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Visit the most interesting places in Peru on a 10-day tour. Learn about the ancient civilization in Peru while exploring Cusco, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu; the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Travel up to Lake Titicaca and its islands. Last but not least, we will take you to the Colca Canyon and be amazed by the incredible views. See itinerary below for more details.
Day 1: Welcome to Peru Arrive to Lime and be welcomed by your guide and driver. Head to your hotel and rest for the day. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2: Lima to Cusco (B) You’ll be transferred to the Lima Airport for your one hour flight to Cusco. Once there, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure. Walk around the streets of Cusco, have a drink at one of the cafes or restaurants, or shop for some souvenirs. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 3: Cusco Walking Tour (B) Enjoy a tour of Cusco visiting the Cusco Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, the worshipped temple of ´Qoricancha´ and the San Pedro Market. Learn about the local variety of products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. After your tour we will take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 4: Mara, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Train to Cusco (B,L) Visit Maras and see its traditional people and streets. Head to the terraces of Moray and enjoy a delicious lunch afterwards. Visit the terraces in Maras and then head to Ollantaytambo to see the wonderful ruins, temples and terraces there. Then, head to the train station to board a train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Machu Picchu and Train to Cusco (B) Visit the citadel of Machu Picchu and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour seeing the Temples of the Sun and the Condor, aqueducts and houses, and learning all about its history. Then explore the site on your own and maybe take part in a hike to the Sun Gate or visit the Inca Bridge. Later, you will head to Aguas Calientes and board a train back to Cusco to be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 6: Cusco to Puno (Lake Titicaca) (B,L) Board a bus for your 9-hour scenic coach journey to Lake Titicaca. Stop at Andahuaylillas Church, known as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Then, visit the highland town of Racchi to visit the Incan temple of Wiracocha. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of traditional Peruvian dishes at Sicuani and then reach the midway point between Cusco and Puno which is also the highest point of the journey, La Raya standing 14,100 feet (4,300 meters). Continue to Pukara where you will find the figurines often on the rooftops of Andean houses as they bring good luck. At 5pm, reach Puno, which lies on the banks of Lake Titicaca. A representative will be waiting for you at the bus station to transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Puno. Day 7: Uros Floating Island and Taquile Islands (B,L) Meet your guide at the hotel and head to Lake Titicaca. Visit the unique Uros Floating Islands and be astonished to see how the locals use the totora reeds to build many objects essential in their daily lives. Explore the lake with a trip around the islands by totora reed canoe. Continue on to Taquile Island via motor fast boat. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Titicaca for one hour and walk around the area to appreciate the beautiful landscapes. Then, enjoy a locally prepared lunch at a local restaurant and cross back the lake via boat to head back to your hotel. Overnight in Puno. Day 8: Lake Titicaca to Yanque (Colca Canyon) (B) Board a tourist coach for a 6-hour ride to the town of Chivay. Enjoy the view of incredible landscapes with lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. The soaring altitude of 4850m (12,000ft), which will be reached, will give you an amazing view of the highlands. Travel on through the Colca Canyon until you reach your hotel in Yanque. Overnight in Colca Canyon.
Day 9: Colca Canyon and Arequipa (B) Enjoy a tour of Colca Canyon and make a few stops in small Andean villages where time seems to have stood still. Travel along the canyon to get to ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’, from where you can look into the depths of the Colca Canyon. This viewing point is 1200m deep. Spot a few condors flying and take a short hike along the canyon. Then, enjoy a locally prepared lunch and head to your hotel in Arequipa. The journey back to Arequipa will take approximately 4 hours through stunning scenery of lakes, glaciers and volcanoes. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 10: Arequipa and Flight to Lima and International Flight (B) Today we will take you to the Arequipa Airport for your domestic flight to Lima. You arrive in Lima in time for your connecting international flight.
9 nights accommodation in carefully selected hotels
Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)