South Peru & Rainforest

19Days / 18 Nights

Code: AVP037

 

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

INCLUDED

PRICES / HOTELS

 

Price

 

Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes

Departure Getaway

Lima

Return Getaway

Lima

Duration

14 Days

Activities

Active Touring, Cultural

Highlights

Lima

Arequipa

Cusco

Machu Picchu

Departures

Daily Departures

2 People are required to book this tour package

Meals Provided (Noted at the beginning of each day)

(B) Brakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner

Flights

LIM/AQP, AQP/JUL, CUZ/LIM.

Difficulty

Moderate

Day 1: Lima

 

• Upon your arrival in Lima, we will pick you up from the International airport of Lima and we will take you to your hotel located in Miraflores.

• You will have the remainder of the day to relax or walk around.

• You will spend the night at the hotel of your choice selected from the list shown below.

• Overnight in Lima

 

Day 2: Lima (B)

 

• Breakfast

• At 9:00 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a city tour.

• During this city tour, we will take you to downtown Lima where you will visit the Cathedral, the main square, the Catacombs, the San Pedro church, and the “Plaza San Martin”. This tour will include a visit to the Gold Museum.

• After enjoying the beautiful architecture and art of downtown Lima and the Museum, you will have the afternoon to relax or wander around Miraflores.

• Overnight in Lima

 

Day 3: Lima - Caral (B) (L)

 

• Breakfast

• Today, you will be picked up by one of our guides from the hotel  and we will take you to Caral, located at kilometer 182 of the Panamerican Highway. We take a box breakfast during the trip.

• Continuing our journey to Caral, we will arrive to the deviation at 10:00 am. We begin our entry into Caral at 10:30am.

•We will record visits and purchase of entrance tickets to the citadel of Caral and begin the guided tour.

•The full guidance is approximately 2 hours.

•After the guided in the citadel of Caral, we will go to the city of Huacho, where we will lunch.

•After lunch, we will initiate the return to the south.

•At 6.30 pm we will be reaching the point of pickup.

•Overnight in Lima

 

Day 4: Lima - Ica (B)

 

• Breakfast

• At 9:00 a.m., you gonna take the bus to Ica

• Arrival in Ica, we´ll bring to your Hotel.

• In the Afternoon you gonna make the buggy and sun boarding

• Overnight in Ica

 

Day 5: Ica – Paracas (B)

 

• Breakfast

• At 6:30 am, you will be picked up by one of our guides from the hotel and transferred to the pier handmade Chaco. Here you take a boat ride to the Ballestas Islands.

• Our captain will stop in front of this impressive figure where our guide will explain about it and give them the necessary time to take pictures. Then continue with the direction of the Ballestas Islands where visitors can enjoy this beautiful seascape full of large colonies of sea lions, penguins and seabirds.

• In this place we will visit our boat around the islands through caves and rock deformations capricious. After appreciate all this beautiful panorama chaco return to dock.

•This tour lasts from 2:30 pm, after this visit will take a few hours off the boulevard de Paracas to relax or take a short visit to the souvenirs.

• Return to Ica.

• Overnight in Ica.

 

Day 6: Nazca – Arequipa (B), (L)

 

•Breakfast

•Drive from Ica to Nazca (3 hours)

•Arrival in the aerodrome Maria Reiche. At the airfield you can see a documentary about the Nasca lines in the language of your choice as we await the order of the control tower for boarding the airplanes.

•Before starting our pilot will provide you with a map of the Nasca lines and then give you an explanation about air travel.

•Flights over Nazca Lines

•Lunch

•Free Adternoon in Nazca.

•Board the bus in the bus station (Company cruz del sur) (Bus cama)

•You gonna drive all night.

 

Day 7: Arequipa

 

•Arrival in Arequipa

•Transfer from bus station to your Hotel

•Free day in Arequipa

•Overnight in Arequipa

 

Day 8: Arequipa - City tour (B)

 

• Breakfast

• At 9:00 a.m., you will start a guided city tour.

• This tour will include a visit to the Cathedral, the Monastery of Santa Catalina, and the San Ignacio Church.

• After your tour, you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy the beautiful colonial style of the city.

• Overnight in Arequipa

 

Day 9: Arequipa – Colca Valley (B), (L)

 

• Breakfast

• At about 7:30 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel.

• A comfortable minibus will take you to Chivay, where the Colca Valley is located, after about a 4 hour trip. On the way, you will observe llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas in their natural habitat as well as several Andean birds.

• Upon arrival in Chivay, you will enjoy lunch and after that you will be accommodated at your hotel.

• In the afternoon you will enjoy the natural hot springs of the region. You will spend the night at your hotel selected from the list shown below.

• Overnight in Chivay

 

Day 10: Colca Valley – Arequipa (B), (L)

 

• Breakfast

• At about 7:00 a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour of the beautiful Colca Valley.

• Your first stop will be the Condor Cross where you will observe the impressive Andean condor flying in its natural habitat.

• After watching this spectacle, we will take you to the Andean town of Maca where you will visit the local church and rest before continuing.

• Upon arrival to the town of Chivay, you will enjoy lunch and immediately after we will take you to your hotel in Arequipa.

• You will be in Arequipa at about 5:00 p.m.

• Overnight in Arequipa

 

Day 11: Arequipa – Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata (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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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.

• After the tour in ollantaytambo you going to wait the train to Aguas Calientes at 7 pm, the train going to takes almost 2 hours until Aguas Calientes, In Aguas Calientes our transfer going to wait for you to take you to your Hotel

• Overnight in Aguas Calientes

 

Day 17: Aguas Calientes  – Cusco  – Machu Picchu (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

• Tour In Machu Picchu 2 Hours Guide.

• Bus from Machu picchu to Aguas Calientes .

• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

• Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 18: Cusco (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Free day Cusco

• Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 19: Cusco (B)

 

• Breakfast

• Transfer Hotel Airport

• Flight to Lima

 

 

Included

Not Included

All transfers mentioned in the itinerary

Air tickets Flights LIMA/AREQUIPA, AREQUIPA/JULIACA, CUSCO/LIMA

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation in double rooms

3 Nights in Lima

3 Nights in Arequipa

1 Night in Chivay (Colca Canyon)

2 Nights in Ica

3 Nights in lodge

4 Nights in Cusco

1 Night in Aguas Calientes

Lima City Tour - Group service

Arequipa City Tour - Group service

Colca Canyon Tour - Group service

Cusco City Tour (Includes a visit to the Cathedral, Qoricancha Temple, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay) - Group service

Guided visit to the Sacred Valley - Group service

Machu Picchu Tour - Private service

Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip)

Round trip ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes

Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Hotel in Cusco

Entrance ticket to all attractions stated in the Itinerary

Bilingual and Professional guides

Taxes

International round - trip airfare to and from Peru

Tips and gratuities

Travel insurance (Highly recommended)

Breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary.

Destination / Accommodation

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

Lima

Maria Luisa

Casa Andina Miraflores

Novo Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection

Cusco

Amaru

Eco Inn

Novo Hotel

Monasterio

Aguas Calientes

Wayra Clasic

Casa Andina

Tierra Viva

El Mapi

Single Accommodation Price

USD 3,3680.00

USD 4,465.00

USD 4,875.00

USD 6,150.00

Double Accommodation Price

 USD 3,280.00

USD 3,680.00

USD 3,886.00

USD 4,580.00

 

 

Note:

 

  • We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes. We will endeavor to confirm final hotel bookings as soon as possible.
  • If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer’s approval.
  • If you have a party of 4 or more, please ask for our special prices.
  • All the prices are per person

 

 

 

 

 

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