From one corner of Peru to another: Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, the lost citadel of Machu Picchu, the mythical Sacred Valley, the spectacular Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, Arequipa and its colonial architecture, Nazca and its mysterious lines, and to finish off with a bit of sea, the natural Paracas Reserve and the Ballesta Islands. All paired with visits to rural communities and local realities to come into contact with this country's spirit, like true travelers...
After breakfast, we gather to depart at 08:30 by foot with our tour guide. We start at the Plaza de Armas (main plaza) of Cusco and make our way to the San Pedro market where we come into contact with the tastes, colors and typical aromas of the Andes. We then take a private car to visit the Inca ruins in the surroundings of the city: Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Afterwards we drive to Pisac, famous for its colorful artisan crafts market and archeological complex, a demonstration of Inca architecture of large walls and towers, all made with polished blocks of stone cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Arrival in Urubamba, some rest time and then we have the briefing and presentation for the rest of the trip given by a member of the PeruEtico team. Night at the hotel.
After breakfast we explore the bay, the beach and a few archeological sites. Walk to the village of Taquile where we enjoy lunch, and then descend to the port to get back to Puno with an estimated arrival at 18:00. Night in Puno.
Prices are per person, are expressed in U.S. dollars and do not include flights.
All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa.
Lodging in 2 or 3-star category facilities with private bathroom and breakfast service (double rooms/queen bed).
Train service to and from Machu Picchu (PeruRail or Inca Rail in tourist class)
Bus service from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, and back.
One night at Taquile on Lake Titicaca, at the home of a host family from the local community of Huayllano.
Lodging and meals in Taquile.
Lunch at Sicuani on the Cusco-Puno route.
Tours and excursions described in the program with an English-speaking tour guide.
The Taquile visit is guided by a local guide in Spanish.
Entrance to Machu Picchu, Uros, Taquile, Colca Canyon.
Comfortable touristic bus for the routes: Cusco-Puno, Puno-Chivay, Arequipa-Nazca, Nazca-Paracas, Paracas-Lima.
Private guide in Machu Picchu.
International flight. Lima - Cusco flight.
Travel insurance: medical assistance or luggage.
Lunches and dinners (except those mentioned in the previous section).
Entrance ticket (BTC - Boleto Turístico del Cusco): Maras,archeological sites along the Cusco-Puno route, Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve and Museum (approximately USD $90.00 per person).
Flight over the Nazca Lines (USD $140.00 per person).
Lima City Tour on the last day..
City to city transfers in comfortable touristic buses: restroom on board, heating, air conditioning, reclining seats.
Private tours: Cusco area, Lake Titicaca, Paracas Reserve, Lima.
Group tours: Colca Canyon, Ballestaa Islands.
Machu Picchu: Passengers must take to Aguas Calientes luggage for only two days and one night. Due to train restrictions, please only take a backpack or carry-on size luggage that weighs no more than 5kg. The rest of your luggage should be left in storage at the hotel in Cusco or Urubamba.
In Arequipa, the hotel check-out time is 11:00. Luggage can be left in the hotel storage. (To keep the room for the rest of the day there is an extra charge of $30.00 per person).
From the moment of arrival in Peru, the passenger is responsible for any additional costs caused by a variation in the program (net cost plus agency rights).