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Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure

Peru in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Explore the diversity of Peru on a journey through the country's most emblematic sights and incredible landscapes, from the Andes and Machu Picchu to the depths of the Amazon rainforest!

Trip Highlights

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    Cuzco
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    Iquitos
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu
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    Sacred Valley

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Experience the culture and wildlife of Peru and its ancient Inca Empire. Explore Lima and get to know its colonial past. Uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cuzco before exploring Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world. Head to Iquitos to enjoy a captivating Full-Board stay in the heart of the Amazon to discover the abundant wildlife of the tropical rainforest.

1st Day: US - Lima
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Arrive at your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to Lima. Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
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3342 Reviews

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2nd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting half-day city tour of Lima, including its historic centre and the beautiful Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
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3342 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Light

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3rd Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Along the way stop at Museo Sulca (no guide, only driver) and savour the opportunity to explore this living museum, where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ava Spot or similar
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37 Reviews

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4th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. 

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Please note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ava Spot or similar
tripadvisor rating

37 Reviews

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Activities

included
Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

Active

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Optional
Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
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5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy optional Sacred Valley excursions along the way, to experience the best of the region.* Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

 

 * Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included, granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Inkarri Cusco or similar
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153 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Moderate

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6th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Cuzco, exploring the lively plazas of the historic city or perhaps visiting some of the numerous museums and cultural institutions.* Overnight stay in Cuzco

 

* Optional Half-Day Cuzco City Tour: Begin your tour in the Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Inkarri Cusco or similar
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153 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Cusco Tour

Moderate

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7th Day: Cuzco - Iquitos
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Iquitos, a port city and gateway to the Northern Amazon. Transfer to the hotel and get settled. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing before your Amazon adventure begins in the morning! Overnight stay in Iquitos.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Victoria Regia or similar
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417 Reviews

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8th Day: Iquitos - Amazon
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off into the Amazon, headed for the lodge, your base for further Amazon exploration over the next four days. Along the way, you will be able to observe the wonderful landscapes of the Peruvian jungle accompanied by the small houses located on the banks of the rivers. After 30 minutes of boat ride we will arrive to Irapay, where our staff will welcome you and receive you with a refreshing fruit juice from the region. At the appropriate time we will check-in and location in your respective cabin. We will enjoy our first Amazonian lunch at Maloca Restaurant with a wonderful view of the Momom River. Pilpintuwasi is also an animal rescue center, one of the most striking animals being a beautiful Jaguar. On our return to the lodge we will have time to appreciate our first Amazonian sunset. Delicious dinner at Maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

 

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place. 

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Lodge Amak or similar
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279 Reviews

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Activities

included
Activities in the Amazon

Moderate

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9th Day: Amazon
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Rise before the sun this morning to seize the day and catch the first rays of light on the Amazon. Set off on a guided bird watching excursion , appreciating how diverse birds gather in search of their morning foods, this excursion will begin very early, transferring us by boat along the Momom River. You can see various species such as Oropendolas, Paucares, Hawks, taangers as well as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. Then we will return to Irapay to enjoy an energizing breakfast, after breakfast we take a break to enjoy Irapay facilities. Lunch in Maloca overlooking the Momom River. At nightfall, especially in the growing season of the rivers, we will enjoy a magical tour in an open boat through the Momom River, without any lighting, accompanied only by some glimpses of the flora and fauna of the jungle. If we find a clear sky, we can appreciate the splendid brightness of the moon, as well as the stars and constellations. Dinner at maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

 

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place. 

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Lodge Amak or similar
tripadvisor rating

279 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Activities in the Amazon

Moderate

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10th Day: Amazon
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Breakfast at the village this morning before enjoying our first botanical walk through the jungle where we will observe medicinal plants, giant trees, the Irapay palm, and we will enjoy lianas to hang ourselves. We will return to the lodge to enjoy our lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit a native community, where they will show us their customs and native language; we will also share their dances and songs, at the end of the tour we will be able to observe the crafts they make. Free time to rest in our facilities and enjoy our last Amazonian sunset. Dinner at Maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

 

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place. 

