Day 1: Arrived in Lima.
Arrive at Lima and private transfer to your hotel. Transfer assistance included.
Day 2: Lima City Tour
This morning, we spend the time on a tour of Lima, "City of Kings", the Colonial city gets a firsthand glimpse of its majestic past. We visit sites such as the Cathedral and Presidential Palace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, and San Francisco Convent. We get to see, first hand, Lima's magnificent Colonial architecture as well as vignettes of its pre-Colombian past. In the afternoon, you have free time and can walk to places around your hotel or visit Miraflores district.
Day 3: Travel Day Lima – Arequipa.
Transfer Hotel – Lima Airport. Flight Lima to Arequipa in the morning (not included) book by yourself. Arrival Transfer: - On arrival, you will be transferred from the Arequipa airport to your hotel. In the Afternoon, you can walk to Arequipa downtown.
Day 4: Arequipa to Colca Canyon.
This morning we leave Arequipa and cross the snow-capped Misti, Chachani and the Ampato Volcanoes to arrive at the Colca Canyon. The canyon, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, is home to a large population of Andean Condors which float majestically on the rising thermals as they scan the canyon below. Continuing our journey into the Andes, we pass the villages of Torja, Chucura, Patapampa, with their Colonial churches and Inca terracing. In the afternoon, we visit the sleepy village of Chivay where you may choose to enjoy the La Calera thermo-medicinal baths. (entrance not included).
Day 5: Colca Canyon to Puno.
Following breakfast, we head to the “Cruz del Condor”, a spot considered to be the best viewpoint to watch the majestical Condors ascending from the valley on the early morning thermals. An hour an a half driving approximately. After this amazing spectacle, two hours, we continue our journey passing through a number of villages and taking in the beautiful Andean scenery and fascinating pre-Inca, Inca and Colonial history of the area. We take a special bus to Puno, we see beautiful scenery in the rout, high pass, 5 hours approximately. In the evening we reach Puno, situated on the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca. Arrival Transfer: - On arrival, you will be transferred from the Puno bus station to your hotel
Day 6: Uros Floating Island of Taquile Traditional.
Traveling by traditional vessel, we begin by visiting the floating islands of Uros, where the friendly locals continue to practice their traditional way of life, living by fishing. Situated four kilometers from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas. On our way back to Puno we stop at Taquile Island a place where time appears to have stood still. Around 350 Quechua-speaking families live here, operating a collective agricultural system dating from the 14th Century and renowned for their textiles - beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps), and ojotas (sandals).
Day 7: Travel Day Puno Bus to Cusco.
Departure Transfer: - Transfer to the bus station for the outward journey from Cusco. After breakfast, you will drive across the Altiplano to Cusco. This drive will take us through sleepy Andean villages, past spectacular snow-capped mountains, sheer cliffs, and rampaging rivers. Stops along the way include the atmospheric towns of Pucara and Andahuaylillas and the pre-Inca ruin of Raqchi. We arrive in the famous city of Cusco in the early evening. Includes lunch, entrance feet. Arrival Transfer: - Arrive at Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Day 8: Cusco City Tour.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour through Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. We visit the fascinating Koricancha Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral, built on the ruins of an Inca Palace. From here we head to the archaeological remains located around the city, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo the giant rock, the ancient site of Puca Pucara and finally the Water Temple of Tambomachay.
Day 9: Sacred Valley Full Day Tour - Train to Machupicchu Town.
Today, we explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This fertile river valley was home to many important sites for the Incas, both strategic and religious. Our first stop is the village of Pisac, with its famous market, where you can pick up a bargain! You have free time to wander the colorful market stalls before we have a typical Andean lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba Town. (included) We then continue our journey along the River Urubamba, to Ollantaytambo, the best surviving example of Inca town planning and dominated by a giant Inca fortress, which was the scene of a rare victory for the Incas against the invading Spanish Conquistadors. Your journey today on the Tourist train will be a ride you will never forget. This modern train has been built with panoramic windows to ensure you enjoy unspoiled views as you make your way through the spectacular Andes mountain range to the renowned Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Arrival Transfer: - Arrive at Aguas Calientes town and transfer to hotel.
Day 10: Machu Picchu Guided Tour - Train back to Cusco.
Upon arrival in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries. The citadel was discovered in 1911 by the American explorer and Academic, Hiram Bingham. Many theories on the citadel exist, but most agree it was a holy site, hidden for centuries and never found by the invading Spanish. Tour includes tour, and return bus from Aguas Calientes village. Leave Machu Picchu and return to Cusco by the Tourist train.
Day 11: Travel Day Cusco – Puerto Maldonado Refugio Amazonas Day 1.
Departure Transfer: - Transfer to airport for your outward flight from Cusco. You will be met at Puerto Maldonado Airport to transfer by land and a two and a half hour boat journey to Refugio Amazonas. Pass the Infierno Community and arrive into the Tambopata National Reserve, a 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. From Refugio, venture out at night, on the search for caiman, spotting the red reflection from their eyes.
Day 12: Puerto Maldonado Refugio Amazonas Day 2.
After breakfast venture out onto the lake by canoe or catamaran, looking for wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers, macaws and rare otters. Back on land, a thirty-minute walk from the lodge will take you to the 25-meter scaffolding canopy tower, complete with staircase. Enjoy excellent views from the treetops, sighting toucans, macaws, and raptors. After lunch, you will visit a farm to learn about local agriculture and Amazonian crops before an ethnobotanical tour to learn about medicinal procedures of the region. In the evening, Refugio staff offer lectures covering conservation threats, opportunities, and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.
Day 13: Puerto Maldonado Refugio Amazonas Day 3.
Witness the audio and visual spectacle of a clay lick, watching vibrant colored macaws and parrots feast on clay. Later, a short hike will bring you to a beautiful brazil nut forest where you can learn about the whole nut process from collection through transportation to drying. In the afternoon, there will be a further clay lick visit, this time to see mammals. Wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of up to twenty to eat clay, alongside deer, guan, and parakeets. After dinner, you have the option of a night hike when most mammals are active.
Day 14: Puerto Maldonado Refugio Amazonas Day 4.
After breakfast, return to Puerto Maldonado for your departure flight. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. Arrival Transfer: - Arrive at Lima and transfer to your hotel.
Day 15: Travel Day Lima to home
Transfer Hotel to the airport in Lima
- Transfer Airport/Bus station - Hotel.
- Personal Assitant.
- 14 Nights Hotel Standard 3 Stars accommodation Twin bed.
- Touristic Transportation.
- Tour in a group (25 people approx.)
- 13 Breakfast.
- 01 lunch on Taquile island
- 01 Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
- Turístic Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- Bus up and down Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu vice-versa.
- Private transfer from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco.
- General entrance fee for all your trips
- Professional bilingual guide in groups (Español & Ingles).
- Transfer Hotel – Airport/Bus Station.
- First Breakfast
- Travel Insurance
- Single supplement
- Taxes and tips.
- Meals not indicated in your program.
- International and Domestic Flights.
- Travel insurance