River Explorers
The ultimate Peru adventure active trip
Duration: Apurimaca rafting, Inca trail to Machu Picchu & Amazon mountain biking (15 days)
Location: Active: Rafting, hiking and mountain biking.
Price: from $ 2945
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I been travelling around for a while. I have to admit, what River Explorers set up for us was FANTASTIC. Everything starting from arrival to Lima was perfectly on time. The tours including the guides, porters, gear were exceptionally good. Good for River Explorers!!! 

  • The Peru Adventure is a trip that combines three of the most attractive destinations that Peru has to offer. We will navigate the impressive Apurimac River gorge challenging level II to V rapids, walk the impressive Inca trail and see the majestic Machu Picchu and finally we will bike from the Andean Peruvian high mountains down to the Amazon jungle.

    Day 1: Arrival Lima at any time.
    Day 2: Early flight to Cusco
    DAY 3- 5: Apurimac River Rafting trip
    DAY 6: Cusco
    DAY 7: Sacred Valley trip.
    DAY 8-11: Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
    DAY 12-14: Biking Trip.
    DAY 15: Lima.

  • Day 1: Home - Lima

    Arrival in Lima, where you will meet your guide and be transferred to your hotel located in Miraflores area. Your tour guide will give you a brief introduction about the journey ahead.

    Miraflores overlooks the Pacific ocean from a cliff of more than 400 feet high. Lima’s bustling, modern center is full of shops, world class restaurants, pubs and nightspots.

    Hotel: Hotel Vila Santa or El Mariel.
    Meals included: No meals for today.
    Optional activities: City tour from U$ 40, culinary tour from U$ 50 (depending arrival time).

    Day 2: Lima - Cusco

    Transfer to Lima airport. You will fly to Cusco over the Peruvian sky with beautiful views and scenery. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the Andes, the Amazon jungle, or snow capped peaks, there are scenes that you’ll never see anywhere else. Arrive at Cusco Airport where you will meet by River Explorers staff and be transferred to your hotel.

    “Located in the Andean Mountains (3350 meters – 10990 ft), Cusco is recognized as the Archaeological Capital of the Americas for its  importance in history, and its numerous of archaeological wonders. Most of the structures in present day is a mix of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture, the most important fact is that Cusco preserves its culture, traditions and customs and the use of the Quechua and Spanish language”.

    The main issue you are likely to confront when you arrive in Cusco is the Altitude. We recommend you taking things easy and get strait to your hotel where you can rest. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and remember to drink plenty of water, especially mate de coca (infusion of coca leaves). Altitude pills is a good option too.

    Around 7 p.m. you’ll meet your river guides for meeting about your upcoming Peru Adventure, the Apurimac rafting trip.
    Hotel in Cusco: Mama Sara
    Meals included: 1 breakfast

    Day 3-5: Apurimac River rafting tour 3 days

    Without the Apurimac rafting trip the Peru adventure package will be empty. High in the impressive Peruvian  Andean Mountains with astounding scenic wonders and infinite rapids, the expedition trip to the Apurimac River begins. During the 3 days we will rafting through astonishing scenery and more that two hundred rapids between level II and V.

    By the end of the third day our private bus will be waiting for us ready to take us back to Cusco.

    See complete itinerary by clicking at Apurimac River rafting.

    *Note that the Apurimac River is open from May to November. During raining season (December to April) we run the Urubamba river which have many II, III IV rapids with nice long constant waves, holes and rocks.

    Day 6: Cusco day off

    This tour package demands physical activity. We recommend you to take a good rest after the rafting trip is finish so you can be ready for your next adventure , the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    We have optional tours in Cusco such as City tour, horse back riding, paragliding or if you need to recover, a massage therapy. Depending on your wishes or if you need more info contact us!.

    Optional activities from U$30.
    Hotel in Cusco: Casa San Blas or similar
    Meals included: 1 breakfast

    Day 7: Sacred Valley trip

    The Sacred Valley is an important destination that cannot be ignored in your Peru adventure vacation. The Sacred Valley covers the towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. The Valley offers incomparable Inca remains, charming towns, amazing Andean Mountain views and plenty of time to enjoy the countryside.

    After breakfast at around 8 am, you’ll meet your guide at your hotel. You soon set out in our private van on the scenic one hour drive to Pisaq, through mountains and small, picturesque villages. You enter into the Sacred Valley in its beautiful southern section, along a windy and easy paved road, following the Andean mountains through a young valley surrounded by high mountain peaks. A short drive uphill takes you to the Pisaq complex, where our knowledgeable local guide will give you a wonderful tour of the site.

    Pisaq is mostly known for its Inca complex, which lies atop a hill at the entrance to the Sacred Valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge in groups including temples, altars, baths, water fountains and the Intihuatana, a volcanic outcrop, served to define the changes of the seasons.

    After an interesting visit to the complex, we will drive back to Pisaq market, a perfect place to look for handicrafts and other souvenirs from the villagers. Even if you don’t buy anything, this is an event as Andean people come from different native communities, some of them from remote rural communities, wearing typical dresses of their villages.

    We then travel out of town via the traditional Sacred valley road, where you will experience rolling hills of beautiful corn crops as they give way to charming towns of La May, Qoya and Calca. The road meanders through the valley of the Urubamba River, leading us towards Urcos,  and Urubamba town. Take a break and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba and then continue to Ollantaytambo. We describe Ollantaytambo as an original Inca living town as the constructions are well kept since the inhabitants built the entire town on top of old Inca remains giving the town a special charm, which can be seen nowhere else in Peru or South America.

