Peru Adventure Tour: Biking, Rafting, Riding and More | Yampu Tours

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Peru Adventure Tour: Biking, Rafting, Riding and More

$ 3899 9 days Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Private

Tour Highlights

  • White-water rafting down the Urubamba in thrilling rapids of varying classes: II, III, IV+, and V
  • Mountain biking in the Sacred Valley, passing the Huaypo lagoon, the archaeological site of Moray and more
  • Hiking through fascinating ruins up to Inti Punku (“The Sungate”) for an unforgettable view at sunrise
  • Opting for a horseback ride at sunset through the incredible Sacsayhuaman Ruins
  • Exploring Lima on two wheels, discovering the best spots of the city such as vibrant Miraflores with its cliff-edge sidewalks teetering above the ocean
  • Soaring through the skies on a tandem paragliding flight to get a different perspective of your surroundings (optional)
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Tour Details

This exciting Yampu trip combines the highlights of Peru through an inspiring adventure tour: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley, in an active 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.

Country Notes:

Peru:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses. You do not need a visa to enter Peru as a tourist with a US passport. However, we always recommend that you double check this for last minute changes with your local consulate.

Value Added Tax (IGV) Exemption: All non-resident foreign tourists in Peru who remain in the country less than 60 days (not to exceed 90 days in a calendar year) are exempt from paying the IGV, which is only for residents of Peru. Yampu does not include the 18% tax in our quoted rates. Note that when checking in at each hotel, you can expect to present your passport and the Andean Migration Card (TAM) stamped with your date of entrance into Peru. If your stay in Peru has exceeded 60 days, you will be counted as a resident and you will not be exempt from the IGV. In this case, you will be required to pay this tax for all hotels and services booked. Please let your Yampu Consultant know immediately if you or a member of your party may be ineligible for this exemption so that we may make the appropriate payment arrangements in advance

During your tour you will be visiting high altitude areas. Travelers with medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, sickle cell disease, or women who may be pregnant, should be advised to consult a physician familiar with high-altitude medical issues before traveling to high altitude areas. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Peru please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select Peru. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Inclusions
Prices include round-trip airfare from Lima to Cusco; hotel accommodation including daily continental or buffet breakfast; 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. 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.

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 check-in.

*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).
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Pricing Details
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Double £$3899 £$4349 £$6004 £$7688
Single £$5933 £$6827 £$9264 £$12585

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Lima

Overnight flight to Lima.

Overnight flight to Lima.

Day
2

Flight to Cusco

Upon arrival, be met by staff to assist with connecting 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). Also, if one is to take a day flight to Lima, accommodation for read more...

Upon arrival, be met by staff to assist with connecting 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). Also, if one is to take a day flight to Lima, accommodation for a night at the airport hotel is possible (at extra cost). Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant.
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Day
3

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 read more...

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 Sacsayhuaman 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 Sacsayhuaman Ruins. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more information.
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Day
4

Urubamba River

This morning, depart for the Urubamba River located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (north of Cusco). Here is where a guide will give 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 read more...

This morning, depart for the Urubamba River located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (north of Cusco). Here is where a guide will give 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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Day
5

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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Day
6

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 read more...

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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Day
7

Sunrise at the Sungate

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 read more...

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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Day
8

Cusco-Lima

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to 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 read more...

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to 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 give 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.
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Day
9

Flight Home

Today, transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

Today, transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

Lima, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Sacred Valley, Calca Province, 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).

  • 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.

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    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.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Lima : Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, Lima

Lima : Allpa Hotel & Suites

Lima : Hotel Jose Antonio

Lima : El Tambo 2

Cusco : Rumi Punku

Cusco : Maytaq Wasin

Cusco : Terra Andina

Machu Picchu : El MaPi

Machu Picchu : Casa Andina Classic, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu : La Cabana

4 Star Properties

Lima : Doubletree El Pardo

Lima : Hotel Atton (San Isidro)

Lima : Dazzler Lima

Cusco : Andean Wings

Cusco : Esplendor Hotel

Machu Picchu : Casa del Sol

Machu Picchu : Tierra Viva

Sacred Valley : Sonesta Posada del Inca

5 Star Properties

Lima : The Westin Lima Hotel (San Isidro)

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima : JW Marriott, Lima

Lima : Country Club Hotel (San Isidro)

Cusco : Palacio del Inka by Libertador, Cusco

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (Superior Room)

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Machu Picchu : Sumaq Hotel

Sacred Valley : Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

Sacred Valley : Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Junior Suite)

Luxury Properties

Cusco : Palacio Nazarenas

Cusco : Monasterio

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza (Ocean View)

Lima : Hotel B

Sacred Valley : Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa Valle Sagrado

Testimonials

Linda S.

Traveled May, 2014

Can’t wait to plan another adventure.

This trip was another, Glad we did it when we could kind of trip. As usual, all of our guides and drivers were outstanding, but for the last and major part of the trip, our guide and driver were above and beyond. Kuelap was magical, and so many other tombs, museums, treasures, mummies, friendly people, animals (we loved the bull market), great food, pisco sours, that it truly was a trip of a lifetime. I loved the hot springs dips. I am awed to know these are sites few travelers even begin to consider, and that we have such special guides and drivers that we can trust completely. And we can rely on you to make it happen. Thank you, thank you. Can’t wait to plan another adventure.

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Tina R.

Traveled September, 2014

Had the Most unbelievable time.

Had the Most unbelievable time. The trek was just awesome. Really hard in parts, but mostly just breathtaking. My worst nightmare was realized when I was introduced to the group of trekkers- 4, 20 something marathon runners. There was only 5 of us in the trek so there was nowhere to hide. Having said that, I didn’t hold them up too much. We were always first into camp, and Hector our guide did have to slow us down at times to let the porters set up tents etc. Everything was just great the food, knowledge of our guide, and we had 11 porters for the 5 of us. So thank you for your expertise in organizing this for me. The rest of south-america was equally as amazing, and will be going back next year with the Family, so will be in contact. Thanks to my Transfer guide who was just amazing, and helped me re-book the flights and get me to Cusco on time. All the transfers were just perfect, and so relieving to have things work smoothly, when you don’t speak the language. Thanks again for all your help. Everything worked like clock work.

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Susan R.

Traveled December, 2015 - February, 2016

A remarkable and wonderful trip

This has been a remarkable and wonderful trip for us that will live in our memories forever. Please know that we appreciate all of your help. It has been a great two months.

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