Peru Trips

Peru Travel - South America Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa 11 days CODE: MPT015

First Day:

  • Welcome and transfer from the airport in Lima to the Hotel.
  • In the afternoon: city tour around Lima ( the City of the Kings)
  • Night at the Hotel

Second Day:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Flight from Lima to Cusco (1 hour)
  • Welcome and transfer from the airport in Cusco to the Hotel.
  • City Tour around Cusco and outskirts ( 13:30 hrs. - 18:30 hrs)
  • Cusco Dance and Music Night Show ( 19:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs)
  • Night at the Hotel.

Third Day:

  • Transfer from hotel in Cusco to the train station
  • One way by train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes (4 hours).
  • Free day (Optional: Visit to Machu Picchu on your own)
  • Hotel night in Aguas Calientes

Fourth day:   

  • 05:30 hrs. Uploaded by bus to Machu Picchu
  • 06:00 hrs. Sunrise view of Machu Picchu
  • Huayna Picchu Inca Trail to 3 hours( Optional )
  • Guided tour of the Inca citadel (10:00 hrs)
  • Lowering bus to Aguas Calientes
  • In the afternoon return to Cusco by train
  • Transfer from the train station at your hotel.

Fifth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Sacred Valley of the Inkas (all day from 08:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs)
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Night in your Hotel.

Sixth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport in Cusco.
  • Fligth from Cusco to Juliaca. ( 14:00 hrs - 14:55 hrs)
  • Transfer from the airport in Juliaca to the Hotel in Puno.
  • Tour to Chullpas of Silustani
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno.

Seventh day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno.

Eight day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer from the Hotel in Puno to the Bus Station.
  • Bus trip from Puno to Arequipa (5 hrs)
  • Welcome and transfer from the Bus Station in Arequipa to the Hotel.
  • City tour in Arequipa (in the afternoon).
  • Night at the in Arequipa

Ninth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Colca Canyon , Reserve of Vicuñas and Chivay
  • Night at the Hotel in Colca

Tenth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Cruz of Cóndor, View of Cóndors and Return to Arequipa
  • Night at the Hotel in Arequipa

Eleventh day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport in Arequipa
  • Flight from Arequipa to Lima (80 minutes)
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PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION

Prices Hotels
USD 3440 in 5 stars hotel: Libertador/Sol Meliá/Isla Esteves - Expedition Train
USD 2705 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 2165 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza - Expedition Train
USD 2010 in 2 stars hotel: Faro Inn/Sol Plaza inn/Helena Inn - Expedition Train

Optional services prices
To go by Panoramic Train you must add USD 45 reserve ahead in time
To go by Hiram Bingham Train you must add USD 765 reserve ahead in time


PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ACCOMMODATION

Prices Hotels
USD 5390 in 5 stars hotel: Libertador/Sol Meliá/Isla Esteves - Expedition Train
USD 3690 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 2790 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza - Expedition Train
USD 2385 in 2 stars hotel: Faro Inn/Sol Plaza inn/Helena Inn - Expedition Train

Optional services prices
To go by Panoramic Train you must add USD 45 reserve ahead in time
To go by Hiram Bingham Train you must add USD 765 reserve ahead in time


PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ACCOMMODATION

Prices Hotels
USD 3495 in 5 stars hotel: Libertador/Sol Meliá/Isla Esteves - Expedition Train
USD 2550 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 2065 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza - Expedition Train
USD 1910 in 2 stars hotel: Faro Inn/Sol Plaza inn/Helena Inn - Expedition Train

Optional services prices
To go by Panoramic Train you must add USD 45 reserve ahead in time
To go by Hiram Bingham Train you must add USD 765 reserve ahead in time

Important - Hotel booking is subject to space availability.

Included in the tour:

  • 1 transfer from the airport in Lima to the Hotel.
  • 1 City tour in Lima "Ciudad de los Reyes"
  • 1 City tour in Arequipa
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Lima-breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 3 Night at the Hotel in Cusco -breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 2 Night at the Hotel in Puno-breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 2 Night at the Hotel in Arequipa-breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Colca-breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes-breakfast included (upon availability)
  • 1 air ticket from Lima - Cusco (1 hour)
  • 1 air ticket from Cusco to Juliaca (55 minutes)
  • 1 air ticket from Arequipa to Lima (1 hour)
  • 1 City Tour in Cusco and outskirts (13:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs)
  • 1 Dance and Music night show in Cusco (19:00 hrs a 20:00 hrs)
  • 1 Tour to Machupicchu on expedition train (06:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs)
  • 1 Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas - lunch included (08:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs)
  • 1 Transfer from the airport in Juliaca to the hotel in Puno.
  • 1 Tour to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
  • 1 Tour to Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands.
  • 1 Transfer from the hotel in Puno to the Bus Station.
  • 1 Transfer from the Bus Station in Arequipa to the Hotel
  • 1 Transfer from the Hotel in Arequipa to the airport.
  • 1 Bus trip from Puno to Arequipa (08:00 hrs - 13:00 hrs)
  • 10 breakfast at each Hotel in each city.
  • 02 buffet lunches in Urubamba and Lake Titicaca.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 11 DIAS LIMA - CUSCO - VALLE SAGRADO - MACHU PICCHU - LAGO TITICACA - PUNO - AREQUIPA - CAÑON DEL COLCA


First day: City tour in Lima with visits the Huaca Pucllana

Lima Tours

Once you arrive in Peru our personal will welcome you in the hall of the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After resting for a while we'll start visiting the most interesting places of the " City of the Kings ": the Cathedral, Pizarro's Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, passing through the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle.

The residential areas of Orrantia, San Isidro, where we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, we will enjoy a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of preincaica pottery including the World biggest collection of erotic Huacos, then we' ll spend the night at the Hotel.


Second day: City tour around Cusco and outskirts

tours Cusco sacsayhuaman

After breakfast at the Hotel in Lima we will take you to the airport of Lima at least two hours before your flight leaves to Cusco,you only have to approach to the airline counter and display your ID's to check in ,the flight to Cusco lasts 1 hr and 10 minutes, In Cusco " The Archaeological Capital of America ", Our staff will be waiting for you to drive you to the Hotel, where you will drink coca tea then you can rest for a while. Around 1:30pm we'll pick you up from your Hotel to start visiting the following attractives with a professional guide :

  1. The Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo: Religious center known as "The Temple of the Sun" where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its construction.
  2. The Cathedral: Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value.
  3. Sacsayhuaman: Built at 3 Km. from the city of Cusco, impressive stone fortress with an excellent architecture, famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 high,with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is held in June Every year.
  4. Qenqo: Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheatre where sacrifices were made.
  5. Puca-Pucara: An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.
  6. Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water,known traditionally as the place where water rests. At the return to Cusco we can be dropped off near to main Square or at The Dance and Music Show to watch tipical dances of Cusco.


Third day: Tour a Machupicchu "The lost City of the Inkas"

Machupicchu peru Travel

From 05:45 hrs to 06:00 hrs, we pick you up from your Hotel in Cusco (3400 mosl) and drive you to the Train Station, located in Poroy, then we get aboard the train and the trip from Cusco starts heading to Aguas Calientes (2000 mosl). Our Guide Will be waiting there, he will lead us to the bus station, to go up by a zigzag way for 30 minutes to reach the world wide marvel The Sanctuary of Machupicchu, known as the lost city of the Incas. Once we get to Machu-Picchu, We'll pass throught the control, where we'll hand in our entrance tickets and where our guided tour will start, visiting the main square, the Circular tower, the sacred solar watch, the royal rooms, the temple of the three windows and the cementeries, it lasts around two hours. Afterwards you'll be given enough time to have a walk around the citadel and have your meals , at any restaurant in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Santuary Lodge (this is not included).You stay at your Hotel in Aguas Calientes


