When Peru is mentioned, people will think of Peruvian pottery, Fujimori, gold, corn, the sun god, Cusco city, the Inca culture and so on. But nature gives this country such a diverse landscape of climate, ecosystems, rivers, mountains, rainforests, and deserts, all with unique scenery; but most memorable would be that Peru is the birthplace of Inca culture. There are large varieties of places to be mentioned, such as traditional Indian heritage sites or the old town Maras’ ancient salt ponds, maybe the circular terraces of Moray, but most of all the famous lost city of Machu Picchu. Experience the culture and customs of the locals in a highland town, such as the Sunday market in Pisac. Be captivated by the journey and let yourself delve further down into the mysterious but intriguing Peru and its Inca Culture.

Destinations: Lima – Arequipa – Colca Canyon – Puno – Lake Titicaca – Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco – Lima

Brief Itinerary | Discover the Inca Heritage

Day 1 Arrival Lima
Day 2 Lima (Breakfast)
Day 3 Arequipa (Breakfast)
Day 4 Arequipa – Colca Canyon (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5 Colca Canyon – Puno (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 6 Puno – Uros & Taquile Island (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Puno – Cusco (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 8 Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 9 Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu – Cusco Picchu (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 10 Cusco – Lima – Departure (Breakfast)

Duration: 10 days
Activities level: Moderate
Accommodation: Budget Class Hotels, Tourist Class Hotels or First Class Hotels
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 1 Dinner)

Day 1: Arrive to Lima (No Meals)

Upon arrival to Lima, reception and transfer to your confirmed hotel.

Day 2: Lima City Tour (Breakfast)

We will begin our tour visiting the modern suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores where we will see the Financial Center, the San Isidro Golf Course and the Olive Grove Park. We will also go by the HuacaPucllana, a pre-inca pyramid shape temple that has survived the expansion of modern civilization. We will stop at Parquedel Amor (Love Park) and enjoy a nice view of the Pacific Ocean, as we drive down the Miraflores Malecon, a road along the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
We will visit downtown Lima`s historical center, designated by Unesco as Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1991. In this journey we will enjoy what once was the center of the 16th century Spanish colony. We will see the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop`s Palace, the City Hall and the Desamparados Train Station.
We will also see Plaza San Martin, a large park surrounded by old colonial buildings still displaying beautiful carvedwood balconies and other landmarks.
We shall visit the San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs. At the end of the tour you will have a choice to either shop at the Indian Market, Larcomar Mall or return to your hotel.

Day 3: Arequipa City Tour (Breakfast)

Morning transfer to the airport to fly to Arequipa. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your confirmed hotel.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a city tour, visiting the main square, the Cathedral, and the Santa Catalina Convent. Return to your confirmed hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Canyon (Breakfast & Lunch)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, departure by land on your excursion towards the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of Vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the Crater of Chucura, the Mirador de Chivay, where beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed. The highest point of the road is at 4350 m.a.s.l. After the arrival in Chivay you check in at your hotel. Them Visit the hot springs of La Calera.
**Bring you bath suite for the hot springs**.

Day 5: Colca Canyon – Puno (Breakfast & Lunch)

Early morning visit the Cruz Del Condor, the best viewpoint to see and enjoy the famed condor’s flight; also the Geographical Impressive scene, view of the depth of the canyon. Lunch included. Afterwards, start the journey to the Lake Titicaca in Puno (Journey time 5hours). Arrival to Puno and transfer to your confirmed hotel in the lake.

Day 6: Puno – Uros & Taquile Island (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Early morning, you will have and unforgettable motorboat excursion on the water of the Lake Titicaca to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake have built their own “Islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called “Totora” (Scirpustotora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. The tour continues by motorboat to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. Upon arrival at the town of Taquile, lunch included in the island. Then you will walk hills and around 500 stairs, and archaeological sites of this 6kilometers long Island. Finally return to Puno and transfer to your confirmed hotel.

Day 7: Puno – Cusco (Breakfast & Lunch)

Early morning transfer to local station in order to board the Tourist class train to Cusco. The train will take you 8 hours approximately to Cusco passing by the Andean plateau, La Raya; you will also enjoy the archaeological places of Pukara, Raqchi and Andahuaylillas. Lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Finally, arrival and transfer to your confirmed hotel in Cusco.

Day 8: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu (Breakfast & Lunch)

This day you will enjoy the full day tour of Sacred Valley, visiting the Pisac Ruins and market, the impressive fortress of Ollantaytambo, lunch at the local country side restaurant and finally transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train at 19:04 hrs to Machu Picchu Village (journey time 1hour 30minutes). Upon arrival, reception and walking transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Machu Picchu Village.

**Trains schedule confirmation is subject to change according to the availability**

Day 9: Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu – Cusco Picchu (Breakfast & Lunch)

Early morning you will take a bus of 30-minutes that will lead to you towards to the famous “Lost City of the Incas”. Discovered for science 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. Local guide for visiting The Sanctuary, the Citadel, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the three Windows and various burial grounds. Buffet lunch included in the restaurant next to the Machu Picchu citadel. Afterwards, return by bus to Machu Picchu village.

**Trains schedule confirmation is subject to change according to the availability**

Day 10: Cusco City Tour – Lima (Breakfast)

At 9:00 am guided tour of Cusco visiting: the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Then, drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, PucaPucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
At coordinated time, transfer to airport for your flight back to Lima and stay at the airport to connect your flight.

What’s Included:

  • All transfers as specified in the itinerary.
  • Hotels accommodations in Double room with breakfast (2 night in Lima, 1 night in Arequipa, 1 night in Colca Canyon, 2 nights in Puno, 2 nights in Cusco, 1night in Machu Picchu)
  • Entrances to all attractions.
  • Meals where specified.
  • Tourist class train tickets: Puno – Cusco.
  • Tourist train tickets to/ from Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip Bus tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour English speaking guide.
  • Shared and private services.

What’s Not Included:

  • Flight tickets: Lima – Arequipa – Cusco – Lima
  • Baggage excess.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • Tips.
  • Extras expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
Accommodation | Discover the Inca Heritage

City: Lima
Hotel Name: Dazzler Lima

City: Arequipa
Hotel Name: Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa

City: Colca
Hotel Name: Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca

City: Puno
Hotel Name: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

City: Cusco
Hotel Name: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection

City: Cusco
Hotel Name: Novotel Cusco

City: Machu Picchu
Hotel Name: Tierra Viva Machu Picchu

This is our recommendation of a Peru tour, if you’re interested please feel free to contact us for a price offer, as well as a tailored Peru trip for your specific needs!

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