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Peru Signature Amazon and Machu Picchu

Exceptional Machu Picchu and The Amazon Luxury Journey

12 Days

Welcome to your trip of a lifetime!

12 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

The extraordinary awaits!

Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Day 2

Experience Colonial Lima with Larco Herrera Museum and Barranco neighborhood

Day 3 - 5

Fly to Cusco, head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to start your 3 Nights Explora Valle Sagrado all-inclusive culture & adventure experience program.

Day 6

Discover the fortress town of Ollantaytambo, before proceeding to Machu Picchu area

Day 7

Explore the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and hike Huayna Picchu. Travel to Cusco in the evening with the Belmond Hiram Bingham.

Day 8

Immerse yourself in the stunning colonial architecture and archaeology of Cusco

Day 9 - 11

Fly to Iquitos, 3 Nights Delfin III all-inclusive Amazon expedition cruise

Day 12

Departure from Peru

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Day 1: ARRIVE LIMA

Welcome to Peru!

Welcome to Peru!
Start your Signature Amazon and Machu Picchu luxury journey with a stay in Lima.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Miraflores Park
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: LIMA

Discover the City of Kings

Peru’s capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a large architectural complex with places such as the historic San Martín Square, Plaza de Armas, Casa Aliaga, the Cathedral and the Larco Museum, with its collection of pottery, gold and silver works, mummies, and ceramics from the Chimu, Mohica and other pre-Inca civilizations.

Explore the colorful streets and art scene of Barranco, Lima’s most bohemian district. The lively coastal neighborhood first became popular towards the end of the 19th Century, drawing an influx of poets, writers, and artists. Visit the Plaza San Francisco, home to the 19th century Iglesia San Francisco, encircled by boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. The neighborhood’s arts scene is still thriving, with over a dozen art galleries dotted around the area, including the Museo Pedro de Osna and the Mario Testino museum, an abundance of street art, and regular street fairs and folk music festivals.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Miraflores Park
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3-5: LIMA / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Experience a bird's-eye view Machu Picchu

Fly to Cusco and proceed to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to start your Explora Valle Sagrado. A three night all-inclusive culture and adventure program.

Explora Lodge all-inclusive culture and adventure program includes accommodation, all meals, beverages, ground transfers, and half- and full-day scheduled guided excursions.

Venture through through the architectural magnificence of the Incas in Machu Picchu, isolated villages, archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac, to Andean pampas and mountains or Apus, considered by locals as guardians of people and nature.

  • Accommodations: Explora Valle Sagrado
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Day 6: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS / MACHU PICCHU

Explore Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

Explore the fortress town of Ollantaytambo before traveling to Machu Picchu aboard the Sacred Valley Train.

Ollantaytambo is where you will find the best surviving example of Inca town planning. Many of the building foundations in old town Ollantaytambo were built by the Incans, and most of the Incan canchas, or blocks, are still intact. The Fortress was first a place of worship, as well as a location for studying astronomy. It was here that Manco Inca defeated the Spanish in 1538 before fleeing to the mountains of Vilcabamba.

The 16 massive terraces spread before you are a testimony to the magnificent Inca masonry. Climb the steep stone steps up to the imposing fortress at the top of the mountain – around 260 steps! From there, the view down the valley is superb and you can admire the huge monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun.

Enjoy included immersive experiences at your hotel and surrounding cloud forest that is home to 372 native orchid species, more than 200 kinds of birds, and 111 species of butterfly.

  • Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 7: MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas during a visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu hike.

Begin with an exhilarating hike up Huayna Picchu, which has an ascent of just over 1,000 feet. Once at the top, the views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary and well worth the climbing effort.
From the Huayna Picchu summit, the scale and ingenuity of Machu Picchu and its various structures and terraces is fully revealed.

Explore Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” known as the holy grail for lovers of Inca monuments, and the most famous archaeological site in all South America.

You will be amazed and feel inspired as you walk around the citadel’s agricultural terraces, royal houses, and temples. Enjoy a second entrance to the citadel, giving you additional time to explore on your own.

Travel to Cusco aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Today
Day 8: CUSCO

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas

Discover the stunning colonial architecture and archaeology of Cusco.

Inside Cusco’s historical center, be amazed by the historical sites and structures, including Koricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun, and the Convent of Santo Domingo, whose stones were once covered with gold! The main square is where you will find the beautiful Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral.

Sacsayhuamán is perched on a hill on the northern outskirts of Cusco. In addition to a wonderful view over Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacsayhuamán boasts massive stones – measuring up to 13 feet tall – placed tightly together, creating a fortress-like structure.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 9-11: CUSCO / AMAZON

Explore the Amazon onboard the Delfin III

Fly to Iquitos and explore the Amazon with the Delfin III, where breathtaking sceneries, luxurious forests, and natural life are at their finest. All of these endless expanses of the river come together for an amazing experience.

Your three-night expedition cruise includes suite accommodation, all meals, all excursions and equipment (including rubber boots and rain ponchos), transfers to/from vessel, entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, natural juices, and beverages.

  • Accommodations: Delfin III
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
Day 12 DEPART PERU

End of your 12-day trip

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will connect with your departure flight from Peru.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Interested in this trip?
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With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


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