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Peru & Machu Picchu & Amazon
Itinerary (14 days)
Tour is completed - contact us to customize this trip for you.

Day 01 – Lima

Transfer from airport to Hotel

Overnight at Mariel Hotel Standard room Continental Breakfast

40 rooms
All rooms fully carpeted, equiped with cable TV and Telephone. The hotel is located in Miraflores, near the financial, cultural and tourist centres.

Day 02 – Lima

Overnight at Mariel Hotel Standard room Continental Breakfast

PM Colonial & Modern Lima

This tour includes visits to the Cathedral, Main Square, San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs, the old Rimac Quarter, the Descalzos Convent, the Acho Bullring, and the Inquisition Court. Visit the residential districts of San Isidro, Miraflores, the new commercial area south of Lima, Chacarilla, Monterrico and the ocean front to enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean ending in Barranco, the so-called "Latin Quarter".

Day 03 – Lima

Transfer to the airport, flight to  Puerto Maldonado-Cusco US (by LanPeru)

Sandoval Lake LodgeOvernight at Samdoval Lake Lodge all meals while at the lodge

Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de Dios River. A 25 minutes journey down the Madre de Dios River by motor canoe brings you to the end of the trail in to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the trail takes you on a 2-mile walk/or rickshaw ride through secondary forest, until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled 220 yards through a flooded forest of 100-foot tall Mauritia palms. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to the lodge.

After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we once again board the catamaran and set off to explore the entire west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest for the night. We return to the lodge around nightfall for dinner.

Day 04  – Puerto Maldonado

A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters which frequent the lake and are most active at this time of day. Most of the fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, and photographs, of the prehistoric- looking Hoatzins.

After returning for a late breakfast we set off into the cool under story of the tall virgin forest near the lake to see some towering wild Brazil Nut trees and a demonstration of how our hosts collect, open and commercialize this important natural product.

After lunch and an hour or so to relax we once again board the catamaran to explore the eastern part of the lake, where we might see one or more of the five species of monkeys which live in the forest near the lake, such as the Brown Capuchin Monkey. There is a final chance after dinner to try and spot some Black Caimans on the lake, or to go on a short night walk through the primary forest.

Day 05  – Puerto Maldonado

Rising once again at dawn, we have a quick snack before boarding the catamarans to explore the western end of the lake in the hope of an encounter with Giant Otters. After a late breakfast we explore some of the rain forest trails with our knowledgeable resident naturalist guide. As we walk the forest will be brought to life as your guide explains the ecology of the rain forest and its diverse flora and fauna. We return for lunch, and then there is an optional rest for those who would like to escape the early afternoon heat. For those still full of energy, there is an option to independently explore some of the forest trails. In the cooler late afternoon we will once again board the catamaran to explore the another part of the  lake, and hopefully experience a spectacular sunset over the lake before returning to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, there is a final chance to look for Black Caiman on the lake, or to go on a short night hike through the forest.

Day 06 – Puerto Maldonado

After a dawn breakfast we take a final, shorter paddle around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before returning to Puerto Maldonado to catch the flight to Lima.

Transfer to airport by boat and car, flight to Cusco, transfer to Hotel

Overnight at San Agustin Internacional Hotel Breakfast is included.

You'll find luxury facilities for a moderate price in the Plaza Hotel located in the centre of the city.
We offer 26 simple, double, triple and matrimonial rooms, with private bathroom, cable TV, heating system, phone, environmental music and room service 24 hours a day.
Our restaurant "Gourmet Restaurant L' exclusive" offers really delicious foods. You can also visit our cafeteria "Mezzanine" (With a view on the Koricancha).

Other services include:
- Bar - Security box – Laundry - Bilingual staff – Fax - Money exchange
- Flight confirmation

Day 07 – Cusco

Overnight at San Agustin International Hotel Breakfast included

City Tour Nearby Ruins with entrance fees

Afternoon guided visit of the city of Cuzco which includes the Main Square, the Cathedral with its religious Art Museum, and the Santo Domingo Church or Koricancha. Continue with a visit to the four ruins nearby, the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is a monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay

Day 08 – Sacred Valley -Urubamba

Overnight at La Casona de Yucay Hotel  in the Sacred Valley Breakfast included

Full Day Pisac M & Ollantaytambo + Lunch

Visit the village of Pisac, where the Indian market takes place three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. After lunch visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited, and explore the ruins which tower above it. Lunch included at a country site typical restaurant

Day 09 – Machu Picchu

Transfer to train Station Full day Machu Picchu

Train ride Vistadome 

Transfer from the hotel in Urubamba to the railroad station, train-ride to Aguas Calientes at the foot of the Machu Picchu Ruins, transportation by bus to the ruins, guided tour of Machu Picchu which is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision.This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. Lunch and in the afternoon free to explore. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight at the Machu Picchu Hotel

48 rooms
Located in the centre of the village of Aguas Calientes, near the train station. The hotel was renovated in 1998. Rooms with bath and Telephone. Bar, restaurant and Coffee shop. Small gardens between the different wings.

Day 10 – Cusco

Free day return to Cuzco by train, transfer to the hotel

San Agustin Internacional Hotel Breakfast

Day 11 – Puno

Bus to Puno, lunch on the way

Departure by bus from Puno to Cuzco (7 to 8 hours), visiting en route Sillustani. The trip continues toward Cuzco with a stop at the Inca ruins of Pucará and at La Raya Pass, at 4,321 metres / 14,260 ft to visit the steaming pools of hot water. Shortly before arrival in Cuzco we visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, also called the "Sixtine Chapel of America", the Pikillacta ruins and of the temple of Raqchi; the remains of the central high wall of the Viracocha Temple, probably the largest roofed building built by the Incas, are impressive. On either side of the high wall, great sloping roofs were supported by rows of unusual round pillars, also of masonry topped by adobe. Nearby are the remains of large living quarters and many round store-houses. The whole complex is surrounded by a large stone wall several miles long. Arrival in Cuzco in the early afternoon. Buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Sicuani.

Overnight at Casa Andian Puno Buffet breakfast included

PUNO PLAZA - PUNO
A legend amidst its waters, life on the islands.
Lake Titicaca and its quiet yet enigmatic waters extend a warm welcome in the ideal spot to explore the Lake. Casa Andina Plaza Puno is the perfect combination of mystery and comfort, where you can prepare to discover the wonders of the city, the Lake and its islands.
Approximately 7 minutes by car from Lake Titicaca and a block from the Main Square, guests can enjoy a unique Andean breakfast and then take a look at the typical and colorful local looms. Casa Andina Plaza Puno is brimming with details that will make your stay in Puno an unforgettable experience.

Day 12 – Puno

Full day tour of Taquile and Uros with Lunch

Overnight at Casa Andian Puno Buffet breakfast included

After visiting the floating islands of the Uros Indians, the boat trip on Lake Titicaca continues as far as the island of Taquile. Members of this self-supporting Aymara community receive visitors in their colourful national costume and show them around the island. Taquile is renown for its fine, decorative weavings. Lunch included. In the afternoon return by boat to Puno.

Day 13 – Lima

Transfer to airport, on the way doing Sillustani en route

Mariel  Hotel Standard room   Continental Breakfast

Day 14 – Lima

Transfer to international airport

Flight to LAX

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