Journey into the past and present on a Peru adventure in June 2019 that treats you to the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, brings you face to face with unique cultures and the diverse wildlife in Peru’s Amazon rainforest!
Begin your Peru adventure tour in the capital city of Lima at the Larco Museum which houses an unrivaled collection of pre-Columbian art, deepening your understanding of Ancient Peruvian history. Bring that history to life with a visit to Casa de Aliaga, the oldest continuously inhabited home in the Americas. In Cuzco, you’ll meet with Nilda, the founder of the Center for Traditional Textiles, an NGO (non-governmental organization and non-profit) preserving Andean heritage and helping women in need. You and your fellow travelers will marvel at the traditional “Mother Earth” ceremony performed by a Pacco, or Andean priest.
In Peru’s breathtaking Sacred Valley you’ll meet members of the native Cuyuni people, accompanying them to a potato harvest. You’ll feel at one with the earth and the women sharing this experience as you dig your hands into the soil. A guided tour of the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu will leave you awestruck, and a second sunrise visit to the ruins offers more incredible photo opportunities. You’ll then tour the majestic Cathedral of Cuzco which is filled with stunning examples of Mestizo art and gives you a glimpse of Peru’s colonial legacy.
From Puerto Maldonado, a boat ride down the Madre de Dios River brings you to the lush eaves of Peru’s Amazon rainforest. Spot dozens of fascinating wildlife species on guided trail walks through the Reserva Amazonica then look for rare nocturnal species on a twilight river excursion. Close your eyes and take in the sounds along the river: the calls of owls, capybaras, and nightjars ringing out through the darkness. A wooden canoe trip across Lake Sandoval offers chances for you to spot howler monkeys, macaws, anacondas, and endangered giant river otters. The suspension bridges joining the treetops in the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway give a literal “bird’s-eye view” of the forest canopy (ask one of your new friends to join you for stunning photo ops – and to keep your nerve up)! Then tour the Gamitana Farm to learn about local farming methods, and visit the Hacienda Concepcion, where you’ll learn about the remarkable uses of over 200 local Peruvian plant species. A visit to the Butterfly House to learn about the many varieties of Peru’s butterflies perfectly caps off your journey.
Experience a land like no other on this multi-faceted journey to Machu Picchu and into the heart of Peru’s Amazon in June 2019!
- Machu Picchu & Amazon Rainforest Vacation Itinerary
- What’s Included in your 2019 Peru Adventure Vacation
- Accommodations while Traveling in Peru
- What to pack and bring on your Peru Vacation to Machu Picchu
- Travel tips and Traveling to Lima, Peru
- Detailed Itinerary for Machu Picchu & Amazon Adventure Tour
Need more incentive? Read our guest reviews of our 2017 Peru Adventure Vacation with AdventureWomen!
- Explore Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
- Discover the local market and the Temple of the Sun in Cuzco
- Meet the founder of an NGO that preserves Andean heritage through weaving while helping women in need
- Spot wildlife on guided trail walks and boat rides through a natural reserve in the Amazon
- Walk suspension bridges through the Amazon canopy for a literal birds eye view of this unique ecosystem
What You'll See and Do
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Natural History
- Wildlife Viewing
- Women-To-Women Exchanges