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Explore Machu Picchu & the Amazon River

Explore Machu Picchu & the Amazon River
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11 Days

Highlights

Explore ancient ruins off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley with our expert guide, meet local artisans in a local village, take in mountain views on the scenic train to Machu Picchu, Explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve – the largest national park in Peru, dine on food fresh from the jungle, spot pink dolphins on the Amazon River, interact with members of the local community, learn the intricacies of Amazon wildlife

What's included

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Combine two amazing adventures in one unforgettable 11-day trip that takes in the wonder of Machu Picchu and the mystical Amazon River. Ride the scenic train to the famous Inca ruins, then venture deep into the rainforest on a riverboat, spotting wildlife along the way. From the pinnacle of a fascinating civilization to the depths of pristine wilderness, this journey will ignite your passion for adventure.
Explore Machu Picchu & the Amazon River
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Lima
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11 Days
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Lima

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
  • Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Catch an early morning flight to the bustling jungle port town of Iquitos. Enjoy an orientation of the town, then travel by boat to a unique floating restaurant specializing in local Amazonian cuisine.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Enjoy a morning excursion by boat to the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly farm and learn about butterflies and their importance to the Amazonian eco-system. Also visit a non-profit Wildlife Rescue Center, dedicated to protecting animals affected by poaching and trafficking. After, transfer to the riverboat, our home for the next two nights. Settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a briefing from the ship crew. The river exploration begins with an evening boat excursion by motorized skiff with our expert guide. Watch as the jungle comes alive with nocturnal species at nighttime.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Head out into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • In the early morning explore the shoreline by boat, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind and visit a manatee rescue centre on the way to catching your flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST