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Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley – 8D / 7N

An amazing trip to all of the main attractions of Peru! Enjoy both city and nature in this 8 day trip.

USD $1,807.00USD $2,128.00

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Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley – 8 Days/7 Nights

Highlights

  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca

Description

Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, & Sacred Valley: A wonderful journey through the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, the beautiful Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, then a visit to the highest lake in the world Lake Titicaca, spent walking around its beautiful floating islands.

Duration

8 Days/7 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1: International Arrival in Lima

A representative will meet you at International Lima Airport and bring you to your hotel.  You’ll have the day to check into the hotel and rest up for your Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley trip.

Overnight at Lima Hotel

Meals Included: None

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing Tour

You’ll have the morning to relax and rest up for the amazing Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley trip ahead.

After lunch on your own, you’ll leave the hotel at 2:30 pm for a guided tour to the “City of Kings.” This excursion shows you the best of Lima through pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary times.

Overnight at Lima Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Flight to Cusco – Cusco Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head to the airport to catch your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be transported to your hotel where you will have the morning to relax and freshen up.

You will be picked up from the hotel at 1:30 pm to tour the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), a very important Inca shrine. Later, you’ll visit the impressive Cathedral in the main square. Our tour continues in Sacsayhuaman on a hill that looms over the city. Then, you’ll visit the old temple of the Puma in Qenqo, a singular limestone outcrop used for religious purposes. You’ll also visit Puca Pucara and the sacred fountains of life and health in Tambomachay. Finally, the tour ends with a tour of the city of Cusco.

Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have a full day visit to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as the Pisaq and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites. First, you’ll stop at the village of Qorao to take pictures of the gorgeous landscapes. Then you’ll head to Pisaq, an archaeological site and Indian market.

This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”

After a typical Peruvian lunch in the Sacred Valley, you’ll visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo that once protected the entrance to this part of the Valley from possible invasion from the other tribes. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca’s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll head back to Cusco.

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

You’ll have breakfast at the hotel to gather energy for a full day excursion to Machu Picchu. This is one of the main highlights of the Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley trip. You’ll head to the bust stop around 5:30 am to take a short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, and the Temple of the Three Windows, houses as well as warehouses and a large central square. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to partake in the following optional activities (for an additional cost):

1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; If you are adventurous, you’ll love the trek up to the Wayna Picchu where you can appreciate amazing views.

2. Walk to Sun Gate; a 1 hour walk

After your individual adventure, you’ll break for lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu before taking the train back to Aguas Calientes and later Cusco.

Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Bus to Puno

You’ll have breakfast at the hotel before taking a scenic bus ride to Puno for the next adventure. Along the way, you’ll stop to visit several archaeological sites as well as the famous “Sixteen Chapel” in the village of Andahuaylillas that dates back to the 17th century. You’ll have lunch in Sicuani and spend the night at Puno Hotel.

Overnight at Puno Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Lake Titicaca – Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile

After breakfast, you’ll go on a two-hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating Islands of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called “Totora.” Their homes and boats are also made from this material.

Later, the motor boat trip will continue on to Amantani Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions and who specialize in the production of ceramics and textiles. You’ll grab lunch with the group in Amantani before heading out to an overnight homestay with a local family.

Overnight at Puno Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Puno Depart – Visit Sillustani – Lima International Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will head to the airport to catch a flight to the Sillustani tombs. These Tombs or Chullpas are characterized by their round and square bases, as well as the cornice on top. There are several figures and symbols on these tombs, the snake being the most representative. This symbolizes the influence of the jungle and not of the Andes.

With that, your Peru Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley trip will have come to an end, and you’ll head back to the airport for your flight to Lima then home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

What’s Included

  • All mentioned transport
    • Train tickets (Expedition Class)
  • Double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and cultural sights
  • Guided visits and mentioned excursions
  • English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature
  • Personal equipment
  • Obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned
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