THE INCA JOURNEY
This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco before travelling by rail to Machu Picchu. With years of experience, we directly employ the finest guides so that you'll see the best of the region. And, with no hiking, you’ll have lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. Following your visit to the Andes, travel deep into the Amazon to explore the jungle.
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cusco (1B)
Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Optional city tour, museums and archaeological sites.
Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo (1B,1L)
Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project in a local community. Visit the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village, for lunch. Shopping opportunities at a local market (based on permit availability).
Days 4 Aguas Calientes (1B)
Enjoy a scenic train journey to the mountain town of Aguas Calientes. Optional visit to local hot springs and shopping opportunities. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104 km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train and van.
Day 6 Cusco (1B)
Free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Days 7-8 Amazon Jungle (2B,2L,2D)
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable G Lodge Amazon, which boasts sustainable operational initiatives like solar panels, a recycling program and rechargeable flashlights. Guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife and learn more about the jungle. Included rubber boots while at the lodge.
Day 9 Lima (1B)
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Day 10 Lima (1B)
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- or post-accommodation to fully experience this lively city.
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