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US$ 1,950.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Single Supplement for solo traveler US$ 390.00
The different tours are put together as a package with transfers, accomodation and all necessary requirements but you do not necessarily travel the entire 14 days with the same people.
The guides for each tour are diferent to ensure specialists in each area.
Remember we can tailor make this tour to meet your specific time frames, dates, types of accomodation and intrests
Easy to Moderate, acclimatising! altitude affects Amazon Jungle Excursion requires about 3 hours walking in and out of Sandoval Lake area but this is a gentle pace.
Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico) this visitors ticket costs 130 soles approx US$45 (half price for students) and is valid for 10 days..
The full Cusco Tourist Ticket ticket allows you entry to 15 sites These sites which are part of the City tour are Sacsayhuaman / Qenko/Puca Pucara/Tambo Machay and these sites which are visited in the Sacred Valley tour are Pisac/Ollantaytambo/Chinchero plus other sites in Cusco such as Religious Art Museum / Church of San Blas / Regional History Museum
The entrance to Moray is included on the full ticket and is used when doing the mountain biking tour
Cusco Tourist Ticket is sold at the sites themselves and can be bought on the day of tour if you like.
Note this ticket does not include: Entrance to Koricancha (or Qorikancha) 10 soles Entrance to Cathedral 25 soles (the visit of the Cathedral is optional as many people prefer not to visit now that it is more expensive so there is the option to have afternoon tea in a restored Colonial house / hotel if you prefer during this part of the City tour)
Cusco Tourist Ticket also includes the admission to the Cusco folk dances and music at Cusco Art Center in the 3rd block of Sol Avenue, presentation everynight from 7:00 pm
Alternatively you can purchase a partial ticket for 70 soles which allows a one day only visit of just the 4 Archeological sites if you are not planning to visit any of the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros or a one day only partial ticket to visit the Sacred Valley sites such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros ( Moray ) if you are not going to have time to visit the 4 Archeological sites of Saqsayhuaman /Qenqo /Pucapucara /Tambomachay.
The partial ticket for 70 soles does not allow for any further discount for ISIC card holders. Student partial ticket cost is also 70 soles
Jaguar Express 14 Day/ 13 Nights Tour (No Trek) ... 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, Inka Express Bus to Puno, Floating Island tour, Flight from Juliaca to Lima.
Day 1: Arrive in Lima at any time. Transfer airport Hotel Melodia.
Day 2: Flight Lima to Puerto Maldonado Corto Maltes Lodge.
Day 3: Sandoval Lake hike, Corto Maltes Lodge.
Day 4: Guided tour Corto Maltes Lodge.
Day 5: Flight Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 6: Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Pisac. Marqueses hotel.
Day 7: Afternoon Cusco tour, Inka temples. Marqueses hotel.
Day 8: Train tour to Machupicchu. Mandor Water Fall, Aguas Calientes.
Day 9: Machupicchu guided tour. Cusco Marqueses hotel.
Day 10: VIP Inka Express bus Cusco – Puno w lunch, Hotel Qalasaya.
Day 11: Lake Titicaca Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani
Day 12: Taquile Island – return to Puno. Hotel Qalasaya
Day 13: Transfer to Juliaca. Flight to Lima Transfer Hotel Melodia.
Day 14: Transfer to the Airport - Flight home. End of tour.
Optional Lima Classic City tour (EXTRA cost of $40 pp) : 4 Hours 09:30pm or13:30pm
MARQUESES Hotel SPECIAL: Free up-grade to our Deluxe or Suite room in this tour / Package for early bookings (5-6 months in advance.)
Arrive in Lima at any time. Transfer from Lima`s airport to your Hotel Melodia in San Miguel 12 minutes in private transport.
Hotel Melodia in San Miguel District
Flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado Corto Maltes Lodge Transfer from your hotel to the airport On arrival of your flight to Puerto Maldonado, Our Guide/Staff will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to the centre of the town where you can experience the exotic local market. Depending on the arrival time of the flights we may have the first lunch here or while traveling to the lodge or in the lodge. Your excess luggage will be stored safely in our Office in Puerto Maldonado and then we will continue onto the port. We take our private boat along the Madre de Dios River for approximately 1 hour to Tambo Jungle Lodge. A cool welcome drink awaits you and then you´ll be shown to your Bungalows to settle in the afternoon we will take a 30 min boat journey to Monkey Island where you can appreciate a great diversity of monkeys such as the “Maquisapa”, “Martin”, “Little lions”, “Frailes”, “Achuñis”, Ronsocos” etc, as well as a rich variety of birds. Return to the Lodge, for a delicious traditional Dinner. Nocturnal Activities are available each night. These range from nocturnal walks, talks on different topics and Cayman spotting when conditions are optional
Soft hike to the famous Sandoval Lake, after a great Jungle Breakfast, we take a 1and a half hour walk to the famous Sandoval Lake, passing through virgin forest, home to beautiful flora and fauna including Giant Otters, Water Birds, Alligators, wild hens, Taricayas (small turtles) and a variety of fish. We will spend a few hours in canoe on this one of the most beautiful lakes in the Madre de Dios where you can fish for piranha, row, swim, walk or simply relax before returning to the Lodge in the afternoon. We will have a box lunch at Sandoval lake. One of the most awe inspiring features of the Jungle is the enormity of the trees and you will have the experience of standing at the base of the huge Lupuna. We may take a short visit to the Fitzcarral boat or there is the opportunity to visit the traditional “chacras” farming areas of the zone. Return to the lodge. Dinner. Nocturnal Activities (optional)
8am: Breakfast and free time to have a bath in the pool or maybe buy some exclusive Amazon handicrafts and jewelry in our shop.
