This sample twelve day itinerary can be modified to have more days or less days or include Lake Titicaca or include hiking the Inca Trail. Copy and paste http://www.peruandes.com into your browser for more details about excursions in Peru's Andes.
All land as below: $1995pp
Single supplement $250
Includes Lima airport meet & greet and hotel
Andes includes all transfers, all lodging (very nice 3 star, can be upgraded to 4 or 5 star for extra cost), meals as below, small group guided excursions--Royal service, taxes and entrance fees except second day Machu Picchu
Includes all in Amazon (all transfers, lodging, meals, guided excursions--customized to your liking, entrance fees, port taxes, tips). Optional expenses only: cola or beer drinks, souvenirs, laundry, optional tips at your insistence
Recommended Flights (Cost of flights is not included in the quote above)
Day 1 - Arrive Lima
Day 2 - LP 073 dep Lima 9:35am, arr Cusco 10:50am
Day 6 - LP 014 dep Cusco 6:45am, arr Lima 8:00am
Day 6 - LP 380 dep Lima 9:05am, arr Iquitos 10:50am
Day 12 - LP 383 dep Iquitos 5:45pm, arr Lima 7:20pm
Day 12/13 - Lima - USA
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Land Itinerary excursions are described in detail on websites
After clearing immigration and customs look for Edda Chumbiauca, standing behind the metal fence, holding up a sign with our logo (head of a Hoatzin bird in a diamond shape)
Ramada Airport Hotel
Fly to Cusco. After clearing baggage security in Cusco Airport look for your guide, holding up a sign with your name on it. Transfer in Afternoon guided excursion to Sacsahuaman National Park and other sites near Cusco Royal service Cusco Hotel Casa Andina www.casa-andina.com
Full day guided excursion in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Ollantaytambo Inca Citadel and the native bazaar at Pisaq.
Hotel Sonesta Posada del Inca www.sonesta.com/sacredvalley
Transfer to train station; Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Guided interpretation of the ruins, Royal service. Buffet lunch in Sanctuary Lodge.
Afternoon optional climb up Wayna Picchu or hike to the gate of the sun (Inti Puncu).
El Sanctuario http://www.santuariohotel.com/spanish/sh006.html
return to Machu Picchu on your own Afternoon Vistadome train departs late afternoon to Cusco Transfer in Hotel Casa Andina
B, Dinner snack on train
Transfer to Cusco Airport.
Fly to Lima then to Iquitos.
After clearing baggage security, look for our staff, sign with Hoatzin bird in diamon shapeTransfer in.
After breakfast, met by our staff, wearing tee shirts with our logo (head of a hoatzin bird in a diamond shape). Speedboat transfer (note--is 4 hrs) up the Amazon, then the Tahuayo tributary to our lodgeAfternoon and evening excursions
B, L, D
Guided excursions in and around the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Every day your guide will discuss a selection of activities that you can sign up for. Among activities that you can select are: canoeing in rivers, lakes and flood forest, hiking in a variety of different ecosystems, boating, wildlife viewing and photography, visit native villages, have a session with a native shaman, learn about native culture, canopy exploration on ziplines (longest canopy zipline in the Amazon), swimming in black water lake, viewing pink dolphins, fishing for piranha, etc. There is no extra cost for private guide or customizing your itinerary to your needs and interests.
To Amazon Research Center lodge, ARC
Hiking conservation trail grid (85km over 500 hectares, largest trail system in the Amazon) where some 40 troops of primates representing 12 different species are being habituated, canoeing or swim in Dolphin Lake, etc. Exploring the Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal de Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo (ACRCTT), shown to have the greatest mammal and tree diversity of any site studied in the Amazon; also boasting 599 different species of birds.
Afternoon motorboat to Iquitos.
Transfer to airport, fly to Lima.
The only document required is a tourist passport. Please bring two copies of your passport picture page for help in reconfirming flights and as entrance requirement for the reserve. No visa is required. No vaccination certificate is required. In our 31 years working in this region we have not yet had a traveler become sick with a tropical disease. Please contact us for more information.
Clothes for jungle
Long and short pants; long sleeved shirts and tee shirts (tee shirts with our full color logo can be prepurchased here for $20); rain gear; hat with brim; swim suit and sneakers. We have jungle rubber boots in various sizes available for you (it is important to use our boots to help prevent the spread of amphibian chrytid disease). Canoe enthusiasts like reef walkers or water moccasins. Daytime high temperatures are 80-88 F
Clothes for Cusco
Be prepared to dress in layers as the temperature on the trail can quickly change from 50-75 F; evenings can get down to below freezing. Good windbreaker; good hiking shoes; sunglasses.
Sun block (you are close to the equator where there is less atmospheric protection from UV); insect repellent (taking garlic and vitamin B1 helps); canteen or water bottle; flashlight with spare batteries; spare AA batteries for bathroom light; bring biodegradable soap and shampoo; personal first aid kit; personal toiletries; daypack or small backpack.
Binoculars; camera; video (there is a generator for recharging batteries).
Needed for airport taxes, some meals, tips and optional purchases such as souvenirs. US currency is good for all of that, but make sure your bills are in virtually new or mint condition.
Diary of an Amazon Jungle Guide; Amazing Encounters with Tropical Nature and Culture (includes a history of Amazonia Expeditions) by Paul Beaver (copies available here signed by the author for $30) shipping included on all items. Rated five star by Amazon.com bookstore.
Traveler understands that wilderness travel has inherent risks and agrees tohold Amazonia Expeditions and all of its employees harmless and free of liability. Traveler further agrees that any disputes arising from the trip must be resolved through binding arbitration handled by the Better Business Bureau of West Florida.
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