Bespoke trip to Peru. Inti Route, exploring the Southern Andes

Duration

15 days

Airports

Arrival & Departure: Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport

Transportation

Car, airplane

Explore the Southern Andes with our trip to Peru. Inti, the sun, the principal god of the Incas worshiped throughout the empire, is life and power in the Andes. Fill your eyes, see it stand in the horizon of Lake Titicaca, or accompany your departure encircled by the mountains that surround Machu Picchu. The classic route to Peru will take you to the great sites of the Andean south, such as the Colca Canyon and the city of Arequipa. You will spend one night on Lake Titicaca and, of course, one night in Cusco, the Holy Valley of the Incas, and the amazing sacred city of Machu Picchu.  There is the option to personalize the trip with additional activities, walks, and extensions to your stay (check below the itinerary the suggested extensions).

Highlights of the trip to Peru

  • The historic center of Arequipa and its volcanic stone houses
  • Adventure and relaxation in the Colca Canyon, its small villages, the immensity of its landscape, the flight of the condor and the relaxing hot springs
  • The charm of the streets and squares of the historic center of Cusco and its archaeological heritage
  • Contemplate Machu Picchu, sacred city of the Incas
  • A night in a community rural tourism project in local houses (Titicaca) sharing with the inhabitants
  • Get to know one of the oldest villages in America, the Uros and their floating islands
  • Walk the route tasting the best of Peruvian cuisine in Arequipa and Lima

 

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    Your stops

    DAY

    1

    Athens - Lima

    DAY

    2

    Lima

    DAY

    3

    Lima - Arequipa

    DAY

    4

    Arequipa - Colca Canyon

    DAY

    5

    Colca Canyon - Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor - Chivay - Puno

    DAY

    6

    Puno - Lake Titicaca (Uros - Amantaní Island)

    DAY

    7

    Lake Titicaca (Amantaní - Taquile) - Puno

    DAY

    8

    Puno - Raqchi - Andahuaylillas - Cusco

    DAY

    9

    Cusco city and surroundings: Saqsayhuaman, Q'Οriqancha

    DAY

    10

    Cusco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo

    DAY

    11

    Ollantayambo - Train Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

    DAY

    12

    Aguas Calientes - Train to Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    DAY

    13

    Cusco - Lima

    DAY

    14

    Lima - Athens

    DAY

    15

    Athens

    DAY 1

    Athens - Lima

    Departure by international flight. Arrival in Lima to start our trip to Peru. Welcome, transfer to the hotel and assistance with check-in. Delivery of the necessary documentation and detailed review of the program. (this can be done the next day, according to schedule).

    Accommodation: Lima

    DAY 2

    Lima

    We’ll depart Miraflores about 9:00 a.m. after breakfast. The Huaca Pucllana Archaeological Complex, created by the pre-Inca civilization lima, can be seen on the approach to the Historic Center (you do not enter).

    Already in the historic city, we will visit the Bodega & Quadra Museum, where we will be able to witness the seventeenth-century Lima Wall and an exhibition of artefacts that talk about Lima’s colonial society and its growth throughout the viceroyalty.

    Then we’ll proceed to the Convent of Santo Domingo, a collection of ecclesiastical structures constructed during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, whose architecture and decoration underline Los Reyes’ strategic importance to the Catholic Church and its impact throughout the region. It is possible to climb the tower for a bird’s-eye perspective of the historic district.

    We will approach the Government Palace from Plaza de Armas, the old seat of government of Francisco Pizarro and erected on the palace of the curaca Taulichusco. Observation of the Guard Changing (subject to the programming of the Government Palace).

    Accommodation: Lima

    Lima is Peru’s capital, and with a population of around 10 million people, it is a major contemporary metropolis. Inhabited by the pre-Inca civilizations Lima and Ychma, and subsequently by the Incas, the city was re-established in 1532 as the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, under the name City of Kings, and enjoyed a heyday throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This vast history has left behind a plethora of architectural and historical treasures. Since colonial times, Lima has attracted people from all over the world, as well as significant internal migration from the Andes’ rural districts. This has made it a multicultural, mestizo, energetic metropolis with a world-class gourmet offering, but also significant issues such as pollution, traffic, and a lack of effective public transportation.

    DAY 3

    Lima - Arequipa

    Transfer to the airport for your trip to Arequipa after breakfast. Transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival in Arequipa.

    We will begin the tour (which will take place in the morning or afternoon, depending on the airline arrival timings) by visiting Arequipa’s popular and primary market, San Camilo, which opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1881 and was designated a historical site in 1987.

    Then we’ll go to the Plaza de Armas and the Church of the Society of Jesus, which is famed for the exaggerated baroque style of its façade and altarpieces, as well as its polychrome Dome of San Ignacio, which is one of the city’s most spectacular.

    We’ll continue our tour by taking a “jump into the past.” We will go to El Tambo “La Cabezona,” a restored multifamily farm in Arequipa’s historic center erected in the eighteenth century with vaults, drawer walls, and ashlar.

    Then we’ll proceed to the monastery of Santa Catalina, where we’ll stroll its streets with the site’s guide, learning about its more than three centuries of history. The Convent of Santa Catalina takes up a full walled block and was formerly home to more than 400 cloistered nuns, many of whom came from the higher levels of Peruvian society. Although the number of sisters has been reduced to less than thirty, the church, cloister, and chambers connected by a maze of colorful passageways nevertheless provide a fascinating glimpse into how the nuns previously lived: a city in itself.

    Accommodation: Arequipa

    Arequipa is a city with a strong identity as well as a well-preserved architectural legacy. Since 2002, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its primary colonial residences are located in the historic district, which may be visited on foot. Many of its houses are made of ashlar, a white volcanic stone, which is why it is known as the “white city.” The city is surrounded by volcanoes, one of which, the Misti (“lord” in Quechua), towers over it.

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    DAY 4

    Arequipa - Colca Canyon

    We’ll leave early in the morning, after breakfast, for the Colca Valley. We’ll drive 160 kilometers to Chivay. On the trip to the “Pampa Caahuas” National Reserve, we will see amazing vistas of the Misti, Chachani, and Pichupichu volcanoes. Vicuas can be seen in their native habitat from this vantage point. We’ll be at a height of 3,400 meters above sea level. We’ll keep on, passing through “PataWasi.” To avoid altitude sickness, we shall drink an authentic “Mate de Coca” or coffee.

    We will continue our journey via the “Tocra” area, which is around 4,500 meters above sea level, where we will see additional animals, lagoons with migrating birds, and a view of the altiplano with llamas and guanacos. Our highest point will be “Pata Pampa,” which is 4,820 meters above sea level and provides a panorama of the volcanoes. From here, you can view the Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), and the Chila mountain range.

    We will begin to appreciate the views of the valley’s rainbow terraces as we reach the town of Chivay (3,651 masl). We’ll continue down the canyon’s right bank until we reach the historic community of Coporaque, where the lodge is located. We’ll eat somewhere along the way (not included). We’ll leave the bags behind, and after lunch, we’ll take a leisurely stroll in Coporaque and its environs. The stroll is optional and takes around 60 minutes. Those who desire it will be able to rest.

    Later, we’ll board the vehicle for a trip to the nearby thermal spas. Return to the hotel at the end of the day to recover and finish acclimatizing to the altitude.

    Accommodation: Colca

    DAY 5

    Colca Canyon - Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor - Chivay - Puno

    Early breakfast in order to depart for the “Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor.” Arrival at the viewpoint, where you will have enough time to appreciate the depth of the canyon and, if the weather permits, take great images of the condor’s fantastic flights.

    After a certain period, our guide will lead you on a brief trek along the canyon’s edge. We will return to the car and drive back to Chivay, passing through some of the area’s historic towns and admiring the spectacular terraces formed by the Collagua from various locations along the canyon. You can enjoy your lunch in the area before departing.

    We will board the vehicle that will take us to Puno early in the afternoon (3,810 masl). We’ll make a couple of stops along the route. The first is near the Patapampa pass’s Mirador de Volcanes (4,950 masl) and the second is in Lagunillas, an altiplanic lagoon where pink flamingos may be seen. We’ll arrive in Puno at 18:00 hours and transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Puno

    DAY 6

    Puno - Lake Titicaca (Uros - Amantaní Island)

    This day, we will learn about the mythical Lake Titicaca, a massive part of sea caught at 3,965 meters above sea level. The origins of the Incas are attributed to this lake, which is revered by numerous indigenous groups across Peru. We will begin a motorboat journey to experience the vastness and grandeur of Lake Titicaca. The islands of the Uros will be the first stop. This town is one of the oldest on the continent and still maintains an amazing cultural history, despite the fact that it has been heavily influenced by mass tourism.

