PLEASE NOTE: PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF FLIGHTS WITHIN THIS ITINERARY
Your Monograms holiday in Peru’s Amazon and the Andes Mountains begins in Lima with a guided city tour highlighting the history and culture, including the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent. Experience a thrilling flightseeing tour over the Nazca plains to see the giant mysterious markings known as the Nazca Lines etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! You’ll explore the Amazon jungle from Puerto Maldonado, its entry point in Peru’s Madre de Dios. With your expert Naturalist by your side, sail on the Tambopata River and view fascinating wildlife and birds on the way to your Amazon Jungle Lodge.
Included excursions while in the Amazon include a canoe ride at dusk to learn about the Amazonia river ecosystems, nocturnal creatures, and the southern constellation; a dugout canoe ride on Lake Sandoval in Tambopata National Reserve searching for otters, macaws, monkeys, and much more; a walk in the jungle canopy for a different perspective of the jungle from 100 feet above; a visit to a local farm; and a clay lick to observe wildlife from a blind. Your adventure continues in the Sacred Valley in the Andes Mountains to enjoy local culture, a traditional market with artisan textiles and jewellery, and a visit to the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.
Board a train for Machu Picchu to explore the “Lost City of the Incas,”on a guided tour. Stay overnight and return the following morning to witness the sunrise—an experience you will not soon forget! Enjoy the sights in Cusco, including the Santo Domingo Monastery and Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas. Fly to Juliaca and travel to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Sail on the highest navigable lake in the world and visit Taquile Island, a remnant of the Inca Empire, conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. Visit the Uros Islands, made completely of reeds and the locals continue their traditional way of life.
Your odyssey continues to the incredible Colca Canyon. More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world and is home to the amazing Andean Condor. You’ll complete your trip with a visit to Arequipa—rich in history and natural beauty from centuries of architecture and agriculture. An amazing ending to an extraordinary South America adventure!