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Adrenaline-packed Peru: Combining Adventure with Luxury

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PRIVATE TOUR - 13 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 11066

Private Tour Highlights

  • Optional sunset horseback riding through the Sacsayhuaman Ruins
  • Rafting along the Urubamba in rapids of varying classes, II, III, IV+, and V
  • Biking through hills and plains, passing by the Huaypo lagoon, and the archaeological site of Moray
  • Cruising the Amazon aboard the luxurious Delfin I river boat
  • Rainforest Canopy Walk for an amazing view of the vegetation and wildlife below
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Tour Overview

This tour of Peru completes the experience for active travelers seeking adventure while cruising down the Amazon River aboard the luxury Delfin I. During the Amazon Cruise, partake in excursions allowing you to explore the rich Amazon wildlife up close and personal. This trip will also include the primary highlights of Peru: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley, in an adventurous manner. Our explorations of Peru’s cities will combine culture and adventure sports creating a unique experience. Feel the adrenaline while visiting one of the most mystic and energetic countries in the world.

Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

Inclusions
Prices include round-trip airfare from Lima to Cusco; round-trip airfare from Lima to Iquitos; hotel accommodation including daily continental or buffet breakfast; three nights aboard the Delfin I including all meals; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including all entrance fees and equipment; and meals where specified.

Note:
*Cost includes Vistadome train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Vistadome is ideal for travelers who want a personalized immersion of Andean culture with traditional dances and music along the way. This train features panoramic windows, leather seats, new table design as well as heating and air conditioning.

*Deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet brunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu as well as a guided tour. Afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and a 4-course, a la carte dinner is also included. The train does not operate on Sundays. Upgrades available from Vistadome to Hiram Bingham Deluxe; please ask your Yampu Tour Consultant for the cost of the upgrade.

*At the Sumaq there are special amenities offered; the classes must be booked upon checkin.

RELAXING MASSAGE - (30 minutes)
Relaxing massages are effective in the treatment of stress and anxiety, as well in strengthening the immunological system.This type of massage is relatively gentle and aimed at releasing accumulated tension and combating fatigue, stress and insomnia. It soothes the nerves, producing a sedative effect as it acts upon nerve endings and relieving headaches and migraines resulting from tension.


COOKING AND BAR CLASSES - (40 Minutes)
You will learn how to prepare the traditional Ceviche, Sumaq style, a dish based on fresh trout and exotic chili peppers from the Peruvian cost. After, the hotel bartender will demonstrate and prepare a traditional Pisco Sour or any other cocktail based upon seasonal fruit an Andean herbs for you. In this culinary activity, you will interact with the ingredients and recipes from our culinary creations, and will be able to try everything while you contemplate our majestic mountains, and they can take the recipe book home to enjoy it one more time. It is available for groups of 2 to 15 at fixed times (11:00 am and 2:00 pm).

*This itinerary incorporates a four day cruise aboard the Delfin I which departs on Mondays making the suggested departure date for this tour on Saturday. However, we can customize the itinerary to accommodate alternative travel dates, please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant.

*Boat itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and time of year. River and tributary levels may vary, and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the captain’s discretion. Please note there is a 7 year age minimum on all departures aboard the Delfin I.
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

Best Time to Travel
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$10672 £$11066 £$12143 £$14476
Single £$15660 £$16407 £$18398 £$23009

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Lima

Overnight flight to Lima

Overnight flight to Lima

Day
2

Bike Tour of Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel.
This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Lima’s Bay by bike, discovering the best spots of the city. Enjoy a visit to Barranco, the old and bohemian neighborhood of the city, and its mansions, bars and parks. This tour also visits the neighborhood of Chorrillos with its old fishing pier, beaches, and promenade. Finally, bike through the vibrant district of Miraflores with its amazing cliff edge sidewalks and parks that overlook the ocean. This tour will also allow the opportunity to view the many old houses, colonial mansions and some of the best restaurants in Lima, well-known for its cuisine. Enjoy a snack in a traditional old bar or cafe in the area before returning to the hotel in Lima for an evening at leisure. Note: One may also choose to participate in tandem paragliding flights today with an experienced instructor. Due to weather conditions, bookings must be done and paid for locally.
Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, if one is to take a day flight to Lima, we can accommodate a night at the airport hotel (at extra cost). Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant.
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3

