Amazon River Cruise: Peru's Wildlife Wonders - 2018

Lima • Iquitos • 7-Night Amazon River Cruise into Pacaya Samiria Reserve
  • EXPLORE THE HEART OF THE PACAYA SAMIRIA RESERVE ONBOARD YOUR DELUXE SHIP, THE M/V ZAFIRO
  • LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL FOOD DURING AN AMAZONIA COOKING CLASS AND A HOME-HOSTED LUNCH
  • SAIL THROUGH THE FAMED MIRRORED FOREST
  • Swim in the mystical waters of the Yarapa River, home to the famous pink Amazon dolphin
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  • $390
    PER DAY
  • 11
    DAYS
  • 17
    TOURS
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Machu Picchu & Cusco

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FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

They are destinations on any adventurous traveler’s must-do list: Cusco and Machu Picchu. These inimitable Peruvian locales offer a glimpse into the country’s past – especially the mighty Inca Empire.

On this extension, you’ll enjoy guided tours of the most celebrated archaeological sites in the country: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, and, of course, the crown jewel, Machu Picchu. We’ll travel to this architectural marvel by rail on a breathtaking journey that is a highlight in itself. Then, an overnight stay allows us to explore the “Lost City of the Incas” in depth on two guided tours. While here, we’ll also have the opportunity to engage in a thrilling hiking adventure to nearby Inti Punko, or "Sun Gate".

Your Price Includes:

  • Accommodations for 5 nights: 2 nights at Casa Andina Sacred Valley, 1 night at Casa Andina Machu Picchu, 2 nights at Casa Andina Cusco
  • 12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 8 included tours and 2 Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a Vantage Adventure Leader and regional experts
  • Shopping trip to Expo Andina
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DAY 10 : Iquitos / Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

After disembarking your Amazon River ship, you'll fly to Cusco via Lima, then transfer to your hotel in Urubamba. You'll stop in Pisac, with time to stroll around the market, before arriving at the hotel for a light dinner this evening.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 : Sacred Valley

A remarkable day of discoveries awaits us in Peru’s mythical Sacred Valley. We’ll begin in the town of Moray, home of the mysterious agricultural terraces of the Incas. While the exact purpose of these concentric circles isn’t fully known, many believe these remarkable terraces once served as an agricultural laboratory. Vantage Cares: We journey next to Chinchero, where we’ll participate in a weaving demonstration on the traditional backstrap loom and shop from a colorful array of beautiful blankets, garments, rugs, and other community-made goods during a visit to the indigenous Chinchero Weavers Community.

Cultural Discovery: After a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant, we continue on to a typical chicheria, a family-run café, for some local flavor. Typically marked by a red flag or bag hanging from the door, a chicheria is the perfect spot to sample chicha, Peruvian homegrown maize beer, and share stories with the town’s indigenous residents. We’ll depart for Urubamba this evening, arriving at our hotel in time to enjoy the balance of an evening of leisure.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 : Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Today, you’ll travel on a deluxe Vistadome train to visit one of the world's greatest and most mysterious historic sites: Machu Picchu — the "Lost City of the Inca." Explore the hilltop ruins of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site during a walking tour in the afternoon after the majority of the crowd has departed for the day. Tonight, you'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 : Ollanta / Cusco

This morning offers another opportunity to explore Machu Picchu, either on an invigorating hike to Into Punko or simply enjoy the incredible sunrise. Then, we’ll explore the town of Ollantaytambo, where we’ll visit the archeological site of the lower temple with a chance to climb to the upper "Sun" temple. This evening, we'll make our way to our next destination: historic Cusco.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14 : Cusco

Today’s full-day tour takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cusco and its surroundings, including visits to the massive ruins of the Sacsayhuaman complex and the Incan Temple of the Sun, Koricancha. Cultural Discovery: Join a local family in their home for lunch. Finishing your city tour this afternoon, you'll see Cusco's main square and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, completed in the mid-17th century nearly 100 years after its construction began. Tonight, celebrate your Peruvian discoveries during a Farewell Dinner at a Cusco restaurant.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 : Cusco / Return home

Today you’ll have time at leisure, or you can join our "Cusco Behind the Scenes" optional tour. Later, you’ll transfer to your airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: Breakfast

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Journey Amazon River Cruise: Peru's Wildlife Wonders Amazon River Cruise 2-FOR-1 CRUISE PRICES! NEW FOR 2018: NOW INCLUDED GRATUITIES FOR LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS! SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS NOW REDUCED - AVAILABLE ON EVERY DEPARTURE!
Cruise-Only Prices $4,299 $5,295 Enjoy the best value at a cost of up to $2,192 less per couple!
Trip Length 11 days 10 days We offer you one extra day to enhance your discoveries!
Per Diem $369 per day $530 Save up to $664 per couple per day!
Cabin sizes Brand-new deluxe M/V Zafiro built in 2015, all-suite ship for just 38 travelers with floor-to-ceiling windows in each cabin All M/V Zafiro cabins are 220 square feet with regional art & textiles deluxe open spaces floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies Your Adventure Leader joins you onboard to enhance your discoveries like only a local can!
Cabin Upgrades Cabin jumps from $400 No jumps Reasonable priced jumps make it great value to upgrade your accomodation.
Included Tours and Special Features 21 excursions & sightseeing tours & Cultural Discoveries — a $3,900 value per couple! Including 7 nights aboard the deluxe M/V Zafiro and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lima Daily tours and shore excursions, including: active adventures river village visits Enjoy the most sightseeing plus exciting Cultural Connections with many opportunities for wildlife viewing including a "night safari."
Extend Your Trip 6-days Machu Picchu Extension, $1,999 $333 per day Lima pre-trip Best value and extension options! See a Wonder of the World at Machu Picchu!
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