A SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Chase the adventure and fill your soul as you journey through Peru, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle and more with an award-wining South America small group tour specialist. Catch your breath countless times as you step back in time and walk the streets of one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. Wake up to the incredible sounds of the Amazon rainforest when you stay overnight and witness the stunning beauty of Andean Mountains and Lake Titicaca. And this is just the beginning.

Tour Departures: 06 Jun'20, 20 Jun'20, 04 Jul'20, 18 Jul'20, 29 Aug'20, 10 Oct'20 & 24 Oct'20

Inclusions

  • All Internal Flights (Total of 3)
  • 10 Nights Twin Share Accommodation
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners
  • A Day Trip to Lake Titicaca, Andes Mountains
  • A Guided Tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • A Guided Tour of Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Voyager Inca Rail Train
  • 2 Days Amazon Jungle Excursion & Guided Walks
  • All Transport including Private Vehicles, Boat & Tourist Bus
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Inflight Meals & Checked Baggage

ACCOMMODATION

  • Lima: 2 Nights Hotel Santa Cruz or similar ★★★
  • Puno: 2 Nights Munay Tambo Hotel or similar ★★★
  • Cusco: 3 Nights Hotel Anden Inca or similar ★★★
  • Cusco: 1 Night Tika Wasi Hotel or similar ★★★
  • Amazon Jungle: 2 Nights Eco Amazonia Lodge or similar ★★★

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Valid for Small Group Departures: 06 Jun'20, 20 Jun'20, 04 Jul'20 18 Jul'20, 29 Aug'20, 10 Oct'20 & 24 Oct'20
  • All Accommodation is Twin Share. Private Room Upgrade Options Available Under YOUR EXTRAS. 
  • Solo Travellers will be Accommodated in a Twin Share Room with Another Passenger of the Same Gender.
  • Private Room Upgrade Does Not Apply at The Jungle Lodge.
  • Please See Itinerary for Detailed Day to Day Tour Information.
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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights to Destination. Want flights included? Click here.
  • A USD$250 Compulsory Local Payment Applies and is Payable Direct to Your Guide.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips on Excursions
  • Meals Not Specified
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Any Applicable Visas. (please click here for information)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lima, Peru
Enjoy your day at leisure in the pulsating city of Lima. Explore colonial buildings, marvel at the pre-Inca Huaca Puccllana ruins but make sure you take time to sample Peru's renowned local delicacies. You will meet your guide at 18:00 for the pre-departure meeting.

Overnight Lima No Meals
Day 2 Flight Lima to Juliaca
This morning you take a short flight from Lima to Juliaca. From here you will be taken to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, which at 3,855 metres above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. Browse through Puno's colourful market and admire the indigenous handmade gifts.

Overnight Puno Breakfast Included
Day 3 Lake Titicaca Day Excursion
Today we take a day trip to the traditional and enthralling Lake Titicaca. Not only is it the largest lake in South America, it sits at 3,800 meters above sea level making it the highest navigable body of water on earth. Crystal blue waters complement the bright yellow grass reeds used to construct the homes and boats floating upon it, while the traditional clothing simply adds to the beauty and colour of the place. While the lake tends to be overshadowed by its biodiverse and world-famous neighbour the Amazon jungle, there exists over 500 aquatic species here and many various birds.

First we visit the floating reed islands in the Bay of Puno to see the Uros islanders way of life and we will have the option to ride in a traditional reed boat. Next stop is Taquile Island, an island on Lake Titicaca still holding up many of the traditions values and customs it was built on. Learn about the way of life, from the reasons for why they do their hair the way they do and how they dress. Famous for their textiles and clothing, you will be able to pick up a homemade gift or two from the main square.

Overnight Puno Breakfast & A Local Lunch Included
Day 4 Cusco
Today you will journey towards Cusco on a tourist bus. Pass breathtaking Andean mountain scenery on this full day journey. Cusco, which means ‘navel of the earth' in the Inca language of Quechua, has a mostly indigenous population of around 300,000 and is centered around the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by the Cathedral and La Compañia de Jesus Church. Its cloistered arcades house many fine restaurants, bars and shops which you have time to enjoy this evening.

