ADVENTURE PERU

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ADVENTURE PERU

2,495.00

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Cusco, Amazon, Lima
 

3 Nights Cusco
1 Night Sacred Valley
1 Night Machu Picchu
2 Nights Amazon
1 Night Lima

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rainbow Mountains Trek in Vinicunca
  • Pisac Market Visit
  • Machu Picchu
  • 2 Full Days Exploring the Peruvian Amazon
  • Touring Colonial Lima

WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 Night Hotel Accommodation
2 Night Inclusive Amazon Lodge Program
Daily Breakfast & Hotel Taxes
Full Board at Amazon Lodge
Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Daily Touring & Meals as Mentioned


DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Cusco

Arrival to Cusco. Reception at airport & transfer to hotel.

Afternoon City Tour w/Nearby Ruins -
Get to know the city of Cusco, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style all its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over top this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, upon which sit the Cathedral, the beautiful Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ), and other Colonial period buildings. The adventure continues to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! The tour ends with visits to three archeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas.

Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2 - Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full Day Trekking the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca w/Lunch -
Vinicunca, also known as the Rainbow Mountain, is an amazing natural formation shown along the mountain ranges of the Vilcanota Mountains, which is usually part of the trekking attractions on the routes surrounding the Apu Ausangate, main attraction of the place. The Ausangate Mountain is considered in the Andean world as the Holy Mountain or Mountain Spirit, and since pre-Inca times has been a place of veneration and worship, a tradition that continues to this day.
In this opportunity, you will walk towards the Rainbow Mountain, a place that was usually visited on an expedition of 5 days, but now is possible to reach in a full day.

You will walk on this route at 4000 MASL and along the way you can enjoy extraordinary landscapes, small communities, typical flora and fauna of the area, and with the company of Ausangate Snow Mountain at all times, which you will see from different points of the route. The Ausangate Snow Mountain is the highest in Cusco region (6,385 MASL / 20,945 ft.).

Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 - Cusco / Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full Day Sacred Valley | Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo w/Lunch -
You will be driven through a scenic landscape to the Urubamba Valley, the "Sacred Valley of the Incas". In the route, stop at Awana Kancha and discover the beauty of South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, vicuña and alpacas, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then arriving at the town of Pisac, an hour drive from Cuzco, you will visit the colorful Pisac Market, where the local indians meet to sell their merchandise as they have done it for centuries. There is also a handicraft market. The tour continues to the town of Ollantaytambo from where you will climb up to its imposing Inca fortress at the top of the mountain. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.

Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Sacred Valley.

DAY 4 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full Day Machu Picchu w/Lunch -
You will arrive to the Aguas Calientes Station in Machu-Picchu where you will be transfered by bus to the top of the mountain and visit the citadel of Machu-Picchu, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture, surrounded by lush cloud forest. Lost in history, it was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham.
After a guided visit of the ruins, you will have lunch at local restaurant.

Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 5 - Aguas Calientes / Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

2nd Entrance to Machu Picchu Includes Bus Transport (no guide or lunch)

Later on, you will descend to Aguas Calientes and, board the train for the return Vistdadome train back to Cusco; you will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Cusco.

DAY 6 - Cusco / Puerto Maldonado

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer out to Cusco Airport.

Arrival in Puerto Maldonado. We will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Boxed Lunch Onboard.
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
Dinner at the Lodge
We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Amazon Lodge.

DAY 7 - Puerto Maldonado

Breakfast at the lodge.

We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.
A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely.
Lunch at the lodge.

Five minutes downriver from the lodge lays a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.
Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.
Dinner at the lodge.

Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Amazon Lodge.

DAY 8 - Puerto Maldonado / Lima

Breakfast at the lodge.

Transfer out to Airport.

Arrival in Lima. Reception at the airport & transfer to hotel.
Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 9 - Lima

Lima

Breakfast at the hotel.

Half Day City Tour, Colonial & Modern Lima -
Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Plaza Mayor ("Main Square"), the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit an historic convent, an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate huacas or sacred Inca structures. Also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront.

At due time, transfer to Lima International Airport for your flight back home.


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