Lima, Amazon Jungle, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca.
TAMBOPATA AMAZON-PUERTO MALDONADO
For some travel agencies suggest to have the malaria or yellow fever vaccination, though have never been reported in the last 10 years any of these cases.
ALTITUDE: Capital: Puerto Maldonado (183 m.a.s.l/600 f.a.s.l).
Lowest point: 183 m.a.s.l/600 f.a.s.l (Puerto Maldonado).
Highest point: 500 m.a.s.l/1,640 f.as.l (Boca Manu).
CLIMATE: The city of Puerto Maldonado has a hot & wet climate.
The maximum annual average temperature is 26ºC (77ºF) and the minimum is 8ºC (24ºF).
The rainy season is from December to March.
DISTANCES FROM THE CITIES OF MADRE DE DIOS: Salvación (Province of Manu): 1 hour to Puerto Laberinto by road & 3 days by the river. Iñapari (Province of Tahuamanu): 244 km (152 miles)/4 hours by car. DIRECTORY:
The capital of the Inca empire where you will see the ancient temples, palaces of Inca emperors, Sacsayhuaman fortress, Koricancha Inca temples, etc
THE SACRED VALLEY
The valley where the Incas had the best corn production and was the staple as well as the potatoes and quinoa, there is the main river Urubamba, that also leads to the jungle where the Inca got their coca plant.
This valley was so important that they built other cities and fortresses such Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros, the salt mines, Moray experimental agricultural terraces.
Weather in Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu
LIMA: JAN 71…..FEB 74…..MAR 73…..APR 69…..MAY 66…..JUN 62 JUL 60…..AUG 58…..SEP 59…..OCT 62…..NOV 65…..DEC 68
CUZCO and MACHU PICCHU: JAN 58…..FEB 57…..MAR 57…..APR 65…..MAY 68….JUN 70 JUL 75…..AUG 75…..SEP 75…..OCT 75…..NOV 68…..DEC 68
About the Inca trail:
Difficulty: Moderate to hard.
Best time: from March to December.
Activity: Adventure, treks with 3 nights camping, archeology, history, flora, fauna.
*The 5 days Inca trail is more relaxed, and for small private groups, going through the same route but with quieter camping spots and the 4th night spend in a comfortable hotel, so the 5th day more relaxed for a complete tour of Machu Picchu.
The highest navigable lake of the world, where you will encounter some of the families from ancient cultures that they live in the lake, (3,800 mts)foating islands, Taquile island, or also the chance to spend a night at Amantani island to learn how the people live there, they are descendent from the Quechua and Aymara cultures, and they keep their very ancient traditions and custom too.
Weather is dry and hot from May to October, and some wet from December to March.
Temperatures around 20-27C daytime, and drop at night at around 3-10C
Noted is a basic guide line to what is a reasonable tip for noted services. These amounts are only examples and you are not required to tip if it is not your custom or prefer not to. All our contracted workers are paid well for their services and earn reasonable wages based on the local economy.
- TRANSFERS Short…$1.00 – $2.00 ea.
- TRANSFERS Long…$2.00 – $3.00 ea.
- BAGGAGE Hotel… $.50 – $1.00 ea. ( per bag )
- RESTAURANTS Waiter…$.50 – $1.00 ea.
- GUIDED TOURS 1/2 day…$2.00 – $3.00 ea.
- GUIDED TOURS Full day…$3.00 – $5.00 ea.
- INCA TRAIL Guide…$5.00 – $6.00 ea. per day
- INCA TRAIL Porters…$2.00 – $3.00 per day (1-2 porters per person )
- INCA TRAIL Cook…$3.00 ea. per day