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Peruvian Amazon, Inca Trail & Titicaca

Peruvian Amazon, Inca Trail & Titicaca

Are you passionate about nature and history and have not yet chosen what your holiday destination will be? We make it easy for you: Peru will meet all expectations. An authentic paradise of unique landscapes, charming villages and a thousand-year-old history full of legends and lost cities. To help you get on your journey, and make sure you make the trip of your dreams we propose an interesting circuit that will make you feel like a true Peruvian. Walk along with us for sixteen days some of the most fascinating places in the country: the cosmopolitan capital of Lima, the fascinating "White City" of Arequipa, the lively Puno and the traditional Cusco, the Titicaca Lake and its archipelago of artificial floating islands, the amazing Lost City of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, one of the hearts of the Inca Empire, and the magical forest of Loreto. Travel to Peru, you will have much to discover and much to tell. Peru travel offers you the opportunity to discover an incredible civilization that knew how to dominate its rugged geography and coexist in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the sea and the Amazon, the mountains and the dry cold of the Andes, adapting to its environment and surviving thanks to the beneficial fruits of the Pachamama (mother earth). Part of that millenary society lives today in each town and is discovered in the customs of the people. Arriving in Peru is to travel through time and rediscover the exciting life of the Incas, the Chancas, the Chachapoyas, the Mochicas and the Wari, as well as their great architectural works, their art, their festivals, the roots of their social strength and the energy of his men. Live the real tourism during this package Peru travel and discover a diversity of worlds with landscapes, sounds, colors and flavors of their own; it travels through time of ancient civilizations and shares with Peruvians its great cultural heritage. Enjoy countless cities, destinations, experiences that can only be fully understood once you live them in your own flesh, once you have thrown your roots and destinies.

QUICK ITINERARY:

  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2-4: Amazon Rainforest/Cusco
  • Day 5: Sacred Valley
  • Day 6-9: Inca Trail/Machu Picchu
  • Day 10: Cusco
  • Day 11: Cusco/Puno (Sun Route)
  • Day 12-13: Lake Titicaca
  • Day 14: Puno/Colca Canyon
  • Day 15: Colca/Arequipa
  • Day 16: Arequipa/Departure

Highlights of Peruvian Travel package:

  • Discover the enigmatic city of Cusco, capital of the empire of the Incas. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its beauty and historical relevance, Cusco was for this millenarian civilization "the navel of the world".
  • Cusco offers the traveler to enjoy the excitement of outdoor tourism, in a privileged setting of beautiful landscapes rich in beautiful buildings of Inca architectur.
  • Cusco makes its way between mountains, green valleys,  jungles, dense forests, beautiful lagoons and rivers. You are facing one of the main tourist destinations in Peru and one of the most important in the world. The possibilities offered to its visitors are unique and surprising: a spectacular historical and monumental legacy and a nature that surprises at every step. One of its most significant attractions is the Natural Sanctuary and Citadel of Machu Picchu, declared one of the new 7 wonders of the World.
  • The Sacred Valley was next to Cusco the center of the Inca universe. Its excellent climate, its fertile lands crossed by the Urubamba River, its different altitudes and ecological floors created the ideal conditions for this valley to become the pantry of the empire.
  • Feel like an explorer and go through the Sacred Valley, a land of legends and stunning natural beauty that has the highest concentration of archaeological sites in Peru. During your tour, you can visit up to 350 places of extraordinary importance, some monumental and others less known as the cave paintings of Chahuaytire, located in Pisac.
  • The Sacred Valley is one of the main destinations for outdoor experiences. 
  • Titicaca Lake, a natural environment of extraordinary beauty that has shaped an ecosystem marked by the uniqueness and diversity of its flora and fauna. Undoubtedly, an earthly paradise for those who love nature and outdoor activities.
  • At Titicaca Lake you will find the famous Floating Islands of the Uros, a surprising archipelago of totora islands, inhabited by the Uros, descendants of one of the oldest cultures of the continent that continue to preserve centuries-old cultures. It is also advisable to visit the Taquile Island and enjoy a Peru that seems stopped in time.
  • You can not leave Peru without knowing Titicaca Lake, a huge lake divided between two states that, according to legend, has been the cradle of millenarian civilizations like the Inca. Its calm and intense blue waters form; one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet. Its waters bathe and conserve a predominantly indigenous population, which still keeps with suspicion the traditions of the Inca Empire.
  • In Titicaca Lake there are some 40 floating islands anchored with wooden poles sunk in the bed of the lake. They are the famous floating islands of the Uros. A home made with totora (local rushes) that has an expiration date: three decades, approximately.
  • Located northeast of Arequipa, the Colca Valley is the ideal setting for the most adventurous. Live a different holiday; discovering native communities whose way of life has not changed for hundreds of years. Here, the llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicuñas and vizcachas are part of the beautiful landscape.
  • Remember that the Colca Canyon is considered by many specialists to be the deepest in the world, reaching up to 4,150 meters deep. Among its main attractions are the thermal baths of La Calera, about 10 minutes from Chivay, the Viewer of the Cóndor, where you can see the condors in full flight, the mysterious Toro Muerto, a picturesque cemetery of the Wari culture, and Mount Mismi.
  • In the incredible Colca Canyon you can enjoy a vacation of pure adventure. Walk through its extensive network of trails that flow between the mountains, ride horses and climb surrounded by incredible landscapes, and sign up for one of its star excursions: the descent to the Canyon from the Cóndor viewpoint. Along the way, you can enjoy nature, the beautiful lakes, rare rock formations

