Our Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca program invites you to discover and experience the magic of Peru. On this special program, you will experience the gems of Peru.
Starting in Lima, “The City of the Kings”, you will witness and enjoy a true cultural melting pot that combines both the colonial and the modern faces of the city. Then, you will continue your trip to Cusco, “The Imperial City of Cusco”, which will welcome you with its spectacular stone buildings, alleyways and streets.
After Cusco, we will travel to the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu where we will enjoy a tour through centuries of magic, passion and mystery.
Finally, we will visit Puno to admire the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. We will get to visit the lake’s quaint islands whose inhabitants seem to have defied the passing of time.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA & CITY TOUR

A Pacha Perú staff member will be waiting at the arrival gate in Lima to lead you to your hotel in Miraflores or San Isidro.
Later, we will start a sightseeing tour around colonial and modern Lima. The tour will start in Huaca Pucllana which was a ceremonial and administrative Pre-Incan building.
Attractions like the Cathedral of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s tomb, the catacombs of the Monastery of San Francisco, the National Congress, and the Palace of Torre Tagle will be visited too.
Finally, we will go to the more modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores where you can enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean.
After a 4 hour tour, you will be dropped to Kennedy Park in Miraflores where you might like to enjoy a nice dinner in one of the many nearby restaurants or experience Lima’s nightlife. Alternatively, we can arrange to drop you to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima. Meals included: none.

DAY 2: FLIGHT TO CUSCO & CITY TOUR

After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, our staff will pick you up and escort you to Lima International Airport where you will board a one hour and ten minute flight to Cusco.
Upon your arrival to Cusco, Pacha Perú staff will be there to drive you to your previously selected hotel. We recommend you take a couple of hours to acclimatize before undertaking any touristic activities.
Lunch is not included today so we also recommend light food to help acclimatize.
Our city tour of Cusco will start at 13:00pm. A Pacha Perú representative will come to your hotel at this time to pick you up for this tour. The first place we will visit will be the Cathedral of Cusco where we will find many examples of beautiful architecture. Then, we will continue to Qorikancha (The Temple of the Sun), the most beautiful Incan construction in the city.
After, we will visit Sacsaywaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay, nearby ruins and examples of Incan architecture at its best. Finishing this tour, our guide will ask you if you would like to be dropped at your hotel or at the main square.
Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast.

DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

In the morning, your hotel will provide a buffet breakfast. After, our staff will pick you up between 08:00hrs and 08:20hrs to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its abundance of resources and marvelous landscapes made the Vilcanota River the perfect place for the development of Incan culture. Today, communities are dispersed throughout the sacred valley. First, we will stop in Pisaq, a town which boasts interesting Incan architecture and a market market that is famous for its beautiful handicrafts. Then, we will take an exquisite lunch in a pleasant restaurant surrounded by the mountains. Afterwards, we will continue our trip to the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is considered a fortress because of its huge walls and enormous stones. On our way back to Cusco, we will stop in Chinchero, a little farming village dedicated to growing potatoes and producing traditional textiles and clothing, among other crafts products. When we arrive back to Cusco, you will be dropped to your hotel or to the main square, depending on your preference.
Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

In the morning, you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic train ride along the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes. A Pacha Peru staff member will be meeting you at the train station to take you on a 25 minute bus trip to the top of the mountain and to Machu Picchu. Our 2 hour, private guided tour will allow us to explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is considered as Pachaqutec masterpiece and we will get to visit the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries. Then, you will have free time to explore around the citadel and enjoy its beauty by yourself. After, we will be served lunch in a fine restaurant before you take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes. Once we arrive back to Aguas Calientes, you will have the rest of day to spend at your leisure. You can explore the town on your own, however, there are no vehicles, except for busses, in the town.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU FREE DAY AND TRAIN BACK TO CUSCO

Today, you will be able to watch the mist rise off the mountains and the sunrise illuminate Machu Picchu. This is a free morning where you can do whatever you wish. We recommended you take the first available bus (around 05:30) to reach the top of the mountain as early as possible and witness this amazing spectacle. There are also short treks you can do in Machu Picchu like the Inti Punku Hike (the Sun Gate Hike) or the Inca Bridge Hike (both 40 minutes). Alternatively, you can climb the spectacular Wayna Picchu Mountain which takes almost 2 hours (you need to book a permit in advance for this). After finishing your visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes where we will have a delicious lunch in a cozy restaurant.
Finally, you will start your return trip by train to Cusco. Upon your arrival to the train station, one of our staff will be waiting in order to escort you to your hotel in the city of Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

DAY 6: BUS JOURNEY FROM CUSCO TO PUNO

On the sixth day, our trip to Puno will start between 06:45hrs and 07:00hrs. We recommend you wake up ahead of time so you get to enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
Our Pacha Peru staff will pick you up to drive you to the bus station from where we will depart. On the way, we will stop at certain sites so we can admire the natural and historic attractions that this route has to offer.
First, we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas and its beautiful chapel and then Raqchi or the Temple of Wiraqocha (Incan deity). Afterwards, we will enjoy a delightful lunch amidst the Andean plateau. Then, we will witness the amazing landscapes of La Raya, the highest point between Cusco and Puno. Before arriving to Puno, we will visit the Pucará Museum where you will have the chance to get a traditional ceramic bull.
Upon arrival to Puno, Pacha Peru staff will pick you up and transport you to your previously selected hotel.
Overnight in Puno. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

DAY 7: LAKE TITICACA TOUR

Welcome to Lake Titicaca! To get the most from this day, you should start it with a delicious breakfast early in the morning. Our staff will pick you up from your hotel at 06:40hrs to go on a tour of the lake by boat. We will visit Los Uros which are floating islands with very friendly locals. These artificial islands are handmade with only totora reeds. Then, we will visit Taquile Island, a place where time has stood still and whose residents still live by their ancestral customs and traditions. Here, we will enjoy a delightful traditional lunch while relaxing in this beautiful place. You will also have a great opportunity to explore the island and see the best views of the entire lake. Finally, our staff will bring you back to your hotel in Puno that afternoon.
Overnight in Puno. Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

DAY 8: PUNO FAREWELL

Depending on the departure time of your flight, our staff will pick you up and escort you to Juliaca Airport by private transportation. Once you arrive to the airport, our program will conclude.

INCLUDED

  • Reception and Transfer from Airport of Lima to your Hotel.
  • Bus and guide for the city tour in Lima.
  • Reception and transfer from Airport of Cusco to your hotel.
  • Transport for the City Tour.
  • Professional speaking guide service.
  • 07 nights lodging at the hotel mentioned in the program, Based On Double Occupancy.
  • All transfer and transportation.
  • Entrance ticket for the Cathedral and Koricancha (temple of the sun).
  • Entrance ticket for the archeological sites (Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay).
  • Transport for the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Entrance Ticket for the archeological sites (Pisac and Ollantaytambo).
  • Buffet lunch at Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba).
  • Round trip Train tickets to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu).
  • Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu.
  • Professional speaking guide service for Machu Picchu.
  • Transport from Train station (Ollantaytambo or Poroy) - Cusco (hotel).
  • Titicaca Tours.
  • Personal Attention.

 NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights from: Lima to Cusco & Juliaca to Lima.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mount; extra charge of US$ 30.00 p/p.
  • Travel insurance.

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