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Peru Tour Nature and Adventure Unleashed

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    Peruvian Odyssey: Nature, Adventure, Discovery

    Embark on an 12-day odyssey through Peru, where the allure of nature and adventure beckons. Every step echoes with the untamed spirit of exploration, offering more than a mere journey—it's an immersive venture into the heart of Peru's untamed landscapes. From Lima's vibrant corners to the hidden trails of the Sacred Valley, each unfolding moment unveils the captivating essence of this adventure.

    In the Amazon, connect with local farmers, witness the mesmerizing and delve into the mysteries of the rainforest.

    This expedition is an odyssey of discovery. From bustling markets to ancient trails, each day offers an immersive connection with the untouched beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure, crafting memories that resonate long after the journey's end.


    Nature, Adventure & Wildlife

    Tour Highlights

     Discover Hidden Treasures: Uncover Lima's secrets, exploring the world's second-largest cemetery and connecting with locals shaping their communities. 

    → Sacred Valley Odyssey: Venture seamlessly from Lima to Cusco, exploring vibrant markets, traditional villages, and embarking on the Huchuy Qosqo Expedition. 

    → Inca Trail Express Adventure: Embark on a thrilling Inca Trail Express, capturing panoramic views on the way to Machu Picchu.

    → Ancient Wonders Unveiled:Explore the mysteries of the Inca Empire in Ollantaytambo, savour  an authentic Peruvian lunch in Maras, and discover the traditional techniques of salt extraction at the Maras Salt Mines. 

    → Amazon Jungle Odyssey: embark on a four-day Amazon adventure, exploring local farms, engaging with farmers, and gaining insights into organic farming practices. 

    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

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      • Day 1 Welcome to Lima, Where Adventure Awaits!

        Step into the heart of South America as you arrive in Lima, Peru! Our spirited guide, Walter, or one of his cheerful colleagues, will greet you at the airport with a sign bearing your name. Language may be a bridge, but Walter's basic English won't hinder the warmth of the welcome.

        Embark on a seamless journey from the airport to your comfy retreat, setting the stage for the escapades ahead. Lima, a city that seamlessly blends history and modern charm, beckons you to savor its culinary delights and soak in its vibrant energy. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your pace – stroll along the bustling streets, indulge in local flavors, or simply relax and absorb the cultural richness surrounding you.

        Overnight: Villa Barranco

      • Day 2 Uncover Lima's Hidden Charms

        Dive into the heart of Lima with our 'Forgotten Lima' tour, designed to reveal the city beyond typical tourist trails. Begin your day with a visit to the world's second-largest cemetery, a place rich in history and culture, providing a unique perspective on Lima.

        What makes this tour extraordinary is the chance to connect with local residents actively shaping their communities. Witness their inspiring stories and aspirations for a better future. After this immersive experience, explore the historic heart of Lima at Plaza Mayor, surrounded by colonial gems like the Government Palace and the Cathedral. Don't miss the iconic San Francisco church and its fascinating catacombs.

        Our adaptable tour lets you personalise your experience—share your interests with the guide for a tailor-made adventure. 

        Overnight: Villa Barranco
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 3 Lima to Cusco – Unveiling the Sacred Valley

        Transition seamlessly from Lima to Cusco as your adventure unfolds. Upon Cusco arrival, our warm team awaits, setting the stage for an authentic journey. A private driver, ready at the airport, guides you into the heart of the Sacred Valley.

        First stop: the vibrant Pisac market, a shopper's haven brimming with handcrafted treasures. Feeling bold? Trek to Pisac's archaeological site for breathtaking views. Next, we head to the quaint Lamay village, stopping for a delightful lunch, maybe in Pisac?

        Afternoon in Lamay unveils local life – explore traditional homes, visit family-owned guinea pig farms, and savour maize chicha in 'chicherias.' As the sun sets, return to base for aromatic coffee or a chilled beer. 

        Overnight: Nunu Boutique Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 4 Trekking Through Time – Huchuy Qosqo Expedition

        Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the Sacred Valley, tracing remarkable landscapes and the historical site of Huchuy Qosqo. To add an authentic touch, a friendly group of llamas accompanies you, making this adventure truly unique.