Lima- Iquitos

This morning is at leisure. Early afternoon, transfer to the airport for a flight from Lima to Iquitos located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the Delfin I (approximately 1.5 hours).
Just before dusk, as the Delfin I starts its journey into the rainforest, the staff will provide drinks and cocktails including Peru’s finest and most famous cocktail, the pisco sour. This evening enjoy dinner in a cozy dining room located at the back of the ship’s second deck. Because of its cultural diversity, Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the world’s finest, making the country an attractive culinary destination. Aside from providing a rainforest adventure, the Delfin I will also prove to be a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting.
This evening enjoy entertainment aboard the M/V Delfin I and the evening at leisure.
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4

Hike San Isidro- Yana Yacu

Dawn and dusk are ideal times for nature observation; on the first morning Yampu highly recommends waking early to enjoy the sunrise over the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve as the birds flock.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided hike through the Hiking at San Isidro, a flooded ecosystem that is home to canopy trees that can reach up to 55 meters in height. The pristine environment here is arguably one of the richest habitats in the world and supports a wide range of flora and fauna. During the hike he bilingual naturalist guides will help identify medicinal plants and a variety of birds. Returning to the M/V Delfin, enjoy lunch and the early afternoon at leisure.
This afternoon, visit Yana Yacu, a protected area within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Aboard skiffs, be able to explore this region up-close in search of pink and grey river dolphins, monkeys and a myriad of bird species.
Tonight enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure aboard the M/V Delfin I.
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5

Canopy Walk and Piranha Fishing

This morning enjoy a Rainforest Canopy Walk for an amazing view of the vegetation and wildlife below. The canopy walk is at a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extends for 1/3 of a mile. The canopy walkway is easily accessible to everyone and does not require any special equipment or skills.
This afternoon return to the Delfin I for lunch and some time at leisure before enjoying an opportunity to fish for piranhas aboard the skiffs. As it becomes dark, enjoy a guided night safari while searching for the nocturnal wildlife of the Amazon including spectacled and black caimans.
Tonight, enjoy dinner and an evening at leisure aboard the M/V Delfin I.
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6

San Francisco Village - Lima

This morning, wake up at the confluence of the Ucayali & Maranon Rivers, the birthplace of the mighty Amazon River, and also a favored feeding spot of the elusive pink river dolphin. After breakfast, board the skiffs to visit San Francisco Village, a local community where there will be the opportunity to visit a local school.
This afternoon enjoy lunch aboard the M/V Delfin I before returning to the port and transferring to Iquitos for a flight to Lima. Upon arrival, be greeted for airport assistance to the Lima Airport hotel.
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7

Flight to Cusco

This morning, walk across the skywalk for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, be greeted and transferred to the hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to acclimate. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), so Yampu highly recommends resting upon arrival for a few hours and taking in some coca tea.
Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).

This morning, walk across the skywalk for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, be greeted and transferred to the hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to acclimate. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), so Yampu highly recommends resting upon arrival for a few hours and taking in some coca tea.
Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).

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Day
8

Walking Tour of Cusco

This morning enjoy a private walking tour of Cusco and visit the Korikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral and its Art Museum. During this private tour today there is the option to visit the Casa Concha museum or the San Pedro Market.
The Casa Concha museum was recently renovated and houses over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu, recently returned by Yale University.
San Pedro Market is a lively, local market where one will receive a briefing about the local Andean ingredients and have an opportunity to purchase them. This market visit is a great opportunity to interact with the locals either selling or purchasing items from the market.
This afternoon there will be time for lunch before continuing to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsahuaman Fortress. This afternoon, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
Note: For more adventurous travelers, Yampu suggests an optional sunset horseback riding tour through the Sacsahuaman Ruins. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more information.
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Day
9

