Experience Peruvian cuisine, the glorious Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

Peru has full of impressive wonders to explore and this Affordable Peru Tour will take you through the most prominent places Peru has to show. In just one trip of 12 days you will be able to experience the Peruvian cuisine, the ancient capital of the Incas “Cusco”, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas”, explore the mysterious rainforest of the Amazon in Tambopata.

In this program we will take you through the following destinations:

* In Lima: We will take you to a local market to show you the various products that we have in Peru, then accompanied by a Professional chef you will learn how to prepare your own Peruvian food then accompanied by a Professional chef you will learn how to prepare your own Peruvian food in your cooking class tour, like Causa Rellena, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, and Picarones.

* In Cusco: Walkthrough its narrow streets built with Inca stones at the base and with colonial balconies, a living museum. Today on your own.

* In the Sacred Valley: We will take you to the Ancient town of Pisac and ruins, Stunning agricultural experimental center of Moray, Salineras (salt mines) in Maras Town, the Impressive Ollantaytambo Inca Site.

* In Machu Picchu: Witness the glory of ancient Peru in Machu Picchu in the company of your expert local Guide

* In The Amazon: Learn the secrets of the Amazon Jungle from a local guide during your 4 days journey, you will visit, Parrot Clay Lick, Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake, Cocococha Oxbow Lake.

Itinerary:

  • Day1 - International Arrival in Lima

    On your landing in Lima, you will be welcomed by our staff with a sign of Go Get Peru and your name, then you will be escorted to your hotel located in Miraflores district; today no planned activities. If you arrive in the morning use the rest of the day to walk through Miraflores, we recommend walk by Larcomar and enjoy the view to the Pacific Ocean, then by Parque del Amor.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra Miraflores or similar
    • Meals Included: None
  • Day2 - Peruvian Cuisine Experience: Visit Traditional Market – Cooking Lessons

    Breakfast at the selected Hotel, our staff will pick you up from your hotel around 08:30 am, today we will start with a guided visit to one of Lima´s local market in order to learn about the variety of products and ingredients we have in Peru, then your trip experience continues with the cooking class directed by our specialized chef - This class can be done vegetarian and vegan on request.

    Course one: CAUSA RELLENA - Mashed potatoes with lime and mild chili paste stuffed with chicken and avocado.

    Course two: CEVICHE - Cured fish salad with corn and sweet potatoes.

    Course tree: LOMO SALTADO - Sauteed beef, onion, and tomatoes with rice and yellow potato fries.

    Course four: PICARONES - Fried pumpkin - sweet potato dough with molasses. After enjoying your lunch, you will return to your hotel on your own, the restaurant is located just a few blocks away from your hotel. Afternoon free on your own exploration or just relax.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra Miraflores or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel, Lunch
  • Day3 - Flight Lima to Cusco free afternoon to relax

    After breakfast in Lima, at a scheduled time pick up and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon have a rest and acclimatize on this high elevation, Cusco is over 3400 meters.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day4 - Free day in Cusco on your own

    In Cusco, nobody gets boring, today after breakfast in your hotel you can visit the neighborhood of San Blas, with its artisans. There are other interesting places that you should not miss.

    *The Cathedral of Cusco, the first Catholic church ordered to build on 1559

    *The Temple of the Sun (known as Koricancha) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built.

    *San Pedro local fruit market; Interact with the local vendors, colorful fabrics, flower vendors and shaman stalls; see the real life of the townsfolk.

    * Walk to Sacsayhuaman fortress, from where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman boasts impressive Incan design and artwork with massive stones over 9 meters (30 feet) tall and weighing up to 125 tons.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day5 - Super Sacred Valley: Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

    Pick up at 7:30 a.m. Then you will continue to the picturesque town of Pisac, in about 50 minutes driven we will arrive in this town, short ride 25 more minutes up to Pisac archeological site. Here you will participate in the guided tour, visiting all its holy places including terraces, aqueducts, paths that are associated with walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc. After we will continue to Pisac local Market where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals. From there, you'll head to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. Then you will start your descent into a gorge where terraces, this time holding salt deposits, are visible. These salt terraces have been uninterruptedly in use since Pre Inca times. Your next destinations will be the remains of Ollantaytambo Fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysteriously built structure with a massive 12 foot (3.5m) tall stones. In the afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town.

    • Hotel: In Machu Picchu - Flowers House or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day6 - Machu Picchu Tour – Back to Cusco

    Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, and you will participate in a guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows. Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more, amazing being high and distant (not included in the price): In the afternoon you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo station, private transfer to Cusco.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day7 - Free day in Cusco to relax before heat to the Amazon Rainforest

    Full day in Cusco to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas, today will be the last option to buy souvenirs made of Alpaca fiber, time for shopping.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Day8 - Flight to Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Lodge

    Breakfast in the hotel; transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado; upon arrival, reception by an English speaking guide and transfer to the office in Puerto Maldonado, here you can store your extra luggage, then on your return, you can picked up. The transport will be ready to take you to the port, one hour along a dirt road to Puerto Nuevo (Port) in the Native Community of Infierno from where we board our boat one and a half hour along the Tambopata River to reach the lodge. The lodge is located the inside the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Along the journey by boat, you have the opportunity to appreciate the flora along the Riverbank made up principally of cañabravales, cecropias, focus, as well as the fauna such as birds. Once in our Lodge, you’ll be received by the administrator and your guide will indicate the best ways for you to enjoy your stay, later showing you the different areas of the lodge. After lunch, the guide will lead you on a walk to observe the flora and fauna in the vicinity of the lodge. After dinner, the guide will give you a more detailed talk describing the programmed activities.

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day9 - Parrot Clay Lick - Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake

    Breakfast; leave early in the morning by boat to observe the activity of the birds (psitácidos, macaws, parrots, and parraquits). The “La Torre” clay lick is similar to the rest of the salt licks along the Tambopata River, comprising of an embankment on the side of the river with a height of 4m and a length of 20m. Then visit Native Community Farm; where you will have the opportunity to learn about farming directly from a local farmer and will get an introduction to the various exotic fruits of the Amazon such as copazú, arazá, pijuayo, and yuca, as well as species such as el pajillo y sacha cilantro. In the afternoon downriver for 15 minutes to start a 45-minute walk to reach the Tres Chimbadas Lake. On the lake we will board a traditional catamarán which functions with oars, allowing us to travel around the lake. This lake is home to a family of Giant River Otters which means we frequently get the chance to observe them. There will also be a demonstration of the traditional fishing methods during which you may get the chance to see the famous piranha fish.

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day10 - Cocococha Oxbow Lake

    Breakfast; Cocococha Lake is found inside the Tambopata National Reserve, and occupies an area of 60 hectares. If you put together the beautiful landscape, the high biodiversity in the area and the isolation of the lake, it is certain that the lake represents an important habitat for many species. Thus providing valuable food sources and allowing for the reproduction of various endangered species, many of which are emblems of the Amazon such as the macaws (ara sp), the black caiman, (Melanosuchus Níger) and the giant river otter (Pteronura brasilensis). At dusk accompanied by your guide where you will have the chance to enjoy the night time noises, a storm or the southern constellations such as the scorpion, and the Southern cross. We will take a reflector with us in the boat just in case we come across the night time activity of the caiman, capybaras, chotacabras in the River Tambopata

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day11 - Departure from Lodge – Flight to Lima

    Breakfast at lodge; transfer by boat – Lodge to Tambopata River port then to Puerto Maldonado, we retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Upon arrival in Lima, assistance, and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Lodge
  • Day12 - Departure from Lima - Connect at International Flight

    After breakfast in your hotel, according to your international flight schedule pick up and transfer to Lima airport and continue with your international flight.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel


Whats included

  • Excursions

    Lima Cooking class

    Sacred Valley: (Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo)

    Machu Picchu

    Puerto Maldonado Amazon rainforest

  • Tickets

    All Entry tickets to sightseeing sides are included

    Boleto Turistico to visit Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo

    Entry ticket for Salineras

    Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu Inca site

    Entry ticket to accessing the Amazon

    NOTE: This Boleto Turistico is only to cover the Sacred Valley, not for other sites around Cusco.

  • Transportation

    Transfer from Lima Airport to the hotel

    Transfer from Lima hotel to the airport

    Transfer from Cusco Airport to the hotel

    Private van for Sacred Valley Tour

    Comfortable tourist train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (round trip)

    Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (round trip)

    Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco hotel

    Transfer from Cusco hotel to the airport

    Transfer from Puerto Maldonado airport to the port

    Boat transport in the Amazon Tour

    Transfer from the port to the airport.

  • Others

    Meals according mentioned in the itinerary

    Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions

    24-hour support by our local staff

Not included

  • Additional tickets

    Ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain

    Ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain

    Boleto Turistico to visit around Cusco

  • Insurance

    No cover Travel Insurance during this tour

  • Others

    Internal flights within this Affordable Peru Tour

    Personal items, pre & post-tour accommodation, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras

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