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Wonders of Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Amazon cruise

10 days from $7,515pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Iquitos
  • Cuzco, the buzzing former Inca capital.

  • The Sacred Valley for beautiful scenery, Inca ruins and colourful markets.

  • Machu Picchu, the jewel in the crown of the Inca empire.

  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the tributaries of the Amazon to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

Audley Travel specialist Michael

What our specialists say...

An ideal trip for those wishing to combine an insightful trip through the history of the Incas with an unforgettable cruise down the tributaries of the mighty Amazon River. After exploring the bustling city of Cuzco, colourful markets of the Sacred Valley and the citadel of Machu Picchu you will fly north to board your Amazon cruise in the Amazon basin.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima
  • Iquitos
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Cuzco

Lima , Cuzco

Upon arrival in Lima today take a connecting flight to the beautiful colonial city of Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude.

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Day 2 Cuzco

Cuzco

The morning is yours to relax and soak up the atmosphere in the central square. After lunch enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of Cuzco and nearby Inca ruins.

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Day 3 Sacred Valley of Incas

Cuzco , Sacred Valley of Incas

Travel by road out of Cuzco and into the fertile and picturesque valley known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping to visit Pisac market and ruins you then head on to the impressive Inca site at Ollantaytambo.

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Day 4 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley of Incas , Machu Picchu

Travel to Machu Picchu by train and coach with your guide where you will take a private guided tour of the magnificent Inca citadel. Spend the night in a hotel in Machu Picchu town.

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Day 5 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins again at your own leisure today - we recommend arriving early to explore in the mystical morning light. Take the train back to Cuzco this afternoon where you will be met and driven to your hotel.

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Day 6 On-board ship

Cuzco , Lima , On-board ship

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iquitos, where you will board your three night Amazon cruise. The cruise takes in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the Amazon Basin, and you will be cruising along the tributaries of the Amazon.

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Day 7 On-board ship

On-board ship

First morning of walking in the jungle, it will be an early start most mornings as the wildlife is more active at this time. The rewards for this are superb though, with a huge range of flora an fauna to see.

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Day 8 On-board ship

On-board ship

Further excursions from the ship which include gentle walks in the jungle and piranha fishing. All excursions are optional.

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Day 9 Lima

Iquitos , Lima

Disembark from your cruise in time for an evening flight to Lima, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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Day 10 Return home

Lima

Enjoy a guided tour of Lima's key sights this morning before travelling to the airport for your onward flight.

Audley Travel specialist Jenna
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