Andes and Amazon

Overview

This tour really packs a punch – three must-see destinations in one. And so many contrasts! One moment you are enjoying a pisco sour in Cusco’s Colonial central square, the next you are hiking over Andean passes and through cloud forest to Machu Picchu on one of the world’s classic treks; the Inca Trail. Then, you are in the steamy atmosphere of the Amazon jungle enjoying the richest biodiversity on the planet. Almost too much for the senses to take in! 

To get more of a taste of our tours around the Cusco and Machu Picchu area, check out our latest streaming video HERE.

TRIP CODE
PETSAAM
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATIONS
Peru

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotel in Cusco. Camping on the Inca Trail. Jungle Lodge in the Amazon.
Inclusions

Accommodation

All sightseeing,

Transfers: Airport, bus & train

Breakfast in hotel; all meals in Amazon lodge and on trek (except lunch on last day)

Entrances & permits

Trek: Camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags), tour guide, cook, communal porters (for tents, food, cooking equipment etc)

Domestic flights: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado (Day 7)

NOT INCLUDED

Entrance fee to Tambopata National Reserve (Refugio Amazonas US$13 & Tambopata Research Center US$65 approx.)

Difficulty Rating 4 (average fitness required)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$300 - subject to season and availability. Contact us for more details. 

Notes

Porters can be hired to carry personal items at an extra charge.

Sleeping bags can be hired in Cusco.

Tour commences in Cusco, and ends in Cusco or Lima.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle. 

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Budget PETSAAM-BUD AUD 3100
Standard PETSAAM-STD AUD 3470
Superior PETSAAM-SUP AUD 3820
Deluxe PETSAAM-DEL AUD 4110


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Superior
 Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - Puerto Maldonado
Superior FB Room
Inspired by native Amazon design, 35 private thatched roof cabanas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabana options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the peruvian Amazon, with: Screened porch & hammocks, tropical ceiling fans, warm water showers, lanterns, low-impact electricity, organic bath products, robes & slippers.
 
El Mercado Tunqui - Cusco
Superior Room
El Mercado Tunqui is a brand new chic hotel located in the heart of Cusco. Celebrated for its customer service, El Mercado Tunqui brings the magic of the mountains to the city. It is built on the site of a former market and is located just a couple of blocks from the main Plaza de Armas where you can purchase the countries most loved Peruvian products. The rooms (26 superior, 3 junior suites and 2 suites) are charming and well equipped, boasting original decor and homely comforts. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families or for those seeking extra space and feature a terrace or a private dining/living room. If you don't want to escape the warm Peruvian atmosphere you can relax in the courtyard beside the fire pit. The restaurant, La Taberna is open for lunch, dinner and drinks. You can sample fresh, locally sourced market food and it is the perfect place to try exotic foods and delicious wines. The separate breakfast room has a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies made to order with a vast menu of breakfast foods.
Standard
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Standard FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night stay to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. All rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience. The rooms are built using local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet access are available in the common areas of the lodge.
 
 Wakapunku Boutique - Cusco
Standard Room
Wakapunku, meaning 'Door to the Sanctuary' in Quechua, is a small 8 room boutique hotel located just two blocks from Cusco's main plaza and only a very short stroll from some of Cusco's top bars and restaurants. This colonial style hotel is a comfortable, tranquil and calm oasis in Cusco providing exceptional service. All rooms have showers and bathrooms with abundant hot water 24 hours a day. They feature comfortable beds and are also equipped with an LED TV, telephone and safety deposit box as well as an iPhone dock. Suite and Balcony Rooms are also available at an additional cost.
Deluxe
 Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - Puerto Maldonado
Superior FB Room
Inspired by native Amazon design, 35 private thatched roof cabanas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabana options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the peruvian Amazon, with: Screened porch & hammocks, tropical ceiling fans, warm water showers, lanterns, low-impact electricity, organic bath products, robes & slippers.
 
 Libertador Palacio del Inka Cusco - Cusco
Superior Room
Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel is located in front of the Koricancha, in central Cusco. The central train station is within walking distance. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The stylish and modern rooms provide heating and cable TV. There is a choice of twin, or double, beds. All feature quality linen and spacious bathrooms. Oxygen can be provided in the suites upon request to help with the effects of Cusco's high altitude. The restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. There is also a bar, where you can relax with a drink and superb view. Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel features an on-site gym.
Budget
 Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion - Puerto Maldonado
Standard FB Room
Hacienda Concepcion, the newest property by Inkaterra, is located in the heart of a 380 hectare private ecological reserve, only a 25-minute flight from Cusco. It is set within tropical rainforest that acts as a buffer zone between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shore of the vast Madre de Dios River. Within walking distance of the beautiful and secluded Lake Sandoval, this luxury jungle lodges offers rustic yet chic accommodation amidst the unspoiled wilderness of the pristine side of the Amazon. Each room is equipped with two twin beds or one king bed, 100% cotton sheets, 2 hypoallergenic pillows per guest, hypoallergenic comforters, cotton bath robes and bathrooms with hot water and natural essence toiletries. For your comfort, reading lights, limited electricity, and a ceiling fan also feature.
 
 Inkarri Hostal - Cusco
Standard Room
Located in San Blas, 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Inkarri is a renovated 18th century colonial house. There is an outdoor patio where Wi-Fi is free. Bright and spacious, rooms at Inkarri Hostal are decorated with wooden furnishings and open out onto balconies. They all come equipped with cable TV and private bathrooms with either bath or shower. Guests can enjoy a selection of neo-Andean dishes, with ingredients known from the Inca times combined with modern cooking techniques. A hot breakfast buffet is served daily at the in-house cafe overlooking the courtyard.

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