Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)=
lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost by person in Double Ocupancy US$ 4,035 Each
Day 1: Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to the 5* Las
Americas hotel for two nights. Accommodation in a luxury
suite with jacuzzi, sauna and a bottle of champagne.
Day 2: Lima - City Tour. B,L,D
After breakfast, Pick-up from your hotel for a city tour of
colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating
from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original
bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent
and its catacombs. Known as the city of the kings, Lima was
founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same
year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. One of
the very few South American cities that preserve the
colonial past, Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during
the time of the Spanish colonialists. The tour also includes
a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and
Miraflores, stopping at Larco Mar to enjoy a view of the
beautiful Pacific Ocean. Return to your hotel or extend your
tour by a visit to a museum of your choice. Dinner at the
Huaca Pullana Restaurant, and accommodation at the 5* Las
Day 3: Lima - Cusco. B,D
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to
Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. After the one hour flight,
reception and transfer to the Casa San Blas where you will
enjoy a proper suite with the very best views in town. Free
afternoon at leisure. Use this day to acclimatize to the
altitude and explore the artisan district where your hotel
is located. Your hotel is located within walking distance to
the main plaza, the cathedral, Qoricancha temple (temple of
the sun) and several museums. Dinner in the evening at our
personal favorite, Ciccolinas Restaurant.
Day 4: Cusco - Nearby Ruins. B
After breakfast, enjoy a free morning in the quaint town.
Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby on
horseback; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of
Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock
sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar
representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and
Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a
series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco.
Accommodation in a Suite at the Casa San Blas.
Day 5: Urubamba Valley - Sacred Valley - Pisac -
Full-day private excursion to the Urubamba, the Sacred
Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded
during colonial times and set at the foot of a hill crowned
by the remains of an Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays, in the main square, Indians barter their products
and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca
wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique
reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays it is also the
meeting place for mayors from all the villages in the
region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend
morning mass. After lunch, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the
only Inca town which was not overthrown by the
conquistadores, and explore the ruins which tower above it.
Late afternoon return to Cuzco whilst visiting en-route the
traditional market of Chinchero. Return to your hotel. An
opportunity to renew your wedding vows in the 300 year old
Franciscan monastery chapel in the Sacred Valley is
optional. Please ask for details. Stay the night in a suite
at the Pukaritampu Hotel in the very Sacred Valley itself.
Return to Cuzco and to your hotel.
Day 6: Ollantaytambo - Machupicchu. B,D
Transfer to the railway station for the early morning
departure to Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome Train and
then a bus ride up to the spectacular Machu Picchu ruins (25
minutes). Guided visit of Machu Picchu. Built by the Inca
Pachacutec, comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful
precision that harmoniously blends into the mountain
landscape. There are many theories as to the origins of
Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a
temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants
or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses,
temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected
by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut
into the mountain side which were used for agriculture.
After the tour, free time to enjoy this magical and
spiritual wonder. Accommodation at the 4* Machu Picchu
Pueblo Hotel. This hotel is beautiful as it has many unique
features including fireplaces in most rooms, a spa, an
orchid garden and eco center, 2 restaurants, a eucalyptus
sauna, and it sits back in the cloud forest, but is
conveniently located within walking distance from the town.
Day 7: Machu Picchu - Cusco. B
Enjoy a free day in Aguas Calientes. Feel free to re-enter
the ruins if you are up for it (re-entry tickets not
included). Or simply relax and enjoy the small, quaint town.
Another way to spend your day is to try a hike. For the fit
adventurer looking for a challenge, you can climb Putu Kusi,
a mountain that sits straight across from Machu Picchu. This
hike (2 hours) is full of beautiful vegetation and includes
lengthy ladder climbs, those who are afraid of heights
should take this into consideration. The other option is a
rather easy hike, 4 hours, to the Mandor Pampa. This hike
includes traveling though the local cloud forest and
arriving at a beautiful waterfall. There is plenty of
vegetation and small animals to check out along the way. In
the late afternoon head to the train station for your return
ride to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to your suite at the 3*
Casa San Blas.
Day 8: Cusco - Arequipa. B,D
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to
Arequipa, the most beautiful city in Peru that is dominated
in the distance by the fabulous Misti volcano. Reception and
transfer to a suite at the 4* Sonesta Posada Hotel.
Afternoon city tour visiting the Chilina valley and the old
San Lazaro district. General view of the city from the
Yanahuara Belvedere, the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral,
the cloisters of La Compañia Church, the Church and Square
of San Francisco and the extraordinary Santa Catalina
convent which is built from volcanic lava and dates from the
16th century. Also an opportunity of seeing the best
preserved mummy in the whole of the Americas, Juanita,
housed at the university. Dinner on the town at a local and
Day 9: Arequipa - Colca Canyon. B
After breakfast, departure from Arequipa, passing near the
thermal baths of Yura and climbing up towards the National
Reserve of Pampa de Cañahuas (3,800m), where groups of
alpacas, vicuñas and sometimes guanacos can be seen. After
several more hours, the descent to the Colca Valley starts
until we arrive at Chivay, the most important town of the
valley. Accommodation in a suite at the fabulous Colca
Lodge, set in the Colca Valley itself. With its very own hot
springs, relax in the fabulous surroundings of the Canyon.
Day 10: Colca Canyon - Arequipa. B
Early breakfast at the hotel. Then an early departure to
Cruz del Condor viewpoint, a few kilometers before
Cabanaconde, where the Colca Canyon starts. Here one gets a
fine view of the flight of the condors as well as of the
depth of the canyon. In the afternoon return to Arequipa and
to the 4* Sonesta Posada Hotel.
Day 11: Arequipa - Lima - Iquitos. B,L,D
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to
Iquitos, in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Start of your
exotic jungle honeymoon. Transfer to the river dock where
you will begin the trip to the Explorama Lodge. Along the
way you will briefly see Iquitos, founded in the XIX
Century. The trip along the Amazon will allow you to enjoy a
wonderful panorama in which the beauty of the Amazon makes
its way through the lush jungle, and where picturesque
villages appear on the shores of the river. Arrival at the
lodge. The lodge is built in the native-style and is
surrounded by trees, plants and flowers; with many birds and
butterfly species. While your naturalist guide explains the
lodge facilities and the activities to come, the staff will
serve you with a refreshing "welcome drink" made with exotic
fruits. You will then be escorted to your honeymoon suite.
The programme starts with a short walk or canoe ride,
according to the season, to visit a Yagua tribe community,
one of the most ancient ethnic groups of the Amazon
rainforest. Here you will have the chance to try the "pucuna"
or blowgun. Return to the lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon you
will proceed with an ethno-botanic tour around the lodge,
where you will be able to distinguish certain species of the
many indigenous plants. Visit to a "shaman" who will explain
about the regional flora and its useful applications. Tour
to the Santa María del Ojeal farmlands where you will see
the artisan sugar cane squeeze. You will also visit a fish
farm to observe native fish and walk around a typical
village on the shores of the Amazon. A romantic evening
canoe ride or thrilling walk in the jungle and then return
to the lodge. Dinner.
Day 12: Iquitos. B,L,D
After breakfast, a full day exploration of the primary
jungle reserve in the Yanayacu River ecosystem followed by a
navigation in open boats on the Amazon River to spot for
pink dolphins. Arrival in the Huashalado Village from where
you will make a short walk to the Yanayacu River, where
another boat will be waiting to take you the "Kingdom of the
Giant Trees", amongst them the "lupuna" or ceiba. This is a
favorite site for birds since it is in the river that they
find the fish and fruit that grow on the banks. With a bit
of luck, you may see monkeys moving in the tree tops or
perhaps a sloth hanging from a branch. Boxed lunch on the
boat or on the edge of the river. Primary jungle hike by
trail or canoe ride, according to the season, in which you
will observe various plants and trees like the Victoria
Regia, the largest water lily in the world which can reach a
diameter 1.80 m. Return to the jungle lodge where on the way
you will have the chance to practice native-style fishing of
piranhas, mojarras and other species. If you wish, there
will be an evening canoe ride or if you prefer, relax in a
hammock or enjoy an exotic drink at the bar. Dinner.
Day 13: Amazon Jungle - Iquitos. B,L,D
Breakfast at the lodge and then return to Iquitos and
transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free for shopping
and personal activities. Romantic dinner at the 4* El Dorado
Plaza Hotel with champagne.
Day 14: Iquitos - Lima - Mancora. B
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return
flight to Lima and then a connecting flight to Tumbes.
Transfer to the wonderful private resort in Mancora on the
Pacific Ocean, complete with private beach and all
amenities. Retire to the wonderful honeymoon bungalow at the
Las Arenas de Mancora Hotel which sits directly on the
Day 15: Mancora B,D
Breakfast at the lodge. Free day to enjoy the private beach.
Lunch on the beach or in the restaurant. Dinner with a
bottle of wine.
Day 16: Mancora - Lima. B
After breakfast, transfer to Tumbes for the flight to Lima
and for your onward connecting flight home.
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