Return airport transfers and local transportation on shared and private basis
01 Night in Lima | 02 Nights in Sacred Valley | 01 Night in Machu Picchu | 02 Nights in Cusco |
02 Nights in Puno | 02 Nights in Colca | 02 Nights in Arequipa | 01 Night in Lima
Meals: All days breakfast, 3 lunches, 1 dinner included
Tour of Sacred Valley includes Pisac Market & Pisac Ruins
Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley, Including Ollantaytambo Ruins, lunch at Urubamba, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins.
First Class Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
2 ½ hour privately guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu mountain trek
First class in Vistadome train to Poroy train station
Half day tour of Cusco city and San Pedro market
Visit to Sillustani Funerary towers
Full day on Lake Titicaca includes Taquile Island, Santa Maria – Llachon, Capachica Peninsula and Uros Island
Trip to visit Cruz del Condor
Visits to viewpoints and traditional villages within the Colca valley
Half day shared morning city tour of Arequipa
Private Lima City tour
Day 1 | Arrive Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, you will take the shuttle service to your hotel. Evening is free for you to relax and recuperate.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 2 | Visit Pisac Market & Pisac Ruins En-Route to Sacred Valley
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Then you will leave by shuttle for the airport. After reaching Cusco you will be met by our transfer representative. From there you leave for the tour of Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is a beautiful and peaceful region of Peru located 32 kilometers (20 Miles) from the city of Cusco. This scenic and mountainous part of the Andes was a sacred and important place for the Inca’s. Reminders of this deeply mystic and spiritual civilization can be found at the ruins of Pisac, where a majestic temple stands at the junction of three valleys surrounded by vast and picturesque mountains.
Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Day 3 | Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley
After breakfast, your day begins with the excursion of Sacred Valley.
Built in huge circular terraces, it is unclear exactly what the purpose of Moray was to the Incas, but it is assumed that it was built for farming purposes. Moray is a fantastic place to explore and walk down to the core of the circular terraces or take a picture from atop surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. A trip to Moray is also a great opportunity to explore the stunning salt flats of Maras, a surprisingly unexplored gem of the Sacred Valley. Local workers at the mine will demonstrate the process of extracting salt. Towards the eastern end of the Sacred Valley is the famous ruin of Ollantaytambo. This impressive and large ruin was one of the last strong holds for the Incas after the invasion of the Spanish nearly 500 years ago. Built into the mountain side and ascending rapidly to the peak of the ruins, Ollantaytambo was almost certainly built as a fortress to protect the eastern end of the Sacred Valley. There will be a halt at Urubamba for enjoying delicious lunch.
Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Day 4 | First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu & Afternoon Private Tour of Machu Picchu
Another day of action begins. Have your morning breakfast at the hotel, after which a private transfer will take you to the Ollantaytambo train station. You will start your scenic train ride on first class Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. A shuttle bus will take you to Machu Picchu from the station. Machu Picchu was revealed to the world, when the famous historian, explorer and archeologist Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the site whilst on an expedition in 1911. Initially the importance of the citadel was overlooked, and only when he returned over a year later the true significance was realized. Perched high up on the edge of a cliff set deep in the high jungle of Southern Peru, Machu Picchu fabled ‘The Lost City of the Incas’ is truly a first-class destination for many world travelers. Invisible from the Urubamba Valley below, Machu Picchu lay dormant for more than 4 centuries, nestled neatly at 2,800m above sea level. It was considered to have been abandoned by the Incas at the time of the Spanish invasion, and became something of folklore and mystery, until it was re-discovered hidden and preserved in the dense jungle of Vilcabamba. Return back to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight in Machu Picchu.
Day 5 | Machu Picchu Mountain Trek, Vistadome Train to Poroy
The picturesque Machu Picchu calls you again. After breakfast, you will take the shuttle to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the trek of the beautiful mountain. You will have free time to enjoy the other sectors of the citadel not visited on the previous day. After the trek you will reach Aguas Calientes by shuttle bus. From there you take the Vistadome train (First Class) to Poroy Train Station. Breathtaking sight await you on the journey. From Poroy station you will be taken to the hotel in Cusco by private transfer.
