Explore Peru's highlights: Cusco city, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, and Tambopata Rainforest. Each place has something unique to offer tourists, so be sure to read on to learn more about each one!

Machu Picchu and Amazon Rainforest 7 days - Overview

The Cusco city tour is a great way to explore the Inca culture and see some of the most famous landmarks in the city. Visit the ancient city of Cusco and explore its many Inca ruins. See the Sacsayhuaman fortress, the Coricancha sun temple, and the Plaza de Armas main square.

The Sacred Valley is a must-see for anyone visiting Peru. This valley is home to many important Inca sites, such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The Sacred Valley is also a great place to enjoy some of the best views in Peru.

Explore the famed “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Marvel at its massive stone structures and learn about its fascinating history.

Rainbow Mountain is another must-see destination in Peru. This mountain gets its name from the colorful mineral deposits on its slopes. Rainbow Mountain is a great place to hike and enjoy the incredible views of nature.

Finish your adventure with a visit to Tambopata National Reserve in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. See exotic wildlife, such as monkeys and toucans, and experience the jungle up close on a canopy zip-line tour.

Trip details:

  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 nights
  • Depart: Cusco city
  • Ends: Puerto Maldonado
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Season: All year round 
  • Destination: Machu Picchu - Tambopata

Highlights:

  • Visit the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  • Discover Machu Picchu early morning
  • Travel to the Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • Explore the hidden Tambopata National Park
  • Travel with little impact on communities and the environment

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival at Cusco - Afternoon city tour

Day 2: Full-day tour of Sacred Valley with Maras Moray

Day 3: Discover Machu Picchu - back to Cusco

Day 4: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley Tour

Day 5: Cusco to Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Lodge 

Day 6: Tambopata National Park - Sandoval Lake

Day 7: Sandoval Lake to Puerto Maldonado - Airport Transfer

Inclusions

  • Travel experts assist 24/7
  • All transfers in and out (Airport -hotel)
  • 6 nights hotel and lodge (3-star hotels)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Entry tickets to all places we visit
  • One-way Expedition train to Machu Picchu
  • One-way Vistadome Panoramic train
  • Meals as in the itinerary 
  • All taxes and booking fees

Exclusions

  • International/domestic flights
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña hikes
  • Meals are not indicated on the itinerary
  • Tip to tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Travel insurance.

Important Information

  • Group tours departures every day with a minimum of 2 travelers per booking
  • Solo travelers contact us to verify group availability  
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available

Full Itinerary of the Machu Picchu and Amazon rainforest tour 7 days 6 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco city

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel near the city's center. You will have time to unpack, rest, and have lunch. At 1:00 pm, you will explore the city of Cusco and its surroundings.

During the city tour, you will explore the Plaza de Armas, Twelve-angled stone street, Coricancha, Sacsayhuman, Quenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, and the statue of Jesus Chris or white Christ. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Included: Transportation, entry tickets, Tour guide, 3-star hotel
  • Not Included: Meals
  • Duration: 4h
  • Type: Walking tour

Recommendations: Bring warm clothes, rain gear, a wind jacket, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, water, and extra money. 

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour with Maras Moray

Your tour guide will collect you from your hotel at 7:30 am and drive to the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is the Taray's viewpoint to enjoy one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Next, you will explore Pisac Ruins and Pisac Market and enjoy a buffet lunch at Urubamba. 

After lunch, you will explore the terraces of Moray, the Maras village, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo. Later at night, you will board the expedition train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo) to spend the night in a hotel.

  • Included: Transportation, entry tickets, Tour guide, 3-star hotel
  • Not Included: Dinner
  • Duration: Full day
  • Type: Walking tour - bus drive

Recommendations:

  • You will need to travel with a carry-on or small bag with clothes and necessary items for the 2 days tour. The rest of your luggage must stay in Cusco, check out, and store at the hotel, or you can leave it in our lockers. 
  • Bring a small backpack, warm clothes, rain gear, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, water, and extra money.

Day 3: Discover Machu Picchu - back to Cusco

Today we start early in the morning. We take the bus to the mountain top where Machu Picchu is located for about 40 minutes. Once there, we start the guided tour for about 3 hours. You will have the chance to explore the best of Machu Picchu with your expert tour guide, such as the temples, palaces, and houses, and have time on your own or hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña. 

After the guided tour, you will return to Aguas Calientes by bus, have lunch (not included), and board the Vistadome Panoramic Trains back to Ollantaytambo; our private van will be waiting for you and transfer you directly back to your hotel. The expected arrival time is 7.30 pm. 

