Peru Mysteries offers you the assortment of visiting Cusco and its surroundings areas such as the thaditional Machu Picchu and the Mysterious Jungle of Manu National Park, which means that you will not lose anything of this magical place in your visit. come and enjoy this magical place with us.
The tour package visits are: Cusco city tour, Cusco Sacred Valley, Tour in Machu Picchu and 07 days in Manu National Park.
CUSCO AND JUNGLE
(TRADITIONAL AND MACHU PICCHU)
|CITY TOUR IN CUSCO||DAY 01|
|SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS||DAY 02|
|MACHU PICCHU TOUR||DAY 03|
MANU NATIONAL PARK
|CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA||DAY 04|
|PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – BOCA MANU||DAY 05|
|BOCA MANU – MANU RIVER - OTORONGO||DAY 06|
|OTORONGO – SALVADOR - OTORONGO||DAY 07|
|OTORONGO – BOCA MANU||DAY 08|
|BOCA MANU - ERIKA||DAY 09|
|ERIKA - CUSCO||DAY 10|
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TOUR IN CUSCO - 03 DAYS
DAY 01 (CITY TOUR IN CUSCO): From 1:30pm to 6:30 pm - Cusco tour and surrounding areas
Qoricancha Temple and the Convent of Santo Domingo: The tour starts in this religious center known as “The Temple of the Sun” where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its building.
Sacsayhuaman: Built in the upper part of Cusco city, impressive stone site with an excellent architecture, famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet high, with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Sun festivity is realized in June Every year.
Qenqo: Amphitheatre, Ceremonial and ritual center, where important sacrifices were made.
Puca-Pucara: An old red Tambo (resting place), a monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.
Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water is traditionally known as the place where water respite.
Specialized and bilingual tour guide; private transport and first aid kit.
Entrance fees, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
DAY 02 (SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS): From 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
We pick you up, and then we start our guided tour in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, most of the time surrounding by the Vilcanota river, enjoying the panoramic view in Pisac (an old Inca City), then we will visit the traditional market in this village, where we will have the chance to bargains with the handicrafts and souvenirs sellers, we will enjoy its people customs and traditions afterwards we will arrive to Urubamba, traveling always near the Vilcanota river.
Where we are going to have lunch. In the afternoon we are going to visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to part of the valley and to protect it from the jungle’s habitant invasions. We will have the chance to walk throw the narrow streets and have a clear knowledge of how this religious and military center was during the Inka empire.
After ollantaytambo and going back to Cusco we will visit the colorful village and site of Chinchero, where we are going to enjoy the palace of the Inka Tupac Yupanqui (Royal House), we will appreciate its well preserve Inka wall in the main plaza and then visit the interesting Colonial Church built over Inca Bases with invaluable portraits. Then directly to Cusco
Specialized and bilingual tour guide; private transport and first aid kit.
Entrance fee, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
DAY 03 (MACHU PICCHU TOUR):
For this trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at a time previously coordinated (variable hours), we will transfer you to the train station (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) where you will board the train heading to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2 000 masl.). The duration of this part of the trip is variable, depending on the type of service you choose. Aguas Calientes is a little town located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machu Picchu; after some snacks, we will take one of the buses to ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu".
The guided tour in Machu Picchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour you will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit You have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy your food in one of the local restaurants.
Then you will take the train back. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
• Meeting to start of the tour
• Travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus round trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes)
• Guided Tour in Machu Picchu for approximately 02 hrs.
• Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco. (02 hrs approx.)
Meals, drinks (sodas, wine or beers), tips and souvenirs.
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING (first, second and third days):
MANU NATIONAL PARK - RESERVED ZONE 7 DAYS
DAY 04 (CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA): An early morning meeting and star our trip from Cusco in one of our private vehicles. In the way we are going to visit the interesting site of Ninamarca (burial towers, commonly known as “Chullpas”). Continuing we are going to visit Paucartambo, an interesting picturesque colonial town (full of folklore). Then we continue to the Acjanacu pass (3600 masl.), which marks the beginning of the trip into Manu National park (spectacular view), then we descent through the Cloud Forest, The humidity of the area provides an ideal habitat for plants such as Orchids, ferns (oldest living plants) and bromeliads (epiphytic), mosses and lichens. In the fascinating Cloud Forest we can observe the Cock of the Rock, Quetzal and the Spectacled Bear. Many plants are endemic from this area. We have lunch on the way, then we arrive to our first and homely lodge “paraiso” near the town of Pilcopata (800 masl.).
