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9-Day Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Titicaca Lake & Isla del Sol

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Cusco
Cusco
Min Age : +12
Tour Details

The tour will start in Lima, a historical colonial city fusioned with its pre-Inca past.  You will have the opportunity to visit the main square in Lima, the presidential house, churches and museums.  This tour gives you an insight of the Spanish influence during the time of the conquest.

The 9-day tour will take you up to the shores of Copacabana in Bolivia, and also to Isla del Sol in Titicaca lake. Copacabana has a large 16th-century shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana. The Sun island has vestiges ruins dated to the Inca period.

Visit Cusco, the imperial city of the Incas, to admire amazing temples and spectacular surrounding landscapes.  The beauty of the sacred valley, where the Incas built fortresses, will leave you astounded.

Discover Machu Picchu and enjoy its beauty and splendor, taking you back to an era where the children of the sun lived in harmony with the universe.

Rates in USD- Economy Class 

1 single: $1,475

2 double: $1,295

3 triple: $1,215

Departure & Return Location

Lima city

Departure Time

To be determined on booking

Return Time

To be determined on booking

Wear

Short sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport.
  • 1 overnight in Lima, 2 overnight in Cusco and 1 overnight in Sacred Valley, 1 overnight in Aguas Calientes, 3 overnight in Puno.
  • All meals described during this tour
  • Visits & Excursions according itinerary
  • Bilingual tour guide

Price Excludes

  • International flight
  • Local flight
  • Soft & alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips
  • Services not indicated
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Lima – City Tour: Colonial and Contemporary Lima & Larco Museum

Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. In the afternoon, you will visit the modern part and the colonial part of the city of Lima, “The City of Kings”, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where we will pass by a pre-Inca construction that is 1200 years old, the Huaca Huallamarca. Then, we will go to the Historic Center, where you will visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), which comprises the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, The Municipality and the Cathedral. We will stop at the chocolate and pisco museums to do a brief tasting. Later on, we will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared cultural heritage of humanity and house of the remains of our patron saints, San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima.

Finally, we will visit the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable private collection of Treasures of Ancient Peru and inspires its visitors making them discover, understand and enjoy the more than five thousand years of history of ancient Peru through more than 45,000 pieces. Overnight in Lima.

Meals included

Day 2Cusco – City Tour & Ruins

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and acclimatize. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then he will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 3Authentic Sacred Valley: Chincheros Ruins and Church, Handicraft Community of Urpi & Ollantaytambo with buffet lunch

Today’s first destination is Chinchero, a quaint little town that houses an important Inca archaeological center, built at the end of the 1400’s, as well as a lovely and very traditional church. You will visit “Urpi” a famous textile center where the townsfolk have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques, they will also show you how they get the vivid natural colors for their fabrics.

On our way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the lookout point of Racchi, where we will have the chance to have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley, after that, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the adjacent 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. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

OPTIONAL:

For only $3 additional, change your tour of the Sacred Valley and visit Maras & Moray!!! (The visit will be to Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray, instead of Ruins and Church of Chincheros and Handicraft Community of Urpi)

F/D MARAS, MORAY & OLLANTAYTAMBO

You will discover the best about Sacred Valley in this fascinating experience that starts in Moray, in which you will visit the enormous circular and semi-circular agricultural terraces built into the top of a hill overlooking the Urubamba Valley and used by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. Nearby is the town of Maras, you will visit its salt pans where one of the finest salts is extracted, this salt is used by the top chefs around the world. Then, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue 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. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 4Machu Picchu

You will visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion is done by train and during the tour we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the Citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history surrounding this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, relax or meditate. When appropriate, descent to the town of Aguas Calientes. Included buffet-style lunch. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 5Optional second visit to Machu Picchu (ENTRANCE NOT INCLUDED) – Return to Cusco

Morning at leisure. Optionally is can, make a second visit to Machu Picchu and take advantage to more remote places such as the “Intipunku” or “Door of the Sun” the more adventurous may enjoy a motorcycle promotion to the “Huayna Picchu” or “Young mountain” to visit the Temple of the Moon and have a view of the Citadel of photography. It will address the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our partners will expect it at the station, from where we’ll move to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 6Departure to Puno – Andahuaylillas / Racchi / La Raya

We will go to the station to start our trip by special bus to Puno, this way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Valley South of Cusco. We will visit the village of Andahuaylillas, where we will enter a beautiful church from the 17TH century, which boasts an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. We will continue with a visit to the ruins of Raqchi, known as the Temple of Wiracocha Dios. Lunch on route. We will make a stop at “La Raya” natural boundary between Cusco and Puno, where we will have excellent photographic views. Arrival to Puno is in the afternoon, then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 7Titicaca Lake – Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile

In the morning, we will make a full day excursion on Lake Titicaca and as a first point, we will visit the floating islands of the Uros, also called “The village of the Lake,” these islands are built with layers of totora and serve as homes and centres of Commerce for the natives of the same name that are mobilized in rafts built by hand. We will continue our journey to the island of Taquile, where community welcomes kindly the tourists, keeping alive their traditions, customs and colorful clothing in the ancient style. The Islanders are artisans and reflected in each work surprising techniques developed over centuries by their ancestors. Lunch included. Overnight in Puno.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 8Isla del Sol

Early morning transfer by road to the sanctuary of Copacabana to address the catamaran to the island of the Sun Cruise cradle of the Inca Empire. On this legendary island you visit the garden, stairs and the source of the Inca, subsequently the itinerary includes a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural complex, the main tourist attraction private Bolivia, it includes the underground Museum of the Ekako, the centers of traditional medicine and construction of totora rafts, the Pachamama agricultural Inca, a handicraft Center, the Intica refuge and terraces the largest variety of Andean camelids located at mirador “Manco coat”. Visit the Inti Wata complex also includes the possibility of sailing aboard an immense raft of reeds typical and a panoramic visit to the Inca Palace of Pilkokaina. Subsequently the catamaran is addressed again to return to Copacabana, from where returned to Puno by bus. Overnight in Puno.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 9International Departure

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board flight to Lima. Upon arrival, connection with your international flight.

Meals included: breakfast.

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