Manu Biosphere reserve, Peruvian Amazon

Andes to Amazon

A holiday of exploration and adventure. Discover the landscapes, culture and archaeological wonders of Peru.

Manu Biosphere reserve, Peruvian Amazon

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13 days from £4700pp plus international flights.

This unforgettable adventure combines archaeological and historical wonders with natural spectacle and Peruvian culture.

  • Immerse yourself in Inca and colonial culture and history
  • Take an Andean train journey to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tours of Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • Explore the Amazon on foot and by boat
  • Stunning wildlife and bird life
  • Sport giant otters and watch as scarlet macaws flock to the clay lick

This spectacular descent from Peru's Andean mountains through cloudforest and down into the rainforest takes in some of the cultural, historic and natural highlights of this glorious country. It is a wonderful trip for seeing the legendary Inca sites, the colonial cities and rural villages as well as the bird life, plant life and wildlife of these diverse regions and ecosystems.

You start in the former capital of the Inca empire, Cusco, with its wealth of ancient Inca architecture and Spanish colonial buildings, then you head to the Sacred Valley, travelling through rural towns and villages en route. You'll have plenty of time to absorb the culture of the region, explore historic sites, and shop for handicrafts etc., before you take a train journey through the Andes to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Then you descend through a rich variety of landscapes to the Amazon basin.

You will see valleys at high altitude where farmers eke a living from this tough terrain, grasslands and elfin forest, the unique cloudforest, tropical valleys where fruits and coca are cultivated, and you'll end in the prolific, lush Amazon rainforest. You'll stay in lodges in fantastic locations, including Manu Wildlife Centre, which is in one of the bio hotspots of the world and offers some truly amazing wildlife viewing. You'll travel by road, by train and by boat and return from the forest by plane before enjoying a day in cosmopolitan Lima. This is a cultural, nature and wildlife adventure par excellence and one with a real sense of journey.

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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as incredible wildlife viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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