From the Andes to the Amazon by Private Car

  • Central square In Cuzco, Plaza de Armas. Peru

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • City Tour of Cuzco
  • Shop at the Pisac Indian Market
  • Tour of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Round trip “Expedition” Train Cuzco-Machu Picchu
  • Sail to the Inkaterra Reserva AmazonicaChoose from a wide variety of different excursions at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Choose from a wide variety of different excursions at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
  • Access to the VIP room at Lima International Airport on the day of your departure

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 | CUZCO
Arrive Cuzco, the amazing Inca city later conquered by the Spaniards, where an amazing blend of European and Andean culture is found. You will be transferred to your hotel and rest there to acclimatize yourself with the altitude on this first day! You will have lunch at the hotel. (L)

DAY 2 | CUZCO
After breakfast this morning, get to know the city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style all its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over top this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square, and then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! The tour continues with visits to three archeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. But your day is not finished, for you will return to the city for a stopover at the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, one of the few museums dedicated to exhibiting artworks from ancient Peruvian cultures. (B)

DAY 3 | CUZCO
Full day tour today beginning with the bustling handicrafts Pisac market where you can bargain with the natives for Peruvian Handicrafts and jewelry. Continue on to Ollantaytambo, an Incan military, religious, and agricultural center located at the top of a mountain. From the perspective of the archaeological site, you will look down upon the town of the same name and see its incredibly narrow streets and canal that has not changed since the Incas constructed them. Lunch is included at Casa Hacienda Orihuela – Wayoccari. After lunch you will be dropped off at the train station in Ollantaytambo to board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival at the Machu Picchu train station you will be met, assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Dinner is included at your hotel tonight. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 | MACHU PICCHU
Awaiting you today is by far one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts by taking a scenic train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you disembark and then board a short bus ride that drives you to the impressive Machu Picchu archaeological site, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes a guided visit to Machu Picchu one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World as well as being a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate surrounded by one of the most mysterious sceneries. We will have lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge restaurant, afterwards return to town and your hotel where dinner is included this evening. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 | MACHU PICCHU | CUZCO
After breakfast, your morning is at leisure in Aguas Calientes to enjoy the hotel facilities. Optional (not included) Second Machu Picchu Visit - We strongly recommend waking early in the morning to visit Machu Picchu and maybe to climb to the top of Mount Huayna Picchu (7500 feet), Quechua for “Young Mountain”, on the eastern side of the Central Cordillera. The trail is steep and parts of it include several section of stone staircases carved directly into the mountainside. Rest of the day is at leisure. This afternoon transfer to the train station where you will board the Vistadome train back to Ollanta. Arrival in Cuzco and transfer to the hotel. Dinner included at the hotel tonight. (B)

DAY 6 | CUZCO | PUERTO MALDONADO
After Breakfast transfer back to the airport in Cuzco for your flight to Puerto Maldonado for a never to be forgotten 2 Night/3 Day experience at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. Welcome to Puerto Maldonado and register at the Butterfly House. You will be transferred to the boarding wharf and after 45 minutes by boat along Madre de Dios River, you will arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. After a short briefing, yousettle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy lunch. Today you can also enjoy the Trail System adventure and the Twilight River excursion, or the nature presentation at the Eco Center. (L, D)

DAY 7 | PUERTO MALDONADO
You will enjoy a buffet breakfast and then start an excursion along Lake Sandoval into the Tambopata National Reserve. After lunch you can consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, to ascend the first tower, 85 feets above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys. After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 600 foot wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps where you can observe this lush eco system. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 | PUERTO MALDONADO | LIMA
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House, and then you will be transferred to the airport for your departure to Lima. Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be picked up and transferred to the city for a nice farewell finner at a gourmet restaurant in Lima, after dinner, you will return to the airport to board your flight back home. Entrance into the “VIP Room” is included at Lima airport as well as a goodbye gift for you! (B, D)

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Hotels

Featuring Inkaterra Hotels
Daily Departures
Valid through August 2017
CITYNIGHTSHOTELROOM TYPE
Cuzco3Inkaterra La CasonaPatio Suite
Machu Picchu2Inkaterra Machu Picchu PuebloSuperior Room
Puerto Maldonado2Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica LodgeSuperior Cabana

Land Prices Per Person

Daily DeparturesTWINSINGLE
Starting From:$3,511$2,650

Please call for International & domestic Peruvian Airfares.
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Prices are not valid during certain holiday periods.
International and local Airfare, Local Peruvian Taxes, Local Rail Taxes and Local Airport Taxes (for each air segment) are not included.

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