1 Day, Upon arrival transfer to the selected hotel
2 Day, LIMA-AREQUIPA - This morning we will be transferred to the airport for our domestic flight to Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. At over 2,300 metres above sea level this tidy and well-kept city surrounded by three giant volcanoes will welcome us with its forever-blue sky. A visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina will take place upon arrival; the old colonial building still retains the flavour of the Spanish era. We shall also pay a visit to the local museum where we will be able to view “Juanita”, the Indian mummy found at the top of Ampato. Perfectly conserved in her refrigerated box, she is an awe-inspiring sight.
3 Day, AREQUIPA – COLCA VALLEY - Today we will explore the Colca Valley with the aid of our local guide. This remote region of stunning beauty remains almost the same as in Inca times, its scattered villages dedicated to agriculture. The Colca Canyon at over 3,000 metres is one of the deepest in the world and a perfect haven for the sacred condor.
4 Day, COLCA VALLEY - AREQUIPA Breakfast at the lodge. Drive down the valley and on the way you will see the beautiful Inca terraces. From the Cruz del Condor you can get a fine view of the condors flying above and below you , as well as of the depth of the canyon. Further down the valley at Cabanaconde , you will see the villages on the opposite side, which seem to be clinging to the very walls of the canyon. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon return to Arequipa via Patapampa and the viewpoint of the volcanoes. Arrival in Arequipa and Transfer to your htl
5 Day, AREQUIPA -PUNO Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Juliaca ( 30' ) Juliaca / Puno by car ( 45 kms = 01 hour )We will drive to Puno, the capital of the “Altiplano”, also considered the folklore capital of Peru, situated as it is by the legendary Lake Titikaka, the highest in the world. Here, old Inca ladies with their bowl hats, knit sweaters of llamas' and alpacas' wool while young musicians blow their rustic “zamponas” or wind pipes, creating the unique sound of the Andes.
6 Day, PUNO a.m. Uros Island & Taquile Island on the titicaca lake ( daily from 07.30 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. )Today we will spend a full day discovering Lake Titikaka and its shores including the floating islands of Uros. These islands are inhabited by the descendents of the Aymara people, who still lead a primitive life, making an income from the lake and the crafts they sell to visitors. This afternoon we will visit some well-preserved burial sites from ancient pre-Inca civilisation. Optional Overnight on the Taquile island
7 Day, PUNO - CUSCO a.m. leave by bus to Cuzco ( daily at 07.45 a.m. = 09 hrs ) Lunc incl. This morning we begin our tour of the highlands stopping to explore the isolated villages, which we will find on our way. The houses are traditionally built with mud bricks just as they were centuries ago. This area is generally known as “The Real Peru”, never having been touched by Spanish influence. The highest point on our itinerary will be reached today when we arrive at “la Raya” over 4,000 metres above sea level. We will reach Cusco in the late afternoon and after checking in to our centrally located hotel we will take an evening orientation walk..
8 Day, CUSCO City tours around Cuzco + 04 ruins around the area: Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay ( daily from 14.00 p.m to 18.00 p.m.) On our agenda for this morning is a half day guided tour of Cusco and its outskirts. This Inca and Christian city is an open museum and certainly one of the most exciting in Latin America. The home of The Plaza de Armas, the Temple of the Sun, and the ruins of Sacsaywaman and Quenco, it is the very centre of the Inca universe.
9 Day, CUSCO Tours to the Sacred Valley o the Incas: Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Chincheros market: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from 09.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m The city of Cusco will be our base for today's exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Urubamba River crosses the valley and gives life to tiny villages such as Pisac and Oyantaitambo, guarded by Inca terraces and ruins. The Incas built their temples with huge boulders that they cut and carried from near by quarries.
10 Day, CUSCO -INKA TRAIL Cuzco / km 82 = Inca trail to Machupicchu 04 days / 03 nights We start our trek escorted by native "quechua" porters going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba river with magnificent views of snow capped mount Veronica , later going through Llactapata, an ancient Inca citadel that protected the entry to two valleys ( L+D )
11 Day, Today the first part of the trek takes us to the Inca Hamlet of Wuallabamba, later going through Warmiwañuska pass (4200 mt), known as "dead woman's pass". ( B+L+D )
12 Day, walking on a remarkably preserved Inca Trail passing ancient archaeological sites covered by dense jungle overgrowth , later visiting the Phuyupatamarca (city above clouds) with spectacular view of snow covered Andean ranges, camping at Wyñaywayna , probably the most spectacular archaeological complex during the trek. ( B+L+D )
13 Day, Passing through the Intipuncu (gates of the sun) , we arrive to Machupicchu the lost city of the Incas, complete guided tour, Our local guide will bring history to life on a tour of this lost city of the Incas, which was only discovered at the beginning of the 20th century. There should be time for bus to stop at the hot spring of Aguas Calientes for a relaxing , Overnight in Aguas Calientes
14 Day,MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO Before our train journey back to Cusco there will be time this morning to return to the ruins of Machu Picchu, this time by means of a comfortable guided hike to The Sun's Gate, the last section of this popular Inca trail. If you prefer you may wish to have a free morning for your own explorations. During the afternoon we shall return to Cusco
15 Day, CUSCO - LIMA a.m. Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima back
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· English guide spoken
· All the night htl accommodations
· Continental breakfast daily
· Bus tckt. Puno / Cuzco Best class
· Airfare Lima / Arequipa / Juliaca; Cuzco / Lima
· Entrance to the Arquelogical Areas
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