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WONDERFULL CLASSIC CIRCUIT: LIMA, AREQUIPA, PUNO AND CUSCO 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS


In this tour you will visit the most important cities of Peru. Arequipa, the White City of Arequipa, hangs the deepest canyon of Peru, puno with its fabulous floating islands is the lake is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. You can also visit the different archaeological centers of Cusco and its Machupicchu post, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.

Without a doubt, one of the most wonderful, cultural and fascinating tours you could have had. Pack your bags and enjoy an exceptional tour that you cannot miss.

Program:

  • DAY 01: LIMA

Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel

  • DAY 02: AREQUIPA

Free day in Arequipa. Optional: Excursion to the Campiña Arequipeña.

  • DAY 03: AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 1st day tour: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs

08:00am – 06:00pm

  • DAY 04: AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 2nd day tour: Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors

06:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 05: PUNO

Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour

07:00am – 04:30pm

  • DAY 06: PUNO  

Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco

06:00am – 05:00pm

  • DAY 07: CUSCO

Excursión City Tour +4 Archaeological sites

01:00pm – 07:00pm

  • DAY 08: CUSCO

Excursion Valle Sagrado Full Day

08:00am – 07:00pm

Conexión por tren hacia Aguas Calientes

  • DAY 09: CUSCO

Excursion to Machupicchu.

Return to Cusco

5:00am -9:00pm

  • DAY 10: LIMA

Transfer out.

Important:

  • The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.


Day 1: LIMA

Accommodation: Hotel en Lima.

Places: Lima

Elevation: 161 meters ASL /528 ft ASL

You have to take a flight to 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 (more than 8 million inhabitants) 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.
When You arrive to Lima  we will receive in the airport and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight at Lima.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotel in Arequipa

Places: Surrounfing of Arequipa, Campiña Arequipeña as option.

 

After the breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.

Upon arrival in Arequipa we will be received and transferred to the hotel. We have as an option the rest of the day to enjoy the beautiful streets, fantastic Plaza de Armas and Museums of the White City of Arequipa. Called the White City, Arequipa is located at the foothills of the imposing volcano "Misti" and its snow-capped figure, accompanies us throughout the city. The second city in population and economic capacity of Peru, Arequipa has a beautiful countryside, bathed by the Chilli River. Visiting it is necessary therefore, apart from its beauty, maintains a cordiality towards, tourists that is recognized internationally. It is possible to take the Excursion de la Campiña Arequipeña described below.

Optional excursion to the Arequipeña countryside

In the afternoon at 02:00 pm we will be picked up from our hotel to start the excursion to La Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour includes a visit to the most beautiful architectural monuments and viewpoints that surround the white city. We will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.

Then we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. Finally we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. Our excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.

We will have the night in Arequipa.

Day 3: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY (HOT SPRING OF LA CALERA)

Departure to Chivay between 08:00 am - 08:30 am. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.

At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.

We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.

Day 4: AREQUIPA – PUNO (COLCA CANYON)

06:00 am. approx. After having breakfast we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. 11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops en route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca. We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.

Day 5: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.

Highest Elevation(Taquile) – 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL

At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros. Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.

Day 6: PUNO – CUSCO (ROUTE OF THE SUN)

06:15 am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal

During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night

Day 7: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) – 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco

01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.

The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.

Night in Cusco.

Day 8: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

Highest Elevation(Chincheros)–3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL

 

8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross 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 lands that surround the sacred river of the Inka "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the handicraft market of Pisaq, which is very colorful as local people come to sell or purchase products premises that the population needs.

The Pisaq market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time, we will continue our journey towards the town of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the wide variety of dishes presented with the best products from the area.

Continuing our journey we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal Inca army by preventing its union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".

After our free time and according to a determined time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.

Once we arrive to Machupicchu we will be picked up from the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.

Optional, visit to the town's hot springs and enjoy a relaxing bath.

Day 9: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Places: Ollantaytambo train station, Aguas Calientes, Machupicchu.

Highest Elevation : 7,962 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast (If you booked the hotel with us)

Distance: 8.9kms/2430 mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”

Difficulty: Easy walking

6:30 a.m. m. Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.

We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the approximately 30-minute journey, 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.

You could able to visite 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 ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain, 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 usually departs at 03:20 pm

07:00 pm arrival in Cusco.

Transfer to the hotel

Day 10: CUSCO – LIMA

Meals: Breakfast.

After your breakfast we will Transfer you from your hotel to airport. When you will take a flight to Lima. (NOT INCLUDE).When you arrive to Lima.  You have waiting at the airport for international flight.


LIMA

  • Transfer of entry and exit at each destination.
  • Domestic flights Lima Arequipa and Cusco - Lima
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast

AREQUIPA

  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • Transfer in -out
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
  • 2D/1N Colca Canyon Tour

PUNO

  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca + Typical lunch.
  • Full Day Titicaca Tour
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast

CUSCO

  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Lunch in the Route of Sun – Sicuani.
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes Town with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Lunch Buffet
  • Full Day Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus Cusco – Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco
  • Round trip touristic train tickets Ollantaytambo Machupicchu Town – Ollantaytambo
  • Machupicchu entrance ticket
  • Consettur bus up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Flights (national and internacional)

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