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Trip to Peru, The Magic Land of the Incas 11 Days

Trip to Peru, The Incas land Tour

In your 11 day Trip to Peru, you will experience the Magic Land of the Incas, visiting some of the most magical and spiritual places located among Peru’s varied landscape. Travelers will journey through the  coastal desert, snowy Andean peaks and lush Cloud Forest. During this Trip to Peru visitors will see the most breathtaking sites including the architectural sites in Lima and Cusco, the ancient capital of Peru.

We will also explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the legendary Lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”. This amazing 11 day Trip to Peru takes you also to lake Titicaca the highest navigable lake in the world, the Colca Canyon one of the deepest in the world, a wonderful place to see the majestic Andean condors.

Discover the great Incan Civilization in eleven stunning day trip to Peru!

Destinations: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Trip to Peru, Land of the Incas – Highlights:

  • Explore Lima, the Colonial and Contemporary Sightseeing Tour
  • Visit and explore the White City of Arequipa and the attractions
  • Spectacular view of Colca Canyon and the flight of the majestic Condor
  • Behold the Andean life on the floating islands of Titicaca
  • Guided tour from Puno to Cusco
  • Sightseeing to the stunning traditional and contemporary sites of Cusco
  • Enigmatic Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Machu Picchu Sanctuary

Overview

Trip to Peru, Land of the Incas – Overview

  • First day – International Arrival in Lima
  • Second day – Lima Sightseeing Tour – Colonial and Contemporary
  • Third day – Flight to Arequipa – Arequipa Sightseeing Tour
  • Four day – Arequipa – Colca Valley
  • Five day – Colca Canyon – Condor Cross – bus to Puno
  • Six day- Lake Titicaca – Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile
  • Seventh day – Guided tour to Cusco
  • Eighth day- Cusco Sightseeing Tour – Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins
  • Nine day- Sacred Valley of the Incas – Aguas Calientes
  • Tenth day – Machu Picchu full day – back to Cusco
  • Eleventh day – Flight to Lima – International departure

Itinerary

Trip to Peru, Land of the Incas – Itinerary

First day – International Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, our representative will be waiting for you with a sign that says “Top Peru Trips” and your name clearly marked. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in our private transport. The journey from the airport to the hotel will take approximately 1 hour. After arrival at the hotel, our representative will assist you with the check-in.

You will have a brief introduction about the itinerary for your safe trip to Peru and some recommendations about the location of the hotel, restaurants, banks and major places to visit. There are no planned activities so you will have free time to rest and acclimate.

  • Overnight at Lima Hotel
  • Meals Included: None

Second day – Lima Sightseeing Tour – Colonial and Contemporary

Palacio de Gobierno LimaYou will have the opportunity to enjoy our buffet breakfast which is included at the hotel. The established schedules for the breakfast are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. After breakfast, you will have the morning free to rest and relax before starting your trip to Peru.

After lunch, we will pick you up and continue our guided tour to the essential Lima, “The City of Kings” including the outstanding architectural sites of the city: The Main Square, where we will see the Government Palace, City Hall, the cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. We will continue with a visit to the San Francisco Convent, an architectural jewel dating back to the 16th century.

On our way to the modern area of the city, we will cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, the new financial center.  Finally, we will finish our tour in Miraflores, where we will visit the “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) an excellent place to have a great view of the sea. The tour takes approximately 3.5 hours

  • Overnight at Lima Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Third day – Flight to Arequipa – Arequipa Sightseeing Tour

Mirador de Yanahuara ArequipaTo continue your Trip to Peru, our representative will pick you up from the hotel at the scheduled time and transport you to the Lima airport for your flight to Arequipa. Once you arrive at the airport, our representative from Arequipa will be waiting for with a sign that has our company name on it and your name clearly marked.  You will be greeted and transported to your hotel. The journey from the airport to the hotel takes 50 minutes to 60 minutes. Our guide will assist you with check-in and give you a brief overview of the city tour.

In the afternoon after your lunch, we will pick you up from your hotel at 2:00 p.m. to continue with the City Tour. The tour includes seeing Mirador de Carmen Alto, Mirador de Yanahuara, Plaza de Armas and the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. We will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, called “a city within a city”.

This is a miniature Spanish city with stone streets, beautiful patios, and a plaza. It is a masterpiece of colonial architecture and houses depicting some of the finest examples of Spanish American religious art. During colonial times, it served as a refuge for female nobility who shut themselves away from the world and dedicated their lives entirely to prayer. The tour takes Approximately 3 hours.

  • Overnight at Arequipa Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Fourth day – Arequipa – Colca Valley

Reserva Nacional Pampa CañahuasIn the morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked at at 7:30 a.m. and continue with your trip to Peru, driving to the Colca Canyon. As we leave Arequipa, we travel to the center of the Earth with the canyon being our destination. We will travel in a west direction behind snow-covered Chachani where we can see Yura, a small valley with thermal springs.

You will be able to see wild vicuñas in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, alpacas and llamas in Tocra, birds similar to flamingoes, Ibis, Andean geese and ducks and the Andean eagle. “Kara Kara” is the viewing point of the volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800m/15,000ft.) You will see Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, and Chivay, the capital of the valley. In the afternoon, we will visit to the thermal springs and pools in La Calera
(Admission to the pools not included, U.S. $6.00 per person)

  • Overnight at Colca Valley Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Fifth day- Colca Canyon – Condor Cross – bus to Puno

Cruz del Condor ArequipaAfter breakfast in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel to start our excursion. Breakfast will be served by 6:00 a.m. and by 6:30 a.m. we will be driving toward the “Cruz Del Condor”. This a natural lookout point where you can see the spectacular flight of the majestic Condor.

On the way back to Chivay, we will visit the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Cliffside Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the Town of Yanque with Coporaque. In order to take in the spectacular views of the Colca valley, we will drive to the lookout points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque.
In the afternoon, you will take a 6 hour bus to Puno.

Once you arrive at the Puno bus station, our representative from Puno will be waiting for you, holding a sign with the company name and your name clearly marked. You will be transported to your hotel and assisted with check-in.  You will be given a brief overview about the tour for the next day, the magical Lake Titicaca

  • Overnight at Puno Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Sixth day – Lake Titicaca – Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile

Taquile PunoAfter breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at 7:30 a.m. We will begin our adventure and take a two-hour motor boat ride on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique floating islands of Uros. The ancient inhabitants of the lake known as the Water Tribe have built their own islands by periodically adding new layers of Totora, a type of reed unique to the area.

Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile Island inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives. They have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. Upon arrival at the town of Taquile, we will have a lunch.

After lunch, we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island. In the afternoon, we return to Puno.
The tour takes Approximately 8 hours.

  • Overnight at Puno Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Seventh day – Guided tour to Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, to continue with your trip to Peru you will be picked up at 6:30 a.m. and transported to the bus station. As we travel to Cusco, beautiful scenery can be observed along the way. We will stop to visit Pukara museum, La raya, Sicuani for Lunch and Raqchi’s archaeological site as well as Andahuaylillas, where we will tour the “Sixteen Chapel” that was built in the middle of the 17th century. Lunch will be served in Sicuani.

Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be transported to the hotel and assisted with check-in. Our representative will give you a brief overview of the tour.

Optional: journey by Andean Explorer, luxury train. This spectacular journey begins in the beautiful city of Puno and continues on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You can choose between the Andean Explorer cars having the perfect opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery through the windows. La Raya is must stop destination as we admire the view from the highest point of the route.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful entertainment. Enjoy seeing the dances typical of the Andes, traditional clothes and a parade.

Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Eighth day – Cusco Sightseeing Tour – Sacsayhuaman and nearby ruins

Visita a SacsayhuamanAfter breakfast at the hotel, you will have the morning free to rest and get ready for the next adventure. In the afternoon at 1:20 p.m., we will pick you up and start our sightseeing tour of Cusco, known as the Imperial City. It is a living example of the mixture of Andean and Spanish cultures. We begin by visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, built over the Qorikancha and the ancient main Inca Sun Temple, with its stunning architecture. We will also stop at the Main Square. Outside of the city, we will visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an example of Inca military architecture.

We will finish our tour visiting the archaeological sites of Qenqo,Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. The tour takes Approximately 4 hours.

  • Overnight at Cusco hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Nineth day – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Aguas Calientes

Sacred valley the IncasAfter breakfast, you will be picked you up from the hotel at 8:15 a.m. We will travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop at Mirador of Taray to enjoy the view of the Urubamba valley, where the crops look like they are dressing the mountains like carpets. We will arrive at the traditional market of Pisac, where you will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen and then continue to the town of Urubamba for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo, very attractive town of Inca foundation with remarkable water channels, stone streets and colorfully dressed native people. We will see the impressive fortress on the hill, with the exceptional Sun Temple on the top.

In the evening, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. At you arrival there will be 10 minutes walk to the hotel. The journey by train takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Tenth day – Machu Picchu full day – back to Cusco

Machupicchu fullAfter breakfast at the hotel, our guide will lead you to the bus station. The drive is 30 minutes to arrive to the gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will go in a guided tour of the citadel. The guide will show yo,the Sun Temple, Sacred Sun Dial (Intihuatana), Royal Palace, Temple of the Three Windows, Main Temple, sacred Rock warehouses and a large central square.

It will truly be unforgettable as you experience one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the zone on your own.

Not Included in the Price:

  1. Climb to Wayna Picchu: for the most adventurous people, we suggest going up to Wayna Picchu where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu.
  1. Walk to Sun Gate: opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)

In the afternoon, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch. After lunch, you will take the train back to Cusco. At your arrival to the station you will be transferred to the hotel.

The journey by train takes approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes.  

  • Overnight at Cusco hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Eleventh day – Flight to Lima – International departure

After breakfast at the hotel in Cusco. At the scheduled time you will be transferred to the airport of Cusco.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions

Services Included in Trip to Peru:

  • All the transfers from (airport, hotel, train station)
  • Lima Sightseeing Tour + Entrance fees
  • Arequipa Sightseeing Tour + Entrance fees
  • Colca Canyon + Entrance fee
  • Bus from Chivay to Puno
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Bus from Puno to Cusco
  • Sightseeing tour of Cusco and entrance fees
  • Sacred Valley Tour and entrance fees
  • Expedition train service Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (round trip)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Meals indicated in the Itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide for the Magic Land of the Incas trip to Peru
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (round trip)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Colca,
  • Cusco and Aguas Calientes
  • 24 hour assistance during your trip to Peru

Services Not Included in the Trip to Peru Tour:

International airfares, domestic flights, airport departure, taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls and entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain.

Accommodations:

The accommodations are our suggestions. Standard class and superior class are the best hotels available. Our staff has personally inspected all the hotels listed to ensure your safety and comfort during your trip to Peru.

Price

Price per person:

Hotel Category Double / Matrimonial room
Standard Class Hotel U.S.$1,520.00

Optional Services per Person for trip to Peru:

  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, add U.S. $65.00 per person
  • Upgrade train service to the Vistadome train (first class) add U.S. $50.00 per person.

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