Best Amazon River Cruise and Machu Picchu
Amazon River Cruise and Machu Picchu–Explore the gems of Peru on this incredible 10-day journey through some of the best sights and sites: Machu Picchu an iconic place in the Americas, the Amazon River a renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty.
Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this ten-day voyage through the Pacaya Samiria National Park, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, a dreamy realm of majestic rivers, lush forest, impressive mountains, delicious cuisine, and vibrant cultures. In the headwaters of the Amazon River, with our team of naturalists, you will encounter rare pink dolphins, sloths, howler monkeys, giant lily pads, and an astounding variety of birdlife, and you will glide into the Amazonian backwaters by kayak or skiff for an up-close look at the intricacies of this rainforest ecosystem. Sail the mighty Amazon River on board a luxury cruise and stay at the best hotels across the country, this will be a Trip of a Lifetime, an experience never to forget.
The contrasts couldn’t be more extreme as you make the seamless step up to the highlands and ascend to Machu Picchu. Your first sight of the famed ruins perched among the tall mountains will give you the shivers just like you knew it would on this memorable journey. Explore the extraordinary Inca ruins near Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman made of massive limestone blocks, once a religious site, and experience the lively life in the Sacred Valley along with its impressive Inca ruins. Get immersed in Peruvian food with a Peruvian foodie expert, who will show you the tangy and tasty traditional “Ceviche” dish – fresh, raw fish that is marinated in lemon juice and chili spice as well as other local delicacies. If you fancy exploring the city a bit faster, we’ll arrange a bike tour and ride through charming Miraflores and bohemian Barranco. And last but not least, your guide will be a native Quechua who’ll make you as comfortable in Cusco and Amazon jungle as you’ll be among mountain or jungle villagers and llama herders–Best Amazon River Cruise and Machu Picchu Tour
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This trip is operated By Peru Summit Adventures in collaboration with Delfin Amazon Cruises
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Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.
UPGRADED COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are led by Peru Summit Adventures experts, an experienced crew at your side, or top trip leaders/guides, and tap into private local experts' resources to allow for in-depth exploration and special access to unique sites that only the local leaders/guides know. Itineraries are carefully crafted and fully planned, with plenty of free time to roam. Camping gears are high-end and accommodations are high-end or best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially in hikes) and activities are included in the trip price.
EASY: Designed for everyone. Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Wildlife, Natural History, Photography & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Cozy and lovely hotels each night in Lima, Sacred Valley Urubamba, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Cusco, and DeLuxe Cruise in the Amazon River.
Min 2 ppl, Max 10 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
YES. To protect MACHU PICCHU, the number of people allowed a day is limited to 4500 (spaces may vary depending on new regulations). That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.
Why experience the Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu
- Unforgettable Adventure, Wildlife encounters, Luxury amenities, History, Food Experiences, Culture, all of them in a journey.
- With an expert naturalist guide, witness and learn the biodiversity and wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River.
- View pink dolphins gliding effortlessly through the underwater world when you take a skiff excursion during your cruise—it’s the best time of year to see them
- Explore the Pacaya Samiria National Park, a nature lover’s paradise, with its rare birds, plants, and monkeys, many of which are easily spotted during a stroll on the river’s bank.
- Step back in history in Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, once the capital of the Incan empire, as well as home of the largest stone citadels and agricultural terraces.
- Taste the innovative and world-class Peruvian cuisine that has been gaining accolades worldwide on a culinary experience with a private foodie guide.
- Enjoy nature walks, skiff, cultural experiences, and more on the mesmerizing Amazon River.
- Embark on rewarding wildlife discoveries in the Peruvian Amazon aboard a five-star, eco-friendly, luxury cruise.
- Experience the tremendous birdlife of the Amazon Rainforest in Pacaya Samiria National Park.
- Explore the famed Machu Picchu with a private local expert, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered the religious center of the Incan empire.
Arrival at Lima airport any time during the day where our local representative will be waiting for you, you will then be transferred to your hotel, where you will be informed about the fascinating journey in Peru that awaits you. If you are arriving in the morning, the afternoon will be to explore the Lima city hub with your private guide.
- Hotel: Hotel B Lima, JW Marriott Hotel Lima, or a similar hotel.
This Gourmet Tour in Lima will allow you to travel around Peru through its incredible culinary biodiversity while learning more about its numerous ecosystems. You will live a true gastronomic journey through three natural regions of Peru, selva (jungle), sierra (highlands), and costa (coast).
You will begin with biodiversity work where you will get the chance to discover numerous ingredients from different parts of Peru that you have probably never heard of. Some fruit tasting will be on the menu, which will be followed by a chocolate tasting session and a fun quiz! Next, accompanied by your private foodie guide, you will be heading to the first restaurant where you will taste the delicacies from the Amazon. You will have the opportunity to taste delicious bites from the jungle. All this from Lima – how cool? To punctuate the journey on a high note, the Pacific Coast will be the vedette. You will indulge yourself in a mostly fish and shellfish round of bites before getting some dessert. After this food experience, we will return to our hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
- Hotel: Hotel B Lima, JW Marriott Hotel Lima, or a similar hotel.
3 hours prior to the flight departure time, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for the flight to Iquitos city. Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta.
Arrive to Nauta port: Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Embarkation: Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.
Orientation: While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.
Marañón River: We head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. This lovely spot is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, the landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun´s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset. Breakfast and dinner included and some snacks.
Iquitos Caño: On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds, observe their special displays and listen to their songs. We will jump on the skiffs and head to this area with large trees and old palm trees as well, these components favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also has a great number of other birds of different species. We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three toed kind.
Amazon Natural Park: This very unique opportunity, you will get to the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. You will enjoy “Terra Firma” forest.
Yanayacu Pucate: You will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. If you want to interact directly with the waters of the Amazon, go out on one of our kayaks or paddle boards. You will even have the opportunity to spot the famous pink dolphins! After dinner, you will enjoy a night safari on Nauta Caño. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Nauta caño: Nauta Caño Creek is known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins, and even sloths! We will skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes and sizes.
Fundo Casual: The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firme (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises! It’s almost unbelieveable how with every step you find something along the way. Almost definitely Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porquepines have been spotted. This is one of the very few places in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Amazon Rainforest where you will spot the ever so elusive 2-toed sloth. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Disembarkation: With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
Amazon Forever: On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
Airport departure and arrival: Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check-in at Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The flight to Cusco will take you through Lima airport. Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, our private crew will be waiting for you to transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley Urubamba, en route you will have a couple of stop-offs to enjoy the Andean scenery. Only breakfast and some snacks included.
- Hotel: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado or a similar hotel.
Today, a great nutritious breakfast makes us ready for a full-day exploration of the highlights of the Sacred Valley. The first place to visit will be Ollantaytambo, an impressive Incan site, with amazing farming terraces and a temple of the sun, for the sun temple the construction boulders of over 100 tons were brought from 5 miles away. Our next place to visit is Moray, a unique Incan farming testing center, where the Incas built terraces in a rounded shape in order to generate sort of microclimates, which were used to acclimate different types of plants, here you will explore and learn about this place since the hands of your private guide. After Moray, we will drive to Maras’s salt pans, which was the main salt source to provide to Cusco and other settlements in Urubamba Valley like Machu Picchu during the Incan times, today the locals still process the salt using the ancient techniques as the Incas would do.
To have a perfect day, you will enjoy a picnic by midday at a scenic spot with llamas roaming around you and great vistas in further directions, for sure, this will be unique and unforgettable. In the afternoon we will drive back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley Urubamba. Breakfast and lunch included.
- Hotel: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado or a similar hotel.
In the early morning, you will be transferred to the train station to take the glass roof panoramic train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo). Our train departs at 7:45 am, we need to be at this station 30 minutes before than the departure time. The train journey is for 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the Machu Picchu Pueblo (town). Once we arrive in the town, we will take the bus to Machu Picchu citadel. Once there,
“What a moment” you will be mesmerized at having the Sacred city of the Incas right in front of you so you will seal your feat with an epic picture with Machu Picchu at the background, you will then have a private guided tour where you will learn about the construction methods, history, and new discoveries from this great iconic site.
After a great time, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo), where you will have lunch, next, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, where our private crew will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel Cusco or a similar hotel.
A day of leisure in the ancient capital of the Incan Empire entitled a World´s Heritage site by UNESCO. In the morning you will explore the stunning fortress-temple Sacsayhuaman whose construction rocks weigh over 200 tons, where you will be very amazed about this type of Inca architecture. The next place to explore is the Cathedral of Cusco, a gem from the colonial/ Spanish occupation time, this great building took about 130 years to be completed the whole construction by local indigenous people under the management of the Spaniards.
