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Pantanal Private Expedition

Go deep into the Pantanal, to the heart of Jaguar country, in search of the South America ‘Big Six’. Also, one of the best birding destinations of the Planet.
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Pantanal Expedition

We are proud to present to you one of the greatest wildlife adventures of the world: an expedition to the heart of the Brazilian Pantanal in search of the South America ‘Big Six’ – Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Giant Anteater, Capybara, South American Tapir, and Anaconda. Your chances to enjoy good sightings and photograph all of them are quite high!

With nearly 81,000 square miles, the Pantanal (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is the largest tropical wetland in the world and harbors some of the most unique wildlife found anywhere.

It lies mainly in Brazil but also spills over into Paraguay and Bolivia. The Brazilian Pantanal comprises the Mato Grosso (North), and Southern Mato Grosso regions. Both of them offer a deep natural experience in an unspoiled and primeval world like no other.

During the pantanal expedition, you will explore the Northern Pantanal Wetlands and Rivers as deep as it is possible, using safari vehicles, boats and on foot. Here you will have higher chances to spot all Big 6. Northern Pantanal is the World Jaguar hotspot!

During the Southern Pantanal Extension, you will find yourself on a private preserve that offers one of the best birding destinations on the planet. The centerpiece of this 130,000-acre preserve is the award-winning Caiman Lodge. The lodge not only offers excellent accommodations (bordering luxury) but is also a supporter of multiple research and conservation efforts designed at preserving this unique ecosystem, including the Hyacinth Macaw Reproduction Project.

New Paths Expeditions have crafted a truly comprehensive Pantanal expedition. Despite the last, the itinerary may be tailored to your own interests and needs. Through the years we have taken scientists, hardcore wildlife enthusiasts and luxury travelers to most remote corners of Brazil.


Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO world largest tropical wetland
  • Superb Wildlife observation looking for “the Big Six.”
  • Jaguars Guaranteed
  • Extensive birding opportunities
  • Many endemics species
  • Accompanied by a Head Naturalist Guide
  • Upscale Pre-Extension at the Belmond Das Cataratas in Iguassu Falls
  • Post-Extension at the award-winning Caiman Lodge

Pantanal Expedition

Details in Brief:

Duration: 9 days in country (Plus a 5 day Extension)

Is this the right expedition for you?: This involves wildlife excursions by boat and safari vehicles (Easy to board). Short (1-hour) hikes in flat terrain (Possibility for longer hikes available – Terrain could be muddy). Rides on bumpy and dusty roads (Transport vehicles other than boats and safari trucks have air conditioning). Warm temperatures. Unexpected cold fronts are a remote possibility. Short Showers are possible and expected. The accommodations were selected based on their wildlife proximity, but some could as basic. All have air conditioning, are clean and comfortable.


Main Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cuiaba, Brazil

Arrive today’s afternoon on a flight from the US (Via Sao Paulo). Meet our representatives and drive to the town of Pocone and then to Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel over the Transpantaneira “Highway”. Multiple stops for wildlife spotting will include abundant Yacare Caimans, Capybara and Jabiru Storks, among many other species. (B,L,D)

Day 2: To Porto Jofre on the Transpantaneira

Enjoy a morning boat excursion on the Pixaim River in search of Giant River Otters. Then drive to the deepest point in the Northern Pantanal, Porto Jofre. Check in at Porto Jofre Hotel (best in the area) and go out on your first wildlife excursion. (B, L, D)

Day 3 to 5: Jaguar and the ‘Big Six’ Search

Using excursion boats explore the Cuiaba, Tres Imaoes and Piguiri Rivers in search of the ‘Big Six’. This is Jaguar territory and your chances of spotting and photographing this specie in the wild are estimated at 95%! Safari vehicle explorations, short hikes, night excursions and top quality lectures by your Master Guide will also fill up the days. (B, L, D)

Day 6: To Araras Eco Lodge Private Reserve plus Superb Birding

Drive to the Araras Eco Lodge and arrive in time for lunch. Then enjoy some of the best birding in the world at the lodges canopy towers. (B, L, D)

Day 7 & 8: Araras Wildlife Reserve Exploration

The Araras private nature preserve consists of 7,500 acres that includes three main ecosystems: wetlands, savanna, and forest. On short hikes and safari vehicle excursions explore the surrounding countryside. Superb birding, encounters with Capuchin, Howler, and Marmoset monkeys and even some of the ‘Big Six’ species await you. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Enjoy a Morning Wildlife Excursion – Drive to Cuiaba – Fly Home or Continue with the Upscale Southern Pantanal Extension

Southern Pantanal Extension (Refugio Caiman)

Details in Brief:

Duration: 5-day Extension

Is this the right expedition for you?: Based on award-winning Refugio Caiman (Caiman Lodge), the most upscale Eco Lodge in all of South America and the leading one in ecotourism conservation and with the greatest service standards. The extension involves wildlife excursions by boat and safari vehicles (Easy to board). Short (1-hour) hikes in flat terrain (Possibility for longer hikes available – Terrain could be muddy). Rides on bumpy and dusty roads (Transport vehicles other than boats and safari trucks have air conditioning). Warm temperatures. Unexpected cold fronts are a remote possibility. Short Showers are possible and expected.


Itinerary in Brief

Day 9: Morning Wildlife Excursion – Fly to Campo Grande

Enjoy a morning wildlife excursion at Araras Eco Lodge and then drive to Cuiaba. Fly to Campo Grande (1-hour flight) and drive 20 minutes to the Grand Hotel. Enjoy a night at this modern hotel, considered the very best in town. (B,L,D)

Day 10 to 12: To Caiman Lodge

Drive to Caiman Lodge with multiple, outstanding wildlife sighting stops. Spend the next days exploring the 14000 Acre, award winning, private Reserve in search of its superb wildlife, including top class birding, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and a plethora of plant species. Caiman Lodge accommodations, services and travel operations are really top class. It also supports some of the main conservation projects in Pantanal, including the renowned Hyacinth Macaw reproduction project. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Caiman Lodge Wildlife Excursion and Fly Home

After a last wildlife excursion in the morning, it will be time to drive back to Campo Grande and fly back home.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Accommodations

Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel

We selected this hotel because of its excellent position on the Pixain River. The river is a hotspot for Giant River Otters as well as a plethora of birds. The Mato Grosso Hotel has hot running water, air conditioning, decent food, and clean, basic rooms as well as granting you greater access to wildlife.

Porto Jofre Hotel

You will find that despite its remote location in the heart of the Pantanal that the Porto Jofre Hotel provides comfortable accommodations. The rooms are clean with hot water and air conditioning, and the food is fresh. This is one of the best places to observe the Pantanal wildlife, and there is an excellent chance for Jaguar sightings. You will be able to see Macaws and Toucans right on the hotel grounds. The lodge is the best place to stay when you’re in the heart of the Pantanal.

Araras Eco Lodge

Built in harmony with the environment, but without renouncing comfort, Araras Eco Lodge rooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fans and hot running water. The three distinct ecosystems in the adjacent area provide great opportunities for wildlife observation, especially birds. Canopy towers provide access to the upper reaches of the forest, and a boardwalk meanders through the wetlands towards the nearby forest.

Grand Park Hotel

While the Grand Park Hotel is only a stopover between expeditions, it will still provide a memorable stay due to its modern and comfortable rooms, excellent dining facilities, and nearby shopping opportunities. The hotel includes a gym, sauna, and Wi-Fi among its many services. This city hotel has a 4-star rating and it is considered the best in town.

Refugio Caiman (Caiman Lodge)

The Caiman Lodge is considered to be the best eco-lodge in South America. You will find that the rooms are charming and modern and are situated in groups of 5 or 6 to provide a more personalized and private atmosphere. The service at the Caiman Lodge is perfect and the food excellent. The tourism operations at the lodge are the best available in the Pantanal. The lodge provides among the best opportunities for wildlife observation in the world.

Departures

This expedition can depart on the day of your preference between late May and early November because we use the best hotels in Pantanal, early booking is highly recommended.

 


Prices from:

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Note: All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to price variation by the airline.

Prices are subject to change depending on availability.
Talk to an expert for more information.

