9 days / 8 nights.
Arrival in Lima. Reception and transfer to your hotel.Day 2 (Sunday): Lima (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, full city tour of modern and colonial Lima, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. Tour in an air conditioned bus with a bilingual guide. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, Main Square, San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs, and the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores. Lunch at the internationally acclaimed Rosa Nautica seafood restaurant, strategically located on a pier and extending into the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, a visit to the Gold Museum. Originally from a private collection, the museum houses numerous gold, silver and copper artefacts from several pre-Hispanic cultures. The most precious piece in the collection is the solid gold Tumi (ceremonial knife) belonging to the Lambayeque culture (350AD). Return to your hotel. Free evening.Day 3 (Monday): Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast, flight to Cuzco, reception and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Dinner and folkloric show in the evening.Day 4 (Tuesday): Sacred Valley (Breakfast & Lunch)
Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the Indians barter their products, and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions and jewellery. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for the local Mayors of the region, who come dressed in their traditional costumes, to attend morning mass. After buffet lunch at the Alhambra Restaurant, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the traditional market town of Chinchero.Day 5 (Wednesday): Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
An early start by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, accompanied on the train by an escort.. Guided visit of the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour, free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a guided trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary or alternatively an unguided climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary (recommended for fit individuals only). Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.Day 6 (Thursday): Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
Opportunity to return to the sanctuary for a more personal appreciation of the Eighth wonder of the world. Return in the afternoon by train to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel.Day 7 (Friday): Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Jungle (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception and transfer by bus to the River port for the canoe trip to your jungle lodge. After arrival a short orientation and a complete briefing on the lodge before commencing your jungle lodge programme, which includes the following: visiting a 35 metre scaffolding tower for a spectacular view of the river, depending of your choice of lodge. With an opportunity to observe birds from the canopy including parrots, toucans and macaws. Return to the lodge.
Early wake at dawn for a visit to the oxbow lake. Here we will take a long, easy canoe ride around the lake looking for giant river otters, turtles, hoatzin, and wading birds. The giant river otters that are seen in the Oxbow Lake belong to a resident family. Return to the lodge for lunch before embarking on your afternoon outing to the community's ethno botanical centre. We will hike the trails around the centre with one of the residents who will explain the everyday uses of forest resources in medicine, construction, food and fibre. Return to your lodge.Day 9 (Sunday): Tambopata Jungle - Puerto Maldonado - Lima (Breakfast)
After an early breakfast departure by boat and bus back to the city of Puerto Maldonado, directly to the airport, for your return flight to Lima.End of our services.
Peru Escorted Escapes Tour 4
Lima - Machu Picchu - Tambopata Jungle
9 days / 8 nights.
"Highly recommended, professional and well-organized, 'perfect tour', knowledgeable guides" Footprint Handbook 2013
"Transportation services and accommodations are top-notch, and the guides are flexible and extremely helpful" Fodor's Guides 2013
Amazing Destinations is a reputable firm with an impressive variety of unique excursions…" - At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE, Magazine At Home and Away with Alan Whicker CBE
Recommended in Bonnie's South America Travel Blog at About.com .
Incl. Miraflores Park, Monasterio & Sanctuary Lodge Hotels, all trains, all private tours, finest service guaranteed
03rd April 2013
14 March 2013
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