ULTIMATE PERU AND AMAZON - $6199 - 20 DAYS

Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle, two of Peru’s most iconic sights, have come together in one life-changing 20 day journey. From the ancient streets of Cusco to a jungle lodge in the biodiverse Tambopata National Reserve, this trip is jam-packed with one bucket list sight after the next.

Discover the wonders of Peru’s capital of Lima, renowned for its elaborate architecture and dining scene; step back in time in Cusco, former capital of the ancient Inca Empire; travel through the remarkable Sacred Valley, stopping to view inspiring villages and ruins; and feel dwarfed by the scale of the majestic Andes Mountains. Tick the 15th century citadel of Machu Picchu off the bucket list, enjoying a guided tour and free time in this remarkable archaeological site. Gain insight into a unique way of life at the Uros floating islands of Lake Titicaca, plus enjoy an overnight homestay with a local family on Luquina Island. Then, shift from living culture to natural splendour as you journey deep into the mighty Amazon jungle. Search for native wildlife on a boat ride along the Amazon River, and so much more. Package includes return international flights, three internal flights, 17 nights accommodation, 26 meals and more!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a guided city tour and day at leisure in Lima
  • See Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Explore the Imperial City of Cusco on a guided tour
  • See Koricancha Temple, Saqsayhuamán and more
  • Enjoy a guided day tour of the Sacred Valley
  • View Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo including the Temple of the Sun
  • Visit a traditional artisan market in Pisac
  • Explore the picturesque ruins of Pisac
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes hot springs town
  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu in the Andes
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pukara and Raqch’i
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at the scale of impressive Lake Titicaca
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • Enjoy a boat trip across Lake Titicaca
  • Wake up to the sounds of the Amazon Rainforest
  • Search for wildlife on a boat ride down the Amazon River
  • Canoe on Oxbow Lake; search for macaws, hoatzin and horned screamers
  • Visit parrot and mammal clay licks to look for tropical birds and Amazon deer
  • Tour a Brazil Nut forest and enjoy a harvesting demonstration
  • See the native village community of Infierno in Tambopata National Reserve

Departures:
2019:

September: 3, 10, 17*
October: 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12*
2020:
January: 21, 28
February: 4, 25
March: 3, 10, 17
April: 14*, 28
May: 12, 19, 26
June: 9

Surcharges Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at info@stonestreets.com.au or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

 

Duration
20 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required. Some Walking Tours
Transport
A/C Vehicles, Return train to Machu Picchu, Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Brochure Downloads

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima  
Meals included: In-Flight

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour, return to the hotel.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima  
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the city of Lima. Alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included). 

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person 
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao (approx. 1 hour away). From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by the San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima, the island is only eight miles long but the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores district of Lima before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco Airport and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your half day city tour. First you will visit the exquisite Koricancha Temple. Continue onto the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approx. 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. 

Continue on to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán. See the labyrinth of Q’enqo, which is a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre. Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past the ruins of Saqsaywaman and over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy local souvenirs if desired. 

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the ancient Inca Empire. For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead, simply advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. 

Continue onwards to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. See the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to Urubamba where you will check into the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Agustos Urubamba or similar, Urubamba  
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu  
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu, where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life! After entering the Citadel, begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this mysterious ancient city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included). 

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person 
Head to the Tunupa restaurant, located in the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (short walk from hotel), and get ready for a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical dishes, meat, fish, vegetables, and desserts. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins and you can get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, and sweeten your ears with the sounds of Andean instruments: Quena, charango, flute, zampoña. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great experience.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way, such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (4335m above sea level). 

Along the way, enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning and typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña are common sights. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following days activities.

Please note: the bus transportation includes wifi, food and drink services on board, entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables and air conditioning. Buses do not have toilets onboard, but this journey includes stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic or similar, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno where you will board a motorboat to visit the unique floating Uros Islands, located approx. 25 minutes from the port of Puno.

The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. Partially edible (tasting like non-sweet sugarcane), the reeds are used to build homes, boats and handicrafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of the totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom, so the ground is always soft and springy. You will visit two different islands and your guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. You will have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn a little about their lifestyle. 

Enjoy a trip to Taquile Island (approx. 2 hours). A traditional Quechua speaking community, the island is full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating to pre-Inca times. Community and family are of great importance to the local population, who were relatively isolated from the mainland up until the 1950s. When you reach the island, take the opportunity to enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy some free time to explore the Island on your own, and then come together for lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, head down to the harbour to take a one-hour boat ride to the Chicuito Peninsula, south of the city of Puno, where the Luquina Karina community is located. Luquina Karina has remained relatively untouched and tourism is a new concept here. The inhabitants are very willing to receive visitors in their community. You will be warmly received by the families who will take you to their homes to spend the night and cook you a delicious dinner from locally sourced food.

Overnight: Traditional Homestay, Luquina Island  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy breakfast with your host family and then participate in some local activities. After lunch, say goodbye to the local family and head down to the harbour for your boat transfer back to Puno, arriving in the early evening. 

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today say goodbye to Puno and transfer to the bus station to travel back to Cusco. Upon arrival be greeted and transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco  
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, a transfer will be arranged from the hotel to the airport for your onward flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Puerto Maldonado HQ. While enjoying your first taste of the jungle, pack only the necessary gear for the next few days, and leave the rest in a provided safe deposit. 

Skirting Puerto Maldonado, drive 20kms to the Tambopata River Port, entering the native community of Infierno. Shortly after take a 2.5 hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to the lodge, this will travel past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve's checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. 

