- Dates: 9 - 19 June, 2024
- Nights: 10
- Price: From $10,586 per person based on two sharing (single supplement applies).
- Group Size: 12
Discover lush mountainous landscapes, awe-inspiring ancient ruins and tangled tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife on a small group journey to Peru.
Begin with a night in Peru’s vibrant capital and gastronomic powerhouse, Lima. From here, you’ll set out by road to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a mosaic of peaceful adobe villages, mysterious archeological sites and fertile fields bursting with corn, fruit and flowers. Overlooking the valley’s meadows and rolling hills are the dramatic snow-capped mountain ranges of Vilcabamba and Urubamba.
During our time in these ancestral landscapes, we’ll learn about weaving techniques and textile designs with local artisans and visit a contemporary Peruvian restaurant overlooking the central Plaza de Armas. At the circular terraces of Moray, you’ll discover ingenious agricultural research methods of the Incas. Head to Maras to explore vast salt flats, breathtaking mountain scenery and attractive stone houses. Then glide over the Urubamba River and Andean glaciers as you approach the breathtaking Inca ruins of Machu Picchu by train. You’ll have two days to explore the imposing fortresses, temples and hidden corners of this ancient citadel.
From here, we will head on to Cusco, the capital of the Incas. Here, your will be able to fully appreciate the mixture of Spanish and prehispanic influences that so define modern day Peru with a tour of the .
Next we’ll journey deep into the Peruvian Amazon where exuberant wildlife, indigenous villages and immense waterways await in this colossal rainforest. Each day, wake to the hypnotic soundscape of the jungle aboard a luxurious riverboat. Your floating home for four days is the Delfin III, a 22-cabin riverboat with a sophisticated atmosphere and excellent facilities, including a soothing spa, a lecture room, an observation deck and an elegant dining room for sampling authentic dishes made with locally-sourced wild ingredients.
Expeditions led by expert naturalist guides will immerse you in the unique habitats of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Explore palm swamps and hidden lagoons where pygmy marmosets and squirrel monkeys clamber amongst the foliage. Marvel at the contrasting colours of the waters where three distinct rivers meet to form the mighty Amazon. Whether swimming alongside pink river dolphins in a secluded creek or fishing for piranha in a pristine lagoon, the chance to glimpse elusive wildlife adds to the rainforest’s allure.
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