The Lost City of the Incas and the Manu National Park: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Day 01 : Lima
International arrival in Lima.
Meeting at Lima. Airport and transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 02: Lima: City Tour & Archaeological Museum
Morning at leisure. Free time for lunch. Afternoon city tour roving the most attractive and important sites in Lima.: the “City of Kings”. The tour includes Lima. Historical Center, visiting San Martin Square, the Main square, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, we will visit the Convent and Church of Saint Francisco. From here, we departure Lima downtown towards the district of Pueblo Libre to visit The Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology that comprises the biggest collection of pre-Hispanic objects, we then drive through the residential district of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana: a ceremonial and administrative center of Lima Culture built in the II century A.C. that the Incas considered as “ñaupallaqta” or sacred town. Transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 03: Lima / Cusco : City tour and visit to nearby ruins
In the morning transfer to Lima airport to board your flight to CuscoCusco
Day 04: Cusco : Sacred Valley of the Incas
Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. 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 military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Late afternoon return to Cusco
Day 05: Cusco : Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes / Cusco
The day begin with an early morning rise to transfer to CuscoCusco
Early departure from Cusco
Day 07: Manu – Cloud Forest and Atalaya
Very early, comfortably installed on an observation platform called “Lek”, we will be able to appreciate the flirting dance of the Cock of the Rocks, the national bird of Peru
Day 08: Manu – Boca Manu
After breakfast, we will have our 4-hour canoe trip by the AltoMadre De DiosRiver leading to Boca Manu. It is a small village where we can purchase the last cold drinks and food. Immediately after that, we will sail on Manu river, in Reserved Zone, in order to camp at the Checking Point of Limonal, where we will have a short walk through the forest and we will be have a great chance of finding a great diversity of insects, birds, monkeys and other species around there.
Day 09: Manu – Cocha Salvador
After registering on the official visitor book and having breakfast, we will get into a boat towards Salvador Cocha (lagoon), where we will spend the next two nights. During this journey, we can admire lots of birds, caimans and some mammals. We will also be able to have a short night walk around the camp, using the catamaran of Cocha Salvador and helping ourselves with lanterns. We will be able to watch the Black Caiman that goes out looking for its meal.
Day 10: Manu – Salvador Cocha and Otorongo Cocha
We will visit Salvador Cocha in the morning, sailing on the Catamaran again. We can observe some fauna species such as the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) an endangered specie, the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Níger), the Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus), etc, and some flora species. Then we will return to the camp where the staff will be waiting to offer us an energetic breakfast in order to be prepared to cross the primary forest with the greatest diversity of species in the world. We will arrive after walking to Otorongo Cocha for 4 hours. This is a lagoon where there is a 15 meter watching tower that allows us to admire the landscape of the surrounding forest and more chances to see the family of Giant Otters.
Day 11: Manu – Salvador Cocha and Private Reserve of Tambo Blanquillo
Today, we will get on board to sail by Manu river arriving at Boca Manu: a little village situated at the meeting point of Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. Since here, the river is called Madre de Dios, becoming into the hydrographical axis of Madre de Dios department. After this journey, in the afternoon, we will arrive to the Private Reserve of Tambo Blanquillo where we will spend one more night involved by the magic atmosphere of the jungle.
Day 12: Manu – Macaw Clay Lick
Very early, before breakfast, we will go to the Macaw lick on a covered catamaran. The lick is a clay river wall where different parrot and macaw species descend to take the mineral salts they need for their diet balance every morning. The amazon parakeets and blue head parrots begin with an unforgettable show of colourful wildlife, and finally the fantastic macaws join the daily ceremony. At the end of this activity, we will go along Madre de Dios river to spend the night in an appropriate beach for camping.
Day 13: Manu / Cusco
After an early rising, we will continue along the river towards the small port of Atalaya in order to departure Manu. We will arrive Cusco
Day 14: Cusco / Lima / International Departure
At the appropriate time, transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, meet and transfer to your selected hotel until your transfer to the international airport to board your international flight.
Tour Rates per person in US$
|First Class||US$ 2,615||US$ 1,949||US$ 1,895|
|Standard||US$ 2,475||US$ 1,939||US$ 1,792|
|Tourist||US$ 1,733||US$ 1,544||US$ 1,574|