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9 DAY TOUR – EXPLORE THE BEST OF LIMA, CUSCO, MACHUPICCHU AND THE TITICACA LAKE

9 DAY TOUR – EXPLORE THE BEST OF LIMA, CUSCO, MACHUPICCHU AND THE TITICACA LAKE

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Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lima
  • Day 2: Lima city tour
  • Day 3: Fly to Cusco and Optional Cusco City tour
  • Day 4: Maras-Moray, Chinchero and Salt Mines
  • Day 5: Sacred valley Tour + Aguas Calientes
  • Day 6: Machupicchu guided tour & back to Cusco
  • Day 7: Guided Bus tour to Puno
  • Day 8: Full day Uros and Taquile Island
  • Day 9: Departure from Puno

Our tours are Fully Customizable with daily departures! Request your personalized quote.

itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Upon your arrival at Lima airport, our Machupicchu Latin America guide will meet you and transferred to your hotel in our private transport. After check in, our guide will brief you and provide you some general information about the city. The balance of the day is all yours at leisure.

Overnight: Lima

DAY 2: LIMA CITY TOUR (B)

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 Huaca Pucllana, a pre-inca pyramid shape temple that has survived the expansion of modern civilization. We will stop at Parque del 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. Colonial Lima 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 carved wood balconies and other landmarks. San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs 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.

Overnight: Lima

 DAY 3: FLY TO CUSCO + AFTERNOON AT LEISURE (B)

Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, our Machupicchu Latin America guide will meet you and transferred to your hotel in our private transport. After check in, our guide will brief you and check any details regarding the following day activities and answer any questions you may still have. The balance of the day is all yours at leisure.

Overnight: Cusco

DAY 4: MARAS-MORAY, CHINCHERO & SALT MINES (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, our Machupicchu Latin America expert guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby between 7:15 to 7:30am in our transport and drive you to the village of Maras where you will visit their typical streets and taste the famous Chicha, a drink made from corn which during the Incan times including nowadays is used for special ceremonies. Then we will continue driving until we arrive at the archaeological site of Moray which contains an important agricultural system. Moray, during the Incan times was possibly one of the most important agricultural research center, where experiments were conducted at different heights crop, the arrangement of its platforms produces a variety of micro-climates taking the center of the concentric circular terraces higher temperature and decreasing gradually outward lower temperatures. After this important visit, we will drive to our next stop and visit the famous Salineras or Salt mines. The salt are extracted in artisanal form, the Salt Mines are made up of about 3000 small wells which have been exploited since the Inca times and it was an economic exchange way. Before we return to Cusco we will enjoy our final stop at the colorful village of Chinchero and visit the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House where their original Inca walls are still well preserved and we will have the chance to meet the Chinchero women as well, in their beautiful and traditional dressing at the local market. After this short stop we will drive you back to your Cusco hotel arriving around 13:00pm.

Overnight: Cusco

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel lobby between 7:30 to 7:45am in our transport and drive you from Cusco passing through Saqsayhuaman & Tambomachay, Awanacancha toward the Sacred Valley and descend 1500 ft. to the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market to interact with the local people and purchase some local souvenirs. Then we will drive up to Pisac Inca site to have stunning views over the valley. Here you can appreciate temples, residences, altars, channels and learn about the Incan agricultural methods shared by our Machupicchu Latin America expert guides. After this beautiful visit, we will stop in Urubamba to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch (not included). After lunch, we continue our journey to Ollantaytambo where we will visit this amazing Inca site, which is an area of important Inca constructions, built during the Incan times. This is an extraordinary Inca citadel where we will find an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Finally we will take you to the train station located in Ollantaytambo and board the Inca Rail Machupicchu train to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town).  This train journey allow you to appreciate the fascinating scenery along the sacred Vilcanota River. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station, you will be welcomed by our hotel staff and Machupicchu Latin America guide who will assist, take you to the hotel and brief you all concerning for the next day guided tour.

Overnight: Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town)

DAY 6: MACHUPICCHU GUIDED TOUR – CUSCO (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up and take you to the bus station to board the bus and take a short ride up to the main entrance gate of Machupicchu to begin a unique experience by exploring one of the New Seven Wonders of the World accompanied with our professional Machupicchu Latin America tour guide who will share with you all his knowledge about the history, traditions and more that surrounds this mysterious and enigmatic Inca citadel. Once the guided tour is over, you will have extra free time to explore the marvelous of Machupicchu on your own. After you end up your visit, board the bus down to Aguas Calientes for Lunch (not Included) and enjoy some extra time at the town to get some local souvenirs and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo train station where our staff will be waiting for you and transferred in our private transport back to your Cusco hotel.

Overnight: Cusco

DAY 7: GUIDED BUS TOUR FROM CUSCO TO PUNO (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up and transferred to the bus station. Board the bus and experience a different way to travel by bus with drinks on board served by our hostess and explore the best views in route leaded by an English speaking tour guide who will share with you all his knowledge about the local culture and more during our 5 stops in the following places: Andahuaylillas “The Sistine Chapel”, Raqchi, Sicuani (town to stop for lunch), La Raya (the border between Cusco and Puno) and our last stop “Pucara” an interesting lytic museum before we arrive in Puno around 17:00pm. On your arrival to Puno bus station our Machupicchu Latin America representative will we waiting for you and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Puno

DAY 8: FULL DAY UROS FLOATING AND TAQUILE ISLAND ON THE TITICACA LAKE (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up before 7:00am and transferred to the Titicaca Lake harbor to board the motor boat and set off to explore the highest navigable lake in the world. We will sail for about 30 minutes to our first stop, the famous “Uros”, a floating island made of reeds and learn about the local life style and interact with the local who are still living on this floating Islands. Then we will continue sailing towards the “Taquile” Island and visit the famous weavers to appreciate the beautiful handmade works so you can purchase these great souvenirs. Later, enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch with the host family. Finally, we will return back to harbor of the Titicaca Lake ending this around 16:00pm with the transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight: Puno

DAY 9: DEPARTURE FROM PUNO (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will transferred from Puno to Juliaca (JUL) airport and take your flight back to Lima.

what includes?

Inclusions

  • All transfers through this trip program
  • 8 nights at your chosen hotels
  • Meals (8 Breakfast and 3 Lunches) as described in the itinerary
  • Lima city tour
  • Sacred valley tour
  • Maras-Moray and Salt mines tour
  • Machupicchu guided tour
  • Round trip train tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Assistance in Machupicchu
  • Round trip bus tickets for Machupicchu
  • Entrance fee for Machupicchu
  • Guided bus tour from Cusco to Puno with drinks on board
  • Full day Uros and Taquile Island tour on the Titicaca Lake
  • English speaking guide per itinerary
  • Entrance fees on Days 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights (Lima – Cusco / Juliaca – Lima)
  • Optional: City tour + entrance fees USD 59
  • Extra night hotel accommodations
  • Meals not stated (Lunches, Dinners)
  • Optional, Waynapicchu Mountain climb entrance fees which need to be requested in advance (US$ 30)
  • Vistadome train upgrade fee US$ 95
  • Optional, Hot springs entrance fees
  • Additional expenses
  • Gratuity (optional)

Prices

Prices/Hotels

Double/Triple

Budget 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
$ 1099 $ 1299 $ 1469 $ 1789

Single

Budget 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
$ 1199 $ 1499 $ 1699 $ 1895

 

9 DAY EXPLORING LIMA CUSCO AND PUNO

Days: 9

Activity Level: 2

Activity: SIGHTSEEING LIMA, SACRED VALLEY & MACHUPICCHU AND TITICACA LAKE GUIDED TOURS

DAILY DEPARTURES: FROM US$ 1099

SET DATES: FROM $1059

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