Day 1/2: Cuzco
Overnight flight. Arrive in Cuzco, one-time capital of the Inca Empire. Transfer to your hotel, with time to acclimate yourself to the 11,000 foot altitude! Afternoon tour of Cuzco and the imposing Inca ruins.
Day 3: Cuzco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo
Today's highlights include a visit to the famous Pisac Market and to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas. Archaeologists believe construction here was cut short by the arrival of the Spaniards. Included lunch today. Dinner and overnight in Cuzco.
Day 4: Cuzco - Machu Picchu
Depart this morning for a full-day excursion to Machu Picchu, the "lost city of the Incas." Truly one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu was only discovered in 1911. This self-contained city consists of over 200 buildings and is practically inaccessible and unnoticable from the valley below. Included lunch today. Overnight at the base of Machu Picchu.
Day 5: Macu Picchu - Cuzco
Free morning for further exploring the magnificent site of Machu Picchu. Return by train to Cuzco for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Jungle
This morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, transfer to the Madre de Dios river pier. Board a motor boat for the 45 minute trip to your Amazon Jungle Lodge - the lodges are built entirely by the native Indian tribes. After your included lunch at the lodge, begin your explorations of the Amazon as your local guides take you walking through the virgin rainforest around the lodge. Dinner and overnight in the Amazon Lodge.
Day 7: Amazon
Guided Amazonian explorations today! Your local guide will escort you for a full day of discovery and adventure, including boat rides on the river. Lunch included today. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Puerto Maldonado - Lima
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Transfer to your hotel, and have the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Lima.
Day 9: Lima
Morning visit to the Huaca Pucllana Archaeological Center. Also see Plaza Mayor, surrounded by the Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace. Continue to the San Francisco Monastery and drive through the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Free afternonon for your personal sightseeing agenda. Dinner and overnight in Lima.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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