Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences as you discover the ancient Inca culture. Explore the capital, heartland, and ancient wonders of the most important historical and cultural sites surronding Cusco, and sail the mystical waters of the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca. These adventures are truly authentic Peru experiences!
DAY 01: PLACE OF ORIGIN – LIMA (CITY TOUR / ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM)
DAY 02: LIMA – JULIACA -SILLUSTANI – PUNO
DAY 03: PUNO – UROS ISLANDS – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO
DAY 04: PUNO – PUKARA – RAQCHI – ANDAHUAYLILLAS – CUSCO
DAY 05: CUSCO – RECOCIJO PLAZA – CATHEDRAL – QORICANCHA – WHITE CHRIST – SAQSAYHUAMAN- QENQO
DAY 06: CUSCO – PISAQ TOWN AND ARCHEOLOGICAL COMPLEX – URUBAMBA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – SACRED VALLEY
DAY 07: SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES – SANCTUARY OF DE MACHU PICCHU
DAY 08: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
DAY 09: CUSCO – TRADITIONAL DANCES SHOW
DAY 10: CUSCO – LIMA
DAY 11: LIMA – PLACE OF DESTINATION
PLACE OF ORIGIN – LIMA (CITY TOUR / ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM)
Arrive at scheduled time. Pick up and welcome at the airport. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel.
In the afternoon, at a proper time we will have a city tour visiting the Historical Center: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, etc. Convent and Church of San Francisco, with monumental assembly of colonial art; its Chorus and Library of the monks; Sacristy with paintings of Zurbaran and Rivera; Big Patio of the Main Cloister, Moorish arches and Catacombs, underground crypts from the colonial era. Modern Lima: The tour continues through the more traditional Residential Areas: El Olivar de San Isidro, Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, ended with a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Finally we will visit the Archaeological Museum.
LIMA – JULIACA -SILLUSTANI – PUNO
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our domestic flight to Juliaca. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. After we will start our excursion to the Chullpas de Sillustani, where we will visit: funeral towers of XIII century AD, standing at 35 km from Puno, on the road to Juliaca. The wonderful landscapes and the nearby Lake Umayo make this tour a very special experience. We continue our journey to Puno, rest of the day to rest and acclimatize.
PUNO – UROS ISLANDS – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO
Transfer from the hotel to the port to head to the Uros Islands, appreciating all of Lake Titicaca National Reserve: flora and fauna. We will visit two of the 30 floating islands, which are formed by totora, an acuatic plant. After a beautiful ride we will go towards the Taquile Island and we will walk to the top of the island where the Inca community is presented intact and we will learn more about the best weavers of ancient Peru. We will have lunch on the island. In the afternoon we will return back watching the lake with its bluish waters, beautiful scenery and customs of its inhabitants, arriving in Puno.
PUNO – PUKARA – RAQCHI – ANDAHUAYLILLAS – CUSCO
Pick up from hotel and we will start our journey to Cusco. On the way we will visit different archaeological sites and tourist sites, such as, Pucara (Puno) where we will find the archaeological site and vibrant modern tradition of pottery; and also the Lithic Museum. Continuing the journey of this day, we will get to the architectural complex of Raqchi (Cusco), built by the Inca Viracocha in homage to the superior god Apu Kon Titi Viracocha. The place has multiple complex buildings, farming terraces, “kanchas” (apartments), “wayranas “qolqas” (warehouses) and religious sources of water, etc. As part of our route we will arrive in Andahuaylillas, where the famous and beautiful church of the same name known as the Sistine Chapel of America is located. Here we will appreciate beautiful examples of Colonial Art. Returning back we will pass by different villages as Saylla, Oropesa, Tipon and Huasao.
CUSCO – RECOCIJO PLAZA – CATHEDRAL – QORICANCHA – WHITE CHRIST – SAQSAYHUAMAN- QENQO
In the afternoon we will have a City Tour of Cusco visiting the main tourist areas in the city, such as, the Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, passing through various traditional streets. Also we will visit the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and we will continue our route visiting Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and completing our journey in Pucapucara.
CUSCO – PISAQ TOWN AND ARCHEOLOGICAL COMPLEX – URUBAMBA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast and pick up from hotel. We will begin our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will have brief stops for photographing cultural elements and landscapes on our way to the first visit point, Pisaq. We will stop at the viewpoints of Qorao – Taray where we will have a fantastic view of the valley and river Willcamayu . Once in in Pisaq we will appreciate the colorful village and we will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex. Continuing our journey we will get to Urubamba where we will have our buffet lunch.
After lunch, we will follow our tour until we arrive in the living Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where Incas still live and whose urban planning is purely Inca. We will visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the religious, astronomical and military complex. Also we will see how the ancient Incas moved stone blocks of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to the other. We will finish our journey with the transfer to the selected hotel
SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES – SANCTUARY OF MACHU PICCHU
After breakfast, early in the morning we will go to the station to board the train heading to the town of Machupicchu. Pick up at the train station and then we will board our bus to the Sacred Citadel of Machu Picchu (travel time approx. 25 minutes). Once we get to the Inca Citadel we will have a guided tour visiting main attractions, streets, plazas, ceremonial centers and stairways. After that we will have some free time to take pictures of memories in the archaeological complex. Optional hike to the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu. At the indicated time we will return to the village where we will have a buffet lunch. Rest of the afternoon free for personal activities or relax in the hot springs or hiking around the village.
MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
After breakfast at indicated time we will board our train back to Cusco, which will be a fantastic trip with marvelous scenic beauty of the place. Arrival at the train station and transfer to selected hotel.
CUSCO – TRADITIONAL DANCES SHOW
Breakfast and free day to perform personal activities like visiting museums, typical markets and traditional neighborhoods in the city. In the evening we will enjoy a show of typical dances of Cusco, where we will appreciate art and customs expressed in varied repertoire.
CUSCO – LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. Domestic flight to Lima and transfer to the hotel. Free day for personal activities.
LIMA – PLACE OF DESTINATION
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure by scheduled flights.
|505 ft||Lima||Puno||958 mi|
|12.556 ft||Puno||Lake Titicaca||9 mi|
|12.507 ft||Lake Titicaca||Puno||9 mi|
|12.556 ft||Puno||Cusco||242 mi|
|11.154 ft||Cusco||Valle Sagrado||58 mi|
|9.350 ft||Valle Sagrado||Machu Picchu||46 mi|
|7.972 ft||Machu Picchu||Cusco||104 mi|
|113154 ft||Cusco||Lima||686 mi|