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Discover the magic of the Peruvian Southern on an unforgettable journey that will take you to explore some of the country’s most stunning destinations! From the bustling metropolis of Lima to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, this itinerary will immerse you in the cultural richness, natural beauty, and fascinating history of Peru.

We begin our journey in Lima, the cosmopolitan capital of Peru, where modernity intertwines with colonial history. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco, where you’ll find a unique combination of art, gastronomy, and nightlife. From Lima, we head south to Paracas, a coastal paradise famous for its breathtaking National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, home to an incredible variety of marine life, including sea lions and penguins.

Continuing our journey, we venture into the desert to discover Huacachina, an oasis surrounded by towering sand dunes. Here, you can enjoy thrilling activities such as sandboarding and buggy rides through the desert. Next, we travel to Arequipa, known as the “White City” due to its impressive colonial architecture built with sillar, a white volcanic stone.

From Arequipa, we journey to the Colca Valley, home to the majestic Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and the natural habitat of the Andean condor. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at stunning landscapes, visit picturesque villages, and immerse yourself in local traditions.

Our journey then takes us to the mystical Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and home to the legendary floating islands of the Uros, inhabited by an indigenous community that has preserved its ancestral traditions over time. You can embark on a boat trip across the lake, visit the islands, and get to know the fascinating culture of this region up close.

Finally, we arrive in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and the gateway to exploring the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu. Discover the remnants of Inca culture in every corner of Cusco, from the imposing remains of Sacsayhuamán to the intricate alleyways of its historic center.

The highlight of our journey will undoubtedly be the visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive archaeological wonders in the world and a lasting testament to the ingenuity and skill of the Inca civilization. Marvel at the majesty of this lost city high in the Andes and let yourself be enveloped by its mystery and incomparable beauty.

In summary, this journey will take you on a fascinating odyssey through some of Peru’s most iconic and captivating destinations, offering you a unique experience full of adventures, discoveries, and unforgettable moments. Join us and let Peru enchant you with its unmatched charm! Contact us now to reserve your spot on this unforgettable journey.

Foto: Pilar Olivares - PromPeruLima, Paracas, Huacachina, Arequipa, Lake Titica & Cusco

Journey through Time and Nature: From Machu Picchu to Uyuni

In the heart of South America lies a region of unparalleled beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance. This extraordinary journey will take you on a voyage through the annals of time, allowing you to explore the captivating wonders of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the legendary Machu Picchu, the vibrant city of La Paz, and the otherworldly landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats.

Cusco: The Gateway to the Past

Our adventure begins in the ancient city of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. As you step onto the cobbled streets of this charming city, you’ll be transported back in time to an era where Inca and Spanish influences merged to create a unique cultural tapestry. Cusco is a living testament to the blending of indigenous traditions and colonial architecture, offering a glimpse into the dynamic history of the Andean highlands.

Explore the historic city center, where colonial churches stand atop Inca foundations, and vibrant markets burst with color, showcasing the exquisite handiwork of local artisans. Cusco’s undeniable charm will capture your heart, but it’s just the beginning of an adventure that promises to leave you in awe.

The Sacred Valley: Nature’s Bounty and Inca Splendor

Leaving Cusco, we journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a place where nature and culture come together in perfect harmony. This fertile valley boasts picturesque landscapes, terraced fields, and the meandering Urubamba River, all surrounded by towering peaks. It’s easy to see why the Incas considered this region sacred.

Our exploration of the Sacred Valley includes visits to the charming towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, where you can wander through traditional markets, interact with locals, and admire the perfectly crafted stone structures that have withstood centuries of time. As you stand in the shadow of these ancient ruins, you’ll feel the presence of the Inca civilization that once thrived here.

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas

No journey through Peru is complete without a visit to the legendary Machu Picchu. This Inca citadel, perched high in the Andes, is an architectural marvel that continues to mystify and inspire. Hidden from the world for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, revealing one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites on the planet.

Our expertly guided tour of Machu Picchu allows you to unravel the secrets of this ancient wonder. As you explore its terraces, temples, and dwellings, you’ll gain insight into the advanced engineering and astronomical knowledge of the Inca civilization. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the lush cloud forest will leave you breathless, just as the enigmatic smile of the iconic Machu Picchu llamas will bring a smile to your face.

