13
days
August 19th - 31st 2018

$2749.00

Deep peru                                     lima | puerto maldonado | cusco |

salkantya trail | machu picchu

Day 1: August 19th - Flight from Seattle to Lima
 
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru.
You will be transferred from Lima airport to your hotel.
 
Included: Transportation​
Accommodations: Del Pilar Miraflores hotel or similar
 
Day 2: August 20th – Lima City and Gastronomic Tours
 
Enjoy some breakfast, then explore Lima with your guide.  Your tour begins with a culinary adventure to a typical bustling Peruvian marketplace. You’ll have the chance to learn to make classic Peruvian dishes like Ceviche and the authentic Pisco Sour drink.
 
In Lima, we will take you through the ages, beginning in the pre-Hispanic era, moving through colonial times, and finishing with some very modern views of this endlessly interesting city. Sites include a panoramic view of La Huaca Pucllana, historical downtown Lima, San Isidro, and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores.
 
Included: Guided tour, entry to all sites, breakfast, lunch
Accommodations: Del Pilar Miraflores Hotel or similar
Day 3: August 21st - Puerto Maldonado

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon. Upon arriving at the lodge you’ll enjoy a welcoming reception. After a well-deserved lunch, you will take kayaks to the river. This is a very relaxing, easy activity for people of nearly any level of fitness.

You will make your way to Monkey Island, which is as great as it sounds – you’ll see a huge diversity of monkeys such as capuchins, tamarins, and squirrel monkeys. For an optional night-time excursion, you may venture out in search of caimans on the river – if you dare.

Included: Kayaking to Monkey Island, transportation, all meals
Accommodations: Yakari Lodge

 
 
Day 4: August 22nd - Puerto Maldonado
 
Start the day strong with a hearty breakfast at the Lodge. First activity of the day is a scenic boat ride to the Tambopata National Reserve Zone. You’ll be captivated by the sights and sounds of the rainforest during our hour and a half long walk, arriving at the famous Sandoval Lake where you can have lunch and swim.  After this long day immersed in nature, you will return to the Eco lodge for some dinner and rest.

Included: Boat to Tambopata National Reserve Zone, guided tour of forest, all meals
Accommodations: Yakari Lodge

Day 5: August 23rd - Puerto Maldonado – Cusco
 
We will depart at dawn to visit the salt licks, a place where hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather to eat the rich clay. This phenomenon is necessary for their diets, and a very interesting sight to see. They congregate here, along the rivers and streams in the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon rainforest.

You will return to the lodge for breakfast, then venture to the hanging high canopy bridge and zip lines. Afterward, it’s back to the lodge for lunch and rest before taking the return boat to Puerto Maldonado for an overnight trip to Cusco via bus.
 
Included: Boat trip, zip lines, transportation, breakfast, lunch
 

Day 6: August 24th - Cusco – City Tour

We’ll arrive in the early morning for a welcoming reception and transfer to your hotel. Cusco is not just a simple town; it is a place of man-made beauty. Some consider it a time machine of sorts because it is the oldest inhabited city in the western Hemisphere, now called the archeological capital of America, and it is one of the new wonders of the world. 
 
In the afternoon, the Imperial Cusco City tour starts. You will visit four archaeological sites: Sacsayhuaman, where the Incas showed to the conquistadors the power of their Empire by building an incredible place using huge stones; Q’enqo, a ceremonial center; Pucapucara, a control point that served as a kind of customs office; and Tambomachay, a sacred place where Incas worshiped the water. 

Included: Imperial Cusco City tour, transportation, entry to all sites, breakfast
Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel or similar

 
 
Day 7: August 25th - Sacred Valley Tour
 
Today we will see the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, we will stop to take in the iconic view of the Urubamba River that snakes its way through the valley. Your journey continues to the small village of Pisac, with a colorful handicraft market, and the archeological complex of Pisac, where your guide will explain the history and Inca architecture of this wonderful site.

Next stop: Urubamba. Here, we will have lunch at a restaurant that specializes in the regional cuisine. Then we will head to Ollantaytambo, known as the living Inca city because it has kept the originality of the Inca style. An impressive archeological site can be seen here, made up of an enormous sculpture of the main Incan God called Wiracocha, carved into the mountainside. After that you will travel for one more hour to see the ancient town of Chinchero known as the land of the textiles, where you’ll learn about the process of weaving with alpaca hair.

Lastly, you will visit the colonial church to learn about its importance within archaeological history. You will return to Cusco and be transferred back to your hotel.

