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Lima and the Peruvian Amazon

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in Go Active, Peru, Peru

Group Departure begins in Lima March 12 2018. Customized dates available as well.

Details in brief

Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Start/Finish Lima/Lima
Walk Rating Moderate
Included All breakfasts, some lunches, some dinners.
Hotels 5 star and Luxury and Eco Lodge
Price double occupancy* $3,500.00USD
Single Supplement None for scheduled departure date

Highlights

  • A transformational, respectful and responsible travel experience with Eviactive, that explores Peru’s unique, culturally historic, and bio-diverse country.
  • Peru discovery through the eyes, hands and hearts of the Andean people.
  • Experience ecological and locally owned properties in the Amazon that assist in preserving the environment.
  • An exploration of the artsy side of Lima including the up and coming Barranco district and the Larco Museum.
  • Our signature off-the-beaten path experiences and an in-depth spirited journey.

Day 1

Following your arrival at Lima International Airport our representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall. Transfer to your hotel (approx. 40minutes depending on traffic).

Accommodations: Belmond Miraflores Park, Junior Suite City View

Day 2

After breakfast our driver will pick us up for a tour of the Barranco Artsy district, with stops at various art galleries. The Barranco district is known as the SoHo of Lima, Peru. There are plenty of things to do in Barranco; it is full of renowned art galleries, cute boutiques and trendy coffee shops that were once colonial mansions of Lima’s elite. Anywhere you turn, you’ll see art on the street, live music and killer bars. The Barranco neighbourhood also happens to be situated along the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, right next to Miraflores, making it the prime spot to view Lima’s spectacular sunsets.

The hippest shops can be found in Barranco. Vernacula, located a few steps away from the Bridge of Sighs, is an old colonial mansion converted into an art gallery, design store and clothing shop. Some of Lima’s best independent designers have their clothing, shoes and accessories up for sale there. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or delicious ice cream dessert in their cafe, located on the lower level.

Following the tour of Barranco, our driver will take you to the Larco Museum where you can enjoy lunch at the Café del Museo Restaurant, in the gardens of the Museum (lunch not included in pricing). After lunch there is ample time to visit the Larco Herrera Museum showcasing remarkable chronological galleries with an overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

http://www.museolarco.org/en/visit-the-museum/the-larco-museum-experience/

Accommodations: Belmond Miraflores, Junior Suite (B)

Day 3

Morning: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel (with your luggage) for a half-day tour of Lima. There will be a quick stop for lunch before heading to the airport for your transfer to the Amazon rain forest. Lunch not included in pricing.

On arrival into Puerto Maldonado, you are welcomed and assisted by the lodge staff. Check-in, and within 15 minutes you can get to the boarding wharf. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge.

The lodge is located on the banks of Peru’s Madre de Dios River, in the heart of a 40-square-mile private ecological reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest. All 34 of the jungle camp’s thatched cabañas are illuminated by lantern light, the beds shrouded in clouds of muslin. Cozy hammocks swing on porches. The sounds of the jungle act as an evening lullaby. A web of tree-trunk sidewalks joins the Reserva Amazonica’s buildings and eight kilometers (six miles) of trails wind through the jungle that surrounds the lodge. The two-story Amazon Pavilion is the heart of the property. Its oversized windows frame vistas of green. Here, the spacious dining room serves breakfast and dinner, its menu is designed around inventive use of local, fresh ingredients.

Accommodations: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge– Superior river view room (B, D)

 Day 4

After breakfast experience the enchantment of the rain forest as you take a 1-hour boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge.

You can choose from the 14 different excursions available. We recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species.

Accommodations: Reserva Amazonica Lodge Superior Room (B, L, D)

Day 5

AMAZON RAINFOREST

Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat. For one and a imageshalf hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the Hacienda Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of traditional topical flora. This is followed by a 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons.

Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion for an approximately 2-hour. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge.

Accommodations: Reserva Amazonica Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6

Rest in bed or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans.

 You leave for the airport at 10:00 A.M. for a 1:35 PM flight to Lima and homeward bound (or extend your trip to Machu Picchu or Paracus).

Memories made to last a lifetime.

Included in pricing

All hotels as listed, all breakfasts, all airport transfers and tours as listed, guided hikes, guided tours of Lima, meals as listed, entry fees where required.

Not included in Pricing.

*Price do not include international flights to Lima, internal flights within Peru, insurance, gratuities, personal purchases, meals unless indicated.

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