Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 225

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Day 1: Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Brazil's party capital and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours! Upon your arrival at Rio's international airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Today is at leisure for you to independently explore this pulsating city. Perhaps head to the infamous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema and enjoy a day with the sun, sea and sand.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro - Cuzco

This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cuzco (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). Upon your arrival into Cuzco you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Considered the archaeological capital of South America, Cuzco is home to some of the finest examples of Inca history and architecture, which you will discover touring the sights of the Plaza de Armas, the Catedral and the Koricancha complex – a supreme example of Inca stonework, on an afternoon scheduled tour (SHARED BASIS). Head out further afield to tour the Kenko Amphitheatre, the fortified hunting lodge of Puca Pucara, the stunning imperial baths of Tambo Machay and the megalithic fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Day 4: Cuzco

Tracing a scenic course from Cuzco to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley was greatly appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical qualities and as such contains numerous archaeological remains. Explore the area today on a full day scheduled excursion. On the way to the ancient village of Urubamba stop to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile centre where the art of Incan textile is kept alive. Continue to Pisac, a collection of the remains of Incan dwellings, temples and terracing. Enjoy a spot of shopping and practise your bartering skills at the local market before stopping for lunch. The day concludes with a visit to the impressive fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo.

Day 5: Cuzco

This morning we will transfer you to the train station for a stunning train journey to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Sit back and enjoy the views as the landscape changes from the Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle. Upon your arrival enjoy a full day scheduled tour of this incredible site, exploring the citadel and the wonderful Temple of the Sun and magical Temple of the Moon. Other highlights include the fascinating Sacred Plaza and the elaborately carved Intihuatana rock. There will be time for lunch at a local hotel before you return by train to Cuzco.

Day 6: Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon

Early this morning board a flight to the remote jungle settlement of Puerto Maldonado - the starting point for a scheduled excursion into the Amazon Jungle (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). 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.

Days 7-8: Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon

A wide variety of excursions are on offer from guided walks through the jungle to twilight river cruises. Sail in small wooden canoes or test your vertigo on a canopy walkway. Over the next two days you will learn much about the Amazonian wildlife and its most colourful characters with excursions available to the Tambopata National Reserve, Gamitana Creek and the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. As daylight wanes share your daily experience of life in the rainforest with your fellow guests with the captivating sounds of the jungle your soundtrack.

Day 9: Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon - Cuzco

Bidding farewell to the jungle head back to Puerto Maldonado by boat for your flight to Cuzco (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). If there is time be sure to visit the Inkaterra Butterfly House located close to the airport. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, many of which can be seen at the Butterfly House. Upon arrival in Cuzco you will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is free.

Day 10: Cuzco - Rio De Janeiro

This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Rio (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED) where upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 11: Rio De Janeiro

Day at leisure.

Day 12: Rio De Janeiro

Today marks the end of your adventure with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport for your onward departure flight. End of services.