Trip Type : Private Guided
Adventures in Machu Picchu and the Jungle tour

Adventures in Machu Picchu and the Jungle

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: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 2,160 $ 270 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Lima
  • Visit Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, PukaPukara, and Tambomachay
  • Discover Sacred Valley
  • Visit Urubamba, considered as one of the most beautiful towns of the valley
  • Enjoy train ride for a spectacular scenic journey to Aguas Calientes
  • Learn about the history and visit the remarkable temples of the Sun and the Condor
  • Explore the majestic Lake Apu Victor

 

Short Description

Our Peru Travel Program offers this Machu Picchu to Tambopata, one of the best packages that will make a truly marvelous cultural vacation for an adventurous person into the diverse Peru.

Your Peru vacation will start in Lima with a city tour and the main attractions of the city.

Then your journey will continue to Cusco to explore its stone Incan buildings, narrow cobbled stone surrounded by Inca palaces and colonial houses.

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
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Puerto Maldonado

Trip Includes

  • Private transfers IN & OUT Airport / Hotel / Airport.
  • The rest of transfers in a private transport based on the program.
  • 07 nights lodging at hotel and lodge mentioned in our program including breakfast.
  • City tour in Lima (shared service).
  • City tour in Cusco (shared service).
  • Sacred valley tour (shared service).
  • Round-trip train ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Round-trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu. 
  • Machu Picchu tour (private service).
  • Tambopata tour 3D / 2N in Puerto Maldonado.
  • Specified meals in the program.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and the rest of places mentioned in the program.
  • Guided tours.
  • Personal assistance.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima & City Tour

Once your international flight lands at Lima airport, the Machu Travel Peru staff will be there to welcome and take you to your hotel chosen by you previously.

Lima is better known as “The city of the Kings”. Its history dates back to 1535, the year when it was founded and considered as capital of the viceroyalty of Peru. When independence was proclaimed in 1821, this city became the capital of Peru; it means the political center of the country. In the afternoon, it’s programmed a clannish excursion in Lima city which starts between 14:15 hrs to 14:30 hrs. Our first site to visit will be Huaca Pucllana which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building in the cost of Peru. Then, we will continue to the downtown in which are situated many colonial buildings, highlighting the Cathedral Basilica, the National Congress, the Tagle Tower, the Saint Martin Square, national museums, and the Catacombs of San Francisco where we will be able appreciate human fossils in its ancient cemetery. Afterwards, we will visit two residential neighborhoods, such as San Isidro and Miraflores districts where we will see awesome sceneries of the Pacific Ocean. This tour will finish at the Kennedy Park in Miraflores district where you will possibly have dinner in a local restaurant over there or just being taken back to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2: Arrival to Cusco & City Tour

Meals: Breakfast

After you have breakfast at your hotel, our private transport will take you to Lima airport where you will have to board a domestic flight towards Cusco which only lasts one hour and ten minutes. Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, the Machu Travel Peru staff will be there to welcome and go along with our travel representative to your hotel selected by you anteriorly.

According to some reviews by our passengers, we extremely recommend you to take it slowly within the first hours; probably rest a while to get acclimatized to the high altitude of Cusco city (its elevation is around 3,400m or 11,200ft above sea level).

Besides, we will also advise you to take a cup of coca tea daily, minimize physical activities, eat lightly and drink lots of water against the altitude sickness, well known as “Soroche” by local people. In the afternoon, our guide and private transport will meet you at your hotel between 13:00 hrs to 13:20 hrs in order to start a sole tour in Cusco city; firstly we will concur to the Cathedral Basilica of Cusco where is possible to appreciate many pieces of art that dated back to hundreds of years ago; then, we will have to walk until the Sun Temple also known as “Qoricancha” which has been recognized as the main religious temple during Incan times. In addition, we will visit along with the guide a few archeological remains located outside the city, such as Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, PukaPukara, and Tambomachay. At the end of this guided tour, our private transport will take you to the main plaza where you will probably have dinner in a restaurant or just being taken back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, you will have breakfast served by your hotel; then our guide and private transport will pick you up between 8:00 hrs to 8:20 hrs to start our exclusive tour through the Sacred Valley. In this excursion, we will stop at Pisac village which still has a great archaeological Incan complex composed by huge agricultural terraces along the range of mountains; besides it has a typical market, famous for its beautiful handicrafts and pieces of art; this place is much visited on Sundays. Afterwards, our tour will take us to Urubamba, considered as one of the most beautiful towns of the valley; besides it has been one of the major agricultural centers of the Inca Empire. Here, we will concur to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a nice buffet lunch.

After lunch, we will continue to the Incan village and archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo; here we will be impressed how its ancient inhabitants have known to use some rocks to establish the Moon and Sun calendars. To continue, our next stop will be at Chinchero, a small farming village dedicated to growing agricultural products and producing typical textiles. This place is very famous for its huge agricultural terraces that surround the whole area where has been situated this Incan and colonial village; for instance, it still maintains its colonial buildings, including the Tupac Inca Yupanqui royal house, an impressive and very well preserved Incan palace.

On your way back to Cusco, we will appreciate stunning views of the nearby Andes Mountains. Upon arrival, our transport will leave you at the Saint Francis Square located at two blocks from the main plaza. Here, you will likely prefer to enjoy your dinner in a restaurant or maybe just being taken to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 4: Train to Machu Picchu & Private Guided Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, your driver and transfer will meet you at your hotel in Cusco and take you to Poroy or Ollantaytambo Train Station (depending on train tickets availability) where you have to take the Train for a spectacular scenic journey to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town). Upon your arrival, you will visit the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, ‘The Lost City of the Incas’ and begin your expedition around this sacred Incan site.

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 and spend that night there.

Overnight in Machu Picchu

Day 5: 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 Wayna Picchu (please let us know in advance since special permits are required for this climb).

In the afternoon, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have lunch at a cozy restaurant. Then you will go to the train station in order to board your Train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. 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 6: Arrival to Puerto Maldonado & Tambopata Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After you have a delicious breakfast at your hotel, our staff will pick you up and escort you to Cusco airport where you will board a domestic flight towards Puerto Maldonado which only takes forty five minutes. Upon arrival, the Machu Travel Peru staff will be waiting at the airport to drive you to the port where there will be a shared boat to go to the lodge located inside the Amazon Jungle of Tambopata. On the way by boat, we will submerge into a fascinating natural environment; if we are lucky, we will see ronsocos, caimans, turtles, herons, cormorants and other animal species in their natural environment.

Once we are at the lodge, we will be invited an exquisite welcome drink and get settled in our bungalows; and then we will have lunch together. Once satisfied, our specialized tour guide will lead you through an interpretive excursion along the Caimán Cocha, a small lake inhabited by specimens of black caiman and among others. At the end of the evening, you will witness the spectacular sunset in the Amazon Jungle, an experience full of intensities and overwhelming color ranges. Upon returning to the Lodge, an exquisite dinner will await you before going to the bed.

Overnight in Tambopata

Day 7: Lake Apu Victor & Monkey Island Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At the beginning of this day, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge; then we will start hiking towards a virgin forest covered by bridges to cross gorges and rivers, accompanied by our local guide. Along this journey, we will explore the majestic Lake Apu Victor, characterized by its crystal clear waters and surrounded by marshes and giant trees.

Afterwards, we will go up to the Observation Deck from where we will see a panoramic view on the lake. Here, we will be able to observe parrots, macaws, toucans, camungos, shanshos, herons and among other animals, such as caimans, turtles, etc. After several hours into the Amazon Jungle, we will head back to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, our expert guide will lead us to visit the Monkey Island, a unique place in the heart of Madre de Dios River, just five minutes away from the lodge. Along this hike, we will observe extraordinary landscapes with an exuberant flora, inhabited by a huge variety of monkey species in their natural habitat. We will also be able to identify species, such as maquisapas, capuchins, small lion monkeys, frailes, cotos and other wildlife species as well as a wide range of birds. To finalize, we will complete our tour with an imposing sunset. Right after, we will start our way back to the lodge where a pleasant dinner will await you.

Overnight in Tambopata

Day 8: Departure Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima

Meals: Breakfast

Depending on what time your domestic flight departs from Puerto Maldonado back to Lima; our travel representative will lead you back to the city aboard a shared boat, here is located the national airport. At your arrival to Lima

Once you arrive there, our Machu Picchu to Tambopata program will conclude.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

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#:

MacTamMac

Trip Excludes

  • Domestic flights: Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Puerto Maldonado & Puerto Maldonado to Lima.
  • Personal expenses and services not specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mount, extra charge of US$ 20.00 p/p.
  • Optional gratuities for our staff.
  • Travel Insurance.

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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