  • Included: Transportation, entry tickets, Tour guide, 3-star hotel
  • Not Included: Lunch & Dinner
  • Duration: Full day
  • Type: Guided tour in Machu Picchu

Recommendations:

  • Visit Machu Picchu only with a small and comfortable backpack for hiking; the rest of your stuff leave at the hotel after check-out. 
  • After the guided tour, before boarding the train, ensure you have collected all your belongings from the hotel. 
  • Bring a small backpack, warm clothes, rain gear, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, water, and extra money.

Day 4: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley

We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel at 4:30 a.m. We drive for about 3 hours to get to the starting point, where our chef will provide a delicious breakfast surrounded by impressive mountains. Then we will hike to Vinicunca Mountain, a moderately strenuous hike located in Ausangate Mountain Range, the highest mountain range in the Cusco area. You will be given a guided tour of Rainbow Mountain's origins and will have time to take photographs.

After enjoying the Vinicunca Mountain views, you will hike for 30 minutes to the amazing Red Valley. Following the visits, we will walk back for an hour and have lunch. Then we return to Cusco, getting there around 5.30 pm.

  • Included: Transportation, Tour guide entry tickets, Picnic, Breakfast & Lunch, Snacks, water, hot drinks, First Aid Kit, Oxygen tank, Satellite phones, Trekking poles, Trekking chef, porters, Picnic equipment (Tents, chairs, tables), Private portable toilets, 3-star hotel
  • Not Included: Dinner
  • Duration: Full day
  • Type: Hiking tour

Recommendations:

  • Pack warm clothes, a beanie, gloves, a scarf, rain gear, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, water, and extra money in a hiking backpack.
  • After the day tour, you will return to the same hotel; you don't need to check out. 

Day 5: Cusco to Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata

We will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado (flight not included). Once in Puerto Maldonado, we drive to the port to board the boat that will take us to the Lodge. We take a three-kilometer (2-mile) trail while pausing to observe birds and butterflies. We go through the palm tree swamp leading to the calm lake's open waters.

Our team will row the boats to the Lodge (motors are prohibited on the lake). A large Paiche (an Amazonian fish) may be visible below the lake's surface, the Giant Otter of the Amazon, Pteronura brasiliensis, may start making strange and unsettling screams, and you may even see heads peering out from the water. After a short break, we resume our boat exploration of the entire eastern end of the lake by listening for the sound of countless Blue-and-Yellow and Red-Breasted Macaws as they fly back to their breeding grounds.

  • Included: Airport transfers, Boat ride to the Lodge, tour guide, lodge accommodations, meals
  • Not Included: Flights tickets
  • Duration: Full day
  • Type: Boat ride, hiking
  • Lodge: Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 6: Tambopata National Park - Sandoval Lake

We will be on the lake just before dawn to witness what is frequently a magnificent sunrise and to try and spot the giant otters that roam the lake in families and are very active at this time of day. Most of the birds living around the lake are busy right now. Watching the birds fishing as they pursue and catch their prey will be peace. Additionally, we will get up-close looks at the primitive Shansho (Ophistocumus hoazin) munching on leaves. After a late breakfast, we'll hike the trail through the cool primary rainforest understory that envelops the lake. We'll see the enormous chestnut trees that are common in this area. We'll take an hour to rest after lunch before we continue.

  • Included: Guided excursion, tour guide, lodge accommodations, meals
  • Duration: Full day
  • Type: Boat ride, hiking
  • Lodge: Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 7: Sandoval Lake to Puerto Maldonado - Lima

After breakfast, we paddle through palm swamps on the lake's western end one last time. A stunning sunrise and its reflection in the lake can be seen on clear mornings. Returning to the Madre de Dios River, we travel in the direction of Puerto Maldonado before continuing to the airport, where you take a flight back to Lima.

  • Included: Transportation by boat and road to the airport
  • Not Included: Lunch and dinner

Please note that itineraries may change to maximize wildlife viewing based on the findings of our local researchers and knowledgeable naturalist guides.

How to book the Machu Picchu Tambopata Rainforest tour?

To book the Machu Picchu Tambopata Rainforest 7 days and 6 nights tour, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to any Inquire button on our website on this page 
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  • We will reply within 24 hours with the information you require
  • You can upgrade, downgrade, or modify the itinerary according to your preferences
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