Included: Sacred Valley tour, entry to all sites, transportation, breakfast, lunch
Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel or similar
 

Day 8: August 26th – Salkantay Trek (Mollepata – Soraypampa)
 
You will leave Cusco at 5:00 am on a private tourist transport to reach Mollepata (3850 meters), passing by Izcuchaca and Limatambo. We’ll arrive at our destination around 7:30 am where we will stop for 40 minutes to have breakfast and to meet the horseman and the cook who will join us for the next 3 days of the tour. Here we begin our first day of hiking - we will have an hour and a half to hike to a place called Cruzpata, a viewpoint where you can see the majestic snow-capped mountain of Humantay (5,480 m).
After 2 hours, we will get to Sayllapata, the first place where we will have lunch. After a delicious lunch and a little rest, we’ll continue walking for three more hours to our first camp, Soraypampa (3,900 m), where we will arrive at approximately 5:00 pm. We will have “tea time” where our guests can enjoy the famous coca tea to counteract altitude sickness and where our guide will explain a little more of the area, then we have dinner and then rest up for day 2, which is the hardest of the trek.
 
Included: Transportation, porters, gear, all meals
Accommodations: Camping


Day 9: - August 27th - Salkantay Trek (Huayracmachay – Chaullay)
 
After a hearty breakfast, we will be ready for our trek. This will be a very long, challenging day because will reach the highest point of our tour. During the 4 hours of ascent between Soraypampa to the pass of Salkantay (4,600 m), we can appreciate different gaps which offer views, and notice the changing ecology from the Quechua zone to the Puna area.
If the weather allows, we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay (6,500 m), which was one of the most important mountains in the Inca culture. Then, we start with the descent to the village of Huayracmachay,where we will have lunch. After a well-deserved nap, we will continue our descent to the village of Chaullay, the place where we spend our second night. In this last part of the day we’ll experience the geographical shift between the cold and dry area where we have been and the humid tropical zone; also, we will have enjoyed the change in the flora and fauna, with the opportunity to see different types of birds and different orchids. We will be

Included: Guided trekking, porters, gear, all meals
Accommodations: Camping

 

Day 10: August 28th - Salkantay Trek (Collpapampa – Santa Teresa)
 
This day will be incomparable and unforgettable because during the walk we can see a variety of flora and fauna, and we will pass through the community of Collpapampa. In this portion of the trek, we will walk down a narrow path, passing by various species of orchids and other types of plants representative of the area, cornfields, fruit orchards and large waterfall.
All in all, this leg of the journey will take five hours, after which we will arrive at La Playa. Here, we will have lunch and then we will take a small truck to the town of Santa Teresa, located about an hour away. If you so choose, you can arrange with your guide one day in advance to visit the thermal baths in Cocalmayo.

Included: Guided trekking, porters, gear, all meals
Accommodations: Camping

 

Day 11: August 29th - Salkantay Trek – Aguas Calientes
 
Our walk begins at 8:00 am - on the road we will appreciate great variety of coffee plantations, banana, coca and other tropical fruits. Then we will reach a hydroelectric place where we have to check to access the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
From this point, we will walk an hour and a half to Inka Rakay where we will have lunch. After a rest, we’ll head to Aguas Calientes, the town nearest to Machu Picchu. Here we will spend the fourth night in a hostel with a private bathroom and hot shower. Around 7:00 pm we will have dinner and make final coordination for the most important day of the tour: to visit the sacred city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Included: Guided trekking, porters, gear, all meals
Accommodations: Kantun Inn Hotel or similar
 

Day 12: August 30th – Machu Picchu – Cusco
We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Picchu in time to catch the sunrise at the top. It will take approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will take us on a 2-hour tour around the ruins, enlightening us about the ancient Inca city and enriching us with the Inca’s history.
After the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Picchu, it is recommended to book in advance, preferably three months beforehand, with an additional cost. There is a limited allowance of 400 persons per day to climb Huayna Picchu, so pre-book so you don’t miss out. The round-trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half. It is definitely worth it for the stunning views from the top!  Also,you can choose to spend the rest of your morning exploring the town and village in and around Machu Picchu. You guide can tell you about different hotspots you can check out, just make sure you catch the afternoon train back to your Cusco Hostel.
 
Included: Machu Picchu Tour,transportation, breakfast
Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel or similar
Day 13: August 31st - Cusco – Lima

Today you will begin your trip back to where the adventure began. We will take care of all the transportation arrangements to get you back to Lima. We will deliver you in style to the airport, where your flight awaits. We’ll help with whatever you need: Check-ins, tickets, luggage, etc.
To secure your spot, contact Matilde at (425) 287-7718 or reservations@conquerperu.com

Conquer Peru

P.O. Box 984

Woodinville, WA 98072

Account nr: BECU 360.352.5532

Tel:  +1 (425) 287-7718

reservations@conquerperu.com

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