Group tour- Family trip- South Peru/jungle Puerto Maldonado, cusco, machu picchu, titicaca, Puno, Arequipa
Tour for 13 or 16 days relaxed South Peru with 3 days Jungle !
In private or in group ( Dutch tour with fixed date look at dutch page)
We can arrange with or without English speaking tour leader
In private you can decide the quality of hotels
How do we work ?
Kind of Tour
This is an easy hotel + tour for all ages. Open – young minded persons is what we are looking for. Leave your western look home and just enjoy the beauty of this Andean country. Accept that its different, we come to admire the country, not to change it!
What is included ?
*bus transport , and 3 national flights + international flights ( if you like)
*All hotels in good 3*** hotels and hostels with private bathroom all very clean and central located
*All hotels are based on double room, if you are single and don’t mind to share the room with a man or women from an other sex ,there is no surcharge ,if you like a single rooms there’s an extra cost and you have to tell us in advance.
*All buses are based on good local buses, sometimes private if written in the program.
*In all the hotels is breakfast included!
*3 days Jungle/ lodge wit parrot clay lick
*sleep in the sacred valley
*The Inca empire with Machu Picchu
*Bus with stops over altiplano to Puno
*Sleep with local family on an island at Titicaca
*Short tour with only highlights
*possible extencion to Arequipa
Day 2 Puerto Maldonado
Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport and take you to our office located approximately 5 minutes from the airport in the city of Puerto Maldonado. Here we will register and make some last minute shopping for things we might have forgot such as batteries or raingear.
Afterwards we will take an unpaved road to Puerto Nuevo, our port in the Infierno Community, for about one hour. On our journey we can see various types of woodland, traditional banana and citrus plantations, cattle ranches and small creeks. Once in Puerto Nuevo we will embark on our one and a half hour boat trip up the mighty Tambopata.During the boat ride we will also have lunch consisting of delicious vegetarian Arroz Chaufa wrapped in the leaf of the bijao heliconia. There will also be fruit, crackers and a bottle of water.We will enter the Buffer zone of the Tambobata National Reserve and the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. During your journey you can appreciate the banks vegetation consisting mainly of patches of canes, Cecropias and Ficus. We might also see wildlife such as river birds like the oropendulas and their hanging nesting colonies, egrets, herons and others might fly over such as toucans or the magnificent macaws. Once we arrive at INOTAWA the manager will receive us and your guide will tell about the dos and don’ts in the jungle in order for you to enjoy your stay to the maximum. He will also lead you around the installations and show you your room. In the afternoon we head out into the jungle for a small walk in order to observe the flora such as immense Ironwood or Kapok trees and birds such as Trogons, quails and wild turkeys. Once night falls we can also find spiders such as tarantulas and other nocturnal creatures. After dinner your guide will give you a small speech about what to expect and explain the various activities during your stay.
Day 3 Puerto maldonado Jungle lodge
Tres Chimbadas Lake
Day 4 Jungle – Cusco – Sacred valley
After an early breakfast we will return to the INOTAWA office in Puerto Maldonado and then on to the airport. Your guide will accompany you until the airport and help you with the check-in process for your flight back to Cusco . From Cusco airport we drive direct to the lower part/ sacrad valley.
Here we have a nice hotel.
Day 5 Sacred valley + train to Aquas calientes
Today included in your tour, we visit the sacred valley. Visit to Pisaq ruins and market + a visit of Ollantaytambo vollage and ruins.In the afternoon we take the train to Aquas calientes .This is the village close to Machu Picchu. There’s also a big tourist market and it’s much warmer than Cusco, because we are at the border with the jungle.We stay overnight in Aqua calientes.
Day 6 Machu Picchu + Train to Cusco
This morning you can go on excursion ,very early to Machu Picchu by bus, this to see the sunrise over these amazing ruins. Here you can go with an English speaking guide. In the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco, where we will arrive in the evening. Hotel In Cusco
Day 7 + 8 Cusco
Cusco, here you can do many things. This day you can sleep some longer, and in the afternoon you can do the excursion citytour, here you visit the cathedral /temple of the sun /saqsaywoman/quenca/puca pucara, the ruins above Cusco. Additional you can also visit these Ruins by horse to see the beautiful surroundings of Cusco. Hostal in Cusco
Day 9 bus Cusco – Puno
‘Around 8 AM we take the good local bus to Puno. This takes about 6 to 7 h along beautiful road and amazing views over the mountain passes. Some more than 4300m. The bus is with guide and stops included lunch.
Day 10 + 11 Titicaca
We start our next adnenture. For 2 days wr go ny boat on Titicaca lake. First we go to the flooding islands. After that we go to Amantani where we stay 1 night with a local family. 1 night basic sleeping. Next morning we go to Taquile and finish again in the afternoon at our hotel in Puno.
Day 12 going back home or Colca canyon
Day 13 Condors – Arequipa
After early breakfast we leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird “The Condor. It,s still nature, so we can,t promise you anything. The Canyon is real worth a visit also without the condor. If you see one, just take it as extra! It’s the best place for a breathtaking view of the canyon with the Colca River flowing 1,200 meters below. We visit the hanging tombs at Choquetico before continuing to the towns of Maca, Achoma and Yanque with its lovely white church. We return back to Chivay for lunch, before driving further with our private bus to Arequipa.Hotel in Arequipa
Day 14 Arequipa
Arequipa, at 2325 m altitude. The white city with his amazing Misty volcano. Here we can relax, after our night bus. Free time to visit this beautiful city , visit the star of Arequipa “The Mummy JUANITA “or the” Santa Catalina monastery” ,or you can go on excursion rafting on the Rio Chile , or do the excursion reality tour. In the evening you can try in one of the many restaurants the local“CUY” or marmot or the great alpaca steak,1 night hotel in Arequipa
Day 15: Arequipa
Finish of the tour
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL, the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this, together with the reservation of this tour . This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 60 days reservation in advance