Program designed for Biology and Ecological Studies. Explore Puerto Maldonado, the "gateway to Amazon" Tambopata, paddle the Amazon, stay at Tambopata Research Centre, learn about monkeys, parrots, caimans and other species under the supervision of the Bilogists. Then explore Cusco, the capital of Incas, climb Machu Pichu, explore Pisac Inca Market and admire the Inca brilliant work at sanctuary of Sacsayhuman.
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY-LIMA: Flight to Lima. Upon arrival transfer to hotel in Miraflores area. Late dinner in your hotel.
Day-2. LIMA-POSADAS AMAZONAS: Short flight to Puerto Maldonado. Then with canoe along the Centro Nape.Visit the tribe which produce medicines out of forest plants for the patients who chose their little clinic.
Day-3. AMAZONAS-TAMBOPATA: Paddle a canoe around the oxbow lake, filling the Zoological monitoring card. Observe the river otters, and their activity (fishing, resting, alarm calls etc). Then, several hours canoe trip to Tambopata Research Canter. You will enter the 700.000 acres of reserve sightings of capybara, caiman, geese, macaws and other large species. There will be Macaw Project Lecture led by the professional Biologist, class about adaptations of plants (aerial palms, epiphytes, tabular roots) ecology of gaps and interrelations between animals (mixed brown capuchin and squirrel monkeys).
Day-4. TAMBOPATA CENTRE: Day will be divided on four sessions: 1. Parrot clay-lick monitoring 2. structure of the Rain forest workshop 3. relations and adaptations workshop 4. Night insects (night observation of insects which are leaving their hiding places in order to feed, reproduce etc. You will collect species of Orthoptera, Mantids and Coleoptera with the aid of headlamps, gloves, magnifying glasses and recipients.
Day-5. TAMBOPATA CENTER-CUZCO:An early morning canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado. Then board the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival transfer to your centrally located hotel next to Plaza Armas. Visit the main sites such as: Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) and Cuzco Cathedral.
Day-6. SACRED VALLEY TOUR:Travel to nearby Pisac to see traditional Inca market and cultivated terraces in the mountain slopes. Then visit Ollantaytambo, the archaeological complex renowned for their smooth-finished granite blocks and trapezoid gates and niches. At the end visit Sacsayhuman, a superb example of ancient Inca stone work featuring massive rocks, up to 300 tons in weight, fitted together to form a great sanctuary.
Day-7. CUZCO-MACHU PICHU: Short ride to train station to board Vistadom Coach for a ride to Aguas Calientes and Machu Pichu. Like many other travellers, you will be amazed with this magnificent ancient Inca city, abandoned by the Incas for unknown reasons. Explore the site with over 200 houses, palaces and temples, built from precision-fitted stone blocks. See the Temple of the Sun, Inhituatana. and Temple of the Three Windows Late return to Cusco.
Day-8. LIMA-DEPARTURE: Morning flight to Lima. Upon arrival guided tour of Peruvian Capital before we visit Museo d' Oro, the most important museum from early Inca period. Have some free time for great shopping at Miraflores zone before transfer by boat to Late afternoon transfer to the airport for your return flight home
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Centro Nape - paddling Amazon - Tambopata Research Centre - Plaza Armas - Cusco Cathedral - Pisac Market - Harry Bigham coach train - Machu Pichu - Agua Callientes - Sacred Valley - Ollaytamtambo Complex - Sachsayhuman Fortress - Miraflores - Museo d' Oro
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following: