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Amazon to Machu Picchu

Amazon, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
9 days / from $ 2,269
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Fire your imagination by escaping into the bliss of unencumbered nature. Peru’s Amazon rainforest and the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu high in the Andes mountains will surround you with unrivaled beauty.
PRESENTED BY KIM MACQUARRIE, PERU EXPLORER & FOUR-TIME EMMY WINNER

From the Amazon rainforest to Machu Picchu, this itinerary will usher you into Peru’s most stunning destinations. Your adventure starts with 4 days immersed in the wonders of the rainforest. Observe birds, monkeys, orchids, and towering ceiba trees while exploring the lush green environment with your naturalist guide. Continue onwards to the Andean heartland for panoramic views of mountains, hybrid Inca-Spanish architecture, and Inca ruins. The thrilling finale finds you atop the Lost City of the Incas, experiencing Machu Picchu for yourself.

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Escape into the bliss of unencumbered nature as you step into Peru’s Amazon rainforest before surrounding yourself with Machu Picchu

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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 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.



Enjoy a final breakfast at your Cusco hotel. Our Inca Expert representative will meet you in time to transfer you to the airport to begin your journey back home.

You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s world wonders!

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Price per person from:

Luxury Superior Comfort
Double $ 3,449 $ 2,719 $ 2,269
Single $ 5,169 $ 4,009 $ 3,409
  • 8 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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