12+
Age
all year
Dates
15 days
Duration
Cusco, Peru
Location
6/10
Physicality

Explore the Land of the Incas, where the remnants of an ancient civilization continue to dazzle the imagination.

Start your tour in the bustling city of Lima; learn about the Spanish conquistadors and enjoy the exquisite cuisine. Transfer to Arequipa, a colonial town with Baroque architecture. Then, descend into the Colca Canyon to view the giant Andean Condor. Visit Lake Titicaca where you will see the floating Uros Islands. Finish your tour at Machu Picchu and take in the mystery of the ruins and what once was a thriving Incan village.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCusco
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 days before of the trek
INCLUDED
Profesional GuideMeals
SheltersTransportation
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
Guide gratuity

 

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Day 2: Lima


Breakfast in hotel
During the afternoon, the best tour to become familiar with Lima and its history.
Our tour gives you the best combination of attractions in Lima from pre-Hispanic, Colonial and Modern times.
A guided tour of Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and administrative site, dating back to the IV century A.D., which the Incas called “Naupallaqta”, or sacred town. You will also visit Huaca Huallmarca, a typical pyramid characteristic of sacred pre-Hispanic edifices found along the Peruvian coast.
A visit to Lima’s historic downtown, including Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, the Main Plaza and the surrounding monuments: the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, the Desamparados train station, and the Moorish-style houses and balconies along Lima’s old streets.
The next stop is San Francisco Convent, with the best exhibition of Colonial Art in Latin America. The tour includes the Choir Hall, the Monks’ Library and the Sacristy, featuring a collection of Zurbarán and Rivera oil paintings. After visiting the Main Patio of the Cloister to see its fine XVI century Seville tiles and Moorish Arches, the tour will proceed to the Underground Crypts known as the Catacombs.
A visit to the traditional neighborhood near the San Isidro Golf Club, the Olive Grove Park and the modern LarcoMar shopping and entertainment complex, a distinctive landmark of Modern Lima offering a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. The tour of LarcoMar features a splendid exhibit of Peruvian alpaca textiles, and jewellery and handicrafts from the many regions and civilizations of historic Peru.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
Monasterio Santa Catalina – Arequipa – Tours in Peru
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Day 3: Lima - Arequipa


Breakfast in hotel
At the right time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.
On arrival in Arequipa, we are met and transferred to our hotel. Know as the “White City”, Arequipa is located in southern Peru at an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet and is surrounded by the towering peaks of El Misti, Chachani, and Picchu Picchu. This afternoon was take a guide excursion to the 16th century Santa Catalina Convent. Completely closed to outsider visitors for almost 400 years, this magnificent convent has been the scene of many historic and religious events and adventures. Its medieval streets, named for ancient Spanish cities, branch out into hidden lanes with cells of varying types and sizes.
For centuries nuns lived their whole lives here, isolated from the rest of the World. Time permitting, we visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in all Peru, the Arequipa Catedral, La Campiña and San Francisco churches.
We return to the hotel and overnight.
Millenarian Peru – Tours in Peru
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Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Cañon


This morning we depart early by motor coach for our excursion to Colca Canyon, reputedly the world´s deepest canyon.
We travel north of Arequipa through the nature reserve of Pampas de Canihuas.
We certainly will encounter domesticated Alpacas and Llamas, thereby seeing all four members of the South American cameloid family in one day, which is not an easy feat. This rewarding are is also rich in the native flora and fauna of the Andean Paramo. Late this afternoon we arrive at the town of Chivay, where we overnight at the hotel.
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Day 5: Colca Cañon - Arequipa


We depart early this morning to visit Cruz del Condor, a lookout point with a magnificent view of Mt. Misti and the swiftly flowing river far below. It is here that the Andean Condors are most often sighted. Returning to Arequipa, we pass through landscape remarkable for its Inca and pre Inca terracing that stretches for many miles and is some of the most extensive to be found in Peru. We arrive back in Arequipa late in the afternoon, and transfer to the hotel and overnight.
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Day 6: Arequipa - Puno


