Andean Peru

14Days 4,

Program Overview

This tour is designed to get to know the main tourist attractions of Andean Peru. We start in the city of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, and visit its archeological sites. We will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas which houses the most interesting archeological centers, and then know one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.

Then we continue to the city of Puno and travel to Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and its beautiful islands.

The tour continues in the famous White City of Arequipa, with its beautiful Plaza de Armas and great museums. Then we will visit the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Group Sizes: Minimum 2 persons

Itinerary

DAY 01: LIMA – CUSCO

Reception at the airport of Cusco.Transfer to the Hostal Tahuantinsuyo, of the morning free to relax and adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon visit the Main Square, Cathedral, Koricancha, palace and the nearby Ruins as Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman Fortress: Hostal.

DAY 02 : CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the Indian Market in the morning. Ollantaytambo Ruins in the afternoon return to Cusco. B.L. (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).

DAY 03: INCA TRAIL MACHUPICCHU «PISCAK’UCHO – HUAYLLABAMBA»

Early morning transfer to the head of the trail where we begin our trek, escorted by native Quechua porters. From Piscak’ucho we hike along the Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica: Camp.B.L.D.

DAY 04: CLIMBING TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA

We climb through magical polylepis forest to high camp at Llulluchapampa 3600 mts. Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude, the first pass at 4200 msl. Offers views to the Huayanay peaks and west rugged Vilcabamba Range. We descend to our camp Runkurakay. B.L.D.

DAY 05: SAYAQMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA

We cross the second pass at 4000 msl. And follow a fine Inca highway to the restored townsite of Sayaqmarca. We descend rapidly from cloud forest into high Jungle habitat, Orchids and hummingbirds are common along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite path going through a high temperate zone. Camp in Wiñaywayna. B.L.D.

DAY 06: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

After an early wake up we emerge at the gate of the sun for our first view of MACHUPICCHU from high above the City. Finally we arrive to the misterious ·Lost City» in the afternoon we return by train to Cusco. Hostal. B.

DAY 07: CUSCO – FREE DAY

Free day at leisure. B.

DAY 08: CUSCO – PUNO

A spectacular bus ride takes us to Puno up into the altiplano where you’ll see snow capped peaks and local farmers looking after their herds of llamas and alpacas. We’ll arrive in Puno. Transfer to the Hostal . B.

DAY 09: TITICACA – ISLANDS

A full day visit to Uros floating Islands. In the afternoon visit to Taquile Islands. Return to Puno. B.L.

DAY 10: SILLUSTANI TOMBS – JULIACA – AREQUIPA

Morning visit to Sillustani Tombs, Transfer to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. Arrival transfer to the Hostal. B.

DAY 11: AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON

Departure with bus toward the Colca Canyon, passing over the Chachani volcano foot. During the trip we will pass by Pampa Cañahuas, Arrieros (Vicuña National Reserve)Vizcachani and small villages. We will get an altitude of 4000 mts where you will appreciate beautiful natural lagoons, with its flora and fauna as well as rocky shapes Haunted Castles lake. Arrival to Chivay Colca Valley. Hostal. B.

DAY 12: COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA

Departure towards the » Cruz del Condor» where the Canyon begins, appreciating its depth and the famous Condor in its natural habitat. After a brief stopover at the Condor cross, we will continue the trip through the Colca Valley admiring its beautiful small towns and visiting some of its Churches. Also you will appreciate hanging Pre – Inca Tombs, impresive Andean Terraces. Return to Chivay and Departure Towards Arequipa passing by Patapampa » Volcanoe’s Observatory point 15840 feet Chucura Tojra» Transfer to your Hostal Tourist. B.

DAY 13: AREQUIPA – LIMA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, free afternoon. Hostal

DAY 14: LIMA – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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