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Marvelous Local Living Classic Circuit 15 Days: Peru & Machu Picchu

The route that we designed next, was made especially for those that look for to discover the wonder of the Peruvian south, will discover the archaeological, cultural inheritance and centers of much concentration of power of energy that our ancestors left, the adventures that will be able to enjoy in this circuit, the Inca roads that were of great importance for the inhabitants of the Andes will be part.

The wonders of Peru that await you in this part of Peru, is the best alternative of excursion which are well known and required by the whole world, so it is satisfactory and comforting for those who want to break schemes of the traditional, putting a little more effort and effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

The Vivencial circuit is one of the best options of excursion and super known by the whole world, satisfactory and comforting for those who want to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes, sacred mountains, its beautiful people and magic customs.

Program:

DIA

DESTINY

ACTIVITIES.

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima

02

Lima

Dinner show
19:00pm – 22:00pm

03

Lima

Free day to develop free activities.

04

Paracas & Ica

Full day in Ballestas Islands and Ica.

05

Nazca

Overflight in the Nazca Lines.

06

Arequipa

City tour.

07

Arequipa

Chivay.

08

Arequipa

Colca Canyon.

09

Puno

Excursion to Titicaca Lake and overnight in floating islands of Uros

10

Puno - Cusco

Sun Route.

11

Cusco

City tour in the afternoon.

12

Cusco

Full day Willoq + Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

13

Aguas Calientes.

Excursión in Machupicchu.

14

Cusco

Free day to develop free activities.

15

Cusco

Transfer from Cusco hotel to the airport

 

Trip observations:

  • Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health status of hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.

Itinerary

Day 1: LIMA - Day off. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Day 1: LIMA - Day off. (City tour or  Pachacamac optional)

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Breakfast at the hotel - Free day.

At 19:00 hours, our staff will pick you up to take you to a theme restaurant, where you will have the pleasure of enjoying a buffet dinner show of typical Peruvian dances.

The restaurant at night will be La Dama Juana a perfect choice for this night.

You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a very complete and varied buffet dinner.

At the end of the dinner show, our staff will be waiting for you to return to the hotel.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Hotel night in Lima.

Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or  Pachacamac optional)

Ideal day to carry out free activities.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

2:30 am Pick up from your hotels.

4:00 AM Departure from Lima to Paracas from the bus station

7:30 - 7:50 AM Pick up from Paracas bus station and transfer to the sea dock

8:00 AM boarding in the sliders, putting on life jackets and start of the guided sea tour through the Ballestas Islands and observation of the Candelabro

Enriching tour of 2 hours approx. by the whimsical natural rock formations that are home to important marine fauna, such as large colonies of guano birds, Humboldt Penguins, the friendly Sea Lions, Dolphins, Guanayes, Piqueros and more

10:00 AM After the tour, you will have free time to walk around the Paracas Bay that can to take pictures, buy handicrafts and get to know

11:00 AM Tourist mobility trip to Ica - Huacachina

12:00 PM approx. Arrival at Huacachina where you will have free time to walk, have lunch and do other activities, activities such as boat trips on the lagoon (we suggest adding another activity)

04:00 PM Start of the adventure circuit in the dunes of Huacachina, where you will make a pure adrenaline in sand carts (buggies) and they will also be able to do sand boarding (sliding in tables), circuit lasts about one hour. Then you will have free time to walk around the Oasis, take a boat ride, take pictures, and buy crafts.
At about 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Ica.

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA  LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time we will go in our mobility to the Nazca airfield. You will be able to do the over flight to see the ancient geo glyphs located within the Nazca Desert and which are be composed of figures that have various designs within the earth's surface. These shapes can be geometric, zoomorphic and phytomorphic figures such as (hummingbird monkey, giant bird, spider and others). The lengths of these impressive figures range from 50 to 300 meters in length at the end of the tour.

Return to the bus terminal in the city of Nazca.

At the end of the flight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm approximately.

We will be assisted on our arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to rest, walk around the city center and lunch.

Optional tour of the Arequipa countryside

Pick up from hotel at 02:00pm

Our excursion begins with our tourists being picked up at their respective hotels, and then we will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city of Arequipa where we will visit firstly the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes (Volcan Misti).

