8-Day Machu Picchu and The Amazon Expedition – From $1,616.00 Adults / $1,153.00 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2020
This Program is Fully Customizable
The Perfect Holiday Adventure for Culture, Ancient History and Nature Lovers!
This extraordinary Machu Picchu and the Peruvian Amazon adventure vacation will take you to experience first-hand the rich biodiversity in Tambopata, the Peruvian Amazon –a true nature’s gift of life. During your Machu Picchu and the Amazon vacation you will also enjoy guided visits of the beautiful cities of Cusco and Lima, the sacred Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park. When visiting Machu Picchu, you will learn about the ancient Inca Civilization. Be one of the few lucky ones who get to enjoy the Andean highlands of Machu Picchu and the Amazon basin in eight fantastic days filled with Peru’s history, culture, and bio-diversity.
This 8-Day Machu Picchu & the Amazon Expedition vacation package is a customizable experience to the best of Peru’s diverse natural and cultural treasures while exploring Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima & the Amazon on a river and land expedition.
- 7 nights hotel accommodations, including 3 nights in the Peruvian Amazon
- 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
- Guided visit of Sacsayhuaman and Cusco
- Round-trip train / van tickets to Machu Picchu
- Guided visit of Machu Picchu
- Three-day guided river and land expedition of the Amazon
- Guided visit of Lima
- All Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle as per itinerary
- Services of English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Peru-based representative office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima!
Upon arrival in Lima, meet and greet service at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast included and let your Machu Picchu and the Amazon expedition begin!
- Standard Class: Allpa Hotel & Suites
- First Class: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
- Deluxe Class: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Day 2 | A Guided visit to Modern and Colonial Lima | B.
On the second day of your Machu Picchu and the Amazon expedition, we will visit this vibrant city, strolling around the main streets, squares and avenues enjoying the beautiful monuments. Your tour will start at Larcomar, the city’s most exclusive shopping center located in front of the Pacific Ocean, and will transfer you to the Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in the Miraflores district, to mark a contrast. You will the visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in the San Isidro district, and from there you will be transferred to Lima’s historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop’s Palace, beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of its identity. A few blocks away, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains the relics of the three Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, and a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. The visit will end up at your hotel, at Larcomar or at the Indian market. Visits to locations may vary.
Day 3 | Lima / Cusco / Afternoon Cusco Sightseeing Excursion | B.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco (airfare is not included; we recommend arriving on or before 11:00 AM). Upon arrival in Cusco: meet and greet service at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay with breakfast included. Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure to get adjusted to the altitude.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection
In the afternoon, our exploration will take us to the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park where we will start our excursion visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head for Q’enqo, the ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate the sacrifices altar in the inner part of an enormous carved rock. From there, we will continue to Tambomachay, the sacred fountains of life and health. On the way back to Cusco, we will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara; a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city.
In Cusco, we will visit Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. History says that this temple was entirely lined in gold sheets when the Spanish conquistadors arrived. At the end of our tour, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral where invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art, such as the Cross that, arrived with the first conquistadors can be admired.
Important Note: People are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts. Taking photos is not allowed inside the Cathedral.
Day 4 | Cusco / Day Trip to Machu Picchu / Cusco | B.L.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. During the journey, we will appreciate several landmarks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail. The railway follows the course of the Urubamba River, also known as Vilcanota River, climbing down and entering a canyon until we reach Aguas Calientes; the town that is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu Mountain.
After getting off the train, we will board the mini-bus that will take us up the winding road to Machu Picchu; the Sacred Citadel of the Incas and considered one of the New Wonders of the World. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy will be all around us. After a well-paced guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area and then will be ready to return to Cusco by train / van. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 5 | Cusco / Puerto Maldonado: the Peruvian Amazon | B.L.D.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado (airfare is not included). The employees of the lodge will pick you up from the airport and will transfer you to the fluvial port to reach Posada Amazónica Jungle Lodge after a two-hour trip by boat. You can see a great diversity of birds while you tour the Madre de Dios River and have lunch. The Madre de Dios River flows along 1150 kilometers, crossing most of the national Manu and Tambopata national reserves, until Bolivia. The Tambopata National Reserve, which has an area of one million and a half hectares, has been the subject of several TV documentaries due to its exuberant flora and fauna, which makes it a unique land in the world. After arriving at the lodge and getting installed in your bungalow, you will take a short tour to get acquainted with the area that surrounds the lodge. You will have dinner after dusk and will go to rest to make the most out of the next day. Accommodation at Posada Amazonas lodge for three-nights including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 6 | Exploring the Amazon | B.L.D.
After breakfast, you will board a motor boat for a fifteen minutes ride to Lake Tres Chimbadas; there, you will take a canoe trip around its shores, to have a close look at the fauna that populates it. The most outstanding animals are giant otters, turtles and shanshos, a bird with a prehistoric appearance. Unlike rivers, lakes attract a different diversity of animals, as there is no need to fight the current and it represents safe, calm water for marine, terrestrial and flying animals. You will then return to the lodge to have lunch and subsequently tour the neighboring paths. This will enable you to watch a great variety of insects and – if you are lucky – vipers, deer and other larger animals from a very short distance. You will take a nighttime tour after dinner to watch a variety of animals that only leave their lairs at night.
