Itinerary

Itinerary

Combine two amazing adventures in one unforgettable 11-day trip that takes in the wonder of Machu Picchu and the mystical Amazon River. Ride the scenic train to the famous Inca ruins, then venture deep into the rain forest on a riverboat, spotting wildlife along the way. From the pinnacle of a fascinating civilization to the depths of pristine wilderness, this journey will ignite your passion for adventure.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Hotel Antigua Miraflores (Comfort) (or similar)
Day 2: Lima/Urubamba
Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel San Agustin Urubamba (or similar)
Day 3: Urubamba
Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Hotel San Agustin Urubamba (or similar)
Day 4: Urubamba/Aguas Calientes
Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu (or similar)
Day 5: Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 6: Cusco
Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 7: Cusco/Iquitos
Catch an early morning flight to the bustling jungle port town of Iquitos. Enjoy an orientation of the town, then travel by boat to a unique floating restaurant specializing in local Amazonian cuisine.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Victoria Regia Hotel (or similar)
Day 8: Iquitos
Enjoy a morning excursion by boat to the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly farm and learn about butterflies and their importance to the Amazonian eco-system. Also visit a non-profit Wildlife Rescue Center, dedicated to protecting animals affected by poaching and trafficking. After, transfer to the riverboat, our home for the next two nights. Settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a briefing from the ship crew. The river exploration begins with an evening boat excursion by motorized skiff with our expert guide. Watch as the jungle comes alive with nocturnal species at nighttime.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Victoria Regia Hotel (or similar)
Day 9: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Head out into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Victoria Regia Hotel (or similar)
Day 10: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima
In the early morning explore the shoreline by boat, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind and visit a manatee rescue centre on the way to catching your flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:San Agustin Exclusive Hotel (or similar)
Day 11: Lima
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast