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Experience vibrant wildlife on an unforgettable Amazon River cruise, experience the stunning Machu Picchu, and experience the beauty of South America on an all-inclusive tour to Buenos Aires.

An unforgettable adventure full of beautiful views, symphonic sounds, diverse cultures and memorable experiences, immerse yourself in the wonders of vibrant South America on this unique vacation.

Interspersed with spectacular stays and tours in cities such as Iquitos, Cusco, Santiago and Buenos Aires, you'll first travel through the heart of the world's largest rainforest - the Amazon - on an all-inclusive river cruise that reveals the Peruvian secrets of the Amazon and its phenomenal wildlife. You will then marvel at the indelible beauty of Peru's Sacred Valley and the magnificent ancient citadel of Machu Picchu - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - an awe-inspiring 13-night luxury cruise through the Chilean fjords aboard Celebrity Eclipse®.

the price includes

  • 13-day all-inclusive cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse®
  • Classic drinks package, wifi and tip included
  • Book a balcony or higher and upgrade to a superior suite onboard your Amazon River cruise
  • 4-day all-inclusive cruise aboard Delfin III
  • Excursions included
  • city ​​tour in lima
  • Sacred Valley Tour including: Saltminer i Maras
  • From ruins van Moray in Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu-tour
  • They came to Santiago
  • Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel at the Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores
  • 1 night in a 4-star hotel at the DoubleTree by Hilton Iquitos
  • 1 night five star stay at Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
  • 2 nights of 4-star accommodation at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Cusco
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Santiago at the Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes
  • 2 nights of 4-star accommodation at the Savoy Hotel Buenos Aires
  • All hotel stays include breakfast
  • All flights and transfers
  • Leave London
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Lima - Accommodation


Lima is a city of contrasts with its historic center, with remains of ancient walls, baroque cathedrals and colonial buildings, and the modern districts of upscale Miraflores and bohemian Barranco with their lively restaurants and bars. On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel where you will spend the night.

Accommodation - Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

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Iquitos - Onderdak


Arriving in the vibrant jungle metropolis of Iquitos, immerse yourself in your first encounters with the mighty Amazon River. In the floating slum of Belen, located in the Amazon Basin, you will be welcomed by native wildlife, elegant riverside restaurants and have the chance to experience one of the most fascinating markets in Peru during a hotel night.

Meals included - Breakfast

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Board the Dolphin III


Today you sail to Nauta, where a VIP reception awaits you at a private harbor on the banks of the Marañón River. Here, join Delfin III and his exquisite staff as they escort you to your decadent suite. As you cruise, you'll be treated to beautiful panoramic views as a naturalist guide fills you in on the itinerary, activities, highlights, history, and wildlife and vegetation to look out for. You will arrive in Pahuachiro, where you will experience your first breathtaking sunset in the Amazon rainforest. As bright colors dance across the river, keep an eye out for playful monkeys and elegant birds.

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Rio Ucayali


Before breakfast, take the opportunity to explore the rainforest before cruising along the Ucayali River in search of the famous pink river dolphins and other wildlife that lurk across the river. A boat ride takes you seamlessly to shore, where you'll look for parrots, red-bellied macaws, birds of prey, woodpeckers and terns, and keep an eye out for famed gypsies, slumbering sloths and mischievous monkeys. As the sun sets, keep your eyes peeled for black and white alligators, bats, and noisy nocturnal monkeys.

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve


Located in the heart of the Pacaya River, you will find the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected wetland in the world. Filled with vibrant lakes, palm-lined marshes, and creeks, you'll have the chance to swim in pristine lagoons before your boat takes you through narrow channels. Here, explore the dense rainforest close to the water and catch a glimpse of iconic birds of the American tropics, including the lettered aracari toucan, straight-billed woodpecker, and white-cheeked jacamar. Later, travel to Flor de Castaña for the opportunity to swim with pink river dolphins from the Amazon River!

