Heritage of the Incas and the Amazon

Destination Sacred Valley Cusco Puerto Maldonado
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Experiences

Discover the history, the lifestyle and the rituals of the Incas in Cusco. Travel back in time and feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Make an exciting Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and observe the Amazon forest from the treetops. Reach the mystical Incan citadel Machu Picchu by taking the luxury train of Hiram Bingham. 

 

Your tour at a glance

This luxury private tour will give you the opportunity to discover the most amazing architectural engineering of the Inca legacy, their rituals and beliefs as well as their most famous citadel of 15th century, the magnificent Machu Picchu, built on a rocky promontory. Your dedicated guide will be always at your disposal to answer to all your questions. Your week tour will be concluded by the discovery of Peruvian Amazon and its wildlife. The beautiful toucans, the endangered river wolf, howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws and other unique species of the local wildlife will offer you an impressive experience.

 

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

We are glad to welcome you in the capital of the Incas. Your private guide will welcome you at the airport of Cusco upon your arrival and will drive you directly to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It will give you the opportunity to go back in time and to feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living in this cradle of the Inca Empire. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

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

Today you will explore Ollantaytambo with your private guide. This city of the Sacred Valley has its unique charm and atmosphere. From the ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress you will admire the beautiful view on the Valley, walking in its narrow streets you will have the opportunity to meet Peruvians walking their lamas, the iconic animals of Peru. Later, you will take the road to Cusco, the one-time capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the right place to learn about the Incas, their history, lifestyle and rituals. When and why Cusco became the capital of the Inca Empire? How the city has been changed after the arrival of conquistadors? Your guide will be happy to show you all the beauties of the city and reveal its secrets. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 3 : Cusco sightseeing

Translated from qechua, Cusco means “center of the earth”. Today you will have a full day to discover with your guide why Cusco was considered by the Incas as the center of the earth. You will discover their amazing architectural achievements on which the conquistadors built their monuments later on. Your guide will make you discover the archeological sites surrounding Cusco (Tambomachay, Qenko, Puka Pukara, Sacsayhuaman) which will give you the opportunity to learn about different rituals of the Incas, such as water cult ceremonies, mummification process and sacrifices and much more. Once you return to Cusco, don't miss to wander in the narrow streets of the charming San Blas district. And why this place was of great importance to the Inca elite? Your guide will be happy to tell you about that. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 4 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Today you will discover the most famous monument of Peru, the extraordinary Machu Picchu. What is it famous for? Who ordered the construction of this incredible monument and for which purpose? You will discover it during your visit. There are different ways to get to the ''lost city'' of the Incas, we are glad to offer you the most pleasant and comfortable journey on board of Hiram Bingham luxury train, launched specially to escort its guests in lavish style. After exploring the mystical Incan citadel of 15th century, you will return to Cusco by the same train. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Day 5 : Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado

Today you will leave the Inca’s capital to discover another side of Peru, the fascinating Amazon rainforest. For that, 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. There you will discover the Amazonian flora and fauna with the help of your experienced naturalist guide. Upon your arrival to Puerto Maldonado, another driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the boat which will take you to your hotel. Once settled in your hotel, you will start exploring the Amazon rainforest. Your guide will give you all the necessary explanations. After dinner, you will have the chance to observe the night monkeys. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

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

Today you will discover the amazing Lake Sandoval. You will board a carved wooden canoe to calmly paddle through the mangroves and then sail across Lake Sandoval, flanked by beautiful palm trees. This serene lake is inhabited by thousands of species of birds, the endangered river wolf, howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, turtles and black alligators. After the canoe tour, you will reach your hotel for lunch and in the afternoon, you will cruise for about 20 minutes by boat on the Madre de Dios River to climb the exciting Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a safe and sophisticated system of suspended bridges with two panoramic observation towers which offers an unforgettable opportunity to observe the Amazon forest from the treetops and understand its colossal dimension. You will have the opportunity to observe the beautiful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. At dusk, you will explore the forest by walking listening the wild sounds of the jungle. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Puerto Maldonado and departure
Day 7 : Puerto Maldonado and departure

Today, after breakfast, you will take the boat to reach Puerto Maldonado Airport for your departure flight to Lima from where you will catch your homebound flight. It’s a great time to observe how the Amazon rainforest is waking up to wish you goodbye. Before to arrive to the airport, you will have the opportunity to stop at Mariposario (Butterfly farm). 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 fascinating insects.

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.

 


 

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 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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