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USD 1871 per person

Culture and Nature Full of Colour

Cusco Sacred Valley of the Incas Manu National Park

This Cusco and Manu National Park tour is a great mix to enjoy the culture and nature of our beatiful Peru. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Peru and have a colourful experience with its landscapes and many animal species.

A long time ago, Cusco’s Main Square was the central point of the Inca Empire. The four roads that linked the whole Inca Empire met at this point. The Inca Empire spread from Ecuador, part of Colombia to the north of Chile and Argentina and included the entire territories of Peru and Bolivia. The ruins, temples, churches, mansions and the varied architecture make Cusco a showcase that displays all the cultures and eras from our country: Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and Republican.

Cusco is an unforgettable destination, full of history and culture and a splendid heritage. It is a mandatory destination for everyone visiting Peru.

Cusco is as well the starting point for the tours to the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.

Located at the southeast of Peru, Manu covers the Cusco and Madre de Dios regions and has a 1,716,295.22-ha area. It is the core zone of the Manu Biosphere Reserve and was declared by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage in 1987. It is inhabited by 30 Quechua-speaking and farming communities and several native Amazonian populations such as the Matsiguenka, Amahuaca, Yaminahua, Piro, Amarakaeri, Huashipaire and Nahua. The park contributes to the acknowledgement and protection of cultural diversity preserving the archaeological heritage through investigation, education and leisure.

We can find more than 1,000 bird species such as harpy eagles, jabirus, Orinoco geese, Andean cocks-of-the-rocks and roseate spoonbills; 200 mammal species as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, spider monkeys, river otters, jaguars, oncillas, spectacled bears, Andean deer and more than 100 bat species.  We can also find trees that are more than 45 meters high and 3 meters in diameter, the lupuna or kapoktree, the cecropia, the balsa tree, the cedar, the tornillo and the strangler fig stand out.

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

 

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Cusco & Manu National Park 9days/8nights

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Itinerary

day1 :

Lima: International arrival

Upon your arrival at the international airport of the city of Lima our staff will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Here you will receive a summary of the tour contracted, you will be given the vouchers for the provision of all the services included in the tour.

Meals: None

day2 :

Lima – Cusco: City tour and visit the nearby ruins

On arrival, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. We suggest resting the rest of the morning to acclimatize to the altitude.

In the afternoon, we will get to know Cusco city on a guided tour, visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. The tour continues outside the city to visit the Kenko, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara archaeological complexes and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress which was strategically built on a hill dominating Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, put together with amazing precision to form the external walls of the complex. Some of these stones are over 9 meters high and weight more than 350 tons.

Meals: Breakfast

day3 :

Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the Vilcanota River where you will be able to see the typical Indian market and experience its people´s customs. (On Sundays, the mass is celebrated in Quechua the native language). Lunch in a valley’s local restaurant.

In the afternoon stop by Calca and Urubamba on our way to the Ollantaytambo fortress and citadel, built to guard the entrances to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions from the rainforest´s inhabitants. It is formed by a series of overlapping terraces. We will have the chance to walk through the towns’ streets so we can have a clear idea of how this military, religious and agricultural strategic center was during the Inca Empire.

Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day4 :

Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Visitors will be transferred to the train station early in the morning, to start their trip to the Machu Picchu citadel, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. They will get off the train at the Aguas Calientes station to take a bus that will take them to the wonderful citadel in a 30-minute-long trip through a zigzagging road. Once there, we will have a guided tour over the citadel, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Chambers, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Lunch in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, they will return to Cusco to be taken to their hotels.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day5 :

Cusco – Cloud Forest

Depart Cusco after an early breakfast and start the fabulous journey that will take you from the high Andes, with spectacular views of the sacred valley, right down into the cloud forest. Arrive at Paucartambo, the centre of ancient trading routes of the Incas, and stop for a light refreshment. Here you will have the chance to experience some local culture, traditional dances and celebrations as well as learn about the Andean communities’ use of biodiversity within the forest. Continue your journey
on towards one of the highest points of the day at Acjanaco (3,500 m), a park rangers’ station and the entrance to Manu National Park. If weather conditions permit, you may have the chance of seeing the spectacular views of Peru’s largest National Park. Amidst the clouds, travel on towards San Pedro, where you will have lunch. Take in the dramatic changes of the landscape as you go until you reach the lodge in the afternoon, about 3pm, for your overnight stay.

