Trip to Peru.
Day by Day Plan of Our Adventure
If at all possible, with any
internet connections, we will try to do some blogs along the way. If not, there
will be a deluge of them on our return. We will have the international mobile
phone with us. Number in case of emergencies is +44 759 027
DAY 1: Leave
on Friday the 3rd of September. Transfer from Beez Neez by minibus to fly out
from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Miami and overnight stay.
Lima arrival and overnight at a hotel in Miraflores.
Lima free day. Hope to do the walking tour to see the Bronze
Fountain, the Museum of Religious Art, the Palace of Gobierno and the
Day 4: Lima to Puerto
Maldonado. Upon arrival transfer to the Wasai Puerto Maldonado Lodge.
Day 5: Puerto Maldonado day at leisure.
Day 6: Tampopata Expedition. 3
Days / 2 Nights
motorboat trip up the Tambopata river to Wasai Tambopata Lodge and Research
Center. During the trip into the heart of the rain forest we hope to be
able to observe clouds of butterflies, typical Amazon communities, while groups
of birds pass over the boat and animals such as capybaras, turtles and caiman.
Reception and accommodation at Wasai lodge. Introductory walk to understand
rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees . Return to the lodge
for dinner. We will enjoy diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our
first night in the Amazon.
Day 7: Macaw Clay Lick
Wake early (4.30 am) and travel up the Tambopata River for an hour
to the Bahuaja- Sonene National Park. We hope to see a magical sunrise and see
animals such as capybaras, tapir and deer. If we are amazingly lucky - a
Jaguar in the surrounding virgin forest. We will observe one of the
greatest spectacles of the rainforest: hundreds of parrots, parakeets and macaws
of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on a river bank.
We go for a short walk in search of monkeys. We will then have an
Ethno botanical trekking through one of the trails.
Day 8: Return to Puerto Maldonado
9: Puerto Maldonado to Cusco.
Cusco City Tour. This tour includes the major sites of historical interest, such
as the famous Inca fort at Sacsahuaman and the temple of the
Day 11: Sacred Valley. Excursion to the Urubamba Valley
visiting: the village of Pisac, a picturesque town of creole and colonial aspect
and its lndian market and craft fair. In the afternoon visit to the
fortress of Ollantaytambo, then the Chincero market.
Day 12: Free day Cusco
13: Leave for Urubamba river on the Sacred Valley of the Incas (North
of Cusco), where we will ride grade three rapids of the
Day 14: Cusco
All day excursion by train to Machu Picchu.
Day 15: Cusco to Machu Picchu -overnight in Aguas
Day 16: Aguas Calientes free day. Plan to spend the
morning exploring the ruins. Relax at the local hot springs and enjoy the
enormous beauty of Machu Picchu.
Day 17: Aguas Calientes free
Day 18: Machu Picchu back to
Day 19: Cusco to Puno, Inca Express Bus for
about ten hours, across the scenic high Andes landscapes only dotted by small
villages and herds of the llamas and vicuñas. Four stops in tourist
Day 20: Puno free
Day 21: Uros and Taquille
Islands on Lake Titikaka. Two hours in a motorboat to arrive at Uros island, in
the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the
Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in
the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The
dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof
and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. Then
visit to Taquile island, lunch in the co-operative restaurant. Taquile
Island is famous for its craft, particularly for its beautiful
textiles. The visit could be exhausting because of the five hundred and
thirty three to climb to get to the village and because of the altitude
(13,000 ft above sea level). On Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca
ruins as well as Inca terracing.
Day 22: Puno to
Day 23: Arequipa free day.
Day 24: Colca
Leave Arequipa towards north west behind snow-covered Chachani, Yura small
valley with thermal springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas National
Reserve, alpacas and llamas in Tocra, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, Andean
goose, ducks and an eagle "Kara Kara". Viewpoint of the Volcanoes and snow
covered mountains in Patapampa - 15,000 feet. See the Ampato, Sabancaya,
Walca Walca. Chivay, capital of the valley. Thermal springs and pools in La
Day 25: Return to
Arequipa for a full day excursion on the left shore, beautiful typical towns,
like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gentle people with typical needlework
dresses, hundreds of pre Inca terraces still in use with Andean crops like corn,
qinua, kiwicha (Amaranto). Lookout of The Cross of the Condor: see the deep
canyon and if good weather, the flight of the Condor.
26: Arequipa free day.
Day 27: Transfer to
Day 28: Nasca Lines. A full day excursion from
Lima to Nasca, to admire the mysterious Lines. On the way we will visit the
Museum of the site. The Maria Reiche tomb. Cut into the stony desert are
large number of lines, not only parallels and geometrical figures, but also
designs such as a dog, an enormous monkey, a bird with a wing span of over
one hundred meters, a spider and a tree. The lines, that represent some
sort of vast astronomical pre-Inca calendar, are best seen from the air, we will
take a half hour flight above the Lines.
Day 29: Lima free
Day 30: Lima to Huaraz
Day 31/32/33/34: Transfer to The Way Inn Lodge. Treks, mountain biking,
horse-riding, relaxing, camera opportunities.
Day 35: Transport from The Way Inn Lodge back
Day 36: Bus Huaraz to Lima
Day 37: Fly from Lima to Bogata, onward to
Miami, sleep overnight.
Day 38: Fly from Miami to Baltimore
Day 39: Annapolis Boat Show, the biggest in the
Day 40: Return to the boat show.
Day 41: Shopping in the malls of
Day 42: Fly from Baltimore to Miami and onward
to Port of Spain. Land at 09:40. Transfer by bus to Customs and Immigration at
Crews Inn Chaguaramas then back to Beez Neez at Coral Cove.
ALL IN ALL AN AMAZING ADVENTURE AND THE CHANCE TO TAKE
ONE OR TWO PHOTOGRAPHS................
THE DREAM OF A LIFETIME COMING