Colonial Lima and history of the city
Spanish Colonial city of Arequipa
Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of Vicuñas
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Machu Picchu and Cusco
On your first day of this exciting journey, on arrival to Lima airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Overnight Dazzler Lima Hotel B
Begin your private guided tour visiting colonial Lima and the Cathedral. Located in the Main Square, it is in the same place as the original building of 1555 and contains the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who died in 1541. Later, you will visit the Church of San Francisco, its convent, Art Museum, cloisters and catacombs. Afterwards, you will have a panoramic view of the Main Square with the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” Train Station, before driving through the old streets, where you will have a spectacular view of traditional mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will then continue through classic and modern Lima. Visit the Larco Museum, a construction of the Viceroyalty of Peru in the eighteenth century is on the top of a pre-Columbian pyramid of the seventh century. Its galleries are organized chronologically, showing 4000 years of pre-Columbian history of Peru. Enjoy lunch (included) at the Larco Museum Restaurant to feast on typical dishes of the best Peruvian and international cuisine
Overnight Dazzler Lima Hotel BL
In the morning, your day will begin with a transfer to Lima airport in order to board your flight to Arequipa, which is a beautiful Spanish Colonial city nestled beneath the magnificent and majestic Misti Volcanoes. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon begin the City tour including the famous Santa Catalina Convent, the most important in Peru and a walled citadel of more than 20,000 m2, which for four centuries served as the only physical world for several generations of Cloistered nuns. Visit the Church Cloisters of the Company, the Complex of San Francisco and the Cathedral, located in the main square, considered to be one of the biggest in South America. Finally visit the Spanish Colonial district of Yanahuara consisting of narrow cobblestone streets and old white volcanic stone houses and the viewpoint provides magnificent views of the city of its three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
Overnight Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa B
Early in the morning, departure by land on your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of Vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the Crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed. The highest point of the road is at 4350 m.a.s.l. After the arrival in Chivay you check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the hot springs of La Calera. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Overnight Colca Lodge B
Early in the morning departure to the “Condor’s Cross” from where the great Andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-Hispanic terraces. Enjoy the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the World (3,180 mts.). On the way, visit to the Mirador of Wayrapunko, Antahuilque, Choquetico, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs. At the Town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic cobbled stone streets among other attractions, after return for the town Maca and arrive to Chivay, and continue for The mountains surrounding the area provide a very quintessential scene of the Peruvian Andes. You will also border the altiplano lake of Lagunilla with a variety of wild birds and flora. Passing by the towns Santa Lucia and Juliaca you will later arrive at your hotel in Puno, where you will spend the night.
Overnight Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno B
In the morning you will begin your full day visit to the floating island, known as “Uros” in Lake Titicaca. Located 4 km/2.5 miles from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas, and still to this day practise their ancient traditions. Their dwellings made of totora reed, are built on the surface of Lake Titicaca.
Afterwards, you will make your way to the unique Island of Taquile, where time appears to have stopped. The Mediterranean atmosphere of this place is striking, with its steps of stone and its houses centred on the square. Its indigenous community that lives here has around 350 families that are descendants of the Incas and well-known for their textile activities, such as their beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps), and ojotas (and sandals).
Overnight Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno BL
In the morning, you will be transferred to the Juliaca Airport board a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in the afternoon you will be met and transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Overnight Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel B
In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel to the archaeological complex of Pisac. On the way you will appreciate the Pucara Bulls on the roofs of Andean houses. On arrival to the archaeological complex of Pisac, you will begin your tour of the site to appreciate the magnificent Andean terraces, which were built to expand the agriculture lands. After we will visit the artisan market of Pisac a colorful local event that over the centuries has attracted local traders and remote communities from all over the valley, dressed in their traditional and colorful costumes enjoy the opportunity to interact with local people, appreciate their craftsmanship, handicrafts and local fruit and vegetable stalls. Buffet lunch (included) and visit the town of Ollantaytambo, with its distinct Inca urban planning, visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and observe how the ancient Peruvians moved boulders of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to another and across the river and valley.
Overnight Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel BL
After an early breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the station for taking your tourist class train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located below Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a spectacular train journey crossing valleys, mountains and typical communities. A magical journey never to be forgotten. The altitude will descend to 1900 m.a.s.l. crossing from the sierra to the cloud forests.
You will begin your private tour of the Citadel where you will appreciate the history of this enigmatic and impressive place. This stone citadel, located 112 km from Cusco, was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna).
In the afternoon, transfer to the train station to board the ‘Vista Dome’ train back to Poroy. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Hilton Garden Inn Cusco B
Today, you will have the morning free to spend as you wish. In the afternoon, you will visit Cusco’s historical Inca and Spanish colonial monuments, such as the main square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or the Warrior’s Square. It used to be the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history. After, you will visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, this huge Inca fortress is built on three overlapping platforms, each of them over 360 m long. Then we continue, onto Tambomachay, known as the Inca baths.
Overnight Hilton Garden Inn Cusco B
Today after an enjoyable breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival to Lima, you will make your international flight connection.B
Flexible departures (any day)
Accommodations and meals as outlined in the itinerary
Transfers & Tours with local English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
Tourist Class Train Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Vista Dome Train Machu Picchu – Poroy (Cusco)
Machu Picchu entrance fee
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US$ 3,225 per person (Based on 2 Guests Sharing / Party of 2)
US$ 2,575 per person (Based on 2 Guests Sharing / Party of 4)