Tour Peru 16 days
INCLUDED JUNGLE CUSCO AND INCA TRAIL, PUNO, AREQUIPA
DAY 1 LIMA
Reception in the Lima airport and transfer to the Hotel Santa Cruz located in Miraflores, Lima .Depending on the arrival time of your international flight we will have the possibility of an optional visit to the gold museum ( not included in the rate )
DAY 2 PUERTO MALDONADO
Transfer to the airport where we'll take the flight to Puerto Maldonado, ( airfare included ) upon arrival from Lima, greeting at the airport and transportation to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will embark for a 3 to 4 1/2 hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center (box lunch on route). During the trip we will be able to observe the local farms, while groups of birds pass over the boat. Opportunity to see families of Ronsocos, the largest rodents in the world. Reception, accommodation at the
DAY 3 MACAW CLAY LICK "COLLPA"
We will wake up early (4 am) to drink a coffee or hot drink and leave for the "Collpa". We will travel up the Tambopata River (or "Bahuaja" in the local dialect) for an hour and a half, to arrive to observe from a safe distance one of the greatest spectacles of wildlife: hundreds of parrots and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on the clay wall. It is an experience that never will be forgotten.We will make a stop on the river bank to have a fruit snack and we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and rest. After lunch we will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. We will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys travelling through the forest in search of food.Time permitting, we will be able to return to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat.After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds. (B, L, D)
DAY 4 LAKE SANDOVAL
After breakfast we will make a trip in boat to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge, in Puerto Maldonado where we will relax in our bungalows and enjoy a tasty lunch. After lunch we will leave and travel for twenty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to the access trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. 5 km hike to the banks of the lake. There we will board a canoe to paddle around the lake enjoying the beauty of the landscape and observing the wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds) , monkeys, etc. If we are lucky we could see the family of giant otters which live at the lake. We will have the opportunity to fish piranhas and swim in the lake. Prepare yourself for a spectacular sunset. It is time to begin our return hike to the Madre de Dios River to return to Puerto Maldonado. There we will stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Lodge. After dinner we will be able to rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle.
We can enjoy the pool and its cascade surounded by verdant vegetation. Rest of the night free to enjoy the night life of this welcoming city. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 PUERTO MALDONADO CUSCO-CITY TOUR
After an early breakfast we will return to Puerto Maldonado for our flight to Cusco ( airfare included ), upon arrival reception and transfer at the Hotel, followed by a few cups of mate de coca, whilst you iron out any questions you may have with us. At 13:45 you leave on the Cusco City Tour. This tour includes the major sites of historical interest in Cusco, such as the famous Inca fort at Sacsayhuaman, and the temple of the Sun. Also included in this is a tourist card, giving you access to all the sites in the Cusco area as a whole (i.e., including outside of the City itself) This tour finishes at 18:00.(B)
DAY 6 INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS /3 NIGHTSCUSCO - CHILCA - WAYLLABAMBA
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning, to take bus to the city of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After approximately three hours walking you will stop for lunch. Then you will continue walking towards your first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex of Llactapata. Dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO
After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin, walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. After a 3 hours walk you will reach the first pass,
Named Warmiwañiusca or Dead Woman's Pass, at approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After lunch you will continue your walking down to Pacaymayo where you will camp and have dinner. (B, L, D)
DAY 8 PACAYMAYO-PUYO PATAMARKA - WIÑAY HUAYNA
After breakfast start the descent towards the second most important pass of the trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. having a guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Continue your trekking towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner and overnight at the camp. (B, L,D)
DAY 9 WIÑAY HUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
After breakfast, have a very early start to arrive in time for sunrise at Machu Picchu.
After a one hour walk through the forest towards the Inti Punku or the Gate of the Sun, also known as the Entrance Gate to Machu Picchu.
Where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, three-hours guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around, then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, transfer by train to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your selected hotel. End of services of the INCA TRAIL (B,L)
• Transfer Cusco Hotel / Km. 82
• Entrance ticket to Inca Trail
• Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
• Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
• Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Cusco
• Transfer train station / Hotel
• Porters (carry tents and cooking equipment) and cooks
• Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail.
• Bilingual professional guide during all Inca Trail circuit.
• All meals along the excursion.
• Camping equipment including tents, kitchen tent, mattresses, etc.
• Equipment of the kitchen all quirurgits
• Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
• Transfer station – Hotel in cusco
• Porter of the personal equipment for each two person one porters (minimum carry 18Kl)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
• Lunch and Dinner on the last day
• Visit to the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
DAY 10 PUNO
Transfer to the train or bus station. Ten hour train or bus ride to Puno , across the scenic high Andes landscapes only dotted by small villages and herds of the llamas and vicuñas. Upon arrival transfer to hostal Pukara or Don Miguel (B)
DAY 11 UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS
You will be picked up from your hotel 7,30 AM, after 2 hours motorboat you will arrive at the Uros island, in the Titicaca lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island.The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. At present they speak Quechua and Aymara. Then we will visit the Taquile island including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality.
Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide , but 6 to 7 KM long, on Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing.
We will return in Puno in the afternoon, overnight.(B, L)
DAY 12 PUNO– AREQUIPA
In the morning transfer to the estation bus , Puno- Arequipa Royal Class Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start a three hour sightseeing tour including the Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted Chapel, the Church of San Francisco, the San Lazaro District, Selva Alegre and the typical Districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel.
Meals Included: None
DAY 13 AREQUIPA - CHIVAY
Early in the morning, after breakfast, start your trip to the Colca Canyon, visiting on the way Pampas Cañahuas, the Mirador of the Andes, the Crater of Chucura, the Mirador of Chivay, where pre-Inca Cultivation terraces may be appreciated. Arrival to the Town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected Lodge. Box lunch (light meals in the altitude). In the afternoon free time to visit Hot Spring Thermal and Medicinal Baths.
Meals Included: Breakfast and box lunch
DAY 14 CHIVAY - CONDOR'S CROSS - AREQUIPA
After breakfast, very early in the morning, drive to the Condor's Cross, a natural observation point from where the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the majestic Condor can be appreciated. On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous cliffside Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the Town of Yanque with Coporaque. When at the Town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic cobbled streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the Lookout points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the Town of Maca.
In the afternoon, return to the City of Arequipa, arriving at 18:00hrs. approx. Overnight at selected hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
DAY 15 AREQUIPA
After breakfast, transfer In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima, ( airfare included ) upon arrival reception and transfer to the Hotel Santa Cruz, Miraflores Lima, overnight or immediately you can to doing the conections (B) optional
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transfer Out Transfer to the airport and end of the services (B)
AVAILABILITY: All Year
DURATION: 4 Days 3 Night
excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic airfares as specified in the itinerary. CB= Continental Breakfast; B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
Note: We can replace above Hotels with other one with the same characteristics in the case that it becomes necessary for operative and other reasonable causes.
International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
WHAT TO BRING
- Sleeping bag 4 season suitable for temperatures down to -5C (can be hired from our office for US$12 for the 3 day trek)
- Sleeping mattress (we will provide you with this)
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
- Strong, comfortable footwear
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Water bottle, ideally non disposable canteen
- Torch / Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars etc,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries, cash in soles and US$
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
- Optional: walking Poles /sticks (rubber covers necessary)
- You also need to bring your original passport on the trail.
MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN
Machu Picchu full day
Machu Picchu 2 days
Wonderful Cusco 7 days
Salkantay 5 days
Salkantay 4 days
Inca Jungle 4 days
Lares Trek 4 days
Choquequirao 4 days
Ausangate Trek 5 days
Huchuy Qosqo 3 days
CLASSIC INCA TRAILS
Inca Trail 4 days
Inca Trail 2 days
Inca Trail 5 days
Paracas National reserve full day
Huacachica - Sandboarding full day
Paracas - Ica and Nazca 2 days
Ecomagic 3 days
Ecoadventure 4 days
Ecoparadise 5 days
MANU NATIONAL PARK
Manu Cultural Zone 4 days
Calle San Juan 264-near to Main Square,Cusco- Peru
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