Active Peru

14 days - 13 nights
Lima, the Amazon jungle , Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lares, Machupicchu, Puno
Overview

Take a fantastic adventure-vacation from the Amazon jungle to the highlands of the Andes. We will take you away from your daily routine and immerse you in a diverse range of adventure, nature and cultural experiences. From the wildlife of the Amazon jungle, we fly to Cusco - a melting pot of Inca, Colonial and modern architecture. We will continue our adventure heading to the picturesque Sacred Valley of the Incas; mountain biking and taking the royal Inca trail to the awe-inspiring city of Machu Picchu. On the way we will go through incredibly breathtaking landscapes, arriving at Titicaca Lake for some kayaking fun and a stay on the floating-reed island of Amantani.

  • Spend some nights in a tree-house lodge in the heart of the Amazon jungle.
  • Enjoy and learn more about the jungle life in the tree-tops - Walk through the suspension bridges, 30 meters above the ground.
  • Have a great time with animal packed adventure in our jungle excursions.
  • Visit the colonial city of Cusco with its unique blend of antique inca and spanish architecture.
  • Speed downhill on a two day mountain-biking adventure through the beautiful Lares Valley.
  • Hike the Royal Inca trail in the beautiful scenery of Machu Picchu sanctuary.
  • Take in the stunning views of the lost city of Machu Picchu.
  • Follow our passionate guides through the incredible history of the the Inca civilization.
  • Take the famous train journey through the beautiful andean landscapes from Machu Picchu to Cusco.
  • Kayak across the highest navigable lake in the world, The Titicaca Lake, taking in incredible views.
  • Spend the night with a local Andean family on a floating reed island.

 

  1. Arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel and check-in.
  2. Fly to Puerto Maldonado and transfer by motorized boat to your jungle lodge, Afternoon lunch and excursions, evening twilight river excursion.
  3. Excursion to Sandoval lake in the Tambopata National Reserve and afternoon canopy walk.
  4. Travel back by boat to Puerto Maldonado, excursion to the butterfly farm and flight to Cusco (35 min. flight). Afternoon (optional: ATV Quad bike ride or city tour)
  5. Excursion to the Sacred Valley, Pisac archaeological site and its local market, in the afternoon, visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.
  6. Spectacular downhill adventure on mountainbike through the valley of Lares, overnight at the Thermal baths in tents.
  7. A fantastic downhill adventure on mountainbike through the Lares pass to Calca (approximately four hours by bike).
  8. Train to the starting point of the trail, One day Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu. (approximately 6 hrs hike)
  9. Sunrise excursion of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary with a private guide (3 hrs) free time to explore the site by yourself. Late afternoon return to Cusco
  10. Morning free. to relax or to explore Cusco. Afternoon private guided tour of Cusco.
  11. First class bus or Andean Explorer Train to Puno, visit four places of interest en route (when by bus)
  12. Two day Kayak tour Llachon / Taquile at Titicaca Lake. Explore Taquile island. Overnight at rural home in Taquile.
  13. Second day Kayak tour from Taquile to Llachon, overnight in Puno
  14. Flight from Juliaca to Lima, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Lima or optional paraglide tandem flight.
Departures:
Daily departures year round except February.
Destinations:
Lima, the Amazon jungle , Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lares, Machupicchu, Puno
Reservation code:
AP14
Day by day

Day 1 Arrival to Lima

On your arrival to Lima, make your own way over to the Costa del Sol hotel and check in. You will find that the hotel is just a short walk from the airport arrival lounge. Please pick up your Chaska Tours holiday hotel vouchers at the reception desk of the Hotel. If you have chosen the package of Luxury Superior, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your selected hotel, and your holiday hotel vouchers will be at the hotel for you.
Overnight in Lima
 

Day 2 Amazon Rainforest - Inkaterra

Walk back to the airport from the Costa del Sol Hotel or transfer to the airport for your Flight to Puerto Maldonado.
We will be waiting for you on your arrival in Puerto Maldonado to start your Amazon tour. We will go by boat to the jungle lodge and after your check in, you will have free time to settle in. Your lunch is then served in the main dining room and in the afternoon you will enjoy a guided walk along a special nature trail. In the evening you will have a twilight river excursion followed by cocktails and dinner on the lovely lodge grounds.
Overnight in an Amazon Lodge
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 3 Amazon Rainforest - Inkaterra

This morning you can stay in bed or if you prefer get up early for some explorations - breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m. to avoid the heat and enjoy nature at its fullest. You will start the excursion to Sandoval lake in the Tambopata National Reserve.Return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch we will take the Canopy Walk and you have the option to extend your excursion to appreciate the sunset from one of the high canopy towers. From this point you will return to the Amazon Lodge. Cocktails are served in the main dining room or during the evening nature presentation in the Eco-Media Center. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
Overnight in Amazon Lodge.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Note: The Amazon itinerary is from one of the different lodges we offer, itineraries change depending on the chosen lodge. The description of this Amazon tour is when you stay at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica or Hacienda Concepcion Lodge. The tour with Corto Maltes is similar but does not include the Butterfly farm and Canopy walk. Upgrading to the Hacienda Concepcion or Reserva Amazonica is possible at an additional cost depending on availability at the lodge. Please consult our travel consultants if you have further questions or need guidance in choosing your lodge. During the high season, booking in advance your preferred lodge may not be available, if this is the case we will offer you an alternative option which may have an additional cost.

Day 4 Amazon Rainforest to Cusco 

After breakfast we say goodbye to the lodge (extra days can be arranged depending on availability at the lodge) to return to Puerto Maldonado, visiting the Butterfly farm on the way to the airport. You will take a flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco.
Upon your arrival to Cusco our representative will meet you to transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included
 
 

Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel for your day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the archaeological site of Pisac, its colorful handicraft market and in the afternoon we will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. At Pisac we can enjoy seeing a small handicraft and typical Andean market where you have good opportunities to buy local handicraft. We will continue to Urubamba where a buffet lunch is served. After lunch we will continue our tour visiting Ollantaytambo where we will explore the town and the Archaeological site.  Ollantaytambo is an attractive little town at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town has been built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of an Inca town planning.  It is located at the bottom of incredible Inca ruins, which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of a steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses against invaders. At the end of your tour you will be taken to your Hotel.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 6: Two day Mountain-bike trip to Lares

This morning, get ready for a spectacular downhill adventure on mountainbikes through the valley of Lares. 
At the end of this day you can take a relaxing dip in the Thermal baths of Lares and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our cook.

Overnight in a campsite at the Lares hot springs.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7: Downhill Mountainbike - Lares Pass.

A fantastic downhill adventure on mountainbike through the Lares pass heading to Calca  (approximately 4 hours by bike). At the end of the the tour, we will take you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8:  Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu

We will start the day with an early transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo to take the train to the starting point of the short Inka trail. We disembark at Km 104 and start the recently discovered ancient one day Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We cross a bridge over the Vilcanota (Urubamba) River climbing up and away through exhuberant vegetation that is home for hundreds of bird and orchid species. We will emerge from the cloud forest at Wiñaywayna which is a beautiful ceremonial site divided into two sectors and fashioned from finely-carved stones fitted together with great precision. Then we will  continue our hike to the Sun Gate where we will get our breathtaking first views of Machupicchu. Here, the final stretch of the royal Inca highway will take us to the citadel itself, hidden in undergrowth for four centuries and now laid out for our appreciation. From the Sanctuary you will take a bus to Machupicchu town (Aguas Calientes) where you will spend the night in your hotel.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes town
Breakfast and box lunch included
 

Day 9 Machupicchu

This morning you will have an early start, after breakfast, with your guide you will take a bus up to the citadel of Machupicchu on time to catch the magnificent sunrise. Our professional guide at your pace will show you the main areas, recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After your tour you will have plenty of time to look around maybe do some of the other treks which are available in the surrounding mountains. At about 1.30 p.m. it will be time to have lunch in town and at 3.20 p.m. you will board the return train to Ollantaytambo station and then a transfer back to Cusco, estimated arrival time to Cusco will be around 7.30 p.m.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included

Day 10 Cusco

This morning will be free to relax or explore the city of Cusco on your own. In the afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel for your guided city tour, including two archaeological sites. We will visit the impressive Qoricancha temple, then take a short walk through the old inca streets of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the main square and then to see the famous 12 angled Inca stone. From this point our car will take you to the megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman and Qenko, a religious place where the Incas used to worship some of their divinities. After these inca sites we will return to your hotel.

You will have the rest of the afternoon free, this is a good moment to buy souvenirs since Cusco offers some fine Alpaca wool, silver jewelry, and other fine handicrafts.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 11 Journey to Puno by bus

In the morning we will transfer you to the bus station for your First Class bus ride to Puno. This day, a long bus ride will take you through the high and wide Andean valleys with stunning views of snow capped mountains. on pur way we will stop at some places of interest; you will also get a glimpse of the Andean lifestyle in these remote valleys up in the mountains.
Places you will visit are:
•   The church of Andahuaylillas is known as the "Sistine Chapel of America". It is one of the best - preserved examples of      Andean religious art.
•   Raqchi, the temple of Wiracocha God.
•   La Raya, the highest point between Puno and Cusco (14234 feet).
•    The litho-sculptures of Pukara, belonging to a civilization of the same name, Pukara.
Buffet lunch is included in the program and is served halfway.
Overnight in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included

Optional: upgrade to the Laketiticaca train. Departures from Cusco to Puno: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Or you can fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno. Consult your Travel Consultant.

Day 12 Two day Puno/ Uros / Kayak Llachon /Ticonata

We start early our day, at 07:00 a.m. Transfer to the port to board a motor boat and visit the intriguing floating Islands of Uros. Then after approximately two hours and twenty minutes trip by boat, arrive to Llachon – Santa Maria. Contact with the staff of Titicaca Kayak Company, after the safety briefing from the specialized kayak guide, put on the kayak equipment and paddle along the coast of the Capachica peninsula. Experience the immensity of Titicaca Lake and all its magic. Lunch at a local restaurant, then we travel by motorboat to Ticonata island, arrival approximately at 3:30 p.m. , meet the local community and enjoy diverse activities including handicrafts, agriculture and music. At night, enjoy dinner prepared with typical products, campfire under the stars and a demonstration of Coca leaves reading.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 13 Two day Tconata /Amantani / Puno

After breakfast, we will start a unique two hour sailing cruise by wooden sail boats towards Amantani Islands, Taft fishermen and the west winds will take us to our destination.

Visit the village and depart to Puno after lunch. Arrival at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Included:

Transfers, private motor boat, specialized guide, entrances, accommodation at Ticonata lodge, luch, dinner and breakfast. Full Kayak service, the second lunch in Amantani is not included.

Difficulty rating: Moderate **

No previous experience is required but a good physical condition is necessary.

Recommendation: Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and warm clothes.

Overnight in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included
 

Day 14:Flight Juliaca/Lima. Lima City tour or Paraglider Tandem flight (optional)

In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Juliaca airport for your flight to Lima. On your arrival in Lima you will be met by our representative at the exit gate; please remember to go straight to leave your luggage at the airport storage. Then you will be transferred to the drop off / pick up point in Miraflores in front of the Marriott Hotel. You have free time for lunch. At the requested time you will be picked up in front of Marriott hotel for your guided Lima city tour in shared service. After your tour you will be taken back to Marriott Hotel where you will have free time. Again at the scheduled time you will be `picked up from this point, in front of the Marriott Hotel and transferred to the airport for your international flight. Paraglider: Instead of the city tour, this activity can be arranged. (additional costs apply)
Breakfast included
 
Included

Included

Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit included in the program.
Excursions:
All excursions as mentioned in the program.
Guide:
English speaking guides during excursions.
Machupicchu:
Round trip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary on the first day.
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Train:
Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Vistadome Train with comfort and luxury hotels / Expedition Train Economic and Tourist hotels)
Train Andean Explorer:
First class bus Cusco - Puno

Not included:

  • International flights and Domestic flights
  • Flight taxes: National and international departure airport taxes.
  • Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal involved in your services.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Entrance: Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
Transport Cusco - Puno or vv:
First class bus Cusco - Puno
Hotels

Hotels

Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Andina Luxury

    Rooms at the Hotel Andina are spacious and the riverside rooms have spectacular views of the mountains and river. All rooms have a bathtub and the six luxury rooms of the hotel include a Jacuzzi. All rooms have flat screen 32'' plasma TVs with cable. Hotel Andina Luxury has a sauna, a hot whirlpool, a massage centre and a restaurant in the basement; these new facilities are available to enjoy since a few monts.

    Hotel Andina is the perfect choice when looking for a modern, new hotel at a reasonable price.

    The hotel also has a conference room, which can be used by groups for free.

Puno

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Eco Inn Puno

    Hotel Eco Inn Puno is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, about a 10 minute ride from the centre of Puno.

    The rooms are large and from most of them you have a nice overview of the bay and Lake Titicaca. The staff is frindely and helpfull.

    From the breakfast room you have a view of the little alpaca corral outside.

     

     

Cusco

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Encantada

    Hotel Encantada is far from the noisy streets, but still located in the centre and close to the Sacsayhuaman ruins. The Encantada Boutique Hotel is a marvellous place located in the higher part of Cusco's city centre.

    All 15 rooms are divided among three floors in this modern styled hotel; on the upper floor there is a rooftop terracce and a spa. From both places you'll have an excellent view over the city, the surrounding mountains and the rooftops of San Blas while listening to the sound of the birds in the trees close by. The services of the Spa are exclusive guests of the hotel and must be reserved in advance. 

    The lobby is decorated in a very modern way with leather furniture, dark brown colours and offers a tranquil atmosphere, especially with the fire burning. The Internet, fruits and hot water for drinks are free to use and can be found in the hotel's lobby.

    Plenty of natural light enters the spacious rooms because of the large windows.

Lima

  • 3
    Category: Tourist, Economic

    Manhattan airport hotel

    Manhattan airport hotel is convenientely located near the airport of Lima in a quiet neighbourhood. It is a 10 minute ride to the hotel.

    Hotel Manhattan is a good economic option when your arrival is late in the evening and if you have a morning flight the next day. 

     

  • 3
    Category: Economic

    Runcu

    Hotel Runcu is a modern hotel set on a relatively quiet street in a safe area of Miraflores.

    The hotel is only 2 blocks away from the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful waterfront parks of Miraflores and it is  10 minute walk to the busy area of Parque Kennedy, where you find many restaurants and shops.

    Rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff is helpful and friendly. Hotel Runcu received a certicate of excellence from Tripadvisor in 2011.
     
    The hotel serves a personalized breakfast on the 8th floor of the hotel from where you have a nice view of the surroundings. 
     

Prices

  Occupancy Economic 3* Comfort 4* Luxury 5*
Prices in USD Double room US $ 2585 US $ 2935 US $ 4120
Single room supplement US $ 560 US $ 800 US $ 1790
         

Note: Prices are per person. 
Price is based in 4 participants

* Prices for 2018