Country
Peru
Duration
15 Days/14 Nights
Travel Type
Private Tour
 

Inclusions

14-night accommodation based on double occupancy
26 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 3 dinners
Early check-in on day 1
Welcome and transfers with our local representatives
Visits according to itinerary
Train to Machu Picchu in expedition tourist class round trip
Local English-speaking guides
Shared services: bus from Puno to Cusco and guide at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Taxes and service charges at hotels

Exclusions

Flights – Meals other than mentioned – Beverages – Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff – Optional excursions – Travel insurance

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DAY 1 LIMA

Upon arrival, on the first day of your trip to Peru, you will be welcomed by our personnel at Lima airport and transferred to the selected hotel.
Afternoon City Tour
You will visit the modern and colonial parts of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, passing by a pre-Inca sacred place, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will explore some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards modern Miraflores to make a stop at the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photographs of the Lima bay area.

Accommodation : Lima for 2 nights

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Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : Half Day bohemian and artistic Barranco walking (Private)
You will explore Lima’s creative hub: visit artists’ workshops, handicraft shops, and enjoy some of the best street art next to spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Lima Bay. Among beautiful historic architecture, you will learn about the history of the city, full of lovely roads, old houses, and small plazas, as well as buzzing cafes and restaurants. Take a stroll along the “malecon” and the famous “Bridge of Sighs”; visit the Barranco Main Square and hidden spots that only locals know. A visit to a renowned Peruvian artist’s home (Victor Delfin) and atelier will give you a sense of the boheme atmosphere this area has had since many years ago. And a brief stop at a prestigious local muralist’s workshop, whose pieces adorn many streets of the neighborhood, will show you how creativity continues to be in the heart of the Barranco experience. You will also get to take a peek at the areas’ best Peruvian art and handicraft stores.

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DAY 3 LIMA · AREQUIPA

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Arequipa, which is a beautiful Spanish Colonial city nestled beneath the magnificent and majestic Misti Volcanoes. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel prior to beginning your tour of Arequipa.
You will start your tour with a visit to the districts of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara, there you will find a viewpoint from where you will have an unbeatable view of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes, as well as the city of Arequipa. Then, you will head to the Santa Catalina Monastery, founded in 1580, where you will appreciate its cloisters, picturesque streets and squares. Afterwards, you will walk towards the Historical Center stopping at the Main Plaza, a place that is surrounded by the most representative constructions of the city. Return to the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Arequipa for 1 night

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DAY 4 AREQUIPA · COLCA CANYON

You will leave for Pampa Cañahuas, a place of impressive landscapes and habitat for a large number of vicuñas and local fauna. Then, you will make a stop in Patahuasi, before making another stop in Tocrapampa, where you can see beautiful landscapes and take stunning photos. There you can also see various species of birds typical of the area. Then you will go to the town of Chivay, where you will enjoy a buffet lunch. Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon free or take the optional tour to the Hot Springs of La CaleraIn the afternoon, visit the hot springs of La Calera thermo-medicinal baths (own expense).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Colca Canyon for 1 night

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DAY 5 COLCA CANYON · CONDOR CROSS · PUNO

You will leave your hotel and head to the Cruz del Condor, the best location to admire the Colca Canyon and, if the weather allows it, you can observe the flight of the majestic condors. Then, you will arrive at the town of Maca, where you will visit the church and the local market. Continue to the town of Chivay, where you can take beautiful photos and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Then, you will go to Patapampa where you can see the impressive landscape of the volcanoes that surround the area. Afterwards, you will make a stop in Patahuasi and in Lagunillas, where you can observe local fauna, before returning to your hotel.The mountains surrounding the area provide a very quintessential scene of the Peruvian Andes. There will also be small little farms with sheep and llamas along the way. You will also border the altiplano lake of Lagunilla with a variety of wild birds and flora passing by the towns Santa Lucia and Juliaca- Puno. Arriving at Puno, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Puno for 2 nights

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DAY 6 PUNO · TITICACA LAKE

This tour begins at Huayllano, the lake port for the Isle of Taquile, whose inhabitants give a friendly welcome to visitors. Traditions, customs and colourful costumes are maintained on the island. The islanders are skilful craftsmen and employ the techniques developed over the centuries by their ancestors. You will be welcomed into one of the houses to share their activities, such as weaving. After this is a delicious lunch made from local ingredients. Then, a walk back to the Main Square to board the launch that will take you to the floating islands of Uros. These islands consist of layers of totora and are their inhabitants’ homes and workplaces. In the afternoon you will return to the hotel, where you will spend the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

