Ultimate Peru: Machu Picchu, Eco Rainforest & Beyond

Travel the Peruvian coast to the ruins of Machu Picchu, and venture deep into the untouched Amazon jungle.

Photo Safari
10 Days, 9 Nights
Matador Trips: Peru
Per Person
This trip includes 3 domestic flights, some meals, and all excursions. Leave the details to Matador Trips as we whisk you from desert to rainforest! All accommodation, transfers, and guided tours included.
Dates & Guides
September, 2023
Flexible booking, 100% refund guarantee.

What you'll do

Experience the natural and cultural variety of Peru

Peru is home to vast desert, rugged coastline, intriguing ruins, dense jungle, and every ecosystem in between. During this unique 10-day journey you will get to experience the ultimate Peru.

Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Every traveler should experience Machu Picchu at least once in their lifetime. This breathtaking complex of ruins has inspired travelers since ancient times. When you’re not exploring the Lost City, enjoy Cusco’s mountain town charm and explore the Sacred Valley.

Revel in world-renowned Peruvian cuisine

Most famous for grilled meats and ceviche, Peruvian cuisine has something for everyone. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

3 days in a one-of-a-kind Amazon jungle lodge

The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biodiverse locations in the world. You will be sleeping in an elegant eco-lodge that serves as the perfect basecamp to explore the jungle by land and boat. Expect to spot and photograph exotic birds, caiman crocodiles, monkeys, capybara, and more.

Photo education

Whether you are a pro photographer or just enjoy taking cool shots with your phone, our Matador photo instructors will work with you during informal photo walks and mini-workshops to take your personal travel photography to another level. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about underwater and nature photography.

A professional video of your epic adventure

Our professional in-house filmmaker will be documenting our adventure on a daily basis, and we will give you the video of this trip so that you can relive the adventure and share it with friends and family on social media.

The ultimate adventure with like-minded travelers

We curate groups of like-minded adventurers for the perfect vibe. Bring your friends and make new ones on this epic adventure.

Support local communities through sustainable travel

We aim to travel as consciously as possible. This trip supports women’s initiatives, indigenous communities, and environmental conservation.

Where we’re going

Trip Details

What's my itinerary?

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time for your orientation with Matador Trips and transport service provider G Adventures.

Day 2: Lima/Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Cusco/Sacred Valley

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).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4: Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes

Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Opt to visit the local market, a nearby archaeological site, or get a massage.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Cusco/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8: Tambopata

Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole, or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9: Tambopata/Lima

Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What's included?
    • 9 nights accommodation.
    • 3 domestic flights: Lima-> Cusco-> Puerto Maldonado-> Lima.
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners.
    • All land and boat transfers.
    • Train to Machu Picchu.
    • Expert guided tour of Machu Picchu.
    • Pottery-making demonstration.
    • Sacred Valley guided tour.
    • Guided Amazon boat tour.
    • Guided excursions with naturalists.
    • Photography training and facilitation.
    • Videographer and a video of the trip you can take home at the end.
What's NOT included?
    • Your flights to and from Lima, Peru (LIM).
    • Accommodation before and after the trip.
    • Some meals.
    • Alcoholic beverages.
    • Perfect weather.
How many people will be on the tour?
    • The tour can accommodate up to 14 guests.
What's the sleeping situation?
    • Accommodation is provided in hotels in Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Tambopata (the Amazon), and is based on 2-people per room. For an additional fee private rooms can be arranged or Matador Trips is happy to arrange a shared room for same-sex solo travelers.
Who is the trip for?
    • We encourage a wide mix of people, from old-time adventurers to short-break professionals to first-time travelers – they all contribute to a memorable experience. Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for travelers under 14.
When do the trips depart and arrive?
    • Arrive at your designated hotel in Lima, Peru, any time on arrival day. The exact departure meeting location will be supplied via email within 30 days of departure.
    • Depart at your leisure from Lima after a final group breakfast on the final day.
How do I get there?
    • Lima, Peru (LIM) is a major travel hub and easily reached from most places in the world. For assistance with flights just let us know.
    • All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. Upon booking you will be contacted for passport information and flight reservations. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Health and safety update (coronavirus)

All tour operators, hotel rooms, transport providers and third party vendors adhere to strict COVID health precautions and safety measures.

All Matador Trips are in small groups and we work to limit exposure in all activities.

Traveler’s insurance is strongly recommended for all travelers. Ask for recommendations if you do not have a preferred provider.

US Travel advisories have the most up to date COVID information for any traveler.

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