Day 02 – City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern, Gastronomic Tour and Iquitos City.
After Breakfast and at arranged time we will start out City Tour. We will visit the most
important sites of Lima to wrap yourself in its charm and tradition of the city. Visit the
impressive historical center and pass by the Main Square, The Government Palace, City
Hall, The Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral. You’ll visit San Francisco Convent
that displays the largest monumental group of Colonial Art found in America. Here you
will find the catacombs, underground galleries where the first Christians buried their
dead and practiced worship ceremonies. Afterwards, we will have an amazing cooking
experience to explore de most famous Peruvian gastronomy and then we will have
lunch. At the arranged time transfer to Lima airport to take your flight to Iquitos. At
your arrival transfer to the Hotel in Iquitos. Accommodation in Lima. Meals:
Breakfast and Lunch
Day 01 – Travel day – Arriving to Lima – Peru
We will use this day as a travel day from USA to Peru.
The name of the airport is: Jorge Chavez – International Airport located
in Lima. Many members of the team will be arriving that evening. we
will be assisting everyone at the airport with transportation and hotel
accommodation. Our Hotel is located at San Isidro district, 25 minutes
travel distance from de airport. Accommodation in Lima
Meal: No meals included
Day 03 – Lima/Iquitos/Heliconia Amazon River Lodge
After breakfast, we will meet our local guides for a short briefing about our
jungle program, what to expect during your stay in the lodge. Soon after, you
will be transferred to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our
speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the
Amazon River. During the boat ride observe the convergence of the brown
turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River.
Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the
riverside towns. Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island, a social family
enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species
in the Northern Amazon. After a 90-minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where
our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. After check-in and
settling in your room, at your leisure, you will have your first Amazonia cuisine
lunch. In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: a jungle hike into the
Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours joined by
our expert guides. They will show you identify several flora species such as
heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. Return to the lodge to rest
and relax and be thrilled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the
evening comes around, during high tide, take a boat ride along one of the
Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle, with no lights,
perhaps just some jungle flora and fauna sparkling in the dark. If it is a clear
night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the
stars and constellations. Shortly, go back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an
early wake up the next day. Accommodation at the lodge Meals: Breakfast at
the hotel, lunch & dinner at the lodge.
Day 06 – Iquitos/Cusco – City Tour & Nearby Ruins
At the arranged time transfer from your hotel in Iquitos to the airport for your flight to Cusco Imperial City. At arrival assistance
and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, admire the wonderful pre-Hispanic and colonial legacy of Cusco city, an interesting
journey where you will learn about Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), ancient place of worship to the Sun, God of the Incas where
the convent of Santo Domingo was built, gaze the beauty of Cusco city´s Main Square and admire the most representative
sculptures and paintings of Cusco´s Art inside the cathedral. Touring the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress, strategically built
on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its external walls built with huge stones cut and assembled with stunning precision. At
night, delight yourself with a pleasant dinner show at one the best tourist restaurants in Cusco.
Accommodation in Cusco. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Show
Day 04 – Heliconia Amazon River Lodge
Wake up early for the Morning Bird Watching. To see the birds flocked
together during their morning feeding time, you will start very early going by
boat to one of the several streams to look out for a great variety of birds.
Thereafter, you will return to the lodge, for an energizing breakfast. Take a
little rest and then you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of
the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local fishing techniques
and try to fish for Piranhas. During this excursion, you can also look out for
the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis) , return to the Lodge. After lunch,
you will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono island (best on high tide)
where you will be able to get a glimpse of the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria
Regia, the “Queen of water lilies”. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, these
native florae in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly
found in oxbow lakes and bayous. Consider taking the Nature Night Hike.
Go on an enchanting evening trek within the secure periphery of the Lodge
and you will witness the entrancing transformation from daytime to a night
atmosphere. As you adjust to the dark environment you will appreciate the
rainforest takes on a very different character and be aware of the existence
and habits of nocturnal jungle animals. It’s the best time to see stunning tree
frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night..
Back to the Lodge for Dinner. Accommodation at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the lodge.
Day 05 – Native Community Immersion in a
Riverside Town – Iquitos
Wake up early or late, the choice is yours. Breakfast
begins at 8:00 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat,
and enjoy nature at its fullest. After breakfast, we will
visit a riverside town to see an indigenous tribe of the
Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity
to learn and see their way of life in the Amazon River.
See their homes, school, church, shops and interact with
the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming.
Observe their customs and tradition and get enlightened
by their unaffected and austere way of living. Return to
the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, transfer
to Iquitos City and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation
in Iquitos. Meals: Breakfast & lunch at the lodge.
Day 07 – Cusco/Sacred Valley of the Incas/Cusco
Visit the Sacred Valley, a picturesque tour where you can see
important archaeological remains, landscapes and village customs.
This tour starts with a first stop at Awanacancha Complex, here you
can have the chance to feed Andean Camelids such as llamas and
alpacas; you will also can meet local people who will show their
techniques for weaving in their sites. The tour will include the visit of
the typical Pisaq Market where you can have the chance to shop or buy
handcrafts and try the traditional costumes. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a
local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the ancient Salt Mines.
Looking down on the mines, you see a dizzying array of white,
irregular rectangles. It’s a very photogenic scene. The source of the salt
mines, or salineras, is a warm salty spring at the head of the valley.
Although the Inca created the mines some 2,000 years ago the salt
mines of Maras are still in use today. It’s fascinating to watch locals
harvest the salt, a process that hasn’t changed in thousands of years.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Cusco. Meals: Breakfast
Day 09 – Machu Picchu
Wake early and take the first bus up to Machu
Picchu to enter the site. Enjoy a guided tour for
2 hours covering the history of the incan people
and the most important parts of the citadel as
the Royal Mausoleum , the Temple of the three
windows , the main temple , the Sacred Plaza ,
the famous Intihuatana where wise Inkas tied
to the sun in the winter solstice in June ,
stairways , plazas , fountains, etc. When the
tour concludes, spend some free time to
exploring the site on your own or even
climbing Huayna Picchu if you purchased
permits. At appropriate time we will be taking
a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the
afternoon, we will be taking the train back to
Ollantaytambo and then switch to a bus for the
scenic drive back to Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 08: Cusco – Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Village
At the arranged time transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Station to take your train to Machu Picchu.
To experience the nature and the countryside, we will take the Vistadome train service that offers panoramic windows located
beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Vistadome service also
offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all
available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. At your arrival to
Aguas Calientes, personnel from the hotel will welcome us to provide assistance. PM at leisure, small hiking activities will be
available. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
We wil have a beutifull train ride to expreince the
At your arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel in Aguas Calientes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch