14 Day Affordable Peru with Amazon Experience 2018 Itinerary

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4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City Tour of Lima with its 2000 years of history Visit the impressive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via The 360° Inca Rail Train Excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands Stay in a lodge on the banks of the Amazon River Enjoy the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Peruvian Amazon Visit remote villages deep within the rainforest whose people still use traditional ways

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    4 Lima, 2 Urubamba, 2 Cuzco, 2 Puno, 3 Iquitos

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Iquitos
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Puno
  • Sacred Valley
  • Urubamba

Trip includes

    • Round trip flights Miami-Lima, Lima-MiamiSome departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking. Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco, Juliaca-Lima, Lima-Iquitos & Iquitos-Lima 13 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Lima 2 nights Urubamba Sacred Valley 2 nights Cuzco 2 nights Puno 3 nights Iquitos Hotel porterage All transfers 25 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 1 - 9) Services of English-speaking local guides Entrance fees per itinerary

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Itinerary

This 14 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Peru
Depart for Lima, Peru; arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure with time to rest, relax and acquaint yourself with Peru’s vibrant capital, founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro Overnight: Lima

DAY 2, Tuesday - Lima City Tour
This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine car...
DAY 3, Wednesday - Fly to Cuzco, Chinchero Weaving Demonstration
Depart Lima this morning by flight to Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire and the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America. Upon arrival, drive through the rugged mountainous region with its magnificent panoramas, along roads with farms and small village...
DAY 4, Thursday - Sacred Valley & Ollantaytambo Ruins
Enjoy this morning at leisure in the Sacred Valley to explore some of the ancient ruins independently or, join the optional tour to Maras and Moray. The excursion begins in Moray, a remarkable agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Incan's mastery of high-alti...
DAY 5, Friday - Discover Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station to board The 360° Train that travels through misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas", designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Mac...
DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Cuzco
Spend today independently discovering the "Imperial City" of Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lively city, rich in history, reveals remains of both the Incan and the Spanish presence. Take time to explore some of the city’...
DAY 7, Sunday - Raqchi & Puno
A long drive today but extremely rewarding. Depart Cuzco early in the morning, enjoying spectacular scenery as you drive through the Andes mountain range and the Andean plains to Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, South American camelids (llamas an...
DAY 8, Monday - Excursion to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
This morning, an excursion by boat transports you from Puno to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands where the indigenous people of the area, the Uros, live on islands that dot the lake. The Uros live very much the same as their ancestors did and still follow the ancient...
DAY 9, Tuesday - Fly to Lima
This morning transfer to the airport in Juliaca for your flight to Lima; rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, bid farewell to your Tour Manager at a special Farewell Dinner with Peruvian specialties Overnight: Lima Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Fly to Iquitos, Boat Transfer to the Lodge & Rainforest Hike
A new adventure today! Depart Lima by flight to Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival, embark on a thrilling boat transfer to your lodge in the midst of the Amazon River. The scenery is amazing - the Amazon is one of the planet's richest and most biod...
DAY 11, Thursday - Monkey Island, Amazon River Trip, & Visit Yagua Village
Start the day with a hearty breakfast. After, visit Monkey Island, a family-run rescue center for monkeys where you view several species in their natural habitat and learn about the rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Then, try your hand at fishing for Piranha, the omnivo...
DAY 12, Friday - Mazan Village
Travel to Timicuro and board a motorcar to Mazan village on the banks of the Napo River, passing through to the town of Indiana, originally a Franciscan mission, now a thriving river community with its own market, school, and hospital. Visit the Mazan market and meet the...
DAY 13, Saturday - Fly to Lima
After a leisurely morning, return to Iquitos for the flight to Lima, where you spend the last night in Peru. A box lunch will be provided en route to the airport. This evening, perhaps try one of Lima’s superb gourmet restaurants for a last "foodie" adventure Overnight: Lima Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart Peru
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight* *Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 14 and will require a transfer on Day 13. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time. Meals: Breakf...