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Today you listen carefully to the sounds of the jungle as you descend the river to a beautiful hidden lagoon. Enjoy the vast natural beauty and catch a glimpse of the Amazon's vibrant native flora and fauna, from pygmy marmosets and squirrel monkeys to anacondas and irises. You also have the great opportunity to hike the Fundo Casual jungle trail, which takes you deeper into the rainforest to "Terra Firme" (non-flooded forest), where your guide will point out more of the Amazon's eclectic creatures, including the elusive laziness of two fingers. With a rising orange moon, join your guide on a night safari in search of alligators and nocturnal birds.

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Lima - Accommodation


You will say goodbye to Delfin III, where you met, in Nauta before returning to Iquitos airport by private transfer. Along the way, visit the Rio Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, where you can meet endangered animals, including manatees.

On your return flight to Peru's capital Lima, enjoy a two-night hotel stay, complete with a fully guided city tour. From colonial treasures to exquisite museums steeped in history to ancient Inca temples dotted around the edges, you're sure to feel inspired.

Accommodation - Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Meals included - Breakfast

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Lima - Accommodation and tour at the hotel


Today, immerse yourself in the history of Lima with an informative, fully guided sightseeing tour of the city. Your guide will introduce you to the city's main highlights, including the colorful colonial architecture of Plaza San Martín, the historic main square of Plaza de Armas, and the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, where you'll discover the underground labyrinth of tunnels and catacombs.

Accommodation - Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Meals included - Breakfast

Reis 9

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Cusco - Stay at the hotel


Upon arrival in Cusco, focus on the magical Sacred Valley, where you will experience a luxurious overnight stay. Settle into your lavish hotel and drink in the spectacular green surroundings before indulging in a spa treatment and delicious cuisine at one of the three excellent on-site restaurants.

Accommodation - Aranwa Vale Sagrado Hotel & Wellness

Meals included - Breakfast

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Cusco - Hotel accommodation and travel to the Sacred Valley


You will then tour the beautiful Sacred Valley. You will visit the salt mines of Maras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northeast of Cusco, located on the slopes of Cori Pujio Mountain, and the inhabited town of Ollantaytambo, home to fascinating ruins from the time the village was built. You will also explore Ollantaytambo's terraces, fortresses and Casa Real do Sol, a megalithic temple of great mystical value, and enjoy a two night stay in a hotel.

Meals included - Breakfast

Reis 11

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Cusco - Hotel transfer and tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Today you will discover the ancient city of Machu Picchu. With a heavenly backdrop of verdant mountains, Machu Picchu guards a distant past through its impressive temples, terraces and chambers. When you first travel to Aguas Calientes by train, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes, dotted with small communities and snow-capped mountains, as you traverse the magical Sacred Valley. A bus will escort you to Machu Picchu where you will explore the ancient ruins, experience the mist rising from the mountains above you and evoke an otherworldly feeling.

Meals included - Breakfast

Reis 12 - 14

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Santiago - Accommodation and tour


Santiago is known for its stunning architecture, the beautiful hilltop gardens of Cerro Santa Lucia, and the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's renowned wine-producing regions.Here you will enjoy a three night stay and be treated to a fantastic wine tasting in the incredible ViNan Undurraga winery tasting some of the best wines from all over Chile and arguably the world.

Accommodation - Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

Meals included - Breakfast

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Embarque - Celebrity Eclipse®


Board the magnificent Celebrity Eclipse® in Valparaiso for your luxury cruise, taking in the scenic beauty of South America. Settle into your elegant cabin and enjoy the view as you sail out of the harbour, full steam ahead to your stunning first port of call. With Celebrity's "Always Included" package, you'll enjoy everything including drinks, Wi-Fi and gratuities included in the price of your cruise fare, so all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

Reis 16 - 17

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no sea

Meet the stunning Celebrity Eclipse® and settle into her sumptuous cabin for two glorious days at sea. Discover the range of bars, restaurants and entertainment. Enjoy classic French cuisine with a modern twist at Murano restaurant or for leisure time, head to The Lawn Club and play croquet in the half-acre green space while gazing at miles of enticing ocean views.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Chilean Fjords (Beautiful Cruise)

Chilean fjords

Cruise the Chilean fjords and admire the rugged terrain and jagged landscape of epic glaciers. You can hear the crackling and creaking of these towering ice structures, called eruptions, as the pieces break off and fall into the ocean below. Andean condors, the largest flying bird, soar above us, their huge wingspan can be seen skyward. View this majestic landscape from the ship's deck or retreat to your private balcony.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Strait of Magellan

The sun rises over the Strait of Magellan as you make your way through a natural waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This place of outstanding natural beauty has a sense of stillness broken only by the occasional elephant seal, humpback whale or magellanic penguin. It is a silence that brings a break from modern life and a chance to imagine the first travelers who braved this new passage long ago.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas may be small, but it makes up for it with splashes of bright color and breathtaking south-facing views. The Mirador La Cruz Hill viewpoint is a short walk away and offers full views of the Magellan Straights, Tierra del Fuego in the distance and the city itself. Stop at Plaza Muñoz Gamero, full of beautiful architecture and towering trees, and at Punta Arenas Cemetery, considered the most beautiful cemetery in the world.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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This morning, the glittering snow-capped mountains welcome you as you cruise down Glacier Alley. With an ethereal mist that skims the surface of the water, witnesses can witness glaciers throwing huge chunks of ice and hear the rushing rumble of melting ice falling into the water. You will arrive in Ushuaia, full of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and kayaking. Take a boat trip and explore Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an iconic lighthouse located at the southernmost tip of the world, on a small island of lush moss, against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of Patagonia.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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Cape Horn (nice cruise)

Cape Horn

Cape Horn is located on the southernmost headland of Chile's Tierra del Fuego archipelago and marks the meeting point of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The pinnacle of the Andes, the legendary Cabo is known for its dangerous sea conditions to anyone who has experienced it. However, these harsh conditions have protected the rocky area from human settlement, so you'll enjoy the same views that early explorers discovered centuries ago.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner

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no sea

Take your taste buds on a journey of discovery aboard Celebrity Eclipse®. Sushi connoisseurs will love Sushi on Five, where you can enjoy a handmade sushi roll or nigiri with yellowfin tuna, shrimp, eel and other fresh selections, or enjoy the simplicity of yellowtail sashimi, salmon and squid.

Accommodation - Celebrity Eclipse®

Meals included - Breakfast lunch dinner


Holiday Inn Lima Miraflores

Enjoy an elegant stay in the heart of Lima's Milaflores district. Here you will find modern architecture, bright and comfortable accommodation and a swimming pool accompanied by an inviting indoor bar and lounge. In keeping with the surroundings, you will also see works of art influenced by the culture of Lima throughout the hotel, enhancing your experience in this fascinating city. Head to Lime Restaurant for Peruvian, international and fusion cuisine that explores unique flavors and experiences.

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Located along the banks of the Vilcanota River in the land of an old 17th centuryºAranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is a 20th-century colonial hacienda, offering luxurious accommodation perfect to return to after long days exploring the mysteries of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Surrounded by the Urubamba Mountains, the secluded and opulent hotel offers the perfect extension of the environment with an emphasis on relaxation and well-being. Browse artifacts in the museum and art gallery, or unwind with a relaxing body treatment.

