Amazon Explorer

Become an explorer on our Machu Picchu trip extension, discovering the truly spectacular Amazon rainforest.


First, take in a day trip to the archaeological site of Moray, and Maras salt mines. You’ll have some more free time in Cusco before departing for Puerto Maldonado, a bustling town on the banks of the Madre de Dios river, nestled in the Amazon rainforest on the Peru-Bolivia border.

Enjoy a twilight river cruise surrounded by incredible wildlife and make your way along the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway - just a few highlights of this unforgettable trip!


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Itinerary

DAY 1: MORAY & MARAS SALT MINES
You will be collected from your accommodation in Cusco early in the morning, and transferred across the stunning Peruvian countryside of Chinchero to the glorious Inca archaeological site of Moray.

The concentric terraces appear much like an amphitheatre, and their unique shape produces vast temperature differences between their terraces, thought to have been used by the Inca to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. Then, it’s off to Maras, to explore the 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountainside at the mines there. Return to Cusco for your overnight stay in your hostel.

Accommodation in twin-share rooms. Breakfast included.

DAY 2: FREE DAY IN CUSCO, TRANSFER TO PUERTO MALDONADO
Today, you’ll have one final free day in Cusco to explore its varied and exciting sites. The capital city of the Inca Empire has so much to see - you’ll never want to leave! In the evening, you’ll transfer to the bus station for your comfortable overnight bus transfer to Puerto Maldonado.

Breakfast included. Overnight bus.

DAY 3: AMAZON TRAIL WALK
On arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you’ll be picked up and transferred to your accommodation, in the heart of the rainforest. After you’ve settled, you’ll go on a trail walk in the Amazon surrounding your field camp accommodation, and a twilight river cruise along the Madre de Dios River and in search of the stunning wildlife that inhabits the area.

Shared jungle lodge accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 4: CANOPY WALK
The Inkaterra Canopy Walkway is a 1,129ft long system of walkways, bridges, and observation towers within the Amazon rainforest. You’ll spend half the day today exploring the canopy and in search of exotic birds and other wildlife. Then, it’s over to Lago Sandoval, a beautiful canoe cruise on this stunning Amazonian lake.

On your final night in the Amazon, you’ll also take in the rainforest by night you’ll tune up your senses to identify the sounds of the birds, mammals and insects that roam the forest at night.

Shared jungle lodge accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 5: RETURN TO THE UK
This morning, you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Please note that depending on your departure airport, your transfer may be either via bus or via domestic flight.

Breakfast included, in-flight meals.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation as specified

Ground transfers inc. overnight bus to Puerto Maldonado

Meals as specified in the itinerary

Activities as specified (note that activities may be delivered in a different order to that listed here, depending on local conditions)

All park fees, entrance fees, taxes, and permits

English-speaking professional guides

Water in the jungle lodges

24-hour emergency line for use during your trip

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Tips and gratuities

Supplementary travel insurance

Medical expenses in case of emergency on your trip

Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary

Optional activities or excursions

Items of a personal nature