 


Details

Included in Land Cost:

  • Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.
  • Services of English-speaking Master Local Naturalists.
  • All ground transportation (including airport transfers)
  • Accommodations as noted.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, excursions and visits as noted.
  • Meals as noted.
  • Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.
  • Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.
  • Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff

Not Included:

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Excess baggage charges, departure fees, and airport taxes.
  • Gratuities for Master Local Naturalists and Drivers.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Deposits and final payments:

  • A deposit of US$ 750.00 is required at the time of booking.
  • The remaining expedition cost will be charged 120 days before the expedition begins.
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Pantanal Private Expedition

Testimonials: 

“After 20 years of traveling, we never learned so much and had as much fun as with you guys!”
Jack N. Douglas-CO

“Our three expeditions with you were spectacular! We’ve just never had such wonderful travel experiences as with New Paths. We will get around praising you!”
Harriet T. Saugerties-NY

“NPE always provides excellent expedition guiding services where ever in the world we go. They attend to every detail, and NPE always has surprising added elements that are delightful. The best!”
Charlene P. La Jolla-CA

“Well planned, good local guides, top expedition leader. The trip far exceeded all expeditions.”
Frederic K. Orange-CA

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Morocco Private Expedition

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Private Morocco Expedition

To the Sahara through the Imperial cities and the Atlas Mountains. The most complete and best paced Morocco Expedition offered today. Atlantic Coast extension available.
  • Camels on Sahara Desert

Private Morocco Expedition

Morocco offers an unparalleled cultural and natural diversity that, combined with its unbeatable hospitality, great roads, beautiful architecture, and superb cuisine, provides one of the greatest travel experiences in the world today.

Multiple UNESCO sites are included in the expedition, and deep cultural immersion is guaranteed: you will meet the several Berber groups who populate Morocco, as well as the Sahrawi desert nomads, a unique ethnic group resulting from the mixture of Berber and Tuareg. The Sahrawi show a fascinating blend of Bedouin Arab and black African characteristics and cultural traditions.

Morocco is a destination that encompasses beautiful, but sometimes lengthy drives. Our new itinerary has been successful in reducing those long drives to a minimum, and has increased the opportunities for off-the-beaten-path experiences. We are very proud of our Morocco Expedition and can’t wait for you to experience it with us!

The Morocco Expedition is limited to 10 participants and we only offer three departures every year. We highly recommend that you book at the earliest possible date. To do so, please check the complete details and contact us.


The Ideal Morocco Expedition

  • The itinerary is the most complete being offered today.
  • You will explore the Sahara, the Imperial cities, three Atlas ranges in Morocco and its Atlantic coast.
  • Drive times have been reduced to their minimum, resulting in the best pacing possible.
  • We use first class upscale Riads and Kasbahs for accommodations, instead of modern hotels (Only one night at a basic hotel is included, and we do it to break the long drive to the Sahara). Our hotel selection is the best being offered today!
  • You will be accompanied by a Master Local Guide.
  • New Paths Expeditions upscale Sahara Desert Camp is the finest that exists. You will feel like nomad royalty while exploring the desert.
  • You have two chances to ride camels over the Sahara dunes: one during sunset and the other on your way to a Berber nomad town.
  • Window seats when using 4×4, and 20% of empty seats when on board tour busses are guaranteed.
  • We include 2 nights at award winning Bab Ourika. Our relation price / quality is unbeatable

Private Expedition

This expedition is led by a certified and vastly experienced NPE Local Head Guide.

All departures are guaranteed, and private for your party, being it of 2 or more participants.

Considerable discounts apply when booking 4 or more participants at the same time.

Even though this itinerary has been crafted in detail and is the most complete Morocco experience, NPE will be glad to customize it to your particular interests and needs.

Morocco Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrive in CasablancaMorocco Expedition Map

Casablanca is Africa’s largest port and Morocco’s commercial capital. After you are met at the airport, you will be taken to the Le Doge Hotel, located close to the Boulevard de la Cornich and other famous landmarks. The Le Doge is a Relais & Chateaux property. Your Local Master Guide will provide you with a pre-departure briefing followed by a welcome dinner at Rick’s Café, built in remembrance of the café where Sam played it again.

Overnight at Le Doge (D).

 

Day 2: To Fes via Meknes and Volubilis

The day begins with a brief visit to the largest religious building in Africa, the Hassan II Mosque. Then you drive to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Morocco’s youngest imperial city. Meknes was founded in the 12thCentury, but was fully developed under Sultan Moulay Ismail and contains numerous palaces, mosques, and other historical buildings.

Volubilis is the site of one of Rome’s African colonies and was established during the first centuries of the Christian Era. The partially excavated ruins of Volubilis are a World Heritage Site and provide excellent photo opportunities. Arrive at Fes tonight.

Dinner and overnight at Riad Palais Amani (B, L, D)

 

Day 3: Fes

Fez will then stimulate all your senses as you explore with your Local Guides the insides of Fes el Bali (old Fes) across food and spice markets, handicraft quarters, auction sectors and colorful Souks. Visit artisan workshops to discover the secrets of their ancestral arts and skills. Stop at the public bakeries and pastry makers in the residential quarters and see their historical fountains, mosques, Koranic schools and sanctuaries.

A superb lunch will be served at a beautiful Riad, and you will then visit a royal palace of the late 19th century where King Hassan I lived. This palace is now a museum of Fez traditional arts. Continue to Fez El Jedid (new Fez) for a stroll in the Jewish quarter where you will be able to visit a 17th-century synagogue and have some time in the jewelers market.

Dinner and overnight at Palais Amani (B, L, D)

 

Day 4: Through the Middle Atlas Mountains to Midelt

You leave Fes after breakfast for a journey through the Middle Atlas Range to the small town of Midelt. Midelt is located on a high plain between the Middle and High Atlas Mountain ranges. You will enjoy a light hike in a cedar forest in search of Barbary macaques. As you journey to Midelt, you will continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains where you will stop periodically to admire the scenery and meet some of the local Berbers.
The ending day will bring the expedition to the Taddart Hotel in Midelt where you will have dinner and overnight. The accommodations at the Taddart are comfortable, but basic.
Overnight at Taddart Hotel (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: To the Sahara

You will be able to view some of the most spectacular and beautiful scenery in North Africa as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains. Villages dominated by their Kasbahs are perched on mountainsides and alternate with snow covered peaks and lush valleys filled with date palms. After lunch when you will drive in 4×4 vehicles to the Merzouga sand dunes (Window seats are guaranteed to all expedition participants) and then mount camels and ride under the warm evening light to our top class Sahara Desert Camp; being greeted upon your arrival by mint tea and dishes of nuts or fresh dates.

Overnight at New Paths Expeditions Exclusive Sahara Desert Camp (B, L, D)

 

Day 6: Life on the Sahara

Photograph the Sunrise over the Sahara Desert and then travel over the dunes on camels (or by 4×4 vehicle) towards Tanamouste, a village inhabited by seminomadic Berber families. You will have an opportunity while here, to interact with the local people and learn their culture and traditions. Lunch will be provided by one of the Berber families. Then pile into 4×4 vehicles to explore the area before returning to New Paths Expeditions exclusive desert camp A candlelight dinner accompanied by music will round out the day. Our deluxe tents await us.
Overnight at New Paths Expeditions Exclusive Sahara Desert Camp (B, L, D)

 

Day 7: Draa Valley

Drive along the impressive volcanic mountains of Sarhro where fossils abound.Lunch will be taken in the city of Nekob, at the beginning of the Draa Valley – a date palm oasis that stretches for almost 150 miles. In sharp contrast to the Sahara you just left behind, you will find a rich valley filled with orchards, rose farms, date palms, and vegetable gardens. The 18 types of dates that grow in the Draa Valley are considered to be the best found in Morocco, and you will be present during the date harvest!

Dinner and overnight at the lovely Kasbah Azul (B, L, D)

 

Day 8: To Ait Ben Haddou via Ouarzazate

Drive through the Draa Valley to view its magnificent Ksars (palaces) and Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, where you will visit the Taourirt Kasbah, as well as to an art gallery that features a collection of Berber arts and crafts will engage part of the day. You will also have an opportunity to visit a “Berber pharmacy” that offers the best quality Argan oil and saffron.

The expedition will then proceed to Ait Ben Haddou, the backdrop for many of the above-named films. The Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is a World Heritage Site.
You will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the lovely Ksar Ighnda (B, L, D)

 

Day 9: Ait Ben Haddou

Today you will spend the morning exploring Ait Ben Haddou. This Ksar was originally a very important point on the caravan route between Timbuktu and Marrakech, and was able to exert control over the region’s trade. It has been restored by UNESCO. You will then enjoy the hospitality of a local family learn how to prepare a traditional tagine, which you will subsequently be served for lunch. Free time in the afternoon will allow you to absorb some of the local colors on your own. A sunset photographic walk will be offered by your Local Master Guide. Once again, you will enjoy the Ksar Ighnda for dinner and rest (B, L, D)

 

Day 10: Across the High Atlas Mountains to Ourika Valley

Drive across the most impressive part of the High Atlas Mountains. You will journey through valleys and pass through mud-brick villages until you achieve the Tizi N’Tichka Pass at 7,000 feet. This is the turning point, and you will now descend to the plains, driving through landscapes that change from gorges and mountains until you reach the unforgettable Ourika Valley.

The Ourika Valley will seem almost like a fairytale realm with its forested foothills, clear mountain streams, tree-filled bottom lands, and villages perched on the hillsides.
Spend the night at the award-winning Bab Ourika, set on a hill with spectacular views of the valley spread out below. (B, L, D)

 

Day 11: Ourika Valley

An easy 1.5-hour walk is scheduled along the valley, allowing us to meet some of the local people and learn something of their traditions and culture, as well as keeping a look out for wildlife such as painted frogs and green woodpeckers. Our stroll will continue to the local village to visit the weekly market, where you will find not only local crafts but spices and other regional specialties. After you return to Bab Ourika, you will have the remainder of the afternoon to rest, use the hotel pool, or simply enjoy the beautiful hotel gardens. Be sure to try the traditional scrub followed by a massage – the hamman – before getting ready for dinner.
Overnight at Bab Ourika (B, L, D)

 

Days 12 & 13: Marrakech

A short morning drive will take us from Ourika to Marrakech. You will now enjoy a complete tour of the famous Marrakech Medina. This is the old, walled part of the city and is filled with an incredible variety of vendors with their small stalls. The Medina is an unforgettable riot of color, sounds, and smells. Free time to simply explore and shop is provided after you visit not only the Medina but also the gardens in the surrounding area.

The expedition will be staying on the 12th at a small, comfortable boutique Riad, which offers easy access to the Medina. On the 13th, you will enjoy a Moroccan gourmet farewell dinner and you will spend the overnight at the luxurious and exotic Palais Khum. If you like, you can sign up for a cooking class to learn some traditional recipes for your lunch.

 

Day 14: Marrakech – Fly Home, or Continue with the Coastal Morocco Extension

You will be taken to the airport for your return flight to your home unless you have signed up for the extension.

The Extension

Day 14: To Essaouira

After breakfast, you will leave Marrakech and make your way towards the Atlantic coast. Stop on route at a women’s cooperative where they make Argan oil. 

Enjoy lunch in Essaouira before going on a walking tour of the city.

The architecture is a blend of Portuguese and Moorish, and you will soon become aware that blue is what might be considered the ‘color theme’ of the city. Your guided tour will take you through the jewelry market, spice souks, and various artisan markets.  

Dinner and Overnight at l’Heure Bleue (B, L, D)

 

Day 15: Essaouira

Today, you will take a short drive south to Tizi Village. Your drive through the argan forest will allow you to view some of the endemic bird species. Once at Tizi, you will have the opportunity to explore a rustic Berber market.

Ounarra is your next destination, and the expedition will stop at the Val d’Argan Wine Estate. The winery produces red, white, and rose wines, which will be available for wine tasting. Lunch will be served on the roof terrace overlooking the entire estate.

For your return to Essaouira, you will drive through the lovely thuya forest. 

Dinner and Overnight at l’Heure Bleue (B, L, D)

 

Day 16: Essaouira / Oualidia / Casablanca

A coastal journey will provide you with stunning views. Your first stop will be the fishing village of Bhibih, where you can observe shore birds, then you will head to Safi Town, originally a Portuguese trading post in the 15th Century, famous for its unique ceramic workshops.

Oualidia is an idyllic location with a beautiful beach and lagoons where oysters are bred. From Oualidia, you journey to El Jadida, another old Portuguese trading center, where you will enjoy lunch at the old Medina. Your afternoon travel will continue along the coast, crossing the fertile lands of Zemmour until you arrive at Casablanca. 

Farewell dinner and overnight at the Le Doge Hotel (B, L, D).

 

Day 17: Casablanca / Casablanca Airport

According to your flight schedule, you will be driven to the Casablanca Airport and assisted to check-in for your flight home.

Departures

This expedition can depart on the day of your preference throughout the year though our preferred months are October, November, December and early May. We recommend avoiding January and February due to the higher chances of sand storms in the Sahara, and June to September due to extremely hot weather. Because we use boutique first class accommodations, booking in advance is highly recommended.


Prices from:

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Note: All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
Please note that all departures are dependent on hotel availability, and prices may change during special holidays, or if hotels or room categories change. Please call us for details.

Prices are subject to change depending on availability.
Talk to an expert for more information.


Details

Included in Land Cost:

  • Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.
  • Complete pre-departure documents, including a map, book, expedition details, luggage tags and more.
  • 24-7 Services of a NPE Local Head Guide
  • Services of local guides
  • All ground transportation (including airport transfers) in 1 to 3 year old vehicles with professional drivers.
  • Window seats guaranteed when using 4×4.
  • Accommodations as noted, including the Sahara Luxury Camp.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, and visits as noted.
  • Meals as noted.
  • Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.
  • Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.
  • Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff.

Not Included:

  • International flights.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Gratuities for Local Head Guide and Driver.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Deposits and Final Payments:

To guarantee your space on this expedition a deposit of US$ 500.00 is required at the time of booking. The remaining expedition cost will be charged 90 days before the expedition begins.

Accommodations

Le Doge in Casablanca

Hôtel & Spa Le Doge is a luxury 5-star “Relais & Châteaux” establishment located a few steps from the Sacre Coeur Cathedral and within a short walk of Place Mohammed V.  The sumptuous Hassan II Mosque is 1.4 miles away.

Rooms are cosy and carefully decorated to create a warm atmosphere that makes you feel like in a cocoon.

At the “Jasmine” restaurant, you will be able to enjoy a traditional and tasty Moroccan cuisine with authentic flavors.

If you wish to enjoy a drink, a library bar with superb chimney offers an intimate space. You also have the option to visit the new roof floor lounge bar with an incredible view over the white city.

If you need a relaxation time, you will find a wellness area including a hammam, a steam room, and also the possibility to have a relaxing massage.

Note that a multilingual staff is available at the front desk 24/7.

Free Wi-Fi access is provided at the hotel.

Riad Palais Amani in Fes

Situated in the walls of Fez’s ancient medina, just a few minutes walk from the Golden Triangle. It is ideally located near the Cultural, Historical and Religious Center.

Housed in an ancient palace, Palais Amani offers spacious rooms and suites. Each is decorated with traditional furniture and has en-suite facilities. You can choose to have breakfast in the dining room or on the terrace with a lovely view on the garden. The hotel’s restaurant serves an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner offering a savory Morrocan and French cuisine. You will also find many beauty treatments, including massages, facials and manicures.

Palais Amani is one of the largest riads in the medina. It underwent a three years restoration to repair and replace the complex mosaic, stained glass, plaster carving and woodwork that one would expect in a Moroccan listed building. It has also been an opportunity to add all the modern comforts making the riad the fine luxury hotel that it is today. Palais Amani is very spacious so to respect your privacy providing at the same time an intimate atmosphere and the personal attention you deserve.

A Wi-Fi access is available.

Exclusive Sahara Desert Camp in the Sahara

This luxury camp is nestled deep within the dunes providing a very private atmosphere that gives you the chance to feel like a very special guest as if you were the only one.

The en-suite sleeping tents are equipped with a king-size bed with a high quality sprung mattresses, percale sheets, duck down duvets and lovely pillows. Each tent has a ‘wall-to-wall’ plush rugs, a full-length mirror, bedside tables, an armchair and space to hang your clothes; all items being handmade in Morocco. The en-suite bathroom has a toilet, dressing table and silver pewter buckets for washing. Light is provided by solar-power.

The camp offers relaxing areas outside with day beds, cushions, and hammocks.

Breakfast is served under the morning sun, and dinner is served under the stars. Cold drinks, including beer and wine, are always available.

Many activities are proposed to discover the incredible surroundings, such as; camel trekking, guided walks, picnic lunches and sundowners on the dunes.

Kasbah Azul in the Draa Valley

In the heart of the palm grove of the Draa Valley, is located the gorgeous guesthouse Kasbah Azul, built of natural materials in the authentic tradition of antique techniques of southern Morocco.

This majestic house is harmoniously set into the natural and protected ecosystem of its surroundings. A peaceful Garden of Eden for those who love nature. Here you will find a one-hectare garden, with palm trees, oleanders and many flowers. At night, you will probably smell the sweet perfume of jasmine, orange trees and henna plants.

The room are spacious and comfortable, decorated in vibrant warm colors for a ravishing stay in an oriental atmosphere.

Engaged in an ecological perspective, the owners grow vegetables and fruit, which they use to prepare a subtle French-Moroccan mixture cuisine.

The hotel offers a Wi-Fi access.

Ksar Ighnda in Ouarzazate

At Ouarzazate, on the edge of the desert where the light shines on a setting of natural beauty is the Riad Ksar Ighnda. Its situation onto the Atlas Mountains provides a unique relaxing atmosphere.

In the village, you will come across Berbers, local artisans and discover typical local crafts.

Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with Moroccan furnitures and painted or sculpted ceilings. It has a modern bathroom in a traditional style and a magnificent view of the desert.

