Tour Amazon River to Machupicchu 20 Days Adventure

Lima Iquitos Manaos Rio Branco Puerto Maldonado Cusco

09 April & 30 April, 21 May, 11 June, 02 July & 22 July, 13 August, 03 September & 24 September, 15 October, 05 November & 26 November & 17 December

Day 01: International arrival in Lima
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual city and magical country.
Meals Included: None

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the " City of Kings ". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Back to the hotel for rest       

Meals Included: Breakfast  

  

Day 03: Lima - Iquitos by plane

After Breakfast transfer to Lima Airport for your fly to Iquitos upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel balance of the day free                                                                                                                  

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 04: Iquitos / Three Frontiers: Santa Rosa ( Peru ) Leticia ( Colombia) Tabatinga ( Brasil )                      Early Morning at 06.00 we we leave by speed boat to the three frontiers 8 hrs trip Boats from Iquitos to Leticia and Tabatinga go several weekly, a trip of 8 - 10 hours  ( fast boat ) Leaving or entering Peru via the Río Amazonas inevitably means crossing the three - way frontier, nearly 300km from Iquitos. The cheapest and most common route is by river from Iquitos, some ten hours in a lancha rapida, a big speed boat with two outboard motors, Our services go all the way to Leticia ( Colombia ) or Tabatinga ( Brazil ), but many stop at one of the two small Peruvian frontier settlements of Santa Rosa or Islandia; at Chimbote, a few hours before you get to Santa Rosa and on the right as you head towards the frontier, is a small police post, the main customs checkpoint (guarda costa) for river traffic.  Upon arrivel transfer to our hotel in Leticia ( Colombia ) balance of the day free                                                         

Meals Included: Breakfast

   

Day 05:  Leticia / Tabatinga / Manaus by Ship Cargo   04 Days / 03 Nights     

 Boat from Tabatinga to Manaus leaves only on Wednesday and Saturday Tabatinga is small Brazilian town right next to Columbian town of Leticia (only road separates them). We will stay in Leticia while waiting for our boat to come because hostels are nicer. There is no border check between this two towns and Santa Rosa on Peruvian side, but as soon as we get out of the towns you will encounter passport checks. You can get Brazilian stamp only at Policia Federales, which is kind-of on the way, but plan to get there before leaving 

Boat is very good, sizable, stable, and a bit overcrowded. Cost of the trip is 170 reals (there is no other choice), food and water are included. Trip lasts 4 days and 3 nights, you leave 1pm, and arrive at 7am fourth day. This was the cleanest one that I have been on, bathrooms and showers are fine, floor is not rusty or dirty.  Three meals per day are provided, and they are good and large. Coffee is available most of the day, and drinking water is filtered and very cold. Bring your own hammock and some kind of blanket because nights can be cold.Suggestion is to take upper deck and position yourself around middle of the ship. Try to go with people that you know so that you can all take care of security of your stuff.

Weaving in and out of the multicolored hammocks stung up in every single square inch of the boat, we would bang into people at both ends, heads and asses, and would have to swing them out of the way in the corridor just to make our way to other end of the boat. Scenes of children being breastfed, laundry being stung up on every side railing, locals reading biblical pamphlets, and pepole napping at all hours of the day.  We were surprised as to the number of young children travelling on the boat.  They would be crammed upside down, this way and that, tucked away into their parents hammocks during the night, and running around naked during the day...playing with action figures, trucks, dolls, or skipping ropes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Photo Gallery

   

Day 08: Manaus Arrivel                                                                                                                         

On your day arrivel transfer to the selected hotel balance of the day free   Manaus lies on the Negro river, 7 km from where it meets the Solimões river to form the Amazon river. Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas state and the hub of the entire Amazon Region, with a population of 1.6 million. Manaus today is a busy trade center, its roots beginning in the rubber trade industry. One of the must see in Manaus is the Amazon Opera House and its surroundings. The Opera house is considered as the most important architectonic work from the rubber golden age. You should also visit the Courthouse Palace - the most representative building of the eclectic architecture of the city - with its sober and austere façade. Manaus serves as the best-equipped entry and exit point for those eco-tourists heading into the Amazon Rain Forest. This region is very humid and has heavy rainfall all year round.        

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 09: Manaus Amazon Samauma   Tours 04 Days 

Leaving the hotel at 8:00 Am to Ceasa market/port top pick up our speed boat to go to the other side of the river until reach Careiro village a typical fisherman spot for commercialisation of river fish. During the way we will have the opportunity to see the magnificent “Meeting of the Waters” (the junction of the two rivers Amazon and Negro River. After arrive at Careiro Village we will continue at the famous TransAmazonica road for 40 kilometres until our arrival at Arara River where our house boat or Jungle Lodge is waiting for us,than we are going a couple of hours to reach Mamori basin, after lunch we go for recognizance of the area and its eco-systems, overnight

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

 

Day 10: Samauma
Breakfast, morning jungle trek with explanation about medicinal plants, survival techniques and flora and fauna, buffet lunch, afternoon fishing trip (Piranhas), buffet dinner, night tour to feel nocturnal environment and alligator spotting, overnight.                                                  
   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Samauma 
Breakfast, visit to native caboclos dwelling a good experience to see how the people deal with the jungle and they typical way of life, canoeing through the creeks and flooded land (igarapé and igapó) buffet lunch, afternoon canoe ride for bird watching, buffet dinner, overnight. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

                                                                                                                                      

Day 12: Samauma / Manaus
Sunrise tour, breakfast, canoeing, lunch, after we’ll return to Manaus to reach back approximately 5:00 pm. 

Meals Included: Breakfast    

Day 13: Manaus to Rio Branco                                               

Transfer to Manaus Airport for your fly to Rio Branco  city ( 1996 pop. 228,907 ), capital of Acre state, NW Brazil, on the Acre River. Rubber and Brazil nuts are its chief products; there is also some farming. Rio Branco has air connections with the major cities of Brazil, but river travel is still an important means of transportation. Rio Branco was built on the site of a former rubber plantation. It has a university. is actually a Brazilian metropolis found inside the Valley of Acre in the northern areas of Brazil, it really is the most inhabited area inside the state, together with 305,954 people - practically 50 percent of the state population. Rio Branco has also been one of the primary cities to surface within the banks of the Acre River of the amazon. In 1913, It started to be a county. In 1920, it took over as capital of the state of Acre, plus in the year 1962, the state capital

Meals Included: Breakfast   

Day 14: Rio Branco - Mazuco ( Puerto Maldonado )

After breakfast we will drive to Puerto Maldonado city Peru side for 8 to 9 hrs aproximaletly on your time arrivel we wil transfer to the selected hotel, Puerto Maldonado is small Amazonian city in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. The city itself holds little interest to tourists, however it’s great starting point for visiting some of the amazing Jungle reserves, particularly the Tambopata reserve which is close by

Meals Included: Breakfast

   

Day 15: Mazuco - Cusco

After breakfast we will drive in private car to Cusco for 8 to 9 hrs aproxim The road is new and is called inter oceanica, it was made it during 2009 - 2010. During our trip we will stop for pictures and see Ausangate mountain, is a Mountain of the Willkanuta mountain range in the Andes of Peru. With an altitude of 6,384 metres it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco. The mountain has significance in Inca Mythology. Every year the Qollou Rity ( Quechua for “ Star Snow 2” ) festival which attracts thousands of Quechua pilgrims is celebrated about 20 km north of the Ausangate at the mountain Qullqipunku. It takes place one week before the Corpus Christi feast      

 The region is inhabited by llama and alpaca herding communities, and constitutes one of the few remaining pastoralist societies in the world. High mountain trails are used by these herders to trade with agricultural communities at lower elevations. Currently, one of these trails, " The Road of the Apu Ausangate ", is one of the most renowned treks in Peru. The area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests.                                                                     

Meals Included: Breakfast Photo Gallery

 

Day 16: Cuzco Sightseeing Tours & 4 Ruins

Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons

at 20.00 p.m  evening  get ready to enjoy a dinner with a folklore show in a typical restaurant where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds, while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.}

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 17: Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas / Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu )        

Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Visit to the picturesque indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic Mlitary, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Late afternoon ride by train to Aguas Calientes  2 hrs (  Hot Spring Machupicchu )
Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Hot Sprin Aguas Calientes

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 18: Aguas Calientes / Huaynapícchu / Machu Picchu / Sun Gate / Aguas Calientes
The day starts with an early morning rise to  Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as " The Lost City of the Incas ". bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua " Young Peak " ) The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the  Urubamba River bends. It rises over  Machupicchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres (8,920 ft) above sea level, or about 360 metres ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins.

Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, " Unfinished Temple ", and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon.

Then  we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

The Sun Gates of Machu Picchu boast a picture-perfect vantage point overlooking Peru's most famous ruins. Tourists flock to this outcrop high in the Andes Mountains to enjoy the same view featured on virtually every postcard depicting the Machu Picchu citadel. Also known as Intipunku, the Sun Gates consist of two stones perched at a narrow passage in the crevice of the mountain just above Machu Picchu. The sun shines brilliantly through this portal each day when it rises -- hence the name p.m. Back to Cuzco

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 19: Cusco Leisure Day

Today You can visit by your own;

The Central Market or Mercado de San Pedro is one of the oldest of Cusco , founded in 1925 ; despite its age it had no significant changes , but it still remains the largest center of concentration and supply of the city .
The San Pedro Market in Cusco sits about an eight minute walk south from Plaza de Armas but couldn’t be more different!! On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras ( ham sandwiches served on French bread ) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!

Barrio San Blas                                                                                                                          

San Blas, a short but increasingly steep walk from the Plaza de Armas, is lined with artists' studios and artisans' workshops, and stuffed with tourist haunts -- many of the best bars and restaurants and a surfeit of hostels. It's a great area to wander around -- many streets are pedestrian - only The neighborhood also affords some of the most spectacular panoramic vistas in the city. In the small plaza at the top and to the right of Cuesta San Blas is the little white Templo de San Blas, said to be the oldest parish church in Cusco  Although it's a simple adobe structure, it contains a marvelously carved churrigueresque cedar pulpit. Some have gone as far as proclaiming it the finest example of woodcarving in the world; carved from a single tree trunk, it is certainly impressive. The pulpit comes with an odd story, and it's difficult to determine whether it's fact or folklore: It is said that the carpenter who created it was rewarded by having his skull placed within his masterwork ( at the top, beneath the feet of St. Paul ) upon his death. Also worth a look is the baroque gold-leaf main altar.

Twelve Angled Stone                                                                                                     

Although not the Inca-carved stone with the most sides or angles (there is a 13 angle stone on the opposite side of the building, some say there is a 14 angle stone, and in other places in the region there are stones with up to 44 angles) but it is the stone that has its sides most clearly defined and placed together with such perfection. It is as famous for this perfection as its still quite extraordinary number of angles, becoming symbolic of the skill of Inca stonemasons and architects. It has also become a local symbol and object of pride for Cusqueños and for Peru in general, perhaps what enticed two tourists from Chile (a neighbour who successfully invaded Peru and Bolivia for their mineral wealth) to deface it.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 20: Cusco /  Lima  / home                                                                                                                          

Time required transfer to Cusco Airport for your fligh to Lima and back home                                            

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

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