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Lima City, Iquitos, Cusco City and Machu Picchu

The mighty Amazon and the land of The Inca

Duration

10 Days / 9 Nights

Cities Visited

Lima City, Iquitos, Cusco City and Machu Picchu

Service

Private

Overview
Overview
Itinerary
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Accommodation

Overview

Journey

The Amazon and the Andes are Peru’s must-see destinations. The exciting tour “THE MIGHTY AMAZON AND THE LAND OF THE INCA” was designed for all those seeking an adventure through the Peruvian jungle and highlands. Take a luxurious cruise along the world’s largest river and explore the hidden mysteries of Machu Picchu and its surroundings.

Starting point for this journey is Peru’s capital Lima, an energetic city with a lot to offer. There you will spent a night before taking a flight to Iquitos the following day. From there hop on board of your cruise and prepare yourself to explore the Amazon River and Rainforest.

While cruising, get to know the flora and fauna as well as native inhabitants of the jungle. The next stop, after a deep exploration of the northern Amazon, are the might Andes to get amazed by the uniqueness of the city Cusco, the Sacred Valley and a full expedition to Machu Picchu, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”.

Take an excursion to the spectacular surroundings of the Sacred Valley and its charming cities, soak in Cusco with its passed on Inca heritage and fascinating culture. Do not miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Tour Highlights

  • Amazon Rainforest along the edges of the Amazonian Rivers
  • Luxury Amazon cruise
  • History and tradition in Cusco
  • Stunning ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • The Inca Wonder of Machu Picchu

Short Itinerary

  • DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA

    ARRIVAL TO PERU

    • Welcome to Peru
    • Transfer to your hotel
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Standard Miraflores, Lima
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Lima
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima
  • DAY 2: LIMA - IQUITOS

    FLIGHT TO IQUITOS & LUXURY AMAZON CRUISE

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Domestic flight from Lima to Iquitos
    • Welcoming and transfer to the port
    • Cruise on the Amazon
    • Half-day excursion through the Marañon River
    • Overnight aboard the Amazon Cruise (Iquitos)
  • DAY 3: IQUITOS

    CRUISE ON THE AMAZON RIVER

    • Cruise on the Amazon
    • Full-day excursion through Ucayali River and Yanallpa Zone
    • Overnight aboard the Amazon Cruise (Iquitos)
  • DAY 4: IQUITOS

    CRUISE ON THE AMAZON RIVER

    • Full-day excursion through Puinahua River, Hatun Posa Lake and Pacaya River
    • Overnight aboard the Amazon Cruise (Iquitos)
  • DAY 5: IQUITOS

    CRUISE ON THE AMAZON RIVER

    • Cruise on the Amazon
    • Full-day excursion through Puinahua & Pacaya Rivers and Carocurahuayte Lake
    • Overnight aboard the Amazon Cruise (Iquitos)
  • DAY 6: IQUITOS – LIMA

    IQUITOS CITY TOUR & RETURN TO LIMA

    • Half-day city tour in Iquitos
    • Domestic flight from Iquitos back to Lima
    • Transfer to your hotel
    • Overnight 3, 4 and 5-star Hotel: at the Costa del Sol Aeropuerto Wyndham, Lima
  • DAY 7: LIMA – CUSCO

    FLIGHT TO CUSCO & LUXURY CUSCO CITY TOUR

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
    • Transfer to your Hotel
    • Start your experience in the Inca land, half- day city tour in Cusco
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Cusco
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
  • DAY 8: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES

    SACRED VALLEY TOUR AND TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Amazing trip to the Sacred Valley
    • Train journey to Aguas Calientes
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at La Cabaña, Machu Picchu
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa del Sol, Machu Picchu
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
  • DAY 9: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

    EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU WORLD WONDER & RETURN TO CUSCO

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Private tour at Machu Picchu
    • Train journey to Cusco
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Cusco
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
  • DAY 10: CUSCO - LIMA

    DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO BACK TO LIMA

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Departure fight from Cusco back to Lima

Itinerary Map

Itinerary

Explained Itinerary

Day-1

WELCOME TO LIMA

Arrive into Lima International airport. One of our friendly representatives will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall, look for the GPTravel sign with your name on it. Your private transfer awaits to take you to your luxury hotel in Lima. Our representative will help you check into your hotel and give you a briefing of the following days. He will be there to help with any questions you may have.
Depending on your arrival time make sure to check for Lima's best restaurants. With the exquisite Peruvian culinary they are among the top 50 best restaurants worldwide.