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 6 | Afternoon Private Tour of Cusco and San Pedro Market
Relax in the morning after your breakfast. In the afternoon, you go for the private tour of Cusco and San Pedro market. You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city.
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 7 | Flight to Juliaca, Free evening at Puno
After your breakfast at the hotel, you will be ready to leave for the airport by private transfer. Enroute you will visit the Sillustani Funerary towers. You will arrive in Puno by afternoon. You have a free evening to relax in Puno.
Overnight in Puno.
Day 8 | Flight to Juliaca, Free evening at Puno
Today we visit the magnificent Lake Titicaca. Taquile Island explore the less touristy and scenic parts of Taquile Island and enjoy a pristine sandy beach there you will have plenty of time to relax and feel the serenity of Titicaca. Then hike through a pre-Inca trail with spectacular landscapes of the island, visiting families of weavers to learn about their textile art & symbolism that has been declared by UNESCO as world heritage. At 11:30 am we leave the island, after more than 3 hours of an intensive natural and cultural immersion. Onward to the community of Santa Maria – Llachon, on the tip of the Capachica Peninsula, a very scenic off the beaten track destination. We are welcomed by a small community and quickly introduced to an intensive cross-cultural experience, observe their traditions and participate in an ancient ceremony to learn about their magical world. Then experience the preparation of "Pachamanca" a traditional way of cooking meat, fish and potatoes using underground ovens - this is one of the main dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy these delicacies in a small, but very scenic, restaurant.
Next port of call is to a remote area of the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca and explore the famed Uros Ccapi these are considered as the last authentic floating islands, less commercial and little visited. The Uros are descendants of one of the oldest cultures in South America.
Overnight in Puno.
Day 9 | Depart for Colca Canyon
You will be leaving for Colca after your breakfast at the hotel by shared transfer. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Peru along your 4 hour drive to Colca.
Overnight in Colca.
Day 10 | Cruz del Condor (Giant Condors), Visit to Traditional Colca Villages
In the morning you will have an early start (6 a.m.). You will travel to the viewpoint of Cruz del Condor to see the rare giant condors gliding on the hot air currents coming up through the canyon. The Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world at 4,160 meters (13,650 feet) and is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon (USA). After some free time to watch the condors and take photos, you will take a 1-hour hike along the ridge of the Canyon where you will be met by the transport. From here you will travel to the traditional village of Pinchollo and the viewpoint of Antahuilque, here you can appreciate 1,500-year-old terraces spread across the Colca Valley. After you will continue along the valley visiting the town of Maca, and the village church of Yanque, considered the most beautiful in the Valley.
Overnight in Colca.
Day 11 | Visits to Colca Canyon Villages, Return to Arequipa
Revisit the rustic village life in Colca canyon. Picturesque views and traditional villages await you. Afternoon you return to Arequipa.
Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 12 | Morning Half Day Shared Tour of Arequipa
After having a hearty breakfast, you start with the your tour of Arequipa. You will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, the Church of the Compañia, the viewpoint of Yanahuara and Plaza de Armas. Evening you can explore Arequipa at leisure.
Overnight at Arequipa.
Day 13 | Morning at Leisure, Flight to Lima
After your breakfast you will head for the Arequipa airport. From there you will take a flight for Lima. You have evening at leisure to explore Lima.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 14 | Morning Private Tour of Lima, Onward Flight Home
The last day of your wonderful trip starts with private tour of Lima which includes historic and modern Lima. Lima known locally as ‘The City of the Kings’ is the capital of Peru and has a rich a colorful history. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, it was once the most powerful and important trading posts in the continent. You will visit both the modern and colonial parts of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will explore some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards modern Miraflores to make a stop at the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photographs of the Lima bay area.
You will have a private transfer pick you up from the hotel and take you back to Lima airport. You head back home with the Magnificent Peru experience.
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Airfare, Visa & Overseas Travel Insurance
Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions
Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses
Expenses of personal nature, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc.
Tips & Porterage for Local driver & guide
Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events and Trade fairs, Christmas Eve, New Year Eve
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange