Lake Sandoval | Amazon Jungle | Peru
FROM: USD $3,655 pp
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 13 days map

Explore the Amazon, Inca ruins, Lake Titicaca and much more on this 13 day tour of Peru, starting and ending in Lima. Starting in the cultural capital of Lima, explore plazas, monasteries and underground crypts. Delve into the flora and fauna of the Amazon Jungle during a two night stay at a beautiful eco lodge before exploring captivating Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a scenic train ride to breathtaking Machu Picchu and enjoy lunch with a local family on Lake Titicaca's Taquile Island.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

The Amazon – Spend two nights in the jungle at a stunning lodge and explore the world’s largest tropical rainforest
Sacred Valley of the Incas – Roam around the Pisac ruins, the temple of Ollantaytambo and local markets
Puno & Lake Titicaca - Visit the Uros floating reed islands and Taquile Island on South America's largest lake
Cusco – Take in the highlights of the captivating capital of the Inca Empire on a guided tour and explore the Sacsayhuaman Fortress.
Machu Picchu – Take a scenic train ride to explore the spectacular Inca citadel, which is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World
Lima - Explore the capital of Peru on a guided tour, with its vibrant Plazas & Spanish colonial architecture

Included

12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
3 economy flights: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco and Juliaca - Lima
Guided tour of Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu
Escorted by English-speaking local tour leader (for groups of 4 or more) and specialist local guides for included sightseeing
Expedition train to Machu Picchu
11 nights 4 star hotels and jungle lodge, 1 night 3 star hotel in the Sacred Valley
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
Excursions to the Amazon Jungle and Lake Titicaca
Transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles and on a tourist bus from Cusco to Puno
Entrance fees and Cusco Tourist Ticket

Not Included

International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Tipping - refer to the Tipping paragraph in the Trip Notes for further information

Itinerary

Day 1

Lima

Welcome to Peru! Upon arrival at the Lima airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel in the popular Miraflores district of the city. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the city before our welcome meeting at 6pm this evening where you will meet your tour leader.
Overnight: Lima

Day 2

Explore Lima

Today we explore the beautiful city of Lima, also known as the 'city of kings', we'll visit the well preserved historical center. Making our way through Plaza San Martin, we'll also take in Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace and the City Hall. Our tour of the city continues with a visit to the San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts which are home to an estimated 70,000 remains. This bright yellow architectural wonder is also home to an incredible library, holding thousands of antique texts, some of which pre-date the conquest in the 16th century. Later we'll head through the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by Huaca Pucllana, a clay pyramid that was the ceremonial and administrative center of the Lima culture and later considered a sacred town by the Inca's. Next up we'll stop at El Olivar park, a peaceful space where we'll find olive trees that were brought to Peru in the 15th century. Our final stop on today's tour of Lima is El Parque del Amor, this romantic spot is situated on the cliffs of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific ocean.

Lima is fast becoming one of the gastronomic capitals of the world and later this afternoon there is the opportunity to join an exciting optional Lima Gourmet Food Tour, combining gastronomic delights with walks around the capital, experiencing the local culture. Please contact us to book.
Overnight: Lima  |  Breakfast

Days 3-4

The Amazon Jungle

Lima - Puerto Maldonado. Transferring to the airport this morning we board our flight to Puerto Maldonado. We’ll then travel by canoe to our wonderful jungle Eco lodge. After lunch we will embark on a walk along the property’s nature trails. Your guide will explain the importance of the rainforest and the vital role that this ecozystem plays in the equilibrium of the planet. As the sun begins to set we head back in the canoes, hopefully spotting some of the nocturnal animals that are found in this area as well as learning about the constellations.

Day 4 starts with an excursion on the lodge’s private cocha. You'll be able to try your hand at some native fishing, one of the main techniques being the 'catch and release' method. Disembarking the boat we'll visit the remains of the old Fitzcarrald steamboat to learn about it's fascinating history. After this take a boat trip to Rolin, this river Island has an an abundant and interesting ecozystem. Exploring the island you can admire the vibrant vegetation, also be sure to keep an eye out for the birds who will be making their way back to land.
Overnight: The Amazon  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Days 5-6

Cusco

Puerto Maldonado - Cusco. This morning travel back to Puerto Maldonado before flying onwards to Cusco, after arriving into Cusco you'll have the chance to relax and adjust to the altitude. This beautiful city full of history and intrigue, is located 3,399m above sea level.

On the morning of day 6 enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the beautiful city of Cusco. Along the way we will visit some of the most famous landmarks of the city, starting at the Plaza de Armas, built on the remains of one of the most important Incan gathering spots. We'll also visit the Cathedral, the Kenko Amphitheatre and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Built between 1438 and 1474, Sacsayhuaman Fortress took over 20,000 laborers to build and some of the magnificent stone work measures over 4 meters in height and over 100 tons in weight. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to do any independent exploring of Cusco.
Overnight: Cusco  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 7

Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo

Cusco - The Sacred Valley. Bidding farewell to Cusco we travel on to the Sacred Valley today. Our first stop is the popular Pisac markets where we will have the chance to see the variety of colorful handicrafts on offer. Originally only held on Sundays, Pisac Market was a place for artisans from across the region to trade in their products. Today the market is a daily occurrence where locals and visitors alike can find some of the finest textiles, jewelery and clothing typical of this area of Peru. Then we travel on to the remarkable Ollantaytambo fortress which was constructed to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands. One of the best examples of Incan architecture, many of the inhabitants of Ollantaytambo still live according to the customs and traditions they have inherited from generations of ancestors, leading to it being known as a living Inca town.
Overnight: Sacred Valley  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco. We have an exciting day ahead, starting with a short drive to the Ollantaytambo train station where we board the train for a scenic journey to Aguas Calientes. Remember to look out the windows as the scenery along the way is utterly breath-taking. In Aguas Calientes we board a bus which takes us along a winding path up the slopes of the great Machu Picchu mountain to the famous Inca citadel.

The incredible lost city of the Incas is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba River, surrounded by tropical forest. Completed in the latter half of 15th Century, archaeologists believe Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Pachacuti, an Incan leader who reigned from 1438 to 1471. Built in the classical Inca style with polished dry-stone walls and terraces that seem to have been crafted naturally from the rock escarpments, Machu Picchu is a spectacular testament to the greatness of the Inca civilization. Only a century after its completion however, the citadel was abandoned during the Spanish conquest and only thrust into the spotlight in 1911 when it was discovered by the American historian and explorer Hiram Bingham, who brought it to the world's attention.

We explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour and then return to the spa town of Aguas Calientes where there's time to stroll around before travelling by train back to Cusco.
Overnight: Cusco  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Free time in Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco to explore the city at your own pace. Alternatively you may wish to join one of the optional excursions on offer. Visit the local Andean market town of Chinchero on a half day tour. Chinchero has one of the most traditional markets in South America, and here you will find locals in colorful traditional dress, buying and selling their produce.

Alternatively, for the fit and active, there's an optional full day excursion to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain (offered from March to November), with lunch included. After a scenic 2.5 hr drive through rugged mountain scenery, trek with a guide to the summit of Rainbow Mountain, with its striking bright stripes of mineral deposits.
Overnight: Cusco  |  Breakfast

Days 10-11

Lake Titicaca

Cusco - Puno. After an early breakfast, we’ll travel by bus to Puno (approx. 10 hr journey), passing by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, with spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. Along the way we’ll make a couple of stops, the first one being in Andahuaylillas to see the Church of San Pedro, which has been given the nickname the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. Moving along, we pass through herds of llamas and spectacular landscapes until we get to Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center. Here, we’ll be able to lay eyes on the Temple of Kalasaya, remnants of a Pucara structure. After a stop for lunch at a countryside restaurant, we continue on to Puno, our base for the next two nights.