Overnight Cusco Breakfast Included
Day 5 Sacred Valley of the Incas & Ollantaytambo
A full day is spent visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At an altitude of 3800m we take slow walks that take up to an hour, around each of the ruins in order to manage any effects the high altitude may have.
Firstly we visit the Pisac ruins, perched on a hilltop with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. We then go down to the famous traditional market of the same name, which is full of colour and atmosphere. A great place for souvenirs!

After lunch, we continue along the valley to the temple/fortress of Ollantaytambo with its enormous Inca terracing constructed on the side of a steep mountain.

Overnight Cusco Breakfast Included
Day 6 Machu Picchu and Cusco
Entry to Machu Picchu is split into a morning and afternoon shift in order to ease the flow of tourists to the site and aid conservation and preservation of the citadel.

Taking the train: Waking early in Ollantaytambo you will take the train to Aguas Calientes, arriving at 10am. You will have time to get some food before entering Machu Picchu at approximately midday. Enjoy a guided tour around the site before getting the train back to Ollantaytambo and arriving back in Cusco at approximately 10pm.

The lost city of Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) was originally completely self -contained, surrounded by agricultural terraces sufficient to feed the population, and watered by natural springs. Located high above the fast-flowing Urubamba River, the cloud-shrouded ruins have palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation that will simply take your breath away. The ruins were only discovered by the outside world in 1911, when American explorer Hiram Bingham found them while looking for another “lost city” called Vilcabamba. Due to their isolation, many of the buildings are still quite intact and you can't help but admire Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), which towers above the ruins.
Overnight Cusco Breakfast Included
Day 7 Cusco
Today is free for you to explore Cusco. Make the most of your free day to explore its amazing churches, colonial buildings and picturesque streets, many of which have Inca walls, arches and doorways. On a hill overlooking the city stands the ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuaman, where some of the most spectacular Inca walls can be found, including a massive 130 ton stone.

Overnight Cusco Breakfast Included
Day 8 Flight to Amazon Jungle and Tour
No trip to Peru would be complete without a visit to what is considered the most biodiverse place on earth, the lush and beautiful Amazon rainforest. Covering nearly two thirds of the country, the area is home to around 600 species of birds, 1200 types of butterflies and 300 reptiles, to name a few. As eco-tourism continues to grow, there are a number of eco lodges allowing you to experience the rainforest in the most responsible and authentic way possible. Our rep will transfer you to the airport for your flight to the jungle community of Puerto Maldonado, the starting point for our visit to the Amazon rainforest. Here you can pick up last minute drinks and snacks before the group continue with a short bus ride followed by riverboat journey to reach the accommodation for the night. Sailing along the river, the trip takes around 2 hours and is an excellent chance to relax and start to take in the magic of the rainforest.

Arriving at your riverside lodge, check in and have some time to relax before an afternoon of exploring. After lunch we will set off on a trek through the rainforest along wooden walkways. On the way our guide will stop to show you various species of bird and explain the medicinal plants and delicate ecological systems of the Amazon Jungle. The scenery is extremely varied incorporating dense jungle as well as marsh areas. You will see incredibly big trees, several metres in diameter and around 450 years old. We walk to Cochita Caiman (Caiman Pond) where we see wildlife along the way. We then return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight Amazon Jungle Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 9 Amazon Jungle
After an early breakfast we hike deeper in to the jungle, enjoying the surroundings and exploring the delights and hidden wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. We may also catch a glimpse of the rare giant otter. Afterwards, we will enjoy the view of the lake from our viewing point/observation platform, where you can experience the canopy wildlife such as parrots, guacamayos, toucans, camungos, shanshos, herons, turtles and caiman. We will return to the lodge for a well-deserved lunch. After a break and some yummy food, we take a short boat trip across the Madre de Dios River to Monkey Island. On the way over you may spot caiman from the boat. Once on the island it is possible to see a great variety of monkeys such as the ‘maquisapa’, black and white ‘Martins’, ‘Leoncito de la Selva’ (Little Lions), ‘Frailes’ (Friars), ‘Achuñis’, ‘Ronsocos’ as well as an array of birdlife. In the evenings it is often possible to enjoy the wonderful sunset, one of the most impressive sights of the forest (weather permitting).

Overnight Amazon Jungle Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 10 Jungle and Flight back to Lima
Waking up to the sounds of the jungle, take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight back to Lima. You have the remainder of the day to enjoy Lima before your tour comes to an end.

Overnight Lima Breakfast Included
Day 11 Depart Lima
Depart for home or onward journey.

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