Tour South America

South America Travel - Visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Puno 8 Days CODE: MPTP14

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 the Sacred Valley of the Inkas (08:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs)
  • Night at the Hotel in Cusco

Sixth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus station -Cusco to Puno.
  • Guided Tour Cusco - Puno (08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs)
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno

You could also make the trip by train

Seventh Day:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Tour to lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Taquile
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno

Eighth Day :

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
  • Transfer from the hotel in Puno to the airport in Juliaca (one hour).
  • Flight on plane from Juliaca to Lima (1 hour)


PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION

Prices Hotels
USD 2605 in 5 stars hotel: Libertador/Sol Meliá/Isla Esteves - Expedition Train
USD 2090 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 1650 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza Expedition Train
USD 1510 in 2 stars hotel: Faro Inn/Sol Plaza Inn/Hatun Wasi- 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 SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Prices Hotels
USD 3855 in 5 stars hotel: Libertador/Sol Meliá/Isla Esteves - Expedition Train
USD 2810 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 2110 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza Expedition Train
USD 1760 in 2 stars hotel:Faro Inn/Sol Plaza Inn/Hatun Wasi- 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 1960 in 4 stars hotel: Antara/Andean Wings/Novotel/Picoaga - Expedition Train
USD 1585 in 3 stars hotel: Faraona/San Agustín/Samay/Casona Plaza Expedition Train
USD 1450 in 2 stars hotel: Faro Inn/Sol Plaza Inn/Hatun Wasi- 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.

For the 5 stars category packages, for the night in Aguas Calientes the hotel booking will be made in 4 stars hotels as there are not 5 stars hotels in this little village.

Included in the tour:

  • Airplane tickets Lima - Cusco and Juliaca - Lima
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
  • Tour around Lima.
  • Tour around Cusco and outskirts (13:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs)
  • Dance and music night show ( from 19:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs)
  • 7 Nights at Hotel
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • 2 lunches(in Sacred Valley, on the trip to Puno)
  • Tour to Machupicchu (06:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs)
  • Tour to Sacred Valley of the Inkas (08:00 hrs - 19:00 hrs)
  • Transfer from the hotel to the bus station (Cusco to Puno).
  • Guided Tour from Cusco to Puno (08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs)
  • Tour to lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Taquile
  • Tour to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
  • Transfer from the hotel in Puno to the airport in Juliaca (one hour).
  • All the transports for the described services
  • Service of transfers and attendance every day.


DESCRIPTION DEL TOUR 8 DAYS 7 NIGTHS: LIMA-CUSCO-SACRED VALLEY-MACHUPICCHU LAKE TITICACA


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

City tour in Lima

Once you arrive in Peru our personal will welcome you in the hall of the airport and drive 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. (Photo: Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores - Lima).

Second day: City tour Cusco and Show of music and dances of Cusco City tour around Cusco and outskirts

City tour Cusco Plza de armas

 You must be in 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. This tour ends at 18:30 hrs

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 constructionThe Cathedral:Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value. 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 feet high,with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is held in June Every year.

Qenqo: Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheatre where sacrifices were made.

Puca-Pucara: An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.

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. (Photo: Plaza of Cusco's Weapon in the night).

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

viaje a Machupicchu

 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). In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes Town and head for the Hotel where you'll spend the night, even you can go to the hot springs at night before to rest.


Fourth day: View of the sunrise of Machupicchu and the Huaynapicchu 

Tour sacred Valley Cusco

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

Tour sacred Valley Cusco

This tour starts around 09:00 hrs., we pick you up from your Hotel, we have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 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: TOURIST TRIP FROM CUSCO TO PUNO, VISITING RAQCHI

Visit Raqchi Cusco, Peru

After breakfast, we will drive you to the bus station to start with our trip to Puno this tour lasts around 8 hours you will have 4 guided visits, Andahuaylillas's temple or South American Sixtine Chapel , the Inka temple of Raqchi, Buffet lunch in Sicuani,La Raya at 4335 m.a.s.l and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Every visit has a duration of 20 or 40 minutes, where the passenger will be able to make questions, take photos and walk a for a while, doing our trip very pleasant .Then we will arrive in Puno, and our staff will drive you to the Hotel. (Photo: Raqchi).


Seventh day: TOUR TO THE TITICACA LAKE, UROS ISLAND AND TAQUILE 

Chullpas Sillustani puno

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)


Eighth day: CHULLPAS OF SILLUSTANI AND FLIGHT JULIACA TO LIMA

Chullpas Sillustani puno

After Having breakfast and once we're ready we will head to Juliaca's Airport ( 1hr from Puno) ,but on the way to the Airport 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 this we will get to Juliaca's Aiprot , we will display our IDs and get checked in , then we will fly to Lima as our adventure ends. (Photo: Chullpas of Sillustani in Puno