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Peru Explorer (10 days)

Ladatco Tours

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018


Day 1
Lima, Peru
Miami, FL United States
Miraflores Park None

Afternoon flight south to Lima, arriving in the evening. Meeting and transfer to Miraflores Park Hotel in fashionable Miraflores.

Day 2
Cuzco, Peru
Lima, Peru
Hotel Monasterio Breakfast

Transfer for early morning flight over the Andes to Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca empire and considered the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. Upon arrival, meeting and transfer to the Hotel Monasterio for overnight stay. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in Cuzco and to the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenkko, Puka Pukara and Tambo Machay.

Day 3
Urubamba, Peru
Cuzco, Peru
Hotel Sol y Luna Breakfast, Lunch

Full day excursion through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Pisac to visit the colorful Indian Market. Plenty of time to explore and bargain for textiles and souvenirs and to roam the produce and animal sections of the market. Then continue through the valley to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, precariously perched on the mountainside, for a visit. Lunch en route and afternoon drop off at the Sol y Luna for overnight stay.

Day 4
Machu Picchu, Peru
Urubamba, Peru
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo for VistaDome rail scenic ride to Aguas Calientes and then mini-bus 2,000 foot serpentine ascent to the top of the mountain and the entrance to the famed Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Incas. Enjoy a guided tour of these spectacular ruins, never found by the Spanish Conquistadores and only rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Have lunch and time to explore at your own pace. The ruins remain open until dusk. Overnight at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 5
Cuzco, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Hotel Monasterio Breakfast, Lunch

Day at leisure to explore at your own pace. You'll want to plan to revisit the ruins early in the morning so you have plenty of time to explore at your own pace before the day-trippers begin to arrive around 11 AM. The ruins open at 7AM and re-entry tickets are available for purchase at the ruins. Be sure to be back at the train station at Aguas Calientes in time for your return train to Cuzco, with evening arrival. Upon arrival meeting and transfer to the Hotel Monastario for overnight.

Day 6
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Cuzco, Peru
Reverva Amazonica, Peru
Reserva Amazonica Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning transfer to the airport for 40 minute flight east northeast to Puerto Maldonado. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the port where you board typical motorized canoe for 30 minute cruise on the Madre de Dios River to the Reserva Amazonica. Check in, have lunch and in the afternoon begin your exploratios of this wildlife rich 40 square mile private ecological reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest. Walk through the trails inside the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve while your guide tells you about the primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, and transformation by people, and its importance to the world. Tonight you'll make a trip by canoe looking for nocturnal wildlife.

Day 7
Reserva Amazonica, Peru
Reserva Amazonica Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning excursion to Rolín Island, located in the Madre de Dios River in front of Reserva Amazónica. In association with INRENA (Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales), Reserva Amazonica runs a conservation project to protect endangered primates and reintroduce them into their natural habitat. In front of this island is the Rolín Community where Reserva Amazonica promotes education and conservation programs to improve their quality of life. In the afternoon visit the only canopy walk in Southern Peru. A five minute boat transfer takes guests to the Canopy Inkaterra Interpretation Center to learn about the tree canopy's construction and about Inkaterra Association's (ITA) conservation projects. Ascend the tower and cross the tree-top bridges that offer a birds-eye view of the dense rainforest. The canopy walk lasts about 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute walk to the wetlands to learn about the floodable ecosystem.

Day 8
Reserva Amazonica, Peru
Reserva Amazonica Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will enjoy an excursion to Lake Sandoval, one of the most beautiful lakes in the area. This excursion through the Tambopata National Reserve begins with a journey by boat and trail (30 minutes and one hour) to Lake Sandoval, for an environmental interpretation of the area. Next a two-hour walk through the rainforest takes you to Concepción Farm for interpretation of collpas (clay licks) and jungle, followed by a visit to a botanical garden with more than 200 medicinal plants. Finish by paddling a canoe around the cochas (lagoons) while learning the natural history of the Concepción Farm. Return to the lodge by boat.

Day 9
Lima, Peru
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Reserva Amazonica, Peru
Miraflores Park Breakfast

After breakfast transfer back to Puerto Maldonado. Time permitting you'll visit the Butterfly farm before transferring to the airport for your flight to Lima. Meeting upon arrival in Lima and transfer to the Miraflores Park Hotel for overnight. In the afternoon visit to the main points of interest in Lima, often called "The City of Kings" and once the seat of the Vice Royalty of Spain, including the Plaza de Armas with government palace and cathedral, the San Francisco or Santo Domingo Convent and the new suburbs of the city, and a visit to either the Gold or Archaeology Musuem.

Day 10
Lima, Peru
Miami, FL United States
None None

Morning transfer to the airport for return flight to Miami. Clear immigrations and customs and make connections to your home city.

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  • Lima

  • Cuzco

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Machu Picchu

  • Wildlife of the Rainforest

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Deposit $750 per person in order to confirm space.

Second deposit to complete a total deposit of 30% of total cost due upon confirmation of all space.

Full payment due 65 days prior.

Cancellation policy - to be verified for each booking but in general:



Up to 90 days prior departure $ 750

89 to 61 days prior departure 30% of tour costs

60 to 31 days prior departure 50% of tour costs

30 to 00 days prior departure 100% of tour costs

NOTE: No Refunds are made for changes made en route at the discretion of the traveler.

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer