12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu

12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu
12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu

12 Day – Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu


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This is the most extensive reserve in the Peruvian Amazon region. It is in the Loreto region, and encompasses parts of the provinces of Requena, Alto Amazonas and Ucayali. It includes the basins of the Pacaya, Samiria and Yanayacu-Pucate Rivers. It covers an area of 2,080,000 hectares, and protects the ecosystems of low jungle. It also helps to promote genetic diversity as it serves to protect species in danger of extinction (the black lizard, the river otter, and the paiche fish). Studies of the local flora and fauna are encouraged here. 

Pacaya Samiria is an ideal place for nature tourism. Here there are more than one thousand animal species, and there are 965 native plant species. It is possible to practice live-in tourism in a native community. Within the reserve there are many native and mestizo communities that live off the abundant natural resources of the reserve. You could go trekking, camping, caving, bird-watching, and observe the local flora and fauna. 

The most popular spot to visit is the El Dorado Lagoon. Because of the large quantity of wildlife in this area, many people consider this to be the heart of the reserve. 

The best way to get to know the reserve is to follow either one of the following 3 tourist routes: The Cuenca Yanayacu-Pucate route; the Lower Basin and Middle Basin of the Samiria River route; or the Lower Basin of the Pacaya River route. 

Special features of our Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu: 

Type of Tourism:  Family, Naturalist & Geographical 

Places To Visit:  Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco 

Duration:  12 Days and 11 Nights 

Type of Service:   some tours are small group (amazon) service tours and other tours are private 

Accommodation:  5 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered 


At the moment you arrive in Lima, a team member of Valencia travel will be waiting for you at the airport and take you, on private transport, to your hotel. Then you will have all day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and its surroundings. 

    After Breakfast, a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will pick you up from the hotel (time to be confirmed) and take you to the airport where you will take your flight to Iquitos. Your Amazon adventure begins when members of the crew greet you at the airport in Iquitos. We’ll then set off in our private transport to Nauta, a small river port town on the banks of the Marañón River.  

    Once we arrive in Nauta, you’ll have a VIP greeting at the private port where the beautiful Delfin III ...

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      Our day begins with a trip to Fundo Casual, where we’ll find a trailhead that takes you into the depths of the jungle. As you walk, your guide will point out all the creatures you can see, as well as interesting trees and medicinal plants. 

      Afterwards, we will start crossing through the Yanayacu and Pucate rivers, into one of the best preserved and protected areas of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.  

      At Yanayacu-Pucate, we’ll see numerous streams and lagoons, and your expert jungle guid...

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        We’ll start the day by heading off in our river skiffs. The skiffs carried by the Delfin III let us explore tributaries and other locations otherwise inaccessible to the Delfin. Traveling in these smaller boats also gives us the best chance of seeing more wildlife. We’ll take our skiffs along the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, including blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, river others, capybaras and more. Our experienced...

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          In the morning we’ll visit the community of San Francisco, from where we will take a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called the Amazon their home for generations. Here we will also visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women.  

          We’ll also take the skiffs along the Marayali River, where we should be able to see sloths and iguanas. Recently, this area has also become a favorite hangout for Amazonian anteaters. It’s also a paradise for birdwa...

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            Our final day on the Amazon is always tinged with sadness as we head back to the port in Nauta to disembark. When we arrive in Nauta, our staff back on dry land will be waiting for you, and they’ll drive you back to Iquitos. But the trip isn’t quite done yet! On our way from Nauta to Iquitos, we’ll visit the River Mammals Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (ACOBIA) where you will have the opportunity to meet orphaned baby manatees, which are quite possible the cutest, chubbiest little things you’ll ever see! You...

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              After your arrival to Cusco, your cultural excursion will begin when we pick you up in Cusco and drive you out to the Ccaccaccollo Community. When we arrive, we’ll meet some of the locals who live in the community, which is home to some 50 families. Here, the two main activities are farming and weaving, with the men working the land while the women doing the weaving.  The weaving techniques have been passed down from one woman to another for centuries, and today Ccaccaccollo produces some of the most amazing textiles in Pe...

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                We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 08h30 and then set off towards the Sacred Valley. In Pisac, we will visit the colorful traditional market, where you can browse the array of local artisan work and other souvenirs – which of course you can buy to take home with you. We’ll spend about 30 minutes here, and then head up to the ruins of Pisac which sit atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. 

                At the Pisac archaeological site, we’ll explore the extensive ruins and enjoy the beautiful views across...

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                  We will pick you up from your hotel around 08h00 to take you to Moray “The Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory.” We will drive for about 1 hour and 20 minutes through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages.  Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheatre-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the opti...

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                    You´ll wake up early and have a great breakfast at your hotel. Then a local guide will be happy to show you around the impressive gardens of the hotel. There are 180 species of birds native to this area of Peru, from the cock-of-the-rock to a record of 18 different species of hummingbirds. After Breakfast at the hotel you will go exploring the 7th Wonder of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. It is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime.  

                    Feel free to enjoy this marvelous Incan masterwo...

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                      Our Cusco city tour begins in the morning, when we’ll first head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. According to the chroniclers who wrote during the period directly after the Spanish Conquest, the Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Inca Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver – decorated its rooms and hallways. Sadly, this wealth was stripped out by the Spanish conquistadors. It...

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                        After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight home via Lima.

                          WHAT'S INCLUDED

                          • Accommodation: Hotel B (1 nights), Delfin Cruise III (Iquitos 4 nights), Costa Del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport, (1night), Hotel Sol Y Luna (2 night), Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (1 night), Casa Cartagena Boutique (2 night) 
                          • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunch, 6 dinner 
                          • Private transportation  
                          • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary 
                          • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Iquitos, Sacred valley, Machupicchu 
                          • Professional guide who speaks English 
                          • Train ticket on Vistadome from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes 
                          • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy in luxury Hiram Bingham service 
                          • First aid kit 
                          • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu  
                          • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary 

                          WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                          • Airfare to and from destination 
                          • Domestic flights 
                          • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
                          • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
                          • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation 
                          • Visas 
                          • Any activity not described in What's Included 
                          • Meals on your own 
                          • Gratuities 
                          • Optional excursions 

                          Trip Preparation & FAQS

                          You can check our safety protocols in the following link: https://www.valenciatravelcusco.com/notification/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-travel-alert

                          We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                          We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                          As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                          We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                          Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                          VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                          Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                          Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                          We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                          We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                          We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                          The official currency in Peru is the peruvian sol (PEN). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                          Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                          As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation: https://valenciatravelcusco.com/pages/sustainability

                          Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                          Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                          The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS / VALENCIA TRAVEL, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                          This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                          For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: +51 979 706 464

                          At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. Please ask your travel specialist for more information on our sustainable programs.

                          All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: +51 979 706 464. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: info@valenciatravelcusco.com 

                          This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                          This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                          The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                          Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                          Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                          For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                          In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                          In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                          It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                          We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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