Urubamba River Rafting

This morning, depart for the Urubamba River located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (north of Cusco). Here is where a guide will an introductory lesson on safety and equipment for the rafting trip along the Urubamba. This tour will last for approximately two hours in rapids of varying classes, II, III, IV+, and V, depending on the route selected based on one’s ability and the season. The Ollantaytambo Class III runs from May to December; the Quiquijana Class III from December to May; and the Chuquicahuana Class III, IV and V also December to May. The Chuquicahuana is the hardest route and will have a safety guide in the kayak at all times. The harder route is recommended for those with the upmost experience.
After the rafting tour of the Urubamba River, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch enjoy the unique opportunity to support the local community of Cachiccata in the Sacred Valley by planting a tree to help the ongoing reforestation process in Peru. If time does not allow, a member of the Yampu team will be able to plant the tree for you in the community.
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10

Chincheros Bike tour

This morning, transfer to Chincheros to enjoy a bike tour. There will be a brief discussion before beginning the biking adventure, passing by the Huaypo lagoon, and the archaeological site of Moray and the salt mines of Salineras. This tour ends in Urubamba, where one will enjoy lunch before returning to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

This morning, transfer to Chincheros to enjoy a bike tour. There will be a brief discussion before beginning the biking adventure, passing by the Huaypo lagoon, and the archaeological site of Moray and the salt mines of Salineras. This tour ends in Urubamba, where one will enjoy lunch before returning to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

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Machu Picchu

This morning, transfer to the train station. The train heads through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, board a bus to the mountain-top citadel of Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marshes of the Inca Empire. The central buildings were erected with the polished stone works of the Cusco imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas started their expansion. It was associated with the earth cult revolving around the coca leaf, which was a privilege of the Inca royal family and priests. Take some time to enjoy a light lunch or snack and return to the hotel at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the village of Aguas Calientes.
Note: Government regulations limit the number of visitors to Machu Picchu daily. Entrance is subject to availability. Please book with plenty of notice to confirm entrance to the ruins for today and tomorrow.
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Ruins Hiking

This morning, be met at the hotel for a hike through the ruins up to Inti Punku or the Sungate for an unforgettable view of ruins at sunrise. For those who are most adventurous, there is a hike to Huayna Picchu (which means Young Mountain). This hike is quite steep and sometimes exposed. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Government regulations restrict the amount of hikers on Huayna Picchu daily. If one is interested in this hike please notify a Yampu Travel Consultant at booking to confirm entrance (subject to availability).
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Flight Home

Today, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima, connecting with the international flight home.

Today, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima, connecting with the international flight home.

Lima, Peru

Sacred Valley, Calca Province, Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Machupicchu, Cusco, Peru

Places You'll See

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    Lima

    Bursting with architectural history and culture, Lima has an eclectic array of attractions. Visit the Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and artistic staple of the city’s historic center. Take a walk along the cliffs of the Miraflores district, showcasing the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and after, enjoy some shopping at the Larcomar Mall.

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    Cusco

    Once a powerful Incan city, Cusco is filled to the brim with relics of its grand history. Visit the ruins of the ancient Incan Koricancha Temple, where the Church of Santo Domingo now stands atop. Behold the many beautiful, colonial buildings in the Main Square, including the Cathedral and Church of La Compania de Jesus (Society of Christ).

