Peru Express 8 Days

Quick Detail of the Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO LIMA
  • DAY 2: Trip from Lima to the City of Cusco
  • DAY 3: Knowing the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • DAY 4: Trip to the Archaeological Site of Machu Picchu
  • DAY 5: Travel from Cusco to Puno
  • DAY 6: Visit to the Uros and Taquile Islands
  • DAY 7: Travel from Puno to Lima
  • DAY 8: Final Transfer
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    ITINERARY

    ARRIVAL TO LIMA

    Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

    Does not include meals

    Trip from Lima to the City of Cusco

    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Cusco (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, approximately 1:45 p.m., you will start the tourist tour of the city of Cusco, 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), they will also take a tour of archaeological centers such as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. The tour ends at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco so that you can dine in one of the restaurants in the area.

    It includes breakfast

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

    Knowing the Sacred Valley of the Incas

    After your breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up at 08:15 am for a full day excursion through the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac where you will appreciate a mixture of color and tradition. Pisac is located at the entrance to the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo. Most people visit Pisac to see the market on Sundays, but there are smaller markets on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. However Pisac is a pretty town and has lots of small handicraft shops that are worth visiting any day of the week it is a good place to shop for local pottery, including a huge and varied collection of hand paintings. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Urubamba, then continue with Ollantaytambo, which is an attractive and small city located at the western end of the Sacred Valley, considered the oldest city in the entire American continent, it is located near some spectacular Inca ruins that protected strategically the entrance of the lower part of the Urubamba valley. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with sub-canals that have not changed since Inca times, evoke their ancestral heritage, then you will end up visiting Chinchero. Chinchero is a small Andean Indian town located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3762masl about 30 km from Cusco and is believed to be the Mythical Birthplace of the Rainbow. Its biggest attraction for tourism is its colorful Sunday market. At the end, they will return to Cusco arriving at approximately 6:30 p.m. to the Plaza Mayor of Cusco.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    Trip to the Archaeological Site of Machu Picchu

    After your breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station that leaves for Aguas Calientes, the trip lasts about 4 hours. During the trip you will have an impressive view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley in Urubamba and the Amazon jungle, showing a little of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival in 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 the 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 cemeteries, after the guided tour you will have free time to explore the area on your own, at the agreed time we will return to Aguas Calientes to return to the city from Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    Travel from Cusco to Puno

    Breakfast and transfer to the bus station so that you can take the trip to Puno. We depart from Cusco by guided bus to Puno, visiting on route the picturesque towns and archaeological sites such as Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya and Pukara. Lunch included in Sicuani. In the afternoon arrival in Puno, reception and transfer to your hotel.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    Additional fee if you want to travel by train. Only Monday, Wednesday and Friday, ask for availability.

    Visit to the Uros and Taquile Islands

    You will be picked up from your accommodation at 6:30 am, to go to the port of Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to head towards the wonderful floating islands of the Uros. After a 1-hour boat ride, you will reach the island of Uros on Lake Titikaka. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The inhabitants of the Uros are known as the "water tribe", because they have to build their own islands periodically by adding new layers of reeds, which grow in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands to stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants form the support of the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid from the surrounding water. They used it as homes and shopping centers for the natives, who used handmade boats from the same material as their means of transportation. At present, they speak Quechua and Aymara. After this exciting tour, you will be taken to Taquile Island, a place where the typical and rustic experience was evaluated, the place is full of color and the landscape, where they still maintain their customs, rituals, religious and folk traditions. In the town of Taquile we will taste a typical lunch of fresh fish (trout). There is also an artisan fair in the square that sells exceptional wool products that are of very good quality and a bit expensive. Taquile Island is famous for its artisan production, especially for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow 1 km. wide and from 6 to 7. km long. The visit can be exhausting due to the altitude (13,000 feet above sea level). In Taquile there are numerous Inca and pre-Inca ruins, as well as Inca terraces. We will return to Puno in the afternoon.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    Travel from Puno to Lima

    Transfer from your hotel to the airport to take your flight to Lima (FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED). On the way to Juliaca airport (Puno does not have an airport) we will visit the Chullpas de Sillustani (pre-Columbian funeral towers). The landscape is desert, but impressive, in a beautiful setting on a peninsula on Lake Aymara 32km from Puno. Most of the towers date from the time of the Inca occupation in the 15th century, the engineering involved in the construction is more complex than anything the Incas built. Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

    It includes breakfast

    Final Transfer

    Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport to take your flight.

    Includes Breakfast and Lunch

    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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