JUNGLE TO ANDES IN PERU

10 DAYS/ 09 NIGHTS
LIMA – JUNGLE OF TAMBOPATA – CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – TITICACA LAKE
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DAY 01.- LIMA

Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 02.- LIMA – JUNGLE OF PUERTO MALDONADO

At exact time, transfer to the airport to take flight to Puerto Maldonado, flights in the morning (2 hours 40 minutes). Reception by your naturalist guide and transfer in rowboat to travel around 3 hours and 30 minutes to the selected lodge. Arrival and by the late afternoon you set off for an introductory walk into the “terra firme” dominated by giant Brazil-nut and Dipteryx trees. Frequently seen mammals on this trail are Saddle-back Tamarinds, Brown Capuchins, Agoutis, Pacas, Blue-Morpho butterflies, Trogons, Toucans and many other species of birds. After dinner a night walk to find nocturnal animals or insects by the eye-shine a specialization for increasing the light and see better, about 50% of the animals are nocturnal in the rainforest. Accommodation in the selected Lodge.

DAY 03.- SANDOVAL LAKE or TRES CHIMBADAS LAKE or THE LOST COCHA (Depends on Lodge)

We will board the motorized canoe once again for the short journey to the trail head to Sandoval Lake Lodge & Inkaterra Amazon Reserve or to Cocha Perdida in Eco Amazonía Lodge; by canoe, these lakes are rich in bird and aquatic life. Return to the lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon is for exploring the forest close to the lodge. At night we will go searching for caiman (alligators) and other nocturnal animals by motorized canoe along the Tambopata River. Accommodation in the selected Lodge.

DAY 04.- PUERTO MALDONADO – CUSCO

Departure for the trip back to Puerto Maldonado by canoe giving memorable views of the sun rise over the river lookout for the early morning wildlife which is particularly active Transfer to the airport in Puerto Maldonado to take flight to Cusco; arrival and transfer to your sleected Hotel; accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 05.- CUSCO – CITY TOUR

At 2:00 p.m. Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.

MAP
JUNGLE TO ANDES IN PERU MAP

Tourist Information

Altitudes

LIMA – 101 m.s.n.m. PUNO – 3820 m.s.n.m. CUSCO – 3326 m.s.n.m.

DAY 06.- SACRED VALLEY – URUBAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the journey starts in Pisaq town. – 32km in the north-east of Cusco City (1 hour by car). Pisaq is well known by the Handicraft Makers Market. Then visit Ollantaytambo It was built during the Inca Times, it was a military area that includes a temple, the andenes, and an urban area. Also there are traces of ancient Inca roads and aqueducts.

Ollantaytambo town is called “Pueblo Inca Vivo” because their people live in the same way the incas used to live in the past, keeping alive their customs and traditions. Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 07.- MACHU PICCHU

Departs from the station of Aguas Calientes, minibuses Tourist Transport ascends 8km through a narrow road. Arrival to Machu Picchu ruins. Entrance control. Possibility of entry to the Sanctuary of Wayna Picchu (“young mountain” in Quechua) climb to the top is an amazing experience, appreciate the sacred precincts and terraces built on the cliff. The ascent is from the main square of Machu Picchu by a road, built by the Incas, which is marked and in good condition. The guided visit of the “Archeological complex of Machu Picchu” includes the urban areas that lodge the mayors architectural elements of the Inca City, the Sun’s Temple, the “Intiwatana”, the group of the sacred stone, the temple of the 3 windows and the mausoleum. Return to Cusco by train. Arrival at night. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 08.- CUSCO – PUNO

07:15 a.m. Departure on a Tourist Bus visiting the Tourist corridor “Manco Capac” that joins the cities of “Cusco” and “Puno”, the bus has professional guides that will allow you to know the places of “Andahuaylillas” The Church called “the Sixtine of America” where we can see the paintings of the Colonial art besides of visiting the temple of Raqchi or Temple of the “Wiracocha” Sun, main God of the Inca Empire. Lunch in “Sicuani” and then we’ll go to the highest point of “La Raya’s” route where we’ll appreciate the snow, the “alpacas”, and the “vicuñas”. Finally we’ll visit “Pukapukara” Archeological Complex formed by a big pyramidal structure. Arrival to “Puno” City at 16:30 approximately. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Puno.

DAY 09.- PUNO – TITICACA ISLANDS UROS & TAQUILE-LIMA

Transfer from your hotel to go to the floating Uros island, these islands are the most famous in Titicaca Lake, it located 6 km from the city of Puno, in this place the guide gives us an explanation how they perform their islands and rafts of Totora; also about the variety of birds that exist in the place, you could participate with the residents living in the islands of Uros.

After the explanations about the island, we will aboard again the boat to move to the natural island of Taquile where you can enjoy the beach that forms the shores of this island; then walking climb to the top of the island where the residents have a main square where you can also see from the top a wonderful view of the Titicaca Lake, then visit a local house where they provide us the lunch, typical lunch Trucha grilled, served with rice and potatoes with salad, quinoa or moron soup and infusion. Then you can have a free moment where you can visit the island and surrounding, watching the people who mostly devoted to crafts where adults and children woven with colored wool.

