Cusco, city tour, Sacred Valley, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon 10 days.
Price from U$ 1600
Peru Tour is an authentic Peruvian experience. Embrace many tastes of the culture and admire diverse landscapes, archaeology and nature. This trip covers the best Peru destinations which will delight you with its uniqueness, 10 fun-filled days to experience completely different flavors of Peru.
In this tour you'll visit Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the world, the ancient capital of the Inca empire Cusco, traveling the sacred valley that preserve remarkable Inca archaeology sites, you will take the train that run across mountain sides, until the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We end this tour with a visit to the impressive Colca Canyon.
Day 1 Lima
Arrival in Lima at any time during the day.
Day 2 Cusco
Depending the flight time, we will transfer you to the airport to catch the flight to Cusco.
Day 3 Sacred Valley
After breakfast, we will drive to the impressive Sacred Valley and have a guided tour to the citadels of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo.
Complete guided tour around this spectacular complex after this,we coming back to Cusco.
Day 5: Puno
Six hours bus ride to Puno.
Day 6-7: Titicaca lake tour
We will visit Uros Islands, Amantani and we will sleep in a guest house at Titconata.
Day 8-9: Colca Canyon
We will drive for 7 hours until we arrive to Colca Canyon.
Day 10 Lima
Flight back home.
Peru tour - tour itinerary
Day 1 Lima
Arrival to Lima at any time during the day. Transfer from airport to the hotel in Lima, where you are going to meet a river Explorers assistant, who will give you tips on what to do in Lima and also will explain the flight itinerary and transfer time for the next day. Overnight in Lima. (No meals included).
Day 2 Cusco
Depending flight time, we will transfer you to the airport to catch a flight to Cusco. In Cusco we will wait for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After the hotel check in, we will have a little city tour around Cusco.
City tour departures at 1 pm. Tour guide to Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Qenqo Tambomachay all Inca archaeological sites around Cusco. Hotel en Cusco. (No meals included).
Day 3 Sacred Valley
After breakfast we will start with the tour around 9 am, we will drive towards Pisaq, in the way, we will pass small towns built in the high Andean mountains in Cusco such as Qorao, Huancalle and Taray authentic Peruvian Andean villages, minutes after, we will arrive to the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley where we will stop to admire and take pictures of this beautiful place. The Valley is surrounding of snow capped mountains as Pitusiray, Sahuasiray, Veronica, Chicon located between 5000 to 6500 meter sea level and the Urubamba River who transverse this valley, this river was the principal resource for agricultural purposes at the Incas time.
Písac complex, is located on the top of a hill at the entrance to the Sacred Valley. The citadel are separated into four neighbourhoods, including a number of bathes and temples. Intihuatana (The Temple of the Sun), suggest that it served as an astronomical calendar. Q'allaqasa, which is built onto a natural spur which gives a amazing view of the valley, is known as the citadel.
The hillside is lined with terraces constructed by the Incas that still is in use today. These terraces were created by hand and served as an agricultural purposes. Pisaq is supposed to control a route of the Inca Empire with the border of the Amazon Jungle.
After this tour, we will go back to Pisaq town where we will stop for one hour in the popular Pisaq market where you can buy handicrafts and some other souvenirs that this place offers.
Around 11 or 12, we will be driving towards Ollantaytambo, after 40 minutes, we stop to have a buffet lunch in one of the most prestige restaurants of the valley, after lunch, we continue driving to Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo is located at 2972 m - 9160 ft above sea level, this complex was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacutec who conquered this area and built the town with many temples, store houses, terraces, quarries, bathes and defenses some of the buildings have been extremely well carved so they fit into each other. The perfect asymmetrical stone walls are a unique feature in Ollyantaytambo.
At the time of the Spanish conquest Peru it served as a military resistant fortress for Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance.
The town of Ollantaytambo, is an Inca leaving city, the people owns many of the houses that was used in the past by our ancestors.
After the guided tour in Ollantaytambo, depending the train time service, we will get ready to catch the train to Aguas Calientes (town bellow Machu Picchu), it will take one hour and 45 minutes to arrive; at the train station there will be the hotel personal that will transfer us to the hotel. Hostel in Machu Picchu.
Day 4 Machu Picchu
Today there are two options; the first is for the adventure people, early in the morning you can hike for about two hours until Machu Picchu Citadel. The second choice is taking the bus that will take 30 minutes until we arrive to Machu Picchu Citadel.
