Experience the best of Southern Peru on this ten days Amazon Rainforest and Machu Picchu Tours that shows you the best of Southern Peru.
This Peru tour is ideal for families and those wanting to travel without any hassle of worrying about transports or food. We cover everything for you from start to end.
Peru is one of the most visited countries in South America. Accompanied by a dedicated destination expert you will be getting a deeper insight to each of the attractions from local experts who have spent years guiding tours in specific attractions.
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Puerto Maldonado Airport Transfer
Lima Airport Transfer
Our representative will be meeting you at Lima Airport on arrival and will be transferring you to your hotel in the city. You will have the entire day to yourself.
Meals Included: None
After breakfast, you will have a free morning. At 0230 PM, our tour guide will be picking you up from the hotel for a complete city tour of Lima.
This excursion offers the best combination of the various attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, various pre-Columbian cultures have developed that date back thousands of years.
Lima was part of the Inca Empire until its foundation by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535.
After the tour, we will return to the Hotel.
After breakfast, we will be transferring you to Lima Airport. Here you will be boarding a 1:30 hours flight to Cusco. On arrival, we will be transferring you to the hotel in Cusco.
At 0130 PM, we will be picking you up from the hotel for a Cusco City Tour.
At 0130 PM, we will be picking you up from your hotel to begin the Cusco City Tour. On this half day tour, we will be visiting the Cusco Cathedral, Sun Temple (Coricancha), Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Cusco Cathedral stands right on the main square of Cusco – Plaza de Armas. It was once an Inca Palace. On conquering Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the palace and built the cathedral on its remains. It portrays a blend of Inca and Colonial architecture.
Qorikancha, also referred to as the temple of Sun, was a supreme site of worship to Incas. The Incas revered Sun (Inti) and this former Inca temple was very important to them. But, as most sites in Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the temple and built the church on its remains.
Legends say that the temple was once covered in Gold. When the Spanish rulers abducted the then Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, most of the gold from the temple was paid as a ransom. But the Spanish to the typical colonial way, beheaded him on receiving the ransom.
The tour continues with a drive to Sacsayhuaman. It is a notable Inca fortress. Here you will be able to see some of the impressive stonework of Incas.
Each rock here weighs over a ton. It is still a mystery though how the Incas transported these rocks here.
We will then visit Q’enqo. This small archaeological site was used by Incas as a place where they did sacrifices and mummified corpses.
The tour continues with a driver further to Puca Pucara. This massive rock was used by Inca militants as a watchtower to safeguard Cusco from any intruders.
Finally, we will be visiting Tambomachay. It has a series of aqueducts which were built by Incas and are in use even today. This place served as a spa to the political elite.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to the centre of Cusco City.
After the breakfast at your hotel, we will be picking you up at 0830 for your full day Sacred Valley Tour. We will begin with a drive to Pisac. This is one of the most charismatic villages in the Sacred Valley.
Pisac is popular for its weekend market. Farmers and craftsmen from neighbouring villages set up tents around the main square to sell their products. The village is also home to Inca ruins that nestles on a hilltop, overlooking the valley.
This Inca ruins is second to the city of Machu Picchu in size. Here we will be giving you a complete tour of the complex. You will be introduced to Incas farming techniques and their rituals that they practised here.
We will then drive you to Urubamba. Here we will be serving you a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Ollantaytambo is a beautiful village. It is the best example of Inca Empire’s town planning. The village is snuggled in between two hills. We will be visiting the fortress here.
It was built by Inca ruler Pachacutec who also built Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
However, Manco Inca expanded it. It served as his stronghold when the Spanish invaded Ollantaytambo. He and his troops managed to defeat Spanish intruders in the battle of Ollantaytambo.
After the detailed tour of the complex, we will start our journey back to Cusco city. It will be a three hours drive during which you can enjoy the enchanting views of Peruvian highland farms.
After breakfast, we will be transferring you to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu. The trip offers a great many natural, amazing views of the Andes and a jungle environment after descending to the (2000m / 6560ft).
Our representative will be meeting you at Aguas Calientes train station and will be transferring you to the hotel. We will then meet for lunch at Indio Feliz Restaurant.
