Multi-Day Tour | Private

Cusco/Iquitos + Tree House Lodge (10 days)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 13 Nov 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lima, Peru
None None

Transfer Lima Airport / Hotel (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.

Day 2
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy a half day Lima City tour & Larco Museum (private)

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum (closed on Sunday and Saturday pm; Santo Domingo Convent is provided instead on these days) as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.

Continue your visit through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. Also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor, or Peruvian Love Park.

The Love Park, located on the cliffs of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a beautiful natural lookout, where you can see the waves of the Pacific rolling in towards the coast below and the Morro Solar in Chorrillos at a distance, with the coast extending further along the bay until the port of Callao. This is also the perfect spot for a romantic view of the setting sun in the late afternoon, right in front of you.

Your visit continues with a stop at the Larco Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country.

You will have the chance to tour through this old Hacienda House in the Pueblo Libre district, which was built upon a pre-Incan sacred site (huaca), housing the private collection of a great Peruvian scholar: Don Rafael Larco Hoyle.

The museum chronologically exhibits hundreds of ceramic, textile, metal and precious stone pieces and also inside you will find the vault which safeguards precious pieces of gold and silver with semiprecious stones.

The Larco Museum is one of the few museums in the world that allows such intimate access to its deposits, in this case around 45,000 pieces. Another attraction of the museum and of great interest to visitors is the exhibition of erotic pre-Colombian art. After the visit you will be driven to your hotel.

PM: At leisure

Afternoon at leisure for activities on your own.

Overnight in Lima

Day 3
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, Half day Bohemian District of Barranco and Pedro de Osma Museum (private)

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the quieter side of Lima, the picturesque district of Barranco (Spanish word for cliff), known as the bohemian heart of the city because towards the end of the 19th Century it became the favorite hangout of poets, writers, painters and sculptors who were inspired by its coastal scenery.

Filled with nightlife locals and restaurants, it has nevertheless kept its essence and charm it form of old houses painted in bright colonial colors.

Next, continue to the magnificent Pedro de Osma Museum, in the old residence of the Osma family. Built in 1906 in a French and eclectic style, the buildings are decorated with stained glass in the art nouveau style.

The museum hosts the personal collection formed by Don Pedro de Osma Gildemeister between years 1936 and 1967. A connoisseur of the viceregal Peruvian art, he gradually formed a familiar patrimony of remarkable objects of the most varied sorts and techniques that reflect Peruvian art of centuries XVI, XVII, XVIII and XIX.

After the visit you will be driven to your hotel.

In the afternoon (pick up around 4:30pm) enjoy Lima’s chic and trendy foodie route under de stars

Kick the night off with a swanky beachfront cocktail demo at sunset before heading to the Amazon and beyond.

Highlights:

*Great overview and orientation of the city *Pisco Sour demo at Top beachfront restaurant

*Enjoy Amazonian appetizers and prepare your own Amazonian cebiche

*Taste a cocktail made with fruit straight from the Amazon *Gourmet Peruvian dinner amid pre-Incan ruins at la Huaca Pucllana *Tour of the colonial, bohemian Barranco district

*Small group ensures personal service *All food and beverages in the program included *Vegetarian, gluten-free and other diets accommodated

Overnight at Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza (Ocean View Junior Suite)

Day 4
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Transfer Hotel / Lima Airport (private)

Transfer Airport / Sacred Valley Hotel including Awanacancha Textile Center, Pisac Market & Pisac Ruins (private)

Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our guide who will assist you with your luggage and drive you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Today you will have the opportunity to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production. Here we will learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles.

You will walk along a thatched roof path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: Huanaco, Llama, Alpaca and Vicuña. At the end of the path you will find weavers from over 12 communities from southern Peru.

Then head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: P'isaqa, Inti Watana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay.

The Incas constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands, enabling the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet.

Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products. This is an excellent chance to share the peasants’ customs closely with plenty of time to explore and even barter all the goods and crafts typical of the areas around Cusco. Leisurely roam through the textiles and souvenir sections of the market.

Lunch will be served at Tunupa Valley.

After the visit you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Sacret Valley

Day 5
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Full day excursion to Machu Picchu via roundtrip train (private)

Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911.

Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes.

From here, board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, which sits upon the summit bearing the same name, and is one of the most representative and recognized examples of Incan architecture. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

The legendary 'Lost City' is without a doubt one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. Built by the Incas on the summit of "Machu Picchu" (old peak), overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba river in a semi-tropical area 120 Kms (75 miles) from the city of Cusco at 3,400 m.a.s.l (11,155 f.a.s.l).

It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest; Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca's best kept secrets, since they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery.

In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and driver for your transfer to the hotel.

Buffet lunch at Tinkuy Restaurant at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

Overnight at Machu Picchu Town

Day 6
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Machu picchu / Cusco

2nd Entrance fee to Machu Picchu

Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Machu Picchu. Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for a second time at your own rhythm.

Note: Shuttle bus up& down & entrance fee to Machu Picchu included (no guide service this day)

In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train. Enjoy Belmond Hiram Bingham Train for your return to Cusco, pre-dinner cocktails will be served in the bar accompanied by live entertainment, and afterwards a 4-course a la carte dinner will be presented in the dining cars.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 7
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast

Cusco

In the morning, Half day Cusco City tour Panoramic & Sacsayhuaman (private)

Enjoy a guided panoramic sightseeing tour of the city of Cusco, the Imperial City and archaeological capital of South America, where you will be able to admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city's most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish viceroyalty times, built with great slabs of red granite renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silverwork of its interior and, the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.

Continue to Cusco City’s main surrounding ruins: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress - a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power that boasts a panoramic view of the city.

After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, Half day San Blas neighborhood & MAP Museum (private)

Continue with a visit to the district of San Blas, with its winding streets, the whitewashed houses, the blue balconies hung with geranium-filled flowerpots, the uneven line of the tiled rooftops and the endless stairways.

In the neighborhood live the folk artists of Cusco, who for centuries have used their hands to tell the tale of their longings and frustrations working in stone and woodcarving, sculpture, doll-making, silverware, weaving and textile arts, gold-leaf, mask-making, and an array of ceramics in utilitarian, architectural, sculptural, monumental, grotesque and many other styles for example Edilberto Merida, renowned sculptor. He looked to religion for his primary inspiration, but he moved away from traditional religious images, by making grotesque images with exaggerated features. It is a form of sculpture that has come to be known as "mud of protest."

Then visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the only museum in Peru dedicated to rebound the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures which contain a selection of pieces from different periods and cultures; the collection of 450 master pieces date from 1250 B.C to.1532 A.D. The museum is in an imposing colonial house known as Casa Cabrera.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 8
Cusco, Peru
Iquitos, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner

Cusco / Lima/ Iquitos

Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Lima Airport assistance (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with check-in procedures and any departure formalities for your next flight.

Arrive at the Iquitos International Airport

Upon exiting the flight you will be met by your guide who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists you with your luggage and escorts you to the Treehouse Lodge.

3D/2N Tree House Lodge (Day 01)

The only all-inclusive treehouse lodge in the Amazon, delivering a once in a lifetime experience. We are located in the Peruvian Amazon at the confluence of the serene and protected Yarapa and Cumaceba rivers near the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Come stay with us and you’ll see the rainforest from an entirely new perspective that most visitors never experience... the tree top canopy.. You’ll never forget the experience of watching monkeys and birds at eye level as every morning you’ll wake up to a safari of animal life before you even get out of bed.

Upon arrival, you will receive a “menu” of excursion activities, all included in your tour, that will allow you to build your own adventure in the Amazon. Choose from:

*Jungle walks during the day or night *Swim with the dolphins *Fish for piranhas *Dugout canoe trip *Birdwatching *Night walks and boar rides *Visit a local jungle community *Butterfly farm

Overnight at Tree House Lodge (Standard room)

Day 9
Iquitos, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Iquitos

3D/2N Tree House Lodge (Day 02)

Amazon Lodge Activities Continue your Amazonian adventure as you choose different excursions offered by the Treehouse Lodge.

Overnight at Tree House Lodge (Standard room)

Day 10
Lima, Peru
Iquitos, Peru
None Breakfast

Iquitos / Lima / …

3D/2N Tree House Lodge (Day 3)

Morning in the Amazon for extra activities

At the coordinated time, transfer from the lodge to the airport for flying back to Lima and connect with your International flight back home.

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Description

Visit the marvels that Cusco has to offer and later experience the Rainforest like you have never before, staying at a tree house overlooking the diverse fauna Iquitos had to offer.

About Us

Metropolitan Touring - Peru is a very agile and extremely reliable DMC in Peru providing outstanding custom-made travel experiences. Originally founded as Receptour in the 1960’s, we became Metropolitan Touring Peru in 2007. By merging the local knowledge of our 100% Peruvian staff and the continuous innovation of the Metropolitan Touring network, we are able to constantly exceed our guests’ expectations and to offer important advantages for multi-country trips (ie. Peru & Galapagos combination). Our Dedicated Travel Advisor Desk’s goal is to provide exclusive assistance to the agent community to deliver a perfect travel experience.

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