Amazon To The Andes

Amazon to the Andes

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Discover the land of the Incas, including the fortress of Ollantaytambo and hike to the famous Sun Gate in the Inca Trail like they once did. Travel in the company of the region´s best tour guides, whose dedication to your journey is rivaled only by their passion for local art, history and culture. Start your journey searching for wildlife in the Amazon rainforest. The colourful and ancient town of Cusco will surely delight you on this specially designed tour. Discover one authentic Andean Village and learn how these Andean people live in their traditional lifestyle.

Whether you are a first-time traveler to this fascinating land or a seasoned visitor, Porcell Tours unveils the best of Peru.

Porcell Tours advantages

Enjoy extra time with your local guide to explore the colossal “Lost City of the Incas”.

Visit historic sites in colourful Cusco during your stay & retrace the footsteps of Incan emperors as you explore the iconic archeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman and magical Machu Picchu.

Stay in an exclusive lodge in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Feed llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, and learn about dyeing and weaving techniques at a breeding center for camelids.

Style: shared – private tour
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Starts in: Lima

* You can customize this tour and select the departure date that you prefer

    Travel Style
    Andean, Family, Jungle Amazon, Travel with kids

    Activity Level Easy
    2/4

Tour Summary

Day 1. Transfer hotel Lima- Airport/ Lodge Puerto Maldonado

Day 2. Amazon rainforest/ Lodge in the heart of the forest

Days 3/4. Sacred valley/ Old fortress & the Quechua lifestyle

Days 5/6. Machu Picchu/ Stunning lost city & hike to the Inca Trail

Day 7. Cusco/ Cyclopean walls of Saqsaywaman

Day 8. Depart Cusco

  1. Day 1 Lima to Amazon Jungle

    The Amazon jungle awaits this morning. Fly to remote Puerto Maldonado and transfer onward by motorized canoe to the exclusive lodge in the heart of the forest. Explore the dense jungle around the lodge in the company of an expert local guide and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The vast area is renowned for its diverse plant and animal populations, including over 1,300 bird species and 200 mammal species.

    Night in Lodge in the jungle.

  2. Day 2 Amazon Jungle

    Today you will have a fascinating experience and educational full day in the jungle. Go for a trek either early morning or during the evening and learn all about the fauna and flora of this place. Explore the area and keep your eyes peeled for black caiman and giant river otters.  You will also learn traditional techniques in the use of the plant life to cure a whole host of medical problems.

    Night in Lodge in the jungle.

  3. Day 3 Amazon Jungle to Cusco Sacred Valley

    Transfer back to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Cusco, high in the Andes mountains. Met upon arrival and transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, renowned for its dramatic scenery and impressive Inca fortress. On route stop at Awanacancha a center where South American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, are bred. Learn about the valuable fibers created from their coats, and feed these iconic animals. Continue and check in to your relaxing accommodations.

    Night in Sacred Valley.

  4. Day 4 Sacred Valley

    Today discover the town and fortress of the remarkable Ollantaytambo, a formidable structure of massive stone terraces that hug the mountain slopes and the site of the Incas’ greatest victory over the invading Spanish. Next, journey deep into the Andes to visit a native indigenous community on a full day tour. Experience into the ancient agricultural methods they have used for centuries to support themselves in this challenging Andean mountain environment.

    Night in Sacred Valley.

  5. Day 5 Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

    Board the Vistadome train bound for Machu Picchu Pueblo or Aguas Calientes town and continue by bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu to explore the magical ruins of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Explore the city’s ruins, and feel its pulse as you visualize the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who inhabited this remote citadel. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of vines and trees, the city of Machu Picchu will forever hold the secret of its purpose, the Incas left no written records about it.

    Night in Machu Picchu.

  6. Day 6 Machu Picchu to Cusco

    This morning you will be at your leisure, you can rise early for a walk through the misty ruins of the citadel at sunrise, or choose between two hikes with your local guide: the Inti Punku or Sun Gate, entry point to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail; or the Wayna Picchu*, a high peak affording excellent views of the ruins. In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train and road.

    Night in Cusco.

  7. Day 7 Cusco

    See the highlights of Cusco with a guided tour including historic sites such as the temple of Qoricancha, a popular local market, the pretty neighbourhood of San Blas and the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an enduring testament to Incan architectural skills, and the subterranean chamber of sacrifices of Q´enqo. Examine its colossal stone blocks, cut and fitted together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place.

    Night in Cusco.

  8. Day 8 Cusco- Lima

    Transfer to the airport of Cusco to take the flight to Lima, in the direction of your next adventure.

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River Jungle Puerto maldonado Peru
Sacred Valley - Cusco Peru
Machupicchu - Cusco Peru

To fully enjoy this tour, you should take insect repellent, long pants and long-sleeved shirts, preferably made of cotton because the weather is very hot and wet, sunhat, sunscreen, raincoat, a flashlight.

Although in Peru it is not mandatory, we strongly suggest getting a yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before the trip to the jungle and taking malaria pills.