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Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,661

Experience luxury and adventure on this journey along the Amazon and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Start in Iquitos, where you’ll cruise along the Amazon aboard the luxurious Aria Amazon, before heading to the Sacred Valley to explore its Incan ruins while staying at the explora lodge.


This 11-day Peruvian vacation takes you along the Amazon River and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It features luxury accommodations, shared tours, and is perfect for discerning travellers who want an adventure without sacrificing comfort.

Your Peru tour begins in Lima, where you’ll receive a VIP Welcome Kit upon arrival. After a night in the four-star hotel in the airport, you’ll fly north to Iquitos, the country’s gateway to the Amazon. Spend half a day touring the city, seeing the market of Belen and the stilt houses lining the Itaya River. At 6pm, board the Aria Amazon, your home for the next few days exploring the Amazon. This 5-star river vessel has 16 spacious cabins and accommodates a maximum of 32 guests, meaning you’ll receive personalized service and the utmost attention to detail while aboard. Its on-board restaurant serves meal designed by renowned chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino and its lounge features an open-air Jacuzzi overlooking the river.

You’ll spend three full days aboard the Aria Amazon as you venture down the river and explore the jungle. On your first day, spot sloths, hawks, and songbirds as you head towards the Yarapa River. Go fishing for piranhas and head on a wildlife excursion onto the black waters of Nauta Cano. The next day, rise early to spot birds at dawn along the Maranon River. Continue into the firm soil forest to see poison dart frogs and trees used medicinally by the local tribes. Reach Yanayacu-Pucate River and go for a swim along the pink river dolphins that may pay you a visit. In the evening, gaze upon constellations and planets through the on-board telescope. On your final day, visit a local market and meet local Amazonian fishermen before visiting the Manatee Rescue Center to learn about rehabilitation efforts for these marine mammals. Say goodbye to the Amazon Aria and visit the San Juan craft market before flying back to Lima.

After another night in the airport hotel, fly to Cusco and connect to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explora Sacred Valley. explora Sacred Valley is built around the natural environment and prizes silence and privacy within this gorgeous setting. Accommodations are all inclusive and the on-site guides and experts will ensure you have full access to the many wonders of the Sacred Valley. At the end of each day of adventure, return to the lodge to feast on delicious gourmet meals and relax in the bath house. Then retire to your room to rest and be refreshed without any intrusion from the outside world.

You’ll have a full day of leisure in the Sacred Valley. You can visit the Andean markets of Chinchero or venture to Ollantaytambo to explore the ruins of the Incan fortress that lie on the mountainside. Another day, you’ll head on a guided tour of two key sites in the Sacred Valley: the agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt pans of Maras. Marvel at the perfect concentric terraces of Moray and learn about the advanced agricultural methods of the Incas. At Maras, walk along the salt pans where Andean villagers gather salt right on the edge of the mountain and be amazed at the stark whiteness of these ancient terraces. You’ll then ride the Vistadome Train to Aguas Calientes and have the option of visiting Machu Picchu, the spectacular Incan citadel pitched on a mountaintop in the heart of the Sacred Valley. After exploring this eternal icon, where the past comes alive with each step through the ruins, spend the night in Aguas Calientes and return to Ollantaytambo and connect to Cusco. After a night in Cusco, return to Lima and connect back home.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,661

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Day 1

VIP Welcome Kit Peru

With a VIP welcome kit you will have a concierge service 24h/days, the name of the concierge and contact will be given upon arrival as part of the VIP Welcome Kit Peru. You will have courtesy calls during the trip to arrange dinner reservations, etc. A small travelling flash light, Peruvian crafted gift, scented hand sanitizer, Peruvian travel case, eco-friendly pen, small notebook and Peruvian luggage tags. All transport will have air conditioned vehicles with snacks and beverages. (Please advise Goway of any dietary restrictions). Vehicles are matched to the number of people on each individual booking. If the party is small, the vehicles will be small. If 4 or more vehicles will be larger and if a group first class coaches will be utilized.

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Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

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    Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport



    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your ...

    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Assistance at Lima Airport (Day)

Assistance at Lima Airport for arrival or departure.

Includes: Assistance for walk to airport hotel on arrival or assistance with check in.

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Iquitos - Amazon River

You will meet at Iquitos International Airport then enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant or you will be served a box lunch en route, depending on the flight arrival time. The afternoon continues with an introduction to this historic city and the opportunity to meet an indigenous Amazon community. At 6:00PM you will board the ARIA AMAZON. Settle into your generously proportioned suite as you begin one of life's greatest adventures. Following a routine safety drill and introduction to your naturalist guides, you gather for innovative Amazonian cuisine created by our Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose restaurant, Malabar, is the one of Lima's top ranked dining experiences.

Meal Plan Highlight Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Aria Amazon

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    Aria Amazon



    Custom built by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. The 45 meter (147 foot) Aria Amazon set sail in 2011 following the success of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon. Spacious and ...

    Custom built by leading Peruvian architect Jordi Puig, the Aria Amazon allows her guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon in utmost comfort. The 45 meter (147 foot) Aria Amazon set sail in 2011 following the success of its sister ship, the Aqua Amazon.

