Discover Peru’s Rich Tapestry

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Duration: 9 Days

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Discover Peru’s Rich Tapestry: 9 Days Exploration from Lima to Cusco to Puno

Embark on a captivating 9-day journey through the heart of Peru, where ancient civilizations and breathtaking landscapes converge to create an unforgettable experience. Begin your adventure with a warm welcome in Lima, exploring the city’s Ancestral, Colonial, and Modern dimensions. From the enchanting Islas Ballestas and the oasis of Huacachina to the historic wonders of Cusco and the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, each day unfolds a new chapter in the rich tapestry of Peru’s culture and history. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Vinicunca, the vibrant Rainbow Mountain, and traverse the scenic Ruta del Sol to Puno, where Lake Titicaca beckons with its cultural charm. With expertly guided tours, seamless transfers, and comfortable accommodations throughout, this journey promises an unparalleled exploration of Peru’s diverse wonders.

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  • Peru
  • Today
  • English, Japanese
  • Bus, Train, Boat
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Highlights
  1. City Tour Lima: Explore Lima’s cultural layers, from the ancient Pirámide Pucllana to the contemporary Miraflores and Larcomar.
  2. Ballestas Islands Excursion: Encounter diverse marine life, including sea lions and Humboldt penguins, and witness the iconic Candelabro geoglyph.
  3. Machu Picchu Exploration: Uncover the mysteries of the Incan civilization at the legendary Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  4. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trek: Trek to the summit of the mesmerizing Vinicunca, revealing its vibrant seven-colored hues.
  5. Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titicaca: Discover the unique cultural heritage of the Uros and Taquile communities on the highest navigable lake in the world.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Peru + Lima City Tour

Upon arrival at Jorge Chávez International Airport, we extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel for a brief rest.

In the afternoon, embark on a journey through the different dimensions of Lima – Ancestral, Colonial, and Modern. Explore iconic sites such as “Pirámide Pucllana,” the Historic Center, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, and more. Uncover the history at the Central Reserve Bank Museum and the Monumental Complex of San Francisco, including its fascinating catacombs.

The itinerary concludes in the Contemporary Zone, where you’ll appreciate landmarks like El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores, Larcomar, and the Love Park.

Day 2: Ballestas Islands + Huacachina Oasis

We depart from Lima at 5:00 in the morning, heading to the charming resort town of Paracas, where the tranquility of the sea awaits. Our thrilling offshore excursion takes us to the Ballestas Islands aboard motorized vessels equipped with all necessary safety measures. En route to the islands, witness the famous and monumental geoglyph known as “El Candelabro,” an ancient guano extraction port, and a diverse congregation of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and other fascinating marine species.

In the afternoon, our journey continues to Ica, where we embark on our Pisco Route. Delve into the detailed craft of producing Peruvian wine and pisco, a tradition dating back to 1856. At the same location, enjoy some time for lunch (on your own). Our next destination is the Huacachina Oasis and its surroundings. For those seeking an adrenaline-filled experience, seize the opportunity to venture into the dunes of Ica on dune buggies and enjoy sandboarding from the heights. Later, we’ll head back to the city of Lima.

Day 3: Welcome + Cusco City Tour

We will transfer you early to Jorge Chávez International Airport to board the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our team will take you to the designated hotel, where you’ll have free time to rest and have lunch on your own. At 1:00 p.m., we’ll embark on a day of discovery, visiting the Cusco Cathedral and the Qorikancha.

Next, we’ll explore the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay, concluding around 6:30 p.m. Afterward, we’ll return to Cusco for you to enjoy your accommodation.

Day 4: Sacred Valley of the Incas + Aguas Calientes

Starting the day at 6:45 a.m., our guide will pick you up to head northeast of Cusco for 40 minutes to Chinchero, a city with Inca influence and agricultural activity. We’ll explore the colonial church built on Inca temples and enjoy local crafts. Then, we’ll visit the experimental circular platforms (andenes) of Moray and the Maras Salt Mines. After lunch in Urubamba, we’ll take a train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, the hotel will welcome you, and after a short rest, you’ll receive details about the exciting Machu Picchu excursion the next day. The night in Aguas Calientes will be filled with anticipation for the unique experience and rich history explored during the day.

Day 5: Machu Picchu - Wonder of the World

After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the main square of Aguas Calientes to head to the bus stop. Board a bus that will take you to the entrance of Machu Picchu (Old Peak or Greater Peak), where you will have three hours to explore with the expert guide.

After the visit, you’ll have free time before returning on your own by bus to Aguas Calientes for an included lunch.

In the afternoon, you’ll head to the station to take the train to Ollantaytambo, and upon arrival, a transfer will take you back to your accommodation in Cusco. The exciting stage concludes in Cusco, where you’ll have time to rest at your accommodation.

Day 6: Vinicunca - Rainbow Mountain

Wake up early to witness the natural marvel. We’ll pick you up at your accommodation and head south of Cusco. After approximately an hour and a half, we’ll reach Cusipata (3,310 m.a.s.l.) for a tasty breakfast. Then, we’ll continue for 1 hour to Fulawasipata (4,660 m.a.s.l.), where you’ll receive details about the trek.

The hike to the Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca (5,200 m.a.s.l.) will commence, taking a 2-hour walk while spotting South American camelids. At the “Red Hill,” you’ll have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. Afterward, descend for 1 hour to Fulawasipata and return to the starting point. Our vehicle will be waiting to take you to a restaurant for a fortifying lunch.

Day 7: Ruta del Sol

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel. At 06:15 hours, we’ll head to the bus terminal to start the journey.

Our first stop is the Andahuaylillas Chapel, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes,” showcasing exceptional murals and paintings. Next, we’ll proceed to Raqchi, the “Temple of the God Wiracocha,” where you’ll admire impressive Colcas and constructions. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Sicuani and continue towards the La Raya Pass, over 4,335 meters above sea level, with views of the Chimboya snow-capped peak and the origin of the Amazon River. We’ll visit the Pukara Lithic Museum to explore ceramics and sculptures, concluding the day in the beautiful city of Puno around 17:00 hours.

We’ll provide assistance at the terminal and transport you to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8: Lake Titicaca + Uros + Taquile

After breakfast, at 07:00 a.m., embark on a day filled with exploration.

From your accommodation, we’ll head to the Puno Port, where a motorboat awaits. First, explore the Floating Islands of the Uros, visiting one or two of the more than 50 islands. Your guide will share the fascinating life of the communities inhabiting them. Then, sail to Taquile Island, declared a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.”

Enjoy a delightful lunch at a charming restaurant. Later, return to Puno by boat, concluding the journey around 5:00 pm. Back in Puno, you’ll have the opportunity to rest at your accommodation.

Day 9: Airport Transfer

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport, adjusting to your flight schedule to ensure a smooth departure.

Included

Included
  • Transfer in and out.
  • Lima City Tour.
  • Paracas and Huacachina Excursion.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Sacred Valley Excursion.
  • Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Transfers from hotel to train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur Bus, round trip.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Ruta del Sol (Transfer Cusco – Puno).
  • Uros and Taquile Excursion.
  • 2 nights in Lima.
  • 3 nights in Cusco.
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.
Not Included
  • Transfer in and out.
  • Lima City Tour.
  • Paracas and Huacachina Excursion.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Sacred Valley Excursion.
  • Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Transfers from hotel to train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur Bus, round trip.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Ruta del Sol (Transfer Cusco – Puno).
  • Uros and Taquile Excursion.
  • 2 nights in Lima.
  • 3 nights in Cusco.
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.

Type Experiences

Adicional Services

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

If you wish to enhance your experience, we suggest adding the following services:

  • VISTADOME Train (Panoramic): To include this service, an additional amount of USD 100.00 must be added for the round-trip.
  • VISTADOME OBSERVATORY Train (Panoramic): For the VISTADOME OBSERVATORY train, an additional amount of USD 130.00 should be added for the round-trip.
  • If you wish to visit Huaynapicchu or Montaña, you would need to purchase a new ticket at a cost of USD 70.00 per person.
Train to machu picchu

Important

IMPORTANT:

  • Rates do not apply for holidays (Inti Raymi, Fiestas Patrias, Semana Santa, Christmas, New Year, Candelaria). Please check with the executive.
  • Student rates apply to individuals aged 11 to 17.
  • Infants aged 0 to 2 years old do not pay.
  • The rates consider promotional prices in both companies, so they will be subject to specific schedules; our sales executive will inform you of the schedules when confirming the reservation.
  • Rates are subject to change based on availability at the time of booking.
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