Wonders of Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Amazon cruise

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Heartland of the Incas, Peru is still littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire’s prowess as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore. The landscape is equally vari...
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Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

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    Heartland of the Incas, Peru is still littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire’s prowess as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore. The landscape is equally varied: from the heights of the Andes down to the rainforest and quieter tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon. Peru feels like a country on the ascendency, reflected in the quality of hotels and a penchant for fine food. Despite being a country of classic journeys, not every trip to Peru has to follow the same paths. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser known ones. They’ll carefully plan your holiday as an individual tailor-made trip to match your preferences.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal transport included (including local flights)
Start CityCuzco
End CityLima

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America

Attractions

  • Iquitos
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature

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Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lima.

Day 2 : Cuzco

Upon arrival in Lima today take a connecting flight to the beautiful colonial city of Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude.

Day 3 : Cuzco

The morning is yours to relax and soak up the atmosphere in the central square. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins.

Day 4 : Sacred Valley of Incas

Travel by road out of Cuzco and into the fertile and picturesque valley known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping to visit Pisac market and ruins you then head on to the impressive Inca site at Ollantaytambo.

Day 5 : Machu Picchu

Travel to Machu Picchu by train and coach with your guide where you will take a private guided tour of the magnificent Inca citadel. Spend the night in a hotel in Machu Picchu town.

Day 6 : Cuzco

You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins again at your own leisure today - we recommend arriving early to explore in the mystical morning light. Take the train back to Cuzco this afternoon where you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Day 7 : On-board ship

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iquitos, where you will board your three night Amazon cruise. The cruise takes in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Amazon Basin, and you will be cruising along the tributaries of the Amazon.

Day 8 : On-board ship

First morning of walking in the jungle, it will be an early start most mornings as the wildlife is more active at this time. The rewards for this are superb though, with a huge range of flora an fauna to see.

Day 9 : On-board ship

Further excursions from the ship which include gentle walks in the jungle and piranha fishing. All excursions are optional.

Day 10 : Lima

Disembark from your cruise in time for an evening flight to Lima, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 11 : International return flight

Enjoy a guided tour of Lima's key sights this morning before travelling to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 12 : International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Last Updated: 0/11/2022

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