Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca and La Paz

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Cross the Lake 11 Days / 10 Nights

Welcome to Lima.

Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Lima airport and then transferred to your hotel.

You will have free time to rest. 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Lima.

Meals included: None. 

Lima City Tour: Historical Center, Santo Domingo Convent and Larco Museum (Half-day tour)

You will visit the modern and colonial parts of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along a “huaca” or sacred pre-Inca site, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will walk along some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. You will also have the chance to take a peek into an iconic building, that has served Lima’s citizens for centuries and continues to be an important landmark. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection.

** La Casa de La Literatura closed on Mondays: visit to be replaced

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Lima.

Meals included: Breakfast.  

Transfer from your hotel in Lima to the airport to board your flight to Cusco

***recommended flight that arrives before 11am to Cusco.

Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Cusco airport and then transferred to your hotel.

 

13:00 Cusco City Tour: San Pedro market, Korikancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuamán and Kenko (Half-day tour)

You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place.  Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Sacred Valley Treasures: Moray, Misminay and Ollantaytambo 

You will head towards Moray, a fascinating archaeological site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its huge concentric terraces were used by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. Then, you will visit the Andean Misminay community, where your local hosts will welcome you with music and dancing, invite you to experience a bit of their daily life activities and serve you a delicious meal made with native products. After experiencing living culture in Misminay, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, where you can visit the archaeological complex of the same name, one of the largest in Peru, strategically located on top of a mountain. Afterwards, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo, which stands out for maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of its original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone streets. Here you can tour the town and visit the local market.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch. 

Machu Picchu Tour with Voyager or Expedition Train round-trip (Full-day tour)

Early in the morning you will be transferred to the train station. You will visit one of the world's most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area and take impressive pictures. Later, you will head down to Aguas Calientes and settle into your hotel. 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Tour Machu Picchu (Optional second entrance)

You will have the morning free and you can visit Machu Picchu for the second time, this time to walk on your own, relax in the place or take impressive photos. Then, descend again to the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, board the train that will take you back to Cusco through the corresponding station. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Route from Cusco to Puno: visit to Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pucará

You will leave the station to start the trip by bus to Puno; On the way you will enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Southern Valley of Cusco. First visit Andahuaylillas, where you will find a beautiful church of the XXVII century, with an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Then you will visit the ruins of Racchi - also known as "The Temple of the Wiracocha God" - those that have different areas that were used for different purposes. At the end of this visit, you will enjoy a delicious and typical lunch buffet at a local restaurant. After this you will know the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara, a military construction that also functioned as an administrative center. Finally, you will arrive at the bus station in Puno and be transferred to your hotel. 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puno.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch. 

Visit Lake Titicaca: the islands of Uros and Taquile

In the morning you will travel to Taquile Island, where the community kindly welcomes tourists, keeping alive their traditions, customs and colorful clothing in the old-fashioned style. The islanders are skilled artisans and capture in each work surprising techniques developed over centuries by their ancestors. Then visit the floating islands of the Uros, also called the Town of the Lake, because these islands are built with layers of totora and serve as homes and trading centers for the natives of the same name who are mobilized in rafts built by hand.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puno.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch. 

Visit Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol in catamaran

Early morning transfer by road to the Sanctuary of Copacabana to board the catamaran cruise, sailing, enjoying a snack on board, to the Isla del Sol cradle of the Inca Empire. In this legendary island we visit the Garden, the Stairs and the Fountain of the Inca, later the itinerary includes the visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction of Bolivia, it includes the underground museum of the Ekako, the centers of traditional medicine and of construction of totora rafts, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, an artisan center, the Intica refuge and the largest variety of Andean camelids located in the Manco Kapac viewpoint. The visit to the Inti Wata Complex also includes navigation aboard an immense raft typical of Totora and the panoramic visit of the Inca palace of Pilkokaina. Afterwards, the catamaran is again boarded, sailing towards Copacabana enjoying a buffet lunch on board. In Copacabana the bus will be taken for the transfer by road to the city of La Paz.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in La Paz.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

HALF DAY CITY TOUR AND VALLEY OF THE MOON

You will take a four-hour tour of the city of La Paz, chosen as one of the 7 Wonder Cities of the World. Nestled in a valley at the foot of the Cordillera Real de los Andes, stands at 3632 masl. You will visit the area of markets, rich in handicrafts, weavings and artifacts of sorcery. You will also see the colonial part of the city, the San Francisco Church, the Gold Museum, the Murillo Plaza and the Killi Killi Viewpoint, from where you will have an unbeatable view of the city and the replica of the Tiahuanaco fortress. Then, you will head to the modern part of the city to visit the Valley of the Moon, an impressive place for its formations, which are the result of erosion. Finally, you will take a cable car ride and discover an unparalleled and beautiful view of La Paz.

Accommodation at selected hotel in La Paz.

Meals included: Breakfast.

You will be transferred to La Paz airport to take your international flight.

 

Meals included: Breakfast.

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