Extraordinary Active Circuit 21 Days: Lima to Puerto Maldonado - Machu Picchu


In this circuit has nuances of Culture, adventure, mystery and much beauty. The tour through this trip begins in the north of the country, then goes south and finally we will visit a small part of the jungle of Peru, Puerto Maldonado. We’ll start with the City of Kings, Lima. The only capital of South America that is on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with its beautiful Malecon where many practice Parachuting, then we will go to the wonderful Ballestas Islands, where we will appreciate sea lions, many of the Paracas fauna. We will follow the mysterious lines of Nazca, which have intrigued many scientists worldwide about its origin, as many have highly divided theories. On our tour we will also go to the Colca Canyon, then sail along Lake Titicaca and visit its islands. This circuit gets better because we passed to the city of Cusco to appreciate all its wonders, like its Cathedral, the Qoricancha Temple, the 4 nearby ruins, the sacred valley of the Incas with its imposing fortresses, we will realize the impressive Inca road and to finish, we will be in the Sacred Citadel of Machupicchu to see the world differently. We can’t leave Peru without visiting Lake Sandoval in Puerto Maldonado.

Program:

  • DAY 01 LIMA

Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel

  • DAY 02 LIMA

Dinner and folcloric show in Lima

07:00pm – 10:00pm

  • DAY 03 LIMA

Free day in Cusco

  • DAY 04 PARACAS, ICA, NASCA

Ballestas Island Tour

Sanboarding on Huacachina Oasis

03:00am – 09:00pm

  • DAY 05 NASCA

Overflight by the Nasca lines

08:00am

Bus Nasca to Arequipa

02:30pm – 12:30pm

  • DAY 06 AREQUIPA

Free day

  • DAY 07 AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 1st day tour: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs

08:00am – 06:00pm

  • DAY 08 AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 2nd day tour: Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors

06:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 09 PUNO

Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour

07:00am – 04:30pm

  • DAY 10 PUNO

Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco

06:00am – 05:00pm

  • DAY 11 CUSCO

Traditional City Tour in Cusco

01:00pm – 07:00pm

  • DAY 12 CUSCO

Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

08:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 13 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho a Wayllabamba”

  • DAY 14 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “desde Wayllabamba hasta Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”

  • DAY 15 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “desde Pacaymayu hasta Wiñayhuayna”

  • DAY 16 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “Wiñayhuayna - tour guiado de Inti Punku y Machupicchu”

  • DAY 17 CUSCO

Free day in Cusco

  • DAY 18 PUERTO MALDONADO

Transfer out hotel Cusco to the airport

Flight Cusco – Puerto Maldonado

Transfer by the Madre de Dios river

Trekking to the lodge

  • DAY 19 PUERTO MALDONADO

Sandoval Lake – Puerto Maldonado

  • DAY 20 PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast in the lodge and transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport

Flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima

Transfer to the hotel

  • DAY 21 LIMA

Transfer to the Lima airpot

Important:

  • The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
  • A good physical condition is required since the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.
  • There are only 500 spaces per day to the Inca Trail (200 approx for passengers and 300 for porters, cooks and guides).

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima


Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL


Being the only capital city of America on the seafront, Lima is full of world-famous attractions and restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that it has, becomes a pleasant tourist center.
You will arrive in the city of the kings, Lima. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your selected hotel.

Day 2: COLORFULL NIGHT


Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL


It is necessary to acclimatize a little to be able to continue our trip these days so we suggest that you can take a small walk, take pictures, you could visit some of the restaurants to taste the gastronomy of Peru.

In the evening we will transfer you to a themed restaurant, where you can enjoy Buffet Dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.

19:00 Pick up time to go to the restaurant La Dama Juana. Our driver will pick you up and take you to the restaurant. Several typical Peruvian dishes at a full buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.

22:00 Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lima

Day 3: FREE DAY IN LIMA


Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL


This day you can do the activities that you like the most, there are many ligares that you could visit this day, consult with your agent on additional options to enjoy the day.

At night try to rest early as we leave very early in the morning.

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA


Accommodation: Hotel in Nazca.

