When it comes to outdoor adventure, this 12-day Inca Trail and Amazon tour is one of the best to experience in South America. Hike and camp along the world famous Inca Trail, explore historical and archaeological sites, and immerse yourself deep in the Amazon Rainforest for an unforgettable experience.
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
After a rejuvenating overnight stay at Lima’s best airport hotel, you will catch the early morning flight to Cusco before traveling straight to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to avoid any altitude sickness. The Sacred Valley provides incredible experiences, including roaming through the historic cities of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
You’ll have chances to admire ancient archaeological sites and learn about the local culture and traditions, and lace up your hiking shoes for a warm-up hike to better prepare you for your upcoming Inca Trail Amazon adventure. A highlight will be enjoying a delicious picnic lunch spread out below an ancient fortress.
In the evenings, you can rest and relax in your choice of Sacred Valley’s best 4-star, 5-star, and boutique hotels.
Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Next up is the time to tick off one of the world’s best treks from your bucket list – hiking the famous Inca Trail, including three nights of stress-free camping along the way. Walk in the ancient footsteps of the Incas as you make your way along the trail, enjoying breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and lush terrain of the Amazon rainforest. According to historians, this pathway once served as a holy pilgrimage, preparing visitors before entering the spectacular Machu Picchu.
On the last day of the hike, you’ll break camp early so you can catch the magnificent sunrise at Machu Picchu, a sight only seen by those who dare to hike the Inca Trail all the way up to the great ruins. Your expert guides will take you on an impressive tour through the legendary archaeological site before you board a train, taking you down to the colonial city of Cusco for the night.
Embark on an Amazon Adventure
Your adventure continues as you arrive in Iquitos deep within the Amazon rainforest. Once here, you will board your floating accommodations, the Perla, for three incredible nights. The Perla is tailor-made for adventure and provides comfortable accommodations for each guest. Three air-conditioned cabin types, including Standard, Amazonian View, and Superior Cabin, are available to select from for your stay. Each contains a private bath and large windows for incredible views.
Bilingual naturalist guides cruise with you, sharing information and tips along the way about all the locations, activities, and sites. Join small boat excursions for birdwatching, discovering unique flora and fauna, and spotting the Amazonian wildlife. You’ll also have opportunities to visit a local village and fish for the ferocious piranhas.
Wrap up your Inca Trail and Amazon tour with a trip to see where biologists and volunteers care for orphaned and injured manatees before your flight back to Lima.