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


In this package you will discover a lot of wonderful siteseeing around Peru, Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machupicchu

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA

Flight to Lima.

Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: LIMA - AREQUIPA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.

Upon arrival at the Arequipa airport, we will be received and transferred to the hotel. As an option of the day, we can enjoy the beautiful streets, the fantastic Plaza de Armas and the Museums of the White City of Arequipa. Being possible to take the Excursion of the Arequipeña Countryside that is described below.

Optional excursion to the Arequipeña countryside

At around 02:00 pm after the pickup we will start the tour; we will go to the Cayma district visiting there the Mirador de Carmen Alto where you can appreciate the beautiful valley of Arequipa, the Chili River and the three volcanoes that surround the White city.

Then we go to the Yanahuara District to visit the viewpoint of the same name, built in ashlar like its mestizo baroque church, continuing with our tour we will go through the Fierro Bridge (Designed by Gustavo Eiffel), to go to the Sachaca viewpoint which is the highest in the entire city from where you can see the entire 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 lived, who also in one season was taken by the Chileans in the war as a headquarters.

Then we go to the town of Sabandia here we can appreciate the Sabandia Hydraulic Mill, it was used to grind grain, this mill is from the colonial era, ending the tour we will pass through the Paucarpata district to observe its terraces and Pre-Andenerías Incas. Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas where the day's excursion ends.

Overnight at the hotel of choice in Arequipa.

Day 3: Arequipa - Chivay (La Calera and Chivay  thermal baths)

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 am - 08:30 am

06:00 am. approx. Our local guide will pick up passengers from respective hotels to head to the Colca Canyon, making stops in Pampa Cañahuas (Aguada Blanca y Salinas National Reserve) habitat for beautiful South American camelids (vicunas and guanacos) and migratory birds (flamingos, gulls Andean, wild ducks, etc.) Then we arrived at the Mirador de Volcanes, highest area of ​​the road (4,800 masl) at 1:30 pm We will arrive at Chivay and set up at their lodgings and then have lunch in Chivay (Lunch not included).

At 3:30 p.m. Our transport picks you up from your hotels and we will visit the popular thermal baths of La Calera, a heavenly place surrounded by mountains, after taking a relaxing bath, we will return to the town of Chivay, where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the tour by bus in the morning.

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

Day 4: COLCA CANYON - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, guests will be picked up from the accommodation to leave for the Natural Viewpoint: Cruz del Cóndor, to appreciate the flight of the condor waiting for a prudent time, and then head to visit the viewpoints of Wayrapunko, Andaguilque, Choquetico and the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque.

On the way, we will see beautiful landscapes such as the Colca River, the agricultural terraces of more than a thousand years old in the Colca valley until you reach Chivay, where we will have a buffet lunch.

At 1pm, departure to Puno, with stops in Patapampa, and the Lagunillas viewpoint, halfway between Puno and Arequipa, where it is possible to see Andean flamingos, other Andean birds and trout farms on their artisan boats. Here you can enjoy a snack that includes our tour, amid the spectacular views and the calm atmosphere, arriving in Puno around 7 p.m. and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS &  TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:00 a.m., we will start the day picking you up from your hotels to transfer you to the port and start the tour, the program allows you to take a full-day excursion around Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and you will visit as a first point the more than 63 floating islands of the Uros, where they are inhabited by Aymara families, these islands have been built of reeds and aquatic plants of the place that serves to make their homes, these islands are also known as "the lake town" their activities are artisanal fishing, hunting wild birds and textile art, after leaving such a peculiar place, you will continue your journey to the Taquile Island, where you can appreciate the customs and traditions of the islanders, who preserve their customs, traditions and traditional clothing from there you will see a beautiful view of Lake Titicaca and you will appreciate the beautiful textiles, who received the award by UNESCO, the spinning and weaving are mainly made by men.

We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the square, at the end of lunch visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with friendly locals.

In the afternoon, we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, we will arrive in the city at approximately 05:00 pm.

We will spend the night at the hotel in Puno.

Day 6: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 06:15 am, they will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal, bound for Cusco.

The so-called Ruta del Sol in Peru represents a magical journey that takes place from Puno to Cusco or from Cuzco to Puno. That is, from the north of the country to the south, Cuzco being the place where the adventure begins, while it is right there where millions of tourists from all over the world are lucky enough to meet Machu Picchu. Even so, there are also those who decide to travel in an inverted way, from Puno to Cusco as it was in our case.

The important thing is that through the Sun Route, different and beautiful bus destinations are known such as Raqchi or Pukara; places where the ancient tradition that Peru lived before the discovery of America is still alive.

Day 7: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco

Our staff will pick you up from your different rooms to start the City Tour 4 Ruins excursion. The first place we will visit will be the Archaeological Complex of "Sacsayhuamán", this magnificent Inca construction that is located north of the Cusco city is famous for its huge blocks of carved limestone and joined with amazing precision, the entire complex comprises three large zigzag terraces, and in turn we will take a short tour of the imposing statue of the White Christ which is also a viewpoint from the city of Cusco.

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

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

Overnight at the hotel of choice.

Day 8: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO  MACHUPICCHU TOWN

Breakfast at the hotel.

This day we will make the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour that will start at 08:30 a.m., time when we will pick you up at your hotel, the first place to visit is Pisaq with its typical craft market you will also visit the Pisaq archaeological group with its picturesque terraces cultivated in the mountains. Then we will go to Urubamba where we have included a buffet lunch. Continuing with the tour, we will go to the Ollantaytambo Fortress also known as the living Inca city.

Finally, we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station, to board the train, which departs at 4:36 p.m. (may change depending on the reservation date). Towards Aguas Calientes, where we will arrive averaging 18:09 hrs. (According to schedule), we will spend the night in a selected hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town).

Overnight at the hotel of choice in Aguas Calientes.

Day 9: EXCURSION TO MACHUPICCHU

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from the hotel 05:00 am.

After getting up very early and having breakfast, we will go up to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we will be able to appreciate the spectacular sunrise of this wonder.

They will make an excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu, for 2 hours, on the tour you will visit the most important sites of this city such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries. You will be given free time to take a walk around the citadel.

They will have the whole morning in Machu Picchu to take photos and be in this mystical place. At the end of your free time you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and according to the train schedule back to Ollantaytambo you will go to the Ollantaytambo station, when you arrive our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to the city from Cusco, arriving at the average 23:00 hrs.

Transfer to the hotel

Day 10: CUSCO - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight CuscoLima. (NOT INCLUDE)

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer inn and out at each destination.
  • Domestic flights Lima - Arequipa and Cusco - Lima
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay - Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon Excursion
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • 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 Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - 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 with stops and income will be used on the Puno-Cusco route.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days it will be on a tourist bus and will have a discount of US $ 200 per person.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Uros + Ticket Office + Lunch
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips.
  • National/international phone calls.
  • Other items/activities not included in itinerary.
  • You should bring your original passport (International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
  • 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
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films

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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