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Journey through Peru’s most fascinating ancient Incan wonders, along with its blend of traditional and contemporary culture. Many centuries ago, the Incas governed this vast empire,…

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  • Duration 7 days
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 03 Passengers
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 Cusco - Sacred Valley:

    Connect to  your flight from Lima to Cusco. Reception in the Cusco airport (3400mt./11,155ft) and drive 1 hour in private vehicle to a lower elevation in the Sacred Valley of the Incas around 600mt/1,970ft. lower than Cusco to help acclimatize. En route to Pisac, our first stop will be at the Animal Sanctuary Zoo where you can go inside the large cage with the mighty Condors and see the Puma and other animals. We continue to the Awanacancha Weaving Center to pet the llamas, and alpacas. After,continue to the colonial town of Pisac driving up to the impressive Inca archaeological site (2,972mt/9,751ft), overlooking the town and country side, with numerous agricultural terraces. We will visit the Intihuatana (sun temple), a solar clock among a group of temples, ceremonial baths, and the military zone called “Q’Allaqasa”.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac or optional hike down enjoying the beautiful views. Once in town we will visit the colorful artisan market that has numerous stalls selling many handicrafts to choose from. Thereafter, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant in Pisac. After lunch, a short drive down the valley to Urubamba (2.870mt/9,420ft), and check-in to yout hotel of your choice. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
    Hotel in the Sacred Valley
    Lunch included.

    Day 2 Sacred Valley – Chinchero – Maras – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town):

    This morning after breakfast we will drive up to the highlands, taking in fabulous vistas of the snow-capped mountains of Veronica and Pitusiray-both over 18,000 feet high. We arrive to the town of Chinchero (3,772mt/12,375ft) with the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations. Our visit will take us to a local´s home to see a weaving demonstration of traditional textile arts using natural dyes and ancient techniques. From here we continue to the the old colonial town of Maras (3,380mt/11,090ft.). Enjoy the spectacular views as we drive up the dirt narrow road to the Maras Salt Pans. The small salt pans are built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley which is nourished by the salt spring waters that surface from a subterranean stream in the mountain. There are about 3000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. The first salt pans are believed to have been used by the Incas for trade. Taste the salty waters and enjoy the serenity and peaceful walk through the ponds. After, a glorious time we will hike downhill for about 1.5 hours to Urubamba where our transport will be waiting. Continue to a restaurant to eat Peruvian Cuisine. After lunch we will drive down the gorgeous Sacred Valley in direction to the quaint town of Ollantaytambo (2,792mt/9,160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec. This lovely town has many water canals running alongside the homes. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall, the Intihuatana and more. Thereafter, we board the train to Aguas Calientes where our staff will be waiting to walk you to your hotel.
    Hotel in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: time permitting we can visit the Chicheria (Inca corn drink) and see the Cuys the traditional Inca specialty (guinea pigs).

    Day 3 Machu Picchu - Cusco:

    Early rise and have breakfast before taking the first bus to avoid the crowds arriving later on by train. We ascend to the ruins by shuttle bus (gates open at 06:00am) to catch the sunrise weather permitting. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour with your guide for about the 2.5 hours of the stunning mysterious Machu Picchu, One of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors. After a glorious visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mysterious grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time.  After your visit take the bus down to the village and feast on a delicious lunch. Afterwards, board your train to the Poroy train station where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.
    Optional extra cost: climb to the top of Huayna Picchu to catch amazing views of Machu Picchu below.

    Day 4 Cusco Walking tour - No fees

    This morning after breakfast, your guide will meet you in your hotel to start the exciting walking tour of Cusco.  Our first visit will take us to the large lively San Pedro Market where all the locals shop. Here you will see the preparation of a fruit juice, Andean cheeses, take a bite of an exotic fruit such as the chirimoya, walk and see the different meats, Andean grains, fresh vegetables, and healing medicinal stands and more. Then walk towards the Plaza de Armas the heart of Cusco from the time of the Incas, passing through the lovely Arch of Santa Clara. Stop by the fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers and benches in the Plaza de Armas. Walk through Calle Triunfo to the street Rumiyoq Hatun, also known as the Calle Roca Mayor to view the grand stone of twelve angles that is considered one of the most unique in the world. We will take a steep walk up to the Bohemian district of San Blas that has many artists´ studios, artisan workshops, sculptors, small bars, restaurants, hotels and the small Temple of San Blas. After an exciting time return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 5 Free Day in Cusco:

    Day at your leisure to explore Cusco on your own.
    Optional extra cost: Why not visit the Chocolate Museum and take part in a class on how to make chocolate starting from the cacao bean. If you are a chocolate lover then this is something you do not want to miss.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 6 Cusco - Lima:

