Treetop Amazon lodge and Machu Picchu
AMAZON TREELODGE & INCAS
8 Day tour from $7,757
LIMA - IQUITOS - TREE HOUSE LODGE - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY
*WITH BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS 6 AUGUST - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Scientists estimate that up to 90% of life in the rainforest is found in the tree tops, making this the richest habitat for plant and animal life. And this journey combines a stay in the unique Treehouse Lodge with your private bungalow set high in the rainforest to make the most of your stay in Iquitos.
Once in Cusco visit the traditional places without missing a twist of adrenaline with an ATV Quad Bike to Maras, Moray and Salt mines.

Tour Highlights
  • Train ticket Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta
  • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Peru

  • When
    :

    6 AUGUST – 8 NOVEMBER 2018

  • What
    :

    Culture and Heritage, Nature and Wildlife

Itinerary

Welcome to Lima, the “City of Kings.” Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and will escort you to the airport’s hotel.

Flight to Iquitos for an exciting and very unique place to stay in the Amazon Rainforest. You spend the next two nights Tree House – the only lodge of its kind in Peru.
Located at the confluence of Yarapa and Cumaceba Rivers near the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve the bungalows, set high in the trees, allow seeing the rainforest from an entirely new perspective. The 10 bungalows are equipped with fine bedding, a sink, a toilet and a shower (only cool water, a great way to cool down in the heat). Fine mosquito nets around the Treehouse and every bed provide protection from insect bites. Peruvian meals (including bottled water and juices) are served in the main house.
The lodge offers a selection of tailored activities on foot, canoe, boat or kayak lasting from 2 to 3 hours depending to the water level and the weather conditions. Your package includes transfers from/to Iquitos airport, full board and a-la-carte activities.

Your guide will assist you to pick excursions according to your interests to appreciate the local plant life and wildlife, although there’s more than enough nature to go around on the property itself.
Thanks to its secluded location you are likely to see five species of monkeys, the pink dolphin and birds. When your excursion takes you away from the lodge during meal time, a packaged meal will be provided.

Flight to Cusco via Lima. You will be picked up at the airport in Cusco and taken to your comfortable hotel where you are advised to rest for a while to acclimatize to the altitude.

You will be transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. En route you make a stop in Pisaq. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets. Make sure to sample some empanadas baked in traditional clay ovens.

Start off by visiting the salt mines of Maras. Its intense white shine appears on a sunny day – an impressive sight for any visitor. Salt was extracted from these mines during Inca times and the same method has still been used ever since.
You head in the morning to Moray that has circular terraces hidden among the hills, which are similar to a Greek amphitheater. Surrounded by an impressive backdrop of snow-covered mountains, Moray was used as an open-air agricultural lab for adapting crops to different environmental conditions.

Morning transfer to Ollanta train station. The 1 ½ -hour train ride train takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu.
On arrival a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. Machu Picchu remained for centuries undiscovered by the Spaniards, only to be found in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. Guided tour.
In the afternoon you will return through the mountainous switchback passes to Ollanta, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

This morning you walk through the major sites of interest in Cusco. You visit the famous cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School.
You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where we witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards you walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace.
You make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco’s artistic atmosphere.
Explore Lima from a different perspective – on foot! Your transport will drop you off at the Plaza San Martin featuring the legendary Hotel Bolivar, the Club Nacional and the Colon Theater. You then wander along Jr. de la Union featuring the ‘Casa Courret’, Lima’s oldest photography studio in an eclectic Art Nouveau style, and also the ‘Casa Welch’, once considered the Limenian Harrods of the 20th century.
The street ends at the ‘Puente de Piedra’ Lima’s oldest bridge crossing over the Rimac River and built in 1608. Only a few blocks away the Museum of the Central Bank is located with a small but interesting collection of artifacts from pre-Inca cultures that offers a condensed insight of the development of the Peruvian culture (museum closed on MON).
Afterwards you will get to see one of the country’s finest Baroque buildings, the San Pedro Church, built by the Jesuits in 1638. Feel like you have been sent back in time at the bar of Hotel Maury, once one of the most exclusive properties in the last century, now a 3* hotel but still a must-see in the historic center. Supposedly, the famous cocktail Pisco Sour was invented here. Afterwards you return to your hotel.

Please note: An ID is compulsory to enter the Museum of the Central Bank

At proper time you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROMTWIN
    $7,757

    Prices based in twin share. Prices subject to change and availability.

     

    INCLUSIONS

    • Transfers from / to the airport, bus or train station
    • Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected hotel category
    • Private services with local English speaking guides with exception of: Tree house Lodge program (shared with other travelers with English / Spanish speaking guide); Excursion to Maras & Moray ((shared with other travelers with English / Spanish speaking guide)
    • Train ticket Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta in Vistadome Class (Superior Class).
    • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary (important: the chronological order of visits in the itinerary may change to ensure the best operation).
    • Meals as noted (B: breakfast, Boxed L: boxed lunch, L: lunch, D: dinner)
    • Permanent assistance by our Guest Experience Department

     

    TERMS AND CONSITIONS

    • All Packages include return Business Class airfares from Australia to Santiago, and economy flights within South America
    • Price based on flights from Sydney or Melbourne. Ask us for prices from other cities.
    • Airfares must be paid in full by 12 July.
    • Change and cancellation fees apply.
    • Prices valid as at 04 July, but subject to change and withdrawal.
    • All travel to be completed by 18 November.
    • Advance purchase of 22 days required.
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