Day 1: Arrival to Lima – Welcome to Peru!
Just cross the street when leaving the exit hall of the Airport. Your hotel is located only a few meters away on the Airport’s premises. Relax and get some rest for the next day.
Day 2: Flight to Puerto Maldonado (Amazon Rainforest)
Enter the Airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado (approx. 1:30 hour). Your guide awaits you at Airport.
After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the headquarters. Pack the necessary gear for your expedition. The rest of your luggage will be stored in the safe deposit (to keep the boat ad cargo light).
Transfer to the River Port (approx. 1-hour drive) & Boat Trip to the Lodge (2.5 hours). Pass the Tambopata National Reserve’s checkpoint and get a first impression of the wondrous nature of the Amazon Rainforest (box lunch on the way).
Arrival at the Lodge: Orientation, Briefing & Dinner
Take a night walk in company of your guide and search for nocturnal animals.
Day 3 & 4: Rainforest activities of your choice
Choose from a vast variety of activities and design your own itinerary with your guide.
Visit the Macaw Clay Lick, go bird watching, hike through flood plain and bamboo forest, search for monkeys, visit an Oxbow Lake, take a 4 hour hike through different habitats encountering a great diversity of wildlife and much more!
Day 5: Journey back to Puerto Maldonado & Flight to Cusco
Enjoy your last breakfast in the Rainforest and travel back to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters by boat and car.
Airport Transfer & Flight to Cusco.
Your guide awaits you at Cusco Airport and brings you to your hotel (arrival in the afternoon).
Visit the Main Square, get familiar with the streets of Cusco and admire its beautiful architecture.
Then get some rest and replenish your energy for more adventures to come in the mountains!
Day 6: Sacsayhuaman & Hiking Pisac Ruins
Start the day with the visit of Sacsayhuaman, the majestic Inca Fortress overlooking Cusco, for a first introduction to the Inca’s history.
Continue by private car to the village of Pisac (approx. 45 minutes’ total driving duration), experiencing the fantastic Andean landscape as you gradually descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop by a view point and enjoy the stunning view over snowcapped mountains.
Drive up the mountain for a great view over the Valley and today’s highlight, a guided visit of Pisac Ruins on the Mountain’s top. Leave the crowds at the top and hike down to the village with more ruins on the way (approx. 3 hours’ hiking).
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards you’ll have time to explore Pisac’s famous handicraft market before driving back to Cusco.
Day 7: Mountain biking to Moray & stunning Inca Salt Flats
Mountain bike (optional) to the archeological site of Moray with its perfectly round Inca terraces, also known as the “Inca Lab”. Continue to the Inca Salt Flats and marvel at over 4,000 salt ponds built by the pre-Inca over 800 years ago, where the locals still harvest salt in exactly the same way as their ancestors did.
After lunch, drive to your nearby located hotel in the Valley and replenish your energy for the Inca Trail the next day.
Day 8: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Early in the morning, met your specialized guide and drive to the train station to take the train to the starting point of your trekking adventure.
Start hiking up the mountain for about 2.5 – 3 hours to reach the Inca Trail and amazing site of “Wiñay Wayna” at 8,530 ft of altitude. Enjoy your box lunch and replenish your energy. From here, continue your way on original Inca Trail to the Sun Gate and entry point to Machu Picchu. If the weather is clear, you’ll be able to enjoy tremendous vies of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Ruins.
Marvel at the World Wonder and enjoy your first undisturbed impression of Machu Picchu, when most visitors have already left for the day.
Take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Village – approx. 25 minutes). Enjoy a hot shower at your hotel and relax after dinner to replenish your energy for your guided visit of Machu Picchu the next day.
Average hiking duration: 5 – 6 hours
Day 9: The Sanctuary: Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain)
In early morning, meet your guide and drive up to the vast archaeological site of Machu Picchu for a guided visit. Climb challenging Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) for a breathtaking view over the whole site.
Hop on the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch in a local restaurant. Then take the train to Ollantaytambo where your driver is waiting to get back to Cusco.
Day 10: Flight to Lima & Farewell
Enjoy some free time in Cusco to further explore. Then get picked up at your hotel and drive to Cusco Airport for your flight to Lima & Outbound flight.
Safe journey home & come back soon!