Imperial Discovery Circuit: Lima – Cusco - Puno in 8 days


Inca Trail to Machupichu Tourist Package 8 days from Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca with hotels, transfers, tents, entrance fees, guide included, reserve your spaces in advance ensure your reservation to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA

Reception at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima and transfer to the hotel.

Colonial City Tour in Lima

We will start by picking up all our participants from their different hotels in Lima, and then start with a small visit to the Intihuatana Park, established on the Malecón of Miraflores, where will appreciate the magnificent Pacific Ocean. We will continue our tour of the residential districts in the modern areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. We will have the opportunity to observe the Huaca Pucllana, pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the shape of a pyramid that despite the urban expansion of Lima has endured.

We will continue the tour to continue to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center of Lima. Then visit the Historic Center of Lima, named by UNESCO in 1991 as a World Heritage Site Cultural of the Humanity, where the Spanish crown, founded the center of the colony in the sixteenth century, where the first colonial buildings were built.

We will be dazzled by the magnificent Plaza de San Martin, old balconies and old mansions, the Plaza Mayor and its most prominent buildings such as the Palace the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's and Municipal Palace, the Desamparados Station and a lot more. In between the tour, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most highlights of the 17th century. Place where in spite of the time the relics of the three Peruvian saints most prominent, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias.

Then we will return to Miraflores, where we will finish the tour, the option to stay in the Indian market, Larcomar or return to your hotel, it will be at your discretion.

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO (FREE DAY)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go to the airport in Lima.

Flight Lima - Cusco (extra and optional)

Reception and welcome at the Cusco airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice.

You will have the day off to acclimatize rest or enjoy the beautiful streets of the city center.

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel.

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our, to begin the day's excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located on the banks of the Vilcanota River.

We will have the opportunity to appreciate the Inca citadel of Pisac, where platforms and architectural structures located on the slopes dominate the landscape of that place and at the top of the mountain, back to the traditional village of Pisac, we will visit the traditional Indian market, where we can appreciate closely the ancestral customs of its inhabitants.


We will continue to the village of Urubamba where we will have a delicious lunch, in one of the traditional restaurant located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After a delicious Lunch, we will visit the Fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, established to watch over the entrance to this part of the valley and safeguard it from invasions coming from the eastern jungle. After appreciating such an impressive place of return to Cusco we will appreciate the traditional town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui.

We will appreciate its very well preserved Inca walls in the main square and also appreciate the beautiful temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca construction, this town is a beautiful example of the mestizo and colonial style and at the appointed time we will return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4: CUSCO – INKA TRAIL TO KM 104.
  • Meals: Box Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Hotel on request).
  • Distance: 16kms / 10 mills (6 hours more or less of walking)
  • Difficulty: Easy / moderate.
  • Walking time: Approximately 6 hours (includes lunch on the route).
  • Walk and terrain: Walk on open roads, some steep trails

Transfer in a transport from Cusco to the train station, then train service to Km 104 "Entrance to the Inca Trail".

Trekking Km 104 "Chachabamba to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate"

We pick you up at 4:30 a.m. from the hotel and transfer you to the train station along we will see picturesque landscapes, until we reach km 104Chachabamba”, also known as the start of the “2 day Inca Trail” around 10am. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive at the archaeological group of Wiñaywayna (2650 m.a.s.l.) which is also the main attractive archeological site of the Inca Trail, guided visit of the archeological complex. In the afternoon, we continue our hike to Machu Picchu through a semi-tropical forest to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) from where we can enjoy a panoramic visit of the majestic Machupicchu.

Rest and after 01 hour, we will arrive to the Inca City of Machupicchu, brief rest for then descend to Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Town by tourist bus, arriving approximately at 4:30 pm, transfer to the hotel and rest.

Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: MACHUPICCHU “THE SUNRISE EXPERIENCE”
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls & by bus in 25 minutes.
  • Difficulty: Easy

Breakfast at the hotel.

5:00am, after breakfast we take the bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, for if time permits, enjoy the sunrise, then we will have approximately 2 hours a visit to the most important sites with your guide, then you can explore the mysterious city at its own pace. If you still have energy you can also climb Wayna Picchu (2720m/8923ft) (which is optional) It takes 45 minutes to reach the summit, this walk is additional and optional and you may have to leave the Machu Picchu tour to be able to get a permission to climb this mountain.

On the way, back we will take the bus to the village of Aguas Calientes for the afternoon to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Expedition service (to Ollantaytambo) and bus of tourism to Cusco. We will be in Cusco at approximately 10:30pm.

The hike to the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu depends on availability; please let us know if you wish to add one of these additional hikes at the time of your reservation.

We only take ITEP EcoTravel clients in our vans and cars. We do not use public transportation.

About the hotels in Machupicchu:

The hotels can change (be different according to your request) depending on the time of reservation and availability; it is also possible to camp on the Inca Trail 2d/1n, we just need to follow the conditions of the Machupicchu government or the restrictions made for security reasons by the Peruvian government.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 6: CUSCO - PUNO (The Sun route)

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer from the hotel to the bus station

Start of the tour with pick up from your hotel at 06:30 a.m. to go to the city of Puno.

First, we will make a trip to the beautiful town of Andahuaylillas to visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, where inside there are walls and ceilings with frescoes and paintings bathed in GOLD.

Then we will visit the Inca archaeological complex of Raqchi, a ceremonial center dedicated to the great Creator God Wiracocha.

Continuing we will arrive to Sicuani - where you can enjoy the delicious culinary art of the region - Buffet Lunch - Country Restaurant (3552 masl).

From there we will continue our trip to La Raya (4335 masl), the highest point of this trip.

Finally, we will visit the Kalasaya Temple in Pukara, an ancient Pre-Inca civilization. It is the most important Ceremonial Center of the Altiplano. In the museum, you can discover the origin of the Pucara culture through sculptures and litho ceramics.

We arrive in the city of Puno at 18:00 hrs. approx.

Arrival in the city of Puno and transfer to the selected hotel

*If the hotel category is 4 or 5 stars the trip will be by train Perurail Titicaca, these departures will be only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, if it does not coincide. The trip from Cusco to Puno will be by Tourist Bus.

Reception in Puno.

Accommodation in Puno.

Day 7: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 6:30 am, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the port of Lake Titicaca; our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our great adventure on Lake Titicaca. We will leave in the direction of Uros, on the way our guide will explain important points of this majestic lake, soon after we will arrive at the famous floating islands of the Uros.

We will make the excursion in the island of Uros, visiting its inhabitants and learning about customs of these communities that have lived for years in the highlands.

After visiting these, we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Island of Taquile.

We will sail for approximately 3 hours on the Titicaca in the direction of Taquile, a huge island that is characterized by its magnificent and beautiful fabrics. Here you will have the opportunity to observe how people of the island produces splendid textiles such as ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high

After appreciating these beautiful handmade works, we will continue with the until we reach the top of the island, where we will walk along a beautiful path, somewhat inclined offers spectacular landscapes of the lake. The most advisable is to walk slowly, take it easy and enjoy as much as possible, since they are walking over 3800 meters high in a world.

Approximately 45 minutes later, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we will finally we will rest and visit a small site museum, which through photos shows aspects important part of the lives of the people of Taquile.

We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the after lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the workshops of the knitting and taking pictures with the friendly locals. In the afternoon we will go down to the pier and we will undertake our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00pm.

Overnight at hotel in Puno.

Breakfast at hotel

At fixed time, transfer to the airport.


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional city tour in Lima
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • 01 night accommodation in Sacred Valley with breakfast
  • Inca Trail 02 days with Box Lunch and Dinner on the first day
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Consetur descends on the first day and goes up and down on the second day of the Inca Trail.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Train Expedition round trip + dinner at tourist restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and train Vistadome to return + dinner at restaurant El Mapy for category 4 and 5 stars, for those who spend the night in Belmond dinner in Tinkuy (Sanctuary Lodge).
  • For 2 and 3 stars hotels will be used on the route Puno-Cusco, the tourist bus with stops and income.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Cusco-Puno route, departing only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The other days will be in tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca + Typical Lunch

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us info@salcantay.org and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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RESERVATIONS

If you want to make a reservation, please fill out our Passenger Details Form.

*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


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*** USD $ 200.00 is not the price of the Trek, is only a down payment.

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