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AMAZON CRUISE & MACHU PICCHU

AMAZON CRUISE & MACHU PICCHU

$5910 per person

This 9-day journey takes you to the depths of the Peruvian Amazon and the Incan Empire. You will board the luxury Aria Amazon Cruise, which will allow you to discover the wildlife, ecosystems, local customs and marine and jungle landscapes. This journey also includes visits to the Sacred Valley – a 62-mile tendril of fertile land that was pivotal to the Incan empire and Machu Picchu – the cloud-kissing city that’s a time capsule for Incan culture.

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  • Highlights
    Lima, Iquitos, Amazon River, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Duration
    9 days
  • Start Point
    Lima
  • Finish Point
    Lima
  • Trip Style
    History & Culture, Amazon Cruises, Honeymoon, Luxury
  • Included
    All excursions off the Aria Amazon
    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve entrance fee
    Transfers to/from vessel
    Private guides
    Private tours
    All meals on board the cruise
    Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley
    All Breakfasts
    Hotel nights as per the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Train to/from Machu Picchu
    24/7 Support
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

US$5910

US$6070

US$6895
1
Day 1: LIMA

Welcome to the capital city of Peru. A private transfer will take you from the airport to your hotel.

No meals included.

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Day 2: LIMA - IQUITOS - AMAZON RIVER

Welcome to Iquitos! A private transfer will take you to the pier to board the Aria Amazon Cruise. Be ready to enjoy one of life's greatest adventures!

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

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Day 3: AMAZON RIVER

During high water season (Nov-May): You will set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars ready to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths. You will go fishing for ferocious piranhas while our naturalist guides share stories of Lake Moringo. Later, you will have an evening's wildlife excursion with extraordinary stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

During low water season (Jun-Oct): You will start your adventure near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Kayak, canoe and swim in the spoiled black waters, keeping eyes peeled for the Amazon's legendary pink dolphins. In the afternoon, we will visit a remote village along the Marañon River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 4: AMAZON RIVER

During high water season (Nov-May): We will take a jungle walk across suspended bridges deep into the high Amazon rainforest. On the night, you will focus on hitech telescope sky to identify the planets and constellations.

During low water season (Jun-Oct): After the jungle walk, you will enjoy the jungle symphony and extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the "Enchanted Lake".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 5: AMAZON RIVER - IQUITOS - CUZCO

This morning, you will visit the local fresh market to discover some region's exotic fruits and identify the day's catch by the fishermen of Amazonia.

Before saying goodbye, we will visit the Manatee Rescue Center, an animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees to rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into the wild.

Later, a private transfer will take you to the airport to take your flight to the city of Cuzco.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

6
Day 6: CUZCO

Embark on a guided tour of Cuzco that was once the capital of the Incan empire. You'll see the main plaza with its imposing Colonial cathedral and visit the Santo Domingo Convent.

Later, you'll head to the outskirts of town to see the ancient historical sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenco and Tambomachay.

Meals: Breakfast.

7
Day 7: CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour the Sacred Valley with a guide. In the pecking order of Incan sites, this place ranked pretty high. Its fertile lands were a vital source of food for the empire. You`ll call in on the ancient settlements of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, as well as see a more modern site to the valley during a visit to the Awanacancha weaving centre.

In the afternoon, you'll travel to Aguas Calientes, which is also known as Machu Picchu Village. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

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Day 8: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO

Wake before the sun, and get to Machu Picchu in time to watch it rise above the ancient ruins.

Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu to open the archives on its history. You'll see ritual baths, temples and fountains and also have the option to pay a little extra to climb to the top of Huayna Picchu – the mountain that stands like a watch tower at the far end of Machu Picchu.

Meals: Breakfast.

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Day 9: CUZCO - LIMA

Arrive in Lima and take your private transfer to Lima center.

Embark on a Lima city tour. Sights boomerang from old to new. You'll visit the main plaza, the Presidential Palace and take in the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco with its eerie catacombs.

Then, it's time to leave. A private transfer will take you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast.