Price: U$D 2,640

 

RAINFOREST TAMBOPATA & SALKANTAY TREK  PACKAGE

13 Days / 12 Nights

Code: AVP038

 

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

INCLUDED

 

Price

Departure Getaway

                                                                                                                                                                    Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes

 

Lima

 

Return Getaway

Lima

Duration

13 Days

Activities

Active Touring, Cultural

Highlights

Lima

Tambopata

Cusco

Salkantay Trek

Machu Picchu

Departures

Daily Departures

2 People are required to book this tour package

Meals Provided (Noted at the beginning of each day)

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Difficulty

Moderate

Flights

LIM/PTO, PTO/CUZ, CUZ/LIM.

Flights

Flights

Flights

LIM/CUZ, CUZ/LIM.

Day 1: Arrival to Lima

 

• Upon your Arrival in lima

• Advice Peru team will picked up from the airport and driven to your hostel or hotel in Miraflores (selected from our list shown below).

• Overnight in Lima

 

Day 2: Lima to Puerto Maldonado (B) (L) (D)

 

• Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in The Lodge. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

• Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters.  While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

• Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno.  The port is a communal business.

• The forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to The Lodge will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve.

• Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

• A twenty minute walk from The Lodge  leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.

• Dinner

• Overnight in the Lodge

 

Day 3: Tambopata (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from The Lodge. Once there you will paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.

• Lunch

• A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.

• Dinner

• You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

• Overnight in the Lodge

 

Day 4: Tambopata (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from The Lodge.  From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

• We leave from the lobby at The Lodge and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.

• Lunch

• A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.

• Dinner

• Overnight in the Lodge

 

Day 5: Tambopata - Cusco (B) (L) (D)

 

• Breakfast

• Transfer Boat - Lodge to Tambopata River Port

• Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters

• We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

• Transfer from Cusco airport to your Hotel

• Free day

• Overnight in Cusco.

• Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, enjoy its super fun class III, III+ and IV rapids.

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 6: Cusco - City tour (B)

 

• Breakfast

• At 2:00 p.m. you will start your guided group City Tour.

• Your bilingual guide will take you to the Cathedral of Cusco, founded in 1669. After that, you will visit the Temple of Qoricacancha or the Convent of Santa Catalina to observe Inca and Colonial buildings.

• Next, you will visit the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.

• The tour will end at about 6:00p.m.

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 7: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (B) (L)

 

• Breakfast

• At about 8:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

• This tour will let you observe an amazing view of the Urubamba River and the valley as well as a visit to the ruins of Pisac and the marketplace of the same name.

• After lunch, we will take you to the Andean town of Ollantaytambo where you will have a guided tour of the incredible Inca ruins of the town.

• Overnight in Cusco

Day 8: Free day Cusco  (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Free day in Cusco

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 9: Cusco - Mollepata (Marcoccasa) – Salkantay Pampa (L), (D)

 

• We will leave Cusco at 5:00 am and head forwards Marcoccasa (3400m/11154f), passing the village Mollepata (3000m/9843f).

• In Marcoccasa we will meet the horsemen and the rest of the group and start our trek.

• From Marcoccasa we start hiking into a magnificent valley surrounded by impressive snow-capped mountains, such as the Humantay (5217m/17116f) and the Salkantay snow-covered (6264m/20551f).

• Our campsite will be at Salkantay pampa (3900m/12795f).

• Camping

 

Note:

Transporting time: 3hrs 30

Climate: moderate and cold during the night

Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours

 

Day 10: Salkantay Pampa – Salkantay Pass – Collpapampa – Lucmabamba (B), (L), (D)

 

• Breakfast

• After breakfast, we will set off towards the Salkantay pass (4600m/15092f) which offers an exceptional view of the snow-capped Salkantay (6264m). Thereafter, we will descend again and will have time to enjoy the increasing vegetation of the ecosystem.

• Later on, we take a vehicle (A Lorry or any local vehicle) from Collpapampa (3000m/9842ft) to Lucmabamba (2000m/6561ft) where we set up our camping site, amidst the tropical forest with warm climate and mosquitoes.

• Camping

 

Note:

Hiking time: 7 hours

Transport time: 1hour 30

Optional: The hot springs nearby Collpapampa community is optional and it can be arranged with an extra cost.

 

Day 11: Lucmabamba – Llactapata Inca Site - Hydroelectric Station – Aguas Calientes town (B), (L), (D)

 

• Breakfast

• Early in the morning after you see the presentation about coffee cultivation and processing, we will hike up on the Inca trail to the archaeological site of Llactapata at 2650m/8694f (Beautiful scenery for discovering flora and evidence of Inca culture).

• From here we will have an outstanding view over Machu Picchu Mountain and Vilcanota Canyon). Afterwards we will continue down to Hydroelectric train station (1950m/6398f), where you are able to take the train to Aguas Calientes town (2050m/6726f).

• Overnight in Hotel of Aguas Calientes town.

 

This afternoon you stay in contact with a local rural family from the forest in which you will have the opportunity to witness the cultivation and processing of coffee.

 

Depending on the variety, it takes approximately 3 to 4 years for newly planted coffee trees to begin to bear fruit.  The fruit, called the coffee cherry, turns a bright, deep red when it is ripe and ready to be harvested. Due to the botanical characteristics of the coffee tree and the fact that coffee is often grown in mountainous areas, widespread use of mechanical harvesters is not possible and the ripe coffee cherries are usually picked by hand, a labor-intensive and difficult process. We will show and explain to you the complete process from the tree to the cup of coffee. You will also have the opportunity to ask the locals your own questions about the process of cultivation.

Climate: warm during the day with mosquitoes

 

Note:

Hiking time: 6 hours

 

Day 12: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)

• Breakfast.

• We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head for Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus.

• We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own.

• We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 4:35 pm or at 6:35 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Note:

Hiking time: 02 hours

 

Day 13: Cusco - Lima

 

• Breakfast

• Transfer to the airport .

• Flight Cusco to Lima

 

 

 

 

 

Included

Not Included

Optional Extras

1 night Lima Hotel

5 nights Cusco Hotel

3 nights Lodge

3 nights camping

1 nights Aguas Calientes Hotel

All Transfers

All Transportations

Train ticket to Machu Picchu Round Trip

Flights Tickets Lima to Puerto Maldonado - Puerto Maldonado to Cusco - Cusco to Lima

All speaking English guides

All meals mentioned in the Itinerary (Option vegetarian)

All tours mentioned in The Itinerary

All entrances

Support all your trip

All Transport

Entrance to Machu Picchu

Speaking English Guides

Cook and assistant in Salkantay Trek

Horsemen and mules in Salkantay Trek

Emergency horse in Salkantay Trek

First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

 

 

 

 

Airport fees

Meals not specified on the itinerary

Tips

Travel Insurance (Highly recommended)

Personal expenses

 

Sleeping Bag suitable for -5deg. (5.00 USD per day)

Deluxe Sleeping Bag suitable for -10deg. (7.00 USD per day)

Walking stick lightweight aluminum (1.00 USDper day)

Inflatable mattress (Thermarest) (5.00 USD per day)

Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

Extra Porter for your backpack and Stuffs, only 13 Kg (100.00 USD) for the whole trek included the wages food and Inca Trail Entry.

Advice Peru Travel Agency & Tour Operator

Address: Constructores Villa La Capullana A 9

San Jeronimo, Postal Code: 08000, Cusco - Perú

 

Phone: +51 84-274206

Mobile: +51 984-796-722

Skype: advice.peru

Email: travel@adviceperu.com

Arequipa

Trujillo

Tambopata

All Rights reserved 2017 ADVICE PERU