Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle
Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest and Lima


Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

Well-known as the heart of the greatest civilization ever seen in the Americas and a jewel of Spanish colonial architecture, the Inca capital of Cusco is also the gateway to the most unspoilt and biodiverse place on Earth – the Amazon rainforest.
The Peruvian amazon covers more than 15,000 species of flowering plants and an incredible variety of endemic fauna.

Highlights of Machu Picchu and the Amazon tour:

– Visit the splendid temples and palaces in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
– Learn from our passionate guides -the history and the legends of the lost civilization of the Incas
– Enjoy exquisite views on one of the most scenic train journeys in the world
– Take in the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
– See the best of Cusco and the Amazon rainforest
– Explore the wildlife of the Amazon rainforest with our expert guides
– Relaxation and adventure in the comfort of our Amazonian lodges
– Cruise along the crystal clear Amazon tributaries waters in motorized canoe
– Enter the jungle on foot and witness the huge array of wildlife
– Tour the vibrant colonial city of Lima and try its exquisite cuisine

9 days – 8 nights
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10

Arrive in Lima. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima

Flight Lima/Cusco.Overnight in Cusco

Cusco City Tour. Overnight in Cusco

Sacred Valley tour, late afternoon Vistadome train to Machupicchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Morning tour of Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Afternoon return train to Poroy/Cusco. Overnight in Cusco

First day in the Amazon Rainforest. Overnight in a Jungle Lodge

Second day in the Amazon Rainforest. Overnight in a Jungle Lodge

Third day in the Amazon Rainforest. Overnight in a Jungle Lodge

Last day in the Amazon Rainforest. Flight to Lima. Overnight in Lima

Morning city tour of Lima. Afternoon international flight


Daily departures year round


Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest and Lima

Reservation code:


On arrival to Lima, we wait for you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores. For customers arriving in the late evening we offer the option to upgrade to a four-star airport Hotel which is directly connected to the airport. If you opt for the airport hotel make your own way over to the 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. 

Overnight in Lima
No meals

This morning, make your own way to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. You will high up in the Peruvian Andes to Cusco, once the capital of the Incas Empire where you will learn more about the Andean culture as the city itself represents the center of indigenous Quechua culture.
Cusco once the capital of the Incas Empire where you will learn more about the Andean culture as the city itself represents the center of indigenous Quechua culture.
On arrival to Cusco we will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
After your check in you will have the day to relax and to adjust to the altitude.

Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast include

You will have the morning free. In the afternoon your guide will come to your hotel for your private guided 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 the famous 12 angle Inca stone. 
Our car will take us to the megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman and then Qenko. Finishing back at your hotel.  You have the rest of the evening free.

Overnight in Cusco

Breakfast included

This morning we start 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 the ruins high up on the mountain overlooking the valley. At Pisac we can enjoy a small typical Andean market and it offers good opportunities to buy local handicraft. We continue to Urubamba where a buffet lunch is served, then we continue to Ollantaytambo. 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.

Afterwards you will take a late afternoon train to get to Aguas Calientes. At your arrival a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. Your guide will visit you at your hotel to brief you about the next day activities.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Breakfast and lunch included

Your guide will be pick you up at your hotel you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu Sanctuary where you will enjoy a three hour guided tour of the sanctuary. After your tour you have free time to explore the site on your own. 

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. After lunch it will be time to board the afternoon return train to Poroy or Ollantaytambo station and then a transfer back to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco

Breakfast included

Today we head to the Amazon rainforest. Transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.
We will be waiting for your arrival in Puerto Maldonado to start your Amazon tour, we check-in at the lodge office where you can also leave your luggage and take only the necessary for your jungle adventure.Then we will travel to our lodgings by motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River. (approximately 25-minutes).On our arrival it will be time for lunch with organic ingredients and native flavors. After lunch we take a nature trail walk where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world. At dusk navigate on a canoe in a twighlight excursion. Boating on the Madre de Dios River, you will learn about its ecosystems, Amazon creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior and the southern constellations. Return to the main building for dinner.

Overnight in an Amazon Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast we have a long trek through firm land in the Tambopata National Reserve to Sandoval Lake. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of the world;  we learn about the reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. We travel across the oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, the blue and yellow macaw, the red howler monkey and the black caiman. We head back to the lodge for lunch for the canopy walkway and anaconda walk. We ascend one of the two 98 ft (30 m) towers and cross the seven hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 90 ft (28 m) high. Here we have breathtaking views and we can observe toucans, woodpeckers, squirrel monkeys and the three-toed sloth. Then we walk along the 200-meter wooden bridge over some swamps to learn about the fauna and flora of these flooded ecosystems. Return to the lodge and enjoy a nice dinner.

Overnight – Amazon Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After nreakfast we will take a 20-minute boat trip down-river to arrive at a chacra, which is a farm owned by a local family. Here we will recognize and even taste different seasonal tropical fruits as well as other native products (cacao, banana, cocona, bread-fruit, noni, yucca, lime…) This place belongs to a typical rural family who maintain with care and without chemicals some native plants that grow naturally. They sell their products in the main markets of Puerto Maldonado for consumption. Once finished the visit we will return to take the boat, and after about 20 minutes we will arrive at the land of a native Machiguenga family. 12:00pm. The Machiguenga are one of the many ethnic groups that exist in the Peruvian Amazon. A family of native Machiguenga will receive us for a visit. They will show us the cultural value of their ancestors, as well as language and customs, including traditional clothes, hunting gear, handicrafts and the music they play during ayahuasca ceremonies. They will teach us how to take advantage of natural products to make tools, and what they use to make their houses, dresses and ornaments, each important for their daily life. 1:00pm. We will share lunch with the Machiguenga family in a typical construction and enjoy an indigenous dish from the jungle. 2:00pm. Return to the lodge to relax and have free time to visit the boutique, refresh in the pool, have a cocktail in the bar or have a relaxing massage. 8:00pm: Dinner.

Overnight – Amazon Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Wake up at 5:30 am for some coffee or tea before leaving for a 20-minute walk to the clay lick, where you will have the possibility to observe 3 to 5 types of parrots.
The parrots come to the clay lick to ingest a particular kind of clay, only found in certain areas of this region. The clay is vital for the metabolic regulation of the birds, and therefore is host to a colorful and veritably delightful and exciting event.
Breakfast and free time. After breakfast, we will return to the city of Puerto Maldonado by boat. You will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Lima. At your arrival a representative will take you to your hotel.

Overnight – Lima
Breakfast included.

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel for our Classic Lima tour.Please remember to check out of the hotel and leave your luggage in the storage.

We first visit Lima’s Historical Center, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, and a Cultural Patrimony in 1991.

We will visit the colonial sites of the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archibishop’s Palace. Right after we visit the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs. We continue to modern section and visit the suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. On our way we will pass by the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca pyramid shaped temple.

Then we will visit the Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) and enjoy refreshing views of the Pacific Ocean as we drive down to the Miraflores Malecon, a road overlooking the ocean. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel and you will have free time until your evening scheduled transfer to return to the airport for your international flight.

Evening transfer to Lima airport for connection of your international flight.

Breakfast included.


Hotels included:
Two nights in Lima, Two nights in Cusco, Two nights in the Amazon Lodge and one night in Aguas Calientes

Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program

All excursions as mentioned in the program

Official guides during excursions

Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary

Meals as mentioned in program

Train to Machu Picchu (roundtrip)

Not Included

Flights:International flights
Flights: three Domestic flights Lima/Cusco/Puerto Maldonado/Lima
Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
Insurance: Travel insurance


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