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Peru Highlights and Amazon Extension PHIA

Visiting: Peru
Trip Duration 13 Days
 

Best of Peru and Amazon

Peru is one of the most fascinating countries in South America. Join us on this nine-day tour to discover its main highlights. We will explore the capital city Lima, the old Inca capital Cusco and Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We will also visit the colourful Pisac Market and have time to try some exhilarating whitewater rafting. We end the trip in the tropical Amazon Rainforest, exploring jungle-lined river banks by dugout canoe and searching for wildlife on walks through forest trails.

Tour Highlights

  • Machu Picchu - Travel by train to the 'Lost City', one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Cusco - Explore the ancient capital city of the Incas
  • Pisac- Visit the colourful market and nearby ruins
  • Lima - Discover the capital city of Peru, also known as the 'City of Kings'
  • Aguas Calientes - Unwind in thermal hot baths (optional)
  • Amazon - From a jungle lodge discover an exotic world of flora and fauna on foot and by canoe

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Lima

  • 2
    Orientation tour of Lima; free afternoon to explore

  • 3
    Fly to Cusco; walking tour of the city and see the Inca wall of Hatunrumiyoc

  • 4
    Free day, optional visit to Cusco ruins including Sacsayhuaman Fortress

  • 5
    Visit Pisac Market, see the Urubamba Valley and ruins on the way

  • 6
    Train to Aguas Calientes; visit Machu Picchu

  • 7
    More time to discover Machu Picchu (optional); train back to Cusco

  • 8
    In Cusco; optional whitewater rafting

  • 9
    Fly to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to Amazon lodge

  • 10
    In Amazon Jungle; walk in the rainforest, visit Monkey Island

  • 11
    In Amazon Jungle; walk to the Lost Cocha, canoe ride around the lake

  • 12
    Early morning boat to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Lima

  • 13
    Tour ends Lima

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Peru Highlights and Amazon Extension
PHIA_2016_Map
Included meals 12 2 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train, Flight
Accommodation
8 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Guesthouse
3 nights Simple Lodge
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16