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Best of Peru & the Amazon

(12 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Yucay | Machu Picchu | Puno | Iquitos

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima. Remaining day at leisure.

02 Lima - Cusco - Yucay

Flight to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Visit the Chinchero community and the Sunday market of Chinchero. Continue to “El Mirador de Racchi” for a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Typical lunch at a local house.

03 Yucay

Morning at leisure. Optional excursions like visiting the traditional Pisac Market, Rafting on the Urubamba river, Biking tour in the Sacred Valley or Hiking from Ollantaytambo to Cachicata. In the afternoon visit of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.

04 Yucay - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Full day excursion by Vistadome train to visit the Incan site of Machu Picchu including a guided visit. Return by bus and train to Cusco.

05 Cusco

Half day city tour inclusive visit Plaza de Armas, which was once the exact centre of the Incan world, and the cathedral, built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace and borders on other churches on both sides. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin located above Cusco. The beauty and monumental scale of this magnificent Inca fortress does not fail to impress its visitors.

06 Cusco - Puno

Full day panoramic drive to Puno on the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca (seat-in). This amazing deep blue lake is the largest lake in South America and the largest in the world above 2000 m. On the way visit Andahuaylillas with its Sistine Chapel of America, the temple of Wiracocha Racchi and Puka Pukara en route, inclusive lunch.

07 Puno - Lima

Day tour (seat-in) to the manmade islands of Uros and the unique culture of the Taquile Island. Many of the inhabitants of still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and  living on the lake plants. The narrow island of Taquile is home to numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. Lunch included. Transfer to Juliaca airport and flight to Lima.

08 Lima

City tour including San Francisco Convent and Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian Pre-Columbian Art.

09 Lima - Iquitos

Flight to Iquitos in the Amazon region. Brief city orientation and 40 km journey by boat (seat-in) down the Amazon River to reach the Ceiba Tops Lodge. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding. Lunch and dinner included.

10 Iquitos

Boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighbouring town of Indiana. Fullboard included, excursions on seat-in basis.

11 Iquitos

Boat ride to the ExplorNapo Lodge for breakfast. Hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway before visiting the "ReNuPeRu" Ethnobotanical Garden with over 240 medicinal plants. Full board included, excursions on seat-in basis.

12 Iquitos - Lima

Flight back to Lima. End of the roundtrip and departure flight.