Day 05 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – BOCA MANU): After a delicious and early breakfast we continue our trip for another hour in our private vehicle, to the village of Atalaya (Port), here we board our covered motor boat (canoe) in the Alto Madre de Dios river, going down approximately 5 hours to our private and comfortable “Boca Manu lodge”. during this way we will see different bird species typical of the river edge such as: kingfisher, swallow, flycatcher, Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Jabiru, Stork, Capped Heron, and much more; Also we will have the chance to visit the native community of “Diamante”. The village of Boca Manu is located very close of the confluence of the rivers Manu and the Alto Madre de Dios. The idea of sleep here provides us the chance to start our trip in Manu River very early increasing our chances to find more wildlife. In Boca Manu there are shops where you can buy additional supplies.
DAY 06, TOP DAY (BOCA MANU – MANU RIVER - OTORONGO): After breakfast we are going to continue our trip this time in Manu River and start one of our top days. The boat ride provides us the chance to see an immensity of the rainforest, ten minutes by boat after Boca Manu, we will have the chance to visit a Parrots clay Lick (clay wall in the riverbank knowing as “Collpa”), where many species of parakeets and parrots such as the white-eyed parakeet, blue headed parrot, etc. goes to eat the clay that is rich in minerals and salts that those birds use as supplements of their diet of seeds and fruits. Then we continue to Limonal (check point), and after registering ourselves and the Park Rangers recommendations, we continue our trip in Manu River (Reserved area) for 5 hours approximately, having the chance to see an infinity of wildlife of this pristine place such as: caimans, capybaras, monkeys and probably the majestic “Jaguar”. We will arrive to the area of Otorongo Lake, where is our safari lodge (base camp) with all the facilities like: screened dining room, toilets and showers. After a short break in the camp, we will start to walk in the trail system of Otorongo, concentrating ourselves and having a general discuss about the ecology of the rain forest. Return to our campsite. Possibility to do a night walk, to feel and observe the jungle in the dark.
DAY 07 TOP DAY (OTORONGO – SALVADOR - OTORONGO): An early wake up, to hear the Red Howler monkey (Aloatta seniculus) howling for a territory. With a pleasant temperature we are going to start our wildlife adventure. We are going to visit another lake in the reserved area “Salvador Lake”, and paddling a catamaran quietly along this lake, we will have the opportunity to see famous Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), having the chance to see them playing, swimming, fishing and eating; an many species of monkeys, birds, caimans and others. The visit of Salvador lake and its area is going to take us the whole morning. In the afternoon of this day we will continue walking and looking for more wildlife and learning more about the forest of this magic place. Return to the campsite. Possibility to do a night walk, to feel and observe the jungle in the dark.
DAY 08 (OTORONGO – BOCA MANU): Another early wake up, and then enjoy walking to visit the observation tower of Otorongo, and having again the chance to observe more wildlife, then walk back again to the lodge to enjoy the breakfast and then get ready to go back again to Boca Manu, going down Manu River, arriving to Boca Manu lodge in the afternoon, where we are going to spend another night.
DAY 09 (BOCA MANU - ERIKA): After a delicious breakfast we are going to continue our trip in the Alto Madre de Dios River, upstream, back to Erika lodge, in the way we are going to have the chance to visit and enjoy some hot springs. Arriving to the lodge we will have the chance to enjoy the jungle one more time.
DAY 10 (ERIKA - CUSCO): An early Waking up, 40 more minutes by boat to Atalaya, where our private vehicle is waiting for us to drive us back to Cusco, We have lunch on the way, arriving Cusco around dinner time. END OF OUR SERVICES…
River Rafting (class I and II): In the Pilcopata town and river we will have the chance to realice a 1½ hours river rafting (class I and II) trip down the Pilcopata River where having the opportunity for a dip and of course enjoy the spectacular view of the area.
Canopy Zip Down Line: In our Lodge area, we will have the traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, enjoying and feeling the view and adrenaline, of the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy.
IMPORTANT: In order to solve better your question and provide you some advices the guide can meet you the previous night of the trip in our agency or in your hotel.
Specialized and bilingual guide, private land and river transports, first aid kit, 01 night in Paraiso Lodge, 01 night in Erika Lodge, 02 night in Boca Manu Lodge, 02 night in Otorongo Campsite, meals (vegetarian option available), captain and river rafting equipment, specialized guide for the Canopy Zip Down and required equipment.
THINGS THAT ARE NOT INCLUSIVE:
The first day breakfast and mineral water, last day dinner, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING: