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Travel to Peru: Lima, Caral, Huaraz, Trujillo,Chiclayo, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno - Tours in Peru 16 Days - TOUR CODE : TP-16DORGCLTR
Travel to the past, pre-Inca cultures, underground labyrinths, temples mud in the northern deserts where water scarcity was no problem. Follow one of the most recommended trips in Peru, a tour circuit designed for all travelers in search of archaeology, nature and adventure, continue your trip in Lima colonial city,Visit the navel of the world Cusco, the sacred valley of the Incas travel to "MACHU PICCHU", lost city of the Incas. Explore the highest navigable lake on the planet "Titicaca" and its Floating Uros islands, conical towers that were used for Inca burials .
Travel to Peru : Caral, Huaraz, Sechin, Trujillo,Chiclayo, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno - Archaeological visit - 16 days tour package
Day 1. Arriving to Lima city
Airport pick up + transfer to Lima hotel.
PRE briefing in your hotel.
Hotel night in Lima city
Day 2. Caral the Oldest civilization of Americas
06:00 a.m. Hotel pick up + private transfer Caral.
Guided Visit to Caral Archaeological Complex 5.000 years old
Lunch in Barranca.
Trip to huaraz A.m. Bus trip Lima to Huaraz
Arrival to Huaraz, + hotel drop off. ,
Hotel night in Huaraz city
Day 3. Huaraz city Leisure
a.m. breakfast in the hotel
Free day in Huaraz to your leisure ( to acclimate recommended).
Optional: visit thermal baths of Monterrey.
Hotel night in Huaraz city
Day 4. Chavin de Huantar Archaeological complex
a.m. Hotel pick up + for your tour in Huaraz
Full day trip to Chavin de Huantar Archaological Complex .
p.m. back to Huaraz
21:00 p.m. Nightly bus trip Huaraz to Trujillo. (See map ) 4:50 hrs
Overnight in Nightly Bus
Day 5. Travel to Trujillo Via Sechin
A.m. Hotel pick up + private trip to Casma.
Visit of Sechin Archaeological Complex
Trip Casma to Trujillo
p.m. Arrival to Trujillo and conexion to Huanchaco Boulevard for Lunch
Hotel night in Huanchaco Beach
Day 6. Archaeological complex of Chan Chan + Sun & Moon Temple
a.m. Pick up from your hotel in Trujillo.
Guided visit of Chan Chan Temple Archaeological complex
Guided visit of Sun & Moon temple.
p.m. Return to Trujillo + hotel drop off
Hotel night in Trujillo city
Day 7. Travel from Trujillo to Chiclayo + Museum Royal Tombs of Sipan
Hotel pick up + transfer to bus terminal
Bus Trip from Trujillo to Chiclayo
In Chiclayo: Arrival to Chiclayo, bus terminal pick up + hotel drop off
P.m. Visit to the Museum Royal Tombs of Sipan
Hotel night in Chiclayo
Day 8 Visit of Huaca Rajada Pyramids + Museum + Flight Back to Lima
A.m. Hotel pick up + transfer to Huaca Rajada
Guided visit of Huaca Rajada + Museum
Back to Chiclayo + Lunch
P.m. Flight Chiclayo to Lima city
In Lima : Airport Pick up + transfer to hotel selected
Hotel night in Lima
Day 9 . Cuzco Archaeological tours + main attractions
a.m. Hotel pick up after breakfast.
Transfer to the airport of Lima city
Flight from Lima to Cusco city.
In Cusco : Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel selected
rest of the morning to your leisure
p.m. hotel pick up for your guided tour in the city and its main attractions.
Visit : temple of Koricancha, Cusco main plaza, San Blass artisanal street. .
Archaological visit : Sacsayhuaman temple, The Zig Zag temple of Qenqo, Pucapukara red fort , Tambomachay .
Hotel night in Cusco city
Day 10 . Sacred Valley Tour the heartland of the Inca Empire
Breakfast in your hotel
The tour begins 8:15 a.m. . with a hotel pick up.
Guided vist to the Market at Pisac
visit to the beautiful Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo and a quick stop at the Quechua village
Hotel night in Ollantaytambo
Day 11. Full day tour to Maras Moray , Saltmines of Cusco, escorted tour
Breakfast in the hotel
Hotel pick up & transfer to northside of the Sacred Valley
Travel to town of Maras, visit of Moray Archaeological complex
Visit of Cusco salt mines " Salineras"
Back to Ollantaytambo where we will spend the night
Hotel night in Ollantaytambo
Day 12 . Travel to Machu Picchu by Train- Guided Tour in Machu Picchu
Breakfast in the hotel
Hotel pick up, transfer to Train station
Travel to Machu Picchu by Train
Arrival to Aguas Calientes, assistance by our local representative
Ascent by bus to Machu Picchu
Guided tour of the Inca citadel (2 to 3 hrs.)
Bus return to Aguas Calientes + travel to Cusco by Train.
Hotel night in Cusco hotel
Day 13. Full day tour "route of the sun" Cusco to Puno.
Breakfast in the hotel
Hotel pick up & transfer to bus terminal
First class bus on the route Cusco to Puno well known as The Route of the Sun
Guided tour on route visiting : Andahuaylillas village, Raqchi temple, Sicuani village , La Raya Pass ( 4335 m.a.s.l. ) Pukara museum,
All entrances to the sights , buffet lunch included
Arrival to Puno : Transfer from bus terminal to Puno hotel selected.
Hotel night in Puno
Day 14. Full day boat excursion to Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands , Taquile island
Breakfast in the hotel
Hotel pick up & transfer to boarding dock on the lake
Full day boat excursion to Lake Titicaca
Guided visit to Uros floating Islands
Guided visit to Taquile the Island of the weavers
Lunch in Taquile
Hotel night in Puno
Day 15. Guided visit to Sillustani Inca burial archaeological site + Flight to Lima city
Breakfast in the hotel
Hotel pick up & transfer to the airport for your flight out to Lima city.
Guided visit of Sillustani Inca burial (Conical Cemetery)
Flight ticket from Juliaca to Lima city
In Lima : Arrival to Lima city + airport pick up + private transfer to the hotel selected
Hotel night in Lima city.
Day 16. International Flight
Breakfast in the hotel
At estimated time Hotel pick up & transfer to the airport for your international flight International flightsn ot included
Description Travel to Peru : Caral, Huaraz, Sechin,Trujillo, Chiclayo, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno - Archaeological visit - 16 days tour package
Day 1 Arrival to Lima city.
Upon arrival to Lima city, a local tour guide will meet you at international airport, the guide assigned will be waiting holding a sign and your name on it with a logo of Trippers Peru .Then will bring you to your hotel selected where you will have a pre briefing of your tour in Peru.
Overnight in Lima city hotel.
01 night of accommodation in Lima
Day 2 Guided tour of the pyramids of Caral, Travel to Huaraz .
06:00 a.m. After your breakfast in the hotel Full Day Tours to Caral, considered the mother of cultures the oldest civilization of the Americas this archaeological tour is considered as one of the most interesting. An archaeological tour, a city of lost pyramids in Peru.
The adventure to the lost pyramids of Caral begins early in the morning,your guide will pick you up and drive to the Valley of Supe where the complex is located, northern coast of Lima city Capital of Peru. 175 KM. (3 hours distance)
The route goes through along the Peruvian coast small villages, agricultural areas and cloudy zones. Where you will have the chance to stop the car and take some pictures, interact with locals or purchasing something for the route.
Upon arrival to the Supe Valley the guide will explain the whole information of the complex , history, main researches made by archaeologists and introductions of the whole group of pyramids of Caral. the walking tour takes for about 2 hours.
First that a tourist observes are when arriving to Caral are 6 pyramids around a central square, next to them an amphitheater and a temple, the religious center of Caral.
The visit to Caral is a visit to a very powerful society, well organized and incredibly ancient.
A pre-ceramic society without weapons indicators, without walls protection, without evidence of conflict.
A society that knew how to have fun, musical instruments made from condor’s bones, a society that enjoyed worldly pleasures , this and much more involves the Tour exploration to the history of Caral.After the guided tour in Caral is time to have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ocean Pacific in Barranca Boulevard.
To Huaraz : Stretch your legs for a few minutes before starting to climb the mountain range of the Andes to the city of Huaraz surrounded by snowy mountains We will travel to the Northenr highlands, Huaraz is a city located in the Callejon de Huaylas Valley, the city sits more than 3,000 meters above sea level, with the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca range forming its dramatic eastern skyline. Encompassing much of the Cordillera Blanca is Huarascán National Park, home to Andean condors and jaguars as well as Peru's tallest mountain, Huarascán.
