Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Titicaca Lake
Many of us like nature. And historical places. This option is for those, who want to see the most important sights of Peru within short time and have a couple of days in a Amazon Jungle to explore nature with its flora and fauna.
Arrive to Lima, reception at the airport, transfer from the airport to the hotel.
After breakfast we advise you to take an optional tour to historical centre of Lima with Cathedral, San Francisco Monastery with its famous catacumbs, Church of Santa Rosa, Government Buildings and many of its incredible museos by yourself. After day long trip return to the hotel.
After breakfast you will be transfered to the airport and have a flight to imperial Cusco. After arrival transfer to the hotel. Depending on the flight times you may take our optional Cusco city tour with ‘Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas’ trip in the afternoon or just simply enjoy walking around this incredible city, where time stopped in XVI century. After that return to the hotel.
Today we will have a chance to see Sacred Valley of Incas where you will see ruins of Pisaq, the biggest after Machu Picchu complex of remains of Inca´s Empire and biggest fortress of Ollantaytambo. After Pisaq we will stop for a moment to visit artesan market where you will be able to purchase local souvenirs. In the middle of Sacred Valley we will stop for a lunch in one of the vivid places. Then we will continue to Inka´s fortress Ollantaytambo. After breathtaking visit we will transfer you to the train station from where you will catch a train to Aguas Calientes, small village near famous ruins of Machu Picchu. There you will be transfer to the hotel and have time to relax. You can visit also relaxing hot springs in the village.
Early morning after quick breakfast in the hotel you will start your experience in Inca´s the most magnificent place Machu Picchu with vitnessing sunrise. First there will be 2 hours guided tour, when you will be able to get all the informations you need about the complex. After you will have a chance to enjoy and explore it by yourself as long as you desire. You need to remember that the train leaves Aguas Calientes village to Ollantaytambo at around 6:30 pm and after you will be get a transportation by bus to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel.
If you didn´t have a chance to catch something you wanted to see before this is the day to do it. There is an option to take a trip to surroundings of Cusco or just enjoy the city.
After arrival to Puerto Maldonado airport we will continue by bus we reach
the Madre de Dios river, from the main port we take a 25 minutes of motorized canoe to the riverside trailhead
to Sandoval Lodge, from here the trail takes you in a 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) slowly will reach the exotic
Amazon Lodge. Accommodation and lunch at the comfortable installations, after lunch we recommend you to rest
and relax to avoid the early afternoon heat before taking the afternoon activities.
West Edge Lake Tour: Before boarding the catamaran we will learn about the philosophy of the lodge founders, then set off to explore the entire west end of the lake amongst the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of red-bellied macaws as they return to their nests, this particular flock mean to be the biggest in the world. Return to the lodge for dinner at its spacious dining hall.
Black Caiman night tour: After dinner, board the canoe to explore the lake by night and search for the extremely rare black caimans, their iridescent red eyes flicking in the dark will discover their position. As well the bright Milky Way could be observed. Overnight at The Amazon Lodge
Overnight at The Amazon Lodge.
Giant Otter tour: pre dawn wake up and observe the sunrise over the 0l
ake searching for a giant otter family that frequents this part of the lake, and are very active at this
time of day, as the hoatzin a prehistoric type of bird, the area offers abundant wild life including
over 40 species of birds, a true paradise for bird watchers and photographers (mostly fish eating species).
Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Brazil nut harvesting tour: at mid morning we see some towering wild Brazil nut trees, these are keep by 5 families who will show you how they harvest and commercialize them. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest.
East Edge lake side & monkey tour: In the afternoon we board the catamaran and explore the eastern side of the lake and look for some of the five species of monkeys that inhabit the surroundings, can be seeing: Brown capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkey. Return to the lodge for a natural history video presentation and dinner.
Black caiman night tour or night hike: after dinner again you will have the chance to look for the black caimans at the lake or just have a night walk through the forest.
Overnight at The Amazon Lodge
After down breakfast we take a final short paddle around the west end of the lake and try to spot the resident giant otters for the last time, seeing a spectacular sun rise over the lake we return to Puerto Maldonado Airport to flight to Lima. After arrival transfer to the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. End of trip.
How about having all the interesting sights to visit in Peru on the way plus a little bit of left out north of Peru with incredible remains of pre-incas Moche Culture.
That is why within 8 days you can find busy and always exiting Lima, historical Cusco and surroundings with its enormous amount of monuments and magnificent Machu Picchu.
Living your dreams of seeing the most impressive ruins in a history of humankind and also many wonders of nature plus lots of activities on the way – this is your 19-days - long journey around Peru.