Wonders of Peru (10 Days/09 Nights)
Lima – Tambopata – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu – Cusco
• Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Welcome to Peru
Assistance at Lima airport and private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores, one of nicest districts in Lima, near the beach and full of restaurants and shops. Approx. 30 – 40 minutes.
• Day 2 Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata (B, L, D)
Tambopata National Reserve
In the morning you will be transferred to Lima airport to board your internal flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado. From there you will be assisted in your transfer by boat to the Hacienda Concepcion in Tambopata. Tambopata is located between the regions of Puno and Madre de Dios and was established in 1990 to protect the flora and fauna found there. After a brief rest, you will take a guided walk along one of the many beautiful trails, where you see many different examples of bird and insect life. This is a wonderful introduction to the Amazon Rainforest. As the sun starts to set, you will take a boat ride along the Madre de Dios River and observe how the environment changes as twilight gives way to darkness.
You also may have the opportunity to see such animals as nightjars (a species of bird), owls, capybaras, and caimans.
• Day 3 Tambopata National Reserve (B, L, D)
In the morning you will take a 35 minutes boat ride to the Canopy Inkaterra Interpretation Center. The center consists of eight observation platforms, located 30 meters up and is linked by suspension bridges. You will spend some time walking on the bridges that stretch between the different platforms, observing the jungle from above and seeing various bird species flying in the canopy or landing nearby. Some of the animals you may see include woodpeckers, toucans, monkeys, and sloths.
After lunch, Canoe ride on the Hacienda Concepción cocha. Flora and fauna sightings. Learn about the ecosystem’s environment and the experience of native fishing and life in the “catch and release” project. Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steam boat, and get to know its history. Return to the lodge.
• Day 4 Tambopata National Reserve (B, L, D)
This morning, you take a ten-minute boat ride to visit Concepción, home to a botanical garden with more than 200 different species of plants.
After lunch, you will walk through the trails inside Hacienda Concepcion. Learn about primary and secondary rainforest: its components, uses and transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world.
• Day 5 Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas (B)
Living Museum of Awanakancha
This morning you transfer to Puerto Maldonado and visit the city’s butterfly farm, which contains more than 3,800 varieties of butterflies and moths, making it unique in Peru.
Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport to board your direct internal flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our Cusco host. You will head straight for the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River. The valley is a tranquil oasis of cultural, historical, and agricultural richness just 45 minutes from Cusco and a few thousand feet lower in elevation. Heading straight to the valley upon arrival will help you with the acclimatization process.
You will make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha, where you can find weavers, Incan agricultural terraces, and the South American camelids, which include the Vicuña, Guanaco, Llama and Alpaca.
After arriving, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can rest for a while, and get used to the altitude. If you prefer, you can roam this old, magical place on your own. We gladly give you information regarding the best places to go for a walk or do some shopping, whatever you prefer.
• Day 6 Sacred Valley of the Incas (B, L)
Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo
Today will be a full day trip exploring the Sacred Valley where the Incas built important cities such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo. They built complex irrigation systems and achieved a high level of agriculture. We will enjoy this impressive Andean landscape during the day. Buffet Lunch at Muña Restaurant.
Before you return to your Hotel, you will visit a home in Yanahuara that dates from the time of the Inca, where you will learn about the preparation of Chicha, and where you will find guinea pigs “cuyes” running freely in the Andean tradition. You will get a chance to hold and observe “cuyes” of all colors, patterns and sizes.
• Day 7 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu (B, L)
Visit to the New 7 Wonders of the World
In the morning we‘ll go to Machu Picchu by train (approx. 1.5 hours) one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Check in at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. After a buffet lunch, you will take your bus to Machu Picchu citadel. After a short rest, you are going to have a guided tour (approx. 3 hours) around Machu Picchu, allowing time for contemplation of the amazing scenery without being distracted by a large number of other travelers. You will see the Intiwatana (Temple of the Sun), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of Three Windows, Andean terraces, and other places of interest. You will have time to walk around the archaeological complex, capture these incredible memories on camera, feel and appreciate the energy and peacefulness of this sacred place.
• Day 8 Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)
Open day in Machu Picchu / Return to Cusco
Today is yours to roam and sight see Machu Picchu on your own. Another option is to hike up Huayna Picchu, Young Mountain, or Machu Picchu, Old Mountain. Each of these takes about 1 - 2 hours. Or, if you like, go back to the city of Aguas Calientes and do some shopping at the small stores and markets, or visit the hot spring waters. In the afternoon you will take the train and bus back to your hotel in Cusco (3-4 hours).
(The entrances fee are don’t include on this day)
• Day 9 Cusco (B, D)
Hanan Qosqo - Tour Superior Cusco
In the morning the bus will pick us up at the Hotel and take us around upper Cusco. Here we will see the old Inca temples and pre-Inca constructions, such as Sacsayhuaman and Kenko. After, the tour goes back to explore this Inca city; to visit the Inca Temple of Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the only Peruvian museum dedicated to highlight the art of the old Peruvian cultures Pre-Columbian Museum Art (MAP).
In the afternoon you are free to walk around Cusco.
Dinner with folkloric dance show.
• Day 10 Cusco – Lima (B)
Flight Cusco to Lima / Return Home
In the morning, after a late wake up call, you will fly to Lima. Once you arrive in Lima you will be driven to Miraflores, there you will have the chance to spend some hours in the city waiting for your international flight.
You can enjoy your last dinner in Peru and maybe chat a little bit about your experiences on this trip. We will transfer you to the international airport to catch your flight back home.
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