During the dry season which peaks in July-August, the days are warm and sunny (perfect for trekking!) while the nights are clear (perfect for star gazing!) but can be extremely chilly.
During the wet season which peaks in January-February, the days are cooler with rain typically in the afternoons and extending anywhere from a few brief minutes to several hours. The nights are warmer than the dry season with the clouds trapping the day's warmth. It is usually quite foggy in the hills above town at night so navigating can get a bit tricky.
Always is recommended to have a free day in Huaraz in order to follow a proper acclimatization, Upon arrival to the city of Huaraz, our guide will pick you up and drive to your hotel selected where you will spend the night. Rest of the day to your leisure ,( we recommend to rest )
01 night of accommodation in Huaraz
Day 3 Huaraz city tour your Leisure .
Today you will have the whole day to your leisure ( recommended)
Huaraz is the restless capital of this Andean adventure kingdom and its rooftops command exhaustive panoramas of the city's dominion: one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world. Nearly wiped out by the earthquake of 1970, Huaraz isn’t going to win any Andean-village beauty contests anytime soon, but it does have personality – and personality goes a long way.
This is first and foremost a trekking metropolis. During high season the streets buzz with hundreds of backpackers and adventurers freshly returned from arduous hikes or planning their next expedition as they huddle in one of the town’s many fine watering holes. Dozens of outfits help plan trips, rent equipment and organize a list of adventure sports as long as your arm. An endless lineup of quality restaurants and hopping bars keep the belly full and the place lively till long after the tents have been put away to dry. Mountain adventures in the off-season can be equally rewarding, but the vibe is more subdued and some places go into hibernation once the rains set in.
01 night of accommodation in Huaraz
Day 4 Chavin de Huantar archaological site
09:00 Departure for the excursion. Culture and recreation in the"Conchucos Alley". The tour will start with the towns of Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac, Querococha Lagoon, where the geological fault is observed. We continue along the creek cross the "Cordillera Blanca", the Cahuish tunnel, the highest in the world with a length of 480 meters in length. We visit the villages of Kercos and the modern town of Chavin, which is located on the banks of the river Mosna, to arrive at the ceremonial center of Chavin, the cradle of Andean civilization, the oldest stonestructure of Peruvian culture (200 BC ), inside the imposing temple, we find the monolithic Lanzonof Chavin. The Temple is decorated with the famous tenon Heads. Also this temple is the place where the Tello Obelisk and Stela Raimondi (which have anthropozooform representations) were found. Lunch at Chavin. Return to Huaraz. 19:00 Arrival to Huaraz. and transfer to your hotel where after this long trip you will have the rest of the night for relaxing and recovering energy for the next day trip, overnight in the city of Huaraz
01 night in the nightly bus to Trujillo
Day 5 From Huaraz to Trujillo - Guided visit of Sechin archaeological complex
a.m. After breakfast at your hotel, our tour in private service to the city of Trujillo follows the route of Casma located 130 km from Huaraz and place where we will make our first stop, archaeological Temple of Sechin is perhaps one of the scariest places and terrifying that the traveler can find in all the Peru, this ancient temple palace of Sechin is located in Casma, is all granite stone is a building that was not only sacred but also home to someone call "the High Priest Sechin ". All this happened 3500 years ago, long before the great pre-Inca cultures.
The cover shows more warlike style rather than sacred, it is between 2 large monoliths representing flags. The palace temple was built as a memorial to the victory of the king priest.
This monument celebrates the warriors who achieved the victory and exhibits sacrificially their vanquished enemies.
SECHIN It is a macabre gallery of severed bodies, viscera, torn limbs, severed heads, as the sinister showcase a human carnage.After visiting this archaeological site , you continue your trip from Sechin to Trujillo
Upon arrival to Trujillo city we will continue to Huanchaco beach where your hotel overlooking the ocean pacific will receive you and where you will spend the night.
01 night of accommodation in Trujillo
Day 6 Tours in Trujillo . Guided visit of Chan Chan archaological complex , Sun & Moon Temple.
10:30 AM Pick up from your hotel and start of the tour of one day in Trujillo.
