Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa 9D/8N Cod: 385
The whole year
9 Days / 8 Nights
Small groups between 4 to 8 people as maximum (customized service)
Places to visit:
DAY 01: LIMA - CUSCO CITY TOUR
AM boarded our air flight LIMA - CUSCO (01 hour trip).
Arriving to Cusco to the airport we wait and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco, once at the hotel you will have chances to try an aromatic coca-leaf tea for the height of the city , and then you can relax and have lunch before the tour of the city.
1:30 PM City Tour: we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin our tour, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, the Plaza de Armas, the main streets, the San Pedro Market, we will also visit the 02 ruins near the city, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and finally "Kenko", at 6:00 pm transfer to the hotel.
Night hotel in Cusco.
DAY 02: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS - AGUAS CALIENTES (HOTEL).
The tour start in Cusco at 7:30 AM, your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Cusco, then we will travel by our private car to the sacred valley of the inkas for around 45 minutes, on the way we will stop in strategical view points we will be able to see the Sacred Valley and get into the Inca history, once we arrive to Pisaq we will visit the famous typical craft market then, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac, where we will see impressive agriculture terraces on the mountain and beautifull inka temples, after exploring we head to the town of Urubamba (one hour drive) we will meet for lunch at a local Andean restaurant. This meal is not included in the tour, they usually offer buffet lunch (it cost $ 20 USD per person).
After lunch, will drive next to the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we reach Ollantaytambo we will visit the Inka City, and the important area of Incan construction, built during the Inca’s heydays, where descendants of the Incas are still living in the inkas houses.
finally we will take you to the train station, you will board the train which leaves at 3:37 pm to Aguas Calientes town two hour ride, on the way you will see breathtaking valley, snow capped mountains and gorgeus inka farming terraces and inka remains. finally arriving to Aguas Calientes wich it`s located at (2000m/6000ft above sea level) arriving in Aguas Calientes our staff will meet you just outside the train station and take you to your Hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Aguas Calientes town.
DAY 03:MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
This day finally we visit Machu picchu, after breakfast your guide will meet you by you hotel lobby and you go to the bus stop to board the bus, we will drive for about 30 minutes to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu we pass the control where you show your ticket and passport, you will have a private, guided tour, to visit the most important places in Machu Picchu such as the Main Plaza, the Sun Temple, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, the tour will be for more than two hours, After the visit, you will have free time to visit Machu Picchu on your own (optional, climb the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this costs an additional $ 35 USD per person). You can also hike to the Sun Gate or the Inka Bridge, for these 02 places there are no additional payments.
At the appropriate time, we will take the bus and descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes usual train departure to Ollantaytambo is in the afternoon, followed by car two hours drive to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel night in Cusco.
DAY 04: CUSCO - PUNO (TOURIST BUS)
Taking a good breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station of the company, wich will take you on a tour that lasts about nine hours, after that we will have 4 excursions and guided tours to the sights of the Southern Corridor of the Plateau, visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or "The Sistine Chapel of the Americas", the Inca Temple of Raqchi, at noon in Sicuani included in the tour: buffet lunch, hence we'll continue the tour reaching Raya Pass at 4,335 masl and Inca-Aymara Museum of Pukara. Each tour lasts 20-40 minutes where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and walk a bit, making our trips enjoyable. Arriving in Puno, our staff will be waiting for us and take us to the hotel.
Hotel night in Puno.
DAY 05: PUNO - TITICACA LAKE (UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS)
After taking breakfast at the hotel, this will be the transfer to the Port of Puno (Lake Titicaca) where you'll embark on the boat and then visit the floating islands of Uros for 1 hour and 30 minutes, you will appreciate the customs of this island and crafts. Then, we'll continue our journey by boat to visit the Island of Taquile, an outstanding natural beauty, ethnic, cultural and archaeological, then we'll also return by boat to the Port of Puno, there we'll be picked up taken to the hotel or if you wish, we could mse in the middle of Puno so that we can visit the city.
Hotel night in Puno.