Interesting Info:


Day 1: Lima

Walk the streets of Lima and admire its churches, archaeological sites and large houses with balconies that coexist with modern buildings. Lima also offers a wide variety of cultural shows and is recognized in the world for being the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Its cuisine has been nourished by Andean, European, African and Oriental traditions, and in its restaurants you can enjoy the regional cuisines of Peru. Lima has the privilege of being the only capital of South America located on the shores of the sea. Therefore, it offers tourists to start or end the day on hikes or bike rides through its piers. Lima, a love at first sight for those who want to live a unique experience.

Day 2 - 4: Amazon Rainforest/Cusco

After breakfast at a coordinated time we will be at the reception of your hotel to take you to the airport for your flight to the Peruvian Amazon jungle. Reception at the airport in the city of Puerto Maldonado, then take you first to the base office in the city of Puerto Maldonado and then continue to the hostel, (you have to take with you to the shelter what is necessary to use in the jungle, the rest is you can leave at the base office of Puerto Maldonado). Then we will continue to the port about 20 km from the city, where you will board the boat to take it to the lodge. On the way to the hostel you will pass through communities, dense forests and private reserves. The lodge is located next to the Tambopata National Reserve in the south of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. At night, a walk in the jungle exploring the banks with lamps and lanterns to catch the red reflections of the eyes of the alligators among other reptiles. Night in lodge in the Peruvian jungle. During your stay in the Amazon jungle you can enjoy many activities with your naturalist guide, such as tour to the canopy tower, visit beautiful lakes, farmland, parrot clay lick, ethnobotanical excursions, night walk, ecotourism conference at night, among others. On the third day at Amazon jungle, after breakfast you will be taken for a relaxing trip by boat to the embarkation port and then continue to Puerto Maldonado. After a short visit to the office we take you to the airport for your flight to the imperial capital of the Incas, Cusco. Pick up from Alejandro Velasco Astete airport in Cusco, to take you to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to rest and adapt to the altitude of the ancient city of Cusco.

Day 5: Sacred Valley

This tour starts at approximately 07:00 hrs., we pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical Indian market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers, then we go to the city of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota river,to finally arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night. This day we will visit:

  • Pisac Archaeological Complex: The archaeological complex of Pisac, is located on the top of a mountain from where a good part of the Sacred Valley is dominated. This wonderful place is formed by groups of platforms and architectural structures scattered on the slopes and at the top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers of the valley because it combines the landscape with the impeccable finish of its buildings.  
  • Pisac Handicraft Market: Located 30 km from the city of Cusco, the main square of Pisac houses this market, a colorful and lively place, where the most famous Cusco handicrafts made by Andean hands are exhibited, among the crafts, textiles, ponchos, bags, etc. stand out. , and the ceramic handicrafts, which are reproductions of Inca archaeological pieces, such as the queros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. This fair is attended by traders and indigenous craftsmen from many villages, dressed in their typical costumes.  
  • Ollantaytambo: Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the inhabitants of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk through the streets of the town and thus have a clear idea of ​​how this military, religious and cultural center was during the Inca Empire.

 

Day 6-9: Inca Trail / Machu Picchu

The first of the Classic Inca Trail begins at Km. 82, in the town of Patallaqta, at an altitude of 2,800 meters, from this place you walk around 8 hours, through Inca trails, and in permanent contact with nature, until reach the area of ​​the first camp, in the Andean village of Hauyllabamba, the same one that is 3000 meters above sea level. The experience of this first night is unique, after having had the first contact with the magic of the nature of the Peruvian Andes. The itinerary of the second day is the most demanding. You will have a walk of 7 to 8 hours, and then climb up to 4215 meters to the highest point called Warmiwañusca. In the open sky, there is a prodigious high Andean landscape accompanied by snow-capped mountains and surrounded by a typical puna vegetation. The third day, the landscape changes remarkably. Little by little you will be able to appreciate the welcome to the jungle area. The climate is different and of course also the flora and fauna. In this 8-hour stretch, we continue traveling to Wiñayhuayna, where you can see several Inca archaeological sites, such as Runkuracay, or Phuyupatamarca (known as the city in the clouds because it is a very foggy area). Finally, you get to spend the night in the last camp. Finally, the physical effort, will be rewarded, upon reaching Inti Punku (door of the sun). This Inca construction, allows to see the impressive sunrise, and appreciate the way it bathes and illuminates little by little, the magical city of Machu Picchu.

Day 10: Cusco

This day is free, so you can relax and discover the beauty city of Cusco. There are some places that you can discover by your own: 

Main Square of Cusco:

  • Visiting Hours: During the day and night. 
  • Location: Surrounded by the city's cathedral. 
  • Interesting Info: In times of the Incas it was called "Awqaypata", Quechua word thatmeans place of the warrior. It was an important ceremonial place. 

Cathedral of Cusco:

  • Schedule of Visit: L-D 10: 00-18: 00 hours, includes holidays. 
  • Location: Main Square. 
  • Interesting Info: The building had two stages. 
Temple of Jesus:
  • Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 
  • Location: Main Square.
  • Interesting Info: The original temple was built in 1571 on the grounds of the old Amarucancha, palace of the Inca Huayna Cápac. 
San Blas neighborhood:
  • Visiting Hours: During the day. 
  • Location: 3 blocks from the Main Square. 
  • Interesting Info: Called "T'oqokachi or hollow of salt", with narrow streets, steep and beautiful houses of colonial style.

 

Day 11: Cusco/Puno (Sun Route)

Enjoy the tourist attractions offered by the famous "Route of the Sun". The trip leaves from the city of Cusco to Puno, almost 400 km between both cities. The service includes 5 stops to visit the colonial temple of Andahuaylillas recognized as the Sistine Chapel of America, Raqchi "the temple of Wiracocha, the creator of the Andean world", Sicuani "country place where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch" and Pucará " known as the temple of fertility".To finally arrive at Puno.

Day 12-13: Lake Titicaca

In a mystical equilibrium with the environment, Lake Titicaca shows its vast natural wealth. Its cold blue waters surround the city of Puno and show fantastic places that keep its history and tradition intact. This source of life and development seek, with tourism, to preserve its incredible culture and landscapes. In addition, the legend tells that this famous lake was born Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, founders of the Inca Empire. Lake Titicaca is the highest and navigable lake in the world, this Natural Heritage of Peru is located in the Puno region and is shared with the neighboring country of Bolivia. The islands that inhabit this majestic place are Taquile, Amantaní and Uros, the same ones that maintain their pre-Columbian traditions and customs.

