Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure

Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
Amazon Riverboat & Machu Picchu Adventure
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • G Adventures

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique cruising experience — including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there — after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The Lost City of the Incas will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional one-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique cruising experience — including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there — after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The Lost City of the Incas will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional one-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.

Highlights
  • Venture to Machu Picchu by train
  • cruise along the Amazon
  • learn about Peruvian wildlife and Indigenous cultures
  • Sample local cuisine like ceviche in coastal Lima
Arrival transfer
Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
Orientation tour of Iquitos
Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Cusco
Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts)
Transport
Amazon riverboat, plane, public bus, train
Machu Picchu guided tour
Accommodation
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), hotels (7 nts)
Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Meals Included
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Arrival transfer. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Train to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu guided tour. Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts). Orientation tour of Iquitos. Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Train to Machu Picchu
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Internal flights
Destinations
  • Peru
  • South America
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Upgraded
  • 3 - Average
  • Planeterra Project
  • Small Group
Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Lima/Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.

Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.

Day 3: Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them. Continue on to watch a pottery making demonstration in another small village. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes

Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.

Day 5: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own. Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.

Day 6: Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 7: Cusco/Iquitos

Take an early morning flight in order to board the boat for the afternoon. Enjoy two boat excursions and compare the vast difference of the jungle between the day and night. During free time relax on board the ship and soak up the natural beauty around.

The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon River boat. Once on board the ship, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the wild rainforest. Step out on deck to watch the riverbanks go by, and keep eyes peeled for wildlife such as grey and pink dolphins. Expert guides will lead jungle walks, give lectures, and point out unique species of bird and marine life as you explore the smaller tributaries of the river.

Day 8: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Head out into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek.

Day 9: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles.

Day 10: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Day 11: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Day 12: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area.

Day 13: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima

In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city.

Day 14: Lima

Depart at any time.

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Arrival transfer
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Train to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts)
  • Orientation tour of Iquitos
  • Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Dates Price Single Availability

Touring Holidays with G Adventures

Founded in 1990 by Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures is proud to offer the most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions, all carefully created to appeal to adventure-craving travellers. G Adventures started as a one-man business and is now an award-winning escorted tour operator and the world’s largest adventure travel company of more than 2,200 people in 28 offices around the globe. The team is made up of people who believe in responsible travel and have a desire to create memorable trips that embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to ensure travellers get behind the scenes and experience the real world in an authentic and sustainable manner.

As the small group adventure travel experts, G Adventures is well-known for offering impressive escorted tours in the most fabulous destinations, such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Norway, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Kenya, South Africa, Antarctica, Canada and Australia. More than 150,000 keen travellers choose a G Adventures tour year on year, resulting from the overabundance of tours and destinations on offer to suit each individual style. You can pretty much travel anywhere with G Adventures and, no matter what kind of traveller you are, the company promises you a tour and a life-changing experience that you will never forget.

Travel styles include active tours, national geographic journeys, marine tours, rail tours, classic tours and family tours. G Adventures also offers wellness tours, 18-to-thirtysomethings tours and local living tours. This means you can enjoy yoga sessions in Thailand, get to know the quirky capital of Iceland or explore the sunny beaches and lush jungles of Central America. Alternatively, you can see southern India by rail, go on an Amazon riverboat adventure or climb the world’s tallest free-standing mountain on a Kilimanjaro escorted tour.

One of the nice things about booking a tour with G Adventures is that you don’t lose your deposit if you cancel or delay your trip. Your deposit remains valid until you’re ready to start your adventure, and you can even pass it on to a friend if you wish. Also, G Adventures offers escorted tours under ABTA protection, guarantees every single departure and has staff available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about a tour. On top of all of that, the company can deliver the tour of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost and will pair up single travellers with a roommate of the same sex to avoid charging a single supplement fee.

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Group Size:1 - 16
Suitable For: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Accommodation:Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts), hotels (7 nts)
Difficulty:3 - Average
Meals:13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
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