Incas City and Peru Amazon 12 Days
Your best choice to know Peru in all its aspects. You will enjoy a tour of Lima, known as “The City of Kings”. You will also know the Sacred Valley in Cusco, enjoying the landscapes along the Vilcanota River. This is the best circuit for people who have problems with height, because in this circuit, upon arrival in Cusco will be transferred to the Sacred Valley located at 2400 meters above sea level, thus avoiding altitude sickness or “Soroche”. Then they would have a full day visit to the Citadel of Machu Picchu: “The New Wonder of the World.” Finally, visit the Cultural Zone of Manu, a natural paradise that hosts the greatest biological diversity in protected areas of rainforest and several endemic cloud forest species.
- Package / Tour: Inca City and Peru Amazon 12D/11N
- Price 2019: USD$ .1700.00
- Locations Visited: Peru Amazon 12D/11N
- Frequency: 3 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
- 2 People: 1900.00USD$ (Per Person)
- 3 People: 1800.00 USD$ (Per Person)
- 4 People: 1700.00 USD$ (Per Person)
Day 1 – Lima City:
Lima – We pick you up from the airport and take you to your hostel. The rest of the day is yours.
Day 2 – Lima – Flight to Cusco – City Tour:
Lima – Cusco – Flight to Cusco (one hour). We pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You have a free morning to rest. Optional City Tour in the afternoon or you can simply explore the city by yourself.
Day 3 – Cusco – Aguas Calientes:
Cusco – Aguas Calientes – 4-hour train ride on one of the most impressive railways in the world will take us to Aguas Calientes (town nearest Machu Picchu) where we will stay the night. We will take the bus the next morning to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Day 4 – Machu Picchu:
Machu Picchu – Today we will explore fully the city of Machu Picchu here you will have a guided tour around 2 hours and if you feel energetic you can climb the sacred Huayna Picchu Mountain. Then at 4 pm we will take the train back to the city of Cusco.
Day 5 – Cusco – Paradise Lodge:
Cusco – Manu Biosphere Reserved Zone (6 days, 5 nights). Early in the morning we will pick you up and take a private bus ride will conduce us from the heights point passing colonial towns into the Cloud Forest where Eventually we will arrive at the home of the exotic Peruvian National Bird, the Cock of the Rocks” and different Amazonian birds. This night we will stay at Paradise Lodge.
Day 6 – Paradise Lodge – hummingbird lodge:
This day we will continue for around 1 hour by bus and then we will arrive to Atalaya which is a small port from here we will take our motor boat. We will go down river like 6 hours to arrive our next lodge, on the way we will visit the hot spring, where we can enjoy a relaxing bath. Continuing with our trips we will be able to appreciate of a low jungle and its animals like the capibara, peccaries and many species of birds, we will have a night walk in the dark best time to see many anthropoids, tarantulas, scorpions and snakes.
Day 7 – hummingbird lodge Casa Matsiguenka (Biosphere Reserve):
Early in the morning we will leave hummingbird Lodge we will continue up river to get Limonal ranger station. there we are a stop to present our permits corresponding to the park rangers, after From there will continue by boat up Manu River, where we might see a lot of wildlife such red howler monkey, squirrel monkey and different kind of birds close to the river. After the lunch we will arrive to Casa Matsiguenka wich is a lodge owned by natives. On the afternoon we will from our lodge to visit Otorongo Lake 30 meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake are available for observing wildlife. Like birds, macaws, herons, toucans and animals such as black caiman and giant otters. After a delicious dinner we will spend the night in a comfortable lodge.
Day 8 – Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Salvador – Cocha Otorongo:
After breakfast we’ll spend the morning at the lake of Cocha Salvador. Some of the time will be spent canoeing the lake on a floating platform observing ox-bow lake animal life from the water. We may encounter an Agami Heron or a Sungrebe and Brown Cappuchin Monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby and families of Giant Otters that live here. We may cross paths with a group of Peccaries – a species of wild boar found here. A late afternoon enjoy the sun sets. Night at the Casa Matsiguenka.
Day 9 – Casa Matsiguenka – Palotoa Ecological Reserve:
This day we will leave to 4 hour trip down river to Boca Manu. The river trip may hold surprises and we’ll be attentive for any wildlife on the beaches. Leaving from Boca Manu we’ll head up the Madre de Dios River for 5 hours to the comfortable Palotoa Lodge. The afternoon is set aside to relax or, if you want, to explore a trail through the forest to a lookout point on a cliff over the river to watch roosting flights of Parrots and Macaws as the sun sets Night at Palotoa Lodge.
