FridayMay04 ,2012

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Cusco and the Highlands 9 Days

machu picchu

Travel in cusco and the high lands... This is a beautiful path that will take you between three cities of the southern region of Peru: Lima, Cusco and Puno. Lima is the capital of our country, and most of the international flight arrives here, and here is were we start our trip to Puno, were you can sail on the Titicaca lake, here we visit the floating reed Islands of the Uros. then towards Takile Island were the local families share their traditions and costumes with us; Ones in Cusco we explore impressive archaeological sites, including Chinchero maras Moray and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, with a final grand tour of Machu Picchu.

Day 1 Arrival in Lima, Peru. We arrange your transfer to the hotel,( we came to the airport and wait for you), then take you to the hotel for the night. Day 2 Lima - Juliaca - Puno: Transfer to the airport in Lima for short flight to Juliaca, from here we take you to the hotel in Puno where you can acclimatize to the altitude (12,500 ft) and explore the city on the shores of Titicaca Lake. Day 3 Puno - Titicaca lake, Uros and Takile Islands - Puno: After an early breakfast, we board our motor boat to the Floating Reed Islands of Uros and the charming Taquile Islands, returning to Puno for overnight in hotel. Day 4 Puno - Cusco: This is the day that we take a bus to Cusco so we visit some towns on the way we stop and visit to explore some Museums, like Pucara, Archeological sites like Raqchi and small churches like Andahuaylillas. (Includes a stop for lunch) Arrival in the afternoon and overnight in Cusco. Day 5 Cusco, Walking tour and Sacsayhuaman park: In the morning explore the city on a guided walking tour, the places of interest are Qorikancha museum, the Cathedral; In the afternoon, we can go up to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, were we can visit Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay. Day 6 Sacred Valley of the Incas: Full day excursion to explore Andean culture with stops in ancestral villages, like chinchero visit some Inca sites like maras moray, along the way we get to visit some traditional artisan markets, over night at Ollantaytambo Day 7 Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes Machupicchu: Early in the morning, we board the train to Aguas Calientes this ride goes through changing landscapes with seductive vistas ( they are a lot of incan sites along the way), then we go up to Machupicchu were we can enjoy this ancient Inca site Day 8 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco: Free morning to go back to machupicchu to enjoy the sunrise over the Inca site of Machu Picchu. in the afternoon we board the train for the return trip to Cusco. Day 9 Cusco - Lima: free mornig in cusco to explore around, and in the afternoon we transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

* Minimum of two people to open an departure

  • full-time, English-speaking guide
  • all hotels as described
  • all entry fees to the different places that we may visit.
  • one day entrance fee to machupicchu park.
  • private, guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • groud transportation as described on the itinerary ( Bus, train services)
hotels that we use are 3 *** hotels, we look for hot water, nice matrass, good location

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