Machu Picchu & the Galápagos

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Departure Date: January 20, 2019
March 17, 2019
April 27, 2019
June 2, 2019
September 14, 2019
December 26, 2019
Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Price from: $5,895
Single Room Supplement: Waived
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This trip will be operated on behalf of Gutsy Women Travel (GWT) clients by award winning Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). There are 5 Twin bedded rooms and 6 single accommodations rooms with no single supplement blocked on this trip. Once single rooms are sold out, women can secure a guaranteed share in a twin room accommodation. This trip is opened up to OAT clients & is co-ed. However the group size will always be capped at no more than 16 participants. There will be a dedicated OAT licensed, local travel director assigned to this GWT group block departure.


Highlights & Inclusions

  • Be sure to mention booking code G9-25972 to receive all the Gutsy benefits!
  • Airport transfers are included when you purchase our operator's International air to coincide with trip's day by day agenda.
  • All land transportation and 4 internal flights
  • Accommodations for 10 nights, plus 3 or 4 nights aboard a privately chartered small ship in the Galápagos*
  • 37 meals—daily breakfast, 10 lunches, and 12 dinners (including 1 Home-Hosted Lunch)
  • 20 small group activities, including Galápagos shore excursions, plus all park fees
  • Services of a resident, English-speaking Trip Leader (1 in Peru, 1 in Ecuador)
  • NEW: Gratuities for local guides, drivers, ship-crew, and luggage porters
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next adventure
“Each day you have, you’ve had a chance to become wiser, riper, more interesting.”
Alfred Woodard, Actress


Itinerary

Small Groups: Never more than 10-16 travelers—guaranteed!

Travel to Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands with us to discover two of Latin America’s most important destinations. First, follow in the footsteps of the ancients as you walk among the impressive ruins of the “Lost City of the Incas" and experience Peruvian culture in the Andean landscape of the Sacred Valley. Then continue to Ecuador's Galápagos Islands, where you may swim in unspoiled coves with rollicking sea lions as your playmates. You'll also find a living laboratory of Darwin’s theory of evolution in these "Enchanted Isles."

From the city to the countryside, we'll delve into the cultural legacies of Peru and Ecuador. We stay overnight near Machu Picchu to give us ample time to explore the site. And in the Galápagos, we slip into secluded coves aboard our exclusively chartered small ship to land on pristine shores. Join us for a journey to South America as diverse as it is magnificent!

DAY 1 - Depart U.S.

You depart the U.S. this evening.

DAY 2 - Arrive Lima, Peru • Explore Lima

You arrive at the Lima airport early in the morning. A trip representative will meet you and accompany you to your hotel, where you'll get acquainted with our Trip Leader and fellow travelers, including those who took the optional pre-trip extensions to The Amazon Rain Forest of Peru or Bolivia: La Paz & Lake Titicaca.

After some time to rest up in the morning and get lunch on your own, we set out to explore Lima's most interesting colonial sites. A local guide will join us as we explore the city's streets and architecture—evidence of the city's Spanish heritage—from its main square, Jiron de la Union, to the Lima Cathedral.

We'll visit Lima's National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and history of Peru at Bolivar Square, which contains unmatched collections of Inca artifacts along with other antiquities from Peru's many intriguing ancient cultures. The museum contains an impressive collection of ceramics, gold and silver items, and textiles from the ancient cultures of Chavin, Mochica, Chimu, Tiahuanaco, Pucara, Paracas, Nazca, and Ica. Our tour continues to the city's Miraflores and San Isidro districts.

