Get the best of sharing (10d/9n)

Lima,Chincheros,Moray, Maras, Ollantaytambo ,Machupicchu,Local Comunnity,Cusco, Puno, Uros,Taquile and Amantani islands


Overview

We recommend this 10 days tour for those who wish to immerse themselves in lifestyle and traditions of southern Peru. Starting in Lima The City of Kings. Then travel to the Sacred valley where you will visit Chincheros and enjoy a weaving demonstration by some of the finest weavers in the Andes of Peru. Visit an Incan laboratory and the impressive Salt terraces of Maras. Explore the ancient fortress of Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes . Experience  Peruvian Ancient Culture and history by discovering the amazing complex of Machu Picchu. Share and learn with native settlers in a local community. Get ready to discover the southern landscapes and the  world’s highest navigable lak.Sleep  in the middle of Titicaca Lake. and visit the unique Uros and Taquile islands by boat.

from USD:

2018.00

minimum 2 persons
10 days / 9 nights
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Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Perú

Once you arrive in Lima, an English-speaking representative will be waiting for you to welcome and  take you to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima at selected hotel (sea level).

Day 02: From the Coast to the Mountains (B) (L)

After breakfast this morning, we continue our travel in Peru with a flight to the mountain-ringed city of Cuzco. Situated at an elevation of 10,909 feet, this city was the capital of the Incan world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then your transportation with your tour guide will take you to a typical town in the sacred Valley of the Incas Chinchero in order to visit one of the cooperative weaving communities.  The Chinchero weavers are some of the finest in Peru, and have wonderful demonstrations that explain how they prepare the wool, and dye the yarn with natural plant dyes.  After the demo we will visit the incredible circular terraces of Moray, which were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops. Before lunch, you will have an opportunity to visit the salt terraces of Maras to see and learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt.

Overnight at selected hotel in Sacred Valley (9500ft msnm).

Day 03 : Explore Ollantaytambo Ruins & Train Journey (B)

This morning your tour guide will take you to the splendid Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. This place was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacutec who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center. We’ll walk amid the remains of this ancient fortress of gray and rose-colored granite, discover its ancient baths, and climb up the huge terraces guarding its hilltop temples. Then, we'll enjoy a chance to meet some of the local people who dwell in the traditional town nearby. You will be also able to access to one of these houses to observe a typical dwelling and how ancient Peruvians used to live. After your tour you will have an hour and a half hour of a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley towards Aguas Calientes.

Overnight at selected hotel in Aguas Calientes 6,690 ft  msnm)

Day 04: Discover Machu Picchu (B)

Machu Picchu is one of those places that every single traveler should experience at least once in their lives…

This day after an early wake up your guide will meet you at the hotel to start your expedition through Machu Picchu, the legendary “Lost City of the Incas.”

You will begin your expedition around this beautiful and sacred Incan site. Your expert guide will explain you the history and visit the remarkable temples of the Sun and the Condor. You will also see aqueducts and houses, while learning some interesting facts about the Sacred Incan Terraces You'll have ample time to explore, reflect, and ponder the enigma of this man-made wonder, both with our Trip Leader and on our own.

The most adventurous trekkers should not miss the famous mountain climb of Huayna Picchu, which can be scheduled at  7.00 am. However Huayna Picchu tickets can sell out up to a couple month in advance.

In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo Train Station, and then we will transfer you to your hotel in the valley .

Overnight at selected hotel in Sacred Valley (9500ft msnm).

Day 05 : Share our ancestral tradition (B) (L)

After breakfast this morning, we´ll pick you up from your hotel and continue our travel through the mountains, rivers and fields of corn until arrive to Amaru Community . 

You will be greeted by an amazing community reception with traditional music and beautiful Incan flowers (kantu). After the welcoming ceremony, you will begin “Decoding the Andean Textile” this starts with an explanation of all the different organic materials use to make the natural dyes – which plants they come from, what is their symbolism, and what other uses they have (many have medicinal qualities as well).

 

The second activity is the shearing, cleaning and the coiling of the sheep or alpaca wool that is used in textiles, followed by a demonstration of how the wool is dyed by boiling.

 

 The iconography that is used in the textiles is extremely important to the villagers of Amaru .Through the duration of this activity, a local guide will explain the most important motives of each symbol that is weaved in the textile.

 

Once the demonstration is concluded, you will get the chance to purchase beautiful, local textile all locally made and authentically (table runners, scarfs, purses, belts, bracelets, etc).

After, you will have an amazing lunch consisting of local cuisine prepared fresh with local ingredients

In the afternoon y we will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco (11100ft msnm).

