Arrival in Peru's capital city (Lima) After clearing customs and immigration, proceed to the reception area, where our local representative will be holding a board with your name on it. You will be greeted with a “Bienvenidos a Lima” and transferred to your hotel. The Miraflores and San Isidro districts offer excellent restaurants and nightlife options.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Sacred Valley) We get up early to catch a morning flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to drive us to our hotel in the Sacred Valley. We will be greeted with a welcome coca tea (excellent for acclimation) and showed to our room. This afternoon, in the company of a local guide, we jump on our horses and set off to discover the secrets of this incredible valley of harvest terraces, majestic mountains and Inca villages steeped in ancient traditions. We will return in the early evening, full of fresh stories and anecdotes compiled during our explorations. At night trade stories with other guests at the hotel's cozy lounge, take a stroll around the village, or relax in the hotel gardens and marvel at the starry sky. (B,D)
Cusco: the ancient capital (Cusco) After breakfast our guide will lead us on a private tour of Cusco and the ruins that surround the city including the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the baths of Tambomachay and the ritual sites of Quenqo and Puca Pucara. Back in the city we will visit the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery and other ornate buildings constructed in the most genuine Baroque and Renaissance style. As you visit the different sites, you will be introduced to the interesting history of this amazing city and learn about the Inca way of life and the evolution of the cultural scene after the arrival of the Spaniards. The rest of the day is free to continue exploring the town at your own pace, peruse the local handicraft shops in the San Blas District, do some shopping or rub elbows with the locals and kids playing in the Plaza de Armas. (B)
A day for you (Cuzco) Free day to enjoy the colonial city of Cusco on your own. Optional tours (at extra cost) include walking tour of San Blas historic district, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, ballooning, and visits to Inca sites and villages steeped in ancient traditions. (B)
Machu Picchu with overnight included (Machu Picchu) Early morning departure transfer for the Ollanta train station. Once there we board the train bounded for the Lost City of the Incas. We will ride along a flat patched landscape of vegetable orchards and cereal harvests. After dropping off the adventure hikers at km 104, we enter the semi-tropical jungle that forms the natural threshold of Machu Picchu. The train ascends into the mountains, guided by the Urubamba River, until reaching a small village set in a narrow valley flanked by precipitous peaks, in a landscape of impossible beauty. Machu Picchu, the last refuge of the Inca Virgins of the Sun, the private retreat of the Inca Pachacutec, the lost city found by Hiram Bingham, sits on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon. It is time to discover. After a guided tour of the famous citadel we will have lunch and then we have some free time at the lovely Pueblo hotel. This evening, you may want to experience a genuine Andean sauna before showing your kids the Milky Way and the Southern Cross in the star-studded Inca sky. (B,L,D)
Investigate Machu Picchu. Then return to Cusco (Cusco) We let you decide your morning plans. Take as much time as you need to study the mysterious ruins, hike up Huayna Picchu, stroll to the Inca Bridge, visit the orchid garden or walk toward the Inca Trail to find the legendary Sun Gate. In the afternoon, board the comfortable Vistadome train for your ride back to Cusco. Upon arrival our local team will be waiting at the station to transfer you to your hotel. (B)
On to the jungle (Puerto Maldonado) Morning transfer to the airport in time for our short flight to Puerto Maldonado. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the riverside town of Puerto Maldonado for a visit to the city market, where we can buy Brazil nuts, aguajes, pacays, coconas, cashew nuts, and star apples, as well as other typical tropical forest fruits and nuts and local handicrafts made with seeds from the Amazon region. Continue to the pier to board a motorized canoe for the 45-minute ride downriver. Arrival at the lodge in time for lunch. After a short siesta in our hammock area or in our private cabin, we start our activities with a guided hike around the property. Overnight. (B,L,D)
Explore Tambopata (Puerto Maldonado) Reserva Amazonica has carefully developed a comprehensive menu of explorations and outings. Each day you can choose from different excursions, which have been selected according to weather conditions, season, guests' preferences, duration and degree of difficulty. Tours range from hiking and trekking expeditions to boat rides, excursions to Monkey Island and Lake Sandoval, visits to indigenous communities and research centers and much more. All explorations are led by expert, bilingual guides, include all necessary equipment and are reduced to a maximum of 10 people per guide. (B,L,D)
Return to Lima, Spend the day exploring, and fly home. Return this morning to Puerto Maldonado for a flight to Lima for your international connection and return home. Take a Tour of Lima. Lima, known as The City of Kings, was once the city of the Spanish Empire, now the Capital of Peru. Today you will be introduced to the colonial and modern parts of Lima. Pass old streets filled with colonial houses with Moorish-style balconies. Visit the Basilica Catedral and see San Francisco Church, San Martin Square, and Miraflores brimming with its shops, restaurants, cafes and wide avenues. At tiny Love Park, facing the ocean, see the sculpture featuring the love kiss of an Andean couple. After your tour you will have time to have some dinner (on own) before your transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)
From $3,990 per adult
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Departure: Daily, year round.
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Type of services: Private services throughout with bilingual local guides except in the jungle where all services are operated in small groups.
Highlights: The beauty of the enigmatic Sacred Valley; bargaining at the bustling Indian Market in Pisac; an unforgettable train ride to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas; exploring the Inca ruins outside Cusco; the pristine Tambopata Reserve.
Inoculations: There are no mandatory inoculations required to travel anywhere in Peru. Yet, we strongly recommend that you protect your family against yellow fever and that you speak with your physician before your trip.
Travel documents: American, Canadian and European Union citizens only need a valid passport for stays of up to 30 days.
Inclusions: All ground and air transportation at the destination; lodging, meals and tours per itinerary; hotel taxes; English-speaking assistance.
Not included: International airfares; airport departure taxes; tips of any kind; incidentals at hotels; any meals not included in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages; souvenirs.
It is the travelers responsibility to have all proper travel documents which can include passports and foreign visas. Learn more here: Passport & Visa Information
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