This evening, get acquainted with your traveling companions during a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
MEALS: B D
OVERNIGHT: José Antonio Lima Hotel or similar

DAY 3 - Lima • Fly to Cuzco • Explore Chinchero & the Sacred Valley

This morning, we fly to Cuzco, the center of the Incan world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a box lunch along the way. We'll visit the mountain weaving village of Chinchero, which—at an elevation of 12,500 feet—is a literal high point of our exploration of the Sacred Valley, and provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains. Chinchero was the site of a 16th-century Inca emperor's estate, as well as a resting place on the Inca Royal Road. We'll explore the town and observe a demonstration of making traditional textiles, seeing how Peruvian weavers create complex patterns in colorful cloth as their ancestors have for centuries. Afterwards, we check in to our hotel in the Sacred Valley, which is at a lower elevation than Cuzco; staying here helps us acclimatize to the altitude. We enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: San Agustin Urubamba Hotel or similar

DAY 4 - Sacred Valley • Explore Ollantaytambo Ruins • A Day in the Life of the Urubamba community FOUNDATION VISIT

This morning, we visit the massive Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. This is one of the few places where the Spanish lost a battle during the conquest of Peru.

In 1536, the army of Manco Inca held off a Spanish invasion company led by Hernando Pizarro. We can climb up the huge terraces guarding the ancient hilltop temple area.

Then we’ll share A Day in the Life of the Urubamba community in the Sacred Valley. We’ll meet students at a local school (when in session) and spend time with their teachers. Donations from Grand Circle Foundation—part of the World Classroom initiative—have helped pay for classroom construction at the school. Then we’ll visit Urubamba’s market and pick up ingredients for the Home-Hosted Lunch we’ll share as guests of a Sacred Valley family. We’ll also sample locally brewed corn beer before returning to our hotel. Dinner is at a local restaurant this evening.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: San Agustin Urubamba Hotel or similar

DAY 5 - Train ride through Urubamba Gorge • Explore Machu Picchu

After breakfast this morning, we visit a pottery workshop. Then we continue to Ollantaytambo, where we’ll board the train to travel to Machu Picchu. The train ride takes a bit less than two hours and offers spectacular views into the gorge of the Urubamba River. We'll have a boxed lunch while we're riding the train.

Most travelers visit Machu Picchu on a day trip, which makes for a hectic pace and only limited time at this unique archaeological wonder. We can take a closer look, and have a more relaxed pace, during our overnight visit to Machu Picchu. The train brings us to the town of Aguas Calientes, from which we then drive to the ruins. This drive takes about a half an hour, as we must follow a zigzag route up a steep hill. (The return trip by bus takes the same amount of time; or if you prefer, you can walk downhill and along the valley floor for about two hours.) When the day-trippers leave the ruins to catch the last train of the day, we remain longer and enjoy an uncrowded experience.

Our expert Trip Leader gives us a complete and compelling look at the fabled “Lost City of the Incas,” which was discovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist (and later, U.S. Senator) Hiram Bingham. Subsequent discoveries (such as Bingham’s later unearthing of the Inca Trail and the 1941 discovery of nearby Huayna Picchu) suggest that Machu Picchu was not simply a “lost city” but part of a whole “lost region.” More than 172 tombs have been excavated, and in 2002 Peruvian archaeologists uncovered the first complete burial site, with a woman’s skeleton, bronze pins, and a clay pot. Here we can explore sites like the Ritual Baths, the Palace of the Princess, the Main Fountain, and the Temple of the Sun, quietly contemplating the achievements of this most fascinating and mysterious civilization. We then return to the town of Aguas Calientes. Dinner is included this evening.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Imperio Machupicchu Hotel or similar

DAY 6 - Explore Machu Picchu • Travel to Cuzco

We rise early to travel to Machu Picchu again after breakfast, arriving before the crowds. You can remain at the hotel if you wish, but most travelers appreciate this chance to see the ruins in a different light.

You can wander the sprawling ruins on your own, or, depending on which trails are open, choose between two hikes. One brings you to the Inca Bridge, where a trail built with impressive Inca engineering crosses a cliff face. In one spot, the Incas left a deep gap, which they bridged with logs that could be removed to render the trail impassable to enemies. The second option is an ambitious hike to the Sun Gate at the Machu Picchu end of the Inca Trail, which offers a fine view over the ruins.

