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Combination Program
    (STANDARD TOUR PROGRAM #001)
        
Amazon Cruise (can be 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 day cruise)
          and
6 day Cuzco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu (Private Service)

Lima-Iquitos-Amazon Cruise-Iquitos-Cuzco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cuzco-Lima

Clavero Riverboat

This is a SAMPLE ITINERARY
.... using a 6 day Amazon Cruise on your choice of several riverboats.

Days of the week and itinerary will differ depending upon your chosen cruise.

Day 1 - Your Home / Lima
Fly to Lima, Peru. (Depending upon arrival time, possible lodging at the Lima Airport Hotel, the Costa del Sol Wyndham.)

Day 2 - Lima / Iquitos / Nauta / Amazon Riverboat
Fly Lima to Iquitos on LAN 2380 (midday flight). Greeting at the airport and travel 1.5 hours by bus to the town of Nauta to board the riverboat and begin your adventure. You will be shown to your comfortable cabin and followed by lunch. Your guides will provide an orientation to the boat and the excursions as the riverboat begins sailing up the Marañon River. Mid-afternoon we arrive at the Amazon Natural Park, a private reserve, and board canoes to travel to Laguna Encantada (Enchanted Lagoon) for an opportunity to view wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas and a number of bird species. The guides will tell you about these animals and the rainforest system they inhabit. Return to the riverboat for a musical presentation followed by dinner. Overnight on the riverboat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 - Amazon Riverboat
After breakfast you will enjoy an excursion to the Yanayacu Communal Reserve via the Yacapana River for an opportunity to observe wildlife such as macaws, three toe sloths, monkeys, pink dolphins and more. We will stop at a secluded spot for a picnic lunch among the lush, green rainforest. After lunch we will enter an oxbow lake for piranha fishing. During this time we can also observe a variety of birds such as toucans, trogons, parrots, flycatchers and more. Return to the riverboat for a siesta before heading out on a night excursion in the Corriente Lake to search for caiman, colorful frogs, owls and other rainforest nightlife. Overnight on the riverboat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Amazon Expedition Cruise & Machu Picchu

DAY 4 - Amazon Riverboat
We start with an early morning bird watching excursion on the Yarapa River to look for macaws, parrots, toucans and other species of birds. Return to the riverboat for breakfast. After breakfast we will go out on the small boats to Yucuruchi Creek to observe the giant water lilies (Victoria Amazonica) and an opportunity to spot Hoatzins, a pre-historic looking bird. Lunch on board the riverboat as we arrive at the Amazon Natural Park, a private reserve. Here we will go by canoe to Laguna Encantada (Enchanted Lagoon) for an opportunity to view wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas and a number of bird species. The guides will tell you about these animals and the rainforest system they inhabit. Reception on board with live music followed by dinner. Overnight on the riverboat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Amazon Expedition Cruise & Machu Picchu

DAY 5 - Amazon Riverboat
After breakfast on board we take a hike to a canopy walkway to explore the plant and animal life above the jungle floor. Here is an opportunity to see Poison Dart Frogs, Bromeliads and other plants difficult to see from below. Your guides will explain the medicinal uses of some plants. We will then arrive at La Maloka for a buffet lunch with live music. After lunch there will be a Shaman Ceremony where you will learn about some of the beliefs of the people of the rainforest. We will return to the riverboat for a brief rest followed by a small boat excursion to see an Amazon sunset and search for caiman, colorful frogs and other night life. We will take some time to listen to the many sounds of the rainforest before returning to the riverboat for dinner. Overnight on the riverboat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 - Amazon Riverboat
Early in the morning we will take an excursion into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve via Yanayaquillo River for an opportunity to spot fresh-water dolphins, monkeys, toucans, macaws and other wildlife. The Yanayaquillo River is a black-water river giving off stunning reflections of the trees and sky. A picnic breakfast will be provided as we stop at a secluded spot to enjoy the surroundings. We then return to the riverboat for a short geography lesson about the Amazon Basin followed by lunch. Later in the afternoon we will visit a Cocama Indian village to observe life along the river. The people of this village offer a warm and friendly welcome. Return to the riverboat for a musical reception and dinner. Overnight on the riverboat. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 -Amazon Riverboat / Iquitos
Breakfast on board before transferring to the bus in Nauta for the return to Iquitos and the Hotel Victoria Regia. Afternoon Iquitos City & Market Tour. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 15:30 for a tour of approx. 3 hours. The tour will include the Artisan Market in San Juan (a great place to purchase handicrafts); a canoe tour of the Itaya River in Belen (the floating city) and a tour of the Belen Market. The Belem market is a cornucopia of exotic foods and jungle products. Here you will find an entire street of medicinal plant vendors, hot pepper vendors, and a host of other curiosities.

Amazon Expedition Cruise & Machu Picchu

The tour also includes a swing past famous Iquitos landmarks such as the Plaza de Armas, the Iron House, the Plaza 28th of July (with the railroad engine once used during rubber boom days), the Malecon (waterfront boulevard). Evening free to enjoy dinner in one of the many colorful retaurants in Iquitos. Overnight at the Victoria Regia Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8 - Iquitos / Lima / Cuzco
Transfer to Iquitos airport for flight from Iquitos to Lima with connection to Cuzco at 11,024 feet above sea level. Greeting upon arrival and transfer from the airport to the Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. This three-star hotel is within walking distance of historic churches, museums and the main plaza of Cuzco. Afternoon tour of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins. Starting with the Plaza de Armas, which has been the center of solemn parades and great assemblies since Inca times; The Cathedral, built on the site where the palace of Inca Viracocha once stood, mixes Spanish Renaissance architecture with beautiful Inca stone-work. Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Among its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" a very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures.

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Its construction began in 1580 and took approximately one century to complete. Among its many treasures are nearly 400 colonial paintings, including those of the "School of Cusco" Cusco Cathedrala very particular style developed by the blending of Inca and Spanish cultures. The Twelve Angled Stone, an example of Inca architectural achievement that continues to amaze the world, the twelve corner-angles fit perfectly with all the surrounding stone blocks. The stones were positioned without the use of mortar and have withstood earthquakes of the centuries; The Koricancha Temple, known as the "temple of the supreme Sun God "that colonial chronicles described as having the inner walls covered with gold plates to reflect the sun's rays entering through windows specially positioned for that purpose; and the nearby ruins Sacsayhuaman, a massive fortress made of large stones, including one weighing 125 tons, arranged in a zig-zag shape in three platforms.

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Sacsayhuaman presently serves as the location for the Inti Raymi Festival (Festival of the Sun) held every year on June 24 and; Kenko, or Quenco, (zig-zag) another great example of skilled Inca masonry work consisting of a large limestone slab covered with carvings, thought to have been used for ritual sacrifices. Here is also a mysterious cave with large niches, and an amphitheater facing north with 19 niches; Tambomachay, consisting of a beautiful ceremonial bath, popularly called "Bath of the Inca”, formed by four walls linked by stairs and adorned with crystalline waterfalls. Return to Hotel Casa Andina San Blas for overnight. (Breakfast)

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Day 9 - Cuzco / Sacred Valley
Early morning pickup from your hotel for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is Awanakancha, a beautiful Exhibition Center of Textiles and South American camelids such as llamas, vicuñas, and alpacas. Continue to the Urubamba Valley of the Incas, considered the historic heart of the Inca Empire. It was intensively cultivated with terraces increasing its harvest several fold. Small villages lined the valley floor, while the stone fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac served the dual purpose of providing protection and serving as religious centers. We arrive to the colorful Pisac Indian Market, have sometime for free exploration. Lunch at Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay hotel. Continue to Ollantaytambo for a tour of the ruins. The enormous step terraces protecting the fortress are spectacular. The bastion's walls were built with huge blocks of granite. This location was the site of a major battle during Manco Capac's Inca rebellion against the conquistadors. Overnight at Pakaritampu Hotel. The hotel was built in the architectural style of Cuzco and is surrounded by lawns and garden of local plants and flowers. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Amazon Expedition Cruise & Machu Picchu

Day 10 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities. Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey. Aguas Calientes is renowned for its natural hot baths, which give the town its name ("hot waters" in Spanish). Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Machu Picchu, guided tour of the Inca citadel including park entrance fee, bus and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.

Footprints of the Incas - Peru Tours

Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of the mountain of Machu Picchu (Old Peak), it overlooks the deep canyon of the Urubamba River in a semi-tropical area at 8,000 feet above sea level. It was “re-discovered” in 1911 by the American professor Hiram Bingham, although locals knew of it’s existence all along. The building style is "late imperial Inca". It is thought to have been a sanctuary inhabited by high priests and the "Virgins of the Sun". No signs of post-conquest occupation were found. The original entrance to the complex is the Intipunko" (Sun Gate) on the southwestern side of the citadel at the end of the Inca Trail. You can easily take a short walk out from the main ruins to the Sun Gate. Overnight at Hotel of your choice. Overnight at Hotel Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Footprints of the Incas - Peru Tours

Day 11 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco
Morning return (on your own) to the citadel including bus and entrance fee. An early arrival will give you the opportunity to walk out to the Sun Gate to obtain the classic Machu Picchu photograph of the rays of the sun first illuminating the ruins. Your guide the previous day will brief you on what time to arrive to the gate. This morning is also a good opportunity to hike up Huayna Picchu, (Young Peak) (Permit Fee not included.), that is as much a part of the site as the buildings of the citadel. The towering granite peak overlooks Machu Picchu to the north with a steep, well-preserved original Inca path, well worth the one hour climb for an astounding view of the citadel and the entire valley. Note that this hike is not suited for those nervous about heights and sheer drop-offs. Afternoon Vistadome train back to Cuzco - Poroy Station, with private transfer to your Cuzco hotel, the Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

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Day 12 - Cuzco
Free day for optional activities. Cuzco has many shops with colorful, diverse and creative handicrafts. These include textiles hand-made from alpaca wool, ceramics, religious imagery, dolls, gold and silver jewelry and more. Wandering around the colorful fruit and vegetable market is a photographer’s dream. There are many excellent restaurants where you can enjoy delicious regional cuisine. Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina San Blas. (Breakfast)

Day 13 - Cuzco / Lima
An early afternoon transfer from your Cuzco hotel to the airport for your flight back to Lima. (Optional lodging at the Lima Airport Hotel, Costa del Sol Wyndham for the day or overnight.) Make your evening or next day flight from Lima to your home. (Breakfast)


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