Our adventure starts in the highlands of Peru visiting Cusco, the capital of the Inca civilization to get involved in the inca history, then we will make our way towards the magical lost city of Machu Picchu. In our activities, there will be time for a 4×4 ATV fun and also include the train journey through the last portion of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to enter in the raincloud forest. From Cusco we head to the Tambopata jungle lodge with excursions that take us deep into the Amazonian jungle; a place that holds more than 15,000 species of flowering plants and an incredible variety of endemic fauna.Then we will have a change in the climate conditon heading to the dry and arid coastal line with some hard to beat dune-buggy and sand-boarding fun. We will take a flight over the amazing Nazca lines before heading back to the vibrant city of Lima.
– Enjoy the privilege of exploring Cusco with one of our expert guides.
– Visit the most important places of Cusco including some fascinating Inca ruins.
– Enjoy the surroundings of Cusco with some 4×4-ATV action offering you breathtaking views of Cusco below.
– Visit the astonishing inca ruins of the Sacred Valley while learning about the fascinating development of the Inca civilization.
– Take the train journey to Machu Picchu with incredible views of the beautiful surrounding scenery.
– Stay in a comfy log cabin deep in the Amazon jungle.
– Learn about the wild jungle with the many excursions included at your lodge.
– Relax at your Oasis hotel before going to the sand dunes for some action packed fun.
– Take a flight high above the incredible and mysterious Nazca lines
– Taste the delicious peruvian dish Ceviche at one of Lima’s fantastic restaurants
11 days – 10 nights
Arrival Lima, connecting flight to Cusco. Afternoon walking tour.
Morning Cusco city tour. Afternoon ATV offroad tour on quadbikes.
Day excursion to the Sacred Valley, visiting the indigenous and handicraft market in Pisac and Ollantaytambo and its archaeological site.
Train to Machu Picchu and a three hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Free day at Machu Picchu to climb Huayna Picchu and visit the Inca bridge and other places of interest. Evening return to Cusco.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado, First day at the Amazon jungle, guided nature walk and twilight river excursion.
Second day at the Amazon jungle, excursion to Sandoval lake and canopy walk.
Last day at the Amazon jungle, return by motorized canoe and visit to the butterfly farm. Fly to Lima.
Bus to Ica, free time to relax. Afternoon dunebuggy ride & Sandboarding.
Bus to Nazca, visit Chauchilla cemetery,the aqueducts of Kantalloc and a ceramic atelier. Optional flight over the Nazca Lines, evening bus to Lima.
Morning City tour of the colonial and modern Lima. Afternoon free. Evening transfer to airport.
Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, the Amazon jungle, Ica and Nazca
This morning you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. On your arrival to Cusco our Chaska Tours representative will meet you at the airport to take your to your hotel. After your check in, you will have a briefing about your upcoming activities, then you will have the rest of the morning free to relax and acclimatize. In the afternoon you will meet with your guide in your hotel for a private walking tour of Cusco.
You will head to the local market of San Pedro, a place where you can get an insider’s acces to the lifestyle of the local people. Then you will visit the artisans neighborhood of San Blas, a place that houses a lot of the history of the popular art in Cusco, there you will find the workshops of the most renowned artisans of Cusco, and you will also visit the church of San Blas where you can appreciate its magnificent pulpit, finely sculpted and decorated.
In the morning your guide will come to pick you up from your hotel for your city tour, including two archeological sites. We visit the impressive Qoricancha temple and then take a short walk through the typical streets of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the main square and then to see the famous 12 angle Inca stone. From this point our car will take us to the megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman and then to Qenko . After your tour you will return to your hotel or if you prefer we can take you to a restaurant in the center for lunch.
In the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. pick-up from your hotel or restaurant to head out to our base located in the upper part of the outskirts of Cusco where we begin our tour with some training in the use of the ATV and then drive to our circuit including the Mirador of Corao and breathtaking views of the city of Cusco, travel on ramps and off-road tracks.Our ATV service includes:
• ATV (Honda TRX 250)
• Professional English speaking guide
After this high adrenaline tour we take you back to your hotel with the evening to relax and enjoy the charming atmosphere of Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco
Today we pick you up from your hotel for our day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We visit the colorful indigenous and handicraft market of Pisac and in the afternoon the archeological site of Ollantaytambo. At Pisac we can enjoy a small typical Andean market and a handicraft section that offers good opportunities to buy local handicraft. We continue to Urubamba where a buffet lunch is served. After lunch we continue to Ollantaytambo where we visit the Archaeological site. Ollantaytambo is an attractive little town located 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 Inca town planning. The town is located at the bottom of spectacular Inca ruins, which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. At the end of our tour we check-in to our hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included
Morning transfer to the train station to board the train for the scenic journey to Aguas Calientes town. On your arrival to Aguas Calientes, the hotel staff will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. Your guide will be waiting at your hotel and after dropping off your luggage, with your guide you will take the bus up to Machupicchu Sanctuary where you will enjoy a three hour private guided tour of the sanctuary. After your tour you have free time to explore the place on your own. The rest of the day is free.
