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zMachu Picchu + The Amazon In-Style 2016

11 days

Peru and the Amazon Discovery

Small Group Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Explore 3,000 years of Peruvian history at the Lima Art Museum with a curator.
+ Sit down to an elegant lunch on a 17th-century hacienda, surrounded by lovely gardens with sweeping views of the Sacred Valley.
+ An overnight atop the mountain at the famed Sanctuary Lodge gives you first access for an early morning return visit to Machu Picchu.
+ Your stateroom aboard the new Amazon Discovery offers picture window views of the rainforest; then join our expert naturalists for enriching exploration by land and water.
+ 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Day
1

Welcome to Lima

You’ll be greeted and escorted to the stylish Hotel B in Barranco. 

Day
2

Explore Lima c

Discover Lima’s rich Colonial heritage at Casa Aliaga, in the same family for 500 years. A curator from the Lima Art Museum offers insight into its vast collection of Peruvian culture spanning 3,000 years. We’ll gather for a Welcome Dinner at Huaca Pucllana. meals b+d

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3

Fly to Cuzco + travel into the Sacred Valley

Explore Cuzco’s historic center and visit the Cathedral. Descend into the Sacred Valley to see llamas and alpacas and to learn about traditional weaving techniques. Explore the Andean market town of Pisac and check in to the luxurious Belmond Rio Sagrado. meals b+l

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4

The Sacred Valley

Explore the massive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and sit down to lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari, a 17th-century estate with sweeping views of the valley. By special arrangement, famed ceramicist Pablo Seminario will lead a pottery workshop for our group. meals b+l

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5

Lost City of the Inca c

Travel by rail to Aguas Calientes and ascend to Machu Picchu to explore the Lost City as our guide sheds light on the once-mighty Inca. Spend the night atop the mountain at the Sanctuary Lodge. meals b+l+d

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6

Behold sunrise at Machu Picchu

Return to Machu Picchu early this morning before other visitors arrive and as the sun casts its first rays upon the Lost City. Return to Cuzco, stopping to meet the weavers at Chincheros, and check in to your oxygenated room at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas. meals b+l

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7

Discover Cuzco c

Tour the Temple of the Sun and Sacsayhuaman. At San Pedro Market, you’ll encounter age-old traditions that are still practiced throughout the Andes. meals b

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8

The luxurious new ms Amazon Discovery

Fly to Iquitos and settle in to your spacious outside stateroom aboard the new ms Amazon Discovery. Enjoy cocktails and dinner as our vessel heads deeper into the Amazon jungle. meals b+d

Day
9

The Peruvian Amazon

Cruising remote tributaries and stepping ashore with our expert naturalists for guided walks reveal the extraordinary diversity of the rainforest. Learn about exotic plants and search for indigenous species including the elusive pink river dolphin, monkeys and numerous tropical birds. meals b+l+d

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10

By land + water

Arise to the rich cacophony of the awakening rainforest and join our naturalists aboard maneuverable skiffs for up-close exploration of the lush riverbanks along the headwaters of the mighty Amazon. Step ashore in a remote jungle community to learn about life deep in the forest, including shamanic healing techniques that make use of medicinal jungle plants. meals b+l+d

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11

Disembark in Iquitos

Step off ship and fly to Lima where our staff will escort you to your onward connection. meals b+l

Extend Your Trip

Nazca Lines

Add the Nazca Lines from $1,499

Complement your journey through Peru with two of Peru’s most diverse wonders – the enigmatic Nazca Lines and the wildlife of the Ballestas Islands.

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1

Return to Lima

After dinner at the Larco Museum on the final day of your Grandeur of Peru journey, you’ll be escorted to the conveniently-located Wyndham Airport Hotel for an overnight.  Meals B+D

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2

From Lima to Paracas

Travel overland through the arid and captivating coastal landscapes to Paracas. Then take to the skies in a small plane for a birds-eye view of the Nazca Lines, one of the world’s most intriguing and enduring mysteries. Etched into the dry Earth below and enduring for nearly 1,500 years, these enormous line drawings cover the arid plain below you. Among the enigmatic glyphs that will capture your attention and fire your imagination are a spider, condor, fish and monkey. Back on the ground, you’ll check in to the stylish Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection - our inviting resort overlooking the Bay of Paracas.  Meals B

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3

Discover the Ballestas Islands + Return to Lima

After checking out from your resort, you’ll embark on a sightseeing expedition off the Pacific Coast. Reaching the rugged Ballestas Islands, part of Peru’s largest coastal wildlife sanctuary, your boat will navigate around the islands rocky shoreline, punctuated by arches and caves. As sea conditions permit, we should be able to get close enough to observe the islands’ inhabitants - including raucous herds of sea lions and a variety of indigenous birds including Guanay cormorants, Peruvian boobies, and enormous colonies of Peruvian pelicans. Humboldt penguins can also be espied in these waters. As we make our way back to the mainland, be on the lookout for a huge 3-pronged geoglyph that stretches close to 500 feet long and more than 150 feet wide. Etched into an arid hill facing the Pacific, its origins are still debated; some link it to the Nazca Lines while others propose that it may have served as a navigational guide for ancient sailors. After the sightseeing cruise, you’ll be transferred to the airport in Lima for your onward journey.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Lake Titicaca

With its pristine beauty and unique indigenous communities, Lake Titicaca is a terrific way to enhance your travels through Peru and South America. We include private airport transfers, a choice of fine hotels & resorts and a full-day, expertly guided excursion across the Lake.

Easter Island

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, private airport transfers, and in-depth sightseeing

Arequipa and the Colca Valley

Tour this lovely, Colonial-era Peruvian town and then journey into the Colca Valley, one of South America’s greatest natural wonders and home to the magnificent condor! Enjoy a deluxe hotel in Arequipa and wonderful hot spring lodge in the Colca Valley.

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Prices are per person, land only. Add extra nights. We offer international air on LATAM.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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