Luxury Escorted Escapes 39 day Luxury Escorted Escape including Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Tambopata Jungle. Experience stunning Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the world and the lush Tambopata Jungle, whilst being indulged in 5* deluxe hotels.
9 days / 8 nights.
Arrival in Lima. Reception and transfer to the 5* deluxe Miraflores Park Hotel.Day 2 (Sunday): Lima (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, full city tour of modern and colonial Lima, declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. Tour in an air conditioned bus with a bilingual guide. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, Main Square, San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs, and the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores. Lunch at the internationally acclaimed Rosa Nautica seafood restaurant, strategically located on a pier and extending into the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, a visit to the Gold Museum. Originally from a private collection, the museum houses numerous gold, silver and copper artefacts from several pre-Hispanic cultures. The most precious piece in the collection is the solid gold Tumi (ceremonial knife) belonging to the Lambayeque culture (350AD). Return to your deluxe hotel. Free evening.
Meals: B & LDay 3 (Monday): Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast & Dinner)
After breakfast, flight to Cuzco, reception and transfer to the 5* deluxe Inkaterra La Casona Hotel. Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Dinner and folkloric show in the evening.
Inkaterra La Casona Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 4 (Tuesday): Sacred Valley (Breakfast & Lunch)
Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the Indians barter their products, and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions and jewellery. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for the local Mayors of the region, who come dressed in their traditional costumes, to attend morning mass. After buffet lunch at the Sol Y Luna Restaurant, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the traditional market town of Chinchero.
Meals: B & LDay 5 (Wednesday): Machu Picchu (Brunch)
Enjoy a good night's sleep before your private transfer at 9AM to Poroy, a short distance from Cuzco. Boarding of the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to Aguas Calientes. This Orient Express train is the most exclusive way to visit Machu Picchu and includes a hearty brunch aboard the train. Guides will also be available to answer any questions. Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance with your luggage and boarding of the bus to your hotel, where you will check in to your suite at the deluxe Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Guided visit of the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour, free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Opportunity for a guided trek (approx 1 hour) up to the sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a magical view of the sanctuary or alternatively an unguided climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary (recommended for fit individuals only). Return to your deluxe hotel.
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel | Meals: BrunchDay 6 (Thursday): Machu Picchu (Breakfast & Dinner)
Early opportunity to return to the site and enjoy a wonderful sunrise over Machu Picchu. Time for some private reflection. Today no guide is provided as we feel that Machu Picchu requires a certain amount of self discovery to be fully understood. Take any of the several paths around various parts of the site (we will provide a map to help you), trek up to Wayna Picchu or walk down to the Inca's bridge. Let Machu Picchu unfold all its mysteries for you, take in the breathtaking cloud forests and jagged mountains, or marvel at the extraordinary Masonic precision of the ancient Incas. Either way, your day of self discovery will be a day never to be forgotten. Some free time to visit the colourful town before boarding the Hiram Bingham train in the early evening. Return in style, converse with your fellow passengers and guides and enjoy cocktails followed by a four course dinner. Reception and transfer to the 5* Deluxe Casa Cartagena Hotel for your final night in Cuzco.
Casa Cartagena Hotel | Meals: B & DDay 7. (Friday): Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport where you will have a personal escort to assist with your luggage. We will then be driven to the river port, whilst hearing an introductory talk about the city and surrounding areas, in addition to the characteristics of the Amazon region. We will then embark on a 45-minute boat ride on the Madre de Dios River until we arrive at the 5* Reserva Amazonica Lodge. Here you will be assigned to your cabin. After a buffet lunch, afternoon excursions including a guided walk along one of the trails close to the lodge. The trails wind past important giant trees of the forest as the kapok and the strangler fig, and you may see superb examples of bird and insect life. We will also take a boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to see the change in the environment as twilight gives way to darkness. Animals and birds are replaced by special species adapted to the darkness, such as nightjars, owls, capybara, and caiman. You may choose to take the Twilight Rainforest excursion as an alternative. A buffet dinner in the dining room of the lodge's main pavilion. Relax, before retiring for the night.
Meals: B, L & DDay 8. (Saturday): Inkaterra Amazonica (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Wake up early to observe the sun rise over the Madre de Dios River before a buffet breakfast with eggs, cereals, local fruits, and fresh bread. We will then gather in the Eco-Centre for your morning excursions. A five-minute boat ride takes you to the Canopy Inkaterra Interpretation Centre where you can ascend the first tower, 45 metres (150 feet) above the forest floor. Spend an hour and a half walking on the bridges that stretch between seven platforms, as you see giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, and with luck, monkeys or a three-toed sloth We will then embark on a 40-minute boat ride that takes you to the Tambopata National Reserve. Spend an hour-and-a-half walking the 3 km. (1.8 mile) trail through the wildlife-rich reserve, and you will arrive at the breathtaking oxbow lake called Lake Sandoval. Here you will have an excellent opportunity to see the endangered giant river otter. Also residing in and around the lake are the rare red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anaconda, point-tailed palm creepers, and side-neck turtles. Return to the main lodge for a buffet dinner. Spend the night relaxing.
Meals: B, L & DDay 9. (Sunday): Inkaterra Amazonica - Lima (Breakfast)
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and return by boat to Puerto Maldonado, an hour and a half upriver. Visit the city's Butterfly Farm, unique in Peru where you can experience several dozen of the more than 3,800 varieties of butterflies and moths found in Peru. Assistance with your luggage, prior to boarding your flight to Lima to connect with your international flight home.
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Luxury Escorted Escapes 3
Lima - Cuzco - Machu Picchu
- Tambopata Jungle
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