Overnight in Machupicchu Town
Today you have free time to return on your own to Machupicchu Sanctuary and explore the site (Round trip bus tickets and entrance into the Sanctuary plus entry for Huayna Picchu is not included) or you can choose to visit the waterfalls at Mandor or take the adrenaline climbing the Putucusi mountain.
If you have chosen the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel you can opt to do one of the various included excursions on the hotel grounds such as bird-watching, orchid and nature hikes with specialist guides.
Please make sure you check out of you hotel before you leave for the Sanctuary and that you pick up your luggage to be at the train station half an hour before your train’s departure. Please disembark the train in Poroy or Ollantaytambo station were our representative awaits to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco
On arrival to Cusco we collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free to relax and acclimatize.
First, we will visit the Cathedral of Cusco on the Plaza de Armas and continuously the temple of Qoricancha, also known as the temple of the Sun. After these visits, we will continue to the upper part of Cusco to visit several archaeological sites. The first stop will be at Sacsayhuaman, a ceremonial complex of the Incas. We will also visit Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. At the end, we will return to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.
Note: In private service you will first have a tour by foot through the city, visiting Qoricancha the Inca Sun Temple, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral, enjoying the atmosphere of the city by observing the well-preserved colonial architecture that conserves Incas original stone walls, evidence of a rich and complex history. We will continue our way until we get to San Pedro Central Market where the locals shop for Andean grains, fruits, natural medicine plants and more. Afterwards, drive up above Cusco for a visit of the spectacular Sacsayhuaman Inca complex with stupendous stonework, Qenko a place of rituals and then we will visit the house of Sulca to see the lovely textiles made by hand.
Return to your hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Cusco.
Today we head to the Amazon jungle, we will transfer you to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.
We will be waiting for your arrival in Puerto Maldonado to start your Amazon jungle tour. We go by boat to the jungle lodge and on arrival you will have free time to settle in. Your lunch is then served in the main dining room and in he 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.
Please notice that the itineraries may vary according to the selected lodge and availability.
For the Amazon Tour there are previous considerations:
-It is advised for children upon 5 years old.
– Most lodges will provide you rainboots for excursions.
– Vaccination are not mandatory but are highly recommended, you can take vaccination against Yellow Fever before your trip.
– If you take any medication, please be sure to take them as the Amazon Lodge is located far away from the City
Overnight in an Amazon Lodge
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
This morning you can stay in bed or 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 then start the excursion to Sandoval lake in the Tambopata National Reserve. Return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch we take the Canopy Walk and you have the option to extend your excursion so as to appreciate the sunset from one of the high canopy towers. From this point, 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 the Amazon Lodge
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Then, we will return to the road for another 1:20 hours to reach our second stop, the town of Maras, where we will have our box lunch. After the box lunch, we will ride one more hour to reach the archaeological site of Moray.
The magnificent agricultural terraces of Moray are still a mystery, the site is thought to have been an Incan laboratory in order to investigate and improve Andean farming techniques. The site was designed around natural craters or hollows in the landscape from which the ancient farmers manipulated, forming an extensive agricultural terracing system.
After this relaxing ride we are transferred back to check in to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and box lunch included.
After breakfast we say goodbye to the lodge (extra days can be added subject to availability) to return to Puerto Maldonado, visiting the Butterfly farm on the way to the airport. We fly from Puerto Maldonado to Lima and on our arrival a staff member will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Lima. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the city.
Overnight in Lima
Early morning transfer to bus station to have a bus ride to ICA. The bus departs at 7.30 am taking you along the coastal road to Ica, arrving at noon approximately. On your arrival to Ica we will take you to your hotel where you will have free time. You will have tome to take lunch and relax by the hotel pool. At 4 pm we pick up from your hotel and take you for your dune buggy and Sandboarding excursion. This tour is a fabulous experience and is growing in popularity. After the tour we return to the hotel with the evening to relax and explore your hotel neighborhood and the Oasis of Huacachina.
Overnight in Ica
At 8:00am we will pick you up from your hotel for the cruiser-bus to Nazca. The journey will take about 2.5 hours crossing the desert plains to Nazca. Here we start our private excursion to Nazca where we will visit the Chauchilla cemetery, the Maria Reiche museum, the amazing aqueducts of Kantalloc and then to the ceramic and gold processing ateliers.
After the tour you will have the chance to take a flight over the Nazca lines.
After the tour, It will be time to take the cruise-bus back to Lima. We will take you to the bus station for your bus from Nazca to Lima. Upon your arrival to the bus station at 11:00 pm we will transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima
Morning (8.45 am) or afternoon (13.45pm) pick up at your hotel for your Lima city tour. The tour offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-hispanic, colonial and contemporary.
Evening transfer to Lima airport for your international flight.
Option: hotel for day-use, normal check out is usually at 13:00 pm, luggage can be left at hotel storage.
Two nights in Lima, Two nights in an Amazon lodge, Three nights in Cusco, One night in the Sacred Valley, One night in Aguas Calientes, One night in Nazca.
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program.
All excursions mentioned in the program
Official bilingual guides during excursions
Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary on day.
Meals as mentioned in program.
Train to Machu Picchu ( roundtrip)
Flights: International flights
Flights: Two Domestic flights Lima/ Cusco/Lima.
Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
Insurance: Travel insurance