Day 1: City Tour + 04 Ruins
am) Flight Lima/Cuzco.
Arrival in Cuzco, reception and transfer to the hotel.
(13:30 pm) Starts the city tour of Cuzco by bus, visiting the main Square, the cathedral and the Temple Of the Sun or Koricancha; take a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, house to the most re-known craftsmen of Cuzco, visiting its beautiful church, that houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region and visit some artisans workshops located in its small main square. Then we contine passing by the Hatunrumiyoc street where you can appreciate the twelve-angled stone.
Then drive out of the city to visit the inca sites of kenko, tambomachay, Pucapucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cuzco; famous for its enormaus carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m/3oft.tall, and weight over 350 tons. Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas
(08:00 am) This travel called "The sacred valley of the incas" is a succession of pictures que towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. We'll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the pisaq's typical indian market, with a catholic mass service on sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Buffet lunch in a good restaurant in the sacred valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases.
We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions.
On our way back to Cuzco we will visit the picturesque andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca wall at the main square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca Foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 3: Machu Picchu
THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS
(06:00 am) Transfer from the hotel to the train station for a 04 hours train ride to the famous Inca citadel of "Machupicchu", one of the most renowned examples of inca arquitecture, well known as "The lost city of the Incas", get down the train in Aguas Calientes station for a 20 minutes bus drive climbing a 6 KM of winding road to reach the marvelous citadel.
Upon arrival, guided tour of the citadel of Machupicchu, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the Sacred Sun dial, Intiwatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of three windows and various burial grounds. Then time free to stroll by the archaeological site, and have lunch at Aguas Calientes town.
(16:30 pm) Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.
Day 04: Tourist Bus Cuzco / Puno
(06:30 am) Transfer from the hotel to the bus station and departure to Puno on the first class bus, which besides being very comfortable with reclined seats, tv and toilet, this bus makes some stops on the way, to visit some ruins near by. Also stops in a good restaurant to have a buffet lunch there.
(17:00 pm) Arrival in Puno and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Puno.
Day 05: TITIKAKA LAKE (UROS/TAQUILE)
(07:30 am) After breakfast, take a full day motor boat travel on the Titikaka Lake waters towards the unique floating islands of the Uros, ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the water tribe. This andean natives built their own islands by adding periodically new layers of a unique plant called totora (a type of reed), as well as their homes and boats. Next continue your motor boat trip to the Taquile island, inhabited by quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient and original social systems and a fine hand weaving technique through generations. After lunch at a local lodging of Taquile, take a walk through the several hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long distance.
Late afternoon return to Puno.
Overnight at the hotel in Puno.
Day 06: Flight Juliaca / Lima
At a certain time transfer from the hotel to the airport in Juliaca.
(pm) Arrival in Lima and END OF SERVICE.
• Flight ticket Lima/Cuzco.
• City tour in Cuzco (bus, guide, and entrance fee).
• Sacred valley of the incas tour (bus, guide, entrance and lunch).
• Machupicchu tour (bus, guide, entrance and train).
• 03 nights of hotel in Cuzco with breakfast.
• Bus ticket Cuzco/Puno en Turismo Mer.
• Titikaka lake tour (launch, guide, entrance, and lunch).
• 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast.
• Flight ticket Juliaca/Lima.
• Transfers in / out Cuzco and Puno.
• Tax and service.
NOT INCLUDED :
• Meals not mentioned at the program.
PRICE PER PERSON IN U.S.DOLLARS BASED IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY STARTED AT: US$ 1055.00
NOTA This program is quoted based in basic hotels, but it can be quoted in 03*, 04* or 05*