You will be able to enjoy a relaxing time using the jacuzzi and hammam, testing a traditional black soap scrub, or having a wonderful oil-argan treatment in the wellness area.

Bab Ourika in the Ourika Valley

All the magic of Kasbah Bab Ourika lies in its unique situation at the apex of the Ourika Valley, dominating the green fields and groves of olives, orange or lemon, surrounding at 360º by the extraordinary landscape of the Atlas Mountains. With panoramic views, the hotel receives warm sunlight all day and offers unforgettable sunsets.

You will relax in rooms that are decorated individually all of them have a great terrace (2 Suites also include a secluded private pool). They all offer stunning views of the Atlas, the National Park and the Valley of Ourika.

A peaceful place you must experience at least once in your life!

Palais Khum in Marrakech

Palais Khum is situated at 10-minute walking from Djemaa El Fna square and a 5-minute driving from Majorelle Garden.

Rooms are comfortable and equipped with air-conditioning. Each room is unique and tells a story by its name and concording decoration. They are all thematically furnished. Private bathrooms come with a shower or a bath.

The onsite restaurant combines the traditional Italian techniques with Moroccan ingredients which result in great flavors that will convince the finest palates.

The elegant spa is a highlight of the hotel. It offers an indoor heated pool and a well-equipped wellness centre with two traditional hammams where you can realize Moroccan beauty rituals and personalized massages. A cozy location for a break

Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas.

L’Heure Bleue in Essaouira

Heure Bleue Palais opened in June 2004 after three years of renovation, with a vocation as a luxury hotel being part of “Relais & Châteaux” association. Today Heure Bleue Palais is the pride of Essaouira and pure serendipity for its guests.

This historic home is one of this special place where you can feel the art of Moroccan hospitality at its very best. The rooms & Suites are dispersed around a central courtyard that immerses the house with a warm light.

Rooms are nicely furnished and decorated with different styles. It is a mix of inspirations from Africa, Orient, Portuguese or also British spirit!

You can choose from several dining options. The outdoor restaurant, “Courtyard Patio”, serves international and Moroccan dishes, and the Moroccan Restaurant serves a gourmet cuisine in a very cozy atmosphere. Light lunches can also be relished on the panoramic terrace.

“The English Lounge” is the hotel’s bar featuring a piano and a chimney. It has a Colonial atmosphere adorned with precious woods, leather and Oriental rugs.

There is also a billiards & cinema room, a heated rooftop pool, and a wellness centre where you can enjoy a relax time in the hammam or having a massage. The hotel uses 100% natural beauty products!

Free wi-fi is included in the many hotel’s facilities.

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Morocco Private Expedition

Testimonials: 

“After 20 years of traveling, we never learned so much and had as much fun as with you guys!”
Jack N. Douglas-CO

“Our three expeditions with you were spectacular! We’ve just never had such wonderful travel experiences as with New Paths. We will get around praising you!”
Harriet T. Saugerties-NY

“NPE always provides excellent expedition guiding services where ever in the world we go. They attend to every detail, and NPE always has surprising added elements that are delightful. The best!”
Charlene P. La Jolla-CA

“Well planned, good local guides, top expedition leader. The trip far exceeded all expeditions.”
Frederic K. Orange-CA

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Epic Patagonia & Easter Island Private Expedition

Epic Patagonia & Easter Island Private Expedition

KING PENGUINS OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO + AUSTRALIS SHIP TO CAPE HORN + TORRES DEL PAINE FROM EXPLORA HOTEL + EASTER ISLAND

The greatest natural marvels and upscale services of Patagonia. Private departures at an unbeatable price. The itinerary may be customized.

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    Magellanic Penguin

Epic Patagonia & Easter Island Private Expedition

This is the ultimate Patagonia experience!

After 24 years taking explorers to Patagonia, we bring to you the ideal Southern Patagonia Itinerary: Using the most upscale services in the destination, you have the option to cross Tierra del Fuego to encounter King penguins in the wild and meet Gauchos before navigating to the legendary “end of the world” (Cape Horn) and continue through the Beagle Chanel, Darwin Mountain Range and the Straight of Magellan before disembarking to reach the UNESCO Biosphere reserve of Torres del Paine in Chile (superb wildlife and nature views). If you take the Easter Island Extension you will be traveling from the to the most isolated-inhabited place on earth – Easter Island, to the most remote landmark before Antarctica – Cape Horn. A true epic expedition.

We have combined the very best services in the area, some so upscale that you will not see them included in any other expedition packages. This is truly a unique, groundbreaking itinerary that will not only be outstanding for wildlife enthusiasts, but also for adventurers, soft and hardcore hikers, and photographers alike, all while doing it in upscale expedition style. Bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, superb meals, puma searches, open bar, rooms with the greatest vistas of the planet, the list of highlights is nearly limitless!

Spaces on the Australis cruise and at the Explora hotel are limited and fill up well in advance, so we highly recommend that you contact your Travel Agent or us soon to secure your spaces.


Highlights:

  • Cross Tierra del Fuego to encounter King Penguins, birdwatch and spend quality time with Gauchos.
  • Cruise the Magellan Straight, the Beagle Channel and the fjords of the Darwin Mountain Range to the enigmatic Cape Horn.
  • Visit the biggest colony of Magellanic Penguins in the World
  • Spend four nights and days at the award-winning Explora Hotel, right in the middle of Torres del Paine National Park (The best location by far)
  • All excursions and activities are included.  The itinerary is flexible and adapts to your interests.
  • The best accommodations, transport and guidance in Patagonia, guaranteed.
  • Explore Easter Island, the most Isolated inhabited place on Earth.
  • Start in Santiago or Buenos Aires!

Private Expedition:

This expedition is served by certified and vastly experienced Local Guides.

All departures are guaranteed, and private for your party, being it of 2 or more participants.

Even though this itinerary has been crafted in detail and is the ideal Patagonia experience, NPE will be glad to customize it to your particular interests and needs.

The Main Expedition

Patagonia Expedition Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – Board Australis

Fly from the Us to Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the World. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representatives and transferred to the Stella Australis ship. Depending on your arrival time, you will have the opportunity to explore Ushuaia, a charming town.

At 4 PM embark Stella Australis. Enjoy a welcome cocktail, briefing and gourmet dinner while you cruise towards Cape Horn.

NOTE: NPE will arrange any extra overnights you may need in Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, and extra activities if desired.

Day 2: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

You will be sailing through Murray Channel to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, you shall go ashore. Legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For years, it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the World.’ It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

In the afternoon, you will go ashore at Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. You will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation.

Overnight: O/N Stella Australis. B, L, D and Open Bar.

Day 3: Agostini Sound and Aguila Glacier

Today you will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. This is where you shall see glaciers sliding down the mountainside straight into the sea. During the journey, bird life will be prolific and diverse. In the afternoon, in well-equipped Zodiac boats, you will travel to the Águila Glacier where you will embark upon an easy walk to its base. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has molded the spectacular landscape.

Overnight Stella Australis. B, L, D, and Open Bar.

Day 4: Magellan Penguins – Disembark-Torres del Paine Nat. Park – Explora Base

Early in the morning, you will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan penguins that you will be able to see during your walk to the lighthouse. Note: Numbers of penguins decrease during late March.

At 11:30 AM you will say goodbye to Stella Australis and disembark at Punta Arenas, Chile. You will then take first class vehicles, and travel to UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Torres del Paine National Park. This is a 5-hour drive on comfortable vans, that will be broken up by lunch, and panoramic stops.

Torres del Paine is one of the world’s most spectacular national parks. It is an unrivaled landscape of jagged peaks, impossibly blue lakes, iceberg-loaded rivers, and pampas filled with guanacos. It has the highest density of Andean condors and South American pumas in the world. Its unique microclimate creates high temperatures up to 82 F, but part of its beauty is that one can experience the four seasons every day.

Once in the park, you will travel to its heart, where award-winning Explora hotel is located. Explora, our home for the next four nights, is recognized as one of the best expedition hotels in the world, by far the finest in the area, and a winner of so many awards it would be hard to mention them all here. Food is great and services are exceptional. Staying at Explora is a true highlight of the expedition. Weather permitting, you will arrive in time to enjoy, and photograph, one of the greatest sunsets you have ever seen.

Overnight Explora Patagonia. B, L, D and Open Bar

Days 5, 6 & 7: Torres del Paine – Explora Base

Torres del Paine is big, the activities are plenty, and its weather is unpredictable. That is why we suggest four nights and days in the park for a complete and memorable experience.

Also, and for the same reasons, we have selected Explora hotel, the only upscale property located in the middle of the park. With Explora we have secured the shortest drives to each destination, thus maximizing the time to explore and enjoy. Also, Explora is right in front of the Pehoe Lake and the Paine Horns. Sunsets and Sunrises are spectacular.

During your days at Explora Torres del Paine, you will have a varied menú of small-group activities to choose from (No more tan 6 participants), all guided by well trained Explora local guides: From birdwatching, soft walking, horseback riding (The horse operation is top class) hiking, and even demanding hiking (You may even choose to climb to the base of the Paine Towers). It doesn’t matter what your level of fitness is, you will find the right excursions to explore the highlights of the park, at your pace.

You have included, every day, two half day excursions or one full day. All activities are planned daily based on the weather conditions and the guests interests. The hotel also has an indoors pool (With incredible vistas), hot tubs, lecture rooms (Daily lectures are offered) and a great lounge with several fireplaces.

All meals are included, and you will be amazed at the quality of them. They are served paired with an assortment of Chilean wines (included), and you will also have access to the open bar. Your days at Torres del Paine using Explora as your base will remain in your memory as some of the most beautiful and rewarding of your life.

Overnight Explora Patagonia. B, L, D and Open Bar

Day 8:  Drive to Punta Arenas and fly back to the US

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive from Torres del Paine back to Punta Arenas, and then fly to Santiago de Chile and connect with your flight back to home.

If you flight back to the US forces a long layover or an overnight at Santiago, we will arrange any day-use or overnights you may need at the conveniently located Santiago Airport Holiday Inn Hotel (4-Star)

If you take the Easter Island or Atacama extensions, the overnight tonight is included at the Santiago Holiday Inn Hotel (4-Star).

Meals included: B, L.

The Easter Island Post Extension

Days 9, 10 & 11: Explore Easter Island – Explora Base

After an included overnight at the Santiago Hilton Hotel with breakfast included, walk to the airport check-in counter and embark on a 5-hour flight to Easter Island, always assisted by our representatives. Once you reach the Island (arrival scheduled for 1:10 pm), transfer to your hotel and enjoy lunch.

Your home at Easter Island will be another Explora property, the Explora Rapa Nui, that will provide you with the same standards as in Torres del Paine: Small-group guided excursions, first-class guides, all fine meals paired with wines, open bar and great common areas to enjoy.

After some time to rest, you will start your detailed exploration of Easter Island by visiting Ahu Tahai and Ahu Akivi, the famous ceremonial site with 7 standing moais.

During the next two days, you will continue exploring the enigmatic Island’s main sites. You will have two half-day or one full-day excursion that includes Rano Raraku (the Moai Quarry), Ahu Tongariki, Vinapu and Puna Pau (ceremonial sites), and Orongo (the Stone Village). You will also have time to visit the beautiful Anakena Beach.

Overnight: Explora Rapa Nui. B, L, D.

Day 12: Explore Easter Island – Fly to Santiago – Fly US

During the morning, you will visit Hanga Roa, the main town of Easter Island. You will have the opportunity to shop, interact with locals, get a free stamp on your passport, visit the local church (Interesting for everyone, mass is celebrated in the local language and the songs are to be heard) Then you will transfer to the airport and fly back to Santiago de Chile and connect with your flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.


The King Penguins & Gauchos of Tierra del Fuego Pre-Extension

This magnificent Pre-Extension will add, in just 3 days, superb wildlife and cultural encounters. It will also allow you to start and finish your expedition in Punta Arenas Chile, which may reduce the costs of international flights.

Getting there

The international flight tickets are not included in your expedition package. If you take this extension, your flight from the US will fly you to Santiago de Chile where you will need to connect with a flight to Punta Arenas. We recommend departing your home city for Punta Arenas-Chile, 1 or 2 days before the start of your expedition, depending on whether you fly direct to Santiago de Chile, or with layovers.  We can take care of arranging your international flights, add hotel overnights in Santiago de Chile, or one of the several extensions. Please download the complete details or call your Travel Agent or us at 888 832 7280.

Day 1: Arrive in Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas today. The flight from Santiago is simply beautiful: You will fly right over the Southern Patagonian Icefield, the 3rd largest freshwater reserve on the planet composed of 220 miles of ice (17,000 cubic miles), forming one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Cabo de Hornos hotel, located in Punta Arenas Main Square. The rest of the day is yours to recover from the international flights. You can visit the interesting museums (great for learning the history of the now extinct Patagonia Natives), and enjoy walks along the streets of this, the southernmost former city on the planet.

Overnight: Hotel Cabo de Hornos. No Meals.

Day 2: Magellan Strait – King Penguins – Tierra del Fuego

Early in the morning, take a ferry across the legendary Magellan Strait towards Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire – 2.5 hours). The ferry ride itself is superb and will allow sightings of multiple bird species, including black-browed albatrosses, four species of petrels (including the southern giant petrel), skuas, dolphin gulls, and South American terns, among many others.

Upon arrival in Tierra del Fuego, you will drive across this iconic island along Inutil Bay with excellent chances to spot guanacos, flamingos, and upland geese among other species. You will enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by superb vistas, before arriving at King Penguin Park, a private reserve where in 2011, a king penguin colony established itself; this is the only one found outside of South Georgia and Antarctica. You will enjoy close sightings of this species, arguably the most beautiful penguin on earth.

You will then continue driving through Tierra del Fuego and will cross the border into Argentina. Once you arrive at your hotel, a simple but comfortable property, you will enjoy dinner.

Overnight: Grande Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Tierra del Fuego – Gaucho Experience – Ushuaia – Board Australis (Same as day 1 of the main expedition)

After breakfast, you will continue driving through beautiful Tierra del Fuego and soon will arrive at a traditional gaucho farm. Here, you will spend time with the local gauchos, learn their uses and customs, see how they use dogs to manage their lambs, and enjoy a traditional “mate” before a delicious lunch, prepared gaucho style, with great Argentinian wines. A little birding and botanizing is also included.

After your gaucho experience, you will continue towards Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. You will have some free time in town before boarding your first class ship, the M/V Stella Australis.


Other Extensions

  • Santiago overnight and tour
  • Buenos Aires Overnight and tour
  • Chile Wine Country
  • Upscale Atacama Desert
  • Northern Patagonia with Valdivia and Bariloche, starting or ending in Buenos Aires.
  • El Chalten (Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre hiking)

Call your Travel Agent or us for details. TOLL FREE 888 832 7280


Important Note:

Using decades of experience and with the help of our local partners, we have crafted this itinerary in detail and have created a program that maximizes the opportunities for exploring sites, for deep cultural interaction, and to facilitates wildlife encounters, while using the best accommodations available. However, unpredictable circumstances such as weather, f!ight delays or cancellations, labor strikes, road conditions, traffic, hotel overbookings and other factors may force adjusting the program on site. These events or realities are out of our control and an inherent risk when traveling, specially on expeditions to this kind of remote destinations. Your Expedition Leader might also decide to alter the program in case opportunities to improve the cultural or wildlife experiences are found. Please note that the expedition leader and hotels could change without notice due to force majeure reasons. No refunds will be given for program changes beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Accommodatios

M/V STELLA AUSTRALIS

Built in 2010, the M.V. Stella Australis has 100 outside-facing cabins and was made specifically to cruise the spectacular Patagonian waterways. All cabins are the same size and feature a large window, an ensuite bathroom, and individual temperature controls. Cabins are available on three levels: Category A on the second level, Category AA on the third level, and Category AAA on the fourth level. Facilities aboard include an open deck, three lounges, a library, a game room, an exercise room, a single seating dining room, and an infirmary. We have secured A cabins for all expedition participants (A cabins are on main deck and are ideal. Upgrading to AA and AAA cabins is possible for an additional charge).

Meals are buffet-style for breakfast and lunch and are served to the table for dinner. All beverages, including wine, are served at no extra charge with meals. The complete bar is free of charge, although some imported upscale brands could require an extra charge.

All excursions are included and are done using well-maintained zodiacs. The expedition guiding team is one of the best of the world. Superb wildlife and panoramic views are guaranteed.

Electricity is 220V in the cabins, but 110V are available in all bathrooms. Hairdryers are available. No laundry.


EXPLORA HOTEL

On the shores of Lake Pehoe and beside the Salto Chico waterfall, right in the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park, it has breathtaking views of the Paine ridge and the granite towers. Its construction is based around essential luxuries, allowing the traveler to inhabit the remote location in its essence without distractions. Explora Patagonia has won several architecture and tourism awards since 1996.

The 3000-sqf rooms are designed to take full advantage of the superb views and ensure a deep rest after a day of exploration. We have secured rooms with Paine mountains views.

The massage room and pool area are located 300 feet away from the main building, connected by a sloped wood path. It is equipped with a heated pool, sauna, and four open-air Jacuzzis with views of the Pehoe Lake and Paine Massif.

All meals are exceptional and accompanied by Chilean wines. The bar is a great place where to gather after a day of exploration. Open bar is included (Certain brands will require extra payments).

