|Duration||11 days / 10 nights.|
|Season||January to December.|
|Departure||Private and group service (upon request).|
DAY 01: TRANSFER IN LIMA
Welcome at Lima’s airport and transfer to your hotel. Free morning to relax and acclimatize. After having lunch in your hotel, you will meet your guide and trained assistant. Orientation meeting at the hotel. (Lunch)
DAY 02: LIMA CITY TOUR
We’ll visit Lima’s historic area, including Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, the main square and surrounding monuments such as the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the convent of San Francisco and the Moorish-style houses and balconies along Lima’s old streets. The visit ends in the Gold Museum, located on the other side of the City. Return to hotel.(Breakfast)
DAY 03: TRANSFER IN CUSCO / PM CITY TOUR
Transfer to the airport in Lima for our one-hour flight to Cusco. Arrival at the Velazco Astete airport, and transfer to our hotel. After having lunch and resting for a while, you will meet your guide and assistant for a guided city tour. This tour includes a visit to the Cathedral, over 450 years old, the Temple of the Sun, the Koricancha and the magnificent ruins of Sacsaywaman and Tambomachay. (Breakfast / Lunch).
DAY 04: SACRED VALLEY
Following a delicious breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your guide and the assistant who will take you on a tour of The Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour includes the fantastic Inca complex of Pisac, a look around the local market, a delicious buffet lunch and a tour of the village and fortress of Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (Breakfast / Lunch)
DAY 05: MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY
Transfer from the hotel to Ollantaytambo train station, We will take the Vistadome Sacred Valley train, which allows spectacular views on the route to Machu Picchu. Once we arrive at the citadel, you will have a guided tour supported by trained assistants, following a specially designed circuit, along with valuable information on the history of Machu Picchu. Train back to Sacred Valley.Overnight in the Sacred Valley (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
DAY 06: VISIT TO SEMINARIO WORKSHOP / MARAS SALTPANDS
After breakfast we will visit the Seminario workshop, where we will learn more about techniques and designs from ancient Peruvian cultures. Pablo Seminario presents a new art expression, providing continuity to these cultural inheritances. After this, we will visit the salt mines that are just below the village of Maras. These mines are still fully operational and you can see the campesinos working on them. Return to Cusco in the evening. (Breakfast / Picnic Lunch)
DAY 07: OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
A free day to explore Cusco and its whereabouts. Take some time to relax, go shopping or sightseeing in this beautiful town. (Breakfast)
DAY 08: CUSCO – PUNO
After breakfast, we will take a private bus to Puno. This is one of the most scenic routes in South America: the route crosses Andean towns to finally reach the "Altiplano" (highland savannah) known as Puna. On the route you will visit archeological places. Arrival to Puno and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch).
DAY 09: PUNO – UROS - AMANTANI ISLANDS - PUNO
We will pick you up from your hotel in Puno in the morning, to then take a two-hour motor excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca, heading towards the unique Floating "Islands" of the Uros. The ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called "Totora". Their homes and boats are also made from this material.
After having experienced some of the ancient traditions of the local people, we will continue our motor boat trip to Amantani Island. This Island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions, whose main occupation is the production of ceramics and textiles. The positive energy of this Island is so powerful that it is known as the "Love Island". Return to Puno. Overnight in Puno.(Breakfast / Lunch).
DAY 10: PUNO - CHUCUITO – SILLUSTANI
Today, we will pick you up from your hotel, and drive for 30 minutes until we reach Chucuito, known as the Real Boxes city for it was part of the Spaniard virreynato. Here we will appreciate the Uyo Inca’s archaeological center or fertility temple, the rustic style of Santo Domingo Church, the mixed style of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church and the solar clock, made of Huamanga stone in 1832, located on the Main Square. We will have lunch in route, to then visit the Sillustani Chullpas (pre-Colombian funeral towers). The scenery is desert but impressive, in a beautiful setting on a peninsula on Ayumara lake about 32 Km. from Puno. Most of the towers date from the period of Inca occupation in the 15th century; the engineering involved in their construction is more complex than anything the Incas built. Return to Puno. (Breakfast / Lunch)
DAY 11: PUNO - LIMA
Transfer to the airport of Juliaca for the flight back to Lima.
- All accommodations in 4 star hotels. Two pax per room.
- All guided and support tours.
- Meals described in the program.
- All entrance fees.
- Assistance for all the services.
- Private transportation for all the services.
- Professional bilingual guide (English - Spanish), additional cost for other languages.
- First aid kit with oxygen.
- Special ramps and accessories.
Program does not include:
- Airline tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Extras, laundry and personal equipment.