Day 06: Discover Cusco City “Archaeological capital of the Americas”( B)

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in the morning. You will first visit the colonial part of Cusco, You will have the chance to visit Cathedral (build in a Baroque style and having paintings of the Cusqueña school) and the temple of Qoricancha, more known as the gold covered temple (A place which we will appreciate in all its enchantment, the temple of the Thunderclap, Ray, Lightning, Rainbow, Stars and the temple of Santo Domingo). These places are important in a time of constant cultural development in architecture, religion and policy, started in the colonial time.

Next you will be driven to the archeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, situated on a mountain overlooking Cusco. Sacsayhuaman, a walled-complex is as many other Inca constructions made of large polished dry-stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Sacsayhuaman, is a huge, stunning site which holds the great house of the Sun, where the head  of the Puma of Cusco resides. Its megalithic, zigzag stone walls were pieced together with amazing skill, drawing the snake and other Andean symbols, like a lightning bolt across a great field.

Following we will go towards to Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, places that were dedicated to Mother Earth “Pachamama” , unique center of celebrations and astronomical studies. This complex contains several rooms, inner plazas, aqueducts, vantage points, and pathways.

At the end of this tour you will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco (11100ft msnm).

Day 07 Southern art and nature (Meals: B,L)

This day in the morning your driver will pick you up from your hotel for your journey to Lake Titicaca. You will travel through stunning Andean scenery in the south valley of Cusco passing small Andean villages. You will make a stop at Oropesa Village, known for baking fresh bread in very large, typical, adobe brick ovens. Here you will have the opportunity to taste some typical bread baked by locals. Your journey will then continue to the Andahuaylillas Church, known as the Andean Sistine Chapel, where you will see intriguing 16th, 17th and 18th century mural paintings and altars completely decorated in gold. Next, you will stop at Racchi, a small highland town where you will discover the Incan temple of Wiracocha and learn about its fascinating construction with adobe brick walls that measure up to 11 meters high. Then you will  continue on a fascinating route, off the beaten track, alongside Lake of Langui, located 4,000 meters above sea level. At this lake, you will be able to observe flamingos, ducks, eagles and a variety of Andean birds in their natural habitat. Here, you will stop for an appetizing picnic lunch with a dazzling view of the lake and its surroundings. After lunch, you will pass an altitude of 4300m, 14100ft at La Raya before heading to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incan Empire and the first Inca, Manco Capac. Upon your arrival to Lake Titicaca, at approximately 5pm, we will take you to your hotel where you have the rest of the evening to relax or explore the city.

Overnight in Puno (Altitude: 3800m, 12500ft).

Day 08: The world’s highest navigable lake and its people (B)(L)(D)

This day your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Titicaca. We will visit the very unique Uros Floating Islands, which are built of only totora reeds, a water plant that grows in the lake. You will be amazed to see how the locals use the totora reeds to build their canoes, houses, beds and many other objects, necessary in their daily lives. As part of your visit to Uros, you will ride on a totora reed canoe, which will let you experience a smooth and pleasant trip around the islands. From here, we will continue on to Taquile Island via private motor boat. You will have the time to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Titicaca for 2 hours. We will arrive to the bay at Taquile Beach where you will enjoy a locally prepared. After lunch, you have the choice to take a short hike to explore the island. Afterwards, we will serve you a locally cooked Peruvian dinner at your hut on the island where you will spend the night

Overnight in Taquile Island   (Altitude: 3850 m,12631ft ft).

Day 09 : Daily life in titicaca (B)(L)

Amantani Island and return to Puno Today, you will wake up to a locally cooked breakfast with an amazing view of the sunrise overlooking Lake Titicaca. After breakfast, you will discover Taquile Island and learn about its pre-Incan constructions and agricultural terraces. Get ready because we will take you on a 30 minute boat ride from Taquile island to Amantani Island. The specialities at Amantani island are textiles, weaving and ceramics. The life on this small island is rather simple but interesting as there are no hotels, cars and limited electricity. You will enjoy a short walk around this island before having a tasty lunch in a traditional Amantanian restaurant. After lunch, we will cross the lake and upon arrival to the shore we will take you back to your hotel in Puno.

Overnight in Puno (Altitude: 3800m, 12500ft).

Day 10 Flight to Lima (Meals: B)

Today, your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Juliaca Airport in time for your domestic flight to Lima.

INCLUDED
9 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
1 Dinner
   
Private vehicle
Vehicle shared from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Vehicle shared from Cusco to Puno
Boat shared on Titicaca islands tour
Train
   
8 nights at 3 Stars hotels
1 night in a hut
  • A Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • A Professional Driver
  • All tours mentioned
  • Round Trip Train To Machu Picchu
  • Round Trip Bus Aguas Calientes €- Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • All site and attraction entrance tickets
  • All Local Tax
NOT INCLUDED
  • International & domestic airfares, unless specifically mentioned.
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as gratuities, internet charges, excess baggage charges, laundry, beverages and meals not described in the itinerary.
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Hike: $20 Usd Per Person
  • Tips
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