Our exclusive itinerary uniquely combines the Andes and the Amazon… With our expert guide and naturalists, you’ll experience Peru’s rich tapestry of history, spiritual traditions and rainforest wonders.
+ Spend three nights at Reserva Amazonica, hailed by National Geographic Traveler as one of the best eco-lodges in the world.
+ Personalize your stay in the Amazon with our wide selection of naturalist-guided, rainforest expeditions.
+ With two nights at Machu Picchu, you’ll enjoy our expertly guided tour and have time for a return visit to experience its grandeur at your own pace. You even have the time to embark on a hike to the Gate of the Sun!
+ In the shadow of Machu Picchu, our hotel offers complimentary guided tours of its surrounding riverside cloud forest.
+ Includes 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Day 1 - Welcome to Lima
On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the deluxe Hilton Hotel.
Day 2 - Discover Lima
From the vibrant seaside district of Miraflores to historic Plaza Mayor and famed Larco Museum, your guided tour of Lima’s contrasting old and new facets is capped off in Barranco, where historic buildings are home to thriving galleries. Enjoy the chef's 3-course tasting menu with wine at Amaz, a Une Peruvian restaurant. Meals B+D
Day 3 - Into the Amazon
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and journey up the Madre de Dios River. Tailor your 3-night stay at the acclaimed Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge with a choice of included excursions. For your first afternoon, a guided nature walk would be an ideal introduction to the unique rainforest environment. Meals B+L+D
Day 4 - Exploring the Amazon
Our lodge offers more than a dozen naturalist-guided excursions designed for different interests and abilities. Over the next two days, you can join the ones that best fit your style. From forest trails to ox-bow lakes, there are many ways to observe and learn about the Amazon’s eco-systems and its colorful birds and wildlife. Your adventures can take you over land and water – or even high into the forest canopy. Twilight tours are an exciting way to encounter nocturnal species. Meals B+L+D
Day 5 - Another Day in the Amazon
Our award-winning eco-lodge is set on 42,000 private acres adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve – an extraordinary setting to experience the beauty and natural wonders of the Peruvian Amazon. Today offers another opportunity to tailor your exploration, fun and learning with the included naturalist-guided expeditions of your choice. Maybe yesterday you joined one of our expert naturalists along forest trails to observe and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna, or perhaps you explored the wetlands along the elevated boardwalks that wind their way over the rainforest swamps.
Then today might be a good time for a canoe safari down Gamitana Creek, home to piranha, caimans, turtles and an abundance of brightly colored birds. You might also venture along Inkaterra’s canopy walkway high in the treetops or take a cruise on Lake Sandoval for a chance to espy giant river otters, red howler monkeys and hoatzins. Meals B+L+D
[Please note that trail, water and weather conditions can affect which expeditions will be offered during your stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.]
Day 6 - Onward to Machu Picchu
Journey back to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Cuzco. Meet our Andean Trip Leader, and descend into the Sacred Valley to board the train to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy two nights at the enchanting Inkaterra Pueblo. Meals B+L
Day 7 - The Lost City of the Inca
Spend the morning exploring Machu Picchu as your Trip Leader expertly sheds light on the once-mighty Inca and their remarkable achievements. This memorable day includes lunch at the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge next to Machu Picchu. This afternoon, you can return to the Lost City on your own or join a nature tour of the cloud forest that surrounds your hotel. Meals B+L+D
Day 8 - Vistadome Train to Cuzco
We include your transport and entry to Machu Picchu so you can witness the sun’s first light upon the ruins and explore at your own pace before other visitors arrive. After lunch, board the Vistadome train for Chincheros to see skilled weavers at work. Continue to Cuzco and transfer to the landmark Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel. Meals B+L
Day 9 - Discover Cuzco
Ascend into the hills outside of town to tour Sacsayhuaman. Near the Moon Temple, a special purification ritual has been arranged for our group. Then tour the Colonial landmarks of the Plaza de Armas and visit the San Pedro Market to experience ancient ways that endure here in the Andes. The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Enjoy a farewell dinner at Bacco, one of our favorite Cuzco restaurants. Meals B+D
Day 10 - Back to Lima
Fly to Lima for your onward connection. Meals B
Terms & Conditions
- Extensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests including all entry fees
- Save $300 per person when you pay in full at time of booking. From $3,799 per person, double occupancy after discount
- A choice of included rainforest excursions with expert Amazon naturalists
- 21 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
- 6 nights in our outstanding deluxe hotels and resorts
- 3 nights at the Reserva Amazonica Lodge
- All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and all 3 internal flights. Vehicles in Cuzco are equiped with oxygen for your comfort
- Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all all airline fees and fuel surcharges for included flights