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Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes

Overlooking the impressive Andes Mountains, this modern 4-star hotel is located on a busy street in the exclusive Las Condes district. Just a six-minute walk from the nearest metro station and three kilometers from the artisans of Los Dominicos Village, you'll be perfectly positioned to get out and about and explore the city's brilliant attractions, including Mappin, Paseo de las Esculturas and the Wine Shop . Mundo del Vino. Sophisticated with an explosion of colors that reflect the aura of this vibrant city, the rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, in-room movies, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar and a refrigerator. The hotel also offers a wonderful range of facilities, including a cocktail lounge, restaurant and a rooftop swimming pool with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

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Celebrity Eclipse®

Celebrity Eclipse® is a masterpiece of design that combines the best features of modern cruising with sublime lightness. Celebrity Eclipse® features favorites that patrons have found so appealing on her sister ships, such as the manicured expanse of real grass in the Lawn Club outdoor area and the fascinating Hot Glass Show studio where you can watch artisan glassblowers create intricate ornaments. Celebrity Eclipse® has its own innovations, such as the creative and whimsical specialty restaurant Qsine. This beautiful cruise ship has a full range of amenities, dining options and fun activities every passenger could desire.

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good places to visit

sunset bar

Enjoy a cocktail on the top deck while watching the sunset.

Canyon Ranch Spa

Treat yourself to a treatment at the world famous Canyon Ranch Spa.

gazone club

Unleash your competitive streak in the exclusive Lawn Club.

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  • Commissioned: 2010
  • Tonnage: 122.000
  • Number of tires: 17
  • Passenger capacity: 2,850
  • Total crew: 1,271
  • Number of cabins: 1,426
  • Wheelchair-friendly cabins: Yes
  • Number of baths: 3
  • Number of restaurants: 5
  • Kids Club: Yes
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reasons to book

Machu Picchu

Nestled in the foothills of the Andes and shrouded in swirling clouds and subtropical forests, Machu Picchu is a sight to behold. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the fascinating Sacred Valley before discovering this incredible place. Explore the ruins of temples, palaces and plazas as you are surrounded by mountain peaks and valleys. Mesmerizing, mysterious and magnificent, a visit to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable adventure; an experience you will not soon forget.

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What is the best time to visit the Amazon in Peru? ›

May to September is often considered the best time to visit the Amazon, when the forest sees less rainfall and thirsty wildlife gathers on the drier riverbanks, but the rainy season has its highlights too. Overtourism is a problem for Peru – one that's starting to spread to the Amazon.

What is the best time to go to the Amazon? ›

The best time to visit the Amazon is during the dry season (July – December), when water levels are low and hiking trails are excellent for explorers. Though during the rainy season (January – June), the weather is mild, and there is a better chance of spotting animals.

Is Machu Picchu part of the Amazon? ›

Peruvian region of the Amazon River and rainforest system is the most untouched and is known as the birthplace of the Amazon River. Set atop the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the new 7 Wonders of the World and is also one of the most traveled places not only in Peru but in the world as well.

How much does the Amazon cruise cost? ›

How much does an Amazon River cruise cost? Amazon River cruises start at about USD $1750 to $2000 for trips of four or five days on small river ships out of Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. Luxury-class cruises can cost around $1000 per day per person, ranging up to $14,000 for a 15 day Amazon cruise.

What month is the best to see Peru? ›

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and October, which sees sunny days, bright blue skies in the Andes, and chilly nights. It is a wonderful time to be in Peru, especially if you plan to go on a trek, but being the peak season, early booking is crucial.

What month is best for Peru? ›

Discover the best time to visit Peru. The winter (May – September) is the driest season and therefore the best time of year to travel, especially if you're planning to visit Cusco or trek to Machu Picchu. The summer (December – March) is warmer of course, but is also the wettest season, with frequent heavy showers.

What months are peak at Amazon? ›

Amazon spokesperson Steve Kelly told Motherboard in an email that the company's peak season starts mid-October and ends in late December. He wrote that workers were never required to work more than 60 hours a week, or more than 12 hours a day.

What is the best time of year to travel to the tropical rainforest? ›

Tropical rainforests are characterised by two seasons – one wet and one dry – but in reality are wet and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit a rainforest is usually during the drier months, May to September, but it often depends on what you want to see and do while you're there.

Is Machu Picchu one of the 7 world wonders? ›

On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen as one of the New 7 Wonders of the Modern World; these were chosen by more than 100 million people from all over the world, through open voting on the Internet; the wonders were announced at random order by the New Open World Corporation (NOWC).

Is Machu Picchu Peru one of the Seven Wonders? ›

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

How far is Machu Picchu to Amazon? ›

How far is it from Machu Picchu to Amazon rainforest? The distance between Machu Picchu and Amazon rainforest is 1781 km. The road distance is 7427.9 km.

Is it cheaper to call and book a cruise? ›

Travel agents can get better deals on cruises

Their service to you is usually free, though some may charge first-time clients a minimal fee. It's worth it. In addition to sharing their expertise, the agent may have negotiated group space at lower rates with the cruise line, which may save you money on the cruise fare.

How much money do you need on a cruise ship? ›

As a general rule, plan to have $50 to $100 each day in the local currency. Also, you may want to bring an extra $20 a day for tipping crew members. Make sure to include smaller bills for tips. Fifty to a hundred dollars a day should be enough to cover small purchases, tips and snacks at each port.

How much money do you need for a 3 day cruise? ›

Many people suggest $100 per day, and this has generally worked well for me in my cruising experiences, but there are a lot of variables to consider. Here are some guidelines to help you decide how much money to bring on a cruise.

What month is best to see Machu Picchu? ›

The good news is Machu Picchu can be visited year-round. The most popular time to visit is during the dry season from April to October, with the peak tourist season being June, July and August when the weather is at its best.

What is the cheapest month to go to Peru? ›

When You'll Find Bargains: The cheapest time to fly to Peru is usually during the off season: from late October to mid-December and from mid-January through April.

What is the hottest season in Peru? ›

If visiting in the summer, between December - April, you can expect hot, dry heat, with temperatures reaching 77°F - 95°F (25°C-35°C) or even higher along the north coast. In winter, between May-October, temperatures are milder, with high humidity.

Is it safe to go to Peru right now? ›

Peru is considered a safe country to visit but travelers need to be cautious in most areas and avoid dangerous zones and neighborhoods. Also, travelers should stay up to with the current civil unrest situation. Protests erupted throughout Peru in early December 2022.

Is Machu Picchu close to Lima or Cusco? ›

So whether by bus or by plane, you have made it from Lima to Cusco! Now it is time to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu lies about 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco, although that sounds close, it is actually quite far given the Andes Mountains are blocking a direct route!

Is Peru cheap or expensive? ›

Budget travel: $25 to $30 per day. Mid-range travel: $35 to $100 per day. Luxury travel: $100+ per day.

What time of day are Amazon prices lowest? ›

Time-wise, we spotted that morning sales aren't the best as the lowest product prices typically occur between 4 am and 12 pm. If you want something more specific than time ranges, check the graph below.

How long do most people stay at Amazon? ›

The average Amazon warehouse worker leaves within just eight months – that's an unmistakable sign that Amazon's jobs are unpleasant, to put it kindly, and that many Amazon workers quickly realize they hate working there because of the stress, breakneck pace, constant monitoring and minimal rest breaks.

What is the peak season? ›

the time of year when the most people take holidays and when holidays are at the highest prices.

Can you wear leggings for the Amazon rainforest? ›

It's practical if one pair can be either rolled up to make capris or unzipped to turn into shorts, though most of the time you will want to be wearing pants that cover your legs to protect you from insects. A pair of long comfy leggings are also great for hanging out around the lodge.

What should be the most suitable clothing in the tropics? ›

As a general rule the best fabrics to wear in the warm weather are made from natural fibres such as Bamboo, Cotton, Hemp, Linen and Rayon. These fabrics breathe and let the air flow, keeping you cooler. Bamboo Fibre is the best fabric for high humidity weather.

What is the best dress for tropical weather? ›

Choose light colors: Wearing light colors that reflect the sun's rays rather than absorb them (as dark colors can) helps keep you cool. Look for shirts, shorts, pants and hats in white, tan or khaki.