Upon arrival at the lodge you will be welcomed with an orientation and shown to your room. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure in this beautiful jungle environment. Tonight perhaps take the opportunity to travel to the river’s edge, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to try and catch the red gleams of reflection in the eyes of caiman (small crocodile-like reptiles).

Overnight: Posada Amazonas Lodge or Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Tambopata National Reserve  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning after breakfast, you can choose to take part in an included optional activity, or enjoy a free day at leisure soaking up the jungle environment. 

Oxbow lakes are an important and distinct habitat found in the Amazon basin. Formed when a bend in an Amazonian River gets cut off from its main channel, their waters are much calmer and clearer than the silty, turbulent river. Shallow and tranquil, oxbow lakes provide the perfect habitat for marsh grasses and a host of interesting animals that prefer these backwater lagoons. Many of these animals are also easy to watch and thus make great photography subjects. Paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, looking for wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers. Macaws may also be seen flying overhead. 

After looking for wildlife your guide will take you back to the lodge by way of a hike on a well conserved rainforest trail.

Overnight: Posada Amazonas Lodge or Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Tambopata National Reserve  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Following breakfast this morning, you can choose to take part in an included optional activity, or enjoy a free day at leisure soaking up the jungle environment. 

A 15 minute boat ride and a 60 minute walk from the lodge is a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. With a little bit of luck you may spot mealy and yellow-crowned amazons, blue-headed Pionus, severe macaw and orange-cheeked (Barraband's) parrot. A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful growth patch of Brazil nut forest that has been harvested for decades. See a demonstration of the harvesting process. Further along is the peccary clay lick, an area of exposed clay where animals such as birds and wild rainforest pigs gather to lick or eat the clay. You may spot pigs, along with deer, guan birds, or parakeets. Tonight there is the option of hiking out in the dark, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see.

Overnight: Posada Amazonas Lodge or Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Tambopata National Reserve 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, retrace the river and road back to Puerto Maldonado, and onwards to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival into Lima airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Airport Hotel, Lima  
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 3 x internal flights (economy class): Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado to Lima
  • 13 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 1 night traditional homestay on Luquina Island
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle lodge with full board
  • Enjoy 26 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides 
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu Station with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • All airport transfers


After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 9th June 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1200 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2019:
September: 3, 10, 17*
October: 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12*
 
2020:
January: 21, 28
February: 4, 25
March: 3, 10, 17
April: 14*, 28
May: 12, 19, 26
June: 9
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $50 per person
*Perth: $300 per person
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used

LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
*1st July – 27th July 2019
*21st September – 13th October 2019
*25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
*28th March – 27th April 2020
*26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Santiago, Chile
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
*21st September – 13th October 2019
*25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
*28th March – 27th April 2020
*26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Entry into Chile also requires the additional payment of a Chilean reciprocity fee at approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person payable upon entry.
 
Stay behind in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
*21st September – 13th October 2019
*25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
*28th March – 27th April 2020
*26th June – 19th July 2020
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
*  Santiago
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Entry into Chile also requires the additional payment of a Chilean reciprocity fee at approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person payable upon entry.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International Sectors only): Buy now for $5999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 


Accommodation Used

3 Star (self-rated):

- Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel, Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, San Agustin Exclusive or similar

- Cusco: Ramada Costa Del Sol, San Agustin Dorado or similar

- Urubamba: Hotel Agustos Urubamba, San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta or similar

- Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina, Inti Punku Machu Picchu or similar

- Puno Tikarani: Casa Andina Standard Puno or similar

- Tambopata National Reserve: Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Posada Amazonas Lodge or similar

- Lima (Day 17 only): Costa Del sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar

 

No Star rating:

- Luquina Island: Traditional Homestay Experience (Day 11)

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour)
- Lima, Peru: $180 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Twin or 1 x Double/Queen (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Palomino Islands Boat Tour – $90 per person
Day 9: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Peru is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 USD - $10 USD per person per day where tour or transfer services are provided.
- Entrance to Main Cathedral (Day 5 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $10 AUD.
- Entrance to Temple of the Water (Day 5 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $8 AUD
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.
 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
Puerto Maldonado/Tambopata National Reserve:
Puerto Maldonado is in the tropical Amazon Basin. The climate is hot and humid at all times. The average annual temperature is 26°C with the months of August and September being the hottest. Annual rainfall exceeds 2,000 millimetres. The wet season is from October to April.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
26 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. This tour will require some walking during tours and up in Machu Picchu visiting the ruins. Walking tours will be no longer than 2 hours at any one time. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
High Altitude Illness:
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. 
If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
Please note: inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re entry into Australia after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

GRATUITIES / TIPPING
Peru:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services throughout the tour. The recommended tipping for the tour leader is approximately $10 USD per person per day, which will be collected on tour. Tipping for other services provided on tour such as tour guide’s on optional tours, drivers, porters etc is always a matter of personal discretion and is recommended at approximately $1-3 USD per service provided dependent on the service provided. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 


A tourist visa for Peru is not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Please note: Customers choosing the stay behind or stopover package post-tour will require to pay a Chilean Reciprocity Fee of approximately $117 USD (subject to change) per person paid at airport customs in Chile. This fee is paid in US dollars and we recommend customers carry sufficient US dollars in cash to pay this fee as credit card facilities may be unavailable. This does not affect customers who do not choose to take the stopover package.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


Voluntary Changes

This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
Duration
20 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required. Some Walking Tours
Transport
A/C Vehicles, Return train to Machu Picchu, Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Price
List price: AUD $8,999
AUD $6,199
You save: AUD $2,800 (31%)
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