Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
Prepare for this unforgettable experience, visit the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco (3400 masl), perhaps the most special part of the trip, because we will have the opportunity to appreciate the Inca architecture for every place we visit, such as the Koricancha, the cathedral, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, to name a few; take advantage of and visit the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, the market of Pisac is the first stop, opportunity to appreciate the “barter” commercial exchange of products, from the Inca period, that even the local population conserves, then enjoy the country lunch, continue to the ruins of Ollanta, appreciate part of the Inca architecture, finally the impressive legacy of the Incas Machu Picchu (2400 masl), part of the Inca culture. Trip by train (3 ½ hours), on the way we will appreciate the beginning of the Inca trail, terraces of the Inca time in the journey, snow chain, such as Salkantay, Veronica, which make the mornings cold, fresh and pleasant . Obviously the staff of Antara Travel Agency, prior to the trip will inform you in detail and adequately, so that your trip is pleasant and enjoyable. Continue with visit to the highest navigable lake in the world, with an average of 3850 masl, Lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Amantani, Taquile and Sillustani, impressive places, also appreciate the plant called “totora”, grows on the lake and the local population gives different uses maintaining their customs.
Start City.- Cusco.
Completion city.- Juliaca for your flight to Lima city, then international flight.
Day 01.- Appreciate the Inca and Colonial architecture in the city of Cusco.
Reception at the airport in the city of Cusco, transfer to the hotel elected, general information by our representative. In the afternoon our guide will pick you up from the hotel for a tour of the Imperial City of Cusco, we will begin the visit at the Plaza de Armas, then continue to the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, typical and Inca streets; also visit the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, located in the upper part of the city and ideal for souvenir photos. Then visit the Qenqo amphitheater, Puca Pucara Fortress and the “Baños de la Ñusta”: Tambomachay. Hotel night in Cusco.
Day 02.- Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Aguas Calientes.
After breakfast, our guide will be present for the excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will begin the visit to the artisanal center Awanacancha (place of weaving), we will continue the visit to the handicraft market of Pisac, in this place the local population still maintains the system Inca trade called “barter, commercial exchange of product by product. Then we continue with the Archaeological Complex of Pisaq, then enjoy the picnic lunch, continue the tour to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, at the end of the visit, we will go to the train station, trip of 1:30 hours to Aguas Calientes. Hotel night D/C.
Day 03.- Machu Picchu, chance to appreciate the Inca architecture in all its splendor.
After breakfast, our guide will indicate the bus to the Citadel. Opportunity to take many photos, then continue with this unforgettable experience, at the end of the tour, return by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, enjoy lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our staff will be waiting for you to accompany you to the city of Cusco. Hotel night.D/C.
Day 04.- Maras mines salt and Maras agricultural experimental center.
After breakfast, our guide will pass by the hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley at 09:30 am to start this new experience, our first stop will be in the town of Chinchero, we will visit a local house to appreciate the tissue demonstration, will appreciate the Chinchero woman keep intact the ancestral customs, continue the excursion to the mine of Maras, where you will appreciate the wells of salt collection, we will continue to the agricultural experimental center of Moray, in the Inca era was a very important center where the plants acclimatized in a system of circular terraces. At the end of the excursion, our guide will leave you at your hotel in the Sacred Valley or in the city of Cusco.
Day 05.- Pleasant experience to visit the Rainbow Mountain.
We will pass through the hotel between 04:00 to 04:30 am and then on board our tourist mobility we will head south of Cusco, towards the Cusipata district, we will appreciate valleys, small lagoons; We will arrive at the town of Paucarpata, a temporary stop to enjoy breakfast. Then continue the trip to Qomer Qocha, where this beautiful experience to the mountain of colors will begin. Hike of 45 minutes to 1 hour at a moderate pace, on the way we will see the change of color of the mountains that surround the road until we reach the viewpoint of the Mountain of colors from where you can appreciate the great mountain range of Vilcanota and its wide variety of colors. After the visit we will begin with the descent to Qomer Qocha to board the return transport to Cusco. Stop in Paucarpata to enjoy lunch. The excursion ends in the city of Cusco around 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day 06.- Cusco – Puno. Excursion – Andahuaylillas – Raqchi – La Raya – Pucara.
Very early and after breakfast, our representative will pass by the hotel for the bus trip to the City of Puno. On the way you will visit very interesting places such as the beautiful Church of Andahuaylillas characterized by its Andean Baroque style, the Archaeological Complex of Raqchi also known as the Temple of God Wiracocha, a must to enjoy lunch, continue the trip, a must in the thermal waters “La Raya” border of the cities Puno and Cusco (4335 masl). You will visit the Lithic Museum of Pucará and finally arrive at the City of Puno at 5:00 a.m., our representative will be at the bus terminal, the will accompany the elected hotel, accommodation and directions for the next day’s excursion. Hotel night Puno.
Day 07.- Puno, Lake Titicaca – Uros – Taquile (Speed Boat).
It is advisable to take the service by speedboat, so have more time to visit the islands (Uros-Taquile) and make the walk with much more calm. Early breakfast very early; In the company of our guide, you will start the full day excursion through Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3870 masl), start the visit to the floating islands of the Uros, also called “The Town of the Lake”. These islands have been constructed of totora – local aquatic plant that has multiple uses, example to build their homes. After leaving such a peculiar place, you will continue the tour to the Natural Island of Taquile, in this place you will make a quiet walk; also appreciate the customs and traditions of the islanders, displaying colorful clothing in the old style and local art. After this day, lunch at a local restaurant. Finally we will go to the port to take our return boat. Night of hotel in Puno. D/C.
Day 08.- Puno – Juliaca airport.
Our representative will be present at the agreed time, to accompany you to the airport in the city of Juliaca, for the return flight to Lima. End of our services. D/.
- Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport, private service.
- Backpack, hat and case for maps and program. Antara Peru takes care.
- Mineral water in each excursion.
- Excursion of the City.
- Sacred Valley + lunch
- Transportation, Income and Guide.
- 04 Nights at Monasterio Hotel in Cusco city.
- Train tickets roundtrip Expedition train.
- Bus tickets and tickets to Machu Picchu.
- 01 Night at Hotel Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu.
- Local guide Machu Picchu.
- Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- 02 Nights of Hotel Titilaka in Puno.
- Transfer Hotel – Puno Bus Station – Hotel.
- Bus, Income, lunch.
- Excursion to the Uros Islands – Taquile, transport, income, lunch.
Does not included:
- Air tickets
- Airport taxes
- Meals not described.
- Identification document.
- Bring waterproof clothes
- Jacket for the cold.
- Comfortable shoes and / or slippers.
- Backpack for personal items. Antara Peru takes care.
- Sun hat. Antara Peru takes care.
- Eyeglasses for the sun
- Repellent for Machu Picchu.
- Photographic camera.