All Guides are top rated and have WFR certification. The vans are in good conditions and driven by a certified driver. The perfect team to explore Torres del Paine natural marvels.

Explora has its own horse stable, directed by renowned French horse expert Gaella Hourcq and managed by local Gauchos. Each of the horses has been rigorously prepared for riders of different levels of expertise. At least one horseback-riding excursion is included, and you will be able to spend time with the local gauchos.

Electricity is 110V and 220V. Laundry is available for an extra charge.

2016-2017 Departures and Prices

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* All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
**Other upgrades available. Please contact us for details at 888 832 7280.

Easter Island Post-Extension:

P/p $ 3500.00 / Single Supplement $ 990.00

King Penguins & Gauchos of Tierra del Fuego Pre-Extension:

P/p $ 2598.00 ($ 700.00 p/p discount if you book 4 or more at the same time)


Details

Included in the Land Cost:

  • Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.
  • 24/7 services of a Senior Expedition Leader/Lecturer during the expedition.
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • All ground transportation (including airport transfers) in 1 to 3-year-old vehicles with professional drivers.
  • Accommodations as noted (The best available in each destination).
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, and visits as noted.
  • Group photography fees.
  • Meals as noted.
  • Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.
  • Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.
  • Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Gratuity for Local Head Guide, Driver and Expedition Leader.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.
  • Trip cancelation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Deposits and final payments:

  • US$ 1500.00 at the time of booking.
  • The remaining balance is due 90 days before the expedition.
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Patagonia Private Expedition

Testimonials: 

“After 20 years of traveling, we never learned so much and had as much fun as with you guys!”
Jack N. Douglas-CO

“Our three expeditions with you were spectacular! We’ve just never had such wonderful travel experiences as with New Paths. We will get around praising you!”
Harriet T. Saugerties-NY

“NPE always provides excellent expedition guiding services where ever in the world we go. They attend to every detail, and NPE always has surprising added elements that are delightful. The best!”
Charlene P. La Jolla-CA

“Well planned, good local guides, top expedition leader. The trip far exceeded all expeditions.”
Frederic K. Orange-CA

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Machu Picchu & Cusco Expedition

Machu Picchu & Cusco Expedition

Award-winning itinerary! The most complete and well-paced expedition to the land of the Incas, including the history, culture and natural history of the destination. Extensions to the Titicaca Lake, Lima & Nazca Lines, Amazon, and Galapagos. Departs every day!

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    Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Expedition

Our Machu Picchu & Cusco Expedition takes you to explore the land of the Incas with the highest quantity and quality of content. Not only you will enjoy the Inca sites, including Machu Picchu, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, but you will also have access to the unique wildlife of the destination: Machu Picchu is located in one of the most biodiverse spots of the world! Small groups, daily departures, led by an NPE Leader, the best hotels and transport and the ideal expedition pacing.

Extensions to Lima & Nazca Lines, the Titicaca Lake, the Amazon, and Galapagos are available.

Check this website for more details, download the complete itinerary or call us now to speak with a destination specialist: 888 832 7280


Highlights:

  • Follow the ideal itinerary for altitude acclimatization

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Two nights and days at Machu Picchu, with entrances and guides

  • Lodge at award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel

  • Enjoy birding and botanizing at Machu Picchu’s cloud forest

  • Peruvian Paso Fino show

  • Two nights at Cusco (5-star hotel) with a complete tour, and free time

  • Tons of content

  • Great Peruvian cuisine


Extensions Highlights:

  • Nazca Lines overflight

  • Paracas Pre-Inca Culture

  • Lima City Tour

  • Larco Herrera Museum

  • Huaca Pucllana Pre-Inca Temple

  • Upscale Andean-Explorer train

  • Titicaca lake navigation

  • Amantani and Uros reed Islands

  • Sillustani Pre-Inca Cemetery


Group Size:

The expedition is limited to 12 participants, and will be led by an NPE Senior Leader and a local Master Guide.

You may book this expedition as a private trip for two, four, or more.

Itinerary in Brief

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Day 1: To Lima

Arrive in Lima tonight. Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel.

Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel. (meals aloft)

 

Day 2: Cusco, Chinchero, Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly from Lima to Cusco. After landing drive through the Andes to Chinchero, an old traditional and charming Inca town. Visit Paulino’s home and learn about traditional Inca textile production. Drive down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with panoramic stops to admire the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. In the Sacred Valley, enjoy lunch at the beautiful Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel. Join your Leader for a complete lecture about the Incas.

Overnight at Aranwa Sacred Valley. (B, L, D)

 

Day 3: Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu

Drive through the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride down from the Andes to the cloud forest (under two hours) where Machu Picchu town is located. Enjoy lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and then begin the complete guided exploration of the sacred remains. After the tour, back descend to Machu Picchu town and walk to the award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

 

Day 4: Full Day in Machu Picchu

Your day at Machu Picchu! Entrance to the Citadel and guide services are included. You may choose to hike to the sun gate, climb Huayna Picchu, birdwatch at the hotel cloud forest, enjoy an orchid garden walk, shop, use the spa, or just relax. Your Leader will help you make the most out of this day.

Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman

After breakfast take the one-hour and a half train ride to Ollantaytambo. Explore Ollantaytambo in detail with your leader. Enjoy a first class traditional Andean lunch and a Peruvian Paso Fino horse show at Wayra Restaurant. Visit Sacsayhuaman on your way to Cusco. Check-in at the 5-star JW Marriott Cusco. 

Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)

 

Day 6: Koricancha, San Blas, Cusco City

Begin the day with a morning walking city tour of the Imperial City. Visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Then walk the streets of Cusco, half of Inca design, half of the colonial period, to San Blas district. Continue to the main square and visit the Cathedral before lunch at Inca Grill restaurant. After lunch, return to the hotel or continue exploring the city with your Leader for shopping and photography. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in town: Cicciolina.
Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7: San Pedro market

After breakfast, visit the San Pedro market, the main one of the city. Return to the hotel and enjoy lunch before driving 30 minutes to the airport to fly to Lima and connect with the international flight back to the US.
(B, L)

Accommodations

Costa del Sol – Wyndham Lima 4-Star

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Most international flights to Lima arrive during late PM. Our Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those taking early flights the morning after their landing. The ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the hotel´s front door and avoid the one, to two-hour drive to any other hotel in the city makes of this property the ideal lodging facility when going through Lima to reach other Peru destinations. The hotel includes a full range of leisure facilities: 24/7 restaurant and bar service and 24-hour Spa with massage service. The 192 graciously appointed, non-smoking guest rooms fuse form and function, and all equipped with must-have amenities for today’s busy traveler, and a restful sojourn is assured.


Aranwa Sacred Valley 5-Star

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial hacienda of the 17thcentury, just one hour and a half from the city of Cusco, and 30 minutes from the train station in Ollantaytambo, en route to Machu Picchu. The hotel rooms are decorated in Colonial, Modern, and Minimalist-styles.

Enjoy unforgettable days in the suites of Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, and let yourself go with its mystical atmosphere in the Sacred Valley that combines the magical encounter of two periods: the ancient Inca culture and colonial grandeur in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. The gardens, restaurant, bars, and Spa are some of the best of the whole country.


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo 5-Star

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Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel is located in a cloud forest beside Machu Picchu town. This is one of the most bio-diverse spots on Earth. Composed of 81-casitas, the hotel resembles an Andean village secluded in 12 acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Natural history activities are included, such as world-class birding excursion, visits to the hotel’s Orchid Garden (The biggest in-habitat orchid garden of the World!), walks through the tea plantation, and much more. The lobby features many fireplaces that make all meetings quite enjoyable.


Jw Marriott Cusco

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An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cuzco, ranked among the top 10 hotels in South America by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2015. Built atop ancient Incan ruins and situated around a 16th-century convent, our resort is a veritable museum in the historic city of Cuzco. The 153 luxury guest rooms and suites feature amenities like sumptuous marble bathrooms and plush bedding. Guests will find it easy to wander the remarkable grounds; the two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts, and daily tours of San Agustín Convent are available. Enjoy a signature pisco sour at our Qespi Bar, or visit the Pirqa Restaurant for one of Cusco’s finest dining experiences. Located just steps away from the historic Plaza de Armas, the hotel offers a superb location from which to explore the city and beyond. Modernity and history combine for dazzling results at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.

Departures

Guaranteed departures every day of the year
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Prices from:

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Note: All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to price variation by the airline.

Prices are subject to change depending on availability.
Talk to an expert for more information.


Details

Included in Land Cost:

  • Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.

  • 24/7 services of a Senior Expedition Leader/Lecturer during the expedition.

  • Services of English-speaking local guides

  • All ground transportation (including airport transfers) in 1 to 3-year-old vehicles with professional drivers.

  • Accommodations as noted (The best available in each destination).

  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, and visits as noted.

  • Group photography fees.

