Bask in the beauty of dramatic landscapes and the charm of preserved culture during your 12-day ultimate Peru tour. Indulge in the surprising luxuries of the Amazon Rainforest where spider monkeys sail through the canopy. Wander the cobbled lanes of Cusco set beneath jagged Andean peaks. Embrace the mystical ambiance of Machu Picchu. From caiman to vicuna, Spanish churches to ancient ruins, Peru will astonish you with discovery.
Lima – Welcome to Amazing Peru
Arrive in Lima and let the city open up to you with diverse neighborhoods and sprawling culture. The streets are perfumed with lemon and fresh seafood as the maritime clouds drift in from the sea. The historic city center located in Plaza de Armas highlights the city’s eclectic past, where the colonial Spanish architecture shines prominently along the modern city. The fountain spouts water into the air in a circular show misting the square while the beautiful pearl spires of the cathedral hover in the sky. The bare opal façade of the church, with a stunning carved entrance, stands ornately next to the bright yellow colonial buildings that border the square. The stones of the plaza are damp with mist giving an earthen scent to the air while the lights of the city begin to shine around the streets and buildings, man made starlight that glistens over Lima.
Cusco – Curl Up with Cusco
Inca Trail – The Sacred Colors of the Valley
Inca Trail – The Wondrous Heights of the Valley
Inca Trail – The Climbing Trail of Chakicocha
Inca Trail – Within the Cloud City of Machu Picchu
Cusco – The Bridge of Time
Amazon – Cobblestones to Moss Covered Stones
Amazon – Researching the Rainforest
Amazon – Hungry Clay
Amazon – The Sensational Jungle Safari
Puerto Maldonado – Return Home
- Experience the natural beauty of the Amazon Rainforest
- Enjoy a safari along the river at the Amazon Basin
- Discover the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, witnessing the Lost City from the panorama of the Sun Gate
- Explore the rainforest with professional researches at the Tambopata Research Center
- Watch the wildlife in the trees and from a viewing post over 80 feet above ground
- Take in the pulse and culture of the city of Lima
- Follow the path of history on the Inca trail
- Venture through the high altitude plains of the Andes
- Traverse the ruins and history of the Inca capital, Cusco
Get ready to be awestruck on this 12-day tour through the Andes and Amazon, meant for hikers, boaters, mountaineers, ornithologists, historians, ecotourists, or those who have ever had a desire to see magnificent mountains and breathtaking rainforest. Your time in Peru will take you along the Sacred Valley of the Andes, hiking through the splendored countryside and along the trails of history with Inca ruins climbing the foothills, stretching all the way to Machu Picchu, the treasure at the end the journey. Spanish colonial grandeur decorates Cusco, and the awesome depths of the rainforest are filled with majestic birds and unique wildlife.
This spectacular journey begins with your arrival in Lima. The eclectic range of the neighborhoods have risen from the colonial past and merged with the modern city. Arrive in the heights of Cusco and venture into the Andes where you will take your first step along the Inca Trail and into the sensational greenery of the Sacred Valley. With each step you will walk along the path of the Inca, along the valley floor, past the ruins of Llulluchapampa, over the sky pass of Warmiwanusqa at 13,000 feet above sea level. You will watch as the mountains open up and spotlight the amazing citadel of Machu Picchu. After you explore the city you will return to Cusco and venture around the surrounding ruins and wonderful lingering Spanish Architecture.
Your exploration continues with your descent into the Amazon. Cruise up-stream from the bustling city of Puerto Maldonado, where you can see men pan for gold in the river basin, and arrive at the Refugio Amazonas. Venture into the canopy and experience the Macaw Clay Lick, where the brilliant hues of the birds swirl along the clay cliff and beaks nibble at the soil. Experience the rainforest through the eyes of a researcher spending time in the Tambopata Research Center while howler monkeys hoot and holler in the trees. Paddle along the Condenado Lake and watch the caiman bathe on the beachside. As you leave the Amazon you will watch the trees recede beneath you and know how unique your journey has been. You scaled mountains, watched the stars hover just out of reach, witnessed the colorful world of macaws, and discovered just how amazing Peru can be.
$3,427 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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