Meet locals, experience the adventure, live the traditions and feel the mystery by joining world renowned former British BBC wildlife presenter Nigel Marven for an amazing experience through the mystifying ruins of Machu Picchu and the mighty Amazon.
Nigel will be hosting the journey and will be with the group for the full duration of the tour.
"Pink dolphins, sloths and toucans in the Amazon are old friends. Amazon wildlife is usually showy, so we should have a brilliant wildlife experience with macaws, monkeys, manatees, iguanas and piranhas".
"For me the chance of a big anaconda is the most exciting part of any Amazon voyage. The New York Zoological Society offers a big reward if anyone can find a snake over 10 metres long!".
"Look forward to luxurious accommodation after days exploring and adventuring, local guides immersing us in local culture, encounters with some of the world's best wildlife, a leisurely exploration of Machu Picchu, one of the world's most spectacular archaeological sites".
Be one of just 20 lucky explorers to join our not-to-be-missed tour.
For sale until: 11 November 2018
Destinations: Amazon, River Cruising, South America
Commencing: Lima, Peru
Duration: 10 nights
Departure Date: 11 November 2018
click through the days of your journey
Sunday 11 Nov 2018
- / Lima, Peru
Welcome to Lima! On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to the beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean with its breathtaking views out to sea. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Belmond Miraflores Park
Monday 12 Nov 2018
This morning we'll tour our way through Lima's streets and plazas exploring the Colonial and Modern Lima. Visit Lima's Historical Center, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, City Hall, and the Cathedral just to name a few. Afternoon is at your leisure.
Belmond Miraflores Park (B, L)
Tuesday 13 Nov 2018
Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley
Today, the Sacred Valley of the Incas awaits upon a short flight to Cusco. First, stop at Awanacancha, a small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Continue to Pisac Market to browse and shop for local handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada!
Belmond Rio Sagrado (B, L)
Wednesday 14 Nov 2018
Start today with a tour in Moray, with impressive views thanks to colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. Continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is impressive and not to be missed for a postcard spectacular of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afternoon is at your leisure.
Belmond Rio Sagrado (B, L)
Thursday 15 Nov 2018
Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Today we'll embark on one of the most spectacular rides, the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. With breathtaking landscape, the train follows the Urubamba River to arrive at Aguas Calientes. From here, you'll take a bus ride up the winding road to Machu Picchu. The legendary 'Lost City' is without a doubt one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge (B, BR, D)
Friday 16 Nov 2018
Machu Picchu / Cusco
Today heralds an excellent opportunity to wake up early and re-visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu with our second guided entry. After lunch, we'll take the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes to board your return train to Cusco. Enjoy entertainment and gourmet dinner on board.
Belmond Monasterio (B, L, D)
Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cusco visiting the city's historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: the Cathedral, Koricancha and San Blas to name a few. After lunch, the afternoon is at your leisure.
Belmond Monasterio (B, L)
Saturday 18 Nov 2017
Cusco / Lima / Iquitos
At scheduled time, transfer to the airport for flight to Iquitos where your Amazon adventure begins. Delfin crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport and will transfer you to the city of Nauta where you will embark Delfin II.
Embark Delfin (B, D)
Monday 19 Nov 2018
Belluda Cano Creek: skiff exploration and encounter with pink dolphins. Dorado River: skiff exploration, piranha fishing and night safari.
Delfin II (B, L, D)
Tuesday 20 Nov 2018
Clavero Lake: skiff exploratiion. Yarapa River: skiff exploration & kayaking. Visit to Puerto Miguel village.
Delfin II (B, L, D)
Wednesday 21 Nov 2018
Iquitos / Lima / -
You will arrive back at Nauta where the staff will wish you farewell as you disembark. On your journey back to Iquitos visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) to learn about manatees and other threatened species. Fly from Iquitos back home.
Disembark Delfin (B)
03. BELMOND HOTELS
Experience a collection of iconic hotels and train journey throughout:
04. DELFIN II AMAZON