  • Meals included: None
Day-2

LIMA - IQUITOS

In the morning you will be brought to Lima International airport by our staff to catch your domestic flight to Iquitos. From Iquitos airport you will take a ride of around ninety minutes through the small village Nauta on a private vehicle to aboard your cruise ship.
After a warm welcome of the ship's crew they will give you a small briefing of your cruise and help settle you in your cabin. In the evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner along with Pisco Sour, the national Peruvian drink, and a fine selections of other beverages. Get to know the outstanding Peruvian cuisine, one of the world's finest.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day-3

IQUITOS

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast before you start your guided jungle walk. The destination is Yanallpa Lake, a beautiful lake where you can spot the rare hoatzin bird and many more. Afterwards it is time for lunch in the comfortable dining room on board of your luxury cruise. Once you have enjoyed your delicious lunch your guide will introduce you to natives and fishermen while you cruise along the spectacular Ucayali River. They will show you their traditional way of how to catch catfish with using only an armored skin.
In the evening get ready for a tour along the Sapote River. Along with other nocturnal animals of the jungle you can spot caimans, similar to alligators, which can also only be seen at night. After an exciting wildlife spotting you will get back to your cruise where you can relax.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day-4

IQUITOS

Start your day with breakfast on the cruise while enjoying the outside scenery. Afterwards get in touch with native people who live self-sustained and experts in cultivation of wild plants. Then start your excursion through the jungle to the Hatum Posa village. Its inhabitants still live like their ancestors did thousands of years before. Your walk will finally end in an excursion into the local flora of the virgin forest. You will learn more about the medical plants and the wealth of fruit trees.
After lunch on your cruise you will continue your journey along the Pacaya River until you reach the Yanayacu Lake. This part is home to Saki as well as capuchin and howler monkeys that love this part of the Amazon completely covered by the rainforest.
Once you have experienced a magnificent sunset you can enjoy dinner at the Pacaya Samiria National Park.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day-5

IQUITOS

After a tasty breakfast on the cruise ship get ready to dive into the depths of the beautiful Amazon with its rich flora and fauna: monkeys, birds, fish and even pink dolphins. Today’s highlight is feeding the pink dolphins at the Yanayacu Lake. Later, lunch will be served on board of the cruise after which you can improve your fishing skills. Next to the red-eyed carnivorous piranhas plenty of tropical fish share their live in the Amazon River.
In the evening a mouthwatering goodbye-dinner will be served under the stars on top of the deck in a luxurious dining space. Afterwards enjoy your free time on board and relax in your luxurious cabin for the last night.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day-6

IQUITOS – LIMA

Today is the day of your farewell. Enjoy a final journey on the cruise along the Amazon with its stunning scenery and unique atmosphere. After arriving at the port in Iquitos you will get to know the city of Iquitos. It is the world's largest city that cannot be reached by road and features the San Juan Amazonian Market where you can buy souvenirs of your cruise through the Amazon or just enjoy ancient houses built by Gustave Eiffel.
After your tour you will be transferred to the Iquitos airport to take a domestic flight back to Lima where our representative will already wait for you to take you to your hotel to rest.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day-7

LIMA – CUSCO

In the morning our private transfer will take you to Lima International Airport to board your domestic to Cusco. This is an around 1-hour flight crossing the Andes and numerous towns amid Andean fields. Once you arrive at the Cusco airport a GPTravel guide will meet you to take you to your accommodation in Cusco's center.
To prevent altitude sickness, we recommend drinking lots of coca tea upon your arrival. In the afternoon at the designated time your guide will pick you up from your hotel to show you the magnificent city of Cusco. Your first stop leads you to the main square where the beautiful and majestic Cathedral is located. It is considered as an UNESCO World Heritage since the 1980s with the most Holy Christian artifacts and more than 300 paintings by the Cusquenian painting school, for example “The Last Supper” by Marcos Zapata. Your journey continues to the Temple of the Sun, also called Qoricancha. It was once the most important and worshiped Inca palace. Then, we will make our way by bus to the Inca site Sacsayhuaman resting on top of a hill and one of the biggest Inca constructions around the city. Visit Q'enqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara, interesting archeological sites around Cusco.
At around 6:30 PM you will get back to your hotel to rest or explore the city's diverse nightlife.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day-8

CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES

Have a tasty breakfast at your hotel before your guide will pick you up for your visit to the magnificent Sacred Valley. An around 40-minute drive will bring you to Pisac, the first stop today. The picturesque village in the midst of the surrounding Andes features an incredible Inca complex on top of the mountain from where you have an astonishing view over the whole valley. Later stroll through the charming market where you can buy handmade ceramics, traditional textiles and more. The journey continues to the heart of the Sacred Valley: Urubamba. Not far from this nice village are the Maras salt mines and Moray. You are invited to eat lunch at an elegant restaurant in Urubamba after which we make our way to Ollantaytambo. The scenic village is our starting point to hike up to the impressive Inca complex. After your excursion take the train from Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes (closest town to Machu Picchu).
At the station in Aguas Calientes our representative will be already waiting for you to bring you to your hotel to take a good nights' rest for the next day.

  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day-9

MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Today starts early. Have yourself a nice breakfast and then meet your guide at the lobby. He will take you to the bus station which is not far away. The serpentine bus ride up to Machu Picchu takes around 25 minutes. Once you have arrived at the entrance your guided tour begins through the ancient ruins of the forgotten Inca town. It was just discovered in 1911 by Yale archeologist Hiram Binham and is an UNESCO World Heritage since 1983. Since then it has attracted countless visitors who want to experience its unsolved mysteries. The citadel consists of numerous agricultural terraces as well as temples and houses that were built through the unique Inca architecture. It is considered as one of the most beautiful places in the world, demonstrating and embodying everything about the mysterious lost Inca civilization.
After exploring the depths of the sanctuary have lunch right next to it, at the luxurious Tinkuy Restaurant at Sanctuary Lodge. Then take a bus back to Aguas Calientes train station. In the afternoon take your train back to Cusco where our GPTravel representative will already be there for you to bring you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day-10

CUSCO – LIMA

Time to say goodbye! We will transfer you to Cusco International airport for you to catch your flight back to Lima. You will arrive in time to check in at the airport for your international flight.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDES

This trip includes:

  • Includes all specified services in the description of the itinerary.
  • All transfers and entrances for the activities.
  • A printed handbook with a colored map, detailed itinerary, important travel advice and expert knowledge about all the places that will be visited.
  • Qualified and hand-selected guides with fluent English that meet our strict standards.
  • Specialist guides (where noted).
  • 24-hour assistance from our local team.
  • A unique hand-made experience completely personalized from the moment of your arrival until your departure.
  • 9 nights accommodation in the best hotels of Peru, carefully chosen based on the highest recommendations.

Accommodation

Lima City

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Belmond Miraflores Park

Adress: Av, Malecón de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 6104000

Live the high life in Lima’s hottest district. Set in a verdant garden, Belmond Miraflores Park is a true urban sanctuary beside the city's cultural gems. Whether you’re with us for leisure or business, Belmond Miraflores Park is destined to impress. Unwind in Zest Spa, or put in some extra work hours in the sophisticated Executive Lounge. Come evening, ascend to the rooftop pool for a sunset dip. The ocean views will take your breath away.

Lima City

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Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Adress: Av. la Paz 463, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 2134300

The hotel is located in the heart of Lima’s Miraflores district, just a few blocks away from the boardwalk and the main tourist and commercial areas of Miraflores. The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores hotel has well-equipped rooms ready to offer you a unique experience. Its common areas reflect a contemporary and colonial style which is also reflected in the rooms. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a buffet breakfast and has gourmet dishes on its menu. The hotel has: a concierge service, room service, spa, and pool.

Lima City

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Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro

Adress: Av. Petit Thouars 5444, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 4470263

The hotel is located only minutes away from Kennedy Park, the Larcomar Shopping Center, and the main tourist attractions of Miraflores. It has 58 rooms, where you also can find an internet center, parking, and transportation from the airport. The Miraflores Centro Sama Restaurant & Café offers a delicious buffet breakfast. It’s perfect for travelers who are looking for comfort, functionality, and warmth all in the same environment.

