Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Locations Visited
Peru

Trip Style
Multi-Day Tour

Length
12 Days - 11 Nights

Frequency
Everyday

Group
Semi - Private

Physical Grading
1

Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Get to know the fascinating Quechua culture firsthand; Take a look at the unique, active itineraries below that combine spectacular places, cultural interaction, and local experiencie: the perfect mix for an unforgettable adventure in Peru.

DAY 1: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO PERU

International arrival to Lima Assistance on your arrival to Lima “Jorge Chavez” Airport and transfer to the selected hotel

MEALS: NONE
HOTEL: Hotel Faraona

DAY 2: LIMA CITY TOUR (B)

In the morning, city tour of the “City of Kings”, including the Lima Historical Center, visiting Main Square, Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral (Here is the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru), Museum of the Cathedral, Temple of Santo Domingo (tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin), Temple of San Pedro, Lima Colonial Balconies, Torre Tagle Palace, Paseo de Aguas and Convent de los Descalzos. Then, drive through the residential district of San Isidro, visiting El Olivar Park; Miraflores, visiting the Kennedy Park, Love Park and Larcomar Mall

MEALS: Breakfast.
HOTEL: Hotel Faraona
HOTEL: JW MARRIOTT LIMA: DELUXE ROOM

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DAY 3: FLIGHT LIMA/AREQUIPA + CITY TOUR & SANTA CATALINA CONVENT (B)

In the morning, after breakfast, transfer and assistance on your departure from Lima to Arequipa, Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start a three hour city tour including Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church of La Compania and its beautifully-painted chapel, the Church of San Francisco, San Lazaro’s district, Selva Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast
HOTEL : Hotel Posada del Monasterio

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DAY 4: COLCA CANYON + OVERNIGHT AT CHIVAY (B,L,D)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, start your trip to the Colca Canyon, visiting on the way Pampas CaA�ahuas, the Mirador of the Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador of Chivay, where pre-inca andens may be appreciated. Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected Hotel . Box lunch (light meals in the altitude). In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths 20.00 Dinner

MEALS: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner
HOTEL: Hotel Posada del Monasterio

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DAY 5: CRUZ DEL CONDOR + BUS TO PUNO (B,L)

After breakfast, very early in the morning, drive to the Condor’s Cross, natural observation point from where the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the majestic condor is appreciated, in the afternoon after lunch departure to Puno By tourist bus, upon arrival in Puno and Transfer to your select Hotel

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
HOTEL : Hotel Qalasaya

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DAY 6: LAKE TITIKAKA EXCURSION( UROS & TAQUILE ISLAND) (B,L)

Early in the morning after breakfast, take a full day motor boat excursion on the Titicaca Lake waters towards the unique Floating Islands of the Uros, ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe. This Andean natives built their own islands by adding periodically new layers of a unique plant called totora (a type of reed), as well as their homes and boats. Next continue your motor boat trip to the Taquile Island, inhabited by quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient and original social systems and a fine hand weaving technique through generations. After lunch at a local posada of Taquile, take a walk through the several hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island. Early afternoon return to Puno for overnight at selected hotel

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch.
HOTEL : Hotel Qalasaya.

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DAY 7: TOURIST BUS TO CUSCO (VISITING PUCARA/ RAQCHI-ANDAHUAYLILLAS (B,L)

06.30 Am. Transfer to the Bus Station :The tourist bus depart at 7am from the bus station in Cusco or Puno. The journey takes around 9 hours making 5 stop along the way to visit archaeological sites, colonial churches and spectacular view point of Vilcanota range and amazing bus ride on the grassland Altiplano, upon arrival to Cusco and transfer to the Selected Hotel

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch
HOTEL: Hotel Suenos del Inka

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DAY 8: CITY TOUR CUSCO & NEARBY RUINS (KENKO-PUCA-PUCARA, TAMBOMACHAY, SACSAYHUAMAN (B)

In the afternoon, city tour of Cuzco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha.Then, drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall and weight over 350 tons. Overnight al selected hotel in Cusco.

MEALS: Breakfast.
HOTEL: Suenos del Inka

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DAY 9: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (PISAQ MARKET, URUBAMBA VALLEY, OLLANTAYTAMBO (B,L)

Excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we’ll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the Pisac’s typical Indian market, with a catholic mass service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases.
We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca Empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico. Back to Cusco in the afternoon. Overnight

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch
HOTEL: Hotel Suenos del Inka

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DAY 10: VISIT THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS (MACHUPICCHU) (B,L)

Early in the morning, transfer to Cusco train station for a three hours train ride to the famous Inca Citadel of Machupicchu, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture, known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Get down the train in Aguas Calientes station for a 30-minutes drive climbing a 6km of winding road to reach the marvelous citadel. Upon arrival, guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial(the greatest Intiwatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various burial grounds. Time free to stroll by the archeological site. Lunch at a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town. Late afternoon return to Cusco. Overnight .