Places: Lima, Ballestas islands, Ica.

Highest Elevation (Nazca): 502 meters ASL/1,646.98 feet ASL


At 2:50 am we will pick you up from the hotel to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Our bus will leave at 4:00 am and after 3 hours we will arrive in Paracas.

8:00 am pick up from Paracas and start of the Ballestas Islands Tour. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat, habitat of sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. On the way you can see a figure El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph with a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It is more than 120 meters long and is also called Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.

At noon we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue the excursion of Tubular rides are a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and you can feel the adrenaline on these desert roller coasters.

In the high parts of the desert you can practice sandboarding, our official driver will instruct you so that you can safely drop it if you do not have experience in this sport.

At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night there and take the overflight of the Nazca lines the next day.

Overnight in Nazca.  

Day 5: Nazca Lines - Overflight - Arequipa


Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Aerodrome, Arequipa.

Highest Elevation (Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL


Breakfast at the hotel.

Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome where we will board a light plane for a memorable air excursion over the Nazca Lines. A bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane. This overflight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca desert stone, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometric figures.

The overflight to the Nazca lines takes approximately 35 minutes and is the best way to see these fascinating lines and drawings that have intrigued people for years. Here, you will be able to see the different figures traced on the stone surface of the Nazca desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have been preserved for almost 2000 years. It is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky at an altitude of 1500 feet. After the overflight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm. We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa.  

Day 6: AREQUIPA COLONIAL CITY TOUR


Places:  Surrounding Arequipa

Highest Elevation: 2,335 meters ASL/7,661 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast


Called the White City, Arequipa is located at the foot of the imposing volcano "Misti" and its snow-capped figure, accompanies us throughout the city. The second city in population and economic capacity of Peru, Arequipa has a beautiful countryside, bathed by the Chilli River.

You will have the day off for optional activities in the city center.

Colonial City Tour in the afternoon.

02:00 pm we will start with the pick up from your hotel to go to the first places of visit: the viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara. From these places we will have panoramic views of the city and the Misti volcano.

Then, we will go to the Plaza de Armas, where we will receive explanations about the cathedral, the surrounding portals and the church of the Compañía de Jesús. Later, we will move to the Santa Catalina monastery, a cloister from the colonial era, which over time was transformed into a small villa that gives us a very good idea of ​​what the constructions of the city of Arequipa were like in the 17th century. With this tour we will finish our tour.

Overnight in Arequipa.  

Day 7: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY – LA CALERA HOT SPRINGS


Places:  Surrounding Arequipa

Highest Elevation: 2,335m.s.n.m/7,661 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.


We will pick you up between 08:00 am - 08:30 am after having breakfast. We will head toward to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.

At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.

We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.

Overnight in Chivay.

Day 8: COLCA CANYON / FLIGHT OF THE CONDORS/ PUNO


Depth: 4,600 meters

Places: Viewpoint Cruz del Condor, Cañon del Colca, Yanque,Pinchollo,Maca, Achoma, Chivay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.


Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. After having breakfast we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area.

On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.

11:30 am aprox Arrival to Chivay.

12:30 pm aprox Lunch

01:30 pm aprox, we will board the bus to Puno.

The bus makes stops en route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.

We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.

Overnight in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.

Highest Elevation (Taquile) : 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL


Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide with the boat will be waiting for us to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. On the way to Uros Island our guide will give us relevant information about the lake and the inhabitants of the island.Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours.

Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile.

Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. After a few minutes we will return to our boat to resume our return trip across the lake to reach the city of Puno at approximately 17:00pm.

Day 10: PUNO – CUSCO “ROUTE OF THE SUN”


Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.

Highest Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL


06:15 am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminalDuring our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 11: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS


Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) : 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL


During the morning you can take a light stroll through the streets and avenues of the city on your own, so you can acclimate, take some pictures or shop. Keep in mind that we will have an afternoon tour so you should have lunch at noon and buy water to hydrate yourself. city on your own, so you can acclimate, take some pictures or shop. Keep in mind that we will have an afternoon tour so you should have lunch at noon and buy water to hydrate yourself.

