Amazon & Machu Picchu 9 Days
Make this thrilling journey and trip to see the Amazon Rainforest and combine it with the “Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu”, the Sacred Valley and the heartland of the Incans in Cusco. This tour package gives you the best opportunity to experience and explore the new Seven Wonders of the World and the Incan culture in South America. Explore the Amazon River tributaries and take a guided jungle walk to discover the exotic wildlife while exploring the lush green environment on foot and by canoe on water. Discover Satori will take care of your every preference and work on every single detail to make your adventure memorable. This tour combines adventure with cultural exploration, taking you off the beaten track with visits to the oldest ruins located along the Sacred Valley and Cusco, which are surrounded by stunning mountains, and picturesque views. You will be staying at comfortable hotels that will make you feel at home. To minimize the effects of altitude sickness, your first night will be spent in Lima upon arrival to Peru. Your second night will be spent in Puerto Maldonado (Amazon located at 623.5 feet) and once you get used to the altitude, you will be ready to visit Cusco (located at 11,600 fee), and Machu Picchu by Train (7,000 feet).
Highlights & Special Features
- Explore the Amazon River tributaries and discover the exotic wildlife, plants and animals such as birds, monkeys, black Cayman and other fauna while exploring the lush green environment on foot and by canoe on water.
- Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via the Peru Rail Expedition Train or Vistadom Train.
- A tour at key sites of the sacred valley, including Inca cemetery of Pisac and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Salt Mine in Maras, concentric circle terraces of Moray and Chinchero.
- Sub-tropical valley offers for you breathtaking landscapes.
- Visit the nice llama and alpaca zoo along the Valley
- Explore the Inca City- Cusco.
- Visits to the imposing ancient Incan temples of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha.
- Take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline/ Time allowing, visit Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and the trendy waterfront district Miraflores.
Day 1: Arrival in Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel included
Once you arrive to the Lima airport, you will meet our Discover Satori representative for a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel. If arriving early, you can also take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline. If you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in the scenic waterfront district of Miraflores.
DAY 2: Fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado.
You will fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, the Amazon Rainforest. Once you get there, you will meet the lodge staff in order to be taken to the port, and board a motorized canoe to travel by river to your lodge and will have time to settle in it. In addition to that, you will spend the rest of the afternoon acclimating to the rainforest environment. Your naturalist guide will tell you more about what to expect during your stay.
DAY 3: Amazon Activities.
Amazon day¡ in this exciting day, you will have the best chance to glimpse the incredible biodiversity of Peru’s rainforest. You will visit an oxbow lake, shores of Sandoval to observe looking for birds, squirrel monkeys, giant otters and black Caiman. In addition to that, you will learn about medicinal plants and how the indigenous villagers use them. At night, join your guide to spot critters that only come out after dark such black Caimans.
DAY 4: Amazon Activities
Today you will complete your exploration of the rainforest with a visit to a clay lick where parrots and macaws get together, also you will explore a trail that winds through giant Ceiba trees or similar ones reaching 500 feet (150 meters) tall. Look at¡ you will navigate by boat to an organic farm where locals cultivate a range of fruits and vegetables, some of which will be strange and others familiar.
DAY 5: Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Explore and relax
After your delish breakfast at the lodge, you will board a boat for the journey back to Puerto Maldonado and will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Once you arrive to Cusco, you will meet our Discover Satori representative to be taken to your hotel. In Cusco, your first day will be free to relax and be ready to explore Cusco. If you’re feeling up to it, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and makes for a great stroll. We are happy to recommend the city’s best options for dining and shopping, in line with your specific interests or requirements. Remember to take it easy on your first day at altitude.
DAY 6: Private Cusco City Tour.
Today is an exciting day to explore the heart of Cusco city!!! You will begin your day with a private guided tour of Cusco’s most important sites. You will start with a visit to the Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha. Later, you will see the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay (temple of water), and Sacred Alters on the Bed Rock formations. Then you will spend the afternoon at your leisure. You can shop with locals at San Pedro Market, wander on the streets of 12 angles (stonework) or bohemian San Blas.
DAY 7: Private Sacred Valley Tour. Journey to Machu Picchu by Train
By the morning after your breakfast, you will meet your guide for a trip to the Sacred Valley. This tour will include to visit the ancient concentric circle terraces of Moray which descend nearly 500 feet (150 meters) into the earth, the multi-hued salt pans of Maras ( Salt mines), and the monolithic fortress ruins and Village of Ollantaytambo. When you finish your tour, catch the train to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu where you will stay in a comfortable selected hotel.
DAY 8: Private Machu Picchu Tour. Return to Cusco
Day 8 will be one of the more remarkable and busy day, because you will visit one of the 7 new wonders of the world and thus you will need to wake up early and will go up to Machu Picchu sanctuary with your guide by bus and you will have a memorable walking tour through the “Lost City of the Incas”. Let yourself be swept away by the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Finish up with last photos and then return to Aguas Calientes town for the return trip to Cusco/ Sacred Valley.
Climb Huayna Picchu/ Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins.
DAY 9: Return to Lima or continue your journey.
After enjoying your final breakfast at your Cusco hotel, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Cusco airport to begin your journey back home. (Optional recommended excursion) – Depending on the time of your international flight, you can take the opportunity to squeeze in a private tour of Lima’s key sites. Please ask our travel advisors.
END OF TOUR
You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s other wonders
- 8 nights of accommodation in selected hotels or accommodations ***
- Daily Breakfast at all hotels
- One lunch at hot Spring restaurant (Machu Picchu)
- Selected Tours in the itinerary with English speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Train tickets.
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- Sightseeing per itinerary in private vehicles
- Airport taxes
- Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
- Optional tours and gratuities
- Travel insurance
Discover Satori take care of your every requirement and choose the best hotels with excellent location in the heart of Lima city, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco city, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. A few minutes away from the Ancient popular sites to enjoy a view, test a variety of Peruvian cuisine, Andean culture and have fun. In addition to that, a perfect weather to get acclimatization in easy going and confront altitude sickness¡
Browse our list and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in any hotel in Peru.
OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED HOTELS
- – Lima hotels
Holiday Inn (with 3 stars)
Holiday Inn Lima Airport offers a convenient location next to Jorge Chavez International Airport and with easy access to the city’s downtown and all touristic attractions of Lima, whether for business or pleasure. An ideal alternative to rest and be on time for your next flight or meeting, offering great advantages for travelers with internet included and free transfer to the airport. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn.com
Hotel’s Services (Restaurant, bar deal to enjoy a refreshing moment inside our facilities, Internet, shuttle, accessibility and so on)
SONESTAS POSADA DEL INCA
Sonesta Posada Del Inca Miraflores is a warm hotel located in the heart of the district of Miraflores, known for its exclusive residences, fashion boutiques, cafes, beautiful parks, fine restaurants, and the best nightlife. A short distance from the Larcomar Mall and 5 minutes from the beach.
Hotel’s Services (Hair dryer, Wifi, In-room telephone, Minibar, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Digital Safe and so on).
- – Cusco hotels
Hotel Rumi Punku (with 3 stars)
We are located in the historic center of Cusco, 3 blocks away from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), together in the traditional neighborhood of San Blas and very close to the important places like museums, churches, restaurants, stores, and others. The hotel has 43 rooms in superior and standard categories. http://www.rumipunku.com
Hotel’s Services (Wifi, TV zone,Non-smoking rooms, Heating system, Gymnasium, Spa, Airport transportation, Currency exchange, Luggage storage, Safe, Business Center, Laundry and so on)
Tierra Viva San Blas (With 3 Stars)
A colonial house made of mud-brick adobe that was restored and converted into a hotel with 24 rooms. Located in the heart of San Blas, in the well-known neighborhood of artisans five blocks from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas). Some rooms have a coffee set, a minibar, living room, tub, and in some rooms we are able to place and extra bed. http://tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-cusco-san-blas/
Hotel’s Services (Free Wifi, Breakfast included, Laundry Service, Currency Exchange, LCD TV with Cable and so on)
Los Portales Hotel (with 3 stars)
Enjoy personalized service from the moment you arrive with the ultimate in sophistication and comfort. We are located in the commercial and financial district of Cusco, a few blocks away from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas) that leads you to meet the most popular entertainment, commercial, historic, and the cultural tourist attractions of the country. Reserve a room or suite in the hotel LP Los Portales Cusco and enjoy from a different perspective.
Hotel’s Services (Wifi,A safe,Hair dryer, Room service, Business Center and others one more)
III. – Machu Picchu hotels
Hotel el MaPy by Inkaterra (with 3 stars)
Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.
Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most famous destination. https://www.inkaterra.com/byinkaterra/el-mapi-hotel.
Hotel’s Services (A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast,A la carte dinner, Express Check-out, 24/7 reception, Personalized wake-up calls, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv and so on ).
Inti Punku Machu Picchu (with 3 stars)
Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotel tucked within the quiete Sacred Canyon village of Aguas Calientes. Inti Punku Machu Picchu offers comfortable accommodation in tune with natural surroundings.
Come to Machu Picchu & live the amazing experience on the ancient land of the Incas… on live! https://www.intipunku.pe
Hotel’s Services (Exclusive Rooms with terrace, Garden 01 center table plus 2 Chairs that allows an extraordinary view of the mountains. This beautiful space includes King Size Bed, Bathtub and Shower, DirecTV, Minibar, Coffee kit, Safety box, Heating, Desk, Chair, Lobby, Free Wi-Fi, Shower Cap, Bathrobes and Slippers and so on.
IV.- Puerto Maldonado Lodges/hotels
Copasu Hotel (with 3 stars)
COPASU HOTEL welcomes you to Puerto Maldonado, Capital of the Biodiversity of Peru. We invite you to enjoy our hospitality and the comfort of our rooms. We are strategically located very close to the commercial area and only 5 minutes away from the city center. http://copasuhotel.com.pe.
Hotel’s Services ( Our guests can enjoy our delicious breakfast that is included, our rooms have cable TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hot water and garage 24 hours).
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion (resort with 5stars)
Located only 8 kilometers / 25 minutes down river from Puerto Maldonado, Hacienda Concepción can only be reached by taking a scenic canoe ride from the town. Deep within the heart of the Amazon – where the story of Inkaterra first began – lays Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River. 25 private cabanas sitting majestically on stilts and a 5-room casa grande with high ceilings and a rustic thatched roof are peppered around the property. https://www.inkaterra.com/inkaterra/inkaterra-hacienda-concepcion/the-experience/
Hotel’s Services ( Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport), Check-in 1 pm / Check-out 10 am, Luggage storage room, Personalized Wake up calls, 24/7 Reception, Full board,Turndown service between 6 pm – 8 pm, etc).
The Amazon & Machu Picchu Tour is available year round.
Peru has many annual festivities, special events and festivals such as: the Feast of the Sun in Cusco city, Easter Sunday procession, Folkloric Parade, Carnival, Christmas day, Bullfighting and many others. A solar or lunar eclipse would also be a special experience for you, this is why we recommend and guarantee your departure dates. All we need to book your adventure is your confirmation that this is the tour for you.
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