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Peruvian Rivers, Jungles & Machu Picchu

Duration
11 Days
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US$ 8,233

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$ 8,233

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Day 1

VIP Welcome Kit

Your VIP welcome kit includes access to concierge service 24h/days, courtesy calls during the trip to arrange dinner reservations, plus a small gift. Additionally, all transport be in air-conditioned vehicles with snacks and beverages. 

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.

Duration0 Hours

Iquitos - Nauta - Embarkation - Maranon River

You will meet at Iquitos International Airport then journey together by air-conditioned vehicle through the Peruvian countryside to arrive at the Nauta Lounge in time for lunch, or you will be served a box lunch en route depending on the flight arrival time. In the afternoon, you will set off on your first skiff excursion to visit the birthplace of the Amazon. 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
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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

Yanayacu Pucate - Maranon River

You commence today's adventures near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of your state-of-the-art skiffs. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon's legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, you will visit a remote village along the Maranon River to learn about traditional customs. Focus your hi-tech telescope on the night sky to identify the planets and constellations.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Samiria River - Nauta Cano or PNA (Amazonian Natural Park)

You set off by skiffs for an excursion along the Samiria River with optional fishing. Listen carefully to your after-lunch flora and fauna lecture, then venture out for a singularly thrilling jungle walk across the high Amazon rainforest. On your return in the evening, enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the "Enchanted Lake". 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 as well, according to your 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.

Duration0 Hours

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

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and the best hotel by which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Offering luxury accommodation, simply composed Peruvian cuisine with delightful little touches, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

Meal Plan Full Board
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

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    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu



    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and the best hotel by which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Offering luxury accommodation, simply composed Peruvian cuisine with delightful little touches, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu …

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and the best hotel by which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Offering luxury accommodation, simply composed Peruvian cuisine with delightful little touches, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)

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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

Morning Machu Picchu Visit - Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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!

Today you will visit Machu Picchu (entrance and round-trip shuttle bus ticket included). As this visit is NOT GUIDED, you will be required to present your first visit ticket. (Guides are available for a extra cost. Please enquire)

Please make your way to the shuttle bus station at the south end of town near the bridge that crosses the river Vilcanota. Buses begin running from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 5:30AM. The ruins open at 6:00AM. No reservation for the bus is required. A guide will assist with boarding your bus in Aguas Calientes and if you're departing this day, will advise you of the time you must be back in Aguas Calientes to board your train back to Cusco.
NOTE: You need to be at the Aguas Calientes train station 30 minutes before your trains departure time.

After ascending the multi-switch-back dirt road, you will be dropped off at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Enjoy Machu Picchu at your pace or partake in one of the following walks below.

Climb Huayna Picchu (the famed peak in the ruins). This must be pre-booked at the time of your Machu Picchu reservation with Goway Travel. Time spent climbing the peak would be considered part of your allowed time in the ruins.

Climb Machu Picchu Mountain. This must be pre-booked at the time of your Machu Picchu reservation with Goway Travel. Time spent climbing the peak would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

Walk to the Incan bridge - no costs. Approx. time 90 minute round trip. Not allowing for time at the bridge. Time spent trekking to and from would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

Walk to the Sun gate - no cost. Approx. time 2.5 hours round trip. Not allowing for time spent at the Sun Gate. Time spent trekking to and from would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

After your time in the ruins, you will exit and board the first available bus down the hill to the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you are overnighting, you will continue to your chosen accommodation. 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 (departs approx. 4 pm - schedules vary and subject to change without notice).

Please note that unless a SUPPLEMENT has been included you will be touring the ruins on your own today.

If you are catching a train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo, check out of your hotel or collect your bags from your hotel if you have not already.

Duration4 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 El Convento Cusco

Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott El Conventol 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 El Convento Cusco

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    Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott El Conventol 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 …

    Located in the city's historical centre, the JW Marriott El Conventol 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

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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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