Wonderful Local Living Circuit: Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco in 10 days


In the circuit that we present below, was idealized for those people who want to know the wonders of southern Peru, its archaeological and cultural heritage and centers of great concentration of energy power, in this adventure you can also enjoy the Inca roads that were of great importance for the people of the Andes.

Wonders of Peru is one of the best alternatives for excursions and is well known throughout the world, so it is satisfying and comforting for those who want to break away from the traditional, putting a little more effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

The Experiential Circuit that is part of this 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 magical customs.

Program:

DAY

DESTINY

                                  EXCURSION

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima

Free day - Optional activities.

02

Lima

Free day - Optional activities.

03

Lima – Arequipa

Transfer to Lima airport
Free day in Arequipa.

04

Arequipa – Puno

Transfer to the bus terminal.
Overnight in Puno.

05

Puno

Excursion to the islands of Uros and overnight.

06

Puno - Cusco

Sun route

07

Cusco

City tour

08

Cusco

Full day Willoq.

09

Aguas Calientes

Full day a Machupicchu.

10

Cusco – Lima

Transfer from Cusco to the airport

 

Note:

  • 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)

Flight to Lima.

Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: LIMA - Free day. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)

Breakfast the hotel.

Free day for personal activities

Overnight in Lima.

Day 3: LIMA - AREQUIPA (Free day  to develop free activities such as city tour or tour by Arequipa countryside)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At a previously arranged time, we will go to the hotel to transfer you to the airport in Lima

Flight Lima - Arequipa

Reception at Arequipa airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 4: AREQUIPA - PUNO (Free  morning to walk by Arequipeña streets)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning free for personal activities.

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station.

12:15pm approximately, we will board the bus to transfer to the city of Puno.

7:30pm approximate arrival in the city of Puno, reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Puno.

Day 5: PUNO: SLEEPING 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 reception the 24 hours, restaurant, garden, bar, counter of tourist information, keeps baggage and sample of crafts

Day 6: 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.

Hotel night in Cusco.

Day 7: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 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 Pucarais 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 choice in Cusco.

Day 8: CUSCO  - WILLOQ

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 9: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO

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 thesite 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 climbthe 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 Machu Picchu 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 Picchu or Machu Picchu depends on availability; please let us know if you would like to add one of these additional walks at the time of 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 ofreservation and availability; it is also possible to camp on the Inca Trail 2d/1n, we just needfollow the conditions of the Machupicchu government or the restrictions made for security reasons by the Peruvian government.

Overnight in Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight CuscoLima. (NOT INCLUDE)

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 02 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities + typical food.
  • 03 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 + 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.

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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NOTE: ITEP TRAVEL, specializes in organizing the ideal travel plan to Peru, with hotels and destinations that you choose, because we have all confidential and promotional rates. For guidance on how to organize your custom package. Please write us.


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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