Amazon Luxury Cruise And Inca Machu Picchu

Overview

For those longing to explore deep into the unknown, we have thoughtfully designed an exotic adventure into the less known parts of the north Amazon jungle and the highlands; our exclusive program gives our guests the opportunity to cruise in style along the largest river in the world.
Your journey in Peru starts in Lima, Peru's bustling capital city, where you will only spend a night before your thrilling adventure trip with us will begin; the next morning, you will take a flight to Iquitos, a spectacular region and ideal starting point for exploring the Amazon River and Rainforest.
In this program you take a luxury cruise, allowing you to travel in style while doing some side excursions to see all the marvels that the jungle has to offer you. After a few days of deep exploration in the north Amazon, our program will lead you to the majestic Andes where it’s time to visit the most remarkable treasures in the city of Cusco and enjoy a complete expedition into Machu Picchu Sanctuary; known as “the Lost City of the Incas”.
Step off the beaten path and check out Sacred Valley’s vibrant traditional villages and spend an intriguing time in Cusco with its classic architectural heritage and fascinating culture characteristics. With its high level of sophistication, this experience will leave you with a lifelong impression.


Trip Highlights

  • Safari in the Amazon Rainforest and along the edges of the Amazonian Rivers
  • Enjoy the most luxury Amazon Cruise
  • Get involve with the history and tradition in Cusco
  • Witness the stunning ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Discover the Inca wonder of Machu Picchu

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Welcome to Lima
  • Welcome to Peru
  • Transfer to your Hotel
  • Overnight in Lima
Day 2
Flight to Iquitos & Cruise in The Amazon Based in A Group Service
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Iquitos
  • Welcoming and transfer to the port
  • Cruise in the Amazon
  • Half day excursion through the Marañon River
  • Overnight aboard a cruise
Day 3
Cruise in The Amazon
  • Cruise in the Amazon
  • Full day excursion through Ucayali River and Yanallpa Zone
  • Overnight aboard a cruise
Day 4
Cruise in The Amazon
  • Cruise in the Amazon
  • Full day excursion through Puinahua River, Hatun Posa Lake and Pacaya River
  • Overnight aboard a cruise
Day 5
Cruise in The Amazon
  • Cruise in the Amazon
  • Full day excursion through Puinahua & Pacaya Rivers and Carocurahuayte Lake
  • Overnight aboard a cruise
Day 6
City Tour Iquitos & Return to Lima
  • Cruise in the Amazon finished
  • City tour in Iquitos half day
  • Domestic flight from Iquitos back to Lima
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight in Lima
Day 7
Flight To Cusco & Luxury Private City Tour
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Transfer to your Hotel.
  • Start the experience in the Inca land, City tour half day
  • Overnight in Cusco
Day 8
Sacred Valley Tour And Train To Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Amazing trip to the Sacred Valley
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes by afternoon
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 9
Explore Machu Picchu Lost City & Return To Cusco
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour in Machu Picchu half day
  • Train journey back to Cusco
  • Overnight in Cusco
Day 10
Departure Flight From Cusco Back To Lima
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome To Lima

After a long flight, you will arrive into Lima International airport. One of our friendly representatives will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall, look for the CuscoPeru Travel sign. Your private transfer awaits to take you to your luxury hotel in Lima. Our representative will help you check into your hotel and help with any questions you may have.

Overnight in Lima
Meals included: None
Day 2

Flight To Iquitos & Cruise In The Amazon Based In A Group Service

In the morning, our staff will escort you to Lima airport to catch a domestic flight to Iquitos. After your arrival there, our specialist will welcome and take you to your luxury vehicle for a scenic drive for about ninety minutes through the small village of Nauta where the cruise ship is anchored and waiting for your arrival.
Once aboard, the ship’s crew will give you a warm welcome help you settle into your cabin suite; and then the same staff will give you a briefing about the basic information you should know for travelling aboard; you will then enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner. It's time to discover why the Peruvian cuisine is recognized among the World's finest; also enjoy a Pisco Sour which can be indulged on your voyage along with a fine selection of beverages.

