Connoisseur of Peru
Connoisseur Tour of Peru takes you on a 8 night Peru tour of Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, plus a 3 night stay in Posadas Amazonas, a relaxing Peru Amazon Jungle Lodge near Puerto Maldonado.
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Go deep into the Peru Amazon Rainforest on this Peru Amazon Tour that includes a 3 night stay in an Amazon Jungle Lodge. See one of the most beautiful regions of Peru's Amazon Rainforest while staying at Posadas Amazonas, a relaxing jungle lodge situated on the banks of the Tambopata River, near Puerto Maldonado. You'll also see Lima, get a Cuzco City Tour, tour Pisac in the Sacred Valley, and go on a breathtaking Machu Picchu tour on this excellent value Connoisseur 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
- Pisac market & Sacred Valley Tour
- Scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley
- Machu Picchu Tour
- 4 nights in 4**** Peru Hotels
- 3 nights Posada Amazonas
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu
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- Domestic Flights in Peru
Upon arrival in Lima, meet your local travel 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. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, shopping in the Indian markets or in Larcomar, the beautiful cliffside shopping mall.
After breakfast in your Lima hotel, 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. In the afternoon, enjoy a Cuzco City Tour, including a visit to the Cathedral and the ancient Inca Temple of the Sun, Korikancha. You'll also see the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and Qenqo.
This wonderful Sacred Valley Tour takes you to the Pisac Market, well-known as the best indigenous market in Peru. Local weavers and artisans sell their goods, as well as plenty of fruits, vegetables, and other foodstuffs grown locally. Enjoy shopping for souveniers and then a delicious lunch (included), before continuing on to Ollantaytambo at the heart of the Sacred Valley. This tranquil farming town is the only town that has been in continuous operation since the time of the Incas.
Early in the morning, transfer to the station for the railway 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. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”, with its fabulous architecture and astonishing landscapes. On your professionally-guided Machu Picchu tour, you'll see the Watchman's Hut, the Inca Bridge, and plenty more landmarks of this amazing world wonder. 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 of Machu Picchu on your own, or explore the Orchid Garden of Aguas Calientes. Seeing Machu Picchu early in the morning is a spectacular sight: you'll see the mist rise up as the sun begins to pierce the clouds, and you'll also avoid most of the crowds. In the afternoon, your train takes you back to Cuzco, where you stay another night in the Novotel Cuzco****.
Friday: Arrival to Puerto Maldonado
4 Days / 3 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 the Puerto Maldonado airport, you'll be greeted and transferred to the Tambopata River Port for your trip down the river to your Amazon Jungle Lodge. Puerto Maldonado is a bustling Amazon city situated at the convergence of the mighty Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers. Its principal activities are gold mining, Brazil nut collecting, timber extraction, agriculture and ecotourism.
Depart on the 2 hour boat trip by motorized canoe down the Tambopata River to Posada Amazonas. Depending on the arrival time, you may have a boxed lunch aboard the boats or have lunch upon arrival at Posada Amazonas. During your riverboat voyage, you may see tropical bird species edge such as Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Capped Heron, Jabiru Stork, Roadside Hawk, and several species of kingfishers, swallows and flycatchers. Upon arrival at Posada Amazonas, you are free to unpack and unwind in this relaxing and tranquil Amazon Jungle Lodge. Posada Amazonas is a comfortable 24 room lodge owned jointly by Rainforest Expeditions and the Local Community of Infierno.
In the afternoon, you'll receive a short orientation on this Amazon lodge and its Ecotourism Project, as well as the schedule of events and activities available to you during your stay. Then enjoy exciting jungle activities like a trip along the rainforest ceiling in the Canopy Tower. This 35 meter tall tower allows you to ascend to platforms at the top of the rainforest canopy so that you can see over the treetops. It's an excellent spot for bird watching and taking in the incredible Amazon jungle views. After dinner in the lodge, you'll get to watch an informative video about the Tambopata Rainforest.
Saturday: POSADA AMAZONAS
Rise at dawn for an early breakfast and a visit to the Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake. Travel by boat from Posadas Amazonas to a trail down river, and after a short hike, you'll arrive at the beautiful oxbow lake full of giant river otters, turtles, hoatzin birds, and marsh birds. Enjoy a leisurely canoe ride through the lake to see the wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Then return to the lodge for lunch and a brief rest before embarking on the afternoon outing. Visit the Infierno Community Ethnobotanical Center, where locals pack, distribute, and sell medicinal plants gathered in the jungle. Then return to Posada Amazonas for dinner and relaxation. Enjoy a tropical drink during happy hour, and opt for a night hike to look for amphibians and insects before retiring for the night.
Sunday: POSADA AMAZONAS
After an early breakfast, you will visit a parrot clay lick. Dozens and sometimes hundreds of red and green macaws, large parrots, yellow-crowned Amazons, and more congregate here to ingest clay, which is nutricious for them. This congregation creates a riotous and colorful wildlife spectacle where the greens, oranges, reds and blues of the parrots dance around the bank. At times, this spectacle lasts for hours.
Then visit a small parakeet clay lick to see Blue Headed Parrots, Orange-Cheeked Parrots, Cobalt-winged parakeets, and sometimes even the rare Rock Parakeet.
After lunch, you'll enjoy a walk through a primary forest trail with a community member and our naturalist guide who will explain general aspects of rain forest ecology and natural history. Return to Posada Amazonas and enjoy happy hour and a relaxing nap on a hammock.
Monday: POSADA AMAZONAS-PUERTO MALDONADO
After an early breakfast, you will return to Puerto Maldonado for your flight back to Lima. From there you can catch your return flight home, or continue on another tour through South America...
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