13 Day Peru with 5 Day Amazon Cruise

4 Lima, 2 Cuzco, 1 Machu Picchu & 5 Amazon Cruise
Round trip flights NYC-Athens, 10 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals, service of English Speaking throughout the trip
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights Miami-Lima
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for ion and prices
  • Airline fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight
  • 12 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • 4 nights at the [Hotel San Agustin Exclusive], Lima
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Los Portales Cuzco, Cuzco
  • 1 night at the El Mapi Hotel, Aguas Caliente (Machu Picchu)
  • 5 nights at the Amazon Cruise on [M/V La Amatista]
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned 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
Day By Day Itinerary
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 Perus 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 Limas 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 ( B )
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) Overnight: Cuzco ( B )
DAY 4: Thursday - Full Day Machu Picchu
Early this morning, transfer to the Sacred Valleys 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 Optional: Upgrade to Vistadome Train available for $76 per person, or Hiram Bingham Train Overnight: Aguas Caliente ( B )
DAY 5: Friday - Return to Cuzco
This morning, enjoy a little time at leisure before departing Aguas Caliente for your return to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure Overnight: Cuzco ( B )
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 ( B )
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 Caņo jungle area. This evening, take part in a local cooking class Overnight: Cruise ( B, L, D )
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 jungles nightlife Overnight:Cruise ( B, L, D )
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 ( B, L, D )
DAY 10: Wednesday - Sail to San Francisco and Excursion to Giant Water Lillies
Today, arrive an 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 ( B, L, D )
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 ( B, L, D )
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 ( B )
DAY 13: Saturday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight ( B )

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima -Cuzco-Lima and Lima-Iquitos-Lima.
  • March 11, 25 and August 12 departures will be accommodated at the El Mapi Hotel in Aguas Caliente on Day 4.
  • 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 Amatista is a small wooden riverboat styled after the nineteenth-century Spanish galleons.
  • 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 Visa page.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities.

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.