Small Group Discoveries

  • Carlos Seminario, our Trip Leader in Cuzco and Machu Picchu, has the unique capacity to illuminate Peru’s ancient sites and its deeply spiritual ways.

  • Adjacent to a 3.5 million-acre nature reserve, the esteemed Posada Amazonas Lodge promises a richer and more authentic Amazon experience.
  • With our native-born Ese’eja guides, you’ll witness the colorful spectacle that unfolds at the Amazon’s biggest clay lick and explore deep into the jungle.
  • We even take you to the less-visited, enigmatic terraces of Moray, one of Peru’s finest Inca sites.
  • Our Machu Picchu overnight gives you a chance to experience the majesty of sunrise at this ancient site.
  • Day 1 – Lima, Peru

    Check in to the brand new Casa Andina Select Hotel.
  • Day 2 – Fly to Cuzco c

    Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the Costa del Sol CuzcoMeet Carlos Seminario; he’s an expert on the region’s history and very knowledgeable about ancient ceremonies and traditional Peruvian healing techniques. After time to rest and acclimate to the altitude, join Carlos for a city tour featuring the architectural treasures of the main plaza and Cathedral, San Pedro Market and the Temple of the Sun. Meals B
  • Day 3 – Descend into the Sacred Valley

    Visit the terraced salt mines of Maras, worked by the same families for generations, and then gaze upon the agricultural terraces of Moray, one of Peru’s most enigmatic Inca sites. Visit the amazing fortress at Ollantaytambo, stroll in this ancient town and visit the home of an Andean family. Enjoy a tranquil night in the Sacred Valley at the Sonesta Posada del Inca. Meals B,L
  • Day 4 – By rail to Machu Picchu c

    Journey by rail through the scenic Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and tour this ancient site with Mr. Seminario. A traditional ceremony offers thanks to the Maker, Mountain and Mother Nature. Overnight at the Sumaq Hotel. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 5 – Morning visit to Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco

    Witness the sun’s first light upon the ruins as you explore at your own pace. With morning dew, paths and stones can be slippery, requiring caution. Ride the train back to Cuzco and transfer to the Costa del Sol Picoaga Hotel. Meals B,L
  • Day 6 – Out and about in Cuzco

    Join Carlos this afternoon to explore Sacsayhuaman and visit Almudena Cemetery.  As part of your Cuzco discoveries, we include a visit a local center that provides shelter, care and schooling to young children. Meals B
  • Day 7 – Into the Amazon!

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado and journey up the Tambopata River to the wonderful Posada Amazonas Lodge, deep in the jungle. An ethno-botanical forest tour with your Ese’eja guide illuminates medicinal uses of these jungle plants. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 8 – Deep into the Rainforest at Posada Amazonas

    Cruise across an oxbow lake and explore high in the forest canopy. Visit a clay lick to see colorful tropical birds and join your forest guide to find the giant Ceiba tree. Set out on a night safari after dinner. Meals B,L,D
  • Day 9 – Back to Lima c

    Return to Lima and transfer to the Casa Andina Select Hotel. Meals B
  • Day 10 – Adios, Lima

    If your flight departs in the late afternoon or evening, enjoy a city tour including the highly-regarded Larco Herrera Museum. Meals B

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  • Casa Andina Select

    This stylish, brand-new hotel is in the heart of the vibrant Miraflores district, close to dining, entertainment and the city’s spectacular Pacific coast promenade.

  • Costa del Sol Picoaga Hotel

    The Costa del Sol Picoaga Hotel originally was the old mansion of the Spanish noble the Marquis of Picoaga (century XVII). It has now been converted into a comfortable Hotel; intimate and public areas beautifully decorated in colonial style, framed by fine stone archways on two levels; beautiful columns; capiteles and Spanish patio, complete an authentic sample of 17th Century architecture. The Colonial rooms are located around the main patio and maintain the original details of those times, such as the high ceilings beams and large wood doors. Whereas the modern rooms have been designed with the comfort of the guest in mind focusing on the amplitude, tranquility and equipment.

  • Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley

    In the heart of the Sacred Valley, this enchanting resort is set on the garden grounds of an 18th-century Colonial monastery. Rich with historic ambience, landscaped pathways lead to thoroughly modern guestrooms equipped with TV, international telephone and an in-room safe. The resort offers a spa and Jacuzzi, yoga classes, Internet access and a colorful Andean market.

  • Sumaq Machu Picchu

    Located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins near the arrival train station, this 5-star hotel features spa, restaurant and bar, reading room and business center. Each room includes direct dial phone, in-room safe, internet access and cable television.

  • Posada Amazonas

    The Posada Amazonas is an unobtrusive 30-bedroom lodge set close to the Amazon’s richest rainforests, and near local villages. Each room has a private bathroom and verandah. Meals are buffet style, with a mixture of universal, Peruvian, and local cuisine. All visitors have the opportunity to explore the local culture through nature walks and daily interaction, as well as exploring the jungle.

Our Small Group Adventure Value

  • Escorted in-depth sightseeing, including all entrance fees
  • 17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation in our first class hotels and resorts
  • 2 nights at the highly-regarded Posada Amazonas eco-lodge
  • All on-tour transportation, including all 3 internal flights
  • Vehicles in Cuzco equipped with oxygen tanks for your comfort
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and services charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for your 3 included flights
  • GeneralAssist, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance

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Extend Your Journey

  • Add the Nazca Lines

    3 days for $899

    This affordable easy-to-add Pre-Trip Extension includes roundtrip transportation from Lima, 2 nights hotel, daily breakfast and complete sightseeing

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Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Extend Your Journey

  • Add the Nazca Lines

    3 days for $899

    This affordable easy-to-add Pre-Trip Extension includes roundtrip transportation from Lima, 2 nights hotel, daily breakfast and complete sightseeing

    View Day by Day »

Trip Reviews

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(5 Traveler Reviews)

  • Alexander from NY gives this tour 

    I was totally satisfied with this tour. The company was wonderful, the guides were very knowledgeable and gregarious, the sites were fantastic and seeing so much in so few days did not become tiring. Read More »

  • Kari from VA gives this tour 

    All parts of this trip went smoothly and each had their own character. The tour guides were absolutely amazing, extremely knowledgeable, and passionate about their country and culture. The accommodations ranges from more than adequate to exceptional, and all were unique to the regions in which we were staying. There was little free time to explore independently, though we found that nothing was missed on the trip so there was no real need to do that anyway. Read More »

  • Cong from CA gives this tour 

    Machu Picchu was delightful Read More »

  • John from IN gives this tour 

    Both Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle were delightful. Read More »

  • Robert from MI gives this tour 

    My trip to Machu Picchu & Posada Amazonas only had 12 people! This allowed us to get more individual attention and to enjoy the tour better. Read More »

Our Trip Leader Carlos Seminario

Born and raised in the Andes and well-versed in Peru’s rich history, ancient cultures and ecology, Mr. Seminario will enhance every one of your experiences as you delve into the enduring traditions and diverse landscapes of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Hike the Inca Trail and enter Machu Picchu through the Gate of the Sun!

This unforgettable experience which you can add on Day 5 includes a picnic lunch and a private guided half-day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A permit is required. Add $480 per person, based on 2 guests.