

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Puerto Maldonado - Farewell

After a restful nights sleep, the powerful voices of the howler monkeys (Alouatta senículus) will be your alarm clock to let you know the sun is coming up and it’s time to leave. After breakfast you will begin the journey back to Puerto Maldonado to take your flight back to Lima and take your international connection.