Peru and Amazon Tour - 12 days
Group tour /
Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
Lima (1) - Yucay (2) - Cusco (2) -
Puno (2) - Lima(1) - Iquitos (3)
Cultural group tour,
Day 1: (Thursday) Arrive Lima
Arrival at the airport in
where you will be greeted by our representative.
Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Day 2: Lima- Cusco - Yucay (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to
Transfer to the airport for the flight to
Upon Arrival Transfer to the Hotel in the
Valley, where the
a headstream of the Amazon passes through.
On your way to the
you will undertake a short visit to the sanctuary
You will have the opportunity to see Pumas, Condors and Aras. The small conservation project is not comparable
with a Zoo. It’s also possible to get an insight in the
Andean web techniques. You will continue to the “Mercado de
Urubamba” and on the way you will have lunch in a typical local
restaurant. The “Mercado
de Urubamba” is an authentic market where real bartering
takes place. The rural people of the surroundings sell and
barter agricultural products as well as animals. It is also the
place where locals exchange gossips and news.
Day 3: Yucay (B)
Free morning or you can join one of the optional tours listed
Pisac Market (4hrs)
Biking at the
In the afternoon,
a visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included.
Towering above the town of
we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone
terraces rising from the edge of town lead up to the fortress
ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through
the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. One of
the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata
square: an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved
Day 4: Yucay – Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)
Transfer by bus to the train station of
Ollantaytambo where the tour starts by train that goes through
the fertile plain of the Urubamba
valley and on to Aguas Calientes. From there, small busses drive
up the steep mountain to the ruin town
Machu Picchu. Called the
City of the
Incas, this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully
located impressive stone city constructed with a technique
incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon
stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with
impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy
of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about
Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure -
it is one of the most impressive sites in the world. Enjoy a
guided visit of the ruins and return by bus and train to the
Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 5: Cusco (B)
In the afternoon begin the half-day city tour.
You’ll see the exact centre of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de
Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the ruins of
Then proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a
ruin located approx. 3 km above Cusco.
Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city. Afterwards
visit the surrounding ruins. The afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 6: Cusco - Puno (B, L)
A full day bus journey (seat-in)
Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along
snow-covered peaks, passes up to 4.300 m above sea level and
then goes down to Puno, which is right on Lake Titicaca. Lunch
in a typical restaurant en route is included. After arrival in
Puno transfer to your hotel.
Day 7: Puno - Lake Titicaca -Lima (B, L)
Full day excursion on
Lake Titicaca to visit the Uros floating islands
(seat-in). The Aymara Indians build their houses over floating
artificial islands that elaborate themselves on the waters of
the Titicaca in which they inhabit in organizations and with
ancestral customs. Continue to Taquile
you find numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. A
typical lunch at Taquile island is included. Transfer
from the hotel to the
airport of Juliaca.
and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon you will explore the city on a
sightseeing tour through
Lima. The Plaza
de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the
the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral
are still the most important places in town. After that you will
visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery.
Proceed through the modern districts of
and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the
beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.
Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the
Lima’s most noted museums, the
which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian
9: Lima - Iquitos
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for flight
Arrival in Iquitos
and brief city orientation, 40 km journey by boat down the
to Ceiba Tops Lodge, where private rooms with air conditioning
and hot water provide all of the comforts of home.
Day 10: Iquitos (B, L, D)
Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit
a small village
of Yagua Indians
where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how
it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of
time. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of
Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission,
Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own
market, high school and small hospital.
Day 11: Iquitos (B, L, D)
Early morning departure from Ceiba Tops by boat to
the narrow motorcar crossing connecting the Amazon and Napo
Rivers to continue by boat to ExplorNapo Lodge for breakfast.
Hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway spanning over 500 meters
(one-third of a mile), connected by tree platforms, and reaching
a height of over 35 meters (115 feet) but accessible without any
type of climbing skill or equipment. After lunch, visit the "ReNuPeRu"
where over 240 medicinal plants are cultivated by a local shaman
who will explain the nature of Amazonian natural healing and the
uses of some of the plants. Return to Ceiba Tops in time to
enjoy the pool or hammocks before dinner.
Day 12: Iquitos - Lima
Flight back to
End of Services