  • Meals as noted.

  • Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.

  • Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.

  • Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff.

Not Included:

  • Flights.

  • Excess baggage charges.

  • Gratuity for Local Head Guide, Driver and Expedition Leader.

  • Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.

  • Trip cancelation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.

  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Deposits and final payments:

  • US$ 500.00 at the time of booking.

  • The remaining balance is due 90 days before the expedition.

Download the Complete Expedition Details
Machu Picchu and Cuzco Private Expedition

Testimonials: 

“After 20 years of traveling, we never learned so much and had as much fun as with you guys!”
Jack N. Douglas-CO

“Our three expeditions with you were spectacular! We’ve just never had such wonderful travel experiences as with New Paths. We will get around praising you!”
Harriet T. Saugerties-NY

“NPE always provides excellent expedition guiding services where ever in the world we go. They attend to every detail, and NPE always has surprising added elements that are delightful. The best!”
Charlene P. La Jolla-CA

“Well planned, good local guides, top expedition leader. The trip far exceeded all expeditions.”
Frederic K. Orange-CA

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Machu Picchu & Amazon Expedition

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Machu Picchu & Amazon Expedition

Complete Peru! The three natural regions and main highlights in one trip: Pacific Coast with Nazca Lines, the Andes with Machu Picchu, and a four-day cruise on the Amazon.
This is the ultimate Peru experience!
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    Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu & Amazon Expedition

 

Peru is one of the few megadiverse countries of our Planet, thanks to its three rich natural regions: The arid Pacific coast, the Andes, and the Amazon rain forest. This expedition gives you the opportunity to explore it in detail, learning all about the history, natural history and the culture of all the mentioned regions, in just ten days (14 if taking the Nazca pre-extension)

At Cusco, the capital of the Incas, you will first explore the Sacred Valley, then spend two days and nights at Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco City for two nights to explore it in detail with your Master Guide. This is the ideal altitude acclimatization itinerary. (Spending the first night in Cusco is simply a mistake)

Most visitors to Machu Picchu only concentrate on the Inca history, but few know that they are visiting one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on the planet. With NPE, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna with included natural history excursions.

You will then fly to the Amazon and embark the Delfin II, the best upscale Expedition Vessel in all of the Amazon (28 Guests). You will navigate to the origin of the Amazon, use skiffs to access thePacaya Samiria Reserve, the biggest protected wetland of the World. We have crafted the itinerary to maximize your chances to watch and photograph the big monkeys, observe unique bird species (The bird list of the route surpasses 750 species!), look for anacondas, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, fish for piranhas, and gain close contact with Amazon locals.

During the Nazca Extension and the Cusco & Machu Picchu portion, you will travel in first class vehicles and will be led by NPE’s Master Guides. While on board the 28 guest Delfin II you will enjoy the services of the best Naturalists in the Amazon.

Hotels are top class, most of them 5-star, and the ones at Machu Picchu and Cusco have won several awards. Food is fantastic throughout the expedition and meals, bottled water and snacks are included (Alcoholic drinks while on board the Delfin II also).

This is the most complete Peru experience one can have in 10 days (13 if you add the Nazca extension) and is very popular among our regular explorers. We highly recommend that you give us a call soon to secure your spaces.Private departures are available.

Check this website for more details, download the complete itinerary or call us now to speak with a destination specialist: 888 832 7280


Highlights:

  • Combine the best Machu Picchu itinerary with a voyage to the origin of the Amazon
  • While at Cusco, follow the ideal itinerary for altitude acclimatization
  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Two nights and days at Machu Picchu, with entrances and guides
  • Enjoy birding and botanizing at Machu Picchu’s cloud forest
  • Two nights at Cuzco (5-star hotel) with a complete tour, and free time
  • Enjoy four days exploring the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, the heart of the Amazon
  • Three nights on board the Delfin II, the best expedition vessel to navigate the Amazon
  • Go deep into the reserve on board skiffs and (optionally) kayaks, always accompanied by the best naturalist guides
  • Follow a route that maximizes wildlife encounters and close contact with locals
  • Tons of content
  • Great Peruvian cuisine

Pre-Extension Highlights:

  • Nazca Lines overflight
  • Paracas and Nazca Pre-Inca Cultures
  • Lima City Tour
  • Larco Herrera Museum (The best in South America)
  • Huaca Pucllana Pre-Inca Temple

Group Size & Guides:

The expedition is limited to 10 participants.

While in Cusco and Machu Picchu, you will be led by an NPE Master Guide. During the Amazon Expedition Cruise, you will have two certified Naturalists leading the group.


A Private Expedition for You:

This expedition may be operated as a private departure.

No extra charges for 4 or more participants.

For 2 or 3 participants an extra fee applies. Please check the Dates & Rates section of this web page.

Please check the Dates & Rates section of this web page, or download the Expedition Details Booklet.

Main Expedition

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Day 1: Arrive in Lima

Arrive in Lima tonight. Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel.

Overnight at Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel. (meals aloft)

Day 2: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Fly from Lima to Cusco. After landing drive through the Andes to Chinchero, an old traditional and charming Inca town. Visit Paulino’s home and learn about traditional Inca textile production. Drive down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with panoramic stops to admire the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. In the Sacred Valley, enjoy lunch at the beautiful Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel. Join your Leader for a complete lecture about the Incas.

Overnight at Aranwa Sacred Valley. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Machu Picchu

Drive through the Sacred Valley to the Ollantaytambo train station. The train ride down from the Andes to the cloud forest (under two hours) where Machu Picchu town is located. Enjoy lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and then begin the complete guided exploration of the sacred remains. After the tour, back descend to Machu Picchu town and walk to the award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Your day at Machu Picchu

Your day at Machu Picchu! Entrance to the Citadel and guide services are included. You may choose to hike to the sun gate, climb Huayna Picchu, birdwatch at the hotel cloud forest, enjoy an orchid garden walk, shop, use the spa, or just relax. Your Leader will help you make the most out of this day.

Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Ollantaytambo and Cusco

After breakfast take the one-hour and a half train ride to Ollantaytambo. Explore Ollantaytambo in detail with your leader. Enjoy a first class traditional Andean lunch and a Peruvian Paso Fino horse show at Wayra Restaurant. Visit Sacsayhuaman on your way to Cusco. Check-in at the 5-star JW Marriott Cusco. 

Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)

Day 6: The Imperial City of Cusco

Begin the day with a morning walking city tour of the Imperial City. Visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun. Then walk the streets of Cusco, half of Inca design, half of the colonial period, to San Blas district. Continue to the main square and visit the Cathedral before lunch at Inca Grill restaurant. After lunch, return to the hotel or continue exploring the city with your Leader for shopping and photography.Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in town: Cicciolina.

Overnight at JW Marriot Cusco. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Iquitos. Board the Delfin II Ship. Start Navigating

After breakfast, drive to the airport and fly to Lima (1 hour)  and connect with a flight to Iquitos (1 hour and 20 minutes), the main city of the Peruvian Amazon (Even though we have programmed for a flight that does not require changing planes in Lima, please note that the airline could change the flight schedule, forcing a change of planes and even a layover in Lima).

After landing in Iquitos, drive to Nauta (1.5 hours) and board the Delfin II and start navigating. Enjoy a welcome briefing, cocktail, geographic orientation lecture, and a first class welcome dinner.

Overnight on board the Delphin II. (B, D)

Day 8: Terra Firma Forest Hike and Dorado Wildlife Excursion, Including Piranha Fishing in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve

In the morning, join your Naturalists and disembark at a Terra Firma patch of primary forest. Here you will enjoy an easy walk looking for poison dart frogs, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. Your naturalists will share tons of content about the flora and fauna of this kind of ecosystem before returning to the ship.

Just before lunch, you will reach the confluence of the Maranon and Ucayali Rivers, the origin of the Amazon.

Once you reach the Dorado River, you will board the speed boats and enter the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. This is a great River to look for multiple endemic species of birds, including the White-chinned Jacamar, Amazon Kingfisher, Scarlet Macaws and the prehistoric looking and multicolored Hoatzin. It is also a great area to look for Squirrel monkeys, Tamarin monkeys, and the rare Pygmy Marmoset.

Once we reach a beautiful shade, you will have the chance to fish for piranhas, an experience you won’t forget!

When the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure, and your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caimans, night birds and amphibians. There will be a stop to listen to the sounds of the forest.

Overnight on board the Delphin II. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Zapote Creek and Supay Lake

Early in the morning, you will have the option to Kayak on the tranquil waters of the Zapote Creek, inside the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Then, your Naturalists will take you upstream on board the speedboats. The Zapote Creek is one of the most pristine areas accessible to visitors in the Reserve. It is here that you have high chances to encounter Monk Saki Monkeys, Great Black Hawks, Night Owl Monkeys, Tucans, Macaws, Kingfishers and many other icons of the Amazon.

