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

HIGHLIGHTS: Lima cooking Class - Flight to Cusco - Cusco Sightseeing - Super Sacred Valley: Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Tambopata Rainforest - Farewell in Lima. 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 13 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.


  • 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: Street food and old taverns in the historic center of Lima

    This 4-hour food tour in Lima will allow you to discover the Historic Center of Lima, including the Central Market, which is the largest market in Lima. Free morning to relax in the afternoon at 1:00 pm pick up from your hotel, then your guide will take you to a variety of places full of locals, allowing you to connect with the true and authentic way to stimulate your taste buds in this part of the Peruvian capital. As you stroll through the history-filled streets of Downtown Lima, you'll have the chance to taste typical street food and visit two taverns popular with locals. In them you will find a wide variety of tasty snacks and drinks that are widely consumed by locals but sometimes not as easy to get as tourists. In addition to discovering new flavors, another important component of this food tour is discovering the history, cultural background, and current context associated with each bite. That's right, we're not just about "yummy" reactions, we're also aiming to create those "wow" and "oh cool" moments. It is a walking food tour, with 5 to 20 minutes of walking between each stop, but to make it more interesting and dynamic, we include some very historical stops along the way so you don't get bored between bites. Throughout this food tour, you will be accompanied by a specialized licensed tour guide, who will act as your new local best friend, ready to answer all your food questions and beyond. Feel free to throw historical, cultural and political questions into the ring, we have trained you well for almost any battle. Around 4:30 pm will finish this amazing experience.
    • 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 - Cusco Tour: The Cathedral – Koricancha – San Pedro Local Fruit Market - Sacsayhuaman

    Pick up from your hotel at 09:00am; the tour is beginning in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, you will enter the Cathedral of Cusco, the first Catholic church ordered to build on 1559, then continue towards the Temple of the Sun (known as Koricancha) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Then we will continue to San Pedro Local Market, during this tour, you will be able to see different types of local products coming from the Andes, valleys, and the cloud forest of Cusco, which are sold fresh and organic, here you can interact with the vendors, also you can try fresh fruit and also natural juice. After learning about the market's history as you explore rows of local produce, colorful fabrics, flower vendors, and shaman stalls, we will continue by our minivan to the famous park of Sacsayhuaman 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, then we will get back to your hotel.
    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day5 - Chinchero authentic quechua Village - Moray – Maras - Ollantaytambo – Urubamba

    Pick up at 08:00 a.m. by the guide and our private van to continue our journey through the colorful agriculture terraces of Chinchero towards the archaeological center of Moray. On the way, we will make some stops to appreciate the natural beauty that the Vilcanota mountain range offers us with its snowcapped mountains. Moray is famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to disappear into the earth like an artificial crater. The site was apparently an Inca agricultural research station designed for experimenting with crops at various altitudes, it is believed that the terraces, built over containing walls filled with fertile earth and watered by complex irrigation systems, enabled the Incas to grow more than 250 plant species. Continue to the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside a mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view of evaporating ponds for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation, and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites. Your next destinations will be the remains of Ollantaytambo Fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysteriously built structure with massive 12 foot (3.5m) tall stones. Finally, our private transportation will take as to Urubamba town, place where we will spend the night in a peaceful place out of the city, surrounded by trees, flowers and birds.
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Overnight in Urubamba Hotel: Casitas del Arco Iris or Similar
  • Day6 - Traditional Andean dish preparation of Pachamanca – Pisac – Machu Picchu town

    After breakfast at your hotel, our representative will pass by your hotel to pick up at 09:00 am then you will continue to the authentic village of Huchuy Qosqo Community in the Sacred Valley, upon arrival and, you will have an affectionate welcome by the members of the community with colorful native clothes and Andean music. Then we will start the preparation of this experience flavors of the Andes known as Pachamanca. It is a way of preparing food that consists of digging a hole in the ground, placing some stones in it, previously heated with firewood. Then, put various types of ingredients on top such as potatoes, cassava, sweet potato, corn, cheese, broad beans, chicken meat, vegetables and other ingredients. After sharing the lunch with the locals, our next destination is visit the picturesque town of Pisac, in about 30 minutes driven we will arrive to 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 to walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc. On our way back you have chance to visit the local Market where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals. Then by our private transportation we will continue to Ollantaytambo train station to continue by train to Aguas Calierntes ór Machu Picchu town.
    • Hotel: In Machu Picchu - Flowers House or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day7 - 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
  • Day8 - Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

    Early Pick up from your Cusco hotel at 05:00 am, 1 hour and 20 minutes driving we will reach Cusipata village, place where we will organize our breakfast in a local restaurant, then 1 hour and 30 minutes more driving accompanied by a spectacular panoramic view with canyons, native villages, alpacas and llamas grazing in the mountains we will arrive at the starting point of our hike which is over 4500 meters. We will prepare our day backpacks and snacks, then we need only 1-hour hike to reach this famous mountain, on the top of the mountain it is quite cold because it runs icy winds, so I recommend bring a warm jacket, wool hat and gloves if you want to appreciate the beauty of the mountain without any discomfort. We have around 30 - 50 minutes to enjoy the beauty of this stunning place. You have two highlights in front of you. A panoramic view towards the Vinicunca mountain with its natural spectacular colors, then when turning 180 degrees, you will have the sight of the prominent snowy mountain of Ausangate. You will simply fall in love with the beauty of these stunning natural wonders, that you will not believe it exists. After taking photos, we will hike downhill to the point we started. As soon as we arrive at the foot of the mountain we relax a few minutes before our car will bring us to the local restaurant for our lunch, then back to Cusco.
    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Day9 - 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
  • Day10 - 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
  • Day11 - 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
  • Day12 - 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
  • Day13 - 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 Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley 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) Comfortable transport for Rainbow Mountain 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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