11 days from £2495pp plus international flights.
This is a great trip showing two fascinating aspects of Peru - the history & culture, and the wildlife & nature.
You have 5 days to explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, then we whisk you off to the Puerto Maldonado from where you start your discovery of the Peruvian Amazon.
Since this is a private tailor made trip, the arrangements are just for you. All transfers and services are pre-arranged, so you don't have to worry about anything, just enjoy the experience of Peru. We have included a guide where we think that this will add to your experience, but you also have times when you can explore on your own. In the rainforest you are escorted the whole time by a professional nature guide, on walks, canoe trips, birdwatching and so on.
Heath River Wildlife Centre is a really remote rainforest lodge so you really get that feeling of being out in the depths of the Amazon (which you are!). It's particularly good for macaws and parrots because of the amazing clay licks on the banks of the river.
This is such a lovely and diverse holiday with a great balance of sightseeing and nature.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2495 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing: £2495.
Meet & greet at Lima Airport; airport and rail station transfers; accommodation in twin share; 4 days breakfast, 1 day breakfast & lunch, 4 days full board; guided tours of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu; entrance fees; minibus and second entrance fee to Machu Picchu on day 6; Vistadome train to Cusco; 4-night rainforest programme.
International flights and taxes;domestic flights (to be bought as add-ons with international flights); meals not shown; drinks; visa; tips; personal expenses.
Getting there: To get to Peru you need to fly into Lima. From here a domestic flight takes you to Cusco. From Europe Iberia Airlines or KLM are most frequently used for this route. There is no direct flight from the UK to Lima. A return flight will cost from about £900.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made trip which you can take any time you like subject to availability. To coincide with fixed departure dates for the rainforest section, the trip needs to start on a Tuesday or Friday.
Casa Andina Koricancha is a lovely old colonial building in the heart of Cusco
El MaPi is a modern hotel in Machu Picchu town offering comfortable contemporary accommodation
A remote rainforest lodge about 6 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado. Excellent for macaws, but good general flora and fauna too.
20 room hotel located in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
How this holiday helps
After the excitement of seeing the cultural side of Peruvian life and history in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, we take you down to the Amazon to see some of the incredible wildlife and wilderness here. The two lodges you’re staying at both positively affect their environments and local communities, so whilst you’re enjoying giant otters, red-bellied macaws, sloths, monkeys and more, your money is helping make a difference in two very sensitive areas.
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Flight time: Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.