We descend to the valley below to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon, we return by train through the spectacular Urubamba Gorge. Back at Ollantaytambo, we get off the train and take a bus to Cuzco, making stops at points of interest along the way. When we arrive in Cuzco, we check into our hotel. We have dinner at our hotel this evening.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: José Antonio Cuzco Hotel or similar

DAY 7 - Optional Inca Marvels of Tipon tour • Explore Cuzco OPTIONAL TOUR

After breakfast, join our optional tour to Tipon, a location south of Cuzco with well-preserved ancient agricultural terraces and an Incan irrigation system whose canals still carry water. These provide impressive evidence of Incan ingenuity and engineering skills. This optional tour includes lunch at local restaurant. Or, remain in Cuzco to make your own discoveries, with lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, we explore Cuzco, starting with a walk to the Plaza de Armas. We’ll also discover the Qoricancha Sun Temple, the city’s most important ceremonial structure during the Incan era. Historical records of the time note that its walls were once covered with 700 sheets of gold studded with emeralds and turquoise; when the sunlight streamed through the windows, the reflection off the precious metals was blinding. In the late afternoon, we return to our hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening.
MEALS: B
OVERNIGHT: José Antonio Cuzco Hotel or similar

DAY 8 - Explore Sacsayhuaman & Kenko • Curandero ceremony Encounter a curandero ceremony during a tour of Peru

We begin this morning’s explorations at the massive Sacsayhuaman fortress set on a hilltop overlooking Cuzco. Its double-zigzag wall is said to symbolize a puma’s teeth, and at one time, there were three immense towers and a labyrinth of rooms large enough to garrison 5,000 Inca soldiers.

Today, the interior buildings are gone, having been dismantled by the Spaniards for their stone, but the imposing outer walls remain. Recent excavations have revealed this ancient stone complex to be much larger than previously thought. As we walk through, consider first that Inca workers built its walls entirely by hand, securely fitting boulders weighing as much as 125 tons without a drop of mortar. Next we visit the sacred ceremonial center of Kenko. At each site, we have plenty of time to walk around and take photographs.

Then, we’ll witness a traditional healing ceremony conducted by a curandero, an Andean medicine man. This ancient healing tradition has deep roots in Incan culture and is not simply a cure for illnesses, but also a prayer for good health and well-being with an offering to Pachamama, a deity associated with fertility and Mother Earth. A curandero will often employ herbs and healing plants, and for some conditions, he may conduct a religious ritual with sacred objects and shamanic chanting (called icaros). Thought to possess a gift from God to heal the sick, the curandero also sees himself as a front-line soldier in the battle between good and evil on Earth—particularly when patients believe their physical ailments have supernatural causes.

Afterwards, we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and the rest of your afternoon is free. We'll gather for our last dinner in Peru at a local restaurant this evening.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: José Antonio Cuzco Hotel or similar

DAY 9 - Fly to Quito via Lima

After an early breakfast at our Cuzco hotel, we bid farewell to our Peruvian Trip Leader and depart for our flight to Lima. From Lima we fly to Quito, Ecuador, arriving in the afternoon.

In Quito, we will be met by our Ecuadoran Trip Leader. Quito, Ecuador’s capital, is a city whose colonial splendor has earned it designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the older part of town, hundreds of colonial-era structures remain to this day, the largest being the 16th-century Monastery of San Francisco.

This evening, we’ll enjoy our first dinner in Ecuador at a local restaurant.
MEALS: B D
OVERNIGHT: Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda or similar

DAY 10 - Sinamune Concert • Discover Quito FOUNDATION VISIT

After breakfast this morning, we enjoy a moving musical performance by the Sinamune Disabled Children's Orchestra, whose members are physically or mentally disabled. Grand Circle Foundation is proud to provide Sinamune with financial assistance, helping to give these talented and dedicated musicians the support and encouragement they deserve.