    After an exciting adventure day, we will stay in Ollantaytambo.
    Hotel in Ollantaytambo: Apu Lodge.
    Meals included: 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.

    Day 8-11: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    One of the highlights of your Peru adventure package is the Inca Trail To Machu Picchu. This hike starts close to the

    Ollantaytambo town and ends at the impressive complex of Machu Picchu.

    Inca Trail is perhaps one of the world’s greatest treks, this is a four day hike to the impressive lost city of Machu Picchu where the snow capped Andean Mountains crash into the lush Amazon rain forest, making one of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful landscapes.

    Machu Picchu is an Incan complex that has been deemed as the “Lost City”, unknown until its recent discovery in 1911 for Hiram Bingham. The Inca trail ends with a complete guided tour around Machu Picchu. The 11th day, after this tour we will take the train back to Cusco.

    Hotel in Cusco.

    Meals included: 4 breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.

    See itinerary Inca Trail.
    See Inca Trail Availability On-Line.

    If Available spaces are sold out for the Inca Trail we offer and alternative tour as:

    See Salkantay trek.
    See Lares trek.

    Day 12-14: Lares Mountain Biking

    Once again you will meet with your guide at your hotel. The drive takes us to an scenic road through Calca small town in the Sacred valley, Andean villages and the Lares pass located at 14763 ft – 4500 meters sea level, which will be the beginning of our tour. We will mountain biking downhill for two hours passing snow capped mountain, typical rural communities and Andean people until Lares hot springs, where you can relax and enjoy with the warm waters and the fascinating scenery.

    The second day you will descend until 3937 ft – 1200 meters sea level, in the way you can see how everything is changing from arid dry weather to warm and hummed Amazon jungle terrain, in the afternoon we coming back to the hot spring for the night.

    In the last day of your Peru adventure biking trip we will have three to four hours of mountain biking finishing at Calca where we will have lunch and then catch our bus that will take us to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. Hotel in Cusco. Meals included 3 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

    See itinerary Lares bike.

    Day 15: Cusco - Lima

    The perfect way to end with this Peru adventure is having a good bye lunch that the company can organize for you, we choose one of the best places where you can enjoy delicious typical dishes from the coastal area. After this we go back home.

  • What’s included?

    Accommodation: Six nights hotel 3 stars, one night hotel 2 stars at Ollantaytambo, seven days camping. You can upgrade your hotel category to 4 or 5 stars, ask for more information.
    Transport: Public and private buses, local internal flights, train, boat and trekking.
    Meals Included: All breakfast, 9 lunches, 7 dinners. Peruvian food is diverse, each region and even some cities has their own typical dish, we will make sure that you’ll try the best of our food.
    Apurimac Rafting: All rafting equipment (life vest, wet suits, paddle jacket, helmet, paddle, safety kayak, luggage boat, etc.
    Lares bike: All biking gear ( bikes, guide, knee and elbow protection, helmets, gloves and all camping gear.)
    Inca Trail: Local English speaking guide, camping gear (double occupancy tents, kitchen and dinner tents, sleeping, pads etc).
    Sacred Valley tour: English speaking guide, entrance fees to the ruins, transport.

    What’s not included?

    Sleeping bag is not included in any of the trips mentioned in the Peru adventure travel program, meals on the 1st and on the 15th day, hotel during the days that passengers want to stay in Cusco, Puno or any of the cities instead of continuing with the trips. For the Inca trail you need sleeping bag (menus 15 degrees), mosquito repellent, regular mountaineering clothes (hiking shoes and trainers, hat, socks, worm clothes, gloves, woolen hat to cover the ears, rain coat.), sun block PFD 40, flashlight, personal medical kit, items that you consider very import during this Peru adventure trip.

    *We design carefully this program in order to get adjusted to the altitude, starting the trip in a low place to the highest, in any case we recommend for this Peru adventure travel package train, bike swim and paddle in order to perform well during the activities.

    What to bring?

    Weather can be different in Peru because the Andean mountains, we recommend to bring some warm clothes especially if you travel during May to September the early mornings and nights in Cusco and Puno can be very cold.

    Any other items that you wish to pack are at your own discretion however you should attempt to comply with the suggested luggage weight limit.

    Travel documents: passport, visas, travel insurance certificate, air tickets with photocopies.

    Required vaccination certificates.

    Money: traveller’s cheques/cash/credit or debit card, money belt

    First-aid kit.

    For more information look at our Peru Adventure travel Information.

  • Peru Adventure – Travel notes

    Important: You need to book this Peru Adventure travel with at least five months in advance due to Inca trail regulation, otherwise we have the Salkantay hike tour as an alternative tour to Machu Picchu, which does not need to be book with so much time in advance.

    See itinerary Salkantay Trek

    For more information about traveling in Peru, please see Peru Travel Info.

    Are you not happy with this tour?, tell us what you want and we will  tailor made your package according to your requirements or look another similar package  Peru adventure tour – Magical Andes and Amazon.

  • Departures

    Our fully customized departures for the Peru adventure package are flexible from May to November. We required only just two persons to open a date, just choose a date and let us know.

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