Day 14: Puno / Colca Canyon

Wake up early andtake a delicious breakfast in the beautiful city of Puno, to continue with our adventure and travel to Arequipa (Colca Canyon) It is a long ride, about four and a half hours, but when we arrive the scenic canyon will be worth the travel. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and the second deepest canyon in Peru, this canyon is beautiful and perfect for hiking or seeing the incredible Andean Condor, which has a wingspan of over 10 feet and a lifespan close to that of a human’s.

Day 15: Colca / Arequipa

The Colca Valley has small colorful villages where indigenous people maintain their ancestral traditions through festivals, crafts and agricultural terraces. The largest city in the valley is called Chivay, where you can enjoy the thermal waters of La Calera. In addition, the Colca Canyon is home to many rare endemic animal species, including giant hummingbirds, vicuñas, the Andean Caracara, vizcachas and of course the Andean Condor, which can usually be seen from the "Cruz del Cóndor". Do not miss the opportunity to see 6000-year-old cave drawings depicting the domestication of the alpaca in Mollepunku near the town of Callalli, or visiting the recently restored Inca ruins in the Uyo Uyo Valley.

Day 16: Arequipa / Departure

This is our last day of the trip, from Arequipa you can either fly out of the airport or continue your travels through Peru by land. To arrange a flight back to Lima or out of the country, you can contact us for help with reservations, as well as transport you to the airport. If you chose to stay in Arequipa any longer, there are beautiful parks, cathedrals, a golf club, and many other interesting locations within and nearby the city.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

Tours, Excursions and respective Revenues: Tour in shared or in group 

  • Day 3,4,5: Amazon Rainforest 
  • Day 05: Archaeological Cusco 
  • Day 06: Sacred Valley 
  • Day 07: Machu Picchu 
  • Day 09: Islands of the Uros and Taquile, Lake Titicaca 

Transfers:  

  • Day 01: Lima Airport - Lima Hotel 
  • Day 02: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport 
  • Day 02: Puerto Maldonado Airport - Hostel 
  • Day 04: Hostel - Puerto Maldonado Airport 
  • Day 04: Cusco Airport - Cusco Hotel 
  • Day 06: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo/Inca Trail 
  • Day 11: Hotel Puno - Puno Airport
  • Day 15: Arequipa

Train: 

  • Train service Expedition: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo 

Guides 

  • Professional tourist guide English / Spanish 

Foods  

  • 14 Breakfasts in the hotels of stay 
  • 01 Basic Buffet Lunch at Restaurant on Via Puno - Cusco 
  • 01 Buffet Lunch in Restaurant in the Sacred Valley 
  • 02 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 
  • 02 Dinners in the jungle lodge 

Additional features: 

  • Personalized assistance during your entire trip

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals not described in itinerary 
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended) 
  • Airport taxes 
  • International or domestic flights
  • Tips 

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Original Passport and copies
  • Travel insurance and copies
  • Flight tickets
  • Cash in USD or credit cards
  • Our service voucher (sent by us to you)
  • Entry visa and a proof of vaccination (if applicable)
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels)
  • Rain wear (a raincoat and waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - these can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Hiking boots – waterproof if possible
  • Sandals (for greater comfort while at a campsite)
  • Warm layers, such as a jacket or sweater (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights while camping)
  • Hat and/or a cap, for warmth as well as protection from sun and rain
  • Sunscreen
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!)
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions)
  • Solar-charging flashlight/headlamp or flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Underwear and warm socks
  • Hiking pants, convertible if possible
  • T-shirts, long pants, shorts, long-sleeved shirts
  • Swimsuit
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
  • Important: plastic bottles are not allowed on the Classic Inca Trail! Please bring a metallic bottle or Nalgene
  • Optional: Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
  • Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menuand please bring a walking stick (please note: rubber covers are required for the Inca Trail!!); you can also rent it from us
  • Please note: we provide with filtered boiled water during the entire Inca Trail, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you. 
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