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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge & Machu Picchu Tour

10 Days | From $3,590


Highlights

  • Observe tropical Amazon wildlife
  • Traverse an Amazon canopy walkway
  • Explore Machu Picchu & Cusco
  • Visit villages in the Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy a privately guided Machu Picchu tour

Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazonica is situated in southern Peru on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, adjacent to the wildlife-rich Tambopata National Reserve. Observe a variety of wildlife, listen to the sounds of the jungle while relaxing in a hammock, and finish the trip with a private tour of the famous Inca fortress Machu Picchu.

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Pricing

  • TRIP LENGTH10 days
  • SUPERIOR LAND ONLYFrom $3,590 (4/5-star hotels)
  • INTERNAL FLIGHTSFrom $550 per person (aprox)
  • Semi-private tour:
*Prices based on 2+ travelers

Included
  • Private tour with professional Andean Discovery guide(s)
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy
  • All activities, transfers, and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Most meals
Not Included
  • International round-trip airfare to Lima
  • Fees for passport and travel insurance
  • Gratuities

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Upon evening arrival in Lima, you will be met by Andean Discovery staff and transferred to your hotel, conveniently located just steps from the Lima airport.

Overnight: Lima Airport Wyndham

Note: Superior lodging is listed. Please contact us for information about Standard lodging.

The capital of the Inca Empire awaits! This morning, Andean Discovery staff will assist with your check-in for the spectacular one-hour flight over the Andes Mountains to Cusco.  Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your local Andean Discovery guide and driver and begin the journey toward the Sacred Valley. Extending from Cusco to the intriguing 15th-century city of Machu Picchu and surrounded by the Andes, the Sacred Valley is home to archeological sites and small towns alike. Prepare to experience this balance of what was and what is—ancient civilization and modern life.

The first stop is Sacsayhuaman, featuring some of the largest and most impressive stonework of the Incas.  Marvel at the massive limestone boulders and ponder how the Incas transported, carved, and meticulously positioned the stones so that not even a sheet of paper fit between them.  Next, visit a Quechua community and participate in a ceremonial offering to Mother Earth.  Learn about the important role of weaving in Peruvian culture before continuing your descent into the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a private estate and peruse its fine collection of Inca and colonial artifacts. Later this afternoon, you’ll check in to your room at an Andean paradise with fragrant gardens and mountain views.

Overnight: Hacienda Urubamba (B, L, D)

This morning. head to Moray, an important Inca ruins site whose multi-terraced architecture made it an advanced bio-agricultural laboratory in its time. The changes in altitude between levels allowed for experimentation with different conditions, and ultimately allowed the Inca to perfect their farming techniques.

We’ll then visit a rural Quechua village and participate in a Pachamanca ceremony with community members. This revered tradition pays homage to Mother Earth by cooking meats and produce in a baking hole underground using heat from stones that have been left in the fire. Enjoy delicious local potatoes, lamb, chicken, corn, beans, and cheese, and learn about how this custom celebrates the fertility of the earth. After lunch, we head to the incredible salt ponds of Maras. Since before the Inca, this mountainside cascade of thermal springs has provided salt for the area’s residents. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and relax on your own.

Overnight: Hacienda Urubamba (B, L, D)

This morning continue down the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo, home to the royal estate of the ninth Inca, Pachacuti, one of the most important Inca rulers because of his role in expanding the empire throughout South America. Today, Ollantaytambo is thought to be the only remaining example of pre-Colombian urban planning. It still retains the original street plan and foundations designed by the Incas. Later this morning, experience one of the world’s great train rides as you embark on the journey to Machu Picchu. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views as the mighty Urubamba River carves its way through the Andean peaks outside your window. Descend into the cloud forest and arrive in Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Our staff will assist you to your boutique eco-lodge, Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, situated in 13 acres of cloud forest garden along the Urubamba River. This afternoon is free to spend as you desire, with opportunities to visit thermal hot springs, a natural sweat lodge sauna, and a serene orchid pavilion. For those who just can’t wait, an optional visit to Machu Picchu can also be scheduled during this time. (Additional cost for extra Machu Picchu visit today and must be booked at least 30 days in advance.)

Overnight: Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (B, L, D)

This morning take a short bus ride to the sacred ruins at Machu Picchu for a comprehensive private tour. Explore these extraordinary ruins with your guide and visit the industrial area, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, ceremonial fountaints and baths, and the Sacred Plazas. Opt for an exhilarating 1-hour hike up the steep trail to the summit of Huayna Picchu (Young Peak), for a birds-eye view of Machu Picchu.

After your visit, transfer to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, you will be met by your driver and transferred the rest of the way to Cusco. This evening enjoy dinner on your own at one of Cusco’s many fine restaurants.

Overnight: Palacio del Inka (B, L)

This morning you will be met by Andean Discovery staff and transferred to the airport in time for your morning flight to Puerto Maldonado, Amazon basin. Upon arrival, you will be met by staff from Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica and transfer to the boarding wharf. A 45-minute boat ride, in canoe equipped with outboard motor, will take you down the Made de Díos River to the lodge.

After a short briefing, settle in to your beautiful cabaña and enjoy lunch in the dining room. Take a siesta, share a refreshing teatime, and get ready for the afternoon excursion. Choose from 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra lodge. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along one of the nearby trails to discover the Amazon Basin. The trails offer an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees including the Shihuahuaco and the strangely beautiful strangler fig. Here you’ll find excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.

Tonight we recommend the River by Night excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride downriver from the lodge. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits while searching for nightjars, owls, capybaras, and big caimans.

Afterward, enjoy cocktails at the lodge before dinner. Retire early to your own cabana, or join the local naturalists to talk about the experience of life in the rainforest as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica (B, L, D)

Rest in bed or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

This morning you may opt to visit the Sandoval Lake, an excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like, oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, and side-neck turtles.

Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch then consider a visit to the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy and Anaconda Walk. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, begins your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and the three-toed sloth. If you wish, you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers.

After your descent from the Canopy, experience the 30-minute Anaconda Walk along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, trees, and perhaps even serpents in this flooded marshland.

Before dinner, visit the Ecomedia Center for the daily nature presentation.

Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica (B, L, D)

This morning take a 45-minute boat ride to Gamitana Creek. Explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranhas, caimans, turtles, and birds. When you reach the embarkation point, board a canoe and navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way.

Return to Gamitana Farm in time for a well-earned picnic lunch, followed by a short, guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables.

Back at the lodge, make time for relaxation with Inkaterra’s special services at ENA Spa, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River facing Rolin Island — a great spot for watching an Amazonian sunset. The ENA Spa is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., offering traditional massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology services.

Overnight: Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica (B, L, D)

Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit the Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty, and adaptability of these fascinating insects.

Transfer to the airport in Puerto Maldonado in time for your flight to Lima (with connection in Cusco). Upon arrival in Lima, you will be greeted by Andean Discovery staff that will assist you with your check-in for your international flight.

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