DAY 1. LIMA:
Arrival in Lima, and private transfer with only driver to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 2. LIMA / CUSCO:
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the next flight to
Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, and transfer to the hotel.
Later, we’ll pick you up from the hotel, and start the half day trip visiting the Temple of Coricancha, aslo known as Golden Temple, for its gold richness that this place housed.
Then, we’re going to visit the Cusco Cathedral located in the Plaza de Armas, to appreciate a beautiful religious paintings of the Cusco School.
The tour continues to the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, an amazing place with huge carved stone walls which fit each other in a perfect way. Later, we will visit the religious temple of Qenqo, place where the Incas worshiped their Gods like the Sun, the Moon and the Earth.
We will continue this entertaining excursion in the military compound of Puca Pucara, which means “Red Fortress” for its reddish infrastructure. Then we will go the water’s worship center of Tambomachay, with aqueducts and waterfalls provided from nearby springs.
At the end, we will back to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 3. CUSCO / SACRED
VALLEY / CUSCO: Breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up from the hotel
in Cusco, to start a 30 Km. journey until Pisac. This fantastic place has an
amazing market, and archaeological temples of stone buildings, with incredible
views to the valley and the magnificent Inca platforms.
Then, we will continue
until Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and later we will reach
Ollantaytambo. Its temple was the headquarter of Inca’s army, as well as a
religious and agricultural place. It has stunning views, and more than a
hundred Inca platforms with an advanced irrigation canal for that period.
will visit Chinchero, and its typical and colorful Inca market, full of traditional
craft as ceramics and Andean looms. After the visit, you will be transferred to
your hotel in Cusco. Overnight.
DAY 4. CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO: Early in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to go to the train station of Poroy in private transport. You will take the train and start the travel to Machu Picchu a little more than 3 hours’ journey to Aguas Calientes train station. Upon arrival, you will board the bus until the entrance of the wonderful Citadel of Machu Picchu.
The guided tour will let you explore this awesome archeological site, also known as The Lost City of the Incas, for 2 hours. This place has an important local flora and fauna, surrounded by different types of orchids, and tree forests. Also, in this area lives insects, mammals, and birds as the “Gallito de las Rocas”, declared the Peruvian national bird.
Enjoy your free time in Machu Picchu taking pictures or if you are brave you can climb Huayna Picchu mountain (optional), and admire the entire citadel around. Huayna Picchu means “Young Mountain” and it has an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level. It is a challenging climbing; however, it could be the best experience of your life.
After enjoying a full day in Machu Picchu, you should arrive at the train station of Aguas Calientes at the arrange time to back to Cusco City, arriving to Poroy train station first and take a private transport to the hotel.
DAY 5. CUSCO / PUERTO MALDONADO: Breakfast
at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Maldonado. After
picking you up from Puerto Maldonado Airport, we will take a short city tour,
and then we will go to the "Puerto Capitanía" to take the motor boat
to go inside the jungle for 2 hours.
We will arrive at the lodge to
accommodate, and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, we will have an expedition
to Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon, to observe the large number of black and
white alligators that live in this zone. You will love the spectacular sunset
and the beautiful heaven colors.
We will return to the lodge for a good dinner,
DAY 6. PUERTO MALDONADO: One of the
best moments of sleeping in the jungle, is waking up listening to the sounds
that nature gives to us. After breakfast, we will start a walk towards the
depths of the jungle, to observe the flood forest until arriving to the
majestic Lake Apu Victor, with beautiful landscapes and crystal clear waters.
We will go up to the Amazon viewpoint, and to appreciate the wonderful Peruvian
jungle, and a great variety of flora and fauna. We will return to the lodge for
lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Monkey Islands, located in the heart
of the Madre de Dios River.
During the walk, we will observe different types of
monkeys, and animals in general. We will enjoy a beautiful sunset. At the end,
we will return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY 7. PUERTO
MALDONADO / CUSCO: After breakfast, we will return to Puerto Maldonado
city, and take you to the airport for your next flight to Cusco. Arrival in
Cusco, and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 8. CUSCO / PUNO: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the bus station. After boarding the tourist bus located at the bus station in the city of Cusco, we will begin a 1-hour journey towards the beautiful south valley in order to make the first stop in Andahuaylillas situated at 3,093 meters above sea level.
