Explore Lima’s colonial architecture and vibrant districts
Tour the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins
Take the 1920s-style Belmond Andean Explorer Train to Puno
An evening wildlife excursion on the Amazon
Cruise on Lake Titicaca and witnessing the floating reed Uros islands
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Day 2 Tour Of Lima
Enjoy a full day tour of Lima, Peru's capital city which is a rich kaleidoscope of colonial architecture, pre-Columbian sites, charming residential areas and vibrant shopping districts.
After lunch you’ll head to the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, and then the Larco Museum, which exhibits the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world. You’ll also discover the city's beautiful Pacific coast through the neighbourhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Day 4 The Sacred Valley
Enjoy a full day tour of the Sacred Valley, including a visit to the market of Pisac on the northeast of Cusco which hosts a daily fair selling handicrafts, textiles and replicas of pre-Hispanic pottery.
In the afternoon, visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built by the Incas, and featuring steep stone staircases, temples and esplanades.
Day 5 Hiram Bingham Train To Machu Picchu
Board the Hiram Bingham train that winds through the Urubamba Valley to the fascinating mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu.
Embark on a tour of the historical Machu Picchu ruins which was buried in the jungle until Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. Today, Machu Picchu represents an extraordinary example of architecture and engineering, with numerous ruins to explore amidst amazing views.
Day 6 Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu at your leisure. It's up to you how you want to spend your time, and Lightfoot Travel can organise private tours according to your preferences.
You’ll take the Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco in the evening, enjoying a three-course dinner and cocktails while on board.
Day 8 Belmond Andean Explorer Train To Puno
Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train to Puno for a 10-hour train journey where you’ll witness mountainous landscapes and the rolling plains of the Altiplano. The train itself is elegantly decorated in the style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties, featuring dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory.
Day 9 Lake Titicaca
Embark on a cruise on Lake Titicaca with your private guide. You’ll sail towards the floating reed Uros islands, and visit Taquile Island for an insight into the culture of the lake and the island's inhabitants.
Day 10 Lake Titicaca
Today will be spent at your leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy the excursions and activities available at the lodge, or to simply just relax and pamper yourself at the spa.
Day 11 Puno - Iquitos
Today you’ll fly to Iquitos, via Lima, where you’ll board the MV ARIA Amazon.
Day 12 Amazon River – Yarapa River – Nauta Canoa
You’ll set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars handy to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths.
You’ll also have the opportunity to go fishing for Amazonia’s ferocious piranhas, and embark on a wildlife excursion with stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.
Day 13 Maranon Creek – Casual Jungle Walk – Yanayacupucate
After some early morning birdwatching session you’ll take a jungle walk while looking for medicinal trees, insects and poison dart frogs. You’ll also have the chance to swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you search for pink river dolphins.
Come nightfall, focus your telescope on the dark sky to identify the planets and constellations.
Day 14 Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Centre – Departure
This morning you’ll head to the local fresh market and the Manatee Rescue Centre, an animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees.
You’ll also visit San Juan craft market on your way to the airport for your return flight home.