Adventure abounds during this 14-day Machu Picchu & Choquequirao Trek tour as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty and unique history of Peru. Allow your adventurous spirit to soar as you explore two of Peru’s most astonishing historical sites, hike to ancient archaeological finds, and venture deep into the mysterious Amazon rainforest for a trip of a lifetime.
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
You’ll start by resting up in the capital city of Lima before venturing on to the Sacred Valley of the Inca. With the assistance of expert guides, you’ll explore the historical ruins and cultural sites hidden amid the valley’s blissful vistas. To cater to your active side, there’ll be opportunities to kayak, paddleboard, and enjoy a scenic bike ride, providing you with a closer look and interaction with the stunning landscapes.
A true highlight of your adventure occurs when you enter the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. Your guides will show you around this impressive archaeological site, including the ancient citadel and residential buildings of this once royal retreat of the Inca.
In between all these activities, you’ll have plenty of time to relax in your choice of the best 4-star, 5-star, or boutique hotels.
Next, you will don your hiking boots for your Choquequirao Trek, complete with three nights of stress-free camping. Choquequirao, only recently discovered, is an archaeological complex similar in build to Machu Picchu and just as mesmerizing. Much less well-known, getting there is arguably a more adventurous trek than the more famous neighboring Inca Trail. Take your time exploring this as yet uncrowded site as your guides share fascinating stories about the culture here and its history before heading back to the trail.
Time eventually arrives to leave the trek Choquequirao-Machu Picchu part of the tour and head into a different ecosystem for more adventure in the Peruvian Amazon.
After the highs if the highlands, it’s now time to treat yourself to an amazing Amazon river cruise. Arriving in Iquitos, you’ll be transferred to the Zafiro, your luxury floating accommodations for the next 4-nights.
You’ll have opportunities to explore deep into the tributaries and channels of the Amazon, enjoying small boat excursions to learn about the flora and fauna and spot wildlife. Take rainforest walks across overhanging bridges for treetop views, visit a local community, and, as a special treat onboard, you can attend talks on various Amazon topics presented by your naturalist guides.
Whenever you feel like it, you might want to spend time in the lounge, indoor reading room, gym, or top deck Jacuzzi tub. Why not pamper yourself with a massage onboard also? You’ll savor gourmet meals and snacks throughout the cruise and can enjoy cocktails in the indoor or outdoor lounge as you reminisce about your days of Amazonian exploration.
Choose between an Upper or Lower Deck Suite, Master Suite, or spoil yourself by reserving the Zafiro Suite, complete with 180-degree views and a private balcony. You’ll have plenty to do while onboard, or you can just sit back and relax as you admire the mysterious beauty all around you.
It will be challenging to say goodbye as your adventure comes to an end and you board your flight back to Lima. The memories you create, however, will stay with you forever!