This lovely Andean town has an incredible jewel of the architecture dating back to the seventeenth century known as the Sistine Chapel, with an impressive work covered in gold leaf and paintings of the art school of Cusco.
The bus ride continues, for one hour and a half, until reach the archaeological site of Raqchi, our second stop located at 3,450 meters above sea level. The temple of Wiracocha was built next to the Vilcanota River during the fifteenth century and, currently, it has huge walls that belonged to temples, as well as aqueducts and tombs.
The tour to Puno by bus continues until we reach the city of Sicuani to enjoy a buffet lunch in a local restaurant, that offers local and regional dishes, vegetables, desserts and hot drinks like mate de coca.
After lunch and a travel of 40 minutes by bus, we are going to reach the highest point of the tour called La Raya Pass, situated at 4,335 meters above sea level. This is the border of the cities of Cusco and Puno, and here, we are going to make a short stop to admire the snow-capped Chimboya and take pictures of beautiful landscapes.
The next and the last visit will be at Museum of Pucara, after a trip of more than an hour from La Raya pass. This museum has an excellent collection of monoliths, stone sculptures and ceramics belonging to the culture of Pucara, a civilization developed in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia.
At the end, we will take the tourist bus to travel for two more hours towards the city of Puno.
Arrival at the bus station and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
PUNO: After breakfast at your hotel, you will be
transferred to the lake port of Puno, where a regular boat will take you to the
floating islands of the Uros. The Uros are an ancestral society that
populate a series of artificial islands built on the basis of the totora plant,
which grows in the same lake. The islands are constructed by weaving the totora
in the places where it grows thicker and forming a natural layer. On top of it
they built their houses, also of totora, and cook outdoors to prevent possible
After Uros visit and, an hour and a half boat trip, you will continue
your journey to the island of Taquile. This is Quechua, unlike the other Aymara
speaking islands on the lake. It was part of the Inca empire and vestiges of
this culture can still be seen in its constructions.
Once there you will be
given a brief explanation of the island and witness a cultural activity. After
lunch, you will return to the port of Puno, where our transport will be waiting
to take you to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 10. PUNO /
AREQUIPA: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus station to take the
touristic bus to Arequipa (6:30 hours). Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to the
hotel. Free afternoon, and overnight.
DAY 11. AREQUIPA:
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning for rest or personal activities. In the
afternoon, the journey begins with the transfer from the hotel to the center of
Arequipa city, in the colonial district of San Lazaro, place where the city has
Then, we will visit the Main Square, one of the most beautiful in
Peru, and neighbor of the imposing Arequipa cathedral built in the seventeenth
century and completely rebuilt after several earthquakes. We will see the
Cathedral and the Church Compañía de Jesús (1590), considered a classic example
of the local baroque architecture that keeps inside a sample exceptional
paintings and murals.
From there we will go to Santa Catalina Monastery, an
authentic medieval cloister built in 1579 and is still in use to this day.
Then, we will visit Yanahuara and Carmen Alto districts to have
a Panoramic view of the countryside, without a doubt a fantastic
You will explore the district of Cayma visiting the Plaza Mayor and the Church San Miguel Arcángel de Cayma located in front of the square. Inside the church, you will find an anonymous collection of paintings that show the miracles of the Virgin. Return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 12. AREQUIPA / LIMA: Breakfast at
the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima
and transfer to the hotel. In the night, we will go to the Larco Museum in a
shared transport, to visit it with knowledgeable local guide.
museum and begin your enriching exploration of the exhibitions; see over 50,000
ancient Peruvian pots; admire glittering jewelry and intricate masks; marvel at
the accurate detail of Moche portrait vessels, ceramic sculptures resembling
human faces; and discover ceramics created by ancient Inca, Nazca and Chancay
After gaining heightened historical insight, take a seat in the
elegant dining room to begin your culinary experience. Enjoy the ambient
atmospheric and beautifully sculpted gardens as you sip a freshly mixed pisco
sour and converse with your companion. Pleasure your palate with regional
After dinner, you will be driven back to your hotel.
DAY 13. LIMA / OUT: Breakfast at the
hotel. At the agreed time you will
be transferred to the airport to take your international flight.
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