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Andes to Amazon

Andes to Amazon

Andes to Amazon Overview

Make the journey down through the Andes, passing through the cloudforest, and ending in Peru's Amazon rainforest. This is a stunning nature and wildlife holiday.

This trip is a nature and wildlife lover’s dream! Descending from the Peruvian Andes through the cloudforest and down into the rainforest, you will get to see all the diverse and beautiful plants, birds and wildlife of these difference ecosystems.

You start in the former capital of the Inca empire, Cusco, with its wealth of ancient Inca architecture and Spanish colonial buildings, then you head to the Sacred Valley, travelling through rural towns and villages en route. You'll have plenty of time to absorb the culture of the region, explore historic sites, and shop for handicrafts etc., before you take a train journey through the Andes to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Then you descend through a rich variety of landscapes to the Amazon basin.

You will see valleys at high altitude where farmers eke a living from this tough terrain, grasslands and elfin forest, the unique cloudforest, tropical valleys where fruits and coca are cultivated, and you'll end in the prolific, lush Amazon rainforest. You'll stay in lodges in fantastic locations, including Manu Wildlife Centre, which is in one of the bio hotspots of the world and offers some truly amazing wildlife viewing. You'll travel by road, by train and by boat and return from the forest by plane before enjoying a day in cosmopolitan Lima. This is a cultural, nature and wildlife adventure par excellence and one with a real sense of journey. 

This is a nature and wildlife adventure which is second to none. 

Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA
DAY 2: FLY TO CUSCO
DAY 3: CUSCO AND SACSAYHUAMAN
DAY 4: PISAC AND THE SACRED VALLEY
DAY 5: TRAIN RIDE TO MACHU PICCHU
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU AND TRAIN TO CUSCO
DAY 7: ANDES TO CLOUDFOREST
DAY 8: CLOUDFOREST TO AMAZON
DAY 9: MANU WILDLIFE CENTRE
DAY 10: MANU WILDLIFE CENTRE
DAY 11: MANU WILDLIFE CENTRE
DAY 12: TO LIMA
DAY 13: DEPART

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