Lima – Where Adventure Begins!
Step into the vibrant embrace of Lima, where your extraordinary journey begins! Feel the pulse of excitement as you arrive in this captivating city, ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Rest and rejuvenate in the comfort of a luxurious hotel, preparing to delve into the remarkable experiences that lie ahead. Leave the details to us – we can arrange seamless airport transportation for your convenience!
If you have some time to spare, prepare to be enchanted by Lima’s rich history and tantalizing culinary scene. Immerse yourself in captivating museums and awe-inspiring churches, and surrender to the temptation of world-renowned local cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting Pucllana Temple in the Miraflores district, a mesmerizing marvel that has withstood the test of time for 1,500 years. As the sun sets, witness the temple’s magical illumination and treat your palate to a culinary feast at the temple’s exquisite onsite restaurant, which stays open late.
Your overnight stay in Lima marks the dawning of an extraordinary adventure, where anticipation blends with the promise of unforgettable moments.
Day 2: Cusco – Unveiling the Ancient Wonders
Prepare to be transported to the mystical city of Cusco, the gateway to an untold world of wonders. After a delightful breakfast, we’ll whisk you away to the airport, where your flight to Cusco awaits. As you touch down in this historic city, a River Explorers representative will warmly greet you, offering a glimpse into the exhilarating days that lie ahead, along with optional activities that will make your heart race with excitement.
Cusco is not merely a starting point for Machu Picchu; it is a treasure trove of its own. Immerse yourself in the living history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where buildings dating back to pre-Columbian times grace the landscape. Stand in awe at the magnificent Plaza de Armas, once a place of significance during the Incan era, known as the Square of the Warrior. Journey through time at the Machu Picchu Museum, a captivating experience for those embarking on or returning from the iconic destination.
The splendor of Cusco Cathedral beckons, showcasing a fusion of Gothic and Baroque architecture, adorned with breathtaking colonial gold work. Just a short drive away, lies Sacsayhuaman, an ancient fortified city built long before the Incas settled in the region. Marvel at the colossal stone walls, meticulously stacked without mortar, later expanded by the ingenious Incas.
For the seekers of thrills and adventurers at heart, Cusco offers a plethora of optional tours. Embark on a 3-hour exploration of history and culture, visiting Sacsayhuaman and the renowned Cathedral. Mountain biking enthusiasts can choose between a day tour to Maras’ Incan ruins and the still-operational 600-year-old salt mines, or a thrilling 3-day expedition from the Andes to the captivating Amazon rainforest, including a refreshing dip in Peru’s warmest hot springs.
Immerse yourself in nature’s embrace with an unforgettable horseback riding tour. Saddle up and embark on a journey through picturesque landscapes, ancient sites like the giant-carved rock at Kenko, and the intriguing Tambomachay with its flowing water fountains. As you return to the ranch, soak in the beauty of quaint villages, lush forests, and vibrant rock formations.
No matter which option you choose, these captivating experiences will ignite the fire within your spirit and set the stage for an adventure that will surpass your wildest dreams.
Overnight in Cusco – where ancient wonders and thrilling possibilities converge, beckoning you to discover the extraordinary.
Day 3-5: Huchuy Cusco Trek – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Prepare to embark on a mesmerizing three-day adventure that will transport you to the very heart of Peru’s breathtaking landscapes and ancient wonders. Brace yourself for an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul as you traverse the awe-inspiring Huchuy Cusco Trek, immersing yourself in the majestic Sacred Valley and culminating in the legendary Machu Picchu.
As you navigate pristine paths, be prepared to be enchanted by the vibrant colors and rich cultural tapestry of the Peruvian villages that grace your journey. Marvel at the sheer magnificence of enormous terraces and the megalithic walls of Ollantaytambo, a testament to the architectural brilliance of the Incas. Let your spirit soar as you uncover the secrets of the mystical Sun Temple, rumored to rival the splendor of Machu Picchu itself.
The adventure continues to the enchanting Pisac, where you’ll be captivated by its intricate water ducts, terraces hewn into solid rock, and the awe-inspiring Sun Temple. Immerse yourself in the seamless blend of ancient history and vibrant modern life that pulsates through the charming village and bustling market of Pisac.
