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Upon arriving in the city of Lima, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and to our services while on route to the hotel.In the afternoon you will have a tour to the water fountain of the city of Lima. The Magic Water Circuit, located in the Parque de la Reserva, is a wonderful collection of 13 ornamental, cybernetic and interactive fountains where water, music, light, images and laser effects are combined in perfect union and harmony to present us with incredible and unique shows full of magic, excitement and fantasy. It boasts world recognition and distinction having been named the “world´s largest fountain complex in a public park” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Magic Water Circuit, a municipal project of great importance, is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the principal tourist attractions in Lima and has become a symbol of the recovery of public spaces and an icon of modernity in the city promoting a better quality of life for its citizens since its inauguration the 26Th of July 2007.



You will have a private transportation to Leyendas Zoo. Then  free time to visit the different attraction this zoo can offer. This is not a tour guided, since the zoo is very big, you might take more time visiting all its installation, it also have many restaurant inside where you can enjoy on your own pace. You will have a GOTOPERU cellphone that you will use to have your transportation ready to return to your comfortable hotel.

If you still have energy and time enough we can star the Lima city tour. The tour will include a visit to Historic Center of Lima where you can find the main political and religious sites of the city. Historic Center of Lima is a great place to visit because it has been acknowledged by the UNESCO as World Heritage site. Lima City was known as the most important city for the Spaniards until the eighteenth century, band as a result, Baroque architecture became the city’s impressive mixture.

Next stop will be at the Plaza Mayor located in the shades of the impressive Convent Ensemble of San Francisco de Lima. There you will have an English guided tour which will allow you to explore the rich history of the cathedral. Also, the tour will highlight the city’s historic and modern attractions including the Government Palace and the city hall. The tour will then continue to the plaza of San Martin Square, which was built in the celebration of Peru’s Centennial Independence Anniversary. Also during the programyou will pass by a main shopping street lined with designer clothing shops and trendy restaurants before arriving at HuacaPucllana, one of the few remaining Pre-Colombian ruins in Lima. Surrounded by an expanding modernized city, this flat-topped pyramid is a stark contrast to its surroundings. This location will provide an interesting contrast to the Pre-Incan and Incan ruins you will encounter over the next days. Your tour will then take you to the chic places in this bustling city. Do not forget to take a stroll through the Park of Love set above the cliffs near Larcomar, Lacomar is a mall built into the uneven cliffs of Lima’s coastline. Also, be sure that you try for dinner some of the famous local dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Remaining, the rest of the day at leisure.



After your breakfast at your hotel in Lima you will be escort you in a aprivate transportation to the airport.Next desdtination : Arequipa. Once arrival to Arequipa our personal will escort you to your comfortabkle hotel. Get some rest since your tour of Arequipa will start in the afternoon.

CITY TOUR AREQUIPA Fiercely guarded by three volcanoes the Misti, the Chachani, and the Pichu Pichu the magnificent Ciudad Blanca (White City) awaits you with its extraordinary architecture and surreal landscapes. Discover one of Peru’s most beautiful colonial cities. You will begin your tour with a visit to the Convento de Santa Catalina (Convent of St. Catherine). Founded in 1579 as a cloister, in its early days the convent was home to a small group of clergy who came from the local elite. Walk through its beautiful buildings as your guide takes you on a journey back in time through one of the largest holdings of colonial art in the Americas. 

The tour of the city will continue as you visit the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús (Church of the Society of Jesus). With its imposing size and fascinating appearance, this magnificent church will take your breath away. Be sure to pay special attention to the Baroque façade and the amazing sacristy, meticulously decorated with vividly-colored murals. After finishing your tour of the church, you will move on to the Mirador del Carmen (a natural lookout point), ten minutes from the city center. From there you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the Chili River Valley and of the majestic Misti. Next, you will stop off in the upscale neighborhood of Yanahuara and get a chance to walk along its wide cobblestone avenues and see its old ashlar stone mansions, which still preserve their traditional gardens. You will also be able to admire a beautiful church constructed in 1750 and a quaint plaza with a gorgeous ashlar stone lookout balcony. Finally we will visit one of the last discoveries of the century “Momia Juanita”, located inside a museum in the city.

Afterwards, a visit to the market will give us a better understanding of traditional food and customs that are still practiced in Arequipa city.

You will have the rest of the day free.


Early in the morning, you will depart Arequipa to embark on a journey across a land of snow-covered volcanoes, inhospitable pampas, and incredibly beautiful quaint villages, arriving finally in the Colca Valley.

