Discovery Travel Peru
From the Cost to the Andes
This tour allows you to explore this vast country full in history, customs, traditions and archaeology.
Welcome to Lima,
Flight connexion to Cusco.
Reception and transfer to your hotel.
Your guide'll give you all the information for the rest of your trip.
This day we'll visit the famous Sacred Valley, starting in Pisac. It is an important archaeological site in Cusco's region.
Firstly, we'll visit the archaeological remains. Then, the colorful market helds every Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday's morning. Here, we'll experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handcrafts and textiles made in true Pre-Columbian style.
Our next stop will be Ollantaytambo. It is a beautiful setting; its surroundings hide some of the most impressive Inca sites in the Valley.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Accommodation: In the hotel selected.More informations about the sacred valley of the incas
Early in the morning, we'll catch the train to the Machupicchu ( from Aguas Calientes village).
Then, we'll catch a shuttle bus that takes us up to Machupicchu. Then, we'll enjoy an 3hours visit around the great archeological Peruvian site. Then, we'll have free time to explore and wander around the citadel. Then, we'll go down and return to Ollantaytambo's station.
Next, the transfer by bus to your hotel in Cusco.
Option: To get on the Huayna Picchu mountain (limited to the first 400 registered visitors)
Accommodation: In the hotel of your choice.
In the morning, we'll take you to the bus terminal where you'll catch a bus to Puno (Lake Titicaca).
On the way, you will appreciate the beautiful landscapes and corn, potatoes, barley and quinoa's fields.
In La Raya area, we'll see the South American animals such as llamas, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos.
At your arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation: in the hotel of your choice.
Early in the morning, we'll have an unforgettable boat trip on Titicaca Lake. Here, we'll visit Uros. It is a floating island where you'll meet the ancient pre-Inca inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe.Their main economic activity is fishing, farming and handicraft. These natives have built their own islands by periodically adding new layers of reeds, fiber plant of the family of papyrus. They also use this material to build the houses and the boats.
In the morning, we'll continue to Taquile Island. The natives inhabited speack Quecha from generation to generation. There is an efficient and original social system as well as good hand weaving techniques.
After, we take our boat back to Puno.
Arrival to the port and transfer to the hotel.
Departure early in the morning by bus to the Colca Canyon. It is one of the deepest canyons in the world (3.400 mts./ 11.000 ft.)
The way to the canyon goes through the national Salina's reserve and Aguada Blanca.
We'll arrive in Chivay where will be your free lunch.
In the afternoon, we'll have a short walk before take a bath in Calera's hot springs waters for the ones who want.
Early in the morning, we'll go to" La Cruz Condor's viewpoint" (Condor’s cross). Here, we'll see some condor's flight above us (The condor is the biggest existing bird).
On the way, we'll see the terraces constructed by the ancient Peruvians that impressed many visitors.
On the way back, we'll stop shortly in some Andean villages of the area such as Yanque, Coporaque and Pinchollo.
Free lunch in Chivay before continuing our way by bus to Arequipa.
In the morning we'll pick you up at your hotel to begin Arequipa' City Tour around The Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of the Company and the Cloisters of the Company. Here, we'll enjoy the colonial architecture beauty of the white city made with ashlar bricks (volcanic rocks).
Then, we'll go to Santa's Catalina monastery, our last spot will be Yanahuara and Carmen Alto viewpoint.
Afternoon off. Then return to the hotel.
- Lodging: The hotel category will be scheduled according to your choice.
- All transfers
- Transportation by private vehicle or bus for longer journeys between the cities. According to your choice.
- Visits in private vehicle or in a bus in group. According to your choice.
- All visits and excursions mentioned in the program.
- All entrance fees mentioned in the circuits.
- The English-speaking or Spanish-speaking guide for group visits.
- Other languages speaking guide for tours in private service (French, Germany, Italian etc)
- Train ticket to Machu Picchu (Round trip).
- Commercial flights between Lima / Cusco and Arequipa / Lima.
- All breakfasts are included in the hotels.
- Meals: Half board, full board or free depending on your choice.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
- International flight.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and beverages)
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Any bank transaction fees.