$1,675 per person** (based on 2 people sharing)
This is one of our most popular tours to Peru. It includes tours to all the most important Inca sites in and around Cusco, including a tour to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, before travelling south to the border with Bolivia and exploring the mystical waters and floating Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca.
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Day 1 – Arrive Lima
Today your international flight will arrive into Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima (most flights arrive in the evening). We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the up-market district of Miraflores.
Day 2 – Guided Tour of Lima
You will have the morning free to take a late breakfast and relax. In the afternoon we will collect you for an afternoon colonial tour of Lima. The tour includes Lima’s Plaza de Armas, Lima Cathedral, The Church and Convent of San Francisco and The Museum of Religious Art.
Day 3 – Guided tour of Cusco
In the morning you will fly to Cusco in the heartland of the Inca Empire. You will have the morning to relax and settle in before we collect you for an afternoon tour of Cusco city and surroundings . The Cusco city tour includes attractions not only within the city, but those of Saqsayhuman, Q’enco and Tambomachay located on the outskirts of Cusco. Within the city the tour gives you the opportunity to visit Cusco’s Cathedral and Korikancha – The Inca Temple of the Sun.
Day 4 – Guided Tour of the Sacred Valley
Today you will take a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will visit the market town of Pisac and the small village of Ollantaytambo. In Pisac you will visit the beautiful mountain top ruins which include a small Inca village and a well preserved royal temple, before heading along the valley and lunching in Urubamba. In the afternoon you will climb the hillside fortress at Ollantaytambo, where the Incas fought one of their last battles against the Spanish Conquistadores. On your return to Cusco there is the opportunity to visit the small yet stunning church of Chinchero.
Day 5 – Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
Today you will catch an early train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. After your transfer from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, you will take a scenic two hour train ride along the beautiful Sacred Valley before arriving to Machu Picchu. You will take a two hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, including stops at the Caretakers Hut, the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Three Windowed Temple and Intihuatana (the Solar Clock). You will stay overnight near Machu Picchu in the small village of Aguas Calientes.
Day 6 – Machu Picchu
A sunrise return to Machu Picchu awaits you today, and the option of an extended guided tour to some of the citadels hidden secrets. You can discuss with your guide what suits you best, but many visitors choose to hike to the Sun Gate (Intipunku) high above Machu Picchu or alternatively a leisurely climb up Huayna Picchu, the ubiquitous mountain overlooking the citadel. In the afternoon you will return to Cusco.
Day 7 – Free Day in Cusco
Today you will have a free day to relax and explore the vibrant Andean city of Cusco. Perhaps you would like to take a gentle walk to Cristo Blanco high above Cusco, or maybe meander around the many cobbled streets taking in a coffee. You can also use your Cusco Tourist Ticket (included in the price) to enter many of the interesting museums dotted around Cusco.
Day 8 – Travel to Lake Titicaca
Today you will take a first class tourist bus from Cusco to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The route takes you through rugged and dramatic highland scenery, before arriving into the Altiplano flat lands of the Andes. On route you will see many of the Andes natural wildlife including Alpaca, Llama and Vicuña. The journey breaks at La Raya where a buffet lunch is included. On arrival in Puno you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening.
Day 9 – Guided Tour of Lake Titicaca
Today you will have a full day tour of Lake Titicaca, considered in ancient Andean mythology to be the birth place of the Incan Empire. You will first visit the incredible floating Uros Islands, where local Uros Indians used Tortuga reed found on the shores of Lake Titicaca to create a series of floating islands complete with houses, furniture, boats and even churches. After you will travel on to the fixed island of Taquile, which famous for colourful and intricate hand woven products. You will take a guided tour around the important parts of the Island including several Inca Ruins and a beautiful view point that has panoramic vistas of the Island and surrounding Lake. Lunch is included today.
Day 10 – Depart
Today you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we collect you from your hotel and transfer you back to Juliaca Airport for your onward flights. Should time permit, we will also include a short tour of the Sillustani pre-Inca funerary Towers en-route.
Recommended 3 star accommodations
Guided tour of Lima
Guided tour of Cusco (including full Cusco tourist ticket)
Guided tour of The Sacred Valley, including buffet lunch.
Two days guided tour of Machu Picchu
First Class Tourist Bus from Cusco – Puno
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca
What’s Not Included
Domestic or international flights
**Prices quoted in US Dollars. Prices are based on two people or more sharing, using our recommended 3 star hotels, low season rates and gtravelling in our standard group tour (max 16 people). Alternative hotels and itineraries are available for this tour; contact one of our travel advisors for pricing information. Surcharges may be applicable to certain credit cards used for payment. Our Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases.