A wonderful program from Lima to La Paz, visiting Machu Picchu and Titicaca Lake

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Titicaca Lake & La Paz

507 - LIMA, CUSCO, PUNO, TITICACA, LA PAZ - 9 NIGHTS

Lima, Cusco, Machi Picchu, Puno, Titicaca Lake, La Paz

Departures: Daily
Season: All the year
Notes: It´s important to make bookings in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lima

Nazca Lines

Cusco

Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

Pisac & Ollantaytambo

Puno & Titicaca Lake

Puerto Maldonado and Amazonas

WHAT´S INCLUDED

accommodation as detailed
in the itinerary

Internal flights

Daily Breakfast

All transfers between airports
and hotels in each city

All excursions detailed in the itinerary

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Documentation kid, detailed program explanation and assistance with luggage and hotel registrarion. In the afternoon, visit the city to see its most important architectural icons such as the Plaza Mayor or Checkerboard of Pizarro, where we see the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, jewel XVI century architecture. Road to the modern area of the city, cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, new financial heart of the city, to appreciate Huallamarca. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we visit the Parque del Amor, excellent spot to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Drop off in Larcomar or hotel. Overnight in Lima.

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning free to relax and acclimate to the altitude. In the evening, enjoy our visit to the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of Inca palaces, walking the streets of the Barrio de San Blas and the Stone of Twelve Angles on Calle Hatun Rumiyoq, the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun where we appreciate the fine work that the Incas performed on the rock as if it were a sculpture, the Cathedral with its carved woodwork delicate and impressive altars. We end by visiting the Museo Inka, also known as the Admiral’s House, which was built on Inca foundations and which now houses a comprehensive collection of ceramics, textiles and metalwork Inca and an important collection of colonial paintings of the Cuzco School. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

We will drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by the river Urubamba. On the way, stop at Awana Kancha where you will discover the beauty of South American camelids: guanacos, llamas and alpacas single species, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then, we traverse the colorful market of Pisac, where you can see a blend of color, tradition and local people exhibiting typical products, silver handicrafts, alpaca and ceramics. Lunch at a local restaurant to continue the tour to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, its narrow streets and canals unchanged since Inca times. In it, we see the fortress of Ollantaytambo archaeological complex with terraces and stone walls carved with a dazzling technique. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

You will visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion is done by train and during the tour we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the Citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history surrounding this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, relax or meditate. When appropriate, descent to the town of Aguas Calientes. Included buffet-style lunch. In the afternoon, it will address the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will await at the station, from where we’ll move to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Free day. Optional second visit to Machu Picchu.

We will go to the station to start our trip by special bus to Puno, this way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Valley South of Cusco. We will visit the village of Andahuaylillas, where we will enter a beautiful church from the 17TH century, which boasts an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. We will continue with a visit to the ruins of Raqchi, known as the Temple of Wiracocha Dios. Lunch on route. We will make a stop at “La Raya” natural boundary between Cusco and Puno, where we will have excellent photographic views. Arrival to Puno is in the afternoon, then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno. Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

In the morning, we will make an excursion on the Titicaca Lake and as a first point, we will visit the floating islands of the Uros, also called “The village of the Lake,” these islands are built with layers of totora and serve as homes and centres of Commerce for the natives of the same name that are mobilized in rafts built by hand. In the afternoon, we will visit Sillustani archaeological site located 34 Km North of Puno. Includes the famous Chullpas: circular funerary towers, built in stone and that they reach the 12 meters of height at the bottom of this site lies Lake Umayo, factor that increases the scenic beauty of this mystical place. Overnight in Puno

Early in the morning, transfer by road to the sanctuary of Copacabana to board the catamaran that will take you to the island of the Sun, cradle of the Inca Empire. On this legendary island you visit the garden, stairs and the source of the Inca, subsequently the itinerary includes a visit to the Intiwata Cultural complex, the main tourist attraction in Bolivia, including the underground Museum of the Ekako private and other attractions; This visit also considers the possibility of sailing aboard an immense raft of typical Totora, from where we have a panoramic tour of the Inca Palace of Pilkokaina. Subsequently the catamaran is addressed again to go to the port of Chua, where you take the bus that will take us to our hotel. Overnight in the Paz.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and snacks.

At morning, visit of the city of La Paz, declared by UNESCO as “World Cultural Heritage” will visit the Plaza Murillo, Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress. The tour continues through residential areas, ending with a visit to the Valley of the Moon, a stunning set of geological formations. Afternoon free to relax or perform any optional activity, including the ruins of Tiahuanaco, where you can see the temples and buildings of one of the oldest cultures of America, including the famous “door of the Sun”. Overnight in the Paz. Meals included: breakfast.

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your international flight. Meals included: breakfast.

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Titicaca Lake & La Paz

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