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DISCOVER THE REAL PERU – 21 DAY TOUR

Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 | Package Peru Tours | 0 Comentarios

Overview

WHAT YOU WILL LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP

  • Discover Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world.
  • Take a walking orientation of Peru`s capital city, Lima.
  • Hike the Inca Trail or Quarry Trail.
  • View the Nazca lines from above.
  • Learn about the ancient civilisation of the Incas.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle and see the amazing wildlife.
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Cusco, the oldest inhabited city in South America and centre of the Inca empire.
  • Sample delicious Peruvian cuisine.
  • Explore the ruins in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley.

IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • We will visit places that are at high altitude. Some people may suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can affect anyone regardless of fitness level or age. However our guides will share ways to mitigate these symptoms such as staying hydrated and limiting alcohol intake.
  • There will be early mornings for us to get to our activities on time.
  • Some of the roads can be windy and bumpy.
  • You will need to bring suitable clothing for trekking. You need hiking boots, comfortable outdoor clothing and warm waterproof gear.
  • There will be lots of exploring so you will need to be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time. A moderate level of fitness is required however let us know your needs and we have plenty of ways to adjust the tour to you.
  • The Amazon jungle can have a lot of insects including mosquitoes, be sure to bring strong insect repellent for this part of the trip.
  • The hiking options require a moderate level of fitness as we walk for up to 8 hours a day on mountain paths. Your duffel bag will be carried for you, however you will need to carry a small day pack with your daily water, jacket and snacks.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - LIMA

To make your arrival to Peru stress free, if you have requested a free airport transfer we will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Otherwise you can meet us at the hotel where a welcome note will be waiting for you at reception. You will have the rest of the day to relax after your long flight.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A twin or double room in a hotel in Lima.
  • Transport: Free transfer from the airport to the hotel
DAY 2 - LIMA

We meet at the hotel reception for an orientation at 1pm, this is where you will meet your fellow travellers and dedicated tour guide. At this meeting we will discuss the itinerary. Here we will also collect your next of kin, passport and insurance information.

In the afternoon we head off to explore Lima’s historical centre on a walking orientation. Soak up the bustling vibes of the city while you check out the colonial architecture, Plaza de Armas, government building and cathedral. We finish the orientation with a tour of the catacombs which lie underneath San Francisco Church.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Lima.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Walking orientation of Lima’s historical centre and entrance to the San Francisco catacombs.
  • Transport: Private transport.
DAY 3 - PARACAS

This morning we drive south through the desert landscapes while catching glimpses of the Pacific coast out the window. We take a stop along the way at Pachacamac to learn about the history of this Inca fortress. We then travel further south to the fishing village of Pucusana. Here we see the fishermen selling their catch in the market stalls. We head out on a small tourist boat for a tour of the bay. We finish our journey in the afternoon, arriving in Paracas where we spend the night.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Paracas.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Activities: Boat tour of Pacusana Bay and tour of the Inca fortress of Pachacamac.
  • Transport: Tourist boat and Private minivan.
DAY 4 - NAZCA

We take a tourist boat to the Ballestas islands, known as the Galapagos of Peru. Bird lovers will find this stop a highlight as it has the highest concentration of marine birds in the world. In the 2 hour trip we will hope to see seals, penguins, flamingoes, red footed boobies and pelicans. On our boat journey we can also see the Candelera Inca design etched into the hill side. We then take a drive along the desert coast towards Nazca. We will stop along the way at the Nazca line viewing towers where you can see 3 of the mysteriously created lines. Your guide will tell you some of the theories of their creation and maybe you can decide for yourself.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Nazca.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Boat tour of the Ballastas Islands and a stop at the Nazca viewing tower.
  • Transport: Private minivan.
DAY 5 - AREQUIPA

This morning there is time free or if you would like you can take a flight over the Nazca Lines where you can get a view of all the lines and take some amazing aerial photographs. In the afternoon we take a 9 hour bus to Arequipa also known as the white city, thanks to its architecture where houses are built from light coloured volcanic rock.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Optional Activity: Tourist flight over the Nazca lines.

DAY 6 - AREQUIPA

Wake to magical views of El Misti, the volcano that watches over the town. This morning we meet a local guide who will take us on a walking orientation of the city centre to help you navigate around the city and to explore the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. This afternoon you will be free to explore the colonial city of Arequipa. You may want to visit the Plaza de Armas and the Junita museum which houses Peru’s ‘ice maiden’.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Walking orientation of Arequipa city centre and entrance to the Santa Catalina Convent.
DAY 7 - CHIVAY

Today we drive 5 hours to the town of Chivay, which will be our base for exploring the Colca Canyon and the National Park. Along the way we will make stops to see Peru’s most famous animals – llamas and alpacas as well as stopping for some coca tea and to view the artisan handicrafts. After arriving in Chivay we will relax and adjust to the altitude of 3600m above sea level.

Inclusions

  • Accomodation: Twin or double room in Chivay.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Road side stops to see llamas and drink coca tea.
  • Transport: Private minivan.
DAY 8 - CHIVAY

We venture out to see the largest flying bird, the condor soaring through the Colca Canyon which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. On the other side of the canyon we can see ancient tombs carved into the hillside. In the afternoon we have the option to take a short walk to the natural thermal baths which sit next to a rushing river. What a way to spend the afternoon!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Chivay.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Transport: Private minivan.

Optional Activity: Visit to the natural thermal baths.

DAY 9 - PUNO/LAKE TITICACA

Today we drive through the stunning Peruvian Highlands of Altiplano. Along the way we will stop to see highland lakes, the burial towers of Sillustani and if we are lucky, flocks of llamas. Overlooking Lake Titicaca sits the town of Puno. Here the traditional way of life for the local Indian cultures of the Aymara and Quechua is thriving. You will have the afternoon to relax and walk through the cities streets or up to the city view point.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double room in Puno.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Stop to see the burial towers of Sillustani.
  • Transport: Private minivan.
DAY 10 - PUNO

We take a boat tour of Lake Titicaca and explore the man made reed islands and meet the communities who live on and around the lake. We learn from people who live on the islands about how they construct their islands and homes on the lake. We also learn about their history and the bartering system they still use to this day.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Puno.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Lake Titicaca tour.
  • Transport: Tourist boat.
DAY 11 - CUSCO

We drive the approximately 10 hour journey to Cusco, the world famous ancient Inca capital city. Even though the drive is long it is beautiful. We take stops along the way including a stop at La Raya Pass at 4313m above sea level, where we can see amazing views across the vallies on both sides. This evening you will have to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (3450m).where Raqchi Inca temple is located.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Transport: Private minivan to Cusco.
DAY 12 - OLLANTAYTAMBO/SACRED VALLEY

We travel from Cusco through the Sacred Valley by private minibus to Ollantaytambo. We visit 2 archeological sites, one of Pisac and Ollantaytambo where we can learn about Inca argriculture and religion. Along the way you can see the meandering river and terraces before stopping to view some local handicrafts and have some lunch. Lunch will be a traditional Pacahamanca meal, where the food is wrapped and buried in the ground alongside hot stones before it is dug up for the feast. In the afternoon we have a tour of the ancient Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo that overlook a beautiful view of the whole valley, here the guide will describe the history and customs of the Incas who once lived here.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Ollantaytambo.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Activities: Traditional Pachamanca meal and a Sacred Valley tour visiting the ruins at Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
  • Transport: Private minibus to Ollantaytambo.
DAY 13 - TREKKING OR PISAC (TRAIN OPTION)

Today you leave for your arranged trek. Either to the Inca trail or Inca Quarry Trail. You will be given a duffel bag which can take 6kg of gear, the rest of your bag will be held safely at the hotel in Cusco. The porters will carry your duffel bag ahead of you on the walk and you can access them each night when you arrive at the camp. You will need a daypack to carry your water, snacks, sunscreen and anything you may need during the day.

Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today you start out on the 43 km trek that leads you to one of the wonders of the world – Machu Picchu. You will be taken by private minivan to the start of the trek. From here there we hike 10km, an estimated 7 hour mainly uphill hike to the campsite which sits at 3100m above sea level. On the way you will marvel at the Incan ruins of Huillca Raccay, Canabanba and Llactapata.

Option 2 – The Inca Quarry Trail: This morning you start on your 26 km hike that reaches 4450 m above sea level. We will take a private minivan to Rafqà where we start our hike and meet our chefs and porters. Along the way we will stop at Chonquequilla, an archelogical site where the Incas worshipped the moon. We walk all morning past small local farming families and beautiful vistas to our first campsite at 3700 m above sea level. Nearby the campsite there is the archaeological site of Q’orimarca that we can explore after relaxing over lunch.

Trekking Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Activities: The Inca trail or Inca Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
  • Transport: Private minivan to the start of your trek.

Option 3 – Train (no trekking): Today we head to the town of Pisac which has a wonderful market where you can try some local street food or pick up some beautiful handicrafts. After enjoying the market in Pisac we drive back to Cusco in a private minivan.

Train Option Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A twin or double room in a hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Activities: Visit to a local market in Pisac.
  • Transport: Private minivan to Pisac and then on to Cusco.
DAY 14 - TREKKING OR TAMBOMACHAY (TRAIN OPTION)

Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today is the most challenging day of the trek, we will walk 12km in total today starting at 3100m above sea level. At half way after approximately 4 hours we will arrive at our lunch spot at Llactapata where will provide a delicious meal and provide more water for your bottles. We will then walk up a steep track to cross what is known as the ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4215m above sea level. Here you can see the sweeping views across the Pacaymayo Valley and take the great photo opportunity. You will then descend to the campsite at 3650 m above sea level after approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Option 2 – The Inca Quarry Trail: Today we embark on the most challenging day of the hike. In the late morning we should cross the mountain pass of Puccaqasa. Here you can enjoy sweeping views across the valley. We walk across a saddle before crossing the second mountain pass of Kuychicassa at 4450 m above sea level. We descend to our second campsite for the night.

Trekking Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
  • Meals: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.
  • Activities: The Inca Trail or The Inca Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.

Option 3 – Train (no trekking): This morning we take a short taxi ride to the archeological site of Tambomachay. The walk is approximately 4 hours so make sure to wear your walking shoes. From this site we will walk downhill past the archelogical site of Puka Pukara, Q’enqo, Saksaywaman and on the way to Cusco. For the rest of the afternoon you will have free time to explore Cusco as you wish.

Train Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: Entrance ticket and guide for the archeological sites of Saksaywaman, Puka Puka and Q’enqo.
  • Transport: Taxi.
DAY 15 - TREKKING OR CUSCO (TRAIN OPTION)

Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today we hike 16km, starting by hiking through the valley before crossing the second mountain pass, Runkurakay Pass which sits at 3980m above sea level. We then descend down to a valley where we explore the Sayacmarca archaeological site. We then cross our last pass at 37000m above sea level, here we find ‘The Town above the Clouds’, Phuyupatamarca at 3550 m above sea level. An approximately 2.5 hour hike down the Inca steps takes us to our campsite next to the Winay Wayna archeological site.

Option 2 – The Inca Quarry Trail: With tired legs from yesterday we complete the downhill walk to the end of the trail. We pass the Kachiqata quarry, which lies unfinished beacuse of the Spanish invasion. We return to Ollantaytambo where we take the glass roofed tourist train to Aguas Calientes, also know as Machu Pichu Town. As you roll by watch the high mountains and flowing river. You will have the afternoon to relax or explore the town of Aguas Calientes which is nestled in the mountains with a beautiful river running along the length of the town.

Trekking Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress on the Inca Trail option. A night in a twin or double hotel room in Aguas Calientes for the Inca Quarry Trail option.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Activities: The Inca Trail or Inca Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.

Option 3 – Train (no trekking): A free day in Cusco to explore. We can give you advice on how to make the most of your remaining free time, including optional activities. Transport to Aguas Calientes will be arranged when you are ready.

Train Inclusions

  • Accommodation: A night in a twin or double hotel room in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Transport: Transport to Aguas Calientes.
DAY 16 - MACHU PICCHU

Option 1 – The Inca Trail: We wake up before the sun today at 3:45am to hike approximately 1.5 hours to the sun gate. We set off early to the final checkpoint which opens at 5:30am to hike the last 2 and a half hour stretch of trail before entering the site through the famous sun gate. Here we can find a spot to take it all in and watch the mist roll through the mountains around Machu Picchu citadel. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world. This afternoon we travel back to Cusco on the glass roofed tourist train to Ollantaytambo. Followed by a private minivan to Cusco.

Option 2 + 3 – Inca Quarry Trail/Train Option: An early rise of 5:30am to make the sunrise over Machu Picchu and beat the heat of the day. We take the 30 minute tourist bus up the winding mountain to Machu Picchu. Here we can find a spot to sit and take it all in. Watch the mist roll through the mountains around the Machu Picchu citadel and the sunrise over the ancient city. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world. This afternoon we travel back to Cusco on the glass roofed tourist train to Ollantaytambo. Followed by a private minivan to Cusco.

Trekking Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Activities: The Inca Trail or Inca Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
  • Transport: Return tourist bus to Machu Picchu (1 way for Inca trail option), glass roofed tourist train and private minivan to Cusco.

Option 3 – Train (no trekking): We travel from Cusco through the Sacred Valley by private minibus to Ollantaytambo, where we meet with those who have hiked the Inca Quarry Trail. Together we take the glass roofed tourist train to Aguas Calientes, also know as Machu Pichu Town. As you roll by watch the high mountains and flowing river. You will have the afternoon to explore the town of Aguas Calientes which is nestled in the mountains with a beautiful river running along the length of the town. This afternoon we travel back to Cusco on the glass roofed tourist train to Ollantaytambo. Followed by a private minivan to Cusco.

Train Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Transport: Private minivan to Ollantaytambo, Return trip on the glass roofed tourist train to Aguas Calientes, Private minivan to Cusco.
DAY 17 - CUSCO

This morning we take a taxi to Sacsayhuaman. Here we explore the ancient fortress and learn about how the Incas fought the Spanish here. This afternoon we will meet for a free city orientation of Cusco. On this orientation we will point out the best tourist spots, museums, resturants and amenities in the ancient Inca capital. We will get go to the chocolate museum and taste some delicious local chocolates.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast in the hotel and dinner.
DAY 18 - CUSCO

A free day to relax and unwind or set out on another adventure – it’s up to you! Your guide can give you directions and advice on how to enjoy the day from pointing you to the best place for an Incan massage, a spot of shopping or a visit a visit to a museum.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
DAY 19 - AMAZON JUNGLE

Today we take an early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon jungle. At our partner tourist office we leave our bags in secure lockers and take a small duffel bag (provided) with us for our two nights in the jungle. We then hop in a motorboat and head down the river with your English speaking guide. After disembarking at our jungle lodge we will have time to relax and soak up the scenery.

Inclusions

  • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Activities: Motorboat ride on the river through the Amazon jungle.
  • Transport: Airport transfers to and from the airport, flight to Puerto Maldonado.
DAY 20 - AMAZON JUNGLE

We disembark on a trek through the jungle with plenty of stops to see native plants and animals. Depending on the time of year we will take different routes to ensure we get the best chance to spot wildlife. If we are lucky we may spot macaws, swarms of butterflies, monkeys and otters. The trek is long and can be muddy so make sure you pack appropriately and come prepared. The lodge will provide gumboots for your trek to keep your feet dry.

Inclusions

  • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Activities: Amazon jungle wildlife watching trek ( up to 10km), gumboots to keep your feet dry, motorboat ride on the Amazon river.
  • Transport: Motorboat.
DAY 21: LIMA

We take a short, early morning flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima where we finish our journey. We say goodbye to our new friends before making our way. You can now choose to spend more days exploring Lima or take a flight on to your next destination.

Inclusions

  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transport: Transfer to the airport, flight to Lima.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUSIONS

  • Meals: 20 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation: 19 nights in private twin or double rooms in hotels, 3 nights in a 2 person tents with inflatable mattresses during the hike. (extra hotel nights included in the train (no trekking) option)
  • Activities: Lima city walking orientation, boat ride in Paracas national park to see amazing sea and birdlife, view the Nazca lines from the viewing tower, Arequipa city walking orientation, Colca Canyon vist to watch for condors, boat tour of Lake Titicaca, entrance tickets to the Sacred Valley ruins, trekking permits for the Inca Trail or the Inca Quarry Trail, entrance and tour of Machu Picchu, Cusco walking orientation, Amazon jungle tour.
  • Transport: Private minivan, domestic flights, tourist bus, motorboat in the jungle, train.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any meals not referenced, drinks.
  • Tips including for your guide.
  • International air travel.
  • Any extra personal expenses and optional activities.

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    AMAZING PERU – 14 DAY TOUR

    Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 | Package Peru Tours | 0 Comentarios

    Overview

    WHAT YOU WILL LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP

    • Walk the streets of Lima, Peru’s bustling seaside capital perched on the cliffs.
    • Explore the Amazon rainforest and see unbelievable wildlife.
    • Discover Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world.
    • Hike the Inca Trail or Quarry Trail.
    • Learn about the ancient civilisation of the Incas.
    • Walk the cobbled streets of Cusco, the oldest inhabited city in South America and centre of the Inca empire.
    • Sample delicious Peruvian cuisine.
    • Explore the Inca archeological sites of the Sacred Valley.
    • Learn about the traditional reed islands on a Lake Titicaca boat tour.
    • Spend the night with a local family during your Lake Titicaca homestay.

    IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

    • We will visit places that are at high altitude. Some people may suffer from altitude sickness, it can affect anyone regardless of fitness level or age. However our tour leaders will share ways to mitigate symptoms such as staying hydrated and limiting alcohol intake.
    • There will be lots of exploring so you will need to be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time. A moderate level of fitness is required however let us know your needs and we have plenty of ways to adjust the tour to you.
    • There will be early mornings for us to get to our activities on time.
    • Some of the roads can be windy and bumpy.
    • You will need to bring suitable clothing for trekking. You need hiking boots, comfortable outdoor clothing and warm waterproof gear.
    • The Amazon rainforest can have a lot of insects including mosquitoes, be sure to bring strong insect repellent for this part of the trip.
    • We go on a small boat on Lake Titicaca and stay in very basic accommodation during the homestay.
    • The style of this trip is rated as standard, this means that for hotels we will be staying in three star accommodation. Upgrade to 4 or 5 star hotels is possible, though not in every location.

    Itinerary

    DAY 1 - LIMA

    Welcome to Lima! To make your arrival to Peru stress free, if you have requested a free airport transfer we will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Otherwise you can meet us at the hotel where a welcome note will be waiting for you at reception. On the first day of the tour we meet at 2PM at the hotel to have our main briefing (please make sure you arrive on time, if there’s a delay to your journey please contact us). This is where you will meet your tour group and dedicated tour leader to discuss the itinerary for the trip. We will also gather your next of kin, passport and insurance information. Make sure you grab a bite to eat before, because after the briefing we head straight into the city for a walking orientation of the historical centre so you can navigate around the city. Your English speaking guide will tell you about the history of Lima and point out the best museums, restaurants and amenities. We will end the tour by exploring the famous catacombs with your dedicated guide.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Twin or double room in a hotel from in Lima.
    • Activities: Walking orientation of the historical centre of Lima, private tour of the catacombs.
    • Transport: Private minibus.
    DAY 2 - AMAZON RAINFOREST

    Today we take an early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon rainforest. We leave our bags in secure lockers and take a small duffel bag (provided) with us for our two nights in the jungle. We meet up with our local English speaking guide and then hop in a motorboat and head down the river. After disembarking at our jungle lodge we will have time to relax and soak up the scenery.

    Inclusions

    • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Activities: Motorboat ride on the river through the Amazon jungle, nightwalking tour in the jungle.
    • Transport: Airport transfers to and from the airport, flight to Puerto Maldonado, motorboat.
    DAY 3 - AMAZON RAINFOREST

    After a 30 min boat ride to an oxbow lake, we disembark on a trek through the jungle with plenty of stops to see native plants and animals. Depending on the time of year we will take different routes to ensure we get the best chance to spot wildlife. If we are lucky we may spot macaws, swarms of butterflies, monkeys and the giant river otter. The trek takes about one hour and depending on the time of year can be a bit muddy so make sure you pack appropriately and come prepared. The lodge will provide gumboots for your trek to keep your feet dry. At night, we will go for another boat ride to try and spot some caymans.

    Inclusions

    • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Activities: Amazon jungle wildlife watching trek, catamaran boat ride on the oxbow lake, cayman searching at night.
    • Equipment: Gumboots to keep your feet dry (if needed).
    • Transport: Motorboat and catamaran.

    Optional: A second walk to a viewing tower above the tree canopy where you can spot even more animals. It is a whole different picture of the jungle you can admire from the heights.(free)

    DAY 4 - CUSCO

    Boat ride to pick up our things. We take a short, early morning flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Once we arrive at the hotel you will have some time to relax to help you acclimatise to the altitude (3,350m/11,000ft). That afternoon we will meet for a city orientation of Cusco. On this orientation we will point out the best tourist spots, museums, restaurants and amenities in the ancient Inca capital. We will get to go to the chocolate museum and taste some delicious local chocolates. In the evening around 6PM we will have a briefing about the trekking options and provide you with a duffel bag for your hike. The duffel bag can take 6KG of gear, the rest of your bag will be held safely at the hotel in Cusco. The porters will carry your duffel bag ahead of you on the walk and you can access them each night when you arrive at the camp.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Cusco.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Activities: A walking orientation of Cusco, visit to chocolate museum.
    • Transport: Motorboat, transfer to the airport, flight to Cusco, transfer to Cusco accommodation.
    DAY 5 - SACRED VALLEY/OLLANTAYTAMBO

    We travel from Cusco through the Sacred Valley by private minibus to Ollantaytambo. We visit 2 archeological sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, where we can learn about Inca philosophy and culture. Along the way you can see the meandering river and terraces before stopping to view some local handicrafts and have some lunch. In the afternoon we have a tour of the ancient Inca site in Ollantaytambo that overlook a beautiful view of the whole valley, here the guide will describe the history and customs of the Incas who once lived here. We stay the night in Ollantaytambo.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Ollantaytambo.
    • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
    • Activities: Sacred Valley tour visiting the archeological sites at Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
    • Transport: Private minibus to Ollantaytambo.
    DAY 6 - TREKKING

    Today you leave for your arranged trek. Either to the Classic Inca Trail or the Quarry Trail. You will need a daypack to carry your water, snacks, sunscreen and anything you may need during the day.

    Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today you start out on the 43 km trek that leads you to one of the wonders of the world – Machu Picchu. You will be taken by private minivan to the start of the trek. From here there is 10km, an estimated 7 hour mainly uphill hike to the campsite which sits at 3100m above sea level. On the way you will marvel at the Incan ruins of Huillca Raccay, Canabanba and Llactapata.

