The Amazon trip is in Puerto Maldonado , is a city in Southeastern Peru in the Amazon rainforest to 55 Kilometers ( 34 mi ) west of the Bolivia border, located at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, the latter of which joins the Madera River as a tributary of the Amazon. It is the capital of the Madre de Dios Region. There are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, they include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds, including macaws, feed and clay.
Travel to the amazon in search for an complete trip, full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes: The amazing macaw clay lick collpa in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park; recommended for people with short time, special for birdwatchers. This Amazing trip, comes combined with 2 Day Inca Trail, city tour in Cusco, Sacred valley, Mountain biking in Moray, White water Rafting, Titicaca Island in Puno If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco or in the Sacred valley (2 Days is better) prior to commencing the trek of 2 Day Hike.
Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the 2 Day Inca Trail, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña even to MACHU PICCHU, we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out… (For 4 Day Inca Trail 500 available entrances) (For Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña only 400 available entrances) Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 65 each) Note: The tickets cannot be modified, exchanged or refunded once confirmed!!!In February: the 2 Days & 4 Days Inca Trail are closed for maintenance
After breakfast, pick up from your Hotel, head towards Juliaca and an excursion to the Sillustani towers. The pre-Inca Sillustani funeral towers lie next to the Umayo Lake and form part of one of the largest and most important necropolis in the world. Used by both the Altiplano civilization and the Incas and their wives “Collas” to honor their dead and in preparation for the after-life. They were abandoned when the first Spanish arrived. With over ninety chulpas (tombs), all built from volcanic rock, those for the Incas can be easily recognized by their finer detail.
Transfer to Juliaca airport for the flight back to Lima.
After your breakfast at the local family house, pick up to continue with the tour to Taquile Island which takes around 3 hours by motor boat where you will explore and enjoying a pristine sandy beach there you will have plenty of time to relax and feel the serenity of Titicaca. Then hike through a pre-Inca terraces where you will be guided around the pre-Inca terraces and visit these nice people with their typical dresses and famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings.
We will also visit some local families of weaving at their home and you will learn about their textile art and symbolism that has been declared by UNESCO as WORLD HERITAGE. After your delicious local lunch, you will continue walking around this amazing mountain and visiting some local families and see their tradition. Afternoon, you will walk down till the port to catch the motor boat and return to Puno around 5:00pm, dropped off at the Hotel. (Dinner on your own)
After enjoyed your breakfast at your Hotel in Puno, we will pass to pick you up from your Hotel between 7:45 to 8:00am and then you will be carried to the port where you will board the motor boat to travel to one of the Floating Island of Uros Island where you will observe the lives of the people who live on the floating reeds island some only 20 meters in length.
After hours of spent in the Island , we will continue traveling in our motor boat, we will get the next island called Amantani, just arriving there will be first contact with local’s families, they bring you up to the homes, there you get your accommodation for one night in basic typical room between the agriculture fields. The local family will supply yours all foods (1L – 1D – 1B).
After lunch all the group together walk up to highest point of island, called Pachatata temple = 4200m. Is the best place to get pictures from all surround views of this blue sacred lake of the Incas. After the explanation of your tour guide, back to the homes to get your dinner and then you can go to enjoy typical dances with the local music players. Overnight in local family home.
After your delicious buffet breakfast, pick up by our specialist staff and then you will be dropped off at the bus terminal to start this unforgettable experience. There are several ways to make this journey including a bus ride (10 Hours) that includes tourist stops at Andahuaylillas, Tipón, Raqchi, Pikillacta, and Sicuani for buffet lunch, La Raya and Pucara with spectacular views. Note: This trip to Puno can also be organized by airplane straight to Juliana (50 Minutes) from Cusco, where you can then transfer the rest of the way by road (A further 50 minutes) to Puno OR can be organized by Belmond Andean Explorer a Luxury train upon your arrival to Puno, you will be picked up and transfer to one those following hotels (Dinner on your own).