Our guide will take you around the area for two hours guided tour in the wonders of this impressive complex. Machu Picchu citadel is located at 2430m - 7972 ft above sea level and 80 km - 50 miles from Cusco the Inca capital. This amazing complex was never found by the Spanish and consequently not destroyed, as it was in the case with many other Inca sites. Over the years, the surrounding jungle grew over much of the site, and only local native people knew of its existence. On July 24 1911, Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham.
Machu Picchu was constructed in a classical Inca style, with polished stone walls. This complex has three primary buildings the Intihuatana (hitching point of the sun), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows, all these located in the most sacred quarter of Machu Picchu.
After the guided tour there will be plenty of time to take pictures, walk around the places that we like the most and then, we meet with the rest of the group at Aguas Calientes to catch the train to Ollantaytambo, and from there take a bus to the hotel in Cusco.
Day 5: Puno
Early morning we will pick you up from your hotel to the Bus station. Here we will catch a Bus that will take to Puno, in the way you will visit many different archaeological sites that is usually not visited by many tourists.
The highest pass on this ride will be La Raya (4313 m.), there after you'll pass beautiful small Andean towns until we arrive to the Hotel in Puno. Once you drop the luggage and take a nice shower, you'll meet your guide to have a nice tour guide around the City. After dinner, the Titicaca guide will give a briefing about the tour.
Day 6-7: Lake Titicaca tour
Get on board for an unforgettable travel experience. We will depart early in a motor boat, after 30 minutes we will arrive to Uros Islands floating islands, our guide will explain everything about this incredible islands. Continuing for 2 more hours, we will arrive to the Peninsula of Capachica, where we will have a soft 1 hour walk, through an original pre-Inca path; the views are spectacular, while enjoying the country side life.
We will have a picnic lunch by the lake, after we will continue by motor boat towards Ticonata Island. At arrival, we will be welcome by the community, and be leaded to our accommodation at the Ticonata Eco – Village. This place is formed by typical conical houses which are a copy of the pre –Incan houses on the area, the thatched roofs give the island a unique character. In the afternoon if you wish we can have a short hike to the ancient ritual place at the top of the hill, that still is in use by the locals for theirs authentic ancestral ceremonies. Sunsets are spectacular to watch once at this place.
This program is a sustainable project that involves people of a community that shares all the benefits and work equally between its members. Later, we will have a typical dinner, bonfire and native dances preformed by the islanders, where you can feel and breathe the essence of folklore and culture. Here one of the wise man will tell us about their magic world and traditions, and the locals will tell us from firsthand how the daily life and traditions are. While, enjoying the milky way stars. Meals include (Breakfast-lunch-dinner)
In the second day, after an early breakfast, we will be back in the boat towards Amantani island, it will take 2 to 3 hours depending of weather and season. On Amantani Island, we will visit the Village and have a pleasant soft walk while our guide is explaining the culture and traditions of the locals. Lunch in a local house and some time to learn about the culture and people, later by motor boat we will return to Puno city, arrival at 4.30 pm approximately. Meals include (Breakfast-lunch). Overnight in Puno. Meals included 2 breakfasts - 2 lunches - 1 diner.
Day 8-9: Colca Canyon
We will depart from Puno around 8 am, there after we will drive for about 5 hours until the beginning of a death road in Arequipa, where there will be a van waiting for us to take us to the Colca Canyon.
North of Arequipa is the amazing Colca Canyon. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in North America, the distance from the Colca riverbed to the top of the cliff is more than 13,100 feet. We will have a nice walk near the canyon. After this you can have a nice relaxing time in the Calera hot springs. On the second day, we will have a little bus ride to Cruz del Condor where we can appreciate the canyon and the impressive condors flying.
After this we will go to Arequipa. Overnight in Arequipa. (2 breakfasts-2 lunches-1 dinner)
Day 10 Lima
Flight back home. If your flight departures is late in the evening, we can organize a city tour or give you some tips to shop, also we can arrange lunch in one of the best restaurants in town, you can enjoy the delicious sea food as ceviche, black shells, rise with mariscos etc, this will be the perfect end for your Peru tour package.
What is included?
- Meals Included: All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
- Transfers: All transfer inside Peru after your arrival. Is not included in the price transfer from the Airport to the hotel the day at your arrival and the last day when you leave Peru. This can be arranging for 20 USD dollars per person.
- Accommodation: Hotels 9 nights, hostel at Aguas Calientes, guest house 1 night at Ticonata Island in Lake Titicaca.
- Transport: Public buses, local flights, train, motor boat.
- Lake Titicaca: Guided tour on Taquile, Amantani and the Uros Islands, one night accommodation in a guest house.
- Machu Picchu: Local guide, entrance fees, train tickets, bus to and from Machu Picchu, hostel and bus from Ollanta to Cusco.
- Colca canyon: Local guide, transport, one night accommodation in a hostel.
- Group leader: We provide an assistant in every city you'll visit; they will give information and tips at the moment of your arrival to each City in Peru.
What is not included?
- Hotels and meals during the days that passengers want to stay in Cusco, Puno or any of the cities, instead of continuing with the trips..
- Transfer from the Airport to the hotel the day at your arrival and the last day when you leave Peru. This can be arrange for 20 USD dollars per person
- Activities not mentioned in the tour description.
What to bring?
Weather can be different in Peru because the Andean mountains, we recommend to bring some warm clothes especially if you travel during May to September the early mornings and nights in Cusco and Puno can be very cold.
Any other items that you wish to pack are at your own discretion however you should attempt to comply with the suggested luggage weight limit.
- Travel documents: passport, visas, travel insurance certificate, air tickets (with photocopies).
- Any vaccination certificates required
- Money: traveller's cheques/cash/credit or debit card, money belt
- First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, aspirin, band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
For more information look at our Peru travel Information at the left hand side of the page.
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Peru tour - prices and hotels
Our trip prices are based on double occupancy Hotel Rooms and Lodges. If you are travelling alone and wish to share, we will assign a same-sex roommate if one is available, but if for example there are 5 in the group and he/she does not have any one to share, we will pay the expenses to cover the hotel room price. If you wish to have your own room, you need to pay extra to cover the expenses of the room. If you wish you can always upgrade your hotel category, ask for more informationAll the services in this tour package including food, buses and hotels are good, safe and clean. The hotels and hostels are very nice and they are always located in safe places in all the cities that you will visit.
In the price of $1600, we include hotel 3 stars, you can see more about the hotels that we use by clicking at the links below,
- Hotel Vila Santa Lima
- El Mariel Lima
- San Agustin Internationa Cusco
- Jose Antonio hote Cusco
- Hotel Intiqa Puno
- La Casa de mi Abuela Arequipa
- Posada del Castillo Arequipa
To upgrade your hotel category, look prices bellow,
5 star hotel
4 star hotel
3 star hotel
King size bed
Two bed room
Lima Hotels 5 stars
The Westin Lima Hotel
Located in Lima's financial and shopping district, the hotel is only 16 km from Jorge Chávez International Airport and few minutes from a nice selection of galleries, restaurants and parks as well as banks and corporate headquarters. Read More...
Casa Andina Private Collection
Designed with an singular local touch, it displays an exclusive collection of contemporary art as well as valuable colonial antiques that adorn the rooms and common areas. The hotel has 148 functional rooms, the restaurant Alma. Read more...
Marriot Hotel (upon request)
The JW Marriott Hotel Lima awaits with a great central location, unique architecture and magnificent views. The JW Marriott Hotel offers amazing panoramas of the Pacific Ocean from every guest room. Read more......
Hilton Hotel (upon request)
Hilton Miraflores is Located in the Capital of Peru Lima in the one of the residential area of Miraflores, close to Kennedy Park, Larcomar, Huaca Pucllana Olivar Park........ read more
Hotel 4 stars
Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores
The hotel offers 105 exquisitely decorated, guest rooms featuring a variety of amenities to ensure that every guest has a wonderful stay. Accommodations at the Radisson Miraflores include superior rooms, deluxe rooms and junior suites read more...
Hotel Libertador Lima
Located in the exclusive district of San Isidro, financial heart of the capital. Only 40 minutes from the airport, right across the San Isidro Golf Club, the hotel offers a relaxing view of the course, innovative cuisine and dedicated service with attention to every detail. Read more...
The architecture of the Novotel Lima hotel allows natural light into all read more...
No level is required for this trip
Departure dates 2013
Feel free to ask for a different departure dates than the ones described bellow.
All departure dates below are 100 % confirm
Mar: 8, 22
Apr: 5, 19
May: 1, 10, 24
Jun: 7, 21, 28
Jul: 1, 10, 19, 28
Aug: 9, 18, 27
Set: 6, 20
Oct: 4, 18
Nov: 1, 15, 29
Dec: 6, 13, 20, 23, 27
2014 January 1, 10, 19