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( 9 days and 8 nights )
This tour includes one of the principals
amazon jungle of the in Latin America the Famous when visit
Lima, Iquitos, Yanamono Reserve, Heliconia Lodges, Amazon
River Giant Victoria Regia, Cusco, Machupicchu, Sacred
Valley of the Incas.
Itinerary Day by Day:(B)= breakfast /
(L)= lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost by person
Day 1: Arrival LIMA
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your
selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting
your trip around this unusual city and magical country
Day 2: Lima – City Tour (B)
In the morning, city tour of the "City of Kings", including
the Lima’s Historical Center, visiting Main Square,
Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral (Here is the
tomb of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru), Museum of the
Cathedral, Temple of San Francisco Convent, Lima Colonial
Balconies, Torre Tagle Palace, Paseo de Aguas and Convent de
los Descalzos. Then, drive through the residential district
of San Isidro, visiting El Olivar Park; Miraflores, visiting
the Kennedy Park, Love Park and Larcomar Mall. Free for
Day 3: Lima – Iquitos – Heliconia Lodge. (B) (L) (D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the
regular flight to Iquitos. Reception at the luggage claim
area of the Iquitos Int’l Airport, where our staff will be
waiting for you. Then we will take you to our operative
offices in Iquitos where we will give you an orientation of
our services in accord with your program. Afterwards, we
will take you to the Bellavista Port, where we will use one
of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Lodge along
the Amazon River.
During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to
observe the convergence of the brown turbid waters of the
Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. You
will enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic
small houses of the riverside towns.
A visit to a native community is also scheduled in this part
of the boat ride to the Lodge. In this community we will
have the opportunity to hear about their way of life and to
see their customs, dances and handcrafts. After 1:30 hrs.
Boat ride we will arrive to the Lodge where our staff will
welcome you with a complimentary and exotic jungle drink.
In the afternoon we will start with our first excursion: a
jungle hike into the Yanamono Reserve, which is a primary
rainforest reserve, for approximately 2 hours accompanied by
our expert guides, they will be able to identify several
botanical species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal
plants and giant trees such as the White silk-cotton tree (Ceiba
Pentandra) whose dimensions are so big that 25 persons can
circle it holding their hands. During this excursion you
will also see several birds species such as the Turkey
Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia),
etc., and with a little luck you will be able to see small
monkeys such as marmosets (saguinus fusicollis) , and the
Titi Monkey (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel
monkey (Saimiri Boliviense). Return to the lodge for rest.
After observing the Amazon Sunset, we will take a night boat
ride to a stream, if the river is high enough, or along the
Amazon River where you will enjoy the magical sounds of the
jungle, the light of the moon or, if it is a clear night,
you will observe the stars and constellations. Dinner.
Day 4: Heliconia Lodges – Amazon. (B) (L) (D)
Early birdwatching. We will start very early going by boat
to one of the several streams (if the water level allows
us). We will be looking for birds such as the Tuki (Jacana
Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared
Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), etc.
Return to the lodge, where a delicious breakfast will be
waiting for you.
After a little rest we will take a small fishing trip into
small tributaries of the Amazon River. The most daring can
try for fishing Piranhas. During this excursion you can also
have the opportunity to look for the famous Pink River
Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch
In the afternoon, you will also be able to see the very
impressive giant Victoria Regia plant (Giant Water Lily) on
the lakes inside the Yanamono Island (if the water allows
At night the adventurers can take a hike around the
perimeter of the Lodge to look for tarantulas, fire flies,
bats and other jungle nocturnal animals. Dinner.
Day 5: Eliconia Lodges – Iquitos – Lima. (B) (L)
After breakfast, we will visit a rustic sugar cane
destillery where you can try different exotic beverages made
from sugar cane liquor and also you will see how they use
horses in the process of obtaining this liquor.
Return to the Lodge. After Lunch, transfer to Iquitos City
and according with your flight schedule, transfer to the
airport. Assistance and continue to flight to Lima.
Reception and transfer to your hotel.
Rest day leisure for exploring Lima Citadel.
Day 6: Lima – Cusco – City Tour and Nearby Ruins. (B)
Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight
Assistance on arrival in Cusco and transfer to your selected
hotel. Free time to take a short rest to be acclimatized to
In the afternoon, city tour of Cusco visiting the Main
Square and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, drive
out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko,
Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of
Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking
Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with
astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these
stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall and weight over 350 tons.
Day 7: Cusco – Machupicchu. (B) (L)
The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to
Cusco train station for a three hour train journey to the
famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost
City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station
followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding
road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we´ll
participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the
Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (Intiwatana),
the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and
various burial grounds.
After the tour you will have time to stroll around the
archeological site at your leisure. Lunch in a restaurant at
Aguas Calientes town. Late afternoon return to Cusco.
Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
Day 8: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas. (B) (L)
Excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", a succession
of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and
archaeological sites. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,
we´ll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll
at the Pisac's typical Indian market, with a catholic mass
service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native
Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to
arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo,
which was built to guard the entry of this part of the
valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles;
consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved
stones accessed by long staircases. We will have the
opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby
town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca
Empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy
against possible invasions.
On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque
Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was
the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its
well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the
beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with
interesting frescoes on the portico.
Back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 9: Cusco – Lima – Home. (B)
Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight
to Lima. Arrival and your home or next destination.
End Our Services.
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double
All scheduled transportation.
All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide
All entrance fees.
Meals as specified in the itinerary.
International Domestic airfares, airport departure
taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges,
additional nights during the trip due to flight
cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls,
radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights
and items of personal nature, domestic flight.
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