Lodging: Cock of the Rock Lodge, Paradise Lodge or Wayquecha Biological Station

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day6 :

Cloud Forest - Manu Learning Centre

An early morning start takes you out into the cloud forest to see one of its main attractions, the Cock of The Rock bird, the national bird of Peru. Watch their dance spectacle right in front of you, an incredible sight! After a hearty breakfast at the lodge begin the journey down by road further into the cloud forest. The journey will be full of the sights and sounds of the forest, monkeys and some of the richest varieties of birds on earth as well as the spectacled bear. You will visit a coca plantation where you will learn about the uses of the coca leaves and their medicinal properties. After a short stop at Pillcopata you will head on to the port-town of Atalaya, and board a motorized canoe. A one-hour ride to the Manu Learning Centre gives you your first impression of the meandering Amazonian river, the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the most southern tributaries of the legendary Amazonas River. On arrival you will be shown round the lodge before lunch. In the afternoon, explore the local trail system with your naturalist guides, before relaxing at the lodge to the sounds of forest. During your stay at this beautiful lodge guests can learn about the human history of Manu and the challenges conserving this beautiful and fragile environment talking to the guides and researchers on site. Or perhaps you want to just relax and let the world go by sipping a cool drink and watching the sun set on the Amazon.

Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day7 :

Manu Learning Centre

One of the most interesting activities at the Manu Learning Centre is the monitoring of the clay lick or collpa where, among others, the endangered Blue Headed Macaw is observed and studied. Join the scientists and researchers on an early morning boat trip to the hide, five minutes up river, to observe the activity of macaws, parrots, and parakeets. As day breaks and the sun rises you will be able to see the magical colours of the birds as they flock together on the walls of the clay lick. On your way back for breakfast, head into the forest and visit a bio- garden; part of the centre’s sustainable project which also supplies the food to the lodge’s kitchen. From here head through multiple forest types, running into squirrel monkeys humming birds and razor-billed curassows, an incredible experience. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure or spend it with one of the specialist guides exploring the 25km of trails in the rainforest. After dinner that evening enjoy a presentation which helps put in context the work we do at crees on sustainability and conservation and learn more about the ongoing work the foundation does to help preserve the region. There is also always the possibility to head out on a night walk to spot all the nocturnal species.

Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day8 :

Manu Learning Centre - Cusco

After breakfast, prepare for departure. Take the boat back to the port-town of Atalaya where you will board your transport to take you back to Cusco. The landscape will change dramatically as you climb up into the cloud forest towards the Andes and then down to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your hotel by your guide bringing your trip to an end but you will take with you the wonderful experience of Manu. You will arrive back at your hotel in time for dinner about 7pm.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day9 :

Cusco – Lima: International flight

At the appropriate time transfer to the airport of Cusco to take your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, guided tour in the morning through the most important and attractive places in Lima, “The City of Kings”. We will begin our tour in Miraflores and San Isidro, both modern residential districts. We will go to the Financial Center, “El Golf”, “El Olivar” the “Huaca Pucllana” which is a pre-Inca ceremonial temple that has survived the urban expansion of the city. We will stop at “Parque del Amor” (The Love Park) where we will watch the Pacific Ocean.

We will continue our tour in Lima’s Historic Center, which was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1991. It also was the center of the Spanish colony in the XVI century and the place where the first buildings were constructed. We will visit the Plaza San Martín, its balconies and old mansions, the Main Square and its important buildings as the Palace of Government, Lima´s Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace and the City Hall, the Desamparados Station, among others.

