USA - LIMA (ARRIVAL)
Make your own way to your gateway airport for your international flight to Lima. Enjoy in-flight meals and services. Lima, the "City of Kings" is famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. On arrival at Lima International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight in Lima
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy hotel facilities.
In the afternoon, we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lima
LIMA – PUERTO MALDONADO (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast this morning and transfer to board your domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado.
Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Peru’s capital of biodiversity, you will be welcome at the airport and transferred to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us. You will sail across Rio Madre de Dios until arriving at our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City.
On your way, you will be able to observe rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants like the large-flowered heliconias, and you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey.
Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room.
In the afternoon, your specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain. They feed on a rich water fauna—mainly represented by fish— that inhabits the pond.
At dusk, you will witness the spectacular sunset over the Amazon region, an experience full of color in overwhelming ranges and intensities.
Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with and excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine.
The night fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of a huge number of bird songs and calls.
Overnight at the lodge in Puerto Maldonado area
PUERTO MALDONADO (B/L/D)
Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise, waking up to the howler monkey calls. A hearty breakfast will provide you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences.
After breakfast, you will start a hike to the deep forest on conveniently prepared, preserved and signposted trails. On the way, you will cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests, and then you will descend to floodable forests, to go up again to the hills. During the journey, you will see the widest range of flora and fauna in the wild. Along the way, you will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees supporting the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Some of the most important are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba, and shihuahuaco, among others.
With luck and in silence, you can see bigger mammals, like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary; rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo; primates like the coto or howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey; reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox; amphibians like the toad and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw.
We’ll arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees. Then, we’ll go up to an Amazonian observation deck, from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles, etc.
Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you.
In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, you will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River.
PUERTO MALDONADO – CUSCO (BY FLIGHT) (B/-/-)
After a restful night’s sleep, the powerful roars of the howler monkey (Alouatta senículus) warn visitors that they are in its territory and that it’s time to leave. In your dining room, your breakfast will be prepared before going back to Puerto Maldonado to board our domestic flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met and transferred to our hotel.
Late in the afternoon, you will enjoy an exclusive tour around the city. From our hotel, you will walk to Saint Blas district where you will visit the house of a local artisan to see their exhibition of art. From Saint Blas, the craftsmen’s quarters you will walk down along the Hatun Rumiyoc street, finding midway the Inca Roca Palace, today the Archbishop’s Palace; and you will have time to appreciate the worldwide famous Stone of the Twelve Angles. You will go on to the Main Square to appreciate the architecture of the Cathedral and enjoy a beautiful view of the main square during the night. Finally, you will pass trough Koricancha temple to appreciate its tower and to learn about its importance during the Inca period.
Overnight in Cusco
CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B/L/-)
This morning you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo train station, where you will depart by train to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. You arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist you on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish you with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around you. After a guided tour, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. At the arranged time, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, and then transfer by car to our hotel in Cusco.
Please note: In order to assure passengers’ security and comfort, the hand luggage policy on board the train to Machu Picchu has established that the train ticket allows client’s transportation and his hand luggage (01 bag or backpack) with a weight of no more than 05kg/11lb and with a maximum size of 62 linear inches/157 cm (length + height + width). Baggage that exceed the measures will not be allowed.
Overnight in Cusco
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.
Overnight in Cusco
You can also join one of the optional tours below:
Optional: Full day Sacred Valley tour (lunch included/min. 2 pax) USD 70/CAD 100 per person
Optional: Half day Andean Horse Back Riding Cusco Surrounds (min. 2 pax) USD 130/CAD 180 per person
Optional: Half day biking- Best Down Hill in Cusco (min. 2 pax) USD 130/CAD 180 per person
Optional: Half day Visit to Archaelogical Park of Sacsayhuaman on SIC basis* USD 60/CAD 85 per person
Optional: Cusco at Night on SIC basis* USD 45/CAD 60 per person
CUSCO – LIMA (BY FLIGHT) – CANADA/USA (DEPARTURE) (B/-/-)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and, at the arranged time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Once in Lima Airport, make your way for your next flight back home.