Explore the Tropical Forest & the Andean Highlights

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Description

A tour of the most beautiful cities in the southern Andes of Peru, enjoying incredible scenery, people who maintain their ancestral customs and mysterious constructions. Full of color and customs; The Titicaca Lake, known as the birthplace of the Inca Empire and the highest navigable lake in the world, one place you definitely want to visit. And the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. A full program of ancient Peru.

General benefits

  • Tour Package for Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno and Lake Titicaca.
  • Assistance 24/7 from our representatives and 365 days of the year.
  • Best prices and guarantee for your Peruvian vacations.
  • Quality service, safety and comfort.
  • Daily departures and fully customizable tours.
  • We include a traveler´s assistance card in all our packages during your stay.
  • Many satisfied customers, top testimonials.

What you need to take

  • Original Passport.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Warm jacket / Waterproof Jacket or rain poncho.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Toiletries, insect repellent and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera and film.

Include

  • 1 night in Lima.
  • 2 nights in Puerto Maldonado.
  • 3 nights in Cuzco.
  • 1 night in the Sacred valley.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • All transfers.
  • 9 breakfasts.
  • Meals included during your stay at Puerto Maldonado Lodge.
  • 1 lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
  • 1 lunch on route from Puno to Cusco.
  • 1 lunch at Taquile Island.
  • Tours according itinerary in group with local English speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.

Does not include

  • Airfares.
  • Meals not mentioned on your program.
  • Personal expenses, tips.
  • Airport taxes.

ITINERARY

  • Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez International Lima airport, a TRIP PERU representative will meet you and take you to your hotel in private transfer. According the time of your arrival the day is yours! There are many options to visit around the capital of Peru like the Main Square with its main attractions: the Cathedral, Archbishop of Lima and Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace). If you have a free evening it would be a great opportunity to go to the Magic Water Circuit with different types of fountains and a main colorful show. It is also a very good time to start tasting a little bit of our famous cuisine in one of the delicious restaurants around the city. Remember that Peru is considered one of the best gastronomic destinations.
  • Overnight in Lima.
  • After breakfast, a Trip Peru representative will pick you up from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Upon arrival, a lodge representative will meet you at the airport and take you to the port for your transfer by boat to your jungle lodge. The distances may vary according each lodge; however, most of them are located around 30-minutes and 1-hour by boat from the city. As you leave the city of Puerto Maldonado behind, you'll be surrounded by the tranquility and warmness of the Tambopata River and Tropical rainforest. When you arrive at the lodge you will meet your guide and know a little bit more about the activities that you will enjoy during your stay and also you will have some free time to settle in and relax. This evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner and mingle with other guests of the lodge in early to get ready for your jungle tour at the break of dawn.
  • Overnight in Puerto Maldonado lodge.
  • Mornings at the rainforest start very early and today you will start this jungle adventure! After breakfast, you will be taken to a nearby lake to see a big variety of wildlife. Today you may be able to view caimans, turtles, hoatzin, wading birds, and if you are lucky, endangered giant river otters. Morning tends to be the best time of day to see them and as the sun comes up, you will watch how the jungle comes into life.
    You will return to the lodge for lunch. This afternoon your guide will focus on flora, you will walk through the forest, watching hidden jungle inhabitants and indigenous plants. Many of the plants serve a variety of purposes, like medicinal, construction or even for transportation, and are often still used by native communities.
    Return to the lodge for dinner. After that, you can return to the jungle for a night walk having the opportunity to see nocturnal creatures. Alternatively, you can simply relax to the sounds of the jungle in your cabana hammock enjoying your last evening in the Peruvian rainforest.
  • Overnight in Puerto Maldonado lodge.

