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Lima, Amazon Jungle Lodge & Machu Picchu

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,204

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get back to nature and discover the wonders of the Amazon and Machu Picchu on this jungle and mountain combination. Begin with a brief stop in Lima to explore the capital before connecting to the Peruvian Amazon to spot an incredible range of wildlife. Later, visit Cusco, and then cap off your adventure by exploring spectacular Machu Picchu.


This 9-day Peru vacation takes you to the Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, as well as the cities of Lima and Cusco. It features moderate accommodations and a mix of private and shared tours.

Your trip to Peru begins in Lima, the Peruvian capital, where you’ll explore the trendy districts of Miraflores and Barranco on a cycling tour. Ride your bike along the green coastal cliffs of Miraflores and visit the Gaudi-inspired Parque del Amor before you continue to Barranco, the bohemian heart of the city that’s awash with art galleries, cafes, and an undeniably eclectic atmosphere. That afternoon, connect to the Larco Museum, home to the world’s greatest collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, including a cheeky erotic collection.

Fly north from Lima and connect to Puerto Maldonado, where you’ll board a boat and head up the Rio Tambopata to the Indigenous community of Infierno and eventually Posada Amazonas Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. Posada Amazonas Lodge is located on a private 2,000ha communal reserve that supports community efforts while also providing comfortable accommodations. After a briefing at the lodge, you’ll head out on your first Amazon excursion. Get your bearings and enjoy a spectacular view 30m above the forest floor as you share the jungle canopy with toucans, parrots, and macaws.

The next day, venture to Tres Chimbadas to see giant river otters as well as caiman and distinctive birds like hoatzin and horned screamers. If you’re a birdwatcher, you’ll enjoy a visit to a macaw clay lick to watch a feeding frenzy of tropical birds. After lunch, venture down the river to Centro Nape, a community organization dedicated to making medicines from forest plants. That evening after dinner, you can choose to hike into the jungle to see nocturnal animals that come to life when the sun sets. You’ll have another day of jungle excursions before you connect back to Puerto Maldonado and fly on to Cusco.

Spend a night in the former capital of the Inca Empire before boarding the Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of Machu Picchu. Ride the bus up the mountain and explore the iconic Lost Citadel of the Incas. Hear stories about the construction and abandonment of this famous mountaintop citadel and soak in the breathtaking views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and cloud-draped valleys. The next morning, ride the Vistadome train back to Cusco, enjoying panoramic views of the Sacred Valley en route.

After a final night in Cusco, you’ll connect to the airport for onward travels.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,204

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Day 1

Lima Airport to Hotel with Transfer Representative Day

Duration2 Hours

Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores

With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Once called the Miraflores Cesar's, this modern hotel icon was dramatically transformed into a luxury hotel. Its quintessential Limeno flavour reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores



    With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Once called the Miraflores Cesar's, this modern hotel icon was dramatically transformed into a luxury hotel. Its quintessential …

    With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Once called the Miraflores Cesar's, this modern hotel icon was dramatically transformed into a luxury hotel. Its quintessential Limeno flavour reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Miraflores and Barranco - Sea, Art and Culture

Begin the tour biking along the Cisneros and the Reserve boardwalks, arriving at the exclusive mall Larcomar, very popular among tourists, being the second place with the largest number of visitors in the country, after the imperial citadel of Cusco. You will visit the Love Park (Parque del Amor), whose design was inspired by the famous Park Guell, in Barcelona, by the renowned architect Antonio Gaudi; discovering the story behind the sculpture El Beso, the centerpiece of the park. You shall then arrive to the fascinating district of Barranco, birthplace of distinguished artists, literary authors and representative musicians of their culture; and well known for its beautiful and diverse architecture, European heritage from the beginning of the last century. A special place in this tour is the romantic Bridge of Sighs (Puente de los Suspiros), whose name derives from the innumerable romances that are witnessed in this picturesque site. Tradition says that when you first see the bridge and cross it without breathing, your wish will be fulfilled.

Duration3 Hours

Larco Herrera Museum

go to the Larco Herrera Museum, an 18th century colonial-style museum housing the largest and most impressive ceramic collection in the world, with about 55,000 pre-Colombian clay pots on display. The collection concentrates on the refined ceramics of the Moche Dynasty, the people who lived along the northern coast of Peru between 200 and 700 AD. The Moche culture is recognized as accomplishing one of the greatest imaginative languages of ancient Peru through the use of creative pottery, providing clues to all aspects of their civilization without the use of the written word. One can learn about their religion, agriculture, transport, dance and music through these ceramic designs and shapes. The Moche are also renowned for their fascinating erotic pottery and the famous collection is on display in the separate 'Erotic Hall', depicting sexual practices of several Peruvian cultures in a lifelike, explicit and often humorous way. At the end of the service, transfer to your hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Lima Hotel to Airport with Transfer Representative Day

Duration2 Hours

Puerto Maldonado to Posada Amazonas Lodge

On your arrival into Puerto Maldonado you will be met and transferred by motorised canoe up river to your lodge in the jungle.

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, you will drive 20 km to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business. The forty-five-minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take you into the Community's Primary Forest Private Reserve.

Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 m scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop, you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon and mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you. A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Posada Amazonas Lodge

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    Posada Amazonas Lodge



    Posada Amazonas is located within the territory of the Infierno community. It is built within the 2000 hectare private communal reserve which in turn is directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Thanks to its accessibility, excellent wildlife observation opportunities, cultural context and comfortable accommodations, …

    Posada Amazonas is located within the territory of the Infierno community. It is built within the 2000 hectare private communal reserve which in turn is directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Thanks to its accessibility, excellent wildlife observation opportunities, cultural context and comfortable accommodations, the 30 room Posada Amozanas Lodge is an ideal place for an introduction to the rich jungle of the Amazon.

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Day 4

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Over the next two days there are many options to explore the surrounding areas. Following are some suggested highlights.

Tres Chimbadas, a system of 3 conjoined lakes and home to a family of Giant Otters - is thirty minutes by boat and then a forty five minute hike from Posada Amazonas. Once there you paddle around the lake in a catamaran searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers.

Nearby is the famous Macaw clay lick. Here you see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to dine on the clay and salt deposits on the river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend all make their way to the lick. Watch as the brown clay turns into a cascade of rainbow colors as the Amazonian parrots gorge. The clay lick is most active at dawn and during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

A twenty minute boat ride downriver from the Posada is a trail designed by the staff of the Centro nape. The Centro nape is a communal organization that produces medicines from of forest plants and administers them to the locals of the region. The trail highlights all the different medicinal (and other) uses of plants found in the Amazon. Return to the lodge early evening.

After dinner each night you have the option of a night hike when most of the jungle wildlife is active.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 5

Posada Amazonas Lodge

Today, you will have a second day to explore your surroundings at the lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Depart Posada Amazonas Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will retrace your river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Cusco Airport to Cusco Hotel

Duration20 Minutes

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

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    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 7

Cusco Hotel to Train or Bus Station

Duration15 Minutes

Expedition Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the Expedition train has just what you need.

The train cars of the Expedition train is steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy a Food and Beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top quality products.

Departures are scheduled daily, with a variety of times throughout the day.

Free WiFi is available for the use of passengers at Poroy, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Station.

Duration3 Hours

Afternoon Guided day tour of Machu Picchu

Entrances to Machu Picchu are now regulated and allow entrance ON THE HOUR. Entrance times are:

6, 7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 1PM and 2PM.

When booking you must request the hour of entrance you require or allow your destination expert to suggest a time based on your itinerary and available train times.
NOTE: You can arrive any time after your booked hour but cannot stay any longer than 4 hours from your pre-booked hour. You are not allowed in earlier than your pre-booked time.

Colored stamps are used on the ticket to determine and monitor your entry and exit time. Tickets can be checked at any time when in the ruins.

The ruins close at 5:30PM so any entrance so any entrance after 2:00PM will only allow a stay of no more than 3 and half hours!

You will be met by your guide you upon disembarking from your train, at the Aguas Calientes train station. If you are already in Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at your hotel reception at approximately 12 midday. He/she will then escort you to the nearby bus stop where buses transport travelers from the town of Aguas Calientes to the ruins of Machu Picchu (it's about a 20-min bus ride up to the idyllic mountain top location). On arrival at the ruins, you will begin your guided tour. You must exit the ruins by 5:00PM.

After the tour, you will exit with your guide. If you have chosen to stay at the Sanctuary Lodge, located right at the entrance of Machu Picchu, your guide will assist with your check in.

If you are returning to Cusco, at the shuttle bus terminal in Aguas Calientes, your guide will be waiting to assist with boarding your train for your return to Cusco (departures range from approx. 4:00PM to 5:30PM- schedules vary and subject to change without notice).
NOTE: You need to be at the Aguas Calientes train station 30 minutes before your trains departure time.

Duration4 Hours

El Mapi by Inkaterra

El Mapi by Inkaterra is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cusco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient this hotel has all the modern comforts.

Meal Plan Half Board (Breakfast + Dinner)
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Mapi by Inkaterra

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    El Mapi by Inkaterra



    El Mapi by Inkaterra is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cusco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may …

    El Mapi by Inkaterra is located right at the foot of the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and just across from the train station for Cusco/Machu Picchu train. This is a very reasonably priced hotel for Machu Picchu with full amenities. While the ruins may be ancient this hotel has all the modern comforts.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 8

Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco

The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provide travelers on board personalized and first level service to give them an unforgettable life experience.

The Vistadome has two stations of departure to Machu Picchu: Cusco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo).

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

Duration3 Hours

Poroy Train Station to Cusco Hotel

Duration20 Minutes

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

    Facilities

    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 9

Cusco Hotel to Cusco Airport

Duration20 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.  

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Lima
  • 3 nights in moderate accommodations in the Peruvian Amazon near Puerto Maldonado
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Cusco
  • 1 night in moderate accommodations in Aguas Calientes
  • Private-guided biking tour of Miraflores & Barranco in Lima
  • Private-guided visit to the Larco Herrera Museum in Lima
  • Roundtrip transportation from Puerto Maldonado airport to Amazon Lodge
  • Tambopata National Reserve entrance fee
  • Shared guided activities throughout Amazon lodge stay
  • Private transfers between Cusco hotels and train station
  • Expedition train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Private-guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), 3 lunches, 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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