What is the weather like in the Amazon in Peru? ›

It has an average annual rainfall of 80 in (2,000 mm) and average temperatures of 75°F to 77°F (24°C to 25°C) with maximum temperature of 91°F (33°C) and a minimum of 60°F (16°C). This minimum temperature may fall in the months of May through September, when cold fronts come up from the Arctic.

Does it get cold at night in the tropical rainforest? ›

Tropical rainforests are lush and warm all year long! Temperatures don't even change much between night and day. The average temperature in tropical rainforests ranges from 70 to 85°F (21 to 30°C).

How long should you stay in the Amazon rainforest? ›

A visit of around three days is recommended to make the most of your stay. Depending on where you choose to visit the Amazon rainforest, you'll find both budget and more luxury options available. On several of our Peru tours, we travel to Puerto Maldonado to stay at a rustic jungle lodge.

What city is Machu Picchu near? ›

Machu Picchu, also spelled Machupijchu, site of ancient Inca ruins located about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Cuzco, Peru, in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba of the Andes Mountains.

What is so special about Machu Picchu? ›

Machu Picchu was an astronomical observatory, and its sacred Intihuatana stone accurately indicates the two equinoxes. Twice a year, the sun sits directly over the stone creating no shadow. 1. Unfortunately, most cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by the Spanish conquest.

What is the name of the closest town to Machu Picchu? ›

The closest town to the site is Aguas Calientes and those who are skipping the Inca Trail use this as their base for exploring Machu Picchu. Accommodation here is mostly either pricey and luxurious, or a little more rough and ready.

What is the 7 Wonders of the World in Peru? ›

Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

How much time do you need in Machu Picchu? ›

How many days in Machu Picchu do you need? For most people, one day is sufficient, but an extra day lets you explore the site and its surroundings more fully and at a more relaxed pace. However, in order to see everything and fully appreciate the site, we recommend spending two days at Machu Picchu.

How many hours can you stay in Machu Picchu? ›

The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is home to more than 32 thousand hectares of nature, archaeological sites and incredible landscapes. With the basic ticket 'Machupicchu Only' each tourist can stay a maximum of 4 hours in the Inca city. However, there are also tickets that allow more days of adventure inside the Sanctuary.

Where is the best place in Peru to see the Amazon? ›

In Peru there are three main regions where it is possible to go on tours to the Amazon Rainforest and experience the true vibrancy of the jungle: Manu, Tambopata, and the Iquitos Region.

What day of the week is the cheapest to book a cruise? ›

There's No Best Day to Book

Cruise lines generally release their lowest fares when itinerary schedules are first published, and then run sales every so often to encourage bookings. As cabins fill up, the prices go up.

Do cruises get cheaper as they get closer? ›

Cruise prices do not get cheaper closer to the sailing date in all cases. Cruise prices are usually the cheapest furthest from the sailing date when first launched or 60-90 days before the cruise sets sail. The prices of some cruises will decrease last minute but this doesn't always happen.

What is the cheapest cruise month? ›

Traditionally, the cheapest months to book a cruise have been January, February, and March, which are also known as "wave season." The trio of months often welcome industry-wide sales that can extend further than just a reduction on cruise fares.

Is it good to carry cash on a cruise? ›

You will most likely need cash while you're off the ship, especially in foreign ports. Not only can it save you money in foreign transaction fees that most credit card companies charge, but if you're traveling to certain parts of the world, you may encounter places where credit cards aren't accepted.

What payment method is the best to use in cruise? ›

To recap, the single best way to pay for a cruise booking is either by bank transfer or a credit card (if you can pay the balance in time). Both have fees attached but they are actually quite similar on balance.

How do you not spend a lot of money on a cruise? ›

10 Easy Ways Not to Waste Money on a Cruise
  1. Drink Packages. Most cruise lines offer per-day pricing on drink packages, either for soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages or for all types of alcoholic drinks. ...
  2. Specialty Dining. ...
  3. Fitness Classes. ...
  4. Connection Fees. ...
  5. Professional Photos. ...
  6. Souvenirs. ...
  7. Tours With Meals. ...
  8. Shopping Tours.