La Paz: Bolivia’s Enigmatic Metropolis

Crossing borders, we find ourselves in the bustling city of La Paz, Bolivia’s administrative capital and a city of intriguing contrasts. At a dizzying altitude of over 3,500 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. This unique geography contributes to the city’s distinct culture and character.

Wander through the lively markets of the Witches’ Market, where you’ll find traditional remedies, potions, and magical artifacts. Explore the colonial architecture of the city center, and take a cable car ride over the sprawling metropolis, where modernity meets tradition in a stunning panorama of urban life.

Uyuni: The Surreal Uyuni Salt Flats

The grand finale of our journey takes us to the Uyuni Salt Flats, a place that defies imagination. This vast salt desert, the largest in the world, creates an otherworldly landscape that seems to stretch to infinity. The flat, reflective surface of the salt flats creates surreal optical illusions, where the sky and ground become one.

Our adventure across the Uyuni Salt Flats includes visits to the remarkable Isla Incahuasi, an island of giant cacti rising from the salt, and the Ojo de Perdiz, a lagoon where flamingos congregate in the midst of this white wonderland. The experience of watching the sunset over the salt flats is a breathtaking, almost spiritual moment that will stay with you forever.

Conclusion: A Journey to Remember

This comprehensive journey through Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, La Paz, and Uyuni is a testament to the richness of the Andean region, both in terms of its natural beauty and its cultural heritage. It is a pilgrimage through history, a connection with nature, and a deep dive into the heart of South America.

Prepare to be captivated, enlightened, and forever changed by the magic of this journey. As you traverse the landscapes and immerse yourself in the stories of these remarkable places, you will create memories to treasure for a lifetime. Welcome to a voyage through time and nature, from Cusco to Uyuni. Don’t miss this wonderful tour visiting Machu Picchu and Uyuni Salt Flats.

 

Visited Places

17 Salar de Uyuni - InundadoMachu Picchu and Uyuni Salt Flats

Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime! We are thrilled to introduce our exclusive travel package that combines three of the most astonishing destinations in South America: the Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This journey is a unique opportunity to explore the Galápagos’ unparalleled biodiversity, immerse yourselves in the rich history of the Incas in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and marvel at the grandeur of Machu Picchu.

In the Galápagos Islands, you will discover a natural paradise like no other, where wildlife thrives in its purest form. From giant tortoises to marine iguanas and exotic birds, you will have the chance to get up close to species found nowhere else on Earth.

Next, we will head to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where cobbled streets are steeped in history and culture. You will explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a place where the past and the present intertwine marvelously, visiting Inca ruins and vibrant local markets filled with color and tradition.

Finally, we will culminate our journey with a visit to Machu Picchu, the Inca archaeological gem. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most enigmatic and spectacular treasures of humanity.

In summary, this travel package Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu offers a unique experience that combines the natural diversity of the Galápagos with the cultural and historical richness of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the grandeur of Machu Picchu. We are confident that this adventure will be unforgettable and leave an indelible mark on your hearts. Get ready to explore, learn, and be amazed at every step of the way!

**All our programs can be modified according to your requirements on duration, interests, activities, flight reservations or other additional destinations.**

Galapagos Islands - Islas GalápagosGalapagos Islands and Machu Picchu

Located deep in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake lodge overlooking sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake.

On this Amazon trip in Peru, get to know Sandoval Lake, just half an hour by boat from Puerto Maldonado, is the park’s main attraction. We can find lodges to stay in and an observation tower to have a panoramic view of the huge landscape, which is home to macaws and river otters.

The Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Peru; a great body of water protected in the Tambopata National Reserve. It is home of a family of Giant Otters in danger of extinction, but we do have an excellent chance to see them during our stay.

The banks of the lake are populated by jungle and flooded Mauritia Palm forests, which are home to monkeys from six different species, as well as with a huge variety of colorful birds.

This visit to the Tambopata National Reserve allows us to look in Sandoval Lake and the surrounding area where we will see a wealth of wildlife in the reserve and learn about the Amazon rainforest. Our program for Tambopata tours includes walks through the forest trails by day, night, and through boat excursions around the margins of this extraordinarily beautiful lake.

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*

 

Location of Sandoval Lake Lodge

Sandoval Lake LodgeSandoval Lake Lodge 3days/2nights

Refugio Amazonas lodge lies deep within the rainforest — a luxurious oasis in the wilderness. With its wide variety of a la carte activities, the lodge is ideal for nature-lovers. And as the headquarters of our Citizen Science program, Wired Amazon, you even can contribute to science!