    Spacious and indulgent, yet intimate enough to feel entirely exclusive, the 16-cabin Aria Amazon incorporates extremely generous dining and lounging areas including an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Amazon's riverviews. The striking matte black hulled ship can accommodate a maximum of 32 guests plus 24 crew including the paramedic and four English speaking naturalist guides. Aqua Expeditions highly experienced cruise ship captain and crew and the Aqua Expedition's rigorous cruise ship standards ensure smooth travel and safety on the waters of the Amazon.

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Day 3

Amazon River - Yarapa River - Nauta Cano

Aboard your comfortable skiffs, you set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. You'll go fishing for Amazonia's notoriously ferocious piranhas while your naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. As the sun sets, you head off on an evening's wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Cano.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Maranon Creek - Casual Jungle Walk - Yanayacu-Pucate

Rise with the sun for an early morning birdwatching along the Maranon River. After breakfast, you will take a jungle walk on the firm soil forest "Casual", while looking for flora and fauna which include medicinal trees, insects, and poison dart frogs, and learning more about the different rainforest stratas. Later, swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you look for legendary pink river dolphins. Focus your hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations. This evening before dinner, you will gather to introduce you to some of the crew members whom you may not have met, working "behind the scenes" to ensure your countless exceptional experiences aboard the ARIA AMAZON.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Nauta Town - Manatee Rescue Center - Transfer to the Airport

This morning, you will visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day's catch by the fishermen of Amazonia and the region's exotic fruits. Return to the ARIA for breakfast and to pack up. Before saying goodbye, you visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a kind of animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild. You will also visit San Juan craft market on route to the airport. Lunch or box lunch will be provided, depending on the exact departure flight time, which may vary. Other local activities may be included according to the flight schedule.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Assistance at Lima Airport (Day)

Assistance at Lima Airport for arrival or departure.

Includes: Assistance for walk to airport hotel on arrival or assistance with check in.

Duration0 Hours

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

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    Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport



    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your ...

    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 6

Assistance at Lima Airport (Day)

Assistance at Lima Airport for arrival or departure.

Includes: Assistance for walk to airport hotel on arrival or assistance with check in.

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Arrive Sacred Valley

You will be met at the airport, bus, or train station if travelling from Lake Titicaca and transferred to the explora Lodges in Sacred Valley. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

explora Lodge

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    explora Lodge



    explora Valle Sagrado is located in one of the region's most remote ancient corn plantations close to the Urquillos village. It is designed in line with its surroundings, generating a dialogue with the high Andean mountains around the valley, as well as the surrounding plantations ...

    explora Valle Sagrado is located in one of the region's most remote ancient corn plantations close to the Urquillos village. It is designed in line with its surroundings, generating a dialogue with the high Andean mountains around the valley, as well as the surrounding plantations that are still today being harvested by townspeople.

    Facilities

    • Hotel Shops
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 7

Sacred Valley

You can choose from the many included activities such as hiking, visiting nearby runs or mountain biking.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Sacred Valley

Visit the Incan agricultural experimental center of Moray, famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to fade away into the earth like an artificial crater. Then visit the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside the mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view is offered of the evaporating ponds used for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Machu Picchu

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred by road to the train station at Ollantaytambo where your Machu Picchu visit begins. Your visit to Machu Picchu IS NOT included in the trip price. Please ask your destination expert for options.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

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.

Duration2 Hours
Day 10

Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

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.

Duration2 Hours

JW Marriott Hotel Cusco

Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines modern amenities and with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a restaurant with Peruvian cuisine. History-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artefacts in the hotel's two exhibition halls.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

JW Marriott Hotel Cusco

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    JW Marriott Hotel Cusco



    Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines modern amenities and with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a restaurant with Peruvian cuisine. History-seekers will ...

    Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines modern amenities and with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a restaurant with Peruvian cuisine. History-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artefacts in the hotel's two exhibition halls.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 11

Cusco Hotel to Cusco Airport

Duration20 Minutes

Lima Airport Lounge Access

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VIP Lounge, International Terminal

Spending lots of time at the airport? Then enjoy modernity, warmth and comfort in the airy rooms of the VIP Lounge. Includes: Buffet of sandwiches and snacks, Hot and cold beverages (alcoholic drinks available for purchase), Wi-Fi, Business center, TV, Restrooms, showers and lockers and terrace.

Notes:

As the lounge is located beyond security, you must first check in for your flight and have a valid boarding pass before you can pass through security and access the VIP Lounge. Different airlines have different check in times. These check in times will determine access to and time available to spend in the VIP lounge. Most airlines open flight 3 - 4 hours prior to scheduled departure time. If you have no checked baggage and have checked in online, then you may pass through security at your leisure.

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DEPARTURES:

Thursdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers to and from the lodge in the Sacred Valley and Aria vessel in the Amazon
  • All accommodation on board and in the lodge
  • All activities as offered by the explora lodge and the Aria cruise vessel
  • All entrances
  • English Speaking guides
  • 2 Visits to Machu Picchu
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train to and from Machu Picchu
  • 1 night 5-star accommodation in Cusco 
  • VIP Airport Lounge entrance in Lima
  • Most drinks including alcohol
  • Meals as indicated

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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