MEALS: Brekafast and Lunch
HOTEL: Hotel Suenos del Inka

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DAY 11: CUSCO: DAY AT YOUR LEISURE

MEALS: Breakfast
HOTEL: Hotel Suenos del Inka

DAY 12: FLIGHT CUSCO/LIMA END OF THE SERVICES

After breakfast, transfer assistance on your departure. End of our services
MEALS: Breakfast

Includes

INCLUDES:

Lima:

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport + City tour in Lima by group service
  • Flight Lima/Arequipa & Cusco /Lima

Arequipa:

  • In and out transfers.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a selected hotel in Arequipa.
  • 1 night accommodation in the Colca Valley.
  • Bilingual guided tours
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All applicable taxes

Puno:

  • In / out transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puno
  • Bilingual guided tours
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees
  • Applicable Taxes

Cusco:

  • In/out transfers.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Cusco.
  • Bilingual guided tours.
  • Train: Cusco – Machupicchu -Cusco – Lunch at Aguas Calientes and other meals as indicated in the program.
  • All applicable taxes.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Prices

Please contact us for a quote

How to BOOK

Step 1: Decide how many days you want to spend at Cusco and Machu Picchu.

There are lots to see in Cusco and the neighbourhood. Are you aiming for an travel tours? Archaeological investigation?

Step 2: Choose your tour.

Cusco Day Tours, Multi-Day Tours, Trekking Tours, Peru Package.

Step 3: Date of the Tour

Check out Weather in Cusco Region to get an idea of when is the best time to visit Machu Picchu. And, contact us for the available dates. Our groups are fairly small however we will create new groups if required to best fit your needs.

Step 4: Provide Your Personal Details including: #of People Attending and Passport Information

Passport information is required to book the train and your entry tickets to Machu Picchu. We guarantee that all your data will be communicated through encrypted channels. Our privacy commitment includes ensuring the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of our client’s personal information.

Step 5: Additional details.

Please let us know if there is anything we could do to make your trip more enjoyable.

Advise us of any additional nights or upgrade required for the train.
Ready to Book? Let’s check the dates. Adventure is out there.

Terms

Please note that the program deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is used to purchase the ticket entrance to Machu Picchu and others

Saywas Expeditions will not give any refunds if a participant decides to cancel the trip prior to departure or during the trip (except from the entrances to the archaeological sites and the bus/train tickets)

If Saywas Expeditions doesn’t confirm the reservation, your payment will be refunded totally.

A participant must declare if he/she has any sickness or medical disorder and must bring his/her own medicines.

All participants must bring their original passport and, if available, their original student card ISIC.

It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. Saywas Expeditions cannot be accounted for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her own.

Passport details: Please make sure that your passport is valid for the time you intend doing the Inca Trail. Furthermore, assure that the passport’s details you send us via email, such as the passport’s number, your name etc., are correct. Changes on short notice will complicate the entrance to Machu Picchu.

*NOTE

The following are suggested itinerary to give you an idea of the sorts of personalized travel experiences that we design for our guests. All of our trips are individually customizable and can be adjusted in any way to suit your needs.

It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack for rainny season (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night.

All departures 100% guaranteed!!!

**January 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
**February 2018: Upon Request (Private service only)
**March 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**April 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**May 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**June 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**July 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**August 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**September 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**October 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**November 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**December 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**January 2019: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

Important Note:

  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-Expedition(Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Saywas Expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco.
  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

Saywas Expeditions – The best local tour operator will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides.

Departures 100% guaranteed!!

Do I need to book it in advance? This has departures guaranteed, but train tickets and entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain are subjet to availability. For that reason, we HIGHLY recommend booking it in advance to ensure you receive exactly what you want!

PLEASE NOTE: May, June and July are peak months of a HIGH TOURIST SEASON in Cusco. It means that train tickets ARE SELL OUT QUICKLY!! Please be aware that the trek leaves daily; however, return train tickets may not be available, if you like to book on last moment. To avoid this inconvenience, please book it several weeks in advance!

Available Discounts:

  • Students: To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Kids:  (under to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

Climate:

Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: THE RAINY SEASON, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and THE DRY SEASON, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.

Along the trip, temperatures range from 10-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to05-10ºC during the day if not sunny and can drop below freezing at night. In Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.

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