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Cities of the Lost: Machu Picchu and the Amazon (14 Days)

Visiting Machu Picchu or the Amazon jungle are two edventures that seems to be on everyone's bucket list, and this is the opportunity to cross both off your list in one tour! From the towering ancient Inca city high in the Andes, to a remote jungle village on the waters of the world's largest river, travelers will participate in activities each day that few have been lucky enough to experience except through the pages of "National Geographic". Join those who have re-discovered the Lost City of the Incas and the tribes of the Amazon rainforest, bringing both of these ancient civilizations to life.  

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 12 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners
  • Full-time Tour Coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Selected admissions with priority entry
  • Santa Monica Prison Chorrillos (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Church of San Francisco in Lima

Huaca Huallamarca

Aerial View of the Nazca Lines

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Chinchero woven fabrics

Pink Dolphin in Amazon River

Yagua Village Blowpipe Demonstration

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Price: $5,446.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

January 2020 (PEMP0120)
January 2021 (PEMP0121)
February 2022 (PEMP0222)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner


~ Lima, including  the city’s cathedral, Plaza de Armas, the Church of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and 16th-century catacombs,  the Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site, and  the pre-Columbian art on display at the Larco Museum


~ A tour of both the modern and colonial quarters of Lima with a local tour guide


~ An optional excursion to the town of Pisco where you’ll board a flight to one of the world’s greatest remaining mysteries, the Nazca Lines, visible only from the air as massive geoglyphs (geometric designs made of rocks) in the desert, preserved for over 1,000 years in one of the driest places on earth...please note: lunch is included; travel time to Pisco is approximately 3.5 hours each way, and this excursion may not be appropriate for travelers prone to motion sickness ($459/pp) 


~ Santa Monica Women's Criminal Facility in Chorrillos (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)


~ A taste of the traditional flavors of Peruvian cuisine that begins with a cooking demonstration to make classic ceviche and a pisco, a brandy that is the national drink of Peru, followed by a delicious buffet dinner with a wide variety of regional specialties, while enjoying traditional folklore show featuring indigenous dances from around the country


~ Sightseeing in Cusco, the magnificent capital of ancient Peru, taking in La Merced Church, Plaza de Armas, and the Convent of Santo Domingo, built by the Spaniards where the Inca temple of Quirikancha once stood


~ The ruins at Kenko, the “red fortress” of Puca Pucara, and Sacsayhuaman, which was once completely covered in gold, followed by a visit to Cristo Blanco, a towering Christ statue overlooking the city


~ The Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore traditional markets in the village of Pisac, and  the mysterious Ollantaytambo ruins, to explore ancient homes, terraces, and temples within its fortress walls


~ The train to Aguas Calientes, passing through the verdant valleys that lead to the village that is the gateway to the Lost City of the Incas


~ Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, including Funeral Rock, the Main Temple, Temple of the Three Windows, Chamber of Ornaments, the Sacred Plaza, the Intihuatana stone, and the Temple of the Sun


~ An entire day of exploring the Lost City on your own


~ Discovering the roots of the Sacred Valley, starting in Moray, the site of famous Incan ruins that feature large circular terraces used for agricultural experiments, continuing on to Maras, known for its patchwork of terraced salt-evaporation ponds that have been used since pre-Incan times, and finishing in the quaint village of Chinchero, where artisans demonstrate their traditional weaving and dying techniques


~ A boat ride through the Amazon jungle, keeping a look-out for the elusive pink dolphins


~ A river cruise to a Yagua Indian village to see local crafts, watch a piranha fishing demonstration, and take in the culture of the Amazon's indigenous people


~ A treetop walk through the Amazon forest, starting with breakfast under palm-thatched roofs on the Napo River, followed by a hike to the spectacular Canopy Walkway for a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest, taking in the lush plants and wildlife along the way, and culminating with lunch and a visit to the ReNuPeRu Ethnobotanical Garden, where a local shaman will explain how the 240 plants cultivated here are used for healing


~ A stop in the former Franciscan mission town of Indiana to visit a local school

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 3.0-3.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (mostly uneven terrain, including unpaved roads, unpaved dirt, mud, slippery or vegetative trails and paths, and hills, some steep, at high altitude)

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