PERU INKA & COLONIAL

10 DAYS/ 09 NIGHTS
LIMA – AREQUIPA – PUNO – CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU
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DAY 01.- LIMA

Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 02.- LIMA – CITY TOUR – AREQUIPA

Visit Lima of the Viceroyalty, there you will enter to the Historical Lima‘s Downtown. In this place you will appreciate the amazing architecture of the traditional houses with their beautiful balconies, streets and squares that made proud to “Colonial” Lima. After a little journey through San Martin Square and Main Square you will go to San Francisco Monastery, which has the biggest sample of colonial art in America. There you can appreciate the chorus room and the monk’s library, also the sacristy with a collection of Zurbaran and Rivera paintings. The big court of the main cloister finely decorated with Sevilla Tiles that dates from XVI century, its beautiful moriscos arcs and the underground paths best known as the Catacumbas, considered as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. In the return you will know the Contemporary Lima, the most residential and traditional place such as San Isidro.
Then we will have our Peruvian cuisine demonstration classes; the chef prepares three representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine in which a brief explanation of the inputs used, prepares the dishes step by step, explaining the techniques of cutting, mixing, stir. Finally the assembly and decoration of the dish is done. Tasting of the prepared dish (Lunch).
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to take flight to Arequipa, flights in the morning (1 hour 20 minutes); reception and transfer to your selected Hotel.

DAY 03.- AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

We’ll have a trip around the city and its surrounded places. Starting at La Plaza de Armas, the “Cathedral” which inside contains a Mayor Altar made of marble, we’ll visit also the “Church” and “the Cloister of Jesus’s Company” one of the most well preserved temples of the city. Then, we’ll visit Santa Catalina Convent & Museum founded in 1580 in which we’ll visit the Cloisters and the streets which during the Colonia time were the refuge and house of the noble women dedicated to pray. Accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 04.- AREQUIPA – PUNO

At convenient hour transfer to the station to take bus to Puno; departure 08:00 arrival 13:00 Hrs. On the route we enjoy wonderful landscape. Reception and transfer to your selected hotel; accommodation in Puno.

MAPA DEL CIRCUITO

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Información Turística

Altitudes

LIMA – 101 m.s.n.m. AREQUIPA – 2325 m.s.n.m. PUNO – 3820 m.s.n.m. CUSCO – 3326 m.s.n.m.

DAY 05.- PUNO – TITICACA ISLANDS UROS & TAQUILE

Transfer from your hotel to go to the floating Uros island, these islands are the most famous in Titicaca Lake, it located 6 km from the city of Puno, in this place the guide gives us an explanation how they perform their islands and rafts of Totora; also about the variety of birds that exist in the place, you could participate with the residents living in the islands of Uros.
After the explanations about the island, we will aboard again the boat to move to the natural island of Taquile where you can enjoy the beach that forms the shores of this island; then walking climb to the top of the island where the residents have a main square where you can also see from the top a wonderful view of the Titicaca Lake, then visit a local house where they provide us the lunch, typical lunch Trucha grilled, served with rice and potatoes with salad, quinoa or moron soup and infusion. Then you can have a free moment where you can visit the island and surrounding, watching the people who mostly devoted to crafts where adults and children woven with colored wool.
Later after visiting, we will go down to the port in order to aboard the boat and back to Puno, arrival and transfer back to your hotel in Puno; accommodation

DAY 06.- PUNO – CUSCO

07:45 a.m. Departure on Turismo Mer Bus visiting the tourist corridor “Manco Capac” that joins the cities of Puno and Cusco, the bus has professional guides who will take you to visit the places of “Andahuaylillas” The Church called “the Sixtine of America” where we can see the paintings of the Colonial art, besides of visiting the temple of Raqchi or Temple of the “Wiracocha” Sun, main God of the Inca Empire.  Lunch in “Sicuani” and then, we’ll go to the highest point of “La Raya’s” route where we’ll appreciate the snow, the “alpacas”, and the “vicuñas”. Finally we’ll visit “Pukapukara” an Archeological Complex formed by a big pyramidal structure. Arrival to Cusco City at 16:30 approximately. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 07.- CUSCO – CITY TOUR

the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away  from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 08.- SACRED VALLEY – URUBAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the journey starts in Pisaq town. – 32km in the north-east of Cusco City (1 hour by car). Pisaq is well known by the Handicraft Makers Market. Then visit Ollantaytambo It was built during the Inca Times, it was a military area that includes a temple, the andenes, and an urban area. Also there are traces of ancient Inca roads and aqueducts. Ollantaytambo town is called “Pueblo Inca Vivo” because their people live in the same way the incas used to live in the past,  keeping alive their customs and traditions. Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 09.- MACHU PICCHU

