Highlights of Peru with Peruvian Amazon

Highlights of Peru with Peruvian Amazon

12 Days Starting and ending in Lima, Peru

Visiting: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

LHPPE1N19

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the iconic and hidden gems of Peru with our "Highlights of Peru with Peruvian Amazon" tour. This adventure begins in the vibrant city of Lima, where you'll explore its rich history and culinary delights with a local specialist. Journey through the Sacred Valley, marvel at the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo, and experience the wonder of Machu Picchu not once, but twice, with scenic train rides aboard the Vistadome train. Dive deep into the culture at the Manos de la Comunidad Weaving Center and witness the traditional 'lindaje'. Your journey doesn't end there; prepare to be amazed by the lush biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon, where you'll stay at a jungle lodge and explore the rainforest's canopy. With luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and an expert Travel Director, this tour promises an unparalleled exploration of Peru's most treasured sights.

Highlights

  • Explore Lima and Cusco with a Local Specialist and try Peruvian food during a cooking demonstration

  • Visit the ruins at Ollantaytambo

  • two visits to the 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu

  • historic Sacsayhuaman

  • the Larco Museum in Lima

  • Manos de la Comunidad Weaving Center and experience a traditional 'lindaje'

  • Scenic Drive through the Sacred Valley and in Peru's Andean highlands

  • Scenic Train Ride to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Lima
Location: Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Iberostar Hotel Lima
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

The Capital of the New World extends a warm welcome on your epic voyage through the iconic and unexpected highlights of Peru. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in the upscale shopping district of Miraflores. This evening, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.

Day 2 : Experience The Sights And Flavors Of Lima
Location: Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Iberostar Hotel Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro’s 'City of Kings', admiring the colonial splendor of Lima’s UNESCO-listed Historic Center. Stand in the birthplace of this ancient, yet modern city, surrounded by the Baroque façades of Cathedral of Lima and Palace of the Union. See the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs. Celebrate Lima’s status as the culinary capital of South America and Connect With Locals when you meet Ignacio Barrios, who has worked alongside many of Peru's most award-winning chefs. We visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking. Then, continue to Chef Ignacio's cooking school where we’ll enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular dishes and have an opportunity to sample some at a Be My Guest experience lunch before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 : Journey To The Sacred Valley
Location: Sacred Valley
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Sacred Valley
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Dive Into Culture when you visit Manos de la Comunidad, a Weaving Center where you’ll uncover the traditions of the Sacred Valley, called “lindaje.” Then continue to a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, our hotel for the night. Connect With Locals and learn more about the artisan traditions meeting Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a master Quechua weaver and the first person from her village to attend university. She has been an ambassador for Andean traditions since she began learning ancient pre-Columbian weaving techniques as a young girl in the 1960s. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as your visit helps to preserve and promote traditional pre-Columbian weaving techniques in the 21st century.

Day 4: Explore Iconic Machu Picchu
Location: Machu Picchu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: El MaPi, Machu Picchu
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The mystical empire of the Incas takes center stage today. We visit the famous Sacred Valley stronghold of Ollantaytambo with a Local Specialist, before boarding the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilization, admiring the 15th century stone ruins of temples, palaces and terraces perched high amidst the clouds. Join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we dine tonight.

Day 5 : The Sites Of Machu Picchu And Cusco
Location: Machu Picchu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Novotel Cusco
Meals Included: Breakfast

The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu beckon again and we have an opportunity to re-connect with this ancient wonder. We board a train to the Sacred Valley, then head to the colonial city of Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria. Dive Into Culture and enjoy the sweet flavors of chicha as you learn how this Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women.

Day 6 : Step Back In Time In Cusco
Location: Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Novotel Cusco
Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of Cusco this morning with your Local Specialist, admiring the 16th century Spanish colonial buildings that stand on the foundations of former Inca temples and palaces. See the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and 17th century Church of Santo Domingo. Visit the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress and see nearby warehouses where the Incas once stored their grain. The afternoon is free to explore on your terms.

Day 7 : Delve Into Pre-Columbian Art In Lima
Location: Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Iberostar Hotel Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima this afternoon. Meet a Local Specialist at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world. This evening we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant.

Day 8: Traverse The Inkaterra Forest
Location: Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Amazon Field Station by Inkaterra
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we fly to Puerto Maldonado (internal flight included) and embark on a journey on the Madre de Rios River to our jungle lodge. where we meet our guides for the Inkaterra Field Station. Join a Local Specialist for insights into the forest, then keep a keen eye out for shy caiman during a pre-dinner boat expedition.

Day 9: Step Into The Mystical Amazon
Location: Tambopata National Reserve
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Amazon Field Station by Inkaterra
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Climb the exhilarating Inkaterra Canopy Walkway for an unforgettable opportunity to observe the rainforest from its rooftop. A short boat ride takes us into the Tambopata National Reserve where we’ll hike through the thick jungle, admiring towering green walls of vegetation, the cacophony of birdcalls and the dappled light that filters through the canopy above. Arrive at Sandoval Lake, where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans and the elusive anaconda. The perfect end to our day sees us watch the sun set over the lake before heading back to our lodge for dinner.

Day 10: Encounter The Biodiversity Of The Amazon Make Travel Matter
Location: Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation: Amazon Field Station by Inkaterra Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation Name: Amazon Field Station by Inkaterra
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Discover the Amazon’s otherworldly realm of aguajales rainforest swampland during your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn how vegetation has adapted to the exotic species that are drawn here. Here you will also get a chance to visit our organic bio-orchard to discover many of the rainforest’s tropical plants up-close and learn of their healing capabilities. Boldly venture out at night to discover some of the strange species that come alive under deep darkness in the Amazon with our Local Specialist. Stroll quietly as your senses heighten to the mysterious nocturnal sounds of birds, mammals, insects and amphibians wondering close by.

Day 11: Back To Puerto Maldonado
Location: Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we head back to Puerto Maldonado as your Amazon experience comes to an end. Upon arrival in Lima your meet and greet local guide will walk you to your hotel located right next to the airport. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Depart Maldonado
Location: Puerto Maldonado
Meals Included: Breakfast

International flight departure at leisure.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Tickets for a ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

  • A Trafalgar Bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports.

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What's Not Included

Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys), Tickets for a ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

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09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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