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From the Amazon to the Andes

From the Amazon to the Andes is a 14 day tour are designed to give you the chance to be close of the nature and wildlife in one of the most beautiful areas of Peru.

Visit the most beautiful rainforest of Peru “Tambopata” the Green Paradise, here you will have the opportunity to see monkeys, black caiman, capybaras, tapir, hundreds of birds species and the world largest clay lick where hundreds of parrots and macaws congregate daily to lick the clay. This tour combines Machu Picchu - the lost city of the Incas and the scenic Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in world.

Peruvian Tour / holiday - Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon Tour, Peruvian Andes Tour, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.

Tour Itinerary

14 incredible days of travel and discovery. Discover the natural delights of Peru on our Andes to Amazon tour.

Day 1. Arrival in Lima

Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be met by your Peruvian Secrets Tour Controller, who will transfer you to your comfortable choice hotel. Here your guide will give you a short run through of the itinerary, hand you your travel vouchers and answer any questions you might have at this point. Depending on your arrival time your guide will escort you to the main area of interest to change money and take in a local restaurant.

Day 2. Flight to Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata Expedition 4D-3N

Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Puerto Maldonado. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Wasai Maldonado. After a refreshing drink you will make the 4 hours journey up the Tambopata River into the primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive at the Wasai Tambopata Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you will go on a short introductory night walk into the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures, overnight at Wasai Tambopata Lodge.
Meals - breakfast
, lunch, dinner

Day 3. The Macaw clay licks

An early wake call (05:00 am) where you will prepare for your journey up the Tambopata River for approximately one hour and half to the Bahuaja - Sonene National Park. You will see the sunrise on the river as well as opportunity to see capybaras, tapir, jaguar, and deer in the surrounding virgin Amazon rainforest. Arriving to the landing point you will disembark and take the short walk through the forest to our lookout post. Here we provide you with binoculars and refreshments in coffee and biscuits. You will now wait and watch to see one of the greatest spectacles of the rainforest where many bird species gather to eat the life giving clay found on the cliff face. The parrot clay lick is where hundreds of parrots and parakeets enjoy their diet of life giving mineral salts, your guide will explain all you see and really bring the forest and animals to life.You will rejoin our boat to take the return journey to the lodge to have a late breakfast, and free time. After lunch we will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe the Amazon wildlife and enjoy bird watching. We will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and other animals, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys travelling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting; we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat, one of the main attractions of Tambopata. After evening dinner we can make another trip through the jungle and search for caimans in a river journey by lamp light or you may choose to relax at the lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal animal sounds.
Meals - breakfast
, lunch, dinner

Day 4. Return to Puerto Maldonado

After breakfast we will make the return boat trip to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where you can relax in the hotel. After lunch we will leave and have a twenty minute journey through the Madre de Dios River to the access trail to Sandoval Lake, a beautiful typical Amazon rainforest oxbow lake. Disembarking you will now take an easy level 5 km walk to the banks of the lake. There we will board our canoe to paddle around the lake, enjoying the beauty of the landscape, observing the Amazon wildlife, enjoy bird watching and also observe different animals like: kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds), monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see other animals like giant otter families which live in the lake. We will have the opportunity to observe piranhas eating some pieces of meat and swimming in the lake! Rejoining our boat it is time to begin our return to Puerto Maldonado while enjoying the sunset. After evening dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded by the Amazon verdant vegetation.
Meals - breakfast
, lunch, dinner

Day 5. Flight to Cusco

Today you will have some free time ahead of your mid-day flight to Cusco. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport to meet your flight out of the jungle. On arrival into Cusco you will be met by your local guide who will transfer you in private to your comfortable hotel for check in. Once you have settled into your room your guide will come and give you a detailed briefing on your time in their care. Once the briefing is complete your guide will answer any questions you may have and will offer to take you on a short walk around the local area to orientate yourself to the surroundings. You will then have the rest of the day free to begin your exploration of the magnificent city of Cusco. You can explore the city on your own or you can make arrangements with your guide for a private tour.
Meals - breakfast

Day 6. Cusco - free day

Today you can rest from your travels and enjoy this amazing city as there is so much to see and do. Your guide will be happy to assist you in any way should you care to take any additional excursions (local payment to guide). You can visit the many places of interest, catch up on some emails and enjoy the cuisine in the many restaurants to be found.
Meals - breakfast

Day 7. Sacred Valley Tour

Today you start your relaxed tour of the Sacred Valley taken in private with your guide. On the way you will visit Sacsayhuaman, one of the best examples of Inca stonework. From here we will travel to a variety of sites including Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay, before arriving at the small village of Pisac a picturesque town which is the gateway to the Sacred Valley. Here you have an opportunity to viewing the many artisans work in the famous market before we transfer to the restaurant located by the river bank. After Lunch you will continue along the Sacred Valley and check into your comfortable hotel where you can refresh before we rejoin our vehicle to make our last tour to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.Here you will have a guided tour with everything you see explained to you. Returning to your hotel you can relax and take your evening meal in the fine restaurant of this very comfortable and friendly hotel.
Meals - breakfast

Day 8. Train to Aguas Calientes

This morning you will transfer to the train station. Here you will board the wonderful Train to Aguas Calientes which offers great panoramic views as you route takes you through the changing microclimates into the higher reaches of the Amazon, to the small yet lively town of Aguas Calientes. On arrival you will be met by your hotel representative and escorted to the Hotel, here you will check in to your hotel and have a welcomed opportunity to relax in preparation for the following full day’s visit to Machu Picchu. As well as being the obvious starting point for any visit to Machu Picchu, the town is also famous for its hot springs, (agua = water, caliente = hot), just remember to pack your swimming costume! 
Meals - breakfast

Day 9. Machu Picchu full day

This is an ideal opportunity to take the first transport up to the ruined city of Machu Picchu giving you the chance to witness the spectacular sight of appearing like magic through the early morning cloud. In order to maximise your enjoyment from your visit, Peruvian Secrets provides the services of a professional local guide who will reveal some of the mysteries that surround this fascinating place. After your visit you return to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to take your evening meal before you collect your luggage and transfer to the train station to take the return train journey to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival you will again be transfer to your hotel once again.The rest of the evening is then free to enjoy your beautiful surroundings and comfortable hotel.
Meals - breakfast

Day 10. Maras & Moray Tour & return to Cuzco

This morning your private guide will collect you in his car for a relaxed journey back to Cuzco. On the way you will be able to visit the fascinating sites of Moray and Maras. The Sacred Valley was at the heart of the Incan civilization and has some very interesting sites such as the salt extraction pools (Salinas) near the village of Maras. These have been used since pre-Incan times are still in use today. They are available to any local farmer who wants to use them and many are unused. They provide a truly amazing opportunity for creative photography. A little further down the road is Moray. Experts consider Moray to be an experimental facility for crops. They say, the Incas planted wheat, quinoa, panti, grain and kantu flowers here and they experimented with different altitudes and light intensities. The difference between the lowest and the highest levels can be up to 15ºC (59 ºF). This is equal to the difference between sea level temperature and 1000 m (2,380.8 ft) height level temperature. Both of these sites are down unmade roads and as such are off the main tourist trail.This means that you aren’t going to meet many other visitors, a major advantage of using our private guide. Eventually you will leave the Sacred Valley and be returned to your Hotel. The rest of your day will be free for you to relax and explore.
Meals - breakfast

Day 11. Bus to Puno

Today you take the journey by tourist bus from Cuzco to Puno set on the banks of the Great Lake Titicaca, this is a full day journey but takes in stops on the way at varies places of interest. Lunch is provided in a buffet restaurant which is included in the ticket. On arrival into Puno your guide will meet you and transfer you to the comfortable choice hotel. After a short briefing on your tour you will be able to enjoy your first evening in this busy town.
Meals - breakfast
, lunch

Day 12. Lake Titicaca

After breakfast you will be met once again by your guide as she will be accompanying you throughout your day’s tour of Great Lake Titicaca. First you will transfer to the harbour in Puno where you will board a shared-service group vessel and head out on to the lake. The first port of call will be the incredible floating islands of the Uros Indians; here you will see the way these people live on these most unusual islands. From here you continue onto the Island of Taquile where your guide will escort you around explaining all about the way of life for these people. Their lifestyle has remained the same for hundreds of years with very little influence from modern times, thus preserving many traditions, laws and customs. Skilled crafts are still very important to the inhabitants of Taquile, and the island is famous for its handmade textiles which are regarded amongst the highest-quality handicrafts available. For this reason you will find that they are higher in price in comparison with other mass-produced handicrafts readily found in other parts of Peru. After exploring you will then have the opportunity to have lunch before rejoining your boat for the return journey back to Puno. Your evening is free again at leisure.
Meals - breakfast
, lunch

Day 13. Flight back to Lima

Today at the appropriate time you will be transfer to Juliaca Airport to take your short flight back to Lima. Here you will be met by your Peruvian Secrets Tour Controller and transferred to your comfortable choice hotel leaving the rest of the day free to relax or explore.
Meals - breakfast

Day 14. Departing Lima International - flight back home

Today at the appropriate time you will be collect and transferred to the airport for your international flight home. Your guide will bid you farewell and make sure you are checked in correctly before seeing you through to departure.
Meals - breakfast

COST OF TOUR FROM - £2500 per person + £670 single supplement
Price covers ground arrangements only - does not include international flights to and from Peru.

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