Journey to the Amazon & Cusco January 2024
January 24, 2024 - February 03, 2024
Meeting point:
Palm Beach, FL (KPBI)
11 days / 10 nights
5,025 NM
Day 1 - Wednesday, January 24: Palm Beach, FL (KPBI) → Kingston, Jamaica (MKJP) → Medellin, Colombia (SKRG) (585 + 455 nm)

Your Journey begins with a warm welcome from Air Journey at West Palm Beach Airport (KPBI), where you'll receive a detailed briefing about your upcoming flight.

Upon arrival we will transfer to Click Clack. This property is a vibrant and trendy hotel that offers a unique and colorful atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, it's the perfect place for travelers looking to experience the local culture and make new friends. The hotel features a variety of comfortable rooms and social spaces, including a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city. With its friendly staff and lively atmosphere, Click Clack is the ideal home base for exploring Medellin and all it has to offer.

Hotel : Click Clack
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Thursday, January 25: Medellin, Colombia

Today, we will enjoy a half-day tour through Medellin. We will explore the city's most iconic and cultural sites, including Plaza Botero, Pueblito Paisa, and the Antioquia Museum. We will also ride the Metro Cable for stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains. Afterwards, we will savor colombian cuisine at a local restaurant.

Hotel : Click Clack
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 3 - Friday, January 26: Medellin, Colombia (SKRG) → Iquitos, Peru (SPZO) (1,195 NM)

Fly to Iquitos situated on the banks of the Amazon River in the heart of the northern Peruvian Amazon region. Upon arrival, transfer to Iquitos Main Wharf where the M/V Aria awaits you.

Over the next three days, you will sail along some of the largest tributaries of the Amazon, as well as the mighty Amazon itself. You will be embarking on a magnificent adventure to places visited by only a very few.

Hotel : M/V Aqua Nera
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Saturday, January 27: Amazon Cruise, Peru

The locals call Yacapana Islands "The Islands of the Iguana" because of the large number of these reptiles like tiny dinosaurs which inhabit them. Amazon folklore says that if you touch an iguana, you will develop some of its characteristics and, as no one wants to look like them, these animals are well protected.

We will also see the famous Amazon River dolphins, pink or gray, along our route. Amazonian people believe that these dolphins possess the power to turn into men and women of great beauty.

As you float down the Yarapa River, past the occasional fishermen paddling in their canoes, you will spot wildlife: terns, tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloth share this wonderful world with us.

Upon arrival at Lake Moringo, use your hooks to try to catch some of the ferocious piranhas and other fish species. As you fish, trained naturalist guides will tell the story of the lake and its inhabitants.

In the late afternoon we will sail on to Lake Clavero where villagers paddle in their traditional dugout canoes. You may wish to swim in the lake’s calm waters and visit the community to interact with our Amazonia neighbors who will be pleased to welcome you.

Hotel : M/V Aqua Nera
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5 - Sunday, January 28: Amazon Cruise, Peru

This morning board the skiffs to explore a fascinating black water stream, part of the vast Amazon flooded forest within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Your guide will tell you about the jungle as you explore what scientists call a "gallery forest," because of its dense vegetation that creates a tunnel of leaves. As you explore this type of riparian vegetation, watch above for parrots, macaws, and fluffy monk saki monkeys.

In the late afternoon you will take a magical journey through the "Jungle of the Mirrors," where towering trees are reflected in the dark river.

Move on to Dorado River where you may observe enchanting parrots, macaws and a variety of primates, unperturbed by our presence. As you make your way back to the Aqua Nera, you may see alligators, frogs and fishing bats.

Hotel : M/V Aqua Nera
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 6 - Monday, January 29: Iquitos, Peru (SPQT) → Cusco, Peru (SPZO) (590 NM)

Fly to Cusco where we will transfer to Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Experience the thrill of staying in a protected national monument, while discover inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites, all clustered around a tranquil central courtyard.

This is the ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of the
city, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and cafes serving exciting Andean cuisine.

Hotel : Hotel Monasterio
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Tuesday, January 30: Cusco, Peru

There will be an early morning departure to board the Orient Express Luxury train “Hiram Bingham” for our visit to Machu Picchu.

View spectacular scenery while you enjoy a delicious Brunch onboard. You will arrive at the Lost Citadel of the Incas where you will be able to visit this stunning place. Take a guided tour of the citadel, stroll by the archeological site before enjoying an afternoon tea at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

As the sun goes down, you will return back to the station to board the train. Sit back, relax and enjoy the VIP treatment followed by cocktails and live entertainment. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the dining car for a four-course gourmet dinner making your trip to Machu Picchu an unforgettable experience.

Hotel : Hotel Monasterio
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 8 - Wednesday, January 31: Cusco, Peru

Enjoy a morning city tour including the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery – the legendary Koricancha “Site of gold”, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. This afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Dinner tonight at the MAP Café - situated in the courtyard of the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

Hotel : Hotel Monasterio
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 9 - Thursday, February 01: Cusco, Peru (SPZO) → Cartagena, Colombia (SKCG) (860 NM)

Our Journey continues to Cartagena, where we will transfer to Sofitel Baru Calablanca. This property is a luxurious beachfront resort located in the picturesque town of Baru, just a short drive from Cartagena, Colombia. With its stunning colonial architecture, lush tropical gardens, and pristine white sand beaches, this exquisite hotel offers an oasis of tranquility and refinement for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable escape.

Hotel : Sofitel Baru Calablanca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 10 - Friday, February 02: Cartagena, Colombia

Today is at your leisure to relax at the beach or explore on your own.

Sofitel Baru Calablanca offers an impressive range of activities for its guests to enjoy. Those seeking water sports will find a range of options such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The hotel's private beach offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation or beach activities like volleyball, soccer, and frisbee. The spa and wellness center features state-of-the-art treatments and massages to help guests relax and rejuvenate. For fitness enthusiasts, the hotel has a fully equipped gym with modern equipment. Golf lovers can play at one of the nearby golf courses. The hotel can also arrange tours and excursions to nearby attractions such as the historic walled city of Cartagena, Rosario Islands, and the Mangrove Forest.

Hotel : Sofitel Baru Calablanca
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Saturday, February 03: Cartagena, Colombia (SKCG) → Key West, Florida (KEYW) (915 NM)

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our flight home, as our journey comes to an end today.

Breakfast included