River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Lima/Cusco
Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.
Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore. (B)
Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them. Continue on to watch a pottery making demonstration in another small village. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community. (B, L)
Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes
Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area. (B)
Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.
Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own. Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco. (B)
Day 6 Cusco
Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. (B)
Day 7 Cusco/Iquitos
Take an early morning flight in order to board the boat for the afternoon. Enjoy two boat excursions and compare the vast difference of the jungle between the day and night. During free time relax on board the ship and soak up the natural beauty around.
The day begins very early to catch our flight to Iquitos and transfer to the Amazon River boat. Once on board the ship, relax and soak in the natural beauty of the wild rainforest. Step out on deck to watch the riverbanks go by, and keep eyes peeled for wildlife such as grey and pink dolphins. Expert guides will lead jungle walks, give lectures, and point out unique species of bird and marine life as you explore the smaller tributaries of the river. (B)
Day 8 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Head out into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a boat excursion and search for monkeys, sloths, and macaws. In the afternoon, take a walk through the jungle and visit a local community to learn about their traditions. After dinner, opt to go on a night excursion to Piranha Creek. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the town of Nauta before continuing to cruise down the Amazon River. In the afternoon enjoy a jungle walk and learn about medicinal plants, search for monkeys and keep an eye out for reptiles. (B, L, D)
Days 10-12 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Explore the Amazon River and some of its tributaries in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In the constantly changing Amazon we offer flexible itineraries, the naturalists onboard tailor each departure to the surroundings and water levels to ensure you get the most out of your Amazon adventure. Over the next few days, enjoy shore excursions, night excursions, educational lectures, a visit to a local shaman, an indigenous village, and the incredible wildlife of this lush area. (B, L, D)
Day 13 Pacaya Samiria National Reserve/Lima
In the morning explore the shoreline by motorized skiff keeping your eyes out for birds, monkeys and sloths. Leave the peacefulness of the river behind en route stop at the manatee rescue centre before catching a flight back to Lima. Enjoy the evening in the city. (B)
Day 14 Lima
Depart at any time. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
Venture to Machu Picchu by train
Cruise along the Amazon
Learn about Peruvian wildlife and indigenous cultures
Walk along the coast in Lima
All This Included
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and river, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, you’ll experience a unique cruising experience — including exotic wildlife, local culture and more! But it doesn’t stop there — after the jungle, Machu Picchu awaits. The Lost City of the Incas will provide majestic ruins and striking views of the Peruvian mountain. Choose to take part in an optional one-day hike up the Inca Trail, or if you prefer something a little more relaxing, there’s always the chance to enjoy the train.
Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Local Indigenous Family Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Your Wellness Moment: Local Shaman Visit, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Train to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu guided tour
Cruise aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat (6 nts)
Orientation tour of Iquitos
Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts)
Hotels (7 nts)
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.
Transportation: Amazon riverboat, plane, public bus, train
G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amazon riverboat.
Accommodations on this Tour
Aboard the Amatista Amazon riverboat (6 nts)
Hotels (7 nts)
Aguas Calientes: Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu (or similar)
Lima: Hotel San Agustin Exclusive (or similar)
Cuzco: Hotel Taypikala (or similar)
Small group experience; Max 16 (land), Max 28 (riverboat)
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.