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Machu Picchu and Amazon (7 days / 6 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Cuzco
v/   Sacred Valley
v/   Machu Picchu
v/   Tambopata
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Combine the natural wonders of Tambopata with the cultural, scenic and archaeological marvels of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This tour includes a 2 day overnight trip to Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Lima - Cuzco
Day 2:Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 3:Sacred Valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu
Day 4:Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Day 5:Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata
Day 6: Tambopata
Day 7:Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado - Fly out from Lima


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
 DeluxeSuperiorStandardEconomy
Cuzco
Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique, Cuzco
Aranwa Cusco Boutique
80 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Sonesta Hotel, Cuzco
Sonesta Hotel
98 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Hotel Munay Wasi Inn, Cuzco
Munay Wasi Inn
36 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Taypikala Boutique Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
Taypikala Boutique Machu Picchu
54 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Urubamba
Hotel Sol y Luna, Urubamba
Sol y Luna
56 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
hotel site
Hotel Posada del Inca Yucay, Urubamba
Posada del Inca Yucay
84 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa, Cuzco
San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa
100 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Mabey Valle, Sacred Valley
Mabey Valle
45 rooms
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hotel site
Machu Picchu
Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu
Inkaterra Machu Picchu
86 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hotel Machu Picchu - El Mapi, Machu Picchu
Hotel Machu Picchu - El Mapi
48 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hotel Machu Picchu - El Mapi, Machu Picchu
Hotel Machu Picchu - El Mapi
48 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Presidente, Machu Picchu
Presidente
28 rooms
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Tambopata
Hotel Reserva Amazonica, Tambopata
Reserva Amazonica
41 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Reserva Amazonica, Tambopata
Reserva Amazonica
41 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hacienda Concepcion - Pto. Maldonado, Tambopata
Hacienda Concepcion - Pto. Maldonado
15 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Hacienda Concepcion - Pto. Maldonado, Tambopata
Hacienda Concepcion - Pto. Maldonado
15 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  Lima - Cuzco
Upon arrival in Cusco we will assist you at the bus station and transfer you to the hotel.

City tour of Cusco, including the Santo Domingo convent monastery. This former Colonial monastery was previously the Korikancha temple, one of the most important temples devoted to the worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold Leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Visit also the Cathedral, the most important temple of the city which houses the headquarters of the Diocese.

After touring the most interesting sites of the city, you will be driven to the countryside outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area. Included are the cult centre of Sacsayhuaman, the temple and amphitheatre of Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara. At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel.

(Included meals: NA) 
Day 2:  Cuzco - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Take a trip to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will begin your tour visiting Awanakancha, where South American camelidae are bred. Learn about the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas superb fibres, as well as the ancient weaving techniques which are still in use. Proceed to Pisac where you will have the opportunity to bargain with vendors at its local handicrafts market. Enjoy lunch at a pleasant hostelry in the countryside and continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was is still visible.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3:  Sacred Valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu
Transfer to Ollanta station to board the train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes you will take a 25-minute motorcoach ride to The Lost City of the Incas, which was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Located on the left bank of the Vilcanota river lies the wonderful old city of Machu Picchu, which in quechua means Old Mountain.

According to research, Machu Picchu would have been one of the vacation residences of Pachacutec, the first Inca emperor between 1438 and 1470. However, some of its finest buildings and the evident ceremonial purpose of the main access road to the village, prove that it was used as a religious shrine. Machu Picchu is considered both a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its unique architectural and landscaping features.

Prominent constructions among its buildings are the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds, among others of singular architecture and importance.Your guide will narrate and explain all about this splendid citadel, which is a truly amazing experience. After the guided tour you will have free time to stroll around the archaeological site. Lunch at café Inkaterra. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 4:  Machu Picchu - Cuzco
We strongly recommend that you wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu (no guide included this day). This is a once-in-a-lifetime sight. Optional: For hiking enthusiasts, we suggest a walk up to the peak of  Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo train station, and then by van or car transfer to the Hotel in Cusco.

(Included meals: Breakfast)
Day 5:  Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata
Transfer to Cusco airport, assistance on departure flight. Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the pier, enjoy a twenty-five minute motor-canoe ride down the Madre de Dios

To see the full itinerary of the selected lodge click below.
 

4 Days / 3 night at Hacienda Concepcion
(Category : Economy, Standard )

3 Days / 2 night Extension to Reserva Amazonica
(Category : Superior, Deluxe)

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Day 6:  Tambopata
The activities will depend on which lodge the client will stay at, for more details, please click on the links on Day 6 above.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Day 7:  Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado - Fly out from Lima
After a breakfast at about dawn, take a final shorter paddle around the western end of the lake to try to glimpse the giant otters and to take some final pictures of lake birds before entering the canal again, walking back to the river, boarding a motorized canoe from Tambopata to the pier in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the airport.

(Included meals: Breakfast)
 
Some comments by past clients
 
Edwin Heinen (from USA)
Mauricio, We had a great time on our trip and everything worked out very well. If doing the trip again when coming back from Machu Picchu I would have gotten off the train at Ollayantambo and taken a bus to Cusco. It would have saved some time (1 to 2 hours) and the train didn’t get back till 9:00 which made a long day. Thought all the hotels were great and the Peru help was good. Thanks for all your help. When you get a chance I need your ideas about my going to Costa Rica next Christmas. Thanks Ed
 

Itinerary:

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Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily