Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu
From a deep dive into Lima—the “City of Kings”—to the legendary Machu Picchu, this 16-day cruise/tour is an all-encompassing adventure into the marvels of Peru and the Amazon rainforest.
Journey into the Amazon Rainforest onboard the Aria Amazon, a five-star ship designed for your Peruvian adventure. Embark on river skiffs as you explore the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers. Admire the diverse flora and fauna in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Discover the beauty of the heartland of the Inka Empire, known as the Sacred Valley. Of course, no trip to Peru could truly be complete without a trek to the world-famous Machu Picchu. A must-see, this spectacular piece of history has fascinated both historians and archaeologists alike.
With no shortage of awe-inspiring beauty, this trip is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
Your Fly & Cruise tour Package Includes:
- $2700 flight credit per person
- 3 nights accommodation Lima
- 7-night cruise in a Riverview stateroom on the luxurious Aria Amazon
- Lavishly appointed Riverview suites with floor-to-ceiling windows
- 2 nights accommodation Urubamba
- 1 night accommodation Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- 2 nights accommodation Cusco
- 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 10 dinners
- Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on the Aria Amazon, between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.
- Onboard lunches and dinner include complimentary house wine and beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
- Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea.
- Arrival private transfers
- 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- Flights included between Lima & Iquitos, Iquitos & Cusco, and Cusco & Lima
- Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 6-21 November 2024
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
Day 1 LIMA
Arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the beautiful Country Club Lima Hotel. Its charm and comfort will offer you the perfect home for your exploration of the city.
Day 2 LIMA
Known as the “City of Kings,” Lima was founded in 1535. A melting pot of cultures, flavours, and history, this bustling metropolis has something for everyone, and today you get to discover it all.
Day 3 LIMA, FLY TO IQUITOS (NAUTA), EMBARK
You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Upon your arrival at Iquitos International Airport, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the Aria Amazon
Day 4 UCAYALI RIVER, CLAVERO LAKE, YARAPA RIVER
Your day starts at the headstream of the Amazon River, the Ucayali. Kayak, canoe, and swim in the black waters of Clavero Lake, or learn about traditional customs of the area at a remote village along the Ucayali River. Once the sun sets, we’ll explore the Yarapa River in search of the nocturnal wildlife of the Amazon.
Day 5 AMAZON RIVER, TAHUAYO RIVER, SAN PEDRO FOREST
Today we’re exploring the vibrant wildlife and lush greenery thriving in the Amazon.
Day 6 NAUTA
One of the oldest inhabited areas in the Peruvian Amazon, Nauta is nestled between the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers. You’ll explore the town’s market, which is full of fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables. From there, it’s a short journey to the birthplace of the Amazon River.
Day 7 MARAÑÓN RIVER, YANAYACU-PUCATE RIVER, AMAZON RIVER
Experience life as an Amazon River dweller as you cruise along the Marañón River. Search for Taricaya turtles and other wildlife lurking just beyond the river. Once the sun sets, we’ll take to the Amazon River, on the lookout for nocturnal beasts.
Day 8 SAMIRIA RIVER, UCAYALI RIVER
The rewards of our early start today are plentiful, including a picnic lunch under the Amazonian shade, orchestrated to the sound of the jungle symphony. Go fishing along the black waters of Samiria River and choose to go on a jungle walk, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming inside the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Later, cruise along the Ucayali River and enjoy the sunset.
Day 9 PUERTO PRADO FOREST, AMAZON RIVER
Spend the morning jungle walking, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming before a visit to Puerto Prado Forest.
Day 10 NAUTA (IQUITOS), DISEMBARK, FLY TO CUSCO, URUBAMBA (THE SACRED VALLEY)
Take a morning walk through the town of Nauta before disembarking the Aria Amazon. Your guide will take you on a few excursions on your way to the Iquitos airport for your flight to Cusco. Once you’ve landed in Cusco, you will be taken to the Tambo del Inka hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Day 11 URUBAMBA (THE SACRED VALLEY)
Enjoy this day of leisure to get the most out of your stay at the wonderful Tambo del Inka. Treat yourself to a relaxing service at their Kallpa Spa, considered one of the best in the country, take a dip in the heated pool, or savour delicious Andean cuisine. Situated in the heart of the Sacred Valley, the Tambo del Inka is also the perfect location from which to head out on your own to explore the incredible nature, cities, and historical sites available nearby.
Day 12 URUBAMBA, OLLANTAYTAMBO, AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU)
Today you will explore the heartland of the Inka Empire, known as the Sacred Valley. Your guide will take you to Moray and Ollantaytambo, two historic sights of significant importance. You’ll experience the unique way of living in the Sacred Valley as you meet locals. We finish the day with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, the small villages nestled at the bottom of Machu Picchu.
Day 13 AGUAS CALIENTES (MACHU PICCHU), CUSCO
A breathtaking, historical sight, Machu Picchu is one of the “must-see” archaeological sites in the world. This remarkable Inkan Empire site was never found by the Spaniards and was rediscovered during the 20th century. Today, archaeologists continue to excavate this ancient city. While many mysteries still surround it, Machu Picchu tells a story of a history that goes back thousands of years. Following your day at Machu Picchu, you will take a train to Ollantaytambo and then a motor coach will take you to the Palacio del Inka hotel in Cusco.
Day 14 CUSCO
Located in the Andes Mountains, Cusco was the heartland of the Inkan Empire. Today, you will explore all the wonders of this city as you admire the cobblestone streets, colourful textiles, and art galleries. A perfect blend of ancient Andean cultures with Spanish colonial influence, Cusco is not to be missed.
Day 15 CUSCO, FLY TO LIMA
We’re headed back to Lima today. After a brief walk around town, you’ll head to the Airport hotel.
Day 16 LIMA
Your majestic Peru adventure ends this morning. Your guide will walk you from the Airport hotel to the Lima International Airport check-in.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown *on the lowest suite category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 17 January 2024 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.