12-Day The Andes To The Amazon Tour from Lima, Peru

  • Tour code: 252-890
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
From USD$2229

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Highlights:

Visit Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Puerto Maldonado, Amazon Rainforest. Inclusions: 10 nights hotel accommodation. This ultimate Peru vacation package contains everything from flat arid deserts, to high mountain peaks, to tropical rain forests - and everything in between.

Special Remarks:

  • Experience the exotic Amazon rain-forest natural adventure.

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Single: $3209
Double (/Person): $2229
Third Person Adult: $2229
Child : $2229
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lima
  • Day 2 Lima - Arequipa
  • Day 3 Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Chivay(85 km)
  • Day 4 Chivay - Colca Canyon - Arequipa
  • Day 5 Arequipa - Cusco(483 km)
  • Day 6 Cusco
  • Day 7 Sacred Valley of the Inca(142 km)
  • Day 8 Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco(149 km)
  • Day 9 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado(465 km)
  • Day 10 Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Rainforest
  • Day 11 Amazon Rainforest - Puerto Maldonado(1273 km)
  • Day 12 Puerto Maldonado - Lima(1572 km)
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Day 1 Lima

When guests arrive at the airport in Lima, they will be met by a representative who will help them transfer to their hotel.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 2 Lima - Arequipa

In the morning, we will board a flight bound for Arequipa. Upon our arrival, we will check into our local hotel before embarking on a tour of the city. Along the way, we will see this historic area from the vantage point of one of two scenic outlooks, Mirador de Yanahuara or Carmen Alto. After this tour, we should be sure to stop by the Santa Catalina Monastery. At sunset, we can climb to the rooftop terrace of our hotel to take photographs of this lovely city with the volcano El Misti in the background.

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    This scenic outlook in Arequipa provides an amazing panoramic view of the historic city below and features architecture that dates back to the period of Spanish colonialism.
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    Carmen Alto is a lovely, picturesque scenic outlook above the historical colonial city of Arequipa, providing an amazing view of the city and the lush valley below.
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    This lovely monastery, run by Dominican nuns, was built under Spanish colonialism in 1579. Only about 20 nuns currently reside there, but at its height, the monastery housed almost 450 people.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 3 Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Chivay(85 km)

At dawn, we will set out on a scenic drive to Colca Canyon. On our way there, we will traverse beautiful landscapes inhabited by wild vicunas, cousins of the llama, and rabbit-like viscachas. Before descending into the canyon, we will reach Patapampa Pass, the highest point on today's journey. We will see many volcanic peaks in the the distance, as well as pre-Inca agricultural terraces. Then, we will arrive in the quaint, charming town of Chivay to stop for lunch and a dip in the Calera Hot Springs, before continuing to our lodgings for the evenings.

This tiny town sits in the heart of the Colca Valley in Peru. There are many old colonial buildings, an stone bridge built by the Inca, and several thermal hot springs nearby.

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    This mountain pass high in the Andes forms the gateway to Colca Canyon down below. It's scenic lookouts provide amazing views of the canyon, and its rocks are scraggy and grey.
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    These thermal hot springs are located on the outskirts of the small town of Chivay, Peru, deep in the heart of Colca Canyon. The springs make a perfect place to relax for an afternoon.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 4 Chivay - Colca Canyon - Arequipa

Today, we will head to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewpoint in Colca Canyon. After, we will return to Chivay in time for lunch and some last-minute shopping before we drive back to Arequipa.

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    This outlook sits above the Colca Canyon. It gets its name from the fact that this area is a popular nesting and hunting spot for condors, birds with very large wingspans.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 5 Arequipa - Cusco(483 km)

In the morning, we will board a flight to Cusco. Upon our arrival, we will meet with a guide who will lead us on a tour of the historic center of the former capital of the Incan Empire.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 6 Cusco

We will have the morning free to explore the cobblestone streets of Cusco at our own leisure. It is highly recommended to stop by the local San Pedro Market, shop in the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or stop by any of the city's excellent museums. In the afternoon, we will meet with our guide to embark on a tour of the city, including stops at the Cathedral, Qorikancha, and Sacsayhuaman. We will end the day with a delicious dinner at one of Cusco's best restaurants.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

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    This large public market in Cuzco is a bustling bazaar where you can find all sorts of handmade crafts and locally grown foods. Wandering amongst the stalls, you will get a firm sense of the local culture.
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    This is one of the barrios in the city of Cuzco, famous for its architecture that dates back to the era of Spanish colonialism in Peru and the narrow, cobblestone streets.
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    This cathedral, also called the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, was completed in 1654, and is located in the Plaza de Armas. It contains many historically significant objects and relics.
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    The site where these impressive ruins stand was once the most important temple in the entirety of the Incan Empire. Reports from Spanish explorers of the time describe the temple's ipulence in great detail.
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    This walled complex is located on the outskirts of Cuzco, situated on a steep hill overlooking the city, which provides the location with impressive views of the surrounding valley.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 7 Sacred Valley of the Inca(142 km)

We will spend a magical day in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inca. By the end of our day, we will understand why this Andean basin was the spiritual home of the Inca. We will barter with locals in the Pisac Market, scale the top of the Ollantaytambo fortress for a view of the surrounding valley, and marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. We will also enjoy specialties of Peruvian cuisine at a restaurant in Urubamba. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the Sacred Valley under the twinkling stars.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

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    The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.
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    Pisac is a small town just to the north of Cusco, and it is home to a busy marketplace where fresh produce, meats, and handmade crafts are sold by locals.

This small town north of Cuzco is built around an archaeological site. At the height off the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti. It is one of the starting points of the Inca Trail.

The largest town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, whose name in Quechan means "flat land of spiders," is a short journey north of Cuzco.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 8 Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco(149 km)

Today will be the highlight of our journey as we travel along the Urubamba River through foliage that will grow thicker and greener the deeper we go. Taking a train then a shuttle bus, we will reach the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, where a tour guide will show us the most important sights amongst these ruins and provide us with important information regarding the history of this sacred mountaintop city. In the late afternoon, we will return by train to Cusco, or we can choose to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, the town 20 minutes down the mountain, and spend a second day at the ruins.

The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 9 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado(465 km)

This morning, we will travel to Puerto Maldonado. From here, we we will journey on a riverboat to our jungle lodge on the banks of the Tambopata River. Upon arrival, we will have time to settle in and relax before we meet with our jungle guide to learn about the variety of activities in which we will be able to participate during our stay. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner before going to be early to get ready for our jungle tour at dawn.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 10 Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Rainforest

Early in the morning, we will wake to the sounds of the rainforest before heading to a nearby lake for our first Amazon adventure. We should keep an eye out for wild animals like caiman, turtles, wading birds, and perhaps even the endangered giant river otter. We will return to the lodge for lunch, then set out on jungle trails with our naturalist guide who will point out the rainforest's hidden inhabitants and explain the native uses of plants. After dinner, we will have the option to go on a night walk for a chance to see nocturnal creatures, or, alternatively, just relax in our cabana hammocks.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 11 Amazon Rainforest - Puerto Maldonado(1273 km)

Our tour of the Amazon will continue today as we learn more about how native communities use and maintain the natural resources around them in everyday life. As we walk along the jungle trails, we will be able to spot toucans and several other species of birds, monkeys, and sloths. This will be our last evening in the Peruvian rainforest, so we should be sure to indulge in all the Amazonian delicacies during dinner.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 12 Puerto Maldonado - Lima(1572 km)

After breakfast, we will hop on a riverboat to return to Puerto Maldonado and the airport for our flight back to Lima and the end of this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information.

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