Peru is like coming out of an epic tale. Imagine forgotten temples, captured by the dense jungle, speckled emperor tombs roasted under the tropical sun, countless treasures with precious gems … Furious rivers that encircle the city of Cusco in a furial way, pumas lurking when the sun and Shamans performing hallucinatory ceremonies based on really old traditions. A Latin American country that resisted firmly to one empire after another – neither the Incas warriors nor the Spanish conquistadores survived for long. No one has managed to conquer this magnificent landscape with its vast coastal deserts, with its mysterious and incredible alternations and contrasts … from the Blanca Cordillera (White Mountain Range) with dozens of peaks over 5,000 meters to the scorching jungles of the endless Valley of the Amazon. Join us, and part of you will stay here forever!

  • Packages
      • Day 1: Lima
        Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.

        Day 2: Lima
        Breakfast. In the morning we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Return to the hotel.
        Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lima.

        Day 3: Lima - Puerto Maldonado
        Breakfast.Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado.

        Transfer In (Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30
        Arrival and reception by guide. A 10-minute drive to the lodge Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens, we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. Transfer to Tambopata River port: skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. Boxed lunch is provided. Transfer by boat to Posada Amazonas: a forty five minute boat ride will take us into the community´s primary forest private reserve. Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
        Canopy Tower: a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you. Dinner.  A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member. Overnight at Posada Amazonas.

        Day 4: Puerto Maldonado
        Breakfast. Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake: Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or 9 am.
        Parrot Clay Lick: This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons. Lunch.
        Ethnobotanical Tour: a twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.
        Dinner. You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories. Overnight at Posada Amazonas.

        Day 5: Puerto Maldonado - Cusco
        Transfer out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): two departures daily at 07:00 and 08:00
        Breakfast. A dawn start is required for the boat trip back to Puerto Maldonado, giving memorable views of the sunrise over the river. Look out for the early morning wildlife, which is particularly active at this time. Transfer to the office and then on to the airport. Departure to Cusco.
        Upon arrival, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude (3400 m). Overnight in Cusco.

        Day 6: Cusco
        Breakfast. In the morning, we will get away from the crowds to visit Sacsayhuaman, an impressive citadel and a colossal fortress surrounded by beautiful landscapes in complete communion with nature.  We will then continue to the Inca shrine of Qenqo, with its hidden altar for sacrifices embedded in the side of the rock. We will finally reach the Puca Pucara watchtower and Tambomachay, a monument of noticeable architectural excellence, considered one of the pillars of the Andean view of the world. Return to Cusco and time for lunch (lunch is not included).
        In the afternoon, explore Cusco during our city tour that starts at San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. We will then visit Saint Peter’s market, where we will be able to appreciate the local flavors and learn about the local produce in this market where you can find everything and is the main supply center of the city.  We will then continue to the Koricancha Temple that will welcome us with its splendor.  The Golden Precinct is the meaning of its name in Quechua and we can still feel the sumptuousness of its walls that were once lined in gold sheets.  From Saint Blas, the craftsmen’s quarters we will walk down along the Hatun Rumiyoc street, finding midway the Inca Roca Palace, today the Archbishop’s Palace; and we will have time to appreciate the worldwide famous Stone of the Twelve Angles.  We will go on to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral that houses invaluable colonial works of art.
        Overnight in Cusco.

        Day 7: Cusco / Sacred Valley
        Note: you should leave excess luggage at the hotel and take small bag/backpack weighing maximum 6-7 kgs with you for today and tomorrow’s tours.
        Breakfast. The Sacred Valley of the Incas welcomes us today. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, a place where we will be able to see and feed Andean camelids such as llamas and alpacas, and where the locals will show us their traditional weaving and dyeing techniques. We will then reach the traditional Pisac Market, where we will have free time to tour it and by handicrafts.  If you want to taste something traditional, go to the wood ovens and try the bread and empanadas. We will have a buffet lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will head for Ollantaytambo, a picturesque town which has been inhabited non-stop since the Inca times, where we will visit the temple with the same name, used as a fortress during the Inca resistance and where we will be able to get collection snapshots. Overnight at a Sacred Valley hotel.

        Day 8: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco
        Breakfast and transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station (Spanish-speaking driver only). Departure by Vistadome train to the town of Machu Picchu (former Aguas Calientes). During the journey we will appreciate the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail. The railway tracks follows the course of the Urubamba, or Vilcanota, River climbing down and entering a canyon until we reach Machu Picchu Pueblo, a town that is located at the foot of Machu Picchu Mountain. We will board one of the shuttle buses to travel up a winding road with breathtaking views to the remnants of the Sacred Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu. A guided visit of this incredible archeological site. We will tour the terraces, corridors, temples, the solar clock or Intihuatana, and other sacred places kept by this citadel. In the afternoon, descend to the town of Machu Picchu to enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant and catch the return train. Arrival at the station and return transfer to the hotel in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

        Day 9: Cusco - Puno
        Breakfast. Transfer to the bus station. Departure on a tour bus to Puno. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful route has to offer. The first stop: Andahuaylillas, for a visit to its beautiful chapel, then its Racchi, Temple of the Wiracocha god where the walls and narrow streets stand out. Then it’s lunch time (buffet lunch) and an opportunity to enjoy the view at “La Raya”, a natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before our final destination we will visit the local Pucara Museum and a chance to buy one of the local classic bull-shaped ceramic figures. We will arrive in Puno at the end of the afternoon and will head straight to our hotel. Overnight in Puno.
        Total travel time: 10 hours.

        Day 10: Puno
        Breakfast. Let’s tour the Titicaca Lake in a full day excursion.  We will be transferred from the hotel to Puno port.  We will start by visiting the Uros, where the friendly locals will welcome us on their floating islands built with totora reed.  We will then continue to Taquile Island, where the people still preserve their ancestral traditions and will welcome us with their colorful typical garments. We shouldn’t miss the opportunity of exploring the island and be amazed with the beautiful lake views. We will have a traditional lunch prepared with products typical of the area. In the afternoon, return to the city. Overnight in Puno.

        Day 11: Puno - Juliaca - Lima
        At the arranged time, transfer to Juliaca airport to board your flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima

        Day 12: Lima
        Departure transfer.

        * 11 nights at the selected category hotels with daily breakfast and 2 nights at the selected lodge with full board.
        * All mentioned transfers between airports, bus and/or train stations and hotels.
        * All visits and excursions mentioned in the program in regular or SIB basis, including local English-speaking guides.
        * All entrance tickets according to program.
        * Vistadome train ticket Ollantaytambo / Machu Picchu / Poroy. Note: January to May 31 all direct trains depart from Pachar and Ollantaytambo train stations in the Valley. Viajes Pacifico provides shared transfers from hotel to the train station and back during this period.
        * Shuttle bus ticket Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes (day 08 of   the program).
        * Machu Picchu entrance tickets (day 08 of the program).
        * Mentioned meals.

          NOT INCLUDED:
        * International air tickets.
        * Domestic air tickets for the routes Lima/Puerto Maldonado/Cusco and     Juliaca/Lima.
        * Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
        * Early check-in and late check-out in the hotels.
        * Medical and travel insurance.
        * Tips, luggage fees.
        * Drinking water during transfers and tours.
        * Services not mentioned in the program.