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Duration: 9 Days

Begin your journey in Peru visiting Lima the City of Kings where you will find the finest cuisine and pre-Inca ruins. Then travel to Cusco the ancient city of the Incas with its Inca and colonial architect and its charm. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas for culture and history. Then a mesmerizing tour of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After continue to Lake Titicaca the highest navigating lake in the world for a taste of culture.

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Peru – Lima
Arrive in the Lima airport where our representative will greet you and private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores.
Hotel in Lima
No meals
Hotel Selection in Lima
3* Casa Andina Standard, Faraona, Tierra Viva, Runcu
4* Casa Andina Premium, Dazzler by Wyndham Lima Miraflores, Author, Casa Andina Select, Atemporal, Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels
5* Belmond Miraflores Park, Country Club Lima Hotel, Hotel B

Day 2 Lima City Tour – Cusco – Sacred Valley
Today we will tour the cosmopolitan city of Lima known as the City of Kings. It once served as the Vice Royalty to oversee the Spanish South America. The historic center of Lima was declared a World Heritage UNESCO in 1988. Travel through its pre-Hispanic, colonial, modern history of Lima. Afterwards, you may have lunch on your own before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Fly to Cusco. Arrive in Cusco the charming city where our staff will meet you and take you to the Sacred Valley where you can acclimatize faster due to lower elevation.
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast included
NOTE: We could change the Lima tour to a Lima Gourmet, Museum, Pachacamac ruins or other.
Hotel Selection in Cusco

3*La Casona Yucay, Tierra Viva, El Albergue
4* Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Casa Andina Premium, Pakaritampu, Sol y Luna, Aranwa
5* Belmond Rio Sagrado, Tambo del Inka

Day 3 Sacred Valley of the Incas – Awanacancha Llama Farm - Pisac Ruins Market – Maras Salineras – Moray Circular Depressions
This morning set off from your hotel with your guide and drive along the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore Inca culture. Visit the Awanacancha Center to see the camelids, alpaca and llamas. Continue to the Inca ruins of Pisac for a delightful hike of the Inti Watana (Sun Temple), baths, altars, water fountains and ceremonial platform. After our visit we will drive down to the town of Pisac for a stroll around the handicraft market where you can pick up some souvenirs. Drive along the Vilcanota River to the town of Urubamba for a Peruvian lunch. After lunch we will visit the colonial town of Maras. Drive around the mountain to the magical salineras, with stunning scenery the salt ponds staggered down the mountain side in terraces that are maintained and worked by the families of nearby communities. Our final visit will take us to the Moray circular terraces sitting on a high plateau. No one knows for sure what they were used for as there is different hypothesis. Return to your hotel and relax.
Hotel in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 4 Chinchero Colorful Weaving – Ollantaytambo Fortress – Train ride to Aguas Calientes
After a delicious breakfast, we depart to our next cultural experience. Travel to the rustic town of Chinchero at a higher elevation than Cusco. Observe an ancient weaving demonstration by the indigenous people with their colorful typical wear. Visit the small adobe colonial chapel built around the 17th century on upon the foundations of the Inca Temple. The inside is covered with lovely floral and religious designs. We will have lunch in town. After lunch we will tour the Inca town of Ollantaytambo with its ruins which served as a fortress and temple. Visit the ceremonial center on top of the terracing and take pictures of the surrounding views. Walk to the nearby station and board the train and enjoy the scenic ride to Aguas Calientes.
Spend the night in a comfortable hotel of your choice.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel Selection in Aguas Calientes
3*Retama Machu Picchu, Waman, La Cabaña, Hatun Inti Classic, Casa Andina Standard, Jaya Machu Picchu
4* Hatun Inti Boutique, Ferre, El Mapi by Inkaterra, Casa del Sol Machu Picchu
5* Belmond Sanctuary, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Sumaq