Later after visiting, we will go down to the port in order to aboard the boat and back to Puno, arrival and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel; accommodation in Lima.

DAY 10.- LIMA – CITY TOUR – DEPARTURE

AM Visit Lima of the Viceroyalty, there you will enter to the Historical Lima‘s Downtown. In this place you will appreciate the amazing architecture of the traditional houses with their beautiful balconies, streets and squares that made proud to “Colonial” Lima. After a little journey through San Martin Square and Main Square you will go to San Francisco Monastery, which has the biggest sample of colonial art in America. There you can appreciate the chorus room and the monk’s library, also the sacristy with a collection of Zurbaran and Rivera paintings. The big court of the main cloister finely decorated with Sevilla Tiles that dates from XVI century, its beautiful moriscos arcs and the underground paths best known as the

Catacumbas, considered as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. In the return you will know the Contemporary Lima, the most residential and traditional place such as San Isidro.

Then we will have our Peruvian cuisine demonstration classes; the chef prepares three representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine in which a brief explanation of the inputs used, prepares the dishes step by step, explaining the techniques of cutting, mixing, stir. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to the country of your final destination…

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast; included in all the cities of the tour.
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
  • In Lima: 2 nights of accommodation, city tour.
  • In Puerto Maldonado (Jungle): 2 nights of accommodation in the Selected Lodge, all meals and excursions are included.
  • In Cusco: – 3 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Tour Sacred Valley of Urubamba w/buffet lunch, excursion to Machu Picchu by Tourist train, 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes, bus ticket Cusco/Puno w/lunch and entrances.
  • In Puno: 1 night of accommodation, Excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch.

IT IS NOT INCLUDED: * International and domestic airfare

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS
REGULAR SERVICES SHARED WITH A GROUP
(Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

First Class superior

 Deluxe **

Super Deluxe

Single room

$ 1720

$ 1985

$ 2195

$ 2445

$ 2865

$ 4060

Double room

$ 1465

$ 1585

$ 1700

$ 1855

$ 2165

$ 2825

Triple room

$ 1370

$ 1515

$ 1640

$ 1745

$ 2070

$ 2700


PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS

PRIVATE SERVICES 4 or 6 PERSONS SHARING
(Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Super Deluxe

Double room (4 Pax)

$ 1410

$ 1535

$ 1655

$ 1800

$ 2105

$ 2780

Double room (6 Pax)

$ 1385

$ 1510

$ 1625

$ 1775

$ 2085

$ 2750

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person.

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Puerto Maldonado Departs 08:40 Arrival 11:38

Puerto Maldonado/Cusco Departs 12:55 Arrival 13:45

Juliaca-Puno/Lima Departs 21:40 Arrival 23:15
Price per person from …$ 480.00
Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
La Paz Standard
Tambo I
La Paz Apart Suite
Tambo
Casa Andina Classic
La Hacienda
San Agustin
Exclusive
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Select
Sonesta Miraflores
Dazzler
Four Point by
Sheraton
Jose Antonio
Bellavista
Delfines
Costa Salaverry
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Costa del Sol
Aeropuerto
Westin Lima
Country Club
PUERTO MALDONADO Corto Maltes Ecoamazonia Lodge La Hacienda
Concepción
Posada Amazonas
Refugio Amazonas
Reserva Amazónica
Inkaterra
 Reserva Amazónica
Inkaterra (Suite)
CUSCO Eureka
Munay Wasi
Prisma
Casa Elena
Maytaq hotel
Siete Ventanas
San Agustín
Internacional
Sueños del Inka
Portales
Casa Andina Classic
San Agustín Plaza
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Sonesa Posada
Sonesta Cusco
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Eco Inn
Abitare
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Sonesta Cusco hab.
Ejecutivas
 Libertador Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Andina
Killa Inn
Tierra viva
Machu Picchu
Taypikala
Casa Andina Mapi
Hab. Tradicional
Casa Andina Mapi
Hab. Superior
Casa Andina Mapi
El Mapi
Casa del Sol  Mapi Pueblo
Sumaq
PUNO La Hacienda Puno
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina
Tikarani
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Puno
Jose Antonio
Casa Andina Private
*Habitaciones con
vista al lago
Libertador  Libertador Jr.
Suite

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • In all of our arrangements Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES operates by order and count of our clients, we organize means of transport, accommodation or another tourist services required, so that we are not responsible in case accidents, losses, robberies, delays or interferences happen to the tour by chance or any other events which we are not responsible for them. We recommend you to hire an international insurance in your country to face something could happen suddenly.
  • Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES is not responsible for any change made at the last time by airlines and bus lines, they can modify or cancel their operations for their own reasons, and the consequences that these produce such as additional transfers, accommodation (not included), tours scheduled for the dates shown on this itinerary.
    * Category quoted room: Standard (except where noted).
    * Prices not valid for Holidays and Dates of Meetings and Conventions.

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