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Luxury Peru Tour: Machu Picchu & Amazon Cruise

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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.

Highlights:

This luxury Peru tour will take you back in time to the Inca Empire in the Sacred Valley, walking through original Inca streets and marvelling at ancient feats of engineering.


Be blown away by mysterious Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world!


Enjoy incomparable wildlife watching in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.


Discover remote rainforest cities, hidden deep within the Amazon.


Experience breathtaking sunrises and stargazing within the unspoilt natural beauty of the Amazon.

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

Your Peruvian adventure begins in the vibrant, varied capital city of Lima. The origins of the city predate its foundation by the Spanish by several millennia, and its museums are full of the magnificent artistic treasures of the pre-Columbian civilizations that flourished throughout the coastal deserts of Peru. You can even visit the pre-Inca pyramid of Huaca Pucllana, right in the middle of the trendy Miraflores district! Of course, Lima boasts its fair share of colourful colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas was once the centre of the Spanish Empire in South America, when the seafaring Spaniards used Lima's strategic coastal location to establish it as their richest, most important town. However, one of the best places to admire Lima's post-Columbian architecture is to the north of the city centre in Callao. La Punta, a tiny peninsula jutting out into the Pacific was once an exclusive enclave for Lima's elite, and still retains many historic mansions, as well as some of the city's best beaches and finest restaurants!   Inclusions Private transfer between airport and hotel in Lima Accommodation in Hotel B in Barranco (or an establishment of the same standard) Welcome cocktail.
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Day Two : MONDAY Explore Lima's Barranco district

After breakfast in your hotel, you will explore the district of Barranco with your English-speaking guide. With street theatre, art displays and and live music on every corner, its no wonder that bohemian Barranco is known as the SoHo of Lima! Peek into art galleries housed in the former colonial mansions of the social elite of bygone days, and discover how the district's artists interpret traditional Peruvian culture in their work. Barranco's location is as charming as its architecture: its beautiful boardwalk, situated along the coastal cliffs, offers a perfect spot to watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean. In the afternoon, you will head back to your hotel for a lesson in traditional Peruvian cuisine. Discover why the country's gastronomy, which blends East Asian, indigenous Andean and Amazonian flavours, has made Peru a real magnet for foodies! You will learn how to make ceviche, prepared with fish fresh from the Pacific Ocean, and toast your success with your own home-made pisco sours. Included: Private English-speaking tour guide  Barranco walking tour Two-hour cooking lessons Accommodation in Hotel B in Barranco (or an establishment of the same  standard).
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Day Three :TUESDAY Cusco – Urubamba

Your private transportation will pick you up from your hotel, and take you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, your private tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport to whisk you off straight to the Sacred Valley! Begin your Andean adventure immersed in tradition, with a visit to the village of Awanacancha. Here, you can browse for hand-woven textiles, and visit the town's herds of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Next, you will visit the Pisac, where you can visit the famous market, before exploring the beautiful Incan ruins. Set in the mountainside high above the village, the Pisac ruins are considered one of Peru's finest Incan sites. Boasting the largest known Inca cemetery and an exquisite temple complex carved from pink granite, and surrounded by vast agricultural terraces (not to mention spectacular views over the Sacred Valley!) the Pisac ruins will take your breath away. Make a note of how the terracing perfectly complements the natural curvature of the valley; just one of many examples of the careful harmony between the Incas' architecture and their natural environment. Inclusions: Private English-speaking tour guide Private transportation Admission to Pisac ruins and Awanacancha village Accommodation in Hotel Sol y Luna (or an establishment of the same  standard).
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Day Four :WEDNESDAY Urubamba – Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

Step back in time with a visit to the fascinating town of Ollantaytambo, celebrated as the best surviving example of Inca city planning. Its narrow, cobblestone streets have been continuously inhabited since the thirteenth century, and the modern population lives in the same traditional "canchas" (houses) once owned by the Inca elite. Ollantaytambo also serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu, so it is from here that you will board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. From here, you will take a bus to Machu Picchu. The awe-inspiring Inca city of Machu Picchu is a real bucket-list visit for many travellers. Set in an extraordinarily beautiful location surrounded by cloud-capped, forested mountains, this incredible archaeological site is the best known in South America, if not the world. Wander through magnificently preserved ruins, and discover the city with your expert guide: how it was lost for centuries, only to be rediscovered by Hiram Bingham; how the buildings were constructed in perfect harmony with the surrounding mountains; how the beautiful architecture blends aesthetic and utility. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo with your head and camera full of lifelong memories of the jewel in the crown of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu. From here, your private transportation will take you to your hotel in Cusco. Includes: Private English-speaking tour guide Private transfer to Ollantaytambo Site admission to Machu Picchu Return bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu Vistadome train tickets Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco Accommodation in Hotel El Mercado (or an establishment of the same standard).  
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Day Five : THURSDAY Cusco

Spend the day exploring the capital of the Inca Empire, which today boasts a fascinating blend of elegant colonial architecture and original Inca constructions. In the morning, your private tour will take in the highlights of the city centre: the Plaza de Armas, where the mix of traditionally-dressed locals and modern tourists reflects the contrasting styles of Incan and Spanish architecture; the hill-top, bohemian San Blas neighbourhood where you can shop for souvenirs in artsy boutiques; the huge, diverse San Pedro Market where you can buy anything from alpaca knitwear to a whole sheep's head! After a lunch of traditional Peruvian fare, your private transportation will take you up the mountainside to discover Cusco's most important archaeological sites: Kenko, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuamán. These magnificent ruins are a fine example of Incan construction techniques. You will marvel over the meticulously carved boulders, shaped in such a way that the wall fits together without the use of cement. This fascinating technique has proved extremely resilient to the region's natural dangers; indeed, the 1950 earthquake left many colonial walls in ruins, revealing the perfectly undamaged Inca constructions underneath. Includes: Private city tour (private transport, English-speaking tour guide) Gourmet lunch in Cusco Accommodation in Hotel El Mercado (or an establishment of the same standard).  
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Day Six : FRIDAY: Cusco –Lima- Iquitos – Amazon Luxury Cruise

