If you have the taste for adventure but find the Himalayas too cold, or the Australian outback too desolate, here's the perfect alternative: why not journey into the jungle? If the prospect of visiting South America has ever appealed to you but you don’t quite know where to start, then this tour could be just for you! On this week-long Amazon and Incas Tour you will explore a Peruvian paradise, with each day being as unique and exhilarating as the last. It may not last long, but it will undoubtedly create lifelong memories...From rainforest camping to city sightseeing, and with visits to ancient ruins in-between, your week will be filled with unforgettable experiences. If you love travelling, there is plenty of it – not only by air but also by local buses, taxis and even canoes! Whether you’re keen to catch a glimpse of the myriad of tropical wildlife that the Amazon has to offer, or you’re eager to see the magnificence of Machu Picchu, this tour will definitely leave you feeling satisfied as you fly home. It’s time that you immersed yourself in the immense culture of this country, and release your inner adventurer: Peru awaits! * Toucan* Macaw * Tamarin* Caiman * Giant Otter
Tucan Travel are proud providers of incredible tours that cater for the adventurous souls of the world, whilst keeping one very simple thing in mind: sustainability. Their aim is to make adventure travel sustainable for the long term. To achieve this, Tucan Travel have implemented measures that respect the delicate ecosystems, wildlife and natural habitats that they are exploring, following strict rules to minimise the effects of tourists' presence. They have developed waste management solutions to help recycle, repair and reuse materials, and have also introduced a carbon offset scheme that encourages the use of public transport wherever possible, further helping to minimise their carbon footprint. Many of Tucan Travel’s tours include opportunities to view local wildlife in national parks or at dedicated conservation centres. Animal welfare is big focus for Tucan Travel who even have their own policy which includes only working with suppliers who meet their animal welfare standards, and offering wildlife encounters only insofar as they directly benefit that species. With so many sustainability initiatives and more, such as contribution to local community schemes, supporting the work of World Land Trust and LATA in Latin America, Tucan Travel are truly committed to eco-tourism and their long term target of sustainable tourism.
Arrival day: The first official day of the tour begins in the ‘City of Kings’ – Lima. You have no strict plans for today so be free to explore! There are plenty of sights to see and shops to trawl through. Make the most of urban living whilst you can…
Amazon Rainforest: You’ve never known 'remote' quite like this... A flight into the rainforest, followed by a 2-hour long canoe ride brings you to your riverside accommodation. Don’t expect plush hotels – instead you’ll stay in basic bungalows with no drinking water and limited electricity: the ultimate wild experience! These days will also comprise of guided tours into the wilderness, giving you a chance to meet the local wildlife and take in the mesmerising landscape that surrounds you.
Cuzco: Your time in the jungle must come to an end as you venture back to the airport and fly to the ancient capital of Cuzco. Much like your day in Lima, you will be free to either relax or explore once you arrive.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: Set off on your travels once more, this time towards Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will get to experience all that the area has to offer including resplendent ruins, memorable markets and majestic mountains – a real feast for the eyes.
Machu Picchu: Today you will be lucky enough to visit ‘The Lost City’ in all its glory. Situated high above the Urubamba River, the remarkably well-preserved ruins, which include palaces, baths and temples, are waiting to be explored... Machu Picchu is surely one of the most iconic landmarks in South America, and one of the most highly anticipated sections of this tour – certainly not to be missed!
Return to Lima: You will be transferred to Cuzco for your flight back to Lima. Pick up where you left off, or spend your afternoon chilling in your hotel before your departure tomorrow…
Departure: The tour is finally over as the time has come to either travel home or commence your further travel plans.