DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel.
Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 FULL DAY LIMA CITY TOUR & GOLD MUSEUM
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
The city tour begins with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has been
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides are
arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.
In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in
the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver
covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the
coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop's
Palace. Then you'll visit the Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for
the Sevillan tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs
under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You'll
visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city, and the modern
Lima with the district of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will also visit the
Peruvian Gold Museum; this excellent collection includes pre-Columbian gold,
silver and bronze, ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc. Upstairs is a
remarkable arms collections with an impressive exhibition from Spanish
colonial times. Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)
DAY 3 NAZCA FULL DAY TOUR
You will be picked up from your Hotel in Lima at 5:00 am, we will provide a
driver and a minivan, the ride will take around 6 hours each way. On the way
we will visit the Museum of the site. The Maria Reiche tomb and we will stop
at the Over view of Nazca. Cut into the stony desert are large number of
lines, not only parallels and geometrical figures, but also designs such as
a dog, an enormous monkey, a bird with a wing span of over 100 meters, a
spider and a tree. The lines, that represent some sort of vast astronomical
pre-Inca calendar, are best seen from the air, we will take a half hour
flight above the Lines (Airfare included), after the over flight we will
take some time to rest and we will have lunch (included) before to come back
to your hotel in Lima. (L)
DAY 4 LIMA - CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (Airfare Not Included).
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel
where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height,
will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light
lunch either at your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we
will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to
visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums
including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple
of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological
centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay,
tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take
dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at
DAY 5 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: The colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color, tradition will be able appreciated. Pisac is located to
the entrance of the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo. Most people
visit Pisac to see the market on Sunday, but there are smaller markets on
both Tuesday and Thursday. However Pisac is a pretty village and has plenty
of small handicraft shops and is worth a visit on any day of the week as is
a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied
collection of hand-painted multi-coloured beads. Lunch in a typical
restaurant in Urubamba then we continue with Ollantaytambo which is an
attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley,
considered the older town continuously occupied of the American continent is
located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the
strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The narrow streets of
Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the Inca
time, evoke their ancestral inheritance, and then finish visiting Chinchero.
Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept
plains of Anta at 3762m about 30km from Cusco and is believed to be the
mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its
colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market
at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco arriving at 6:30pm approximately at
the main plaza.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we
always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday //
Bilingual Guided tour on different days
DAY 6 MACHUPICCHU OVERNIGHT TOUR
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu
Picchu, the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an
amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the
Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer.
Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach
the bus station towards Machupicchu the “Lost City of the Incas” (Only 20
minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical
Sanctuary visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial,
the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial
grounds follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and
experience the energy and force contained therein, an according time, we
will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to relax at the hot springs or just
overnight at the select lodging in Aguas Calientes town. (B,L).
TRAIN SERVICES :
The Hiram Bingham is the most luxurious way to journey between Cusco and
Machu Picchu. For many visitors a trip to Machu Picchu is a once in a
lifetime experience, and the Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never
to be forgotten.
The carriages are painted a distinctive blue and gold and the interiors are
luxurious, warm and inviting with elegant decoration in the style of the
1920's Pullman trains.
Each of the carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass with
large chairs and plenty of space to stretch out. As you board, the tables
are exquisitely laid, ready for your meal, with gleaming crystal and
On board you will be served by a team of dedicated waiters who will attend
to your every need and make sure your journey is as comfortable and
luxurious as you imagined.
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory
travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact
with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows
offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture
amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the
impressive landscape of Peru.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that
adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and
has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel
the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food
carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and
benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort,
with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share
your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we
offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows,
air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful
DAY 7 MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (Entrance and bus fee to
Machu Picchu Not included on this day) in the afternoon return to Cusco.
Reception at the train station and transfer to the Hotel where it passed the
Upon request: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the
chance to know hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for
more adventures can take a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain)
to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or
if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of adrenaline to
the Putukusi Mountain opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us to
have other unforgettable views from this new wonder.
DAY 8 CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO
Early breakfast and pick up to go to the airport for your flight to Puerto
Maldonado (airfare not included).
Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the river port on the Madre de
Dios River. A 25 minutes journey down the Madre de Dios River by motor canoe
brings you to the riverside trailhead to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From here the
trail takes you on a 2-miles (3,2-kilometers) walk through secondary forest,
until we reach a small canal where we board canoes and are paddled 220 yards
(201 meters) through a flooded forest of 100-foot (30-meters) tall Mauritia
palms. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we
transfer to a catamaran and are leisurely paddled across half the lake to
After lunch and a brief rest to avoid the early afternoon heat, we will
learn about the history of the lodge and the philosophy of its founders.
Then we once again board the catamaran and set off to explore the entire
west end of the lake. Here, in the flooded palm forest we drift to the
sounds of hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws as they return to the palm forest
for the night. This macaw species is found locally in parts of the Amazon,
always living in flooded palm forests such as the beautiful palm stand at
Sandoval Lake. At 500-800 birds, this flock of macaws at Sandoval Lake is
currently the largest reported in the world for this highly-specialized
As night falls we will look for the large and extremely rare Black Caimans.
If it is a clear starlit night, we will also be able to float in the middle
of the lake to marvel at the brilliance of the sky and listen to the sounds
of the forest.
We return to the lodge for a short video or slide presentation and dinner.
At any point, you could step out from the bar to admire the wide variety of
nocturnal moths, beetles and praying mantis attracted to our black light in
the lodge clearing.
For those with lots of energy, our guide will take us on a short night-walk
into the forest behind the lodge. (B, L, D)
DAY 9 SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE
A pre-dawn wake-up call will enable us to be on the lake for sunrise and a
hopeful encounter with the family of Giant Otters who frequent the lake and
are most active at this time of day. Sandoval Lake offers abundant wildlife
including over 40 species of birds resident to its lake margins, most of the
fish-eating water birds around the lake actively fish in the early morning
as well, and this outing should provide excellent views, of the prehistoric-
looking Hoatzins, These are easy to observe and also photograph from the
paddled canoes or catamarans.
After returning for a late breakfast we set off into the cool under story of
the tall virgin forest near the lake to see some towering wild Brazil Nut
trees and a demonstration of how our hosts collect, open and commercialize
this important natural product.
After lunch and an hour or so to relax we once again board the catamaran to
explore the eastern part of the lake, where we might see one or more of the
five species of monkeys who live in the forest near the lake, such as the
Brown Capuchin Monkey and Squirrel Monkey.
Before dinner we will again enjoy an informative natural history video or
We will leave after dinner to try and spot some Black Caimans on the lake,
or to go on a short night walk through the primary forest. (B, L, D)
DAY 10 TRANSFER OUT
After early breakfast we leave near dawn and we take a final, shorter paddle
around the west end of the lake to try and glimpse the Giant Otters before
returning by motor canoe for the 35 minutes return trip to the Puerto
Maldonado Airport, taking advantage of valuable early morning wildlife
activity along the river. From here you fly to Lima (Airfare Not Included),
where your jungle adventure ends. (B).
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your
wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and
experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.
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