Ancient Peru

Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Lake Sandoval, Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

Have you ever walked among the canopy of the Amazon jungle? Or explored the intriguing archaeological site of Machu Picchu? Have you stargazed under the Andean night sky? This adventure will take you inside the culture and history of this fascinating region as we experience life here alongside the local people.

Our prices start from

$ 2,999 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 15 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Lima

Hotel El Tambo II

Welcome to Lima, Peru. Transfer to your hotel and explore your neighborhood; or relax and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 2 - Lima

Hotel El Tambo II

Breakfast Included

The morning meeting welcomes you and your fellow travelers and it is time to decide how you'd like to explore Lima: by foot or by bike. The walking tour takes you through the old streets of this city, built on top of an existing palace and temples; the bike tour has you cycling down from the top of Morro Solar — with stunning views of shimmering Lima Bay.

Day 3 - Lima to Tambopata National Reserve

Nape Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Enter the Amazon Jungle today after a short flight to Puerto Maldonado, then board a boat along the Madre de Dios River to Inkaterra Hacienda. After lunch, walk through Concepcion Trails — indoor nature trails — where you will learn about the rainforest. At dusk, navigate by motorized canoe for a Twilight River excursion.

Day 4 - Tambopata National Reserve

A Rainforest by Night excursion showcases another side of the jungle.

Nape Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Venture further into the Amazon with a trek into Tambopata National Reserve — toward Lake Sandoval. Navigate by dugout canoe across mirror-like Oxbow Lake, which is home to abundant wildlife including otters, macaw and red howler monkeys. The Canopy and Anaconda Walk is your passage up towers and across hanging bridges. Breathtaking vistas are dotted with white-throated toucans, squirrel monkeys and the three-toed sloth. A Rainforest by Night excursion showcases another side of the jungle.

Day 5 - Inkaterra Hacienda to Cuzco

Casa Andina Koricancha

Breakfast Included

We journey to Cuzco today — the former capital of the Incan Empire. Take time to acclimate to the city's 11,150 foot altitude. Relax or enjoy a light stroll around the continent's oldest continuously inhabited city.

Day 6 - Cuzco

Casa Andina Koricancha

Breakfast Included

A walking tour showcases the charm and history of Cuzco. This afternoon is free, so you can explore your way. Learn about Peruvian culture with a cooking class; or take a bike tour out to the impressive Sacsayhuamán fortress, the Tambomachay temple or more Inca sites.

Day 7 - Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes

Inti Punku Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch Included

In the Sacred Valley, visit a local community and learn about life in the Andes. Practice speaking Quechua while you enjoy a delicious lunch cooked by the locals. Then visit the Ollantaytambo ruins before your train ride to Aguas Calientes — the town below Machu Picchu. Relax as you prepare for tomorrow's adventure.

Day 8 - Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Cuzco

El Retablo Hotel

Breakfast Included

Traverse the zigzagging road as you make your way toward the sacred Lost City of the Incas — Machu Picchu. An insider guide brings the impressive ancient ruins — and Incan Empire's masterpiece — to life. Explore this deeply stirring site, which some say is the spiritual vortex of the world. Many feel a palpable energy described as "tranquil." The scenic train from Aguas Calientes takes you to Ollantaytambo before a transfer to your boutique hotel in Cuzco.

Day 9 - Cuzco

El Retablo Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner Included

An unscripted day in Cuzco is all yours. Later, a sunset stand-up paddleboard excursion at Piuray Lake is followed by a yoga session. Your amazing Peruvian adventure closes with a delicious dinner and stargazing under the Andean night sky.

Day 10 - Cuzco

Breakfast Included

Depart for home today.

2021 Tour Dates

May
28
|
$3,299
June
12
|
$3,299
September
3, 17
|
$3,299
October
1, 22
|
$3,299
November
5, 19
|
$2,999

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on April 2, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $560. International airfare is additional.

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