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Peru In 11 Days: Cusco, Puno, Arequipa


Peru Travel Package 11 days–Experience Peru on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure, discovering the cultural treasures of Lima, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, mingling with locals, and journey by train through the Andes mountains.

Style Trip
Classic Tour
Places to Visit
Cusco Peru
Tour Length
Departures
Daily Departures
Group Size
6 Persons to more
Physical Grade
Easy

In this tour you will be able to know the best of Peru, from making a guided tour of the city of Lima, then travel to Cusco and know the lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”, then make a visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will know the lifestyle of the Incas until today is preserved, always taking pictures in all places you will visit in this tour. Then we will visit Puno and Lake Titicaca and the popular Uros Islands. Then we will make a visit to Arequipa traveling to the impressive Colca Canyon.

Tour Overview

First Day:

  • Welcome and transfer from the airport in Lima to the Hotel.
  • In the afternoon: city tour around Lima ( the City of the Kings)
  • Night at the Hotel

Second Day:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Welcome and transfer from the airport in Cusco to the Hotel.
  • City Tour around Cusco and outskirts
  • Cusco Dance and Music Night Show
  • Night at the Hotel.

Third Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Machupicchu (full day)
  • Night in at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Fourth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour in Machupicchu
  • The entrance and bus to Machupicchu
  • Return on train to Cusco
  • Night at the Hotel n Cusco

Fifth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Sacred Valley of the Inkas (full day)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Night in your Hotel.

Sixth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport in Cusco.
  • Fligth from Cusco to Juliaca.
  • Transfer from the airport in Juliaca to the Hotel in Puno.
  • Tour to Chullpas of Silustani
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno.

Seventh day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno.

Eight day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer from the Hotel in Puno to the Bus Station.
  • Bus trip from Puno to Arequipa
  • Welcomed and transfer from the Bus Station in Arequipa to the Hotel.
  • City tour in Arequipa (in the afternoon).
  • Night at the in Arequipa

Ninth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Colca Canyon , Reserve of Vicuñas and Chivay
  • Night at the Hotel in Colca

Tenth day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Cruz of Cóndor, View of Cóndors and Return to Arequipa
  • Night at the Hotel in Arequipa

Eleventh day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport in Arequipa
  • Flight from Arequipa to Lima (80 minutes)

ITINERARY

  • Pick up time 9:00 hrs or 14:00 hrs
  • Ancestral Lima: we begin our tour with a panoramic view of the “pyramid pucllana”, a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological center built in the 4th century A.D. and considered a “sacred town” by the Incas.
  • Colonial Lima: We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, the Municipal Palace among others.
  • We visit the Central Reserve Bank Museum*, where you will appreciate the “Treasures of Peru Collection”, a select exhibition of gold objects, ceramics and textiles from diverse pre-Columbian cultures.
  • Also, appreciate the monumental complex of San Francisco, which is the largest display of colonial religious art in the Americas. The visit to its underground crypts known as “Catacombs” stands out.
  • *Central Reserve Bank Museum, closed to the public Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Monday closed all day. Get to know the most traditional residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar.

Visit with us the most beautiful and visited archeological complexes of Cusco. Book our half day tour, City Tour Cusco, and visit the most important treasures of the oldest living city in America:

The majestic Cathedral of Cusco, symbol of Andean-Christian religious syncretism.
The magnificent Inca temple of Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of Santo Domingo.
The impressive platforms and temples of the great ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
The enigmatic rocky promontories and labyrinthine paths of the Qenqo amphitheater.
The large terraces, walls and stone staircases of the military fortress of Puca Pucara.
And the mysterious platforms and fountains of the temple to the water of Tambomachay.
Begin your adventure in the majestic Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where the millennial history of the great Andean culture still survives. Visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption, the main temple of the city of Cusco. Then, descend a narrow street of stones to Qoricancha, the largest Inca temple.

And after having delighted your senses with the most impressive and extraordinary samples of high Inca architecture. Board our tourist bus and head to the surroundings of the cosmopolitan city of Cusco where you will visit 4 imposing tourist sites of the archaeological park of Sacsayhuamán: Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay.