After the concert, we'll depart for downtown Quito. In Quito's historic section, we'll see La Basilica, with its impressive 377-foot Condor Tower—notice how the gargoyles represent indigenous animals. We also enjoy a walking tour of Quito's colonial nucleus: Independence Plaza (Plaza de La Independenzia), featuring a winged statue representing freedom. We'll see the Presidential Palace, with its stalwart guards in traditional uniforms keeping watch. Then we finish at San Francisco Square to see its church and mingle with local people in its plaza.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, we continue exploring Quito with a stroll on La Ronda, a historic narrow lane where you can sample traditional candies, see work by local artists, and hear musicians. Then we return to our hotel and you have the rest of the afternoon free for making your own discoveries in Quito. Dinner is on your own this evening.
MEALS: B L
OVERNIGHT: Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda or similar

DAY 11 - Fly to the Galápagos • Embark on Galápagos cruise

After breakfast, we fly from Quito via Guayaquil to the Galápagos—an enchanted Pacific archipelago that straddles the equator some 600 miles west of Ecuador's coast, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Upon landing in mid-morning, we make a short bus transfer to the dock, where we board our boat. You can stow your gear in your cabin and orient yourself on deck. We’ll stay onboard in comfortable cabins for the next four nights, roaming the archipelago with the services of our boat crew and our expert Trip Leader, who is a certified Galápagos naturalist.

Please note:The following description is meant only as a general guide to the cruise itinerary that you are likely to follow. The selection and order of islands visited cannot be guaranteed due to the Galápagos' frequently variable weather, marine, and environmental conditions, and changes in airline schedules between the mainland and the Galápagos. This is a carefully managed park with fragile ecosystems. To safeguard them (and to ensure your own comfort), ship and park authorities have the prerogative to revise our course at a moment's notice.

During the summer and fall, the Humboldt Current moves through the Galápagos Islands, cooling sea and land temperatures, and creating a mist that covers the islands—locally known as garua (soft rain)—during the day. The Humboldt Current is strongest from July to October, delivering the choppy water that surrounds the islands.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Galápagos Small Ship

DAY 12 - Cruise the Galápagos Islands

Today we continue our exploration of the Galápagos. Our Trip Leader will give us an orientation briefing, including conservation techniques suggested by the Galápagos National Park.

He or she is a graduate of the elite certification program conducted at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Isla Santa Cruz by the Galápagos National Park Service. We file our Galápagos cruising itinerary with the conservation authorities of the Galápagos National Park. Park biologists periodically review it, and they have the authority to make changes to our plan to minimize our impact on the ecosystems of the islands. Our Trip Leader also provides the park with information on species behavior, and we are proud to work in cooperation with Park officials in preserving the priceless natural wonders of the Galápagos.

During our cruise, we'll see unique wildlife and striking geological formations. We'll make numerous landings by small motor dinghies that involve wading ashore. Once on land, we'll walk with our Trip Leader along trails that bring us close to the many indigenous species. Wildlife sightings are unpredictable, but you may see species including land and marine iguanas, and exotic birds such as blue-footed and masked boobies. When we are not viewing wildlife on shore, we can swim, sunbathe, and perhaps go snorkeling among sea lions and vividly colorful tropical fish. We'll see remote white-sand beaches, sparkling clear water, and volcanic landscapes of black and red rock.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Galápagos Small Ship

DAY 13 - Cruise the Galápagos Islands

Here is a preview of the islands you may call on during your Galápagos cruise.

Santiago (James) Tidal pools reveal a profusion of octopi, starfishes, and other undersea life. Rare fur sea lions that were once on the verge of extinction cavort nearby, and we often spot oyster-catchers, blue herons, and yellow-crowned night herons.

Bartolome One of the youngest islands, Bartolome displays a fantastic landscape of lava formations—including its famous signature, Pinnacle Rock. Penguins are often spotted on the shore.

Mosquera Beach Mosquera Beach is a very small, white-sand islet, located between Baltra and Seymour. It is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and sea lions often visit.

Rabida (Jervis) A reddish beach and steep volcanic slopes give this island a distinctive look.

Santa Cruz (Indifatigable) At the Charles Darwin Research Station, learn about pioneering ecological studies and the giant Galápagos tortoise-breeding program.

Floreana (Charles) Like the other islands, Floreana has its coterie of remarkable creatures. But it’s the human stories that will engage you here as your guide tells of the first inhabitant, a shipwrecked Irishman, and the quirky “post office” in a barrel, where sailors since 1793 have been leaving letters for delivery. This “post office” still operates today.

