Amazon and Machu Picchu 10D/9N

Amazon and Machu Picchu 10D/9N

Tour Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lima – Welcome to Peru
  • Day 2: Lima Puerto Maldonado – Jungle
  • Day 3: Explore Amazon – Jungle
  • Day 4: Explore Amazon – Jungle
  • Day 5: Amazon/Puerto – Cusco
  • Day 6: Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 7: Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes-Train
  • Day 9: Discovery Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Day 10 Explore Cusco – City Tour
  • Day 11: Flight Cusco to Lima

From $ 2150

Tour Tipe:

Hiking, camping, adventure

Dificulty:

moderated & Challenging

Distance:

43 Km / 26 miles

Considerations:

Permit required

Safe

100%

Duration:

5D & 4N

FOR YOUR TRIP

This trip introduces you to the best aspects of the Inca Trail, moving at a fairly brisk pace so you can enjoy it all. As you hike, moving through tropical forest to cloud forest, you will see flora  including orchids, Polilepis Incana (National Peruvian tree) and a variety of animals. You will also learn about the history of the Incan people from our expert guides. Four days later, you will have walked 26 miles (45 km) and crossed passes as high as 4,200m. The highlight, of course, is when you reach the magnificent Machu Picchu.

Day 1

Arrival Lima - Welcome to Peru

Once you touch down in Lima, your Peruvian family vacation with SPE has officially begun! You will find us waiting at arrivals – just look for the SPE sign bearing your name. We will then whisk you away straight to your comfy hotel, where we will check you in and help you with anything else you may need. After which, we’ll leave you to recuperate from your long flight, and get a good night’s rest before before your flight to Puerto Maldonado in the morning!
Day 2

Lima - Puerto Maldonado Amazon Jungle

Today, you will fly from the capital city of Lima to Puerto Maldonado to begin your adventure in the Tambopata region of the world’s largest tropical jungle, Amazon! Once you have touched down in Puerto Maldonado, we will switch from airplane to boat. Our winding boat trip will bring us to our rainforest lodge. We will have the chance to unpack and settle in before beginning a jungle trek to explore the amazing biodiversity surrounding us. Afterwards, we will embark for a sunset cruise on the boat before returning to the lodge for a catered dinner.
Day 3

Explore - Tambopata National Park

Today we wlll explore a local cocha, Lake Sandoval. We will canoe peacefully around the lake to get up close and personal with the endangered giant river otter. Arround us we will have the chance to see other local wildlife such as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. We will dock our canoes to spend the afternoon at the Canopy Inkaterra Interpretation Center. Here you can fly through the canopies from observation deck to observation deck, 8 in total! You will be on the same level as brilliant birds and mammals including woodpeckers, toucans, spider monkeys and sloths. Your day will end with a winding walk around the wetlands.
Day 4

Explore - Tambopata Amazon Jungle

Today we will continue to explore the vast swathes of forest around us. We will take a boat ride to the nearby Gamitana creek. We will exit our boat to splash upstream. Get your adrenaline pumping as we walk past piranhas, caimans, turtles and birds. We will travel to the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion nature and wildlife area, in the afternoon to again participate in an exciting canoe trip; this time past elegant herons. After which we will take a short siesta as the sun sets, so we can go out searching for nocturnal fauna like frogs, owls, or maybe even a jungle feline.
Day 5

Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

Upon touch down in Cusco, we will begin to wander around the cobblestoned streets of the old Incan capital. Your tour guide will point out the interesting mix between modern, colonial, and Incan architecture as well as highlight other important aspects of this wonderful ancient city. Afterwards, we will bring you out for a tasty traditional lunch. If you’d like to try one of the adventurous dishes of Peru, such as guinea pig, chicken hearts, or alpaca for example, just let us know and we can arrange this for you. After our meal, your private walking tour of Cusco will continue uphill to the quieter artisanal neighborhood of San Blas, the boisterous San Pedro market, and to the intriguing Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Afterwards if time permits you have two options. If you feel ready to fearlessly tackle Cusco’s high altitude, you can continue your private tour of Cusco with a trip out to the nearby fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple of Q’enko, and Puca Pucara, if you’d like a more relaxing alternative we will begin our tranquil ride through the Peruvian Countryside. Regardless of which option you choose, we will spend the night in a cozy hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Day 6

