SELECT h.*, d.destino, d.slug_hotel as slugdestino FROM thotel as h, tdestino as d where h.iddestino=d.iddestino and h.idioma='en' and d.idioma='en' and ( idHotel=46 or idHotel=83 or idHotel=37 or idHotel=88 ) The luxury of the Amazon rainforest, Tambopata Peru and Machu Picchu.

Crossing The Amazon Towards The Andes

Overview

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.

TRIP 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

  • Welcome to Peru
  • Overnight in Lima
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado
  • Explore the wildlife in a half day excursion at Tambopata Reserve
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Enjoy the Natural Wonders of the Sandoval lake, Full day excursion at Tambopata Reserve
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Traverse the Sensational Sights of Hacienda Concepcion and Rolin Island , Full day excursion at Tambopata Reserve
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • 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 the Sacred Valley
  • Private exploration in the Sacred Valley full day tour
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Train journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Machupicchu Luxury Tours discovery the Inka culture
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Leisure day to explore Machu Picchu
  • Train journey back to Cusco
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • City Tour, Birthplace of the world, half day excursion
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA

At your arrival into Lima international airport, our English-speaking representative will meet and accompany you to your hotel and help with check in.

  • Overnight in Lima
  • Meals included: None

DAY 2: 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.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: FULL DAY EXCURSION AT TAMBOPATA RESERVE

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.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: FULL DAY EXCURSION AT TAMBOPATA RESERVE

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.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: TAMBOPATA RESERVE & FLIGHT TO CUSCO

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. On arrival, our travel representative in Cusco will meet and assist you. Today we will head straight to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you see that the valley is a tranquil place filled with cultural, history and agricultural richness; situated just at 45 minutes from Cusco, and a thousand feet lower in altitude than Cusco city. After your arrival into the valley, we will give you some recommendations for the acclimatization process.
On the way we will make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha, where you can see weavers, Incan agricultural terraces and the South American camelids, such as the Vicuña, Guanaco, Llama and Alpaca; which are well known in our region and country.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE SACRED VALLEY

In the morning, our tour guide will take you on an excursion through Pisaq; the name refers both to the colonial town and to the archaeological complex that is situated on a mountain at 1900 feet above. Here you will enjoy an intriguing stroll around this archaeological complex which provides awesome views of the valley below and its agricultural terraces.
In Pisaq you will be able to purchase handmade items such as ceramics, costume jewelry, embroidery, tapestries, and textile designed and made directly from the artist.
Afterwards, we will be invited to gourmet lunch in a unique restaurant near the beautiful Urubamba village.
Continuing in tranquil Sacred Valley, you`ll visit Ollantaytambo; the stunning town amid the Andes mountains, built on the rugged mountain peaks, with impressive ruins of pre-Columbian cultures. The huge and steep terraces that guard Ollantaytambo, feature spectacular Inca ruins that mark one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Also a finely worked ceremonial center rests on top of the terracing. Some extremely well-built walls were under construction at the time of the conquest and have never been completed. The stone was quarried from the mountainside 6km away, high above the opposite bank of the Río Urubamba. Transporting the huge stone blocks to the site was a stupendous feat. The Incas’ crafty technique to move massive blocks across the river meant carting the blocks to the riverside then diverting the entire river channel around them. After wrapping up the day we return you to your elegant hotel to relax and enjoy a goodnights rest.

  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley

DAY 7: PRIVATE TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU

Most travelers consider their climax of their tour is arriving at the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; and today is the day most anticipated for by everyone.
First we will pick you up early in the morning and take you to Ollantaytambo station to catch your train to Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival, our professional tour guide will be there to take you on a private guided tour to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu. This important Inca citadel is one of the best-known sites of the modern world. Even though, it's not mentioned in any of the Spanish chronicles, as a consequence archaeologists can only speculate about its real history. When visiting the breathtaking ruins of Machupicchu, ‘The Lost City of the Incas’ you will learn about history and visit the remarkable temples of the Sun and the Condor. You will also see aqueducts and houses, while learning some interesting facts about the Sacred Incan Terraces. Enjoy your lunch with the spectacular views in one of the few restaurants in Machu Picchu enjoying a selection of unique dishes. After enjoying a nice sunset, we return back to Aguas Calientes.

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: FREE DAY IN MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO

Free time to explore on your own this mysterious site that was never found by the Spaniards or return to Aguas Calientes, a small town where you have many hiking options. Also, Machupicchu Pueblo Hotel offers the Orchid trail meander through the orchid garden to spot some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchid species in their natural habitat. You can also pay a visit to the Inca Bridge or Inca Gate with the most spectacular view. In the afternoon you can catch your train back to back to Cusco and we will escort you back to your Hotel.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: PRIVATE TOUR IN CUSCO CITY

For the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel for your private city tour of Cusco. We will start with the majestic complex of Sacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan culture. You will be amazed by the superior architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and impressed when imagining the feat of moving and fitting each uniquely shaped, stone with some weighing more than 70 tons, so perfectly together and without any “engineering tools”. After our visit to Sacsayhuaman, we will head to Q’enko, PukaPukara, and Tambomachay.
Next up you’ll visit the Main Square with the amazing Cathedral, synonymous of the style of Cusco´s Colonial past. Witness the birth of Cusqueña colonial art style, then get ready for the impressive Temple of the Sun Qoricancha (gold place) the most important Inca temple of ancient times. Once the tour has finished, we will take you back to your hotel, then you can have the rest of afternoon as free time for exploring the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA

Today you will be taken to Cusco airport to catch a domestic flight back to Lima. Now you will have plenty time to check in for your international flight back home.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Our luxury package includes visits to Lima, Tambopata Reserve, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Actually, our program is 100% customizable; so you may be able to include other destinations in Peru. We suggest you check out our luxury packages to have a better idea how you want to plan your Peru vacation.

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.

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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Belmond Hotel Monasterio

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

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Inkaterra La Casona

The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ...

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FURTHER INFORMATION

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what our customers say



DIANNE ZIMMER
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  • From: USA, Visit: 23 November 2016

"Fantastic! A+ All the day!!! All details of our trip were taken care of, so we could sit back and enjoy our trip to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our guides were prompt, polite and informative. Sol expedited our arrivals, transfers and ..."

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KRISTIN REDMAN
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  • From: USA, Visit: 21 November 2016

"We were very happy with our services” We chose a private tour and could not have been happier with the service we received, it made our time traveling between places enjoyable. Our guides all very knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel welcome, ..."

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SUNIL PATEL
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  • From: USA, Visit: 10 October 2016

"We had a wonderful experience visiting sites around Cusco and seeing Machu Picchu. The views were amazing, we took so many pictures. The restaurant lunch buffet next to the Urubamba river with live music was excellent. It was nice to having all the ..."

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