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Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Tour

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
7 days / 6 nights from US $1169

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Itinerary

Day 1

Flight Lima to Cusco

In the morning you will be transferred to Lima airport where you will take your flight to Cusco.

Upon your arrival to Cusco city, our local representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude.
Overnight in Cusco
Cusco city
Day 2

Cusco City and Surrounding Ruins Tour

In the afternoon, one of our local guides will take you on a half day tour of the city of Cusco. 

You will be shown the exact center of the legendary Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas. There, one can find the Spanish cathedral later built on top of the ruins of the Inca Palace. Next stop will be the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings. You will also visit Sacsayhuaman, a ruins site located approximately 3 kilometers from Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the entire city. After that, the tour will stop shortly in Tambomachay, the bath of the Inca; Kenko, the giant rock whose niches and gaps were carved in an eccentric way; and Puca Pucara, the ruins of a fort.

Return to Cusco where you can relax, and enjoy the local food and exciting nightlife.
Overnight in Cusco
Ollantaytambo
Day 3

Sacred Valley Tour

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel by our local guide. You will take a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco, stopping at a point known as El Mirador, from where you will be able to see the whole of the Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the region’s Inca history. Afterwards, you will be driven towards Pisac, famous for its unique and traditional market. You will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of fine crafts including woven goods, sweaters, jewelry, and much more. After some shopping, you will be able to enjoy classic Andean food in a nice local restaurant.

Next, you will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the ruins, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's heydays.

After the tour you will take the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes. (Please ask if you would like to upgrade to the Vistadome train)
 
On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu
Day 4

Machu Picchu Tour

After breakfast, you will take one of the buses up the steep mountain to the famous town of Machu Picchu, also known as, the Lost City of the Incas.

You will have a 2-3 hour excursion of Machu Picchu. You will have time to explore the ruins by yourself after the tour. (Please ask if you would like to hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain). 
Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or alternatively, by hiking for days along the challenging Inca Trail. Visitors to Machu Picchu will see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.

Lunch is included in Aguas Calientes (upgrade to the luxury Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is available, which allows you to have lunch and go back into Machu Picchu)
 
In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco on the Expedition train. On arrival to Cusco, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco
 
Lake Titicaca
Day 5

Cusco to Puno

Buffet breakfast.

At an opportune hour, you will be transferred to the bus station to take the touristic bus to Puno. On the way you will visit Pukara, La Raya, Sicuani, Raqchi and Andahuaylillas.

Buffet lunch at Sicuani.
 
Upon arrival to Puno, you will be welcomed by an English speaking guide and taken to your hotel, and you will have the rest of the evening to spend at your own leisure.
Overnight in Puno
Lake Titicaca Tour
Day 6

Lake Titicaca Tour - Uros and Taquile Islands

Buffet breakfast

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno in the morning, to take a two-hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating "Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called "Totora". Their homes and boats are also made from this material.

You will then proceed to Taquile islands, where its inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and have developed an original form of "communal tourism", in which visitors share their food, homes, customs and traditions.

Boxed lunch included

Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Puno
Lake Titicaca
Day 7

Flight Puno to Lima

Buffet breakfast.

You will be transferred to the airport to take your local flight back to Lima.