From the Amazon to the Andes 8 days from DC
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From the Amazon to the Andes 8 days from DC

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Created: Saturday, July 20, 2024
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Created: Saturday, July 20, 2024
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Day 1: Flight Washington- Lima

Arrive at the Washington Airport to take your flight to Lima

Get ready to go to the airport and star to life the most amazing experience in Peru.

Overnight at the Selected Category Hotel in Lima Airport

Meal: None

Day 2: Lima - Puerto Maldonado

At the scheduled time, you will take your flight Lima - Puerto Maldonado.

Welcome to Puerto Maldonado!

3 days Program All Inclusive

Reception at the airport with transfer to our office, which is located in the center of Puerto Maldonado. Any luggage that you do not require during your stay in the rainforest can be safely kept in our storage room. This is to facilitate the transport by boat to the lodge. We will embark for our lodge traveling on the river-vessel “Puerto de Capitanía”. It is 40 minutes of navigation on the Madre de Dios River.

After arrival at the facilities of the Lodge Corto Maltes Amazonía you will be received with refreshments made from seasonal fruits. Later, your guide will give you the necessary information for your stay and hand over the keys to your bungalow and security safe, followed by the lunch and some time to rest until the first excursion.

Trek and visit the Shiringuero Camp

3:30 pm. Depart for your first contact with the jungle. You will be accompanied by your guide, who will show you the tropical trees, medicinal plants and other aspects of the exuberant nature among the 60 hectares of Brazil nut concession that Corto Maltés Amazonia stewards. Visit a shiringuero encampment, which is another one of the most important economic activities in the Madre de Dios region. This is a reproduction of a real camp, in which you can see the process of collecting rubber (better known as latex), and see how it is used for many products. The time for this trek is 2 hours.

Free Time: Back at the Lodge you can relax by the pool or in the hammocks on the terrace of your bungalow, savor an exotic cocktail at the bar, enjoy a relaxing massage by our qualified staff, visit our shop for a handcrafted souvenir of the rainforest or head to the riverside to view the breathtaking sunset.

Caiman Safari

7:00 pm. Before dinner, we will leave for a nocturnal boat trip to observe caimans and, with a bit of luck, other animals which populate the riverbank at night. Dinner in our riverside dining room.

Overnight at the Selected Category Lodge in Puerto Maldonado

Meals Included:Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Puerto Maldonado

Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for Lake Sandoval. Your guide will hand out a bagged breakfast and snack for the excursion.

Lake Sandoval

6:00 am: After roughly 20 minutes of travel on the river Madre de Dios, we arrive at the landing stage of Lake Sandoval. During a 3 km hike through the wild vegetation, we will enter the territory of Tambopata National Reserve, where you will have the chance to admire giant trees, different snakes, monkeys (squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys) and various birds (notably the Hoatzin – also known as the stink bird-, kingfishers and snakebirds). Once on Lake Sandoval, we will embark in small rowboats in search of giant river otters. We will also have the possibility to spot a good number of other reptiles, mammals and birds in their natural habitat. When the guide finds an opportune spot where you can continue to observe the nature, we will eat breakfast. For the return trip, make sure you have gathered your belongings and we will row back to the pier. Return to the Lodge for lunch.

Visit to the Lookout Tower and a Brazil nut Harversting Camp

3:30 pm. We will visit of one of the two lookout towers of Corto Maltés Amazonía, with a height of 20 and 42 meters and designed for bird watching and the viewing of other types of animals living at this altitude in the canopy. In addition, you will enjoy an incredible view of the sunset. (The guide will consult with the guests on their preferences and adapt this excursion accordingly.) There will also be a visit to a Brazil nut camp, where harvesters stay for the duration of the season. The Brazil nut (also known as castaña, as it is known locally) is one of the most important economic activities in the Madre de Dios region.

Free time: You will then have some free time to enjoy the pool or a massage, get refreshed at the bar or visit our souvenir shop. 8:00pm. Dinner.

Overnight at the Selected Category Lodge in Puerto Maldonado

Meals Included:Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Puerto Maldonado to Cusco

Clay Lick

Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for a 20-minute walk to the clay lick, where you will have the possibility to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots. The parrots come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay, only found in certain areas of this region. The clay is vital for the metabolic regulation of the birds, and therefore is host to a colorful and veritably delightful and exciting event.Breakfast and free time: 8:00 am.

Visit of the Local City Market

After breakfast, we will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado by boat. One of our vehicles will receive you at the port. After a short stop at our office, we will drive to the local market where the local population supplies itself with foods and other products. During a short visit of around 20-minutes, you will be able to appreciate the different typical products of the area. We will then head to the airport to check-in for your respective flights.

At the scheduled time, you will take your flight Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

Welcome to Cusco!

Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Cusco airport and then transferred to your hotel.

You will have the rest of the day to acclimatize.

Overnight at the Selected Category Hotel in Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Full Day Living The Authentic Sacred Valley

Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about his techniques, as well as his creative process. Then visit its important Inca ruins dating back to the end of the 15th century, as well as you can observe in a panoramic way its beautiful and traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at a viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then it is on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center.

Overnight at the Selected Category Hotel in Sacred Valley

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Visit to Machu Picchu

**For this excursion you must walk (5min approx) from your hotel in Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo train station, in order to take the train.

This day holds what is bound to be the highlight of your visit to Cusco: Machu Picchu. As one of the most renowned and beautiful must-see destinations of the world, it’s no wonder it welcomes over 1 million tourists every year! You’ll leave Sacred Valley early towards Aguas Calientes and, after a short ride up the mountain, you’ll find yourself standing before one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and one of the most important energy centers. It will be an unforgettable sight! You’ll set off to explore the citadel with its unique ruins, terraces and photogenic alpacas. From the highest hills you’ll be able to take in the unbelievable spectacle that is Machu Picchu seen from above. After soaking up the magical energy (and with plenty of photographs to show!) you’ll head back down to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Cusco.

Overnight at the Selected Category Hotel in Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7: Leisure day!

OPTIONAL TOURS

Shared Panoramic night city tour & Pisco sour workshop $39.00 per person

Shared half day city tour, San Pedro market and nearby ruins $65.00 per person

Shared Full day Rainbow Mountain $67.00 per person

Overnight at the Selected Category Hotel in Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8: Good bye Cusco

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from your Cusco hotel to the airport to take your flight back home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DON´T MISS THE OPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER LIMA ON YOUR LAYOVER WITH THIS AMAZING OPTIONAL FULL DAY CITY TOUR:

Special Lima City Tour, Lunch and Transportation from/to the Airport for Marvelous Machu Picchu Promo! from $99.00 per person

***Considering this excursion your flight to Lima will be in the morning to enjoy Lima and the international connection departure will be at night. Please confirm if you want to add this tour once you have booked the program.


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Destinations 6
Transports 5
Accommodations 3
Tours 1
Tour summary
Meeting point
Puerto Maldonado Lodge Airport
Included
  • Welcome kit and detailed itinerary upon arrival.
  • Transfers from/to hotel-airport.
  • Boat transfers in Puerto Maldonado.
  • 1night accommodaation in Lima Airport.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puerto Maldonado Lodge.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cusco
  • 1 night accommodation in Valle Sagrado
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels.
  • Local English speaking guide for all the excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • International flight from/to Miami (Carry on Only)
  • Internal flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado (Carry on Only).
  • Internal flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco (Carry on Only).
  • Internal flight from Cusco to Lima (Carry on Only)
  • Includes Tourist ticket and the entrance to Ollantaytambo and Chinchero ruins
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee,English, bus fare round trip, standard train ticket and lunch at local restaurant
  • Travel insurance: Coverage of up to USD 4,000 - Non-deductible - Includes COVID-19 until the maximum coverage.
  • 24/7 assistance.


Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities,
  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Check-in luggage


Possible accommodations depending on the modality
Lima
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Puerto Maldonado
Corto Maltes
Corto Maltes
Sacred Valley
Tikawasi Valley
Tikawasi Valley
Cusco
Inkarri Cusco
Inkarri Cusco

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