Explore the Wonders of Peru: Cusco to Puno

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Duration: 7 Days

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Explore the Wonders of Peru: 7 Day – 6 Night Discovery Tour from Cusco to Puno

Embark on a captivating 7-day journey through Peru, unveiling its rich cultural tapestry. Begin in Lima with a City Tour, exploring Ancestral, Colonial, and Modern facets. Discover the wonders of the Ballestas Islands, featuring the iconic Candelabro geoglyph. Dive into Cusco’s historic marvels, including Sacsayhuamán, and journey to Aguas Calientes for an enchanting visit to Machu Picchu. Explore the vibrant Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) and venture along the Ruta del Sol to Puno, where Uros and Taquile islands await on Lake Titicaca. Enjoy guided tours, seamless transfers, and comfortable accommodations. Highlights: Lima City Tour, Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu, Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain, and Lake Titicaca cultural immersion. Join us for an unforgettable voyage, each destination revealing a new chapter in Peru’s captivating story.

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  • English, Japanese
  • Train, Bus
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Highlights
  • Machu Picchu Magic: Explore the wonders of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and New Seven Wonders of the World, unraveling its mysteries with an expert guide.
  • Ballestas Beauty: Cruise to the Ballestas Islands, marvel at the colossal Candelabro geoglyph, and witness diverse marine life, including sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and various seabirds.
  • Vinicunca Colors: Trek to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain, revealing vibrant landscapes and unique Andean fauna in a surreal setting.
  • Cultural Cusco: Discover the historical gems of Cusco, from the impressive Sacsayhuamán to the mystic Qorikancha, delving into the city’s rich heritage.
  • Lake Titicaca Charm: Experience the cultural richness of Lake Titicaca, exploring the Uros and Taquile islands, each offering unique traditions and stunning landscapes.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome + Cusco City Tour

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 PM, we’ll embark on a day of discovery, visiting the Cusco Cathedral and Qorikancha. Later, we’ll explore the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay, concluding around 6:30 PM. Afterward, return to Cusco to enjoy your accommodation.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas + Aguas Calientes

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

Day 3: Machu Picchu - Wonder of the World

After breakfast, meet the 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 or Major Mountain), where you’ll have three hours to explore with the expert guide. After the visit, enjoy free time before returning on your own by bus to Aguas Calientes for an included lunch. In the afternoon, head to the station to take the train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, transportation 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 4: Vinicunca Mountain of Seven Colors

It’s necessary to wake up early to enjoy the natural wonder. We’ll pick you up at your accommodation and head south of Cusco. After about an hour and a half, we’ll reach Cusipata (3,310 meters above sea level) for a tasty breakfast. Then, continue for 1 hour to Fulawasipata (4,660 meters above sea level), where you’ll receive details of the route. The hike to the Mountain of 7 Colors or Vinicunca (5,200 meters above sea level) will start with a 2-hour walk, spotting South American camelids. At the “red hill,” take time to rest and enjoy the scenery. Later, 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 strengthening lunch.

Day 5: Ruta del Sol (Route of the Sun)

Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. At 6:15 AM, head to the bus terminal to begin the journey. Our first stop is the Andahuaylillas Chapel, known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes,” with exceptional murals and paintings. Then, we’ll go to Raqchi, the “Temple of the God Wiracocha,” where you’ll admire Colcas and astonishing constructions. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Sicuani and continue to the La Raya Pass, over 4,335 meters above sea level, overlooking the Chimboya snow-capped mountain and the origin of the Amazon River. Visit the Pukará Lithic Museum to explore ceramics and sculptures, concluding in the beautiful city of Puno around 5:00 PM. We’ll provide assistance at the terminal and drive you to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

Day 6: Lake Titicaca + Uros + Taquile

After breakfast at 7:00 AM, embark on a day full of exploration. From your accommodation, head to the Puno Port, where a motorboat awaits. First, explore the Floating Islands of the Uros, visiting one or two of the over 50 islands. The guide will share the fascinating life of the communities that inhabit them. Then, sail to Taquile Island, declared a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.” Afterward, enjoy lunch at a charming restaurant. Later, return to Puno by boat, concluding the tour around 5:00 PM. Back in Puno, you’ll have the opportunity to rest at your accommodation.

Day 7: Transfer to the Airport

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you to the airport, adapting to your flight schedule to ensure a smooth departure.

Included

Included
  • Transfer from and to the airport.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Sacred Valley Excursion.
  • Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Transfers from the hotel to the train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur bus ticket, round trip.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Route of the Sun (Cusco – Puno transfer).
  • 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 from and to the airport.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Sacred Valley Excursion.
  • Lunch in Urubamba.
  • Transfers from the hotel to the train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur bus ticket, round trip.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Route of the Sun (Cusco – Puno transfer).
  • 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 OPTIONS If you wish to enhance your experience, we recommend adding the following services:

  • VISTADOME Train (Panoramic), which requires an additional fee of USD 100.00 for the round-trip journey.
  • VISTADOME OBSERVATORY Train (Panoramic), which requires an additional fee of USD 130.00 for the round-trip journey.
  • If you wish to visit Huaynapicchu or the Mountain, you would need to purchase a new ticket at a cost of USD 70.00 per person.
Train to machu picchu

Important

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Rates do not apply during holidays (Inti Raymi, Fiestas Patrias, Semana Santa, Christmas, New Year, Candelaria). Please consult with the executive.
  • The student rate is applicable to individuals aged 11 to 17.
  • Infants aged 0 to 2 years old do not incur any charges.
  • The rates consider promotional prices in both companies, so they are subject to specific schedules; our sales executive will inform you of the timings upon confirming the reservation.
  • Rates are subject to change based on availability at the time of booking.
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