Marvel at Machu Picchu and the Amazon in incredible Peru

Travel from the heady heights of the Andes to the exotic lowlands of the Amazon on this best of Peru adventure tour. Hike along ancient pathways to Machu Picchu and discover the heart and soul of the Inca Empire. Discover exotic plant and wildlife in the green heart of the remarkable rainforest of the Amazon. From bustling cities to natural wonders - this trip really has it all.

This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Lima, Peru
Countries
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSEC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience Cuzco's Inca culture
  • Be amazed by the Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the mysterious rainforest of the Amazon
  • Wander the markets of Lima

Itinerary

Arrive in South America and get acquainted with the charm, culture and sophistication of Lima on a guided orientation tour.
Travel to Cuzco, the continents oldest continuously inhabited city and home to the Incas for two centuries before the Spanish built their capital here. Get a feel for local life, learn to love coca tea and discover how history continues to live on in magical Cuzco.
The Sacred Valley is a rich, fertile landscape and a great place to see charming villages, brightly dressed locals and lots of llamas. Spend the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo, built in the late 15th century.
Trek the iconic Inca Trail and be awestruck when you watch the historic ruins of Machu Picchu emerge from the mist.
Recover from the hike in busy Cuzco. In Peru, it is only fitting to do as the Peruvians do so why not celebrate the journey with a Pisco sour. The famed drink, made with a clear local brandy mixed with egg white and lemon, is a little bit of tangy and a whole lot of tasty!
Travel up the moody Amazon River in a motorised canoe to an eco-friendly jungle lodge. Fall asleep to the chorus of nocturnal creatures and wake to exotic birdcalls. Take a guided walking tour through the jungle and learn about the Amazon rainforest's exotic wildlife and indigenous inhabitants, as well as the medicinal properties and practical uses of native jungle plants.
Back in Lima and it's time to peruse local handicrafts in the Mercado del Indios. Perhaps celebrate the end of the amazing Inca Trail and Amazon adventure with a seafood dinner in Miraflores or a night out on the town.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
Bus, Canoe, Plane
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (6 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • 4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Sacred Valley and local community visit

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This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

For information about altitude sickness click here


Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:

Days 4-6 Inca Trail
Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you.

If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead.

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.

Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

The maximum group size of this trip is 16 - as opposed to 12, as mistakenly stated in the 2012 Latin America brochure. Our apologies for this misprint.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Inca Trail & Amazon trips score an average of 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.

Inca Trail & Amazon , July 2015

Inca Trail & Amazon , July 2015