MACHU PICCHU, CUSCO, IQUITOS, AND AMAZON CRUISE
On this adventure cruise through the Amazon, you’ll get to see this vast tropical rainforest like never before. Starting your journey in Cusco, discover the Sacred Valley, fascinating historic city sights, and Machu Picchu—the ancient Inca civilization surrounded by spectacular mountains. After a stay in Iquitos, embark on your exciting Amazonian cruise by sailing on the Marañon River through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. During this 3-night journey, you’ll head out on thrilling day expeditions via skift, boat, and hiking to find a multitude of exotic plants, unique indigenous animals, and various jungle landscapes. Your expert guides will offer their knowledge of the Amazon, making this journey insightful and unforgettable. While aboard ship, savor authentic Peruvian cuisine, unwind with the calming sounds of nature, and admire a star-filled sky each night. Click here to get an in-depth look at exactly what to expect on this tour.
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- 2 nights in the Sacred Valley
- 1 night in Cusco
- 1 night in Iquitos
- 3-night Amazon Cruise
- 1 night in Lima
- Round-trip airfare from Miami
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation, and transfers
- 3-night Amazon Cruise
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 17 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Expert naturalist guides on your Amazon Cruise
- Experienced, English-speaking guides
Your exciting expedition to Peru begins late this evening with an overnight flight to Lima. Your tour includes round-trip airfare from the U.S.
Machu Picchu Rail ExcursionMachu Picchu
Embark on Your Amazon CruiseNauta – Pacaya-Samiria Reserve – Yanayacu de Yacapana
Amazon CruisePacaya-Samiria Reserve – Yanayacu de Yacapana
Amazon CruisePacaya-Samiria Reserve – Yarapa River – Piranha Creek
Lima/Arrive in USA
Arrive back in U.S. after your exciting Amazon adventure.
We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below and we will notify you once dates are available.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Hike Andenas de Yucay
- From approx. Free
Stretch your legs during a short stroll (about an hour) and enjoy nature and the beautiful landscapes near your hotel. Behind the Plaza of Yucay is an impressive group of terraces that follow the outline of the mountain and are still in use by the locals. Part of the walk is also along a water channel.
Quistacocha Lagoon & Zoo
- From approx. 15 sols (approx. $5 USD) Per Person
Located around the lake of Quistococha, you can enjoy the artificial beach of Tunchi Playa and swim in the warm waters of the lagoon at the center of the complex. You’ll also take a guided tour of the museum, aquarium, and zoo. See many indigenous animals including snakes, monkeys, lizards, iguanas, various species of birds, manatees, pink dolphins, and more! A boxed lunch will be provided.
Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay HotelYucay
Once an 18th-century monastery, this beautiful hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Your hotel room features a digital safe, hairdryer, and WiFi.
Plaza Manco II 123 Yucay
Urubamba, Cusco, Peru
Sonesta Hotel CuscoCuzco
Just blocks from the main square, the Sonesta Hotel Cusco boasts a restaurant and bar with excellent food, laundry service, and rooms with a hairdryer, minibar, safe-deposit box, and WiFi.
DoubleTree by Hilton IquitosIquitos
Jr. Napo 258
Iquitos, 16001, Peru
MS La Perla
Casa Andina Select MirafloresLima
Calle Schell 452
Miraflores, Lima, PE.
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Peru)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Peru)
The high altitude reached on this trip (up to 11,000 feet above sea level) as well as the considerable amount of walking involved, often on uneven terrain, requires that you be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip. We strongly suggest that you consult with your physician regarding any concerns as well as possible medications to ease the effects of the high altitude. Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Your flights from the U.S. to Peru and back are via LATAM Airlines. You need to arrive at the designated airport at least 3 ½ hours before your scheduled departure. Schedules are as follows:
|2021: Jul. 6, Oct. 5||LATAM||11:55PM||7:00AM|
|2021: Nov. 2||LATAM||11:55PM||6:00AM|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
LATAM Airlines do not accept advance seat assignment. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignments.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. American passport holders do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in writing in case of a change of your address.
Since Peru is located near the Equator, the weather is temperate with average daytime high temperatures ranging from 60’s to the 80’s. Evening temperatures will be about 20 to 30 degrees cooler.
You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or other nearby restaurants recommended by your guide. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the hotel’s coffee shop is about $10-20 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange your cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage not to exceed 44 pounds and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”.