Breakfast in hotel
This morning we transfer to the airport to connect with our onward flight to Puno.
Arrival in Puno and transfer to the selected hotel.Overnight at the selected hotel.
Lake Titicaca – Puno. Tours in Peru
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Day 7: Puno


Breakfast in hotel
Early in the morning, we embark for a boat excursion on Lake Titicaca. We visit the Uros Indians, who build their homes on “floating islands” of totora reeds and are known for their boats made of the same material. Continue as far as the Island of Taquile. Members of this self-supporting Aymara community receive visitors to show them their costumes and show them around the island. Taquile is renown for its fine decorative weavings.
Come back to Puno.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
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Day 8: Puno - Cusco


Breakfast in hotel
Transfer Hotel to Bus station, to go to Cusco. The way will allow to enjoy colorful natural landscapes of the Peruvian plateau. It was appraised small towns and farmer with his flocks of flames and vicunas. During the passage one visited pyramids of Pucará that emphasize by its impressive architecture, the temple of Raqchi, power center per excellence constructed in honor to the God Wiracocha, and already near Cusco the colonial town of Andahuaylillas that has a chapel that called the Sistine Chapel of the Andes. Lunch including.
Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the Hotel.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
Main Square – Cusco – Tours in Peru
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Day 9: Cusco


Breakfast in hotel
At the right time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.
Rest of the morning free to adjust to the altitude.
Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the city and nearby ruins including Kenko, the ceremonial bath of Tambomachay, and the amazing Sacsayhuaman fortress.
Return to your hotel later in the day.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
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Day 10: Sacred Valley


Breakfast in hotel
Full day tour, including visits to the colorful Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. At an elevation of 8,500 feet, the Urubamba Valley, or Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the historic heart of the Inca Empire. It was intensively cultivated with terraces increasing its harvest several fold. Small villages lined the valley floor, while the stone fortresses of Ollantaytambo and Pisac served the dual purpose of providing protection and serving as religious centers. Without the benefit of the wheel, the Incas built massive stone cities and ruled an empire stretching 3,300 miles over some of the harshest terrain on earth. Without the use of mortar, the Inca constructed their cities, suspension bridges, and aqueduct systems, with an engineering expertise that has survived five hundred years of natural disasters, conquest, and modern development. PLEASE NOTE THE PISAC MARKET ONLY TAKES PLACES ON TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
Overnight ate the selected hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Ollantaytambo – Cusco – Tours in Peru
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Day 11: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu


Breakfast in hotel
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the railway station for the tourist class train to Machu Picchu. The 3 hour train journey passes through picturesque Andean scenery, passing traditional villages, Inca ruins and rushing rivers. We’ll descend 1300 metres through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and follow the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes. After dropping off our luggage we’ll take the 20 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, perched 600 metres above the river. After lunch your archeological guide will take you on a walking tour of the site. The famous lost city of the Incas is one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth. Situated on the spine of a jungle-cloaked granite peak towering some 600 metres above an entrenched meandering of the roaring river below, the site is frequently shrouded in misty clouds pierced by the powerful equatorial sun. Constructed from precisely sculptured granite blocks carefully joined with the projecting exposed stone of the surrounding mountain, the site may well be the finest architectural achievement of the new world.
Overnight at Aguas Calientes
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Day 12: Machu Picchu - Cusco


Breakfast in hotel
Morning free
Lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon back to Cuzco and transfer to hotel.
Overnight Hotel Cuzco
Machu Picchu – Cusco – Tours in Peru
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Day 13: Cusco


Breakfast in hotel
Free day for purchases
Overnight at the selected hotel.
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Day 14: Cusco - Lima


Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.
Arrival to Lima, assistance and transfer to the selected hotel.
Overnight at the selected hotel.
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Day 15: Lima


Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to the airport for your flight to return home to your country.

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