Santa Fe (Barrington) Hike through a forest of opuntia cactus where land iguana doze, and then snorkel in clear water with coral reefs, manta rays, sea turtles, and colorful schools of fish.

North Seymour Here you’ll find the largest colony of frigatebirds in the Galápagos and a major nesting site for the blue-footed booby, depending on the season. On the beach, sea lions ride the waves.

San Cristobal (Chatham) The town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on this island is the sleepy capital of the Galápagos province. Nearby is Lobos Island, home to pelicans, frigatebirds, and a sea lion colony.

Española (Hood Island)Sea lions, marine iguanas, and many kinds of birds are found here, including Darwin’s finches, Hood mockingbirds, and blue-footed and masked boobies. Along the southern shore, spectacular cliffs rise up from the sea. From April to November, the remarkable waved albatross, which can spend years at sea without touching land, can be seen performing their unique, perfectly choreographed mating ritual.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Galápagos Small Ship

DAY 14 - Cruise the Galápagos Islands

We continue our exploration of the Galápagos. As we take in their striking seascapes, we can consider how they have impressed great American writers in two different centuries. Herman Melville blended knowledge of the islands, gained from his days as a sailor, with fiction in his 1854 novella The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles. More than 100 years later, Kurt Vonnegut's 1985 novel Galápagos drew inspiration from the author's own visit to the archipelago. Unique and remote, the Galápagos Islands will no doubt continue to influence creative artists for centuries to come.
MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Galápagos Small Ship

DAY 15 - Disembark ship • Fly to Quito

This morning, we disembark our ship and fly from the Galápagos via Guayaquil back to Quito, where we'll arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon. We have a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
MEALS: B D
OVERNIGHT: Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda

DAY 16 - Quito • Return to U.S. or begin post-trip extension

Today, we'll visit the colorful Inaquito produce market and then head to the Middle of the World Monument and the Inti Nan Museum, located on the equator. Inti Nan is the Quechua phrase for “Path of the Sun,” and the museum contains replicas of indigenous sun temples and other interesting artifacts. If your flight home is this afternoon, you'll make these visits in the morning. If your flight is in the evening, you'll have a free morning and then visit these Quito sites, with lunch and dinner on your own.

If you are taking the post-trip extension to Ecuador: The Andes & the Devil's Nose Train, you will travel overland to Riobamba after breakfast today; the Quito activities mentioned will take place on the last day of your extension.
MEALS: B






Pre-trip: The Amazon Rain Forest of Peru

Experience the beauty and natural diversity of the tropical rain forest up close on this extension. In the Peruvian Amazon, with an experienced naturalist guide to reveal the jungle's secrets, you'll discover tropical birds winging through the forest canopy, bromeliads blooming on ancient trees, and Yagua villagers gliding down the river in canoes.

It's Included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Iquitos to Lima
  • Accommodations for 2 nights in Lima and 4 nights in Amazon lodges
  • 16 meals—6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • 13 small group activities
  • Services of an English-speaking O.A.T. Trip Leader
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and luggage porters
  • All transfers

DAY 1 Depart U.S. • Lima, Peru


OVERNIGHT: Antigua Miraflores Depart the U.S. today on an international flight to Lima, Peru. An O.A.T. representative will greet you at the airport this evening and escort you to your hotel.

DAY 2 Explore Lima


MEALS: B L
OVERNIGHT: Antigua Miraflores or similar

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Just before lunch, we'll walk around the main plaza of the Miraflores District, and later we'll continue getting our bearings with an orientation walk around our hotel. Your afternoon is at leisure and dinner is on your own tonight. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions for dining.

Please note: Luggage that you do not need during your stay in the Amazon can be stored at your Lima hotel for the duration of the extension. If you plan on using this service, bring a separate bag (such as a lockable duffle bag) and please give the luggage to be stored to the hotel this evening.

DAY 3 Fly to Iquitos • Riverboat down the Amazon • Afternoon & evening rain forest excursions


MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Explorama Lodge or similar We rise very early this morning for an early flight to Iquitos in the northern part of Peru. Your local naturalist/guide meets your flight and is with you throughout your time in the Amazon. We head to the dock of this lively river port, board our boat, and then head downriver on the legendary Amazon. The river is two miles wide here, 2,300 miles from the Atlantic. We leave the port city behind and travel about 25 miles, into a forested area with a few riverfront farms and homes.