Afternoon City tour in Cusco

01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.

The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 12: SACRED VALLEY FULL DAY TOUR


Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

Highest Elevation (Chincheros): 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL


On this tour you will spend the day exploring the great variety of attractions that the Sacred Valley of the Incas has to offer.
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, between 8:am -8:30am, we will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park of Sacsahuaman and reach the viewpoint of Taray, large viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivated lands which surround the sacred river of the Incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq , We will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq which is very colorful as the local residents come to sell or buy local products that the population needs.

At the Pisac market you will have the opportunity to buy handicrafts made by Peruvian artisans. You will have the possibility to visit the valley itself and walk through an Inca ruin in one of the nearby mountains. The amazing Inca ruins of the Ollantaytambo Fortress stand out on the northern side of the village of Ollantaytambo. This fortress is famous for being one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish conquerors in an important battle. We continue with our guided tour and arrive to Chinchero, is also known for its great weavers, who carry out beautiful works with ancient Inca techniques that have been transferred from generation to generation.

Lunch on this tour is included in the villa of Urubamba.

We continue our journey already returning to Cusco, through abundant farmland.

Arrival in Cusco at 19:00 pm approximate time in which you will be at the door of your hotel or place you indicate.

Day 13: TRANSFER BY ITEP VAN FROM CUSCO TO KM 82 “INKA TRAIL ENTRANCE”


Meals: Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 11kms/6.8 miles (6 hours more or less of hiking)

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.

Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch in route)

Walk and Terrain: Walk, canter on open roads, some steep ascending.


TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Today begins your adventure of a lifetime.  We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning at 5:30am.  You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to take us to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins.  On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail.  (Breakfast is not included). Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves, At the Inka Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.

At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inka flat terrain.  There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inka site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite is in Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley with the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.

During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna.

Day 14: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”


Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 16kms/10mls (9 hours more or less of hiking time)

Difficulty: Moderate/challenge.


After waking up at 5 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, abra de Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft.  On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3,550m/11,646ft).

On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an arrange of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000m/13,123ft). We arrive at our campsite by 5:00 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

Day 15: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”


Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold showers.

Distance: 10kms/6.2mls (5 hours more or less of hiking)

Difficulty: Moderate


This is the most impressive day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’).  Here we reach the third highest point on the Inka trail (3680m/). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass.  After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna. (2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours.  We arrive at camp by lunchtime!  Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.

Day 16: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU GUIDED TOUR”


Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 8.9kms/5.5mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”
Difficulty: Easy


At around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4 on the Inka trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your journey, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel. (2400m/7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”. From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone. Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.

You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)

  • Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or   bathe in the hot springs.

Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

*** Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains hike depends on availability; please let us know if you want to add one of these extra hikes at the time of your booking.

*** We only take ITEP EcoTravel clients in our vans / cars – We do not use public transport.

Day 17: CUSCO – FREE DAY


Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Streets of Cusco.


In Cusco, every corner tells a story and every story is captivating, mystical and welcoming. Peculiar streets with names like: Ataud (Coffin), 7 Culebras (Seven Snakes) ,Purgatorio  (Purgatory), Resbalosa (Slippery). Streets where time seems to have stopped, where every corner is a story, where stones are kept alive because they are intact.

Cusco today preserves that ancestral magic that captivates thousands of visitors who become part of this living history.

You will have enough time to visit the streets of Cusco, take photographs or make souvenir purchases, this day is yours to do the activities you like.

Day 18: CUSCO – PUERTO MALDONADO


Meals: Desayuno, Almuerzo

Elevation (Puerto Maldonado): 139 m.s.n.m/456.04 ft ASL

Accommodation: Lodge


After breakfast at the hotel

We’ll transfer you to the airport at the scheduled time. Then you will take a Flight Cusco to Puerto Maldonado .We will receive to the airport in Puerto Maldonado and head towards to Maloka Lodge.

After your morning arrival at Puerto Maldonado you will be greeted by our transfer and taken to the office to make the respective repackaging, while we have a delicious coffee.