You will then keep exploring the typical Cusco’s alleys, it’s how you will arrive walking to the extraordinary Temple of the Sun Coricancha, the most important religious site of the Incas in the lower Cusco. This sumptuous temple’s walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold and silver, any recreation of animals, plants, people were made of gold and silver. This temple was once one of the most important religious sites of the Incan people in the city of Cusco. On this tour, you will also visit San Pedro a local market where you will taste fresh-baked Chuta bread, local fruits, and you will see some local bizarre stuff for different purposes, like offerings for Pachamama (mother earth). After a great day of exploring the historical city center of Cusco, we will return to our hotel. Only breakfast included.
- Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel Cusco or a similar hotel.
Two hours before than your flight departure time, you will be transferred to the airport of Cusco to catch the flight to Lima, from where you will connect your flight to home. End of the adventure. Only breakfast included.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!
Included on The Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu
- Transfer from the airport of Lima to your hotel by private transportation and a professional driver.
- 6 nights of Hotel at 5-star hotels (on triple occupancy).
- 3 nights at Delfin Amazon Cruises
- Meals as described on the itinerary.
- Domestic flight from Lima to Iquitos and vice versa.
- Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco and vice versa.
- Other airport to hotel transfer and vice versa by private transportation.
- Foodie guide for food tour in Lima
- Tasting meals during food tour.
- Naturalist guide in Amazon jungle.
- Professional tour guide in Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.
- Round trip train tickets on glass roof train class.
- Bus tickets in Machu Picchu.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance tickets to all visited places in the Sacred Valley.
- Entrance tickets to all visited places in Cusco.
- Entrance tickets to the Pacaya Samiria National Park in the Amazon rainforest.
- Private transportation on a new and roomy van for the day tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley, comes with a professional driver.
- 24/7 monitoring
No Included on The Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu
- Meals, some meals are not included, further information on the itinerary.
- Extra expenditure during the trip, premium drinks in the Amazon, massage/spa, extra snacks, personal taxi, laundry, souvenirs, etc. Or any activity and service, which are out of the budget.
- Gratuities for guides and other staff (expected but not compulsory, your own appreciation).
- Travel Insurance (you need to have one to travel with us).
- International flight tickets (please provide us with your flight information).
Prices & Dates
For us, Semi-Private journeys mean more intimate experiences with an average of 4 participants in a group and fully supported by private experienced staff.
Select your travel date and join our upcoming amazing journeys. No problem if your date does not match with other listed fixed departures, we can open a new departure just with you on any date you wish. Feel free to email us or call us at +51 984 464 391, +51 984 585 909 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.
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(We have special rates for groups, which are over 6ppl. Get started by filling out the inquiry form.)
Advantages of booking this trip in Private Service.
- Flexibility on dates: Choose your own dates, you decide when to start your journey.
- Perfect for families, group of mates (friends), honeymoon: Make this trip for you and your loved ones or someone special.
- Totally customizable: Travel the way you want; so you can travel exactly how you want. Book this trip as is or customize it to be as active or relaxed, rustic or luxurious as you wish to go. Perfect for multi-generational families and to celebrate a special anniversary or milestone birthday.
- Go at your own pace: Walk or explore on your own rhythm, forget to stay or keep up with the large groups. It's your own journey.
Note on Prices
Prices are per person, double occupancy or triple occupancy in case of families or friends, Solo travelers will be matched with a person of the same gender if available or single supplement will be forced.
Trip Payment Schedule
- At time of reservation: 50% of the total balance.
- 60 days prior to departure: 50% must be paid fully.
Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule
- Minimum fee (tour permit fee): $900 per person
- 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
- 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
- 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
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- Flight info (required, printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
- Travel Insurance info (required, wit photocopies)
- Passport (required, with photocopies)
- Required visas or vaccination certificates (required, with photocopies)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (with extra memory cards and batteries)
- Cash especially for Amazon Rainforest, credit and debit cards
- Day pack (used for daily excursions)
- Ear plugs
- Hands sanitizer
- Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunblock, Acetazolamide (Diamox good for altitude sickness prevention), Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
- Flashlight/ torch (headlamps are ideal with extra batteries).
