Peru Magical

Lima – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu – Cusco –Puno – Lake Titicaca (9Days/8Nights)

Detailed Itinerary:

  •  Day 1 Arrival to Lima Welcome to Peru

When your international flight arrives in Lima you will be met and assisted by our English-speaking representative. You will be accompanied to the Costa Ramada el Sol Hotel located at Lima Airport. We recommend spending the first night at the airport hotel since most flights arrive late in the evening and your flight to Cusco will leave the next morning. This way you will have a good night sleep.

  Overnight: Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada (Lima-Peru)
Meals: None

  • Day 2 Lima – Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas

Living Museum of Awanakancha

In the morning you will be transferred to Lima airport to board your direct internal flight from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our Cusco host. You will head straight for the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River. The valley is a tranquil oasis of cultural, historical, and agricultural richness just 45 minutes from Cusco and a few thousand feet lower in elevation. Heading straight to the valley upon arrival will help you with the acclimatization process.

You will make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha, where you can find weavers, Incan agricultural terraces, and the South American camelids, which include the Vicuña, Guanaco, Llama and Alpaca.

After arriving, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can rest for a while, and get used to the altitude. If you prefer, you can roam this old, magical place on your own. We gladly give you information regarding the best places to go for a walk or do some shopping, whatever you prefer.

  Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa (Sacred Valley-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pisac and Ollantaytambo / Exclusive Dinner with Exhibition of Peruvian Paso Horse

Today will be a full day trip exploring the Sacred Valley where the Incas built important cities such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo. They built complex irrigation systems and achieved a high level of agriculture. We will enjoy this impressive Andean landscape during the day. Lunch at 3 Keros Gourmet Restaurant.

Before you return to your Hotel, you will visit a home in Yanahuara that dates from the time of the Inca, where you will learn about the preparation of Chicha, and where you will find guinea pigs “cuyes” running freely in the Andean tradition. You will get a chance to hold and observe “cuyes” of all colors, patterns and sizes.

Enjoy an exclusive Dinner at Wayra Ranch. During the meal, a spectacular show with the Peruvian Paso horses known for their docile gait and elegant manner will be preformed.

The paso horse is an important cultural emblem in Peru – it has evolved into one of the purest breeds in the world through 400 plus years of selective breeding. We are proud to present these horses in a musical program that has become a tradition at Wayra. It features horses from our stable, and a cast of professionals who perform the Marinera, a graceful couple dance, also the national dance of Peru.

  Overnight: Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa (Sacred Valley-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  •  Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Visit to the New 7 Wonders of the World

In the morning we‘ll go to Machu Picchu by train (approx. 1.5 hours) one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Check in at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. After a buffet lunch, you will take your bus to Machu Picchu citadel.

After a short rest, you are going to have a guided tour (approx. 3 hours) around Machu Picchu, allowing time for contemplation of the amazing scenery without being distracted by a large number of other travelers.

You will see the Intiwatana (Temple of the Sun), the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of Three Windows, Andean terraces, and other places of interest. You will have time to walk around the archaeological complex, capture these incredible memories on camera, feel and appreciate the energy and peacefulness of this sacred place.

  Overnight: Machu Picchu Inkaterra Hotel (Machu Picchu-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

OPTIONAL: Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu – Round trip
(Additional cost of $400.00pp)

The Hiram Bingham train is the most luxurious way to journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu. For many visitors a trip to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience, and the Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never to be forgotten. As passengers step on board they are surrounded by a world of polished wood, gleaming cutlery and glittering crystal. The train is composed of two dining cars, an observation bar car and a kitchen car, and can carry up to 84 passengers.

Include: Brunch and Dinner on board, Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

  •  Day 5 Machu Picchu – Cusco 

Open day in Machu Picchu / Return to Cusco

Free morning.

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, In House Ecological Activities (included):
Orchid Garden
Nature Walk, learn about birdlife in the cloud forest by taking a specially designed nature walk along the hummingbird trail. During the walk our guides take pleasure in delighting clients with local stories.
Bird Watching
Twilight Walk
Tea and Coffe traditional hand-processing experience (Tea House)
Visit the spectacled bears, Pepe and Yogi, 3 km away from the hotel (Bear Rescue Center)
Lectures

Today is yours to roam and sight see Machu Picchu on your own. Another option is to hike up Huayna Picchu, Young Mountain, or Machu Picchu, Old Mountain. Each of these takes about 1 – 2 hours. Or, if you like, go back to the city of Aguas Calientes and do some shopping at the small stores and markets, or visit the hot spring waters. In the afternoon you will take the train and bus back to your hotel in Cusco (3-4 hours).

