Magical Peru

TRIP OVERVIEW

Lima, Cusco and Puno. Three destinations that will fascinate. Stroll through the colonial and modern part of Lima; Discover the imperial city and fill yourself with energy in Machupicchu and, finally, visit the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, one of the most impressive necropolis in America.
Magical Peru

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about ancient Andean culture and traditions
  • See the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes while traveling by train
  • Explore one of the seven new wonders of the world: Machu Picchu
  • Have fun with the locals and find out how they live.
  • Try the authentic local food.
  • Marvel at the floating islands built by the aurochs
  • Enjoy the splendor of Lake Titicaca

DESTINATIONS

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome

ARRIVAL IN LIMA (79M):

Welcome to Lima!

Upon arrival at “Jorge Chavez” international airport, you will be greeted by a representative of Peru Vip Travel, who will give you a warm welcome and take you to your hotel. During the transfer, we will give you a brief introduction to the city and upon arrival you can relax and get ready for the exciting adventure that awaits us.

  • MEALS: None
  • OVERNIGHT: Lima
DAY 2: City tour Lima

LIMA (79M) – LIMA CITY TOUR & MAGICAL WATER CIRCUIT

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will start the day exploring the fascinating city of kings. From the comfort of our transportation, you will be able to admire emblematic places such as the Paseo de la República, the famous Plaza San Martín and the imposing Government Palace. Then, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history by visiting the Convent of San Francisco, an outstanding architectural work of the 17th century. The experience will culminate with a tour of the catacombs, the main cemetery of the colonial era.

After the city tour, you will have part of the afternoon free to enjoy lunch. Afterwards, we will head to the famous Magic Circuit of the Waters, where you will explore an enchanting park with 13 cybernetic fountains. You will experience a unique show, where water, music and an impressive set of laser lights merge to offer you a wonderful spectacle.

Finally, you will be escorted back to your hotel so you can relax and rest after a day full of discoveries.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • OVERNIGHT: Lima
DAY 3: City tour Cusco

FLIGHT LIMA/CUSCO (3,400M) – CITY TOUR CUSCO

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will board our transportation and then head to the Lima airport to board our flight to Cusco, enjoying unique views of the Andes from the heights.

Upon arrival in the imperial city, a representative will give you a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel. During the ride, enjoy an introduction to this historic city. Upon arrival at the hotel, a comforting coca tea will be waiting for you, a perfect drink to acclimatize to the altitude and begin this adventure.

In the afternoon, we will enter the ancient Inca capital. We will start by visiting the emblematic Plaza de Armas. Then, we will head to the Santo Domingo Convent, also known as the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha.

The adventure will continue at the imposing Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the enigmatic temple of Qenqo, strategically built high up to offer panoramic views of the city of Cusco.

Our tour will culminate with a visit to Pukapukara, known as the Inca guard post, and Tambomachay.

  • MEALS: Breakfast 
  • OVERNIGHT: Cusco
DAY 4: Machupicchu

CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU (2,300M) – CUSCO

Today, we will embark on the realization of a lifelong dream.
After a delicious breakfast in the morning we will be ready for this exciting adventure, we will depart at the appointed time to the train station (San Pedro, Poroy or Ollantaytambo).

We will board the train to the charming town of Aguas Calientes, enjoying an impressive landscape, full of vegetation, flora, green mountains and the Urubamba River.

Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you, and together we will board the bus that will take us to the Machu Picchu checkpoint for a 30 minute ride, on the way we will have spectacular views of mountains and the Urubamba River, which forms a deep canyon.

You will enjoy a first view of the sanctuary, together with our guide we will immerse ourselves in the history, architecture and mysteries of Machu Picchu during a tour of approximately 2 hours, visiting its highlights such as the Intihuatana, the temple of the Condor among others. We will have free time to explore on our own and immerse ourselves in the unique energy of this wonder.

After the enriching visit, we will take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch (not included).

To conclude this unique experience, we will board the train to Ollantaytambo, where our representative will meet us and take us back to our hotel in Cusco. This quiet and comfortable closing marks the end of a day full of discoveries in the majestic Machupicchu.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • NIGHT: Cusco
DAY 5: The route of the sun

CUSCO – PUNO THE ROUTE OF THE SUN – PUNO (3,827M)

We start our trip with the transfer from your hotel to the bus station, we will enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the South Valley of Cusco along the way.

Our first stop will be at the impressive Andahuaylillas Chapel, known as the “Sistine Chapel of America” for its murals and paintings of the Cusco school. Its works in gold leaf will transport us through time for its beauty and magnificence.

Afterwards, we will go to the Raqchi Archaeological Complex, recognized as the Temple of the God Wiracocha, the supreme deity of the Incas. We will explore the granaries (Colcas) and admire the impressive stone and adobe constructions. Later, we will enjoy a unique lunch, delighting ourselves with the chef’s exquisite seasoning.

We will continue our journey until we reach the majestic La Raya pass, located at 4335 m, marking the border between the regions of Cusco and Puno.

Already in the Puno region, our next stop will be the Pukara Lithic Museum, home to ceramics and sculptures depicting zoomorphic figures, including the famous sculpture of “Hatun Ñakaj” or “The Supreme Slasher”, a relic of ancestral significance.

Finally, we will arrive in Puno, culminating a day full of discovery, natural beauty and ancient history.

  • MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch
  • OVERNIGHT: Puno
DAY 6: Uros Island

PUNO – UROS ISLAND AND AMANTANI ISLAND (4,150M)

On this special day, we will explore the majestic Lake Titicaca and its islands on an exciting boat excursion. We will begin our journey through the floating islands of the Uros, known for their unique way of life.

In this Aymara village, houses are built on large totora reed rafts, anchored by stakes to prevent the islands from drifting away. The people who inhabit these islands sustain their lives through fishing, handicrafts, hunting and collecting eggs, which are then sold in the city of Puno.

We will continue our journey to the picturesque island of Amantani, where we will have the opportunity to take a short hike along its trails. Here, we can also ascend to Pachatata (4,200 meters), from where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Cordillera Real mountain range of Peru and Bolivia, as well as the natural surroundings of Lake Titicaca. Weather permitting, we will witness a breathtaking sunset over the lake and surrounding mountains.

  • MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
  • OVERNIGHT: Amantani Island (Puno)
DAY 7: Taquile Island

AMANTANI AND TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO (3,827M)

The next day, we will depart from the island of Amantani to Taquile, an island adorned with Inca-style terraced crops. Its inhabitants maintain a traditional lifestyle based on communist principles, where property is private but work is collective. About 300 people work one day for themselves and another day for the community.

Life in Taquile remains self-sustaining and is rooted in the Inca principles of “no stealing, no lying and no idleness”, customs that have endured over the centuries.

The upper part of the island offers breathtaking views of the lake, the bay of Puno, the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and the Altiplano. These views will be a rewarding reward for the effort of getting there.

In the afternoon, we will return to the city of Puno.

  • MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch
  • OVERNIGHT: Puno
DAY 8: Farewell

FLIGHT PUNO – LIMA (79M) – HOME RETURN

The last day in the city of Puno; At the agreed time we will transfer you to the airport to board the flight to Lima and the farewell by all our team.

End of our services.

  • MEALS: Breakfast

INCLUYE

  •   Assistance at the airports.
  •   Activities and excursions mentioned in the program.
  •   Private and collective land transport according to the program.
  •   Tourist train to Machupicchu (Executive Class).
  •   Bilingual local guides (Spanish / English).
  •   Entrance fees to the different places of visits mentioned in the program.
  •   Meals mentioned in the program (07 breakfasts – 03 lunch – 01 dinner).
  •   07 nights of accommodation mentioned in the program in double accommodation (02 people).
  •   Internal flights (Lima / Cusco – Juliaca / Lima)

NOT INCLUDE

  • Excursions not indicated.
  •   International flights.
  •   Travel insurance.
  •   Meals not indicated in the program.
  •   Single room supplement (01 person).
  •   Tips for guides, drivers, buttons, waiters, etc.
  •   Any item that is not specifically detailed in our program.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  •  Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”.
  •   Student card (current one year) under 25 years.
  •  Waterproof (long poncho) in rainy season (November to March)
  •   Travel insurance.
  •   Long sleeve shirts for the sun.
  •   Hat / Handkerchief.
  •  Medicine and / or articles for personal use.
  •  Camera or video camera.
  •  Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations soles or dollars.

OTHERS

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain $ 100 USD per person
  • Upgrade to Panoramic train to Machupicchu $ 100 USD per person
  •  Upgrade to Luxury train to Machupicchu $ 900 USD per person

To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain, there is a limit of spaces per day, it is recommended to check availability with us and book in advance.We always do our best to follow the fixed itinerary, however it may change from time to time based on temporary weather and park restrictions, availability, weather, road closures, guest / injury capacity and natural events such as fires and floods.

PRICE

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