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A Paradise to be Discovered tour

A Paradise to be Discovered

Machu Travel Peru
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
10 days
From: $ 4,556 $ 456 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the modern Lima
  • Explore Cusco, Archaeological Capital of America
  • Visit Qoricancha Temple
  • See spectacular sunset in the Amazon, an experience full of beautiful color ranges.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Lake APU
  • Visit the Monkey Island

Short Description

This Luxury program “From Machu Picchu to Amazon” will take you to the heart of the Inca Empire and Amazon Jungle. Your excursion will start in Lima the beauty and cosmopolitan city. Then your trip will continue with a private tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will explore the mystical Inca complexes of Machu Picchu.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Lima

Trip Includes

  • Domestic flights Lima to Cusco / Cusco to Puerto Maldonado / Puerto Maldonado to Lima (3 routes).
  • Transfers IN – OUT airport / hotel / airport.
  • All transfers in private transportation.
  • Lima city tour (private service).
  • Sacred Valley tour –Awanakancha and Pisaq- (private service).
  • Sacred Valley tour – Maras/Moray and Ollantaytambo- (private service).
  • Lunch at Niños del Arco Iris Foundation.
  • Round trip VISTADOME train tickets to Aguas Calientes.
  • Round trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes (2 days).
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu (2 days).
  • Machu Picchu tour (private service).
  • Cusco city tour (private service).
  • Tambopata 3d/2n tour (shared service).
  • All sites and attractions entrance tickets.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • A professional driver.
  • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All accommodation based on double occupancy.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima

Upon your arrival into Lima, our private transfer will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Our driver and English-speaking representative will make sure that you have a safe and comfortable reception. Then, the rest of day is free.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2: Lima Tour Traditional City Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today in the morning, your private tour guide and driver will take you for a tour of Lima, ‘The City of the Kings´, where you will enjoy seeing the best of both colonial and modern Lima. We will take you to the San Martin Plaza, where you will walk through the busy and fascinating pedestrian-only Jirón de la Union, Union Street, which leads to the Plaza de Armas, the main plaza. This street was constructed in 1535 and still retains its old charm with a number of shops and restaurants set in a mixture of old and new buildings. We will then arrive at the Plaza de Armas, a beautiful square surrounded by palaces, before heading to the World Heritage Listed Monastery of San Francisco. This monastery is renowned for its architecture, a stunning 17th Century example of Spanish Baroque, and its convent library that possesses approximately 25,000 important antique texts.

Hidden underneath the monastery, are the Catacombs, Lima´s first cemetery, where you will witness the remains of some 70,000 burials by exploring through narrow passages and looking down into deep pits that are lined with mysterious bones and skulls. After visiting the colonial part of Lima, we will take you to have lunch at the Rosa Náutica Restaurant, where you can enjoy some exquisite Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, we will take you back to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

Overnight in Lima

Day 3: Lima to Cusco & The Sacred Valley with Awanakancha Textile Workshop & Pisaq

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, our private representative and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Lima Airport in time for your domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to the Incan Empire of Cusco, you will be greeted with a welcoming hot cocoa tea.

We will take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is located at a lower altitude than Cusco; therefore, it will help you to acclimatize to the Andes.

Along the way, you will visit the Awanakancha textile workshop where you will witness how our ancestors used to elaborate their clothes using antique techniques of tainting and weaving. You will also have the opportunity to taste the delicious different types of Andean potatoes and corn. We will then continue through the valley to visit Pisaq, which has a large daily market full of goods for both tourists and locals. This market is where villagers come from the mountains to sell their home-grown produce and unique handmade arts and crafts. It is highly recommended for having a wide variety of interesting souvenirs at great prices. Here you will have a tasty lunch prepared by expert’s chefs. At the end of this day, you will be taken to your chosen hotel where you can spend time relaxing and enjoying the spectacular landscape of the sacred valley.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Day 4: Maras Moray & Ollantaytambo Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will take you off the beaten path to Maras, a typical Andean village. Here you will walk through the streets and get a sense that you are walking during the time of the Incas as a lot of the culture has remained very similar. The people continue to wear traditional clothing and the town is lined with historical buildings. We will visit the very impressive San Francisco Church, including visits to the baptism room and bell tower, where you will have a great view of the village and its surrounding snow-capped mountains.