(The entrances fee are don’t include on this day)

  Overnight: Inkaterra La Casona Hotel (Cusco-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 6 Cusco Hanan Qosqo – Tour Superior Cusco

In the morning the bus will pick us up at the Hotel and take us around upper Cusco.  Here we will see the old Inca temples and pre-Inca constructions, such as Sacsayhuaman and Kenko. After, the tour goes back to explore this Inca city; to visit the Inca Temple of Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the only Peruvian museum dedicated to highlight the art of the old Peruvian cultures Pre-Columbian Museum Art (MAP).

Lunch at MAP Restaurant.

In the afternoon you are free to walk around Cusco.

  Overnight: Inkaterra La Casona Hotel (Cusco-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 7 Cusco – PunoLuxury Andean Explorer Train to Puno

Riding the Andean Explorer is a unique and different experience, a journey between mountains, clouds and highlands. You will be transported through these exquisitely surrounding, in the decorations of the subtle, delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It’s including dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory.

A ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca and in whose path, the traveler will see the changing landscapes among mountains, rolling plains, and the various weather of the area. Upon arrival in Puno, you will be transfer to your hotel.

  Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno (Puno-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  •  Day 8 Puno – Lake Titicaca Exclusive visit to Atuncolla community / Floating Uros Islands

We will leave Puno to the town of Atuncolla and continue to the pier of Casci. Here, we will take a ride in the fishermen boats of the Umayo lagoon to go to Umayo Island. This island hosts a Natural Reserve of Vicuñas.

Here, the chances to spot vicuñas are great! After this visit you will take the boat to go back to the archaeological site of Sillustani. After the excursion, we return to the town of Atuncolla, where you will have lunch in one of the local houses. After lunch you will return to the city of Puno.

In the afternoon after an about 15 minutes drive we will be at the port in Puno city, where we take our private boat for a 20 minute ride to the floating islands “Uros”. This community has endured for hundreds of years, thanks to their continual renovation of the island floor with Totora reeds and mud and their harmonious relationship with nature.

  Overnight: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno (Puno-Peru)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 9 Puno – Lima Chullpas of Sillustani – Flight Juliaca to Lima / Return Home

Today, after a quiet morning, we are going to the Juliaca Airport (nearby town of Puno). On the way you will visit the Sillustani, a pre-Inca burial ground. The bureal towers are called chullpas and located on the shore of Lake Umayo near Puno. In the afternoon you will take your flight back to Lima, the capital of Peru.

You can enjoy your last dinner in Peru and maybe chat a little bit about your experiences on this trip. We will transfer you to the international airport to catch your flight back home.  Hasta la vista! (Until we see you again!)

Details:  

Trip Cost Included:

Personalized itinerary planning and destination research.
Coca Tours Representative to assist you at every destination.
All accommodation are included regarding the chosen itinerary
All visits on a private basis with private English-speaking professional guides.
All transfers and transportation in private, comfortable vehicles with qualified drivers.
All tours and excursions listed including all entrance fees.
Train tickets Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
Meals as indicated on day by day itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner).
It also includes the following domestic flights:
Lima – Cusco
Juliaca – Lima

Trip Cost does Not Include:

Airport taxes (domestic flights and international flights).
Excess baggage fees.
Meals not specified on day by day itinerary.
Personal expenses (Phone calls, Snacks, Beverages, Laundry, etc).
International flights to and from Peru from your country of origin.
Gratuities for guides and trip leaders.
Travel insurance.
Booking Information

Prices: All tour prices are based on the services detailed in each tour’s itinerary. Services are sold as a complete package and Machu Picchu Luxury will not provide a breakdown of the component costs of a trip. Please note that rooms can only be booked and hotels confirmed once you have personally approved your program. After your approval, we will require two business days in order to secure all hotels and services (this is before any deposit has been paid).

Deposits & Payments: Once we have all your hotels and services booked and confirmed, we will request a deposit of 35% of the total cost of your tour. Final payment is due 60 days prior to your date of travel. Payments may be made by bank transfer.

Insurance: We at Machu Picchu Luxury strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before you travel. Trip cancellation insurance reimburses you for non-refundable air and land costs should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense coverage are also strongly recommended.

Hotels: 

Lima: Costa del Sol Ramada Lima Photo Gallery
Sacred Valley: Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa Photo gallery
Machu Picchu: Inkaterra Photo Gallery
Cusco: Inkaterra La Casona Photo Gallery
Puno: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno Photo Gallery