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Crossing The Amazon Towards The Andes

Destinations Visited:
Lima City, Amazon Rainforest, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
Duration:
9 Days / 8 Nights.

As part of our luxury tailor-made itinerary, we have created the program CROSSING THE AMAZON TOWARDS THE ANDES – FROM THE AMAZON RAINFOREST TO MACHUPICCHU to offer our Travelers the experience of a lifetime; our program gives helps our guests two natural regions in Peru.
Puerto Maldonado, in the Southern Peruvian rainforest near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders, is the gateway to one of the world´s most remote and extraordinary tropical environments.
Your journey will take you to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, where you will experience magnificent beauty in the sounds, scents, colors and solitude of the rainforest. You will find yourself surrounded by a vast environment, connecting with nature in an entirely new way, as this may be your first rainforest experience; so you will have your guide to help you enjoy your trip to its absolute fullest. Please take time to review this packet in order to get an idea of what is offered.
After a few days of exploration in the Jungle, we will head to the majestic Andes to visit the most typical villages and archaeological ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afterwards, we will lead you to the famous Machu Picchu; also known as “the Lost City of the Incas”. To conclude the journey, we will head to the City of Cusco “the navel of the world” to visit the beautiful Colonial and Inca jewels of the city.


Tour Highlights

  • Safari in the Amazon Rainforest and along the edges of the Amazonian Rivers
  • Tambopata National Reserve harbors some of the wildest, least impacted habitats in the world
  • Witness the stunning ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Discover the wonders and the magnitude of Machu Picchu
  • Wander through the undulating cobblestone streets of Cusco to witness its decadent history and vibrant life

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1

LIMA

ARRIVAL TO PERU
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Transfer to your Hotel
  • Overnight in Lima
DAY 2

LIMA – TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO TAMBOPATA RESERVE
DAY 3

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

ACTIVITIES IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
DAY 4

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

ACTIVITIES IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Traverse the Sensational Sights of Hacienda Concepcion and Rolin Island , Full day excursion at Tambopata Reserve
  • Overnight in Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Rainforest
DAY 5

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE – CUSCO- SACRED VALLEY, B/L

FLIGHT TO CUSCO, VISIT PISAC MARKET AND RUINS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Domestic flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
  • Transfer to your luxury hotel at the Sacred Valley
  • Cross the Andean range and stop in Awanacancha living museum
  • Day for rest and acclimatization
  • Overnight in Sacred Valley
DAY 6

SACRED VALLEY, B / L

SACRED VALLEY HIGHLIGHTS - OLLANTAYTAMBO, MARAS & MORAY- VISIT THE FOUNDATION “NIÑOS DEL ARCO IRIS’’
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Enigmatic Maras and Moray
  • Majestic Ollantaytambo fortress
  • Visit an interesting social project to have lunch
  • Overnight in Sacred Valley
DAY 7

SACRED VALLEY- MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO, B / L

BE MYSTIFIED BY THE WONDER OF THE WORLD MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Private tour in Machu Picchu
  • Overnight in Cusco
DAY 8

CUSCO, B

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD; TOUR IN CUSCO
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • The Cathedral and Colonial Art Tour
  • Qoricancha, Impressive Inka building
  • Tour to the nearby Ruins Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay
  • Overnight in Cusco
DAY 9

CUSCO TO LIMA AND HOME, B

DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO BACK TO LIMA
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Duration:
    9 Days / 8 Nights.
  • Destinations Visited:
    Lima City, Amazon Rainforest, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Start:
    Lima City - Peru.
  • Finish:
    Cusco City - Peru.
  • Style:
    Religious, Cultural, Archaeological, Adventure, Experiential and Jungle.
  • Service:
    Private.

Included

This itinerary is based on two people travelling together in a double or matrimonial room, excluding flights (domestic and international)

  • Includes all specified services in the description of the itinerary.
  • All transfers and entrances for the activities.
  • A printed handbook with a colored map, detailed itinerary, important travel advice and expert knowledge about all the places that will be visited.
  • Qualified and hand-selected guides with fluent English that meet our strict standards.
  • Specialist guides (where noted).
  • 24-hour assistance from our local team.
  • A unique hand-made experience completely personalized from the moment of your arrival until your departure.
  • 8 nights accommodation in the best hotels of Perú, carefully chosen based on the highest recommendations.


Itinerary Map





FURTHER INFORMATION

For any inquiries or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. You can get in touch by our Live Chat Help, or by email at: contact@cuscoperu.travel. Our experts in travel will be glad to assist you. We are available for you 365 days a year! If you require immediate assistance, please call us at: USA / CANADA TOLL FREE: +1-800-291-1729 / Peru Phone: (51) 84-601255.


