#2 Ultimate Peru: Machu Picchu, Eco Rainforest, and Beyond

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

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
December 2nd-11th, 2021

What you'll do

  • 1

    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.

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

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

  • 4

    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.

  • 5

    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.

  • 6

    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.

  • 7

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

  • 8

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

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 December 3. 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 December 12.
  • 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)

    Matador Trips is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and abroad.

    In our team’s estimation, if the coronavirus pandemic is a continued threat in the winter of 2020 this Trip will be rescheduled and a 100% refund will be offered to travelers.

    We strongly encourage travelers to take necessary precautions for safeguarding their health while traveling abroad.

    On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the novel coronavirus outbreak, also known as 2019-nCoV.

    When visiting Peru or other destinations, please regularly review Travel Advisories from your home country for the most up to date information.

    Travel Information from the United States Government:

This adventure
is not for everyone

Before applying to take part in this experience, it’s important to understand that this is not a tour or a luxury travel experience.

If you cannot survive without Wi-Fi or social media, this is not for you.
If you are terrified of mosquitos and monkeys, this is not for you.
If you are miserable being woken up by the sound of wildlife, this is not for you.
If you need to be connected to work, this is not for you.

But trust us,

if you can take on these challenges with us, then welcome to one of the greatest experiences of your life!

Matador Trips

Ultimate Peru: Machu Picchu, Eco Rainforest, and Beyond

$3,950 USD / Person
$3,950 USD / Person

COVID-19 update

Due to the unprecedented global crisis and current international travel restrictions, all Matador Trips before August 1st have been pushed to new dates. The following trips on the following dates are on, and happening as planned!

  • Small Group Tonga: Swimming with Humpbacks - August 23rd-31st, 2020
  • Remote Sailing Adventure, Palawan Philippines - November 13th-17th, 2020
  • Ultimate Peru: Machu Picchu, Eco Rainforest, and Beyond - December 3rd-12th, 2020
  • Ecuador Volcano Trekking + UNESCO Sites - January 15th-22nd, 2021
  • Photo Safari through Namibia and Cape Town - February 24th-March 6th, 2021

We believe that all of the above trips will happen as planned, but we realize this is a time of uncertainty. To address that, we are offering a 100% refund for any COVID related cancelations.

If the coronavirus pandemic prevents the above trip departures, affected trips will be rescheduled and a 100% refund will be offered to travelers. Please reach out to our team if you have questions about any of the trips of our cancelation / refund guarantee.

Any questions please contact: trips@matadornetwork.com

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Photo Education

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New Friends

We curate groups of
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Video of Your Trip

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Best of the Best

We scoured the Earth to
bring you the best

Matador Network has been around the world and back reporting on the best destinations and experiences for over a decade. It’s time to share the stoke and bring you along for the adventure, guided and curated by Matador staff.

Photo Education

Learn photography tips
from a professional

Every Matador Trip is led by a professional travel photographer, there to capture the best shots of your trip to share with your friends and to train both amateurs and skilled photographers in their methods!

New Friends

We curate groups of
open-minded travellers

Matador led and curated Trips attract a special breed of people. Let’s make some lifelong friends and have unforgettable experiences together.

Video of Your Trip

We’ll create an epic
video of your trip

We provide a complimentary video documenting the adventure for you to take home at the end of the trip!
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