    This morning say farewell to the Inca City of Cusco and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. In Lima our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores. You will be collected in the afternoon to commence the city tour of Lima, also known as the City of Kings. We will visit classic historical sights, colonial and Inca influenced architecture, residential neighborhoods, beautiful shrines and churches and incredible panoramic seascapes. Visit the Lima Historical Center, the old side of the city and the capital of the Peruvian vice Royalty. Stop at the “Kiss Park” (Parque Del Beso) built in a peculiar Gaudi style and enjoy a beautiful view of the Lima Bay. Next, you'll head over to the residential district of San Isidro where you'll be able to visit the “Huaca Pucllana” and “Huaca Huallamarca”, two famous ceremonial centers built before the Spaniards arrived. Tour the main square and enjoy a view of the Presidential and Municipal Palaces, two immense buildings whose grandeur is sure to capture your fascination. Then, it's on to the Lima Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. After, we´ll visit the Monasterio San Francisco, home to the large underground catacombs said to connect the monastery with nearby churches. Finally we will visit the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar for a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, the distinctive tourist Centre of contemporary Lima. Thereafter, return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
    Optional extra cost: Larco Museum.
    Hotel in Lima
    Breakfast.

    Day 7 Lima – International Flight:

    Today at your designated time we will transfer you to the Lima Airport for your international flight.

    End of Services.

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Bilingual English/Spanish Guide
    • Transfers as on program.
    • Standard hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
    • Tours listed on the program
    • All meals on the itinerary. Vegetarian meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.
    • Entrance to ruins for tours on program
    • Expediton train round trip
    • Bus round trip Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Hotel in Lima (we can book for you)
    • Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or travel insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like medicines, sleeping bag, laundry service, telephone calls, etc.
    • Travel insurance
    •  Gratuities.
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A great way to acclimatize by doing a walking tour of the ancient Inca City of Cusco that has a blend of Inca and Spanish Architecture.…

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  • Duration 7 days
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Adventure
  • Difficulty Moderate - Difficult
  • Minimun Required 03 Passengers
  • Price From 1660
  • Price Deal 799
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Cusco Walking Tour

    Arrive in the Cusco airport (3,400mt/11,150ft) and reception by our staff. Then transfer to your hotel where you will relax and drink a coca tea or other and have a light early lunch before the tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel around 2:00pm to start your privately guided walking tour of Cusco. Our first visit will take us to the large lively San Pedro Market where all the locals shop. Here you can see the preparation of a fruit juice, Andean cheeses, take a bite of an exotic fruit such as the chirimoya, walk and see the different meats, Andean grains, fresh vegetables, and healing medicinal stands and more. Then we walk towards the Plaza de Armas the heart of Cusco from the time of the Incas, passing through the lovely Arch of Santa Clara. We will stop by the fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers and benches. Walk through Calle Triunfo to the street Rumiyoq Hatun, also known as the Calle Roca Mayor to view the grand stone of twelve angles that is considered one of the most unique in the world. We will take a steep walk up to the Bohemian district of San Blas that has many artists ‘studios, artisan workshops, sculptors, small bars, restaurants, hotels and a small Temple of San Blas, in the main plaza. After an exciting time return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco: http://www.suenosdelinka.com/ or similar.
    No meals.

    Day 2: Free Day in Cusco

    Today, enjoy a free day in Cusco at your leisure to further acclimatize to the altitude.
    Optional extra cost: Visit the nearby ruins above Cusco City, Tour of the Sacred Valley, River Rafting, Horseback riding, Cooking class and more.
    Hotel in Cusco: http://www.suenosdelinka.com/ or similar.
    Breakfast included

    Day 3: Cusco-Piscacucho (Km. 82)-Huayllabamba

    An early morning departure from Cusco (3,360m/11,00ft) to Piscacucho (2,663m/8,735ft.) by bus. Here, we meet with our porters and show our Inca trail permits at the checkpoint. Walk alongside the river with views of snow-capped peaks before passing over the ruins of Llaqtapata. Continue hiking to our first campsite at Huayllabamba (2,928m/9,606ft).
    Meals: L, D

    Day 4: Huayllabamba-Warmihuañusca Pass-Pacaymayo

    Today will be the most strenuous part of the Inca trail to Machu Pichhu. You will climb up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with scenery that more than compensates for the effort. Vegetation thins and the day warms on the approach to the highest point of the trail - Warmiwañusqa Pass (4,236m/13,894ft). Thereafter, we descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley (3,526m/11,566ft) our next campsite.
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 5: Pacamayo-Runkuracay pass-Wiñaywayna

    After breakfast we will climb an Inca trail stairway to Runkurakay ruins from where the final push begins to the Runkurakay pass (3,962m/12,996ft). Thereafter, climb down to the impressive ruins of Sayacmarca (3,657m/11,998ft) for a visit and continue on to the Phuyupatamarca Ruins (3521m/ 11,552ft). The inca trail becomes increasingly more dramatic as it leads down to the next campsite of Wiñaywayna ruins. Tonight we say goodbye to our Inca trail porters because we will depart our campsite early the next morning.
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 6: Wiñaywayna-Inti Punku-Machupicchu-Cusco

    This early morning we will walk to Intipunku (Sungate) for our first amazing views of Machu Picchu (2,400m/7,870ft). Then walk down to the Sanctuary for a professional guided walking tour of Machu Picchu. Visit the many sacred temples and more. Afterwards, take the bus down to Machu Picchu town to eat lunch (on your own) before taking the train to Poroy and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
    Hotel in Cusco: http://www.suenosdelinka.com/ or similar.
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Huayna Picchu climb for lovely views of Machu Picchu and the valley below (Today or next day).

    Day 7: Cusco – Airport

    We will collect you from your hotel at our designated time and transfer to the Cusco airport for your flight to your next destination.
    Breakfast included
    End of Services.

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Trip briefing before departure.
    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • 03 nights of hotel standard in Cusco: http://www.suenosdelinka.com/ or similar.
    • Walking tour
    • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish), an assistant guide accompanies groups of 6 to 8 people.
    • Permit and entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    • Portable biodegradable bag in toilet with tent.
    • Camping equipment: double tents (single tent for entire trek $35.), sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen gear. There are basic toilet facilities at each campsite.
    • Standard trekking services include camp cook and assistant(s).
    • Bus ticket: Machu Picchu /Machupicchu town – one way
    • Train ticket from Machupicchu town to Poroy
    • All transfers for the trek in private transportation.
    • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian meals on request at no extra cost.
    • First-aid kit and oxygen.
    • Trekperu uses satellite phone in case of emergency and walkie-talkies on all treks. The Sat phone will be carried with a minimum of 4 people.
    • All trash produced during the trek returns to Cusco.

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Breakfast on first day, Lunch last day in Aguas Calientes.
    • Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or travel insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight or train schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Extra porter to carry your baggage ($ per person-will carry 7kg/15lbs to include your sleeping bag for the entire trek) US$65. Per person
    • Personal items like individual gear, sleeping bag (Trekperu rents sleeping bags: $25 per person for entire trek**), medicines, laundry, telephone calls, etc. If you will request one, please send us your height.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Entrance fees for special places to visit in Cusco US$65 (nearby ruins, museums, etc).
    • Entrance fee to climb Huaynapicchu US$67. per person
    • Gratuities.

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  • Duration 6 days
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Adventure
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Cusco Walking Tour

    Arrive in the Cusco airport (3,400mt/11,150ft) and reception by our staff. Then transfer to your hotel where you will relax and drink a coca tea and have a light early lunch before the tour. Your guide will meet you at the hotel around 1:30pm to start your privately guided walking tour of Cusco.  Our first visit will take us to the large lively San Pedro Market where all the locals shop. Here you will see the preparation of a fruit juice, Andean cheeses, take a bite of an exotic fruit such as the chirimoya or passion fruit, walk and see the different meats, Andean grains, fresh vegetables, and healing medicinal stands and more.  We walk towards the Plaza de Armas the heart of Cusco from the time of the Incas, passing through the lovely Arch of Santa Clara. Stop by the fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers and benches in the Plaza de Armas. Walk through Calle Triunfo to the street Rumiyoq Hatun, also known as the Calle Roca Mayor to view the grand stone of twelve angles that is considered one of the most unique in the world. Take a walk up to the Bohemian district of San Blas that has many artists´ studios, artisan workshops, sculptors, small bars, restaurants, hotels and the small Temple of San Blas. After an exciting time return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    No meals

    Day 2: Full Day Rafting + Ziplining - Cusco

    We will meet at your hotel in the morning and drive for about 1.5 hours through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Cusipata. Along the way take in gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains until reaching the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, to the Cusipata River Camp, our private campground. Here we will leave our baggage. Our professional rafting guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket, paddle and self-bailing raft. Then start the adventure floating for 2.5 hours in the fast rapids feeling the thrill and the rush of the mighty river. After a fabulous time we will return to our campsite to enjoy a delicious lunch and the facilities. Optional no extra cost: ZIP-LINE over 2 cables across the river. Re- start the adrenaline rush by zip lining down 300 mt /1000 ft. over the river feeling your heart pumping fast.  After an exhilarating time we will return to our campsite to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and use the Sauna free of charge. We will depart for Cusco, arriving around 5:00pm and transfer to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 3: Canyoning

    We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning at around 8:00am and take the road, Cusco – Lima, for our drive of 1 hour and 10 minutes in direction to Limatambo (2,554mt /8,379ft). Once we arrive at the Limatambo water falls we will put on our wetsuit, harness, helmets, gloves and all your necessary gear (carabiners, ropes, knife, figure 8 descender, 2 x prusik (5-6 mm, 4-5 m). Then walk down for 15 minutes to the first waterfall where the guide will speak of descent and proper use of equipment. The thrill begins by descending down four waterfalls, first 20mt/66ft, the second of 30mt/98ft, the third of 10mt/33ft and the last 60mt/197ft. The whole adventure takes about 1 hour or more, depending on the number of passengers and arrangement.  After, an adventurous time, we will eat lunch. Return to Cusco, arriving around 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM and transfer to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 4: Chinchero Weaving – Paso Horseback riding Moray Maras – Machu Picchu Town

    After breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hotel around 8:00am and drive towards Chinchero (3,762mt/12,343ft) 35 minutes from Cusco. Visit a local family home to watch a colorful traditional weaving demonstration. They will show you the entire process of dying using natural dyes made from plants, flowers and insects, spinning it into yarn and weaving it on their looms. They produce wonderful works such as shawls (mantas), belts (watanas), and caps (chullos), among other things. After drive to the town of Maras where we will meet the Chalan on Paso horses. The Peruvian Paso horse is carefully bred for a light pleasure saddle horse known for its smooth ride. It is distinguished by a natural, four-beat, lateral gait called the Paso llano. Start trotting on the gorgeous Paso horse up to Moray located in a high plateau at about 3500mt/11,500ft) and just west of the village of Maras located below. After a 1.5 hour smooth ride visit the stunning agricultural circles which are in a large bowl depression with many terraces. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center. The vast temperature difference created micro climates, similar to what is achieved in greenhouses in modern times that was possibly used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. Enjoy a box lunch in the open air. Then mount our horses and ride down the dirt road to the old colonial town of Maras (3,380mt /11,090ft) for another 1.5 hours. There we leave our horses and continue by private transport driving up the narrow dirt road to the Maras Salt Pans. The small salt pans are built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley which is nourished by the salt spring waters that surface from a subterranean stream in the mountain. There are about 3000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. Taste the salty waters and enjoy the serenity and peaceful walk through the ponds. Finally, after a glorious time we will drive to Ollantaytambo and visit the ruins time permitting.  Then take the train to Machu Picchu Town where our staff will greet you and walk to your hotel.
    Option:  Hike down from the Salt Mines for about 1.45 hours to Urubamba to board your transport to Ollantaytambo.
    Hotel in Machu Picchu Town
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    This morning your guide will meet you in your hotel to walk to the bus stop to take the early bus up to the magnificent Machupicchu to see the sunrise weather permitting. You will be there before the crowds arrive by train into the village. Delight in a privately guided walking tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Walk to the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors. After a glorious visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mysterious grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time. Later on you will feast on a delicious lunch at the Tinquy Restaurant in the Sanctuary Lodge. Later take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to board the train to Poroy, where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included.

    Optional: extra cost - Huayna Picchu overlooking Machupicchu and the valley below.

    Day 6: Cusco – Airport

    At your designated time we will collect you from your hotel and transfer to the Cusco airport for your flight to your next destination.
    Breakfast included


    End of Services

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Briefing in your hotel
    • Bilingual English/Spanish Guide
    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Hotel in Cusco
    • Transportation from your hotel to starting point and return to your hotel
    • All tours mentioned in itinerary
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Entrance tickets to all archeological sites on itinerary
    • Full rafting equipment, rafts
    • Full Canyoning equipment
    • Round trip Train to Machu Picchu Town/Poroy
    • Hotel in Machu Picchu Town
    • Round trip bus Machu Picchu Town/Machu Picchu Sanctuary
    • Entrance Machu Picchu

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic airfare (we can book for you)
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tips.

     

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Journey through Peru’s most fascinating ancient Incan wonders, along with its blend of traditional and contemporary culture. Many centuries ago, the Incas governed this vast empire,…

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  • Duration Half day
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 1
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Minimun Required 01 Passenger
  • Itinerary
    Day 1 Lima -  Cusco – City Walking tour

    In Lima our staff will be waiting at the airport to assist you to connect to your flight to Cusco. Reception in the Cusco airport (3,400mt/11,155ft) and transfer to your hotel where you will have time to relax. You will be taken to a restaurant to have an early lunch before the start of your tour. After lunch your guide will meet you at the Restaurant to start your tour. Our first visit will take us to the large lively San Pedro Market where all the locals shop. Here you will see the preparation of a fruit juice, Andean cheeses, taste an exotic fruit such as the cherimoya and granadia, walk and see the different meats, Andean grains, fresh vegetables, healing medicinal stands and more. Then we walk towards the Plaza de Armas the heart of Cusco from the time of the Incas, passing through the lovely Arch of Santa Clara. We will stop by the fountain surrounded by beautiful flowers and benches. Walk through Calle Triunfo to the street Hatun Rumiyoq, to see the twelve angle stone, that is considered one of the most unique in the world. We will take a steep walk up to the Bohemian district of San Blas that has many artists ‘studios, artisan workshops, sculptors, small bars, restaurants, hotels and a small Temple of San Blas, in the main plaza. After an exciting time return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 2 Sacred Valley – Pisac Ruins/Market – Ollantaytambo

    This morning your guide will meet you in your hotel to start the tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  Drive passing the town of Pisac and up a winding road to the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2,972mt/9,751ft), overlooking the town and country side, with numerous agricultural terraces. We will walk and visit the Intihuatana (sun temple), a solar clock among a group of temples, ceremonial baths, and the military zone called “Q’Allaqasa”.  Also see the many tombs carved out of cliffs. After a fabulous time we will drive down to the town of Pisac or optional hike down enjoying the beautiful views. Once in town we will visit the artisan market which has numerous stalls selling many handicrafts to choose from. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba (2,870mt/9,415ft) to eat a delicious buffet lunch of Peruvian Cuisine. 
    After lunch drive along the Sacred Valley in direction to the quaint town of Ollantaytambo (2,792mt/ 9,160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec.  This lovely town has many water canals running alongside the homes. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall and the Intihuatana. Thereafter, you will go to your hotel in the same town and check in and relax for the rest of the evening.
    Hotel in Ollantaytambo
    Breakfast and Lunch included

    Day 3 Sacred Valley – Chinchero – Moray  – Maras Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)

    This morning after breakfast we will drive up to the highlands, taking in spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains of Veronica and Pitusiray-both over 18,000 feet high . We will visit the town of Chinchero (3772mt/12,375ft) which has the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations. Our visit will take us to a local´s home to see a weaving demonstration of the traditional textile arts using natural dyes and ancient techniques.  Afterwards, drive up a dirt road to Moray located on a high plateau at about (3,500mt/11,500ft) and just west of the village of Maras located below. These are the most stunning agricultural circles which are in a large bowl depression with many terraces. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center. Enjoy the energy from the center of the circle and then climb up the small steps on the sides of the terraces. From here we drive down a dirt road passing the old colonial town of Maras (3,380mt /11,090ft.) until reaching the Salt mines. The small salt pans are built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley which is nourished by the salt spring waters that surface from a subterranean stream in the mountain. There are about 3000 wells which are left to evaporate and are gathered by hand without any machinery. Walk along the beautiful salt pans and taste the salty waters while taking in the serene views.  Enjoy lunch before continuing to the town of Ollantaytambo to board the train to Aguas Calientes. There you will be met by our staff and walk to your hotel where you will receive a briefing on your next day´s tour.
    Hotel in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 4 Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Early rise and enjoy breakfast before, taking the first bus to avoid the crowds arriving later on by train. We ascend to the ruins by shuttle bus (gates open at 06:00) to catch the sunrise weather permitting.  Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour with your guide for about the 2.5 hours of the stunning mysterious Machu Picchu, One of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors.  After a glorious visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mysterious grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time.  After your visit take the bus down to the village and feast on a delicious lunch. Afterwards, board your train to the Poroy trains station where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in Cusco.
    Optional extra cost: climb to the top of Huayna Picchu to catch amazing views of Machu Picchu below.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 5 Free Day in Cusco   

    Day at leisure to explore Cusco on your own.
    Optional extra cost: Hands on cooking class with a gourmet chef and learn how to prepare at least 3 delicious Peruvian dishes and the famous Peruvian Pisco.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 6 Cusco - Lima

    This morning say farewell to the Inca City of Cusco and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores. You will be collected in the afternoon to commence the city tour of the cultural town of Lima, also known as the City of Kings. We will visit classic historical sights, colonial and Inca influenced architecture, residential neighborhoods, beautiful shrines and churches and incredible panoramic seascapes. Visit the Lima Historical Center, the old side of the city and the capital of the Peruvian vice Royalty. Stop at the “Kiss Park” (Parque Del Beso) built in a peculiar Gaudi style and enjoy a beautiful view of the Lima Bay. Next, you'll head over to the residential district of San Isidro where you'll be able to visit the “Huaca Pucllana” and “Huaca Huallamarca”, two famous ceremonial centers built before the Spaniards arrived. Tour the main square and enjoy a view of the Presidential and Municipal Palaces, two immense buildings whose grandeur is sure to capture your fascination. .Then, it's on to the Lima Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro. After, we´ll visit the Monasterio San Francisco, home to the large underground catacombs said to connect the monastery with nearby churches. Finally we will visit the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar for a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, the distinctive tourist Centre of contemporary Lima. Thereafter, return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 
    Optional extra cost: Larco Museum
    Hotel in Lima
    Breakfast

    Day 7 Lima – International Flight

    Today at your designated time we will transfer you to the Lima Airport for your international flight.
    End of Services
    Breakfast included

    Upgrade from standard hotels to comfort 4 and luxury hotels at extra cost.

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Bilingual English/Spanish Guide
    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • Tranfers for tours as per itinerary
    • Walking tour has no entrance fees
    • Standard hotels in Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Lima
    • Tours listed on the program
    • All meals on the itinerary. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Entrance to ruins for tours on program
    • Bus round trip Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
    • Expediton train round trip

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
    • Hotel in Lima (we can book for you)
    • Entrance Huayna Picchu
    • Any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, such as, but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets or travel insurance, nor additional expenses encountered as a result of flight schedule changes, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, acts of God or war.
    • Personal items like medicines, sleeping bag, laundry service, telephone calls, etc.
    • Travel insurance
    •  Gratuities.
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Peru is one of South America’s most diverse countries. It has three very distinct geographical areas; the arid Pacific coast, one of the world’s driest deserts,…

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  • Duration 17 days
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Minimun Required 04 Passengers
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Lima:

    Arrive in Lima, airport reception by our staff and transfer to your designated hotel. On the way you will receive a general briefing that will cover subjects like facts about the country in addition to historical and cultural information. Feel free to ask questions!
    Hotel in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2: Lima-Nazca:

    An early morning start from your hotel for the six-hour bus ride to Nazca: one of the most amazing pre-Inca sites on the coast. In Nazca our staff awaits you for private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, there is a visit to the city and the Cantayoc pre-Inca aqueducts. This sophisticated network of channels and underground aqueducts is still used to irrigate local crop. Return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Nazca
    Breakfast  included

    Day 3: Nazca Lines-Arequipa:

    In the morning, we’ll fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines. Created by the Nazca culture between 200 BCE and 700 AD, the lines were made by removing the iron oxide coated pebbles that cover the desert surface. There are hundreds of individual figures, ranging from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, and lizards. The lines comprise an area of nearly 200 square miles and can only be clearly discerned from the air. The largest figures are nearly 270mt/900ft long. Nazca’s extremely dry, windless, and constant climate is the reason the lines have survived for so long. In the evening we board our bus and drive south along the coast and east over the Andes to reach Arequipa. This beautiful colonial city is surrounded by three towering volcanoes.
    Overnight bus
    Breakfast is included

    Day 4: Arequipa - City tour

    Arrive at 7:30am in the bus terminal and our staff waits to transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon your guide will meet you in your hotel to start your tour. Visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. Then we continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5,825mt/19,106ft), Chachani (6,080mt/19,942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664mt/18,577ft). From here we will stroll through colorful residential areas. Then we will visit the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church - La Compañía – with its impressive cloister and cupola and the famous Santa Catalina Convent. This cloister has just been opened to tourism for the first time after 450 years. Return to your hotel.
    Hotel in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Day 5: Colca Canyon 2 days

    After an early pick-up at the hotel, we head to Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a three-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau). Colca, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3,269mt/10,725ft) as the Grand Canyon. On the way, we may see vicuñas (a species of the camel family) and the volcanoes of Misti andChachani. We’ll pass through typical Andean villages like CallalliandTutibefore arriving in Chivay to spend the night. Each village has a beautiful stone church and central plaza with a rectangular street plan of adobe houses sited on a natural river terrace. These major terraces have been further terraced for agriculture, producing maize and potatoes dating back to pre-Inca times. We may have time to go to the hot springs at La Calera.
    Hotel in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 6: Colca Canyon - Cruz del Condor - Puno

    After a very early breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel around 6:00-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Here you will catch beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon and see the tremendous Condors in flight or perched on the mountains. After, a glorious time we continue our drive and visit the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque with lovely colonial churches and the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque. From the viewpoints take in the gorgeous vistas of the terraces and pristine lagoons. We continue our drive until reaching Chivay to unwind and enjoy a delicious lunch before our departure to Puno. Take the bus to Puno and upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
    Hotel in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Days 7: Lake Titicaca - Uros - Amantani homestay

