We are about to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tomorrow morning and have returned from the Amazon jungle. Below is the GAP Tour brief itinerary details. We will do a blog update when we complete the tour in about a week or so.
In The Shadow Of Machu Picchu
Day 1 Lima
Arrive in Lima at any time.
Day 2-3 Amazon Rainforest
Take a morning flight to Puerto Maldonado, on the edge of the Amazon. Travel by motorized canoe up the Tambopata River to our rainforest lodge. Our local guides help us spot the abundant Amazon wildlife as we explore by foot and dugout canoe.
Day 4-5 Cuzco
Take a boat ride out of the jungle before flying to Cuzco high in the Andes. On Day 5, tour Cuzco with our local guide and learn the history of the longest continually inhabited city on the continent.
Day 6-9 Inca Trail
Travel this morning to km 82 and begin a once in a lifetime journey on the ancient trail of the Incas. Local porters and guides ensure that the trip is worry-free, and fascinating ruins and spectacular mountain scenery fill every day of the hike. On the final day, we climb the steps to Intipunku, the 'Sun Gate', to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Return to Cuzco by train on Day 9.
Day 10 Depart Cuzco
We will be heading to Puno and eventually Lake Titicaca after the tour completes.