Day 5 Machu Picchu Tour – Train ride to Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station – Cusco
This morning at the agreed time with your guide set off to the nearby bus station and wait on line for your turn to board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu, 25-minute ride. Inhale and exhale as you finally reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At last you say! Enjoy a fantastic historical fun walking tour with your guide of this impressive citadel. Visit the guard house, main temples, royal tomb, sacred plaza and more. After a fabulous time return to town and have lunch before boarding the train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station. Return to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel Selection in Cusco
3* Ruinas, Maytaq Wasin, Casa Andina Standard Cathedral, Los Portales, Andenes al Cielo
4* Sonesta Cusco, Costa del Sol Ramada, El Mercado, Novotel, Antigua Casona San Blas
5* Inkaterra La Casona, Belmond Monasterio, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Day 6 Full Day Cusco City Tour
AM Tour the charming city of Cusco walking around admiring the Inca and Colonial architecture.  Walk to the 12 angle stone and take some pictures before walking up to San Blas the artist district to admire the art. Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas observing the beautiful alters and paintings. Stroll to the Qoricancha Sun Temple which was not only the most sacred site in the Inca belief but was considered the very centre of the Inca world. Then we will have a cultural visit of the San Pedro Market where the local people shop.
PM Enjoy a Peruvian delightful lunch.  After lunch continue the fun and excitement.
 We will drive above Cusco for a visit of the White Christ where you will take spectacular pictures of the city of Cusco below. Then visit the well preserved ruins of Sacsayhauman with its massive, genius built walls which still remain today. Then off to the Qenko ruins which was possibly used for death rituals. Tour the Puka Pukara red fort. Our final visit will take us to Tambomachay the Inca baths possibly once used as a spa for the Inca ruler. Return to Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7 Journey on the Sun Route to Puno
Option private transport or Inkaexpress Tourist Bus
This morning we set off from Cusco to Puno via the Sun Route. Take in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Andes Mountains and historical sites along the way.
Andahuaylillas “Sistine Chapel of America” – Visit the church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century.  Tour the inside and you will be surprised by the mesmerizing murals and lavish embellishments such as a gold-leaf altarpiece.
Raqchi “Temple of Wiracocha” – The Inca Wiracocha Temple was built in honor of the invisible Superior God.
Marangani Buffet Lunch – We will stop in Sicuani for lunch and to relax before starting the restarting tour.
La Raya 4335 meters – This is the highest point between Cusco and Puno where you will observe high peaks as well as rivers born from its hillside that flow towards Cusco and the Sacred Valley and those who flow towards Puno to be tributaries of Lake Titicaca.
Pukara Museum – Observe the monoliths and stelae (carved and sculpted in granite) of various sizes, as well as pottery, human bones and more.
Arrive in Puno around 5:00pm and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included
Other options:
Fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno
Upgrade extra cost:
PeruRail Titicaca Train Journey departing from Cusco on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Hotel in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included
Hotel Selection in Puno
3* Casa Andina Standard, Tierra Viva, Plaza Mayor Hotel,
4* Sonesta Posadas del Inka Puno, Casa Andina Premium
5* GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Titilaka

Day 8 Lake Titicaca: Taquile Island – Llachon - UROS Ccapi – Puno
7:00AM Start off from your hotel to the port to board the boat and journey to the island of Taquile. Explore the less touristy area walking on the sandy beach where you will get a genuine touch of the island and its inhabitants. The Taquile people are known for their textile art which became a UNESCO in 2005.  We continue our ride on the Titicaca waters to Santa Maria – Llachon located on the tip of the Capachica Peninsula, a very scenic off the beaten track destination. We are welcomed by a small community and quickly introduced to an intensive cross cultural experience living their traditions and participating in an ancient ceremony learning of their mystical world.  We will experience the preparation of "Pachamanca" a traditional way of cooking meat, fish and potatoes using underground ovens. After lunch we depart to the remote area of the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, and explore UROS Ccapi, considered as the last authentic floating islands, less commercial and little visited. The Uros are descendants of one of the oldest cultures in South America. After a cultural blast we return to Puno and on to your hotel.
Hotel in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included
NOTE: You could choose to do a homestay in Amantani or Luquina or Ticonata or Taquile. Ask us.

Day 9 Sillustani – Juliaca Inca Manco Capac Airport – Lima
Morning transfer to the airport in Juliaca. On route we will tour the Sillustani pre-Inca cemetery with huge tower like structures called chulpas surrounded by mountains and the “Umayu” Lagoon.  Arrive at the airport and fly to Lima.
Breakfast included

Services end.

NOTE: Add more days and visit Arequipa and Colca Canyon or other. Ask us!

Optional extra cost

  • Add extra day at Machu Picchu (consult us for price)
  • Add Huayna Picchu or Montaña Hike extra cost
  • Upgrade from Expedition train to Vistadome or Hiram Bingham or First Class train with Inca Rail on return (consult us for price)

Included

  • Transfer IN/OUT Lima, Cusco and Puno
  • Private transport driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Private tours as per program or group tours as per program
  • Meals as per program
  • Entrance tickets: Full Tourist BTG ticket for ruins in the Sacred Valley above Cusco, maras salt ponds, chapel in Chinchero, ruins and museum on sun route
  • Tourist Train to Aguas Calientes Return train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy station
  • Lima: 1 night
  • Sacred Valley: 2 nights
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 night
  • Cusco: 2 nights
  • Puno: 2 nights
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Tickets: Round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back to town
  • Train: Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy
  • Transfer from train station to Cusco
  • Complimentary water 1 bottle per person
  • Private transport to Puno or Inkaexpress full ticket

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommend it)
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña hike
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Physical Passport
  • Daypack
  • Carryon luggage per person for one night up to 6 kilos (rest of luggage you will leave in hotel storage)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sun glasses
  • Comfortable broken in walking shoes with good sole grip
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Moisturizer
  • Light jacket for cool morning or night
  • Rain poncho in case of rain
  • Canteen for water
  • Camera
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Snacks
  • Personal medicines and first aid items
  • Cash for tipping etc.

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