    We will continue the tour to the island of Amantaní, which has a population of 3,600 people, the majority of whom are modest farmers of Quechua descent.

    Its main products are Andean potatoes, wheat, and beans. We will lunch at the home of a local family and, in the afternoon, we will take a stroll to the highest point of the island, from which we will be able to watch a stunning sunset.

    After supper, we will hold a small gathering in a nearby neighborhood to share dances and talk with families.

    Accommodation: Amantaní in local house

    We’ll go to Lake Titicaca (3,800 masl). We’ll be in the Collasuyo, or collas land (name given by the Incas to the southeast area of the Tawantinsuyo). The Collas were a major ethnic group whose people lived in the highlands surrounding this massive lake. One of the most prominent wakas or sacred locations in ancient Peru and the mythological birthplace of the Incas, it was also inhabited by other pre-Columbian tribes such as the Tiahuanaco. The outfits’ vibrant hues (red-pink-green-fuchsia) contrast and highlight the yellow and ochre tones of the ground during the dry season. The textile heritage is one of the links that binds us to these peoples’ rich past.

    After breakfast, transfer to Puno’s port in the morning. The boat journey to the Chucuito peninsula begins at 7:30 a.m. We will stop at the Uros’ floating islands, which are constructed with reeds and totora, producing massive rafts on which these settlers erect their residences, schools, and medical stations, as has been done since ancient times. This is a popular tourist destination, but it will provide an opportunity to examine the effects of a mass tourism approach.

    We’ll continue the journey to the Chucuito peninsula, in Luquina Chico, where we’ll spend the night in an indigenous village on the banks of Lake Titicaca as part of a rural community tourism initiative.

    Luquina is an Aymara-speaking village. On celebratory occasions, we shall be greeted by flute and drum music, as is customary. Our hosts will divide us among the several families using a “rotating” mechanism devised by the family association to ensure that all of its members partake in the benefits given by tourist welcome as a supplement to their other economic pursuits. We will settle into the families’ accommodations and, after dining, take a walk around the beaches of Lake Titicaca, ending the day awestruck by the sunset from the local viewpoint. The rooms are basic but well-kept, and we will be in a one-of-a-kind environment with a magnificent lake view, comfy beds, and private bathrooms..

    Accommodation: local house

    Note: Accommodation in both Amantaní and Luquina Chico: Options range from a room in a family home to small guesthouses. The houses are very simple and the services are basic. The community rotates visitors among all the host families, so we don’t know whose family or accommodation we’ll be staying in until the last minute. The local family will also provide clean sheets and blankets, and food based on quinoa, potatoes, cheese and infusions.

    DAY 7

    Lake Titicaca (Amantaní - Taquile) - Puno

    Farewell breakfast with the family who has hosted us. We’ll leave at 8 a.m. for the island of Taquile, which is about 40 minutes distant by boat. Taquile has a population of about 1,200 people with a significant textile culture. With the growth of tourism on the island, several Taquileos now provide housing, meals in restaurants, and transportation in motor boats. We’ll arrive at the north pier and walk an hour to the village, where we’ll eat. We’ll visit the island’s less-touristy side.

    We’ll take the same boat back to Puno.

    Accommodation: Puno

    DAY 8

    Puno - Raqchi - Andahuaylillas - Cusco

    Transfer to Puno’s bus terminal first thing in the morning. We will leave about 07:30 a.m. on a tourist bus with attention on board for Cusco. The journey will take just over nine hours, but the stops we will make and the scenery we will see will make it an enjoyable and lucrative day of travel. We will take guided tours of the Pukara culture’s lithic museum, pass via La Raya, the route’s highest point (4,335 masl), from where the snowy Chimboya may be seen, and see the archaeological complex of Raqchi and the temple of Andahuaylillas. We’ll stop for lunch on the way in a tourist restaurant in Sicuani.

