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Signature Machu Picchu & the Amazon 2017


11 Days from $10,295

Private Journey

Visit with the Quechua highlanders; take the scenic Vistadome train to mysterious Machu Picchu; and discover Cusco's Sacsayhuaman, ending your journey with a fascinating, four-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
Cusco/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
DAYS 8-10
Iquitos/Amazon River Cruise | Natural Wonders
DAY 11
Iquitos/Lima

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

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
Cusco/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
DAYS 8-10
Iquitos/Amazon River Cruise | Natural Wonders

Fly to Lima and connect to Iquitos. Board your luxury river cruiser. Spend the next three days cruising along the Marañon, its tributaries, as well as on the mighty Amazon itself. Spot rare flora and fauna, including pink river dolphins, three-toed sloths and macaws. Stop at riverside villages to meet locals, with fine dining and fabled pisco sours on board. Conditions permitting, you may also board a skiff for an exploration of the Yarapa River or set out on the Yanayacu-Pucate River to canoe and swim.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Day 8); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Days 9 & 10)
DAY 11
Iquitos/Lima

Disembark ‘Aria Amazon’ and return to Lima airport, where you board your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Dec 08 - Dec 18
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    Single Supplement
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    Design Suite First Deck
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    $10,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,295
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    $895
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    Design Suite Second Deck
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $3,395
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    $895
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Lima/Cusco/Lima/Iquitos/Lima (from $895)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Solo traveller prices are available upon request.

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Destination Information

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