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Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Explore the remarkable religious compound and discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin. Marvel at the majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the pre-Inca civilization. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 2 Price : $39 Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner This evening drive through Lima and arrive at the Larco Herrera Museum. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour that also includes dinner. Sit down to a light supper in the elegant dining room. The museum is located in an 18th century restored mansion, built over a 7th century pyramid and surrounded by gardens. Following supper, immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with your local guide. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 2 Price : $79 Maras & Moray Tour Begin the tour in Moray, an impressive agricultural center that demonstrates the ancient Incan’s mastery of high-altitude crop growing. Here, you’ll see a large complex of terraced circular depressions in the earth which historians believe were used to study the climatic conditions on crops. As you descend each layer, the surrounding temperature descends as well, degree by degree, making for a unique and highly sophisticated thermo graphic tool. During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the local farmers and shepherds working with native crops and animals all along the valley. This is a unique chance to peer into the daily lives of the indigenous people. Next, visit the colonial town of Maras, known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds in use since the time of the Incas. Learn more about salt extraction from the locals. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $49 Dinner with Local Peruvian Family Tonight, you're invited to dine with a traditional Peruvian Family in their countryside home. Sample delectable local home-cooked Peruvian cuisine along with a warm and friendly cultural exchange with the family. As you share dinner, you’ll get to know the family first-hand and learn about work and everyday life in Peru. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $25 Highlights of Cuzco & Cuzco Behind the Scenes Combo Package Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Start the day with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Following the cemetery, you will have the opportunity to meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness a real offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Conclude this incredible morning with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco. After a short break at your hotel, continue on to the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $109 Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Begin with a "Healing Ceremony". Meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness an offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Continue with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Conclude the tour with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco, followed by lunch. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $49 Half Day Highlights of Cuzco Today's tour starts at the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cuzco which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to an impressive collection of colonial art, including Marcos Zapata's depiction of The Last Supper displaying Cuy, or Guinea Pig, as the main course. Continue on to visit the Temple of the Sun, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. This temple was once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here you will travel to Sacsayhuaman, located on the northern slope of Cuzco. This impressive fortress, which consists of individual stones weighing well over 100 tons, took over seven decades to complete and is a prime example of Incan military architecture. Conclude the day at the Kenko amphitheater, a mysterious limestone formation decorated by intricately carved depictions of mythical entities. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a local shop featuring alpaca clothing and accessories, and a local jewelry shop, featuring gold and silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours. OnDay : 6 Price : $69 Half Day Sillustani Tombs Afternoon drive to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani. Upon arrival, a walking tour to the "Chullpas" of Sillustani on Lake Umayo, where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests, in cylinder-shaped tombs. Please note that the archaeological site is located approximately a half- mile walk from where you exit the bus. . Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $39 Full Day Canopy Walkway Early morning departure to the ExplorNapo Lodge. After breakfast at the lodge, begin the tour with a 40 minute trek to the Canopy Walkway through the lush Amazon Rainforest. This is truly a fabulous and unequaled rainforest experience! At a height of over 115 feet, extending for one-third of a mile across 14 walkways, the walkway provides views of the rainforest from the treetops, a perfect vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. This walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between the area's largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. Enjoy a lovely buffet lunch at the lodge before visiting the indigenous Maijuna community to learn about their history and traditions. Continue to the RenuPeru Ethnobotanical Garden. This teaching garden cultivates over 240 species of medicinal and other useful rainforest plants and is tended by the local shaman. You’ll be enlightened about Amazonian natural healing and the many uses of some of the plants grown here, as well as some organic remedies used in modern medicine today. Note: This Tour is not recommended for customers that are uncomfortable with heights. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours. OnDay : 12 Price : $139
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Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco, Juliaca-Lima, Lima-Iquitos & Iquitos-Lima.
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