Fourth day : View of the Sunrise in Machupicchu

Sunrise in Machupicchu

After getting up very early and having breakfast, you can head for Machupicchu in order to see the sunrise from the citadel (on your own), afterwards you can trek up to Huaynapicchu around 2 hours, you will also spend all day long in Machupicchu taking more snaps and pictures, in the afternoon you shall return to Aguas Calientes to return to Cusco on train where our staff will be wating for you to lead you to the Hotel


Fifth day: Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas

this tour starts around 9 am., we pick you up at your Hotel, we have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas,

Sacred Valley of the Inkas

over the Vilcanota river, with a panoramic view of Pisac an old Inca City and a visit to the Inka market in this village, where we will have the chance to know in a closer way its people customs and get good bargains with the handycrafts and souvenirs sellers, afterwards we'll head for Urubamba, traveling on the borders of the river Vilcanota.

We'll have lunch at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to watch the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from the jungle habitants invasions. We'll have the chance to walk by the narrow streets and have a clear knowledge of how this militar, religious and cultural center was during the Inca empire.

On the way back to Cusco we will stop by the colorful village of Chinchero , where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the man square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases. Then we return to Cusco.


Sixth day: Flight from Cusco to Juliaca and Tour to the Chullpas of Sillustani.

Chullpas of Sillustani tours

You'll have the morning free so you can go shopping around Cusco , take some handicrafts with you until the afternnon when we take you to the airport to catch your flight to Juliaca , from Juliaca you'll be transfered to Puno on Car on the way to Puno we will visit the Chullpas of Sillustani for around 30 minutes.The archaeological site of Sillustani is located 22.3 miles away from the city of Puno (34 Km., 35 minutes drive) and at an altitude of 12,858 feet (3,840mts.) above sea level. This visit allows visitors to enjoy stunning highland landscapes and imposing pre-Inca architecture. The site is strategically positioned on the top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo lagoon.

The archaeological site of Sillustani was a cemetery built in the XIII century by a civilization that occupied the area before the Inka domination. The creators of the imposing burial towers are known as Kolla people. The most imposing burial towers were built for the chiefs and priests. For our ancient cultures, the cemeteries were important resting places for the deceased people. Therefore, our ancestors would strategically choose for burial ground exceptionally beautiful spots. Cemeteries were considered sacred places.

After all our visits we will reach Puno where you will spend the night.


Seventh day: Tour to Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands

tours al Lago titicaca Uros

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting The Uros Floating Island, a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards Taquile Island (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. At the top of the Island, you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs. approximately. (Photo : Uros Island on the Titicaca Lake in Puno)


Eight day: Bus trip from Puno to Arequipa

Puno to Arequipa

After breakfast you will have free timeto go around Puno's streets we will pass by your Hotel at a settled time to take you to the Bus Station in Puno and start with the trip to Arequipa. In Arequipa we will be waiting for you with an add with your name , we will drive you to your Hotel where you can rest in the morning untill our visits start, around 1:30pm We will pick you up from your Hotel starting the City tour in "La Ciudad Blanca" including the Convent of Santa Catalina: A cloistered convent built in 1580 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery is predominantly of the Mudejar style, and is characterised by the vividly painted walls. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public. We will also visit Main Square , Compañia of Jesus, Cayma and Yanahuara, with a magnificent view of Volcano'' El Misti''.(Foto: Plaza de Armas de la ciudad de Arequipa.).


Ninth day: Arequipa - Colca Valley

Colca Valley Tours Areuipa

Early departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Catahuas and La Pulpera with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. Stop en route to see petrogliphs in the Caves of Mollepunco and in the town of Callali to see natural hill formations with the appearance of enchanted castles. Drive to La Calera to enjoy the thermal baths under the stars. Return to Chivay for overnight. (Foto: Vicuñas en las pampas de Arequipa).


Tenth day: Cruz del Condor

To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards the "Cross of the Condor" at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. Drive a little further in to the canyon to see some pre-Inca ruins and watch the way of life in this remote land. Return to Chivay for lunch and afternoon return to Arequipa. (Foto: Condor en "la Cruz del Condor en el Cañon del Colca").


Eleventh day: Flight from Arequipa to Lima

After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to the airport in Arequipa. END OF SERVICES