    Option 2 – The Inca Quarry Trail: This morning you start on your 26 km hike that reaches 4450 m above sea level. We will take a private minivan to Rafqà where we start our hike and meet our chefs and porters. Along the way we will stop at Chonquequilla, an archaeological site where the Incas worshipped the moon. We walk all morning past small local farming families and beautiful vistas to our first campsite at 3700 m above sea level. Nearby the campsite there is the archaeological site of Q’orimarca that we can explore after relaxing over lunch.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
    • Transport: Private minibus to the start of your trek.
    DAY 7 - TREKKING

    Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today is the most challenging day of the trek, we will walk 12 km in total today starting at 3100 m above sea level. At halfway, after approximately 4 hours we will arrive at our lunch spot at Llactapata where we will provide a delicious meal and more water for your bottles. We will then walk up a steep track to cross what is known as the ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4215m above sea level. Here you can see the sweeping views across the Pacaymayo Valley and take the great photo opportunity. You will then descend to the campsite at 3650 m above sea level after approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

    Option 2 – The Quarry Trail: Today we embark on the most challenging day of the hike. In the late morning we should cross the mountain pass of Pucca Qasa. Here you can enjoy sweeping views across the valley. We walk across a saddle before crossing the second mountain pass of Kuychicassa at 4450 m above sea level. We descend to our second campsite for the night.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
    • Meals: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.
    • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or the Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
    DAY 8 - TREKKING

    Option 1 – The Inca Trail: Today we hike 16 km. We start by hiking through the valley before crossing the second mountain pass, Runkurakay Pass which sits at 2900 m above sea level. We then descend down to a valley where we explore the Sayacmarca archaeological site. We then cross our last pass at 3700 m above sea level, here we find ‘The Town above the Clouds’, Phuyupatamarca at 3550 m above sea level. An approximately 2.5 hour hike down the Inca steps takes us to our campsite next to the Winay Wayna archeological site.

    Option 2 – The Quarry Trail: With tired legs from yesterday we complete the downhill walk to the end of the trail. We pass the Kachiqata quarry, which lies unfinished because of the Spanish invasion. We return to Ollantaytambo where we take the glass roofed tourist train to Machu Picchu Town. As you roll by watch the high mountains and flowing river. You will have the afternoon to relax or explore the Machu Picchu town which is nestled in the mountains with a beautiful river running along the length of the town.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress on the Classic Inca Trail option. A night in a twin or double hotel room in Machu Picchu town for the Quarry Trail option.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or the Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
    DAY 9 - MACHU PICCHU

    Option 1 – The Inca Trail: We wake up before the sun today at 3:45am to hike approximately 1.5 hours to the sun gate. We set off early to the final checkpoint which opens at 5:30am to hike the last 2 and a half hour stretch of trail before entering the site through the famous sun gate. Here we can find a spot to take it all in and watch the mist roll through the mountains around Machu Picchu citadel. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world.

    Option 2 – The Quarry Trail: An early rise of 5:30am to make the sunrise over Machu Picchu and beat the heat of the day. We take the 30 minute tourist bus up the winding mountain to Machu Picchu. Here we can find a spot to sit and take it all in. Watch the mist roll through the mountains around the Machu Picchu citadel and the sunrise over the ancient city. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world. In the afternoon we take the train to Ollantaytambo (1h 45min) or Poroy (3h) and then a private minibus back to Cusco.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Activities: Exploring Machu Picchu with your private English speaking guide.
    • Transport: Return tourist bus ride to Machu Picchu. Train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy (depending on train availability and seasonality), private minibus to Cusco.
    DAY 10 - CUSCO

    A free day to relax and unwind or set out on another adventure – it’s up to you! Your guide can give you directions and advice on how to enjoy the day from pointing you to the best place for an Incan massage, a spot of shopping or visit a museum.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
    • Meals: Breakfast.

    Optional: Any of our day tours.

    DAY 11 - PUNO

    Today we drive 7 hours on a bus through the stunning Peruvian highlands of Altiplano. Make sure to bring some snacks with you because we will only have short facility break stops. Out the window we can catch a glimpse of Lake Titicaca as we enter the town of Puno. Here the traditional way of life for the local Andean cultures of the Aymara and Quechua is thriving. You will have the afternoon to relax and walk through the city streets.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Puno.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Transport: Public tourist bus to Puno.
    DAY 12 - LAKE TITICACA HOMESTAY

    We take a boat tour of Lake Titicaca and explore the man made reed islands and meet the communities who live on the lake. We will explain the history of the reed islands and how they are built. We will continue to a peninsula laying on Lake Titicaca where we will meet the local host family you will be staying with this evening. Enjoy helping the family with the routines of daily life. We then have the chance to play volleyball or other games with the locals and later help them to prepare a delicious meal. Over dinner take the opportunity to practice your Spanish and share your stories with each other.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Homestay in basic accommodation with a local family.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with your homestay family.
    • Activities: Lake Titicaca English tour, interactions with the locals and stay with a host family.
    • Transport: Boat ride on Lake Titicaca.

    Optional: Boat ride in traditional reed boat. (10 PEN)

    DAY 13 - PUNO

    Say goodbye to your local host family and make your way to another famous island named Taquile where we will check out some local handicrafts. The men will help the local men with knitting and the woman will help with spinning following the local customs. We then take the 2.5 hour boat ride from Taquile island to Puno. You will have the afternoon in Puno to relax. Tonight is our last night as a group so you may all want to enjoy a dinner together to reflect and say goodbye.

    Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Puno.
    • Meals: Breakfast with your host family, lunch (options here are a soup, an omelette or trout meal)
    • Activities: Lake Titicaca tour.
    • Transport: Boat to Puno.
    DAY 14 - JULIACA

    We take a private minibus to Juliaca where there is an airport. We will take a flight to Lima where we finish our tour.

    Inclusions

    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Transport: Private minibus from Puno to Juliaca.

    Optional: Extra hotel night in Lima to catch international flights the next day.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    INCLUSIONS

    • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches (8 with trekking option), 4 dinners (6 with trekking option)
    • Accommodation: Private twin or double rooms in hotels for 7 nights (Inca Trail) or 8 nights (Quarry Trail) or 10 nights (train option), 2 nights in sharing jungle lodge cabin, 3 (Inca Trail) or 2 (Quarry Trail) nights in 2 person tents with inflatable mattresses during the hikes and 1 night Homestay on Lake Titicaca.
    • Activities: Lima city centre tour, Amazon jungle tours, Cusco city walking orientation, Sacred Valley tour, trekking permits, entrance to Machu Picchu, Homestay on Lake Titicaca, boat tour of Lake Titicaca.
    • Transport: Private minibus, domestic flights, tourist bus, boat and train.

    EXCLUSIONS

    • Any meals not referenced, drinks.
    • Single suppliment if you want a room / tent for yourself.
    • Tips including for your tour leader and hiking crew.
    • Any extra personal expenses and optional activities.
    • International air travel.

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      PERUVIAN BUCKET LIST

      Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 | Package Peru Tours | 0 Comentarios

      Overview

      WHAT YOU WILL LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP

      • Walk the streets of Peru’s colonial capital city, Lima.
      • Discover Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world.
      • Explore the Amazon rainforest and see unbelievable wildlife.
      • Learn about the ancient civilisation of the Incas.
      • Walk the cobbled streets of Cusco, the oldest inhabited city in South America and centre of the Inca empire.
      • Sample delicious Peruvian cuisine.
      • Explore the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley.

      IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

      • We will visit places that are at high altitude. Some people may suffer from altitude sickness, it can affect anyone regardless of fitness level or age. However our tour leaders will share ways to mitigate symptoms such as staying hydrated and limiting alcohol intake.
      • There will be early mornings for us to get to our activities on time.
      • Some of the roads can be windy and bumpy.
      • The Amazon rainforest can have a lot of insects including mosquitoes, be sure to bring strong insect repellent for this part of the trip.

      Itinerary

      DAY 1 - LIMA

      Welcome to Lima! To make your arrival to Peru stress free, we will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel, just find the sign with our logo or your name. Depending on your time of arrival you will have time to explore Lima, a nice way to spend the morning would be to take a walk along the coastal cliff walkway to Paraque Amor and enjoy the sculptres at the park. Later we meet at 6PM in the hotel to have our first briefing (please make sure you arrive on time, if there’s a delay to your journey please contact us). This is where you will meet your tour group and dedicated tour leader to discuss the itinerary for the trip. We will also gather your next of kin, passport and insurance information.

      Inclusions

      • Transport: Transfer airport to hotel.
      • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Lima.
      DAY 2 - LIMA

      Today we head from our accommodation in Miraflores at 9AM to the city for a tour of the historical centre so you can navigate around the city. Your English speaking guide will tell you about the history of Lima and point out the best museums, restaurants and amenities in the city. We will end the tour by exploring the famous catacombs.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: Twin or double room in a hotel in Lima.
      • Meals: Breakfast.
      • Activities: City tour of Lima, visit to the Catacombs.
      • Transport: Private minibus.

      Optional: Circuit of water park visit and show. (10 PEN)

      DAY 3 - AMAZON RAINFOREST

      Today we take an early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon rainforest. At our partner tourist office we leave our bags in secure lockers and take a small duffel bag (provided) with us for our two nights in the jungle. We then hop in a motorboat and head down the river with your English speaking guide. After disembarking at our jungle lodge we will have time to relax and soak up the scenery.

      Inclusions

      • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
      • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Activities: motorboat ride on the river through the Amazon rainforest, nightwalk in the jungle.
      • Transport: Airport transfers to and from the airport, flight to Puerto Maldonado.
      DAY 4 - AMAZON RAINFOREST

      We take a 30 min boat ride to an oxbow lake. We disembark to go on a trek through the jungle with plenty of stops to see native plants and animals. Depending on the time of year we will take different routes to ensure we get the best chance to spot wildlife. If we are lucky we may spot macaws, swarms of butterflies, monkeys and the giant river otter. The trek can take up to one hour, and depending on the time of year can be muddy so make sure you pack appropriately and come prepared. The lodge will provide gumboots for your trek to keep your feet dry.

      Inclusions

      • Accomodation: Shared room in a jungle lodge.
      • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
      • Activities: Amazon rainforest wildlife watching, catamaran boat ride on the oxbow lake.
      • Equipment: Gumboots to keep your feet dry (if needed).
      • Transport: motorboat and catamaran.

      Optional: A second walk to a viewing tower above the tree canopy where you can spot even more animals. It is a whole different picture of the jungle you can admire from the heights.(free)

      DAY 5 - CUSCO

      We start with an early departure from the lodge to take a flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. We will arrange a private transport for you to your hotel, and after some time to relax your tour leader will take you on a walking orientation to help you navigate around the city. We will point out the top tourist spots, museums, best restaurants and amenities. We stop by the chocolate museum where we can sample some delicious locally made chocolate.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
      • Meals: Breakfast.
      • Activities: Walking orientation of Cusco, visit to the chocolate museum.
      • Transport: Airport transfers to and from the airport, flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco.
      DAY 6 - SACRED VALLEY

      We jump in our private minivan and travel through the Sacred Valley to Pisac. Along the way we will stop to explore Sacsayhuaman and to see flocks of alpacas and llamas. We will check out the artisan market in the town and you can browse for local artisan souvenirs. Today we get to try the traditional pachamanca meal with local people, where the food is cooked in an earthen oven – a celebration and blessing for Mother Earth. This afternoon we explore to ruins on the mountain overlooking Pisac and learn about the ancient Incas. We finish the day in Ollantaytambo where we will visit an archeological site and see a viewpoint above the city which boasts stunning views of the valley.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Ollantaytambo.
      • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, traditional pachamanca lunch in the Sacred Valley.
      • Activities: Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley guided tours and entrance tickets.
      • Transport: Private minibus.
      DAY 7 - MACHU PICCHU

      This morning we take a train to Machu Picchu town. Along the way take in the stunning view of the rushing river and gigantic mountains as you weave your way towards the charming tourist town. We will then enjoy a lunch together at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. We take the 30 minute tourist bus up the winding mountain to enjoy our first visit of Machu Picchu. Here we can find a spot to sit and take it all in. Watch the mist roll through the mountains around the Inca citadel. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Machu Picchu town.
      • Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
      • Activites: Exploring Machu Picchu with your private English speaking guide.
      • Transport: Train to Machu Picchu town and return bus ride to Machu Picchu.
      DAY 8 - MACHU PICCHU

      In the early morning we visit Machu Picchu for a second time for a longer tour around the citadel. After plenty of time for pictures, we take the bus and then a 3 hour scenic train ride along the river and valley back to Poroy and from there drive back to Cusco.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
      • Meals: Breakfast.
      • Activities: Explore Machu Picchu again with your tour guide.
      • Transport: 3 hour train, and private minibus to Cusco.
      DAY 9 - CUSCO

      You have the day to explore Cusco as you please and your tour leader can help advise you on what you can do that you will love such as shopping, museum visits or cultural sites. In the evening we meet again for a final nice dinner with local live dances.

      Inclusions

      • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Cusco.
      • Meals: Breakfast, dinner with live dance show.
      DAY 10 - CUSCO

      Today we finish up our trip. You can now choose to spend more days exploring Cusco or take a free transfer to the airport so you can head off for your next adventure.

      Inclusions

      • Meals: Breakfast.
      • Transport: Transfer to the airport, flight from Cusco to Lima.

      Optional: We can arrange one night hotel in Lima to ensure you are able to catch your next flight (the next day).

      WHAT'S INCLUDED

      INCLUSIONS

      • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
      • Accommodation: Private twin or double rooms in 4 star hotels for 7 nights, 2 nights in a shared jungle lodge cabin.
      • Activities: Lima city tour, Amazon rainforest tours, Cusco city walking orientation, Sacred Valley tour, entrance tickets and guided tour of Machu Picchu.
      • Transport: Private minibus, domestic flights, bus and train.

      EXCLUSIONS

      • Single suppliment if you want a room for yourself.
      • Any meals not referenced, drinks.
      • Tips including for your tour leader.
      • International flights.
      • Any extra personal expenses and optional activities.

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        Inca Heartland Tour

        Tuesday, 14 November, 2023 | Package Peru Tours | 0 Comentarios

        Overview

        WHAT YOU WILL LOVE ABOUT THIS TRIP

        • Explore the ancient Inca capital of Cusco
        • Interact with the local community at Chinchero and learn all about the daily rural life and many traditions still alive today
        • Hike the Inca Trail or Quarry Trail
        • Visit one of the wonders of the world, the Inca city of Machu Picchu
        • Delicious meals
        • Cultural insights

        IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

        • We will visit places that are at high altitude. Some people may suffer from altitude sickness, it can affect anyone regardless of fitness level or age. However our tour leaders will share ways to mitigate symptoms such as staying hydrated and limiting alcohol intake.
        • There will be early mornings for us to get to our activities on time.
        • Some of the roads can be windy and bumpy.
        • You will need to bring suitable clothing for trekking. You need hiking boots, comfortable outdoor clothing and warm waterproof gear.
        • There will be lots of exploring so you will need to be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time on uneven ground. A moderate level of fitness is required however let us know your needs and we have plenty of ways to adjust the tour to you.
        • The hiking options require a moderate level of fitness as we walk for up to 8 hours a day on mountain paths. Your duffel bag will be carried for you, however you will need to carry a small day pack with your daily water, jacket and snacks.

        Itinerary

        DAY 1 - CUSCO

        To make your arrival to Peru stress free, if you have requested a airport transfer we will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Otherwise you can meet us at the hotel where a welcome note will be waiting for you at reception. Day one of the tour starts at 12:30PM with a main briefing at your hotel, please make sure you arrive before that time – if there’s any delay to your journey, please contact us. We will take it easy this day to help you acclimatise to the altitude (3,350m / 11,000ft). At this briefing you will meet your fellow travellers and dedicated tour leader. We will discuss the trip itinerary and also collect your next of kin, passport and insurance information.

        After the briefing, we will take you on a Cusco walking orientation to help you navigate around the city. We will point out the top tourist spots, museums, best restaurants and amenities. We stop by the chocolate museum where we can sample some delicious locally made chocolate. In the evening around 6PM we will meet again for a briefing about the trekking options.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Cusco.
        • Activities: A walking orientation of Cusco, visit to the chocolate museum.
        DAY 2 - CHINCHERO/OLLANTAYTAMBO

        We travel from Cusco by private minibus to Ollantaytambo. Along the way we will visit the local community at Chinchero, a traditional village where you will be fully immersed in Andean culture. It offers an intimate look into the daily life for rural residents, and teaches you about local traditions such as the famous Peruvian weaving. We have lunch here around noon, browse some souvenir handicrafts, and then continue on our way to Ollantaytambo. A visit to the Inca archeological site there is optional.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: A double or twin room in a hotel in Ollantaytambo.
        • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at the community.
        • Activities: A visit to Chinchero.
        • Transport: Private minibus to Ollantaytambo.
        • Optional: Visit to Ollantaytambo archeological site. (70 PEN)
        DAY 3 - TREKKING

        Today you leave for your arranged trek. Either to the Inca trail or Quarry Trail. You will be given a duffel bag which can take 6 kg of gear, the rest of your bag will be held safely at the hotel in Cusco. The porters will carry your duffel bag ahead of you on the walk and you can access them each night when you arrive at the camp. You will need a daypack to carry your water, snacks, sunscreen and anything you may need during the day.

        The Inca Trail: Today you start out on the 43km trek that leads you to one of the wonders of the world – Machu Picchu. You will be taken by private minivan to the start of the trek (45 min drive). Here we meet our crew and prepare for our trek. The first day is known as a training day, as we hike 10km, an estimated 7 hour to the first campsite which sits at 3,100m above sea level. Along the way today you will marvel at the Incan ruins of Huillca Raccay, Canabanba and Llactapata.

        The Quarry Trail: This morning you start on your 26 km hike that reaches 4450 m above sea level. We will take a private minivan to Rafqà where we start our hike and meet our chefs and porters. Along the way we will stop at Chonquequilla, an archaeological site where the Incas worshipped the moon. We walk all morning past small local farming families and beautiful vistas to our first campsite at 3700 m above sea level. Nearby the campsite there is the archaeological site of Q’orimarca that we can explore after relaxing over lunch.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
        • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
        • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
        • Transport: Private minibus to the start of your trek.
        DAY 4 - TREKKING

        The Inca Trail: Today is the most challenging day of the trek, we will walk 12 km in total today starting at 3100 m above sea level. At half way after approximately 4 hours we will arrive at our lunch spot at Llactapata where will provide a delicious meal and provide more water for your bottles. We will then walk up a steep track to cross what is known as the ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4215m above sea level. Here you can see the sweeping views across the Pacaymayo Valley and take the great photo opportunity. You will then descend to the campsite at 3650 m above sea level after approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

        [The Quarry Trail:][1] Today we embark on the most challenging day of the hike. In the late morning we should cross the mountain pass of Pucca Qasa. Here you can enjoy sweeping views across the valley. We walk across a saddle before crossing the second mountain pass of Kuychicassa at 4450 m above sea level. We descend to our second campsite for the night.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress.
        • Meals: Breakfast,lunch and dinner.
        • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
        DAY 5 - TREKKING

        The Inca Trail: Today we hike 16 km, starting by hiking through the valley before crossing the second mountain pass, Runkurakay Pass which sits at 3980 m above sea level. We then descend down to a valley where we explore the Sayacmarca archaeological site. We then cross our last pass at 37000 m above sea level, here we find ‘The Town above the Clouds’, Phuyupatamarca at 3550 m above sea level. An approximately 2.5 hour hike down the Inca steps takes us to our campsite next to the Winay Wayna archeological site.

        [The Quarry Trail:][1] With tired legs from yesterday we complete the downhill walk to the end of the trail. We pass the Kachiqata quarry, which lies unfinished because of the Spanish invasion. We return to Ollantaytambo where we take the glass roofed tourist train to Machu Picchu Town. As you roll by watch the high mountains and flowing river. You will have the afternoon to relax or explore the town of Aguas Calientes which is nestled in the mountains with a beautiful river running along the length of the town.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: Camping in a 2 person tent with an inflatable mattress on the Classic Inca Trail option. A night in a twin or double hotel room in Machu Picchu town for the Inca Quarry Trail option.
        • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
        • Activities: The Classic Inca Trail or Quarry Trail with an English speaking guide, professional chefs and porters.
        DAY 6 - MACHU PICCHU

        The Inca Trail: We wake up before the sun today at 3:45am to hike approximately 1.5 hours to the sun gate. We set off early to the final checkpoint which opens at 5:30am to hike the last 2 and a half hour stretch of trail before entering the site through the famous sun gate. Here we can find a spot to take it all in and watch the mist roll through the mountains around Machu Picchu citadel. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world.

        [The Quarry Trail:][1] An early rise of 5:30am to make the sunrise over Machu Picchu and beat the heat of the day. We take the 30 minute tourist bus up the winding mountain to Machu Picchu. Here we can find a spot to sit and take it all in. Watch the mist roll through the mountains around the Machu Picchu citadel and the sunrise over the ancient city. Now we have the time to take a private tour with your guide who will bring the city to life with his knowledge of this wonder of the world.

        As a group we travel back to Ollantaytambo on the train then onto Cusco in a private minibus.

        Inclusions

        • Accommodation: Twin or double hotel room in Cusco.
        • Meals: Breakfast.
        • Activities: Exploring Machu Picchu with your private English speaking guide.
        • Transport: Return tourist bus ride to Machu Picchu, train to Ollantaytambo, Private minibus to Cusco.
        DAY 7 - CUSCO

        Today we finish up our trip. You can now choose to spend more days exploring Cusco or book a transfer to the airport so you can head off for your next adventure.

        Inclusions

        • Meals: Breakfast.
        • Optional: transfer to the airport or bus terminal. (10 USD)

        WHAT'S INCLUDED

        INCLUSIONS

        • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinner
        • Accommodation: 3 nights in twin or double hotel rooms, Inca Trail: 3 nights with basic camping facilities or Quarry Trail: 2 nights with basic camping facilities and 1 extra hotel night.
        • Activities: City walking orientation in Cusco, entrance to the chocolate museum, local interaction at the Chinchero community, trekking (including any permits) and entrance to Machu Picchu.
        • Transport: Private minibus, train.

        EXCLUSIONS

        • Single suppliment if you want a room / tent for yourself.
        • Any meals not referenced, drinks.
        • Tips including for your tour leader and hiking crew.
        • Sleeping bag and trekking poles during your hike (can be rented from us).
        • Air travel.
        • Any extra personal expenses and optional activities.

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          Packages Arequipa – Cusco

          Thursday, 16 November, 2023 | Recommended Tours | 0 Comentarios

          Itinerary

          DAY 1: LIMA – AREQUIPA.

          Welcome at the airport and afternoon tour of the white city of Arequipa.

          DAY 2-3: AREQUIPA – VALLE DEL COLCA.

          We leave very early in the morning and head to the Colca Valley. The next day we will be able to see the flight of the condors and the small villages that are part of the Colca Canyon.