TOUR TEMPLE OF THE SUN AND THE MOON
We leave for Moche countryside and the start the tour "Huaca de la Luna" (Temple of the Moon). We visit the Huacas de Moche Museum, which has pottery showing moche iconography and Moche people's activities. Then visit the Huaca de la Luna, Moche religious center. There we will go through its rooms full of murals in high relief depicting their god AIAPAEC or the beheader, warriors, naked prisoners, dancers, animals, big spiders, the sun, stars, abstract motifs, and so on. From Huaca de la Luna we will see Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun), pyramid 43 meters high, built for administrative purposes. Also we will see the Moche Urban Area, place where the upper class moche people used to live. Finally in the Area of Artisans, we will see pieces of pottery made with the style, colors, forms used by the ancient Moche artisans and which are still used nowadays.
01:30 PM Lunch
02:30 PM TOUR CHAN CHAN
We start the Chimu tour. We visit to Temple of the Rainbow also called Temple of the Dragon, used by the ancient Chimu people to workship their god, this temple is decorated with figures representing the fertility of the Earth. We visited the site museum of Chan Chan, where we will learn about pottery, silverware and lifestyle of the chimu people. Then we will go through one the 9 palaces of Chan Chan Citadel, the Nikan Palace (ex Tschudi Palace), which has different rooms decorated with friezes and carvings like the ceremonial center, the fish and birds corridor, the Huachaque (reservoir), among others. Finally we will return to the city of Trujillo where you will spend the night. .
01 night of accommodation in Trujillo
Day 7 Travel from Trujillo to Chiclayo + Museum Royal Tombs of Sipan.
After breakfast, hotel pick up and transfer to Bus terminal.
Bus trip from Trujillo to Chiclayo city, upon arrival to Chiclayo, pick up in the bus terminal and hotel drop off in order to rest before we leave to our Next tour..
P.m. At the designated time you will be picked up from the hotel in the city of Chiclayo and then you will be transported in a private vehicle to the town of Lambayeque. This short trip only lasts 15 minutes. Upon arrival, our local guide will guide you inside this huge concrete pyramid, following a sequence of levels that will allow you to experience the same sensation archeologist felt in the process of the investigation and discovery of the royal tombs of Sipan. We start off our tour at the level 3. On this level we will learn in a thematic way about the archaeological discoveries that took place in this region and also about the evolution, social organization, religion and political structure of the Mochica culture. Then we will go on level 2, in which we will see through impressive pictures the precise moments of the discovery of the graves of Sipan. We will see a faithful reproduction of the grave of the Lord of Sipan, exactly as it was seen by the archaeologists at the moment of his discovery. You will see in details its complete funeral chamber, with its wooden coffin at the center adorned with gold and other precious metals, his concubines, sacrificed slaves, even a child and a dog, no doubt companions for the afterlife.
Later on we will continue to the level one, where you will find the oldest lord of Sipan. At this room you will see amazing jewelry, mainly ornaments made of gold representing animal divinities, such as crabs and octopus, creatures they believed to be important. Finally we will visit a huge room where you will see a recreation of a ceremony led by the lord of Sipan himself accompanied by all his entourage (dummies), including natural sounds made with local musical instruments. Afterwards, we will return to the city of Chiclayo. And hotel drop off.
01 night of accommodation in Chiclayo
Day 8 Huaca Rajada - Tombs of Lord of Sipan + flight to Lima city.
Visit to Huaca Rajada : Today you will visit this archaeological site where The Lord of Sipan was found intact with all its treasures: over 200 pieces of pottery and more than 100 pieces of gold, silver and copper jewelry.
You will visit the Huaca Rajada and Museum on site.
He was a very important Mochican warrior priest, which remains were founded in Huaca Rajada by Dr. Walter Alva in 1987.
In his tomb were discovered a great quantity of gold and silver objects, jewels, ceramics and carved wood of incredible value. This investigation had given archaeologists the chance to know many more aspects of the Mochican Culture.
In the main tomb was found a guard, skeleton of a young man with a golden shield and sectioned feet.
"El Señor de Sipán" (The Lord of Sipan), was founded in a sarcophagus made of wood (this is the first event founded in America), next to his head were the skeleton of two young women, and at his sides a skeleton of a dog and two lamas.
He was all covered with gold, silver and copper, chest protector with jewels and gold necklaces. His skull rested on a big golden plate.
Very close to this tomb, in 1989, some investigators of the Brüning Museum discovered the tombs of "El Sacerdote" (The Priest), and the tomb of "El Viejo Señor de Sipán" (The Old Lord of Sipan).