How many nights should you go on a cruise? ›

If you're bringing the whole family, a 5 or 7 day cruise might be the best way to make sure everyone has an awesome getaway. And for those lucky folks with even more time to spare, a cruise of 10 days or more will give you an incredible experience of all the best things a cruise has to offer.

Is food free on cruises? ›

Your cruise fare always includes food for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a cruise ship. However, not all venues that offer food will be free. The main dining room and cruise ship buffet will always be included in your cruise fare, though a few specialty items might cost extra.

Do I need a passport for a cruise? ›

Do I need a passport? We recommend that everyone taking a cruise from the United States have a passport book. Though some “closed-loop” cruises may not require a U.S. passport, we recommend bringing yours in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected medical air evacuation or the ship docking at an alternate port.

How many days do you need in Amazon Peru? ›

The Peruvian Amazon is, other than Cusco or Machu Picchu, not crowded at all. Two to four days in an Amazon lodge will give you enough time. Do a jungle walking tour, go birdwatching, spot sloths, pink dolphins, and other animals, visit a local tribe and the monkey island.

Which Amazon region is best in Peru? ›

The two best regions to experience the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are Iquitos in the north and Puerto Maldonado in Peru's south.

What are the seasons in the Peru Amazon? ›

There are two key seasons in the Peruvian Amazon: a low water season that lasts from June to November and a high water season from December through to May. Cruising in either season presents explorers with a unique experience of the Amazon as water levels differ as much as 23 feet (7 meters)!

Is the Amazon better from Brazil or Peru? ›

If you want to see the sheer size and scale of the River Amazon, choose Brazil. If you want a quicker and more cost effective visit, choose Peru. If you want to experience the most biodiverse section of the Amazon, choose Ecuador.

How much do you need per day in Peru? ›

Budget travel: $25 to $30 per day. Mid-range travel: $35 to $100 per day. Luxury travel: $100+ per day.

What are the top 3 countries on Amazon? ›

Approximately 59.3% of Amazon sellers reside in China, while the next most common home countries of sellers are the United States (34.8%), Hong Kong (4%), and the United Kingdom (0.6%).

Where do you fly into for Amazon Peru? ›

If you would rather fly into Peru, the main airports to the Peruvian rainforest are Puerto Maldonado, Iquitos, and Manu. There are direct flights to Iquitos from Lima and Panama City. There are direct flights to Puerto Maldonado and Manu from Cusco and Lima.

What country is the best to visit the Amazon? ›

The Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. Brazil contains the largest section of Amazon Rainforest. And the country offers some fantastic Amazon experiences. Given its vast size, there are a few different areas to enter the rainforest.

Does the Amazon pass through Peru? ›

With such an extensive reach, the incredible ecology of the South American Amazon river stretches across nine countries of the continent: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.

What is the climate like in Peru? ›

The Coast experiences a semi-arid, subtropical desert climate with average annual rainfall of 150 mm. Along the southern and central coast, temperatures vary from 13˚–26˚C, with colder months in May and October. The north has a more semi-tropical climate and temperatures average 24˚C.

Do you need shots to go to the Amazon in Peru? ›

CDC recommends Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers to Peru ≥9 months of age going to areas at elevations <2,300 m (7,546 ft) in the regions of Amazonas, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin and Ucayali, Puno, Cusco, Junín, Pasco, and Huánuco, and designated areas (see Map 3-36) of the following regions: far north ...

How warm is the Amazon river? ›

Answer and Explanation: The average water temperature in the Amazon River is in the mid to upper 80's (Fahrenheit). Over 5,600 different species of fish live in these warm waters of the Amazon River, including catfish, eels, bull sharks, and piranha.

What is the Amazon rainforest like in Peru? ›

The Amazon experiences a warm, tropical climate with high humidity. Rainfall occurs throughout the year. Seasons in northern Peru's Amazon Basin are divided between months with high water and low water.


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