Colonial and modern Lima private tour • Tambopata Jungle Expedition • 1 free day in Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas private tour • 1 overnight in Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu private tour.
Day 1 | Lima
Transfer in to your hotel in Lima.
Day 2 | Lima
After breakfast the tour starts in Miraflores district with a visit to the Miraflores Market to learn a little about the diversity of the products in our country. Walk along the Miraflores “Malecon” with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and then, transfer to the Barranco district, which is considered to be the city’s most romantic and bohemian district, home and working place of many of Peru’s leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Gourmet buffet lunch included at Puro Peru restaurant, here we will taste the diversity of the Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, colonial Lima tour, we pass by the “Paseo de la República” avenue where we can observe the magnificent Courthouse, the French Palace, continuing with San Martin Square and the Main Square where we have the Cathedral, the Archbishopric, the Government Palace and the Lima City Hall. Finally visit to the Larco Museum, which features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, and is one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Return to your hotel and night free. Remember that Lima has a very wide range of excellent restaurants, like Astrid & Gaston and Central considered among the 20 best restaurants in the world.
Day 3 | Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata
Morning transfer to the airport and flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and transportation to the Maldonado Lodge, where you will receive a welcome tropical fruit beverage. You will embark on a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata river to Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Great opportunity to see families of Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the lodge. After a short rest we will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner we will make our first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, of various colors, and occasional encounters with nocturnal mammals. We will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Sleep at the lodge.
Day 4 | Tambopata
Wake up early (4.30 am) and travel up the Tambopata River for an hour to the Bahuaja- Sonene National Park. You will see a magical sunrise and it is a great opportunity to see animals such as capybaras, tapir, jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin forest. We will observe (from a safe distance) one of the greatest spectacles of the rainforest: Hundreds of parrots, parakeets and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on a river bank, here we will have a hot drink and a snack, then, return to the lodge to have a late breakfast. Ethno botanical trekking through one of the trails learning about medicinal plants. After lunch we will enter the lush green jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. We will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see their tracks, or discover a troop of monkeys travelling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting; we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner we can take another trip through the jungle, in search of caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds.
Day 5 | Tambopata
After breakfast we will take a trip by boat to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake.
There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of Maldonado Lodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this incredible city.
Day 6 | Tambopata - Cusco
Breakfast and transport to the airport and Flight to Cusco, at arrival transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 7 | Cusco
City tour, includes visit to Qenco, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay complexes, the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha and the Cathedral in Cusco. Night free.
Day 8 | Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo
Today private tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the morning visit downtown of Pisac and then, free time to shop in the famous handicraft market. For lunch we suggest the Huacatay restaurant in Urubamba (novo-andina cuisine). Visit to artist Pablo Seminario’s house and the Ollantaytambo complex. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.
Day 9 | Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Morning train to Aguas calientes. On arrival private tour to to Machu Picchu Sanctuary one of the new seven wonders of the world, stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Then we will have free time to enjoy the complex on your own. In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Ollantaytambo, from there bus to our hotel in Cusco. Night free.
Day 10 | Cusco - Lima
Transfer to Cusco airport and end of our services.