  • Machu Picchu

    Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

  • Sacred-Valley

    Sacred Valley

    Situated in the Andes, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, also known as the Urubamba Valley, has become a popular destination. With shopping in its many markets, several hiking routes, and ambitious activities such as rock climbing and river rafting, it appeals to all. Survey significant archeological dig sites, or simply explore the multitude of attractions in leisure.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Lima : Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro, Lima

Lima : Allpa Hotel & Suites

Lima : Hotel Jose Antonio

Lima : El Tambo 2

Sacred Valley : La Hacienda Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley : La Casona de Yucay

Machu Picchu : El MaPi

Machu Picchu : Casa Andina Standard, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu : La Cabana

Trujillo : Costa del Sol

4 Star Properties

Lima : Doubletree El Pardo

Lima : Hotel Atton (San Isidro)

Lima : Dazzler Lima

Lima : Airport Lima Hotel: Wyndham Costa del Sol

Sacred Valley : Sonesta Posada del Inca

Machu Picchu : Casa del Sol

Machu Picchu : Tierra Viva

5 Star Properties

Lima : The Westin Lima Hotel (San Isidro)

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima : JW Marriott, Lima

Lima : Country Club Hotel (San Isidro)

Sacred Valley : Casa Andina Premium, Valle Sagrado (Suite)

Sacred Valley : Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

Sacred Valley : Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

Sacred Valley : Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Superior Suite)

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Machu Picchu : Sumaq Hotel

Luxury Properties

Sacred Valley : Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa Valle Sagrado

Sacred Valley : Rio Sagrado

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Testimonials

Dennis, Laurel, Mike and Linda

Traveled May, 2015

Peru was fascinating, and the people very friendly

We enjoyed this trip very much, Peru was fascinating, and the people very friendly. The itinerary was well-paced, full of interesting places and historical sites. Obviously we were on the go a great deal, yet there was also time to ourselves to explore and try out some restaurants. From the big city of Lima, to colonial Cusco, the beautiful Sacred Valley, spectacular Machu Picchu, to Lake Titicaca, we certainly covered a lot of ground. Some of the highlights: The hors d’oeuvres at Museo Larco, seaside Miraflores, the central square in Cusco, the Sunday market in Chinchero, the Moray salt fields, visiting the Andean family in Misminay, beautiful Sol y Luna hotel, the funky town of Aguas Calientes, of course Machu Picchu, and for Laurel and me, the floating islands of the Uros and Taquille Island on Lake Titicaca. Overall, we were very pleased with how Yampu handled this trip. Representatives were always waiting for us when we arrived somewhere. All our tour guides were very knowledgeable and personable, making our tours very enjoyable. We were happy with our hotels, and of course Sol y Luna was just exceptional and Palacio Manco Capac was a beautiful boutique hotel with nice views of Cusco.

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Lyn

Traveled July, 2015

The trip was as wonderful as I could expect.

Pre-departure: You have done a very good job of putting things together. You and your company have been worth the extra money. It certainly has made my life easier getting ready.Post-trip: The overall trip was excellent. I would highly recommend Wendy Murray and Yampu. I will always turn to this Agency as they are highly trained and always there, regardless of the time or where in the world I am. They fix things however small and do it very quickly. Yampu is also very respected among the different hotels and restaurants. Peru is truly a hidden secret. The trip was as wonderful as I could expect. The agency did a beautiful job putting the trip together. They took care of us the entire way. They were more than worth the money they charge for their services. Thanks millions,

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Bob K.

Traveled May, 2015

What a fantastic trip Machu Picchu was for Anne and me

WOW! What a fantastic trip Machu Picchu was for Anne and me. We had a wonderful adventure. Aside from the remarkable scenery, awesome landscapes, history, and mystic of Peru and the Inca, the trip was in large part a huge success because of you, and Yampu! Everything went without a hitch. All of our travel, accommodations, personnel, and transitions were excellent. It was really nice to have someone to meet and escort us each step along the way. Our guide on the Inca Trail was fantastic. He was very committed to our success, and was exceedingly knowledgeable about the plants and animals, as well as the Inca history. He told us he’s hiked the Trail more than 600 times! The hotels you picked for us were perfect. And all of the food, both at hotels and on the Trail was great! It’s been a difficult time this past week getting back into work after such an adventure. We feel refreshed, but a little distracted as our thoughts keep wondering back to Peru and our trip. Thanks again for all of your help and dedication in making this a very memorable 30th wedding anniversary for Anne and me. We were both very pleased with you, Yampu, and the outcome of our trip.

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