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Puno and Lake Titicaca 3 Days / 2 Nights –
Extension from Cusco or Lima.
Day 1, Puno.
Upon Arrival to Puno you will be met by our staff. This morning, en-route to the hotel, you will visit the shores of Lake Umayo to see the Chullpas of Sillustani, ancient tombs built for religious purposes. Later, you will be driven to the hotel of your choice and assisted with check-in procedures.
Day 2, Puno.
Breakfast at the hotel. Puno sits on the banks of Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world. This region is the birthplace of Inca mythology. According to the legend, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo emerged from the sacred Lake Titicaca to found the Inca Empire and gave birth to the Inca civilization. During colonial times, the Spaniards settled in Puno attracted by its mineral richness. Visit the floating islands of the Uros and Taquile; lake tribes that live today much as their forbears did thousands of years ago. Enjoy lunch with the local natives in the islands. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Puno.
Day 3, Puno
Buffet Breakfast served at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board your morning flight to the destination of your choice.
Peruvian Inca Explorer Package:
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 1, Arrival to Lima.
Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel, assistance with check-in procedures, welcome and briefing. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima.
Day 2, Lima.
Today, enjoy a tour of the city of Lima; long considered the colonial capital of South America and a thriving city of over 8 million inhabitants. The historic downtown area has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and its fine architecture should not be missed. Among its principal attractions are the Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the Santo Domingo or San Francisco convents. Visit one of Lima’s great archeological museums and the garden suburbs of Miraflores and San Isidro. Overnight at the hotel of your choice.
Day 3, Lima Cusco. Breakfast served at the hotel. Morning transfer to the airport for your direct flight to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival you will be met and driven to the hotel of your choice. Assistance with hotel check-in and a program briefing will be provided at this time. Afternoon tour of the city and nearby ruins. Cusco is considered the archaeological capital of South America. Inca rulers once called Cusco the «Navel of the World», it remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with the older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today. The city has the finest examples of Inca history and architecture, prove of these are the city’s most important historical monuments, which you will see today: The Inca Baths with a sophisticated canal system, the Koricancha Temple, the Kenko Amphitheater, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Overnight at the hotel of your choice.
Day 4, Cusco - Sacred Valley.
Breakfast served at the hotel. Start the day with a journey to the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the town of Pisac, and its colorful market fair. Typical Andean lunch in the Urubamba Valley followed by a visit to the Ollantaytambo Fortress. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 5, Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu.
Breakfast served at the hotel. Morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for a full day excursion to Machu Picchu, also called «The lost city of the Incas». This great mountaintop city was abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Machu Picchu, the incredibly preserved ruins of this fabled lost city and cradle of the most advanced pre-Columbian civilization, is still an enigma to the modern world today. Lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, an Orient Express property and overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Machu Picchu area.
Day 6, Machu Picchu - Cusco.
Breakfast served at the hotel. Day al leisure to make an optional second visit to Machu Picchu in the early hours and experience it before the first morning train arrives or to roam around the town of Aguas Calientes. Afternoon return to Cusco using the Vistadome train service. Once in Cusco, transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 7, Cusco
Breakfast served at the hotel. Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight to other Peruvian destinations or to Lima in order to connect with your international flights.
Arequipa & Colca Canyon Package - 4 Days / 3 Night = Extension from Cusco or Lima
Day 1 - Arequipa.
Arrival to Arequipa, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour of Arequipa and Santa Catalina Convent. Arequipa, also called the «White City» for its beautiful buildings made of pearly volcanic rock, was also an important colonial city. With its fine baroque art, beautiful colonial architecture and gilded churches, this city vividly illustrates Peru in the age of the Viceroys. Arequipa is home to the Santa Catalina Convent; the most fascinating colonial religious complex in the country, with the architecture, religious art and furnishings of a world that seems to have stood still since 1579. Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Arequipa.
Day 2 - Arequipa - Colca Valley.
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure (4-hour drive) to the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The excursion to the Colca Canyon will take you through several Andean villages, scenic lagoons, natural thermal springs, as well as Andean plateaus where alpacas and vicuñas can be seen in their natural habitat. Overnight at the lodge of your choice in the Colca Valley.
Day 3 - Colca Valley - Arequipa.
After an early breakfast, an excursion to the «Cruz del Condor», where some of the world’s largest condors can be seen carving lazy circles in the sky. The spectacular terraced Colca Canyon features the most extensive Inca and pre-Inca terracing. Along the valley there are several villages whose habitants are involved in farming and still use this ancient agricultural technique today– life has hardly changed through the centuries here. We will enjoy some excursion time through the highlands, and later, we will start our trip through the Andes peaks back to the white city of Arequipa. Day 4, Arequipa ? ………. Buffet Breakfast served at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board your morning flight to the destination of your choice.
Amazon Jungle Lodge Package- Puerto Maldonado
Taquile Island: Around 13,700ft above sea level, Taquile is an ancient jewel in the waters of Lake Titicaca - the local Indians speak in whispers and, apart from a few solar electric panels, there's only llama power.
Nazca: Famous for the ancient geometric and animal designs etched into the surrounding desert plateau, Nazca is the gateway to many more mysterious pre-Inca sites and ceremonial centers.
Máncora Beach: Big waves and un-crowded beaches. One of Peru's most popular surfing haven, Máncora is a rustic but comfortable stopover when travelling on the north coast - equipment can be hired locally.
Machu Pichu: 7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911.
Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived in the area, though many theorize it was most likely a retreat for Incan rulers. Due to it’s isolation from the rest of Peru, living in the area full time would require traveling great distances just to reach the nearest village.
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, on a coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It forms a contiguous urban area with the seaport of Callao.
Iquitos: Iquitos is an ideal place for the eco-travelers and those that they want to experience travel into the Amazonian Jungle. For the adventurous the Amazon gives the traveler an intimate experience into the parks and natural reserves, which are full of flora / fauna along with the many species of birds, animals and villages which inhabit the jungle. The Amazon is one of the greatest biodiversity zones in the world.
Inca Trail: The Inca Trail, one of the famous trekking trails in North America. The trail is one of many hiking trails that snake across the Peruvian Andes, but it leads to the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu. This trek draws trekkers from around the world and reservation / permits are required.