To begin your jungle tour, you take a quick plane trip from Lima or Cuzco to the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado, in Southeastern Peru. After we meet you at the airport, we’ll take you on a 1-hour road trip, followed by a tranquil 1-hour boating downstream on the Tambopata River, to arrive at our secluded rainforest lodge.

All You Need To Know About Travel To Tambopata

This place harbors some of the wildest, least impacted habitats in the Amazon and the world. It is on the short list of “must-see” nature destinations in Peru and South America. Because of that we highly recommend your to travel to Tambopata.

Planning travel to Tambopata however, can be confusing. There is a lot of information on the internet about the destination, the lodges and the Tambopata tours operators. There are also many synonyms. Tambopata is a river, a province and a national reserve. It is reached through the gateway city of Puerto Maldonado and is directly adjacent to another great nature destination: the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. And, Tambopata shares visits with two other good destinations of the Peruvian Amazon: Manu and Iquitos.

Rooms

Enjoy the open wall facing the Amazon rainforest and awake with jungle sounds in the morning. Our room rates include all land and river transportation to/from Puerto Maldonado to the lodge thru our fixed departure shuttle service, guided activities in group, all meals, and accommodation. All rooms have private bathroom with hot shower and eco-friendly toiletries including biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap, safe deposit box and umbrellas.

Services in Refugio Amazonas

After a day of jungle discovery on your amazon tour in Peru, you’ll be ready to enjoy the relaxing services we offer at Refugio Amazonas. As you lounge in an inviting hammock or get a massage with jungle ingredients, we’re your destination for restoring your mind and body. Our lodge boutique is filled with artisanal crafts, while our lobby bar features rainforest-inspired cocktails alongside classics like the Pisco Sour.

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*

 

Location of Refugio Amazonas Lodge

Refugio Amazonas LodgeRefugio Amazonas Lodge 3days/2nights

Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes.

The Belmond Andean Explorer train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa, on this trip to Cusco explore natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two-night trips.

 

Belmond Andean Explorer Cars

Lounge Car

On your tour to Cusco gather together new-found friends and take a seat in the Piano Bar Car. A medium grand piano sets the musical tone as you discuss your day’s adventures. With a refreshing cocktail in hand and sensational passing scenery as a backdrop, it’s the ideal spot to weave together your own spellbinding story.

Dining Car

Fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients are served in the two elegant dining carriages. Menus are skillfully designed by our chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio.

Spa

Unwind in our sumptuous Picaflor Spa Car and enjoy luxurious treatments as you glide through spectacular Andean landscapes. Choose from an exceptional menu of therapies specially selected to enhance your Peruvian experience with natural Andean ingredients. To make an appointment, simply speak to any member of the onboard crew.

Observation Car

The Observation Car is the ultimate spot to unwind and let the world pass you by. Make new friends and enjoy the enchanting views while sipping on a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the fresh Andean air from the open deck as the train meanders through breathtaking landscapes.

Departure: Every Thursday

** Schedule may vary due to operational issues. The train does not run on February.**

 

Visited places

Belmond Andean Explorer trainBelmond Andean Explorer Luxury Train 3days/2nights

Peru, a country with a rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty, beckons you on this thrilling 8-day journey that will take you through some of South America’s most precious gems. From the majesty of the Andes to the ancient history of lost civilizations, this trip will be an unforgettable experience.

Your adventure begins in the charming city of Arequipa, known as the “White City.” Here, you’ll immerse yourself in its colonial architecture and historic charm before embarking on a journey to the stunning Lake Titicaca. This lake, one of the highest and navigable in the world, harbors a wealth of culture and mysticism that you’ll explore throughout your journey.

From Puno, you’ll head to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Its cobblestone streets and archaeological monuments will transport you to a time of Incan splendor. The culmination of your journey will take you to the wondrous Machu Picchu, where you’ll uncover the secrets of this ancient lost city.

At every step of your itinerary, you’ll savor authentic Peruvian cuisine, interact with local communities, and witness awe-inspiring landscapes that will leave you breathless. Prepare your adventurous spirit, for this trip will take you through the rich history and astonishing beauty of Peru.

