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Wonderful Classic Circuit: Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco in 10 days

In this package you will discover a lot of wonderful siteseeing around Peru, Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machupicchu

Itinerary

Day 1: LIMA

Day 1: LIMA

Flight to Lima.

Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: LIMA - AREQUIPA

Day 2: LIMA -  AREQUIPA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.

Upon arrival at the Arequipa airport, we will be received and transferred to the hotel. As an option of the day, we can enjoy the beautiful streets, the fantastic Plaza de Armas and the Museums of the White City of Arequipa. Being possible to take the Excursion of the Arequipeña Countryside that is described below.
 

Optional excursion to the Arequipeña countryside

Pick up from the hotel at 02:00 pm

Our excursion begins with the pickup of our tourists at their respective hotels, then we will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city of Arequipa where we will first visit 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 Mission of the Founder, a beautiful construction from the colonial era 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 we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1,785 where we will return to the city of Arequipa ending our excursion.

Overnight at the hotel of choice in Arequipa.

Day 3: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY (LA CALERA AND CHIVAY THERMAL BATHS)

Day 3: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY (LA CALERA AND CHIVAY THERMAL BATHS)

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 towards Chivay. On the way, we will increase the height, so that we will make stops as an acclimatization. One of them is Pampa Cañahuas, a reserve where you can see 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 possibility of observing 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 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 La Calera hot springs to relax and be free for dinner in the same city of Chivay. After this, we will go to rest for the next day.

Overnight at the designated hotel in Chivay.

Day 4: COLCA CANYON - PUNO

Day 4: COLCA  CANYON - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. Approx. We will get up early to take advantage of the hotel breakfast and then we will take our vehicle to visit the Cruz del Cóndor. In this place, we can go and visit the viewpoint where you can see some condors in flight. In addition, we will make stops in some towns such as Yanque and Maca, where we will have access to local squares and some handicrafts. After this, we will return to Chivay for lunch and then we will continue our trip to Puno with a tourist bus, which makes small excursions along the route until we reach Puno.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Puno.

Day 5: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Day 5: PUNO:  FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to go on a transport to the pier or main port. Around 7:00 am, we start the departure towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip, you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape. Our specialized guide will introduce you to the existence of the Uros floating islands.

Today the Uros people still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially from (CARACHI) and silverside. When the fishing is abundant, they conserve the fish drying them in the sun. They are also engaged in hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that currently live, and each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.

Natural island of Taquile.- To get to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, to the natural Island of Taquile, during navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains (the Cordillera Real), not only that, the Taquile people very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of progress in textiles, receiving their award from UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly made by men, starting at the age of eight, and women exclusively make yarn and knitting.

The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate by buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travelers. Finally, our guide will inform you of the return time, arriving at 17:00 pm. to the city of Puno.

We will spend the night at the selected hotel in Puno.

Day 6: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”

Day 6: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 06:15 am, they will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal, bound for Cusco.

The so-called Ruta del Sol in Peru represents a magical journey that takes place from Puno to Cusco or from Cuzco to Puno. That is, from the north of the country to the south, Cuzco being the place where the adventure begins, while it is right there where millions of tourists from all over the world are lucky enough to meet Machu Picchu.

Even so, there are also those who decide to travel in an inverted way, from Puno to Cusco as it was in our case. The important thing is that through the Sun Route, different and beautiful bus destinations are known such as Raqchi or Pukara; places where the ancient tradition that Peru lived before the discovery of America is still alive.

 

Day 7: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 7: CUSCO:  CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.
 

City tour in Cusco 13:00 - 13:30.

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

This unmissable tour for all visitors is made daily from 1:00 p.m. starting with the Cathedral Basilica of the city of Cusco, one of the most notable colonial monuments in America, Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the Temple of the Sun and visit archaeological centers outside the city such as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenko considered as an underground chamber where mummifications were made, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological centers of a religious nature of the Inca culture.

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

Overnight at the hotel of choice.

Day 8: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO MACHUPICCHU TOWN

Day 8: CUSCO:  SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO MACHUPICCHU TOWN

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will pick you up from your respective hotel between 08:00 am and 08:15 am to start the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, during the day, we will visit the beautiful archaeological centers of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, you will have the buffet lunch included in Urubamba.

The tour of the Sacred Valley ends for you after visiting the Ollantaytambo archaeological site at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Then you will go to the train station in Ollantaytambo, which is an 8-minute walk away, our guide to the Sacred Valley will guide you, it is easy to get there.

You must board your train at 4:15 p.m. at the latest, after a 1:45 p.m. trip you will arrive in Aguas Calientes where our transfer will be waiting to accompany you to your hotel, in this very moment our guide will contact you to coordinate your next visit day.

Overnight at the hotel of choice in Aguas Calientes.

Day 9: EXCURSION OF MACHUPICCHU

Day 9: EXCURSION OF MACHUPICCHU

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continuing our tour at 5:30 a.m. After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, you will board the (Consetur) bus that will transport you to Machu Picchu, to start the guided tour.

The visit lasts 2:30 hours in a group of 15 passengers dividing us (Spanish or English) and then at the end you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself, you can walk to the Portada del Sol, walk to the Inca Bridge or optionally whenever have the purchased income you can ascend to the mountain of Huayna Picchu Mountain - Top of Machu Picchu.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., you must take the bus that will return you to Aguas Calientes to board 30 minutes before the train departure time indicated on your ticket.

At the final station, our transfer awaits your arrival to take you to Cusco, finishing 2 blocks from the central plaza.

Transfer to the hotel

Day 10: CUSCO - LIMA

Day 10: CUSCO  - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight Cusco Lima. (NOT INCLUDE)

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.

What's Included

  • Transfer inn and out at each destination.
  • Domestic flights Lima - Arequipa and Cusco - Lima
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay - Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon Excursion
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • 03 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 Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - 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 with stops and income will be used on the Puno-Cusco route.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days it will be on a tourist bus and will have a discount of US $ 200 per person.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Uros + Ticket Office + Lunch

Not Included

  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips.
  • National/international phone calls.
  • Other items/activities not included in itinerary.

What's Need

  • You should bring your original passport (International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • 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
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films

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