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13-Day Peru & Puerto Maldonado Tour from Lima

1 Week6 Days

Highlights
  • Stroll through the amazing neighbourhood of Cusco
  • Explore Machu Picchu, an awesome archaeological site with incredible landscapes
  • Visit Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon, and observe different kinds of alligators
  • Discover the Santa Catalina Monastery, an authentic medieval cloister
Description

Come to explore the wonders of Peru, a country rich in archaeological culture and ancestral history. This tour starts on the coast, in Lima city, located in the Pacific Ocean. Continue to the mysterious mountains of Cusco, visiting its incredible Sacred Valley and the magical Machu Picchu citadel. The jungle and its charms in Puerto Maldonado and appreciate unique flora and fauna. To complete the tour, visit Puno and its famous Lake Titicaca, and then explore the white city: Arequipa. Enjoy your 11-day tour to Peru and Puerto Maldonado!

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival in Limaexpand_more
    • Arrival in Lima, and private transfer with only a driver to the hotel.
    • Overnight in Lima, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.
  • Day 2: Lima to Cuscoexpand_more
    • Arrival in Cusco

    Transfer to the airport to take the next flight to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco, and transfer to the hotel.

    • San Blas

    In the afternoon, we’ll pick you up from the hotel in Cusco and start the Cusco Walking Tour in San Blas, an awesome neighbourhood located in the upper part of Cusco City, with amazing views of this magical place.

    • Twelve-Angle Stone

    Walking through Hatun Rumiyoq Street, we will see the famous wall with the twelve-angle stone which belongs to the Archbishop’s Palace building, the place where Inca Sinchi Roca has lived before.

    • Historic Center of Cusco

    You will admire the spectacular architecture around Main Square and El Regocijo Sq.

    • San Francisco´s Square

    Then we reach San Francisco´s Square with its beautiful botanical garden. Then, we will back to the hotel.

    • Overnight in Cusco, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incasexpand_more
    • Pisac
      We will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to start a 30 km. journey until Pisac. This fantastic place has an amazing market and archaeological temples of stone buildings, with incredible views of the valley and the magnificent Inca platforms.
    • Urubamba
      Then, we will continue until Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and later we will reach Ollantaytambo.
    • Ollantaytambo
      Its temple was the headquarter of Inca’s army, as well as a religious and agricultural place. It has stunning views and more than a hundred Inca platforms with an advanced irrigation canal for that period.
    • Chinchero
      We will visit Chinchero and its typical and colourful Inca market, full of traditional craft as ceramics and Andean looms. After the visit, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

    Overnight in Cusco, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 4: Machu Picchuexpand_more
    • Poroy Train Station
      Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco and go to Poroy train station on private transport.
    • Aguas Calientes
      You will take the Expedition train and start a little more than 3 hours’ journey to Aguas Calientes train station. At this point, we will board the bus to the wonderful Machu Picchu Citadel, well-known as The Lost City of the Inca.
    • Machu Picchu
      The guided tour for 2 hours will let you explore this awesome archaeological site with incredible landscapes. Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, was the main place of Inca’s farming and the most important urban place from the Incan Empire. Enjoy your free time in Machu Picchu, take pictures, or if you are brave, you can climb Huayna Picchu (optional) and admire the entire citadel around. Also, you have the option to back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch (optional).
    • Back to Cusco
      At the arranged time, you should arrive at the Aguas Calientes train station to back to Cusco City, arriving at Poroy train station first and take private transport to the hotel.

    Overnight in Cusco, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 5: Cusco to Puerto Maldonadoexpand_more
    • Puerto Maldonado city tour
      Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Maldonado. After picking you up from Puerto Maldonado Airport, we will take a short city tour, and then we will go to the "Puerto Capitanía" to take the motorboat to go inside the jungle for 2 hours.
    • Tambopata National Reserve
      We will arrive at the lodge to accommodate and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, we will have an expedition to Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon, to observe the large number of black and white alligators that live in this zone. You will love the spectacular sunset and the beautiful heaven colours. We will return to the lodge for a good dinner and rest.

    Overnight at a lodge in Puerto Maldonado.

  • Day 6: Tambopata National Reserveexpand_more

    One of the best moments of sleeping in the jungle is waking up listening to the sounds that nature gives to us. After breakfast, we will start a walk towards the depths of the jungle to observe the flooded forest until arriving at the majestic Lake Apu Victor, with beautiful landscapes and crystal clear waters.
    We will go up to the Amazon viewpoint and appreciate the wonderful Peruvian jungle and a great variety of flora and fauna. We will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Monkey Islands, located in the heart of the Madre de Dios River. During the walk, we will observe different types of monkeys and animals in general.
    We will enjoy a beautiful sunset. In the end, we will return to the lodge for dinner.

    Overnight at a lodge in Puerto Maldonado.

  • Day 7: Puerto Maldonado to Cuscoexpand_more
    • Puerto Maldonado Airport
      After breakfast, we will return to Puerto Maldonado city and take you to the airport for your next flight to Cusco.
    • Cusco
      Arrive in Cusco, and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Overnight in Cusco, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 8: Cusco to Punoexpand_more
    • Sun Route
      Transfer to the bus station to take the tourist bus to Puno. During the way, you will do 3 visits to Raqchi, Andahuaylillas and Puca Pucará. A buffet lunch is included at a local restaurant. Arrival in Cusco, and private transfer with only a driver to the hotel.

