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Lima - Cuzco - Rainbow Mountain Trek - Royal Inca Trail Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca
9 days / 8 nights.
2018 Peru Adventure and Culture Tour
Lima - Cuzco - Rainbow Mountain Trek - Royal Inca Trail Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca
ITINERARY
Day 1. LIMA - no meals today

As you arrive into Lima airport and exit customs and baggage, you will be warmly welcomed, assisted with your luggage before driven to your hotel. Free evening.
We can recommend a standard 3 star hotel such as Tambo 2.
We can also recommend an upgrade option to the 4 star Jose Antonio Hotel.

Day 2. LIMA - CUZCO (Breakfast)

After breakfast, with boarding passes in hand, you will be driven to the airport for your quick-check-in and brief one hour flight to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas. In Cuzco, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your luggage before your short private drive to your hotel.
We can recommend a standard 3 star hotel such as the Imperial.
We can also recommend an upgrade option to the 4 star Novotel Hotel.
In the early afternoon, tour of Cuzco including the Qoricancha temple or temple of the Sun, the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cuzco city, Qenko, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara. Your private driver will be with you at all times as you visit each part of this fascinating and ancient city. Return to the hotel in the evening.

Day 3. SACRED VALLEY - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO (Breakfast and boxed lunch)

Full-day excursion to the beautiful Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Inca situated between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is an exceptionally fertile valley that was and still remains the larder of Cuzco. Visit to Awanacancha where you can feed the local camelids such as Llamas and Alpacas. We will then visit the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; with several fabulous amphitheatres of terracing that were used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. After the tour, we continue onto the village of Maras and the salt pans of Maras. The salt pans are an unforgettable site the people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the salt pans, witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times. Then continue onto the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times, and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an ancient Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Indians barter their products in the main square and artisans from around the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewellery, etc. On Sundays it is also the meeting place for Mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. Lastly, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which was not defeated by the Spanish with an opportunity to explore the ruins which tower above. Late afternoon return to Cuzco whilst visiting en-route the traditional market of Chinchero. Return to your hotel.

Day 4. CUZCO - ROYAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU (All meals)

Early wake up and breakfast in order to catch the train headed to Machu Picchu. We will ride taking in stunning views of the mountains all around, with snowcapped peaks in the distance as we slowly lose elevation and head into high altitude cloud forest. Our destination, the Machu Picchu gateway town of Aguas Calientes, is reachable only by train or air and is nestled among stunning steep mountains shrouded in cloud forest. Start of the Royal Inca trail, for which we will depart the train before reaching Aguas Calientes. We will commence our hike by crossing a hanging bridge over the Urubamba River to approach the small but interesting Inca archaeological complex of Cachabamba. After a brief visit of this site we will begin a four hour ascent to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna 2700m/8829 ft; an important Inca spiritual site, and one of the finest of all Inca ruins. At this point the trail joins with the main Inca Trail. From here we will be walking on Inca pavement. The Inca Trail cuts across the ridge above Machu Picchu to finally reach Intipunku or Gate of the Sun, at 2700m/8829 ft. From here the trail winds downhill (45 minutes) into the lost citadel of Machu Picchu, at 2400m/7872. Arrival to Machu Picchu and accommodation in Aguas Calientes with dinner.
We can recommend a standard 3 star hotel such as the El Sanctuario.
We can also recommend an upgrade option to the 4 star El Mapi Hotel.

Day 5. MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (Breakfast)

Full tour of Machu Picchu, the most incredible ancient city in the world. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture before return to Cuzco in the afternoon and to your hotel.

Day 6. SACRED VALLEY (Breakfast & lunch)

Today is a full day and quite challenging. We will pick you up early from your hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will have breakfast. We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream with horses as backup transport. You will be immediately surprised by literally herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for a box lunch along the trail. Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike. After a total hike of approximately 5 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over its beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and enjoy the setting. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. We then hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 4 to 5 hours. A private van will be waiting for you when we return. We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 8 and 9 PM.

SACRED VALLEY

Day 7. CUZCO - PUNO (Breakfast & lunch)

After breakfast, transfer to the bus terminal. Departure by tourist coach to Puno. The journey will take you across the imposing altiplano region of Peru affording magnificent views of the majestic snow peaks of the. Along the route, there shall be plenty of opportunities to see alpacas and vicuñas in their natural habitat. A stop for lunch. Stops will also be made at Pukara and several other archaeological sites. Arrival in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
We can recommend a standard 3 star hotel such as the Casa Andina.
We can also recommend an upgrade option to the 4 star Jose Antonio Hotel.

Day 8. ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA (Breakfast and lunch)

After breakfast, your guide will introduce himself to you and escort you to the port, a short drive from your hotel. Here you will board the motorised yacht to start your full day’s excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile. Your first stop will be to the communal islands of Uros, otherwise known as the reed islands, whose islands are made entirely of tortora reeds and home to a small community dating back to a pre-Inca culture. You will appreciate how these people toil out an existence on such a remote setting complete with its own school. After the visit, boarding of the yacht as you continue your trip to the Island of Taquile whose inhabitants are more closely related to the Aymara people of Bolivia than the Quechua Incas of Peru. You will enjoy a walk on the islands and visit the main town square where you will have time to enjoy your lunch box whilst appreciating the fine views of Lake Titicaca. After lunch, some free time to enjoy the local ambience before returning to Puno on-board your yacht and return to your hotel.

Day 9. PUNO - LIMA (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Lima and connect with your return flight home.

End of our services.

Tour price based on the indicated standard hotels:
US$2395 per person
Tour price based on the indicated upgrade hotels:
US$2775 per person
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2018 Peru Adventure and Culture Tour - Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Lima - No Meals Today
Day 2. Lima - Cuzco (Breakfast)
Day 3. Sacred Valley - Pisac - Ollantaytambo (Breakfast And Boxed Lunch)
Day 4. Cuzco - Royal Inca Trail To Machu Picchu (All Meals)
Day 5. Machu Picchu - Cuzco (Breakfast)
Day 6. Sacred Valley (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 7. Cuzco - Puno
Day 8. Islands Of Lake Titicaca (Breakfast And Lunch)
Day 9. Puno - Lima (Breakfast)
End of our services.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Accommodation at indicated hotels in 3 star hotels with upgrade options
  • Meals as indicated
  • All airport/train station transfers based on private service
  • Tours as per itinerary with English speaking specialist guides in private service
  • All internal flight tickets in economy class Lima - Cuzco, Juliaca - Lima
  • Train tickets include the Expedition train
  • All entrance fees
Our price does not include:
  • International flight to Peru
  • Meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc
  • Airport Baggage porterage and other extras not specified
2018 Peru Adventure and Culture Tour - 9 days / 8 nights.

2018 Peru Adventure and Culture Tour

Lima - Cuzco - Rainbow Mountain Trek - Royal Inca Trail Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca
9 days / 8 nights.

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