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Lodge Amak or similar
tripadvisor rating

279 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Activities in the Amazon

Moderate

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11th Day: Amazon - Iquitos - Lima
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Breakfast at the lodge. Today, enjoy a wonderful tour of the Amazon River, where we will observe the convergence of the waters of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers. We will make a brief stop in the seventh natural wonder for the observation of pink dolphins, if we are lucky and patience we can observe them. Transfer to the airport for a flight back to Lima. Overnight stay in Lima.

 

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
tripadvisor rating

3342 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Activities in the Amazon

Moderate

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12th Day: Lima - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US.

13th Day: US
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Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 2 in Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Schedule determined by reserved frequency. Please note that the train transfer will be by Expedition or Voyager train, depending on availability.

Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

Included activity for day 4 in Machu Picchu

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and their order.

Activities in the Amazon

Included activity for day 8 in Iquitos

Enjoy a range of exciting activities during your stay in the Amazon rainforest. Take boat tours, visit a Butterfly Farm, enjoy guided bird-watching, take guided nature walks and visit an indigenous community. Activities are subject to variations.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and their order.

Activities in the Amazon

Included activity for day 9 in Iquitos

Enjoy a range of exciting activities during your stay in the Amazon rainforest. Take boat tours, visit a Butterfly Farm, enjoy guided bird-watching, take guided nature walks and visit an indigenous community. Activities are subject to variations.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 4

Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

Physical rating:

Light

Optional
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Pick up time may vary depending on the assigned hotel.

The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Suggested activity for day 5 in Sacred Valley

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley including Ollantaytambo, PARWA Traditional Textiles Centre and Chinchero. Lunch and BTCP included.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Half-Day Cusco Tour

Suggested activity for day 6 in Cuzco

Embark on this tour of Cuzco and acquaint yourself with the most iconic locations of the city; from the San Pedro Market and the Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral and Koricancha Temple.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lima - US.
  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Iquitos, Iquitos - Lima. *
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. **
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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 8 breakfasts and full-board in the Amazon Lodge.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.

To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.

It is the customer's responsibility to send a copy of their passports in time (no less than 55 days before the trip) in order to guarantee the entrance to Macchu Picchu. Note that tickets are subject to a maximum capacity and availability is limited.

*** The order and duration of the excursions included in the Amazon itinerary are subject to changes depending on the weather conditions.

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place. 

Important information about your stay in Amak Iquitos Lodge

  1. Baggage allowance per person: 1 carry-on suitcase of maximum 8 kilos and a small handbag. Leave heavy luggage at your hotel in the city.
  2. We include 1 bottle of water per person only on the first night and for the following nights or during the day we invite you to refill your bottles at the water dispensers in the common areas.
  3. Meals include water.
  4. If you wish to use the bar inside the Lodge, please bring cash in local currency (no large bills). Credit cards are not accepted.
  5. There is no wifi connection at the Lodge.
  6. There is no electricity. They use an hourly generator in the common areas. The cabins have solar panels for lighting only.
  7. There is no hot water. It is recommended to take showers between 7am and 7pm when the water is naturally warmer.

Important information about your stay in Irapay Amazon Lodge

  1. Only snacks and drinks are served at the pool.
  2. Electrical fluid hours 07:00 to 10 am and 18:00 to 22:30 pm
  3. There is no Internet or WIFI service, but if you have a cell phone with data you can connect.
  4. All rooms have ceiling fans during the hours of electricity.
  5. We remind you that food and beverages are not allowed in the rooms.

IMPORTANT! Remember to provide your agent with the following information: any physical or health conditions, any dietary restrictions (information needed to guarantee a matching menu in the lodge), and shoe size.

We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

Warning: Please note that when filling out the Health Form required to enter Peru, in the Nationality section, you must write EEUU (instead of USA), in order to generate a valid form.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with at least six months validity. One page required for stamp.

  • Visa

    Free visa on arrival.

  • Currency

    Peruvian Sol.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    220V, 60 Hz. U.S. style plug. Check the voltage.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.peru.travel/en-us/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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