The tomb of the "Viejo Señor de Sipán" (Old Lord of Sipan) is chronologically older, and with difference among the others, was found a sarcophagus without company and wrapped in vegetal fiber. It had signs of royal importance, dressed with gold scepter, fine gold and silver jewels, chest protectors made with pearl shells, peculiar and unique pictures.
The archaeological investigation continue, and the last discovery was found in 2007, named the funeral chamber 14
All the original pieces were restored in Germany at the Mainz Museum (1988-1993) and are actually shown at the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán in Lambayeque. Besides, all the replicas from the originals are used as demonstration in Huaca Rajada.
After the guided visit transfer conexion to the airport for your flight back to Lima city.
In Lima : Upon arrival to the Capital o Peru , we will drop you off in your hotel.
01 night of accommodation in Lima
Day 9 . Cuzco classic city tour & 04 archaeological ruins
Lima's hotel pick up and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco city ( included) , Upon arrival to Cusco city, a representative of your Agency will pick you up in the airport and bring you to your hotel, you will receive information of your tour activities in the city.
Rest of the morning leisure to acclimatize.
Around 13:30 hrs. our guide will pick you up in your hotel and bring you to the meeting point for the classic Cusco city tour & main attractions that involves : - The Cathedral - : Cusco Cathedral is a Baroque-style cathedral built on the foundations of the palace of the Inca Wirachocha in Cusco. Construction began in 1550, using many stones looted from the site of the hillside Sacsayhuaman fortress, and was completed a century later. It is considered one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America. Within the cathedral's high walls are some of the best examples of the Cusqueña School of painting, including a Marcos Zapata painting of the Last Supper with a local specialty, cuy (guinea pig), as main course.
The cathedral's centerpieces are its massive, solid-silver altar, and the enormous 1659 Maria Angola bell, the largest in South America, which hangs in one of the towers. The cedar choir has carved rows of saints, popes, and bishops, all in stunning detail down to their delicately articulated hands. Five chapels flank each side of the nave; one dedicated to Nuestro Señor de los Temblores (Our Lord of the Earthquakes) contains a solid-gold crucifix that, legend has it, minimized damage to the chapel during a 1650 earthquake. There’s no-Christian imagery in Cusco Cathedral too: figures of pumas, the Inca representation of the earth, are carved on the enormous main doors Normal access to the cathedral is not via those doors but through the adjoining Iglesias del Triunfo, the city's first Christian church.
- The Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo. Koricancha is a classic example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures, and was one of the most important temples in the Tahuantinsuyu. Its finely polished stone walls were used as the foundations of the Convent of Santo Domingo. The temple walls were said to have been sheathed in gold and silver, it was dedicated to sun worship, as well as containing images of the gods of thunder and Wiracocha, deities brought from various regions and the mummified bodies of Inca rulers. The temple worship was reserved for the highest-ranking figures of the era, and was visited by representatives of communities all over the empire to render homage to the gods of the Tahuantinsuyu. The tour continues visiting 4 archeological complexes located around the city:
- Sacsayhuaman.- Sacsayhuaman is one of the most amazing Incas constructions for tourists. Its Quechua name means "satisfied falcon", it was the falcon that guarded the capital of the empire, since it was possible to overlook Cusco from the hill in where it was erected. If, as it is known, Cusco was designed with the shape of a lying puma, Sacsayhuaman would be its head, and the Coricancha would correspond to the feline's genitalia. It is said that the work was started by Pachacutec and continued by Tupac Yupanqui, even though some chroniclers state that it was Huayna Capac who gave it the final touch. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega says that Apu Huallpa Rimachi was the main architect, and that Inca Maricanhi, Acahuana Inca and Calla Cunchuy successively took control of the works.
Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Hewn stones could have been located at Muina, Huacoto and Rumicolca, 20 kilometers away from Cusco, and at closer places such as Sallu,Rumi, Chita, Curovilca and Viracocha. Sacsayhuaman Some of its external walls exceed the 9 meters of height and 350 tons of weight.
Spectacular fortress built with huge carved rocks jointed with absolute accuracy, this astounding sample of the Incan military architecture is, undoubtedly, the greatest architectonic work of the Tahuantinsuyo. But, in addition, it proves the undeniable firmness of the great administrative capacity of the empire and its powerful logistic system capable of mobilizing and organizing such a work.
