October 7, 2015
Let’s Croos The Amazon River ( Peru, Colombia Brasil ) To The Lost City of The Incas ( Machupicchu )
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DAY 01: International arrival in Lima
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting your trip around this unusual city and magical country.
Meals Included: None
DAY 02: Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the ” City of Kings “. The tour includes Lima’s Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima’s Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Back to the hotel for rest Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 03. Lima / Iquitos
After Breakfast transfer to Lima Airport for your fly to Iquitos upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel balance of the day free Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 04. Iquitos / Three Frontiers: Santa Rosa ( Peru ) Leticia ( Colombia) Tabatinga ( Brasil ) Early Morning at 06.00 we we leave by speed boat to the three frontiers 8 hrs trip Boats from Iquitos to Leticia and Tabatinga go several weekly, a trip of 8-10 hours ( fast boat )Leaving or entering Peru via the Río Amazonas inevitably means crossing the three-way frontier, nearly 300km from Iquitos. The cheapest and most common route is by river from Iquitos, some ten hours in a lancha rapida, a big speed boat with two outboard motors, or four days downriver in ourCruise Luxury riverboat ( The M/F ARAPAIMA cruises provide passengers a unique glimpse at the Peruvian Amazon River and rainforest through visits to Indian villages, primary and secondary jungle hikes at day and night, bird-watching and piranha fishing excursions using our ecological outboard powered aluminum shore boats. Local Amazon naturalist English speaking guides with years of experience in Amazon Rainforest Ecology help passengers discover more sights than they can during our Amazon River cruise programs.
Designed exclusively for sailing along the Mighty Amazon River and its tributaries, the M/F ARAPAIMA cruise vessel, with a shallow draft of only 3.5 feet, allows passengers to visit remote black water lakes, lagoons, creeks, and channels normally inaccessible to other boats. Departures only on Saturdays at noom )
Some services go all the way to Leticia (Colombia) or Tabatinga (Brazil), but many stop at one of the two small Peruvian frontier settlements of Santa Rosa or Islandia; at Chimbote, a few hours before you get to Santa Rosa and on the right as you head towards the frontier, is a small police post, the main customs checkpoint (guarda costa) for river traffic. Upon arrivel transfer to our hotel in Leticia ( Colombia ) balance of the day free Meals Included:Breakfast & Box Lunch
Day 05:Leticia / Tabatinga / Manaus by Ship Cargo 04 Days / 03 Nights Boat from Tabatinga to Manaus leaves only on Wednesday and Saturday Tabatinga is small Brazilian town right next to Columbian town of Leticia (only road separates them). We will stay in Leticia while waiting for our boat to come because hostels are nicer. There is no border check between this two towns and Santa Rosa on Peruvian side, but as soon as we get out of the towns you will encounter passport checks. You can get Brazilian stamp only at Policia Federales, which is kind-of on the way, but plan to get there before leaving.
Boat is very good, sizable, stable, and a bit overcrowded. Cost of the trip is 170 reals (there is no other choice), food and water are included. Trip lasts 4 days and 3 nights, you leave 1pm, and arrive at 7am fourth day. This was the cleanest one that I have been on, bathrooms and showers are fine, floor is not rusty or dirty. Three meals per day are provided, and they are good and large. Coffee is available most of the day, and drinking water is filtered and very cold. Bring your own hammock and some kind of blanket because nights can be cold.Suggestion is to take upper deck and position yourself around middle of the ship. Try to go with people that you know so that you can all take care of security of your stuff.
