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Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon 10D/9N
10 Days / 9 Nights
Machu Picchu - Colca
$ 2790.00
Moderate

This beautiful tour satisfies every type of traveler as the impressive landscapes, rich history and amazing wildlife are undeniably breathtaking. This tour will take you to the beautiful city of Arequipa, followed by the deepest Canyon of the world El Cañon del Colca, where you will admire the flight of the Andean Condors, the biggest flying bird in the world.We will then explore the beautiful and enchanting city of Cusco, a UNESCO world heritage site, visiting the Colonial and Inca Architecture of the city that still remains alive. From Cusco, we arrange a set of custom tours to the amazing Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting traditional Andean villages and archaeological sites. We will visit the local area of Pisaq where you can browse through the Andean handicrafts in the colorful Pisaq Sunday Market. Pisaq also boasts an impressive archaeological site, placed at the top of the mountain and looking over the village. It is surrounded by never ending Incan farming terraces, an old farming technique still being exploited by the locals to this very day. We will then explore the Living Incan Town of Ollantaytambo and then finish the tour by spending two days at the magical, mystical and world famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Detailed Travel Itinerary with Amazing Andean Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Lima From Overseas

After the International flight from Home you will arrive in Lima, where our representative will be waiting for you and transfer you to your hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores, or Similar.

Day 2: Lima – Arequipa

This day will begin with your transfer to the airport for a flight to Arequipa, known as the (white city), because of its many colonial buildings built of the areas white volcanic rock. Upon arrival, there will be time to relax or explore a bit on your own before an afternoon city tour, visiting YANAHUARA, The Jesus Company & the convent of SANTA CATALINA, famous for its labyrinth of secluded rooms and exploring the historic center. Overnight at Casa Andina Arequipa Hotel.

Day 3: Arequipa – Colca Canyon – Chivay

Early in the morning our expedition begins, leaving the city behind in private van, climbing the highland savannah or puna, with an incredible view of the snow volcano Misti and in the distant, many snow peaks. On this high area, you will see herds of llamas, alpacas and Vicuña another South American Camelot variety that is endangered. Finally we arrive to Chivay a small village at the Colca Canyon, here you will spend the night at Las Casitas Del Colca Hotel or similar.

Day 4: Chivay – Cruz del Cóndor – Arequipa

On this day we will travel through all the impressive Colca Canyon, to arrive very early to Cruz del Condor (viewpoint), over the CANYON From where we will position ourselves to see the condors fly over the rocky canyon deep and full of hot air currents in the morning, that will simply make the flight of the Condor majestic. In the afternoon we head back to Arequipa Overnight at Casa Andina Arequipa Hotel.

Day 5: Arequipa – Cusco

Morning flight to Cusco,(11,023 ft.) Capital of the Inca Empire. Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, and acclimatize to the altitude, feel free to enjoy the charming city of Cusco and visit the suggested Museums. Overnight at Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel or similar.

Day 6: Cusco – City Tour

After breakfast at the Hotel, you will have a morning guided tour to visit the historic sites of Cusco, the colonial Cathedral and the impressive Santo Domingo Church. We will then transfer you to the nearby Archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman with its megalithic stone Walls; Qenqo, with its carved stone surfaces and subterranean altars; and the water temple Tambo Machay. Drive back to your hotel in Cusco.
Stay overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection, or similar.

Day 7: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

This will be a long guided excursion journeying through the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be at the llama farm, here you will have the chance to admire the different species of South American Camelot Such us Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas. After which we will make a short stop at the Taray view point from where we will take pictures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, your tour guide will take you past Inca terracing that climbs steep valleys into Pisaq another amazing Inca City. After our visit to the archeological site, we will have time to explorer the traditional and colorful Market of Pisaq, one of the best textile markets in the Andes. There, you’ll be able to look for souvenirs and learn about the local culture, lunch here and then we have a beautiful ride along the Sacred Valley. The next stop is Ollantaytambo at 9,200 ft. This is a small town with impressive Inca remains.

Stay overnight at the Hotel Pakaritampu, or similar.

Day 8: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Morning, transfer from your hotel to the train Station at Ollantaytambo where you will take the train ride to the Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) at 7000 ft. The scenery during the ride down the Urubamba Valley changes from mountain vegetation to cloud forest. Arrival at the train station after 2 hours, check in to the Hotel and then Lunch, after which we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an afternoon guided tour at the Citadel, return to Aguas Calientes town by bus at time of your choice. Stay overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes, at El Mapi Hotel or similar.

Day 9: Machu Picchu – Cusco

On our second day at Machu Picchu we will have the opportunity to climb to the famous Wayna Picchu peak or the Sacred Machu Picchu peak for a perfect view of the entire Inca City, Lunch at the town of Aguas Calientes before the train ride back to the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Overnight stay at Casa Andina, Private Collection or Similar.

Day 10: Cusco – Lima – Home

After a Delicious breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport in Cusco where you will take your flight to Lima, and Home.
End of this Amazing Andean Adventure.

Included

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • All transfers from the Airport to the hotel
  • 1 night in Lima hotel
  • 2 nights in Arequipa hotel
  • 1 night in Chivay hotel
  • 3 nights in Cusco hotel
  • 1 night in Sacred Valley hotel
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes hotel
  • Private Transportation during all the tours
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to the Archeological sites & Machu Picchu
  • Train rides From the Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Sacred Valley on the Vista dome Trains from Peru Rail or Similar
  • Domestic flights
  • Bus rides from Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Each accommodation is a 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast is included at each hotel.

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • International flights
  • Tips for Guides, Transfers, Drivers, personal at the Hotels.
  • Meals like Lunch and Diners.

Prices may vary according to the season, availability, and client preferences. Please contact us for more information.

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    We were recommended this company by our neighbor. Ruben/Juan was great with questions and provided a lot of valuable information as I was planning parts on my own instead using a set tour, partially due to wanting to climb one of the optional peaks which you need to book months in advance. We then hit a snag with my wife’s passport and Ruben happily rearranged the tour for us even though we gave last minute notice.
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    FANTASTIC!!! From start to finish! Amazing Andean Adventures was in charge for our entire 8 day trip to Peru. Every detail and pick up was perfect. Every driver and guide was great! Thank you Kivin and Joaquin for finding my camera!
    There was one special guide that we will never forget. Dany met us at our hotel in Agnes Calientes and was very patient as our train was late arriving. His knowledge of the history and culture of the Incans made the tour of Machu Picchu come alive! We were fortunate to have Dany for two days, always upbeat, helpful, fun, and competent. The Cusco City Tour was also amazing with the continuing history making us feel like we were actually there in the time of the Inca rule. Magical…

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    We traveled to Cusco this December with a three day private tour planned with Danny. My mom had done a similar tour with Danny and recommended him/amazing andean adventures to us! Our three day adventure was pretty much perfect; danny was always early to meet us, super friendly, with great english and tons of knowledge to share about the ruins and inca historical sites we visited. He even made the rain clear up so we could get a perfect view of machu picchu after our hike. On day one we went from our hotel to various destinations in sacred valley, which I worked with the company to plan so that we would hit all the spots I wanted to. They were helpful and accommodating in building a highly individualized itinerary…

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