Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure - Superior

Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure - Superior

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Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure - Superior

12 Days Starting and ending in UK/Ireland

Visiting: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Iquitos, Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos, United Kingdom/Ireland

Tour operator:

Exoticca

Group size:

1 - 30

Tour operated in:
English

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Embark on the Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure - Superior, a journey that combines the historical majesty of Peru with the untamed beauty of the Amazon. This tour invites you to explore the ancient wonders and cultural treasures of Peru, including the iconic Machu Picchu, the historic city of Cusco, and the verdant Sacred Valley. From the colonial streets of Lima to the remote depths of the Amazon near Iquitos, you'll experience a diverse array of landscapes and wildlife. Highlights include a visit to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an immersive Amazon adventure where you'll stay in a jungle lodge, encounter exotic wildlife, and learn about the rich biodiversity of the rainforest. Designed for adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts alike, this tour offers a unique blend of sightseeing, history, and wildlife tours, making it an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Peru.

Highlights

  • Cusco

  • Iquitos

  • Lima

  • Machu Picchu

  • Sacred Valley

  • Explore the Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos

  • Visit to the Butterfly Farm of Pilpintuwasi

  • Observation of pink dolphins in the Amazon River

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk/Ireland - Lima

Location: Lima

Accommodation Name: Arawi Miraflores Prime

Meals Included: None

Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to Lima. Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.



* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Day 2 : Lima

Location: Lima

Accommodation Name: Arawi Miraflores Prime

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting half-day city tour of Lima, including its historic centre and the beautiful Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

Day 3 : Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Location: Sacred Valley

Accommodation Name: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley. On the way stop at Museo Sulca (no guide, only driver) and savour the opportunity to explore this living museum, where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Day 4 : Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Location: Machu Picchu

Accommodation Name: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters.

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Please note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Day 5 : Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Location: Cuzco

Accommodation Name: Xima Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy optional Sacred Valley excursions along the way, to experience the best of the region.* Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

* Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included, granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Day 6 : Cuzco

Location: Cuzco

Accommodation Name: Xima Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Cuzco, exploring the lively plazas of the historic city or perhaps visiting some of the numerous museums and cultural institutions.* Overnight stay in Cuzco

* Optional Half-Day Cuzco City Tour: Begin your tour in the Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops.

Day 7 : Cuzco - Iquitos

Location: Iquitos

Accommodation Name: Victoria Regia

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Iquitos, a port city and gateway to the Northern Amazon. Transfer to the hotel and get settled. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing before your Amazon adventure begins in the morning! Overnight stay in Iquitos.

Day 8 : Iquitos - Amazon

Location: Iquitos

Accommodation Name: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off into the Amazon, headed for Irapay Lodge, your base for further Amazon exploration over the next four days. Along the way, you will be able to observe the wonderful landscapes of the Peruvian jungle accompanied by the small houses located on the banks of the rivers. After 30 minutes of boat ride we will arrive to Irapay, where our staff will welcome you and receive you with a refreshing fruit juice from the region. At the appropriate time we will check-in and location in your respective cabin. We will enjoy our first Amazonian lunch at Maloca Restaurant with a wonderful view of the Momom River. Visit to the Butterfly Farm of Pilpintuwasi, a magical place where we can see the process of metamorphosis of the butterflies. Pilpintuwasi is also an animal rescue center, one of the most striking animals being a beautiful Jaguar. On our return to the lodge we will have time to appreciate our first Amazonian sunset. Delicious dinner at Maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place.

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Day 9 : Amazon

Location: Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos

Accommodation Name: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise before the sun this morning to seize the day and catch the first rays of light on the Amazon. Set off on a guided bird watching excursion , appreciating how diverse birds gather in search of their morning foods, this excursion will begin very early, transferring us by boat along the Momom River. You can see various species such as Oropendolas, Paucares, Hawks, taangers as well as the Tuki (Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. Then we will return to Irapay to enjoy an energizing breakfast, after breakfast we take a break to enjoy Irapay facilities. Lunch in Maloca overlooking the Momom River. At nightfall, especially in the growing season of the rivers, we will enjoy a magical tour in an open boat through the Momom River, without any lighting, accompanied only by some glimpses of the flora and fauna of the jungle. If we find a clear sky, we can appreciate the splendid brightness of the moon, as well as the stars and constellations. Dinner at maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place.

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Day 10 : Amazon

Location: Iquitos

Accommodation Name: Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the village this morning before enjoying our first botanical walk through the jungle where we will observe medicinal plants, giant trees, the Irapay palm, and we will enjoy lianas to hang ourselves. We will return to the lodge to enjoy our lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit a native community, where they will show us their customs and native language; we will also share their dances and songs, at the end of the tour we will be able to observe the crafts they make. Free time to rest in our facilities and enjoy our last Amazonian sunset. Dinner at Maloca Restaurant. Overnight stay in the Amazon.

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place.

*Please consider this relevant information about your stay which can be found below in the important notes section.

Day 11 : Amazon - Iquitos - Lima

Location: Iquitos

Accommodation Name: Arawi Miraflores Prime

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the lodge. Today, enjoy a wonderful tour of the Amazon River, where we will observe the convergence of the waters of the Amazon and Nanay Rivers. We will make a brief stop in the seventh natural wonder for the observation of pink dolphins, if we are lucky and patience we can observe them. Transfer to the airport for a flight back to Lima. Overnight stay in Lima.

Please note: The activities and restaurant options offered in the Amazon vary depending on the lodge. Whilst the overall experience will be very similar to what is detailed in the itinerary, there may be some variation in terms of activities and the order in which they take place.

Day 12 : Lima - Night On Board

Location: Lima

Accommodation Name: Flight

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland.

Day 13 : Uk/Ireland

Location: United Kingdom/Ireland

Meals Included: None

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

What's Included

  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.

  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Lima - UK/Ireland.

  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Iquitos, Iquitos - Lima. *

  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Voyager Train. **

  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.

  • 8 breakfasts and full-board in the Amazon Lodge.

  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.

  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ***

  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

  • ATOL Protection.

Mode of Transport

Navigate Peru with ease, from flights connecting major cities like Lima, Cuzco, and Iquitos, to train journeys to Machu Picchu and boat rides in the Amazon. Experience the beauty of Peru from the skies, tracks, and rivers.

Accommodation

Experience the charm of Peru with stays in superior accommodations, including the Arawi Miraflores Prime in Lima, the Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay in Sacred Valley, Xima Cusco in Cuzco, Victoria Regia in Iquitos, and the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge in the Amazon.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, meals are included in the tour. Breakfast is provided daily, with some days also including lunch and dinner.

  • What is the primary focus of the tour?

    The primary focus of the tour is Adventure Tours.

  • What type of accommodations are provided?

    The tour provides accommodations at Arawi Miraflores Prime in Lima, Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay in Sacred Valley, Xima Cusco in Cuzco, Victoria Regia in Iquitos, and Heliconia Amazon River Lodge in the Amazon.

  • How many days does the tour last?

    The tour lasts for 13 days.

  • What countries will be visited during the tour?

    The tour visits Peru.

  • What are the highlights of the Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure tour?

    The highlights of the Sacred Inca & Ultimate Amazon Adventure tour include Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, exploring the Amazon Rainforest near Iquitos, visiting the Butterfly Farm of Pilpintuwasi, and observation of pink dolphins in the Amazon River.

  • Are there any cultural or wildlife tours included?

    Yes, the tour includes cultural and wildlife tours, such as visiting Machu Picchu, exploring the Amazon Rainforest, and dolphin watching.

  • Where can I check the latest Travel Restrictions?

    It is the traveler's responsibility to verify and comply with the passport, visa, and travel requirements applicable to your itinerary. It is also the responsibility of the traveler to verify and comply with the health requirements, proof of testing, and vaccination applicable to your itinerary both at the destinations and for, if applicable, countries where you have a connecting flight. Requirements change quickly and you should check the updated guidance well in advance of departure as well as shortly before departure. You should check the requirements for your own specific circumstances with the corresponding government embassies and/or consulates as appropriate.

  • What recommendations should I follow before traveling?

    Passport validity: It is the traveler's responsibility to verify and comply with the passport, visa, and travel requirements applicable to your itinerary. You should check the requirements for your own specific circumstances with the corresponding embassies and/or consulates as appropriate. Requirements change so please check the up-to-date requirements in advance of your departure date. In many cases, countries now require that passports are valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from their borders.

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  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic not only created an unparalleled impact on health and economy globally, but it has also changed fundamental behaviors with regards to traveling. In response to such changes, Exoticca provides extra peace of mind for all reservations made from 18th January, 2022 onwards by including Covid 19 Protection. Testing positive for COVID-19: If you or anyone else traveling with you on your booking cannot travel due to testing positive for COVID-19 you will be given the option to reschedule your trip or receive 100% of the trip value in Exoticca travel credit. **Proof of infection must be provided in the form of an official COVID-19 positive test result. For more information on the details of the Covid 19 Protection Policy, please go to the relevant Terms and Conditions for your booking (See Cancellation Policy section).

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  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once your purchase is complete, you will receive confirmation by email and all your travel documents will be uploaded on to your booking and the Exoticca customer account (which you'll be provided details of). These will include: transport details, hotels, itinerary, important notes, and insurance policy (if applicable).

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