After discovering Maras, we will continue our trip to the amazing circular terraces of Moray, which were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops then we will visit the Salt Terraces of Maras to see and learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt. Finishing your tour at this place, we will come back to Urubamba to taste a delicious BBQ lunch provided at Foundation Niños del Arco Iris where by the way, you will have the chance to be part of the hundreds of children and teenagers’ education.

After lunch, you will be taken to Ollantaytambo, one of the last Incan refuges during Spanish colonization. You will step back in time as many of the houses and buildings continue to stand from the Incan empire and display original architecture. You will be invited to enter one of these houses to observe the building and the way in which the people used to live.

We will then take you to visit the powerful and impressive Ollantaytambo ruins, temples and terraces. These sites continue to be well preserved since the Spanish conquest and provide an interesting insight into how towns were designed during the Incan period. In the afternoon, you will have a wonderful experience Peruvian Paso Horseback Riding. You will and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley for approximately 2 hours. This noble animal, unique in its Peruvian breed, gives a very smooth and elegant ride where no experience is necessary.

Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 5: Train to Machu Picchu – Private Guided Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, your driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel in the Sacred Valley and take you to Ollantaytambo Train Station. From here, you will board the Vistadome Train for a spectacular hour and a half scenic journey to Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival in the afternoon, you will visit the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, ‘The Lost City of the Incas’ and begin your expedition around this sacred Incan site. As there are not as many people in the afternoons, it is more peaceful and enjoyable. You will learn about the history and visit the remarkable temples of the Sun and the Condor. You will also see aqueducts and houses, while learning some interesting facts about the Sacred Incan Terraces. After a nice sunset, you will return back to Aguas Calientes.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 6: Day at your leisure in Machu Picchu & Back Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today, you have all this morning to spend at your leisure. You may wish to revisit Machu Picchu and enjoy one of the many short trekking options, such as the one to the Sun Gate for an impressive view overlooking Machu Picchu Citadel or a visit to the Incan Bridge, a secret entrance for the Incan Army. The most adventurous travelers should not miss to climb up to the summit of Huayna Picchu.

There are also some alternative trekking options around Aguas Calientes including, the easy walk to the Mandor Falls or the more challenging Putukusy Mountain climb for an impressive view of the Machu Picchu citadel. In the afternoon, you will have to go to the train station in order to board your Vistadome Train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon your arrival, our staff will be waiting you at your arrival and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 7: Cusco City Tour & Farewell Dinner

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

In the morning, your tour guide in Cusco and driver will meet you at your hotel to begin your private city tour of Cusco. You will visit the well-known and beautiful temple of Sacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan culture. You will be amazed by the ingenious architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and impressed when imagining the feat of moving and fitting each uniquely shaped stone, weighing some 70tons, so perfectly together without mortar that not a blade of grass could pass between them. As part of your city tour, you will also visit the Cusco Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Plaza de Armas, the main square.

Here you will see many very important holy Christian artifacts and artwork derived from the ‘Escuela Cuzquena’ (Cuzco Art School). Your tour in Cusco will then take you to the Temple of the Sun, ‘Qoricancha,’ located on the main Avenida El Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This Incan site was one of the most worshipped and respected temples of the city. Finally, you will experience local daily life at the San Pedro Market, where you will see a wide variety of goods including, gifts, crafts, clothes, meats, juices, fruits and vegetables. You will then return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. In the evening, you will be invited to a special dinner in a local restaurant to enjoy exquisite Peruvian cuisine.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 8: Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and introduction to Tambopata Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the Puerto Maldonado Airport by our staff members, who will assist you with your luggage. Next, you will be driven to the river port; a boat ride on the Madre de Dios river will end upon arrival at your lodge (25 to 45 minutes boat ride depending on your selected accommodation).

Our staff will greet you and will provide information about the lodge’s safety rules and the proposed schedule of excursions during your stay. A guided walk along one of the trails is a wonderful introduction to the incredible world of the Amazon rainforest. The trails wind past giant trees of the forest, such as the kapok and the strangler fig, and you may watch superb examples of bird and insect life. Cocktails and dinner will be served in the dining room at the lodge’s main house.