Day 10 – Palotoa Ecological Reserve – Cusco:
We will leave from Palotoa Lodge early in the morning to arrive to the Port Atalaya from here; we will take the van directly to Cusco passing through Cloud Forest and the Andes, arriving to Cusco at 6:30 pm. approximately.
Day 11 – Free day in Cusco:
Cusco – Free day in Cusco. You can explore the city of Cusco itself, visit its museums, go on the Sacred Valley Tour (a tour of some impressive Inca towns, Andean communities and the most fertile valley in Cusco), and enjoy the local food or simply shop and rest in the Main Square.
Day 12 – Cusco – Flight to Lima:
In the morning, Cusco – Lima – A 1 hour 30 minute flight will bring us back to Lima, to wait your international flight or continue with your trip in Peru.
IMAGES INCA CITY AND PERU AMAZON
- All lodge accommodation ( in the jungle trip)
- Pick-ups from airports/bus stations to hotels and vice versa
- Breakfast is included in all accommodation (lunch and dinner are included only where stated)
- 2 flights: Lima – Cusco, Cusco – Lima
- City Tour and Tourist Ticket in Cusco
- Machu Picchu Trip. Includes entrance fee to Machu Picchu, return train journey, hostal (one night in Aguas Calientes) breakfast and tour Guide.
Jungle Trip to Manu
- Transport mini van
- Motor boat
- mineral water
- accommodation in lodges
- Tour Guide
- Entrance to the Reserve.
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Warm and waterproof jackets, gloves and hats. (Traditional gloves and hats can be bought in Puno, Arequipa and Cusco)
- Torch for the Jungle Trip
- Insect repellent 40% deet etc. Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Original Passport (and some copies)
- Travel insurance (and some copies)
- Airline tickets (and some copies)
- US$ cash and travellers cheques
- Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
- Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
- Camera and films
- Rechargeable batteries and adapters
- Reading/writing material
- Cover for backpacks
- Fleece top
- Windproof/waterproof jacket
- Small towel and swim wear
- Sun hat
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
- 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
- Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
- Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
- Sport hiking sandals
- Sun block
- Toiletries (biodegradable)
- Watch or alarm clock
- Water bottle
- Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
- Flashlight (head light recommended)
- Money belt
- Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
- Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
- Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
- Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us )
- Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
- Thermal underwear
- Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
Frequently asked questions
Where is the Manu national Park located?
Located in the southeast of Peru, in the provinces of Paucartambo in Cusco and Manu in Madre de Dios.
It has an area of 1’717’295.22 hectares.
How to get to Manu National Park Peru?
Manu is at 130 kilometers from Cusco city traveling by road, which interacts as a gateway to the Manu National Park. You can also get to Puerto Maldonado by land from Cusco or by air through Lima. From there you can ride the mother river of God by boat. and you can get to the manu reserve. but it is more far and expensive.
Manu National Park when to visit?
The best time to visit is between April and November, during the dry season. The rainy season is from February to March, when access by road becomes more difficult and when the paths in the forest can be flooded.
What is the difference between the cultural zone and the reserved zone?
The Manu National Park is divided into three parts: cultural zone or buffer zone, reserved zone or core zone and the intangible zone. The cultural zone and the reserved zone are for tourist use. The intangible zone is used exclusively for scientific studies and with special permits. More details see section Manu.
Do I need to be in good physical condition to travel?
It is not a requirement, but one must be able to walk a path of several kilometers to fully enjoy what Manu has to offer.
Do vaccines are needed for yellow fever, malaria and malaria?
In the Manu National Park there are no reports of cases of yellow fever, malaria and malaria however if you want to stay longer in tropical places it is better to consult with your doctor.
Culture and wildlife is unique and diverse
We got a lot of interesting informations about flora,fauna, history about Inca culture and the people living in Perú.
Our guide has a lot of knowledge regarding the trail and explains intresting facts about the Incas as well as the nature. Our Chefs, absolutely amazing prepare delicious food! I was amazed by the quality and variety of local foods he served us each and every meal.
In Manu National Park wildlife is abundant, from all kinds of insects, to jaguars, snakes, alligators and huge butterflies, huge trees and flowers. To see wildlife at its best, any nature lover would be more than satisfied with this trip.
From the moment we contacted Palotoa Amazon Travel for this trip, everything was organized and executed to perfection. Transportation arrangements (airport transportation, boat trips, etc.) were perfect. The website is very clear and gives you a good idea of what to do during the trip.
We had an amazing tour. Me and my partner enjoyed in the inca trail to Machu picchu a lot and continue to Manu is a wonderful place. The tour guides were great. They were from the region and knew a lot about the culture, the nature, the birds and the animals. They served food as part of the tour and they were all authentic meals. I was able to see many different animals, birds and plants, it was a unique experience.We received so many information, we should have recorded the tour. 🙂