1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
|Arrive Lima||Most flights arrive in the late evening.|
|Private Transfer With English-speaking assistance||There will be a man waiting for you outside the Arrivals Hall with a sign with your names on it. Approx. 1 hour to your Hotel.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima||Superior Rooms|
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores Hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. First-class amenities include a heated, indoor pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room.
Situated in the heart of Lima, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, a family-friendly Hotel, is within walking distance of Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland, Calle de las Pizzas, and Kennedy Park. Also nearby are Mercado Indios and Larco Avenue.
The 148 air-conditioned guestrooms at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Guests can use the in- room complimentary wireless
High-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs with cable channels.
All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.
2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
|The Lima Gourmet Company Private Lima Gastronomic Tour||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00. Lunch is included.|
|Luxury 5* Miraflores Park Hotel Lima||Junior Suites with Ocean Views|
The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour
This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they handpick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.
From here, you will visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.
The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You will discover the secrets to the perfect Cebiche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.
The last stop is for lunch at la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You will enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.
3th Day Nasca Lines Overflight (B, L)
|Private Transfer to Pisco Airport||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 07:00 for the approximate 4 Hour the Pisco Airport for the Nasca Lines Overflight.|
|Nasca Lines Overflight||From here you fly for approximately 90 minutes over the Nasca Lines in a small say 8 seater Cessna type plane. You spend approx. 10 – 15 minutes circling over the Nasca Lines. You then fly back to Pisco airport. This is a small aircraft and if there is turbulence you will feel it. Also the banking over the Nasca Lines can cause air sickness if you are prone to this. Here is a link to some great 360 degree pictures: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Nazca-Lines-Peru/2-2|
|Lunch||Is included in a good local restaurant.|
|Private Transfer Back to Lima||Enjoy an approx. 4-hour private transfer to your Hotel in Lima.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lima||Superior Rooms|
Nasca Lines Overflight
We will collect you from your Hotel at approximately 07:00 for your approx. 4-hour Private Transfer to Paracas and your Hotel. From here a transfer to Pisco airport for your 1:30hr Overflight of the Nasca Lines in a small Cessna type aircraft.
The Nasca Lines are located in the Nasca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
The high, arid plateau stretches more than 50 miles on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Scholars believe the Nasca Lines were created by the Nasca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, llamas, and lizards.
In the afternoon a private transfer to your Hotel in Lima.
4th Day Fly Cusco – Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)
|Fly Cusco||We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60-minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco||Superior Rooms|
|Afternoon Private Cusco City Tour||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45. Returns at approx. 18:00.|
4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
A beautifully renovated 18th- century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, it is replete with authentic colonial character. The Hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies and surrounded by four colonial style courtyards The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial courtyards.
In the Hotel’s cozy lounge and reading room has a massive stone fireplace that’s always crackling, while the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings.
Superior Rooms Includes:
- 1 King bed or 2 Full-size beds
- Hair dryer
- Desk and/or breakfast table
- Coffee kit
- LCD TV
- Safety box
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco
Tambomachay – This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.
Puca Pucara – This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre.
Qenko – A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.
Sacsayhuamán – Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Many say it is as impressive as Machu Picchu itself!
Cusco Cathedral – One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.
Coricancha – Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.
5th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
|Private Full Day Tour The Sacred Valley of the Inca||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Returns at approx. 18:30. Lunch is included.|
|Lunch at Posada Tunupa||Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco||Superior Rooms|
Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour
A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.
Pisac Inca Ruins
It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.
After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.
6th Day First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
|Private Transfer out Cusco and Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 8:00 for the thirty-minute private transfer to Poroy train station. Catch the 09:05 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:24. Gourmet Brunch is included on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour||2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge.|
|4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu||Superior Deluxe Rooms Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.|
4* Inkaterra El Mapi Hotel
Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective.
The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. Turn into an amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Perus most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.
Superior Deluxe Rooms
Each room is equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight- focus reading lights.
El Bar – Comfortable bar/lounge with Plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, features a delectable variety of snacks and tapas, a wide selection of Piscos, and organic wines.
The Vistadome Train Service
This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle.
After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu-Picchu.
The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.
A small meal and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service. There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.
This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.
On-bord experience with the best comfort and quality service.
Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)
The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.
The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.
It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.
The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.
Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells.
7th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
|Private Machu Picchu Tours||There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)|
|First Class Vistadome Train||Catch the 15:20 Vistadome train returning to Poroy Train Station at 19:06. A Small Meal & Small Show on the train.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco||Superior Rooms|
Revisit Machu Picchu
Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.
You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.
The Sun Gate (2 Hours)
Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu.
It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate!
Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)
The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.
This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***
Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)
This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.
This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face. A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.
Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)
Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.
The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.
Very Limited Access!
Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.
***We need to buy these special tickets in advance to be sure you will have space for this hike***
8th Day First Class Tourist Bus to Lake Titicaca (B, L)
|Private Transfer to Cusco Bus Station||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for the 15 min. Private transfer to the Bus Station.|
|First Class Tourist Bus between Cusco & Puno (Lake Titicaca)||Departs at 07:30 and arrives at approx. 17:00. Visits historic and natural sites en route. Lunch is included.|
|Private Transfer in Puno||We meet you at Puno bus Station for the 15-minute private transfer to your Hotel.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lake Titicaca||Superior Rooms With Lake Views|
First Class Tourist Bus between Cusco & Puno (Lake Titicaca)
Departs at 07:30 and arrives at approx. 17:00.
Visits the following sites of interest on route and Lunch is included.
«Sistine Chapel of America» The church is of simple construction, made of thick adobe mud-brick walls, common in colonial buildings, and features a relatively modest structure: a single nave with a bell tower and a façade with two solid stone columns that stand out against the others around the main entrance.
While the exterior of the church looks rather humble, it is the interior, that makes this one of the most valuable jewels of the colonial art in Peru, sometimes called the «Capilla Sixtina» or «Sistine Chapel» of America.
Raqchi: «Temple of Wiracocha»
The Temple of Wiracocha, an enormous rectangular two-story roofed structure that measures 300 ft. by 84 ft. This structure consists of a central adobe wall some 18 to 20 meters in height with an andesite base. Windows and doors allow passage. It is flanked on each side by a row of eleven columns.
Felipon Restaurant – Buffet Lunch
Sicuani is a relatively large highland town. The town is a major intersection, with the road to Puno/Arequipa passing through here. This town is surrounded by some very pretty hills. Afterwards, you have a buffet lunch in our exclusive restaurant with family atmosphere.
This is La Raya pass Mountain views, 4310m – 14,172ft above sea level, here we have the chance to get out and breathe the air and take some photographs of grazing llamas and alpacas extend to the broad Altiplano horizon. This point is the conjunctions of the cordillera and the origin of the Vilcanota knot.
Pukara: «Museum of Pukara»
Located 106 kms. from the city of Puno. People of potters, which retains the name of the first civilization of southern Peru, which dates back to 1600 years BC and archaeological remains of which, besides its lithic and ceramic pieces are exhibited in the Museum site.
Pucara, Puno has its origin in the Late Formative Period (200 BC – 200 AD) around Titicaca Lake in the Collao Plateau, was one of an Aymara speaking cultures that flourished in that region.
Superior 4* Casa Andina Private Collection – Lake Titicaca
Perched at water’s edge and taking full advantage of its privileged location on the Puno area of Lake Titicaca, with extraordinary views 3,800m (12,500 ft) above sea level.
A majority of the hotel’s 46 rooms boast unparalleled lake views; the hotel’s gourmet restaurant is enclosed by a glass wall framing the lake and gardens; and a large, sunny terrace invites guests to contemplate Lake Titicaca’s seemingly endless expanse.
Uniquely among Puno hotels, oxygen is available in all rooms (a bonus for guests having difficulty adapting to the high altitude). Inviting rather than imposing, the hotel is a reflection of its altiplano location. It is built with rustic local materials, including stone, wood and clay tiles, while stone fireplaces warm the lobby lounge and restaurant.
With Lake Titicaca the premier draw, guests can set off to explore its unique islands — the floating Uros, Taquile and Amantaní right from the hotel’s long private pier extending over the lake.
Superior Room with Lake View
9th Day Full Day Small Group Lake Titicaca Tour (B, L)
|Full Day Lake Titicaca Tour||Collection from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for the full day small group tour of Lake Titicaca. Lunch is included. Returns to your Hotel at approximately 17:00.|
|4* Casa Andina Private Collection Lake Titicaca||Superior Rooms With Lake Views|
Full Day Lake Titicaca Tour
Lake Titicaca, at 3,820m above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world. At this altitude, the pure air creates wonderful light, and the views of the snow-capped Cordillera Real rising over the lake are superb. This immense body of water is home to the Uros people, who live on reed islands they have woven, and to the people of Taquile Island, who create some of the finest crafts in the Andes.
Titicaca Express (By Speedboat – Toilet On-Board)
Duration: 9.5 hours Distance: 99 kilometers round trip.
07:00 Transfer to the port.
7:15 a.m. Depart on the speedboat «Titicaca Express», fully equipped and with on board service.
08:30 We arrive to a secluded section of Taquile Island, Explore the less touristy and scenic area of Taquile Island (exclusive), and enjoy a pristine sandy beach. You will have plenty of time to relax and feel the serenity of
Titicaca. Then Hike through a pre-Inca trail with spectacular landscapes of the island, visiting families of weavers to learn about their textile art & symbolism that has been declared by UNESCO as world heritage.
11:30 am We leave the island, after more than 3 hours of an intensive natural and cultural approach.
11:55 Arrival to the community of Santa Maria – Llachon, on the tip of the Capachica Peninsula, a very scenic off the beaten track destination. We are welcomed by a small community and quickly introduced to an intensive cross cultural experience, observe their traditions and participate in an ancient ceremony to learn about their magical world.
Then experience the preparation of «Pachamanca» a traditional way of cooking meat, fish and potatoes using underground ovens – this is one of the main dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Enjoy these delicacies in a small, but very scenic, restaurant.
13:50 We leave Santa Maria.
14:25 Arrival to a remote area of the National Reserve of Lake Titicaca, and explore UROS Ccapi, these are considered as the last authentic floating islands, less commercial and little visited. The Uros are descendants of one of the oldest cultures in South America. Optional tours in reed boats.
Return to Puno at 15:25 pm.
16:30 Arrival in Puno and transfer to hotel.
10th Day Private Transfer – Fly Lima & Home (B)
|Private Transfer to Juliaca Airport||Afternoon private transfer to Juliaca Airport. Approx. 1 hour.|
|Fly Lima Airport||Flights to Lima depart in the afternoon and evening.|
|Fly Lima & Home||Have a nice flight.|
|At this time our services end with your arrival to Lima Airport.|