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Peru Highlights w/Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

8 Days / 7 Nights

Package Overview

See why Lima is referred to as "The City of Kings".  You’ll also have the opportunity to witness 17th century craftsmanship at its finest.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1595.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, we will visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima, the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representatives and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the morning is free to rest and get acclimatized to the altitude. In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial City, a living example of the mixture of the Andean and Spanish cultures. You will start the tour in the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and main worship site for the Sun God. Then, you will visit the Main Square, where you’ll take a tour of the Cathedral. You will make a stop at the San Cristobal Viewpoint, from where you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of the city. You will continue over to the Sacsayhuamán Fortress, an awe-inspiring feat of Incan military architecture that reigns over the city. Then, you will visit the Kenko archeological site and the panoramic view of the Puca-Pucara archeological complex. Finally, you will stop by the Inka’s Expression art workshop, which introduces you to artists working with silver, paint and wood; the perfect visit to further understand Andean art.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

The first destination for today is Chinchero, a small and colorful town with an important Incan archeological site, built towards the end of the 1400’s, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. You will visit “Urpi”, a famous textile center where the townspeople have preserved traditional Andean weaving techniques and where they’ll also show you how to obtain the bright color they put into their fabrics. On your way to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you’ll enjoy some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. You will continue towards Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative archeological sites of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few sites where the Spanish lost an important battle. Widely known for its terraces (dug into the mountainsides for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a fortress that also served as a temple. We will then continue to the adjacent town of Ollantaytambo, “a living Inca city”, the best existing example of the Incan urban planning, with beautiful stone streets that have been inhabited since the 13th century.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 4

In the morning, transfer to the train station.

Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you will disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget. You will discover this new 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, rest at your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5

After a buffet breakfast, we will leave from the station to start our trip by bus to Cusco, so you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of the South Valley of Cusco. You will continue with a visit to La Raya, the highest point on the road between Cusco and Puno, from where we will get excellent photo opportunities. Then you will visit the Racchi ruins, known as "The Temple of God Wiracocha". The last stop will be at Andahuaylillas, a town where a precious church from the 17th century boasts an amazing organ decorated with angels and cherubs. After this you will arrive to Puno, then transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Puno.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 6

After a buffet breakfast, we will depart for our full day tour. The trip begins early as you head out of the city of Puno towards Taquile Island, about 35 kilometers away and 3950 meters above sea level. The culture on the island is old, dating back to Pre-Incan times. The islanders still live according to the traditions and beliefs of their ancestors and are world renowned for their lovely outfits and incredible textiles. In fact, UNESCO has declared the textile art of Taquile Island as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Next, while still on the island, you will visit the community of Huayllano, whose members will show you their normal artistic, handicraft, and farming activities. After this time of sharing, you will enjoy a box lunch and then sail over to the famous Uros Islands, a set of man-made floating islands in the middle of the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Here, you will meet the islanders, hunters and gatherers and descendants of the first altiplano inhabitants, who still live on totora reed platforms. At the end of the trip you will be taken back to your hotel.

Overnight in Puno.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7

After breakfast, at the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima. Your excursion begins on the Panamerican Highway southbound and, when you reach Km marker 20, your driver will exit and take the road that connects Puno with Juliaca. This is the route to the Sillustani archeological site, whose appeal is the tall, stone burial towers, some of which stand 12 meters in height and are 7.5 meters in diameter. And with lovely Lake Umayo in the background, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

At the scheduled time, we will transfer you to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, we will provide assistance and connection to your international departure flight.

Meals included: breakfast

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Seat in bus services with local English/Spanish speaking guides in each city.
  • Lodging, transfers, and excursions with entrance tickets and meals as in the itinerary.

 Package Does Not Include

  • Domestic and International air tickets.
  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and meals not mentioned in the itinerary, drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending.

 Package Notes

  • Airport taxes are subject to change if not included in your ticket price and should be paid in cash before embarking.
  • All hotels and prices are subject to change and availability
  • Price is quoted in Economic Category.
  • Superior Category pp $1749.
  • Luxury Category pp $2679.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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General Information

  • Capital: Lima
  • Government: Constitutional Republic
  • Currency: Nuevo sol (PEN)
  • Area: 1,285,216 km2
  • Population: 29,496,000 (2010 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), Quechua , Aymara
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 81.3%, Evangelical 12.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified or none 2.9%
  • Electricity: Mostly 220V/60Hz (Type A and C North American and Euro plug)
  • Calling Code: +51
  • Time Zone: UTC -5

Points of Interest

  • Lima, the "City of Kings"
  • Imperial City
  • Chinchero
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu
  • Aguas Calientes
  • La Raya
  • Racchi ruins
  • Taquile and Uros Islands
  • Sillustani