From the depths of the Amazon, to the heights of the Andes, this eye-opening escape will immerse you in the diversity of land and life that define Peru. Get a taste of the big city in Lima, with a chance to explore their cuisine and nightlife. Discover ancient cultures as we journey through the homeland of the Incas on our way to the monumental Machu Picchu. And, to keep you smiling, you’ll even encounter friendly locals at every turn, with it all adding up to an unforgettable trip at an easygoing pace.
• Arrival transfer to accommodation booked through OUT Adventures
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
• Lima orientation walking tour
• Flights from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, and on to Cuzco
• Cuzco orientation walk
• Visit to a community in the Sacred Valley
• Guided Amazon Jungle walks
• Private, guided tour of Machu Picchu
• Train trip between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo on the Vistadome train
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.
• International Airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary
• Gratuities for Group Leader ($45-$90 USD)
• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $30-$50 USD)
Today we’ll ride the rails on the nostalgic Vistadome train, aboard which glass panels in the ceiling ensure you soak in as much of the view as possible. Venturing through the Urubamba Valley, we’ll eventually arrive in the town of Aguas Calientes, which is the closest civilization to Machu Picchu. You could take this afternoon to rest up, as tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu will be a long day, or you could treat yourself to a sneak peak of the ancient citadel before our guided tour tomorrow.
This morning we’ll depart by bus around 5:30AM in order to make our way along the notoriously windy road to Machu Picchu. A private local guide will take us through this ancient site, and you’ll also have time to explore on your own, before an optional lunch. Then, we’ll take the Vistadome train back to the Sacred Valley, where we’ll connect with our private transport to Cusco, before we take the rest of the night to relax.
This morning you’ll have the option to visit the archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo & Tambomachay via private transport (price will depend on number of participants). While these sites may not be as mesmerizing as Machu Picchu, they remain historically significant, and are still worth a visit. This evening we’ll gather one last time, at a gay-welcoming restaurant, to share some fond memories over our Farewell Dinner.
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure.