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Amazon & Machu Picchu

Duration:

9 Days / 8 Nights

Early Signup: $2,495

Regular: $2,695

THE EXPERIENCE

Check off two bucket-list items in one epic experience exploring 2 of Peru's most famous offerings–the Amazon & Machu Picchu.

Take the 8 mile Inca Trail trek, explore mystical archaeological sites, & experience some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet in the Amazon Rainforest.

Start

Lima International Airport (LIM)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 pm

Finish

Lima International Airport (LIM)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to depart Day 9 after 7:00 pm

Physical Activity:

Light

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:

Moderate

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:

High

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.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima (LIM) before 12:00 PM and be shuttled to our hotel in the neighborhood of Miraflores.

Spend your first afternoon exploring the miles of cliffs along Lima's Costa Verde or the Green Coast including Parque del Amor.

Meet like-minded travelers at our opening dinner and explore Miraflores or the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco.

Day 2

Arrival in Cusco

Fly from Lima to Cusco (flight included) to visit 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 and visit the local San Pedro market.

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

Day 3

Sacred Valley & Cultural Day

In the morning we’ll drive through the Sacred Valley and see the Urubamba River on our way to visit a small indigenous community in 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.

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

Day 4

One Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

Today you will embark on the famous 8 mile Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Under30Experiences will secure your Trail Permits with the Peruvian Government months in advance.

Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or the Sun Gate for the iconic view of this Incan temple.

Not a hiker? Don't worry, one of our staff will accompany you on an alternate activity to Aguas Calientes. Love to hike? Check out our legendary Inca Trail Hiking experience.

Day 5

Explore Machu Picchu

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 jungle.

Day 6

Explore Cusco

You may be tired after a long day exploring Machu Picchu and this will be your free time to relax in 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 Andean food Cusco has to offer.

Day 7

Jungle Experience

Depart Cusco and catch a short flight to Puerto Maldonado (included) 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!

Day 8

Explore the Amazon

Wake up in the rainforest and explore Oxbow Lake or visit a traditional clinic to learn about Amazonian plant medicines on our Ethnobotanical walk.

Explore the nocturnal wonders of the rainforest and look for snakes, night monkeys, and frogs in the Peruvian Rainforest.

Day 9

Travel Back to Lima

Enjoy a final breakfast and say goodbye to the Amazon & our eco-lodge as we head to Puerto Maldonado for our included flight back to Lima.

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

We plan to arrive in Lima at 5:00 PM, so please book any connecting flights after 7:00 PM local time.

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-9 days / 8 nights in double accommodations 
-8 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 6 dinners
-Flight from Lima to Cusco
-Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
-Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima
-Pick-up and drop-off at Lima International Airport (LIM)
-Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
-General Activity Entrances & Park Fees
-Inca Trail Permits, booked 6 months in advance
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet kick-ass people
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Peru
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 pm and to depart Day 9 after 7:00 pm local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

Duration:

9 Days / 8 Nights

Early Signup: $2,495

Regular: $2,695

OUR travelers LOVE US

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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