Day 1: LIMA
Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: LIMA - AREQUIPA
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.
Upon arrival in Arequipa, we will be received and transferred to the hotel. We have as an option the rest of the day to enjoy the beautiful streets, fantastic Plaza de Armas and Museums of the White City of Arequipa. It is possible to take the Excursion de la Campiña Arequipeña described below.
Optional and additional excursion to the Arequipeña countryside tour
In the afternoon at 02:00 pm, we will be picked up from our hotel to start the excursion to La Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour includes a visit to the most beautiful architectural monuments and viewpoints that surround the white city. We will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.
Then we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa, García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. Finally, we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. Our excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.
Overnight in Arequipa
Day 3: AREQUIPA: FIRST DAY COLCA CANYON TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 am - 08:30 am Departure to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura. Where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area. Here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea.
Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At noon, we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermos medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.
Overnight in Chivay
Day 4: AREQUIPA: 2DO DAY COLCA CANYON TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel.
06:00 am. approx. After having breakfast we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way, we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area.
On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.
11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops in route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca. We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Overnight in Puno
Day 5: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS
Breakfast at the hotel.
At 7:00 am, we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros. Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours.
Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile.
Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.
Overnight in Puno
Day 6: PUNO – CUSCO “ROUTE OF THE SUN”
Breakfast at the hotel.
06:15 am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal
During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 7: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS
Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.
Afternoon Traditional City Tour in Cusco
01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.
Overnight in Cusco
Day 8: SACRED VALLEY TOUR AND TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN
8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation lands that surround the sacred river of the Inka "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful as local people come to sell or purchase products premises that the population needs.
The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time, we will continue our journey towards the town of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the wide variety of dishes presented with the best products from the area.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal Inca army by preventing its union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".
After our free time and according to a determined time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.
Once we arrive to Machupicchu we will be picked up from the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.
Optional, visit to the town is hot springs.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 9: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
6:30 a.m. m. Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.
We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the approximately 30-minute journey; we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
After a while, the start of our guided tour
This 02 hour guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.
After that, you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own discretion and pace.
We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces.
Also ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain, visit the Puerta del Sol and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.
Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time, we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.
The train usually departs at 03:20 pm
07:00 pm arrival in Cusco.
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Cusco
Day 10: CUSCO – LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer hotel - airport.
Flight Cusco – Lima. (NOT INCLUDED)
Arrival to Lima.
Waiting at the airport for international flight.
End of our Services
- Transfer IN/OUT in Lima airport – hotel – airport Private Service
- 01 night hotel in Lima with breakfast
- Transfer IN Arequipa airport – hotel Private Service
- 01 night hotel in Arequipa with breakfast
- 01 night hotel in Chivay with breakfast
- Colca Canyon 2 days / 1 night tour
- Entrance fee to the Colca Canyon
- 02 lunches and 01 dinner in Chivay
- Touristic bus Chivay – Puno via 4M
- Transfer IN and OUT bus station – hotel – airport Private Service
- 02 night hotel in Puno with breakfast
- Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour Private Service
- Route of the Sun Tour Puno - Cusco
- Transfer IN/OUT in Cusco bus station – hotel – airport Private Service
- 03 nights hotel in Cusco with breakfast
- 01 nights hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
- Afternoon City Tour with visit and entrace fees to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara Private Service
- Sacred Valley tour + buffet lunch Private Service
- Transfer hotel to the train station and back to the hotel Private Service
- Touristic train Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu Town - Ollantaytambo
- Consetur bus up and down Machupicchu Town – Machupicchu Sanctuary – Machupicchu Town
- Entrance fee to Machupicchu
- Guided tour in Machupicchu Private Service
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Internacional and local light tickets
- Not mentioned meals
There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.
- Sleeping Bag – $25.00 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
- Walking Poles – $12.00 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
- Vistadome Train Upgrade “Panoramic train” – $ 50.00 USD per person (Return Only)
- Huayna Picchu Sacred Mountain – $75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain –$ 75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)
- Original Passport
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Sweater, globes and hat
- T – shirts and shirt
- Confortable pants
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses
- Sun block
- Camel bag or bpttle
- Insect repelent
- Personal medicines
- Short pants
- Walking poles
- Money in cash