The Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Amazon

Destination Lima Sacred Valley Cusco Puerto Maldonado
Duration 9 days 8 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Experiences

Travel back in time in Cusco and spend the night in a former nun's convent of 18th century built on Inca foundations. Make a roundtrip to the famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu on board of the luxury Hiram Bingham train. Discover the amazing wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon. Travel back in time and feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

Your tour at a glance

This luxury tour in Peru is designed for the travelers who wants to discover the authentic Peru off the beaten tracks. During this private tour of 9 days you will have the opportunity to discover different small villages, to walk in the narrow streets of Cusco and Ollantaytambo with your dedicated guide, to feel the typical charm and unique atmosphere of this cities. At the end of the tour you will take the flight to Puerto Maldonado where you explore the amazing wildlife of Peruvian Amazon by visiting the Tambopata National Park. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the beautiful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth listening the wild sounds of the jungle. 

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Lima
Day 1 : Arrival in Lima

Your guide will meet you upon your arrival at Lima airport and take you to your private car. Then, he will take you to your oceanside hotel, situated in Miraflores, the exclusive residential district of Peruvian capital. Today, he will be at your disposal to make you discover the different sides of the ''city of kings'', before to take you to Cusco the following day to discover the incredible world of the Incan civilization. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Cusco and drive to Sacred Valley
Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Cusco and drive to Sacred Valley

This morning, you will take the flight to reach the capital of the Incas, Cusco. Upon you arrival, your guide will take you straight to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Thus, you will start your discoveries from the cradle of the Inca Empire, the residence for the aristocratic families of Cuzco. Your guide will take you to Ollantaytambo, a town in the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will explore the ruins of the fortress with its famous wall of 6 monoliths, another historical place where the Incas organized the resistance against the Spanish conquistadors. In the fortress, there are still different constructions such as the Temple of the Sun or the baths. From these ruins, you can also admire the beautiful view on the Valley. Later, you can simply walk through the narrow streets of the city and feel their typical charm and unique atmosphere. You will see the local life and will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco (2h driving)
Day 3 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco (2h driving)

Today your guide will take you to Cusco, the uncontested archeological capital of the Americas. How was built the social pyramid of the Incas and how was structured their political life? What was the role of the woman for the ancient Incan people? Upon your arrival to Cusco, your private guide will help you to find all the answers. You will find there different colonial houses built on the perfectly preserved Incan foundations. You can explore also the San Blass Neighborhood to feel also the bohemian atmosphere of the city and to discover the Pre-Columbian Museum of Art, which has a large collection of archaeological artifacts from all over Peru. Your day will be concluded with a magic overnight in a charming hotel built on the Inca foundations. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 4 : Cusco sightseeing

Today your guide will make you discover the four exceptional archaeological sites that were protecting Cusco: Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. All these visits will help you to admire the engineering perfection of the Incas, as well as learn about their religious life, customs and traditions and, of course, about the extraordinary procedure of mummifications. Who were the 13 Incas that ruled the Inca Empire and what customs and practices still remain in force? Your private guide will be there to answers to all your questions about this enigmatic civilization. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Rainbow Mountain
Day 5 : Rainbow Mountain

Surely the visit of Cusco is the best opportunity to reveal the secrets of the Inca Empire, however it is also a nice possibility to discover a natural marvel, called Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain. Today you will made a private hiking to discover this multicolored mountain whose 7 stunning colors are completely of native origin. The mountain has been discovered only in 2015, which makes it a relatively less explored destination. On the way you will see also South American camelids like llamas, guanacos and alpacas. Your guide will take you back to Cusco after lunch. In the evening, you will have free time for your leisure. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Round trip by luxury train to Machu Picchu
Day 6 : Round trip by luxury train to Machu Picchu

Your last day in the Inca capital will be dedicated to the discovery of the incredible Machu Picchu. This Incan citadel of 15 century spectacularly positioned on a narrow ridge above Rio Urubamba will be certainly one of the main highlights of your trip. The purpose of this majestic construction still remains a mystery. The only obvious thing is that this is an unequaled architectural masterpiece which perfectly reflects the architectural genius of the Incas. To reach the citadel, you will take the enchanting luxury train of Hiram Bingham from Cusco which will offer you a memorable experience in its elegant carriages with old-fashioned charm. The same train will take you back to Cusco in the evening. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Day 7 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

