Peru – Amazon River
Region - Latin America -
Peru is an excellent place to visit with high standards of accommodation and food. The landscape is varied from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest and quieter tributaries. There are still many Inca sites scattered through the countryside.
Not every trip has to follow the same old classic routes. To get away from the usual tourist spots, we travel deeper into the Amazon. Here the wildlife is more visible. Accommodation levels may drop from four-star to three-star. It’s worth it to see the wild forest as it should be.
Seeing Machu Picchu with a private guide on a private tour is the best way to visit the popular tourist site. Areas that are steeper to get to, and further away are less busy.
Arrive at Lima Airport. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel for the night.
Transfer to the airport to connect to the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Take a motorised canoe and motor into the Amazon Forest. Evening foray into the forest.
Spend the day exploring the Amazon with your guide.
Return to Puerto Maldonado to connect with the flight to the Inca city of Cuzco. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Cuzco highlights and nearby Inca ruins.
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Travel to the Sacred Vally and visit a vibrant Peru market. See the agricultural terraces of Moray, and Maras saltpans.
Board the train for Machu Picchu. The train traces the edge of the Urubamba River as it snakes through the valley. It is possible to see Inca sites from the train. Arrive at Aguas Calientes. Disembark from the train. Catch a private bus to Machu Picchu for a private guided tour of the Inca ruins.
Return to Machu Picchu for a morning of self-exploration. There is much to see besides the main temples. The Prison Group, House of the High Priest and Inca Drawbridge, Intipunku and Intihuatana to name a few. In the afternoon, catch a train back to Cuzco.
Private transfer to the airport. Board the flight to Lima. Once in Lima you’ll connect to your onward connections (self-arranged).
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