    * Note: The exact order of activities may vary due to weather conditions and other considerations. Your Amazon guide will provide details about the activities that you will enjoy each day.
  • After an early breakfast, you will return to Puerto Maldonado by boat and you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
  • At your arrival to Velasco Astete Cusco airport, our TRIP PERU representative will meet you and take you to your hotel passing through the historic center. The adventure begins!
  • According the time of your arrival, you now have the rest of the day to make some exploring around the city. It is important for you to know that Cusco is located at 11,300 feet in elevation, we recommend during this first afternoon to take it easy so you can begin acclimatizing to the altitude. Nevertheless, this is a good chance to walk around the Main Square, with its many cafes and stores. There are also many options for casual and/or fine dining.
  • Overnight in Cusco.
  • Morning at leisure. This would be a very good time to explore a little bit more of Cusco’s less-visited attractions, you have for example: San Pedro Market, the beautiful neighborhood of San Blas, or one of Cusco’s fine museums, such as the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Casa Concha (“Machu-Picchu Museum”), or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch.
  • In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the historical city of Cuzco. Your visit will begin with the center of the city, touring around two beautiful colonial landmarks: The Main Square and The Cathedral to see its fabulous wood carvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Then you will visit the ancient Koricancha (Temple of the Sun in Quechua), an ancient Inca worship center to the Sun God and a marvelous mixture of Inca and colonial architecture. Later on you will leave the city and head towards the outskirts where several archaeological sites from Inca times can be found, and what better example of this that the Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress, entirely built in stone, each piece carefully carved to fit perfectly to the other. This Inca fortress is also the chosen site for the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) that is celebrated every year on June 24th. Even more archaeological marvels are ahead: Kenko (labyrinth or maze in Quechua), a ceremonial site; Tambomachay, where a never-ending spring can be found, this place is locally known as the Inca Baths, a site that it is believed to be an Inca tribute to Unu (water in Quechua) and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara.
  • In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Evening at leisure where you can enjoy local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night.
  • Overnight in Cusco.
  • Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca`s Balcony, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with an impressive view, where twelves families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress, also served as a temple. Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.
  • In the late afternoon, you will be taken to your beautiful hotel in the Sacred Valley where you can relax and be ready for your exciting next destination.
  • Overnight at the Sacred Valley.
  • After breakfast, you will be ready to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world and the highpoint of your Peruvian vacation: Machu Picchu. You will board a beautiful train to the town of Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, this hour-and-a-half to two-hour train journey is considered one of the most impressive routes in the world, watching the magnificent scenery of the Sacred Valley offering passengers dramatic views of the Andean landscape as the train descends from high altitude plains down through the cloud forest. Upon arrival, our tour representative will meet you at the train station and take you to the bus station for a 20-minute ride up to the citadel. A professional English-speaking guide will take you for a 2-hour tour to the most important sites in Machu Picchu, including the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the Sun Temple, and the Room of 3 Windows. You'll have some time left over to go for lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and scout around the ancient city on your own, then return to Aguas Calientes for your train back to Cusco.
  • In the late afternoon, you will board your train back to Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel in the evening.
  • If you want to spend more time at Machu Picchu, this package can be adapted according your preferences, you have the option to stay one more night in Aguas Calientes. This will allow you to make a second visit to the enigmatic citadel on the following day or hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain, this hike offers spectacular views of the surrounding Andes and over the Machu Picchu citadel from above.
  • Overnight in Cusco.
  • After breakfast, you will be taken to the bus station to start the journey to Puno.
  • On the way you will make some stops to beautiful sites. First you will visit the Andahuaylillas chapel, called the Sistine Chapel of America, where you will be able to see the incredible contrast of its humble exterior and its lush interior decoration from baroque colonial style. Continue towards the Raqchi archaeological site carved in stone and said to be a sanctuary for the Wiracocha God. Then you will make a short stop in Sicuani to enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and continue making your way towards Puno. After lunch you will reach the highest point of your journey at 14,222 ft., La Raya, the place where the aymara and the quechua region meet and where you will be able to enjoy breathtaking Andean sites and taking amazing photos. The final stop comes at Pukara, the most important and ancient ceremonial center of this area.

    If you would like to fly or take the luxury ANDEAN EXPLORER train please ask your travel agent.
  • At the end of the day, arrival to Puno. Reception at the bus station from one of our representatives who will be taking you to your confirmed hotel.
  • As Puno is higher than Cusco (12 531 feet), it is a very good opportunity to take it easy this evening and relax for next day.
  • Overnight in Puno.
  • Make sure you are ready to go this day! This full day tour will take you to the lake´s most fascinating islands. Your first stop will be the Uros Islands, composed of 32 islands buitt by native residents by hand, made of a local type of reed called totora. This “water tribe” continuously adds layers of reed to their islands to maintain them, but not only their “grounds” are made of totora, their homes, boats and everything you can think of has also been built with this reed. The Uros are particular because of their floating islands but also because of how they still maintain their traditions and customs over time, making this a once in a lifetime experience. The boat excursion will continue towards Taquile island, during the boat ride, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views of Lake Titicaca, perched at 12,500 feet in elevation. Upon arrival, be prepared for some effort to hike up the hill and visit the most important sites of the island, including the main plaza and the market, as well as have opportunities to take pictures of the island landscape and surrounding lake and if skies are clear enough you may even be able to view the volcanoes located on Bolivian shores across the lake. Here is where you will have lunch with an amazing view before heading back to Puno.
  • You will be back to Puno in the late afternoon and you will have time to relax and walk around the city center.
  • Overnight in Puno.
  • After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.
  • Along the way, you will make a stop at the Sillustani archeological site, on the shore of Lake Umayo. This place is very famous for its "chullpas", circular stone burial towers. They are 12 meters high and were used by the Collas and the Incas. The scenery only intensifies the beauty of this lovely and mystical place.
  • Optionally, if you want to extend your Peruvian itinerary, click here: PERUVIAN DESTINATIONS.

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