Early in the morning we will transfer from your hotel to the train station. Already in Ollantaytambo we will board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes we will be received by a staff of the company and we will be able to take the bus that will take us from Aguas Calientes to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The trip takes 30 minutes, finally we will arrive to Machu Picchu where you will recharge your energies and also enjoy the impressive view from the citadel where our guide will begin the guided tour so that you know in a better way the history and architecture of the Inca City of Machu Picchu. At the end of the guided walk through the citadel of Machu Picchu you will have time to freely tour the archaeological site. In the afternoon we will board the train back where we will pick you up from the station to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Important: The train schedules indicated are referential and may vary based on train availability departures.

Early in the morning we will transfer from your hotel to the train station. Already in Ollantaytambo we will board the train that passes through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes we will be received by a staff of the company and we will be able to take the bus that will take us from Aguas Calientes to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The trip takes 30 minutes, finally we will arrive to Machu Picchu where you will recharge your energies and also enjoy the impressive view from the citadel where our guide will begin the guided tour so that you know in a better way the history and architecture of the Inca City of Machu Picchu. At the end of the guided walk through the citadel of Machu Picchu you will have time to freely tour the archaeological site. In the afternoon we will board the train back where we will pick you up from the station to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Important: The train schedules indicated are referential and may vary based on train availability departures.

The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. Throughout its length there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found and the Sacred Valley tour visits the 2 main sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lasting a full day you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Many tourists opt to do this tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu as you can choose to finish in Ollantaytambo from where you take the train on to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu).

”If you are in cusco don’t miss out on the Sacred Valley, it is situated slightly lower than cusco and can help with acclimatisation. A days trip can take in a number of sights, the main and impressive one being Ollantaytambo a huge hill fortress, mind blowing in its size and construction, allow some time to look around the town too. The valley is very green and fertile with the river running through and you can even stop off for some chicha morada (a purple corn fermented drink) on the way back to Cusco”.

8:30 a.m. Transfer hotel – port to visit one of the Floating Islands of the Uros (5 km west of the Port of Puno, 20 minutes by boat), unique in the world, formed on the basis of Totora (aquatic herbaceous plant), inhabited by families Uro – Aymaras who build and roof their homes with mats Totora. They are called “the town of the lake” and their origins go back to times before the Incas. They maintain the tradition of artisan fishing, as well as hunting wild birds. The men are skillful drivers of Totora rafts and the women are expert weavers.
Return to Puno, transfer port – hotel arriving approximately 11:45 a.m.
2:00 p.m. Visit to the archaeological complex of Sillustani (34 km north of Puno, 35 minutes by car), located on the shores of the Umayo lagoon. It is famous for its Chullpas, which are circular stone towers erected to house the funerary remains of the main authorities of the ancient Incas.
Return to hotel in Puno arriving approximately 5:15 p.m.

Are you a busy agenda person but do you want to know the Titicaca Lake Islands? Then this magnificent tour is for you, you will be able to visit the Floating Islands of the Uros, Taquile Island and go by land to know Sillustani.

Travelling by speedboat means less travel time to have the chance to visit Sillustani’s chullpas on your way back!

On this tour to the island of Taquile by Speedboat, we will pick you and your friends up at their hotels between 06:50 and 07:05 in the morning approx. to take them to the port of Puno, where we will proceed to take our boat / speedboat and embark to our destination of the floating islands of the Uros.

But remember! Your hotel has to be in the center of Puno, if not, don’t worry! We can send you a mobility for an additional charge.

You will have a bilingual guide (Spanish/English) who will introduce them to the lives of these amazing inhabitants.

Then we will go to the port of Taquile (1h 15 min trip), the island where we will make a 20 minute walk to a local restaurant where we will eat our delicious grilled trout (or omelet). After that we will have time to walk (on our own) on the island of Taquile, then we will go to the Plaza de Armas to learn a little more about the life of the Taquileños who will show us their way of living through their Textiles.

We will return to the average of 02:20pm of the island and arrive in Puno at 03:30pm approx.

Immediately after we will take you on a private tour to the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, where you can see the Umayo Lagoon and visit the Inca and pre Inca tombs of our region of Puno.

The City Tour shows us the impressive beauty of the White City of Arequipa. The tour includes sites such as him, Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa Cathedral, Cloisters and Church of the Society of Jesus, Complex of San Francisco and the Viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara.

