Machu Picchu And Amazon Tour
Day 1.- Cusco Arrival and Walking Tour
Our agents greet you at the airport and take to your upscale hotel to relax and acclimate to Cusco’s high altitude. Around noon, your guide meets you at your hotel around noon for a walking tour (at your own speed) of downtown Cusco. Walk through original Incan and colonial streets to imagine earlier times. Visit the holy Qoricancha Temple, which was originally covered with gold plates inside and out. Explore Sacsuayhuaman with its monolithic stones, structural symbolism, and great view over downtown Cusco. Visit the Cathedral, which has over 300 paintings the Cusqueña School of Art. Investigate and experience San Pedro Market with all your senses. End the day with a relaxing dinner at your posh hotel or dine at one of the many extraordinary restaurants in downtown.
Day 2.- Visit Chinchero, Misminay Andean Community, Moray and Maras Salt Mines.
After breakfast, with your private guide and roomy transportation all to yourselves, experience Andean culture up close. Head towards the town of Chincheros, renowned for its expert weavers, to watch a demonstration using traditional looms and plant-dyed yarns. Then drive to Misminay Village. Your visit helps this mountain community and improves their lives directly. Try your hand at driving an ox team, feeding livestock, or harvesting crops. For lunch, taste authentic flavors with the freshest ingredients seasoned with Andean herbs. Hike a trail in the afternoon to see a breathtaking view of the concentric terraces of Moray. Then travel to Maras to see over 4000 salt mines that have produced pure, pink salt for generations. In the afternoon, go to Ollantaytambo Train Station to climb aboard the finest train service to go to Machu Picchu Village and spend the night in luxury accommodations.
Day 3.- Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
After breakfast, your guide comes to your hotel and accompanies you on the 25-minute bus up the hill to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Your private tour is tailored to your interests: ancient lifestyles, science, mythology, religion, engineering, or other topics. Your guide has the answers. Explore the most important places of the citadel: the Guard house, Sun temple, and Royalty group, Main Plaza, Three Windows Temple, and the Sacred Sun Dial. Wear sturdy shoes for this 2-hour tour because you walk on narrow stone paths and steps. Later, ride the bus down to Machu Picchu Village, then enjoy the luxury train service to the Poroy Train Station. Private transport takes you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 4.- Travel to Tambopata Jungle Lodge
The Amazon tour begins with private transport to the airport or bus terminal to travel to Puerto Maldonado. Our staff welcomes and escorts you to the dock to board your powerboat to the jungle lodge. For one hour, ride on the Madre de Dios River as you travel farther from town. Take in the distinct sights and sounds of the thick jungle. At the lodge, take a little time to relax in your spacious suite with a sitting area, private bath, mosquito nets, and hammocks. Later, explore the jungle in a two-hour walk with an expert guide who describes the tangle of lush vegetation, and with luck, animals like monkeys, macaws, and toucans. Also, search for caimans and other night creatures on the riverbank in a pre-dinner excursion. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 5: Tambopata Reserve / Lake Sandoval / Monkey Island
Wake up early after a cup of coffee to explore Lake Sandoval. Early morning is when the animals gather and with luck, see brightly colored macaws, caimans, river otters, or monkeys. Next, travel by boat on the Madre Dios River to reach the Tambopata National Reserve. This protected nature reserve is home to more than a thousand species of trees, plants, animals, birds, and endangered species. During a 5km (over 3mile) hike, be awed by the closeness of the jungle’s extreme biodiversity. Visit Monkey Island, where you can spot 5 different species of monkeys. Don’t be surprised to have a close encounter with a primate. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous lunch, followed by a climb up lookout towers to bird-watch and catch the Amazon sunset. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 6: Fishing / Tree Climbing / Canopy Walk
Take it easy today. After breakfast, take a short walk to fish for piranhas. After lunch, relax and do as you please. Take a nap, get a massage, swing in a hammock. If you’re inclined, join in to play sports. Then, comes one of the jungle stay’s highlights: the canopy walk. Climb the platforms to secure bridges suspended high in the treetops. Feel the breeze and marvel at the vast jungle that surrounds you. For the last supper, enjoy a special dinner with exquisite jungle delicacies. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 7: Lodge / Puerto Maldonado / Travel to Lima
On the final day of the Machu Picchu and Jungle Tours, go bird watching before breakfast. After breakfast, head back to the town of Puerto Maldonado to visit the local market to sample tropical fruits and typical jungle dishes. Your guide escorts you to the airport or bus terminal for your return to Lima or Cusco.
Easy, there are different circuits to follow according to physical condition.
Length: 7 days
Tour Type: Private Service
ACTIVITY: Cultural & Ecological Tours
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Qoricancha Temple, Sacsuayhuaman, the Cathedral, and lively San Pedro Market.
Learn how master weavers make natural dyes and complex weaving patterns at Chincheros.
Try your hand at the chores of an Andean farmer and experience their lifestyles in Mismanay.
Experience the magic and awe of the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Explore the mysteries and ecosystems of the Amazon in a trip to the Tambopata Jungle.