Imperial Local Living Circuit: Lima - Cusco - Puno in 7 days


The expedition that we designed next, was made for those people who look for to know the wonders of the Peruvian south, the archaeological and cultural inheritance and centers of much concentration of energy power that our ancestors left, the adventures that will be able to enjoy in this circuit, the Inca roads that were of great importance for the inhabitants of the Andes will be part.

The wonders of Peru that we designed, is the best alternative of excursion that are very known and required by the whole world, for which it is satisfactory and comforting for those who want to break schemes of the traditional thing, putting a little more of determination and effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

The Vivencial circuit is one of the best options of excursion and super known by the whole world, satisfactory and comforting for those who wish to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes, sacred mountains, its beautiful people and magic customs.

Program:

DAY

DESTINY

ACTIVITIES

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima
Free day to develop free activities.

02

Lima - Cusco

Transfer hotel Lima - airport
Flight Lima - Cusco
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Free afternoon to develop free activities.

03

Cusco - Willoq

Experiential tourism in Willoq - Full day.

04

Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu

Full Day Machupicchu
04:00am – 10:00pm

05

Cusco - Puno

Transfer out and Route of the Sun to Puno.

06

Puno

Excursion to Titicaca Lake and overnight in Uros

07

Puno – Lima

Departure transfer to Lima.

Trip observations:

  • Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health status of hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

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, and 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.

Overnight at selected hotel in Lima

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO (FREE)

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Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time transfer to the airport in Lima.

Flight Lima - Cusco (on behalf of the passengers)

Reception at the airport in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

Ideal day for free activities.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 3: FULL DAY WILLOQ - PATACANCHA

The villagers welcome the visitor with songs and dances. It is noticeable that some of them wear white clothes with long sleeves of the same color.

With respect to their dance, it is the wifala, which imitates the movement of the huallata (the Andean goose), and which at the same time means joy and Inca nation. This culture introduces the tourist into a completely different world with a reality that goes beyond our imagination.

At the same time, the weavers are very well organized in a center of Textileria of which 260 craftswomen of other communities are part.

This tradition comes from generation to generation as the weavers learned from their mothers and in the same way, they instilled their daughters in this same trade.

The men play similar roles and a large part of them is porters on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and many of them complete their workdays in this way. These men are strong and very well fed thanks to the green coca leaf that makes their body structure resistant to the hard work involved in being a porter.

Every day of the week, the weavers' place is active, but you must visit it preferably on Saturdays, when they have prepared to receive the travelers, where they can share ideas and customs.

Patacancha is thirty minutes away from Willoq, there is also an association of weavers, women who on average only speak Quechua and like their neighbors, they weave wonders such as llicllas, chalinas, ponchos, bags, blankets, of a fineness that to the natural fiber (sheep or alpaca) can give the texture of a silk to all their textiles.

It is also very important to know that the materials used to give color and life to the fabrics are obtained from plants in the area that provide the precise colors for their crafts, their designs in each craft has a unique meaning in itself.

The approximate duration of the activity is 3 to 4 hours, and then we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a rest and more coexistence, we will return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 4: MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY

04:00 am. Transfer from the hotel in Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Then we board the chosen train EXPEDITION / VISTADOME / INCA RAIL to go to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town).

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide at the Aguas Calientes train station and we will make the transfer by bus to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Once in Machu Picchu, we will meet with the group to start the guided tour. After the tour, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes where we will have time off for lunch. We recommend enjoying one of the baths the medicinal hot springs in Peru during your free time; the establishment offers towels and bathroom for sale or rent.

At the indicated time, we will be approaching the train station, to board the train and begin our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a tour bus to Cusco.

The train that we recommend leaves usually at 06:20 pm

10:00pm Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5: CUSCO - PUNO - 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.

Overnight in Puno.

Day 6: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS OF  TITICACA LAKE

Breakfast at the hotel

On this day, we will have the wonderful experience of spending the night in Uros, free of pollution, noise and relaxing located 30 minutes from the city of Puno, spend the night and family together on the floating islands of the Uros.

The rooms in this magical place are built as the whole island based on reeds overlooking the lake, hardwood floor and decorated and implemented with fabrics and crafts, to sleep in Uros with comfortable mattresses with cushions decorated with textiles.

At 07:45 am, our local guide will be at your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to the boarding point; here we will meet other participants, who will be part of this excursion.

We will start our circuit for 30 minutes towards the "Uros", place of the floating islands, here the islanders will give us the cordial welcome which we will appreciate their exceptional tradition of the way of living, religion, organization, customs and education among other important details. The tour to the "Uros" island, without a doubt, is one of the exclusive things that Peru has. More than 1500 years ago, the first inhabitants settled here, called the "Aymara Kingdoms", who knew how to build their floating islands based on material from the reeds that grow on the shores of the lake, and with this same material, they made their small boats to move around.

Nowadays, families still use the same element. Another important point is the official language that survives until these times the "Aymara". After having received detailed information, we will be ready to obtain our last photos that we will have next to the beautiful families.

After these events.

We will spend the night in this wonderful place, for the following day we will be able to taste the exquisite typical breakfast of the place, and then we will leave the rooms and return to the city of Puno.

Our native rural lodging to sleep in Uros has a 24 hour reception, restaurant, garden, bar, tourist information desk, luggage storage and handicraft sample.

Overnight in Uros.

Breakfast at Uros.

At the appropriate time, transfer to Puno and 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
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Willoq + Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
    • For 2 and 3 star hotels the Expedition train will be used and lunch will be at El Mapy restaurant
    • For 4 and 5 star hotels the Vistadome train will be used and lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge)
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities + typical food.

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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