Inca Trail 2018 Join us for the Experience of a Lifetime... !!!
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US$ 2,390.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
USD$ 2,190 per person (3-8 person group).
LIMA the city of the kings, Flight to the Amazon Puerto Maldonado Jungle Lodge 4 Day tour, Flight to Cusco, the sacred valley of the Inkas, Explore the Temple of the Sun in Cusco, Train tour to Machupicchu, Night in Aguas Calientes return to Cusco.
Day 1: Arrive in Lima at any time. Transfer Hotel Ramada Airport.
Day 2: Flight Lima to Puerto Maldonado Hacienda Conception Inkaterra.
Day 3: Sandoval Lake hike, Hacienda Conception Inkaterra..
Day 4: Guided tour Hacienda Conception Inkaterra..
Day 5: Flight Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Suite Hotel Marqueses.
Day 6: Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Pisac. Suite Marqueses hotel.
Day 7: Afternoon Cusco tour, Inka temples. Marqueses hotel.
Day 8: Train tour to Machupicchu. Mandor water fall walk, Mapi Inkaterra
Day 9: Machupicchu guided tour. Time to explore and hikes. Suite Marqueses hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to the Airport - Flight to Lima. End of tour.
Arrive to Lima Jorge Chavez Airport at any time. Hotel Ramada for your safety is locates inside the aiport (2 minutes near) Not need to take a taxi. Once you arrive to airport in Lima and you are with your luggage walk 50 mt straigh and find electronic stair on the left side, once on 2nd floor at right side is the entrance bridge to Ramada Hotel, later if you would like you can return to airport for a walk or buy some food. Lunch Dinner not included. Hotel provide breakfast.
Reception in Puerto Maldonado Airport and Transfer to Hacienda Conception Inkaterra. Welcome in Puerto Maldonado. You may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House* near the airport, check-in, and in only 15 minutes you
can get to the boarding wharf. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Take a siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species. Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana, or share your experiencein the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night. Lunch Dinner included.
Wake up late or rise early the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During the morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground,you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the
rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and watch the sunset from one of the towers. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco Center and the Happy Hour.
Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, observing the abundant flora and fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers grow fruits and vegetables.
Return to the lodge for lunch.After lunch, enjoy the Hacienda Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of local flora. This is followed by a 30 minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons. Return to the lodge.
Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2 hour excursion. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge. Dinner included.
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45 minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House*. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly
House, a showcase for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatize.(Oxygen containers available 24/7) We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!! If you are feeling fine this afternoon you can go to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses. Accommodation: Hotel Marqueses Lunch Dinner not included.
At 8.20am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm. Hotel Marqueses. Brefing at 7:00 pm for your Inca trail trek at SAS Travel office. Meals:Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel Marqueses Lunch Dinner not included.
Free morning to explore the artist area of San Blas with many workshops of paintings and scultures, (typical from Cusco) visit the Inca Museum just near the main Cathedral on the main Cusco´s plaza, then you can visit the new Machupicchu Museum just 2 blocks near the Plaza and visit the Merced Convent. At 13:30 pm (meet at SAS Travel office) Guided Cusco City tour for 4 Hours to Explore the famous temple of the sun "Koricancha" Cusco´s Cathedral and the 4 Inca temples Saqsawaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Pucapucara. 70 Soles Tourist Ticket not included. Night in Hotel Marqueses. Lunch, Dinner not included.
Transfer from hotel approx 06:45am. The train ride consists of spectacular views in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces on both sides of the valley, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. From Pachar the sacred Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. A SAS Travel rep or your tour guide will meet you at the train station and accompany you to Mapi Inkaterra Hotel where you can settle and prepare for your hike and tour. Then enjoy your private guided walk to the Mandor waterfall (1.5hrs), botanical garden, old train station and Machu Picchu museum. Before dinner you may like to relax in the hot springs to complete a full active journey. Meals:Box Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mapi Inkaterra. Dinner a la Carte included + drink.
Early breakfast at 05:00 am at the Hostel. Then we are ready to board the first bus to Machupicchu at approx 05.30am and arrive at the entrance at 06.00am when the gates of this Sanctuary is open (please have your passport on hand). Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel before the crowds arrive and the site is full of people, it takes approx 2 - 2.5 Hrs and leads you through all the most important areas ,miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. After our interesting tour you have plenty of time for more exploration in your own, time to get the best photos or also you will have time for optional hikes around. (Walk to the Sun`s Gate, Inca Bridge, or climbing to Huayna Picchu the young mountain. Bus to to Aguas Calientes. Pick up of your belongings at hotel and train return to Cusco. From Train station transfer to Hotel Marqueses. Dinner not included.
Additional recommended walks after your tour:
Climbing to Huayna Picchu mountain (2 Hrs, and it need to book in advance, extra cost of $10 pp, please let us know when you book this tour because Tickets are limited also we recommend to request a ticket for the 2nd turn at 10:00 am. Walk to "Intipunku" the Sun`s Gate where end classic Inca Trail ( 1.5 hr ) Walk to the Inca bridge located at south from Machupicchu (1 hr) All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find. Your guide will advise you of where and when to use your bus ticket for the journey back down to Aguas Calientes to collect your luggage from Mapi Inkaterra Hotel. He will also provide you with the necessary details for the afternoon train return to Cusco, At 16:40 pm return by Expedition train to Cusco Station (Poroy St). Arriving to Cusco at 9:30 pm approx. and transfer to your
hotel in town.Meals:Breakfast, Box Lunch Accommodation: Hotel Marqueses Dinner not included.
Last chance for Souvenir Shopping in Cusco; Optional time to visit the Weaving Center Museum in Sol Avenue. At 12:00 PM Transfer to the Airport - for your flight to Lima or where ever you are going from here!
Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner not included.