This meticulously crafted journey combines culture, history, and natural wonders, offering a comprehensive experience of Peru’s diverse treasures. From ancient ruins to vibrant markets, from bustling cities to serene landscapes, each day promises a new chapter in your Peruvian odyssey. Join us on this unforgettable exploration of Peru’s incredible richness.
Upon arrival in Lima, the tour group will meet you at your scheduled flight time and guide you to your hotel. The capital of Peru is a modern metropolis with a long history and is currently undergoing various cultural and economic changes.
In the afternoon, after checking into your hotel, you will take a brief tour of the city. Your journey begins with Lima’s Magic Water Circuit, a modern fountain system certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest modern fountain system in the world.
The Magic Water Circuit Tour is located in the exhibition park and attracts crowds throughout the year, it is one of the most popular new attractions for tourists in Lima.
After the tour, you will be sent back to your hotel for the night, where you can prepare for your flight to Cusco the next day. Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast at the hotel, the transfer will pick you up from the reception to take you to the airport, where you will take your flight to Cusco. The flight must land in Cusco. After landing in the imperial city, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, once the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the remains of the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, one of the most important areas dedicated to the worship of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered and filled with gold leaf representations of nature. Later, visit the cathedral, the most impressive monument of the main site of the city. Then go to the hills of Cusco, where the fort of Sacsayhuaman is located; its impressive walls offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Cusco. Night in Cusco
We will leave the Imperial City of Cusco and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is here that we will have our buffet style breakfast.
We will continue on to Abra Málaga (4 350 meters) (14 160 ft), the starting point of our biking tour. After a short explanation to help orientate you, your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the activity. We will the begin our 3-hour, bicycle descent 9 55km (5.93 miles) until we reach the town of Huamanmarca. During the trip we will experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the tropical forest. It is here in the tropical forest that our Peruvian Amazon adventure begins. We will cross small streams and we will enjoy the change from cold to a tropical climate.
During the journey we will stop several times to review bicycles and equipment. We will arrive at the town of Santa María (1 200 masl) (3,937.01 ft.), where we will have our lunch and stay for our first night in a Bella Victoria.
In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River. This river offers category III and III + rapids. For this activity we will give you helmets, windbreaks and category V life jackets. This activity is available between the months of April to December, and you must be able to swim to participate in accordance with Peruvian law.
After a delicious breakfast, we will be ready to make the first day of trekking to Santa Teresa.
The first two hours of our tour we will ascend the terrain. On the way we will have several stops to learn a little more about the richness in flora and fauna of the area in which we will find ourselves. We will also stop at the home of a local family, where we will learn about their customs and traditions.
Later we will cross a section of the Inca Trail that formerly connected the Sacred City of the citadel Machu Picchu to the last Inca refuge, Vilcabamba. Here our guide will explain a little more about the history of the Incas and also the Incan communication system (the route of the Incas).
At this point we have the pleasure of experiencing some of the most impressive views of the Huancarccasa canyon, the majestic Salkantay.
We will then descend to the town of Quellomayo, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing rest in the hammocks of the restaurant.
We will continue with the last two hours of our hike to arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, where we will spend a while enjoying this enchanting place. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night.
On day three we will have the opportunity to do the zip line activity with one of the highly trusted operators in the area. This activity is optional and lasts approximately two hours.
We will then have breakfast. After breakfast, we will board our transport to the hydroelectric plant, where the government control is located and the entrance to Machu Picchu National Park (Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary).
At this point we will start our trekking to the town of Aguas Calientes, passing through the area called Intihuatana, a small archaeological site where the guide will share an explanation to better understand the site.
Then we will continue to Inka Rakay, where we will enjoy our lunch. During the journey, we will enjoy and contemplate the majesty of the Machu Picchu mountains, Huayna Picchu as well as other agrological sites in the heights of the mountain. We will finish the hike in the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the third night of the tour.
The group will get up early to go to Machu Picchu, following an ascending route through the high forest, where we can have the opportunity to see the sunrise.
The guide will show us the Machu Picchu sanctuary for 2 hrs. approx. Later the group will be free to enjoy Machu Picchu by themselves. Once you finish, you will take the train and bus back to Cusco.
Today we get an early start for the flight via Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado, a small jungle town. After a short trip through the lodge office (where we will store our main luggage) to the river, we will take a boat to our jungle lodge in the Tambopata Reserve (usually between 1½ and 3 hours depending on the lodge used). On the way we will be able to see caimans (alligators), river turtles and a variety of birds.
Our jungle lodge is basic, but all accommodations have private bathrooms with cold water showers. Electricity is by generator and is only available for a few hours a day in the dining area.
We will get up early (4:30 a.m.) and have a light coffee or tea to begin our 40-minute journey upriver towards the El Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful natural settings and wildlife on the banks of the Tambopata River. Upon our arrival, weather conditions permitting, we will be able to observe one of the greatest spectacles of wildlife: hundreds of Parrots and Macaws of various species descending to feed on the mud of a ravine, an experience you will never forget!
Later, we will walk the river beach in search of animal tracks while we have a snack. At mid-morning, we will return to the Lodge to have breakfast and enjoy free time, either to rest, do adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and amenities that Wasaí offers.
We will cross the river by boat (10 minutes approx), to enjoy the Cascadas del Gato, and take a refreshing bath in a “natural Jacuzzi”. Optionally, we will try to fish for some of the more than 250 species of fish that inhabit the area or go kayaking or canoeing on the river.
After lunch, we will enter the jungle doing an Ethnobotanical walk through the Tambopata trails, learning about the medicinal plants and trees of the area, and observing the impressive ecosystem of the Amazon, where we can see walking palm trees, ancient lupunas (trees), snakes, etc.
At dusk, we will take a night boat ride in search of alligators. Dinner. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge (B, L, D).
Farewell breakfast and free morning until transfer to the airport for flight to LIMA, ending this four-day jungle tour – Tambopata.
Included / Excluded
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