YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
- All ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle.
- Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
- Domestic flights between Lima/Cuzco/Maldonado/Lima.
- Local guides throughout.
- All meals as specified above.
- All attraction and park entry fees.
- All applicable hotel and lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
- Complimentary baggage tags.
- Emergency evacuation insurance.
Your welcome dinner tonight will be at La Huaca Pucllana where you will enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. The restaurant is located in one of the pre-Columbian temples in a 15-acre archaeological site. Three thousand years ago, when the temple was built in 400 A.D, the Miraflores area was an important religious and administrative center of Lima culture. Today, Restaurante La Huaca Pucllana is a warm and cozy restaurant that offers a spectacular view of the illuminated ruins surrounding diners. Overnight at the ALLPA HOTEL & SUITES
Today we have a special treat in store for you. You will have the opportunity to receive a private weaving demonstration from one of the world’s top weavers, Ms. Nilda Callañaupa. A child of Chinchero, Nilda has been involved with weaving with the natural fibers of the Andean highlands since she was five years old. Nilda is a now master Andean weaver and is dedicated to preserving the textile heritage of her ancestors. She was recognized as a prodigy as a young child, and by the time she was 14 years old, she was giving weaving demonstrations at the Smithsonian Institution and the American Museum of Natural History. Enjoy a typical lunch, hosted by Nilda.
Your accommodation for the next two nights will be at the Hotel Agustos Urubamba, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 0.9 miles away from Terrestre Railway Station. This hotel offers rooms with a private balcony, overlooking lush gardens, all equipped with satellite TV and fitted with comfortable armchairs. Enjoy scenic mountain and nature views from its large windows or try one of the traditional or contemporary dishes served in-house. Guest rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, direct-dial phones, and in-room safe. Overnight at HOTEL AGUSTOS URUBAMBA or similar. http://www.hotelagustos.com/urubamba/
Located right in front of Aguas Calientes Train Station, Casa Andina Machu Picchu boasts a modern and contemporary style that will allow you to relax and take in the rich culture of Peru. With many shops and restaurants at your fingertips, you won’t have to travel far when you have leisure time. Casa Andina Classic allows you to admire the spectacular view of the Vilcanota River while having lunch or dinner. Overnight at CASA ANDINA MACHU PICCHU. http://www.casa-andina.com/
mysterious land and relish the rich Incan culture of the legendary ‘Machu Picchu’. In the afternoon, you will be returning to
Cusco via rail, which takes approximately three and a half hours.
Spend the next two nights at the charming Abittare Cusco, a beautiful hotel with 47 guestrooms, all offering free WiFi access and top of the line technology. The hotel is located in the Santo Domingo Plazoleta, between Qoricancha Palace and Cusicancha, and is surrounded by the main tourist attractions. The interior of the hotel features a mix of modern and rustic style, allowing you to feel the culture of Peru but the comfort of your home. Your traditional room is spacious, with a queen or two twin beds, decorated with Peruvian art pieces. Overnight at HOTEL ABITTARE, CUSCO. http://www.abittare-hotels.com/en
Your leisure time this afternoon can be used to relax at your hotel, do some sightseeing on your own or shop around the local markets. This evening, dinner will be served at Pacha Papa Restaurant, located in the heart of San Blas neighborhood. Famously known for its rustic courtyard surrounded by cherry trees, this restaurant offers traditional Cusqueña food, including specialties such as baked cuy with marigold and red pepper sauce (only available if pre-ordered). Overnight at HOTEL ABITTARE.
Take a walk through the Conception trails, the property’s inside nature trails, where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world.
Tonight, to cap off a fulfilling day, navigate by outboard motorized canoe, at the Twilight River excursion. While sailing the Madre de Dios River, you will have the opportunity to learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals’ behaviour, and the southern constellations. Later, after your wonderful boat ride, dinner will be served at Casa Grande’s dining room.
Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción is situated within walking distance from the beautiful and secluded Lake Sandoval, offering rustic chic amidst unspoiled wilderness of the pristine side of the Amazon. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and accessed by the Madre de Dios riverboat from Puerto Maldonado port, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción has a wonderful combination of simplicity and luxury. However, one of the best features that you can enjoy is the fresh, carbon neutral air. This Hacienda has 20 guest rooms, all providing rustic comfort, dark wood floors and furniture. Every room comes with private bathroom, forest or oxbow lake views and a complete set of natural toiletries. Overnight at INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN. http://www.inkaterra.com/inkaterra/inkaterra-hacienda-concepcion/the-experience/
This afternoon, prepare yourself for a very unique experience, the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation of projects of ITA-Inkaterra Association (NGO). Ascend the first tower, 95 feet above the ground, and begin “flying” above the forest while stopping at eight different observation platforms. During your journey be on a lookout for giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. Once you finish your walk above the treetops, descend and experience the Anaconda Walk along 656 feet wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush eco system, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, and there is a possibility to see serpents of this flooded marshland. Once you return to your lodge, rest and prepare for the evening adventure.
At night enhance your senses in a nocturnal adventure at the Hidden Rainforest. Get to know the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest at this time. Feel the forest pitch-dark sounds and locate those species that only emerge at night. You will be pleasantly surprised at how many more different species you will see during the night that you haven’t been able to spot before, even when you were on the boat. Return to the lodge and enjoy a nice dinner. Overnight at INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN.
Return to Hacienda Concepción and enjoy lunch. Get some rest and get ready for the Cocha water excursion. Enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción natural pond (cocha) and try native fishing traditions. Apply the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the amazing scenery, admiring hoatzins, a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked wood rails.
Continuing your adventure, disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steam boat and learn about its history and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award-winning “Fitzcarraldo”. Participate in the Inland Collpa this evening and enjoy the different species during their night routines. You will amazed by the things you will see through the “blinds”. Enjoy a pleasant dinner and relax at your hotel before you depart this beautiful lodge. Overnight at INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN.
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