- Fleece top/sweater
- Footwear and waterproof hiking shoes
- Sun Hat
- Locks for bags
- Long pants/jeans
- Outlet adapter
- Personal entertainment (reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Travel towel
- Toiletries (preferably biodegradable)
- Watch and alarm clock
- Waterproof backpack cover
- Windproof rain jacket
- Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
- Warm gloves
- Warm hat
- Warm layers
- Hiking pants (convertible/zip-off and quick dry recommended)
- Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
- Dry bag (will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
- External battery pack and power bank.
- Motion sickness tablets
- Shorts/skirts (longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
- Sun hat/bandana
- Deet (at least 35% of Deet)
Whats the Trip Like
Due to the conditions of the wet and humid rainforest, the Delfin outfits you with waterproof rubber boot rentals (included) for your comfort and convenience. Before each outing, the boots will be provided for you; after each outing, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. We also provide the use of rain ponchos.
Please check with your naturalist guide about the day’s weather conditions for the use of kayaks. With the water level and weather forecast permitting, you are welcome to register, at your discretion, for the kayak sessions. These sessions will be conducted in calm waters where you can paddle in a very relaxed manner. Our kayaks are ideal for 2 passengers each. The kayaking group will always be accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide for the entire duration.
Our fishing policy is in the form of catch and release.
For the health and safety of our local communities, we will not be visiting them during our excursions this time. We are committed to continue nurturing our strong relationships with the communities we visit so we kindly ask our guests to consider donating notebooks, school supplies, toys and t-shirts in lieu of visiting the villagers in person. These are all resources they need and our crew will take care of delivering all donations to them.
The itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions at certain times of the year. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Delfin crew.
The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid and the temperature varies between 33 °C (90 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F).
- The rainy (high water) season is from November to May.
- The dry (low water) season is from June to October.
Each season boasts dramatic difference in plants, animals, and weather.
Light and fresh pieces, blouses, long-sleeved shirts, swimwear, shoes with soft rubber sole for the boat (rubber boots and rain ponchos are provided by us), cardigan or long-sleeved shirts, wind resistant jackets. The days are hot and humid while the night breeze is fresh.
We recommend taking Vitamin B or B-15 a few days before arrival to the jungle. These vitamins are the best natural repellent against insect bites. As well, do not forget to bring conventional repellent and cream for bites.
We suggest bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, binoculars (very important for enjoying the fauna and flora. Preferably 1 per person), camera, and extra batteries.
There is no WiFi Internet or phone signal coverage on our vessels (Amazon Rainforest). In the rest of the destinations, YES, there is WiFi service at each hotel and phone connection in most of the explored places.
Tips for both the crew and the guides are not included and are expected, as is customary on cruises around the world. The amounts are distributed equally between your entire vessel’s crew, and we hope their service is valuable and insightful to your experience aboard Delfin. From past experience an average of US$ 120.00 per passenger is suggested, and envelopes will be provided in your room.
Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.
Trek Leaders or Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion
The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.
With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.
Extend your Experience
Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 1 Day
1 Day from $ 140.00
Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike
1 Day from $ 155.00
Nazca Lines Tour 2 days
2 Days from $ 600.00
Short Inca Trail 2 Days
2 Days from $ 630.00
Hotels: We select carefully our hotels in each destination all over the country. And we select our accommodations for how well they represent the distinctive character of the destination you’re in. Some of these rooms and cabanas draw their inspiration from history and others from the views they offer. What’s consistent, however, is that we stand by each and every one of these for what they’ll add to your experience.
Delfin III Cruise: It is our newest vessel, that offers guests an immersive rainforest experience while simultaneously treating them to the highest levels of luxury. Launched in 2015, it is the largest in our fleet, with a capacity of up to 44 guests. The ship has been beautifully finished with the finest details, hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian art and crafts. The itineraries have been carefully planned and are set to offer an unforgettable experience. You will have no shortage of up-close rainforest experience and gourmet food to complement. On the first deck, there are 8 Suites with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows as well as 2 spacious Corner Suites facing the front of the ship. On the second deck, you’ll find 10 Upper Suites and the largest of all, the Owner’s Suite. The top deck features a beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge, a sundeck with a plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.
Suggested Reading List
We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Luxury Amazon River Cruise & Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu and Peru, Machu Picchu, and Peru travel books for this trip. Our reading list Peru is custom-designed to complement specific Peru Summit destinations. We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, cuisine, nature, and culture, designed to help you get more out of your travels to Machu Picchu & Peru.