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13 Day Peru with 5 Day Amazon Cruise


Part-Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Lima
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight
  • 12 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • All transfers
  • 23 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Shore Excursions
  • Services of English-speaking tour-manager (Days 3-5)
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • City Tour of Lima
  • Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu with Expedition Train

This 13 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart the USA, Arrive in Lima
Depart the USA for Peru. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Lima

DAY 2,Tuesday - Lima City Tour
This morning meet with your guide for an orientation. Afterwards, depart for a tour of Lima. Enjoy the sights of Peru's capital city with 2000 years of indigenous and colonial heritage before stopping at the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its 17th century architecture and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in the "Gastronomical Capital of the Americas" by exploring Lima's nightlife or sampling some of its many restaurants
Optional: Half Day Larco Herrera Museum & Pueblo Libre (PM)
Optional: Dinner at La Dama Juana
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Wednesday - Fly to Cuzco
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own
Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM)
Optional: Cuzco by Night (PM)
Overnight: Cuzco ▲
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day Machu Picchu
Early this morning, transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station and board the Expedition Train for Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu was built circa 1450 and abandoned only 100 years later. The purpose of this splendid city is still a mystery to modern historians. Spend the day exploring the ancient citadel and marveling at its corridors, ceremonial centers, and terraces. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Optional: Upgrade to Vistadome Train available for $76 per person, or Hiram Bingham Train
Overnight: Aguas Calientes (Machu Pichu)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Return to Cuzco
This morning, enjoy a little time at leisure before departing Aguas Calientes for your return to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Fly to Lima
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure
Optional: Lima by Night
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Amazon, Embark Cruise, and Cano Nauto Open Boat Excursion
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Iquitos, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Transfer by bus to the port at Nauta and board your cruise ship, your home for the next five nights, while exploring the Amazon River and its tributaries. Enjoy lunch on board before departing on an open boat excursion of the surrounding Nauta Caño jungle area. This evening, take part in a local cooking class
Overnight: Cruise
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Sail to Yanayaquillo, Ceiba Hike, and Suspended Bridges
This morning, enjoy a bird watching excursion before breakfast, be on the lookout for toucans or macaws. Later, visit a local butterfly farm and take a hike in the surrounding jungle, before visiting the treetops on suspended bridges. After lunch, there will be a fishing excursion and a Shaman ceremony with local Indians. Tonight, take part in a nighttime open boat tour to experience the jungle's nightlife
Overnight:Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Sail to Pucate and Visit to Las Palmas Village
This morning, depart on two open boat excursions of the surrounding Yanayaquillo and Pucate areas. Watch for the pink river dolphins that are indigenous to the Amazon River. In the afternoon, visit the local village of Las Palmas before a musical performance on board this evening
Overnight:Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Sail to San Francisco and Excursion to Giant Water Lillies
Today, arrive at the point where the Ucayali and Maranon rivers meet the Amazon river. The Ucayali River originates near Lake Titicaca and is home to the Amazon River Dolphin, the giant otter, and the Amazonian Manatee. The Maranon River originates northeast of Lima and is known for its turbulent rapids and whirlpools as it makes its way to the Amazon. Here, take an open boat tour of the Yucuruchi area to view giant Amazon water lilies, Victoria Regias, whose pads can span up to 6 feet or more
Overnight:Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Sail to Gasparito Creek and Jungle Excursion
Today, depart for an excursion to Gasparito Creek and hike through the jungle land in Casual and San Isidro. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Later, pay a second visit to the village of Las Palmas
Overnight:Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Disembark, Fly to Lima
After breakfast, you will disembark from your cruise ship at Nauta and transfer to Iquitos for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight*
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

* Note: Some flights to the US depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Saturday.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima -Cuzco-Lima and Lima-Iquitos-Lima.

    Triple Rooms at the Hanaqpacha Inn will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

    The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, and safety issues. Wildlife and visits listed in the itinerary are based upon optimal conditions and therefore subject to change.

    Amazon river cruises and tourism industries are adventure based. You will certainly find the physical conditions of the vessels lesser when compared to those of a European river cruise, but will find that cleanliness and onboard services are up-to-date. The M/V La Turmalina is a small wooden riverboat styled after the nineteenth-century Spanish galleons.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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