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Andean Amazon Trip 7 Days

Andean Amazon Trip is awe-inspiring tour in Peru; designed to show you all the best features of South America: the mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. This Andean Amazon Trip begins in the historical capital of Cusco where we visit the Inca temples; then travel through the sacred valley of the Incas; explore the Inca ruins of “Pisaq” and Ollantaytambo; the continue the trip to Machu Picchu for extensive panoramic views over the surrounding region.

From Cusco we flight to the amazon jungle which will provide a wonderful contrast to the ensuing days’ walks; that allow us to explore the native forests and dramatic seascapes. The Amazon Jungle in Peru is one of the few places in the world with the greatest chance of seeing this very diverse ecology. We’ll enjoy a short walks through the dense jungle, which is frequented by wild animal (mammals and birds) and caimans in season.

Andean Amazon Trip

Andean Amazon Trip offers beautiful and mysterious places in Peru

OVERVIEW

We set up this 7-day Andean Amazon Trip to show you the two most beautiful regions of Peru: the Andes and the jungle. In this program, you will enjoy the greatness of the Andes, be able to meet its inhabitants and visit markets where you can buy handcrafts directly from producers. Your guided trip to Machu Picchu will help you understand the past life of the Incas. Afterwards, you will visit the deepest of the jungle.

The Andean Amazon Trip offers beautiful and mysterious places, book now and explore the wonders of Peru, this tour takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco and the nearby Inca ruins, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu and explore the Amazon Jungle; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted by knowledgeable guide.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Experience the splendor of the city of Cusco
  • Travel through the sacred valley of the Incas (Pisaq, Urubamba, ollantaytambo)
  • Explore Machu Picchu the icon of the Incas
  • Enjoy a free time within Machu Picchu
  • Discover the Amazon jungle in the region of Puerto Maldonado
  • Learn the history of the Incas

AT A GLANCE

  • TIMING: 7 days and 6 nights.
  • STARTING POINT: Cusco Airport.
  • ENDING POINT: Cusco Airport.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Cultural and History.
  • TRANSPORT: Bus, train and flight.
  • DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
  • TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu.
  • VISTADOME OPTION: Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service, please let us know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
  • HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
  • MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25).

NOTE: The plane tickets from Lima – Cusco – Lima are not included, the standard cost of a round-trip plane ticket is between USD140 and USD 250 dollars, we can reserve them in behalf of you if you wish and we include in your budget. You must know if you reserve in advance the price probably will be cheaper.

SHORT TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time, we will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to your designated hotel.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Full-day tour; you will visit the traditional market of Pisac and the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Day 3, 4: Machu Picchu Trip

We’ll board the morning train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, wonder around and the next day very early we’ll explore Machu Picchu.

Days 5-6: Amazon Jungle Trip

45-minute flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and explore the Amazon with a naturalist as guide.

Day 7: Lima or Cusco

Depending on your itinerary, the flight will be to Lima or Cusco.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY – ANDEAN AMAZON TRIP

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

The Andean Amazon Trip begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details for the reception and transfer to your hotel. On this day, there is no planned activity, so you can enjoy the city (optional city tour in the afternoon). It starts at 01:30 p.m and ends at 06:30 p.m; the tourists have the opportunity to visit 6 places: the Cathedral, the Qorikancha, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Pucapucara.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Andean Amazon Trip

The sacred valley of the Incas – Andean Amazon Trip

We’ll pick you up at 08:30 a.m from your hotel and head for a Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially corn. Visit the extraordinary Inca ruins of Pisac and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo; we will visit the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo that is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning.

Days 3-4: Machu Picchu Trip

Andean Amazon Trip

Machu Picchu the last city of the Incas – Andean Amazon Trip

The day starts once we pick you up from Ollantaytambo hotel and take the train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”. Here, you can relax in the natural hot springs or trek the surrounding mountains. The following day, we’ll catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise with a bilingual guide that will take you on a tour to explore and learn about Machu Picchu. After the tour, you will have free time to explore or climb the famous mountain of Wayna Picchu (check availability) or you can hike to the Sun gate. Later in the afternoon, we’ll board the train back through Urubamba Valley to Cusco. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Machu Picchu stands 2,400 meters above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Days 5-6: Amazon Jungle Trip

Andean Amazon Trip

The amazon jungle in Peru – Andean Amazon Trip

After breakfast, we will transfer you to Cusco airport for a 45-minute flight to Puerto Maldonado to the lowlands of the jungle. You will have accommodations in a lodge located beside Madre de Dios River. You will travel by a motorized canoe with an experienced guide who will explain the biodiversity and wildlife while you explore this magnificent jungle.

Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from Lima and from Cusco. The town is placed at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers, and is booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are gold mining, agriculture and ecotourism. After a brief stop in the town, we’ll depart on an afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe (peke peke) to our jungle lodge.

The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting, flush toilets, shower (no hot water). Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

Day 7: Lima or Cusco

Depending on your itinerary, the flight will be to Lima or Cusco.

PRICE INFORMATION

COST OF THE TREK

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition  US$ 1,150
 Vistadome class  US$ 1,180
 Hiram Bimgham class

Discounts:

  • Student Discount: US$25 (Requires ISIC Card to qualify)
  • Under 18’s Discount: US$25
Optional Extras:
  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120

ANDEAN AMAZON TRIP INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: Transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, round-trip tourist train expedition class from Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes”, bus up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu, transfer to your hotel, round-trip flight tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Entrance Fee: For the Sacred Valley Tour and Machu Picchu.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide, local guides for the Jungle trip.
  • Accommodations: Based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Ollantaytambo ***Hotel 1 night in “Aguas Calientes” **Hotel, 2 nights in the Jungle lodge. If you would like a private room, there is an additional cost of US$20.00 per night.
  • Others Items: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner while you stay in the city of Cusco and the town of “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu), you must consider a budget from US$10 to US$20 for each meal. We will assist you at these issues.
  • Airport taxes and tips for the staff.

ANDEAN AMAZON TRIP MAP

Andean Amazon Trip

See here the map for Andean Amazon Trip

andean amazon trip

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek