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Visit the most interesting places in Peru on a 10-day tour from Lima. Explore the Peruvian Amazon jungle with its spectacular wildlife. Learn about the ancient civilization in Peru while exploring Cusco and Machu Picchu. Then, travel up to Lake Titicaca and see its unique Uros floating islands and Taquile Island. See itinerary for details.
Day 1: Arrival to Lima, Peru Upon arrival into Lima, you will be welcomed to Peru by your driver and our English-speaking representative. Head to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: Lima to Puerto Maldonado (B) (L) (D) In the morning, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Lima Airport in time for your hour domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival at the airport, your representative will take you to the river port, where your Amazon jungle adventure will begin. You will board a private boat and take a river journey to our lodge. You will have a great experience taking part in the Trail System Adventure, which will allow you to discover the incredible realm of the Amazon forest. You will see exotic rainforest trees and Amazonian lizards, birds and insects. You will then return to the lodge to relax and enjoy a fantastic lunch. During the afternoon, youwill be treated to a private Twilight River Boat Ride where you will witness the enchanting transformation of the Amazon jungle from day to night and the new creatures that emerge from the darkness. Keep your eyes to the banks as you explore the river and search for nighttime species, such as nightjars, owls, capybaras and caimans. You will then return to your lodge in time for some exquisite Peruvian cuisine. (Program is subject to change due to availability)Overnight in Amazon Day 3: Sandoval Lake and Treetop Canopy Walking (B) (L) (D) Today, after you have enjoyed your appetizing breakfast, your private tour guide will take you on an excursion to Sandoval Lake. Firstly, you will take an enchanting thirty minute boat trip to arrive to the Tambopata National Reserve. You will smell the fresh air and hear the beautiful bird songs as you walk for one hour through the rainforest to arrive at the stunningly-clear, pine-rimmed Sandoval Lake. Upon arrival, a wooden canoe will be ready and waiting to take you in search of some marvelous Amazonian critters such as giant otters, red howler monkeys, macaws, pre-historic hoatzins and anacondas. After our wildlife exploration, we will return back to the lodge in time for a delicious lunch. After you have relaxed, we will take you to the Canopy Walkway, where you will literally walk through the Amazon treetops on suspension bridges linked to observation platforms that give spectacular views. You will also experience the Anaconda Walk along a 200m wooden bridge over the Aguajales Swamps. In this spectacular lush environment, you will observe numerous species of amphibians, serpents, birds and mammals. From here, you will return to the lodge to enjoy another tastydinner. (Program is subject to change due to availability)Overnight in Amazon Day 4: Puerto Maldonado to Cusco (B) After you enjoyed your breakfast, we will take you to visit the Butterfly House, where you will see and learn about the diverse characteristics of these wonderful species. From here, we will take you to Puerto Maldonado Airport in time for your one hour domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to the Incan Empire of Cusco, you will be greeted with a welcoming hot coca tea and be given a special gift from the Andes. We will then take you to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.Overnight in Cusco Day 5: Cusco City Tour (B) Meet your guide at the hotel and visit the Cusco Cathedral located in the main square, Plaza de Armas. Your tour will then take you to one of the most worshipped temples of the city, ´Qoricancha´, the Temple of the Sun. Then, head to San Pedro Market to learn about the local variety of products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. After your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 6: Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo and Train to Machu Picchu (B) (L) Visit Maras and see its streets and culture which has remained very much alike from the past times. Head to the incredible circular terraces of Moray and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local house. Following lunch, visit the salt terraces of Maras and learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt. Then, step back in time as you visit Ollantaytambo and the impressive Ollantaytambo ruins, temples and terraces. After your Sacred Valley tour, you'll be taken to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the 1.5-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 7: Machu Picchu and Expedition Train to Cusco (B) Visit the magnificent site of Machu Picchu ´The Lost City of the Incas. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour and see the Temples of the Sun and the Condor, aqueducts and houses, and learn all about the Incan Sacred Terraces. Explore the site on your own doing an optional activity and then return to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon, where you will take the train to Cusco. Once there, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 8: Cusco to Puno (Lake Titicaca) (B) (L) You'll be taken to the bus station to start a 9-hour scenic journey to Lake Titicaca. Make a stop at the Andahuaylillas Church, known as the Andean Sistine Chapel and then see the town of Racchi to visit the Incan temple of Wiracocha and discover this fascinating construction with adobe brick walls. Then, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of traditional Peruvian dishes at Sicuani and reach midway between Cusco and Puno which is also the highest point of the journey, La Raya standing 14,100 feet (4,300 meters). Then, head to Pukara, famous for its ceramic production and the figurines on the rooftops of Andean houses as they bring good luck. At 5pm, you will reach Puno where a representative will be waiting for you at the bus station to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Day 9: Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island (B) (L) Meet your guide and navigate Lake Titicaca. First, visit the unique Uros Floating Islands, which have been built of only totora reeds. See how the locals use the totora reeds to build many objects essential in their daily lives. Explore the lake with a trip around the islands by totora reed canoe. Continue on to Taquile Island via motor fast boat and enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Titicaca for one hour. Once at the island, walk around the area and appreciate the beautiful landscapes.Then, enjoy a locally prepared lunch at a local restaurant and cross the lake via boat and to head back to your hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Day 10: Lake Titicaca, Lima and International Flight (B) You will be transferred to the Juliaca Airport for your domestic flight to Lima. You arrive in Lima in time for your connecting international flight.
9 nights of accommodation in carefully selected hotels
Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)