The first stop will be in the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, whose rugged plains are home to vast herds of Guanaco, Alpaca, and Vicuña. You will continue the journey as you ride along the edge of the crater of the Chucura Volcano, until you reach the Mirador de los Andes (Lookout Point of the Andes) in Patapampa. This lookout point, at 16,100 ft (4,900 m) above sea level, will offer spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the various volcanoes surrounding Arequipa, including the Hualca Calca, the Sabancaya, and the Ampato.

Next, you will head to the town of Chivay (close to where the Colca Valley begins) for a closer inspection of the impressive system of platforms and terraces built by the ancient Collagua and Cabana inhabitants.

After lunch, you will make your way to the hotel. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy of the Hot springs LA CALERA
Rest of the afternoon: free to take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings, or simply rest and recover for the next day.



Early in the morning, you will travel to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor (Condor Cross Lookout). With its incredibly vast and breath-taking expanses, it is considered to be the best spot in the world to see the majestic Andean Condor in flight. Be on the lookout for the sudden appearance of this emblematic bird on the verge of extinction. With a little luck, you will enjoy a truly awe-inspiring experience as you watch this awesome bird soar, almost magically, ever higher into the infinite blue sky. From this vantage point, you will be able to look out across one of the world’s deepest canyons (13,650 feet [4,160 m] deep at the northern end and 11,800 feet [3,600 m] deep on its southern end).Once in Chivay you will be transfer to your touristic bus to Puno. Arriving time aprox 7pm. Upon arrival our personal will transport you to your hotel in Puno.



Early land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship, lunch while sailing to Sun Island, the legendary birth place of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain then the IntiWata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the MancoKapac look out the largest variety of Andean cameloids.

Also, the IntiWata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka Traditional vessel visiting the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.

Catamaran Cruise to Sun Island isolated Challapampa Village ½ a day of participative tourism, visitors have the opportunity to interact with one of the most unspoiled indigenous Titikaka villages through an innovative program organized with the local community sharing rituals, ceremonies, folkloric demonstrations, visiting their own museums, houses, chapel, school, sailing in their vessels to an Inca holy temple, walking through Inca trails and receiving authentic welcome gifts.

Romantic candle light dinner and overnight on board the Catamaran in lake view cabins with private facilities.



Return to Puno

Buffett breakfast on board

Catamaran Cruise Ship sail across the lake enjoying the overwhelming panorama. Land transfer to Puno city before noon.



After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the bus station to start your journey to Cusco in southeastern Peru. The tour lasts around eight hours, in which time you’ll experience four guided visits:  the Temple of Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes; the Inca archaeological site Raqchi (Temple of Wiracocha); the town of Sicuani (where you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch); and the Inca-Aymara museum of Pukara. Every visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, during which time you may ask questions, take photos, and wander the surroundings. Not long after the fourth visit, you’ll arrive in Cusco, where our staff will take you to your hotel.


You will begin your day by enjoying the best view of the city of Cusco from atop Cerro Pukamoqo (Red Peak), a natural scenic overlook from which the outstretched arms of Cristo Blanco, a massive white statue of Christ, embrace the city in a benevolent gesture.

You will then visit the nearby Fortaleza de Sacsayhuamán (Fortress of Sacsayhuamán), a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision. Quenco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

As you return to the lower part of the city, you will stop off at most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Korikancha (the Golden Temple): a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. You will complete the day with a stroll through the Cusco Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where you will visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.You will have the rest of the afternoon free.



After breakfast your tour to Sacred Valley will start.

With your Peru travel guide, you’ll embark on a journey into the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas, also known as the Urubamba Valley. As you wind through the Andean mountaintops, you’ll find echoes of a traditional lifestyle that has existed there for more than 500 years: traditional clothing, clay fire ovens, and many of the irrigation techniques developed more than half a millennium ago. The drive to the Sacred Valley isn’t very long, but it will give you a chance to see typical Andean villages and scenery. Remember your camera. Once you descend into the Sacred Valley, you’ll know why the Incas revered this land. Its lush fertile soil, the inspiration for the Incas’ advanced agricultural methods, is still ever-present.

During your trip to Pisac yo u will make an stop to visit the COCHAHUASI.

The tour will include a visit to the town of Pisac, famous for its local market. Here you can purchase any number of Andean garments and handicrafts to remember your Peru vacation. The town also offers interesting architectural elements, such as terraces, tunnels, and temples to explore. It’s obvious why Pisac is such a gem of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Afterwards Lunch at Sacred Valley

Tunupa restaurant is one of the most important restaurants located next to Vilcanota River.

Next, it’ll be time to visit the magnificent ruins of Ollantaytambo, which offers amazing lookouts over the valley. Built in the mid-15th century, the structure was originally a residence: the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti.

During the Spanish conquest of Peru however, Ollantaytambo transformed into a fortress, as Manco Inca Yupanqui and the Inca resistance made a final stand against the invading Spanish conquistadores. Afterwards you will be escort to your hotel at Sacred Valley.




