1° day : Arrival in Lima
Intercontinental flight. Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel.
2° day : Arrival in Cusco
Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco. Airport pick-up
and transfer to the hotel where we'll get time to rest so our bodies can
adjust to the altitude. Free afternoon, we recommend resting and eating
light. Night at the hotel.
3° day : Cusco, Sacsayhuaman & Pisac
After breakfast, we gather to depart at 08:30 by foot with our tour
guide. We start at the Plaza de Armas (main plaza) of Cusco and make our
way to the San Pedro market where we come into contact with the tastes,
colors and typical aromas of the Andes. We then take a private car to
visit the Inca ruins in the surroundings of the city: Sacsayhuaman,
Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
Afterwards we drive to Pisac, famous for its colorful artisan crafts
market and archeological complex, a demonstration of Inca architecture
of large walls and towers, all made with polished blocks of stone cut to
fit together tightly without mortar.
Arrival in Urubamba, some rest time and then we have the briefing and
presentation for the rest of the trip given by a member of the PeruEtico
team. Night at the hotel.
4° day : Sacred Valley: Maras, Moray & Ollantaytambo
Today, with our tour guide and private transport, we course through the
mythical"Sacred Valley of the Incas"to discover one of the most
beautiful and magical places in Peru. We visit Moray, ancient and
wonderful biological lab of the Incas; Maras, impressive salt mines
embedded in a beautiful landscape, which have been in operation for over
1000 years; and Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that is still
inhabited today and is an extraordinary model of urban planning. In the
afternoon we ride the train to Aguas Calientes to begin our Machu Picchu
adventure. Night at the hotel.
5° day : Machu Picchu
At dawn we embark on a dream. We take the bus from Aguas Calientes to
Machu Picchu and enter the"lost city."For the more adventurous there
is the possibility to hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu. In the
afternoon we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and then the
bus to make our way back to Cusco. Night at the hotel.
6° day : Free Day in Cusco, Myths & Legends Tour
Free day to walk around the beautiful city of Cusco. Some must-see sites
that we recommend: The Cathedral at the Plaza de Armas; MAP (Museum of
Pre-Columbian Art); Qoricancha -The Temple of the Sun; and the quaint
neighborhood of San Blas.
In the evening we go on a cultural and alternative walking tour.
Strolling under the stars through the historic center of the city, we
discover a less-known side of Cusco: myths, legends, tales, ghosts and
saints. A unique experience to see the true Cusco, iconic city of Peru.
Night at the hotel.
7° day : The Road to Puno
We get picked up at 06:15 from the hotel and begin our journey towards
the city of Puno. The comfortable touristic bus (includes heating, air
conditioning, chemical bathroom, DVD, on board service, and buffet lunch
in Sicuani) will make a series of stops during the journey:
Andahuaylillas, Rajchi, and Pukara. Pick-up from the bus station in
Puno. At night, between 19:00 and 20:00, we meet with a PeruEtico team
member. Night at the hotel.
8° day : Lake Titicaca
After breakfast, at 07:30 we go to the port to embark on a boat for a
tour on Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. We'll visit
the floating islands of the Uros located north of the Puno bay, followed
by a stop at Taquile, the lake's largest island. We disembark on the
north part of the island and from there we make our way to Huayllano.
The families of Huayllano lead us in our discovery of the uses, customs
and ancient traditions of the island. A native family will host us and,
as their guests, we are invited to wear their typical attire and live
like a member of the community for one night. Dinner and night stay with
our host family.
9° day : Taquile Island
After breakfast we explore the bay, the beach and a few archeological
sites. Walk to the village of Taquile where we enjoy lunch, and then
descend to the port to get back to Puno with an estimated arrival at
18:00. Night in Puno.
10° day : The Canyon and Thermal Waters
In the morning, between 06:00 and 06:30, we take a bus from Puno to
Chivay where we arrive in the afternoon. Chivay is located in the Colca
Canyon, the deepest canyon on Earth. There, we can enjoy beautiful
landscapes and see the natural habitat of alpacas, llamas, guanacos,
vizcachas, etc. Option to bathe in the thermal waters of the valley.
Night in Chivay.
11° day : The Condor of the Andes
Early in the morning we depart towards"The Cross of the Condor,"a
lookout point from where we are able to closely see this spectacular
Andean bird in flight. After lunch we begin our trip to Arequipa,
stopping at various villages along the valley. Estimated arrival at
18:00. Night at the hotel.
12° day : Arequipa, The White City
Free day in Arequipa,"The White City."Some things you cannot miss:
Santa Catalina Convent, Museum of mummy Juanita, and the delicious
traditional dishes of local cuisine. Night flight Arequipa - Lima,
airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. Night at the hotel.
13° day : Connecting Flight and Arrival in Mancora
Airport transfer. Connecting flights: Arequipa - Lima, Lima -Tumbes or
Piura. Aiport pick-up and transfer to Mancora in a private car... sea,
palm trees, pool, hammocks and plenty of sun (sunblock is a must, we are
very close to the Equator).
Total relaxation begins!!!
18° day : Return to Lima
In the afternoon, private car transfer to the aiport of Tumbes or Piura
to take the flight to Lima, where we arrive by night. Airport pick-up
and transfer to hotel. Night at the hotel.
19° day : Departure and/or Lima City Tour
Airport transfer. International flight.
If your flight departs at night, we recommend spending the day on our
City Tour, where we take you to discover an authentic Lima.
Prices are per person, are expressed in U.S. dollars and do not include flights.
The service includes
All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.
All buses and trains mentioned in the program.
Lodging in 2 or 3-star category facilities with private bathroom and
breakfast service (double rooms/queen bed).
Train service to and from Machu Picchu (PeruRail or Inca Rail in tourist
Bus service from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, and back.
One night at Taquile on Lake Titicaca, at the home of a host family from
the local community of Huayllano.
Lodging and meals in Taquile.
Lunch at Sicuani on the Cusco-Puno route.
Tours and excursions described in the program with an English-speaking
tour guide. The Taquile visit is guided by a local guide in Spanish.
Entrance to Machu Picchu, Uros, Taquile, Colca Canyon.
Comfortable touristic bus for the routes: Cusco-Puno, Puno-Chivay.
Private guide in Machu Picchu.
The service does not include
Other flights: Lima - Cusco, Arequipa - Lima, Lima - Tumbes/Piura,
Tumbes/Piura - Lima.
Travel insurance: medical assistance or luggage
Lunches and dinners (except those mentioned in the previous section).
Entrance ticket (BTC - Boleto Turistico del Cusco): Maras, and
archeological sites along the Cusco-Puno route (approximately USD $60.00
Lunches, dinners, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the stay
Lima City Tour on the last day, with private driver.