And then, the moment arrives – Machu Picchu reveals itself in all its glory. Perched high in the clouds at an astounding altitude of nearly 8,000 feet, this remarkable citadel once welcomed the greatest emperors of the Incan era. Stand in awe of its immaculate preservation and allow yourself to be transported back in time as you witness the awe-inspiring original architecture that still stands today. Let the panoramic views of the majestic Sacred Valley and the surrounding mountains steal your breath away.
Immerse yourself in the captivating ruins of Machu Picchu, exploring its intricate pathways and restored outlying buildings that offer a tantalizing glimpse into its former grandeur. Marvel at the terraced fields that sustained the thriving civilization that once flourished within these ancient walls.
But your adventure doesn’t end there. A luxurious coach awaits to whisk you away to the enchanting city of Puno, a place steeped in two thousand years of history. As you gaze upon the mesmerizing expanse of Lake Titicaca, allow yourself to be enveloped in the legends of the Incan empire, with tales of the first Inca rising from the depths of the lake at the command of the Sun God.
Indulge in the comfort of your Puno hotel, where delightful culinary delights and restful accommodations await. Awaken to the promise of new discoveries as your exploration of Peru continues.
Join us on this extraordinary expedition, where ancient wonders, breathtaking landscapes, and captivating history converge to create an experience that will ignite your spirit of adventure and leave an everlasting impression. Let the incomparable beauty of Peru captivate your soul and inspire a lifelong love for exploration!
Overnight: Experience 1 night of enchanting tent camping surrounded by the allure of the Andes, followed by 1 night in a cozy Aguas Calientes hotel nestled in the heart of history.
Day 6: Puno – Where Legends Come to Life!
Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a scenic drive to the captivating city of Puno, where panoramic vistas of the majestic Andes and expansive flatlands unfold before your eyes. Relax in the lap of luxury aboard a comfortable coach, indulging in a delectable buffet lunch and refreshing beverages while an English-speaking guide regales you with tales of the adventures that lie ahead.
Nestled on the shores of the mystical Lake Titicaca, Puno is a city steeped in two thousand years of history and mythology. Allow yourself to be captivated by the legends that shroud this ancient land, as the very first Inca is said to have emerged from the crystalline waters of the lake, summoned by the Sun God to lay the foundation of the magnificent Incan empire.
As night descends upon Puno, settle into the comfort of your hotel, knowing that you are on the cusp of immersing yourself in the wonders that await. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast, ready to embark on another day of extraordinary exploration.
Let the magic of Puno unfold before your eyes as you delve deeper into its rich heritage and vibrant culture. Open your heart and mind to the ancient tales that echo through the city’s cobblestone streets, and let the spirit of the Incan empire guide you on this remarkable journey.
Your voyage of discovery continues, as you embrace the allure of Peru and its extraordinary treasures. With each passing day, your connection to this mystical land deepens, leaving an indelible imprint on your soul that will endure for a lifetime.
Join us on this epic expedition, where history, legend, and natural beauty converge to create an experience that will ignite your passion for adventure and inspire an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Let the wonders of Puno captivate your spirit and fill your heart with memories that will last forever.
Overnight in a Puno hotel, where comfort and warmth embrace you, accompanied by delightful breakfasts and a delectable lunch that will tantalize your taste buds.
Day 7: Lake Titicaca Tour – Discover the Magic of South America’s Largest Lake!
Prepare for a captivating journey as you spend a full day exploring the remarkable islands of Lake Titicaca, a place of awe-inspiring beauty and rich cultural heritage. This expansive lake holds the distinction of being the largest in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world.
Your adventure begins on the enchanting island of Amantani, where you will immerse yourself in the customs and traditions of the local community. Marvel at the adobe homes that dot the landscape, a testament to the ancient construction techniques still preserved today. The residents of Amantani are renowned for their exquisite textiles and ceramics, showcasing their exceptional craftsmanship. Experience a way of life untouched by modern technology, as the absence of cars and machines ensures that all farming is carried out by hand. While some homes have embraced solar panels, most still rely on battery or hand-cranked power, creating a unique and sustainable environment.
After savoring a delightful sampling of the local cuisine during a relaxing lunch, your journey continues to the floating Uros islands. These islands, crafted entirely from totora reeds, provide not only homes but also transportation for their inhabitants. You’ll be fascinated to discover that these islands, belonging to the Uros tribe that predates Incan civilization, can be moved if necessary, a testament to their ingenious design and adaptability.
From here, you’ll be transferred to Juliaca, where you’ll spend the night, allowing the enchantment of Lake Titicaca to linger in your heart.
Overnight: Unwind in the comfort of a Juliaca hotel, accompanied by a delightful breakfast and a scrumptious lunch that will tantalize your taste buds.
Day 8-15: Tambopata Candamo – Embark on an Unforgettable Amazon Jungle Rafting Adventure!
While the first week of your tour has been filled with intrigue and enjoyment, the second week promises exhilarating fun and unforgettable adventures. Setting off from Juliaca, prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before you as you journey through majestic mountains and lush jungles. Finally, you’ll reach the Tambopata River, where the true excitement begins as you embark on a thrilling river-rafting experience that will leave you in awe.
The Tambopata River flows through the National Reserve, a protected area dedicated to preserving the precious forest and providing sanctuary for an incredible array of wildlife. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this biodiversity hotspot, where nature thrives in its purest form. Encounter a staggering variety of species, from 127 types of amphibians to 103 species of mammals. The lush flora will enchant you, with towering cedar, majestic mahogany, and the cherished Brazil nut trees adding to the tapestry of the rainforest. Get ready to be amazed as you navigate the river, surrounded by this astonishing environment, for several days of exhilarating rafting.
Overnight: Embrace the thrill of tent camping, immersing yourself in nature’s embrace. Enjoy delicious breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and mouthwatering dinners that will energize you for the adventures that lie ahead.
Join us on this extraordinary expedition, where the serene beauty of Lake Titicaca and the exhilaration of Amazon jungle rafting converge to create an experience that will ignite your sense of adventure and forge memories that will last a lifetime. Let the wonders of Peru’s natural landscapes captivate your spirit and awaken your adventurous soul!
DAY 9-12: Whitewater Rafting
Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as we take you where no other Peru adventure tour dares to go. Delve deep into the remote reaches of the Amazon jungle for three exhilarating days of whitewater rafting through thrilling Level III and IV rapids. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience surrounded by untouched wilderness and discover a world where exotic flora and fauna reign supreme, leaving you in awe at every turn.
Overnight: Embrace the thrill of tent camping, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the jungle. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and delicious dinners that will fuel your spirit of adventure.
DAY 13: Floating along the Tambopata
Enter a realm of tranquility as we navigate the calm stretch of the Tambopata River, offering you the chance to simply float along and absorb the breathtaking surroundings. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the jungle at a leisurely pace, allowing you to encounter magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic giant river otters as they gracefully swim by, and marvel at the unique and rare species that call this paradise home, including the vibrant hoatzin, elusive caiman, and enchanting horned screamers.
Overnight: Continue your enchanting camping experience in comfortable tents, enjoying nourishing breakfasts, delectable lunches, and delightful dinners.
DAY 14: Tabara River
Embark on a motor boat adventure along the Tabara River, transporting you to our next destination. After days of thrilling rafting and camping, indulge in the comfort of a lodge, providing a well-deserved opportunity to relax and regroup. Enjoy the amenities of the lodge and perhaps savor an early night’s rest, preparing yourself for the exciting adventures that await you the next day.
Overnight: Find sanctuary in the cozy lodge, surrounded by nature’s wonders. Savor mouthwatering breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and delectable dinners.
DAY 15: Macaw Clay Lick – Witness the Colorful Macaws
Today is a truly special day as we unveil the breathtaking beauty of the Macaw Clay Lick. These magnificent birds, with their vibrant plumage, have faced a decline in population. Witness a dedicated conservation project that aims to study their breeding and protect their future. Rise early to catch a glimpse of these charismatic birds in their natural habitat, their colorful feathers adding a splash of brilliance to the verdant jungle surroundings.
After this extraordinary experience, a three-hour journey will take you to Puerto Maldonado, where you will spend your last night of the tour, reminiscing on the incredible adventures that have unfolded.
Overnight: Conclude your journey in a comfortable lodge, where you can reflect on your Amazon Jungle expedition. Indulge in delectable breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and delightful dinners.
Day 16: Lima – Farewell to a Land of Wonders
After immersing yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Amazon Jungle for over a week, it’s time to bid farewell. Our private van will transport you to the Lima airport, where you will catch your flight back to your home country. If you wish to extend your stay and explore Lima further, we would be delighted to assist you in finding a hotel at an additional cost, allowing you to savor the vibrant city before continuing your journey.