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Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 82

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Day 1: Lima

Bienviendos a Peru! Welcome to Peru and the start of your journey through the land of the Incas. Upon arrival into Lima International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. After check in spend some time with our rep discussing your up-coming trip. The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure.

Day 2: Lima - Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon

Early this morning board a flight to the remote jungle settlement of Puerto Maldonado - the starting point for our journey into the Amazon Jungle. A boat ride along the Madre de Dios River brings you to your jungle lodge where you will spend the next three nights in a beautiful cabaña. After lunch we take a short boat ride across the Madre de Dios River to Monkey Island with the possibility of spotting caiman from the boat.

Day 3: Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon

After an early breakfast we set out on a guided walk of the rainforest. We’ll trek through dense jungle and marshland whilst our guide points out the various species of bird and plant found in the forest. Later we enjoy the view of the lake and the canopy wildlife from a viewing platform. Here you’ll be able to see parrots, toucans, and herons as well as turtles and caiman. After lunch back at our jungle lodge we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon at the Gamitana River where you can try your hand at fishing or simply take a dip.

Day 4: Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon - Cuzco

On our final day waking to the sounds of the jungle we head back to Puerto Maldonado for our flight to Cuzco here after your arrival transfer the rest of the day is free to explore this fascinating ancient capital.

Day 5: Cuzco

Enjoy a full day of guided touring around the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First on the itinerary are the Pisac ruins. Marvel at the incredible views of the snow-capped mountains with its hilltop location. Next we visit the famous traditional Indian market of the same name. Enjoy the colourful atmosphere and stock up on souvenirs. We stop for lunch before continuing along the valley to the temple fortress of Ollantaytambo. Here, enormous Inca terracing sweeps down the side of a steep mountain and makes for a challenging climb. We return to Cuzco in the evening.

Day 6: Cuzco

Today we head to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu, travelling by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and continuing by bus. At the site enjoy an in-depth guided tour then free time to explore the site at leisure. The guide will set a time for you to meet back in town where he will assist you to the train station for the train back to Cuzco.

Day 7: Cuzco - Lima

This morning you will be transferred to Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima, also known as the "City of the Kings". Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel for one more night. You then have a free afternoon for last minute sightseeing and shopping.

Day 8: Lima

Today our exciting adventure comes to an end. We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.