    Overnight in Cusco, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 9: Lake Titicacaexpand_more
    • Uros Floating Islands
      You will be transferred to the lake port of Puno, where a regular boat will take you to the floating islands of the Uros. The Uros are an ancestral society that populates a series of artificial islands built on the basis of the totora plant, which grows in the same lake. The islands are constructed by weaving the totora in the places where it grows thicker and forming a natural layer. On top of it, they built their houses, also of totora, and cook outdoors to prevent possible fires.
    • Taquile Island
      After Uros visit and an hour and a half boat trip, you will continue your journey to the island of Taquile. This is Quechua, unlike the other Aymara speaking islands on the lake. It was part of the Inca Empire, and vestiges of this culture can still be seen in its constructions. Once there, you will be given a brief explanation of the island and witness a cultural activity. After lunch, you will return to the port of Puno, where our transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

    Overnight in Puno, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 10: Puno to Arequipaexpand_more
    • Arrival in Arequipa
      Transfer to the bus station to take the touristic bus to Arequipa (6:30 hours). Arrive in Arequipa and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon.

    Overnight in Arequipa, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 11: Arequipaexpand_more
    • San Lazaro
      Free morning for rest or personal activities. In the afternoon, the journey begins with the transfer from the hotel to the center of Arequipa city, in the colonial district of San Lazaro, the place where the city has been founded.
    • Main Square
      Then, we will visit the Main Square, one of the most beautiful in Peru, and neighbour of the imposing Arequipa cathedral built in the seventeenth century and completely rebuilt after several earthquakes. We will see the Cathedral and the Church Compañía de Jesús (1590), considered a classic example of the local baroque architecture that keeps inside a sample exceptional paintings and murals.
    • Santa Catalina Monastery
      From there, we will go to Santa Catalina Monastery, an authentic medieval cloister built in 1579 and is still in use to this day.
    • Yanahuara District
      Then, we will visit Yanahuara and Carmen Alto districts to have a panoramic view of the countryside, without a doubt a fantastic image. Return to the hotel.

    Overnight in Arequipa, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 12: Arequipa to Limaexpand_more
    • Departure from Arequipa
      Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima and transfer to the hotel.
    • Larco Museum
      At night, we will go to the Larco Museum on a shared transport, to visit it with a knowledgeable local guide. Enter the museum and begin your enriching exploration of the exhibitions; see over 50,000 ancient Peruvian pots; admire glittering jewellery and intricate masks; marvel at the accurate detail of Moche portrait vessels, ceramic sculptures resembling human faces; and discover ceramics created by ancient Inca, Nazca and Chancay cultures. After gaining heightened historical insight, take a seat in the elegant dining room to begin your culinary experience. Enjoy the ambient atmospheric and beautifully sculpted gardens as you sip a freshly mixed pisco sour and converse with your companion. Pleasure your palate with regional specialities. After dinner, you will be driven back to your hotel.

    Overnight in Lima, standard room, 3 or 4-star hotels according to your choice.

  • Day 13: Departure from Limaexpand_more
    • Love Park
      We will start the panoramic City Tour of Lima at the “Parque del Amor”, located in the touristic district of Miraflores, where you will enjoy beautiful ocean views.
    • Huaca Pucllana
      We will continue with the panoramic visit to Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site located in the middle of the city and belongs to the pre-Inca culture of Lima.
    • Olivar Park
      Then, we will pass through El Olivar Park, in the financial district of San Isidro, full of olive trees and gorgeous houses from the colonial era.
    • Historic Center of Lima
      We will arrive at the Historic Center of Lima, visiting the San Martin Square until we reach the Main Square, the scene of beautiful buildings such as the Government Palace and the Cathedral. At this point, we will start to walk until the impressive Santo Domingo Convent, where it harbours the relics of the most representative saints of the city.
    • In the end, you will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight.
What's Included
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Round trip private transfers in Lima, Cusco and Puno, with only a driver
  • Round trip private transfers in Puerto Maldonado and Arequipa, with assistance
  • Private tour to Larco Museum with dinner
  • Ticket entrances detailed in the itinerary
  • Standard boat to the visit of Uros and Taquile
  • Round trip train Expedition to Machu Picchu
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket entrances for the Cusco walking tour
  • Ticket entrances for the Panoramic Lima city tour
  • Huayna Picchu entrance
  • Lima airport assistance on the last day
  • Local and international flights
Know before you go
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Rates are not valid for holidays such as Easter, long weekend weekends, national holidays, Christmas and New Year.
  • The rates are not valid for Peruvians and residents, as well as foreigners staying more than 60 days in Peru.
  • Large bags will stay in the offices of Puerto Maldonado. The boats are for passengers, so we recommend carrying a small backpack with what is necessary for your stay at the lodge.
  • Puerto Maldonado: The hostel is powered by a limited power plant that only offers electric service from 5 pm to 10 pm. During this period you can recharge batteries and make use of the fans offered in the facilities and rooms.
  • Puerto Maldonado: There is no wifi and TV inside the lodge.
  • Puerto Maldonado: If you are a vegetarian, please notify us when making your reservation.
  • It is recommended to arrive in Puerto Maldonado between 9 am and 1 pm, for the transfer from the airport. The boats depart to the lodge at 1:30 pm.
  • The departure from the lodge is at 7.30 am, it takes 2 hours on the Madre De Dios River, please keep this schedule in mind to consider your return flight.
  • If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us. Office number: (+54 11) 4363-6000 (Mon to Sat from 9 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm) Emergency mobile: (+54 911) 4991-4035 (After office hours)
  • According to your flight itinerary, a driver will be waiting for you at the airport, holding a sign with your name, to safely take you to your hotel.
Meeting Point

Lima, Peru

Language

Spanish

Activity Level

Easy

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