**All our programs can be modified according to your requirements on duration, interests, activities, flight reservations or other additional destinations.**

 

Visited places

Arequipa - Santa Catalina (Arequipa, Cusco & Puno)Arequipa, Titicaca & Cusco 8days/7nights

Within the pristine Amazon Rainforest, our Posada Amazonas lodge connects you to the natural and cultural wonders of the Tambopata jungle. The lodge is conveniently located just two hours from Puerto Maldonado inside the private communal reserve of the Ese Eja Native Community of Infierno. Posada Amazonas offers a unique set of activities for your Tambopata tour and ample opportunities to observe wildlife and to discover ancient indigenous heritage where travelers can choose letting create your own personal adventure.

Location

To begin your rainforest tour, you take a quick plane trip from Lima or Cusco to the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado, in Southeastern Peru. After we meet you at the airport, we’ll take you on a one hour road trip, followed by a tranquil hour boating on the Tambopata River, to arrive at our jungle oasis.

Guide to Tambopata

This Tambopata Reserve tour program is for those looking for a short introductory stay in the Amazon basin for 2 nights. Visit an ethnobotanical center run by a native community, an oxbow lake, and a canopy tower, among other activities other activities.

Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Posada Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.

**NEW: Posada Amazonas have now a set of activities where you can choose from onsite letting you creating your own personal experience. Below a suggested expedition.**

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*

 

Location of Posada Amazonas Lodge

Posada AmazonasPosada Amazonas Lodge 3days/2nights

An eco-luxury lodge in front of Madre de Dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica has 35 wooden cabanas inspired in the Ese’Eja culture. 540 bird species have been inventoried in hotel grounds, deep in the rainforest.

The property offers a varied selection of à-la-carte excursions, including a visit to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 30 meters above the ground, allowing adventurers to enjoy a privileged view of the Amazon. In 2013, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine among the world’s 25 best eco-lodges.

Travelling to Tambopata National Reserve offers a rare opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world. To help you experience the wonder of this enchanting place, we have prepared a suggested itinerary for your Tambopata tour.

Location

Pristine, remote and yet easily accesible. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve, where the Madre de Dios river meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru.

A welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare (42,008-acre) private ecological reserve, only a 25-minute flight from Cusco.

Guide to Tambopata

Puerto Maldonado, in the Southern Peruvian rainforest near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders, is the gateway to one of the world’s most remote and extraordinary tropical environments.

Your Tambopata tour will take you to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, where you will experience magnificent beauty in the sounds, scents, colors and solitude of the rainforest.

You will find yourself surrounded by a vast environment, connecting with nature in an entirely new way. As this may be your first rainforest experience, we have prepared a guide to help you enjoy your jungle trip to the fullest. Please take time to review it to enjoy an amazing Amazon experience.

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*

 

Location of Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

Inkaterra Reserva AmazónicaInkaterra Reserva Amazónica 3days/2nights

The Corto Maltés Lodge is located in Puerto Maldonado, in the department of Madre de Dios, near the Tambopata National Reserve.

The Corto Maltés Amazonía lodge has 27 comfortable bungalows built of wood, and are beautifully finished. Each bungalow is divided into rooms with single, double or triple occupancy. We also have two-storey bungalows with four rooms offering double or single occupancy and private bathrooms with separate entries, and terraces complete with hammocks.

Each bungalow and each room in Corto Maltés Lodge has a private bathroom with 24-hour hot water, and a large terrace with hammocks where you can enjoy the excellent view of the Madre de Díos River and the jungle surrounding us. The rooms also have mosquito nets to avoid unwanted insects, and battery LED lights on the bedside table and in the bathroom for the hours when there is no electricity. We are in the middle of the jungle where there are no city power lines. Our power is by generator for light, and is in operation at set-times throughout the day: from 7 am to 2 pm, and from 5 pm to 10:30 pm. In the shower there are body-wash soap dispensers. We have decided not to offer single-use bottles in order to avoid plastic and be more environmentally friendly. Privacy around each bungalow is guaranteed, with each being separated from other bungalows. If you carry valuables, each bungalow has its own lock-safe for peace of mind.

In this 3-day excursion of the tours in Peru we will be able to visit Lake Sandoval, located in the Tambopata National Reserve.

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.

 

Location of Corto Maltés

Corto MaltésCorto Maltés 3days/2nights

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