Then we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mission, a beautiful colonial-era building where the founder of the city of Arequipa, García Manuel de Carvajal, lived in the 15th century.

Finally, we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and arrive at the Sabandia Mill, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785 where we will return to the city of Arequipa ending our tour.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON

Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. We will pick you up at your hotel to take our bus and leave the city of Arequipa with direction to Chivay. On the way, we will be increasing the height, so we will go making stops to acclimatize. One of them is Pampa Cañahuas, a reserve where you can watch alpacas and vicuñas. Afterwards, we will make a short stop in Patahuasi, from where we will continue to a place called Tacra, where we will have the chance to observe the flora and fauna of the region.

The tour continues with a visit to Patapampa, the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is located at 4800 m from altitude.

After this, we will continue to the city of Chivay, where we can have lunch and settle in our respective hotels. During the afternoon, we can visit the thermal baths of La Calera to relax and be free for dinner in the same town of Chivay.

After this, we'll go to rest for the next day.

Overnight at designated hotel in Chivay.

Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - PUNO

Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ  DEL CONDOR - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. Approx. we will wake up early to take advantage of the breakfast at the hotel and then we will take our vehicle to go visit the Cruz del Condor. In this place, we will be able to walk and visit the viewpoint where you can see some condors in flight. Also, we will make stops at some villages like Yanque and Maca, where we will have access to the local squares and some crafts.

After this, we will return to Chivay for lunch and then continue our trip to Puno with a tourist bus which goes on small excursions along the route to get to Puno.

Overnight in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA

Day 9: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING  ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA

Breakfast at the hotel

On this day we will have the wonderful experience of spending the night in Uros, free of pollution, noise and relaxing located 30 minutes from the city of Puno, spend the night and family together on the floating islands of the Uros.

The rooms in this magical place, are built like the whole island based on reeds overlooking the lake, hardwood floor and decorated and implemented with fabrics and crafts, to sleep in Uros with comfortable mattresses with cushions decorated with textiles.

At 07:45 am, our local guide will be at your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to the boarding point; here we will meet other participants, who will be part of this excursion. We will start our circuit for 30 minutes towards the "Uros", place of the floating islands, here the islanders will give us the cordial welcome which we will appreciate their exceptional tradition of the way of living, religion, organization, customs and education among other important details. The tour to the "Uros" island, without a doubt, is one of the exclusive things that Peru has. More than 1500 years ago, the first inhabitants settled here, called the "Aymara Kingdoms", who knew how to build their floating islands based on material from the reeds that grow on the shores of the lake, and with this same material they made their small boats to move around. Nowadays, families still use the same element.

Another important point is the official language that survives until these times the "Aymara". After having received detailed information, we will be ready to obtain our last photos that we will have next to the beautiful families.

After these events.

We will spend the night in this wonderful place, for the following day we will be able to taste the exquisite typical breakfast of the place, and then we will leave the rooms and return to the city of Puno.

Our native rural lodging to sleep in Uros has reception the 24 hours, restaurant, garden, bar, counter of tourist information, keeps baggage and sample of crafts

Overnight in Uros.

Day 10: PUNO CUSCO (Sun Route)

Day 10: PUNO CUSCO  (Sun Route)

Around 06:15am you will be picked up from your hotel or from the agreed place and transferred to the bus station in the Puno terminal.

Our trip to Cusco will last 10 hours approximately, where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the most interesting places in the south of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas o Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the Raya pass at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka museum Aymara from Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable one.

We will arrive to Cusco at 4:30 pm, we will be picked up from the bus station and we will be transferred to the hotel where we'll be spending the night.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY  TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning free to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco

The City Tour in the city of Cusco will allow you to know the archaeological and religious tourist places the most impressive of the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, Peru.

This tour for all visitors is held daily from 1:00 pm starting with the Cathedral Basilica in the city of Cusco, one of the most notable colonial monuments of America, Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the Temple of the Sun and visit archaeological sites at outside the city as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenko considered as underground chamber where mummifications were carried out, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological sites of religious character of the Inca culture.

After a bit of culture at the end of the tour, why not enjoy the beautiful city, move a little body and enjoy all the bars and discos that our beautiful city offers.

Overnight at hotel choices in Cusco.

Day 12: FULL DAY WILLOQ + CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Day 12: FULL DAY  WILLOQ + CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet, interact, share the customs and traditions of this Inca Community, planting, sewing, cooking and have fun with their typical dances.

The tour starts at 06:00 in Cusco and ends at 21.00 in Aguas Calientes. (Full day)

Agency staff will pick you up from your respective hotel in Cusco, we are heading to the Sacred Valley of the Incas by the route of Chinchero, and we will make a small stop at the Raqchi Viewpoint to appreciate part of the Sacred Valley

Then we arrive to Urubamba and later to Ollantaytambo where we will make a small stop to know this beautiful town.

At 10: 00 a.m. approximately we will arrive at our destination the community of Willoq, welcome from the community.

The villagers will give us a very warm welcome with music, dances, and their typical costumes

Then we will be given some typical costumes, and we will dress like the locals.

Activities in Willoq:

Activity 1 "Weaving demonstration": In this activity we will have the opportunity to learn the traditional techniques used in the preparation of their materials, the extraction of the wool and the use of natural dyes, this activity is done by the women.
At the appropriate time we will have a typical and delicious lunch waiting for us; it can be a Cuy a la leña accompanied by the natural products of the community, or some other dish previously coordinated with the agency.
 

Activity 2 "Demonstration of agriculture": In this activity we can see firsthand the ancestral activities and techniques that the people use in their farms (cultivation lands), we can also see their tools and even be part of these activities.
Later we can make a tour of the village and graze throughout the town and return home with livestock such as sheep, racks and llamas.
We head up to about 30 minutes above Patacancha for our next activities.
 

Activity 3 "Pago a la tierra": Today we will get to know the mystical side of Patacancha, the "pago a la tierra" is a symbolic way of how the community and the family watch over their products and their animals through different Andean rituals transmitted from generation to generation.

5:00 p.m. 

We will return to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

According to what you have coordinated with your guide you will have to go to the bus station, for this you have to coordinate with your hotel so they can give you breakfast to take away. The ascent will be done together with your guide by bus (if you want to walk up, please communicate in writing at the time to request your reservation).

We will visit the archaeological complex of Machupicchu (2400 m) our guided tour will last approximately 2 hours to 2 hours and a half around the Inca citadel, visiting the main sites such as: the enclosures, squares, sacred fountains, and temples, the agricultural and urban sector. After our you can take advantage of this visit to climb the Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (it is important to have the ticket purchased in advance) or you could choose to go down to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (on your own) or rest, considering that you should be there 30 minutes before the departure of your train.

The average time of the train included is 15:20 hours (the time could vary according to the availability at time of your confirmation, it could be the train at 4:22pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm or 9:50pm), if you want an earlier train or another improved service like the Vistadome, just please indicate on your application to send you options.

Whatever your train schedule is, it will take you only to the Ollantaytambo station, and at this point the transporter will be waiting for you with the company's pallet and will bring you to Cusco leaving you near your hotel.

Hotel night in Cusco.

Day 14: CUSCO - FREE DAY

Day 14: CUSCO - FREE DAY

Breakfast at the hotel

Ideal day for free activities, such as visiting the Mountain of Colors, Lake Humantay, Sacred Valley, etc.
 

Overnight in Cusco.

 

Day 15: CUSCO OUT - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer out.

 

What's Included

  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant 
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • City tour Ica
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • City tour in Arequipa with Miradors
  • 01 night accommodation in Colca with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon tour with lunch and dinner in Chivay on the first day and only lunch on the second day.
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities + Typical food
  • Bus Puno - Cusco or Train Puno - Cusco, depending on the category of hotel and train availability
  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Willoq + Typical lunch.
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)
  • For 2 and 3 star hotels, the tourist bus will be used on the Puno-Cusco route with stops and check-ins.
  • For 4 and 5 stars hotels will be used on the route Puno-Cusco, the Train Perurail Titicaca, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.

What's Need

  • You should bring your original passport (International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain jacket
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water for the first day, but on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local families.
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

Water for the first day of Inka Trail, but on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local familie

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