Cusco City

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Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco

Adress: Nazarenas 337, Cusco 08002 | Phone: (084) 604000

Historic charm with a modern twist. Uncover the secrets of Cusco with a stay in one of its most cherished landmarks. Moments from Plaza de Armas is an ancient monastery that has been at the heart of the city for centuries. Dine by candlelight among the cloisters; explore interiors rich with art and antiques; uncover the secrets of Peru’s national drink with a pisco lesson. Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a true jewel in the treasure trove of Cusco.

Cusco City

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Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Adress: Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco | Phone: (084) 232610

The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from the Plaza de Armas [Main Square] of Cusco and a few steps away from the main tourist attractions of the city. It’s a beautiful 17th-century house that will take you to the Republican Era of Peru due to its colonial courtyards and balconies. The hotel has 93 equipped rooms in order for you to have an unforgettable experience. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. Our service emphasizing details will allow you to have an authentic Cusco experience in a place full of history.

Cusco City

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Antigua Casona San Blas

Adress: Carmen Bajo 243, Cusco 08003 | Phone: (084) 200700

Antigua Casona San Blas offers a convenient downtown location in the historic center of Cusco. This area of ​​Cusco stands out for the commercial area. You can visit emblematic places like Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. Planetarium Cusco and Animal Sanctuary Cochahuasi are also worth it. Our customers like the central location and quiet surroundings of this hotel.

Sacred Valley

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Sol y Luna Hotel Sacred Valley

Adress: Fundo Huincho Lote A5 08661 Urubamba | Phone: (084) 608930

We accommodate our guests in cozy ‘casita’ houses made of local stone and decorated individually. Gardens filled with flora native to the Sacred Valley surround each of these forty-three private sanctuaries and all face the Andes Mountains where the Incas believed their gods dwelled.Encircled by the majestic Andes Mountains, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a vast, undulating landscape of lush agrarian terraces, pre-Colombian ruins and Spanish colonial churches.

Sacred Valley

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Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley

Adress: 5to Paradero Yanahuara Valle Sagrado | Phone: 984 765 501

The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley of Cusco. It’s only a 40-minute bus drive away from the town of Aguas Calientes and a 30-minute bus drive away from the City of Cusco. It’s a cozy environment in the middle of the Urubamba Valley. It’s ideal if you want to relax and be close to the main tourist attractions of the valley. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes. The hotel has games for children and they can also feed the sheep. The hotel organizes “pachamancas” [traditional Peruvian dish based on the baking, with the aid of hot stones (the earthen oven is known as a "huatia"), of lamb, mutton, pork, chicken or guinea pig, marinated in spices].

Sacred Valley

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San Agustin Monasterio Recoleta

Adress: Jr. Recoleta s/n Urubamba 08660 | Phone: (5184) 201-666

The San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is a historical religious monument built in the 17th century. This charming hotel is located in the Sacred Valley close to the most important archaeological remains of the Sacred Valley such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras Moray and Machu Picchu, only three hours away by train. The restaurant "Recoleta" has a contemporary style, with a capacity of 60 people, which provides its clients a wide and exclusive range of novoandino and international dishes.

Machu Picchu

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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

Adress: Carretera Hiram Bingham KM 7.5, Aguas Calientes | Phone: 984 816 956

Your gateway to the Inca empire. The only hotel located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, this stylish retreat lets you beat the citadel's crowds. Sitting in the shadows of the Lost City, our lodge is an oasis of calm before or after a day exploring Machu Picchu. Unwind with a yoga session, take part in a traditional shaman ceremony in the garden, or sip muña tea in Tampu Bar. Tranquility, wonder and beauty are at the heart of our unique experience.

Machu Picchu

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Casa del Sol Machu Picchu

Adress: Av Imperio de los Incas Nº 608, Aguas Calientes 08681 | Phone: (01) 3710218

A cozy stay awaits you in Machu Picchu, next to the vibrant sound of the Vilcanota River, beneath the imposing mountains that surround the hotel as guards descended from our ancestors. Rest and renew energies in the facilities of our cozy rooms and feel ready for your next trip in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu or simply discover our traditions through the experiences that we provide to the guests.

Machu Picchu

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La Cabaña Machu Picchu

Adress: Av. Pachacutec 805, Aguas Calientes 08681 | Phone: (084) 263230

La Cabaña- Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel is a warm, cozy and familiar place while also a great spot for a romantic get-away. It has a rustic décor with an environmental style that promises to connect you with the culture and nature of Machu Picchu. Also, we provide a personalized service with skilled and welcoming staff.



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