It is located 2 km away from the city of Cusco, that is, 10 minutes by car. As of the Spanish arrival its aspect has changed a lot, since this fortress was used as a hewn stone to build the colonial Cusco.
- Qenqo.- At 4 and 6 km, 5 minutes to the northeast of Cusco, by asphalted road, we can find the two archaeological sites of Qenqo: Qenqo Grande, which is located near the road that goes from Sacsayhuaman to Pisac; and Quenko Chico, which is located at 350 meters to the west from the latter, on the hillside. Both of them are worship places whose nature has not been deciphered yet, but in which we can highlight the Inca's predilection for stone and their thoroughness with regard to the carving process. These sites are limestone outcrops on which intricate mythical representations had been carved. It is believed that it was destined to the worship of the land. Its Quechua name means zigzag, probably due to the labyrinthine underground galleries, or due to the small channels carved on rocks with that shape.
- Puca-Pucara.- Located at 7 km to the northeast of the city, by the road leading to Pisac (30 minutes by car and 2 hours on foot), we find this inca site which Quechua name means "red fortress" due to the color of the rocks when the twilight reflects on them. (puca = red and pucara = fortress or defended place). It would deal about a military building made up by overlapping terraces, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers, high walls and staircases.
However, Its presence along the road may also indicate that it was a wayside inn, though its structure does not belong to the standard outlining that characterizes those buildings along the Inca trails. On this possibility, there is a version that says the Inca accommodated there his numerous delegations each time he decided to visit the Tambomachay baths. The site occupies another typical rocky place standing out in the Sacsayhuaman plain. Towards the western side, it shows a facade on a free area like a small square. On the opposite site, there is a medium size building, which main characteristic is its strategic location since it controls the whole surrounding territory.
- Tambomachay.- Tombo Machay, 7 km northeast of Cusco, is believed to have been built around 1500 AD.This site, sometimes referred to as Inca's Bath or El Baño del Inca, is thought to have been used for religious functions. Some theories suggest Tambo Machay was involved in an Inca water cult. Fountains or waterfalls fed by spring water were used to channel water to a ceremonial stone bath. The fountains are still functional at this well preserved site. Above the baths is an Inca wall. Tambo Machay is located in a sheltered area about 300m off the road to Pisac.Frequency:everyday in the afternoons.
Around 18:00 p.m. we will return to Cuzco city and drop you off in your hotel, rest of the night leisure to explore the city by night.
1 night of accommodation in Cusco
Day 10 . Sacred Valley Tour the heartland of the Inca Empire
Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley , the heartland of the inca empire, close to the inca capital of Cuzco contains numerous archaeological remains and villages, due to its special geographical and climatic qualities this Sacred Valley was appreciated by the Incas.
The route crosses a spectacular geography crossed by the Vilcanota River a fertile valley which in turn is the most productive of the country where you can find the best corn in the world, various fruits proper of the region. at an altitude of 2800 m.s.n.m. surrounded by Snow Capped mountains like Apu Salkantay ( Salkantay Mountain Range), its climate is marked by two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season occurs between the months of November to April. Sacred Valley or Urubamba province is made up of the districts where the main architectural monuments of the Incas: Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Huayllabamba, Maras and Yucay.
08:30 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco by our local representative. Our excursion is done on a private tourist bus, which is shared with other travelers. Afterwards we will take a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco. On the way we will stop at a point known as El Mirador, from where we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the Inca history.
The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will suggest you the best points for pictures.
Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At the ruins you will see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You can see a great fine art of stone works and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around we will get back to the car and will drive back to the modern town of Pisac, where there is a peculiar market that deserve to be visited.
At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping. Afterwards we will meet for lunch in a nice local restaurant to enjoy good Andean food.
After lunch the tour continue along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we get there a guided visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, we will drop you off at the your hotel in Ollantaytambo village where you will spend the night .
1 night of accommodation in Ollantaytambo
Day 11 . Archaeological Visit to Moray , Cusco Saltmines , Travel to Machu Picchu by Train
Our tour begins with the gathering from the hotel to 9:00 a.m in our private mobility, to direct us to the population of Maras, happening through very typical populations and beautiful landscapes that we will be able to enjoy in our route, arrival and visits the following places:
MARAS.- Located in the province of Urubamba to 3300 m.a.s.l. then we will be able appreciates the snow-covered mountain range of the Vilcanota and summits: “The Chikón” (5530 m.a.s.l.), “Putukisi” “the Veronica” (5682 m.a.s.l.). At the east present time attractive colorful town guard of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town colonial streets and covers with shields of the noble and caciques of centuries XVII and XVIII.
MORAY.- One is to about 7 km to the southwest of Maras; it is unique archaeological group in its sort in the region. It is about an enormous terraces that are superposed concentrically in a gigantic hole, these beautiful terraces that served at the Inca time like an agricultural laboratory “Prototype as Conservatory” in which old quechuas experienced and obtained improvements. Place where incredible advances in agriculture were obtained.
SALINERAS or “SALT MINES”.- Located to the northwest of the town of Maras are constituted for about 2000 small wells with an area average of about 5 mts², operated from the time Inca, Colonial time and that even continues being exploded by the villagers. They indicate that the mountain has in its interior salt mines, a manante of salt water that arise from this mountain, serves during the time of drought to fill to the wells in form of “irrigation” every 3 days with salt water during a month, so that it is solidified gradually, then has the process for the consumption of the region.
After our visit we will return to Ollantaytambo hotel where you will spend the night.
1 night of accommodation in Ollantaytambo.
Day 12 Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu, Escorted Tour.
After our breakfast we will drive to Ollantaytambo train station and start our journey to Machu Picchu . After leaving the village of Ollantaytambo, the train will start to descend more and more, along the edge of the Urubamba River, till finally reach the cloud forest. After approximately 2 hours we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, where a representative from our agency will welcome you and then will escort to the following bus terminal that will bring us to the main gate of Machu Picchu.
Guided tour in the Incan city of Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, our professional and expert native guide will take you through the main streets and monuments of the temple, then the tourist will have free time to explore on your own the citadel taking pictures and enjoy an invaluable landscape.
At an appropriate time transfer to the train station and travel by train to the city of Cusco.
Upon arrival in Cusco, our local guide will take you to your hotel where you will spend the night..
the trip back to Cusco takes approx. 4: hrs..
01 night of accommodation in Cusco.
Day 13. Travel from Cusco to Puno : Route of the Sun
After your breakfast, Early pick up at your hotel and transfer to boarding your Guided Tourist Bus to Puno city from Cusco,you will be in a modern full equipped Bus with a tour guide that will take you on a tour visiting picturesque villages , temples, museums . Including all entrances fees, Lunch, Bilingual Guide, and SS.HH.
Our Bus will stop in different points of the route in order to visit and explore with our local guide all destinations detailed below: .
CUSCO - ANDAHUAYLILLAS
A 40 km. Cusco is Andahuaylillas small district awaits us with its main square pintorezca naturally decorated Pisonay (Erythrina edulis) coral tree and its colonial church crowned jewel of Baroque architecture mestizo that developed in Cusco, known as the” Sistine Chapel of America “ship because of its richly decorated and framed in gold leaf Andahuaylillas Church is an essential destination on the route Cusco - Puno.
RAQCHI TEMPLE OF WIRACOCHA
The archaeological site of Raqchi is a temple built by the Incas to worship the God Viracocha. This magnificent work of architecture in stone and clay has a rectangular 92 meters long and 25 wide. The most striking is a central wall 12 meters high with a stone base and body of adobe. On both sides of the wall one can see the basis of 22 cylindrical columns. The set also has rooms for Inca nobility.
SICUANI VILLAGE - ANDEAN LUNCH
On the outskirts of the city of Sichuan is the restaurant "Buffet Andino" site that has been specially equipped and ready to receive passengers from TRIPPERS PTO. This is where you can enjoy a well-prepared buffet prepared with Andean finely balanced with the secrets of international cuisine. At the time of rest after lunch you can use to buy or just admire the Andean handicrafts on display in the courtyard of this place.
LA RAYA PASS
Midpoint in the Puno - Cusco which is the highest part of this tour, here you can see beautiful snowy landscapes, fauna of the place (llamas, alpacas and vicuña). It also is the meeting of two cultures ancestral geographic, Quechua and Aymara, from this point are evident Scenic idiosyncratic differences between Puno and Cusco, locals offers different clothing made of Alpaca like, Scarfs,Sweater, Globes tourist has the chance to obtain those for a very good price..
Alcra Pukara Museum is located 100 km north of Puno, is a population that has been found in the production of ceramic crafts its main economic activity. Also in this town that is named after the oldest culture in the highlands, including Tiahuanaco before, we find an ancient ceremonial center consists of a series of superimposed terraces of pyramidal form. A lithic museum presents a series of elements found in the exploration of this center.
