Peru Amazon jungle – Machupichu and Titicaca 11 Days
With this Peru Amazon tour we will share with you our passion for the Amazon birdwatching, this is an unparalleled experience in the Peruvian Amazon jungle that will allow you to birdwatch some of the most unique species of birds in different ecosystems such as high forest, bamboo forest, very lowlands, swampy areas, forest terrain, river banks during the day. and at night and much more in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve. You will have the opportunity to observe birds such as the famous Amazon Kingfisher, Orinoco Goose, the Black Caracara, the Bat Hawk, the Great Potoo, the rare Hoatzin or the impressive Hornet Screamer among others.
Pick up from the hotel to start our visit to the city of Lima. We will start in the Historic Center of Lima, the museum of the central reserve bank, where you will appreciate the "Treasures of Peru Collection", a select exhibition of gold objects, ceramics and textiles. of various pre-Columbian cultures. We will continue with our tour appreciating the monumental complex of San Francisco, which constitutes the largest sample of colonial religious art in America. A visit to its underground crypts known as “Catacombs” stands out.
Day 1.- Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to our office to receive information about the route. Transfer to the port where you take the boat for an hour to our ecolodge. After settling in our bungalows, we will see how an introductory jungle walk for two hours in the dense tropical forest of Tambopata, guided by a local expert guide who will help you see a variety of trees that can be more than five hundred years old.During this time, you can see some species of wild animals such as toucans, orioles, parrots, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our Amazon rainforest within the Tambopata National Reserve (278,000 hectares protected under Peruvian law).After lunch, we will visit the Isla de los Monos (Monkey island) located in front of our lodge through the Madre de Dios River, in this place there are different species of monkeys, such as the brown capuchin, the squirrel monkey all of them on the island, after the activity we will return to the Jungle lodge.At night, we will look for alligators, they are usually on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. This time you will have to bring a flashlight since this activity takes place in the darkness of the night.On this tour with some luck we can see the largest family in the world that is the Peruvian guinea pig family; Then return to the lodge, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2.- Before breakfast early, we will make a short boat trip to the entrance of Lake Sandoval, then we will check in at the control point, taking a 3-kilometer (2-mile) walk to Lake Sandoval. After a pleasant interpretive walk in the nature reserve, the wildlife guides (Hoatzin, puma heron, eagles, howler monkeys, black capuchins and black alligators).In our Canoe ride, it is possible to observe in the giant otter family of the river (which is in danger of extinction) and in the largest caiman, with more than 4 meters long, return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch.After lunch, there are some hours to rest or use the pool, before nightfall we will do a night walk around the ecolodge to see nocturnal creatures.With the security of the case and using flashlights to find diversity of insects and with some luck some snakes, then we will return to the ecolodge for our dinner and rest.
After reakfast adventure circuit is reached by climbing a system of towers and stairs that ascend to the tops of the trees and a platform 30 meters above the surface of the forest. You will feel the air flow in your face as you cross the suspension bridge, which leads to a platform wrapped around the huge trunk of a tree, one of the thickest and strongest trees found in the rainforest.Orchids and other aerial plants that grow between tall branches are usually seen closely as the nests of many birds.We return by the bridge of the canopy and climb to the high platform that marks the beginning of the zipline cable, almost 200 m long, that we fly through the air flow like eagles towards a platform.The views are exceptional only harmonized by the enjoyment of overcoming our fears and the adrenaline that flows through us.The footbridge of 200 m long, which hangs on the ground, leaves this system; an act of balance takes us to the platform at the beginning of the second Zip line, flies back to the tower that goes down to the forest floor.After lunch, we go to the river to practice kayaking, well protected with high quality life vests, and followed by a motorboat that guarantees greater security; This activity is quiet and accessible to everyone.Going down the river, or against the flow of the river, we can easily see the countless birds that inhabit this areaBefore dinner, we will make a night walk through the lodge to appreciate the diversity of insects, amphibians, reptiles and other nocturnal animals. then night in the jungle lodge
Last chance to see the amazon rainforest in the morning before lunch you could go for pictures of the river or for a short walk around the ecolodge where many animals go looking for food in the garden. After breakfast, return to the city of Puerto Maldonado, ready for transfer to the airport for flight to Cusco.
Arrival in the city of Cusco, reception at the airport for transfer to the selected hotel depending on time of arrival evening at leisure
Pickup from the hotel to start the visit to the city we will start by visiting the Qoricancha also known as the temple, we will continue our tour heading towards the 04 archaeological sites: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucar and Tambomachay.
After visiting Cusco surrounding attractions you will have afternoon at leisure so you can get back to hotel to rest and aclimatise to altitude or explore by yourself Cusco
Pick up from the hotel to start our visit to the Sacred Valley. We will take our bus to the first point, the archaeological site of Pisaq, where our guide will give us an explanation of the importance of this archaeological center, then we will continue visiting its typical market.
- Buffet lunch included
Pm After our lunch we will go to the archaeological group of Ollantaytambo where we will appreciate one of the wonderful works that the Incas left us. We will stay in this beautiful town waiting for the departure of our train.
Pm Departure of the tourist train from the Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes
- Arrival in Aguas Calientes, transfer to the selected hotel.
- Free dinner
- Night in Aguas Calientes
Pick up from the hotel to accompany you to take the bus to the Machupicchu Sanctuary. Guided tour of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu for a time of 02h30. Free time for your personal visit or return to Aguas Calientes
PM Departure of the tourist train to the Ollantaytambo station
Arrival to Ollantaytambo, transfer to Plaza Regocijo in Cusco.
- Free dinner
- Night in Cusco
06h30 Pick up from the hotel – transfer to the tourist bus terminal
07h00 Departure of the tourist bus to Puno, during our tour we will make several stops to see the different tourist attractions of the route. The first point to visit will be the Church of Andahuaylillas where we will see the indoctrination of the Inca race and beautiful paintings and altarpieces in gold leaf. We will continue with our tour until we reach the Temple of Wirakocha in Raqchi, an immense temple dedicated to the sun.
- We will stop in Sicuani to have lunch
After our delicious lunch we will pass by La Raya, the highest point (4,400 masl). between Puno and Cusco, here we can appreciate the snow-capped mountains that surround the area. Finally we will visit the lithic museum of Pucara.
- Arrival in Puno, reception at the terminal, transfer to your hotel
- Free dinner
- Night in Puno
08h30 Transfer hotel – port to visit one of the Floating Islands of the Uros (5 km west of the Port of Puno, 20 minutes by boat), unique in the world, formed based on Totora (aquatic herbaceous plant), inhabited by Uro-Aymara families who build and roof their houses with Totora mats. They are called "the people of the lake" and their origins date back to times before the Incas. They maintain the tradition of artisanal fishing, as well as hunting wild birds. The men are skilled drivers of Totora rafts and the women are expert weavers.
At the end of this visit we will go by boat to the island of Taquile, which in colonial times was used as a prison. In that place we will be able to share with the inhabitants, who will present us their textile crafts. Also, we can tour part of the island, visiting some non-tourist areas where there are temples, tombs and terraces from the pre-Inca era. As we go along, our guide will explain to us the forms of traditional cultivation and some ancestral customs that are maintained to this day. Then, we will go down to the port to take our boat and start the return trip to Puno.
- Free dinner
- Night in Puno
- Breakfast included
- At the indicated time, transfer to the Juliaca airport (03 hours before the flight time)
- Flight Juliaca – Lima
- End of our service
- In case of additional night in Lima is under request