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Mystic Amazon & Andes

Amazon, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Titicaca
12 days / $ 3,289
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Feast your eyes and ears by stepping into the Amazon rainforest before traveling to the Andes mountains to experience Machu Picchu. Take in the moment of tranquility at Lake Titicaca and delight in the cultural traditions of those on the ethereal Uros floating reed islands.

If travel to you means experiencing new things, this journey was made for you. Begin your adventure by discovering the incredible biodiversity of Peru’s Amazon. Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights exploring with a naturalist guide at a comfortable lodge near Puerto Maldonado. Fly onwards to Cusco and learn about the historic Inca heartland and the intellectual legacy left behind. Machu Picchu will enrapture you with its mysterious beauty as your private guide shares the secrets of the citadel. Next, travel across the Andean altiplano to witness an unforgettable sunset over Lake Titicaca.


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Upon arrival at the Lima airport, you will be greeted by our Inca Expert Travel representative. After a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel and assistance with the check in, you’ll be provided with everything needed in preparation for your upcoming journey.

Use this arrival day to rejuvenate yourself by resting or enjoying hotel spa services. If arriving early to Lima, take a scenic walk to Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline or dine in at one of the many gourmet restaurants throughout the city.

Your jungle adventure begins with a flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado. The lodge staff will greet you upon arrival, transfer you to the lodge office to safely store large luggage items, and board a motorized canoe to travel along the river to your lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for first sightings of birds, reptiles, and animals along the banks of the Madre de Dios river.

Spend the afternoon with your naturalist guide doing some light exploration as you acclimate to the rainforest environment.

Escape into the bliss of unencumbered nature. Your excursion today will delight you with the incredible biodiversity of Peru’s rainforest. Visit an oxbow lake to observe hoatzin birds, squirrel monkeys, giant otters, and black caiman. Learn about medicinal plants and how Amazonian communities use them, and taste flavors only found here.

As night descends, listen to the sounds of the rainforest coming to life while you join your guide to explore the forest and spot critters that only come out after dark.

Start your day with a sunrise over the Amazon and breakfast in your lodge before you visit a clay lick where parrots and macaws gather in colorful flocks. After you’ve taken enough pictures, you’ll explore a trail that winds through giant ceiba trees reaching over 500 feet (150 meters) tall. Then, travel by boat to an organic farm where locals cultivate a range of fruits and vegetables, some of which will be strange and others familiar.

After a final breakfast at the lodge, embark on the scenic return boat journey back to Puerto Maldonado. Pick up your stored luggage from the lodge office as you say goodbye to your naturalist guide and continue onwards to the airport to fly to Cusco.

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, be met by an Inca Expert Travel representative. The short drive to your hotel in the historic center will provide you with stunning examples of Cusco’s hybrid Spanish-Inca architecture.

Enjoy your day with some light exploration of Cusco’s main plaza and a cup of coca tea - the local remedy for altitude sickness - while you acclimate on your first day at altitude.

Immerse yourself into the story of Cusco’s past with a private guided tour of its foremost historic sites. Start with a visit to the impressive Cusco Cathedral and Coricancha temple. Then ascend above the sea of terracotta roofs as you visit the monumental Sacsayhuaman citadel.

The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Explore new flavors and pick up souvenirs at the San Pedro Market or wander the cobblestone streets of bohemian San Blas.

After a satiating breakfast your guide will meet you for the scenic private drive through the Sacred Valley. Your private tour will visit the Moray archaeological site and multi-hued salt pans of Maras and delight you with the intellectual legacy of the Incas. The tour ends with a visit to the monolithic fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo but the sightseeing continues. Gaze at the changing landscapes on your comfortable train ride to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu.

An early morning rewards you with a momentous day of exploring the “lost city of the Incas”. Your private tour guide will take you through the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu, discussing the mystery and skill of its construction as you absorb the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Return to Aguas Calientes for the train journey back to Cusco where your driver will be waiting at the station to take you to your hotel for some much deserved rest.

Upgrade options:
Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins or add an extra day in Machu Picchu.

After a hearty breakfast at your Cusco hotel, transfer to the bus station to begin the journey from Cusco to Puno. The comfortable, first-class bus maximizes your time by including stops along the way at esteemed archeological sites including Raqchi and the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes” Andahuaylillas.

Remember that Lake Titicaca is at higher elevation than Cusco. Take time to rest, try out spa services, or do some light exploration while you acclimate.

Upgrade: Ride aboard the luxurious overnight Andean Explorer - A Belmond Train to Cusco. Depending on the season, service is limited to 1-2 weekly departures.

Begin your waterborne exploration of the world’s highest navigable lake - Lake Titicaca. Feel the sensation of standing on Uros Floating Islands and learn about how indigenous people maintain their long held traditions in a high altitude environment. Finish with a hike on Taquile Island to take in a spectacular sunset over the lake before the boat ride back to your hotel.

Rejuvenate yourself with a day of doing nothing but enjoying the incredible vistas of Lake Titicaca and your hotel amenities. After lunch, board the boat back to Puno for one last hotel night on the shores of this illustrious landscape.

Enjoy a final breakfast at your Puno hotel and a final glance towards Lake Titicaca. Our Inca Expert representative will meet you in time to transfer you to the airport to begin your journey back home.

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Luxury Superior Comfort
Double $ 4,789 $ 3,689 $ 3,289
Single $ 6,749 $ 5,819 $ 5,419
  • 11 nights of accommodation in stated hotels
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • Tours stated in the itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Transfers and entrance fees
  • All meals at the Amazon lodge
  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

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