Discovery Travel Peru
From the Cost to the Andes
This tour allows you to explore this vast country full of history, customs and geological diversity, history, traditions, archaeology and nature in a single trip.
Welcome to Lima and connection flight to Cusco. Reception and transfer to hotel. Your guide will give you all the necessary information for the rest of your trip.
This day we visit the famous Sacred Valley, starting in Pisac, an important archaeological site in the region of Cusco. First we visit the archaeological remains and then the colorful market held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning.
Here we experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handicrafts and textiles made in true Pre-Columbian style.
Accommodation: In the hotel selected.More informations about the sacred valley of the incas
Early in the morning, we take the train to Machupicchu ( from Aguas Calientes village). Then, we take a shuttle that takes us up to Machupicchu. Then we enjoy an extended visit of the great archeological Peruvian paradigm for about 3 hours, then we have free time to explore and wander around the citadel before getting down to the town and return to Ollantaytambo by train and transfer by bus to your hotel in Cusco.
Accommodation: In the hotel of your choice.
In the morning, we take you to the bus terminal to take a bus to Puno (Lake Titicaca). On the way, you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and fields of corn, potatoes, wheat, barley, quinoa and much more. Until the height pass of La Raya at 4000meters. In this area we will see the South American Camelids 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 have an unforgettable trip boat on Titicaca Lake to visit the floating islands of Uros, 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 for building houses and boats.
In the morning, we continue to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives, who have developed from generation to generation, 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.
We make an early departure in the morning by bus to the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world (3.400 mts./ 11.000 ft.)
The route to the canyon goes through the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca where the largest camelids in the region is found. We arrive in Chivay after getting settled down in our hotel. Free lunch. In the afternoon, we have a short walk before taking a bath in the spring hot waters of Calera for the ones who want.
Early in the morning we head out to the viewpoint of the La Cruz Condor (Condor’s cross), where we see flying condors just meters close to us (The condor is the biggest existing bird). On the way, we can see terraces constructed by the ancient Peruvians that impress many visitors.On the way back, we make short stops in some andean villages of the area as Yanque, Coporaque, Pinchollo. Free lunch in Chivay before continuing our way by bus to Arequipa.
In the morning we pick you up at your hotel to begin the City Tour of Arequipa around The Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of the Company and Cloisters of the Company, where we can enjoy the beauty of the colonial architecture of the "White City” due to the use of ashlar bricks (volcanic rocks).
Then we get into the monastery of Santa Catalina, our last spot is 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.