This 10 day tour takes you from Peru’s historic treasures such as Cusco and of course Machu Picchu to the Amazon Rainforest, the largest and most diverse in the world.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- 7 nights in hotels based on US standards
- 2 nights in jungle lodge
- Tours in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Amazon Rainforest
- Daily departures
- Completely customizable
- Also available in Superior & Luxury
This package is for people not having too much time but still interested in seeing two of the main South American destinations in one country. Visit Cusco and the Sacred Valley before heading for the “Lost City of the Incas” Machu Picchu. From here we will take you to the vast fauna and flora of the Amazon Rainforest for a 3 day jungle stay!!!
DAY 1 - Lima
On arrival in Lima you will be picked up and taken to your Lima hotel in the up market neighborhood of Miraflores. Your hotel will be located close to great restaurants, the Miraflores coastline and other entertainment.
DAY 2 - Lima
Today you will be picked up for a half day tour of the city of Lima. You will visit the colonial city center, and the commercial and business districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. In the afternoon you may opt to visit one of the famous museums Lima has to offer. Another possibility would be to enjoy a culinary tour of the new South American culinary capital.
DAY 3 - Cusco
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival in this “imperial city” you will be picked up and taken to your Cusco hotel. In the afternoon you will be picked up for a half day Cusco city tour, this excursion will show you some of the famous sites such as Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara located just outside of Cusco. The evening you have free at leisure.
DAY 4 - Sacred Valley of the Incas
You will be picked up from your hotel and set off for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the famous market in Pisac, one of the best artisan markets on the continent, have a buffet lunch in Urabamba and finish your excursion at the impressive Inca citadel of Ollantaytambo. The night you will spend in the quietness of the Sacred Valley or return to Cusco for the night.
DAY 5 - Machu Picchu
In the early morning you will have your train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes. This beautiful ride on one of the different train options, gives you a good impression of the change in altitude between Cusco and Aguas Calientes. On arrival you will check in your hotel before heading up to the site of Machu Picchu for a 2 hour guided tour. After the tour you will have some free time on the site before going back to your hotel in Aguas Calientes or stay at the famous Sanctuary Lodge at the entrance of Machu Picchu.
DAY 6 - Machu Picchu
Today you will have the chance to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Take one of the early busses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and enjoy a second day at the site. This day you can use to climb Huayna Picchu and enjoy the magnificent views of the site below. In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes and the train station for your return train to Cusco. In Cusco you will be returned to your hotel.
DAY 7 - Cusco
Today you have a free day in the amazing city of Cusco. Spend some time wandering through the colonial city center, do some shopping or visit some of the sites not visited in earlier excursions.
DAY 8 - Amazon Rainforest
In the morning you will be taken to the Cusco airport for a short flight to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the Southern Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Here you will be taken upriver to your well-equipped jungle lodge for a spectacular jungle stay. The first day you will have a short introduction to life in the jungle, do some short walks and enjoy the tranquility of the lodge.
DAY 9 - Amazon Rainforest
This day you will get up early to enjoy the ambience of the dense forest, the river, lakes and of course the animals in their habitat. The guides will provide you with loads of information and give you a speed course on life in the jungle. Hikes, boat trips, fishing for piranhas, it will all be part of your day.
DAY 10 - Amazon Rainforest - Lima
In the morning you will be taken in boat back to Puerto Maldonado and the airport for your flight back to Lima. On arrival in Lima you can than connect with your international flight.
This package is also available in Superior and Luxury varieties with private tours and 4 or 5 star hotels. All our packages are completely customizable and can be combined to your preferences. Please note that flights have not been included at this stage unless stated above. For information about any type of South America vacation you may be looking for, please do not hesitate to contact your personal travel expert now!!!