The following day we take a boat trip on Lake Titicaca to see the remarkable floating islands of Uros. These unique islands are made of a certain type of reed called totora, which enables it to float, despite the weight of a civilization upon it. We’ll then move on to Taquile Island, where we can mingle with the Quechua-speaking locals and learn about their efficient and unique social system as well as their fine hand weaving techniques, passed down from generation to generation. Next we'll be invited into a local home for lunch to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal. After lunch we'll discover more of this remarkable island including some of the islands archaeological sites. Later this afternoon we return to Puno.
Overnight: Puno  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2

Day 12

Return to Lima

Puno - Lima. Today we head to Juliaca Airport for our flight back to Lima, upon arrival in Lima we'll be met and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the beautiful Peruvian capital of Lima. Why not visit one of the many fantastic museums around the city, showcasing everything from pre-Colombian art to archaeological gems.
Overnight: Lima  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Lima

Today our amazing tour through Peru comes to an end with a transfer to Lima airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,915
USD $4,695
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,655
USD $4,405
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,845
USD $4,625
USD $3,655
USD $4,405
USD $3,655
USD $4,405
USD $3,775
USD $4,525

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation Lima
USD $65
USD $135
Post Tour Accommodation Lima
USD $65
USD $135
Chinchero Half Day Tour
USD $85
N/A

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hilton Garden Inn Miraflores, Lima

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern Hilton Garden Inn is conventionally located within the heart of Miraflores, only a 5-minute stroll from Miraflores Central Park and Kennedy Park. Nearby are the popular tourist locations; the Huaca Pucllana Ruins and Peru’s own Bridge of Sighs, enriched with a tale, should you choose to visit. The Inn provides a wide range of features including 24-hour frontal desk service, room service, digital TV and the fitness center equipped with the pool facility and room service. Accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn offers air conditioning, bar and breakfast.

Inkaterra Haciencda Concepcion, Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Built in a former cacao and rubber plantation, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion is a rustic chic jungle lodge. Guests stay in rooms or cabanas, all with beautiful interiors, delightful en suites and comfortable beds. Meals are served in a buffet style, using only the best local ingredients and especially good homemade breads. The lodge also a friendly bar with free Pisco sours served between 5 and 7pm! Positioned within walking distance of the beautiful and secluded Lake Sandoval in the Peruvian Amazon.

Sonesta Posadas del Inca-Yucay, Sacred Valley

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Scenically housed in an old monastery at the foot of a mountain in Peru's iconic Sacred Valley, the Sonesta Posadas del Inca-Yucay is located just outside Urubamba and makes a great base for exploring the region. Rooms combine the contemporary and the rustic, featuring private bathrooms, TV, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The onsite restaurant serves Andean classic dishes with a modern twist, and there's also a bar for customers to enjoy. As with many rural Peruvian hotels, there are resident alpacas!

Sonesta Hotel, Cusco

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The recently renovated Sonesta Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cusco. The Plaza de Armas, Cusco Craft Center, Centro de Textiles and Cusco Museum of Popular Art are all just a short walk away. The well-appointed guest rooms feature either a mountain or city view, with cable TV, free WiFi and private bathrooms. The hotel’s restaurant serves a fusion of Peruvian and international food. There are two bars and a café for you to relax and enjoy a drink after a busy day sightseeing.

Hotel Jose Antonio, Puno

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set on the banks of Lake Titicaca you cannot go wrong with the view from this hotel in Puno. This modern property boasts spacious and comfortable guest rooms outfitted with air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes, TVs and a fully stocked mini bar. The hotel restaurant Sillustani enjoys fantastic has floor to ceiling windows serves up a delectable menu. When you return from a day of sightseeing why not grab a drink from the bar and admire the vista from the lounge. While Hotel Jose Antonio might be located a taxi ride from Puno, but its well worth it for the view.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Lima
Ends
Lima
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
View across the Plaza Mayor in Lima with mountains in the background
Macaw birds at a lick in the Peruvian Amazon
Looking out across the rooftops around the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco with the Andean mountains in the
The impressive mountain views of the Sacred Valley in Peru
Looking out across the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
Traditional reed boats on the water of the Lake Titicaca
View across the Plaza Mayor in Lima with mountains in the background
View across the Plaza Mayor in Lima with mountains in the background

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