Embark on an exhilarating 12-day journey through the diverse landscapes of Peru, where ancient civilizations meet stunning natural wonders.

Our wildlife program seamlessly blends culture, history, and adventure, offering an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and explorers
alike.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2024: Arrival in Lima
Private | Transfer from airport to hotel.
Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel B (Alcoba Room).
Check-in: 15:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals not included

Day 2 - 2024: Lima, Paracas
Private | Half-day City tour Lima.
Today we will learn about the two characters of Lima: the modern one, reflected in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro; and the historic one, encapsulated in its historic center declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Along the tour through different districts of the city, we will see how the old and the modern coexist in buildings such as the Museum of Italian Art, Palace of Justice, Museum of Lima, Plaza San Martín, among others. We will discover the center of Lima on foot, having the Main Square as the focal point: a beautiful colonial square worthy of photography, surrounded by emblematic buildings such as the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop's Palace. We will have the opportunity to enter one of the most iconic ecclesiastical spaces in Lima, the Convent of Santo Domingo, also declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity and where the relics of three Peruvian saints are found: Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martín de Porres, and San Juan Macías. Leaving the historic center, we will return to modern Lima, meeting the Pacific Ocean for a fascinating view that we can enjoy from the iconic Park of Love and its famous sculpture created by national artist Víctor Delfín.

Private | Transfer from hotel to Bus Station.
At the scheduled time, transfer to the Bus Station.

Bus Ticket | Lima to Paracas (no guide on board the bus). Departure: 14:00 – Arrival: 18:00
Trip to Paracas by regular bus.

Private | Transfer from bus station to hotel.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from the bus station to the hotel.

Overnight at La Hacienda Bahia Paracas (Matrimonial Standard Ocean View Room).
Check-in: 14:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - 2024: Paracas
Regular | Ballestas Island Excursion (Shared tour).
You will take a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands. There, you can appreciate thousands of birds, sea lions, and seals, among other marine animals, in their natural habitat. You will also see the famous Candelabra, an image engraved in the desert, dating from the Nazca period, which can be seen from the boat (Duration: 2 hours).
**Excursion subject to weather conditions.

Private | Half Day Paracas National Reserve.
We will tour the Turritelas paleontological trail, an impressive tour of fossil remains of a type of mollusk that inhabited the Peruvian coasts more than 45 million years ago. Then, we will enter the Paracas National Reserve, home to a coastal marine ecosystem and its threatened biological diversity. Here we will observe the remains of “The Cathedral”, an incredible rock formation produced by the erosion of the wind and the sea that is more than 35 million years old. Its name is due to the shape of the cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site that collapsed during the 2007 earthquake. We can still see a part of the base and learn about its unique history. To complete the journey, and prior to our return to Ica, we will visit Yumaque beach, which stands out for its crescent shape and whose meaning in Quechua is “place where it is removed by hand” in reference to the extraction of small mollusks. Finally, we say goodbye to this landscape that brings together the best of the desert and the sea from the Istmo viewpoint of the Paracas peninsula which has a panoramic view of the Paracas bays and Lagunilla beach.

Day 4 - 2024: Paracas - Lima
Private | Transfer from hotel to bus station.
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from the hotel to the bus station.

Bus Ticket | Paracas to Lima (no guide on board the bus). Departure: 12:00 / Arrival: 16:00

Private | Transfer from bus station to hotel.
Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel B (Alcoba Room).
Check-in: 15:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5 - 2024: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Private | Transfer from hotel to airport.
You will be assisted at the hotel and transferred to the airport.
Internal flight Lima – Cusco not included)

Private | Transfer from Cusco airport to Sacred Valley hotel.
Upon arrival, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Superior Deluxe Room).
Check-in: 13:00 hrs
Check-out: 10:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 6 - May 26, 2024: Sacred Valley
Private | Full Day Exploring Maras, Chinchero, and Piuray lagoon.
Today is dedicated to exploring three jewels of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which will show us their ingenuity as architects and farmers: Maras and Chinchero. From the top, we will have a majestic view of the ancient Maras salt mines, where the coveted Maras salt - one of the finest in the world - is collected. We will see almost 3,000 pools that in Inca times were an important center for the imperial economy. Today, it continues to be a valuable source of income for hundreds of families. With stunning panoramic views of the mosaic of terraces and ponds, Maras offers the perfect setting for photography enthusiasts. Then, visit to Chinchero archaeological complex, one of the most impressive in the area that during the Tahuantinsuyo, was an agricultural and livestock center, with terraces and aqueducts. Nearby, we will see the exterior of the Nuestra Señora de Monserrat church, built in 1607 on top of the old Inca palace and which today is an example of the confluence of Andean and Spanish culture during the Viceroyalty, especially in the artistic aspect of its decoration.

Stand Up Paddle in Piuray lagoon.
You will arrive and have lunch in front of the lagoon.
Then you will have some time to rest and if you want to practice stand up paddle.
Your assigned guide will provide you with all the equipment for Kayaking, Paddle (SUP) OR Canoeing, accompanied by a safety briefing and paddling technique. The tour will last between 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Before starting the tour, you will have a stretching session of 20 minutes, and before finishing, you will have a breathing session and immersion in cold water, which will be optional.
After this relaxing activity, you will return to the hotel.
Overnight at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Superior Deluxe Room).
Check-in: 13:00 hrs
Check-out:

10:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7 - 2024: Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cusco
Regular | Luggage transfer from SV hotel to Cusco hotel.
Your luggage will be transferred to the hotel. Please indicate if there is something valuable, fragile, medicines, and review that the luggage is in good condition.

Private | Transfer from SV hotel to Ollanta station.
You will be transferred to Ollanta Station.

Private | Excursion to Machu Picchu train 360° and local guide.
One of the most important tourist landmarks in the world awaits us: Machu Picchu! Our adventure will begin aboard the train to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, a picturesque town at the foot of the emblematic Inca citadel. During the train ride, we can enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings, with impressive views of majestic mountains, the Vilcanota river, and small towns of the Peruvian Andes; a visual feast that fills us with anticipation for the visit to the wonder that is Machu Picchu. After a short bus ride from Aguas Calientes, we will find ourselves in front of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – an unforgettable sight! From there, we will explore the ancient ruins, learning all about the history and mysteries that this mystical and impressive place holds. Surrounded by incomparable landscapes, there will be no shortage of spectacular photo opportunities! Once we have recharged ourselves with the magical energy of Machu Picchu, we will return to Aguas Calientes where we will have free time to have lunch and explore the streets a bit before boarding our return train to Ollantaytambo train station.

Private | Transfer from Ollanta train station to Cusco hotel - Only driver.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room).
Check-in: 15:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 8 - 2024: Cusco
Private | Half-Day City tour, San Pedro market & nearby ruins.
This charming half-day tour of Cusco offers us history, living culture and art. We will be able to appreciate how the Andean and Spanish cultures, as well as the past and the present, coexist in harmony in the Imperial City. We will arrive at the center to walk the halls of the San Pedro market, the oldest in the city. Designed in 1925 by Gustave Eiffel, today it brings together hundreds of merchants selling local products. We will also visit the Koricancha temple, which during the Inca empire was a center of worship of the Sun and on which the Santo Domingo convent was later built as part of the evangelization process. Its baroque style façade built on solid Inca walls perfectly summarizes the syncretism of cultures in the city of Cusco. To appreciate the greatness of the Incas, we will ascend to the monumental fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which with its enormous carved stone walls constitutes one of the best examples of Inca military architecture. We will tour the archaeological center of Kenko, a ceremonial place where the sun, the moon, and the stars were worshiped. We couldn't take a tour of the city without visiting the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. It was built by the Spanish on top of the palace of the Inca Huiracoha. Its interior houses a wonderful collection of colonial art composed of goldsmith pieces and representative canvases of the Cusco School of Art.
Free afternoon to complete the visit of the city.

Overnight at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room).
Check-in: 15:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - 2024: Cusco
Private | Full-Day Hiking Palcoyo mountain.
Why look for a mountain of colors when we can see an entire mountain range? Palccoyo is a set of three mountains painted by nature, in an impressive surreal landscape worth appreciating. We will head towards the Southern Valley of Cusco to the town of Combapata. Here, after receiving a safety briefing from our guide, we will begin an approximately one hour and a half hike to Palccoyo. We will be dazzled by the multicolored beauty of this mountain where a geological process has caused the different strata of the earth to align, dyeing its reddish slopes with green, blue, and white stripes. Our hike will also include a visit to the stone forest, where erosion has given way to curious and imposing formations. To obtain a panoramic view of all these wonders, we will ascend to the viewpoint of the majestic Ausangate, the highest snow-capped mountain in all of Cusco. On the way back we will enjoy a snack with an unparalleled view. This will be a day to remember!
Overnight at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room).
Check-in: 15:00 hrs
Check-out: 12:00 hrs
Meals included: Breakfast and box lunch.

Day 10 - 2024: Cusco, Puerto Maldonado
Private | Transfer from Cusco hotel to Cusco airport.
You will be assisted at the hotel and transferred to the airport.

4 days/3 nights Amazon Program | Superior Cabaña (Shared services)
Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, coined the Capital of Biodiversity. Transfer by road to the pier and begin your Amazon adventure with a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River that splices through the rainforest. The motorized wooden boat hugs the meandering riverbanks to reach your eco-lodge, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, in the middle of the rainforest. After a short briefing, settle into your palm-thatched cabaña set within Peru’s first-ever private ecological reserve; established by Inkaterra in 1975, to protect this sensitive environment. After lunch, retreat to your rustic-luxury cabin for a nap or a swing in your hammock before choosing from the wide range of à-la-carte guided excursions with your expert Inkaterra Explorer Guide. We recommend walking along the Trail System for an immersive introduction to the intricate biodiversity of the Amazon basin and the layers of the rainforest. Walk along towering trees, like the Shihuahuaco, as your ears tune in to the croaks, rustles, and calls of the exotic wildlife inhabiting this rich ecosystem. There are excellent opportunities for birding and observing an abundance of flora. Keep your camera ready just in case sloths or monkeys appear on the treetops. In the late afternoon, we highly recommend taking our gentle Twilight River excursion to witness the jungle transform from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: where daytime animals and birds give way to species specially adapted to the darkness of the night. You may also be able to spot the likes of nightjars, owls, capybaras, and caimans lurking on the riverbanks. Amazonian-inspired dinner is served in the main dining room from 19:00-22:00 where we invite you to enjoy a complimentary Pisco Sour cocktail. Back in

your comfy cabaña, listen to the intriguing sounds of critters that inhabit the rainforest surrounding the lodge.

Overnight in Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica (Superior Cabaña)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 11 - 2024: Puerto Maldonado
4 days/3 nights Amazon Program | Superior Cabaña (Shared services)
Day 2: The sunlight squeezes through the dense trees as jungle inhabitants awake from their slumber. Optionally join them in the early hours, with buffet breakfast served from 05:30. Visit Lake Sandoval this morning, a glassy, ox-bow lake located inside the protected Tambopata National Reserve, reached via a sun-dappled rainforest trail. Board a dug-out wooden canoe to quietly paddle through a stream and glide onto Lake Sandoval, flanked by picture-perfect palms. This serene lake is home to many species of birds, the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans, amongst others. Return to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we recommend climbing the exhilarating Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. The Canopy Walkway is a sophisticated and safe 344-meter (1,135 feet) network of seven ecologically constructed hanging suspension bridges, strung between eight treetop observation platforms above the forest floor. This is an unforgettable opportunity to observe the rainforest from the rooftop and gain a sense of its size. Ascend the first vertiginous tower 38 meters (124 feet) above ground, keeping an eye out for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and the three-toed sloth. It’s possible to extend your elevated stay with sunset drinks from atop a tower – or spend a once-in-a-lifetime night in a specially designed treehouse cabin with surprising comforts (additional cost applies). After descending, enjoy a 30-minute Anaconda Walk that follows a 200-meter (656 feet) raised wooden platform over a flooded aguajales swamp. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, and interesting trees. Back at the lodge, you can opt to enjoy a daily nature presentation in the Eco Centre or book yourself an indulgent spa treatment. À-la-carte dinner is served from 19:00.

Overnight in Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica (Superior Cabaña)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 12 - 2024: Puerto Maldonado
4 days/3 nights Amazon Program | Superior Cabaña (Shared services)
Day 3: Journey 25 minutes by boat to Gamitana Farm and Creek to unearth more of the wonders of the rainforest. The Amazon is an almost endless source of exotic fruits and vegetables, many with healing properties that support local communities living in the remote jungle. At the Gamitana model farm, engulfed by the sounds and scents of the Amazon, you will get to see how a variety of produce is grown by local farmers and sample some seasonal forest fruits. Afterwards follow a dense jungle trail under the canopy to reach Gamitana Creek. This winding, dark water creek is home to abundant flora and fauna, with many piranhas, caiman, turtles, and birds hiding in its murky waters and riverbanks. Return to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. Head 35 minutes upriver to Inkaterra’s sister lodge Hacienda Concepcion, built on an old cocoa and rubber plantation. This site formerly functioned as a medical center, set up by Catholic missionaries in the 1950s, as well as a center for ecological research. With over 200 different plant species found here, see why the rainforest is often considered the world’s largest pharmacy and learn about their uses and benefits up-close. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars, and herons before returning to your lodge. Under the cover of darkness, venture out for the Rainforest by Night excursion through Inkaterra’s Ecological Reserve. Armed with flashlights, duck under tree boughs as your senses heighten to the movements in the undergrowth and nocturnal forest sounds that appear in different directions around you. With your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, encounter animal activity and spot species that only emerge with the veil of nightfall.

Overnight in Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica (Superior Cabaña)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 13 - 2024: Puerto Maldonado, Lima, out
4 days/3 nights Amazon Program | Superior Cabaña (Shared services)
With a staggering roster of wildlife found in and around Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - 540 bird species have been inventoried in the grounds of the lodge - enjoy your last morning in this unspoilt natural wonderland as parakeets chatter away in the trees and Agouti mammals scurry between the cabañas. Check-out is at 10:00; depending on your departure flight time lunch can also be arranged today (additional cost applies). Embark your ready-waiting boat for the 45-minute return trip along the snaking Madre de Dios River until arriving at the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival and connection to your international flight.

 

Package includes

  • All services, lodging, food, tourist tickets and entrance fees mentioned in the trip description.
  • All excursions and services come with an English-speaking guide/representative as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Our prices include entrance fees and tourist ticket costs to determined historical, natural, or religious landmarks that are managed by the local authorities in many cases. Costs may increase without prior warning. Condor Travel will notify you of these immediately and adjust the prices accordingly.

 

Package excludes

  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and food not listed in the itinerary, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (unless specifically mentioned), hotel extras and personal expenses.
  • Domestic and international airfare (unless specifically quoted).
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and staff, if not specified in the description.
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