Departs from the station of Aguas Calientes, minibuses Tourist Transport ascends 8km through a narrow road. Arrival to Machu Picchu ruins. Entrance control. Possibility of entry to the Sanctuary of Wayna Picchu (“young mountain” in Quechua) climb to the top is an amazing experience, appreciate the sacred precincts and terraces built on the cliff. The ascent is from the main square of Machu Picchu by a road, built by the Incas, which is marked and in good condition. The guided visit of the “Archeological complex of Machu Picchu” includes the urban areas that lodge the mayors architectural elements of the Inca City, the Sun’s Temple, the “Intiwatana”, the group of the sacred stone, the temple of the 3 windows and the mausoleum. Return to Cusco by train. Arrival at night. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 10.- CUSCO – LIMA – DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival and the time to wait for your connecting flight to the country of your final destination.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast is included in all the cities of the tour.
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
  • In Lima: 1 night of accommodation.
  • In Arequipa: 2 nights of accommodation, City Tour and Santa Catalina Convent, Bus ticket Or private car Arequipa/Puno
  • In Puno: 2 night of accommodation, Excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch, bus ticket Puno/Cusco with tourist tickets and lunch.
  • In Cusco: 3 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Tour Sacred Valley of Urubamba w/buffet lunch, excursion to Machu Picchu by Tourist train, 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

IT IS NOT INCLUDED:
International and domestic airfare
* Entrances to the thermal water in Arequipa ($4 per person)

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS
REGULAR SERVICES SHARED WITH A GROUP (Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Super Deluxe

Single room

$ 1455

$ 1635

$ 1925

$ 2590

$ 3345

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Double room

$ 1215

$ 1315

$ 1475

$ 1805

$ 2205

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Triple room

$ 1120

$ 1235

$ 1370

$ 1720

$ 2045

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* Supplement 1 passenger traveling alone, add to the value of Single $ 130 
PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS
PRIVATE SERVICES 4 or 6 PERSONS SHARING
(Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Super Deluxe

Double room (4 Pax)

$ 1205

$ 1305

$ 1465

$ 1795

$ 2195

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Double room (6 Pax)

$ 1185

$ 1285

$ 1445

$ 1775

$ 2175

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* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person
* If you want train Andean Explorer (Puno-Cusco), add $ 110 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Arequipa Departs 17:15 Arrival 18:45
Cusco/Lima Departs 13:05 Arrival 14:30
Price per person from …. $ 230.00 Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR TOURIST SOUTH OF PERU

City

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Deluxe

Deluxe **

Super
Deluxe

LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
Faraona
Tambo
Inkari Luxury
Casa Andina Centro
San Agustín Exclusive
La Hacienda
Jose Antonio
Dazzler
Casa Andina Select
Four Point Sheraton
Estelar Miraflores
Costa Whymdam Salaverry
Delfines
Suite y plaza del bosque
Courtyard Marriott
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Westin Lima
Marriott
AREQUIPA Asturias Silver
Tierra Sur
Ensueño
Casa Andina Arequipa
Asturias Gold
Casona Terrace
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina Select
Tierra Viva
QP Hoteles
Casa Andina Private Libertador Arequipa
PUNO La Hacienda Puno
La Hacienda Plaza
Royal Inn
Casona Plaza
Eco Puno
Casa Andina Tikarani
Taypikala lago
Tierra Viva
Jose Antonio
Sonesta Puno
Casa Andina Private
*Habitaciones con vista
al lago
Libertador Libertador Jr. Suite
CUSCO Inkarri
Eureka
Mabey Cusco
Prisma
Maytaq hotel
Los Portales
Tierra Viva Centro
Andes de América
Jose Antonio
San Agustín Dorado
San Agustín Plaza
Tierra Viva Saphi
Casa Andina Classic
Sonesta Posada Cusco
Sonesta Cusco
Casa Andina San Blas
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Novotel
* habitaciones Standard
Libertador Cusco
Marriott Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Inkatower
Andina
Intipunku Inn
La Cabaña
Taypikala
El Mapi (Dinner)
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Casa Andina Mapi
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • In all of our arrangements Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES operates by order and count of our clients, we organize means of transport, accommodation or another tourist services required, so that we are not responsible in case accidents, losses, robberies, delays or interferences happen to the tour by chance or any other events which we are not responsible for them. We recommend you to hire an international insurance in your country to face something could happen suddenly.
  • Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES is not responsible for any change made at the last time by airlines and bus lines, they can modify or cancel their operations for their own reasons, and the consequences that these produce such as additional transfers, accommodation (not included), tours scheduled for the dates shown on this itinerary.
    * Category quoted room: Standard (except where noted).
    * Prices not valid for Holidays and Dates of Meetings and Conventions.

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