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Tailor Made Machu Picchu & the Amazon


11 days from $12,995

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Visit with the Quechua highlanders; take the scenic Vistadome train to mysterious Machu Picchu; and discover Cusco's Sacsayhuaman, ending your wide-ranging independent journey with a fascinating, three-day Amazon River cruise.

A&K Advantages

Rise early and watch the sunrise over the famed Machu Picchu ruins

Go beyond Machu Picchu and learn Peru's history in depth by exploring Sacsayhuaman and meeting with Quechua highlanders where they reside

Travel the Amazon and its tributaries on board the luxurious 'Aria Amazon,' the best way to discover the rainforest's remote corners

Embark on shore excursions to local villages and markets for a deeper understanding of the Amazon and its people

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Lima, Peru
Day 2
Lima | Exploring the Capital
Day 3
Sacred Valley | Weaving Past with Present
Day 4
Sacred Valley | The Quechua Lifestyle
Day 5
Machu Picchu | Stunning Lost City
Day 6
Machu Picchu | Hike to the Inca Trail
Day 7
Cusco | Massive Walls of Sacsayhuaman
Day 8
Cruising the Amazon River | Marañon River
Day 9
Cruising the Amazon River | Yanayacu Pucate River
Day 10
Cruising the Amazon River | Samiria River
Day 11
Depart Lima
Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Day 1
Arrive Lima, Peru

Upon arrival at Lima International Airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Belmond Miraflores Park
Day 2
Lima | Exploring the Capital

This afternoon, explore Peru’s capital, visiting the Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. Spend time exploring the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the city’s best museums for pre-Columbian artifacts.

Belmond Miraflores Park
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
Sacred Valley | Weaving Past with Present

Fly to Cusco, one-time capital of the Incan Empire, high in the Andes. Upon arrival, transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba. En route, visit Awana Kancha, a center where South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas) are bred. Learn about the valuable fibers created from their coats as well as the ancient weaving techniques still in use. Spend your afternoon at leisure, taking time to acclimatize.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Sacred Valley | The Quechua Lifestyle

Discover the lifestyle of the Quechua highlanders as you participate in their daily activities, and visit their kitchens to experience what’s being cooked upon wood-fired mud-brick stoves. You may also learn about local textile techniques and symbolism during a demonstration. Continue your immersive experience with seasonal activities, be it a village walk to learn about agricultural cycles; a visit to an adobe farmhouse to learn about locally produced supplies; household chores; or the breeding and care of guinea pigs. Continue to Hacienda Huayoccari, where you sit down to lunch.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Machu Picchu | Stunning Lost City

Board the Vistadome train bound for Machu Picchu, the crowning achievement of the Incan civilization. Explore the city's ruins, and feel its pulse as you visualize the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who inhabited this remote citadel. Overlooking the raging Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of vines and trees, the city of Machu Picchu will forever hold the secret of its purpose — the Incas left no written records.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Machu Picchu | Hike to the Inca Trail

Rise early for a walk through the misty ruins at sunrise, or choose between two guided hikes: the Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, entry point to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail; or the Huayna Picchu, a high peak affording excellent views of the ruins. Later, return to Cusco on board the Vistadome train.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Cusco | Massive Walls of Sacsayhuaman

Tour the city of Cusco, visiting the cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious structure. Next, travel just outside of Cusco to behold the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an enduring testament to Incan architectural skills. Examine its colossal stone blocks, cut and fitted together with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. Spend your afternoon at leisure.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Cruising the Amazon River | Marañon River

Fly to Iquitos, and then travel overland, through the Peruvian countryside, to your stylish accommodations. Enjoy lunch before setting off on a skiff excursion to the birthplace of the Amazon. This evening, board the ‘Aria Amazon’ and settle into your generously proportioned suite. Later, meet your naturalist guides, over dinner prepared by an executive chef from one of Lima’s top restaurants.

Aqua Expeditions 'Aria Amazon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Cruising the Amazon River | Yanayacu Pucate River

Commence today’s adventure near the main entrance of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, cruising along Yanayacu Pucate in the comfort of our state-of-the-art skiffs. Kayak, canoe and swim in these unspoiled black waters, while watching for wild denizens, such as colorful macaws, three-toed sloths and even the Amazon’s legendary pink dolphins. This afternoon, visit a remote village along the Marañon River to meet the locals and learn about their traditional customs. Later, peer into a hi-tech telescope to view the night sky to identify planets and constellations.

Aqua Expeditions 'Aria Amazon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Cruising the Amazon River | Samiria River

Embark by skiff along the Samiria River with the optional opportunity to fish. After lunch, enjoy a lecture on the Amazon’s flora and fauna, and then venture out for a thrilling jungle walk across the high Amazon rainforest. Return to the ship to enjoy extraordinary stargazing on local boats along the “Enchanted Lake.” Tonight, meet more members of the crew, before savoring a superb dinner aboard ‘Aria Amazon.’ You may wish to toast your amazing Amazon journey with a delicious pisco sour.

Aqua Expeditions 'Aria Amazon'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Depart Lima

This morning, visit the local fresh market with your guides who can identify the day’s catch as well as the region’s exotic fruits. Afterward, bidding ‘Aria Amazon’ farewell, disembark and visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where rescued Amazonian manatees are rehabilitated and eventually released back into the wild. Next, visit a San Juan craft market en route to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast
High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.


Priced from $12,995.

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2019 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.

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