Intense and exciting. This trip is an unforgettable experience from the sacred valley of the Incas to the beautiful and imposing citadel of Machupicchu, crossing Titicaca Lake considered the highest in the world and the floating islands of Uros until you feel the overwhelming silence of its waters. this program offers us everything we need to feel and live intensely the Inca culture.
- • 5 nights of accomodation, but high quality hotels with private bathrooms and breakfast included
- • All indicated pick-ups and transfers in group service with English-speaking guide
- • Meals indicated
- • Train round-trip tickets, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- • All entrance fees
- • International flights and airport taxes
- • Domestic flights
- • Meals not indicated
- • Additional expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, etc.
- • Travel insurance
Day 1 Arrival Peru
Early morning arrival in Peru’s capital, Lima. Connect to your flight to Cuzco. Upon your arrival in Cusco you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel in the Sacred Valley
During the drive, we will enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape, the rest of the day at leisure exploring the hotel, or optional tour to Pisac Village & Market colorful Indian market, where many beautiful crafts are traded.
Optional: Pisaq Village & Pisaq Market
Overnight: Sacred Valley
Meals: Dinner at the Hotel
Day 2 The Sacred Valley
Early morning we will pick you up from your hotel in direction to visit Chichubamba community, with approximately 180 families. This territory has a great healthy climate, surrounded by green fields mostly farmland. Agricultural activity is their main source of income, which is supplemented with guinea pig breeding, apiculture or beekeeping and making crafts such as ceramics, brewing coffee and chocolate craft. Here you will learn many of these activities and experiences. Afterwards we will enjoy a traditional local food prepared by the community.
In the afternoon We will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.
Later in the afternoon we take the train to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight: Aguas Calientes
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch in the community
Day 3: Machu Picchu
Today we‘ll explore one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We are going to have a guided tour (approx. 2 hours) around Machu Picchu, allowing time for contemplation of the amazing scenery. You will see the Intiwatana (Temple of the Sun), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of Three Windows, Andean terraces and other places of interest. You will have enough time to walk around the archaeological complex, capture these incredible memories on camera, feel and appreciate the energy and peacefulness of this sacred place. For those who like more action there is the option to hike up the Huayna Picchu, the Young Mountain (prior booking is necessary). Later in the afternoon we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and from there return to Cusco by bus where we’ll arrive in the evening.
Day 4 Cusco Capital of Inca Empire
A day at leisure to explore Cuzco at your own pace. Walk the narrow streets of the old colonial town, browse the museums and shops selling local crafts and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. optional Or you may also venture to the impressive Colonial Cathedral. Building was completed in 1654, almost a hundred years after construction began and the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), once the most important religious site of the Incas. From here, travel to the last Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman constructed of huge stones.
Optional Rainbow mountain, pick you up from your hotel between 3:40 a.m., and then we will continue via Puno until Q’essiuno community where we will have breakfast. We start to walk for 3 hours (8km) towards the mountain of colors enjoying the landscapes; we will be on the top for 40 minutes and then return to the camp where we will have box lunch. After a little rest we will back to Cusco and on the way we will able to visit the School Luis Vallejo Santoni that you are sponsor with your trip to Peru
Optional: Half day optional “City Tour”
Full Day Rainbow Mountain
Day 5: Cusco – Puno / Lake Titicaca
Today is a long trip, but don't worry: it will be a beautiful journey with some special stops. We will visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas”, that features a simple façade but keeps one of the most valuable jewels of the colonial art in Peru. We will also explore the archaeological complex of Raqchi, another important Inca city. Surrounded by pretty hills you we’ll have a nice buffet lunch in Sicuani. We will enjoy the view and see llamas and alpacas grazing, from the La Raya pass at 4310 m/14172 ft above sea level.
Finally we will visit Pucará, a colonial city famous for its pottery. In the afternoon we will arrive in the city of Puno at 3.800 m/13.000 ft where we will spend the night.
Meals: Breakfast / Buffet Lunch
Day 6: Puno - Lake Titicaca
This morning, after an about 30 minutes’ drive, we will arrive at the port in Puno city where we take our boat for a 20 minute ride to the floating islands “Uros”, made entirely of reeds. The community of the Uros has endured for hundreds of years, thanks to their continual renovation of the island floor with Totora reeds and mud and their harmonious relationship with nature. After exploring the islands of Uros we get back in our boat for a 3 hour ride to “Taquile”, an ancient island completely terraced by the pre-Incas and Incas. Here we will visit some of the native families and have a traditional meal with them. Afterwards you will have time for your own exploration of the island. In the afternoon we take our boat back to Puno city.
After the tour you will be able to continue your tour with Arequipa (Colca Cañon), Flight to Lima or Bolivia
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