We will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour through one of the most attractive viewpoints of the city called “Carmen Alto”. In this place we will observe the three tutelary volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa, pre-Inca terraces and our guide will tell us about the agriculture of Arequipa.

Then we move to the district of Yanahuara to appreciate the Yanahuara Portals built in Sillar and the Church of San Juan Bautista.

Then we go to the Monastery of Santa Catalina that presents a citadel of sillar, this monastery was founded in 1579, then we go to the Minor Basilica of Arequipa, which is located in the Plaza de Armas, with a Neoclassical style, ending the tour we move to the Church of the Company of Jesus and the Dome of San Ignacio which is one of the best preserved in the city of Arequipa.

At 02:00 a.m. we depart from the city of Arequipa heading north towards Chivay (3 hours) capital of the Colca Canyon. Breakfast. Then we will continue driving 2 hours more towards the viewpoint of “La Cruz del Cóndor” in this place we will be able to appreciate the depth of the canyon and the flight of the majestic condor.

We will visit picturesque towns like Yanque and Maca, colonial churches, friendly people who still wear their typical costumes embroidered by themselves, hundreds of pre-Inca terraces that are still used by the inhabitants of the area to plant corn, quinoa, kiwicha and other products. After lunch we will return to the city of Arequipa, during the return trip we will make a stop at the highest point of our journey in Patapampa (4 800 m. – 15 000´) from where we can observe snow-covered mountains.

Later we will observe vicuñas, alpacas and llamas in their wild state in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, as well as birds such as flamingos, Andean eagle “Kara Kara”, ducks, herons, etc. (18:00 hrs. aprox. arrival to Arequipa).

Early in the morning, departure to La Cruz del Condor, where the world’s largest bird can be seen flying in circles over the green agricultural terraces that have been cultivated since pre-Inca times. Enjoy the wonderful views offered by the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,000 m). On the way back to Chivay, visit the Mirador de Chinina, where the famous Tumbas Colgantes (Hanging Tombs) and the Puente Colgante de Sifón (Siphon Hanging Bridge) that links the towns of Yanque and Coporaque are located. We will continue to the town of Yanque where we will visit its beautiful church and its stone streets among other attractions. We will stop at the viewpoints of Choquetipo, Artahuilque and the town of Maca to observe again the Colca Valley. After lunch in a local restaurant, return to Arequipa arriving at the selected hotel at 18:00hrs. Approximately.

Flight from Arequipa to Lima

What is included in this program:

  • 1 transfer from the airport in Lima to the Hotel.
  • 1 City tour in Lima “Ciudad de los Reyes”
  • 1 City tour in Arequipa
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Lima-breakfast included
  • 3 Night at the Hotel in Cusco -breakfast included
  • 2 Night at the Hotel in Puno-breakfast included
  • 2 Night at the Hotel in Arequipa-breakfast included
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Colca-breakfast included
  • 1 Night at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes-breakfast included
  • 1 City Tour in Cusco and outskirts
  • 1 Dance and Music night show in Cusco
  • 1 Tour to Machupicchu
  • 1 Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas – lunch included
  • 1 Transfer from the airport in Juliaca to the hotel in Puno.
  • 1 Tour to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
  • 1 Tour to Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands.
  • 1 Transfer from the hotel in Puno to the Bus Station.
  • 1 Transfer from the Bus Station in Arequipa to the Hotel
  • 1 Transfer from the Hotel in Arequipa to the airport.
  • 1 Bus trip from Puno to Arequipa

NOT INCLUDED:

 

  • International airfares, please let us know your flight information (flight arrival and departure time, flight number, flight company).
  • All airport departure tax, Lima International departure tax is approximately USD 35, and Lima domestic departure tax is approximately USD 10.
  • Meal Budget, (while your stay at hotel or sightseeing) between USD15 to USD20 for every meal not included.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to the flight cancellations.
  • Extra expenditure during the trip.
  • Gratuities for the guides, and other staff (expected but not compulsory, your own appreciation).
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

 

YOU SHOULD TO BRING​

 

  • Original passport  and some copies.
  • Travel insurance and some copies
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and camera charger and adapter.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Camera
  • Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Credit or debit card.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

 

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