-Explore the Amazon Rainforest
-Machu Picchu Archeological Site
-Experience the Sacred Valley
-Scout for Amazonian Wildlife
-U30X Supported Textile Project
-Sightseeing in Cusco
Check off two bucket-list items in one epic experience exploring the Amazon & Machu Picchu.
Explore mystical archaeological sites, & experience some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet in the Amazon Rainforest.
Trip begins at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport (CUZ) -- Cusco, Peru at 1:00 pm.
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 am.
Please book departure flight a few hours after this time.
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arrive in the capital city of the Incan Empire.
Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we will begin to acclimate to the change in altitude as we explore this amazing city.
Experience incredible views in the heart of Incan civilization during our walking tour.
Have the option to try traditional Peruvian style delicacies such as alpaca, guinea pig, or ceviche before our hike.
In the morning drive through the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba River on our way to visit a small indigenous community near Chinchero.
Learn how the Quechua people live on a sustainable reserve in the Andes and what their spiritual connection to the earth means to them during our community outreach project. Today is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip.
This project was started by Under30Experiences to bring travelers to support rural tourism in an area that does not have the resources to sell their textiles in Cusco.
Stay the night in the village of Ollantaytambo, one of the Inca's most important fortresses.
Wake up in Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley and discover the wonders of Ollantaytambo.
Take a quick walk to the train station in Ollantaytambo, then 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.
After a night in Aguas Calientes, at the base of Machu Picchu, enjoy a guided tour of the ancient archeological site.
You'll have plenty of time to explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World at your leisure.
In the afternoon, we will make our way back to Cusco via train and bus as we head towards the Amazon.
After a long day exploring Machu Picchu and 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 has to offer.
Depart Cusco and catch a short included flight to Puerto Maldonado for our jungle experience.
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!
Wake up in the rainforest to the sounds of parrots and explore Oxbow Lake. Learn about Amazonian flora and take a walk through this incredible jungle.
This evening, explore the nocturnal wonders of the rainforest and look for snakes, night monkeys, and frogs.
Stay in a world renown, sustainable eco-lodge on the banks of this branch of the Amazon River.
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.
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.
"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.