Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks – this is Peru!
Peru is a living marvel and a mystery that was the heart of the famous Incan Empire that once extended northward from Peru into Ecuador. You will marvel at the creations left by the Incas: tunnels, temples and mountain citadels.
Travel to Peru and experience ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungle!
After your arrival from your international flight, you will be transferred by our English-speaking representative and driven to your hotel.
Night in Lima.
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, there is a trip to all the very best parts of Lima, “The City of Kings”, including the most important architectural icons of the city, such as the Main Square, where you can find the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. Then, we continue with a visit to the San Francisco Convent, an architectural jewel dating back to the 16th century. On our way to the modern area of the city, we will cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, the new financial heart of the city, to take a look at pre-inca Huaca Pucllana. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we will visit the “Parque del Amor” (Love Park) an excellent spot to enjoy great views out over the Pacific Ocean.
Night in Lima
At the scheduled time, there will be a transfer to the airport in order to catch your flight to Cusco. This afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel; we will visit the impressive Imperial City of Cusco, where you’ll soon notice the mixture of Andean and Spanish cultures. We start our trip visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, at Koricancha (The Incan Sun Temple), and ancient Inca Palace. Later, we will stop at the Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of La Compañía. Continuing with the tour, we will visit the imposing ceremonial centre and fortress, Sacsayhuaman (a great spot for a meditation session for those who may wish). Finally, we will take a look at the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, located north east of the city.
Night in Cusco
Get ready to take a million photos of one of South America’s absolute highlights – Machu Picchu! In the early morning, you’ll be transferred to the bus station to catch your bus to ‘The Lost City of the Incas’, discovered by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Set against a dramatic backdrop of dark-green forested mountains, Machu Picchu will not fail to impress. You’ll have a guided tour of the incredible citadel, an awe-inspiring experience. Later, feel free to stroll around the archaeological site at your own pace. Lunch is included at Sanctuary Lodge. This afternoon, return to Cusco by train. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Night in Cusco
Upon arrival, there will be a meet and greet, and you’ll be taken to our office in Puerto Maldonado. Depending on the arrival time of the flight, we’ll have a boxed lunch aboard the boats which will take you down the river to the lodge, or we’ll have lunch at a restaurant once we arrive at our destination. On our way we might see a variety of bird species typical of the river and forest edge.
Night in a lodge where you can soak up the experience of jungle living as you fall asleep to the sounds of the nocturnal creatures.
Today we’re up at dawn to visit the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake after an early breakfast. From the lodge, it’s a 15-minute boat ride and a 30-minute walk to get to the lake shore, with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way. You’ll have a long and tranquil canoe ride around the lake and return to the lodge’s trails in time to visit to a small parakeet clay lick.
Night in the Lodge
After an early breakfast you return to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco.
Flight to Lima and connection with your international flight.