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Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:45

Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca 9D

A magnificent cultural and adventurel experience visiting the Ancient and Colonial Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, hiking the famous Inca Trail to the grand Machu Picchu, and finally visiting the highest navigating lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Be dazzled by the blend of Spanish and Inca architecture in Cusco and its surrounding archeological sites with its layout resembling the Puma. Drive through the serene Sacred Valley with its entrancing mountains and stunning landscape, breathing in crisp fresh air. Hike the Inca Trail through beautiful scenery, archeological sites and walk into Sungate and down to Machu Picchu to admire the grandeur of this Sanctuary. Then off to Lake Titicaca to navigate on its still waters for a visit of the Uros and Taquile cultures.

Note: For the Inca Trail portion you must book at least 5 to 6 months in advance. If at the time of booking this tour the Inca Trail is sold out you can substitute it with the Lares Llama Trek.

 

 

Additional Info

  • Duration 9 days
  • Locations CuscoInca TrailLakeTiticaca
  • Rating 5
  • Category Adventure
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca 9D

    Minimum 2 persons.

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Cusco - City Tour

    Arrive in the Cusco airport (3300m/10827ft) and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a free morning to acclimatize, relax and have an early lunch. We will meet you in your hotel in the afternoon to start the historical tour of the Inca City of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha (Inca Sun Temple). Afterwards, drive above the city, to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    No Meals

    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit to the Central San Pedro Market where the locals shop, at your pace, and drop off at your hotel.

    Day 2 Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

    In the morning we will take off from your hotel and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be of the Pisac complex (2972m/9751ft) admiring the numerous agricultural terraces and the ruins.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac and shop in the artisan market with many stalls selling many colorful handicrafts. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun and more. Afterwards, we will drive to the lovely town of Chinchero (3772m/12375ft) with the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit of the Awanacancha weaving center, Pisac sun temple, and enjoy the have a more in depth visit of the ruins, stops for pictures, and at your pace.

    Day 3 Inca Trail 4D/3N - Cusco - Piscacucho (Km. 82)-Huayllabamba

    An early morning departure from Cusco (3360m/1100ft) to Piscacucho (2663m/8735ft) 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 (2928m/9606ft).
    Camping
    Lunch and dinner included

    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 (4236m/13894ft). Thereafter, we descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley (3526m/11566ft) our next campsite.
    Camping
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 5 Pacaymayo - 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 (3962m/12996ft). Thereafter, climb down to the impressive ruins of Sayacmarca (3657m/11998ft) for a visit and continue on to the Phuyupatamarca Ruins (3521m/11552ft). 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.
    Camping
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Note: If the campsite Wiñaywayna is not available which is a 2 hour hike to Machupicchu, the official system will assign the campsite of Phuyupatamarca which is 5 hours to Machupicchu.

    Day 6 Wiñaywayna - Inti Punku - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    This early morning we will walk to Intipunku (Sungate) for our first amazing views of Machu Picchu (2400m/7870ft). 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.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add Huayna Picchu (must book 3 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak

    Day 7 Cusco - Puno

    After, an early breakfast transfer from your Cusco hotel to the bus station to begin our trip to Puno. We’ll travel along the Vilcanota River Valley. Along this route we will visit Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel known as the Sistine Chapel of South America. Then continue to Raqchi for a visit of the famous Wirachocha Temple. We will enjoy lunch in Sicuani.  After lunch, we travel to La Raya (4321m/14172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Later we will visit the Pucara museum before continuing our drive to Puno. Reception in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Lake Titicaca Tour

    After breakfast, transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to the island of Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience, it is time to return to Puno.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9 Puno - Silustani Ruins - Lima

    After breakfast in the morning we will drive to the Juliaca airport and en route visit the Silustani ruins. We will tour the pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno. These tombs, which are built above ground in structures that resemble towers are called chullpas and are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. Afterwards, we continue to the Juliaca aiport to take your flight to Lima.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services

    Add extra cost: You can add Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines. Or exchange Lake Titicaca for the Amazon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included: 

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Trek briefing with your guide.
    • Professional English/Spanish Guide
    • Entrance to ruins mentioned in program.
    • Tours as per program
    • Hotel in Cusco - 3 nights
    • Camping - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Puno - 2 nights
    • Cook
    • Cook to prepare your meals
    • Porters to carry camp equipment.
    • Private transportation to the start point.
    • Permit and entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    • Portable biodegradable bag in toilet with tent.
    • Camping equipment: double tents, sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen gear. There are basic toilet facilities at each campsite.
    • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Bus ticket: Machu Picchu /Machupicchu town – one way
    • Train: Tourist ticket from Machupicchu town to Poroy station or Ollantaytambo station
    • Transfer from Poroy or Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco.
    • First-aid kit and oxygen.
    • Trekperu uses walkie talkies.
    • 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 weight of your sleeping bag for the entire trek) US$75. Per person
    • Personal items like individual gear, sleeping bag , medicines, laundry, telephone calls, etc. If you will request one, please send us your height.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Entrance fee: Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Peak $70. per person
    • Single Tent: $25.
    • Walking Pole set: $20.
    • Sleeping bag with liner: $25.
    • Gratuities.

     

     

     

     

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Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:29

Tour - Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

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, the eastern portion of the country is home to the vast Amazon River basin and rainforest. Separating these two extremes are the mighty Andes Mountains.
This amazing country of Peru is rich in history, culture, cuisine and much more. There is never a dull moment in this exciting country with so much to do.
Take pleasure in visiting the grand capital of Lima known as the city of Kings, Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Puno/Laketiticaca, the Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machu Picchu, and then to the vast green jungle in the Amazon.

Additional Info

  • Duration 20 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport, and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your 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!
    Overnight in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2 Lima - Paracas - National Reserve Tour

    Today we will board our comfortable bus and journey to Paracas. In the afternoon we will visit the protected, National Reserve of Paracas for a visit of the wildlife of birds, fish and more. Visit La Catedral rock formation, the special red beach where you will find many fossils. Then relax at the Playa Lagunillas Beach before heading back to your hotel.
    Overnight in Paracas
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Ballestas Tour - Nazca

    With a transfer in the morning to the dock we will board the boat to start the tour of the Ballestas Islands, known as the mini Galapagos. We will admire the rock formations, sea lions, penguins, and a large variety of sea birds like seagulls, cormorants, pelicans and others. En route will pass by the Candelabra, which is a geoglyph said to pertain to the Nazca Lines.  After, our visit return to your hotel. Later in the day we will board our bus to Nazca and check in our hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Nazca
    Breakfast included

    Day 4 Nazca Lines - Chauchilla and Cantalloc Tour - Arequipa

    In the morning, we’ll fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines weather permitting. 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. We will tour the Chauchilla Cemetery with many preserved mummies dating to the period of 600 to 700 years. Then off to the Cantalloc aqueducts to observe the pre-Inca water system. We will return to your hotel where you will have free time. 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 included

    Day 5 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 the tour of the white city. Visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. We continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5825m/19106ft), Chachani (6080m/19942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664m/18577ft). 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.
    Overnight in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: visit Juanita the Ice Maiden

    Day 6 Colca Canyon 2 days

    After an early pick-up at your hotel, we head to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a four-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau) taking in views of the surrounding landscapes. Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3269m/10725ft) as the Grand Canyon. En route we will pass the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where we will make a short stop to observe the vicuñas (a species of the camelid family). We arrive in Chivay and have lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Optional extra cost: Visit the Calera hot springs.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 7 Colca Canyon - Cruz del Condor - Puno

    After a very early breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 6:00am-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Observe the beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon to 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 lunch before our departure to Puno. Take the bus to Puno and upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Days 8 Lake Titicaca - Uros - Taquile - Puno

    After breakfast, we will meet in your hotel and transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience we will return to Puno and to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9 Puno -  Arrive in Cusco

    With a morning transfer to board your bus, we will journey through Andean country with spectacular views. Along this route visit the Pucara Museum before continuing to La Raya (4321m/14172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. We continue to Sicuani where we will have a buffet lunch and a chance to relax. Then tour the Raqchi archeological site that is famous for the Wiracocha Temple. We head to Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel which is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Finally, we will arrive in Cusco to relax in a comfortable hotel of your choice.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 10 City tour

    Morning free to relax or visit museums and have an early lunch. 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 afernoon we will visit the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and then the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun). Then we drive above Cusco and tour the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards, Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you chose a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.

    Day 11 Sacred Valley

    After a delicious breakfast, we set off from your hotel and drive to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take in awesome vistas of the surrounding mountains, villages, and the flowing Urubamba River. We drive by the town of Pisac and continue to the top of the hill for a visit of the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2972m/9751ft), with numerous agricultural terraces and spectacular views of the valley below. 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/9160ft) 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 we will drive to your hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 12 Chinchero - Moray - Maras Salt Mines

    Today, we will drive to the small Andean town of Chinchero (3780m/12400ft), where Tupac Inca Yupanqui established residency. We will visit the ruins and the small colonial church. If you are up to it we could go to a local´s home for a weaving demonstration using ancient techniques and natural dyes. We will drive up to Moray located on a high plateau at about (3500m /11500 ft) 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 resembling an ancient Greek amphitheater. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center to test plants in different temperatures. Catch your breath before driving down to the old colonial town of Maras (3380m/11090ft). Observe the spectacular views as we drive up the dirt narrow road to the Maras Salt Pans. Then tour the salt pans with its dramatic appearance and taste the salt waters. The salt is still gathered by hand without using machinery. After our visit you can choose to hike down to Urubamba or board our private transport there. We will enjoy a delectable lunch before returning to our hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost: Horeback riding on Peruvian Paso horses, or bike riding

    Day 13 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town) - Machu Picchu Tour

    This morning with a transfer from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo station we take the train to Aguas Calientes. We journey along the valley through beautiful scenery until we reaching our destination. Arrive and check into your hotel. We take the bus (25 minutes) to one of the amazing wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Be in awe with your first views of this surreal archeological site that has withstood time. Stroll through the many temples and more. Then you will have plenty of time to further explore on your own by walking to the Inca Bridge of Sungate.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included


    Optional extra cost: Replace the train for the Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu instead.

    Day 14 Huayna Picchu (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak - Cusco

    This morning take the bus to the Sanctuary and climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak. After a great experience return to town to have lunch. Then take the train to the Poroy station where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: You must book at least 4 months in advance for Huayna Picchu.

    Day 15 Free day in Cusco

    Today enjoy a day at leisure, shopping, visiting museums or just relaxing.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 16 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon 3 Days

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and drive to the Maldonado lodge where you will receive a welcome tropical drink. Then we will board the motorboat for a 3 to 4 hour ride up the Tambopata River to the Wasai Lodge. En route you will see tropical birds, caymans, and other wildlife. We will also pass by typical Amazon communities. We arrive and check into our lodge. Later enjoy a walk through the jungle to learn of its ecosystems.
    Lodging
    Breakfast in your hotel, lunch and dinner included

    Day 17 Macaw Clay Lick

    Very early in the morning, we will go upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick ¨El Chuncho¨in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. After a wonderful experience in nature, we return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy the lodge´s facilities. After lunch, we will take an ethno botanical hike learning about the plants and medicinal trees of the area. At night we do a night walk to spot caiman.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 18 Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Note: If the Wasai Lodge is not available we will offer you another choice in the same category or offer an upgrade.
    Add another day in the Amazon at an extra cost.

    Day 19 Lima City Tour

    Today, enjoy a tour of the of Lima known as the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add a gourmet tour taking a bite of Peru, or add the Pachacamac Ruins, or the Gold or Larco Museums.

    Day 20 Lima - International Flight

    Today bid farewell to Peru with a transfer to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

    Note: This tour can be tailored to your desires.

