Amazon & Machu Picchu

An excellent mix of culture and wildlife, this trip takes you to an authentic, community owned Amazon lodge plus all the highlights of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Places you visit: Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

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“They were excellent.. Made our trip so effortless and we had wonderful guides, good quality transportation and hotels. Would definitely recommend them to everyone.”

Th Lim, April 2019.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Meet & greet at Lima airport

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Welcome to Peru! Your friendly, English speaking driver will meet you at the airport and whisk you away by private transfer straight to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 2: A panoramic tour of Lima

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Get to know Lima on this excellent city tour taking in the downtown district of Miraflores, the upmarket residential district of San Isidro, the historic centre, cathedral, and the fascinating San Francisco Convent with underground catacombs. End the tour at Parque del Amor for a beautiful view of the bay.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 3: Fly to the Amazon

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Today you fly to Puerto Maldonado from where you take a scenic boat trip along the river for two hours before you reach your Amazon lodge. Settle in to your room and start exploring! Perhaps take a sunset cruise on the river before dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Posadas Amazonas

Days 4 & 5: Two days of excursions

All your activities are included during your stay at Posadas Amazonas. The exact itinerary of excursions is coordinated on arrival. There are lots of choose from such as canopy tower, parrot clay lick, mountain biking, Amazon bird watching, Giant Otter trip on Oxbow Lake, a huge variety of jungle trails, night walks and more!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Posadas Amazonas

Day 6: Amazon to the Sacred Valley

woman in the sacred valley peru
Today you make your way back to Puerto Maldonado by boat to catch your short, 50 minute flight to Cusco. At Cusco you are met and taken by private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is lower altitude than Cusco, so it is best to go here first to help acclimatization.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Albergue

Day 7: Maras & Moray

maras salt pans in the sacred valley peru as part of the inca trail tour
Enjoy a half day tour of these two spectacular sites. Stat with a trip to the fascinating Inca terraces of Moray before exploring the salt ponds of Maras. A local guide will explain to you the history of these ancient sites.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Albergue

Day 8: Old Pisac ruins & market

traditional weaving in the sacred valley peru
A half day trip to the Andean village of Pisac. Start by driving up to the ruins of Old Pisac where you get a great view of the terraced hillsides. From here you go to the famous market where artisans come to sell their wares.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: El Albergue

Day 9: Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

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Today you embark on a classic train journey taking you from Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. On disembarking the train your guide will accompany you on the bus up to the citadel. Enjoy a day’s tour of this iconic site including lunch before you return to your hotel in the town below the ruins.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: El Mapi

Day 10: Machu Picchu & return to Cusco

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This morning we have included a second entrance ticket to Machu Picchu to further explore the site. Those with moderate fitness and who are not afraid of heights can choose to climb Huayna Picchu for excellent panoramic views of the entire site. Return to Cusco by train arriving in the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Abittare

Day 11: Exploring Cusco & Sacsayhuaman

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Today you will be shown around the bustling streets of Cusco’s historic centre. Visit the cathedral and the Qoricancha golden temple. You’ll also drive a little bit outside of Cusco to visit various sites and viewpoints ending at Sacsayhuaman, a spectacular ancient citadel with a great view over Cusco.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Abittare

Day 12: Departure or extend your trip!

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Private transfer to the airport for departure, or why not extend your trip by going down to Lake Titicaca? Speak to one of our knowledgeable experts about designing your perfect itinerary.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Remember this trip can be customised to your particular tastes and interests!

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to your style of travel and preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

Destinations you visit on this tour

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