Experience the best of Peru in 10 days on this multi-activity adventure! Hike in the footsteps of the Incas, cycle through Andean villages, explore the Amazon jungle.
“The Jaguar” is an action-packed, multi-activity trip that allows you to experience everything Peru has to offer, from the towering peaks of the majestic Andes to the steamy depths of the Amazon Rainforest. You start in the heart of the Inca Empire, hike in the Andes over stunning mountain passes to Machu Picchu, cycle in the Sacred Valley, and end in the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s details
DAY 1 | Arrive in and spend the day exploring Cusco. Set in an Andean valley surrounded by peaks, once the ancient capital city of the Incan Empire and in the heart of the the Sacred Valley of Peru. You spend the day exploring the city with its quaint alleyways, funky San Blas neighbourhood, and Plaza de Armas (old town square) with its two spectacular basilicas. Then head to the Incan Sacsayhuamán fortress (meaning “House of the Sun”) on the outskirts of the city, an archeological site that some say looks like a set of jaguar’s teeth. This is the fortress where the Inca made their final stand against the Spanish conquistadors.
Day 2 | Cycle the Sacred Valley, visit the Pisac market, hike the Pisac ruins. A spectacular opportunity to not just see but “experience the Andes” as you ride down the slopes of the Andes. Your ride ends in the town of Pisac, where you can check out its infamous artisan market, trek up to the Pisac ruins and agricultural terraces for a panoramic view of the Urubamba Valley.
Days 3, 4, 5 & 6 | Trekking the Inca Trail. Start a multi-day trek to Machu Picchu, via Option A (the Lares Trek along the Inca Trail) or Option B (the Classic Inca Trail).
Day 6 | Explore the mountaintop citadel that is Machu Picchu. A guided tour, then free time to explore the renowned Inca mountaintop citadel on your own.
Day 7 | A whole free day in Cusco!
Day 8 & 9 | You head to Peru’s Amazon Rainforest for 2 days and the Tambopata Reserve and eco-lodge for some wildlife viewing, jungle trekking, canoeing on the Tambopta River, and exploring the local Indigenous culture of this part of Peru.
Day 10 | “Return to Cusco, depart for home or continue on your own way!
Length/Departs: 10 days, year-round, multi-date departs now, from Oct. 2021 and thru 2022.
Accommodation: Hotels, luxury jungle eco-lodges
Price: from $5,299. CAD