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Our Peru travel tip for you! In addition to numerous other highlights, this guided tour takes you to Machu Picchu!
- Flight over the Nazca lines
- Visit of Machu Picchu
- Boat tour on Lake Titicaca
Day 01: Lima: International Arrival in Lima.
After your arrival at the international Airport of Lima,One of our guides will bring you to the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Ramada Costa del Sol****.
Day 02: LIMA / PISCO (FLIGHT OVER THE NAZCA LINES) / CUSCO:
In the morning, Check in for your flight to Pisco. From there, You'll start your flight over the Nazca lines. With a small aircraft, You'll fly over the Paracas National Park first and then over the desert of Ica. Later, you will
reach the mysterious lines of Nazca and Palpa, enormous geoglyphs in the desert of Nazca, which represent Animals, Birds, and geometrical figures. These geoglyphs can only be seen from the air. After the 80-minute flight, return to the airport of Pisco and flight to Cusco.
Arrival in Cusco in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel San Agustin Internacional*** Or Similar. (B)
Day 03: CUSCO
In the morning,You will do a city tour of Cusco and visit the main square, the Cathedral and the temple of the Sun or Korikancha. You´ll continue your tour outside the city where we will marvel at the Inca ruins Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuamán, Which is situated strategically on a hillside and dominates Cusco. The fortress is known for its enormous stones that form the walls of the complex and are interconnected with a remarkable precision. Return to the hotel. Afternoon at your free disposal. (B)
Day 04: CUSCO: Sacred valley of the Inca
Excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Inca. You will visit the colourful Indian market in Pisac where you can observe the customs of the population on a typical market day (on Sundays, Mass is held in Quechua, the language of the Incas). In the afternoon, You will drive through the Urbamba Valley to Ollantaytambo. The fort of Ollantaytambo was built to guard the entrance of the valley and protect it from possible attacks. The site consists of impressive terraces. Furthermore,You'll have the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets of the village and learn about this military, religious and cultural center of the Incas.
In the afternoon, Transfer to Hotel San Agustín La Recoleta**** or similar. (B)
Day 05: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco
In the morning, Transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo. You start your 90 Minute train journey to Aguas Calientes. From there, You'll take the bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu in 30 minutes. During the guided tour ,You'll visit the main square, the round towers, the holy Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the temple of the three windows and the graveyard. Afterwards you can stroll through the site on your own. In the afternoon return to Poroy by train and transfer to Cusco.
Overnight stay in the Hotel San Agustin Internacional*** or a similar hotel. (B)
Day 06: CUSCO / PUNO
Your 9 Hour journey to Cusco starts early in the morning. On the way to Cusco,you'll pass through the Vilcanota Mountain Chain where you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the snow covered peaks of "La Raya" and "Kunurana". En route,You will visit Rajchi and Andahuaylillas.
Accommodation: Hotel Casa Andina Classic*** or to a similar hotel. (B, L)
Day 07: PUNO: Floating islands of the Uros & Taquile
In the morning,you'll start the spectacular boat tour on Lake Titicaca and first you'll visit the floating islands of the Uros. The Uros, also known as the tribe “Acuatica”, are an old nation living on Lake Titicaca. The people of the Uros constructed their islands by putting layers of cattails in regular intervals at the edges of the island. The same material is used for the construction of the houses and boats. We continue to the island of Taquile, which is home to the nation of the Quechua. Throughout generations the people of Taquile have developed an efficient social system and are admired for their knitting art. In the afternoon we return to Puno. Transfer to the hotel. (B, L)
Day 08: PUNO / JULIACA: Visit of Sillustani / Lima and transfer to the Airport Juliaca. En route,You'll visit the gravesite of Sillustani, which is situated picturesquely at Lake Umayo. The 14 m high towers date back to the pre-Inca time. Flight to Lima.
Accomodation: Hotel San Agustin Exclusive**** or to a similar hotel. (B)
Day 09: LIMA: City tour and visit of the Larco Herrera Museum
On a city tour through Lima, You'll learn more about the most important sights of the "King's City". We will walk through the historical center admiring the Plaza San Martín, the main square, the Town Hall, the Government Palace, the Cathedral, as well as the balconies from the colonial era. Afterwards, we will visit the Larco Herrera Museum, which accommodates a large collection of prehistoric art objects. Return to the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. (B)
- 08 x nights/ double room in the mentioned hotels or in similar hotels
- Flight over the nazca lines and palpa (from/to pisco)
- City tour of cusco and visit of the 4 ruins with private service with english-speaking tour guide
- Excursion to the sacred valley of the incas with private service and english-speaking tour guide
- Excursion machu picchu with private service and english-speaking tour guide
- Excursion to the floating islands of the uros & taquile with english-speaking tour guide
- Visit of sillustani with private service and english-speaking tour guide
- City tour of lima and visit of the larco herrera museum with private service and english-speaking tour guide
- Ticket cusco/ punno "inkaexpress" with english-speaking tour guide
- All transfers
- All entrance fees for the mentioned excursions
- Return train ticket to machu picchu, expedition class
- Bus tickets aguas calientes / machu picchu / aguas calientes
- Meals as mentioned in the program (b= breakfast, s= snack, l= lunch, d= dinner)
- Domestic and international flights (separate offers)
- Personal expenses
- Personal insurance
- Hotels, excursions and meals not mentioned in the program
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