Overnight aboard a cruise
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Cruise In The Amazon

The third day starts with a delicious breakfast, and then you embark on a guided jungle walk to Yanallpa Lake where you will be able to appreciate the hoatzin, a rare bird with a distinct appearance. After bird watching, your guides will instruct you how to return to your luxury cruise and where you can enjoy an exquisite lunch in the air-conditioned dining room.
By the afternoon, you will be cruising along the magnificent Ucayali River while making contact with natives and fisherman, who will show you their special skills in catching catfish using only an armored skin.
In the evening, your guides will lead you along the Sapote River where you will be able to appreciate the caiman which is a reptile similar to the alligator that can only be seen at night along with other night-dwelling river creatures before returning to the cruise to rest peacefully after a long day.

Overnight aboard a cruise
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Cruise In The Amazon

After having a filling breakfast aboard, your guides will introduce you to native people who are who are self-sustained by expert cultivation of wild plants; also our guides will take you on a jungle excursion through the village of Hatum Posa where its inhabitants still continue to live the way their ancestors did thousands of years before. This guided walk will transport you into the virgin forest where you will know more about the wealth of fruit trees and medicinal plants that are only found in this area.
In the afternoon, you will have lunch aboard the cruise; after lunch your cruise continues along the Pacaya River until Yanayacu Lake, an area completely covered by rainforest life. Here you will be able to see the Saki monkeys, capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys.
During the sunset, you will return to the cruise, dock at Pacaya Samiria National Park, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Overnight aboard a cruise
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Cruise In The Amazon

The fifth day starts with a delicious breakfast offered by the cruise's crew while this journey enters into an area filled with a wide variety of parrots, macaws, toucans, various species of monkeys, and pink dolphins. After breakfast, we will arrive at a special place where travelers can feed dolphins at Yanayacu Lake, where you'll find a particular paradise where these playful creatures live.
After lunch, your cruise will start its journey back to Iquitos. However, you will still have the whole afternoon to practice your fishing skills and catch some tropical fish which live in the Amazon River; among them are the red eyed carnivorous piranhas.
At the last night aboard, you will enjoy a farewell feast in a luxurious dining space, where you will have dinner under the stars on the top deck.

Overnight aboard a cruise
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

City Tour Iquitos & Return To Lima

Today in the morning, you will still have a final journey aboard the cruise on the Amazon and give you the opportunity to see the jungle wildlife before going back to the port.
After disembarking, you will enjoy a city tour in Iquitos in the afternoon. Here you will visit the ancient house built by Gustave Eiffel and the San Juan Amazonian Market, where you will be able to find and purchase some local crafts.
Afterwards, your guides will escort you to the Iquitos airport where you will board a domestic flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival, you will be met by your Cusco Peru travel representative, who will guide you to your hotel to spend the night before your morning flight towards Cusco.

Overnight in Lima
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7

Flight To Cusco & Luxury Private City Tour

In the morning, our travel representative will escort you to the airport to catch your domestic flight to Cusco, a spectacular 45-minute flight that will take you above several glacier peaks. Upon arrival, our tour guide will welcome and accompany you to your luxury hotel situated downtown. After a short rest, our guide will take you on a private walking tour through the hidden attractions in the City of Cusco which is also located in the highland 12,000 feet above sea level. Before leaving your hotel it is a good idea to drink some Coca tea or chew some coca leaves in case you experience some altitude sickness, this will help you.
The first stop will be in the main square of Cusco, where you will visit the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful, stunning and magnificent churches of Peru and Latin America. It was built in almost 100 years and has a valuable pictorial museum that preserves more than 300 paintings by the Cusqueñian painting school and by a world famous artist. Among the paintings the most notable are: The Last Supper by Marcos Zapata and Our Lady of Redemption. Continuing the tour, you will be taken then to the Temple of Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the Incas finest stone work. The journey will continue by bus to the outskirts of the city of Cusco, visiting Sacsayhuaman, place where each year, at the Winter Solstice in June, the Festival of the Sun or 'Inti Raymi' is presented. It has a strategic location with a full view of the city of Cusco for the visitors. You will also appreciate the Archaeological Centers Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucará. The return to the city of Cusco is at approximately 6.30pm.

Overnight in Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8

Sacred Valley Tour And Train To Aguas Calientes

Start off the day by indulging in a delicious breakfast at your hotel; then our staff will pick you up between 8:00hrs to 8:20hrs in order to start the day visiting the Sacred Valley. The first stop will be Pisaq which boasts a tremendous Incan complex with magnificent terraced fields on the side of the mountains, with the market that is famous for its beautiful handicrafts. Then, we will make our way to Urubamba, one of the major agricultural centers of the Inca Empire and one of the most beautiful towns of the Sacred Valley. A nice lunch buffet will be waiting for you there.
Right after lunch, we will go to the Incan village and archeological complex of Ollantaytambo, where the original Inca descendants are still living. This one is the biggest Inca fortress built in the Sacred Valley. Finally, from here we will take you to the train station to catch the train to Aguas Calientes (the nearest town to Machu Picchu). Once in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be there to escort you to your hotel to rest for you big day at Machu Picchu.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 9

Explore Machu Picchu Lost City & Return To Cusco

Have a delicious breakfast and while waiting for your guide who will greet you in the hotel lobby. Aguas Calientes is a little town where you will have to walk a few steps to take the Bus. After 25 minutes, you will arrive to the entrance of the mystical Machu Picchu. Explore with your guide the original ancient town and enjoy a guided tour through the city to experience the history and connection to the land of the Incas. Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps. All of them seem to be cut naturally in the continuous rock wall that are part of the religious, ceremonial, astronomical and agricultural buildings.
After concluding your day’s adventure, you are ready to have your lunch in the unique elegant restaurant close to Machu Picchu Citadel: Tinkuy Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch, you’ll catch your luxury train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to the train station, our travel representative will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in our private exclusive transport.

Overnight in Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 10

Departure Flight From Cusco Back To Lima

Today you will be transferred to Cusco airport to catch your domestic flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival, you will have plenty of time to check in for your international flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Our luxury package would show you Lima, Iquitos, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Actually, our program is 100% customized; so you will be able to include any destinations you want in Peru. We suggest you check out our luxury packages to have a better idea how to plan your Peru Adventure.

Fully Customized – Private Service – Daily Departures

Included

What is Included in Your Itinerary

  • Personalized itinerary planning: Work together with your Cusco Peru.Travel consultant to create the vacation of your dreams.
  • Your Cusco Peru.Travel guides take the hassle out of traveling. They’ll be there to help you every step of the way – whether with luggage, check in, transport or translating – at every stop during your private tour of Peru.
  • Got a question? Cusco Peru.Travel operate a 24-hour, seven days a week customer service operation and can provide updates and assistance whenever you need it.
  • With Cusco Peru.Travel, each visit, activity, tour and experience will be completely private and conducted by your very own expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Our private and personal tours of Peru are fully flexible, which means we can modify them to suit your travel mood. So if you want to leave out an activity or add on a new one, just let us know!
  • All necessary adventure and trekking equipment will be provided so all you need bring is yourself.

Cost

All our tours are based on private luxury service and can be fully customized to satisfy your personal needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@cuscoperu.travel and receive full assistance planning your customized private tour in Peru.
Our prices often vary based on the requirements of your trip, and will depend on number of travellers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.


The price will be based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

Recommended Accommodations

Our Cusco Peru.Travel staff locates and secures the best hotels in the country to ensure you get the best comfort and also hotels with character, which we feel is important for your Peru experience.
Take a look to our hotels and let us know if you’d like to include one or a few in to your next vacation.


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JW Marriott Hotel Cusco

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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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JW Marriott Lima

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

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Inkaterra La Casona

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Tree House Lodge

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Ceiba Tops

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