After lunch on board Delfin II, you will explore Supay Lake. Wildlife will greet you and the biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful butterflies, other diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops. If you didn’t get a chance to kayak in the morning, this afternoon is your chance!

Overnight on board the Delphin II. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Puerto Miguel Community & Transfer to Iquitos Airport; Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) – Fly back to the US.

A journey on board our skills will bring us to the community of Puerto Miguel. There you will meet the local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You will be greeted by the children at a typical village schoolhouse (they will be thrilled to meet you), and then you can visit the local arts and crafts market which has been organized by the women of Puerto Miguel.

After enough time to prepare for the departure, you will drive from Nauta to the Iquitos airport. Along the way, you will stop at the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees.

Once we reach the airport, you will fly back to Lima and connect with your flight back to the US with the assistance of our representatives.

(B, L)

The Pre-Extension: Lima and Nazca Lines

Day 1: Arrive in Lima

Arrive in Lima tonight. Transfer and check-in at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel.

Overnight at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel. (meal aloft)

Day 2: Lima

Enjoy a Lima city tour. Lunch at Cafe del Museo. Visit the Larco Herrera Museum. Visit Huaca Pucllana Pre-Inca Temple. Dinner at La Huaca Restaurant.

Overnight at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Nazca Lines

Drive to Paracas and enjoy an overflight over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Visit a Pisco vineyard. Lunch will be served at the vineyard. Visit the Paracas private museum. Overnight at La Hacienda Paracas.

Overnight at La Hacienda Paracas. (B, L)

Day 4: Paracas and Ballestas Islands

Navigate to the Ballestas Islands to see myriads of Nazca boobies, Cormorants, Humboldt Penguins and several species of Fur seals. Drive to Lima with lunch en route. Visit a handicraft market before driving to the airport hotel. Overnight at Costa del Sol Airport Hotel.

Overnight at Costa del Sol Airport Hotel. (B, L)

Day 5: Fly to Cusco

Join the Machu Picchu & Amazon main expedition.

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Important Note:

This Expedition has been crafted in detail, following the ideal pacing for the destination. However, unpredictable circumstances such as weather, flight delays or cancelations, labor strikes, road conditions, traffic, hotel overbookings and other factors may force adjusting the program on site. These events or realities are out of our control and an inherent risk when traveling, especially on expeditions to this kind of remote destinations. Your Guide might also decide to alter the program in case opportunities to improve the cultural or wildlife experiences are found. No refunds will be given for program changes beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Regarding the Amazon itinerary, the one presented here is just an example. The Amazon is an unpredictable area, and the itinerary is highly dependent on weather and the level of water, which could fluctuate up to 40 feet. Access to creeks and lakes may change overnight. All activities mentioned in these document will be done, but the order of the activities and the Rivers, Lakes and villages mentioned could change.

Accommodations

THE SHIP: DELFIN II

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Delfin II has 14 large guest suites include 4 Master Suites with 180° panoramic windows, and 10 Suites, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. Each with movie screen sized windows and natural elements, they offer all the comforts provided by world class lodging yet with the spirit of casual and refined elegance while you sail in the Peruvian Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

The ship is equipped with speedboats for excursions that are ideal for wildlife observation excursions, kayaks, and paddle boards.

Facilities: The ship features a panoramic dining room for up to 32 passengers that offers top class Peruvian cuisine, using many exotic Amazon ingredients. There is an indoors lecture room & lounge as well as a Spa and Exercise room.

A complete bar (A selection of drinks are free of charge) and a tastefully decorated open-air lounge deck complete the common areas of the ship.

The dress code is casual for all excursions and meals.

Master Suites (4 units): Located at the front of the vessel, with 180° panoramic windows, king sized bed and exquisite sheets and bedspread of 100% 280-thread Peruvian cotton. All-cotton towels and bathrobes, the finest organic amenities, the most wonderful views, and individual reading lights create the epitome of calm luxury and enjoyment. NOTE: Master Suites require the payment of a surcharge.

Suites (10 units): They have extra large windows that offer you the most breathtaking views. 4 Suites interconnected to cater especially to families. All Suites are designed with casually elegant interiors that create a welcoming and relaxing environment for those who want to get away from it all, yet enjoy indulgent comfort.

All Suites come with:

  • Air-conditioning
  • King or 2 double beds with bedding of 100% Peruvian Pima cotton
  • Indoors sitting area
  • Native design elements and handicrafts
  • Large Lavatory
  • Hot water showers with organic toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe box


COSTA DEL SOL – WYNDHAM Lima 4-Star

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Most international flights to Lima arrive during late PM. Our Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those taking early flights the morning after their landing. The ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the hotel´s front door and avoid the one, to two-hour drive to any other hotel in the city makes of this property the ideal lodging fascility when going through Lima to reach other Peru destinations. The hotel includes a full range of leisure facilities: 24/7 restaurant and bar service and 24-hour Spa with massage service. The 192 graciously appointed, non-smoking guest rooms fuse form and function, and all equipped with must-have amenities for today’s busy traveler, and a restful sojourn is assured.

ARANWA SACRED VALLEY 5-Star

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial hacienda of the 17thcentury, just one hour and a half from the city of Cusco, and 30 minutes from the train station in Ollantaytambo, en route to Machu Picchu. The hotel rooms are decorated in Colonial, Modern, and Minimalist styles.

Enjoy unforgettable days in the suites of Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, and let yourself go with its mystical atmosphere in the Sacred Valley that combines the magical encounter of two periods: the ancient Inca culture and colonial grandeur in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. The gardens, restaurant, bars, and Spa are some of the best of the whole country.

INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO 5-Star

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Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel is located in a cloud forest beside Machu Picchu town. This is one of the most bio-diverse spots on Earth. Composed of 81-casitas, the hotel resembles an Andean village secluded in 12 acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Natural history activities are included, such as world-class birding excursion, visits to the hotel´s Orchid Garden (The biggest in-habitat orchid garden of the World!), walks through the tea plantation, and much more. The lobby features many fireplaces that make all meetings quite enjoyable.

JW MARRIOTT CUSCO 5-Star

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An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, ranked among the top 10 hotels in South America by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2015. Built atop ancient Incan ruins and situated around a 16th-century convent, our resort is a veritable museum in the historic city of Cusco. The 153 luxury guest rooms and suites feature amenities like sumptuous marble bathrooms and plush bedding. Guests will find it easy to wander the remarkable grounds; the two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts, and daily tours of San Agustín Convent are available. Enjoy a signature pisco sour at our Qespi Bar, or visit the Pirqa Restaurant for one of Cusco’s finest dining experiences. Located just steps away from the historic Plaza de Armas, the hotel offers a superb location from which to explore the city and beyond. Modernity and history combine for dazzling results at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.

Departures

  • JUNE: 6, 13, 20
  • JULY: 4, 11
  • AUGUST: 15
  • SEPTEMBER: 26
  • DECEMBER: 19

Please call for availability: 888-832-7280


 

Prices from: 

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All prices are in US$, per person, and based on double occupancy.
Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to price variation by the airline. 

Prices are subject to change depending on availability.
Talk to an expert for more information.

 


Details

Included in Land Cost:

  • Services of New Paths Expeditions in-house support team.
  • 24/7 services of a Senior Expedition Leader/Lecturer during the expedition.
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • All ground transportation (including airport transfers) in 1 to 3-year-old vehicles with professional drivers.
  • Accommodations as noted (The best available in each destination).
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, and visits as noted.
  • Group photography fees.
  • Meals as noted.
  • Bottled water at included meals, transfers and tours.
  • Services of transfer assistants, drivers, and local staff.
  • Gratuities for luggage porters, transfer assistants and restaurant staff.

Not Included:

  • International flights.
  • Domestic flights.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Gratuity for Local Guides, Ship Crew, and Expedition Leader.
  • Personal expenses and incidentals, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, and laundry.
  • Trip cancelation, travel delay, and baggage loss insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of New Paths Expeditions.

Deposits and final payments:

  • US$ 500.00 at the time of booking (Nonrefundable)
  • The remaining balance is due 120 days before the expedition.

Download the Complete Expedition Details

Machu Picchu and Amazon Private Expedition

Testimonials: 

“After 20 years of traveling, we never learned so much and had as much fun as with you guys!”
Jack N. Douglas-CO

“Our three expeditions with you were spectacular! We’ve just never had such wonderful travel experiences as with New Paths. We will get around praising you!”
Harriet T. Saugerties-NY

“NPE always provides excellent expedition guiding services where ever in the world we go. They attend to every detail, and NPE always has surprising added elements that are delightful. The best!”
Charlene P. La Jolla-CA

“Well planned, good local guides, top expedition leader. The trip far exceeded all expeditions.”
Frederic K. Orange-CA

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