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The Mystical "Macaw World" of Peru
( 10 Days )

If you want the Amazon & the incredible Inca sites of Cuzco & Machu Picchu we have combined this for a great trip that will give you the best of both. From the archaeological ruins of Cuzco including Sacsayhauman, Kenko, Pucapucara & Tambo Machay to the fabled Machu Picchu site hidden deep in the Andean mountains. As for the Amazon, we offer you the accessibility of viewing a variety of wildlife that exists in this region. Located in the Tambopata Condamo National Reserve is one of the largest known ‘‘Collpas or Clay Licks'' in the world. Here as many as 15 species of parrots and macaws arrive early in the morning on a daily bases to lick the salts from the red clay cliffs. In this ecological paradise there is an estimated 1200 bird species, 200 species of mammals, 90 frog species, 1200 butterfly species and 10,000 species of higher plants that are protected in this 3.7 million-acre reserve.


Day 1 - Depart to Peru arrive Lima
Depart from the home city to Lima where you will be met and transferred to the hotel located in Lima. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - Lima - Cuzco - City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for the local airline flight to Cuzco. On your arrival our staff will meet and transfer you to the hotel where you can use the remainder of the morning to acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon (1:45 p.m.), our staff will meet and transfer you by group tour bus and guide for a City tour of Cuzco and the Colonial and Inca sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q’oricancha, Tambo Machay, Kenko, Pucapucara, and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco and the hotel. (5:45 -6:15 p.m.) Over night at the hotel. (CB or BB)

Day 3 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles, fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures. At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress. This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location, or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time. Also found here are “silos” or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the hotel. (CB or BB / L)

Day 4 - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
Morning on your own in Ollantaytambo to explore the area. Afterwards you will be assisted to the Ollanta train station for the First Class train departing mid - afternoon to Machu Picchu. Here you will continue into the Andean Mountains winding and passing through several small villages where the local Indian farmers manage their farms and reside just as they have for hundreds of years. After a short but scenic ride (1½ hours) you arrive into the final stop at Aguas Calientes. Here the temperatures will have changed to that of tropical and a abundance of plants typical for this region of the Amazon basin can be appreciated. Here you will be met by the hotel staff and transferred to the preferred hotel. Remainder of the evening on your own. Evening your guide will meet with you for the orientation regarding the following morning trip into Machu Picchu. Overnight at the preferred hotel. (CB or BB/L)
(NOTE: Sanctuary Lodge includes: BB/L/D, Pueblo Hotel includes: BB/D)
(*NOTE: Entry of Machu Picchu is limited to 4 hours. Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M. All 4 hour time slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
Based on train times and availabilities service maybe by tour bus from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and train to Machu Picchu. The return from Machu Picchu could be train to Ollantaytambo then by tour bus to Cuzco. )

Machu Picchu 1

Day 5 - Aguas Calientes - PRIVATE TOUR Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Early morning you will meet your private guide and board the tourist bus and proceed up an incredible winding road that leads to the fabled site for early morning tour of Machu Picchu. On your arrival your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder. Several ideas or possibilities have been noted of this massive archaeological complex of acropolis proportion. Whether this site was pre Incan, a previous leaders sanctuary for his retirement, or maybe a location for the virgins to be separated from the kingdom and used as wives for the Inca rulers or even sacrificial for the gods. It seems that the world will never know. After your tour (2 hours) time will permit to hike to the Inti Punku Pass (Gate of the Sun) or explore and take more photographs of the area. Remainder of the day on your own. Late afternoon bid farewell to the lost city of Machu Picchu and proceed to the Aguas Calientes where you will re-claim your baggage at the hotel before departing on the train to Cuzco. Afterwards transfer to the train station where you will board the First Class train for your return to Ollantaytambo and then to Cuzco and the hotel. Overnight at the preferred hotel.(CB or BB)

Day 6 - Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Wasai Lodge Tambopata Lodge
Our staff will transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your short flight to Puerto Maldonado and into the Amazon. You will be met and transferred by bus to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage and have time to secure your excess baggage. Continue to the Tambopata river where you will embark for a 3 to 4½ hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center. (box lunch on route). During the trip you enter the primary rainforest where a variety of plant as well as wildlife can be observed You will have the opportunity to observe caiman, turtles and numerous amount of bird species that flourish on the rivers edge. Also the opportunity to see families of Ronsocos, the largest rodents in the world. Upon your arrival you will take a short rest in your accommodation at the lodge, then proceed for a introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner. After a hearty dinner you will make your first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. Here you can enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in Amazonia. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (BB/L/D)

Day 7 - Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Early morning wake up early (4:00 am) to drink a coffee or hot drink and leave for the "Collpa". You will travel up the Tambopata river ("Bahuaja" in the local dialect )for an hour and a half, before arriving a safe distance for observation one of the greatest spectacles of wildlife. Known as one of the largest Macaw Licks in the world, almost everyday hundreds of parrots and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on the clay wall. It is an experience that never will be forgotten. Afterwards you will make a stop on the river bank to have a fruit snack and we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and rest. After lunch you will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. You will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys traveling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting, you can return to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata. (B/L/D)

Day 8 - Wasai Tambopata Lodge - Wasai Lodge Maldonado
After breakfast you will depart from the WASAI Lodge proceeding down river to by motorized boat to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy lunch. After lunch you will leave and travel for twenty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. ( approx. 5 km hike to the banks of the lake.) There you will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. With some luck you may have the possibility of viewing a local family of the endangered giant otters which live at the lake. You will as well have the opportunity to fish for piranhas and swim in the lake. Late afternoon enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Lake Sandoval. Continue back by hiking to the Madre de Dios River then by boat to Puerto Maldonado. There you will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Lodge. After dinner you are able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can also enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation. Overnight at the WASAI Maldonado Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 9 - Wasai Lodge Maldonado - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
Morning transfer by boat and taxi to the Puerto Maldonado airport for your return flight to Lima. Our staff will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores, remainder of the day on your own. (B)( optional tours in Lima available on request. )

Day 10 - Lima - home
Today you will bid a farewell to the Incredible country of Peru. Our staff will transfer you to the Lima airport for your flight out. (BB)


2019 Pricing

Class Rating Hotel Single Double Triple
Tourist
$2199 $1899 $1779
First $2899 $2119 $1959
First $3759 $2569 $2319
First $4579 $2969 $2799
First $5069 $3219 $3019
Executive $5569 $3549 $3099


  • NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
  • Room type : ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Superior;DR=Deluxe;
    SPD=Superior Deluxe; JS=Jr.Suite;MV=Mountain View;MVT=Mountain View Terrace.
  • NOT INCLUDED :
    International air to Peru, local air inside Peru. Local air inside Peru available directly from airline or via the Peru office representatives. Also not included local visas, departure taxes and any add on incidentals not included in program.


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