Peru

"Andes & Amazon". 8-day tour to Peru

Hidden treasures of Peru! 

How many exciting experiences can you get in just 8 days? Try this tour! In 8 days you will visit all the most interesting Peruvian sites: "city of the Kings" Lima, mysterious Amazon jungle, glorious Cusco, enchanting Sacred valley, splendid Machu Picchu and unbelievable Rainbow Mountain! 

Our tours start every day!

NB: The program can be extended or shortened if necessary. 

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Stay in Lima.

During the 16th and 17th centuries Lima was considered the most beautiful city of the colonial America and was referred to as the Ciudad de los Reyes (City of the Kings). Beautiful buildings in baroque style facades for Spanish nobles were appearing around the main square full of bustling life and booming trade. The oldest university of the continent - Saint Marcos University was established in Lima in 1551. Pieces of old splendour can be seen even today in central districts of Lima.

At the arranged time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Puerto Maldonado.

Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, assistance and transfer to the pier to head to the Lodge. On the way, we will see beautiful scenery and our guide will be alert for some animal species when sneaking to show them to you. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with some Amazonian tropical fruit nectar. Accommodation in our bungalows and lunch. Rest of the morning free to enjoy the lodge facilities. 

Note: due to the late arrival the lunch at lodge is subject to availability.

In the afternoon, we will make some trekking through the Amazon rainforest. We will discover a great variety of medicinal plants, tropical trees, birds, insects, butterflies, among others. On the way, we will stop at a traditional viewpoint to watch the flight of toucans, macaws and other birds. At night, we will continue with a fun “caiman safari" in search of white caiman that inhabits the river banks.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

INC: breakfast / dinner

Early in the morning, we will visit the Parrot Clay Lick, located 20 minutes far from the lodge. We will see at least five species of these birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then move to the city of Puerto Maldonado.

At the arranged time, transfer to the airport to board our departure flight to Cusco, on the way we will make a brief stop at the local market. 

Upon arrival, welcome reception and transfer to the hotel.

INC: breakfast

In the afternoon we will climb up the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, and start our excursion visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head for Q'enqo, and ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate an altar for sacrifices in the inner part of a huge rock, and then Tambomachay, sacred fountains of life and health. On the way we will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city.

After that we will visit the Temple of the Sun “The Korikancha”, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. A legend tells that his temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. Finally, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquerors.

Tour duration: 3.5 hrs.

Return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.

INC: breakfast 

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques.

Later we will explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to go around and buy handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread.

Buffet lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town full of local color and inhabited since Inca times in which we will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance.

Tour duration: about 8 hrs.

Музей Инкарий в Долине Инков, Куско, Перу

Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley. 

INC: breakfast / lunch

Transfer to train station and departure to Machu Picchu. A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival; walking assistance to bus stop and aboard the shuttle bus to the train station. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas (shared guided visit lasts about 2,5 hrs).

Energy is all around us. At the arranged time, shared shuttle bus up down. Buffet lunch at local restaurant.

At the arranged time, we will take the train back to station to be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Cusco.

INC: breakfast / lunch

** Peru Rail carry-on baggage allowance is 5 kg maximum per person. Your remaining luggage will stay in your Cusco hotel.

Very early in the morning (at 03:00 am), we will start our journey across Valle Sur toward Quechuyno, which is the starting point of our hike to the Cerro Colorado or 7-color Mountain (Rainbow Mountain), located about 100 km. southeast of Cusco city. After enjoying a traditional breakfast in the area, we will start our 2-and-a-half-hour hike to reach the control center and enter this mystical place. 

We will observe how colors around us change due to the weather. We will reach an altitude of 5,000 meters, approximately, which is the top of this mysterious mountain. Geological formations will reveal all its splendor; the contrast of the blue sky creates a formidable line between the coast desert and the Amazon jungle, guided by the beautiful Ausangate. At the arranged time, return to Cusco.

Total tour duration: 15 hrs approx.

Overnight stay in Cusco.

INC: breakfast / box-lunch

Hotel check-out.

Transfer to Cusco airport. Airport assistance to board your Lima flight.

Arrival and international flight connection.

INC: breakfast  

End of our services.

The cost of tour and payment conditions

Cost of the tour per person:

DBL SGL TPL
Hotels 3 ★ 1950 $ 2517 $ 1875 $

Booking and payment

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What's included

Included:

  • Accommodation in 3* hotels (please, make a request for accommodation in a 4* or 5* hotel)
  • All services mentioned in the program 
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Expedition train to Machu Picchu 

Not included:

  • International flight
  • Domestic flights Lima/Puerto Maldonado/Cusco/Lima
  • Services and meal not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in and late check-out in the hotels
  • Drinking water during the transfers and excursions 
  • Beverages 
  • Extra-luggage on the flights
  • Personal expenses, tips 

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Natalia Volchkova
Peru maven, founder of ExploreByYourself