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A 15-day adventure to Peru's most popular destinations for archaeology and Amazon jungle:
Nasca - Titikaka - Machu Picchu - Tambopata.

 • • •Nasca Lines, Titikaka Lake, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Tambopata PERU
Ica • Puno • Juliaca • Cusco • Tambopata • Sandoval •Lima
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights. Lima - Juliaca - Puno - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Tambopata - Lima.


Our Discover Peru Itinerary includes:
3-star accommodations (Lima, Ica, Juliaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu).
Over-flight of Nasca Lines, catamaran cruise of Titikaka Lake, tour of the Sacred Valley.
2-day Inca Trail hike, guided tour of Machu Picchu Ruins.
Full-board at Tambopata Reserve's Sandoval Lake Lodge
All land transportation (bus and river transport), and English speaking guide.

Highlights:
Nasca Lines, Lake Titikaka, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Sacred Valley, Pisac Indian market and Ollantaytambo fortress, Archaeological Museums, Tambopata jungle, Sandoval Lake, City tour of Cusco, guided tour of Machu Picchu, guided Inca Trail trek, guided nature treks at Sandoval Lake.

Itinerary Details:
Day 1: Upon arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Regency Hotel (3-stars).

Day 2: Transfer from hotel to bus station: Bus Ormeño Royal Class to Ica (regular service). Reception and transfer to airport for overflight of Nazca Lines.
Overnight at Mossone Hotel (3-stars).

Day 3: Transfer hotel to bus station: Bus Ormeño Royal Class to Lima (regular service). Afternoon free for Lima attractions.
Overnight at Regency Hotel (3-stars).

Day 4: Transfer hotel to airport. Flight to Juliaca. Transfer airport to hotel.
Overnight at Sillustani Hotel (3-stars).

Day 5: City tour.
Overnight at Sillustani Hotel.

Day 6: Sun Island Catamaran Day Cruise on Lake Titikaka to Puno includes lunch (regular service). Visit to Copacabana, Sun Island and Inti Wata Complex.
Overnight at Sillustani Hotel.

Day 7: Transfer hotel to bus station. Bus to Cusco (regular service). Reception at the bus station and transfer to hostal.
Overnight at Emperador Plaza Hostal (3-stars).

SacsayhuamanDay 8: Full day tour visiting the Pisac Indian market and Ollantaytambo fortress. Lunch included. PM Return to Cusco and transfer to the hostal.
Overnight at Emperador Plaza Hostal.

Day 9: Transfer hostal to train station, train to Km 104. Start 2-day Inca Trail Trek with English-speaking guides. We start visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex (2150 m.), located very close to the control point, to then embark upon an 8 km ascending trail, which after four hours will take us to the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna (2700 m.). This is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.

We will then go on and climb to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we will contemplate the sacred citadel of Machupicchu. From Intipunku we will descend to Machupicchu and then by bus to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight Presidente Hostal in Aguas Calientes

Machu Picchu Day 10: We will pick you up early from your hotel, board a bus to go up to Machupicchu and then immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge.
Overnight at Presidente Hostal.

Day 11: Morning at leisure to explore the town of Aguas Calientes, hot springs, orchid garden, and local shops. PM Return to Cusco and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Emperador Plaza Hostal.

Day 12:Transfer hostal to airport for flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at airport, motorized river-canoe trip to Sandoval Lake Lodge for 3-day jungle stay with full board.

Sandoval Lake To reach Sandoval Lake, you boat 25 minutes down the Madre de Dios River from the city of Puerto Maldonado and then walk or ride in our rickshaws for 45 minutes along two miles (3 km) of flat, rain forest trail. Sandoval Lake is considered by rainforest specialists as the best and most attractive lake in the Peruvian rain forest.
Full day tour visiting the lake and jungle walks.

Day 13: Sandoval Lake Lodge. Full day tour visiting the lake and jungle walks.
The Giant Otter, or "river wolf", hunt for fish in Sandoval Lake for an exciting display of one of the world's rarest and most endangered mammal species. Blue-and-gold and Red-bellied Macaws inhabit the flooded palm forest on the west end of Sandoval Lake. Brown Capuchin, Bolivian Squirrel, Red Howler, Saddle-backed Tamarin, and Night monkeys live in the forests surrounding the lake.

Day 14: Sandoval Lake Lodge. Transfer by river-canoes to airport. Flight to Lima. Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Regency Hotel.

Day 15: Transfer hotel to airport for your international flight.



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