Machu Picchu and the Amazon (12 Days)

1st day: Lima


Upon your arrival reception at the airport and transfer to the selected Hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel.


2nd day: Lima

LIMA CITY TOUR (COLONIAL AND MODERN):

Guided visit through Lima’s Historical Center: the 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 the San Francisco Convent, which has the most magnificent collection of colonial art in America. The tour will continue through the most traditional residential areas of Lima, including San Isidro, Miraflores and LarcoMar, a shopping center of international thematic attractions which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. 

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast.


3rd day: Lima/Cusco

At the suitable time, private transportation to the airport.
Airline ticket to Cusco.
Upon arrival to Cusco, you will be met and taken to your hotel. There will be free time available to rest and get used to the altitude.
CITY TOUR AND NEIGHBOURING RUINS:
City tour for 3 hours through the beautiful Cusco city and its nearby ruins. The Tour will show you the amazing city of Cusco colonial built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. You will visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral with its carved woodworks, altars and paintings. Then you will be driven to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, to the underground cave and temple of Qenqo and to Tambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Finally you will visit the Misminay Exhibit, Misminay is a native community of Cusco, there you will be able to appreciate their beautiful handcrafts.
Overnight at selected hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast.

4th day: Cusco/Sacred Valley


PISAC MARKET AND OLLANTAYTAMBO:
Full day Sacred Valley excursion. 31 km (19 miles) far from Cusco is Pisac, at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. Visit the colorful market that on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays a craft fair takes place where you can buy beautiful handicrafts and sourvenirs. The lunch will be served in a local restaurant. The tour continues towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.

Overnight at the selected hotel. 

Meals included: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.


5th day: Sacred Valley/Machu Picch


Transfer to the train station.

MACHU PICCHU VISIT:

Arrival by Vistadome class train to Machu Picchu ruins. From Aguas Calientes station you will be transported by bus to the top of the mountain and to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture.The ruins of Machu Picchu are the most important tourist attractions of Cuzco and one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. Discovered in 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, this city is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the world, built at the top of a granite mountain. The Incas, using ingenious engineering techniques, were able to transport heavy stone blocks up the mountain side, and once there, they used their excellent masonry skills to produce amazingly polished stones that fit together perfectly.
A private guide will accompany the tour in Machu Picchu, from the train station.

Average guided two hours. After you will have lunch at a restaurant of the area.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.


6th day: Machu Picchu/Cusco


SECOND DAY IN MACHU PICCHU:

Entrance fee to tour MachuPicchu ruins or to climb the Huayna Picchu peak, the great mountain behind the citadel. The guide is not included.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
At the appointed time, you will return to the station to take your train ride to Ollantaytambo station at the Sacred Valley.

Transfer from Ollanta Station in the Sacred Valley to Cusco Hotel.

Overnight at the Selected Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast and Buffet Lunch.


7th day: Cusco/Lima/Iquitos


Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Airline ticket to Lima.

In Lima, flight to Iquitos.

Upon arrival in Iquitos, transportation to the selected hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Meals included : Breakfast.

8th day: Iquitos/Lodge


LODGE:

Transfer to the dock to take a speedboat towards the lodge. Upon arrival, orientation and free time to relax and enjoy the lodge. At night, excursion by boat to see the nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at Lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

9th day: Lodge

LODGE:

Every day your guide will discuss a menu of excursions to choose from, such as canoe trips in lakes, rivers and flooded forest, motorboat trips to a variety of wildlife habitats, long or short hikes through a variety of ecosystems, nature photography excursions, visit to native villages, native markets or have a session with a native shaman. Your itinerary will be to fit your needs and interests. If possible, you can also fish piranhas or take a swim with pink dolphins. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

10th day: Lodge

LODGE:
Every day your guide will discuss a menu of excursions to choose from, such as canoe trips in lakes, rivers and flooded forest, motorboat trips to a variety of wildlife habitats, long or short hikes through a variety of ecosystems, nature photography excursions, visit to native villages, native markets or have a session with a native shaman. Your itinerary will be to fit your needs and interests. If possible, you can also fish piranhas or take a swim with pink dolphins.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

11th day: Lodge/Iquitos/Lima

At the appointed time, transportation to Iquitos to take to flight to Lima. Upon arrival private transportation to the hotel.
Overnight at the Selected Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast.

12th day: Lima / home

Transportation to the airport for your international departure flight.
Meals included: Breakfast.