With the relevant entry permits, we will begin our journey towards the Tambopata National Reserve along the waters of the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon for approximately 40 minutes.

Once arrived at Puerto Sandoval, we will make a 1 hour hike through the tropical forest, making a small stop at the checkpoint to register and the guide will explain the importance of the place to visit.

As we advance the forest goes changing from secondary to primary; in it you can observe the abundance of plants and the diversity of birds; that they will accompany us in this journey, when we reach the canyon we take a rowing boat that will take us through a canal to the mirror of Lake Sandoval, arriving at our hostel, we will be greeted with a delicious soft drink of fruit typical of the region, and they will be given their respective rooms after lunch and after a restful rest we will make our first excursion by boat to enjoy the spectacular sunset where we will be able to observe in its splendor some mammals among them the monkeys night owls and bats, return to the hostel for dinner and if we are still with energy we can make a small night walk through the jungle to observe various nocturnal insects, tarantulas, for this we need to take our lanterns, returning to the hostel 1 hour later to rest.

Day 19: SANDOVAL LAKE – PUERTO MALDONADO


Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Puerto Maldonado´s Elevation: 139 m.s.n.m / 456.04 ft ASL

Accommodation: Sandoval Lake – Maloka Lodge


This day we will start very early, before sunrise between 4:30 and 5:00 am. We will visit the palm clay lick to observe the ambassadors of the Amazon ambassadors (the psittacines), Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets with the characteristic that it is one of the few places where we can observe how they feed on a palm tree that absorbs nutrients and They are salty, returning to the lodge to enjoy our breakfast.
After our breakfast we will board our boat to see giant trees of 100 or 200 years old where we can get to know the medicinal plants that people in the area generally use, returning for lunch we can enjoy a well-deserved rest or we will have the option to go to swim in the lake in the company of our guide. in the afternoon we will go in search of the much appreciated river wolves or giant otters and we will be able to observe it from very close since these are used to being observed, ensuring good photographic views and also observing the 5 species of monkeys that inhabit the lakeside as the howler monkey that are generally found in the emergent trees taking a rest, while the friar monkey and stumps are seen very closely and can be appreciated when looking for a tree to spend the night and we will be able to observe the famous ARAPAIMA that in the evening hours generally come to the surface of the lake to take air and make a great noise with its large fin, and return for dinner and then make the night tour in search of the most precious black caiman that can measure up to 4 meters and being able to listen to the sounds of nature in the lake and we will also be able to observe the constellations, a truly unforgettable panorama .

Day 20: PUERTO MALDONADO – LIMA


Meals: Breakfast.

Highest Elevation (Maldonado): 139 meters ASL/456.04 ft ASL

Elevation (Lima): 161 meters ASL


We will get up very early 5.00 am to take a walk around the lake in search of the river otter and in search of more diversity of flora and fauna that inhabit the majestic Lake Sandoval we will take advantage of the last walk to capture unforgettable moments of our tour. To then return to the lodge for breakfast and then start our return trip to the city of Puerto Maldonado. At the airport in Puerto Maldonado you will take a flight to Lima.

To enjoy this tour more we must bear in mind that we must bring

  • Rain poncho
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlights
  • Long-sleeved polo shirts
  • Cap to cover us from the sun on the lake
  • Swimwear

We must not carry

  • Alcoholic drinks.

Day 21: TRANSFER OUT HOTEL TO THE AIRPORT - LIMA



After the breakfast, you must be ready because to the scheduled time we will pick you up from your hotel and head towards to the airport in Lima. Then you will take an international flight in order to go home.

