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10 Days Getaway in Peru: The Amazon Jungle & Machu

1st Jul 2013
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Machu Picchu
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Lake Sandoval
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On the Madre de Dios

This is a ten day tour that starts off deep in the Amazon Jungle, followed by a trip to see the best highlights of the Inca Empire in the region of Cusco. A well-paced and relaxing ten day tour that includes four days at a modern jungle lodge located deep in the Tambopata National Park, followed by guided tours of the Sacred Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu and the Andean City of Cusco.The trip expenditure covers all but international and domestic airfare and any other personal expense. 

For those of you coming into Peru, the trip tees off once you arrive at the Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. Once at the airport, the tour package will see you transferred  to the 4 Star Ramada Jarvis Lima Airport hotel and then back again the next day. The pre-arranged accommodation will allow you to recharge with a good night's sleep, so that you are completely refreshed before your flight to the Tambopata National Park the next morning. 


What's Included in the Price

  • 4 Days all-inclusive Amazon Jungle Lodge package, in standard room accommodation. Includes daily professionally guided excursions and all meals.
  • Private tour of the Sacred Valley.
  • Shared tours of Machu Picchu and Cusco (max group size 12 people).
  • Full Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleta General BTG).
  • Entrance and shuttle bus tickets to Machu Picchu (2 days).
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (subject to availability).
  • Vistadome Train return tickets (or similar service).
  • 2/3 Star entry level accommodations in our recommended hotels.
  • All breakfasts.
  • Lunch on the Sacred Valley tour.
  • All airport transfers

What's Not Included in the Price

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic flights within Peru, Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco / Cusco – Lima (approx. US$ 500 per person).
  • Tips, baggage porterage and any other personal expenses.
  • Other meals unless specified in the itinerary.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.

Optional Upgrades & Prices/Customizations 

  • Upgrade to Cabina accommodations at the Jungle Lodge – US$ 65 per person extra.
  • Luxury lodge options available, contact a travel adviser for pricing.
  • Include a private tour of Machu Picchu – US$ 20 per person extra.
  • Include a private tour of Cusco – US$ 40 per person extra
  • Include our recommended 3 star hotels – US$ 110 per person extra.
  • Include our recommended 4 star hotels – US$ 270 per person extra.
  • Include our recommended 5 star hotels – US$ 510 per person extra.
The flight from Lima will take you to Puerto Maldonado on the edge of the Tambopata National Park. You can deposit your excess luggage at the Butterfly House reception lodge before you set off towards the main lodge. A motorized canoe on the Madre de Dios River will take you up to the lodge. The first excursion into the forest is on the very same day, after you have settled in and had lunch. Your guide will take you on a series of trails close to the lodge, exploring and at the same time also learning about the primary and secondary rain-forest, and its components.At dusk, a small sailing trip along the Madre de Dios River to seek out and hopefully see some of the nocturnal animals that reside in the Jungle will be arranged before you finally call it a night. Over the next two days, you will be guided through the forest, experiencing the wildlife, the views and sights in a series of hikes and excursions. A hike to the Lake Sandoval and a ride on a dug-out canoe on the mirror-like lake is an amazing chance to see the endangered giant otter and the paiche fish (one of the world’s largest scaled fresh water fish). A similar canoe ride on the Cocha lake is where you can actually fish for for some of the native species. Many of the excursions will start off on the Madre de Dios River, taking you by a motorized canoe to the clay lick Cachuela to sight the the blue-headed parrot and the cobalt-winged parakeet; and also to the largest and longest tree top canopy tower in Tambopata, where hanging bridges interconnect and allow you to get up-close and personal with the wildlife hidden in the tree tops. On the fourth day you re-trace your route back to Puerto Maldonado, where a mid-day flight will take you to Cusco.
Photo of Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru by Totally-Latin America
Urubamba is renowned for the spectacular Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley. The package includes a full day private tour of the Sacred Valley to see the Inca ruin at Ollantaytambo and the world famous bustling artisan market at Pisac where you can see the architectural remnants of the Inca civilization apart from also shopping for some Andean crafts.
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A Vistadome Train will take you to and back from Machu Picchu. On the first day an organized 2 hour guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site includes visits to the Caretakers Hut, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Three Windowed Temple, the main quarry and Intihuatana (the Solar Clock). On the second day there, you have until the afternoon to explore some of the sights that are not included on the standard tour. The tour package includes entrance tickets to Huayna Picchu, a moderately challenging trek, where from atop you are afforded spectacular views of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a train back to Ollantaytambo, you will be transferred to Cusco, for the last leg of the journey.
Photo of Machu Picchu, Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru by Totally-Latin America
After settling you in to your hotel in Cusco on the night of your arrival, the actual tour of the Cusco City will commence the next day. The City of Cusco was the most important city in the Inca Empire, and was a city of vast wealth, with incredible buildings, beautiful palaces and gold lined temples. The tour includes visits to the Inca sites of Tambomachay, Q’enko, Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. The next day you'll have a free morning in Cusco, after which an afternoon flight to Lima will connect you to your onward flights home.
Photo of Cusco, Cuzco, Peru by Totally-Latin America