At 9:00 am, we will pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at “CUSIPATA RIVER SECTION”, our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We will be floating for approximately two and a half hours, traversing class II and III rapids. During the rainy season Dec. to early March, the rapids can be class IV and V plus…Afterwards, we arrive to the take-out at “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where a hot Sauna and hot showers will be waiting you, also a full course lunch will be provided. As an option you can do a ZIP-LINE over 4 cables across the river. Our return to Cusco should be around 5 in the afternoon and transfer back to your HOTEL. You should bring: Swimming suit / a complete set of dry clothing / a pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river that will get wet Sun block / a small towel / a bathing suit to wear under the wet suit / a good positive mental attitude. (Dinner on your own)
Pick up from your hotel in private vehicle for your 1 hour and 20 minute ride to the village of Chinchero where you and your guide will start your ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo, you’ll arrive at the Archaeological Park of Moray, where you stay for about 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unusual Inca terraces. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its rolling hills.
Continuing our trip, you arrive at the village of Maras where a tasty picnic will be waiting. Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride.
After another hour downhill rides, you will feel the peace of the Andean countryside, and enjoy your freedom. You continue your ride to the terraces of salt pans below Maras (with an optional tour) and then again a downhill (approximately 40 minutes), arriving in the Sacred Valley (Pichingoto, Tarabamba) At the end of our Bike tour, we will return to Cusco and drop off at your Hotel in Cusco. (Dinner on your own)
This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards ( if applicable ) at the check point , and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place. The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel.
Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 25 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel
After your breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel to transfer you to Ollantaytambo train Station for a train journey of just over one hour till kilometer 104 (starting point of our trek). As soon as we arrive to this point , we will cross a bridge to the check point and show your passports and student cards ( If is applicable ) then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota River the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit this impressive Inca ruins with buildings on stone, we`ll continue the trail road most of it on stone steps, heads south and begin climbing the mountain, great views around of the high jungle area and mountains, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland.
After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñay Huayna, steps to climb to reach the superior edifications described as temples. We will have plenty of time for a guided exploration sorted by our experienced guide and time to explore and pictures in our own. By the time we arrive to this complex it won’t be crowded, because most trekkers headed to the Sun gate and Machu Picchu. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 liters of water. After lunch in Wiñay Huayna ruins we continue through a cloud forest full of bromeliads, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos, resting places, and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional or just free time to chill out at this small village.
After your delicious buffet breakfast, you will be pick up from your Hotel at 9:00am by your English speaking guide to explore a vital Inca road once snaked its way up the Canyon that enters the Urubamba valley at Pisac. The citadel, at the entrance to this gorge, now in ruins, controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with Paucartambo, on the border of the eastern jungles. Set high above a valley floor patch – worked by patterned fields and rimmed by vast terracing, the stonework and panoramas at Pisaq’s Inca citadel are magnificent. Terraces, water ducts and steeps have been cut out of solid rock, and in the upper sector of the ruins, the main sun Temple is equal of anything at Machu Picchu. Above the temple lie still more ruins, mostly unexcavated, and among the higher crevices and rocky overhangs several ancient burial sites are hidden.
Afterwards, you will return walking around the mountain or you can just catch our private transport to explore the modern Pisac is a picturesque Andean village, typical except for the huge, spreading pisonay tree that dominates the central square. The village is best known for its Sunday market although now is open every day, which draws hundreds of tourists each week. In spite of its popularity the market retains much of its local charm, at least in the part where villagers from miles around gather to barter and sell their products. In the tourist section of the market you can buy wide variety of Handcrafts – mostly the same things you can see in Cusco. Pisac is a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied collection of hand-painted multi-colored beads. Enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in one of the tasty restaurant in Urubamba (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, we will continue with the tour to Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.