        Starting from the community of Q'enko, the trek kicks off with a 1.5 km ascent, revealing breathtaking vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota and the Sacred Valley. The trail winds through creeks and terraces, leading to the "Red Village" of Pukamarca, where the hidden Inca Trail awaits. Following a biodiverse ravine, we reach Huchuy Qosqo, a significant Tambo during Inca times, once a refuge for Inca Viracocha during the Chanca invasion.

        Explore the citadel, soaking in the breathtaking views before descending to Lamay to conclude our journey. Equipped with a gourmet and nutritious box lunch, this medium-difficulty, 12-kilometer trek spans 6 to 8 hours, including visits and transport. Reaching an altitude of 4,410m, it combines physical challenge, historical enlightenment, and a close encounter with the natural world—all accompanied by our charming llama companions.

        Overnight: Breakfast & Lunch
        Meal Plan: Las Qolqas Eco Resort

      • Day 5 Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu

        Embark on an express Inca Trail adventure, leading you to the breathtaking ruins of Wiñay Wayna en route to Machu Picchu. Ideal for those desiring a taste of Andean hiking with a dedicated day to explore the Lost City of the Incas.

        Early morning hotel pick-up in Ollantaytambo precedes a 6:10 am train journey along the scenic Urubamba River. Starting at Km104 (2,000m), the trek kicks off with group camaraderie, fueled by snacks and a group photo.

        Ascend the Classic Inca Trail, capturing panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding landscape. After three hours, reach the captivating Inca site of Wiñay Wayna at 2,600m/8,500 ft. Marvel at its historic features against a cliffside backdrop.

        Continue to the Sun Gate for Machu Picchu's picturesque reveal. Descend, benefiting from a quieter atmosphere. After capturing the essence through photos, bus down to Aguas Calientes and retire to your hotel. A delightful dinner at Indio Feliz awaits, ensuring you're well-rested to be among the first to explore Machu Picchu the following day!

        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 6 Majestic Machu Picchu Unveiled

        Embark on an early morning adventure from Aguas Calientes, where a bus will transport you to the legendary Machu Picchu, often hailed as "The Lost City of the Incas." Situated at 2,430 meters above the Urubamba River, this spectacular archaeological wonder was strategically crafted as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti around AD 1430.

        Your English-speaking guide will lead you through a two-hour exploration, unraveling the mysteries of Machu Picchu's history and significance. For those holding tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, there's an opportunity to ascend these iconic peaks, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding landscapes.

        After your captivating visit, the afternoon beckons a return journey. Board the train back to the Sacred Valley, allowing the day's enchantment to linger as you depart from this timeless marvel nestled between deep canyons and the majestic Apus mountains.

        Overnight: Las Qolqas Eco Resort
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 8 Cusco Unveiled - A Walking Tour Adventure
        Embark on a delightful morning as you join our exclusive Walking Tour, a perfect introduction to the enchanting city of Cusco. The journey begins with a relaxing downhill walk, starting with a visit to the archaeological site of Qenqo, followed by a stroll to the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuamán, offering panoramic views of the city accompanied by captivating stories from our guide. Venturing into the authentic San Blas neighbourhood, wander through its narrow streets adorned with charming stores. Enjoy a break in San Blas, where you can opt for a refreshing juice or coffee at our recommended cafes. The tour concludes with a visit to the renowned Sun Temple, providing a perfect blend of history and culture. After the tour, our guide will offer lunch recommendations. Post-lunch, you have the option to explore further – visit the Cathedral of Cusco (entrance fee: 25 soles p.p.), explore a museum (Museo Inka is a delightful choice), or indulge in some shopping for unique souvenirs or a cosy alpaca sweater.

        Overnight: Antigua Casona San Blas

      • Day 9 Jungle Odyssey Unveiled: Amazonas Adventure Begins

        Two hours before your flight, our team picks you up for a thrilling four-day escape in the Amazon in a premier jungle lodge. Arriving in Puerto Maldonado, our English-speaking guides meet you at the airport, and in our gardens, we ask you to pack only essentials (max. 10 kg p.p.), leaving the rest securely stored.

        A 20-kilometer drive takes you to the Tambopata river port, passing through the native community of Infierno, a "community business." A scenic two-and-a-half-hour boat ride upstream offers wildlife sightings, with capybara families possibly making an appearance.

        Later, embark on a captivating journey to a local farm nestled in the heart of the Amazon. Immerse yourself in the world of tropical cultivation as you explore the lush jungle surroundings. Gain firsthand knowledge of the cultivation process of your favorite tropical foods and be introduced to entirely new, exotic flavors. Engage with local farmers who passionately share insights into their organic farming practices, highlighting the diverse range of crops they cultivate and the reasons behind their methods.

        Beyond the fields, these farmers provide a unique window into the local way of life in the Amazon. Learn about the intricacies of agricultural traditions that have been passed down through generations, connecting the practices of today to the age-old customs of the region. 

        Overnight: Refugio Amazonas
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 10 Wings, Wheels, and Whispers of the Night: A Day of Amazonian Wonder

        Today, experience one of the most captivating tropical bird encounters in the Amazon with a visit to the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick. In the morning, witness the breathtaking spectacle as dozens of bird species, from vibrant Red and Green Macaws to Mealy Parrots, gather to indulge in the nutrient-rich clay found in the cliff soil. The macaws, renowned for their size and distinctive calls, create an unforgettable display, making the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick a must-see for nature-loving travelers and families.

        For those seeking adventure, our Jungle Mountain Biking excursion offers an exhilarating exploration of the rainforest's beauty. Traverse ten kilometers of pristine trails, encountering wildlife along the way. Equipped with a GT mountain bike, helmet, cycling gear, and guided by experienced professionals, both seasoned bikers and beginners can revel in the lush diversity of one of the world's most vibrant settings.

        As night falls, embark on a Jungle Night Walk, a unique opportunity to witness the nocturnal wonders of the Amazon Rainforest. Guided by powerful lights, delve into a realm inhabited by elusive creatures such as tree frogs, shy snakes, Night Monkeys, Poison Dart Frogs, Tarantulas, and Stick Bugs. In the deep darkness, surrounded by jungle sounds, this nighttime adventure unveils the hidden treasures of the rainforest that come to life when the sun sets.

        Overnight: Refugio Amazonas
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 11 Dawn to Dusk: A Symphony of Nature from Forest Floor to Canopy Peaks

        In the morning, embrace the unique challenge of the Adventure to the Bowl after an early rise. Guided by your expert, you trek through shifting landscapes—from Terra Firme forest to Palm Swamps—crossing creeks and silently passing through bamboo stands. As dawn breaks, the lively early hours offer fantastic opportunities to spot wildlife, from tiny monkeys to tropical birds and quirky jungle rodents. With varied habitats and the early time, this trek is a wildlife enthusiast's delight.

        In the afternoon, ascend to the treetop realm with the Canopy Tower. Rising above the rainforest's towering trees, our sturdy towers provide a bird's eye view of the jungle. Your guides lead a hike to the tower, where you climb at your own pace. At the top, witness miles of pristine forest, with incredible chances to observe canopy-dwelling wildlife. This unforgettable experience combines intimate views of treetop animals with a sweeping panorama of the jungle.

        As twilight descends, join the Sunset Cruise on the Tambopata River. Drifting gently, freed from the dense jungle canopy, you'll witness one of the world's most spectacular sunsets. The glistening sunlight reflects off the water in lovely patterns, offering a mesmerizing and serene end to your day in the Amazon.

        Overnight: Refugio Amazonas
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 12 Homeward Bound: Farewell to Peru

        After a hearty breakfast, embark on a boat journey back to the Tambopata port, followed by a comfortable bus ride to the Puerto Maldonado head office. From there, we'll ensure you are dropped off at the airport, providing ample time for check-in before your journey back home. 

        Meal Plan: Breakfast

    • What's Included

      • 10 nights' accommodation 
      • Private ground transportation 
      • Meals as defined in the itinerary
      • Local English-speaking tour guide
      • Domestic flights
      • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

      What's not included

      • International flights
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Tips and other discretionary expense


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