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Journey into the Amazon rainforest and travel to the highest Andes to feast your eyes and ears on Peru’s mystical landscapes.
If you travel to immerse yourself in new sights and sounds, this journey was made for you. Start your trip in the Amazon and discover the incredible biodiversity of the rainforest with 4 days and 3 nights at a comfortable lodge near Puerto Maldonado. Fly to Cusco and learn about the historic Inca heartland on your way to Machu Picchu. Travel across the Andean altiplano to Lake Titicaca, soak in the quiet tranquility of the high altitude lake, and visit the floating islands of Uros.
Upon arrival at the Lima airport, meet our Inca Expert Travel representative for a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel.
If arriving early, you can also take in scenic Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima's gorgeous coastline.
Begin your jungle adventure with a flight to Puerto Maldonado. Meet the lodge staff on arrival, transfer to the port, and board a motorized canoe to travel by river to your lodge.
Spend the rest of the afternoon acclimating to the rainforest environment. Your naturalist guide will tell you more about what to expect during your stay.
Your excursions today will allow you to glimpse the incredible biodiversity of Peru’s rainforest. Visit an oxbow lake to observe hoatzin birds, squirrel monkeys, and giant otters. Learn about medicinal plants and how Amazonian communities use them. At night, join your guide to spot critters that only come out after dark.
Continue your exploration of the rainforest with a visit to a clay lick where parrots and macaws gather. Explore a trail that winds through giant ceiba trees reaching 150 meters tall. 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, board a boat for the journey back to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. You have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Remember to take it easy on your first day at altitude.
Meet your guide for a trip to the Sacred Valley. Your private tour visits the concentric circle terraces of Moray which descend nearly 500 feet into the earth, the multi-hued salt pans of Maras, and the monolithic fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo. At the end of the tour, catch the train to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu.
Wake up early and meet your guide for a memorable walk through the “lost city of the Incas” and let yourself be swept away by the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Finish up with last photos and then return to Aguas Calientes town for the return trip to Cusco.
Options: Climb Huayna Picchu for views over the ruins or add an extra day in Machu Picchu.
After breakfast, transfer to the bus station to begin the trip to Puno & Lake Titicaca. The comfortable, first-class bus includes stops along the way at the beautiful church of Andahuaylillas and the archaeological center of Raqchi. On arrival, meet our representative for a transfer to your Lake Titicaca hotel.
Upgrade: Ride aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer train to Puno. Depending on the season, service is limited to 3-4 weekly departures.
Departing from Puno port, begin your waterborne exploration of the world’s highest navigable lake. Stop at the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island to see how indigenous people maintain their traditions in an extreme high altitude lake environment.
Follow this with a visit to a local island. Depending on your preference, you can choose from a unique homestay experience in Amantani or a visit to the private island - Isla Suasi.
Take another day to further explore the island at your leisure. After lunch, board the boat back to Puno, enjoying one last look at the blue expanses of Lake Titicaca.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your Puno hotel. Then meet our representative for a transfer to the airport to begin your journey back home.
You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s wonders.
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