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Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Amazon

A fantastic introduction to the mysteries and drama of Peru, taking in colonial Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and legendary Machu Picchu Inca ruins before heading into the Amazon to explore the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest at Reserva Amazonica.

At a Glance

  • A comprehensive and varied itinerary that offers the key highlights of Peru

  • Visiting magical Machu Picchu before the crowds arrive as the mists clear

  • Traveling by canoe along tributaries of the Amazon in search of wildlife

  • Exploring the fascinating Inca heritage of the Sacred Valley

  • Enjoying a ceviche in one of Lima's many gourmet restaurants

  • June - September is an ideal time of year to visit

Culture, Family, Honeymoon, Eco/ethical tourism

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Begin your journey in the colonial city of Lima before flying to Cuzco and continuing into the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here among the mountains and pastures that were so important to the Incas stand great forts and temples, bustling markets and surreally beautiful terraced salt lagoons – a testament to the vibrancy of the Andean peoples, ancient and modern. Stay at the charming Soy y Luna hotel, a great base for exploring this fascinating region.

Continue by train to the ’Lost City’ of Machu Picchu, nestled high on a ridge and shrouded in mystery. Explore these incredible ruins while staying at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, set in cloudforest filled with hummingbirds and orchids. Expert guides will bring to life the history of one of the Inca’s greatest legacies.

Return by train to Cuzco, an enchanting city with colorful market stalls and art galleries, great museums and architecture from the colonial and Inca eras. Stay at the wonderfully exclusive boutique La Casona, a beautiful colonial manor tucked away on a quiet plaza near Cuzco’s main square.

Continue your journey to the Amazon, staying at the Reserva Amazonica, which lies in the heart of pristine rainforest. Expert naturalist guides lead hikes and canoe trips to view the wildlife, including visiting the clay licks, which come alive with hundreds of brightly colored macaws.

Please see our Original Itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Lima
1 night

Lima, Peru

Hotel B
3 nights

Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru

Hotel Sol y Luna
1 night

Train to Machu Picchu

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
3 nights

Train to Cuzco

Inkaterra La Casona
3 nights

Fly to Puerto Maldonado & boat transfer

Reserva Amazonica
Fly home (via Lima)

Location & Directions

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Amazon

Your journey starts in the colonial city of Lima, staying at the Miraflores Park Hotel, located on Avenida Malecón de la Reserva in an exclusive residential area surrounded by parks with an incredible ocean view. From there you'll head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Hotel Rio Sagrado, surrounded by ancient ruins, indigenous markets and stunning scenery. Next to Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes village). Inkaterra Machu Picchu is situated at 2,450 meters (8,038 ft.) above sea level and occupies a private five-hectare (12.3-acre) mountainside reserve, 20-minutes from Machu Picchu. Its then onto Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, situated on Calle Palacio two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, where the cathedral and most important museums are located. Your final stay is at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve where the Madre de Dios River meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru

When to go

April to October is best for time for visiting Peru’s Andean region and main highlights. It is typically sunny in the day and cold at night due to altitude. Heavy rains last from December to end of February with January and February being the wettest months. The Amazon is generally hot, wet and humid year round. Peru is very popular in the high season, especially during their many cultural festivals such as Inti Raymi on 24 June, so best to book well in advance.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

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