Our Tambopata Peru program is a fantastic package that offers a truly marvelous cultural vacation for adventurous people into diverse Peru.
Your Peru vacation will start in Lima with a city tour of the main attractions of the city. Then, our journey will continue to Cusco where you can explore the city’s stone Incan buildings and narrow cobbled stone streets between Incan palaces and colonial houses.
This tour then continues to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will visit multiple Incan sanctuaries and fortresses and experience the charm of many picturesque villages.
The breathtaking sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the highlight of the tour for many visitors.
The best part of this Machu Picchu tour is that we will enjoy it with a private, knowledgeable guide. After our visit to Machu Picchu, our adventure continues to the jungle where we will enjoy a spectacular display of wildlife and the truly wonderful scenery that only Peru and the Tambopata Jungle can offer.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA & CITY TOUR
When your plane lands in Lima, our staff will be waiting in order to take you to your hotel in the Miraflores or San Isidro neighborhoods.
Lima is an incredible combination of colonial and modern history. We will take a tour of the city which will start between 14:15hrs and 14:30hrs.
Our tour starts in Huaca Pucllana which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building. Then, we will visit the city center where you can find the Cathedral of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s tomb, the catacombs of the Monastery of San Francisco, the National Congress and the Palace of Torre Tagle.
We will also get to visit the residential neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. At 18:30, we will finish our tour in Kennedy Park in Miraflores.
At this time, you may like to enjoy a nice dinner in one of the many nearby restaurants and see some of the city’s nightlife. Alternatively, we can arrange to drop you off at your hotel.
Overnight in Lima. Meals included: none.
DAY 2: FLIGHT TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR
In the morning, we will pick you up and escort you to Lima International Airport where you will take an hour and 10 minute flight to Cusco. Once you arrive to Cusco, Pacha Peru Peru staff will assist you and take you to your hotel.
Cusco is located in Peru’s highlands 12,000ft above sea level so it is best to take some time to acclimatize your body by drinking coca tea and taking it easy.
Later, you will be picked up to start a tour of the city of Cusco. First, we will have a guided tour of the Cathedral of Cusco, a real jewel of colonial art. Then our tour will continue to Qorikancha (The Temple of the Sun) as well as to several impressive archeological sites in the city such as Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay.
This tour will finish at around 18:30hrs when you will be dropped to the main square or to your hotel, depending on what you feel like doing. Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Between 08:00hrs and 08:20hrs, your transportation will pick you up to start a day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Our first stop will be the town of Pisaq, an amazing Incan archaeological site which boasts magnificent terraced fields.
Among its crops are a wide variety of corn, kiwicha and hundreds of kinds of potatoes. We will also get to visit the town’s traditional market, famous for its beautiful handicrafts.
Local people and their customs have not changed much in this place over the last 300 years. Then, we will travel to Urubamba, one of the major agricultural locations for the Incas due to its special climate and geographic qualities.
Here, we will enjoy an exquisite buffet lunch while surrounded by the Andes Mountains. After lunch, we will go to the Incan village and archeological site of Ollantaytambo. Incredibly, most of its buildings, which were built by different Incan rulers, still remain today.
Finally, we will take you to the train station where you will take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be there to escort you to your hotel.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes . Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR
Today is the day! In the early hours of the morning, we will start our tour to the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.
Our tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World will last for 2 hours. We will explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu by visiting the many different zones of the city and its main attraction like the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries.
Wayna Picchu Mountain, overlooking the city, can also be climbed if you have purchased an entrance ticket in advance (only 400 tickets are sold daily).
We will have time for lunch at the restaurant located at the entrance to Machu Picchu or in any of the other restaurants in Aguas Calientes where we will return to after our tour of Machu Picchu.
Later, you will go to the train station from where you will start your return to Cusco by train.
Upon arrival to the relevant train station, a member of our staff will escort you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast.
DAY 5: FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO PUERTO MALDONADO & TAMBOPATA TOUR
After you have a delicious breakfast at your hotel, our staff will escort you to Cusco International Airport where you will take a 45 minute flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival to Puerto Maldonado, Pacha Peru staff will be waiting to transfer you to the port where we will take a boat to the jungle lodge.
On the boat, we will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and will witness a truly wonderful display of wildlife. After arriving to the Lodge, you will enjoy a welcome drink before having some time to get settled in your bungalow.
Then, we will have lunch together. In the afternoon, a specialized tour guide will lead us on an interpretive trek along the Caimán Cocha, a conveniently signposted trail. In the evening, we will witness the spectacular sunset of the Amazon, an intensive experience full of overwhelming colors. Upon returning to the lodge, an exquisite dinner will be awaiting you before you go to bed.
Overnight in Tambopata. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 6: TAMBOPATA DAY TOUR
First, enjoy a fresh breakfast in your fantastic lodge because you are about to begin a fantastic adventure through the Virgin Forest, accompanied by an experienced, local guide.
We will then explore the majestic Lake Apu Victor with its crystal clear waters and surrounded by marshes and giant trees.
Afterwards, we will go to an observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view of the lake. From this deck, we will be able to observe species of birds like parrots, macaws, toucans, camungos, shanshos, herons and other animals such as caimans, turtles etc. After several hours, we will head back to the lodge and enjoy lunch together.
In the afternoon, accompanied by our expert guide, we will visit Monkey Island, a unique place in the heart of the Madre de Dios River, five minutes from the lodge.
During the hike, we will observe extraordinary landscapes with exuberant flora, sheltering a variety of monkey species in their natural habitat.
We will be able to identify species of monkeys like maquisapas, capuchins, small lion monkeys, frailes, cotos and other wildlife species such coati, sloths and a large variety of birds.
Finally, we will complete our visit to the island by enjoying the sunset and the most impressive dusk in the jungle.
Back at the lodge, we will conclude the day with a pleasant dinner.
Overnight in Tambopata. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY 7: PUERTO MALDONADO FAREWELL
Depending on the weather, our guide will take us on an original activity in the morning or will simply let us rest and enjoy the accommodation.
After, we will go to Puerto Maldonado Airport, in order for you to catch your departing flight. Once you arrive to the airport, our program will conclude.