Lima Cuzco Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
Lima – Cuzco – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca
8 days / 7 nights
Valid thru 20Dec’16
Tour Package Includes:
- Round trip airfare to Lima
- Local air from Lima to Cuzco
- Local air from Puno to Lima
- 2 nights Hotel Casa Andina
- Half Day City Tour
- 2 nights Costa Del Sol Hotel
- Half Day city tour
- 1 night Casa Andina Private
- Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo tour
- Full Day Machu Picchu Tour
- 2 nights Sonesta Posada Del Inca
- Full day excursioon to Lake Titicaca
|Day 1||Arrival in Lima – City Tour, Colonial and Contemporary|
Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Documentation kid, detailed program explanation and assistance with luggage and hotel registration. In the afternoon, visit the city to see its most important architectural icons such as the Plaza Mayor or Checkerboard of Pizarro, where we see the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, jewel XVI century architecture. Road to the modern area of the city, cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, new financial heart of the city, to appreciate Huallamarca. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we visit the Parque del Amor, excellent spot to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Drop off in Larcomar or hotel. Overnight in Lima. Meals included: –
|DaY 2||Departure to Cusco – City tour|
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning free to relax and acclimate to the altitude. In the evening, enjoy our visit to the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of Inca palaces, walking the streets of the Barrio de San Blas and the Stone of Twelve Angles on Calle Hatun Rumiyoq, the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun where we appreciate the fine work that the Incas performed on the rock as if it were a sculpture, the Cathedral with its carved woodwork delicate and impressive altars. We end by visiting the Museo Inka, also known as the Admiral’s House, which was built on Inca foundations and which now houses a comprehensive collection of ceramics, textiles and metalwork Inca and an important collection of colonial paintings of the Cuzco School. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals included: breakfast.
|Day 3||Sacred Valley – Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo|
We will drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by the river Urubamba. On the way, stop at Awana Kancha where you will discover the beauty of South American camelids: guanacos, llamas and alpacas single species, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then, we traverse the colorful market of Pisac, where you can see a blend of color, tradition and local people exhibiting typical products, silver handicrafts, alpaca and ceramics. Lunch at a local restaurant to continue the tour to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, its narrow streets and canals unchanged since Inca times. In it, we see the fortress of Ollantaytambo archaeological complex with terraces and stone walls carved with a dazzling technique. Overnight in Sacred Valley. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
|Day 4||Machu Picchu|
Visit one of the major energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. At appropriate time, descent to Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. In the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will be waiting at the station, from where we will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
|Day 5||Departure to Puno – Andahuaylillas / Racchi / La Raya|
We will drive towards the station to begin our journey by bus to Puno, in this way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Valley of Cusco. Andahuaylillas visit the village where we will enter a beautiful seventeenth century church has an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Continue with a visit to the ruins of Raqchi, known as the Temple of the God Viracocha. Lunch on route. Stop at “La Raya” natural limit between Cusco and Puno, where we have excellent photo. Arrival in Puno is in the afternoon, then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
|Day 6||Titicaca Lake – Floating Islands of the Uros and Taquile|
In the morning, we will have a full day excursion on Lake Titicaca and visit as the first point the floating islands of Uros, also called “The People of the Lake” These islands are built with layers of reed and used as home and trade center for the natives of the same who mobilize rafts built by hand. Continue our journey to the Island of Taquile, where the community kindly welcomes tourists, keeping alive their traditions, customs and colorful dress the old fashioned way. The islanders are skilled artisans and each job in the techniques developed over the centuries by their ancestors. Lunch included. Overnight in Puno. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
|Day 7||Sillustani Mausoleum and Umayo Lake – Return to Lima|
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima. On the way we will visit Sillustani, an archaeological site located 34 Km. north of Puno. It has the famous Chullpas, which are funerary towers with circle base, built in stone. They can reach 12m high and where used by the Collas and by the Incas. These ruins are above Lake Umayo, which increases the beauty of this mystic and wonderful place. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima. Meals included: breakfast.
|Day 8||International Departure|
At the scheduled time, we will transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Lima to connect international flight. Meals included: breakfast.
Prices available from other cities
|New York||$ 2,199|
|San Francisco||$ 2,259|
|Los Angeles||$ 2,389|
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include airport fees and departure taxes; the airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on midweek departure. Airport fees and surcharges vary by departure city and destination. Airport fees can add up to $123 to the total package price. Prices will vary according to departure cities and travel dates. Air fares are subject to change without any previous notice.
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