9 days / 8 nights
Valid from 1 person
Package valid from 03.01.2015 until 15.12.2015
This program is for those who want to see Peru, lodging at non-expensive but clean and comfortable hotels, with free time to enjoy their own, but of course, as always, traveling with us.
Day 1: OUT / LIMA
Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at your leisure.
Day 2: LIMA
Breakfast. You will have a guided tour that includes visits to the main Colonial attractions such as the Main Square with the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent, and many elegant buildings with their traditional wooden balconies, which had being restored. Afterwards you will visit Lima’s residential areas: San Isidro with its Olive Grove, Country Club and Golf course and Miraflores with its Central Park, City Hall and Main shopping streets such as Larco Avenue. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: LIMA / CUSCO
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to the Hotel. Welcome Coca tea. Free time to adjust to the altitude and to explore City of Cusco on your own. Overnight.
Day 4: CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Breakfast. We set off by train for Machu Picchu. The train passes through the Sacred Valley. The single line track hugs the right side of the canyon next to the boulder-strewn, roaring Urubamba River. Arrival at the small town of Aguas Calientes, and finally a 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, an Inca city with a maze of fine stone temples, houses and fountains, spectacularly situated on a ridge between two peaks. Hidden by dense vegetation when Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. We include a guided tour. In the afternoon lunch and return to Cusco by train. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 5: CUSCO
Breakfast. Free day at leisure. We recommend you a Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the Ollantaytambo Fortress (extra charge)
Day 6: CUSCO / PUNO
Breakfast. Transfer to the bus station. We take an all-day bus from Cusco to Puno. The route is scenically stunning, and there are stops at cultural sites such as Pikillaqta, the baroque church at Andahuaylillas, the Temple to Viracocha at Racqchi. Lunch at Sicuani. The bus climbs to the high pass of La Raya, at 4,200 meters, from here the scenery changes dramatically. Entrance fees on route are optional, not included, S/. 40 soles ($14 per person approx.)
Arrival in Puno, reception and transfer to the hotel. Welcome Coca tea. Acclimatization. Overnight.
Day 7: PUNO / LAKE TITICACA / PUNO
Breakfast. In the morning, we take a short boat ride to visit the Uros Islands, the fames floating reed islands of Lake Titacaca. A unique feature of this part of the lake is the traditional settlement of Uros people on floating islands made entirely of reeds-the same material they use to build their canoes. The islanders also use totora reeds to make boats, and even as food. Although fishing is still an important activity, nowadays the inhabitants earn their living mainly through selling handicrafts to tourists. Our next destination is Taquile Island, knows for their kindness of their residents, their ancestral skill in weaving, their pre-Columbian constructions, and lovely countryside. Lunch included. Return to Puno.
Day 8: PUNO / LIMA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to the hotel.
Day 9: LIMA / OUT
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to board your next international flight.
End of our services
Included in the program:
|Prices per person in American Dollars|
|Hotels||SIB service with English speaking guides|
|Puno: Balsa Inn|
Package rates are not valid during National holidays:
January 1st – New Year / March/April – Catholic Easter / May 1st – Labour Day / June 22nd – 25th – Inti Raymi (in Cusco) / July 28th & 29th – Independence Day / November 1st – All Saints Day / December 24th & 25th – Christmas