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Peru, Nature & History

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centro arqueologico de pisa
moray cuzco
danza tijeras


PERU, NATURE & HISTORY - 8D/7N (Minimun 2 pax)
HOTELS
Group
Service (usd)
Private Service (usd)
Single Suppl. (usd)
Tourist Class 3*
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Lima:
Faraona
$ 1.145,00
$ 1.400,00
$ 203,00
Cuzco:
Cantenario
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Puerto Maldonado:
Wasai Tambopata Lodge
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Superior Class 4*
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Lima:
Exclusive
$ 1.246,00
$ 1.500,00
$ 290,00
Cuzco:
Dorado / Plaza
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Puerto Maldonado:
Wasai Tambopata Lodge
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PRICES INCLUDE:
• 07 nights, 7 breakfasts, 01lunch in Cuzco, lunch and dinner during the program in Puerto Maldonado
• Entrance fees
• Train ticket Cuzco/Aguas Calientes/Cuzco
• Transfers and tours specified in the program with English speaking guide and tourism car

NOT INCLUDED:
• Entrance fee to Tambopata’s National Park $ 24.00 per person
• Air ticket Lima/ Puerto Maldonado/Cuzco/Lima, please consider US$ 250.00 per person, subject to confirm by domestic airlines
• Domestic airport taxes per person for each flight USD 6.05 and USD 30.25 for international flight per person
• Extras expenses
• Personal insurance

Note: All rates are per person in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice

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08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS PROGRAM

DAY 01: .../ LIMA
Arriving in Lima, meeting assistance and transfer to the hotel
Overnight.

DAY 02: LIMA / PUERTO MALDONADO
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Departure by domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado
Upon arrival, transfer to the WASAI Maldonado Eco Lodge, where you will enjoy a welcoming tropical fruit beverage Then you will embark for a 4 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata river to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Centre (box lunch on route). During the trip you will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Opportunity to see families of Capybaras, the largest rodents in the world
Arrival to the lodge and accommodation
After a short rest you will have a brief introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner.
After dinner you will make your first visit to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colours, and an occasional encounter with nocturnal mammals. You will enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany your first night in Amazonia. Overnight

DAY 03: WASAI TAMBOPARA LODGE
Wake early (4.30 am) and travel up the Tambopata River for an hour to the Bahuaja- Sonene National Park. You will see a magical sunrise and it is a great opportunity to see animals such as capybaras, tapir, jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin forest. You will observe (from a save distance) one of the greatest spectacle of the rainforest: Hundreds of parrots, parakeets and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on a river bank. You will have a hot drink and a snack whilst watching birds and go for a short walk to look for animals such as monkeys. You will return to the lodge to have a late breakfast. Ethno botanical trekking through one of the trails learning about medicinal plants
After lunch you will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. You will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys travelling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting; you will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat.
After dinner you can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds.  Return to the lodge. Overnight

DAY 04: WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE – PUERTO MALDONADO
After breakfast you will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Eco Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where you will relax in your bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch you will leave and travel for thirty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 3 km hike to the banks of the lake. There you will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. If you are lucky you could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. You will have the opportunity to swim in the lake.
It is time to begin your return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There you will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Eco Lodge. After dinner you will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by verdant vegetation.
Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city
Overnight.

DAY 05: PUERTO MALDONADO / CUZCO
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Departure by domestic flight to Cuzco
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel
Rest of the morning free in order to acclimatize to the altitude
In the afternoon, city tour: the Main Square, which is surrounded by a beautiful stone arched. Here is located the Cathedral, which is exceptional because of its contrasting styles. The convent of Santo Domingo was built above the most important Inca Temple, The temple of the Sun or “Koricancha” as it was known in the Inca language quechua.
Afterwards visit to the nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, made of three gigantic terraces superimposed in a zigzag form and surrounded by enormous walls of rock, some of which are up to 300 metres in length; Kenko, was a religious centre formed by a calcareous rock. It has underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheatre with stone seats; Puca Pucara, or the “Red Fort” was a military base made of stone stairways, terraces and walls and Tambomachay, well known as “Baths of the Incas” a place dedicated to the cult of the water, formed by aqueducts channels and small cascades worked in rock.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight.

DAY 06: CUZCO / MACHUPICCHU /CUZCO
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning transfer to the train station
Departure by train to Aguas Calientes train station
Arrive and transfer to Machupicchu citadel by bus, it is also called “The lost City of the Incas”. It was planned and constructed in two distinct areas. One of them being the agricultural formed by the cultivation terraces or platforms and located in the precipitous hillside part of the mountain, and the urban area where MachuPicchu´s inhabitants lived. On the top part there is a line that separates the agricultural and urban areas. In the urban sector you can observe two very well defined civil engineering works. One is the residential neighbourhoods and the other the canal system. Both constructions did not reach the same perfection in their finishing of the buildings of the Sacred Valley (temples, mausoleums, squares, real houses). Here it is very common to see the use of the trapezoidal window and of niches where they deposited their idols as well as the prevalence of the rectangular constructions of a single floor.
After guided visit of the ruins, lunch in a local restaurant
In the afternoon, departure by train to Cuzco, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.

DAY 07: CUZCO/LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport.
Departure by domestic flight to Lima
Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day at leisure
Overnight

DAY 08: LIMA / …
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, city tour of Lima: The Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Government Palace, the Archibishop's Palace, the Cathedral and the Palacio Municipal , Convent of San Francisco, which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America with the subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Lima's colonial past. Then visit to the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre of contemporary Lima.
A suitable time transfer to airport to take your international flight

 

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