This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you. We offer a choice of 3, 4, 5-star and deluxe hotels. The Deluxe option is with the Orient Express hotels: the Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu, Monasterio in Cuzco and the Park Plaza in Lima. You may also choose to upgrade to the luxury Hiram Bingham train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu.
This tour includes international airfare from Miami (US), on non-holiday dates. You do not need to fly via Miami; Kon-Tiki will fly you the most direct way to your city of destination. Depending on your travel dates and proximity of travel, we will quote you the most economical surcharge from your city or country of origin.
Day 1: Overnight flight to Lima. Day 2: Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour of Lima. Lima has always been one of the most important cities in South America since it's founding in 1535. We will visit famous landmarks such as the San Francisco Monastery and its unique cloisters, the Plaza de Armas with the Government Palace and the Cathedral, and the Court of the Inquisition.
Day 3: Morning transfer to the airport to take us to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest. Arrival at Puerto Maldonado Airport, where you will be transferred to the river port. Set out on outboard motorboat down the Madre de Dios River to Reserva Amazonica (45 minutes). Welcome, accommodations and lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we will walk through the trails inside the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. In the evening we will take a cruise on the Madre de Dios River. Dinner at the lodge, and evening Nature Presentations on Amazonian topics. Overnight at Reserva Amazonica.
Day 4: Tropical breakfast buffet. We will then visit the Rolin Island and Community. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, visit the Canopy Interpretation Center and walk through treetops and Wetlands. Dinner at the lodge, followed by evening Nature Presentations on Amazonian topics. Overnight at Reserva Amazonica.
Day 5: Tropical breakfast buffet. We will then take a full day excursion through the Tambopata National Reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, evening Nature Presentations about Amazonian topics. Overnight at Reserva Amazonica.
Day 6: Tropical breakfast buffet. We will return to Puerto Maldonado, where we will visit the Butterfly Farm. Transportation to the airport for flight back to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour of Cuzco, visiting the Korikancha temple or Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral and its Art Museum and the artisans quarter of San Blas and San Blas church. Continuing to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsahuaman Fortress. Return to your hotel.
Day 7: Morning transfer to the train station. Train takes us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, we will board a bus to the Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will then have a guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marches of the Inca Empire.
The central buildings were erected with the polished stone works of the Cusco Imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas started their expansion. It was associated with the earth cult revolving around the Coca leaf, which was a privilege of the Inca Royal family and priests. You will have time to enjoy a light lunch or snack, and return to your hotel at your leisure. In the evening we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the village of Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: Day at leisure. You may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu, or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, we will board the train to return to Cuzco. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon shopping tour of Lima, taking you to the famous handicraft markets accompanied by our guides.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home, or overlap with the add-on of your choice.
- Air transportation from Miami to Lima in Economy class, air transportation from Lima to Puerto Maldonado and Cuzco
- Train ride to Machu Picchu
- Hotel accommodation including continental breakfast
- Lodge accommodation at Posada Amazonas including all meals
- All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours of Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Reserve in English including all entrance fees, meals where specified.
- Airport taxes.
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