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10 Days Explore Peru, Machu Picchu & Amazon Rainforest

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lima – Amazon Rainforest – Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu - Puno, Sillustani, Lake Titicaca (Uros + Taquile Islands)

This adventure offers the best destinations in Peru, a great combination of beauty and contrast in scenery. Culture and wildlife; an unforgettable journey to enjoy a perfect holidays with South America Peru Tours. In this adventure trip you will have the chance to discover the Inca, Peru’s ancient civilisation and combine with the impressive Peruvian Amazon.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lima
  • Day 2: Lima - Amazon Rainforest
  • Day 3: Amazon Rainforest
  • Day 4: Amazon Rainforest - Lima
  • Day 5: Cusco City
  • Day 6: Sacred Valley
  • Day 7: Machu Picchu
  • Day 8: Cusco - Puno
  • Day 9: Lake Titicaca (Uros & Taquile)
  • Day 10: Puno, Sillustani - Lima

Travel Route

tours peru 10 days

Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Arrival at the International Jorge Chavez airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 Lima – Puerto Maldonado / Amazon Rainforest D1
After breakfast you will be bring to the airport in Lima, to take flight to Puerto Maldonado city and then transferred to the lodge where all the journey in the rainforest starts.
Reception at the airport in Puerto Maldonado city, then you will be transferred first to headquarter in town to then continue to the lodge. (You need to take with you to the lodge just what is necessary to be use in the jungle, the rest you can leave in the office of Puerto Maldonado) Then you will head off to the Port around 20Km away from the town, where you will board the boat to take you to the lodge.
On the way to the lodge you will pass through communities, dense forest and private reserves. Lodge is located next to Tambopata National Reserve in the southern Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Night walk in the jungle scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes among other reptiles. Night in a Lodge in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

Day 3 Amazon Rainforest D2
During you staying in the jungle you will enjoy of many activities with your naturalist guide such as canopy tower tour, visit to the lakes, farmlands, parrots clay lick, ethnobotanical tours, night walk, ecotourism lecture at night, among others.

Day 4 Amazon Rainforest D3 & Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred by a relaxing boat journey back to Puerto Maldonado Port to continue by car to Puerto Maldonado Headquarter and then be taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
At your arrival at Alejandro Velasco Astete airport in Cusco, we will welcome and take you to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to rest and adapt to the altitude.

Day 5 Cusco Archaeological
At the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and start the tour. We will visit the main square or Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Coricancha or Temple of the Sun. Afterwards we will make our way outside the city to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara and Tambomachay. After a tour of each location we will bring you back to your hotel or drop of near to the main square.
Rest of the afternoon free to enjoy and explore in the beautiful ancient capital of the Incas. We highly suggest visiting the Artisan neighborhood of San Blas or the Central Artisanal where you can find many handicrafts made by the locals and San Pedro Market.

Day 6 Sacred Valley Tour
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and bring you into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be to visit the archaeological site and traditional market of Pisac. After your tour of Pisac we will make our way to Urubamba where you will enjoy a lovely lunch make with some of the many fresh products of the area.
After lunch we will make our way to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the ancient Inca Fortress and terraces. After the tour we will bring you to your Ollantaytambo hotel where you will enjoy a restful and relaxing evening.

Day 7 Machu Picchu Tour
At the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the Train Station for your Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes. The train will follow the Vilcanota River for approximately 1½ hr. When you arrive, we will meet you and take you to the bus station for your ride to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will then enjoy a professional guided tour of one of the Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, one of the most mysterious and magical places in the world.
After your tour you will have some extra free time to Explore before returning to the train station for your train and transfer back to Cusco.
Optional:

  • Additional Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car and a bar car.
  • Entrance fee to Hike the Huaynapicchu Mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain

Day 8 Tour Bus to Puno
Early in the morning we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to the bus terminal where you will catch your tour bus to Puno (approx. 9 hours). During the journey you will visit the Town and Church of Andahuaylillas, this church is also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to the rich colonial artworks and painted murals that cover the walls, ceilings, and arches. Then the bus will stop at the archaeological site of Raqchi, temple dedicated to Wiracocha God; the central part is built from adobe bricks.
After the bus will stop in Sicuani to have a basic lunch and have a little rest. Then the journey will continue, on the way the bus will make a short stop in the Pass of La Raya, the highest point on the way at 4,400 masl. and the limit between Cusco and Puno regions. Then trip continues to Pukara museum and site, after this visit the bus will continue to Puno.
When you arrive to Puno we will be waiting to bring you to your hotel for a restful and relaxing evening.
Optional:

  • A Luxury Andean Explorer Train Service from Cusco to Puno. Also a route considered by some travel magazines one of the most beautiful in the world. Also this train runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; since April on fridays.