Weaving in and out of the multicolored hammocks stung up in every single square inch of the boat, we would bang into people at both ends, heads and asses, and would have to swing them out of the way in the corridor just to make our way to other end of the boat. Scenes of children being breastfed, laundry being stung up on every side railing, locals reading biblical pamphlets, and pepole napping at all hours of the day. We were surprised as to the number of young children travelling on the boat. They would be crammed upside down, this way and that, tucked away into their parents hammocks during the night, and running around naked during the day…playing with action figures, trucks, dolls, or skipping ropes.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08:Manaus On your day arrivel transfer to the selected hotel balance of the day free Manaus lies on the Negro river, 7 km from where it meets the Solimões river to form the Amazon river. Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas state and the hub of the entire Amazon Region, with a population of 1.6 million. Manaus today is a busy trade center, its roots beginning in the rubber trade industry. One of the must see in Manaus is the Amazon Opera House and its surroundings. The Opera house is considered as the most important architectonic work from the rubber golden age. You should also visit the Courthouse Palace – the most representative building of the eclectic architecture of the city – with its sober and austere façade. Manaus serves as the best-equipped entry and exit point for those eco-tourists heading into the Amazon Rain Forest. This region is very humid and has heavy rainfall all year round. Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 09. Manaus Amazon Samauma Tours 04 Days
Leaving the hotel at 8:00 Am to Ceasa market/port top pick up our speed boat to go to the other side of the river until reach Careiro village a typical fisherman spot for commercialisation of river fish. During the way we will have the opportunity to see the magnificent “Meeting of the Waters” (the junction of the two rivers Amazon and Negro River. After arrive at Careiro Village we will continue at the famous TransAmazonica road for 40 kilometres until our arrival at Arara River where our house boat or Jungle Lodge is waiting for us,than we are going a couple of hours to reach Mamori basin, after lunch we go for recognizance of the area and its eco-systems, overnight. Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10. Samauma
Breakfast, morning jungle trek with explanation about medicinal plants, survival techniques and flora and fauna, buffet lunch, afternoon fishing trip (Piranhas), buffet dinner, night tour to feel nocturnal environment and alligator spotting, overnight. Meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11. Samauma
Breakfast, visit to native caboclos dwelling a good experience to see how the people deal with the jungle and they typical way of life, canoeing through the creeks and flooded land (igarapé and igapó) buffet lunch, afternoon canoe ride for bird watching, buffet dinner, overnight. Meals. Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
Day 12. Samauma / Manaus
Sunrise tour, breakfast, canoeing, lunch, after we’ll return to Manaus to reach back approximately 5:00 pm. Meals. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13.Manaus to Rio Branco Transfer to Manaus Airport for your fly to Rio Branco city (1996 pop. 228,907), capital of Acre state, NW Brazil, on the Acre River. Rubber and Brazil nuts are its chief products; there is also some farming. Rio Branco has air connections with the major cities of Brazil, but river travel is still an important means of transportation. Rio Branco was built on the site of a former rubber plantation. It has a university.is actually a Brazilian metropolis found inside the Valley of Acre in the northern areas of Brazil, it really is the most inhabited area inside the state, together with 305,954 people – practically 50 percent of the state population. Rio Branco has also been one of the primary cities to surface within the banks of the Acre River of the amazon. In 1913, It started to be a county. In 1920, it took over as capital of the state of Acre, plus in the year 1962, the state capital. Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 14. Rio Branco / Puerto Maldonado ( Peru ) After breakfast we will drive to Puerto Maldonado city Peru side for 8 to 9 hrs aproximaletly on your time arrivel we wil transfer to the selected hotel, Puerto Maldonado is small Amazonian city in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. The city itself holds little interest to tourists, however it’s great starting point for visiting some of the amazing Jungle reserves, particularly the Tambopata reserve which is close by. Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 15:Puerto Maldonado / Cusco After breakfast we will drive to Cusco for 8 to 9 hrs aproximaletly on your time arrivel we wil transfer to the selected hotel The road to Cusco from Puerto Maldonado is improving since it is part of the Interoceanic highway, but currently the bus trip still takes 08 to 09 hours. Upon arrivel transfer to the selected hotel Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 16: Cusco: Sightseeing tour and Nearby Ruins Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons. Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 17: Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas / Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu ) Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Visit to the picturesque indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic Mlitary, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Late afternoon ride by train to Aguas Calientes 2 hrs ( Hot Spring Machupicchu )
Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Hot Sprin Aguas Calientes Meals Included:Breakfast & Lunch
DAY18: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo / Cusco
The day starts with an early morning rise to Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as ” The Lost City of the Incas “. bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible site of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we’ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. p.m. Rest of the day free, Excellent opportunity to enjoy a beautiful around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs Thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: ( Not included in the overall price3.00USA ):
1. MANDOR WATERFALLS. Visiting Mandor Waterfall is an unforgettable adventure. It is an area of lush forest surrounding the town of Machu Picchu. You just have to follow the railway line from Machu Picchu Pueblo for a 45 minute-hike. You will reach a railway crossing, from which you will see a small group of houses whose dwellers will tell you how to reach Mandor Waterfall
2. For active or more adventurous people, we suggest to climb up the Huayna Picchu or Putukusi (Depending on weather conditions ) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being so high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it is recommendable before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register at the checking point at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travellers who want to see from the top, the nature and the carved rock emerging from the ground as if by a geological miracle.
In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, first train leave at 14.45 p.m last one 19.00 p.m 4 hrs trip upon arrivel transfer to your selected hotel for overnight. Meals Included:Breakfast
DAY 19: Cusco balance of the day free
Day free. Return to the hotel and get ready to enjoy a dinner with a folklore show in a typical restaurant where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds, while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch with Show Folklore
DAY 20: Cusco / Lima / home Time required transfer to Cusco Airport for your fligh to Lima and back home Meals Included: Breakfast
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