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DAY 7 PUNO · CUSCO

In the morning, you will be transferred to the local bus station, to board the regular tourist class bus to the city of Cusco (in group with other passsengers). It is a full day trip starting at 6:45 a.m., crossing the great Altiplano with the ever presence snowcapped Andean Mountains. On route, you will pass by the villages of Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Cusco for 1 night

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DAY 8 CUSCO · SACRED VALLEY

Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about his techniques, as well as his creative process. Then visit its important Inca ruins dating back to the end of the 15th century, as well as you can observe in a panoramic way its beautiful and traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at a viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then it is on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors’ rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center. Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Sacred Valley for 1 night

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DAY 9 SACRED VALLEY · MACHU PICCHU · CUSCO

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station to board the tourist Class Train to Machu Picchu, a great World Heritage Site. This archaeological site was hidden for centuries, until it came to light during the early 1900s, by the famous discoverer Hiram Bingham.It is impossible to describe in words, how you will feel when faced with the citadel, a huge complex located between the mountains and the jungle and a wonderful challenge to your imagination.Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, reception at the train station and transfer uphill to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes). On arrival to Machu Picchu you will begin your tour of the Citadel where you will appreciate the history of this enigmatic and impressive place.
The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna).
In the afternoon, you will return to Aguas Calientes to explore the village by your own. At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the train station to board your return train to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Cusco for 2 nights

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DAY 10 CUSCO

Get to know the city of Cusco, 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 church over this temple’s foundations: The Temple of Santo Domingo. Your next destination is the Main Square, then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. The tour continues with visits to three archaeological sites: Kenko and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. We will close the tour with a visit to the San Blas neighborhood, famous for its artisans. You will return to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

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DAY 11 CUSCO · PUERTO MALDONADO

At the proper time you will be assisted and driven to the airport to catch your morning flight to Puerto Maldonado
4D/3N RESERVA AMAZONICA – SUPERIOR ROOM
Arrive into Puerto Maldonado, coined the Capital of Biodiversity. Transfer by road to the pier and begin your Amazon adventure with a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River that splices through the rainforest. The motorized wooden boat hugs the meandering riverbanks to reach your eco-lodge, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, in the middle of the rainforest. After a short brie ng, settle into your palm-thatched cabaña set within Peru’s rst ever private ecological reserve; established by Inkaterra in 1975, to protect this sensitive environment. After lunch, retreat to your rustic-luxury cabin for a nap or a swing in your hammock before choosing from the wide range of à-la-carte guided excursions with your expert Inkaterra Explorer Guide. We recommend walking along the Trail System for an immersive introduction into the intricate biodiversity of the Amazon basin and the layers of the rainforest. Walk along towering trees, like the Shihuahuaco, as your ears tune in to the croaks, rustles and calls of the exotic wildlife inhabiting this rich ecosystem. There are excellent opportunities for birding and observing an abundance of ora. Keep your camera ready just in case sloths or monkeys appear on the treetops. In the late afternoon, we highly recommend taking our gentle Twilight River excursion to witness the jungle transform from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: where daytime animals and birds give way to species specially adapted to the darkness of the night. You may also be able to spot the likes of nightjars, owls, capybaras and caimans lurking on the riverbanks. Amazonian-inspired dinner is served in the main dining room from 19:00-22:00 where we invite you to enjoy a complimentary Pisco Sour cocktail. Back in your comfy cabaña, listen to the intriguing sounds of critters that inhabit the rainforest surrounding the lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Puerto Maldonado for 3 nights

