When it comes to experiencing the alluring magic of Peru, this 10-day Amazon Rainforest and Machu Picchu Tour captures the mystery behind this beautiful South American country, immersing you in its culture, history, and nature along the way as you live like a Limeño in its lively capital, Lima, marvel at the majesty of Machu Picchu and Amazon river cruise through its rainforest realm from Iquitos.
Lima’s Colonial Wonders
Before starting out on your Machu Picchu Amazon Rainforest adventure, you’ll experience all that Peru’s vibrant capital city of Lima has to offer. Enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned shuttles as you revel in the modernity of Miraflores and explore slick San Isidro and its ancient monuments. Sample some of the culinary treats at its world-class restaurants, and learn about Peruvian history in the highly-rated Larco Museum. Of course, no visit to Lima would be complete without spending time in its historic colonial center, and your tour will take you to explore its highlights including the Plaza de Armas and Santo Domingo Convent.
Machu Picchu Awaits
From Lima, your tour moves on to the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival, you’ll spend time acclimating to the altitude and experiencing a trip around the ancient ruins and towns, visiting Pisac, Urubamba, the fortress town of Ollantaytambo, Maras salt mines, the archaeological site of Moray, and the weavers of Chinchero. Along the way, you can visit colorful markets, explore charming towns still full of Incan charm, and indulge in delectable Peruvian meals.
Time soon arrives to make your way to one of the highlights of the tour and all South America, the mesmerizing “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu. To get there, you’ll board a train to take you through the mountains, observing the breathtaking scenery along the way. Our expert guides stay with you as you explore the grounds of this remarkable archaeological site before returning to your comfortable accommodations either in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. A full and fascinating tour of the colonial city of Cusco, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, soon follows.
Amazon Rainforest Exploration
Next on the itinerary is a flight to the Peruvian Amazon. Once you arrive in Iquitos, you’ll be chauffeured to the dock to board your exciting Amazon cruise, complete with luxury suites providing you with air conditioning, comfortable bedding, and ensuite facilities. Experience the elegant luxury aboard as you cruise into the wildlife-rich Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for a one-of-a-kind Amazonian experience.
Naturalist guides will be on hand, day and night, while you are immersed in this pristine wilderness ecosystem, enriching your exploration with their insight and sight, being experts in spotting camouflaged creatures among the foliage. Your cruise itinerary will offer spectacular photo opportunities and experiences, as various skiff explorations allow you to see more of the Amazon’s native animals and bird life in their natural habitats in startling close-up. Another special excursion takes you to visit the Huaysi village where you can observe and learn about indigenous culture and customs.
Please note this Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu adventure tour is just a sample itinerary. The featured excursions, activities, and accommodations can be tailored to suit your taste, budget, and time availability in accordance with your personal wishes. All excursions and transfers are on a private basis (private transport with a private guide), with the exception of the cruise portion, which is on a shared basis with other passengers.