DAY 1

LIMA

ARRIVAL TO PERU

Cusco Peru Travel will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of Lima International airport; from there we will transfer you to your hotel in the Miraflores district of Lima. On arrival to your hotel, our representative will give you an explanation of the tour.

Depending on your arrival time today we recommend booking a table at one of Lima's top restaurants - the capital of Peru is home to four of the World's Top  Restaurants  and Peru proudly lays claim to being the ultimate culinary destination in the World.

Meals included: None

DAY 2

LIMA – TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO TAMBOPATA RESERVE

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Lima airport where you will catch your domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival, our staff will assist you in your transfer by a motor boat to Tambopata. This National Reserve is situated between two regions, Puno and Madre de Dios and was founded in 1990 to protect the flora and fauna that can be found there. After a rest, you will be invited to join a guided walk along one of the many beautiful trails, where you will see many species of bird and insect life. This part is an amazing introduction about the Amazon Rainforest. As the sun begins to set, you will board a boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to see how the environment changes as twilight gives way to darkness.
As part of this half day excursion, you also may have the chance to appreciate such animals as nightjars (a species of bird), owls, capybaras, caimans among others.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

ACTIVITIES IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

After have breakfast in the lodge, you have to catch a five-minute boat ride to the Canopy Interpretation Center by Inkaterra. This center has eight observation platforms, built at 30 meters and connected by suspension bridges. Here you might spend some time walking on the bridges that extend between the different platforms, also observing the Amazon from above and seeing a wide variety of birds flying in the area or landing nearby. A few examples of animals that can be seen include toucans, sloths, monkeys, woodpeckers among others.
After a delicious lunch offered by the lodge, you will enjoy an exclusive tour through the Sandoval Lake, considered as the most beautiful and rich in wildlife of all the lakes located in Tambopata. Actually, it's the natural habitat of many species, including giant river otters, kingfishers, herons, and hoatzins. In addition, the lake is a good place to take a refreshing swim.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE, B/L/D

ACTIVITIES IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

This morning, you're going to take another ten-minute motor boat ride to visit the Hacienda Concepción, home to a botanical garden where there can be found more than 200 different species of rainforest plants. Here our guide will give you an in depth explanation about the process, uses and benefits of these traditional indigenous plants, including fascinating native medicinal uses.
After an exquisite lunch prepared by cook of Inkaterra, you will catch one more boat to visit Rolin Island and Community, where you will have an hour free to explore and know more about the island ecosystems. This last excursion also includes a presentation at the Primate Rescue Center, well known as home of three species of primates: the brown capuchin, white capuchin, and squirrel monkey.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE – CUSCO- SACRED VALLEY, B/L

FLIGHT TO CUSCO, VISIT PISAC MARKET AND RUINS

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Puerto Maldonado where you will visit the city's butterfly farm, which shelters more than 3,800 varieties of butterflies and moths, making it unique in our country.

Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport where you will board a direct domestic flight to Cusco. 

Upon your arrival, our tour guide in Cusco will be there to welcome and take you to the Sacred Valley, then we will make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha where you will see Incan agricultural terraces, also interact with local weavers and feed South American camelids, such as the Vicuña, Guanaco, Llama, and Alpaca. 

Then, the next point to visit will be Pisac, this valley was appreciated by the Incas, given its special geographic and weather qualities, as it is composed of a series of microclimates. It is one of the region’s main agricultural production centers, due to its fertile lands and it is the place where the best corn is produced in Peru. During your luxury trip, you will see the Vilcanota river right next to the road. In Pisaq you will also visit an impressive archaeological Inca site. Most of studies say that this carved stone could have been used for astronomical purposes by the Inca priests.

Afterwards, there will be plenty of time to explore the town with its small adobe homes and walk through the lively market where you will have the chance to find a lot of pieces of art, such as textiles, ceramics, jewelry and crafts.

