DAY 01.- LIMA
Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
DAY 02.- LIMA – CUSCO
At the convenient hour, transfer to the airport to take flight to the city of Cusco; flights in the morning with 01 hour and 20 minutes. Reception and transfer to selected hotel; accommodation in Cusco.
**Additional: City tour and nearby ruins, Koricancha & Cathedral ($50 per person)
Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 03.- CUSCO – VALLE SAGRADO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Picked up from your hotel in Cusco; we will take a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco. On the way we will stop at a point known as El Mirador, from where we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the Inca history. The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will suggest you the best points for pictures. Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At the ruins you will see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You can see a great fine art of stone works and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around we will get back to the car and will drive back to the modern town of Pisac, where there is a peculiar market that deserve to be visited. At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping. Afterwards we will meet for lunch in a nice local restaurant to enjoy good Andean food. After lunch we will continue our tour. We will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we get there we will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca’s heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha.
Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, departs 16:36 arrival 18:00 Hrs. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 04.- MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We will take the local bus that goes up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 25 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival, we will get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others. Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.
We will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore this colorful town that utterly filled with souvenirs shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafes etc.
Return by train to Cusco departing in the afternoon. Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 05.- CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco 05:00 am 3 Hrs drive on a private transport to Quesiuno located at 4,320 masl (start of the trek). Breakfast will be provided once we arrive to Quesiuno. We start our hike from 4200 m to 5100 masl to Rainbow Mountain aka: (Cerro Colorado, Montaña de Colores or “Vinicunca”) lead by our expert guide, here we can see the stunning colors that are natural formations of minerals since ages that give colors to the mountain. Beautiful views of red and colors mountains, streams and herds of alpacas and llamas and the south side of Ausangate ranges of mountains. We will hike through small traditional andean villages a see the local people with their colorful dresses. After a total hike of approximately 3-4 hours, we finally will reach to this mirador spot to have an impressive views of Rainbow Mountains located at 5,100 masl. Time to explore the area. Time to rest and enjoy our packed lunch. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. (We will spend approximately 30-45 minutes at the top). Then we start our return back hiking a downhill the way thru we came. The hike will take 3 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival 4 pm. Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 06.- CUSCO – PUNO (Tourist Bus with entrances and buffet lunch)
07:00 a.m. Departure on Turismo Mer Bus visiting the tourist corridor “Manco Capac” that joins the cities of Puno and Cusco, the bus has professional guides who will take you to visit the places of “Andahuaylillas” The Church called “the Sixtine of America” where we can see the paintings of the Colonial art, besides of visiting the temple of Raqchi or Temple of the “Wiracocha” Sun, main God of the Inca Empire. Lunch in “Sicuani” and then, we’ll go to the highest point of “La Raya’s” route where we’ll appreciate the snow, the “alpacas”, and the “vicuñas”. Finally we’ll visit “Pukapukara” an Archeological Complex formed by a big pyramidal structure. Arrival to Puno City at 16:30 approximately. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Puno.
DAY 07.- TITICACA ISLANDS UROS & TAQUILE – JULIACA – LIMA
Transfer from your hotel to go to the floating Uros island, these islands are the most famous in Titicaca Lake, it located 6 km from the city of Puno, in this place the guide gives us an explanation how they perform their islands and rafts of Totora; also about the variety of birds that exist in the place, you could participate with the residents living in the islands of Uros.
After the explanations about the island, we will aboard again the boat to move to the natural island of Taquile where you can enjoy the beach that forms the shores of this island; then walking climb to the top of the island where the residents have a main square where you can also see from the top a wonderful view of the Titicaca Lake, then visit a local house where they provide us the lunch, typical lunch Trucha grilled, served with rice and potatoes with salad, quinoa or moron soup and infusion. Then you can have a free moment where you can visit the island and surrounding, watching the people who mostly devoted to crafts where adults and children woven with colored wool. Later after visiting, we will go down to the port in order to aboard the boat and back to Puno.
Transfer to the Airport to take off to Lima, flights in the morning, arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
DAY 08.- LIMA
Transfer to the Airport to take the flight to the country of your final destination.
|SERVICES FOR SMALL GROUPS||(Local guides in each city in Spanish language)|
|Lima-Cusco||Departs 08:55 Arrival 10:18|
|Juliaca-Lima||Departs 20:20 Arrival 21:55|
|$95||No baggage allowance|
|$235||All Air sections - Luggage 23Kg.|
|ISSUANCE OF TICKETS||RESTRICTIONS|
|$15 per person||Subject to change and availability|
|CITY||Tourist||Superior||First Class||Deluxe I||Deluxe II|
Tierra Viva Miraflores
Holiday Inn Miraflores
Casa Andina Select
Pullman S.I Superior
Costa del Sol City
Casa Andina Premium
Novotel San Isidro
Andean Wings hab.
Xima hab. Standard
Union Hab. Clasica
Andean Wings superior
Casa Andina Plaza,
Terra Andina Superior
San Agustin Plaza
Casa Andina Premium
Quinta San Blas
Costa del Sol Superior
Palacio Manco Capac hab.
Palacio Manco Capac
Casa de Luna
Sumaq Machu Picchu
Conde de Lemos
Casa Andina Puno Estándar
Sonesta Puno s/vista
Casa Andina Premium
Casa Andina Premium
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
Agencia de viajes y tour operadora con 30 años de experiencia con RUC N° 20102006365.