Puno hosted the Tiahuanaco culture (800-1200 AD), the highest expression of the Aymara people that established themselves in what is now Peru and Bolivia. Today, this city was built on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, is home to the festival of the Virgin of Candelaria which is held in February each year and has Puno given the title of capital of Peruvian folklore.. Afterwards, we will drop you off at the your hotel in hotel in Puno where you will spend the night .
1 night of accommodation in Puno.
Day 14 . Excursión to Lake Titicaca , exploring the Islands , culture & traditions
the highest navigable lake in the world, the tribes of the waters and customs connected with nature as part of this unique experience on Lake Titicaca.
09:00 hrs. after your breakfast ,our local guide early in the morning will pick you up from your hotel in Puno and drive to the lake's dock. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting “The Uros Floating Islands”,
a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. On the islands we will learn with our local guide about the life style and customs. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards “Taquile Island” (2 hour approx.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. The weaving tradition of the Taquile Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present. All weaving is done on pre-Inca fixed and pedal looms. The most characteristic garments are the so-called “Chullo”, a knitted hat with an earflap, and “The Calendar Waistband”, depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities. When we reach the shores of Taquile Island, we will have to walk up along a narrow path, enjoying on the way impressive views of the Lake Titicaca and also see gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct decedents of the Inca Culture. At the top of the Island, you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs. approximately.and continue to your hotel.
1 night of accommodation in Puno.
Day 15 . Excursión to Sillustani Inca Burail Conical Cemetery ,Flight to Lima city
Breakfast in the hotel, We then travel by bus through the Altiplano, "the High Plains". On the way, we observe the typical flora and rural scenes of this area. Upon arrival at the Sillustani Peninsula, we take a guided tour, which informs us about the local beliefs in the afterlife as well as observing the huge funerary towers known as “Chullpas”. Sillustani is a Peninsula surrounded by the Umayu Lagoon that gives the area an extraordinary contrast of colours and landscapes.you will also visit a typical farmhouse on the way, the trip continue towards the Airport of Juliaca and take our flight back to Lima city ( 1 :45 hrs) flight duration.
In Lima : Upon arrival to Lima city , airport pick up and private transfer to your hotel selected.
1 night of accommodation in Lima.
Day 16 . International flight back home
Breakfast in the hotel, .rest of the day to your leisure, at appropriate time our local guide will pick you up at your hotel in order to take you on a private transfer to the Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport, for your international flight back home..
This tour Includes :
Professional guide in English or Spanish
All private transfers in / Out : Airport - Hotel - Airport & Hotel - Bus Terminal - Hotel
All Bus Tickets Lima to Huaraz, Huaraz to Trujillo, Cusco to Puno
All Guided daily Tours during your visit in Peru
All Hotel nights during your trip (15 nights with daily breakfast)
Private trip Lima to Huaraz : GUided tour of Caral on Route(Inc. Lunch)
Tour to Huaraz : Chavin de Huantar (Inc. Lunch)
Private Trip Huaraz to Trujillo : Visit of Sechin on Route (Inc. Lunch)
Tour to Trujillo : Chan Chan Archaeological site + Sun & Moon Temple (Inc. Lunch)
Tour to Chiclayo : Royal Tombs of Sipan + Huaca Rajada Pyramid (Inc. Lunch)
Flight Ticket Chiclayo to Lima
Cusco Classic city Tour and its main attractions
Guided Tour in Machu Picchu ( all transfers, trains, buses, entrances)
Route of the sun Trip from Cusco to Puno (Inc. Lunch)
Excursion to Titicaca lake ; Uros Floating Islands + Taquile Island (Inc. Lunch)
Entrances tickets to all sights to visit during your whole trip with hotel pick up and drop off
Flight Ticket Lima to Cusco
Flight Ticket Juliaca to Lima
The package does not include:
Extra tips or gratitudes
To qualify as a student, you must have valid ISIC card.
Including Hotel services and improved train services they must be requested in advance.
What to wear for the tour:
Original passport, International Student Card (ISIC) if applicable as a student
Shoes, waterproof jacket, rain poncho (Dec-Mar), shirts, pants
Sun hat, sunscreen, bottled water and personal medicines
Shorts, swimsuit, camera, extra cash
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