To end the day, you will be taken to a tourist restaurant situated in the valley, and where lunch will be served, after this lunch time you will be taken to your hotel, where you will have the rest of time to relax.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6

SACRED VALLEY, B / L

SACRED VALLEY HIGHLIGHTS - OLLANTAYTAMBO, MARAS & MORAY- VISIT THE FOUNDATION “NIÑOS DEL ARCO IRIS’’

After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the circular terraces of Moray; some experts believe this place has served as an agricultural laboratory because of its variations in temperature and soil type. Afterwards, you will continue touring through the town of Maras, a colonial town where is possible to see beautiful carved doorways; your next stop will be at the salt pans of Maras which are still in-use, thousands of white pools filled with salt and connected by an intricate network of water canals. After our last visit, you will be invited to the Foundation “Niños del Arco Iris”, the most important social project that provides education and health care to children and teenagers in extreme poverty. Here you will have a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by a local cook and all this surrounded by amazing landscapes.
After a tasty lunch, we continue our private luxury excursion to Ollantaytambo. It was named in honor of the Inca Chief Ollanta, famous for his courtship with an Inca princess, daughter of Pachacutec. Featuring an extensive archaeological site that presides majestically over the town, the site contains structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Mañacaray or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Baños de la Princesa.
Finish this intense day with a transfer service to your hotel situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

be experienced during the train ride from the cloud forest to the jungle zone.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7

SACRED VALLEY- MACHU PICCHU- CUSCO, B / L

BE MYSTIFIED BY THE WONDER OF THE WORLD MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO

You are ready to discover the most important touristic jewel in Peru; early morning your guide will escort you from your hotel to the train station in a short amazing trip through the mountains to unravel the mystery of Machu Picchu. After arriving to Aguas Calientes your guide will be waiting to take you to the bus for a 25 minute ride to Machu Picchu citadel entrance where your luxury 2 hour tour will begin. Lost to the outside world for over 500 years and never found by the Spanish conquerors, Machu Picchu is the finest example of an Inca citadel anywhere in Peru. Located on the mountain ridge on the edge of Peru’s Amazon Jungle, it has many agricultural terraces, expertly crafted buildings and temples seamlessly merge into the mountainside. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a New Wonder of the World and simply one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Machu Picchu offers the best insight into a mysterious lost civilization and embodies everything about the mighty Inca Empire.
After a complete excursion into the sanctuary with your guide, you will have lunch in the most luxurious restaurant next to the Citadel, Tinkuy restaurant by Sanctuary Lodge. Then take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and later catch the train back to Cusco where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8

CUSCO, B

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD; TOUR IN CUSCO

In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel at the designated time to begin our private city tour of Cusco. The birth place of the Inca Civilizations and the capital of its Empire, Cusco was once the most powerful cities in the continent – rivaling great cities such as Rome, Athens and Cairo. Ancient chronicles depict a city of extravagant shrines, mighty palaces and gold lined temples. The fate of the city was sealed forever after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Nowadays, local Cusqueños blend with the eclectic mix of tourists in the winding cobbled streets around Plaza de Armas. Backpacker hostels to high-end luxury hotels; local restaurants through to fine dining restaurants and endless bars and clubs dominate the vibrant and picturesque colonial center. Cusco is one of South America’s most interesting cities and one of the world’s lesser known historic gems. You will see the Cathedral on the main square with the most Holy Christian artifacts and artwork, then take a ride inside the Temple of the Sun, Qoricancha the most worshiped and respected Inca temple, go through Cusco’s top, Sacsayhuaman which in Quechua means “satisfied falcon”, the biggest Inca construction around the city, then you will appreciate Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, a set of Inca archaeological sites close to the City.
On concluding your day, you will return to your Hotel and take an afternoon off to rest or explore the city on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9

CUSCO TO LIMA AND HOME, B

DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO BACK TO LIMA

Today you will be transferred to Cusco airport in order to take a domestic flight back to Lima. On your arrival, you will have enough time to check in at the airport to catch your international flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Our luxury package would take you to visit Lima, Amazon Rainforest, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Actually, our program is 100% customizable; so you will be able to include other destinations and activities in Peru. We suggest you check out our luxury packages to have a better idea how you want to spend your Peru vacation. Fully Customized – Private Service – Daily Departures.

Included

This itinerary is based on two people travelling together in a double or matrimonial room, excluding flights (domestic and international)

  • Includes all specified services in the description of the itinerary.
  • All transfers and entrances for the activities.
  • A printed handbook with a colored map, detailed itinerary, important travel advice and expert knowledge about all the places that will be visited.
  • Qualified and hand-selected guides with fluent English that meet our strict standards.
  • Specialist guides (where noted).
  • 24-hour assistance from our local team.
  • A unique hand-made experience completely personalized from the moment of your arrival until your departure.
  • 8 nights accommodation in the best hotels of Perú, carefully chosen based on the highest recommendations.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For any inquiries or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. You can get in touch by our Live Chat Help, or by email at: contact@cuscoperu.travel. Our experts in travel will be glad to assist you. We are available for you 365 days a year! If you require immediate assistance, please call us at: USA / CANADA TOLL FREE: +1-800-291-1729 / Peru Phone: (51) 84-601255.


Price

  • 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 travelers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.
  • The price will be based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

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

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