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Cusco > machu picchu > puno

Itineray

7 Days

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USD$ 985.00

Visiting Peru is not only traveling in a place passing the time.  This adventure allows you to experience the truly beautiful scenery, admirable constructions that were built in harmony with nature, and of course the kind, hospitable people. We will explore the world icon, Machu Picchu, as well as navigate through the lake at the highest altitude in the world, Lake Titicaca.

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Day 1: Arrival in Cusco  

Cusco is located at 3400 (11200 feet) meters above sea level.

Welcome to Cusco, the historical capital of Peru! Upon arrival, a representative from the Machu Picchu Explorer travel agency will be awaiting you to transfer you to your hotel. Cusco, also known as the "bellybutton of the world" is a charming place. You will be able to get to experience its architectural beauty, its traditional neighborhoods, the beautiful Plaza de Armas (its main square), as well as its various gastronomical delights.
Cusco's main points of interests are the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (known as the Qoricancha), the San Blas district and San Pedro market among many others. 
 
We recommend that you take the first day to rest and become acclimated to the altitude.
Night in Cusco.

Day 2: Cusco City Tour     

The city of Cusco is one of the most important destinations of Peru. It was the ancient capital of the Inca empire, with its streets and buildings still reflecting its grand historical past. Due to this, the city is known as “the belly button of the world”. In the morning/afternoon, our professional guide will accompany you to discover the best of this Inca city. We will begin by visiting the Temple of the Sun (also called Qoricancha). After, we will visit the treasures that the Basilica Cathedral of Cusco has to offer, and then finish by visiting the ruins adjacent to the city, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay.
In the evening, spend at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the lights of Cusco at night, the surrounding hills and the sky overhead littered with stars

Overnight in Cusco


Day 3: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

The Sacred Valley lies at 2800 meters above sea level (9,190 meters).
Aguas Calientes lies at 2040 meters above sea level. (6,690 feet).
Travel time between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes: 1 hour 40 min by train.

Our adventure continues onto the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an enigmatic place whose fertile, beautiful lands and gorgeous landscapes were intelligently taken advantage of by the ancient Peruvian people. Our first visit will be to Pisac, a greatly important archaeological site whose shape and construction are inspired by a local bird (the Puna partridge). Straight away, we will visit the local market, famous for its products that they trade there. In the afternoon, we will go on towards Ollantaytambo, a place that clearly shows how the Incans designed their cities with narrow streets and lovely canals, all in harmony with its natural environment. We will then visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo with its spectacular Incan terraces that will take our breath away, not to mention the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from them! At the end of the afternoon, we will board the train to our next stop, the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town.

Night in Aguas Calientes.


Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters above sea level (7,900 feet).

This will be a memorable day during your visit in Peru, given that you will see one of the Wonders of the World that all travelers dream of visiting, we mean the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Early in the morning, our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel to board the bus to the Machu Picchu citadel all together (20 min trip). Once in Machu Picchu, you will visit the farming and urban zones, as well as its main temples. The tour will take about an hour and a half, after which you will have time to explore the ancient city on your own as well as take additional photographs.

In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco on a comfortable train.

Night in Cusco.


Day 5: Cusco - Puno

The city of Puno is located at 3800 (12470 feet) meters above sea level.

Our stay in Cusco will culminate with great memories! Today we will continue our adventure’s course onto the city of Puno, whose main attraction is the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Early in the morning, we will board a tourist bus that will transfer you to the “Ruta del Sol” (Sun Route) which leads you to Puno. We will visit emblematic places such at Andahuaylillas and its famous dome, the Racchi archeological center, and the pre-Inca site of Pukara.
Arrival in the afternoon in Puno.

Night in Puno.


Day 6: Puno - Lake Titicaca

The distance between Puno and the Uros Islands is around 7km (4.45 miles)

Lake Titicaca is a legendary site, according to the legend that says the founders of the Inca Empire (Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo) left this lake to later found the great empire in Cusco.
In the morning we will head toward Puno’s port to board the speedboat which will transfer us to the first visiting point, the island of Uros, which consists of a group of floating islands made by reed whose inhabitants work primarily as craftsmen. Next, we will be transferred to the famous island of Taquile, primarily known for its men who have a reputation for being expert weavers. The population of Taquile is known to be warm and kind, which allows us to get to know their way of life as we enjoy the beautiful, spectacular views of Lake Titicaca.

At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Puno.
Night in Puno.


Day 7: Puno - Lima

The last day has come, certainly filled with beautiful, unique memories and experiences of our country!
At the expected time, we will transfer you from your hotel to the Juliaca Airport so that you can take your flight to Lima.


End of our services.
 

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Our Rates: (Valid until December 2016)

N° People Price per person
(USD, American dollars)
2 985.00 USD

HOTELES (3*, Based in a Twin/Double room)
Cusco
San Agustin El Dorado, Maytaq Wasin or similar.

Aguas Calientes
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Machu Picchu or similar.

Puno
Casa Andina Tikarani, Tierra Viva Puno or similar.

Included

Hotels 3 stars

  • 03 nights of accommodation  in Cusco  and breakfast Included.
  • 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and Breakfast Included.
  • 02 nights of accommodation in Puno and Breakfast included.

Tours

  • City tour in Cusco: English tour guide + transportation (Shared Service)
  • Tour Sacred Valley: English tour guide + transportation + Buffet Lunch (Shared Service)
  • Tour in Machu Picchu: English speaking guide (shared service)
  • Bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
  • Train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes (Expedition or Inca Rail).
  • Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station (Expedition or Inca Rail).
  • Tourist Bus Cusco – Puno: English speaking guide + Lunch.
  • Full day tour in the Lake Titikaka: Uros Island + Taquile Island (Regular Service).
  • Entrance fees at all sites.

Transfers

  • Transfer from Cusco Airport to the Hotel.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy station to the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Transfer out from Hotel to the terminal bus in Cusco.
  • Transfer from the terminal bus in Puno to the Hotel.
  • Transfer from your hotel in Puno to the Airport of Juliaca.

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches, dinner or drinks Not mentioned
  • Airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • * Consider the possibility of taking the VISTADOME train instead, an extra of $35.00 will be required.

Our Tips For You:

    • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend that you take a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness on our blog post.
    • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep with an Andean family, consider the possibility of including a homestay in your itinerary.
    • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own. Interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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