Lima, Puno, Cusco and Machu Picchu (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Meals provided= (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
Day 1: Lima
Upon your arrival in Lima, we will pick you up from the International airport of Lima and we will take you to your hotel located in Miraflores.
At 2:00p.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a city tour. During this city tour, we will take you to downtown Lima where you will visit the Cathedral, the main square, the Catacombs, the San Pedro church, and the “Plaza San Martin”. This tour will include a visit to the Gold Museum. After enjoying the beautiful architecture and art of downtown Lima and the Museum we will take you to your hotel. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 2: Lima – Puno (B)
We will take you to the airport in order to take a morning flight to Puno. Upon your arrival to the airport of Juliaca, we will pick you up and we will drive you to your hotel located in Puno, where the Lake Titicaca is located. You will have the remainder of the day to relax or walk around. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 3: Puno – Uros and Amantani Islands (B), (L), (D)
At 7:30a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to take a motorboat through different Andean islands located in the Lake Titicaca. Your first stop will be the floating islands of Uros. These islands are made out of totora. After interacting with the locals for about an hour, your motorboat will take you to the natural island of Amantani where you will spend the night with a local family. Your host will provide you lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Amantani and Taquile Islands – Puno (B), (L)
At about 7:30a.m., you will say goodbye to your hosting family and then a motorboat will take you to the Taquile Island. At Taquile, you will observe the local customs of the natives and you will eat lunch at a local restaurant. You will be back in Puno at about 5:00p.m. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 5: Puno – Cusco (B), (L)
At 7:00a.m., you will take a tourist bus towards Cusco. This ride will last about 8 hours. Your first stop will be the town of Pukara. At Pukara the Pre-inca culture of the same name ruled prior to when the Incas conquered the area. Your next stop will be the town of Sicuani where you will enjoy a typical buffet style lunch. After lunch, you will visit the ruins of Raqchi where the temple of the Wiracocha deity is located. Your next stop will be the town of Andahuaylillas. At Andahuaylillas, you will visit the church known as the Sistine Chapel of South America. You will arrive in Cusco at about 5:00p.m. Upon arrival, we will pick you up and we will drive you to your hotel located in downtown Cusco.
Day 6: Cusco (B)
At 2:00p.m., you will start a guided city tour. This tour will include a visit to the Cathedral, the Temple of Qoricancha, and the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. This tour will let you learn about the Inca culture as well as some aspects of the conquest of the Inca’s Empire and the colony. At about 6:00p.m., you will be back at your hotel. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 7: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo – Cusco (B)
At about 8:30a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour will let you observe an amazing view of the Urubamba River and the valley as well as a visit to the ruins of Pisac and the marketplace of the same name. After lunch, which is included on the package, we will take you to the Andean town of Ollantaytambo where you will have a guided tour of the incredible Inca ruins of the town. You will be back in Cusco at about 7:00p.m. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 8: Cusco – Aguas Calientes (B)
At about 6:30a.m., we will take you to the train station of Poroy in order to take the 7:42a.m. Expedition train to Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes at 11:50a.m., we will take you to your hotel in order to check-in and then you can have lunch in town. If you desire, you might enjoy the hot springs of the town in the afternoon. You will spend the night at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 9: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B)
You will take a bus to Machu Picchu where you will have a 2 hour guided tour of the most important rooms and temples. After the tour, you will be free to wander around and come back to Aguas Calientes whenever you desire. At 6:20p.m., you will take the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to the Ollantaytambo train station, transfer to your hotel in Cusco will be provided. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 10: Cusco - Lima (B)
Today, we will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive you to the airport of Cusco in order to take a plane to Lima. End of our services.