Why the people comes to Peru? Certainly to discover the secrets of the Inca Empire. However, Peru has other great marvels to offer to its visitors. The Peruvian Amazon is definitely one of the amazing discoveries for the travelers visiting the land of the Incas. This morning, you will take the flight to Puerto Maldonado, the starting point to reach the Tambopata National Park, one of the jewels of the Amazon rainforest. Discover the local flora and fauna with the help of your experienced naturalist guide and in the evening observe the night monkeys. You will be installed in the luxury boutique lodge located deep in the heart of the Amazon which will make your magic experience more pleasant and comfortable. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest

Start your day by discovering the wildlife of the amazing Lake Sandoval by canoe. Thousands of species of birds, the endangered river wolf, howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, turtles and black alligators can be observed here. Later, you will cruise for about 20 minutes to reach the exciting Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, amazing suspended bridges with two panoramic observation towers. Live an unforgettable experience observing the Amazon forest from the treetops. You will have the possibility to admire the beautiful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. At sunset, you will explore the forest by walk listening the wild sounds of the jungle. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Puerto Maldonado and departure
Day 9 : Puerto Maldonado and departure

Today, you will take the boat to reach Puerto Maldonado Airport for your departure flight to Lima from where you will take your homebound flight. It’s a great time to observe how the Amazon rainforest is waking up before to leave this magic scenery. Along the way to the airport you will make a short stop at Mariposario of Tambopata. Peru has the largest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen in the Butterfly Farm, which showcases the diversity, beauty and adaptability of these marvelous insects.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Incarnation of urban elegance beside the city's cultural gems

Rooftop pool with ocean view

Amazonian-inspired wellness

Exquisitely decorated interior bearing native accents of Peru 

 

Overview

The hotel Miraflores is a luxury accommodation set in the heart of the verdant Miraflores Park, Lima’s most fashionable areas, with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the nourishing therapies of the local Spa or just relax in your spacious marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your dinner in the stylish, framed by impeccable gardens restaurant of the hotel, and make a complete immersion in the South America’s culinary capital.

 


 

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo - 5*

 

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Why we chose it?


Cozy environment in the middle of the Sacred Valley

Chalet-style luxury retreat with Andes views

Local planetarium to observe the stars and planets

 

Overview

The overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado will give you the possibility to relax in the cozy environment of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel back in time and you will feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living at that time. Here, you will also have the possibility to see how the locals prepare the famous Peruvian ‘’pachamanca’’ in the earthen oven.

 


 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Built on Inca foundations

Decorated with colonial period frescoes

Specialty dishes prepared by leading Peruvian chefs

Inspired Andean wellness 

 

Overview

This former convent built on the Inca foundations, dating back to 17th century will take you back in time and you will live an amazing experience in your artistic room where the Inca stonework meets the Spanish colonial architecture and where the modern comfort meets the old-world charm. Relax at open-air heated pool, enjoying the colorful dishes at the local Senzo Bar. Don’t miss the unique Spa treatments that offers the local Hypnoze Spa, inspired by Inca and Andean culture.

 


 

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion, Puerto Maldonado - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Located within the heart of the Amazon, between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River

Individual bungalows

Meals prepared with organic and local farm products

 

Overview

The Inkaterra Hacienda Conception is located in a lush tropical rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon and offers amazing activities to discover the impressive variety of flora and fauna. The rustic comfort of Hacienda Conception will offer you an amazing Amazon experience. Here you will be able to enjoy also the local Spa combining the classic nurturing of a Spa with the exotic ingredients of the tropical forest.

 


 

 

Your tour includes:

- All private transfers with air conditioned high end SUV with all applicable transport taxes
- Dedicated English speaking guide-driver and his living expenses
- All luxury accommodations with full breakfast daily
- Internal flight from Lima to Cusco
- Internal flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
- Internal flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima
- 2 lunches and 2 dinners during your stay in Puerto Maldonado
- All excursions with an experienced naturalist guide
- All entrance fees as per described itinerary
- Luxury train (Hiram Bingham) for a round trip to Machu Picchu
- Gastronomic lunch and dinner on board of Hiram Bingham train
- Bus for a round trip to Machu Picchu entrance
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees

 

Your tour does not include:

- Meals and drinks (except as specified above)
- Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls etc...)
- International airfare

 

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