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Adventure Peru 14 Days | Two weeks in Perú 15 Days / 14 Nights

Overview

Peru Tours 2 weeks – Luxury Inca Trail

Lima, Amazon Jungle, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca.

Itinerary

Day 1

A new way to enjoy an ecotourism trip in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. An Eco-tour that will allow you to learn about the Amazon jungle in an unforgettable experience, combining trekking, visits to the largest Macaw’s clay lick known on the world, wildlife observation in the upper Tambopata River, and many other different activities surrounded by the amazing rainforest and the best Amazon lodge.

Day 2

Transfer to Tambopata Lodge  A staff member will wait for you at the airport to transfer you to Puerto Maldonado Ecolodge, where you will be welcomed with a delicious tropical juice. After a brief explanation of the tour and accommodating the luggage, we will head for the Inter-Oceanic Highway, where we will see small villages and farms with livestock of tropical breeds. Afterward, we will take a shortcut in the direction of the Tambopata River. Box lunch on route. The shortcut is a narrow dirt road that initially runs through plantations of local species, as we get away from the highway and into the deep jungle; human presence gradually reduces until we reach the Tambopata River. There is a boat will be waiting to transfer us to Tambopata Lodge.  The journey through this tributary of the Amazon goes through places of great beauty, such as canyons, islands, and pristine forests. You can see multicolored butterflies on the riverbanks, reminding us that the Tambopata Reserve holds the world record with the greatest variety of butterflies and other species such as birds, ants etc… We will feel as in paradise. Reception and accommodation in the lodge. After a short rest we will have a night tour through the forest to observe and hear the insects, bats, frogs, and maybe have an occasional encounter with some nocturnal mammal. Dinner The various sounds of the jungle will accompany you through your first night in the Amazon. Overnight at the Tambopata Lodge. (BL, D)

Day 3

Macaw’s Clay Lick Early wake up around 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with, our 90-minute journey upstream to the Macaw’s Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather in the clay lick to eat it, an unforgettable experience. In the middle morning, we will return to the lodge to have a late breakfast and then take a rest to relax or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of the lodge.  Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who want can do kayaking on the river (*) or you can join us to fish where to inhabit more than 250 species of fish. Lunch will be served from 1:30 to 2 p.m.   After lunch, we will have an ethnobotanical walk, into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Overnight at the Tambopata Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Adventure Activities Awakening at the lodge is one of the most impressive spectacles of sound and color in the Amazon. Visitors may rest, take a coffee or walk through the surroundings of the lodge by themselves or with the assistance of a guide until breakfast and see many different types of birds, butterflies, mammals and tropical flowers.  Breakfast will take place between 7:00 to 9:00 am, and then we will start a short boat trip for about 30 minutes upstream the Tambopata River to enjoy the view and get to the starting point of our Kayak adventure in the sector known as The Gold Island. After a brief training on kayaking, you will make your way back to the lodge downstream with the guide paddling next to you. There will be also a motorized boat for any assistance. The ride downstream on the kayak is calm and with some small class 1 rapid, which make it fun. It is possible to see birds in the river banks. The ride ends on the Gato River, where depending on the river level you have two different possibilities. When it is low a beautiful cascade where you can swim is formed. If the level of the river is high it is possible to paddle through the river in the kayak against the stream. It is also possible to swim in the surroundings of the cascade. Return to the lodge at midday to have lunch and a rest.   In the afternoon, we will make a short ethnobotanical walk of 1 km to the swamp area where the adventure complex is located. There you will be able to enjoy different adventure activities between the trees: Suspended bridges, Zip Lines of over 100 m, rope bridge, floating ropes, tri lines, etc. Night walks. Relax in the lodge. Overnight at Tambopata Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5

Transfer out You will wake up with the beautiful sunrise of the jungle to leave the lodge. Road trip to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the airport. On the way back, you will still have the opportunity to see wild animals and enjoy the fresh morning of the Peruvian Rainforest.  Depending on your departure flight you can enjoy our hotel facilities in Puerto Maldonado as the swimming pool or the beautiful surroundings. (B)

Day 6: City Tour

Your afternoon, a private tour of the city will begin at 1 p.m. It will leave your hotel and visit Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara. This tour ends around 6.30 p.m. We will return you to the Hotel.

Accommodations: Hotel Rumi Punku*
Meals Included: Breakfast
Entrance Tickets: Included

Day 7: Sacred Valley Tour

This is a private full day tour will begin at 8 a.m. from your hotel. You will visit an Alpaca farm, Pisaq market, Pisaq ruins, and Ollantaytambo ruins. It will end around 6 p.m. and we will return you back to your hotel. In the evening, we will come to your hotel for the briefing of your trek.

Accommodations: Hotel Rumi Punku
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Entrance Tickets: Included

Day 8: Km 82: The Inca Trail

Today you will begin your Inca trail trek, group tour. After an early wake-up, you will drive to Km 82, the trailhead, and start the trek. You will see views of Inca ruins, valleys, waterfalls and of course, snowcapped peaks.

Accommodations: Camping in comfortable tent
Walking distance: 14 km/around 8 miles
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Entrance Tickets: included

*You can leave your larger luggage at your hotel We will provide duffel bags at your briefing that the porters will carry for you. Please make sure these do not weigh more than 7kg/14 lbs (including your sleeping bag and air mattress if you choose to use one).

Day 9: Dead Woman’s Pass: The Inca Trail

Today, we will survive the two highest peaks on the Inca trail and observe from the top of the mountain. We will also visit some spectacular ruins along the way.

