Amazon to the Andes

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Day 1

Lima:
Arrive at any time.

Lima - Cusco:
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day for shopping and exploring the city. Take an optional city tour.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Cusco - Ollantaytambo:
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast and lunch.

Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba Camp:
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Wayllabamba Camp - Paqaymayo Camp:
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwanusca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Paqaymayo Camp - Winaywayna:
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "Town Above the Clouds." Camp here or go 1.5 hrs further along, near the Winay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Winaywayna - Cusco:
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Cusco:
Enjoy another free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Cusco - Tambopata:
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tambopata:
Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole, or visiting a nearby plantation. Go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tambopata - Lima:
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast

Lima:
Depart at any time.

Meal Plan:
Breakfast