DAY 06: PUNO - CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON
After taking breakfast at the hotel, we'll depart from Puno towards Chivay at approximately 06:15 a.m; with a duration of approximately 6 hours to Chivay (city where the Colca Canyon is located), known for its religious celebrations, cultural heritage and traditional festivals.on teh way you can see Misti, Ampato, Hualcahualca and others). After that during the trip you will also appreciate Vicuñas, Llamas, Alpacas and other Andean animals.
in the afternon We will pick you up from your hotels to go to the medicinal hot springs (Calera) we can enjoy approximately 2 hours. Where the thermal water is at 35 to 38 degrees Celsius after we will return to our hotels. around 7:pm we pick you up from your hotel to enjoy dinner with the beautiful show or welcome party with tipycal dances of the Colca Valley people.
Night of accommodation in Chivay.
DAY 07: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA
After breakfast, we'll depart for the "Cruz del Condor", place where the canyon begins from this point, we will enjoy its depth. In this beautiful landscape, you will also have the opportunity to view the condor in its natural habitat. After a brief stop at the "Cruz del Condor", we will continue our journey through the Colca Canyon admiring the small towns of Pinchollo, Madrigal, Lari, Maca, Achoma, Yanque, etc. Chivay return for lunch and then, we'll drive to Arequipa, ending the tour at about 04:00 p.m.
Hotel night in Arequipa.
DAY 08: AREQUIPA - CITY TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide will look for you at your hotel to begin the tour of the "White City" including the Convent of Santa Catalina, undoubtedly the Arequipa's gem, which was opened to the public in 1970, after having been for 400 years in prison, with countless pieces of colonial art. we also visit the Main Square, the cloisters of the Society of Jesus and the neighbourhoods of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano and visit a traditional colonial house called the Founder's Mansion.
Free afternoon in Arequipa to explore the city on your own.
Hotel night in Arequipa.
DAY 09: AREQUIPA - LIMA
AM pick you up from the hotel to let them transfer to the airport for the flight back to Lima (45 minutes away).
End of our service.
- Air flight Lima - Cusco.
- All transfers: airport hotel, bus station etc.
- Cusco City Tour (bus, tour guide, entrances).
- Sacred Valley (bus, tour guide, entrances).
- Machu Picchu Tour 01 day
- Bus from Cusco to Ollanta (train station) and Cusco.
- Round Trip Train Ticket.
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Tour Guide in Machu Picchu.
- 03 hotel nights in Cusco.
- Tourist bus from Cusco to Puno (40 pax bus, tour guide, entrances, lunch buffet).
- Lake Titicaca Tour (20 pax boat, tour guide, entrances, lunch).
- 02 hotel nights in Puno.
- Arequipa Colca Canyon Tour 2D/1N (bus, guide, entrances, guesthouse in Chivay).
- City tour in Arequipa (bus, tour guide, entrance).
- Hotel 02 nights in Arequipa.
- Air flight: AREQUIPA - LIMA (45-minute trip).
- All transfers during the 09 days.
- Food: lunches and dinners (not mentionned in the travel itinerary).
- Optional: lunch buffet in the Sacred Valley $20.00 USD (upon customer request).
- Optional: lunch buffet in the village of Machu Picchu $27.00 USD (upon customer request).
- Entrance to Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain ($ 35 USD optional).
Recommendations to bring
- Bring original passport "With expiration date not less than 7 months"
- Wear sneakers or lighttennis shoes.
- canteen water Bottle
- Drink plenty of fluids during your excursions.
- Carry a raincoat (long poncho) during the rainy season.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts.
- Wear long pants.
- Carry insect repellent.
- Carry sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days.
- Carry binoculars.
- Carry sunglasses, plastic bags.
- Carry medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
- A backpack or lightweight suitcase (no weight limit between 5-6 kilos maximum).
- Carry a camera or camcorder.
- Have on hand checks in small denominations and coins in soles or dollars.
- Carry bathing suit for the hot springs (optional).
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