The Wonders of Cusco and Lake Titicaca
A 9 day tour in Cusco and Puno.
In this tour we visit the Imperial city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Southern Valley and the Islands of Lake Titicaca.
The Wonders of Cusco and Lake Titicaca
Day 1. Arrival to Lima the Capital of Peru
Upon arrival you will be collected at Lima airport and transferred to the hotel in Miraflores. Here we will spend the night.
|Accommodation||Hotel in Miraflores|
Day 2. Flight to Cusco, the capital of the Incas
After a one hour flight from Lima to Cusco we arrive to the city of Cusco high in the Andes. (3350ms). We have a short transfer through the suburbs of Cusco into the centre where we will make ourselves comfortable in our local hotel.
We have time to get organized before a short city tour where we will visit the Inca Museum, Koricancha and the colourful San Pedro market.
Welcome dinner and show at night.
Day 3. Southern Valley Tour
Today we have the opportunity to visit the delightful southern valley of Cusco. This little visited area is home to Tipon a majestic water shrine situated in a ravine above the main road. This is one of the most impressive Inca shrines in the area.
After our visit we will have lunch in a typical restaurant where we have options of trout, chicharron “fried pork” or maybe even guinea pig.
After our visit to Tipon we continue in a southern direction to Pikillaqta “The Town of Fleas”, a pre inca site being home to the Wari. One of the largest mud cities in South America. We arrive back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 4. Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu
Today we continue on our tour of the main archaeological sites in Cusco with a visit to Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
Departing Cusco we take our private transport in direction of Pisac where we will visit Awanacancha where they have excellent weaving displays and all types of cameloids.
After that we hit the enormous Inca site of Pisac. We will take our transport up to the top of the site where our guide will give us a full tour of the city. We can then spend a few hours in the local market stocking up on local gifts.
We will have lunch in a local restaurant before going onwards to the living Inka City of Ollantaytambo. Here we have a tour of both the archaeological site and the town.
Late afternoon we take our train onto Aguas Calientes. Night in hotel.
Day 5. Machu Picchu
An early start so that we can take advantage of our time in Machu Picchu. After breakfast we take the bus for our short journey up to the citadel.
We finally arrive to the citadel of Machu Picchu unlike most tours we will actually visit the entire site of Machu Picchu, having the opportunity to really learn about this spiritual place.
In the afternoon we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and our hotel for the night.
|Accommodation||Hotel in Aguas Calientes|
Day 6. Return to Cusco and a free day
Today we take the midday train back to Ollantaytambo and on to Cusco where we have the afternoon free to do some shopping. Night in Cusco hotel.
Day 7. To Puno and Lake Titicaca
Today we take the train to Puno. This spectacular journey is down as one of the best in the world. Riding the Andean Explorer to Puno is a unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. Ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca and in whose path, the traveler will see the changing landscapes among mountains and rolling plains.
Day 8. Uros the floating islands
The Floating Islands of Uros. We have a full day tour of Lake Titicaca. We depart on our small ship and visit the spectacular floating reed islands of Uros. The islands are the local peoples homes. They have a school on the islands which we may also visit. Night in hotel Puno.
Day 9. Back to Lima
Today we have a short transfer to the high plain town of Juliaca and the local airport where we will depart to Lima for our international flights.
- Professional Guide
- Professional driver and vehicle.
- All meals as stated.
- All hotels as stated.
- Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
- Return train tickets to Aguas Calientes.
- Return bus tickets to the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Meals not stated
- International Flights
- Local flights