Afterwards, you will be dropped off in one of this below hotels (Dinner on your own)
Breakfast .You will wake up with the beautiful sunrise of the jungle to leave the lodge. Road trip to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the airport. During the way back you will still have the opportunity to see wild animals and enjoy the fresh morning of the Peruvian Rainforest. Depending on your departure flight you can enjoy our hotel facilities in Puerto Maldonado as the swimming pool or the beautiful surroundings.
Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness.
At the appropriate time, you start with this famous traditional CITY TOUR and outskirts which involves the visits, first
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.
Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center…
Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)
Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.
(Meals on your own)
Awakening at the lodge is one of the most impressive spectacles of sound and color in the Amazon. Visitors may rest, take a coffee or walk through the surroundings of the lodge by themselves or with the assistance of a guide until breakfast and see many different types of birds, butterflies, mammals and tropical flowers, typical of the amazon rainforest. Breakfast will take place between 7 to 9 am, then we will start a short boat trip for about 30 minutes upstream the Tambopata River to enjoy the view and get to the starting point of our Kayak adventure in the sector known as The Gold Island. After a brief training on kayaking, you will make your way back to the lodge downstream with the guide paddling next to you. There will be also a motorized boat for any assistance.
The ride downstream on kayak is calm and with some small class 1 rapid, which make it fun. It is possible to see birds in the river banks. The ride ends on the Gato River, where depending on the river level you have two different possibilities. When it is low a beautiful cascade where you can swim is formed. If the level of the river is high it is possible to paddle through the river in kayak against the stream. It is also possible to swim in the surroundings of the cascade. Return to the lodge at midday to have lunch and a rest.
In the afternoon we will make a short ethno botanical walk of 1 km until the swamp area where the rainforest adventure complex is located. There you will be able to enjoy different adventure activities between the trees: Suspended bridges, Zip Lines of over 100 m, rope bridge, floating ropes, tri lines, etc. Night walks Relax in the lodge and dinner.
Early wake up around 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 90-minutes journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather in the clay lick to eat it, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment.
In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who want can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. On route if the level of river are adequate, we will visit the Cat cascades…Return to the lodge .Lunch will be served between 1:30 to 2pm. After lunch, we will have a new ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, free time to enjoy the night. Overnight at Wasai Tambopata lodge
At the appropiate time, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival to the airport, our guide or staff will be waiting for your holding a small board written your names where you will be welcomed with a delicious tropical juice. After a brief explanation of the tour and accommodating the equipment, we will depart for the Trans-Oceanic highway, where we will take a dirt road to the Tambopata River. The road runs initially through plantations of local species and cattle ranches…Box Lunch on the road. As we get away from the highway and into the deep jungle, human presence gradually reduces until we reach the Tambopata River. There our boat will be waiting to transfer us to WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE. After a pleasant journey of 20 minutes we will arrive to the Lodge. Reception and accommodation on the Lodge…After a short rest, we will make a nocturnal walk into the jungle to observe and listen to insects, bats, and frogs and perhaps have other encounters with another nocturnal mammal. Dinner and overnight in the Lodge. The various sounds of the rainforest will accompany us through our first night in the Amazon. Overnight at Wasai lodge.
At 9:00am , pick up to start with the PRIVATE City tour where you will Visit The Government Palace, the Municipality palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and main colonial buildings around the Plaza Mayor, the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America’s, you will find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementine and Capitulars room, the choir, the monks library and the Prefunds Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristy exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville’s tiles from the XVI century and Moorish arcs. It also includes a visit to the underground tombs (catacombs). Then a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores visiting places like The Love Park or The Indian Market (souvenirs & handicrafts). Finally we will visit a shopping center named Larco Mar, which was built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. .. We will also visit an exclusive restaurant “La Rosa Nautica”, where you will have the opportunity to prepare your own “Pisco Sour” and the famous “Ceviche”. Enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine.
Dinner on your own.
Upon your arrival to the Capital city of Lima (Flight details: to be confirmed) our representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to Hotel for check in , afternoon free time for leisure.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near