The Contrasts of Peru
See the Contrasts of Peru on this 7 night Peru Amazon Tour that takes you from Lima to Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and then deep into the Peru Amazon Rainforest.
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Go deep into the Peru Amazon Rainforest on this Peru Amazon Tour that includes a 2 night stay in Posadas Amazonas, an excellent Amazon Jungle Lodge located near Puerto Maldonado on the Tambopata River. You'll also see Lima, get a Cuzco City Tour, a tour of Pisac in the Sacred Valley, and a Machu Picchu tour on this excellent value concise summary of Peru tour. You can customize your Peru Amazon tour however you would like - just let us know!
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- Peruvian Capital of Lima
- Cuzco City Tour
- Pisak market & Sacred Valley Tour
- Scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley
- Machu Picchu Tour
- 2 Nights in an Amazon Jungle Lodge
- 4 nights in 4**** Peru Hotels
- 2 nights Posada Amazonas
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu
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Sunday: Arrival in Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, meet your local SouthAmerica.travel tour guide or representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel Boulevard**** centrally located in Miraflores, the modern center of the city, near restaurants, commercial centers, the Indian markets and parks. You will receive a briefing about your travel program and all documents for your trip.
Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, you'll be greeted by a travel representative and transferred to the Novotel Cuzco**** an excellent Cuzco hotel in a newly restored historic mansion in the city center, a few blocks from the Main Square. The rest of the morning is spent at leisure in order to get accustomed to the altitude. This afternoon, enjoy a Cuzco City Tour, including the Cathedral and the Korikancha (the ancient temple of the Sun), as well as the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Qenqo.
Tuesday: Pisac & the Sacred Valley Tour
Today's excursion brings you to the colorfull market of Pisak! After the included lunch you will continue on to Ollantaytambo at the end of the Sacred Valley. Learn what made this fertil valley the "sacred" one for this incredible culture!
Wednesday: Machu Picchu Tour
Early in the morning transfer to the station for the excursion to Machu Picchu. A 3 hour scenic train journey brings you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will take a shuttle bus up to the entrance of the ruins. Guided visit to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”, with its fabulous architecture and astonishing landscapes. After free time for lunch, return by shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes. Tonight overnight in Aguas Calientes at the Hatuchay Towers***
Thursday: Free Day in Machu Picchu
Go back to the ruins on your own, or explore the Orchid garden in the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, your train takes you back to Cuzco, where you stay another night in the Novotel Cuzco**** .
Friday: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado
3 Days / 2 Nights:
ITINERARY WHILE AT LODGE INCLUDES:
- Lodge accommodation.
- All scheduled land and river transportation.
- All transfers.
- All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
- Meals as specified in the itinerary.
Friday: PUERTO MALDONADO - POSADA AMAZONAS
Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, a bustling city on the frontier of the Amazon Rainforest, you'll be greeted by a travel representatitve and transferred to the Tambopata River Port for the 2 hour boat trip to Posadas Amazonas. Depending on your arrival time in Puerto Maldonado, you may have a boxed lunch aboard the boat, or you may eat upon arrival at Posadas Amazonas. During the boat trip, keep your eyes out for tropical birds such as black skimmers, pied lapwings, herons, storks, hawks, kingfishers, swallows, and flycatchers. Upon arrival at Posada Amazonas, you can unpack and unwind in this relaxing Amazon Jungle Lodge. Posada Amazonas is a comfortable lodge owned jointly by Rainforest Expeditions and the Local Community of Infierno.You'll receive a brief orientation detailing the activities and schedule for your stay. Then head out for the first activity: the Canopy Tower. This 35 meter scaffolding tower was built so that you safely climb using the internal staircase with verandahs on each side, and rest in platforms present every 2 meters. From the top you not only get spectacular views of the river and the surrounding forest but also excellent opportunities to observe birds from the canopy including parrots, toucans and macaws. A video about the forest of Tambopata will be displayed after dinner.
Saturday: POSADA AMAZONAS
We will be up at dawn for a visit to the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake. After an early breakfast we depart, fifteen minutes from Posada Amazonas by boat and a 30 minute walk take us to the lake shore. From here we take a long, easy canoe ride around it. We will look for giant river otters, turtles, hoatzin, and wading birds. The giant river otters that are seen in Tres Chimbadas belong to a resident family of nine.
We will return to the lodges trails in time for a visit to a small parakeet clay lick. Dozens and sometimes hundreds of Blue Headed Parrots, Orange-Cheeked Parrots, Cobalt-winged parakeets, and sometimes even the rare Rock Parakeet congregate here on clear days to ingest clay. This congregation creates a riotous and colorful wildlife spectacle where the greens, oranges, reds and blues of the parrots dance around the bank as each individual parrot competes for their choice beakful of clay. At times, this spectacle lasts for hours. Then we will return to the lodge for lunch before embarking on our afternoon outing. In the afternoon we will visit the communitys ethnobotanical center.
From this little shop, the community has been registering the uses of medicinal plants from elders and planting, producing and distributing them for over ten years. We will hike the trails around the center with one of the residents who will explain to us the everyday uses of forest resources in medicine, construction, food and fiber. We will return to Posada Amazonas for dinner and overnight. After enjoying our popular happy hour and refurbishing your spirits with ours, you will be up for an optional night walk to look for amphibians and insects.
Sunday: POSADA AMAZONAS-PUERTO MALDONADO
After an early breakfast we will return to Puerto Maldonado for our flight back to Lima to return home or to continue on another Peru adventure!
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