Soak up the atmosphere of bustling Cusco, conquer the Inca Trail and explore the ruins at Machu Picchu. Finish off with a close up jungle experience immersed deep in the Amazon. Days 1 to 2 You will be met at the Airport in Cusco and transferred to the group joining hotel. An orientation walk will take place in the afternoon with a local guide.
Either a free day to explore the interesting City of Cusco - a colonial city with churches & museums built on top of original Inca stonewalls - OR
Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas - an optional day tour with a local guide, where you’ll find temples, terraces, local communities, markets as you follow the Urubamba River through the ancient valley. Breakfast x 1
Days 3 to 6 Inca Trail - a trek of 4 days, which combines stunning mountain views and Inca ruins which anyone of reasonable fitness can master.
Machu Picchu - finally we reach the world famous ruins in all their glory, well worth the trek of the previous 3 days! There are also the options to undertake a shorter hike travelling by train part of the way to Machu Picchu, or take one of the alternative treks, the Salkantay or Lares which includes the last night in Aguas Calientes. If you wish to do any of these alternative treks or the train, you must request this at the time of booking.
Our route back to Cuzco for all options is by train.Breakfast x 4, Lunch & Dinner x 3
Days 7 to 8 Cusco - 2 free days to relax, optional excursions into the Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain and other€tivities available. 2 x breakfast.
Days 9 to 11 Jungle Trip - Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Tambopata - Candamo Reserve. From here it’s two and a half hours by river launch to our lodge. We’ll spend 3 nights exploring the rich and diverse flora and fauna by boat as well as on foot with local guides, including a night hike and climbing a canopy tower to see the view from the tree-tops. As well as the possibility to see jungle wildlife you will learn about local trades and environmental issues. Please note your entrance fee to the National Reserve of Tambopata has to be paid locally and you will be asked for it today (USD$13 per person). 3 meals each day
Day 12 Return from Puerto Maldonado to Lima by plane, where the trip finishes on arrival in Lima. Should you wish to spend some extra time in Lima we can arrange€commodation for you. 12 Days - South America - Regional Explorers Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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