          DAY 4: CUSCO CIUDAD Y ALREDEDORES.

          We will tour the magical city of Cusco and the Inca constructions that surround the city. Starting at the Cathedral, Qorikancha, Sacsayhuaman Qenqo, Puka – Pukara and finally Tambomachay. Night in Cusco.

          DAY 5: VALLE SAGRADO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

          Early in the morning we will visit the Sacred Valley. We will start in Pisac, having lunch in Urubamba, then Ollantaytambo where we will take the train to reach the town of Aguas Calientes, we will rest and the next day we will visit Machu Picchu very early in the morning. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

          DAY 6: CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO.

          Very early we take the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu, we can appreciate the sunrise in the beautiful Inca city, high in the mountains you will learn about its history and architecture and above all you will feel that amazing energy that only Machu Picchu gives you. Night in Cusco.

          DAY: CUSCO-LIMA AEROPUERTO.

          One or two hours before your flight to Lima, transfer from your hotel to the Velazco Astete airport in Cusco.

          Includes

          Includes:

          • 2 nights hotel in Cusco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes.
          • Entrance fees to all tourist destinations mentioned in the program, including Machu Picchu.
          • Train ticket to Aguas Calientes.
          • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu.
          • Transfers in tourist bus and guided in group. English – Spanish professional guide.
          • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley – day 2.

          Not included:

          • Food. Other services not mentioned.

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            Tambopata 3 days / 2 nights

            Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 | Ecotourism | 0 Comentarios

            In this unforgettable tour in the Tambopata National Reserve we will take you through exuberant landscapes, with thick forests, huge rivers, variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. You will visit the biggest representatives of the area: The Sandoval Lake where you can take a relaxing bath and the Parrot Licks where you will see hundreds of birds eating at the same time. You will also experience canopy and a coexistence with a native family, who live from what nature provides them.

            Itinerary

            Adia 1: PUERTO MALDONADO – ALBERGUE

            In the morning (according to arrival time): Reception at the airport or at the bus terminal and transfer to the office for the corresponding registrations.
            Transfer to the port where we will take the boat for an hour, to our cabin.
            Welcome meeting, with a refreshing juice based on fruits from our region and then settle in our respective rooms.
            After a restful break, you will have as an introduction a hike for two hours in the dense tropical forest, guided by an expert local guide, who will take you on our trails and appreciate a variety of trees that can easily be more than five hundred years old, as well as, You can observe some wild animal species such as toucans, orioles, macaws, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc.
            After lunch, we will visit the “Isla de los Monos”, located in front of our Lodge crossing the Madre de Dios River where we will find different species such as the family of capuchin monkeys and monkeys that live on the island.
            Return to the Lodge.

            In the evening we will go in search of white alligators that are usually on sandbanks, in the Madre de Dios River, for which a flashlight will be necessary. Also, we can see the Capibara, the largest rodent in the world that can weigh 60 kilos.
            Return to the lodge, dinner and rest.

            Day 2: CANOPY WALK-WAY

            5.30 am – We will make a short walk through the Canopy Walk-Way, over 30 meters high, which will allow us to appreciate nature from the highest possible. We will also have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios River, observing, from the platforms, different species of birds such as toucans, macaws, tanagers, orioles, etc.
            After breakfast we prepare for a challenge activity on the trees more than 30 meters high. For this activity we will have an instructor guide who will give us a talk on how to use the safety harness for the Zip-line, feeling the adrenaline as it slides through the trees.
            Return toLodge. Lunch and rest.
            In the afternoon. The challenge is to cross the Madre de Dios River in Kayak. In the trip we can appreciate the fascinating sunset.

            Day 3: RETURN TO PUERTO MALDONADO

            Breakfast and return to the city.
            Transfer to the Airport or Bus Station.
            End of our services.

             

            Includes / Does not Include

            It includes:

            • Transfer from airport or bus terminal to the hostel
            • 3 nights of the hostel
            • Visit to the Island of the Monkeys
            • Night walk to see the alligators
            • Walk through the jungle
            • Kayaking on Lake Sandoval
            • Canopy walk-way
            • Zipline
            • Meals specified in the itinerary
            • All the equipment needed in each excursion
            • Tickets to all visited sites

            Does not include:

            • Tip for guide.
            • Flights / buses to Puerto Maldonado.

            Recommendations

            What we recommend to take

            • Light clothing
            • Swimwear
            • Hat
            • Insect repellent
            • Sunscreen
            • Literna and extra batteries
            • Hiking shoes
            • Personal medicine
            • Extra money

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              Tambopata 4 days / 3 nights

              Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 | Ecotourism | 0 Comentarios

              In this unforgettable tour in the National Reserve of Tambopata we will take you through lush landscapes, with thick forests, huge rivers, variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. You will visit the most representative of the area: Lake Sandoval where you can give yourself a relaxing bath and the Collpas de Loros where you will see hundreds of colorful birds eating at the same time. In addition you will experience the canopy and a coexistence with a native family, who live of what the nature provides them.

              Itinerary

              Day 1: Eco – Adventure in Tambopata

              This day we’ll pick you up in the airport or bus station and we’ll transfer to our eco lodge.  We begin our activities and trips after leaving our luggage in our lodging. Then we’ll begin with activities amid of the amazonic forest as the Canopy, climbing, crossing a hanging bridge and we’ll lunch ourselves in the zip line. Then we’ll taste a delicious lunch and enjoy a restful break. In the afternoon we will kayak on Madre de Dios river where we can swim in its waters to refresh ourselves. Afterwards we’ll visit the famous Monkey Island where we can see the great variety of species of this animals and we’ll enjoy their funny antics and grimaces. In the evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and we’ll have a short walk to see nocturnal birds before resting.

              Day 2: Sailing the Lake Sandoval

              After a good breakfast in the lodge, we’ll start our adventure boarding a boat that will take us to the checkpoint of Tambopata National Reserve where we’ll register. There we’ll walk until we get to the shore of the important Sandoval Lake, where we can see a huge variety of flora and possibly fauna and we can enjoy a delicious and relaxing bath in its waters (optional).

              Afterwards we’ll taste a traditional selvatic lunch, we will go by boat to stroll around the lake where we can observe different birds in flight like hoatzines, anhingas and possibly we’ll observe some playful river wolves.

              After this incredible experience we’ll return to the lodge for our dinner and take a rest.

              Day 3: Visiting a Native Family

              After a delicious breakfast, we visit a native family where we’ll have a demonstration  about their customs, and traditions. This indigenous villages make interesting products with rustic materials, and we can help them buying their products.

              We are going to board the boat and we’ll go to a creek for the fishing activity in the rustic way, where we can fish some types as damselfishes and sardines which we can taste in our lunch. In the afternoon we’ll return to the lodge, we’ll have dinner and take a rest.

              Day 4: Visiting the macow clay lick

              Early in the morning we’ll board a boat sailing in Madre de Dios River to reach an interesting place where we can see the arrival of a variety of parrots and possibly macaws at the clay lick , our guide will explain about the habit of these birds. You will have the opportunity to film or take pictures of this incredible activity of these species as well as the sunrise on Tambopata.

              At 7:00am we’ll return to the lodge to enjoy the last breakfast and return to the city of Puerto Maldonado. The schedule of your departure will depend on your itinerary of bus or flight.