Explore - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today you’ll travel through the Sacred Valley and continue to delve into the wonderful combination of old and new that makes Peru so culturally divers. You will be out in the pastoral valley amongst tranquil Peruvian countrysides. Here, jagged silhouettes of the Andes frame each view, and cows and sheep seem to outnumber people, The first stop will be the historical town of Ollantaytambo, where the mark of its old Inca inhabitants is readily seen while traversing the town’s streets. Moving onwards, we travel to the quaint town of Pisac, well known for its scenery, ancient ruins, and handicraft market that attract visitors and expats from all over the world. It is a perfect place to pick up patterned textiles or artful ceramics for friends and families. After, we have bought our souvenirs we will head up to the terraced ruins just above town. When you’ve gotten your fill, your driver will return you to your hotel for a relaxing evening to rest up.
Day 7

Ollantaytambo - To Aguas Calientes

This is the day you have been waiting for. The wonderful Machu Picchu. In Ollantaytambo, we will board a scenic train for the beautiful trip to Aguas Calientes, the town of Machu Picchu. We will get an early lunch at one of the numerous resteraunts in town, before our bus trip to the entrance of the new world wonder. After we have made it to the top, our private guide will meet us to begin a 2.5 hour tour of all the most important locations throughout the UNESCO World Heritage site. Once our tour has finished, you will be given time to explore, before being returned to a comfy hotel to enjoy dinner before dozing off to sleep.
Day 8

Machu Picchu - Cusco return

On the morning of Day 8, we will return to Machu Picchu with your private guide by bus. Today, you will get to see the wonderful ruins from a different angle as you hike scale the photogenic Huayna Picchu. After a seemingly endless number of stairs, you will be rewarded with a complete view of the new world wonder and even more ruins at the top. Enjoy your descent back down to Aguas Calientes, where you will pause for a delicious lunch at one of the nearby restaurants before you scenic return train to Ollantaytambo. At the station, one of our staff members will await you and accompany you to your hotel where he will leave you to enjoy the evening as you wish.
Day 9

Cusco - City tour

After a restful night, we will begin to wander around the cobblestoned streets of the old Incan capital. Your tour guide will point out the interesting mix between modern, colonial, and Incan architecture as well as highlight other important aspects of this wonderful ancient city. Afterwards, we will bring you out for a tasty traditional lunch. If you’d like to try one of the adventurous dishes of Peru, such as guinea pig, chicken hearts, or alpaca for example, just let us know and we can arrange this for you. After our meal, your private walking tour of Cusco will continue uphill to the quieter artisanal neighborhood of San Blas, the boisturous San Pedro market, and to the intriguing Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Afterwards you have two options. If you feel ready to fearlessly tackle Cusco’s high altitude, you can continue your private tour of Cusco with a trip out to the nearby fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple of Q’enko, and Puca Pucara, if you’d like a more relaxing night, we can return you to your hotel to unwind and enjoy the city after sunset.
Day 10

Cusco - Lima, Explore Lima by your own

Today we will take it easy, with a short flight back to Lima. Our private transport will bring you from your hotel to the airport in Cusco for your flight back to the capital city of Peru. Once in Lima, you will be greeted at the airport and taken to Barranco, a trendy district of the city. Together we will visit the famous “Puente de los Suspiros”, a bridge surrounded by mythology and tied to young lovers, poets, and singers. Enjoy local art galleries, beautiful murals, or the picturesque main plaza in Barranco and complete your tour with a secured dinner reservation of an award-winning national cuisine before your long flight home. Buen viaje!

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 fun yet professional, and will ensure you are safe and happy.

 

EQUIPEMENT

 We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional fee for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until your evening campsite.

 BREIFRING

The night before your trek, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will receive your duffel bag that will stay with your porters, while you hike. This bag should not exceed 7 kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

TRANSPORTATION

All your transportation is included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4 a.m. (unless you are staying in Ollantaytambo) and brought to KM 104, to begin your trek. The train back from Aguas Calientes is included. This is Expedition class but can be upgraded to the Vistadome train for $75 per person. Once you arrive at the train station, you will be brought back to your hotel in Cusco. Your round-trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is also included.

TENTS

The SPE chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have raved about. We honor all food restrictions. Be sure to remind your tour guide of any food restrictions at the beginning of your trek. Food is typically served family-style.You will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the trek, along with a happy hour of tea and snacks. You will also be provided a snack each morning for you to enjoy along the hike. Your last meal with your chef will be after breakfast on day four. Lunch the last day is not included.

 

 

 

ENTRANCE TICKETS

2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Eureka Timberline 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested and Eureka Timberline 2XT for single travelers

FIRST AID

Every SPE guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training sessions every February, which every single SPE  tour guide must attend. Your tour guide will always have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed, and ensure you get directly to a clinic for treatment.

