The Lost City of the Incas and the Manu National Park
|Tour Lenght:||14 days / 13 nights|
|Activities along the Tour:||Cultural, Archaeological, Ecological, Birdwatching, and outdoor.|
|Places to visit along the Tour:||Lima ; Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in Cusco and Biosphere reserve of Manu.|
|Fixed Departures:||Every Tuesday from Lima|
|Minimun Number of Participants:||02 pax|
|Tour Price|| From: US$ 1,574
(Domestic Flights Not Included)
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 Cusco . Meeting upon arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the city of Cusco on a guided tour 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.
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 and transfer to your selected hotel for overnight.
Day 05: Cusco : Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes / Cusco
The day begin with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible site of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the MainPlaza, the CircularTower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have free time to stroll around the archaeological site on your own. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel.Evening free. Overnight at your selected hotel.
Early departure from Cusco on one of our vehicles especially equipped for the road, crossing amazing Inter Andean valleys and picturesque peasant communities. At midday, we will visit the pre-Incas tombs of Ninamarca known as "Chullpas" and then Paucartambo, a typical colonial town of great importance those years and that still preserves its essence. Going on with our journey, we will go up to the Valley of Acjanacu at 3,850 m.a.s.l. From here, we will start going down, passing by the Cloud forest, a rich area in endangered species such as the Spectacle Bear and the Cock of the Rocks, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, etc. Finally, we will have our first night at a comfortable campsite.
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 that has showy bright red and orange fur. After having breakfast, we continue our journey on our vehicle (see optional 1 - Mountain biking) crossing the high jungle, towards the town of Pilcopata (see optional 2 - River rafting). After 30 minutes bus ride we will arrive to the AtalayaPort, situated at the shore of Alto Madre de Dios River, at 700 m.a.s.l., where our river equipment is installed. Once the motor boat is loaded with the needed equipment, we will start our way down by AltoMadre de DiosRiver towards our private reserve of "Erika Lodge" where we will spend the next two nights. Short walk around the lodge.
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 at night and transfer to the selected hotel for overnight.
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|
- Lodging accommodation.
- Meals as mentioned in the Tour Itinerary.
- All entrance fees.
- All transfers and land transportation.
- All applicable taxes.
- All bilingual guided tours as described in the Tour Itinerary.
- Direct assistance.
- Domestic flights.
- Airport taxes.
- Baggage excess.
- Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
- Personal expenses.
- International or National personal telephone calls.
We do have the lowest prices. We will meet or beat any internet published rates from companies outside Peru for all package tours. All HOTELS and TOURS are based on US standards.
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