LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
Once you have arrived at Lima airport, you will be greeted by a Peru & U representative who will transfer you at your hotel, and the way or at your hotel you will be given a briefing and overview of your itinerary and the answers to the questions you may have.
The rest of the day is for you to explore of Lima and its delicious gastronomy at your leisure.
LIMA – CITY TOUR (B)
Once you have finished breakfast, you will be introduced to the many sides of Lima, Peru’s modern capital and its largest city. This multifaceted city contains contrasts of modern, colonial, and ancient elements which is actually a quite fair representation of Peru.
Lima is exhilarating, as most cities fast-paced and will definitely challenge your expectations of it after you scratch the surface. Along your English-speaking guide who will give you a deep explanation about its abundant history and its modern significance you will immersed in Lima’s colonial history and Spanish roots visiting the Cathedral, the Main Square, and the Catacombs in San Francisco Covent. This contrasts the sites of the residential and trendy areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you will see modern Lima at its finest.
This contrasts the sites of the residential and trendy areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you will see modern Lima at its finest. After the tour, you will have a free evening to explore the city at your own pace to appreciate its famed culinary scene and nightlife.
FROM THE COAST TO THE ANDES (B)
At your arrival you the Incas land, a Peru & U representative will await you to transfer you to your accommodation.
Once on the way, your itinerary will be reviewed and in the case of having some questions they will be answered as well. The rest of the day is for you to adjust and acclimatize to the high altitude of Cusco and relax at your leisure.
SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
After you have enjoyed breakfast, you will be picked and taken to the precious Sacred Valley. Our first visit will be the archaeological ruins of Pisaq and village, where we will stop by the craft market that lays in the main plaza. This peculiar market stays busy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday and the locals sell colorful woven cloth, alpaca wool, reproductions of ancient jewelry, engraved gourds and more. As we then follow the Urubamba river as we will head toward the Ollantaytambo fortress, and impressive construction surrounded by mountains creating fascinating landscapes s explaining of your guide.
After lunch time, you will be taken to the Ollantaytambo Train Station for you to board your train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town. Once there the rest of the evening is to explore this small and cheerful city at your leisure.
MACHU PICCHU (B)
Today we must rise early as the highlight of any trip to South America has come. We will take you for 30 min ride by bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu entrance.
Once there you will be amazed immediately by this remarkable Pre-Colombian city left by the Incas.
The sync between the cultural and natural surroundings are simply perfect and along with your guide you will discover and understand a little more of the secrets and theories of this gorgeous citadel. After your guided tour, you will have the time to wonder around its terraces and passages that will have you enchanted all day and capture the moment with beautiful pictures. After a long day of exploring this lost city, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to later on board the train back to the train station from there a representative will be waiting to transfer you back to Cusco. Once in Cusco by the evening you will have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore the cobblestone streets of this magical city.
HUMANTAY LAKE (B, L)
Today the day rise bright and early, as we will pick you up from your hotel, and then drive for about 2 hours until we reach small village of Mollepata, once we have arrived you will be served a warm breakfast to gain your energy for the day. Afterwards we will head towards Soraypampa, which is the start point of the Salkantay Trek.
The first see you would notice is the stunning views, if the sky is clear enough then you will be able to see the breathtaking Salkantay and Humantay Apus, the mountain guardians of the Slakantay Pass. The hike takes about hour and a half until we reach the lake in a tranquil pace as the tour has a moderate to challenging difficult, but all that will be forgotten as you lay eyes on the emerald waters and blue sky reflecting on the lake. You may consider (for an extra cost) renting a horse instead of hiking up to the lake if you not feel like walking.
Once there you will have enough time to take amazing pictures, make an offering to the Apus and for the bravest ones even swim, of course if the weather allows it. After a break, we will start the descending back to Saraypampa, surely easier than the way up. Once in Soraympampa a rewarding lunch await you, and after a very well deserved time for resting, we must return back to Cusco. The rest of the evening is yours to explore at your leisure.
FROM THE ANDES TO THE JUNGLE (B, L, D)
After breakfast in your hotel, continuing with amazing tour, you will be transported to the airport for a short flight to the Amazonian town of Puerto Maldonado. Once there, you will be picked up at the airport and then transfer to the port, from where you will take an hour-long boat ride through the scenic Madre de Dios river toward your selected lodge.
According to your lodge activities, you may have your first interaction with the jungle by having a short hike to watch beautiful trees, and breathtaking surroundings, at some point we will reach a lookout where you will have the opportunity to observe toucans and macaws until is time to go back to the lodge to see the sunset. The rest of the day is for you to relax in the pool or enjoying a cocktail. Before having a delicious dinner, you will take on a nocturne safari by boat hoping to see a caiman on the river banks on your way back to the lodge, dinner will be served.
Note: Please note that the activates of this and the following days might change according to your lodge selection for your Tambopata experience.
ACTIVITIES IN TAMBOPATA (B, L, D)
After a restful night of sleep listening to the comforting sounds of the jungle, you will awake to a delicious breakfast of local food. You will then embark on the adventures of the day. There are plenty of activities for instance: taking a canopy tour, a hiking through the botanical reserve Concepcion, visiting a local community, paddling along lakes teeming with exotic wildlife and more!
ACTIVITIES IN TAMBOPATA (B, L, D)
Today after you have enjoyed breakfast, you will have again activities for the day to keep busy all day long, do not miss on taking pleasure on your lodge facilities as the pool and beautiful gardens.
PUERTO MALDONADO FAREWELL! (B)
After you have enjoyed your last breakfast and saying your goodbyes to the lodge staff, you will be taken back to the city and transfer to the Puerto Maldonado airport on perfect time for you to take your flight back to Lima and start your journey back home