Amazon Rainforest & Machu Picchu


8 days / 7 nights

Early Signup: From $2,495

Regular: From $2,695

or $195 Down


Check off two bucket-list items in one epic experience exploring the Amazon & Machu Picchu.

Explore mystical archaeological sites, & experience some of the most extraordinary biodiversity on the planet in the Amazon Rainforest.


Trip begins at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ) -- Cusco, Peru at 1:00 p.m.
Please book your arrival fligth a few hours before this time.

Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.


Trip ends at Padre Aldamiz International Airport (PEM) -- Puerto Maldonado, Peru at 11:00 a.m.
Please book departure flight a few hours after this time.

Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.

Physical Activity:


This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:


This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:


This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:


Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip less $195, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:


Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Cusco

Arrive in the capital of the Inca Empire, at nearly 11,000 feet (3,400 meters) in Cusco, and take the included transportation with your group to your boutique hotel. 

Get to know your new friends as you begin to acclimate at 11,200 feet (3,400 meters) of elevation and take it easy exploring the historic center of Cusco. 

See Cusco's incredible Plaza de Armas and Spanish Cathedrals at night and feel like you've gone back in time.

Experience incredible views in the heart of Incan civilization during our walking tour, including Spanish cathedrals and ancient Incan temples.

Have the option to try traditional Peruvian-style delicacies such as alpaca, guinea pig, or ceviche before our hike.

Day 2

Sacred Valley & Cultural Day

Depart Cusco for the Sacred Valley to a small indigenous village near Chinchero and participate in a community outreach project exclusive to Under30Experiences travelers.

This local sustainability project brings tourism to a rural area travelers would not normally visit on a trip to Peru and supports a humble community of indigenous people.

Learn how the native Quechua people live in the Andes and understand their spiritual connection to Pachamama or Mother Earth. This is an incredible cultural exchange with textile weavers and subsistence farmers who still embrace their traditional language and dress.

Stay the night in the village of Ollantaytambo, one of the Inca's most important fortresses.

Day 3

Ollantaytambo & The Sacred Valley

Wake-up in Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley and discover the wonders of Ollantaytambo.Step back in time as you stroll through the cobble stoned streets of this remarkably well-preserved Incan town.

If you're feeling up for it, you can take an included hike to Pinkuylluna Mountain with your Trip Leader.If you love to hike, check out our legendary 26 mile Inca Trail Hiking experience.

In the afternoon, take one of the most scenic train rides in the world, traveling from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the base of Machu Picchu.

Day 4

Explore Machu Picchu

After a night in Aguas Calientes,, ride the switchback road up to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient archeological site.

See history come alive as you wind through the paths where the Incas once lived. Your licensed guide will explain the history and cultural significance of "The Lost City of the Incas." 

In the afternoon, take the train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco  as we head toward the Amazon.

Day 5

Explore Cusco

After a long day exploring Machu Picchu, today will be your free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful city of Cusco.

Snap photos in front of one of Cusco's many cathedrals, the Incan citadel of Qorikancha, or visit the pre-Incan site of Saksaywaman.

Enjoy a coca tea after shopping in the historic Plaza de Armas and try the wide variety of gastronomic specialities Cusco offers.

Day 6

Jungle Experience

Depart Cusco and catch a short included flight to Puerto Maldonado for our journey into the rainforest.

Board the motorized canoe and take a one-hour boat ride to our eco-lodge through the Amazon Basin.

Look for parrots, macaws, caiman, giant otters, and howler monkeys as you cruise down the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers. You may even spot a jaguar!

Day 7

Explore the Amazon Rainforest

Wake up in the rainforest to the sounds of parrots and explore Oxbow Lake. Learn about Amazonian flora and take a walk through this lush forest.

This evening, explore the nocturnal wonders of the rainforest and look for snakes, night monkeys, and frogs.

Stay in a world-renowned, sustainable eco-lodge on the banks of this branch of the Amazon River.

Day 8


Enjoy a final breakfast and say goodbye to the Amazon & our eco-lodge in Puerto Maldonado before taking your included transportation back to the airport.

Say farewell to your new friends and stay in touch with our Under30Experiences Community.

If you wish to explore more of Cusco, feel free to ask your Trip Leader for further recommendations. 

If you the rainforest isn’t your thing, consider our Machu Picchu trip. If you’d prefer to hike to Machu Picchu we suggest our epic four-day Inca Trail Hike.

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What's Included:

  • 8 days / 7 nights shared accommodations in boutique hotels and bungalows
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Domestic flight from Cusco to The Amazon
  • See Cusco's famous Plaza de Armas
  • Exclusive cultural exchange activity in Chinchero
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Quechua Culture
  • Explore Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley
  • Hike Pinkuylluna Mountain
  • Entrance to World Famous Machu Picchu
  • Boat ride through the Amazon Basin
  • Explore Oxbow Lake
  • Hike through the Amazon Jungle
  • Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  • Entrance fees and transportation to included activities
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences Community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Peru.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.

All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.


8 days / 7 nights

Early Signup: From $2,495

Regular: From $2,695

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Amazon & Peru Trip Reviews

"Just got back from the 10 day Amazon Peru trip...we visited everywhere.. and did EVERYTHING imaginable...every single day was jam packed and I couldn't even begin to tell you the beauty we experienced. Our tour guides Ruty and Rolando were AMAZING, so personable and knowledgeable, but most importantly PASSIONATE beyond belief about Peru. Rainbow Mountain was unbelievable and the Amazon was something else entirely. I can't say enough about this company...they get it right EVERY TIME and I think this is highly dependent on 2 things - the itinerary and the tour guides. The itinerary hits the things you want to do and see, but also the things you would never imagine seeing and doing...which is HUGE to me...and the tour guides? Every single time they have been extremely down to earth, loving, personable people... they aren't even really like tour guides but more like friends who know what they're doing :-) U30X- thank you again and see you next year!!" -Camila S.

"I did the June trip to Peru including Machu Picchu in early June. I travel pretty frequently but I have to say it was one of the best trips I have ever been on in my life. Admittedly I am not under 30, but I was able to fit right in with the rest of the group. We did a great city tour (Cusco), a trip to a local farm, a gorgeous day at Machu Picchu and a hike to the rainbow mountains. Our tour guide, Ruty, made the trip more special than I ever thought possible. She really cared about teaching us local customs and it was great never having to think about what we were doing next since it was all planned out for us. We ate delicious food the entire trip and got a great massage at a place Ruth recommended. Can't say enough good things about this tour." -Jen L.

"WOW! Just - WOW. What an incredible handful of days in Peru!! Every little detail of the trip was so well thought out and executed. U30X has a couple of real gems in their guides, Jonno and Roland. Seeing the sights was spectacular, but having the pleasure of being accompanied by two individuals who are passionate about genuinely connecting and sharing themselves and their knowledge was what really made the trip unforgettable. This is sure to be my first of many trips with U30X. Thank you!!" -Megan L.

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