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Special Small Group Package

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Ecotourism  
Season: July - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1495 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1956 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1 Welcome to Peru
Upon arrival into Lima, be assured that a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Your driver and English-speaking representative will welcome you to Peru ensuring that you have a safe and comfortable reception.
Overnight in Lima (Altitude: Sea Level)

Day 2 Lima to Cusco & The Sacred Valley with Amaru & Pisaq (Meals: B)
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Lima Airport in time for your domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to the Incan Empire of Cusco, you will be greeted with a welcoming hot cocoa tea and be given a special gift from the Andes as a thank you from M14712. We will then take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is located at a lower altitude than Cusco; therefore, it will help you to acclimatize to the Andes. Along the way, you will visit the Andean community of Amaru, where you will experience the daily life of a typical mountain community and observe how the people weave textiles, such as belts and blankets, and how they grow and harvest their produce. You will also have an opportunity to taste the different types of delicious Andean potatoes and corn. We will then continue through the valley to visitPisaq, which has a large daily market full of goods for both tourists and locals. This market is where villagers come from the mountains to sell their home-grown produce and unique handmade arts and crafts. It is highly recommended for having a wide variety of interesting souvenirs at great prices. After you have shopped to your heart’s content, we will drive you to your hotel. For the more adventurist travelers, there is also the possibility to visit the Pisaq Ruins.
Overnight in Sacred Valley (Altitude: 2900m, 9500ft)

Day 3 Maras & Moray (Meals: B,L)
In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will take you off the beaten path to Maras, a typical Andean village. Here you will walk through the streets and get a sense that you are walking during the time of the Incas as a lot of the culture has remained very similar. The people continue to wear traditional clothing and the town is lined with historical buildings. You will visit the very impressive San Francisco Church, including visits to the baptism room and bell tower, where you will have a great view of the village and its surrounding snow capped mountains. Next, we will drive you to the incredible circular terraces of Moray, which were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops. After that, you will have a nice lunch in a local house at a nearby location. Following lunch, you will have an opportunity to visit the salt terraces of Maras to see and learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt. After this visit, you will have the choice of either a short 1 hour trek to the Vilcanota Riverand then we will drive you to your hotel or we can drive you directly to your hotel.
Overnight in Sacred Valley (Altitude: 2900m, 9500ft)

Day 4 Ollantaytambo and Train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (Meals: B)
In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for your private tour of Ollantaytambo, one of the last Incan refuges during Spanish colonization. You will step back in time as many of the houses and buildings continue to stand from the Incan empire and display original architecture. You will be invited to enter one of these houses to observe the building and the way in which the people used to live. We will then take you to visit the powerful and impressiveOllantaytambo ruins, temples and terraces. These sites continue to be well preserved since the Spanish conquest and provide an interesting insight in how towns were designed during the Incan period. This tour also includes a visit to a local Andean house to observe the daily life and activities of the people. After your Sacred Valley tour we will drive you to the train station of Ollantaytambo, where your private tour guide will accompany you on an hour and a half train journey through spectacular scenery to AguasCalientes.
Overnight in AguasCalientes (Altitude: 2000m, 6500ft)

Day 5 Machu Picchu – The New Wonder of the World and to Cusco (Meals: B)
This morning, your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel for your expedition through Machu Picchu, ‘The Lost City of the Incas.’ At this spectacular sacred Incan site, you will learn about the history and visit the truly remarkable temples of the Sun and the Condor. You will also see the aqueducts and houses, while learning some interesting facts about the Incan Sacred Terraces. After the guided tour, you will have plenty of time to explore this truly magnificent site on your own. There are many short trek options, such as a the one to the Sun Gate for an impressive view of Machu Picchu or a visit to the Incan Bridge, a secret entrance for the Incan Army. The most adventurous trekkers should not miss the famous mountain climb to the summit of Wayna Picchu, which can be scheduled at either 7am or 10am; however, there is a limit on the number of people who can climb each day so you will need to book it with us in advance. In the afternoon you will return back to AguasCalientes in time for your train to Cusco. Upon arrival, we will take you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco (Altitude: 3400m, 11150ft)