After lunch, we will go on a tour to Mandor Valley. This is a popular place for bird watching. We will be walking along the Vilcanota River following the railway tracks in the Mandor Valley to visit its waterfall.
The valley is inhabited by varied and fascinating birds, including Spotted Face Parrots and Green Jays, and we have the opportunity to find Gallito de las Rocas. We will rest and perhaps bathe under the waterfall before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu.
After relishing an early morning breakfast, we will be taking a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once at the entrance of the citadel, our representative will be meeting you and will be assisting you in entering the citadel.
As you will be walking into the citadel, the clouds would be clearing by as the golden rays of the sun would shimmer on the walls of the citadel.
Our local expert will be giving you a detailed tour of the citadel for two hours. During the you, you will be visiting some of the important parts of the citadel like the ceremonial centre, main plaza, house of the priests and more.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trail head.
After you finish your visit to Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. Here we will be stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.
Later in the evening, we will be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will be meeting you and will transfer you back to the hotel in Cusco.
After breakfast, we will be driving you to Cusco Airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Our representative will be picking you up at the airport and will drive you to our office in the city. Here you can leave your bags and carry just what is needed for the four days. After securing your belongings, our guide will give you an introduction to the Amazon Rainforest.
We will then drive you for 20 kilometres (12.42 miles) to the boat pier in Port Tambopata. Here we will be embarking on a two and a half hours boat ride on Madre de Dios river deep into the native community of Inferno where you will be spending the night in Posada Amazon Lodge.
Before entering the community, we will be stopping at the Tambopata National Reserve’s checkpoint and within the buffer zone.
Upon arrival, the hostel manager will welcome you and give you important recommendations for your stay in the Peruvian Amazon.
We will begin the tour with a visit to the 30 metres high Canopy Tower. It is a 20 minute walk from the Posada Amazon Lodge. You will be walking up through spiral steps. From the top of the tower, you will get a spectacular view of the large expanses of the cloud forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the center.
You will also get to see distinct species from time to time, toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed canopy flocks land in the tree canopy next to you.
Ecotourism Conference; A daily presentation at the Infierno ecotourism project is available nightly from a staff member.
After relishing a local breakfast, we will be visiting Tres Chimbas lake. It is 30 minutes by boat. You can also reach by walking for some 45 minutes from the lodge. Once there, you can paddle across the lake on a catamaran.
Here you will be able to spot the family of nine giant river otters. You will also get to see other lake fauna such as alligators, hoatzin, and screaming horns. Otters are most active from sunrise to eight or nine PM.
We will then embark on a twenty minute boat ride down stream to the Ethnobotanical Information. It is designed by the Centro Ñape staff.
Centro Ñape is a community organization that produces medicines from forest plants and administers them to patients who choose its small clinic. They have produced a trail that explains the different drugs (and other) uses of the selected plants.
Later that night after dinner in Posadas Amazonas Lodge, we will be doing a short night walk. You will be able to spot some nocturnal creatures. It will be easier to spot frogs and otters.
We will be leaving the lodge early in the morning and will embark on a twenty minutes boat ride on Oxbow Lake to see the Parrot Clay Lick. Here you will be able to see dozens of brightly colored parrots and parakeets.
Every morning they fly to the cliff to eat the clay. The clay here helps them to flush out any toxins they may have eaten.
Often species such as Mealy and Yellow-headed Amazon, Dark Blue-headed Parrot and Parakeet headed are easy to spot here. The clay lick takes place from early in the morning to midday day. However the best time to visit the clay lick is early in the morning when most birds flock in.
After relishing an Amazonian breakfast at Posadas Amazon, we will embark on a two hour hike on the Ceiba Trail. The trail is named after the giant tree found here – Ceiba Tree. During the trail, our guide will be explaining the history of the jungle and will introduce you to different flora and fauna.
Later in the evening, after lunch, we will be visiting a local farm. It is a thirty minute boat ride from the hotel. The owner here grows a wide variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, almost every plant and tree serves a purpose.
After breakfast, we will be embarking on a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado. We will be sailing along the lake Sandoval. From the boat pier, we will be driving you to our city office where you can pick up your luggage.
If you have your flight booked for the same day, we will be dropping you off to the airport.