Overnight in Tambopata

Day 9: Birth Watching Experience

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early to observe the sun rise over the Madre de Dios River. During this day, depending on preference and weather conditions, you will tailor made your birding route:

You can choose between a bird watching experiences in the rainforest with our professional guides. Travel by boat or walk through the forest accompanied by an Inkaterra experienced explorer guide searching for your preferred bird species. Return to the lodge by sunset. (The interpretation level will vary according to preferences) or you can consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2 hour excursion. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge.

Overnight in Tambopata

Day 10: Last Morning at Reserva Amazonica & Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima

Meals: Breakfast

After your morning check-out you will be assisted with your luggage and return by boat on the Madre de Dios River to Puerto Maldonado. You will be assisted with your luggage and transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Lima where you will have the rest of the day to rest or to explore the city.

Overnight in Lima

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Flights & Transport

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Group Size:

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Accomodations

The list below shows our recommended hotels that our travel experts have selected for each destination to make your vacation the best experience featuring superior service, good location, and all facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.

 

Marriot Lima - Lima

The JW Marriott Lima hotel is perched at the Miraflores district offering visitors spectacular views of the cliffs of this neighborhood.

The hotel offers a fantastic central location, towering above the picturesque beachfront cliffs; this cosmopolitan Lima hotel features a variety of ultramodern amenities including a spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and over 13,000 square feet of event space for business meetings, conferences, weddings and receptions. The hotel in Lima also offers two acclaimed restaurants serving a variety of imaginative international cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

 

Tambo del Inka - Sacred Valley

Situated between Vilcanota River and the mountains of Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is a 5-start hotel, it is the only in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu. Facilities include a pool and spa where guests can enjoy a day of sun or relax.

The services offered by this luxury hotel are as follows; The "Hawa" Restaurant serves delicious new Andean cuisine made with organic ingredients, the "Kiri" Bar and Terrace serving snacks and cocktails, guests can use the modern gym and then relax in the cozy lounge, with a classic billiards table and variety of board games.

 

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel - Machu Picchu

The Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family accommodation with extensive experience in the luxury hospitality. Sumaq means "beautiful" in Quechua, and the name is apt for this five-star lodging, Sumaq is immersed in dense vegetation that is the entryway to the enigmatic archeological monument of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Sumaq Hotel successfully recreates the aesthetics of the Inca culture in a comfortable and sophisticated setting. The entire staff hails from this region of Peru and is highly trained to make your stay enjoyable as well as enlightening; this hotel offers all the amenities and high level of service that travellers can expect.

 

JW Marriott Hotel Cusco - Cusco

The hotel is Located in the historic center of the city, the JW Marriott Cusco combines the needs of luxury travelers with a unique design around the colonial convent of San Agustin, built in the sixteenth century and declared Cultural Heritage of Peru. The hotel has gone through a careful process of restoration where people can see archaeological remains of Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial, Republican and Contemporary periods. These historical factors give the JW Marriott Cusco a unique character, able to offer its guests a unique cultural experience.


Reserva Amazónica - Amazon

 

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellations or changes made by the client must be submitted in writing by the client at their earliest convenience.

  • Client is responsible for any fees or charges incurred by the cancellation.
  • Cancellation 90 days or more prior to the tour start date: Full refund of deposit made, minus $100.
  • Cancellation 60-89 days prior to the tour start date: Loss of 30% deposit.
  • Cancellation 31-59 days prior to the tour start date: Loss of 50% of total package price.
  • Cancellation 0-30 days prior to tour start date: Loss of 100% package total.
  • All appropriate refunds will be made directly to your credit card or bank account, minus any fees indicated.
  • Administration fee per person.

Additional Information:

Transportation to Machupicchu

Train to Machu Picchu Vistadome Class 

Sight: Totally panoramic windows that connect you to the route.

Hearing: Representative dances of the Andean Culture (only on the return trip), music especially developed to involve you in a sensory journey.

Taste: Snack prepared with Andean ingredients.

Touch: Warm and fresh environment. More comfort with leather seats and extensive leg room.

Trip ID#:

MacAmaMac

Trip Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Entrance tickets to Wayna Picchu (optional – USD 20.00 per person).
  • Gratuities for our staff.

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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