Best of Peru

PER-40 / 9-day trip

Highlights: Lima – Cusco – Communitarian Tourism in Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titi-caca

Best of Peru
OVERVIEW
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Day 1 Arrival in Lima
Day 2 Flight to Cusco. City tour in Cusco
Day 3 Full day tour to Sacred Valley with Homestay
Day 4 Communitarian tourism & travel to Aguas Calientes
Day 5 Visit to Macchu Picchu 
Day 6 Travel to Puno
Day 7 Uros & Taquile Island
Day 8 Taquile Island & Puno 
Day 9 Departure
ITINERARY
Day 1

Arrival in Lima
Arrival to Lima in the evening. At arrival, walk to the airport hotel, Costa Del Sol Ramada in front of the airport, where you will spend the night before heading to Cusco the next morning.

Day 2

Flight to Cusco. City tour
Walk back to the airport. Flight to Cusco and transfer to hotel.
After checkin, you will have a city tour in Cusco included.
First we will visit the Marked place, San Pedro where there will be a lot of folkloric activities and great photo opportunities. From here visit to Sacsayhuamana.
Once back in Cusco again we will visit San Blas (the neighbourhood of artist in Cusco), the 12 angles stone, Plaza la Armas and finally Qorikancha (Sun temple).
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Full day tour to Sacret Valley with Homestay
Meeting meeting with the guide and departure towards the Sacred Valley. First visit is Awanacancha a weaving center were you can appreciate some South American Camelids like llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas. Then continue to Pisac Inca Ruins then we will spend time at the Pisac Indian Market. Then continue to an important huaca in Urco, here you can see a special temple dedicated to the water and mother earth. Continue to visit the Inkariy museum where you can appreciate that Peru is the cradle of several cultures from Caral It is attributed an antiquity of 5000 years and is considered the oldest city of America, to the Inca Culture.
Later we’ll continue to Chichubamba, where we’ll spend the night in a charming, local guesthouse and get to experience the hospitality of the natives of the Sacred Valley.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Communitarian tourism, Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes
After breakfast well do some real sustainable tourism by participating in different local workshops. You will get to learn more about the ceramic and how they prepare chocolate at home. It’s a lot of fun and a real opportunity to learn more about the ancient and still living cultures. On the way to Ollantaytambo we are going to make an stop at “El Descanso” to visit a singular family that prepare an very important drink for the local people in the sacred valley “Chicha” Is an alcoholic beverage that is extracted from the fermentation of corn and also is used in a ceremonial offerings to the Pachamama. Visit to the ancient ruins in Ollantaytabo and some of the greatest masterpieces of the Incas.
Around 4H30 PM, train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Macchu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the bus station and bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu.
Morning tour to Machu Picchu with private guide.
Afternoon train backs to Ollantaytambo train station. From here transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Cusco – Puno
Tourist bus to Puno by “Camino del Sol”. On the way there are going to be guided visits to: Andahuayllillas Church, Raqchi (the God temple) and Pucará. Lunch during the way in Sicuani (or maybe other location). Upon arrival to Puno, transfer to your hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Uros &  Taquile island 
2 Days tour to Uros & Taquile Islands with private guide.
This excursion begins with pickup from your hotel in the morning hours. Transfer to port and the boat trip begins. First stop is the Uros floating Islands. Stepping on the floating islands feels a lot like being on a waterbed but it is quite safe to walk on them. We see inside the houses and rides on traditional reed boats can also be arranged. We then continue the journey towards Taquile Island. At arrival, check in to a local hostal. Afternoon free to explore the Island with your local guide. In the afternoon, you will have an excellent opportunity to enjoy the peace at the island as all the main tourism will either continue to the neighbour island or return to Puno.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Taquile island & Puno
After breakfast Morning to explore the local way of life by participating in the daily activities together with the locals. Departure from Taquile to Puno after lunch. Upon arrival at Puno (around 3-4 PM) transfer to your hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 9

Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Home
Morning transfer to the airport in Juliaca. At your arrival in Lima, connect with your international flight.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
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INCLUDED

  • All transfers in private services except (shared services):
  • Expedition Train to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Bus Cusco – Puno
  • All tours in private services except tour to Titicaca Islands (approx. 20-25 per person)
  • Accommodation according to hotel list (availability will be confirmed upon booking)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals according to day-to-day program

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights (Lima – Cusco & Juliaca – Lima).
  • Optional: Permit to ascend Huayna Picchu or Montaña Picchu. These are additions to the Macchu Picchu entrance fee (subject to availability).
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
HOTEL LIST

LIMA: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport 4*

CUSCO: Inkarri Hostal

CHICHUBAMBA: Homestay at local house

AGUAS CALIENTES: Hotel Terraza de Luna 

PUNO: La Hacienda Puno Plaza de Armas 3*

TAQUILE ISLAND (Titicaca): Homestay at local house

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Tags: Nature & Culture, Machu Picchu, Peru, Cusco