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Two people walking the Inca Trail on a Traveling Professor Machu Picchu Tour to Peru and the Amazon

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Machu Picchu tour for small groups. Travelers in canoe at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.

Who Goes on Our Tours?

Peru Machu Picchu and the Amazon Tour

Peru, mystical Machu Picchu, and the Amazon rain forest await your discovery.  Join The Traveling Professor on a fully guided tour that will be talked about for years to come.  The Professor has custom-designed an exciting and enriching itinerary truly making this journey to South America the trip of a lifetime.

Steve Solosky, The Traveling Professor, is widely recognized for his Peru tours.  He is regularly invited to be speak at national trade meetings on Peru travel.  The Wall Street Journal and other print/radio media have noted his exceptional tours.  The New York Times Travel Show designated Professor Solosky as a "Peru Travel Expert".

Cusco:  Enjoy a professionally guided tour of this fascinating  UNESCO World Heritage city of stone, once the capital of the Inca Empire.  There are ancient temples, lively markets, historic churches, and mystical wonders.  Let's not forget that Cusco is one of the most extraordinary dining destinations in the Americas.

Machu Picchu:  Do Machu Picchu the right way.  On arrival, there is a professional guided tour of the citadel.  Come back early the next day for a hike along the Inca Trail. Walk above the clouds to witness one of the most spectacular sights any traveler will ever see - sunrise at Machu Picchu.   

The Amazon: The Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge is one of the Top 25 eco-lodges in the world.  There is no "roughing it" here at this luxurious location.  Monkeys, colorful birds, sloths, caimans, vibrant butterflies are just some of the wildlife you can expect to see.  Set on the Madre de Rios River, the lodge's expert certified naturalists guides you on a choice of excursions like twilight river cruises, jungle walks, rainforest gardens, plantation visits, and a jungle canopy walkway, included with the price of the tour.

What's Included?
  • 2 Nights in Cusco, 2 nights in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), 1 night in Cusco, 2 nights in Amazon.  Breakfast is included at all hotels.
  • All meals except lunch on day of departure are included at Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge in Amazon.
  • All dinners included at El Mapi Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • One buffet lunch at authentic Peruvian Hacienda on Urumbamba River.
  • Flight from Cusco to Amazon (Puerto Maldonado).
  • Transfers between airports in Cusco and Puerto Maldonado and hotels.
  • Train and private van transportation between Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
  • Private tours in Cusco, Machu Picchu, and private guiding services with certified Naturalist in Amazon.
  • 2 days admission to Machu Picchu with transportation.
  • Also:  Optional pre-tour to Lima, Peru.
  • Professional guide services.  A tour leader is with the group 24/7.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 8-14 friendly travelers. 
  • Every traveler has input on what we see and do on this trip.
  • Top-rated, well located hotels.  In Cusco, our hotel is equipped with an "intelligent oxygen system" to minimize the effects of altitude issues.  The all-inclusive Inkaterra Amazonica is one of the top-rated eco-lodges in the world.
  • Our experienced tour leaders get you off the beaten path.  Unique hikes and trails. Scenic vistas and sites not commonly visited by other tourists. 
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • We are one of the few tours offering 2 nights in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) with a 2 mile walk along the Inca Trail.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Peru.  Airfare is not included although we help travelers plan air itineraries.
  • Travelers must be in good health with NO mobility, breathing, or cardiac issues.  It is recommended that your health professional be consulted for any needed immunizations or medications.
  • Lodging:  In Cusco, stay at the highly-rated Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel.  In Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) it is the popular and trendy El Mapi Hotel.  Nothing compares to the all-inclusive Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge in the heart of the Amazon. 
  • Additional nights available upon request. 

2021 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Taking deposits for our November 2021 Tour.  
  • Price: We expect $2,799 per person, double occupancy.  Have your own room for $399 more.
  • Because of COVID-19, many hotels in Peru are still temporarily closed and we have yet to receive confirmations on dates for 2021.  We plan to have firm dates and itinerary this summer.  Sending in a $50 deposit now holds a place for the 2021 tour.  Travelers will have the opportunity to receive a FULL REFUND of their deposit upon reviewing the dates, final itinerary and price.
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