Accommodations: Camping, in comfortable tent
Total Walking Distance: 16 km/around 9 miles
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Entrance Tickets: N/A

Day 10: Wiñay Wayna: the Inca Trail

While today is the shortest day of hiking, it is the most beautiful one. We will hike in the morning and then lunch will be at the final campsite. In the afternoon, we will visit the most famous ruins, called Wiñay Wayna. There will be plenty of time to explore. Throughout the day, you will walk around 3,000 steps down. In the evening, you will say goodbye to your porters.

Accommodations: Camping in comfortable tent
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Entrance Tickets: N/A

Day 11: Machu Picchu

After an early wake-up and breakfast, we will walk to the Sun Gate and follow, to Machu Picchu. You will get there around 7: 30 a.m. and will then, begin your two hours guided tour. There will be plenty of time afterward, to explore on your own. If you have a Huayna Picchu ticket, your guide will direct you to your climb. Afterward, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and take an afternoon expedition (tourist) train, at either 2:55 p.m. or 4:20 p.m. to Ollantaytambo. You will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.

Accommodations: Hotel Rumi Punku*
Meals Included: Breakfast
Entrance Tickets: Included

*Hiking Huayna Picchu after your tour needs to be arranged in advance and costs $25 per person.

Day 12: Journey to Puno

After early an breakfast, we will transfer you to the bus station, where you will take the tourist bus. This is a full day ride, to Puno. You will enjoy stops along the way and visit some Inca and pre-Inca ruins. When you arrive to Puno, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

Accommodations: Tierra Viva Puno*
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Entrance Tickets: Included

Day 13: Lake Titicaca: The Floating Island

We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the lake’s port. You will begin your group lake boat tour to the floating islands of Uros,  where you will have time to explore. Following, you will take a boat to the next island to stay with a local family. Tonight will be a basic accommodation, but a memorable one, as you will be surrounded by a nice family. This will allow for an opportunity to see how the indigenous people of the lake live. In the afternoon, you will climb to the mountain to watch the sunset and party with the locals.

Accommodations: Overnight with a local family
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Entrance Tickets: N/A

Day 14: Lake Titicaca: Taquile Island

You will have an early breakfast with the family and take a boat to the next islands called Taquile. You will learn about agriculture and textile of local people. You will return to Puno around 4:30 p.m. and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodations: Tierra Viva Puno*
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Entrance Tickets: N/A

Day 15: Pre-Inca Burial towers &Transfer to airport

When you are ready, we will transfer you to Juliaca’s Airport for departure. Please send us your flight arrangements.

*All hotels are based on availability. Any changes will be made with your approval. 4 and 5-star hotels are available – inquire within for rates.

Include

Included

  • Professional Guides: All of our guides studied English and Tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are all a lot of fun to be around, but know when they need to be professional and will always look after you to make sure you are safe and happy – enjoying the tour.
  • Hotels: This tour includes all your hotels, from the moment you land in Lima. Included hotels are all three stars, but can be upgraded at additional cost. If one of the hotels listed is not available, we will work with you to find another of equal quality.
  • Ground Transportation: All ground transportation for all your tours and transfers is included. An Alpaca Expeditions representative will be waiting for you at the airport to bring you to your first hotel and will be there for each transfer needed. Buses are all tourist class which are comfortable and enjoy stops along the route at beautiful sites.
  • Most Meals: You will have the opportunity to enjoy some amazing meals on this tour. Your meals during the Amazon tour, Inca Trail, and Lake Titicaca will all be included. These are all annotated on the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees: All needed entrance fees on this tour are included. This includes your permit for the Inca Trail and entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Private Day Tours: While in Cusco, your day tours will all be done just for you, privately, by the Alpaca team.

Not Included

  • Rentals: If you prefer to not bring your own sleeping bag, you can rent one from us. We use all down sleeping bags that are good for -15˚C. You will also receive a liner that is machine washed after use. We also rent air mats that are 3-inch Luxury Therm-a-Rest mats and Black Diamond trekking poles.
  • Sleeping Bags: $20 US
  • Air Mats: $15 US
  • Walking Sticks: $15 US
  • Flights: Flights do need to be arranged on your own. Some flights need to be arranged at specific times, and we have annotated this in our itinerary. Please remember we are always here to help with any questions or advice.
  • Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu and has beautiful views from the top of Machu Picchu from above. It takes 45 minutes to get to the top and then 45 minutes back down and is quite steep for those scared of heights. This is done after your tour of Machu Picchu and is $25 per person to hike. This is extremely popular and needs to be arranged at least a month or two prior to your trek. Since you are hiking the Inca Trail, you will experience a similar view from the Sun Gate – but slightly less dramatic. Please understand that we can’t control the weather and cloudy days will prevent perfect pictures.

Price

Price: please contact us

Travel Info

TAMBOPATA AMAZON-PUERTO MALDONADO

For some travel agencies suggest having 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:

CUSCO

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 were 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.

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.

LAKE TITICACA

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)floating 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

TIPPING

Noted is a basic guideline 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

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Why Scenic Peru?

  • We are a local tour operator in Cusco Peru
  • Highly specialized on trekking and expeditions.
  • Small groups.
  • Professional and licensed tour leader, with degree in history, archeology and well trained to handle emergency situations and first aid.
  • We are well committed for all Safety issues.
  • Our cooks are well constantly trained to provide the most delicious meals.
  • 24 hours for customer service.
  • Top notch camping gear.
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  • Our porters are the best ever well-treated.
  • We truly support with social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, specially supporting their schools.
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