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Highlights of Peru with the River Amazon Add-on

From £4,798
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
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From £4,798
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview

On this extended version of our Highlights of Peru tour you'll tour Cuzco and see the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress, explore the remains of the Incas' 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, tour Lima including it's stunning cathedral, visit beautiful colonial towns and discover some of the islands of Lake Titicaca. After all that excitement it's time to journey into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon and it's spectacular rainforest. You'll take a cruise along the amazon river, looking out for wildlife on-route including the famous pink dolphin, take a hike in the yanamono rainforest, go early morning bird watching and meet a indigenous tribe.

 

  • Classic Touring
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35
  • All Breakfasts

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 11 nights in 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 22 meals : 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included Holiday Highlights

 

  • Tour of Lima including the cathedral
  • Visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco tour including Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands
  • Yanamono rainforest hike
  • Amazon river cruise
  • Bird watching
  • Native fishing trip 
  • Visit to Yaguas to meet an indigenous tribe 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Lima

Today, make your own way to the airport for your flight to Lima, the 'City of Kings'.

Day 2 Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, the rest of the day is free for you to relax. This evening, get to know your travelling companions over a welcome dinner.

Meals included: D

Day 3 Lima to Sacred Valley

Founded in 1535 by the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, much of Spain's colonial influence can still be seen in Lima. Beautiful squares, fine churches and mansions have changed little since the 17th century. The pre-Inca and Inca artefacts in the city's many museums are also fascinating and you'll have a chance to see them. Later today we will fly to Cuzco. It's important to allow your body time to acclimatise to the high altitude in Peru, so upon arrival in Cuzco we will transfer you to the lower altitude of the Sacred Valley to help do just that. Meals included: B

Day 4 Machu Picchu

The famous ruined city of Machu Picchu was rediscovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham, in 1911. Perched above a steep valley, swathed in dense jungle, and often referred to as the 'Lost City', this is a truly incredible site. We travel to Machu Picchu by narrow gauge railway and take the bus up to mist-shrouded mountain tops and the captivating ruins. A Local Guide will accompany us and be on hand to answer questions. Wandering around the site and exploring the ruins for yourself is one of the greatest ways to experience Machu Picchu. Meals included: B,L

Day 5 Sacred Valley to Cuzco

This morning we will transfer from Sacred Valley to Cuzco. En route, we're going to visit a community centre in Ccaccaccollo to learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the village. Very few communities benefit from tourism and this centre helps maintain a traditional way of life, helping bring back weaving traditions whilst supporting small local communities. Today, more than 55 women are part of the association, constantly learning new methods, whilst also maintaining traditional ones. Women involved the project report that all of their children are now able to study at university, and they are the first generation to be completely literate in Spanish. Learn all about weaving and dyeing techniques used to create traditional garments, and afterwards have the opportunity to purchase them.
Upon arrival in Cuzco, the rest of the day is at leisure. Why not grab a drink in one of the bars and restaurants that surround the Plaza de Armas? Meals included: B

Day 6 Cuzco

Cuzco, the former Inca capital, features a fascinating combination of Inca and colonial architecture in its mansions, churches and cobbled streets. Discover the city on a walking tour today and the surrounding Inca sites, including the mighty ruins of the stone Sacsayhuaman Fortress. This afternoon, we will enjoy a Peruvian cookery and pisco sour making class. Meals included: B,L

Day 7 Puno

Today we're going to travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll travel through magnificent scenery and make several stops en route. First we'll visit Andahuayluillas, where a beautiful 17th century church contains an organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Next we'll call at the ruins of Racchi, and after an included lunch we'll see the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, before arriving in Puno. Meals included: B,L

Day 8 Lake Titicaca

After an early breakfast, our begin our explorations of Lake Titicaca, which sits at 12,500 feet above sea level, as we set sail for Uros and Taquile. Uros, our first stop, is a group of more than 80 floating reed islands, each inhabited by Uro-Aymara families who build houses out of reed mats. Then, we continue sailing to Taquile. This island is known for its friendly people who still preserve traditional customs and wear traditional dress. Among the highlights are the expertly crafted textiles with symmetric and symbolic patterns, with strong colours that reflect Andean customs and beliefs. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Later, we return to hotel in Puno and head downtown for dinner. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 9 Puno - Lima

Today, is free for you to enjoy at your own leisure. This afternoon, we will transfer you to the airport for our flight to Lima. Meals included: B

Day 10 Lima to Iquitos

Transfer to Lima airport for your flight to Iquitos where you will be greeted by your local expert. On arrival we will take a boat along the mighty Amazon to your jungle lodge, where you will stay for the next two nights.

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named after the jungle's most stunning flower is located on the banks of the Amazon River 50 miles from Iquitos City.

The lodge accommodation is simple in its style allowing you to really enjoy the true natural highlights of the Amazon. Rustic houses are built on stilts all connected by thatched roofed corridors with a refreshing swimming pool in its inner garden. Electricity is limited and eco-friendly. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water showers.

This afternoon there will be a hike in the beautiful Yanamono primary rainforest reserve surrounding the lodge accompanied by an expert guide. They will show you several flora species such as heliconia flowers, medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several bird species such as the Turkey Vulture and with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets, the Titi and the squirrel monkey.

After dinner at the lodge your guide will take you on a boat ride along one of the Amazon River's tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle, with no lights, perhaps just some jungle flora and fauna sparkling in the dark and where you can listen to the magical sounds of the jungle.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 11 Iquitos

Rise early for the morning bird watching. In order to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, you will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of birds such as Tuki, Ringed Kingfisher and Black-Collared Hawk among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast.

After a little rest you will set off on a native fishing expedition where you will learn the local techniques of fishing and for the most daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. During this excursion you can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin.

After lunch you will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono island where you will be able to glimpse the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria Regia, the "Queen of water lilies".

This evening you have a chance to go on an enchanting evening trek within the grounds of the lodge. As you adjust to the dark you will appreciate how the rainforest takes on a very different character. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 12 Iquitos to Lima

After breakfast we will visit a riverside town to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life in the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops and interact with the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming.

Return to the lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos City and the airport for your flight back to Lima for an overnight stay.

Meals included: B,L

Day 13 Lima to UK

Today, you will have a free morning in Lima until your transfer to Lima airport for your international flight to the UK.

Meals included: B

Day 14 Arrive UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Additional Information

Please note: During this tour you will experience altitudes of over 12,000ft and altitude sickness can occur. This should not be a problem, although everyone has to take it easy. If you suffer from high blood pressure or respiratory conditions, or have any other concerns, please consult a doctor before you decide to travel on this holiday. This tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. 

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores Hotel

Located in Miraflores downtown, this modern hotel is a perfect base from which to discover a vibrant city such as Lima. Close to restaurants, bars, theatres and touristic attractions, you will find modern and stylish facilities. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, 49” Smart TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer and radio clock. The 352 Gastrobar offers an international menu with peruvian flavors and the Rooftop Bar presents a varied signature cocktails that you can taste while enjoying panoramic views of the city. The hotel also features a warm reading area with internet access, electric bicycles, a climatized outdoor pool on the top floor and a fitness center open 24 hours a day.

La Casona de Yucay Hotel

Built against a mountainside and located in an 18th-century building, this hotel features cosy modern accommodation set around a colourful courtyard. It is situated in the magical Sacred Valley. Rooms at Hotel La Casona De Yucay feature natural wooden floors and large windows offering panoramic garden and mountain views. They are decorated with traditional Inca fabrics. Room service is available 24/7. Guests are invited to an extensive buffet breakfast in the restaurant which also serves regional and international dishes during the evening. Social moments can be enjoyed in front of the communal fireplace which is located next to La Casona’s bar. The large courtyard offers tables and chairs for guests to relax and admire the scenery. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Hotel Jose Antonio

Jose Antonio Cuzco is located 10 minutes’ walk from the Plaza de Armas, the main square of Cuzco. Enjoy delicious Peruvian food in the hotel's restaurant or the ones close by. Or, enjoy a Pisco sour at El Molino, the hotel’s bar!

Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

The Jose Antonio Puno is positioned in front of the incredible Lake Titicaca, 10 minutes from the centre of Puno. The restaurant's bar overlooks the lake – an ideal spot for a Pisco sour!

Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores Hotel

Located in Miraflores downtown, this modern hotel is a perfect base from which to discover a vibrant city such as Lima. Close to restaurants, bars, theatres and touristic attractions, you will find modern and stylish facilities. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, 49” Smart TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer and radio clock. The 352 Gastrobar offers an international menu with peruvian flavors and the Rooftop Bar presents a varied signature cocktails that you can taste while enjoying panoramic views of the city. The hotel also features a warm reading area with internet access, electric bicycles, a climatized outdoor pool on the top floor and a fitness center open 24 hours a day.

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named after the jungle's most stunning flower is located on the banks of the Amazon River 50 miles from Iquitos City. The lodge accommodation is simple in its style allowing you to really enjoy the true natural highlights of the Amazon. Rustic houses are built on stilts all connected by thatched roofed corridors with a refreshing swimming pool in its inner garden. Electricity is limited and eco-friendly. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water showers.

Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores Hotel

Located in Miraflores downtown, this modern hotel is a perfect base from which to discover a vibrant city such as Lima. Close to restaurants, bars, theatres and touristic attractions, you will find modern and stylish facilities. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, 49” Smart TV, minibar, safe, air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer and radio clock. The 352 Gastrobar offers an international menu with peruvian flavors and the Rooftop Bar presents a varied signature cocktails that you can taste while enjoying panoramic views of the city. The hotel also features a warm reading area with internet access, electric bicycles, a climatized outdoor pool on the top floor and a fitness center open 24 hours a day.

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