PERU LIVING CULTURE
RUMBO EXPLORA – 13DAYS-12NIGHTS PACKAGE
Lima / Cusco / Machupicchu / Puno / Lake Titicaca / Colca Canyon / Arequipa
Travel from the coastal city of Lima across to the soaring Andean mountains to Cusco and Machupicchu, capital of the Inca Empire and onto the vast altiplano – Puno with its unique floating islands on Lake Titicaca and the funeral towers of Sillustani. Besides the deepest Colca Canyon and the rainforest Puerto Maldonado. Destinations known for their unique natural beauty, history, and cultural traditions.
This journey begin in Lima, the capital of Peru. Enjoy our personalized touring to your interests, such as an insider tour of the impressive historic district (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to colonial churches and catacombs, plaza de armas, Miraflores & San Isidro districts and museums.
Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the higher elevation, stay at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel. Your guide will lead you through the narrow streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. Visit important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy a dining at Cusco’s top restaurants. The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a one night stay. Your guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca sites, and meetings with local weavers. Spend the following day travelling by train to Aguas Calientes. Continue to Machupicchu and walk near the ruins. Your tour guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the surroundings.
Next, train journey over the Andes to Puno (Lake Titicaca), and lunch included on board. One day excursion, take a boat to the fascinating “floating islands,” which are made from bundles of reeds and inhabited by the indigenous Uros people (Lake Tribe). Also visit Taquile Island, and meet local weavers who produce colorful textiles. During private/shared touring, visit local communities, and learn about their local customs and distinctive traditional dress. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Puno’s top restaurants. The following day visit the funeral towers of Sillustani, which is surrounded by Umayo Lake, here you can have the opportunity to make the llama trek (1hrs), besides enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Peruvian Andes and its people. Lunch in one of the farm houses overlooking the country side. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, with a local expert or an evening cultural performance.
Continue, and travel along the high plateau from Puno to Chivay village located in the Colca Valley, with stops on route passing near Lagunillas Lake, Patahuasi restaurant and Patapampa view point of volcanoes. Spend the following day in the Colca Valley exploring the Andean villages, pre-Inca burial grounds in this remote land and admire the impressive irrigation system, the fertile mountains terraced for farming of the Colca valley and the flying condors. Other outdoor activity option include relax in the hot springs on the grounds. Return to Arequipa, one of Peru’s most picturesque cities. Enjoy a private walking tour and visit the Santa Catalina Convent called” a city within another city”, and other important religious and historic sites.
On your final day, fly back to Lima for an overnight stay then connect with your onward flight to Home.
Day 01: Arribo en Lima (-/-/-)
Llegada en aeropuerto de Lima, reception, assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight in Lima
Day 02: Lima – Cusco (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private transfer from hotel to airport with escort guide for flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, reception, assistance and transfer from airport to hotel. Afternoon half-day tour of Cusco with private guide including Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery (Qoricancha), and nearby ruins of Sacsahuayman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca pucara. Overnight in Cusco
Day 03: Maras, Moray & Sacred Valley (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Full-day private touring to sacred valley, including visit to Maras, Moray, Salt mines, Chincheros village, Pisac ruins & market. Overnight in Sacred Valley
Day 04: Machupicchu (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for your train to Machupicchu. Departure on Vistadome class train to Machupicchu. Arrival in Machupicchu village, reception, assistance and transfer to hotel for 01 night. Afternoon excursion to Machupicchu including round trip bus tickets and entrance fees to Machupicchu citadel with private guide. Overnight in Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes
Day 05: Machupicchu – Cusco (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning second entrance, including round trip bus tickets and entrance fees to Machupicchu citadel for your excursion to Huaynapichu Mountain. Afternoon return trip by train from Machupicchu village to Ollanta train station. Reception and private transfer to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco
Day 06: Cusco –Puno (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Wanchaq train station. Departure on train Andean Explorer Cusco to Puno, lunch included on board. Arrival in Puno, reception, assistance and transfer from train station to hotel. Overnight in Puno
Day 07: Lake Titicaca (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Transfer from hotel to port. Full-day private touring by boat to Uros and Taquile Islands with private guide, lunch included during the excursion. Overnight in Puno
Day 08: Sillustani & trek with llamas (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Full-day excursion by private car and guide to Atuncolla, including trek with llamas, boat ride on Umayo Lake, guided visit to Sillustani and lunch at Andean farm house during the excursion. Overnight in Puno
Day 09: Puno – Colca canyon (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Departure with private car & guide from Puno to Chivay for your 03Days-02Nights Colca Canyon program, including stops on route at Lagunillas Lake, Patahuasi restaurant and Patapampa view point of volcanoes. Arrival in Chivay and lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Colca Valley
Day 10: Colca canyon (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning guided visit to the Cruz Del Condor with private car & guide, including stops at Achoma & Maca villages on route and lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Colca Valley
Day 11: Colca – Arequipa (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning at leisure. Lunch included at local restaurant. At proper time departure with private car & guide from Colca to Arequipa. Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 12: Arequipa – Lima (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private tour of Arequipa city & Santa Catalina Monastery and Cupula Policromada. Afternoon transfer from hotel to airport with escort guide for flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima, reception, assistance and transfer from airport to hotel.
Overnight in Lima
Day 13: Depart Lima (-/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. At proper time private transfer from hotel to airport with escort guide and assistance for your connecting international flight.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- HOTELS: CATEGORY 3***
- IN LIMA: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tambo II or similar
- IN CUSCO: Hotel Ruinas, San Agustin Internacional or similar
- IN SACRED VALLEY: Hotel Inkallpa, Hacienda Valle Sagrado or similar
- IN MACHUPICCHU: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tierra Viva or similar
- IN PUNO: Hotel Hacienda Puno, Qelqatani or similar
- IN COLCA VALLEY: Hotel Killawasi, Eco Inn or similar
- IN AREQUIPA: Hotel La Maison D’elise, Posada del Monasterio or similar
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$2030 per person (double occupancy – in group tour)
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$3177 per person (double occupancy – in private tour)
- HOTELS: CATEGORY 4****
- IN LIMA: Hotel Sonesta El Olivar, San Agustin Exclusive or similar
- IN CUSCO: Hotel Novotel, Jose Antonio or similar
- IN SACRED VALLEY: Hotel Pakaritampu, San Agustin Monasterio or similar
- IN MACHUPICCHU: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tierra Viva or similar
- IN PUNO: Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection, Jose Antonio or similar
- IN COLCA VALLEY: Hotel Colca Lodge, Refugio Colca or similar
- IN AREQUIPA: Hotel Cabildo Superior, La Posada del Puente or similar
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$2290 per person (double occupancy – in group tour)
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$3697 per person (double occupancy – in private tour)
THE ITINERARY INCLUDES:
Domestic airfares: Lima/Cusco, Arequipa/lima
Hotel accommodation: As indicated in the itinerary
Meals: As indicated in the itinerary
Transfers: Private transportation + escort guide as indicated in the itinerary
Tour guides: English-Spanish speaking guides, as indicated in the itinerary
Guided tour of Cusco city & Sacred Valley
Guided tour to Machupicchu: Round trip transport Cusco/Ollantaytambo/Cusco, round-trip train ticket Vistadome coach to/from Machupicchu village + round-trip bus ticket to/from Machupicchu ruins
Andean Explorer train ticket from Cusco to Puno
Boat boat trip in Lake Titicaca + guided tour to Sillustani
Land transport Puno/Colca/Arequipa
Guided tour of Arequipa city
Entrance tickets: All entrance fees to the sites indicated in the itinerary
THE ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
Late check-out and services
Drinks during meals, hotel extras
Tips for tours guides and drivers
Local taxes (18% V.A.T. is applicable only to Peruvian and foreign residents of Peru; in order to be exempted you will need to show your passport)
This is a preliminary costing, hotels may vary according to availability.
Air fares are referential only. Actual rate are subject to availability at time of purchase and type of ticket (refunds and changes allowed/not allowed, penalties apply/not apply). Domestic airfares: Lima/Cusco US$194, Arequipa/Lima US$151
Airport tax: Lima/Cusco, Arequipa/Lima are included in the plane ticket.
All entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice.
Prices valid for 2016, except on Labor Day (May 01), Inti Raymi (Jun 20/27 in Cusco), Independence Day (July 28/29), Christmas & New Year (Dec 22 / Jan 03) and other National or Religious Holidays when special rates may apply; please verify.
International departure tax should be included in the Air fare; please verify.