TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

CUSCO, CLOUD FOREST, HIKE

Between 5:30 and 6:00 AM, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in our company van. From there, we will embark on our journey, ascending the winding roads of the Andes, passing through hamlets and villages until we reach the entrance of the jungle, Ajanaco at 3500m. From this point, we will descend through the lush cloud forest. This is a place filled with exotic vegetation, including orchids, heliconias, and ferns. During this time, we might be able to spot the Cock of the Rock, umbrella bird, trogon, quetzal or oropendolas. Finally, we will reach our lodge to relax and rejuvenate.

After breakfast, we will take a nature walk to spot birds and monkeys. Then, we will take a 1-hour bus ride to the Atalaya port, where we will embark on a 30-minute boat ride to our lodge. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to swim in the river or enjoy a mud bath. After lunch, we will sail on a raft in the Machuhuasi Lagoon, observing shanshos, monkeys, reptiles, dwarf caimans, capybaras, tapirs, and more. After dinner, we will embark on an intriguing night hike. Overnight stay at the lodge with private bathrooms and showers.

At dawn, we will sail to the parrot clay lick to watch these lively birds as they eat the nutrient-rich wall. Afterward, we will return for breakfast and a rest before setting out on trails to explore the diverse fauna and flora. This includes the tallest and thickest tree (ceiba), and potentially spot monkeys, reptiles, dwarf caimans, capybaras or tapirs. To end the day, we will go on a night hike focusing on insects, amphibians, or snakes before staying overnight at the lodge.

In the morning, we will explore a trail for one last time to observe the wildlife of the jungle. Later, after a delicious breakfast, we will return by boat to Atalaya, where we will take a van back to Cusco. During the journey, we will have opportunities to spot hummingbirds, orchids, waterfalls, and potentially birds and monkeys. After leaving the lush jungle behind, we will pass through mountains with spectacular views of the Andes. In the evening, we will arrive in Cusco between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Inclusions

Included

  • Ground and river transportation (bus and boat)
  • Professional guides equipped with a telescope and binoculars
  • Experienced boat driver, crew member, and cook
  • Safety equipment
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks
  • Accommodation for dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals
  • Rooms with both shared and private bathrooms/showers
  • First aid kit
  • Rubber boots
  • Mineral water at the lodge
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and water for the first day’s breakfast

What to Pack

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for the humid rainforest environment. Essentials include comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, a rain jacket, a flashlight, a reusable water bottle, and any personal medications you may need. It’s also advisable to bring a camera and binoculars to capture the wildlife and bird sightings.

  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Mosquito repellent (minimum 30% DEET)
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Extra cash (tips are not included)
  • Clothing suitable for cold and damp mornings
  • Rain gear
  • Swimwear, towel, and sandals
  • Hat
  • Long-sleeved shirts (preferably dark colors)
  • Long pants (preferably dark colors)
  • Personal hygiene items

Pricing

PRICE: AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N (GROUP SERVICE) – 2023 SEASON:
  • Student: $310 USD
  • Adult: $330 USD
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STUDENT PRICE:
  • HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE:
  • The student price is available for all students around the world, provided that they meet the requirements set by the Peruvian government. This discount is applicable when purchasing Machu Picchu tickets from the Peruvian government.
  • TO QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT PRICE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  • Your student ID must be an original ID issued by your university, made of PVC material.
  • The student ID must have the following information printed on it.
  • University information.
  • Student name.
  • Student picture.
  1. The student ID must have a valid expiration date printed on it, which is only valid for one year. For instance, if you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the expiration date on your ID must be 2023 or 2024. If you visit Machu Picchu in 2023, the maximum expiration date allowed is 2024.
  2. The student discount is available only for students who are not more than 25 years old.
  3. The International Student Identification Card (ISIC) is not valid for the discount, even if it meets the requirements mentioned above.
  4. The only valid document for the student price is the original student ID that meets the requirements set by the Peruvian government. No other documents such as certifications or virtual cards are accepted as proof of student status.
  5. To apply for the student price, send us a photo of both sides of your student ID to machupicchureservations@gmail.com when you book the tour. If you send it later, you will not be eligible for the student discount.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

TO BOOK THE AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N, provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N, a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.