Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your Hotel.
Day 2: CITY TOUR OF LIMA
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel for a city
tour of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating
from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original bronze
fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its
catacombs. Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in
1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site.
Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during the time of the Spanish
colonialists. The tour also includes a visit to the residential
areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, stopping at Larco Mar to enjoy
a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Return to your Hotel.
Day 3: TRUJILLO
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the morning flight
to Trujillo. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Today is a
free afternoon to explore Trujillo, the third largest city in
Peru.Spend the night in your Hotel.
Day 4: CHAN CHAN
After breakfast, a guided visit to the metropolis of Chan-Chan,
the ancient capital city of the Chimu Empire. It is the largest
pre-Columbian city in South America, built entirely of mud and
adobe brick. A stop is made at Huaca Dragon to visit this restored,
pyramidal shaped adobe temple consecrated to the rainbow, and
with beautiful bas-reliefs. The tour ends with a visit to the
small archaeological museum and then we will return to your Hotel.
Day 5: CHICLAYO-BRUNNING MUSEUM-TUCUME
Short journey by bus to Chiclayo. Reception and transfer to your
hotel. We then take a trip to the wonderful Brunning Museum. The
day concludes with a visit to the Tucume complex, where over 26
pyramids are located and then we return to your Hotel.
Day 6: CUSCO
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your
flight to Lima and then to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, we will
meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon
guided city tour 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.Spend the night
in your Hotel.
Day 7: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
After breakfast, we will pick you up for a full day tour of the
Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded
during colonial times and set at the foot of a hill crowned by
the remains of an Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
in the main square, Indians barter their products and artisans
from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and
ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewelry, etc.
On Sundays it is also the meeting place for mayors from all the
villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes
to attend morning mass. After lunch, we will visit Ollantaytambo,
the only Inca town which was not overthrown by the conquistadores,
and explore the ruins which tower above it.Spend the night in
Day 8: MACHU PICCHU
Transfer to the train station for the morning departure to Aguas
Calientes and then a bus ride up to the timeless ruins of MachuPicchu
. Upon arrival to the ruins, you will be given a guided visit
of Machu Picchu for about 2 hours. There are many theories as
to the origins of Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas
include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants
or a sanctuary for the Incas. This beautiful city has houses,
temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by
narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into
the mountain side which were used for agriculture. After the tour,
free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder. After the
tour, you will have a few hours to explore at your own pace before
taking the afternoon bus back down to Aguas Calientes and your
Day 9: AGUAS CALIENTES-OLLANTAYTAMBO-CUSCO
Free day in Aguas Calientes to return to Machu Picchu, relax in
the hot springs, or take the short hike to the private waterfall
reserve of Mandor Pampa. Afternoon train to Ollantaytambo town
and then to Cusco by car,transfer to your Hotel.
Day 10: CUSCO-PUERTO MALDONADO-ECO AMAZONIA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon
arrival, transfer to the boat dock where you will board the boat
for the trip down the Madre de Dios River. Along the way, you
will have the chance to observe alligators, turtles, many species
of birds, and a variety of flora and fauna. Arriving at the lodge,
you will be directed to your comfortable bungalow, followed by
a welcome drink and lunch. After lunch, you will be accompanied
by the lodges professional guide to Monkey Island which is only
5 minutes from the lodge. Located in the middle of the Madre de
Dios River, Monkey Island hosts a multitude of Monkey species
such as the Spider Monkey, Achuni, Squirrel Monkey, and the little
Leoncito (little lion). The trip to the island affords beautiful
sightseeing of the local landscape as well as the flora and fauna
that they host. And, to top it all off, there is that breathtaking
Day 11: COCHA PERDIDA (LOST LAKE)
After breakfast, we set forth through the virgin jungle led by
the professional guide. Todays hike will take you to the Cocha
Perdida. This site effectively constitutes a unique protected
Ecosystem, refuge, and Feeding ground for the great diversity
of wildlife including the Otter, Turtles, Alligators, Tapir, and
Jaguar. There are also many birds with striking plumage as well
as an ample variety of species of fish.
This area is and distinctly particular to EcoAmazonia Reserve,
by virtue of having remained altogether unaltered, and conveniently
surrounded by lard swamps and wetlands. One of the highlights
of today’s tour is certainly the ascent to the Mirador built
atop the the greatest of treetops in the Amazon forest, the revered
Shihauhuaco from where a grand view of the great and magical forest
can be admired. This is complimented by a pleasant canoe ride
around the lake, after which we return to the lodge and lunch.
In the course of the afternoon, optional visit to a local family,
the Botanical Gardens, and an eco-swimming pool are available
to the guests.
Day 12: BRIOLO & GAMITANA RIVERS-TAMBOPATA
ECOLOGICAL RESERVE-RAIN FOREST-CLOUD FOREST
After breakfast, we set off on yet another excursion through the
magical jungle. First we navigate along the Madre de Dios River
until reaching the trailhead where our hike to the Briolo &
Gamitana Rivers begins. Both of these rivers originate in the
heart of the virgin jungle and their numerous meanders and large
winding channels form large navigable waterways.
We return aboard a canoe, closely observing along the way an abundance
of wildlife plus flora and fauna. Returning to the lodge, we will
have dinner and then spend a last quite evening in the jungle.
Day 13: PUERTO MALDONADO-CUSCO
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight
to Cusco and transfer to your Hotel.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Lima and then
NOTE: Prices are subject to change based on
current Hotel and airfare rates. Please ask your sale ejecutive
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- 10 nights double accommodation in hotels and 3 nights jungle
- Transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary
- Tourist Guide
- Flight: Lima-Trujillo, Trujillo-Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Puerto Maldonado-Cusco,
- Ground transport to all portions of your tour
- Vista Dome Train:Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
- All entrance fees.
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International air tickets to South America and associated
- Meals not specified on the itinerary.
- All domestic flights require a US$5.00 charge (airport tax),
payable at the airport.
- Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses,
alcoholic and bottled beverages, etc.
- Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.