Amazon Rainforest and enigmas of the Incas

Destination Sacred Valley Cusco Lima Iquitos
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Discover the amazing wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon.  Make a luxury cruise in Iquitos on board of the Delfin Amazon Cruises and enjoy the unique experience of piranha fishing. Enjoy the unforgettable roundtrip to the famous Machu Picchu on board of the luxury train Hiram Bingham with a gastronomic lunch and dinner on board. Travel back in time in Cusco and spend the night in a former nun's convent of 18th century built on Inca foundations.
       

 

Your tour at a glance

If you would like to uncover the secrets of the architectural genius of the Incas as well as discover their lifestyle, so this tour is made for you. Your dedicated guide will be always at your disposal and will make you discover the real Peru following your points of interests. Your trip will be concluded by a luxury cruise to discover the incredible Peruvian Amazon and its wildlife. Inca ruins, amazing landscapes, charming authentic villages, piranha fishing, its what will offer you an unforgettable experience in the land of the Incas. 

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Cusco and drive to Sacred Valley
Day 1 : Arrival in Cusco and drive to Sacred Valley

You will begin your amazing trip by arriving to the ancient capital of the Incas, the famous city of Cusco. Here your private guide will welcome you at the airport and will take you directly to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Why the Valley was considered as Sacred for the Incas? You will learn about it, once you are on the spot. You private guide will take you to Ollantaytambo, which is one of the most famous towns of the Sacred Valley. Here you can simply walk through the narrow streets of the city to feel their typical charm and unique atmosphere. You will see the local life and will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

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

Today you will continue your journey to explore Cusco, ''the center of earth'' for the Incas. Why Cusco was of great importance for them? Your guide will help you to find all the answers. On the way to Cusco, we will make a stop at Chinchero, a small charming village whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes. The site is known for its textile manufacturing. Women begin to weave from 6 years old. The village is also known for its agricultural terraces dating back to the Inca era, used until today. Later, you will arrive to Cusco where you will admire many walls dating back to the time of the Incas, on which the Spanish buildings were built. One of the most charming districts to feel the authentic bohemian atmosphere of the city is the San Blas Neighborhood. Don't miss to wander in its narrow streets. Later, you can discover also the archeological sites near Cusco. The visit of these important sites as Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay or Qenko, will give you the opportunity to go back to the 15th century to have a better ideas about the lifestyle of the Incas, their beliefs and rituals. Do you know what was the reason of the sacrifices and mummifications the Incas were doing? You will learn about it visiting these stunning sites with your private guide. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 3 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Even if you will learn many interesting facts about the Incas civilization during your stay in Ollantaytambo and Cusco through the amazing monuments you will discover, however the visit of Machu Picchu will be a matchless experience of your private journey in Peru. The lost city of the Incas, built on a rocky promontory on 15th century, is full of mysteries until today. However, your private guide will help you to uncover some of its best-kept secrets. And to make your journey more pleasant, you will make a round trip to reach this incredible architectural masterpiece on board of the luxury Hiram Bingham train, an exclusive train with an all-inclusive service which will offer you an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Flight from Cusco to Lima
Day 4 : Flight from Cusco to Lima

Today you will take the flight to reach Lima, the capital of Peru and one of the excellent examples of the colonial settlement of Spanish conquistadors. In Lima, you will have the possibility to discover also different sides of Peruvian lifestyle. By visiting the Barranco district, you will discover the bohemian atmosphere of the capital, the magnificent park of Miraflores district will be a nice possibility for the leisure. And finally, it's from Lima that you will take the flight to reach Iquitos and discover the incredible Peruvian Amazon. Ovenight in Lima.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Flight from Lima to Iquitos
Day 5 : Flight from Lima to Iquitos

To conclude your luxury experience in Peru, we will take you to Iquitos, a corner of paradise to discover the Peruvian Amazon on board of a luxury boat designed for its most demanding visitors. Upon your arrival to Iquitos, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred the small riverside town Nauta on the banks of the Marañon River. Here you will be introduced you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the necessary amenities. Each suite has a spacious private terrace from where you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views. Your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details. Today you will witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset and later you will make a night safari to observe the silver back tamarillo monkeys, dolphins and sloths. Then, skimming the riverbanks you will have the opportunity to see caimans and spiders. Overnight in the boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Amazon rainforest
Day 6 : Amazon rainforest

Today you will enjoy your first sunrise at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. A nice opportunity for birdwatching, especially for several parrot species and hoatzins. Today you will cruise through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers to observe the famous pink dolphins. Later the Amazon Natural Park will offer you an unequalled opportunity for a Canopy Walkway. It’s a unique experience which provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. Later you will meet Carola, who is known as a “White” shaman, a healer and spiritual guide. Overnight in the boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Amazon rainforest
Day 7 : Amazon rainforest

Another amazing day on board of Delfin Amazon Cruises will start by cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo. Why is it a particular place? Not only because it's one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, but because here you will try piranha fishing! Later, you will explore the Pianha creek either by kayak or by skiff which will give you the opportunity to visit a local community and to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Your day will be concluded by a night nature walk. Overnight on boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Flight from Iquitos to Lima
Day 8 : Flight from Iquitos to Lima

Today you will admire the last sunrise in the Amazon. Then you will take the way back to Nauta from where you will have a private transfer to Iquitos Airport. Before to arrive to the airport, you will make a stop at the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals. Here you will see some animals which are on the endangered species list, such as wonderful and docile baby manatees. Later you will take the flight to Lima, from where you will catch your homebound flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

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.

 


 

Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels, Lima - 4*
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  Luxury tour Peru Lima

 

Why we chose it?


Old republican house from the 1920s

Oasis of tranquility in the bohemian and artistic neighborhood of Lima

Only 9 individually decorated rooms

Thoughtful in-room touches

 

Overview

Your stay in Villa Barranco will give you the opportunity to travel back in time to 1920s to feel how the social elite was living at that time. The hotel has been restored with great care, respecting the original architecture and art. The hotel has only 9 stylish rooms, a terrace and an exclusive bar for its guests with a wonderful view of the sea. You will certainly appreciate the local restaurant with its homemade menu.

 


 

Delfin Amazon Cruises - Relais & Châteaux Cruise, Iquitos - 5* 
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Why we chose it?


One step beyond in terms of service and personal attention

An oversize suite with private panoramic terrace and a private whirlpool

Offering comfort, grace and a pleasure for the senses

 

Overview

Peruvian Amazon itself creates a magical environment to experience. The Delfin Amazon cruises offers unique vessels to straighten your exclusive experience in the Amazon Rainforest. You will discover the amazing local wildlife, make a canopy walking and you will relax at the same time in your private terrace with whirlpool. You will spend your overnights in your suite room with 180° panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the beauties of the Amazon continuously.

 


 

 

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 Cusco to Lima
- Internal flight from Lima to Iquitos
- Internal flight from Iquitos to Lima
- Luxury cruise in Iquitos on board of the Delfin Amazon with 3 breathtaking overnights on the boat
- 2 lunches and 3 dinners on board of the luxury Delfin Amazon Cruises
- 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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