Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour

9 days
$1740
Moderate
Daily
Experience the extreme contrasts of the Andes and Amazon regions in one incredible tour. Immerse yourself in the diversity of Peru’s Amazon Basin. Afterward, explore Machu Picchu and other famous Inca sites. The adventure also includes tours of Lima, Amazon Basin, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley.

adventure overview

Day 1Welcome to Lima
Day 2Tour of Lima and other famous sites
Day 3Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 4Full day tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 5Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 6Second day at Machu Picchu
Day 7Travel to the Amazon Basin
Day 8Naturalist guided Amazon experience
Day 9Morning free before flight to Lima
adventure overview

Day 1Welcome to Lima
Day 2Tour of Lima and other famous sites
Day 3Fly to Cusco and explore the Inca city
Day 4Full day tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 5Guided visit to Machu Picchu
Day 6Second day at Machu Picchu
Day 7Travel to the Amazon Basin
Day 8Naturalist guided Amazon experience
Day 9Morning free before flight to Lima

itinerary
Machu Picchu & Amazon

Day 1 – Lima

   Lima Arrival after 3pm

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru’s amazing culture and cuisine.

   Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Day 2 – Lima

Rise for breakfast and a morning guided tour of colonial and modern Lima. After lunch, explore the Inca culture at the Larco Museum followed by a visit to a Peruvian tavern for a glass of Pisco Sour and local petite bouchées.

   Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

    Breakfast

Day 3 – Lima / Cusco

   Lima to Cusco – Fly before 9am

Early flight to Cusco (11,152 ft). Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Cusco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. You will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, and Saqsaywaman.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

DAY 4 – Cusco (Sacred Valley)

Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac’s colorful market a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch, we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. The serenity and quaintness of the town will allow you to relax and transition into the Incas magical world.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

   Breakfast  |  Lunch

Day 5 – Cusco / Machu Picchu

   Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

Early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river, and sometimes a glance of the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. After the guided excursion you can continue to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace or return to the town where you can enjoy a relaxing evening or shop at the local market.

Option ($325): Hike a portion of the Inca Trail for a day and arrive at Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun. Tour of Machu Picchu would be the next day.

   Ferré Machu Picchu or similar

    Breakfast

Day 6 – Machu Picchu / Cusco

   Machu Picchu to Cusco Train

Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. You will return to Cusco by train later in the afternoon.

   Casa Andina Plaza or similar

    Breakfast

Day 7 – Cusco / Amazon Basin

   Cusco to Pto. Maldonado – Fly before 10am

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your flight to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at the lodge after a 20-minute drive and a 45-minute boat ride which offers beautiful views of exotic plants, birds, and caimans. After dinner, participate in an ecotourism lecture by a professional guide.

   Hacienda Concepcion or similar

   Breakfast  |  Dinner

Day 8 – Amazon Basin

After breakfast, you can choose from several guided tours like experiencing the wildlife at Lake Sandoval. During the afternoon you can take an ethnobotanical tour and learn about the local flora. At night, you will have the option of hiking back out to see the nocturnal mammals.

   Hacienda Concepcion or similar

   Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Day 9 – Amazon Basin / Lima

   Pto. Maldonado to Lima – Fly before noon

Enjoy a walk around the lodge before traveling to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Lima or continue on an extension.

    Breakfast


Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedule changes, or other unforeseen events.

Train to or from Machu Picchu: May to December: trains between Cusco and Machu Picchu depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco). Between January and April, trains depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hours from Cusco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

pricing details
Pricing Details
  • Price:  $1740 per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement applies
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card (Amex: 3.5%)
  • Flights are NOT included
  • what is included
  • Hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance permit