Colca Canyon to Machu Picchu 11 Days

Quick Itinerary:

  • Día 1: Pick up and transfer to your hotel
  • Día 2: Tour start at 9:00 am
  • Día 3: LIMA / AREQUIPA
  • Día 4: AREQUIPA / COLCA
  • Día 5: COLCA: CRUZ DEL CONDOR
  • Día 6: COLCA / AREQUIPA
  • Día 7: AREQUIPA / CUSCO
  • Día 8: SACRED VALLEY
  • Día 9: CUSCO / MACHUPICCHU
  • Día 10: MACHUPICCHU / CUSCO
  • Día 11: FINAL TRANSFER
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    ITINERARY

    Arrival in Lima

    Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel

    Does not include meals

    CITY TOUR & RAFAEL LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM

    Pick up from the hotel at 9:00 a.m. YourTour begins in the Plaza de Armas, declared by UNESCO as a world heritage, along the Plaza are the Famous Portals such as the Portal de Escribanos y Botoneros that are now small business establishments. In the center of the Plaza there is a Fountain that dates back to 1560. The Cathedral is also located in the Main Square or Plaza de Armas as well as the Archbishop's Palace, and then visit the Basilica of San Francisco that is famous for the greater Sample of Colonial Religious Art in America. The Choral Room and the Library of the Monks, the Sacristy, with its Collection of Canvases by Zurbarán and Rivera are appreciated. The Great Courtyard of the Main Cloister, Finely Decorated with Sevillian Tiles from the 16th century, its Beautiful Moorish Arches and the Underground Crypts, Known as the Catacombs, where you will feel the Presence of the Colonial Past. The Tour also includes a visit to Colonial Lima. In its Historic Center, the Architecture and Urban Trace of that Period stands out, in Old streets with Colonial Mansions with Moorish-style Balconies. Our tour includes the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor, with its Distinctive Buildings: Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral Basilica and the Municipal Palace. And the Modern Lima with the Districts of Miraflores, and San Isidro, will go to the Gold Museum that will allow you to Appreciate a Dazzling collection of Gold Pieces of diverse Pre-Columbian Cultures, some with more than 1,000 years of Antiquity. Incalculable Goldsmith Objects and Jewels are exhibited, worked in Gold, Silver and Precious Stones, highlighting the Ornaments and Objects that in their Age of Splendor were used by the Various Cultures such as: Moche, Lambayeque, Sican, Chimú and the Incas, Children of the Sun God and Monarchs of the Vast Inca Empire. The Use of the Objects Made in their Majority of a Gold and Copper Alloy (Tumbaga) was of two Types Ritual and Funeral, that is why the Spanish Conquerors desecrated the Tombs of the Principal Rulers of the Existing Cultures in that Territories. The Gold Museum of Peru also exhibits a Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Weapons that were used from the Conquest to the Last War Confrontations. Finally, you will visit the Bohemian Neighborhood of Barranco Known and Famous for its Writers, Painters and Musicians and it is precisely the Landscape that allows and inspires the Artistic and Poetic Development.

    LIMA / AREQUIPA

    Transfer to the Airport to take your flight to Arequipa (FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED). Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be picked up to start the City Tour through the White City where you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Temple and Plaza de San Francisco, Tour of the San Lorenzo neighborhood, Santa Catalina Monastery, which was Closed to the Public For Centuries, Restored and Opened without Problems, Today Allows us to Appreciate what the City of Arequipa was in the seventeenth century, Next they will go to the Beautiful and Green Yanahuara where they will see the Misti Volcano, Picchu Picchu and Chachani, the Paucarpata Terraces, the Mill of Sabandia, Tingo and the Mirador de Sachaca.

    AREQUIPA / COLCA

    The Tour will begin at 08:00 am heading to the Northeast of Arequipa, crossing the Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Cañahuas, Observing Vicuñas, Llamas, Alpacas and Migratory Birds, and then arrive at Vizcachani. We will appreciate Tocjras, Lagunillas and Bofedales and Some Birds such as Flamingos. Then they will arrive at the Highest Point of the Patapampa Route (4830 masl), called; Mirador de los Volcanes, since from there you can see the volcanic chain in particular to Hualcahualca, Sabancaya and Ampato, and then descend to the town of Chivay where they will have lunch. At night they will enjoy a Dinner with a Folkloric Show.

    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

    COLCA: CRUZ DEL CONDOR

    Breakfast at the hotel, you will leave early (05: 30hrs) towards the Cruz del Condor where you can Appreciate the Impressive Geographical Scene Created by the River, if you are lucky you will be able to see the Flight of the Condors. On their return they will see Archaeological Remains, Pre-Inca Agricultural Terraces and other Panoramic Views of the Colca Canyon, they will pass through the towns of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque and finally they will arrive in Chivay where they will have lunch, Transfer to your hotel.

    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

    COLCA / AREQUIPA

    You will visit the Chinina Viewpoint, where the Famous Hanging Tombs are located and the Sifón Hanging Bridge that joins the Town of Yanque and Coporaque. On the right, the beautiful town of Coporaque, the Semicircular Terraces Known as the "Amphitheater" Point of View of the Mountains, a Small Canyon that houses the Tambos where the Corn Grains were kept that was Sacred for the Incas, in that Same place you can find wasp nests in inaccessible places. In the afternoon they will return to Arequipa, transfer to your hotel.

    Includes Breakfast, Lunch

    AREQUIPA / CUSCO

    Transfer from your Hotel to the Airport to take your Flight to Cuzco (FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED) Reception at the Airport and Transfer to your Hotel where you will receive an Aromatic “Mate de Coca” to acclimatize to the altitude, you will have the rest of the day free to rest and We also suggest you take a Light Lunch. In the afternoon, at 1:45 p.m., you will start the Cuzco City Tour, where you will have the opportunity to visit 6 Wonderful Places. They will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), and they will also take a tour of the Archaeological Centers such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. The tour ends at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza de Armas of Cuzco in order for you to have dinner in one of the Restaurants in the Area.

    It includes breakfast Note:
    * City tour: from 1:45 PM to 6:30 PM (Pick up from the hotel starts at 1:15 PM)
    * Buffet Dinner with Optional Folk Show: add $ 30 per person

    SACRED VALLEY

    After your breakfast, you will be picked up at 08:15 am for the Full Day Tour through the Urubamba Valley Visiting the Colorful Indian Market in Pisac where you will appreciate a Mix of Color and Tradition. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley Followed by Ollantaytambo. Most People Visit Pisac to see the Market on Sundays, but there are Smaller Markets both on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However Pisac is a Beautiful Town and has Lots of Small Craft Shops and Worth a Visit Any Day of the Week is a Good Place to Buy Local Ceramics, Including a Huge Collection and Varied Range of Hand Paintings. in a Typical Restaurant in Urubamba Then they will continue with Ollantaytambo, which is an Attractive Small City located in the Western End of the Sacred Valley, considered the Oldest Continuously occupied City of the entire American Continent, It is located near some Spectacular Inca Ruins that Protected the Strategic Entrance for the Lower Part of the Urubamba Valley. The Narrow Streets of Ollantaytambo, along with its Canals that have not changed since the Inca Era, Evoke their Ancestral Heritage, then they will go to Chinchero. Chinchero is a Small Andean Indian Town Situated high up on the windswept Plains of Anta at 3762msnm about 30 km from Cuzco and is believed to be the Mythical Birthplace of the Rainbow. Its main attraction for tourism is its Colorful Sunday Market. At the end, they return to Cuzco arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Mayor in Cuzco.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    CUSCO / MACHUPICCHU

    After your Breakfast, you will be taken to the Train Station that leaves for Aguas Calientes, the trip lasts about 4 hours. During the trip you will have a breathtaking view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley in Urubamba and a glimpse of the Amazon rainforest, showing a little of how much Peru offers. Upon arrival at the Small Town of Aguas Calientes you will have to go to the bus station that will take you to the "Citadel of Machu Picchu" (only 20 minutes away) to start your Guided tour of the Historic Sanctuary, Visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Funerary Mounds of Caciques and Princes, after the Guidance you will have Free Time to Explore the Area on your own, then you will return to Aguas Calientes where you can relax in the Hot Springs or just Spend the Night at your Hotel.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    MACHUPICCHU / CUSCO

    Free day at your disposal, you can visit Machu Picchu again on your own (bus, entrance and guide not included this day). In the afternoon we will return to Cusco, reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel.

    OPTIONAL: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the opportunity to know more remote places such as Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) or for more adventures you can take an excursion to the top of Huayna Picchu (mountain young man) to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or if you have good physical conditions you can take an adrenaline-filled hike to the opposite Putukusi mountain position from Machu Picchu that allows us to have other unforgettable views of this new wonder.
    It includes breakfast

    FINAL TRANSFER

    Breakfast at your Hotel, transfer to the Airport to take your flight to Lima, arriving in time to board your International Flight.

    WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

    • Sneakers or hiking shoes.
    • Sunscreen.
    • Mosquito repellants.
    • Light Backpack.
    • Suitable clothing / Rain poncho
    • Soles for your personal expenses.

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