Your private transportation will pick you up from your hotel, and take you to the airport for your flight to Lima. From Lima, you will fly to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon! Representatives from Aqua Amazon cruise will meet you at the airport in Iquitos. Enjoy lunch, before exploring the jungle metropolis of Iquitos with your guide. Stroll through the fascinating floating shanty town of Belén and mavel at the houses, built either on stilts above the river or made to float like houseboats. Next, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the diverse mosaic of Peruvian culture with a visit to an indigenous Amazonian community. At 6:00pm, your Amazon adventure will truly begin as you board the "Aria Amazon", your home for the next few days. This fabulous craft features floor-to-ceiling windows, and even a river-facing jacuzzi so that you won't miss even a moment of your passage through the rainforest! Settle into your luxury suite, meet your on-board naturalist guides and familiarise yourself with the safety drill, before your gourmet dinner of innovative Amazonian cuisine. Includes: Private transfer from hotel to airport in Cusco Flight from Cusco to Iquitos via Lima Lunch in Iquitos Dinner aboard the "Aria Amazon" Accommodation on the "Aria Amazon" Excursions as detailed.
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Day Seven :AMAZON RIVER - YARAPA RIVER - NAUTA CAÑO

You'll begin your navigation through the Amazon's snaking tributaries by setting sail in customised skiffs from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. The Yarapa is a remote, pristine tributary of the Amazon, and a complex ecosystem in its own right that is the subject of scientific research. As you sail down the Yarapa, keep a look out for fabulous Amazonian fauna, such as tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. At Lake Moringo, you'll even have the opportunity to enjoy some high-adrenaline fishing for Amazonia’s notoriously ferocious piranhas! While you fish, your naturalist guides will explain the history of the lake and its inhabitants. As the sun sets, you'll head off on an evening wildlife excursion in Nauta Caño, known as the "Forest of Mirrors" due to its dark, reflective lagoons. Here, you will have the opportunity to spot the colourful wildlife that resides in the marshes and streams of the Amazon's backwaters, such as toucans, macaws and iguanas, before rounding off the day with one of the world's most extraordinary stargazing experiences, over the enigmatic black waters of Nauta Caño. Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard the "Aria Amazon" Accommodation on the "Aria Amazon" Excursions as detailed
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Day Eight :MARAÑON RIVER - SUSPENDED BRIDGES - YANAYACU-PUCATE

Board your skiffs early in the morning and venture deep into the jungle to explore Marañon river, a 'lost tributary' of the Amazon. Keep your binoculars ready, as this area is very rich in wildlife: look out for tanagers, orioles and beautiful but deadly poisonous frogs. Next, you can enjoy an exhilarating jungle walk across suspended canopy bridges, located deep in the Amazon rainforest. The canopy level is the natural habitat of many species of animals and birds, due to the abundance of food and protection from predators. Your suspended bridge walk will allow you to get up close and personal with these treetop dwellers, and also (if you're brave!) enjoy fabulous views of the rainforest below. After lunch, you will visit the Pacaya Simiria National Reserve, a vast, flooded forest covering five million acres! You can choose to swim, canoe or kayak in the Yanayacu-Pucate, a mysterious black water river which is home to a huge range of flora and fauna, including macaws, capuchins and even endangered pink river dolphins! Round off the day stargazing with your guide. The lack of light pollution and the boat's hi-tech telescope make for a truly exceptional experience! Includes: Breakfast Lunch and dinner aboard the "Aria Amazon" Accommodation on the "Aria Amazon" Excursions as detailed
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Day Nine :NAUTA TOWN - MANATEE RESCUE CENTER - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

You will spend the morning visiting the fascinating rainforest town of Nauta, the commercial hub for communities from all over Amazonia. Your guided tour of Nauta's market will furnish you with an insight into the lives of the diverse indigenous Amazonian peoples, as well as giving you the opportunity to discover the many different fish and exotic fruits of the Amazon. After breakfast, it will unfortunately be time for you to pack up as the "Aria" sets sail back towards Iquitos. Here, you will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where orphaned and injured Amazonian manatees (many of which are rescued from the pet trade) can be cared for and rehabilitated, and eventually released back into the wild. On the way to the airport in Iquitos, you will have the chance to grab some last-minute souvenirs at the San Juan artisan market. The items for sale are hand-crafted by indigenous Amazonian people, so take your time to browse for unique treasures! Enjoy a last Amazonian lunch and potentially some additional activities in Iquitos, depending on the schedule of your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, your private transportation will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Includes: Breakfast aboard the "Aria Amazon" Lunch in Iquitos Private transfer to the airport in Iquitos Flight from Iquitos to Lima Private transfer from airport to hotel in Lima Accommodation in Hotel B in Barranco (or an establishment of the same  standard).  
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Day Ten : HOMETIME!

Your private transportation will pick you up from your hotel, and take you to the airport for your flight home. Pack up your suitcases with your souvenirs, ans also your wonderful memories of Peru! Includes: Breakfast Private transfer between the hotel and airport in Lima.

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