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

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Peru Adventure Tour: Biking, Rafting, Riding and More

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 4149

Private Tour Highlights

  • Opting for a horseback ride at sunset through the incredible Sacsayhuaman Ruins
  • White-water rafting down the Urubamba in thrilling rapids of varying classes: II, III, IV+, and V
  • Hiking through fascinating ruins up to Inti Punku “The Sungate” for an unforgettable sunrise
  • Mountain biking in the Sacred Valley, passing the Huaypo lagoon, the archaeological site of Moray and more
  • Soaring through the skies on a tandem paragliding flight to get a different perspective of your surroundings (optional)
  • 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
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Tour Overview

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.

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 £$3755 £$4149 £$5225 £$7558
Single £$6006 £$6753 £$8780 £$13356

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.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

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

Upon arrival, you will be met by a Yampu guide who will assist you with the check in at the airport hotel.

Upon arrival, you will be met by a Yampu guide who will assist you with the check in at the airport hotel.

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Day
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Flight to Cusco

At the appropriate time, you will walk back to the airport to check in for your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival to Cusco, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins of the old Inca city became the foundation for the Spanish architecture you see today, and many of the stone walls that line the streets were built by the Incas.

At the appropriate time, you will walk back to the airport to check in for your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival to Cusco, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins of the old Inca city became the foundation for the Spanish architecture you see today, and many of the stone walls that line the streets were built by the Incas.

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3

Walking Tour of Cusco

This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Cusco where you will visit the Korikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral and its Art Museum. During your tour today you have 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 you 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 (lunch not included) 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. Later in the 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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4

Urubamba River Rafting - Tree Planting

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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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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6

Machu Picchu

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the train station.

The train will take you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, you will board a bus to Machu Picchu and then have a private 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. Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, at the entrance of the ruins, before returning to your hotel at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the town of Aguas Calientes. ...read less

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7

Morning at Leisure in Machu Picchu - Transfer to Cusco

Enjoy today at your leisure. You may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, we will board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met at the train station and transfer to your Cusco hotel.

Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. If you decide to return to Machu Picchu, new regulations require you to be accompanied by a guide at all times. Please contact your Yampu travel consultant if you think you would like to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).
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Cusco-Lima

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy a private half day bike tour of Barranco.

We start the bike route in the Miraflores district and head to the seafront where we will see the spectacular view of the bay of Lima. Then we will go to taste a delicious and exquisite marine menu. We continue to delight in more local delicacies, one of the main dishes of Peru: our "Causa peruana". Continue the adventure in the third restaurant, where we will try the "lomo saltado" or a special dish of Peruvian delicatessen. Then, you can choose between an artisan ice cream or "picarones" (Peruvian doughnuts) made of sweet potato, pumpkin, cloves and cinnamon, sweet and delicious. Finally, some craft beers will be waiting for us for the return.
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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.

  • 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

4 Star Properties

Lima : Doubletree El Pardo, Lima

Lima : Innside by Meliá Lima Miraflores

Cusco : El Mercado

Cusco : Palacio Manco Capac 

Machu Picchu : El MaPi

Machu Picchu : Casa del Sol

Sacred Valley : Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

Sacred Valley : Casa Andina Premium, Valle Sagrado

5 Star Properties

Lima : Hilton Lima Miraflores

Lima : Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima

Cusco : Inkaterra La Casona

Cusco : Palacio del Inka by Libertador, Cusco

Machu Picchu : Sumaq Hotel

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Sacred Valley : Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (Superior Suite)

Sacred Valley : Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa

Luxury Properties

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza (Ocean View)

Lima : JW Marriott, Lima

Cusco : Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Cusco : Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (Mountan View With Terrace)

Sacred Valley : Rio Sagrado

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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