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Peru Package 15 Days/14Nights

Level Moderate
Duration 15 Days/14 Nights
Location LIMA – PARACAS – BALLESTAS - CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU - PUNO.
Season All year upon request
Departure Every day upon request

 

Itinerary description

Day 1 : ARRIVAL TO LIMA

Upon your arrival to Lima, your host will be at the airport to take you to your hotel very well located around Miraflores area.

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 2 : COLONIAL AND MODERN CITY TOUR

In the afternoon your guide will pick you up from the hotel to take around Lima City. This tour includes colonial sightseeing tour which includes visit to San Francisco monastery & The Catacombs. A sightseeing tour where you will have the chance to see the Government Palace, the Main Cathedral, The City Hall and some old colonial houses, Huaca Pucllana and Miraflores area . You will be left at your hotel and around 18:30 we will pick you up from the hotel to take you to see the Magic circuit of water at Parque de la Reserva and finally Barranco and its beautiful picturesque houses and el Puente de los Suspiros.

** **Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS

Very early in the morning around 6am we will leave the hotel to drive directly to Paracas. Having lunch on road or upon your arrival in the hotel. Then you will be left at the hotel Libertador Paracas where you will spend the night. This is a beautiful hotel we can recommend you to stay in since there are areas and a you could enjoy to.

(Breakfast/Lunch)

**Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 4: PARACAS – BALLESTAS - PARACAS

Early in the morning you will be taken to the Ballestas islands where you will have the chance to see its wild life and enjoy its natural beauty. After that you will be taken to your private car to go back to Lima where you will spend the night and have the rest of the day to rest.

**Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 5: LIMA – PUERTO MALDONADA TAMBOTA

At the coordinated time your guide will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Lima airport where you will board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival & Reception. Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters Upon arrival from Lima, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.

Transfer Boat - Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Boxed Lunch. Orientation Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips. Dinner. Caiman Search We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

(Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner).

**Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 6 : REFUGIO AMAZONAS

Breakfast. Oxbow Lake Visit We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here. You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely. Lunch. Farm Visit Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbor community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops - just about every plant and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.

Dinner.

Tambopata National Reserve Lectures Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

**Overnight at Refugio Amazonas.

Day 7: REFUGIO AMAZONAS

Breakfast. Parrot Clay Lick A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank. Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active. Lunch.

Brazil Nut Trail and Camp A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest's only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying.

Mammal Clay Lick Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets. Dinner.

Night walk You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

**Overnight at Refugio Amazonas

Day 8: MALDONADO-CUSCO

Breakfast. Transfer Boat - Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port

Transfer Tambopata River Port to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters

Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules.

Arrival to Cusco, reception and transfer to the hotel. Morning to acclimatize to the altitude

(Breakfast).

**Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 9: URUBAMBA RIVER RAFTING:

After breakfast, we will hit the road for the Urubamba river where we will have one day of rafting. This section of rafting is excellent for first timers. It includes both class II and class III finishing with the class III + El Resbaladero (The Slide). After rafting, we will stop for a picnic lunch in the country side then we will go to the hotel where you will spend the night located at the Sacred Valley.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 10: OLLANTAYTAMBO - MACHUPICCHU

Early this morning at the settled time the guide will pick you up from the hotel to take you to the Train station where you will board the train to Machupicchu town . Upon your arrival you will be taken to your hotel to have a free day at leisure so you can explore the area with your guide, lunch at one of the Restaurants located at Aguas Calientes town . Dinner at the hotel

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 11: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO (PRIVATE SERVICE)

Early this morning you will get ready to go up to Machupicchu with your guide. This would be your chance to hike Huaynapicchu Mountain to have an amazing view from the top of this mountain or just walk around the citadel and exploring this amazing place with your guide. At the settled time you will be taken to the train station to board the train back to Cusco.

(Breakfast / Lunch)

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 12 : HOME COOKING LESSONS IN CUSCO AND CITY TOUR

This would be a funny and cultural day. We will you up from your hotel and transfer them to a local food market, where passengers will receive a briefing by our Chef about local ingredients, and will also have the opportunity to buy them, interacting with local producers and suppliers, a whole experiential sojourn in a traditional Andean market. Then our chef will invite you to his house for a private culinary lesson, starting with the preparation of the famous Pisco Sour moving on to some entrées and main courses. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the chef at his house where between stories and pictures you will really get the most out of this culinary lesson.

After lunch or just resting for a while, you will meet your guide for a guided city tour. This tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, over 450 years old, the Temple of the Sun, the Koricancha and the magnificent ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.

(breakfast / Dinner)

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 13 : CUSCO – RAQCHI – LA RAYA – PUNO

This experience will start in Cusco City, we will pick you up from your hotel to take to the bus station that will take you to Puno the bus departs at 7:30am. Along the way, you will make stops at various Archaeological sites: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and Pukara, with guided tours at each stop. You will also enjoy a delicious buffet Lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Eventually, you will arrive to Puno at about 5:30pm, there will be our representative waiting your to take you to your hotel for the night.

(Breakfast / Lunch).

** Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 14: PUNO – UROS - TAQUILE

This day will start early around 7:45am with a pickup from your hotel and transfer to the docks on the lake where we will depart by a traditional boat. After about 30 minutes we will arrive to the world famous Floating Islands of Uros. We will just stop there for a brief tour before continuing to Taquile and then we will return to your hotel where you will spend the night

( Breakfast/Lunch )

**Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 15: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA

Transfer out from your hotel to the Juliaca airport to take your flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival to Lima our representative will be waiting for you to give you some assintance and help you with your check in to your international flight back home.

End of our services.

 

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