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • All transfers for tours
    • Briefing for tours
    • Professional English Speaking guide
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Entrance to all archeological sites on program
    • Meals as per program
    • Nazca Lines Overflight
    • Train to Aguas Calientes and train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy station
    • Entrances: First day visit to Machupicchu ruins + round trip bus, Second day visit Huayna Picchu if available or Machupicchu Mountain Peak with round trip bus.
    • Hotel Lima - 3 nights
    • Hotel Paracas - 1 night
    • Hotel Nazca - 1 night + Day use
    • Overnight bus - 1 night
    • Hotel Arequipa - 1 night
    • Hotel Colca Canyon - 1 night
    • Hotel Puno - 2 nights
    • Hotel Cusco - 4 nights
    • Hotel Sacred Valley - 2 nights
    • Hotel Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Amazon - 2 nights

    Services NOT included:

    • Domestic Flights (we can book for your convenience)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcoholic drinks and anything not mentioned in program.
    • Tips

     

     

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Thursday, 25 August 2016 16:18

Tour - Explore Peru 15D

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, the eastern portion of the country is home to the vast Amazon River basin and rainforest. Separating these two extremes are the mighty Andes Mountains.
This amazing country of Peru is rich in history, culture, cuisine and much more. There is never a dull moment in this exciting country with so much to do.
Take pleasure in visiting the grand capital of Lima known as the city of Kings, Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Puno/Laketiticaca, the Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machu Picchu, and then to the vast green jungle in the Amazon.

Additional Info

  • Duration 15 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Explore Peru 15D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport, and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your 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!
    Overnight in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2 Lima - Arequipa - City Tour

    With a transfer to the airport we will fly to Arequipa. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel to rest and have an early lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. We continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5825m/19106ft), Chachani (6080m/19942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664m/18577ft). 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.
    Overnight in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: visit Juanita the Ice Maiden

    Day 3 Colca Canyon Classic 3 Days

    After an early pick-up at your hotel, we head to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a four-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau) taking in views of the surrounding landscapes. Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3269m/10725ft) as the Grand Canyon. En route we will pass the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where we will make a short stop to observe the vicuñas (a species of the camelid family). We arrive in Chivay and have lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Optional extra cost: Visit the Calera hot springs.

    Day 4 Cruz del Condor

    After a very early breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 6:00am-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Observe the beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon to 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 these 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 (not included). Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast included

    Day 5 Colca Canyon - Puno

    Free morning to relax. In the afternoon we will take the bus to Puno. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: add a day hike

    Day 6 Lake Titicaca - Uros - Taquile

    After breakfast, transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to the island of Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience, it is time to return to Puno.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 7 Puno - Cusco

    Today we journey through the Andes by bus to Cusco. En route we will visit the Pukara Museum, stop by the Raya Pass for amazing vistas, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Sicuani, visit Raqchi ¨Temple of Wirachocha¨, Andahuaylillas known as the  "Sistine Chapel¨ of South America. Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Cusco City Tour

    In the morning or afternoon we will start the tour of the city of the Incas. Walk on the cobble stone streets visiting the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha (Inca Sun Temple). Afterwards, drive above the city, to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included


    Note:
    If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit to the Central San Pedro Market where the locals shop, at your pace, and drop off at your hotel.

    Day 9 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)

    We start off from your hotel in the morning for a full-day excursion of the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" by bus, driving alongside the Vilcanota River. Visit the Pisac ruins and admire the many terraces and views of the valley below. After the tour, drive down to the town of Pisac for a visit of the typical artisan market where you can purchase souvenirs. Thereafter, we continue through the Sacred Valley to Urubamba to have a buffet lunch of typical Peruvian dishes. After lunch, we'll drive to the town of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour of the ruins. In the late afternoon we will board our train in the same town to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town), where you'll spend the night.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit of the Awanacancha weaving center, Pisac sun temple, and enjoy the have a more in depth visit of the ruins, stops for pictures, and at your pace.

    Day 10 Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Early morning bus from Aguas Calientes to the Mysterious Machupicchu. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour of the amazing Sanctuary visiting the many temples and admiring the lovely surroundings. Thereafter, you will have time to further explore Machu Picchu on your own, visit the Inca bridge or climb Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain Peak. In the afternoon you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch before boarding your train to Poroy. Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost:
    Huayna Picchu (must book 3 months in advance) or Machupicchu Mountain Peak.

    Day 11 Cusco - Amazon 3 Days

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and drive to the Maldonado lodge where you will receive a welcome tropical drink. Then we will board the motorboat for a 3 to 4 hour ride up the Tambopata River to the Wasai Lodge. En route you will see tropical birds, caymans, and other wildlife. We will also pass by typical Amazon communities. We arrive and check into our lodge. Later enjoy a walk through the jungle to learn of its ecosystems.
    Lodging
    Breakfast in your hotel, lunch and dinner included

    Day 12  Macaw Clay Lick

    Very early in the morning, we will go upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick ¨El Chuncho¨in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. After a wonderful experience in nature, we return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy the lodge´s facilities. After lunch, we will take an ethno botanical hike learning about the plants and medicinal trees of the area. At night we do a night walk to spot caiman.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 13 Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Note:
    If the Wasai Lodge is not available we will offer you another choice in the same category or offer an upgrade.
    Add another day in the Amazon at an extra cost.

    Day 14 Lima City Tour

    Today, enjoy a tour of the of Lima known as the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included
    Optional extra cost:
    Add a gourmet tour taking a bite of Peru, or add the Pachacamac Ruins, or the Gold or Larco Museums or full day Caral.

    Day 15 Lima - International Flight

    Today bid farewell to Peru with a transfer to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • Professional English speaking guides
    • Tours listed in program.
    • Entrances to ruins and places mentioned in program.
    • Bus from Puno to Cusco
    • Train Tourist train round trip Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Poroy
    • Entrance Machu Picchu + round trip bus Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu/Poroy
    • Transfer from Poroy to Cusco
    • Hotel in Lima - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Arequipa - 1 night
    • Hotel in Colca Canyon - 2 nights
    • Hotel Puno -2 nights
    • Hotel Cusco - 3 nights
    • Hote Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Amazon - 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights (we can book for you)
    • Entrance to the Calera Hot Springs
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
    • 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.
    • Alcohol drinks or anything not mentioned in program.
    • Travel insurance
    •  Gratuities.
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

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, the eastern portion of the country is home to the vast Amazon River basin and rainforest. Separating these two extremes are the mighty Andes Mountains.
This amazing country of Peru is rich in history, culture, cuisine and much more. There is never a dull moment in this exciting country with so much to do.
Take pleasure in visiting the grand capital of Lima known as the city of Kings, Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Puno/Laketiticaca, the Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machu Picchu, and then to the vast green jungle in the Amazon.