We will enter one of the most important convents of the XVII century. We will visit the old Library, the choir, the Main Cloister and the underground vaults known as the “Catacumbas”. After we finish this tour, we will leave you at Lima airport to take your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Price

Destination Tourist Superior tourist Superior Deluxe

Cusco

Antawasi

Casona Plaza Cusco

Xima

Casa Andina Premium

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Ollantaytambo Lodge

San Agustín Urubamba & SPA

Del Pilar Ollantaytambo

Casa Andina Premium

Manu National Park

Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center

Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center

Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center

Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center

Price per person: USD 1871 1925 2175 2440

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Cusco Antawasi
Sacred Valley of the Incas Ollantaytambo Lodge
Manu National Park Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center
Price per person: USD 1871
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Superior Tourist

Cusco Casona Plaza Cusco
Sacred Valley of the Incas San Agustín Urubamba & SPA
Manu National Park Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center
Price per person: USD 1925
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Superior

Cusco Xima
Sacred Valley of the Incas Del Pilar Ollantaytambo
Manu National Park Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center
Price per person: USD 2175
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Deluxe

Cusco Casa Andina Premium
Sacred Valley of the Incas Casa Andina Premium
Manu National Park Cock of the Rock / Manu Learning Center
Price per person: USD 2440
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Tour Inclusions

Prices per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.

INCLUDES:
In Lima: City Tour and Larco Museum
In Cusco: City tour and nearby ruins
In the Sacred Valle of the Incas: Excursion in Pisac and Ollantaytambo
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu

  • 05 nights accommodation at the selected hotel
  • All meals stated in the itinerary
  • All the entrance fees to the above-mentioned tours.
  • Transfers
  • Train tickets Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • All due taxes
  • Bilingual guides in all the above-mentioned tours

In Manu: Excursion 4 days / 3 nights, all inclusive

  • 03 nights accommodation in a rustic lodge
  • All meals stated in the itinerary
  • Bilingual guided tours according to the itinerary
  • Transfers, land and river transport
  • All due taxes
  • Entrance fee to the National Park

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Fees for excess baggage
  • Alcoholic drinks, softdrinks or bottled water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • National or international personal phone calls
  • Not stated meals

Regulations

PRICES
All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.

ITINERARY
All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.

AIR TICKETS
If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.

Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed.

Hotel reservations that are not part of an organized trip

Cancellations and Reimbursements  

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday. In case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 31 days before the date of entry to the hotel, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 30 days before the date of entry to the hotel, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • In case of no-show or if the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before the check-in date, the payment will not be refunded.

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Cancellations and Reimbursements

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday, in case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • The email shall have the necessary information to be immediately attended.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received up to 35 days before the booked trip’s start, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 34 days before the booked trip’s start, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before booked trip’s start, the payment will not be refunded.
  • On rare occasions, some tours can be affected or cancelled by climate conditions, riots, force majeure, etc. which are beyond the control of the airlines, hotels, suppliers or Live Corporation. In those cases, the company will not issue a refund.

(*) Note: some suppliers consider stricter cancellation conditions, consequently, they reserve the right to charge additional fees for other penalties in such cases.

Regarding the Inca Trail: the reserve is subject to its payment and there will not be reimbursements in case of cancellations, moreover, neither name nor date changes are allowed.

During peak season, the company reserves the right to change the cancellation regulations in case the suppliers apply other penalties or make the aforementioned changes.

LIABILITY
Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.

Important!
Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.

Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.

Useful info

Rainforest Lodge is located on the right side of the road to Manu, from Cusco to 190 km by car, near the town of Patria and Pilcopata. The lodge is made of wood with local material of the area, consisting of bungalows of great design with a total of 10 double rooms, 3 bungalows with private bathroom, which has a maximum capacity of 25 people, with new shared bathroom. All beds have musketeers, and the bungalows are covered with mosquito nets.

Bonanza Lodge is located on the right side of the Madre de Dios River basin, located 300 meters above sea level; This lodge is adjacent to the Manu National Park. The lodge is made of wood, with a fine finish. We have 10 double rooms, 2 bungalows with 4 double rooms with private bathroom, giving a maximum capacity of 25 people. Bonanza Lodge has an ECO-Bathroom system that makes it sustainable and friendly with the environment, triple rooms are available, book in advance for this service.

The lodge is located in a private reserve, managed by the parents of William, (the Huamani-Choquepuma family) who have the most virgin forest, which offers great opportunities to see animals, an excellent place for birdwatchers, naturalist photographers, researchers and for animal scientific studies; This is a unique area with different types of habitats such as Floodplain, Swamp Forests, Bamboo Forest, Primary Forest, Secondary Forest and Tierra Firme Forest. We offer a complete trail system and excellent wildlife observation. Bonanza Lodge has about 750 hectares of tropical forest where we also have our Tapir clay lick.

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