PORTERS

As soon as we receive your details and a deposit, we will purchase your permits (pending availability, check our Inca Trail Availability link). These permits are for a specific date and in your name. They can’t be changed, once confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated. The permit includes an entrance to Machu Picchu.

NOT INCLUDED PACKING LIST

FOR SHARED GROUP

  • Water
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended

FOR SHARED PRIVATE GROUP

  • Water
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended
  • Original passport (with more than 6 months from expiration)
  • A daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Warm clothes, fleece and layers for variable temperatures (especially at night)
  • T-shirts and trekking pants
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Small size binoculars
  • Wide-brimmed hats, with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen SPF30+
  • Lip balm and Insect repellent (50% DEET)
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain Gear: rain jacket or rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel, moist towelettes
  • Refillable water bottle (bottled water available for purchase)

INCA TRAIL GENERAL MAP 

Trekking Distance: 10 km/ 6.21371 miles
Camp Elevation: 3,850 meters / 1,2631 ft
Weather: Cold
Hight Pass: 4000 msn

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PRICE : 2018 – 2019

 GROUP SERVICE – PRICE PER PERSON
1234
USD

1620

USD

1570

USD

1400

USD

1390

PRIVATE SERVICE – PRICE PER PERSON
12345678
USD

1980

USD

1880

USD

790

USD

1720

USD

1680

USD

1630

USD

1550

USD

1460

SOUTHERN PERU EXPLORERS

Terms & Conditions / Cancelation Policy
Once you have chosen your program, please read this terms and conditions as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once SPE receives your booking form and deposit or a total Payment  and we accept and confirm the booking.

  1. The tours do not include extra services such as telephone calls, tips, extra nights, extra transport, and not expressly mentioned or not detailed in the description of each program or activity schedule.
  2. Pick-up times are determined in the program and the participant must be ready and waiting at the hostel, if  is not ready on time, the agency is not responsible for delays and / or abandonment by the transport, following this a set schedule.
  3. If the passenger is drunk, the agency has the right to cancel and no refund of payment for the service.
  4. Cancellations for any reason must be informed within at least 24 hours prior to pick up the participant.
  5. All cancellations have a fine of 50% to 100% of the service cost of the tour, according to the reason for cancellation (50% if illness or accident) (100% other reasons)
  6. Refunds will be made in cash or in accordance with the purchases that the agency has conducted such as train tickets, entrance to Machu Picchu, etc…
  7. The agency gives private transportation to all passengers and the number of seats according to the number of participants, both go and back and itinerary of the program.
  8. The Agency is committed to delivering a train ticket back to the participant, after his visit to Machu Picchu as the terms of the contract or receipt.
  9. The Agency is not responsible for any delays during transportation or this by weather, landslides, strikes, demonstrations or other altering the itinerary of the program or departure times.
  10. The rate of tourism programs is per person, double occupancy basis, unless you specify different conditions.
  11. The rates quoted in the list of hoStels are per person.
  12. The programs are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons may be necessary to change the order of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are rare, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.
  13. The airplane & Bus ticket prices are subject to changes without prior notice until they have been issued and include the costs for payment by credit card.
  14. Schedules and flight numbers are subject to change until the date of travel by the airline.
  15. Reservations can not be considered any reservation, while there is no written confirmation.
  16. Also, in some cases and even having made the relevant deposit money, you will have to wait for the reconfirmation of the reservation because of the country regulatory  restrictions or conditions of any service provider.

You acknowledge that the nature of the trip is adventurous and participation involves a degree of personal risk. You will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in our daily lives. We use information from government foreign departments and reports from our own contacts in assessing whether the itinerary should operate. However it is also your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all possible relevant travel information and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made in light of consideration of this information and you accept that you are aware of the personal risks attendant upon such travel.

CONTRACTED TOURS

Cancellations and requests for reimbursements should be made in writing and include all  relevant information and will receive immediate attention.

                                            

                                                                                                    Att. Management

In order to hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit which we will obtain for you.
The first step to making this booking is to make sure these permits from the government are still available.
These links are updated in real time. You just need a permit for your start date.

reks, and trips to other sacred locations throughout our unforgettable country of Peru. However, few tour companies can claim that they are 100% locally owned and operated. With a founder born and raised in Peru, our unique relationship with the area informs every aspect of how Southern Peru Explorers operates, from the respect shown to the porters and land to the unique perspective you will receive on Incan culture and history. For over 10 years, your health and safety have been our primary concern. We have invested in top-of-the-line equipment from the most prestigious names in the camping business and chosen chefs that will create one mouth-watering meal after another from healthy, locally-sourced food. Let Southern Peru Explorers help you experience the trip of a lifetime.

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