Luxury Peru Tour: Machu Picchu & Amazon Cruise
From the mysteries of the Incas to the myths of the Amazon, this fabulous luxury tour has it all! You will discover the best that Peru has to offer, exploring the majestic ruins of the mighty Inca Empire, and delving deep into the mysterious Amazon rainforest.
Travel to Cusco, the very heart of the Inca world, and step back in time with a visit to the Sacred Valley. The highlight of the Sacred Valley is of course the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the best-known archaeological sites in the world and a truly unforgettable sight to behold.
Next, begin your three night luxury cruise along the Amazon River. In one of the most biodiverse places in the world, you will go fishing for piranhas, explore the dense jungle in search of three-toed sloths, and then board a skiff to meet taricaya turtles in their natural habitat and search for endangered pink dolphins.
Luxury Peru Tour Itinerary Overview:
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Day 1 | Arrive in Lima, City of Kings!
Begin your luxury Peru tour in the diverse capital city of Lima. The origins of this fascinating city predate the Spanish conquest and even the Incas. You can therefore visit the ancient pyramid of Huaca Pucllana right in the middle of the trendy Miraflores district! Don’t miss the Plaza de Armas, once the centre of the Spanish Empire in South America!
Day 2 | Explore bohemian Barranco
Enjoy a guided tour of the district of Barranco, the “SoHo of Lima”! This trendy neighbourhood is packed with art galleries housed in old colonial mansions, cool coffee shops, and fabulous clifftop views over the Pacific Ocean. Later, you will enjoy a Peruvian cooking class. Make ceviche with fresh fish from the Pacific, and then toast your success with your own pisco sours!
Day 3 | Cusco – Urubamba
Fly from Lima to Cusco, and then head straight into the Sacred Valley! Shop for hand-made gifts, made using traditional methods, and barter over exotic Andean fruits. You’ll also have the chance to explore the ruins at Pisac, one of Peru’s finest Inca sites. These beautiful ruins feature vast, majestic terraces and breathtaking views over the Sacred Valley.
Day 4 | Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Step back in time with a visit to the charming town of Ollantaytambo, where little has changed – in architecture or in dress – since the days of the Incas! Later, you will travel to the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu, sure to be a highlight of your luxury Peru tour! Discover the most important sites of Machu Picchu with your expert guide, before exploring the site at your own pace.
Day 5 | Cusco
Discover the ancient Incan capital of Cusco with a guided tour! This fascinating city boasts a unique blend of elegant colonial architecture and original Inca walls, and so it is a real must-see for holidays to Peru. Visit the bohemian San Blas neighbourhood and the bustling San Pedro market, before travelling to the surrounding mountains to explore the majestic Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enco and PukaPukara!
Day 6 | Cusco – Iquitos – Amazon river cruise
Fly to the remote jungle metropolis of Iquitos to connect with your luxury Amazon rivercruise! Spend the afternoon exploring the city’s highlights, including the famous floating shanty town of Belén, and discover how the locals have adapted their house to their unique environment. In the evening, you will board your fabulous luxury riverboat, and settle into your cabins.
Day 7 | Amazon River – Yarapa River – Nauta Caño
Board a fleet of skiffs and explore the remote Yarapa river, a tributary of the Amazon. Here, you’ll have your first opportunity for some real Amazonian wildlife watching, and you’ll even be able to go fishing for ferocious piranhas! In the evening, you’ll enjoy a sunset wildlife excursion to Nauta Caño, where you will be able to observe the different creatures that are active after the sun goes down!
Day 8 | Marañon River – Suspended Bridges – Yanayacu-Pucate
Spend an adventurous morning delving deep into the Amazon rainforest! Sail up the Marañon, a “lost tributary”, and enjoy an exhilarating jungle walk across treetop suspension bridges. The canopy level is the natural habitat of a great many species of animals and birds, so your bridge walk will allow you to get up close and personal with these treetop dwellers! In the afternoon, you will visit the Pacaya Simiria Natura Reserve, and search for the legendary pink river dolphins in the Yanayacu-Pucate.
Day 9 | Nauta – Iquitos – Lima
Discover more about the lives of the diverse indigenous Amazonian peoples with a morning in the rainforest town of Nauta, the commercial hub of Amazonia. After a visit to the market, you will head back towards Iquitos, making a stop at the Manatee Rescue Center, where you can help to feed the these fascinating creatures. Pick up some last-minute, hand-crafted souvenirs at the San Juan market, before flying back to Lima.
Day 10 | Hometime
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Time to reflect on your amazing whirlwind tour in Peru!
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Day One : SUNDAY -Lima: City of Kings
Day Two : MONDAY Explore Lima's Barranco district
Day Three :TUESDAY Cusco – Urubamba
Day Four :WEDNESDAY Urubamba – Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
Day Five : THURSDAY Cusco
Day Six : FRIDAY: Cusco –Lima- Iquitos – Amazon Luxury Cruise
Day Seven :AMAZON RIVER - YARAPA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO
Day Eight :MARAÑON RIVER - SUSPENDED BRIDGES - YANAYACU-PUCATE
Day Nine :NAUTA TOWN - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Day Ten : HOMETIME!