              Include

              What’s included

              • Transfers airport or bus station – lodge – airport or bus station
              • Guide
              • Transport
              • Entrance to Tambopata National Reserve
              • Meals according to itinerary
              • Accommodations according to itinerary
              • Activities according to itinerary

              Not included

              • Accommodation in Puerto Maldonado
              • Extra expenses
              • Flights from Lima / Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Lima / Cusco

              Recommendations

              What we recommend bringing

              • Light clothing
              • Swimwear
              • Hat
              • Insect repellent
              • Sunscreen
              • Flashligh and extra batteries
              • Shoes for hiking
              • Personal medicine
              • Extra money

               

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                Pongo de Mainique in 4 days

                Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 | Ecotourism | 0 Comentarios

                Itinerary

                Day 1: Cusco – Quillabamba (A, C)

                We left Cusco at 3:00 a.m. and we will enjoy a varied and striking landscape typical of the area. You will also enjoy the majesty of the Nevado Verónica and the typical dwellings of the inhabitants of Abra de Málaga.
                In Quillabamba we will stop for a moment to rest in the hotel, and then continue to bathe in the Seven Tinajas Waterfalls and on its beaches. Here we will have lunch.
                In the afternoon we will return to Quillabamba or Echerati to spend the night.

                Day 2: Quillbamba – Ivochote – Pongo de Mainique (B, L, D)

                We left very early at 3:00 a.m. to the town of Ivochote, where we will take a motorized canoe to the Pongo de Mainique. We will walk through the waterfalls and then we will go to the nearby beaches to enjoy the day in the jungle.
                Already in the camp we can go walking, swim in the river and fish in its waters.

                Day 3: Pongo de Mainique – Quillabamba (B, L, D)

                We will rest throughout the morning and after lunch we will go back by canoe to Ivochote and then to Quillabamba, where we will rest in a comfortable lodging.

                Day 4: Quillabamba – Cusco (D)

                We will depart back to Cusco. Optional: If you wish on this day you can go to Aguas Calientes and visit Machu Picchu, and then return to Cusco.

                D: Breakfast, A: Lunch, C: Dinner

                Includes / Does not Include

                It includes:

                Public or private transportation for the entire route from your hotel in Cusco
                Covered motorized caona (private service)
                Guide
                Chef
                All the food on the route (breakfasts, lunches and dinners, lunch and daily snacks)
                Dining tent and kitchen
                Carp Bathroom, toilet and biodegradable bags
                Tents for two people
                Matras (sleeping mattresses)
                Accommodation for all our staff
                First aid kit
                2 Nights of lodging in simple lodging
                Entrance tickets
                Does not include

                Sleeping bag
                Tips for the guide and staff
                The breakfast of the first day

                Recommendations

                Recommendations:

                • Take a good coat for the departure and arrival in Cusco
                • Wear light clothes, swimwear, sandals and towel
                • Rain poncho
                • Sun hat, sunscreen and repellent (minimum 20%)
                • Camera, Binoculars, Flashlight and batteries
                • Personal first-aid kit
                • Bottle with water
                • Snacks (energy bars, dried fruit, chocolates, cookies, etc.).
                • Cash in soles and dollars
                • Copy of some identity document

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                  MANU NATIONAL PARK 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

                  Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 | Ecotourism | 0 Comentarios

                  Itinerary

                  The program may vary according to weather, river conditions and group requests.

                  DAY 01: CUSCO – CLOUDY FOREST – ALBERGUE PAITITI

                  We start from Cuzco very early in the morning on our comfortable bus. We ascend to the upper area of ​​Paucartambo. On the way we visited the funerary towers or Chullpas de Ninamarca. Then we descend through the mysterious cloud forest, full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. We stop to give you the opportunity to witness the cock of the rocks (Rupicola peruviana) in the ritual of mating. There are also possibilities to observe trogons (Trogon sp.) And much more. If we are lucky we will find the only bear of South America, the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we will arrive at the port of Atalaya where we will embark in boat 30 minutes until the Paititi Lodge where we will spend the night in our typical hostel with baths and showers.

                  DAY 02: ALBERGUE PAITITI

                  After a delicious breakfast, we continue our walk to the viewpoint and explore the trails around the lodge and other activities. Night in Hostel with bathrooms and showers available.

                  DAY 03: ALBERGUE PAITITI – COLLPA DE LOROS – COCHA MACHUHUASI – ALBERGUE PAITITI

                  Very early we left by boat to the green parrot collpa where 3 to 4 species of parrots are observed, then we return by boat to Machuhuasi where we will have a walk inside the forest, arriving at the Machuhuasi lagoon where

                  We have rafts or catamaran to sail approximately 1 hour observing a great variety of birds, monkeys, small reptiles, dwarf alligators and insects. In the afternoon we return to our lodge for lunch. At night we will have night walks. Night in Hostel with bathrooms and showers available.

                  DAY 04: ALBERGUE PAITITI – ATALAYA – CUSCO

                  After our delicious breakfast we unfortunately return by boat from the Paititi lodge to Atalaya, where the bus awaits us to return to Cusco, again passing through the mysterious cloud forest to the Imperial city of Cusco. Approximate arrival at 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

                  Includes / Does not Include

                  It includes

                  • Ground transportation.
                  • River transport
                  • Professional specialized guide.
                  • Food, d.a.c.
                  • Safety equipment
                  • Hostel accommodation
                  • First aid equipment
                  • Mineral water.
                  • Professional motorcyclist and crew
                  • Professional chef

                  Does not include

                  • First day breakfast
                  • Alcoholic and carbonated drinks.

                  Recommendations

                  We recommend to bring:

                  • Thick clothes (cold sunrise by the river)
                  • Equipment for rain
                  • Canteen
                  • Binoculars
                  • Sunscreen
                  • Flashlight or torch with extra batteries
                  • Hat or hat
                  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants
                  • Mosquito repellent
                  • Sandals, swimwear and towel
                  • A pair of hiking boots
                  • Personal hygiene equipment (toilet paper)
                  • Extra money.

                   

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                    ROUTE IN CUATRIMOTOS MORAY SALINERAS ROUTE – Half Day

                    Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 | Adventure | 0 Comentarios

                    The tour in ATVs on the route of Moray – Salineras Cuzco, is one of the most required trips to be exciting and fun. This tour is designed for lovers of adventure in a spectacular place very close to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We recommend this circuit if you are looking for something different during your visit to our city cuzco.

                    Itinerary

                    The ATV tour begins with picking up passengers from their hotels and we go on our private transport to the area called Cruzpata, a small community located on the Sacred Chinchero valley route. You travel for a space of 40 minutes to this place. Here we do the pre-excursion practices with instructions from the guide. After our adventure touring the agricultural areas of maras and enjoying the beautiful landscape of the mountains in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a few hours of tour we arrive at the archaeological and enigmatic area of ​​Moray, here we will visit, walk and take a break. Finally we will go back down the maras cultivation areas until we reach Cruzpata again in Chincheros and take our mobility to return to the City of Cusco. The tour has a distance of approx. 50km

                    Includes

                    Our service Includes:

                    • Private round trip transportation.
                    • 250cc Honda / Yamaha personal ATVs.
                    • Safety equipment helmet, glasses.
                    • Professional mechanical guide in English / Spanish.
                    • First aid kit.
                    • Bottle of mineral water.

                    We do not include in our service:

                    • Insurance against personal accident.
                    • Insurance of the ATVs.
                    • Tips
                    • Foods.
                    • Income to places to visit (you must pay it in the same place).

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                      Why Apu Inti Travel ?

                      • It is a Local Tour Operator based in MachuPicchu
                      • Very specialized in trekking and expeditions.
                      • Small, medium and large groups
                      • Professional guides and highly trained in history, archeology, flora, fauna, astronomy, etc., well trained
                      • to handle emergencies, first aid and pleasant personality.
                      • We are well committed to all security matters.
                      • Our chefs are constantly trained to offer the most delicious meals.
                      • 24 hours for customer service
                      • First class camping equipment,
                      • Very committed to the protection of the environment.
                      • Our porters are the best treated
                      • We truly support social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, especially
                      • supporting their schools.

                      Somos una empresa solida originaria de Machu Picchu, con una trayectoria sólida y comprometida con la excelencia y la autenticidad de nuestra cultura.

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