Cruise the Amazon
A luxury holiday to Peru combining Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest
This unique, itinerary lets you tick off the best that Peru has to offer and more. There is no better way to treat yourself to one in a life time holiday in South America than to cruise in luxury into the Amazon. We recommend embarking on this trip between June to September as it tends to feel slightly drier although there is no such thing as a really "dry" season in the Amazon.
Travel to Peru
Overnight flight to Lima, Peru’s capital.
Met and transferred to the hip Hotel B in Barranco. This bohemian area of the city is one of the prettiest, with colourful republican-style townhouses, great restaurants and a number of art galleries, which the hotel can organise private visits to. You will be taken on a city tour the following morning around the historic centre which is a Unesco World Heritage protected site.
Met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cuzco and taken to Inkaterra La Casona, in the peaceful Plaza Nazarenas. In the afternoon you will be picked up for a city tour to see the major sights of this Inca city.
The Sacred Valley
Met in the morning and transferred through to the Sacred Valley to stay at Sol y Luna for the night. A Relais & Chateaux hotel which was started to help the owners support their school and educational initiative in Urubamba. Your day will include a visit to Awanacancha to learn about traditional Andean life, the citadel town of Pisaq and the fortress village of Ollantaytambo, a major archaeological site.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Pichu never fails to impress. The origins of this site which means “Old Mountain” are traced back to the Inca empire around the mid 15th Century. You will reach Machu Picchu by train from Ollanta and by taking the bus up to the citadel. After exploring the ruins with your guide you will return to Aguas Calientes and overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo on a half-board basis.
Return to Cuzco
After returning to Cuzco by train, your last day is at leisure and can be spent buying traditional Andean gifts to take home or visiting the bohemian district of San Blas up on the hills which has some lovely bars and restaurants to spend a few hours in.
Cruise the Amazon
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Iquitos via Lima and then taken to the port of Nauta to board a Delfin Cruise on which you will spend the next 4 days. The Delfin I vessel is famous for offering great service and you will be able to enjoy your own private decks from your spacious suite. It is true luxury cruising with attention to detail throughout. From the comfort of the vessel as well as off-shore, you will observe and get close to wildlife, a myriad of bird species, colorful butterflies, noisy monkey troops and active pink and grey river dolphins. You can also take part in extra activities such as bird watching, hiking, fishing, night safari, canoeing, canopy walks etc at national reserve parks such as Pacaya Samiria.
Return to Lima
You will disembark your vessel and be transferred back to Iquitos airport to connect to a flight to Lima where you will spend your last night of your trip. Overnight at Hotel B for your final night in Peru.
Today a transfer to the airport will be provided to catch your international flight home.