A further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray.

In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems.


Located 7 miles from Moray at altitude of 3, 380 m is a small village, as a model of a miniature city. Famous for its salt mines, made up of about 3000 small wells with an area average size of about 5 ms. These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. Very interesting to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and the lives of those who work here.

Next destination: Your comfortable hotel at Sacred Valley




We`ll pick you up from your Hotel at 4:00 am to transfer you for a 2 hour journey by private van to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. (This is the best train time and itinerary to start the hike by 08:00 am and have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic trek) so please sleep early the night before) As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba, see the stone altar to the sun and the mountains a sacred rock for locals. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water. 

After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or “Sun`s Gate”. From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town.

Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village.  Accommodation in Aguas Calientes with private rooms and bathrooms, This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included. At dinner time your guide will inform about plans and arrangements for the next big day!! Buenas Noches.

Meals: L D

Maximum Altitude: 2680m/8792ft

Minimum Altitude: 2100m/6888ft

Distance Travelled: 7 Km aprox.

Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 Hours




Early wake up and after a good breakfast, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mysticism of this fascinating and unique sanctuary, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by the nature and the architecture skills of Inca people. We take the bus up and arrive at the ruin`s gate . Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Train Back to Cusco.


We pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class II and III rapids. During the rainy season Dec. to early March , the rapids can be class IV and IV plus. Afterwards, we arrive to the take-out at “CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP”, where a hot Sauna and hot showers will be waiting , also a full course lunch will be provided. As an option can do ZIP-LINE over 4 cables across the river. Our return to Cusco should be around 5 in the afternoon.



This is a great tour for those who love the outdoors and doing something adventurous. The horseback riding tours are combined with visiting important archaeological sites close to Cusco.

Route begins at 9.00 until APROX 2.pm

Include the visit of some unique archaeological sites which are not frequently visited, like Cusilluchayoq and the “Temple of the Moon”. This tour takes you to beautiful places with an abundance of natural views and you also have time to become acquainted with your horse, We visit some unique archaeological less frequently visited, like Cusilluchayoq (known as “Sacsayhuamansito” or “little Sacsayhuaman” because of the similar architecture). We also visit the “Temple of the Moon”, one of the most mystical places in Cusco.

09.30 am Pick up from your hotel.

09:45 am We travel by bus to the Rancho in Pumamarca.

10:30 am We visit by horse Quillahuan, Laguna de Inkatambo, Templo de la Luna

(Temple of the Moon)

02:00 pm Return to Cusco.



Arrival & Reception by Guide

Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Refugio Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know. Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and  drive you ten minutes to our Puerto.

Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno.  The port is a communal business. Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio AmazonasThe two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. Boxed Lunch Orientation: Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation andsecurity tips. Dinner

Caiman Search: We will be out at the river’s edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas




Oxbow Lake Visit

We will paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and hornerd screamers, hoping to see the otters which are infrequently seen here.

You will also be rewarded with overhead sightings of macaws.

Canopy Tower

A thirty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas leads to the 25 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A

bannistered staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above.

The tower has been built upon high ground, therefore increasing your horizon of the continuous primary forest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve.  From here views of mixed species canopy flocks as well as toucans, macaws and raptors are likely. Lunch

Farm Visit

Five minutes downriver from the lodge lies a farm owned and managed by charismatic Don Manuel from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of popular and unknown

Amazon crops – just about every lant  and tree you see serves a purpose.

Ethnobotanical Tour

Along this trail we will find a variety of plants and trees that are used by the local population with at least the same variety of purposes. We will learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others.


Tambopata National Reserve Lectures

Nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas




Parrot Clay Lick

A fifteen minute boat ride and sixty minute walk from Refugio Amazonas is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets.  From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a bank.

Species such as Dusky headed and Cobalt winged Parakeet descend at this clay lick. With luck we will also see some or all of the following species in the early morning rush: Mealy and Yellow-crowned Amazons, Blue-headed Pionus, Severe macaw and Orange-cheeled (Barraband`s) Parrot. We visit the lick at dawn, when parrots are most active or in midmorning or early afternoon, when they are active.


Brazil Nut Trail and Camp

A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades (if not centuries) where the precarious remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rain forest’s  only sustainably harvested product from collection through transportation to drying. Mammal Clay Lick

Twenty minutes walking from Refugio Amazonas is a peccary clay lick. These wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay in the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15%, but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also shows up including deer, guan and parakeets. Dinner.

Night walk

You will have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.

Overnight at Refugio Amazonas




Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado

Headquarters Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.

AKS 2000 $ 3636

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» All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
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» Breakfast at all hotels
» Trains: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco

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