Highlights: Lima, Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pisac ruins and Indian market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu, Titicaca Lake, Floating Island, Amazon Jungle.
Visit the Titicaca Lake, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle. A 10-day itinerary where we will see the beautiful city of Cusco, the eternal capital of the Incas; explore the historic center of Cusco, speak Quechua among the locals, visit the Sacred Valley, trek the path that united the Inca Empire, and experience the amazing sunrise at Machu Picchu.
Lima International Airport
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
Our representative will meet you at the Lima international airport and escort you to your hotel.
There are no scheduled activities, in order to check in the hotel and rest – Night at Lima Hotel
• Food: None
Note: Arrival in Lima, at any time, but we recommend that you arrive in Lima between 3 to 10 pm
Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up from the hotel in Lima and transfer to the Lima airport to take the departure flight to Juliaca (Puno) to the reception and arrival transfer to Puno. On the way to the city of Puno, we will visit the famous Chullpas de Sillustani, 12 m / 40 feet high stone cylinder burial chambers, used by the Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Umayo Lake, located in front of the Chullpas, adds beauty to the landscape of the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe the wild guinea pigs, birds and other local fauna, transfer to the hotel – Night in Puno
Breakfast at the hotel; We pick up from the hotel at 7:30 a.m. We take a two-hour boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to visit the “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient lake dwellers, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “islands” by periodically adding new layers of a unique species of reeds to the area called “Totora”. Their homes and their boats are made of this material. We continue our boat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine weaving techniques, from generation to generation. Upon arrival in the city of Taquile we will have lunch. Then we will have a walk through its hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long island.
In the afternoon, return to Puno – Lodging in Puno
Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at the hotel at 07:00 in the morning and transfer to the bus station to go to Cusco. A beautiful landscape along the way, visit of the Raqchi and archaeological sites, as well as the town of Andahuaylillas and its famous “Sixteen Chapel” that was built in the middle of the 17th century. Lunch in Sicuani; At the arrived; Reception and transfer to the Hotel Cusco – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; free time in the morning to explore Cusco on your own
After lunch at 1:30 pm; Cusco tour including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour begins in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. You will enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings that contain extensive Inca iconography. Visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) in which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend has it that this temple was completely covered in gold, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Citadel. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God, but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this great structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape that brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the ancient temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. In Tambomachay, you will see the sacred sources of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the gates of the city and the Sacsayhuamán Fortress. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; Pick up at your hotel at 8:30 am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful landscape of Peru with a full day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the city of Pisaq, known for its lively market. This hometown was once where “forex trading” took place. In these types of transactions, customers exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the Pisaq market, where you can buy beautifully handcrafted products by the locals.
On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is the presence of the mayors and their assistants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos”.
Afterwards, you will enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Next, we will visit the impressive ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal domain of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca in the final Inca rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon return to Cusco – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
Day 7 – Full Day Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; Full day excursion to Machu Picchu; our representative will pick you up from your Cusco hotel and transfer you to the Poroy train station to enjoy a 3 ½ hour scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes.
Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes station, you will board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these incredible ruins. Stroll through the squares and climb the delicately carved stone stairs. Esoteric wisdom has Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, allowing for this once in a lifetime experience set. After the tour you will have time to walk around the archaeological site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to do one of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
Lunch at Machu Picchu Restaurant – Pueblo (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you will return to the Aguas Calientes train station for the return trip to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival at the reception and transfer to the Hotel Cusco
Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado; Upon arrival in Cusco, reception by an English-speaking guide, while you enjoy your first experience in the jungle in our gardens, we will ask you to only take what you need for the next few days, and leave the rest at our fort. Drive 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) to the Port of Tambopata, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The 2.5-hour boat trip from the Port of Tambopata to Posada Amazonas will take us past the Infierno Native Community and the Tambopata National Reserve’s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1-storey conservation unit. .3 million hectares.
Upon arrival, the hostel manager will welcome you and give you important recommendations for your stay.
Canopy Tower; A twenty minute walk from the Posada Amazonas leads us to the 30 meter canopy tower. A central railed stairway provides safe access to the platforms above. From the top you get spectacular views of the vast tracts of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River meandering through the center. Species from time to time, toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
Ecotourism Conference; a daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available nightly from a staff member – Lodging at Posada Amazonas lodge
Breakfast at the Lodge; visit Lake Tres Chimbadas; Tres Chimbadas Thirty minutes by boat and forty-five minutes walking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you can paddle around the lake on a catamaran, looking for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lake wildlife such as alligators, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn until eight or nine PM.
Ethnobotanical Information; a twenty-minute boat ride downriver that leads to a trail designed by the nuca Center staff. The Ñape Center is a community organization that produces medicines from forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their small clinic. They have produced a trail explaining the different medicinal (and other) uses of the selected plants.
Night walk; you will have the opportunity to walk at night, when most of the mammals are, although it is difficult to see them. Far more common are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
Lodging at the Posada Amazonas hostel
• Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast; Boat Transfer – from Posada Amazonas to the Tambopata River Port and then to Puerto Maldonado, we return on our river and road trip back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require sunrise departures; Flight to Lima where you can connect at the same airport for the international flight.
All ground transportation has been mentioned (bus, etc.), hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and places of cultural interest, guided tours and excursions mentioned, English / Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers , meals, as indicated in the itinerary, Vistadome Class train tickets, includes all the great experience in Tambopata Selva.
services not included
International flights, domestic flights
Airport departure (US$30 per person for international flights and US$6.5 for domestic flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, telephone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and personal order, personal equipment, mandatory personal insurance and meals that are not mentioned, entrance to Wayna Picchu, sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters.