Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure

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Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
Lima to Lima
14 days
Tour code: SPLAR

Highlights

Venture to Machu Picchu by train, cruise along the Amazon, learn about Peruvian wildlife and Indigenous cultures, Sample local cuisine like ceviche in Coastal Lima

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique cruising experience — including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there — after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The lost city of the Incas will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional 1-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.

What's included?

Staff & experts

G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amazon riverboat.

Meals

13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Amazon riverboat, plane, public bus, train

Accommodation

Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), hotels (7 nts)

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Arrival transfer. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Train to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu guided tour. Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts). Orientation tour of Iquitos. Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Please note: if you booked the Lima Cooking Class it does not include extra time in Lima – booking pre-trip accommodation is highly recommended. You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:00 (10:30 from Aug-Dec) and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to the hotel around 13:00. Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Lima City Tour
  • Museum of the Inquisition
  • Pachacamac - Lost Inca Citadel
  • Lima at Night and Water Circuit
  • Lima Paragliding
  • Lima Cooking Class
Day 2
Lima - Cusco
Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites. Please note: if you pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00.

Transport: Plane

Optional activities:

  • Cusco City Tour
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
  • Inka Museum
  • Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
  • Cusco Cooking Class

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Cusco - Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Cuyo Chico Pottery Making Demonstration, Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Optional activities:

  • Ollantaytambo Ruins Visit
  • Ollantaytambo Storehouse Ruins and Hike

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 4
Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Transport: Train

Optional activities:

  • 1-day Inca Trail Hike
  • Hot Springs Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Transport: Local bus, Local bus, Train, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Optional activities: Inca Bridge Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Cusco
Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Optional activities:

  • Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
  • Inka Museum
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Cusco - Iquitos
Take an early morning flight in order to board the boat for the afternoon. Enjoy two boat excursions and compare the vast difference of the jungle between the day and night. During free time relax on board the ship and soak up the natural beauty around. Please note that excursions and activities while on the riverboat are dependent on fluctuating water levels and are subject to change.

Transport: Plane, Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Boat Excursion on the Amazon River, Night Time Boat Excursion

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
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.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Pacaya Samiria Reserve Birdwatching Excursion, Pacaya Samiria Reserve Wildlife Excursion, Pacaya Samiria Reserve Land Excursion

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Nauta Visit, Sapi Sapi Lake Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Amazon Jungle Excursion, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion, Ucayali River Walking Excursion, Local Indigenous Family Visit, Local Shaman Visit, Night Time Boat Excursion

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Amazon Jungle Excursion, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion, Ucayali River Walking Excursion, Local Indigenous Family Visit, Local Shaman Visit, Night Time Boat Excursion

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat

Included activities: Amazon Jungle Excursion, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve Excursion, Ucayali River Walking Excursion, Local Indigenous Family Visit, Local Shaman Visit, Night Time Boat Excursion

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve - Lima
In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city. Please note the order of the activities is sometimes changed due to logistical reasons and the Manatee Rescue Centre may be visited earlier in the trip to allow enough time to enjoy the centre.

Transport: Amatista Riverboat, Private Vehicle, Plane

Included activities: Choroyacu Wildlife Excursion, Amazonian Manatee Rescue Centre Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Lima
Depart at any time.

Included activities: Departure Day

Optional activities:

  • Lima City Tour
  • Lima Paragliding
  • Pachacamac - Lost Inca Citadel
  • Museum of the Inquisition
  • Lima at Night and Water Circuit

Meals: breakfast

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