Wonders of Peru
Experience the tranquility of Peru’s Amazon region to ethereal Machu Picchu perched among misty Andean peaks. See Lima’s impressive highlights and savor a home-cooked Peruvian dinner at a landmark private residence. Experience three nights aboard the intimate Delfin III as you search for wildlife and hike into the rain forest. Fly to Cusco, and journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore the spectacular Incan complex of Machu Picchu.
Depart your gateway city for Lima, Peru. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to the Jose Antonio Deluxe Hotel.
Visit the Larco Museum, covering more than 5,000 years of pre-Columbian Peruvian history. Lima was the heart of Spain’s South American empire for 300 years. In the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, explore Plaza Mayor and the buildings encircling it: President’s Palace, City Hall and the Cathedral of Lima with its stunning interior. Step inside the Monastery of San Francisco, containing a beautifully decorated church, a library with 25,000 antique volumes and bone-filled catacombs beneath the chapels. This evening, gather at Casa Garcia Alvarado, a family home and a National Historical Building. Take a tour of the elegant house and then delight in a typical Peruvian home-cooked meal in the company of one of the owners. Jose Antonio Deluxe Hotel (B,L,D)
Transfer to Lima’s airport for your flight to Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon, accessible only by plane or boat. Journey through Iquitos to Nauta, a small riverside town on the Marañon River. Along the way, see the vibrant “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) and other aspects of daily jungle life. Upon arrival in Nauta, embark the Delfin III at a private port. Later, delight in the fantastic panoramic views from the observation deck as your naturalist guide discusses your upcoming activities and the wildlife and vegetation that you are likely to see. Delfin III (B,L,D)
Set out aboard skiff boats, anticipating the day’s astounding and unexpected wildlife encounters. The region in which you are cruising, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, is Peru’s largest wildlife preserve, boasting more than five million acres of rich biodiversity. Skim along rivers, and cruise through creeks, peeking into lagoons and other waterways, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rain forest, such as blue and yellow macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, capybaras and more. Zoom in on exotic spiders, dragonflies, butterflies and tarantulas. You may perhaps even catch glimpses of the endangered charapa turtle, spider monkey, giant river otter or red macaw. Delfin III (B,L,D)
Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and rising early is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active at daybreak. With your expert guide, hike in to explore the fantastic flora and fauna. Marvel at grey and pink dolphins swimming nearby. You’ll likely see brilliant parrots, hawks, hummingbirds and “laughing” falcons. Sharp eyes may spot squirrel and red howler monkeys, iguanas lazing in the sun and sloths hanging in the upper canopy. Delfin III (B,L,D)
After breakfast, disembark the Delfin III in Nauta and transfer via coach to the Iquitos airport. En route, visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where you can learn about conservation efforts, see these gentle creatures up close and even feed them with a bottle of milk. Board your flight for Cusco via Lima. Upon arrival in Cusco, enjoy lunch, then take a scenic drive to Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Check in to the Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, and dine there tonight. Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado (B,L,D)
Explore the ruins of the massive Incan fortress, Ollantaytambo. Then visit a remote village seemingly frozen in time. Meet with local citizens to learn about their daily life, and watch a weaver making the traditional and colorful Andean blankets. Later, visit a ranch for lunch and an equestrian demonstration. Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado (B,L)
Take a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes and the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel, which sit at the foot of Machu Picchu. Nestled in a cloud forest, the Lost City of the Inca arguably is the most important archaeological site in the Americas. Wander through grassy plazas, stone temples and palaces with an expert guide. The afternoon is at leisure. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (B,L,D)
The morning is at leisure. This afternoon, travel to Cusco and check in to the Casa Andina Premium Cusco. Casa Andina Premium Cusco (B)
This sacred city is perched 11,152 feet above sea level. Enjoy a city tour which includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, noted for its colonial art; and the Santo Domingo Temple. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Marvel at the impressive Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman, built with massive stones (one weighs 125 tons!) without any mortar. Conclude your Peruvian adventures with a Farewell Reception at the Casa Andina Premium Cusco hotel. Casa Andina Premium Cusco (B,L)
After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before departing for Cusco’s airport and flying to Lima. Connect to your international flight home.
Arrive in your gateway city.
Cost and Details
All prices are per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise stated).
Cabin Category Rate *
D – Suite-Main: 237 sq. ft. $5,995
C – Upper Suite-Upper: 237 sq. ft. $6,495
B – Corner Suite-Main: 253 sq. ft. $7,395
A – Owner’s Suite-Upper: 597 sq. ft. $7,995
* Includes free round-trip Economy air from Miami. A special add-on fare, round-trip from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Miami, is an additional $400 (call for add-on fares from other gateway cities). If booking your own flights to Lima, $700 per person will be deducted from the above fares.
Port taxes are an additional $395 per person and are subject to change.
The single supplement is waived for solo travelers! This offer is limited, capacity controlled and tends to sell out quickly.
Two night’s accommodation in Lima, Peru, at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores; Three nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Delfin III; Two nights in Sacred Valley at Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado; One night in Machu Picchu at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo; Two nights in Cusco at Casa Andina Premium Cusco; Round-trip flights between Lima/Iquitos and Lima/Cusco; train ride to Machu Picchu area; Deluxe motor coach transfers during the Land/Cruise program, including baggage handling; Ten breakfasts, eight lunches and six dinners, plus wine with all dinners.
Fees for passports, visas, entry/departure fees; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; excursions, wines, liquors, mineral waters and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; travel insurance; all items of a strictly personal nature; Airport transfer costs for those not participating in AHI's FlexAir.
The itinerary may change due to local conditions. Walking is required on many excursions, and surfaces may be uneven or unpaved. Guests should be physically fit and able to climb in and out of excursion boats and walk up (sometimes steep) hills in ports where docks are not available and in the Sacred Valley.
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