10am: We will follow the course of the river for approximately 1,5 hours in order to visit a native community. Occasionally we can see monkeys, river turtles, caimans and various birds in the dense vegetation of the riverbanks. We will also see some medicinal plants. (Sangre de Grado, Oje, Capirona)
The “Project for the Rescue of Cultural Values” supports the local native community “Palma Real”. It is the biggest with approximately 200 families of the Ese’eja tribe.
his project, located at Gamitada island works together with two families that will introduce us to the cultural values of their ancestors, their language, their customs, their garments and their dances. In an era where globalization rapidly changes traditional societies this is a great opportunity to have direct contact with this tribe of ancient warriors and hunters. As well as a chance to support them economically with the purchase of some of their handmade products
1pm: Circumnavigating the Gamatida Island we can occasionally see animals escaping the human presence. Afterwards we will visit a chakra (local term for farm). We will get to know a variety of tropical fruits and other local products (Cocoa, bananas, café, cocona). Here we will also have lunch consisting of a typical Amazon dish.
The chacarero(farmer) will also let us taste some of the fruits that will later be taken to the city of Puerto Maldonado for consumption.
Upon return to the lodge you will surely enjoy a bath in our swimming pool; maybe with a cocktail that might also serve as an aperitif for dinner.
8pm: Dinner is served. After dinner you can retire to our bar to have some tropical cocktails, relax chit-chatting in our reclining seats at the central terrace or have a bath in the pool underneath the shining Amazon sky.
Corto Maltes Lodge.
Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco arrival, reception and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses Cusco . Very early departure to witness the spectacle of the Collpa de Loros, Sunrise on the river as we journey 1 and a half hours to a clay wall where hundreds of green parrots congregate at first light each morning. We will generally be able to spend about an hour here before reboarding the boat to enjoy breakfast on our return to Puerto Maldonado. Free time to walk into one of the nicest Plaza in South America and see the amazing colonial churches. Marqueses Hotel.
Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas . Morning: Departure from Cusco in direction of the Sacred Valley. This Tour includes a Visit to the Pisac colourful Handcraft Market,+ Pisac archaeological Park, Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress and Return to Cusco via Chinchero site and Market. Overnight at the Marqueses hotel. Breakfast Included.
Free day to explore Cusco . Free time to explore the ancient Inca´s Capital city., walk into the plazas, visit San Blas a new tourist area with restaurants bars and cafes with a peculiar styles. Inca Museum ,Plaza Nazarenas …
OPTIONAL to add : Afternoon: Guided Visit to the City as well as the nearby ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. Overnight at the Marqueses Hotel. (Breakfast Included) Cusco Art & Music presentation or Kusikay Cusco presentation are a must.
2 Day Special Tour to Machupicchu Morning: Early Breakfast before departure by train to Aguas Calientes. On arrival to Aguas Calientes you are met by staff of Viajeros Bed and Breakfast Hostal at the train and accompanied to the hostal to settle into your rooms. Free afternoon to soak in the famous hot springs and explore Aguas Calientes below Machu Picchu. Maybe walk to the Mandor Water Fall,Puente Ruinas the old Train Station or visit the renewed Machupicchu Site Museum.( Opened recently this year ) Overnight at the Viajeros Bed and breakfast. Dinner included in the Hostal.
Machupicchu -Cusco Early breakfast before the 6.00am bus to Machu Picchu. For a Guided tour followed by free time to further explore and maybe climb Huaynapicchu (you need to request a permit in advance to climb to Huaynapicchu), Sungate or Inca bridge , Buffet lunch awaits in Aguas Calientes (Hotel Viajeros) Afternoon: Return by train direct to Cusco or train to Ollantaytambo to Cusco and transfer to Hotel Marqueses (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno. With a magnificent buffet lunch in Sicuani and tours with VIP comfortable bus to Puno with an English speaking guide en route, tours in Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya & Pukara. Bus is fully equipped for tourism. Lunch is included in Sicuani town. Overnight. Puno hotel.
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . 8.00am Transfer from the hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. We will trek to the top of the mountain (4150 mtrs) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata and enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family.
rustic accomodation with family
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm. Overnight in Puno hotel.
Transfer to Juliaca airport for the flight back to Lima ; Reception and Transfer to the Hotel Melodia Free afternoon,
End of tour. Transfer to airport from your Hotel. (or if you have a night flight)
Optional Lima Classic City tour (EXTRA cost of $40 pp) : 4 Hours 09:30pm - 13:30pm ANCESTRAL LIMA; Huaca Pucllana, Archaelogical Pre-Inka Center from IV D Century. LIMA COLONIAL; Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Palacio de Gobierno, el Palacio Arzobispal, la Basílica Catedral, Palacio Municipal, Convento de San Francisco & the Catacumbs; Peru Reserve Museum, Gold Objets, Cerámic y Textils from Pre Inka Cultures.(Closed Sat & Sun) MODERN LIMA; El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores y Larco Mar, spectacular view of the Pacífic Ocean.