Day 9 Puno & Lake Titicaca Tour (Uros and Taquile Islands)
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the Port to take a boat for an unforgettable journey around Lake Titicaca. Our first stop is in the floating Islands of Uros. These Islands were constructed by hand using locally grown reeds, they also use this material to build their houses, boats and other domestic items.
After a visit to the Uros Islands where you will learn about the ancient traditions and way of life we will continue the journey to Taquile Island, also an Island inhabited by Quechua speakers (the language of the Incas) who have developed an efficient organization system, and their work in agriculture and textile with ancient techniques.
After a tour of the island and meeting with the locals we will take the boat back to Puno. When you arrive to the port we will bring you back to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 10 Departure Puno
At the appropriate time your transfer will pick you up and bring you to the Juliaca Airport where you will catch your flight to Lima and then home.
Optional:

  • Tour To Sillustani, Archaeological sites, sacred tombs, that comes from pre-Incas and Incas time. Possible visit on the way from the airport to the hotel in Puno (The Sillustani Tour is viable to do it, according or when flight schedule permits)
End of our services.

INCLUDED

*Tours, Excursions & Required Entrance Fees : Group & Shared Tours

  • Days 2,3,4: Amazon Rainforest
  • Day 05: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 06: Sacred Valley
  • Day 07: Machu Picchu
  • Day 08: Puno – Cusco
  • Day 09: Lake Titicaca (Uros and Taquile Islands)

*Transfers:

  • Day 01: Lima Airport – Lima Hotel
  • Day 02: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Day 02: Puerto Maldonado Airport - Lodge
  • Day 04: Lodge - Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • Day 04: Cusco Airport - Cusco Hotel
  • Day 06: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 07: Ollantaytambo Hotel – Train Station
  • Day 07: Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 08: Cusco Hotel – Cusco Bus Station
  • Day 09: Puno Bus Station – Puno Hotel
  • Day 02: Puno Hotel - Juliaca Airport

*Train:

  • Expedition Train Round Trip Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy

*Guides

  • Professional Tour Guide English/Spanish speaking in every location

*Lodging

  • 01 Night of accommodation at Hotel in Lima according of your hotel selection
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at the Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon
  • 03 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Cusco according of your hotel selection
  • 01 Night of accommodation at Hotel in Sacred Valley according of your hotel selection
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Puno according of your hotel selection

*Meals

  • 09 breakfast at the hotels
  • 01 Basic Buffet Lunch in a Restaurant on the way the Puno - Cusco
  • 01 Buffet Lunch in a Restaurant at the Sacred Valley
  • 02 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners at the Lodge in Amazon Rainforest

**Extra:

  • Personalized assistance by during your whole trip

NO INCLUDED

  • Meals not described on itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic or national and international flights
  • Tips
  • Transfers, Entrance Fees & Tour Guides for The Optionals on itinerary (See Optionals part)

OPTIONALS

Puno:

  • Tour To Sillustani, Archaeological sites, sacred tombs, that comes from pre-Incas and Incas time. Possible to visit on the from the airport to the hotel in Puno (The Sillustani Tour is viable to do it only if flight time permits to be realizable)

Puno - Cusco:

  • A Luxury Andean Explorer Train Service from Puno to Cusco. This route covered by this service is considered by many travel magazines one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s. The Andean Explorer train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands. Included on the service, morning snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks. Non alcoholic beverages. With Lunch some drinks as pisco sour, red or white wine, coffee and others.

Cusco - Machu Picchu:

  • Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature. Snack included and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages. Saqra Dances and Fashion Show on the return trip from the Machu Picchu Station.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car, a bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music. The trip Includes a cocktail, once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both ways, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection, pisco sour, cusqueña beer. Live music and dances. Included a guided tour to Machu Picchu, for the travellers in Belmond Hiram Bingham train service. Also includes an afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel with wi-fi. *At the moment the Observation balcony Car is closed for operational reasons.

Huaynapicchu Mountain - Machu Picchu:

  • Entrance fee for HuaynaPicchu Mountain: Additional cost of $20.00 per person if the confirmation is at time of the booking. If the confirmation is received after the time of booking a full entrance fee with Huayan Picchu must be purchased at the cost of $80.00 per person. Also it depends of availability, there is two schedules 7:00am and 10:00am (To visit the first schedule may be necessary to travel the night before to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there).

NOTES

  • Please have a print copy of your final itinerary due to days prior of the trip may be some changes that can slightly change.
  • The itinerary has some flexibility; in order to offer a better service occasionally it may be necessary to change or make some alterations.
  • If at the time of booking, the hotels listed are no longer available, we will book another available hotel of the same category, and we will let you know before arrival.