Day 1: International – Arrival in Lima
Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your Hotel. There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip.Overnight in Lima.
Meals Included: None.
Day 2: Morning flight to Cusco
Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take flight to Cusco. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your selected Hotel. Rest and adapt to altitude. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.
Day 3 : Cusco – Sacred Valleys of the Incas
Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On our way back to Cusco we stop of at the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. We will admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square, and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico. Late afternoon return to your selected Hotel in Cusco for overnight. Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square.
Note: The visit to the Village of Chinchero depends on the time available.
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel and lunch.
Day 4: Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a 3 ½ hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible MACHU PICCHU. Upon arrival, we’ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Independent lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes Town. Afternoon return to Cusco Overnight in Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.
Note: When operational or technical reasons obligate the Train Operator to relocate the clients onto the Sacred Valley-Aguas Calientes train service or viceversa, Best Peru Tours will provide all transfers needed to the train station in the Sacred Valley in order to board the train to Aguas Calientes or viceversa.
Day 5: Cuzco – Puno “The Route of the Sun” by Bus
Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Puno, (3,860 m.a.s.l.). During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds vicuñas and llamas.
Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Afternoon arrival in Puno and transfer to your selected Hotel. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Typical Lunch.
Day 6: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of the Uros
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “Islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called “totora” (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. In the afternoon, return to Puno. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.
Day 7: Sun Island Catamaran Day Cruise Lake Titicaca Full Day
Route: Puno -Copacabana – Sun Island (South) – Inti Wata Complex – Copacabana – Puno
Early land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship, snack on board while sailing to Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain then the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.
Catamaran cruise back to Copacabana Sanctuary, buffet lunch while sailing and land transfer to Puno city. Overnight in Puno.
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel and buffet lunch on board catamaran cruise ship.
Day 8: Transfer To Airport Terminal
Take flight to Lima and connect with return flight home.
(Additional tour services in Lima can be scheduled at this point upon request)
END OF SERVICES
PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Price subject to change based on in country airfare changes and availability.
- All taxes and fees
- 1 night in Lima at Britania Miraflores Hotel or similar 3*
- Lima Cusco flights
- 3 nights in Cusco at Hotel Terra Andina or San Francisco Plaza 3*
- 3 nights in Puno at Hacienda Puno Hotel or similar 3*
- Full day Cataraman Cruise including buffet lunch on board
- Transportation to the visitor sites
- 1st – day entrance to the visitor sites
- 1st-day bus ride and entrance to Machupicchu
- Transportation from and back to the airports
- Local certified bilingual tour guides
- Train tickets Cusco Machupicchu Cusco via Expedition train service
Lima / Cusco / Puno / Arequipa / Other Cities
|Trip Cancellation||UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)|
|Trip Interruption||UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)|
|Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage||$10,000|
|Emergency Medical Transportation||$50,000|
|24-Hour Hotline Assistance||Included|
(*) Available Basic trip cancellation/ interruption insurance up to US$500 per person. Approximate cost of policy US$50 per person unless additional trip cancellation/interruption coverage is requested. Insurance provided by Allianz Travel Insurance under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens and legal residents only. International flights, individual tours and/or treks are excluded. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is not purchased or declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way or form if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.