End of our Services

What's Included

LIMA

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Lima airport – hotel - airport
  • 04 nights hotel in Lima with breakfast
  • Dinner and folkloric show in Lima

PARACAS, ICA, NASCA

  • Transfer OUT from the hotel to the bus station
  • Bus Lima Paracas
  • Ballestas Island tour
  • Bus Paracas Ica
  • Tour in the Huacachina Oasis and sandboarding
  • Bus Ica - Nasca
  • 01 night hotel in Nasca with breakfast
  • Nasca lines overflight
  • Bus Nasca - Arequipa

AREQUIPA

  • Transfer IN Arequipa bus station – hotel
  • 02 night hotel in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night hotel in Chivay with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon 2 days / 1 night tour
  • Entrance fee to the Colca Canyon
  • 02 lunches and 01 dinner in Chivay
  • Touristic bus Chivay Puno via 4M

PUNO

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Puno bus station – hotel - bus station
  • 02 nights hotel in Puno with breakfast
  • Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour + buffet lunch
  • Route of the Sun Tour Puno - Cusco

CUSCO

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Cusco bus station – hotel - airport
  • 05 nights hotel in Cusco with breakfast
  • Afternoon City Tour with visit and entrace fees to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara
  • Sacred Valley Full Day Tour with buffet Lunch; with visit and entrace fees to Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your royal Inka Trail guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our Porters. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. In case you can´t come at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.
  • Touristic Transport: You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and will travel by private transportation to PISCACUCHO the starting point of the Royal Inka Trail to Machupicchu.
  • Adventure Experienced Royal Inka Trail Tour Guide: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide with tourism certification. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including leading your group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time along the Inka path and will ensure you are safe and happy.
  • Tour Guide in Machupicchu Cultural Experienced: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide with tourism certification. For visit the sacred city of Machupicchu.
  • Private campsites: Each campsite is carefully choosed for have a very local experience.
    • Night 1: Enjoy the 1st night in Wayllabamba on the route Royal Inka Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 2: Enjoy the 2nd night in Pacaymayo on the route Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 3: Enjoy the 3rd night in Wiñayhuayna on the route Royal Inka Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.

Note: It is not usual that the campsites, lodges or hotels change after the confirmation, however it can vary per government regulations and authorization, also for bad weather conditions and maybe because physical condition of our visitors: any changes in this matter ITEP travel will be informing you previously and as soon as possible.

  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entry ticket to The Royal Inka Trail
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Inka Site
  • 1 Duffle Bag: Duffle bag will be provided as complementary so you can arrange your personal belongings, please in case you need extra porter there will be an extra charge to carry it during the tour please let us know in advance.
  • Professional Trekking Chef: A professional chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all of your delicious meals along our journey on the Trail to replenish your energy every day. You will never go hungry!
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost) Please be in mind (1st breakfast and last lunch is not included”
  • Boiled Water: Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Inka Trail Expeditions will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
  • Tea time daily during the Trek: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide our tea time with popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Products for hygiene: You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to clean your hands and every morning will be also a bucket with warm water for washes your personal hygiene.
  • Medical kit and Oxygen bottle: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes “Machupicchu village” to Ollantaytambo train station (departure time is confirmed the day of briefing and it´s subject to availability)
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private touristic transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

PUERTO MALDONADO

  • Transfer IN/OUT airport to the lodge and to the airport
  • 02 night at Maloka Lodge Sandoval Lake
  • 02 breakfast / 02 lunches / 02 dinners
  • Entrance fee to the Natural Reserve of Tambopata
  • Transportation in a bote by the Madre De Dios river
  • Professional tour guide.

Not Included

  • Internacional and local light tickets
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Sleeping Bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use.
  • Bus Consettur to Machupicchu inka City: Most of the times the wait to board the bus to Machupicchu is from 1 hour to 1:30 min, So we prefer that you decide a day before your visit to the Inca city of Machupicchu. If you wish to take the bus considering the waiting time. Or if you prefer to do the last stretch of ascent walking up 45 to 1 hour "everything will depend on your physical state, after the trekking done".
  • Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
  • Day 1: Breakfast: Approx. Usd5 to usd 10.00, Price can vary according your selection.
  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approx. Usd 20 to 25.00, Price can vary according your selection.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish “Recommendation usd 6 to usd 8 per day per traveler for all the trek staff”- Once again it is optional and can vary according your satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

ADDITIONAL ITEMS:

There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.

  • Sleeping Bag – $25.00 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Walking Poles – $12.00 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade “Panoramic train” – $ 50.00 USD per person (Return Only)
  • Huayna Picchu Sacred Mountain – $75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain –$ 75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)

Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)

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