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G Adventures Arrow South America Arrow Classic: Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure (SPLAR)
Classic: Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure (SPLAR)
Countries Visited: Peru
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12
    Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Venture to Machu Picchu by train, Cruise in the Amazon, Learn about Peruvian wildlife and ingenious cultures, Walk along the coast in Lima

    Description
    If you're looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you're on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you'll experience a unique once-in-a-lifetime cruise - including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn't stop there - after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The "lost city of the Incas" will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional 1-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there's always the chance to enjoy the train.
  • Call 504-398-0056 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13252684
    Tour OperatorG Adventures
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    14 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LimaDay 1 Lima
    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Additional Notes: Please note: if you booked the Culinary Theme Pack it does not include extra time in Lima - booking pre-trip accommodation is highly recommended. You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:00 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to the hotel around 13:00. Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
    Day 2CuscoDay 2 Lima/Cusco (1B)
    Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore. Additional Notes: Please note: if you booked the Culinary Theme Pack you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00. Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
    Day 3OllantaytamboDay 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported womens weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them. Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community. Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go for a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Womens Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way. Private Vehicle (95km)
    Day 4Aguas CalientesDay 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes (1B)
    Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area. Transport: Train (1.75 hour(s), 30km)
    Day 5CuscoDay 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)
    Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own. Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Local bus (0.25 hour(s)) Train (1.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 95km)
    Day 6CuscoDay 6 Cusco (1B)
    Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
    Day 7IquitosDay 7 Cusco/Iquitos (1B)
    The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon River boat. Once on board the ship, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the wild rainforest. Step out on deck to watch the riverbanks go by, and keep eyes peeled for wildlife such as grey and pink dolphins. Expert guides will lead jungle walks, give lectures, and point out unique species of bird and marine life as you explore the smaller tributaries of the river. Included Activities: Boat Excursion on the Amazon River Night Time Boat Excursion Transport: With a potential stopover in Lima. Plane Amatista Riverboat
    Day 8Pacaya Samiria National ReserveDay 8 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Head out into Pacaya-Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek. Included Activities: Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Birdwatching Excursion Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Wildlife Excursion Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Land Excursion Transport: Amatista Riverboat
    Day 9Pacaya Samiria National ReserveDay 9 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles. Included Activities: Nauta Visit Sapisapi River Visit Transport: Amatista Riverboat
    Day 10Pacaya Samiria National ReserveDay 10 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Begin to explore with a boat excursion on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries to see the wonders of the rainforest. After lunch, enjoy a presentation on the Amazon River then walk along the shores of the Ucayali River. Included Activities: Amazon River Excursion Ucayali River Walking Excursion Transport: Amatista Riverboat
    Day 11Samiria National ReserveDay 11 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Rise early to visit the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Once back on board, gather for breakfast followed by a presentation on the life, history, and culture of the Amazons main tribes. After lunch, listen to an introductory discussion about shamanism to help understand the traditions of the people living in the rainforest. Touch upon the spirit realm, paying a visit to a local shaman. Shamanism is practiced around the globe, and is universally distinguished by a trance state called shamanic ecstasy. In these "out of body" travels, the shaman enlists denizens of the spirit world to help him with a variety of duties, from healing the sick to assisting a deceased persons soul into the afterworld - all the while, the shaman remains conscious. Gain rare insight into the complexities of this phenomenon when you meet an actual practicing shaman in a river village. Hell introduce the group to his spiritual healing craft and talk about rainforest plants that indigenous peoples have, for untold centuries, held to possess curative properties. Included Activities: Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion Local Shaman Visit Transport: Amatista Riverboat
    Day 12Samiria National ReserveDay 12 Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Continue to explore the Amazon. Be sure to relax this afternoon, and rest up for a late-night excursion to discover the wildlife that comes out at night in the jungle. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Excursion Local Indigenous Family Visit Night Time Boat Excursion Transport: Amatista Riverboat
    Day 13LimaDay 13 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city. Included Activities: Choroyacu Wildlife Excursion Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre Visit Transport: Amatista Riverboat Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Plane (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 14LimaDay 14 Lima (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: N/A

    Dossier Disclaimer:Information Not Available

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
    Tours


    Classic: Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure (SPLAR)
    From $4,099.00 (USD)

    Countries Visited: PeruTrip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
     
     
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