|Duration:||8 Days/7 Nights|
|Places:||Arequipa – Colca Canyon – Puno – Los Uros – Taquile – Puno – Cusco – Machu Picchu|
DAY 01: AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR PEATONAL & CONVENTO DE SANTA CATALINA
Reception in the City of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the city of Arequipa: The Carmen Alto viewpoint (place where you can see the Chilina Valley), Yanahuara Viewpoint, the Convent of Santa Catalina, a 17th century “small town” open to the public in 1970 after Of 400 years of cloister, transporting its visitors four centuries in the past, it will go through numerous and spacious courtyards and gardens, the kitchen and the rooms of the slaves and the stone laundries, the Main Square, where we will see the Cathedral (facade only), the Church and Cloisters of the Society of Jesus (Dome of St. Ignacio). Return to the hotel.
** Accommodation in Arequipa
DAY 02: AREQUIPA – COLCA (EXCURSION FOR 2D / 1N – TO THE CAÑON DEL COLCA)
We will begin our journey on the way to Yura passing through the Chachani Skirts, Pampa Arrieros, to enter Pampa Cañahuas, where we can appreciate the slips of slender vicuñas we continue through Vizcachani, Pampas de Toccra where we Breakfast at the Hotel. will appreciate a large number of migratory birds as a place, then we will border the crater of Chucura to reach Patapampa (4,800 m.a.s.l.), we will arrive at the Andes viewpoints or known as the Volcanoes viewpoints where we can observe the Volcanoes of Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu that are those that surround the City of Arequipa, then we will descend to the town of Chivay for lunch (on behalf of Pax). In the afternoon free time, we suggest visiting the Thermal Baths of La Calera where we will take a refreshing bath in Medicinal Waters.
** Accommodation in Colca.
DAY 03: COLCA – PUNO
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast very early, we will head towards the Cruz del Condor (41 km from Chivay), where we will appreciate the overflight of the Condors on masterful flights and the depth of the Canyon, then visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque, we will have several stops at the main Viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico, where we will appreciate Colcas, Hanging Tombs, Litho mockups and others, we will return to Chivay where we will have time for Lunch (on behalf of Pax). Then we will start our trip to the City of Puno by the same route of the first day taking the detour in Patahuasi (from this place the road is completely paved to the city of Puno). On the way you will see different Andean landscapes, such as stone forests, immense lagoons with a variety of birds, small villages in the area, the towns of Imata, Santa Lucia and the City of Juliaca. After six hours of travel at approximately 19:30 pm. We will be arriving at the Puno Terrestrial Terminal. Where a representative of our Travel Agency will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Hotel.
** Accommodation in Puno
DAY 04: PUNO – UROS FLOATING ISLANDS – TAQUILE – PUNO
Breakfast at the hotel. Very early transfer of the Hotel towards the pier or main port, to board our boat and visit the Floating Islands of Los Uros currently considered The National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, which is approximately 30 minutes away, the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially (CARACHI) and silverside. When fishing is abundant they keep the fish drying them in the sun. They are also dedicated to hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that live today, and each island is well organized. After a brief visit of 40 min. Approximately, we will continue the trip to the Natural Island of Taquile, whose inhabitants are mainly dedicated to Agriculture, handicrafts and fishing. The locals continue to live according to their ancient Inca traditions and laws with customs, religious and folkloric manifestations such as: Marriage (Sirvinacuy), land payment (Pachamama). It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly made by men, starting at the age of eight. Women make exclusively of yarns and fabrics. Then we will taste a typical lunch included. After lunch: The Passengers will have two free hours to visit the town’s artisan center and take pictures with panoramic views and then return to the City of Puno (to their respective hotels).
** Accommodation in Puno
DAY: 05: PUNO – CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Bus Station, at 07:00 am. Departure to the City of Cusco in Tourist Bus service. We travel along the high Plateau of the Collao, stopping in the town of Ayaviri, an important textile and animal breeding center, to visit the impressive Kalasaya Temple, a culture that developed 1,600 Bc. Up to 400 Ad. In this Museum we can find Ceramics and Sculptures representative zoomorphic figures, among them the Hatunñaqac Sculpture which translated into our language means The Supreme Degollador of the ancient Pucara Culture.
Along the way we pass through The Raya which is the border between the cities of Cusco and puno
at more than 4,335 m.a.s.l. where is the famous snowy CHIMBOYA where the AMAZONAS river originates. Where tourists can take pictures of the landscape, the visit lasts from 5 to 7 minutes. Buffet Lunch in a quiet country restaurant, where you can enjoy the delicious culinary art of the region, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacuteq and dedicated to the great God Wiracocha. It has a large central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. The other walls are made with giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular side columns. Around the Temple we find several constructions once used as housing or warehouse.
Further on we continue towards the beautiful town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, which dates back to the 17th century better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its polychrome ceiling and the beauty of its murals, works in Pan de Oro and the Paintings of the Cusqueña School that houses inside. Arrival at the bus station in Cusco, reception and transfer to the chosen Hotel, by a Representative of our Travel Agency.
** Accommodation in Cusco
DAY 06: CUSCO – CITY TOUR & NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. Pick up from the Hotel between 13:00 p.m. to 13:20 p.m., to begin with the visit to the City and nearby Archaeological Centers: the Tour will show us the impressive colonial city built on inkas bases; we will visit the Cathedral; Renaissance structure and fine paintings of the “Cuzco School”, Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun; known as the Royal House of the Sun of Urin Cusco. We continue with the visit to the four Archaeological Centers: Sacsayhuaman; great fortress located 5 km. from the city, Qenqo; sacred amphitheater, center of worship to the god Puma, place where human sacrifices were made, Pucapucara; red fortress due to the hue that acquires its rocks with the light of twilight and Tambomachay; temple to worship the water.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 07: CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel. Transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo to start our trip to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, after a route of 01:45 Hrs. By Train, a Representative of our Travel Agency will be waiting for you at the Aguas Calientes Station, and then transfer them to the Bus Station, where we will take the Bus that will take us to the Lost City of the Inkas, “Machu Picchu”, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. We will enjoy a guided tour of the main
Citadel buildings such as: El Mirador, Temple of the Three Windows, The Intihuatana, The Main Square, etc. We will return to the town of Aguas Calientes. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will take the Train to return to Ollantaytambo Station where a Transfer awaits you to direct you to the Bus that will bring you back to the City of Cusco.
** Accommodation in Cusco.
DAY 08: CUSCO
At the appropriate time, departure transfer. Breakfast this day will depend on the time of transfer from the hotel.
IMPORTANT: The excursion hours will be reconfirmed at destination.
- Services with Bilingual Professional Guide (Spanish or English).
- Entrance tickets included.
- Transfers in/out in Arequipa.
- 01 Night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast.
- 01 Night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast.
- Pedestrian City Tour and Convent of Santa Catalina.
- Colca 2D/1N program.
- Bus Ticket in Tourist Service (Chivay/Puno) – 4M Express or similar.
- Transfers In/Out in Puno.
- 02 Nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast.
- Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch.
- Bus Tickets in Tourist Service (Puno / Cusco) with Road Tours and Picnic Lunch.
- Transfers In/Out in Cusco.
- 03 Nights accommodation with breakfast.
- City Tour & Nearby Archaeological Centers.
- Machu Picchu: by Train Expedition Peru Rail or Executive Inca Rail (subject to availability).
- 01 Lunch in Machu Picchu in a Local Restaurant.
- National or international air tickets.
- Services not detailed in the program.
- Hot and/or Cold Drinks.
- All rates are expressed in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are scheduled per person.
- Rates valid only for Peruvians include IGV.
- All our rates are subject to availability and change.
- Children under 02 years 11 months are considered INF (infant), do not pay for any service, and have no right to food, bed or seat on tours.
- Children from 03 years to 10 years 11 months are considered CHD (child), have a special rate and share a room with their parents.
- Children over 11 years considered as adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply for holidays, Easter, Long Weekends, National Holidays, Christmas or New Year.