    After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to board our motorboat to start our 2 hour ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. We will enjoy a visit of Uros where the inhabitants have built and continue to build their islands from the totora reeds unique to the area. Their homes and boats are also built from the reeds. After our visit we will continue our journey to the island of Amantani that is inhabited by 3,000 Quechua speaking people whom continue with their ancient traditions. Their main economical resource is the production of ceramics and textiles. Here we will explore the Inca and Tiahuanco Archeological ruins and take in the lovely scenery. Lunch will be prepared by us before meeting our host family for the night. We will eat a delicious dinner prepared by our host family and share their cultural lifestyle. You will have a fun and delightful evening.
    Homestay in Amantani
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 8: Amantani - Taquile - Puno:

    This morning we will have breakfast with our host family before our departure to the island of Taquille. This is a pleasant peaceful island with about 2,200 inhabitants known as Taquileños that are southern Quechua speakers. The island is hilly and tranquil with its surrounding pristine waters. The Taquileños are known for their hand-woven textiles and clothing considered among the highest quality handicrafts in Peru. Knitting is exclusively performed by males, starting at age eight. The women exclusively make yarn and weave. They are very traditional in their Andean ways. You will meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and eat a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After a glorious time return to Puno around 5pm. Transport to your hotel.
    Hotel in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9: Puno-Cusco:

    Transfer in the morning to the bus station to take the tourist bus to Puno. Along this route visit the Pucara Museum before continuing to La Raya (4,321mt/14,172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Then continue to Sicuani where you will enjoy a buffet lunch. After lunch you will visit the Raqchi archeological site that is famous for the Wiracocha Temple. Then off to Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel which is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Continue to Cusco where you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. 
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 10: Cusco: City tour

    The morning is free to explore Cusco - center of the Inca Empire - where the streets, plazas, churches and archaeological sites are permeated with vestiges of Inca history. Cusco means “belly-button of the world” in Quechua, native language of the Incas. It’s the oldest continuously inhabited city in all of the Americas. The city center and surrounding neighborhoods are an amazing mixture of architectural synthesis: Spanish Colonial edifices, with their elaborately carved cedar balconies, built upon mind-boggling Inca stone foundations. A short stroll through the narrow cobble-stoned streets and pathways is a trip back through time. In the afternoon, we have a guided city tour visiting the impressive Qoricancha(“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun) and the nearby ruins of Qenqo (“zigzag”), Tambomachay (“cavern lodge”), Puca Pucara (“red fort”)and Sacsayhuaman (“speckled falcon”) - the spectacular, mountain top fortress overlookingCusco. Return to the hotel.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast is included

    Day 11: Sacred Valley:

    After, a delicious breakfast, your guide will meet you in your hotel and board the bus and drive along the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take in awesome vistas of the surrounding mountains, villages, and the flowing Urubamba River. We arrive into the colonial town of Pisac and continue to the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2,972mt / 9,751 ft), with numerous agricultural terraces to visit the Intihuatana (sun temple), a solar clock among a group of temples, ceremonial baths, and the military zone called “Q’Allaqasa”.  Thereafter, drive down to the town of Pisac and enjoy the colorful artisan market with many stalls selling many handicrafts. We continue to Urubamba to eat a delicious Peruvian buffet lunch. After lunch, we drive to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792mt/ 9,160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec. You will be pleased with the quaint town that has water canals running along the homes. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Hall, the Intihuatana and more. Then you will go to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
    Hotel in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 12: Machu Picchu:

    We take the train to Machu Picchu town, a two-hour journey along the valley through beautiful forests. After arrival at Aguas Calientes station, we take the bus (thirty minutes) to the site for a guided tour of this amazing archaeological complex. We return to Aguas Calientes for lunch. There will be time to visit and enjoy the local hot springs.
    Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 13: Machu Picchu-Cusco:

    Today you can walk to the Mandor waterfall or choose to climb Huayna Picchu (bus ticket, Machu Picchu/Huayna Picchu entrance tickets NOT included).  In mid-afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train to the Poroy station. The journey winds through the beautiful Urubamba river valley. You’ll be picked-up and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
    Hotel in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 14: Cusco-Puerto Maldonado:

    Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado; capital of the Madre de Dios Region founded originally for the collection of wild rubber. It is in the Amazon forest, 55 km west of the Bolivian border, on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon River. The climate is hence tropical. This is where our excursion to the jungle begins, navigating a dugout canoe up the Tambopata River. Accommodation is at our lodge.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

    Day 15: Macaw Clay Lick:

    Very early in the morning, we take our boat and hike to the 300-ft wide “collpa” is a natural, mineral-rich clay lick located in the cliffs near the riverbank. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. Watch as medium sized blue-headed parrots and smaller parakeets arrive in pairs to light in the trees overhanging the lick. These squawking birds circle, searching the area for eagles and other potential predators, before descending on the riverbank to eat their fill of this mineral-rich soil.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 16: Puerto Maldonado-Lima:

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. There, our local staff waits to transfer us to the hotel in Miraflores.
    Hotel in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Day 17: Lima- optional Lima City tour or Culinary tour or Larco Museum tours - home:

    Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight home.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

     

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Come celebrate this annual pilgrimage of Qoyllur Riti a few days before Corpes Christi that begins in the beginning of June. What a wonderful way to…

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  • Duration 4 days
  • Locations Cusco Machu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Minimun Required 06 Passengers
  • Price From 499
  • Price Deal 399
  • Itinerary
    Private Service - Minimum 2 persons
    Departure: May 31, 2015 to June 3, 2015 - Once a year  in the week before Corpus Christi.  Join our group and receive a reduced rate, Day 1: Sunday - Cusco - Mahuayani - Sanctuary of Qoylloritti

    We leave Cusco early in the morning traveling to Mahuayani along the transoceanic highway passing through Urcos, Cattca and Ocongate. In Mahuayani (4600mt/15,091ft.) we'll have an early lunch with other pilgrims before starting our hike up to the Sanctuary of Qoylloritti. Afterwards, we hike uphill to the Sanctuary, our campsite at high altitude. In the evening, we can attend the mass at the Sanctuary.
    Meals: L, D

    Day 2: Monday: Sanctuary of Qoylloritti

    This day is spent at the Sanctuary, watching and learning about the activities of the pilgrims. We attend the "Alacitas" market in the morning to do some shopping. The Mass at the Sanctuary is the next event followed by the "Pablitos" Mass. This afternoon is reserved for other activities: the procession of the Lord of Tayancani and the Virgin, several dances, and mass at the Sanctuary. At night, after dinner, we enjoy an Andean fireworks show.  Afterwards, the pilgrims ascend to the snow-capped mountain and glacier to bring down the crosses to the Sanctuary (campsite). 
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day3: Tuesday - Sanctuary of Qoylloritti - Yanacocha - Night Pilgrimage to Tayancani

    After breakfast, we will get ready for the pilgrimage. We wait and attend the Blessing Mass and leave together with the rest of the pilgrims. The procession leaves from the Sanctuary and runs through Calvario Machucruz, the lagoons in Kumukasa and Alqamarina sectors, until reaching Yanacocha. We have two options at this stage - to then sleep until 10.00 pm, when we start walking during the night towards Tayancani with the other pilgrims. Alternatively, we can opt for an early rise (4:00am), sunrise over Ausangate and a slightly late arrival at Tayancani.
    Meals: B, L, D

    Day 4: Wednesday - Tayancani - Ocongate- Cusco

    After a memorable night pilgrimage, we wait for sunrise, to descend to Tayancani and attend the Blessing to the Sanctuary. We attend the mass and then follow our hike up a mountain pass and then down to Ocongate, where we have lunch.  In the afternoon, we board our private transport back to Cusco.
    Meals: B, L


    Combine this wonderful activity with the following tours and treks:

    Inti Raymi Festival June 24th
    Ausangate Circuit
    Classic Inca Trail 4d/3n
    Salkantay 5d/4n Alternative treks
    Cusco Day Activities
    Extension tours from Cusco
    Extension tours from Lima

    Domestic Flights - We can book for you with better schedules.
    Hotels - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Star - We can book for you at a lower price than listed on their website.

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Bilingual English/Spanish Guide
    • Pick up from hotel and drop off at hotel
    • Cook and cooking equipment
    • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
    • Emergency horse
    • Accommodation for our guides, cook and horsemen
    • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Igloo tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tent
    • Toilet tent
    • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • All trash is returned to Cusco

    Services NOT included:

    • Hotel in Cusco (we can book for you)
    • Domestic flights (we can book for you)
    • Breakfast on the first day
    • Tea service and dinner on the last day
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.,shall be covered by the passenger as a whole.  Also if you, or for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and emergency evacuation needed all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger´s expense. For all of these reasons, we recommend taking out travel and health insurance to be able to cover these costs.  This is money well invested! Of course, Trekperu will help you obtain all necessary documents for you to be refunded in full by your insurance company.
    • Personal items like individual gear, sleeping bag (Trekperu rents sleeping bags: $25 per person for entire trek), medicines, laundry, phone calls, etc.
    • Travel and healh insurance.
    • Single tent available: $25 per person for entire trip.
    • Gratuities
  • Departures & Prices

    Departure: June 15 - Join our group and receive a reduced rate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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