It will be a exceptional week traveling through the different ecological flats of Peru, each with an amazing appeal. Lima, The City of the Kings, the title of nobility that until now has, Lima grows as a metropolis in a fast and modern way. Being the only capital city of America on the seafront, Lima is populous and full of world-famous attractions and restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that it has, becomes a pleasant tourist center. Its beaches also offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Its neighborhoods, on the other hand, will show us the deep heart of a city that demonstrates the powerful destiny of Peru, The Sacred Valley and archeological sites in Cusco, Machupicchu, the Wonder World with its mysterious scenaries and buildings. In Puno you could visit the Uros islands and Taquile with an interesting customs. This week will be really amazing.
You arrive to Lima. Welcome, we will receive in the airport and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight at Lima.
Lima Colonial City Tour
The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.
We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others
We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints “Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres y San Juan Macías” are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar and return to your hotel.
Highest Elevation(Cusco) – 3,399 meters / 11,151 feet ASL
After the breakfast between at 8:00am - 8:30 am we will pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to go through the Sacsahuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation land which surrounds the sacred river of the incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, the quality is very colorful as the local inhabitants come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs. The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After a continuous free time we will continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. We continue with our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where its colonial and Inca temple reflects the current syncretism of these 02 great cultures, Chinchero is also known for its great weavers, who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques. Lunch on this tour is included in the Urubamba village. We continue our trip and return to Cusco, through abundant farmland Arrival in Cusco at 19:00 pm, approximately time when you will be at the door of your hotel or place that you indicate.
Highest Elevation(Cusco) – 3,399 meters / 11,151 feet ASL
Early in the morning we will pick up from the hotel and transfer by car to the Ollantaytambo train station to board a tourist train heading to the town of Machupicchu with a trip of about 1 hour and 40 min. On the trip we will see the flora and fauna of the low jungle of Cusco. The tourist train has very large windows to see everything in our path with the fantastic views of the edge of the sacred river Vilcanota.
Once we arrive at the town of Machupicchu we will be assisted by the staff who will take us to the bus station to go up to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu. We will board the tourist bus for approximately 30 minutes, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
After a while, the start of our guided tour
This 02 hour guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.
After that you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own discretion and pace.
We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces. Also visit the Puerta del Sol and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.
Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.
The train that I recommend leaves generally at 06:20 pm
10:00 pm arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Elevation(Puno) – 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL
At the appropriate time, transfer to the bus station to Puno. If the hotel category is 4 or 5 star the trip will be by train Perurail Titicaca, these outputs are only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, if different. The trip from Cusco to Puno will be in tourist bus.
Highest Elevation(Puno) – 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Lake Titicaca borders Peru and Bolivia and is a very common stop when crossing the border. It is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. The most striking thing about Lake Titicaca are the floating islands and the people who live there. There are about 4,000 people living on the islands in the middle of the lake. The daily life and history of the inhabitants of the Uros of Lake Titicaca is interesting and very different from others in the world.
At the proper time, we will take to make this circuit, where we will offer to meet 2 of the islands most visited Titicaca, an ancient village "The floating islands of the Uros" currently living in the middle of the cattail (aquatic plant of the Altiplano), and has more than 90 islands. Then we go to the island of Taquile where we will make a walk of approximately 35min there will know its history, customs and taste a delicious lunch. The trip will be less heavy and we'll get in a short time and will return in 1 hour and 30 minutes from Taquile to Puno and we will have more time to visit both islands.
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