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DAY 12 PUERTO MALDONADO

The sunlight squeezes through the dense trees as jungle inhabitants awake from their slumber. Optionally join them in the early hours, with buffet breakfast served from 05:30. Visit Lake Sandoval this morning, a glassy, ox-bow lake located inside the protected Tambopata National Reserve, reached via a sun-dappled rainforest trail. Board a dug-out wooden canoe to quietly paddle through a stream and glide onto Lake Sandoval, anked by picture-perfect palms. This serene lake is home to many species of birds, the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans amongst others. Return to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we recommend climbing the exhilarating Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. The Canopy Walkway is a sophisticated and safe 344 metre (1,135 feet) network of seven ecologically constructed hanging suspension bridges, strung between eight treetop observation platforms above the forest oor. This is an unforgettable opportunity to observe the rainforest from the rooftop and gain a sense of its size. Ascend the rst vertiginous tower 38 metres (124 feet) above ground, keeping an eye out for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. It’s possible to extend your elevated stay with sunset drinks from atop a tower, – or spend a once-in-a-lifetime night in a specially designed treehouse cabin with surprising comforts (additional cost applies). After descending, enjoy a 30-minute Anaconda Walk that follows a 200-meter (656 feet) raised wooden platform over a ooded aguajales swamp. In this lush ecosystem you may observe various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant ora and interesting trees. Back at the lodge, you can opt to enjoy a daily nature presentation in the Eco Centre or book yourself an indulgent spa treatment. À-la-carte dinner is served from 19:00.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 13 PUERTO MALDONADO

Journey 25-minutes by boat to Gamitana Farm and Creek to unearth more of the wonders of the rainforest. The Amazon is an almost endless source of exotic fruits and vegetables, many with healing properties that support local communities living in the remote jungle. At Gamitana model farm, engulfed by the sounds and scents of the Amazon, you will get to see how a variety of produce is grown by local farmers and sample some seasonal forest fruits. Afterwards follow a dense jungle trail under the canopy to reach Gamitana Creek. This winding, dark water creek is home to abundant ora and fauna, with many piranhas, caiman, turtles and birds hiding in its murky waters and riverbanks. Return to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. Head 35-minutes upriver to Inkaterra’s sister lodge Hacienda Concepcion, built on an old cocoa and rubber plantation. This site formerly functioned as a medical centre, set up by Catholic missionaries in the 1950s, as well as a centre for ecological research. With over 200 different plant species found here, see why the rainforest is often considered the world’s largest pharmacy and learn about their uses and bene ts up-close. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and herons before returning to your lodge. Under the cover of darkness, venture out for the Rainforest by Night excursion through Inkaterra’s Ecological Reserve. Armed with ashlights, duck under tree boughs as your senses heighten to the movements in the undergrowth and nocturnal forest sounds that appear in different directions around you. With your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, encounter animal activity and spot species that only emerge with the veil of nightfall.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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DAY 14 PUERTO MALDONADO · LIMA

With a staggering roster of wildlife found in and around Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - 540 bird species have been inventoried in the grounds of the lodge - enjoy your last morning in this unspoilt natural wonderland as parakeets chatter away in the trees and Agouti mammals scurry between the cabañas. Check-out is at 10:00; depending on your departure light time lunch can also be arranged today (additional cost applies). Embark your ready-waiting boat for the 45-minute return trip along the snaking Madre de Dios River until arriving at the airport. Please note that this four-day journey is a suggested itinerary. Activities and excursions can be chosen on an à-la-carte basis on arrival at the lodge and are subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time of your visit.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Lima for 1 night

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DAY 15 LIMA

At the proper time you will be assisted and driven to the airport to catch your morning flight back home.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Lima: Allpa Hotel 3*
Arequipa: Casa Andina Standard Arequipa 3*
Colca Canyon: Casa Andina Colca 3*
Puno: Xima Puno 3*
Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Koricancha 3*
Sacred Valley: Ava Valle Sagrado 3*
Puerto Maldonado: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica 3*
Lima: Holiday Inn Airport Hotel 3*

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package

Daily departures

February 1 to December 22,  2024

Private tour
 
2 passangers 4199
3 passangers 4079
4 passangers 3999
Single supplement +1599

Solo passenger supplement on request.
Seasonal surcharges may apply.

Blackout dates

• May 4th to 18th( Arequipa) APEC convention
• May 27th to 30th (Cusco) APEC convention
• June 5th to 9th (Sacred Valley) APEC convention
• June 24th-25th (Cusco) Inti Raymi festivity
• July 28th-29th – Independence Day
• 15th-22th September ( Arequipa) Perumin 2024

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Treasure of Peru and discovery of the jungle – Detailed itinerary
Treasure of Peru and discovery of the jungle – Detailed itinerary