    As a result, we will be approaching the historic capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most significant towns of the Viceroyalty of Peru, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Arrival in Cusco (3,399 masl) about 5 p.m. Transfer from the bus station to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Cusco

    DAY 9

    Cusco city and surroundings: Saqsayhuaman, Q'Oriqancha

    Today, we will learn about two essential spots in Cusco’s historic city, as well as the major archaeological sites that surround it.

    The Cathedral and the Qoricancha, Temple of the Sun, ancient sacred center of the Inca city, central and sacred point from which the Incas traced the division of their territory into four parts or “theirs,” thus forming the “Tawantinsuyo,” empire of the four theirs, will be visited in the historic center. We will leave the city and head north to Sacsayhuamán, an enormous Inca structure that dominates Cusco from the heights. In addition, we will explore the ancient sites of Tambomachay, Q’enko, and Puca Pucara (in the latter we will only make a stop for a panoramic view). All of these archaeological sites will help us comprehend Inca history and worldview since they are tied to Inca state cults, purification rites, and astronomical observation, a critical tool for the growth of the Andean agricultural economy.

    Accommodation: Cusco

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    DAY 10

    Cusco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo

    Pick-up from the hotel. The day will begin at a leisurely pace. We begin our journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is the term given to the valley formed by the Vilcanota River on its route to the forest. In pre-Hispanic times, this location was strategically important since it provided many of the agricultural goods that were transferred and exchanged across the empire. Some of the most notable Inca sites, like as Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, are found here.

    When we get in the valley, we will locate the town of Pisaq (2,950 masl). We can climb to one of the major Inca architectural complexes. The ancient site of Pisaq, perched atop the village’s heights, dominates the valley from the south, providing a breathtaking perspective. Its advanced platform structure (agricultural terraces) enables us to comprehend the importance of agriculture in the Andes as well as the technology employed by the Inca empire.

    We’ll go to the artisan market. We’ll proceed down the Urubamba River, stopping for lunch along the route (buffet lunch). We will arrive in the early afternoon to the Inca village of Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night. We’ll go to the archaeological site first. Ollantaytambo’s ruins are stunning, surrounded by mountain ranges, the vastness of the valley, the river, and the settlement of cobblestone streets with cottages and tiled roofs.

    Accommodation: Ollantaytambo

    DAY 11

    Ollantayambo - Train Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

    We will take the train to Aguas Calientes at the Ollantaytambo train station. The trek takes 1 hour and 45 minutes and is a wonderful drive between mountains that line the river. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes Station, we will board a bus and ascend 400 meters in 30 minutes over a zigzagging trail to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Our fate is still shrouded in mystery. Archaeological study has revealed that it was a holy or religious site established by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the surrounding mountains and astronomical observation, both of which were important in pre-Columbian Peru.

    The intricate carving of the stones, as well as the architecture and engineering, constitute the pinnacle of Inca technological achievements. The excavations continue, and every day something new is uncovered about this one-of-a-kind location on the planet.

    When we get to the citadel, we will go through security and begin our guided tour. Then we’ll head to the town of Aguas Calientes. The remainder of the afternoon is free in Aguas Calientes.

    Accommodation: Aguas Calientes

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    DAY 12

    Aguas Calientes - Train to Ollantaytambo - Cusco

    Train service on Expedition or something like. Private transfer.

    We will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo and then take a vehicle to Cusco at the specified hour. Today is a holiday.

    It is possible to return to Machu Picchu’s Llaqta on your own (a visit to the citadel without a guide is feasible due to a second entrance) and/or climb the Huayna Picchu mountain on your own.

    Accommodation: Cusco

    Note:

    • If you intend to climb the Huayna Picchu (young mountain) or Machu Picchu (old mountain), you must notify us in advance since there is a limit of participation each day. The ticket to the mountains may only be purchased in conjunction with admission to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (not sold alone). It is no longer possible to modify the ticket once it has been purchased

    DAY 13

    Cusco - Lima

    Free time until the time of transfer to Cusco airport to take the local flight to Lima. Transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Lima

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    DAY 14

    Lima - Athens

    Free time until the time of transfer to Lima airport to take the international flight back. Overnight on board.

    DAY 15

    Athens

    Arrival at Athens International Airport and transfer to your place of origin.

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    Inca Trail (optional)

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    DAY 11

    Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo - Wiñayhayna - Aguas Calientes

    The Inca Trail is regarded as one of the world’s top trekking trails. Explore a section of an old Inca trail that leads to the sacred city of Machu Pichu (Old Mountain, in Quechua). This is the “short” path, which allows us to traverse the final length of the journey, from Wiaywayna to Intipunku, through the cloud forest that surrounds the famed citadel, which is located in a significant protected natural area known as the Machu Picchu National Sanctuary.

    We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Ollantaytambo station, where you will join the Expedition train at 6:10 a.m. and travel to kilometer 104.

    From here, we will begin our trek, during which we will be able to examine the flora and animals of the region, as well as admire the spectacular Machu Picchu mountain from afar. The first archaeological site is Chachabamba, followed by Choquesuysuy, and we will arrive at Wiayhuayna about 3 hours later. Then we’ll continue our hike to the Intipunku, or Sun Gate, from where we’ll enjoy a panoramic view of Machu Picchu’s Inca fortress. Then we will take the bus to go down to the town of Aguas Calientes where a restful dinner and a rest at the hotel will await us.

    Accommodation: Aguas Calientes

    DAY 12

    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Train to Ollaytaytambo - Cusco

    The next morning, we will have breakfast and then proceed to the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will have a 2-and-a-half-hour guided tour. We’ll go to the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the royal apartments, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the graves. Then, in the second shift, we will have access to the peak of Huaynapicchu.

    In the afternoon, we’ll take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll have dinner. We will then board the afternoon return train to Ollantaytambo and then transfer by car to Cusco.

    Accommodation: Cusco

    Notes:

    • Fixed departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
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    Paracas Extension - Nazca (at the beginning of the trip)

    DAY 3

    Lima - Paracas (Overflight Nasca lines)

    Transfer to the bus station early in the morning. We will join the bus line to Paracas at 7:00 a.m. After leaving Lima, we will travel south along the Pan-American Highway, passing through the coastal desert, which is regarded one of the driest in the world, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. We will pass through various valleys and villages on our route to the bay of Paracas, which will take us around 3.5 to 4 hours. Private transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel with luggage storage.

    We will go to Pisco’s airport, from whence we will take a local plane overflight to the Nazca Lines. We’ll check in at the airport’s facilities as soon as we arrive.

    We’ll board the plane and fly around 200 kilometers south to Nasca. The ancient Peruvian cultures, the Paracas and their descendants, the Nasca, built hundreds of large geometric or figurative figures along this path and in the area between the foothills of the Andes mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. So far, the most ornate and magnificent have been discovered in the parched pampas of Nasca. It is a vast network of animal and plant lines and drawings attributed to the Nasca civilization (I-VIIDC centuries) covering an area of approximately 350 km2.

    Among the principal figures are a hummingbird, a dog, a monkey, an astronaut, a whale, and a spider, among others. Maria Reiche, a German, spent 50 years studying and researching the site before concluding that it was an astronomical calendar.

    Subsequent study links them to groundwater currents, astronomical observations, or religious ceremonies that this society recreates annually.

    In 1994, the Nasca Lines were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    We will return to Pisco airport after flying over the area. Return to the hotel.

    The flight lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

    Accommodation: Paracas

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    DAY 4

    Paracas (Ballestas Islands) - Lima

    Early breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the dock of the Hotel Libertador at 7:30 a.m., from where the smaller boats (20 people per boat) depart, allowing us to have a better tour. At 08:00, we will set sail towards the Ballestas Islands, a series of islands about 30 minutes off the shore. The islands are home to a diverse range of marine wildlife, including Humboldt penguins, pelicans, flamingos, dolphins, and sea lions. It is not permitted to disembark on the islands or engage with the animals because it is a protected area, although these are plainly visible from the motorboat under normal conditions.

    Back on dry land, we’ll have a snack and a cup of coffee or an infusion. Then, take a bus to the bus terminal.

    Then we’ll go on a private tour of the Paracas National Reserve. The Reserve was established in 1975 to safeguard the area’s birds and marine creatures. Seals, cormorants, pelicans, flamingos, and even condors “approach” from the Andes in search of food. Our first visit was at the Interpretation Center, where we learned about the reserve’s flora and animals. Then we’ll go to La Catedral, a natural rock structure famed for its erratic shape (Currently in poor condition due to the earthquake of 2017).

    We will take the bus line to the city of Lima. Pick up from the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Lima

    Amazon Extension (optional)

    DAY 13

    Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Reserve

    Transfer to the airport in the morning for your trip to Puerto Maldonado. We will be collected up at the airport and taken to the lodge offices. We will register here and have the chance to purchase items such as batteries, raincoats, and so on.

    Then we drive for an hour down a woodland road (trocha carrozable) to Puerto Nuevo in the Community of Infierno. Throughout the excursion, we will be able to witness several types of woodland, typical banana and citrus fields, and cattle pastures. The boat greets us in Puerto Nuevo, and we go on an hour and a half ride down the Tambopata River.

    Our expedition into the Amazon tropical jungle, one of the world’s lungs and a biodiversity hotspot, begins.

    The Tambopata Reserve is a state-protected natural area in Peru. It is situated 60 kilometers from Puerto Maldonado. The Tambopata River basin boasts one of the world’s highest rates of biological variety. The national reserve preserves key species that are on the verge of extinction and is a prime location for seeing the richness of natural flora and animals.

    The native settlements of Palma Real, Sonene, and Infierno of the ethnolinguistic group Ese’ Eja, as well as the native Kotsimba community of the Puquirieri ethnolinguistic group, are located within the buffer zone.

    We’ll stop for lunch on the way. We will approach the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park, where you will notice the richness of riparian flora and fauna: we will journey accompanied by the sound of birds that cross our path: macaws, toucans. You may also come across several capybara, alligators, and turtles lounging on the shoreline. We got to the Inotawa Lodge.

    When we arrive at Inotawa, we will be greeted by the administrator, and the guide will offer us tips on how to have a more enjoyable stay, as well as show us about the lodge and where the rooms are located.

    In the afternoon, we embark on a stroll around the habitat of the site with our guide to study the wildlife and flora that surrounds us, such as trogons, partridges, turkeys, and trees like shihuahuacos, lupunas, ceibas, and almond trees. At dusk, insects and arthropods such as tarantulas, as well as various species of frogs, will emerge in a tropical concert.

    Accommodation: Inotawa Lodge

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    DAY 14

    Amazon

    Colpa la Torre
    We will have the option to travel by boat for 10 minutes to Colpa La Torre, a ravine 4m high and 20m long with clay veins important for the diet of macaws, parrots, parakeets, and, on rare occasions, deer, capybara, or squirrels. There is an observation bunker about 30m from the clay wall that provides a fantastic vantage position.

    The directions given by the guide should be followed during the activity. The activities may include:

    Hike to Lake Cocococha
    This 2 hour and 30 minute walk is highly recommended since we will travel through many types of forest with significant plants that characterize the biodiversity in this area, such as the “white gold of the Amazon,” shiringa, and the chestnut. Lake Cocococha, located within the Tambopata National Reserve, has an area of 60 hectares and is surrounded by aguajales, shoals, and heights; this creates an ecosystem of high biodiversity, which, combined with the little human intervention, makes the place an important habitat for food and reproduction of several threatened Amazon species, such as macaws, black caiman, and river wolf.

    We go back to Inotawa to dine. Then we set off to the farm.

    Chacra
    We will visit Mr. Aurelio, Mrs. Amalia, and their family in the area where traditional agriculture is practiced, which will provide us with an opportunity to identify several exotic Amazon fruits, such as copaz, arazá, pijuayo, yucca, pineapple, as well as spices, toothpick, and sacha culantro, and medicinal plants, such as pine nut, cane, piri piri, and are commonly used by the community.

    The farms’ crops also include open areas with papayales and bananas, which attract many species of fruit birds such as pico platas, orioles, orioles, orioles, toucanets, carpenters, and others.

    Night boat ride and Caimaneo
    We will depart by boat at dark to enjoy the sounds of the night, a storm, or to watch the southern constellations such as Scorpio, the Southern Cross, and so on. We’ll bring a reflector on the boat in case we spot alligators, capybaras, or nightjars on the Tambopata River’s banks and meanders at night.

    Accommodation: Inotawa Lodge

    DAY 15

    Puerto Maldonado - Lima - Athens

    After an early breakfast, we will return to Puerto Maldonado and then to the airport where the guide will help you with what is required for your return to Lima and link with the international flight.

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    DAY 16

    Athens

    Arrival at Athens International Airport and transfer to your place of origin.

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