Additional Info

  • Duration 20 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport, and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your 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!
    Overnight in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2 Lima - Paracas - National Reserve Tour

    Today we will board our comfortable bus and journey to Paracas. In the afternoon we will visit the protected, National Reserve of Paracas for a visit of the wildlife of birds, fish and more. Visit La Catedral rock formation, the special red beach where you will find many fossils. Then relax at the Playa Lagunillas Beach before heading back to your hotel.
    Overnight in Paracas
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Ballestas Tour - Nazca

    With a transfer in the morning to the dock we will board the boat to start the fabulous tour of the Ballestas Islands, mini Galapagos. We will admire the rock formations, sea lions, penguins, and a large variety of sea birds like seagulls, cormorants, pelicans and others. En route will pass by the Candelabra, which is a geoglyph said to pertain to the Nazca Lines.  After, our visit return to your hotel. Later in the day we will board our bus to Nazca for the night.
    Overnight in Nazca
    Breakfast included

    Day 4 Nazca Lines - Chauchilla and Cantalloc Tour - Arequipa

    In the morning, we’ll fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines weather permitting. 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. We will tour the Chauchilla Cemetery with many preserved mummies dating to the period of 600 to 700 years. Then off to the Cantalloc aqueducts to observe the pre-Inca water system. We will return to your hotel where you will have free time. 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 included

    Day 5 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 the tour of the white city. Visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. We continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5825m/19106ft), Chachani (6080m/19942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664m/18577ft). 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.
    Overnight in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: visit Juanita the Ice Maiden

    Day 6 Colca Canyon 2 days

    After an early pick-up at your hotel, we head to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a four-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau) taking in views of the surrounding landscapes. Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3269m/10725ft) as the Grand Canyon. En route we will pass the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where we will make a short stop to observe the vicuñas (a species of the camelid family). We arrive in Chivay and have lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Optional extra cost: Visit the Calera hot springs.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 7 Colca Canyon - Cruz del Condor - Puno

    After a very early breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 6:00am-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Observe the beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon to 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.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Days 8 Lake Titicaca - Uros - Taquile - Puno

    After breakfast, we will meet in your hotel and transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience we will return to Puno and to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9 Puno -  Arrive in Cusco

    With a morning transfer to board your bus, we will journey through Andean country with spectacular views. Along this route visit the Pucara Museum before continuing to La Raya (4321m/14172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. We continue to Sicuani where we will have a buffet lunch and a chance to relax. Then tour the Raqchi archeological site that is famous for the Wiracocha Temple. We head to Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel which is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Finally, we will arrive in Cusco to relax in a comfortable hotel of your choice.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 10 City tour

    Morning free to relax or visit museums and have an early lunch. 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 afernoon we will visit the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun) and the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards,  Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you have chosen a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.

    Day 11 Sacred Valley

    After a delicious breakfast, we set off from your hotel and drive to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take in awesome vistas of the surrounding mountains, villages, and the flowing Urubamba River. We drive by the town of Pisac and continue to the top of the hill for a visit of the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2972m/9751ft), with numerous agricultural terraces and spectacular views of the valley below. 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/9160ft) 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 we will drive to your hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 12 Chinchero - Moray - Maras Salt Mines

    Today, we will drive to the small Andean town of Chinchero (3780m/12400ft), where Tupac Inca Yupanqui established residency. We will visit the ruins and the small colonial church. If you are up to it we could go to a local´s home for a weaving demonstration using ancient techniques and natural dyes. We will drive up to Moray located on a high plateau at about (3500m /11500 ft) 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 resembling an ancient Greek amphitheater. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center to test plants in different temperatures. Catch your breath before driving down to the old colonial town of Maras (3380m/11090ft). Observe the spectacular views as we drive up the dirt narrow road to the Maras Salt Pans. Then tour the salt pans with its dramatic appearance and taste the salt waters. The salt is still gathered by hand without using machinery. After our visit you can choose to hike down to Urubamba or board our private transport there. We will enjoy a delectable lunch before returning to our hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included Optional extra cost: Horeback riding on Peruvian Paso horses, or bike riding

    Day 13 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town) - Machu Picchu Tour

    This morning with a transfer from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo station we take the train to Aguas Calientes. We journey along the valley through beautiful scenery until we reaching our destination. Arrive and check into your hotel. We take the bus (25 minutes) to one of the amazing wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Be in awe with your first views of this surreal archeological site that has withstood time. Stroll through the many temples and more. Then you will have plenty of time to further explore on your own by walking to the Inca Bridge of Sungate.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included


    Optional extra cost: Replace the train for the Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu instead.

    Day 14 Huayna Picchu (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak - Cusco

    This morning take the bus to the Sanctuary and climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak. After a great experience return to town to have lunch. Then take the train to the Poroy station where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: You must book at least 4 months in advance for Huayna Picchu.

    Day 15 Free day in Cusco

    Today enjoy a day at leisure, shopping, visiting museums or just relaxing.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 16 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon 3 Days

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and drive to the Maldonado lodge where you will receive a welcome tropical drink. Then we will board the motorboat for a 3 to 4 hour ride up the Tambopata River to the Wasai Lodge. En route you will see tropical birds, caymans, and other wildlife. We will also pass by typical Amazon communities. We arrive and check into our lodge. Later enjoy a walk through the jungle to learn of its ecosystems.
    Lodging
    Breakfast in your hotel, lunch and dinner included

    Day 17 Macaw Clay Lick

    Very early in the morning, we will go upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick ¨El Chuncho¨in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. After a wonderful experience in nature, we return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy the lodge´s facilities. After lunch, we will take an ethno botanical hike learning about the plants and medicinal trees of the area. At night we do a night walk to spot caiman.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 18 Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Note: If the Wasai Lodge is not available we will offer you another choice in the same category or offer an upgrade.
    Add another day in the Amazon at an extra cost.

    Day 19 Lima City Tour

    Today, enjoy a tour of the of Lima known as the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add a gourmet tour taking a bite of Peru, or add the Pachacamac Ruins, or the Gold or Larco Museums.

    Day 20 Lima - International Flight

    Today bid farewell to Peru with a transfer to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

    Note: This tour can be tailored to your desires.

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • All transfers for tours
    • Briefing for tours
    • Professional English Speaking guide
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Entrance to all archeological sites on program
    • Meals as per program
    • Nazca Lines Overflight
    • Train to Aguas Calientes and train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy station
    • Entrances: First day visit to Machupicchu ruins + round trip bus, Second day visit Huayna Picchu if available or Machupicchu Mountain Peak with round trip bus.
    • Hotel Lima - 3 nights
    • Hotel Paracas - 1 night
    • Hotel Nazca - 1 night + Day use
    • Overnight bus - 1 night
    • Hotel Arequipa - 1 night
    • Hotel Colca Canyon - 1 night
    • Hotel Puno - 2 nights
    • Hotel Cusco - 4 nights
    • Hotel Sacred Valley - 2 nights
    • Hotel Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Amazon - 2 nights

    Services NOT included:

    • Domestic Flights (we can book for your convenience)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcoholic drinks and anything not mentioned in program.
    • Tips

     

     

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Friday, 15 July 2016 00:00

Explore Peru 15D

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, the eastern portion of the country is home to the vast Amazon River basin and rainforest. Separating these two extremes are the mighty Andes Mountains.
This amazing country of Peru is rich in history, culture, cuisine and much more. There is never a dull moment in this exciting country with so much to do.
Take pleasure in visiting the grand capital of Lima known as the city of Kings, Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Puno/Laketiticaca, the Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machu Picchu, and then to the vast green jungle in the Amazon.

Additional Info

  • Duration 15 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Explore Peru 15D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport, and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your 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!
    Overnight in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2 Lima - Arequipa - City Tour

    With a transfer to the airport we will fly to Arequipa. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel to rest and have an early lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. We continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5825m/19106ft), Chachani (6080m/19942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664m/18577ft). 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.
    Overnight in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: visit Juanita the Ice Maiden

    Day 3 Colca Canyon Classic 3 Days

    After an early pick-up at your hotel, we head to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a four-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau) taking in views of the surrounding landscapes. Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3269m/10725ft) as the Grand Canyon. En route we will pass the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where we will make a short stop to observe the vicuñas (a species of the camelid family). We arrive in Chivay and have lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Optional extra cost: Visit the Calera hot springs.

    Day 4 Cruz del Condor

    After a very early breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 6:00am-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Observe the beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon to 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 these 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 (not included). Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast included

    Day 5 Colca Canyon - Puno

    Free morning to relax. In the afternoon we will take the bus to Puno. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: add a day hike

    Day 6 Lake Titicaca - Uros - Taquile

    After breakfast, transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to the island of Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience, it is time to return to Puno.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 7 Puno - Cusco

    Today we journey through the Andes by bus to Cusco. En route we will visit the Pukara Museum, stop by the Raya Pass for amazing vistas, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Sicuani, visit Raqchi ¨Temple of Wirachocha¨, Andahuaylillas known as the  "Sistine Chapel¨ of South America. Arrive in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Cusco City Tour

    In the morning or afternoon we will start the tour of the city of the Incas. Walk on the cobble stone streets visiting the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha (Inca Sun Temple). Afterwards, drive above the city, to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included


    Note:
    If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit to the Central San Pedro Market where the locals shop, at your pace, and drop off at your hotel.

    Day 9 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)

    We start off from your hotel in the morning for a full-day excursion of the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" by bus, driving alongside the Vilcanota River. Visit the Pisac ruins and admire the many terraces and views of the valley below. After the tour, drive down to the town of Pisac for a visit of the typical artisan market where you can purchase souvenirs. Thereafter, we continue through the Sacred Valley to Urubamba to have a buffet lunch of typical Peruvian dishes. After lunch, we'll drive to the town of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour of the ruins. In the late afternoon we will board our train in the same town to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town), where you'll spend the night.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit of the Awanacancha weaving center, Pisac sun temple, and enjoy the have a more in depth visit of the ruins, stops for pictures, and at your pace.

    Day 10 Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Early morning bus from Aguas Calientes to the Mysterious Machupicchu. Take pleasure in a professional guided walking tour of the amazing Sanctuary visiting the many temples and admiring the lovely surroundings. Thereafter, you will have time to further explore Machu Picchu on your own, visit the Inca bridge or climb Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain Peak. In the afternoon you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch before boarding your train to Poroy. Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost:
    Huayna Picchu (must book 3 months in advance) or Machupicchu Mountain Peak.

    Day 11 Cusco - Amazon 3 Days

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and drive to the Maldonado lodge where you will receive a welcome tropical drink. Then we will board the motorboat for a 3 to 4 hour ride up the Tambopata River to the Wasai Lodge. En route you will see tropical birds, caymans, and other wildlife. We will also pass by typical Amazon communities. We arrive and check into our lodge. Later enjoy a walk through the jungle to learn of its ecosystems.
    Lodging
    Breakfast in your hotel, lunch and dinner included

    Day 12  Macaw Clay Lick

    Very early in the morning, we will go upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick ¨El Chuncho¨in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. After a wonderful experience in nature, we return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy the lodge´s facilities. After lunch, we will take an ethno botanical hike learning about the plants and medicinal trees of the area. At night we do a night walk to spot caiman.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 13 Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Note:
    If the Wasai Lodge is not available we will offer you another choice in the same category or offer an upgrade.
    Add another day in the Amazon at an extra cost.

    Day 14 Lima City Tour

    Today, enjoy a tour of the of Lima known as the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included
    Optional extra cost:
    Add a gourmet tour taking a bite of Peru, or add the Pachacamac Ruins, or the Gold or Larco Museums or full day Caral.

    Day 15 Lima - International Flight

    Today bid farewell to Peru with a transfer to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • Professional English speaking guides
    • Tours listed in program.
    • Entrances to ruins and places mentioned in program.
    • Bus from Puno to Cusco
    • Train Tourist train round trip Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Poroy
    • Entrance Machu Picchu + round trip bus Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu/Poroy
    • Transfer from Poroy to Cusco
    • Hotel in Lima - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Arequipa - 1 night
    • Hotel in Colca Canyon - 2 nights
    • Hotel Puno -2 nights
    • Hotel Cusco - 3 nights
    • Hote Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Amazon - 2 nights

    Services NOT Included:

    • Domestic flights (we can book for you)
    • Entrance to the Calera Hot Springs
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak
    • 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.
    • Alcohol drinks or anything not mentioned in program.
    • Travel insurance
    •  Gratuities.
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Published in Peru Tours
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:00

Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca 9D

A magnificent cultural and adventurel experience visiting the Ancient and Colonial Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, hiking the famous Inca Trail to the grand Machu Picchu, and finally visiting the highest navigating lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Be dazzled by the blend of Spanish and Inca architecture in Cusco and its surrounding archeological sites with its layout resembling the Puma. Drive through the serene Sacred Valley with its entrancing mountains and stunning landscape, breathing in crisp fresh air. Hike the Inca Trail through beautiful scenery, archeological sites and walk into Sungate and down to Machu Picchu to admire the grandeur of this Sanctuary. Then off to Lake Titicaca to navigate on its still waters for a visit of the Uros and Taquile cultures.

Note: For the Inca Trail portion you must book at least 5 to 6 months in advance. If at the time of booking this tour the Inca Trail is sold out you can substitute it with the Lares Llama Trek.

 

 

Additional Info

  • Duration 9 days
  • Locations CuscoInca TrailLakeTiticaca
  • Rating 5
  • Category Adventure
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca 9D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Cusco - City Tour

    Arrive in the Cusco airport (3300m/10827ft) and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a free morning to acclimatize, relax and have an early lunch. We will meet you in your hotel in the afternoon to start the historical tour of the Inca City of Cusco visiting the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha (Inca Sun Temple). Afterwards, drive above the city, to visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    No Meals

    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit to the Central San Pedro Market where the locals shop, at your pace, and drop off at your hotel.

    Day 2 Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

    In the morning we will take off from your hotel and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first visit will be of the Pisac complex (2972m/9751ft) admiring the numerous agricultural terraces and the ruins.  Then drive down to the town of Pisac and shop in the artisan market with many stalls selling many colorful handicrafts. Thereafter, we drive to Urubamba to have a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we continue to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo (2792m/9160ft) built by the Inca Pachacutec. Visit the archeological site which has many structures such as the Temple of the Sun and more. Afterwards, we will drive to the lovely town of Chinchero (3772m/12375ft) with the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as a beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: If you choose Private Service (more expensive but worth it) - Pick your departure time, exclusive visit of the Awanacancha weaving center, Pisac sun temple, and enjoy the have a more in depth visit of the ruins, stops for pictures, and at your pace.

    Day 3 Inca Trail 4D/3N - Cusco - Piscacucho (Km. 82)-Huayllabamba

    An early morning departure from Cusco (3360m/1100ft) to Piscacucho (2663m/8735ft) 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 (2928m/9606ft).
    Camping
    Lunch and dinner included

    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 (4236m/13894ft). Thereafter, we descend down to the Pacaymayo Valley (3526m/11566ft) our next campsite.
    Camping
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 5 Pacaymayo - 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 (3962m/12996ft). Thereafter, climb down to the impressive ruins of Sayacmarca (3657m/11998ft) for a visit and continue on to the Phuyupatamarca Ruins (3521m/11552ft). 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.
    Camping
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Note: If the campsite Wiñaywayna is not available which is a 2 hour hike to Machupicchu, the official system will assign the campsite of Phuyupatamarca which is 5 hours to Machupicchu.

    Day 6 Wiñaywayna - Inti Punku - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    This early morning we will walk to Intipunku (Sungate) for our first amazing views of Machu Picchu (2400m/7870ft). 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.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add Huayna Picchu (must book 3 months in advance) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak

    Day 7 Cusco - Puno

    After, an early breakfast transfer from your Cusco hotel to the bus station to begin our trip to Puno. We’ll travel along the Vilcanota River Valley. Along this route we will visit Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel known as the Sistine Chapel of South America. Then continue to Raqchi for a visit of the famous Wirachocha Temple. We will enjoy lunch in Sicuani.  After lunch, we travel to La Raya (4321m/14172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Later we will visit the Pucara museum before continuing our drive to Puno. Reception in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 8 Lake Titicaca Tour

    After breakfast, transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to the island of Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience, it is time to return to Puno.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9 Puno - Silustani Ruins - Lima

    After breakfast in the morning we will drive to the Juliaca airport and en route visit the Silustani ruins. We will tour the pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno. These tombs, which are built above ground in structures that resemble towers are called chullpas and are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. Afterwards, we continue to the Juliaca aiport to take your flight to Lima.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services

    Add extra cost: You can add Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines. Or exchange Lake Titicaca for the Amazon.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included: 

    • Transfer IN/OUT
    • Trek briefing with your guide.
    • Professional English/Spanish Guide
    • Entrance to ruins mentioned in program.
    • Tours as per program
    • Hotel in Cusco - 3 nights
    • Camping - 3 nights
    • Hotel in Puno - 2 nights
    • Cook
    • Cook to prepare your meals
    • Porters to carry camp equipment.
    • Private transportation to the start point.
    • Permit and entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    • Portable biodegradable bag in toilet with tent.
    • Camping equipment: double tents, sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen gear. There are basic toilet facilities at each campsite.
    • All meals on the itinerary (B= Breakfast L= Lunch, D= Dinner). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals on request at no extra cost.
    • Bus ticket: Machu Picchu /Machupicchu town – one way
    • Train: Tourist ticket from Machupicchu town to Poroy station or Ollantaytambo station
    • Transfer from Poroy or Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco.
    • First-aid kit and oxygen.
    • Trekperu uses walkie talkies.
    • 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 weight of your sleeping bag for the entire trek) US$75. Per person
    • Personal items like individual gear, sleeping bag , medicines, laundry, telephone calls, etc. If you will request one, please send us your height.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Entrance fee: Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Peak $70. per person
    • Single Tent: $25.
    • Walking Pole set: $20.
    • Sleeping bag with liner: $25.
    • Gratuities.

     

     

     

     

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Published in Peru Tours
Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

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, the eastern portion of the country is home to the vast Amazon River basin and rainforest. Separating these two extremes are the mighty Andes Mountains.
This amazing country of Peru is rich in history, culture, cuisine and much more. There is never a dull moment in this exciting country with so much to do.
Take pleasure in visiting the grand capital of Lima known as the city of Kings, Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Puno/Laketiticaca, the Inca City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, One of the Seven Wonders of the World - Machu Picchu, and then to the vast green jungle in the Amazon.

Additional Info

  • Duration 20 days
  • Locations CuscoMachu Picchu
  • Rating 5
  • Category Cultural
  • Difficulty Easy - Moderate
  • Minimun Required 02 Passengers
  • Price From Consult us
  • Itinerary

    Enchanting Highlights of Peru 20D

     

    Day 1 Arrive in Lima

    Arrive in the Lima airport, and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your 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!
    Overnight in Lima
    No meals

    Day 2 Lima - Paracas - National Reserve Tour

    Today we will board our comfortable bus and journey to Paracas. In the afternoon we will visit the protected, National Reserve of Paracas for a visit of the wildlife of birds, fish and more. Visit La Catedral rock formation, the special red beach where you will find many fossils. Then relax at the Playa Lagunillas Beach before heading back to your hotel.
    Overnight in Paracas
    Breakfast included

    Day 3 Ballestas Tour - Nazca

    With a transfer in the morning to the dock we will board the boat to start the tour of the Ballestas Islands, known as the mini Galapagos. We will admire the rock formations, sea lions, penguins, and a large variety of sea birds like seagulls, cormorants, pelicans and others. En route will pass by the Candelabra, which is a geoglyph said to pertain to the Nazca Lines.  After, our visit return to your hotel. Later in the day we will board our bus to Nazca and check in our hotel for the night.
    Overnight in Nazca
    Breakfast included

    Day 4 Nazca Lines - Chauchilla and Cantalloc Tour - Arequipa

    In the morning, we’ll fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines weather permitting. 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. We will tour the Chauchilla Cemetery with many preserved mummies dating to the period of 600 to 700 years. Then off to the Cantalloc aqueducts to observe the pre-Inca water system. We will return to your hotel where you will have free time. 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 included

    Day 5 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 the tour of the white city. Visit the lookout of Carmen Alto with its beautiful view of the Chili Valley and the city of Arequipa. We continue the excitement by visiting the typical colonial district of Yanahuara with its overlook of the enormous volcanoes Misti (5825m/19106ft), Chachani (6080m/19942ft) and Pichu Pichu (5664m/18577ft). 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.
    Overnight in Arequipa
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: visit Juanita the Ice Maiden

    Day 6 Colca Canyon 2 days

    After an early pick-up at your hotel, we head to the town of Chivay in the Colca Canyon. It’s located about 160km/100m northwest of Arequipa; a four-hour drive over the altiplano (high plateau) taking in views of the surrounding landscapes. Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, is more than twice as deep (3269m/10725ft) as the Grand Canyon. En route we will pass the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where we will make a short stop to observe the vicuñas (a species of the camelid family). We arrive in Chivay and have lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Optional extra cost: Visit the Calera hot springs.
    Overnight in Colca Canyon
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 7 Colca Canyon - Cruz del Condor - Puno

    After a very early breakfast, we will depart from your hotel around 6:00am-6:30am and drive for about 1.5 hours to the view point of Cruz del Condor. Observe the beautiful vistas of the Colca Canyon to 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 lunch before our departure to Puno. Take the bus to Puno and upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast included

    Days 8 Lake Titicaca - Uros - Taquile - Puno

    After breakfast, we will meet in your hotel and transfer to the dock to board our motorboat to start our ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca to the island of Uros. Enjoy a pleasurable visit of the Uros people, 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. We journey to Taquile on its tranquil pristine waters. Meet these graceful people and admire their culture and lifestyle. 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. Enjoy a scenic trek of the island and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.  After a wonderful cultural experience we will return to Puno and to your hotel.
    Overnight in Puno
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 9 Puno -  Arrive in Cusco

    With a morning transfer to board your bus, we will journey through Andean country with spectacular views. Along this route visit the Pucara Museum before continuing to La Raya (4321m/14172ft) for a short visit catching stunning vistas of the Cordillera Vilcanota. We continue to Sicuani where we will have a buffet lunch and a chance to relax. Then tour the Raqchi archeological site that is famous for the Wiracocha Temple. We head to Andahuaylillas with its colonial chapel which is known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Finally, we will arrive in Cusco to relax in a comfortable hotel of your choice.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included

    Day 10 City tour

    Morning free to relax or visit museums and have an early lunch. 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 afernoon we will visit the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and then the impressive Qoricancha (“court of gold”, also known as the temple of the sun). Then we drive above Cusco and tour the nearby ruins of, Sacsayhuaman, the sacred temple but called a fortress by the Spaniards, Qenqo known for rituals, Puca Pucara (“red fort”) and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast is included
    **If you chose a private city tour then visit the San Pedro local market, Qoricancha and Cathedral,  Sacsayhuaman and Qenko ruins. At your pace not rushed and time for pictures.

    Day 11 Sacred Valley

    After a delicious breakfast, we set off from your hotel and drive to the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas. Take in awesome vistas of the surrounding mountains, villages, and the flowing Urubamba River. We drive by the town of Pisac and continue to the top of the hill for a visit of the impressive Inca archaeological site of Pisac (2972m/9751ft), with numerous agricultural terraces and spectacular views of the valley below. 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/9160ft) 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 we will drive to your hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included

    ** In private services you will enjoy visiting the Pisac Sun Temple and Awanacancha and make other interesting cutural stops at your pace and not being rushed.

    Day 12 Chinchero - Moray - Maras Salt Mines

    Today, we will drive to the small Andean town of Chinchero (3780m/12400ft), where Tupac Inca Yupanqui established residency. We will visit the ruins and the small colonial church. If you are up to it we could go to a local´s home for a weaving demonstration using ancient techniques and natural dyes. We will drive up to Moray located on a high plateau at about (3500m /11500 ft) 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 resembling an ancient Greek amphitheater. This archeological site is believed (in theory) to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural experiment center to test plants in different temperatures. Catch your breath before driving down to the old colonial town of Maras (3380m/11090ft). Observe the spectacular views as we drive up the dirt narrow road to the Maras Salt Pans. Then tour the salt pans with its dramatic appearance and taste the salt waters. The salt is still gathered by hand without using machinery. After our visit you can choose to hike down to Urubamba or board our private transport there. We will enjoy a delectable lunch before returning to our hotel.
    Overnight in the Sacred Valley
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Optional extra cost: Horeback riding on Peruvian Paso horses, or bike riding

    Day 13 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town) - Machu Picchu Tour

    This morning with a transfer from your hotel to the Ollantaytambo station we take the train to Aguas Calientes. We journey along the valley through beautiful scenery until we reaching our destination. Arrive and check into your hotel. We take the bus (25 minutes) to one of the amazing wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Be in awe with your first views of this surreal archeological site that has withstood time. Stroll through the many temples and more. Then you will have plenty of time to further explore on your own by walking to the Inca Bridge of Sungate.
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes
    Breakfast and lunch included


    Optional extra cost: Replace the train for the Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu instead.

    Day 14 Huayna Picchu (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak - Cusco

    This morning take the bus to the Sanctuary and climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak. After a great experience return to town to have lunch. Then take the train to the Poroy station where our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast and lunch included
    Note: You must book at least 4 months in advance for Huayna Picchu.

    Day 15 Free day in Cusco

    Today enjoy a day at leisure, shopping, visiting museums or just relaxing.
    Overnight in Cusco
    Breakfast included

    Day 16 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon 3 Days

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport and drive to the Maldonado lodge where you will receive a welcome tropical drink. Then we will board the motorboat for a 3 to 4 hour ride up the Tambopata River to the Wasai Lodge. En route you will see tropical birds, caymans, and other wildlife. We will also pass by typical Amazon communities. We arrive and check into our lodge. Later enjoy a walk through the jungle to learn of its ecosystems.
    Lodging
    Breakfast in your hotel, lunch and dinner included

    Day 17 Macaw Clay Lick

    Very early in the morning, we will go upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick ¨El Chuncho¨in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This is where hundreds of macaws and parrots gather every morning and afternoon to feed on the minerals necessary to complement their diet. After a wonderful experience in nature, we return to the lodge for breakfast and enjoy the lodge´s facilities. After lunch, we will take an ethno botanical hike learning about the plants and medicinal trees of the area. At night we do a night walk to spot caiman.
    Lodging
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Day 18 Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    A very early start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, where we catch our flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to Miraflores. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Note: If the Wasai Lodge is not available we will offer you another choice in the same category or offer an upgrade.
    Add another day in the Amazon at an extra cost.

    Day 19 Lima City Tour

    Today, enjoy a tour of the of Lima known as the City of Kings. We will visit a combination of pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Contemporary. Our visit will take us through pre-Inca ruins, colonial and Inca architecture, residential neighborhoods, charming churches, and more. Return to your hotel.
    Overnight in Lima
    Breakfast included

    Optional extra cost: Add a gourmet tour taking a bite of Peru, or add the Pachacamac Ruins, or the Gold or Larco Museums.

    Day 20 Lima - International Flight

    Today bid farewell to Peru with a transfer to the airport for your international flight.
    Breakfast included

    End of Services.

    Note: This tour can be tailored to your desires.

     

  • Services Included

    Services Included:

    • Transfers IN/OUT
    • All transfers for tours
    • Briefing for tours
    • Professional English Speaking guide
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Entrance to all archeological sites on program
    • Meals as per program
    • Nazca Lines Overflight
    • Train to Aguas Calientes and train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy station
    • Entrances: First day visit to Machupicchu ruins + round trip bus, Second day visit Huayna Picchu if available or Machupicchu Mountain Peak with round trip bus.
    • Hotel Lima - 3 nights
    • Hotel Paracas - 1 night
    • Hotel Nazca - 1 night + Day use
    • Overnight bus - 1 night
    • Hotel Arequipa - 1 night
    • Hotel Colca Canyon - 1 night
    • Hotel Puno - 2 nights
    • Hotel Cusco - 4 nights
    • Hotel Sacred Valley - 2 nights
    • Hotel Aguas Calientes - 1 night
    • Amazon - 2 nights

    Services NOT included:

    • Domestic Flights (we can book for your convenience)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcoholic drinks and anything not mentioned in program.
    • Tips

     

     

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Published in Peru Tours
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:03

Puno Hotels

Puno Hotels

Trekperu has carefully selected the following hotels in Cusco according to everyone´s desires. These hotels offer; breakfast, hot water, private bath, comfort, nearby the main attractions, safety and exclusive amenities depending on the hotel category. We work with these hotels so we are able to offer you the lowest prices than listed on their websites.

5 STAR HOTEL

Libertador Hotel Lake Titicaca

This luxury hotel is located on its own small island next to the magnificent Lake Titicaca. Catch spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and pristine lake. Marvel at the energetic sun rises and sun sets from you room. Pet the roaming alpacas on the property and enjoy the recreational facilities such as a gymnasium, sauna and Jacuzzi.  Dine in Los Uros Restaurant eating the delectable Andean dishes and then enjoy a drink in the Taquile Bar. Receive around the clock professional friendly services from their staff.
Oxygen available Rooms & Suites  

 
http://www.libertador.com.pe/en/libertador/puno/general-information/

4 STAR HOTELS

Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
A beautiful luxury hotel located next to the wonderful shores of Lake Titcaca on the outskirts of the city of Puno.  It features comfortable, stylish rooms with lake views or mountain views.  Enjoy a soothing massage after touring the Islands. Satisfy your palette by eating in the Alma – Cocina Viva Restaurant.  Their professional friendly staff is waiting to pamper you.
Oxygen Available Rooms & Suites   

http://www.casa-andina.com/private-collection-puno/?lang=en

Casa Andina Private Collection Isla Suasi
This is a solar powered hotel located remotely on Isla Suasi Lago, the only private Island on Lake Titicaca. The hotel features panoramic lake views from every room, surrounded by terraced gardens and designed with native materials to blend into the island. Pamper yourself in their Spa, and relax in the sauna.

Rooms & Andean Cottage

http://www.casa-andina.com/private-collection-isla-suasi/?lang=en

Sonesta Posadas Del Inka Lake Titicaca Puno
The Sonesta hotel is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca and offers panoramiic views of the highest navigable lake. It features a restaurant and modern rooms for your comfort. The basic services of internet etc. are included.

Guest Rooms Available

https://www.sonesta.com/LakeTiticaca/

3 STAR HOTEL

Casa Andina Classic Tikarani
The Casa Andina is located in downtown Puno. Enjoy your stay in a comfortable room with the basic services. There is a restaurant serving a variety of local and international dishes.

Rooms Available

http://www.casa-andina.com/classic-puno-tikarani/?lang=en

Note: We have only listed a few hotels above, so if you do not find your preferred hotel, please let us know as we can still get you a lower price. We are at your service with a smile. Thank you for choosing Trekperu as your favorite travel agency in Peru!

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