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Amazon & Inca

Amazon & Inca
  • Trip Code: AI9D
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Start: Lima
  • End: Lima
  • Trip Type: Full Nature, Culture Trips
  • Trips Style: Luxury, Comfort, Standard, Budget Travel Style
  • Country: Peru

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lima
Welcome to Peru! On arrival in Lima, you will be transferred to your hotel. The day is free for you to spend at your leisure and you may arrive at any time. In the evening we will have a group meeting to discuss the plan for the next 10 days, verify questions and get to know each other during our first Peruvian dinner.

Day 2, 3 Amazon Rainforest
A short flight takes us to Puerto Maldonado in the heart of the Amazon Jungle. A motorised canoe up river brings us to our lodge where we spend time exploring jungle trails to learn about many local plants and their uses. We also search for wildlife and hope to see caiman (alligators), monkeys and many species of birds including parrots and toucans. The Tambopata Rainforest Reserve holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area.

Day 4 Cusco
A morning flight takes us high into the Andes to Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire. We’ll have a half-day guided tour of Cusco to learn about this city’s fascinating past and present. There is free time for you to shop for souvenirs and experience the sights and sounds of this colonial town.

Day 5 Ollantaytambo

We’ll take a day tour of the Sacred Valley and the surroundings of Cusco, including a visit to the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. We overnight in the Inca village of Ollantaytambo.

Day 6 Machu Picchu
A morning train takes us through the spectacular Urubamba Sacred Valley to the village of Aguas Calientes, where we have the opportunity to soak in the nearby thermal baths.

Day 7 Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today we visit the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We’ll tour the “lost city of the Incas” with our local expert, and have plenty of free time to explore by ourselves before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 8 Cusco

Free day in Cusco. Time to wander the maze of streets, visit museums and churches or take part in one of variety of adventurous activities Cusco has to offer.

Day 9 Return to Lima
A morning flight takes us back to Lima.



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