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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

Transfer to bus station to departure to Puno 14:00 arrive 20:30 hrs. Keep going to Puno city, arrival and transfer to the selected hotel, accommodation.

MAP

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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

07:00 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

At 2:00 p.m. Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, 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 off to Lima, flights in the morning, arrival and time to way for the flight to the country of your final destination.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • – Breakfast; included in all the cities of the tour.
  • – Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
  • In Lima: 1 nights of accommodation. City Tour with demonstration classes of Peruvian cuisine and Lunch.
  • In Arequipa: 2 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Santa Catalina Convent, bus Arequipa/Puno.
  • In Puno: 2 nights 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

First Class Superior

Deluxe **

Super Deluxe

Single room

$ 1575

$ 1790

$ 2015

$ 2240

$ 2670

$ 3560

Double room

$ 1355

$ 1445

$ 1545

$ 1660

$ 1905

$ 2380

Triple room

$ 1240

$ 1360

$ 1455

$ 1525

$ 1800

$ 2220

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

First Class Superior

Deluxe **

Super Deluxe

Double room (4 Pax)

$ 1300

$ 1385

$ 1485

$ 1600

$ 1860

$ 2320

Double room (6 Pax)

$ 1270

$ 1360

$ 1460

$ 1575

$ 1825

$ 2295

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person
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AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Arequipa Departs 19:00 Arrival 20:30
Cusco/Lima Departs 11:10 Arrival 12:20 or Departs 14:05 Arrival 15:30
Price per person from …. $ 200.00 Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

First Class Superior

Deluxe **

Super
Deluxe

LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
La Paz
Standard
Tambo I
La Paz Apart Suite
Tambo
Casa Andina Classic
La Hacienda
San Agustin
Exclusive
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Select
Sonesta Miraflores
Dazzler
Four Point by
Sheraton
Jose Antonio
Bellavista
Delfines
Costa Salaverry
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Costa del Sol
Aeropuerto
Westin Lima
Country Club
AREQUIPA Tierra Sur
Casona Colonial
Casa Andina
Arequipa
Casona Terrace
Casona Plaza
Tierra Viva
QP Hoteles
Casa Andina Select
Katani
Casa Andina Private Libertador
Arequipa
PUNO La Hacienda
Puno
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina
Tikarani
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Puno
Jose Antonio
Casa Andina Private
*Habitaciones con vista al lago
Libertador Libertador Jr.
Suite
CUSCO Eureka
Munay Wasi
Prisma
Casa Elena
Maytaq hotel
Siete Ventanas
San Agustín
Internacional
Sueños del Inka
Portales
Casa Andina Classic
San Agustín Plaza
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Cusco
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Eco Inn
Abitare
Costa del Sol
Casa AndinaPrivate Sonesta Cusco hab.
Ejecutivas
Libertador Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Andina
Killa Inn
Tierra viva Machu Picchu
Taypikala
Casa Andina Mapi
Hab. Tradicional
Casa Andina Mapi
Hab. Superior
Casa Andina Mapi
El Mapi
Casa del Sol Mapi Pueblo
Sumaq

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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