Mysteries of the Inca Empire with Peru’s Amazon
15 Day Tour from Lima to Lima
On this Peru tour, delve into the past, learn about the local culture, and experience beautiful scenery as you spend time in Peru’s Amazon, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca. Along the way, visit ancient ruins, experience the amazing Amazon, and enjoy guided sightseeing in Peru’s fascinating cities.
History comes alive on this tour through Peru. Imagine what life was like in the 15th century as you tour the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, where you’ll see this famous Inca complex set in a majestic setting. More history awaits at Ollantaytambo, the archaeological site of the Incas’ resistance during the Spanish conquest, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress with some of the best examples of Inca masonry. Guided sightseeing in Cusco features the Santo Domingo Monastery, where the Inca foundations remain under the Spanish baroque structures, and the Cathedral, housing a magnificent collection of artwork.
On this Peru tour, you’ll also learn about the local culture. On your motorboat tour of Lake Titicaca, you’ll visit Taquile Island, where you’ll see how the local people integrate their Inca and Spanish past, and the Uros Floating Islands, where you’ll learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands, homes, and boats from totora reed, a centuries-old practice. In the Incan town of Ollantaytambo and in Sillustani, visits with locals in their homes give you insight into their way of life. Spend time at the Indian market in Pisac and in Awanakancha, learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco) to Inca culture.
But that’s not all…you’ll also spend time in the Amazon, where you’ll enjoy canoe rides and walks in search of the thriving flora and fauna, including turtles, monkeys, and birdlife. Accompanied by knowledgeable Naturalists, you’ll appreciate the Amazon both during the day and at night.
These are just some of the many highlights of this Peru tour. Designed for savvy, value-minded travelers, it’s a vacation of a lifetime!
Starting at $2549 Per Person
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JOSE ANTONIO LIMA HOTEL
Located in the exciting Miraflores district, the Jose Antonio Hotel features comfortable guestrooms, a business center, souvenir shop, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Tambopata Eco Lodge
Situated perfectly along the river, this smaller lodge in the Amazon provides a more intimate experience, creating a more fulfilling visit and reducing the impact on the many species of fauna that abound in the surrounding forest. The lodge employs mostly residents of Puerto Maldonado, experts in the area. In addition, there are a number of naturalist guides, both from Peru and abroad, who are at your service throughout your stay. The lodge is rustic, no doubt, but comfortable, safe, and a perfect haven to explore the wild territory of the Peruvian jungle.
XIMA PUNO HOTEL
Just five minutes from the town of Puno and in front of Lake Titicaca, Eco Inn Puno provides an ideal base for discovering Peruvian culture and exploring the surrounding areas. With a restaurant that is open from early morning to late night and a lounge with a grand fireplace, the hotel has a constant feeling of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. Not to mention the beautiful grounds you’ll enjoy every day!
LA CASONA YUCAY
Constructed as a private family home in the 18th century, this beautiful mansion has been transformed into a comfortable hotel set around a colorful courtyard with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, spa, communal fireplace, and organic garden.
EL MAPI BY INKATERRA
Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo. The hotel welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, hot-water pond, gift shop, Internet, and laundry service.
JOSE ANTONIO CUSCO
Located in the heart of the archaeological center of America’s oldest city. A few minutes from the Plaza de Armas, this hotel has modern architecture with fine colonial details.