We arrive at our rain forest lodge, where we’ll have lunch, receive a briefing to get oriented, and take an initial nature walk on the local Lake Trail. This evening, kerosene torches and lamps light our way along the covered pathways to the dining room for our first dinner in the rain forest. We’ll make an open-boat excursion on a small stream to hear night sounds and see the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere if the skies are clear.

DAY 4 Walk Bushmaster Trail • Visit Yagua village • Explore by boat


MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Explorama Lodge or similar

This morning, we’ll take a walk along the Bushmaster Trail. Then our guide talks to us about the local Yagua culture and how the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time have affected it. We then have the opportunity to visit the Yaguas, who will show us how the traditional blowgun is used.

We have lunch at the lodge and then spend much of the afternoon on a boat excursion, where we may see dolphins swimming or sloths hanging in cecropia trees along the water’s edge. Along the way, we’ll also see ribereño houses and people going about their daily lives.

We enjoy another included dinner this evening.

DAY 5 Visit Yanamono Clinic • Visit Ceiba Tree


MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Ceiba Tops or similar This morning, we have the chance to visit a local medical clinic that Grand Circle Foundation helps to support. Then we travel by boat for about two hours to our next lodge. We arrive with some time to enjoy the lodge's gardens, swimming pool, and hammock house before lunch.

In the afternoon, we walk to the immense Ceiba (pronounced “SAY-bah”) tree for which the lodge is named. Ceiba trees are unearthly and beautiful to behold. They grow up to 150 feet tall and can be hundreds of years old, with thick bases that spread out in woody folds known to house bats and their young. Their trunks are long and straight, and their branches reach almost horizontally, giving them an unusual appearance. These trees are indigenous to Mesoamerica, and in ancient times, the Mayan people worshipped them as representing the connection between Earth and the heavens. Even today, you may come across a lone Ceiba tree standing in a cleared field, untouched by the farmer's axe in homage to its mystical status. This afternoon, we also make a boat excursion to the large river village of Indiana, where we'll keep our eyes peeled for the dolphins known to thrive in this area.

After our day's adventures, we return to our lodge for dinner this evening.

DAY 6 Discover Canopy Walkway • Explore Botanical Gardens, the tropical forest, and local waters


MEALS: B L D
OVERNIGHT: Ceiba Tops or similar

After breakfast, we hike about an hour to the Amazon Conservatory for Tropical Studies and learn about ongoing scientific projects taking place there.

Then we have a special treat, a highly unusual and surprisingly accessible experience: We ascend into giant trees on the Rain Forest Canopy Walkway, a unique system of aerial platforms and cableways more than 1,500 feet long. It is the longest treetop walkway in the world. We observe the complex layers of canopy vegetation, then emerge 120 feet above the ground for a rare Amazon panorama. During your walk in the trees, you may spot scarlet and blue macaws or the paradise tanager. Saki and titi monkeys may also join us as we walk in their domain, the forest canopy. We may speak with some of the scientists doing research in the forest at ground and canopy level.

After lunch, we visit a well-organized botanical garden that preserves over 100 species of traditional medicinal plants. We learn from a local practitioner about these organic remedies.

This afternoon, we also offer a boat excursion to fish for pirhana and opportunities to look for the giant victoria regia water lily (in season), spot more sloths, or canoe on a blackwater lake.

We dine at our lodge again this evening.

DAY 7 Discover Monkey Island • Fly to Lima


MEALS: B L After breakfast on our last day in the rain forest, we visit “Monkey Island,” a private nature reserve where more than five species of tropical primates, including small tamarins, saki, titi, and large woolly monkeys, are protected. After lunch at our lodge, we make our final boat ride upriver to Iquitos.

This evening, we fly from Iquitos back to Lima, where you check into your hotel and have dinner on your own. The next morning, we’ll begin our Machu Picchu & the Galápagos adventure.

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