Classic Machu Picchu and Reserva Amazonica
11 Days 10 Nights with Fr. Bosco Wong
Lima, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado
Apr 22 Ottawa => Toronto => Lima Flights AC 457 YOWYYZ 1500 1608/AC 1946 YYZLIM 1750 0045
Fly with Air Canada from Ottawa to Peru with connecting in Toronto. Arrive in Lima in late evening, meet by local representative and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: Sol De Oro Inn & Suites or similar
Apr 23 Lima (B)
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, pick up for a city tour in Lima. Lima’s historic old town, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, is awash with fascinating cultural sites, colonial architecture and a varied history which reflects
the many faces of this intriguing city. First up is the Plaza de Armas which is dominated by the central 16th
century Cathedral, as well as grand colonial buildings, fountains and even native palm trees, making it the
perfect introduction to Old Lima. You then visit the 1553 Casa Aliaga Mansion, known not only for its
architectural grandeur but also an intriguing history, as the house was built on land gifted to Jerónimo de Aliaga
by rancisco Pizarro on the 1535 founding of Lima, and has been inhabited by his descendants continuously
ever since! Next, another colonial mansion-turned-place of historical interest at the Larco Museum, home to
many pieces of fine pre-Columbian art, gold and silver artefacts, in a building constructed on the site of a 7th
century pyramid. The tour includes a stop at the Aliaga House, an ancient vice regal house delivered by
Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jerónimo de Aliaga) after the foundation of the city. The construction
of this house started in 1535. This genuine jewel of the colonial architecture is currently inhabited by his descendants. Return to your hotel after the tour and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Apr 24 Lima => Cusco (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel.
Because of the high altitude (10,912 feet above sea level), we recommend that you rest for a short period. In
the afternoon, pick up for city tour that includes a walk-through of the Cathedral, the Koricancha (‘site of gold’),
typical streets, and the four ruins that surround the city: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and
Accommodation: Novotel Cusco or similar
Apr 25 Cusco => Sacred Valley (B/L)
Today take a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Tour begins at Awanakancha, a living
museum of the Peruvian Andes, observe traditional textile dyeing and weaving techniques and the four types of
camelids that are native to the region. Visit the Indian artisan market in Pisac and have lunch at a local
restaurant. The last stop is the impressive Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo that served as both a fortress and
ceremonial center, and is the site of a short-lived victory by the Incas over the Spanish.
Note: Please pack an overnight bag for journey to Machu Picchu tomorrow. Due to luggage restrictions aboard
the trains to/from Machu Picchu, passengers may only take 1 small bag weighing no more than 5 kg (11 lbs.).
The rest of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cusco.
Apr 26 Cusco => Machu Picchu (B/L/D)
After breakfast in the early morning, transfer to the train station for the ride to Machu Picchu – the Lost City of
the Incas (7,900 feet). This mountaintop citadel, which served as both a center of worship and an astronomic
observatory, is located in the middle of the cloud forest overlooking the Urubamba River. There are both
agricultural and urban areas constructed with the precision stonework that the Incas are known for. The
agricultural area consists of terraces and food storehouses, and the urban area contains temples, squares, and royal tombs. Guided tour followed by lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. In the afternoon, board the bus down to
Aguas Calientes, then walk to your hotel. Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation: Casa Del Sol Hotel or similar
Apr 27 Machu Picchu => Cusco (B)
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure to explore Machu Picchu. You can choose to hike the Huayna
Picchu or enjoy another activity. Mid-afternoon, depart from Machu Picchu by train to Ollantaytambo / Poroy
Station in the Sacred Valley, and then be taken to your hotel in Cusco. Accommodation: Novotel Cusco or similar
Apr 28 Cusco => Puerto Maldonado => Reserva Amazonica (B/L/D)
After breakfast in the early morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, be
taken to the Butterfly House welcome/information center to register for your Amazon adventure. Then board for
a 45 minute boat ride to Reserva Amazonica. On this day, enjoy the Trail System adventure and the Twilight River excursion.
Trail System – Walk on one of the trails that extend 7.3 kilometers (4.5 miles) in Reserva Amazonica Natural
Reserve and you will discover the incredible realm of the Amazon rainforest. The trails offer an excellent
introduction to the environment of the jungle, as you walk past exotic rainforest trees, such as the lupuna tree
and the beautiful ficus. Look down and spot the tiny lizards that rustle the leaves as they dart about on the
forest floor. Gaze at the treetops and be amazed with the arena for bird watching. Observe the insect life –
iridescent beetles and interpret the primary and secondary rain forest components, as well as human impact,
and the relevance of the rainforests of the world.
Twilight River – On this guided afternoon boat ride, you will witness the enchanting transformation from a
diurnal to a nocturnal environment, as animals and birds of the daytime are replaced by species specially
adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits while searching for nightjars,
owls, capybaras and caimans. In addition, on a clear night the southern hemisphere stars can be appreciated.
Enjoy your dinner at the main dining room. Accommodation: Reserva Amazonica or similar
Apr 29 Reserva Amazonica (B/L/D)
Today enjoy an excursion to Lake Sandoval and the Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk. Take a 30-minute
boat ride to the Tambopata National Reserve, where wildlife surrounds you as you enjoy the one and a half
hour walk along three kilometers of trails to reach Lake Sandoval. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful,
mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, macaws,
prehistoric hoatzins, also called “shanshos”, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers, and side-neck turtles.
Spend two hours on the lake. (This excursion is ONLY available from April to November. During the rest of the
year, another alternative excursion will be offered.). Continue with a five-minute boat ride takes you to the
Canopy Interpretation Center. After ascending the first tower, at 29 meters above the forest floor, walk through
the treetops for one-and-a-half hours along suspension bridges that link eight observation platforms. Enjoy
landscapes and vistas that would be unimaginable from below, while on the look- out for giant strangler fig trees,
orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons and – with luck – monkeys or sloths. Descent from the Canopy,
experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the Aguajales
swamps. In this lush eco system, observe the various species of amphibians, serpents, birds, mammals and
abundant flora and trees of this flooded marshland. The walk finishes by returning to the lodge. Enjoy your
dinner at the main dining room.
Apr 30 Reserva Amazonica (B/L/D)
After breakfast, a morning excursion to Gamitana Creek. A walk to the magic world of Gamitana Creek, the
sights, scents and sounds of the jungle will surround you as you walk for two and a half hours, rambling through
the rain forest along the banks of this winding, dark-water creek that is home to piranha, caimans, turtles and
an abundance of brightly colored birds. When you reach the embarkation point, board a canoe and navigate a two hour ride downstream to the Gamitana Model Farm, appreciating the rich plant and animal life along the
way. You will have a short guided tour to learn about an Amazon farm. Return to the lodge and rest of
afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be served at the main dining room.
May 01 Puerto Maldonado => Lima (B/D)
After breakfast, return to Puerto Maldonado by boat for your return flight to Lima. On the way to the airport, you
will visit the Butterfly House. The Tambopata National Reserve and Peru hold various records in butterfly
species numbers. Enjoy a personalized excursion accompanied by an interpreter who will explain the diverse
characteristics of this wonderful species. There are 3,800 species in Peru, and many of these can be found at
the Butterfly House, which showcases the varied beauty and adaptability of these colorful insects.
Upon arrival in Lima, meet and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Folkloric Dinner Show at La
Dama Juana Restaurant.
Accommodation: Sol De Oro Inn & Suites or similar
May 02 Lima => Toronto => Ottawa (B) Flights AC 1947 LIMYYZ 0240 1140/1310 1412
Enjoy free time until your transfer to the airport for return flight home.
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
Tour price per person (based on double occupancy) in Canadian dollars: ● CAD $3,965 ($3,512 Tour and Airfare + 453 Tax)
● Single supplement (if desired): CAD $760
● Tourist class accommodation.
● Meals (10 breakfast, 5 lunches & 5 dinners) as stated per itinerary.
● Round trip airfare (including taxes) from Ottawa to Lima and return.
● Domestic airfares within Peru.
● Fully escorted upon arrival and departure at all airports.
● Private sightseeing Tours with admission and meals as per itinerary, except for Reserva Amazonica, all services in Puerto Maldonado and at Reserva Amazonica are operated on a group basis
● Services of a licensed English-speaking guide.
● Modern motor coach transportation as per itinerary (with free WiFi) ● Porterage: 1 piece of luggage per person in and out each hotel.
● Admission fees to all attractions & activities as per itinerary.
● Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff. Exclusions
● Travel/Health/Cancellation Insurance and personal expenses
● Optional Tour
● Any items not specified as included.
Conditions for departure
● Minimum group size is 20 fare-paying customers. If group size falls below 20, a surcharge may apply.
RESERVATONS & DEPOSIT
A deposit of $500 per person is required within 7 days after a tour invoice is issued. Reservations are considered confirmed after a deposit has been received. Payment can be made by cheque payable to “JBC Travel” or by VISA or MASTERCARD. Payment by credit card will be subject to 3% convenience fee.
Final and full payment is required 90 days prior to departure.
All cancellations must be made in writing to JBC Travel. The date of receipt of the cancellation notice will determine what penalties, if any, will be assessed, in accordance with the following schedule:
After the booking was confirmed: CA$350.
60~31 days prior to departure: 50% of the tour price per person.
30 days prior to departure: 100% forfeiture of tour price per person.
Tour price includes air and surface transportation as arranged. Tour price quoted in Canadian dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice.
PASSPORT AND VISA
A valid passport is required which must be valid for at least six months after the scheduled return of the tour. Visa is not required for Canadian visiting Peru.
JBC Travel cannot accept responsibility for alternate or additional land or air arrangements incurred by tour participants with improper documentation.
JBC Travel recommends that all tour participants ensure that they have sufficient trip cancellation, hospital/medical, and baggage insurance coverage prior to departure. Contact us for additional information.
Currently none of the areas included in the itineraries require certificates of vaccination. However, this is subject to change at any time.
JBC Travel can assume no responsibility for lost or damaged baggage. Baggage allowance currently in effect on trans-Atlantic flights is one (1) pieces of checked baggage with dimensions not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm.). Excess baggage charges are the responsibility of the traveler.
There will be one or two meals a day as per itinerary. Daily breakfasts will be always provided in the hotels, and dinners will be served at local restaurants.
Superior class hotel accommodations are used where available and are based on double occupancy in a room with private bathroom. Single supplement charges are indicated in the brochure programs.
TRANSFER AND SIGHTSEEING
All transfers and sightseeing are by air-conditioned motor coach with free wi-fi or other conveyance.
JBC Travel Canada Ltd., acts only as agent and/or intermediary for the independent suppliers. The suppliers who provide transportation, conveyance, or accommodations are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of JBC Travel. JBC Travel assumes no liability for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity. JBC Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour published in this program and to substitute hotels if necessary.
For more information or to register for this tour please contact: Dennis Kam
286 Kent Street
Ottawa ON K2P 2A4
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