Day 7 | Exploring the Amazon | B.L.D.
After having breakfast, you will take a short hike to a nearby collpa. Collpas are clay deposits that the parrots and macaws visit in large quantities to eat this substance, as it helps them to clean their stomachs. After watching hundreds of birds fluttering around in front of you, you will return to the lodge to have lunch, and you will take a hike in the afternoon through a primary forest accompanied by a naturalist guide.
Day 8 | Puerto Maldonado / Lima | B.
Today we retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport; depending on your flight schedule, this may require dawn departures. Fly to Lima (airfare is not included). Upon your arrival in Lima, check-in for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA UNTIL DEC 15, 2020
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* Up to 1 child – 10 years and under sharing a triple room with two adults
MACHU PICCHU AND THE AMAZON EXPEDITION LODGING
In the Amazon: Posada Amazonas Lodge has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. This 30-bedroom rainforest lodge is perfect for your first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders. The rooms overlook the tropical rainforest allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem, even during their down time. Wild monkeys and birds are often visible from the signature windowless verandas, which also provide excellent ventilation. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net. Rooms are private but not soundproof. Each room has a spacious private bathroom with showers and hot water 24 hours a day. Electricity is available only in the common area and only until 10pm. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Posada Amazonas also contains a wellness and holistic center for massages and aromatherapy. What better way to discover the essence of the Amazon Rainforest?
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Allpa Hotel & Suites provides spacious and modern rooms with the latest technology and comfort for today’s guest demand, integrating a magnificent environment of trends, decoration and art. Conveniently located in Lima, the Allpa Hotel & Suites is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. All the rooms have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with in room safe, shower, satellite/cable TV, desk, and hair dryer in each room. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Allpa Hotel & Suites.
In Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha is a comfortable and cozy 54-room hotel, 100% non-smoking, located just 4 blocks from the Plaza Mayor of the city of Cusco. This spacious hotel is removed from the traffic, and hustle bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful courtyards. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church. All the bedrooms feature one Queen or 2 Twin beds warmly decorated with Cusco textiles, and include either writing desks or breakfast tables, closets with safes, cable TV, heating system, Wi-Fi access, and more. Oxygen is available upon request.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores is ideally located in Miraflores, the Casa Andina Select Miraflores is the perfect choice for sophisticated travelers who expect efficiency, excellent service and a comfortable design. All 155 non-smoking, comfortable rooms and suites are outfitted with LCD cable TV, digital safe deposit box, work desk, telephone and mini bar/refrigerator. Casa Andina Select Miraflores features complimentary Wi-Fi access. Start your day with a delicious, complimentary breakfast buffet at La Plaza Bar and Grill. When dinner comes, indulge yourself with a dining experience highlighting exceptional local ingredients. For on-site leisure, guests can unwind at the gym, spa or Jacuzzi. Currency exchange, 24/7 front desk, souvenir shop and hair dresser are also available.
In Cusco: Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel is located in the heart of Cusco’s archaeological center, the oldest city of America. A few minutes away from the Main Square, this recently built hotel has a modern architecture, with a fine colonial touch. The 6-stories building is one of the highest hotels in the city, offering excellent views over the city of Cusco. All the 126 rooms are divided among 5 floors and on the rooftop you can enjoy a solarium, the Jacuzzi and sauna. These can be quite refreshing after a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Cusco or in the nearby Sacred Valley. Spacious rooms and suites with double glazing windows, hair dryer, heater, safe deposit boxes, international direct dialing telephone, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fully stocked minibar.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Lima: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Miraflores is the top of its class in every aspect. This modern icon was dramatically transformed in 2008 into the capital’s newest luxury hotel. Its quintessential Peruvian flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. The 17-story hotel, with views over Miraflores and the Pacific coast, offers 148 sophisticated, contemporary luxury rooms and suites, with soundproofing and LCD flat screen TVs in every room. First-class amenities include a heated, covered pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room, and business center.
In Cusco: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection Hotel, is built within an historic mansion known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos, which, from its privileged position next to Qoricancha Palace in the center of Cusco, has lived over five centuries of this storied city’s history. Each of the 203 guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with colonial art and furniture and all the creature comforts that modern technology provides like the exclusive Luxury Collection bed, LCD TVs and high speed Internet. Uniting the ancient wellness secrets of the Inka with modern facilities and rejuvenating therapies, Palacio del Inka Spa offers a rare, holistic escape that restores, both physically and spiritually. Designed to showcase a centuries-old, magical blend of pre-Columbian, Inkan, Spaniard, Colonial, and modern cultures, Palacio del Inka presents a captivating variety of rare opportunities and state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee an enriching and memorable stay in Cusco.
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