Marvelous Local Living Classic Circuit 15 Days: Peru & Machu Picchu


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 want 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:

DIA

DESTINY

ACTIVITIES.

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima

02

Lima

Dinner show
19:00pm – 22:00pm

03

Lima

Free day to develop free activities.

04

Paracas & Ica

Full day in Ballestas Islands and Ica.

05

Nazca

Overflight in the Nazca Lines.

06

Arequipa

City tour.

07

Arequipa

Chivay.

08

Arequipa

Colca Canyon.

09

Puno

Excursion to Titicaca Lake and overnight in floating islands of Uros

10

Puno - Cusco

Sun Route.

11

Cusco

City tour in the afternoon.

12

Cusco

Full day Willoq + Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

13

Aguas Calientes.

Excursión in Machupicchu.

14

Cusco

Free day to develop free activities.

15

Cusco

Transfer from Cusco hotel to the airport

 

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 - Day off. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.

19:00 Hours.

At the agreed time 19:00 Hours, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred by our driver assigned to a themed restaurant, where you can enjoy a buffet dinner + a spectacular dance show Typical Peruvian women.
 

La Dama Juana restaurant is the perfect choice for this evening.

You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a complete buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and also of the exquisite dinner.

At the end of the dinner show, our staff will be waiting for you to return to the hotel.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Hotel night in Lima.

Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)

Ideal day to carry out free activities.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS &  ICA

At 2:50 am we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station with destination to Paracas. The bus will leave at approximately 4:00 am and after 3 hours we'll get to Paracas.

8:00am after a warm welcome in Paracas, we will start the Ballestas Island Tour.

From the Paracas resort, you can visit the Ballestas Islands by boat where they live Sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. In the course of appreciates a very enigmatic figure, El Candelabro, immortalized on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph of rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It measures around 120 meters long which are also known as the Three Crosses or Trident. The best is to appreciate it from the sea.

Around noon we will take the bus back to Paracas and head to Ica for about three hours. Upon arrival in Ica, we will continue with the tubular excursions through the dunes of the Huacachina, being a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where we will enjoy the high and low dunes and where you can feel the adrenaline on these natural mountains Russian women in the desert.

In the same tour through the desert you will be able to practice sand boarding; our guide will instruct you so that you can do it safely and if in case you do not have experience in this sport, our guide will instruct you in such a way that you will feel safe to do so.

At about 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Ica.

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE  MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel to leave for the Nazca where we will board a light plane for an unforgettable air tour over the Nazca Lines. Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until to board the plane.

This flight over the Nazca Lines will extend over most of the famous located in the Nazca Desert, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometrical figures that you will be able to appreciate along the way.

The over flight to the Nazca lines is for approximately 35 minutes and this is the best way of appreciating these extraordinary and fascinating lines intrinsically drawn that have been a mystery for many years. We will be able to appreciate the different figures drawn in the surface of the Nazca Desert, with animal and plant representations perfectly stylized, distributed in a large maze of lines, trapezes, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2,000 years. This place is one of the most unbelievable that a culture has left behind and that can only be appreciated from the sky to an altitude of 1500 feet.

At the end of the flight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm approximately.

We will be assisted on our arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to be able to rest, to walk a little for the center of the city and lunch.

Arequipeña (optional and additional tour)

At about 2:00pm after pick up we will start the tour, we will go to the district of Cayma visiting there the Carmen Alto Viewpoint where you can appreciate the beautiful valley of Arequipa, the Chili River and the three volcanoes that surround the White City

Afterwards, we go to the District of Yanahuara to visit the viewpoint of the same name, built in ashlar as well as its church of mixed baroque style, continuing with our tour we will pass by the Iron Bridge (Designed by Gustavo Eiffel), to go to the Sachaca viewpoint on which is the highest in the whole city from where you can see all the Arequipa countryside.

Then we will visit the Founder's Mansion which is a large house where the son of the founder of the city of Arequipa which was also taken by the Chileans in the war as a headquarters.

Then we go to the town of Sabandia here we can appreciate the hydraulic mill of Sabandia, used to grind the grain, this mill is from the colonial era, ending the tour

We will pass through the district of Paucarpata to observe its terraces and pre-Inca terraces. Then

We will visit the Plaza de Armas where the day's excursion ends.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA  CANYON

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am - 08:30am

At the previously scheduled time, we'll leave for Chivay. Where we will begin the tour of the

On the way to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of the area, we will border the majestic Chachani volcano and continue through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until arrive at Pampa Cañahuas, where the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, we will we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.

We will continue with the tour until we arrive at a small stop in Patahuasi (house at the top) to drink the hot coca tea, very much for the altitude where we'll be. We will continue the journey to the bofedales where different species of birds live both migratory to the area according to season.

We will continue our journey until we reach Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 m.a.s.l approx. which I also know how with the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes like Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.

