The Peruvian Highlights

The Peruvian Highlights

Lima-Cusco Machu Picchu-Amazon Cruise

Day 01 – Arrival to Lima
Day 02 – Lima Culinary Tour
Day 03 – Arrival to Cusco
Day 04 – Cusco City tour
Day 05 – Sacred Valley Tour & Transfer to Aguas Calientes
Day 06 – Machu Picchu Tour
Day 07 – Flight from Lima to Iquitos -Amazon Cruise
Day 08 – Cruising across the Amazon River
Day 09 – Cruising across the Amazon River
Day 10 – Cruising across the Amazon River
Day 11 – Cruising across the Amazon River
Day 12 – Cruising across the Amazon River
Day 13 – Amazon Cruise – Flight back to Lima
Day 14 – Farewell

Detailed Itinerary

The cruise itinerary will depend on the boat you choose and the dates available, this is an example itinerary.

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Day 1: Arrival to Lima

Welcome to Lima! On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel with guided assistance. Your guide will offer you some basic information about Peru, such as currency, weather and some other…

…information about your tour.
Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 2: Lima Culinary Tour

Start the day at Surquillo’s local market and select the essential ingredients used to prepare our most traditional dishes. Later, transfer to “El Bolivariano” restaurant in “Pueblo Libre” District to..

…enjoy a demonstration of how Ceviche and Pisco Sour is really made. Finally enjoy a buffet lunch and taste the most traditional dishes & desserts that Peru offers.
Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 3: Arrival to Cusco

Transfer from your hotel to the airport to board flight to Cusco. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Cusco, set at an altitude of 3,400 meters in the Peruvian Andes, was once..

…the capital of the Inca Empire. It is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and Incan remains. Narrow, cobble-stoned streets lined by Inca walls stretch out from the main plaza in every direction. Many of the colonial buildings were built on top of Incan foundations and the stonework is unparalleled in its precision and beauty.

Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 4: Cusco City tour

Today we will explore the city’s fascinating history, from the Inca times to colonial rule to the present day. We take a sightseeing tour through Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. We visit the fascinating…

…Koricancha Temple of the Sun, the 12-Angled Rock, and the Cathedral, built on the ruins of an Inca Palace. From here we head to the archaeological remains located around the city, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo the giant rock, the ancient site of PucaPucara and finally the Water Temple of Tambomachay.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 5: Sacred Valley Tour & Transfer to Aguas Calientes

Today we will explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This fertile river valley was home to many important sites for the Incas, both strategic and religious…

…The first stop is the village of Pisac, with its famous artisanal market and Inca Ruins. There is free time to wander the colourful market stalls before heading uphill to the Pisac, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa and Kinchiracay ruins. Enjoy a fine buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Valley.

Continue your journey along the River Urubamba, to Ollantaytambo. The town, which is dominated by a giant Inca fortress, is perhaps the best surviving example of Inca town planning and was the scene of a rare Inca victory over the invading Spanish.
At the end of the tour, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train from Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes (town located at the bottom of Machu Picchu)
Travel from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu in this comfortable train, and let your feet have rest. Enjoy an authentic Andean experience, while relaxing in modern and comfortable interior design illuminated by Latin American music. Comfortable seats with tables in front to share the journey with friends and partake of a refreshing beverage. On-board services include a fun and refreshing selection of drinks prepared using Andean herbs and fruits, all of which boast revitalizing properties to fill you with energy and keep you ready for the next adventure waiting ahead of you.
*Due to limited space for luggage storage on trains, luggage restrictions apply: one bag or backpack (carry-on luggage) with a maximum weight of 5.0 kg/11 lb, measuring no more than 62 linear inches/157 linear cm (height + length + width).

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 6: Machu Picchu Tour

Early in the morning, make your way to the bus station to take the bus that will take you uphill to Machu Picchu. You will be astonished at your first view of Machu Picchu, a stunning display of…

…ancient architecture with incredible surroundings. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and monuments such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries. Tour includes a guided group tour and a return bus from Aguas Calientes village.

After exploring, make your way to the town and to the station to take the train back to Cusco. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 7: Flight from Lima to Iquitos -Amazon Cruise

At the selected time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight with destination Iquitos. On arrival to Iquitos, you will be met at the airport and transfer to Nauta port where you…

…will enjoy a VIP greeting at the private port along the shores of Marañón River. Aboard your cruise, you will be introduced to your cozy and exquisite cabin.

While Delfín begins its initial navigation, enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views with a cocktail made of regional fruits and pisco. Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.

Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

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Day 8: Cruising across the Amazon River

Today enjoy breakfast with the wildlife in the Amazon as we explore amongst natures early risers. After lunch, skim the Samiria River where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest such…

…as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, and river others, capybaras and more.
Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 9: Cruising across the Amazon River

After breakfast, start cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo, one of the best and most preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Later, start cruising through…

…the Yanayacu River, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. Have the chance to enjoy swimming in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!

Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 10: Cruising across the Amazon River

The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “Terra Firma” (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the…

…Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!
In the afternoon, we take off to Nauta Cañón Creek where you will have the chance to do some fishing for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won’t forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 11: Cruising across the Amazon River

Visit to Piraña Cañón Creek, this lovely creek which leads to a lagoon is an ideal place to spend the morning in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for…

…you, also try to pinpoint some yourself now that you’ve been in the jungle for a few days and have trained your eye a bit!
Next, we will visit the community of San Francisco will include a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Here we will visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women.
This afternoon we venture to find the giant Amazonian water lily Victoria Regia. This beautiful aquatic plant grows in small lagoons known as cochas. Hike a trail with excellent bird watching, and learn about caciques and oropendolas. At the junction of the El Dorado River, look for dolphins and see abundant birdlife. Sharp eyes may find an iguana lazing in the sun and sloths hanging in the upper canopy. A watch is also kept for squirrel monkeys.
Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 12: Cruising across the Amazon River

We recommend getting up early this morning appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and…

…early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun.
The exploration at Clavero Lake on board of our aluminum skiff, you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.
Next, we will venture along the Yarapa River, where you can explore the tributary and listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle.
Overnight at your cabin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 13: Amazon Cruise – Flight back to Lima

With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. Transfer back form Nauta Port to the City of Iquitos. On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the…

…Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at the airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru.
On arrival to Lima, make your way to the airport’s hotel to spend the night.
Overnight at selected hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Selected Hotel

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Day 14:Farewell

At selected time, make your way to the airport to catch on your next flight.

Included

• Accommodation specified as per itinerary above.
• Meals specified as per itinerary above.
• 03 Overnights at Lima selected hotel
• 03 Overnights at Cusco selected hotel
• 01 Overnight at Aguas Calientes selected hotel
• Lima Culinary tour in shared service with English speaking guide (Day 2)
• Cusco City tour in shared service with English speaking guide (Day 4)
• Sacred Valley tour including lunch in shared service with English speaking guide (Day 5)
• Machu Picchu tour in private service with English speaking guide (Day 6)
• Trains from/to Ollantaytambo/ Aguas Calientes (Day 5 & 6)
• All entrance tickets for every place visited
• 07 Days – 06 Nights program in the amazon cruise you prefer (Day 7 – Day 13)

Not included

• International Flights
• Domestic Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Meals not specified
• Personal expenses
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips

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