YAQU, EXPLORE PERU
12 Days / 11 Nights
Yaqu is water, and water is life. The ancient Peruvians understood so, understood by the people of the andes with its complex water irrigation systems, and by the Amazon ethnic groups who care for the Amazon as their natural guardians.
On this trip you will visit Cusco, you will tour the Valley of Urubamba following the course of their sacred river, and you'll get to Machu Picchu. The flow of water will continue to monitor the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, where you will visit Iquitos, the Amazon River and its origin: this reserved area, the largest and one of the most beautiful and biodiverse Peru, is inhabited by pink dolphins, paiches, choro monkey ... wrap yourself in nature!
. Local flights
. Reception and transfer from/ to airport or bus terminals
. Tourist Bus to Puno/Cusco
. Expedition Train to Machu Picchu
. Entries to each archaeological site and/or natural reserve
. Official local guide
. All meals included in the program
. BTG (Cusco Tourist Ticket)
. Local flight boarding pass printed (and International flight if locator is sent)
. Follow up phone service and 24 hours emergency phone
. Local flight check-in from Puerto Maldonado
. Entrance to Cusco Cathedral
. Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain
. Overweight Luggage
. Meals not specified in the program.
. Personal expenses
. Travel insurance
Local Transport – We use local public transport wherever we can to reduce fuel usage per passenger.
Local Food and Local Goods – We endeavour to include and strongly encourage our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods. This reduces the ’embodied energy’.
Water Bottles – We encourage our passengers to refill a water bottle from water ‘bubblers’ where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues.
Economic Empowerment – Economic empowerment of local communities through tourism can help improve education and health services, water supplies and sanitation and reduce dependence on non-sustainable livelihoods.
Local Employment – We use local leaders and guides so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. We can particularly learn from indigenous rural communities about their relationship to the land and how they’ve practiced sustainable agriculture for centuries.
lights of this Trip
• Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu
• Navigate the longest river in the planet, the Amazon River.
• Explore one of the richest places in biological wealth on the planet.
• Watch endangered pink Amazon dolphins curl elegantly just above the water