On this tour, we will 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.
At the end of the tour, we will spend a few days at the famous Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres. Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of 44 or so artificial islands made of floating reeds (totora, a reed that abounds in the shallows of the lake). We will explore some of these amazing floating islands, as well as the island of Taquile, a hilly island located 45 kilometers east of Puno, where life is very traditional and still largely unchanged by mainland modernity’s.
Detailed Travel Itinerary with Amazing Andean Adventures
Arrive 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.
Morning flight to Cusco, at11,023 ft. Capital of the Inca Empire. Here you’ll meet your guide for your Cusco tour at the Cusco airport pickup and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, and get use to the altitude, feel free to enjoy the charming city of Cusco and visit the suggested Museums.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection, or similar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A late afternoon flight to Juliaca airport will take you to Juliaca, where our stuff will pick you up to take you to Puno, beautiful bus ride along the high plains until you Reach Puno, along the shores of Titicaca Lake. Transfer to the Puno Hotel.
Overnight at Casa Andina Puno Hotel or similar.
Lake Titicaca, the cradle of Inca civilization, is the largest freshwater lake in South America, extending from southeastern Peru to western Bolivia. The 122-mile long 35-mile-wide lake has waves, testament to its size. Fed by the snow-clad Andes, the lake does not invite swimming. It is the remnant of an ancient inland sea, and its vivid blue waters make a beautiful contrast to the stark altiplano. In the morning take a short drive to the dock at Puno harbor for an 8 am departure by boat to the famous floating Uros islands for a quick visit. Continue the journey by boat to reach Taquile Island, housing a community of male and female weavers and spinners. We are going to have lunch here and then visit the local weavers marked, them a nice walk through the town will take us to the other side of the island for our return to the town of Puno, overnight at the Hotel.
This day, you will visit the archaeological Inca side of Sillustani, the tour begin with a slowly walk up on the path to see the huge stone burial towers built by the Incas and finally up to the top for a view of the Umayo lake and a wonderful scenery. Them you’ll by transfer to Juliaca airport for domestic flight to Lima, after connection and then home.
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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.
Our tour guide Wagner met us where the bus dropped us of (can be arranged to pick up from your hotel as well), and we spent the next two hours learning a lot about the history of the site and he took us away from the crowds, and accommodated our photos requests. After we hung around and explored on our own until it was time to leave….
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…
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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