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Essential south: 9 days Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca

Enjoy the best of Peru during this round-trip tour beginning in beautiful Lima and ending with a drop-off at the Puno airport. Spend nine memorable days in this stunning country, visit charming colonial cities, learn about the legacy of ancient civilisations, and explore some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Meet the descendants of the Incas and the camelids of the Andes. Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas, observe the shadows of the past surrounding the islands of Lake Titikaka. Then, enjoy a pilgrimage to the peaks of the Andes to tour the magnificent citadel and mountain of Machu Picchu.

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$1,740

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Eight nights of accomodation in the hotel category selected
    • Round trip transfers upon arrival and departure of the airport
    • Roundtrip transfer to Cusco train station for the trip to Machu Picchu
    • Round trip train ticket to Aguas Calientes (Expedition or Voyager train)
    • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu
    • Guided tour to Machu Pichu and the other attractions mentioned in the itinerary
    • Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary
    • One way ticket bus from Cusco to Puno
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Lima
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico De Cusco
    • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Titicaca
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
    • Expenses of a personal nature.
    • Other vistis non specified in the itinerary.
    • International flights to Perú.
    • International and domestic airport departure taxes.
    • Meals or items not stated explicitly in the programme.
    • Gratuities for driver and guide (optional).
    • Domestic flight ticket: Lima - Cusco / Puno - Lima

  • Day 1: Arrival Lima

    Pass By: Lima, Lima, Lima Region
    Arrive at Lima Airport. A transportation service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history, currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lima

    Day 2: Lima city tour & Larco museum

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Plaza de Armas, Lima 15001 Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored vice regal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Then visit Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that is still owned by the same family through the centuries. Continue to a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which originates and spreads out from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete.
    After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lima

    Day 3: Lima - Cusco: city tour & archeological sites

    Stop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    After a tasty breakfast, enjoy a comfortable transfer from your hotel to Lima Airport to catch a flight to Cusco. A representative will meet and greet you, and then transfer you to the selected hotel in Cusco. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour starts with a visit to Santo Domingo Convent, a large Renaissance-baroque complex, which was built over the Inca Coricancha temple. It was one of the most important temples dedicated to worshipping of the sun and its foundations are still prominent at the base of the convent. Ancient chronicles say the temple was covered in gold leaves and filled with golden representations of nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of the Main Square. Head to the hills above Cusco to visit the remains of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, whose imposing ramparts offer a stunning panoramic view of Cusco, and the ruins of the temple and amphitheatre of Qenqo, where it is believed the Incas practised agricultural rituals. Admire Qenqo and then finally visit Puka Pukara (‘Red fortress’ in Quechua) an Inca military complex located on a prominent hill. Its dwellings squares, bathrooms, aqueducts, walls, and towers can still be appreciated. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco.

    Day 4: Cusco - Sacred Valley: Chinchero - Ollantaytambo - Living Museum of Yucay

    Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, an Andean traditions interpretation centre with demonstrations of the production of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware, following the techniques used by the ancestors. In addition, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, have a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant and feel the true spirit of the Sacred Valley, transmitted in a cosy atmosphere! Later, climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    • Lunch: In Ollantaytambo.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sacred Valley.

    Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Wake up and have breakfast at the hotel. Transportation service will pick you up and transfer you to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    • Lunch: In Aguas Calientes
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

    Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    The delicious breakfast at the hotel is followed by a relaxing morning at leisure. We strongly recommend waking up early today to spend the morning over Machu Picchu and discover its secrets, by your own - it's a must-have experience!
    In the afternoon, transfer to the Aguas Calientes station and take the train back to Ollanta station. From here you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
    *The second entrance to Machu Picchu is not included*
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco.

    Day 7: Cusco - Puno

    Stop At: Puno, Puno, Puno Region
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the bus station to start your journey through the impressive landscape of the Andes to Puno. Your first stop of the day is in Andahuaylillas, a town located around 40 kilometres away from Cusco. The main attraction here is the local Church, known as the “Sistine Chapel of America” owing to the high quality of art found inside. Continue the journey to Racchi, home to the Wiracocha Temple, a striking rectangular structure measuring 30 metres wide and 20 metres high. Lunch will be taken in the town of Sicuani before you head to La Raya, the highest point of the trip between Puno and Cusco, at the dizzying altitude of 4,313 metres above sea level. The next stop is the town of Pucara, the first urban settlement on Lake Titicaca, established between 100 and 300 A.D. Visit some of the monoliths from the town’s pre-Inca site at the Pucara Lithic Museum before completing the final part of the journey to Puno. Once in the city, a representative will check you in to your hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel
    • Lunch: In Sicuani
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Puno

    Day 8: Puno: Lake Titicaca - Uros and Taquile Islands

    Stop At: Lake Titicaca, 21000 Peru
    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port of Puno, where a boat takes you to the floating islands of Uros. The Uros are an ancient society that populates a series of artificial islands built using totora reeds, which grow in the lake. The islands are constructed by weaving thick canes, forming a natural layer. The locals build their houses, also made of reed, and cook outdoors to avoid possible fires. After an hour and a half of travel, continue your trip to Taquile. This island is Quechua-speaking, unlike the other islands on the lake where Aymara is spoken. The island was once part of the Inca Empire, and you can still see vestiges of that culture in its structures. Once there, receive a brief explanation and witness a cultural demonstration. After lunch, start the return to Puno.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    • Lunch: In Taquile.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Puno.

    Day 9: Departure Puno

    Pass By: Puno, Puno, Puno Region
    After finishing your breakfast at the hotel. You will be transfer to Puno’s airport.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At the hotel.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Pick up from International Airport: Jorge Chavez- Pick up from the selected hotels in Lima, Cusco and Puno.Airports
    • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Standard Hotel Category 1/3/2021 - 3/27/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    3/28/2021 - 4/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    4/4/2021 - 6/18/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/19/2021 - 6/23/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/24/2021 - 7/22/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/23/2021 - 7/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/31/2021 - 12/17/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2021 - 1/2/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Superior Hotel Category 1/3/2021 - 3/27/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    3/28/2021 - 4/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    4/4/2021 - 6/18/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/19/2021 - 6/23/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    6/24/2021 - 7/22/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/23/2021 - 7/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    7/31/2021 - 12/17/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/18/2021 - 1/2/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Rates do not apply for Peruvians or foreign passengers whose stay exceeded 60 days in Peru because sales taxes are not included in the above total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If you are a solo traveler you must select SINGLE room.
    • For two travelers: You can choose between 2 singles OR 1 double room.
    • For three travelers: You can choose between 1 triple OR 1 double and 1 single OR 3 single rooms.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by LimaTours

Activity ID: V-5363P53

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