At midday we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and stop at followed by a transfer to the hotel, you will have some time to rest and then meet up and visit the thermal baths of La Calera. These open-air baths have thermal water where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the bus tour of the tomorrow.

After a prudent hour, we will return to the hotel so that we can rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.

Overnight in Chivay.

Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start with the day's excursion to the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you can observe the majestic flight of the condors and the canyon depth. On this trip we will stop at the village of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, dances of the Wititi as well as the typical costume of the Zone.

Back to Chivay, we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain us their different customs of the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.

11:30 am approx. - Arrival in Chivay.

11:45 am approx. - Lunch

01:30 pm approx. We will take the bus to Puno. The bus during the trip, makes small excursions in route, where we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.

Upon arrival in Puno, we will be assisted and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at selected hotel in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO:  OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS IN 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 like 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 reception the 24 hours, restaurant, garden, bar, counter of tourist information, keeps baggage and sample of crafts

Overnight in Uros.

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO  (Sun Route)

Our staff will pick you up from the hotel or from the agreed place, to be taken to the bus at the Puno bus terminal, to start our excursion to Cusco.

The trip to Cusco lasts approximately 10 hours; we will have 4 excursions and guided tours to the most interesting places in the southern highlands visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the Raya at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka Aymara Museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where they can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable one.

We will arrive in Cusco at 4:30 pm, we will be picked up from the bus station and we will transfers to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY  TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning free to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco

Our staff will pick you up from your different rooms to start the City tour.

Tour 4 Ruins, the first place we will visit is the Archaeological complex of "Sacsayhuamán", this magnificent Inca construction located north of the city of Cusco is famous for its huge blocks of carved limestone joined with amazing precision, the whole complex comprises three large zigzagged terraces, and we will give a small tour to the imposing statue of the white Christ which is also a viewpoint of the city of Cusco.

Continuing with the City Tour we will go to Qenqo this place was a ceremonial center since it in the central part, there is a giant monolith surrounded by niches, where offerings were placed.

Finally, we will visit two other important archaeological ritual ceremonial sites which are Puca Pucara is composed of a small square where you can see rooms, platforms, water channels and Tambomachay (tambo) means resting place and (machay) means underground cavity, east cave place fulfilled the religious function linked to the water and regeneration of the land Puca Pucara. Once after this tour of the City Tour 4 ruins we will return to the city of Cusco.

Overnight at hotel choices in Cusco.

Day 12: FULL DAY WILLOQ + OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy and live, the customs and Inca traditions of the community of Willoq and Patacancha, planting, sewing, cooking and have fun with their typical dances.

The tour starts at 06:00 in Cusco and ends around 19.00h (full day)

When we arrive at Willoq, the villagers will welcome us with songs and dances. It is striking that some of them are wearing 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 are 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 4 to 5 hours, then we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a rest and more coexistence we will return to Cusco, we will return to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes

Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early wake up (05:00am) to take one of the first buses back to Machu Picchu to enter the site as soon as it opens (06:00am) we will have a 2 hour guided tour in the site where you will learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel.

After the tour, you will have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permission to climb the Huayna Picchu (2 hours round trip) or the Machu Picchu mountain (3 hours round trip).

You will also have time to do some of the following activities on your own if you wish (not included in the price).

Climb the Huayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of MachuPicchu from there.

Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes are a visit to the new local museum or a bath in the hot springs.

Return to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes by bus (included) and then board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo train station; the train departure time may vary according to schedule and availability.

At the Ollantaytambo train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

  • The hike to the mountains of Huayna Picchuor Machu Picchu depends on availability; please let us know if you wish to add one of these additional walks at the time of your booking.
  • We only take ITEP EcoTravel customers 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 follow the conditions of the Machupicchu government or the restrictions made for security reasons by the Peruvian government.

 Overnight in Cusco.

Day 14: CUSCO – FREE DAY

Breakfast at the hotel

Ideal day for free activities, such as visiting the Mountain of Colors, Lake Humantay, Sacred Valley, etc.

Overnight in Cusco.

 

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer out.

 


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant 
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • City tour Ica
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • City tour in Arequipa with Miradors
  • 01 night accommodation in Colca with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon tour with lunch and dinner in Chivay on the first day and only lunch on the second day.
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities + Typical food
  • Bus Puno - Cusco or Train Puno - Cusco, depending on the category of hotel and train availability-
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Willoq + Typical lunch.
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)
  • For 2 and 3 star hotels, the tourist bus will be used on the Puno-Cusco route with stops and check-ins.
  • For 4 and 5 stars hotels will be used on the route Puno-Cusco, the Train Perurail Titicaca, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.
  • You should bring your original passport (International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain jacket
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water for the first day, but on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local families.
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medication
  • Camera

Water for the first day of Inka Trail, but on the way it is possible to buy bottles of water from local familie

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*** 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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