Day 6 Cusco City ‘The Incan Empire´ (Meals: B)
In the morning, your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to begin your private city tour of Cusco. You will visit the well-known and beautiful temple ofSacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan culture. You will be amazed by the ingenious architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and impressed when imagining the feat of moving and fitting each uniquely shaped stone, weighing some 70tons, so perfectly together without mortar that not a blade of grass could pass between them. As part of your city tour, you will also visitthe Cusco Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Plaza de Armas. Here you will see many holy Christian artifacts and artwork derived from the ‘EscuelaCuzquena’ (Cuzco Art School). Your tour will then take you to the Temple of the Sun, ‘Qoricancha,’ located on the main Avenida El Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This Incan site was one of the most worshipped and respected temples of the city. Finally, you will experience local daily life at the San Pedro Market, where you will see a wide variety of goods including, gifts, crafts, clothes, meats, juices, fruits and vegetables. You will then return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Cusco (Altitude: 3400m, 11150ft)

Day 7 Cusco to Puno (Lake Titicaca) by Tourist Coach (Meals: B,L)
Today at 7am your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station in time for your 9 hour coach journey through stunning Andean scenery to Lake Titicaca. On the way, you will visit numerous fascinating cultural and natural attractions. The first stop will be at the Andahuaylillas Church, known as the Andean Sistine Chapel, where you will see intriguing 16th, 17th and 18th century mural paintings and altars completely decorated in gold. You will then stop at Racchi, a small highland town where you will see the Incan temple of Wiracocha and learn about its fascinating construction with adobe brick walls that measure up to 11 meters high. After your time in Racchi, you will stop at Sicuani to enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Peruvian dishes. After lunch, you will travel through the highest point of the journey, La Raya (4300m, 14100ft), which is the halfway point between Cusco and Puno. You will arrive at Pukara, which is famous for its ceramic production and its most famous figurines, the two bulls, which are a common sight on the rooftops of Andean houses as they bring good luck. At 5pm, you will arrive in Puno, which lies on the banks of Lake Titicaca. One of our representatives will take you to your hotel where you will have the rest of the night to relax or explore the city.
Overnight in Puno (Altitude: 3800m, 12500ft)

Day 8 Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island (Meals: B,L)
Today, your private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. During the morning, we will visit the highly unique Uros Floating Islands, which have been built using only totora reeds, a water plant that grows in the lake. You will be amazed at how locals use totora reeds to build their canoes, houses, beds and many other objects necessary in their daily lives. As part of your visit to Uros, you will ride on a totora reed canoe, which will let you experience a smooth and pleasant trip around the islands. From here, we will continue on to Taquile Island via private motor boat for 2 hours, so you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival to the private M14712 Bay at Taquile Beach, you will enjoy a locally prepared lunch of delicious and very fresh Lake Titicaca trout. After lunch, you have an opportunity to take a short hike around the island before heading back to Puno via boat across the lake.
Overnight in Puno (Altitude: 3800m, 12500ft)

Day 9 Lake Titicaca and Flight to Lima (Meals: B)
Today your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Juliaca Airport for your domestic flight to Lima. You will arrive to Lima in time for your international flight.
We truly hope you had a wonderful cultural immersion in Peru!

3*Hotel: $1495
4*Hotel: $1582
5*Hotel: $1956

Single supplement 3*: $172
Single Supplement 4*: $302
Single Supplement 5*: $724

Fixed Departure Dates:
- From June 22nd to June 30th
- From July 20th to July 28th
- From August 24th to September 1st
- From September 21st to September 29th
- From October 19th to October 27th
- From November 16th to November 24th

EXTENSIONS:
Amazon:
Extend your trip with two extra days in the Peruvian Amazon at the beginning of your journey. You will arrive to Lima the first day and start your trip to the fascinating Peruvian jungle on day 2. Spend two nights in one of our lodges in the middle of the Amazon and experience the amazing world around you. On day 4 you will take your domestic flight to Cusco to join your travel group for the next adventures Peru has to offer you!

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Starting Price P.P.: 548 USD
Domestic Flights Included

Colca Canyon + Arequipa:
Extend your trip with three extra days to the breathtaking Colca Canyon and Arequipa, “the white city”. Join our scenic journey from Lake Titicaca to the Colca Canyon, where you will travel through the amazing highlands of Peru.
Take the chance to visit the unique beauty of the Colca Canyon and use the following day to explore the colonial architecture of Arequipa with our experienced tour guide.

Duration:4 Days / 3 Nights
Starting price: 323 USD
Domestic Flights Included

Lima:
Extend your trip with one extra night in the vibrating city of Lima, “the City of the Kings”. Experience the colonial and the modern Lima and enjoy the cuisine of Americasculinary capital.
You will spend one extra night in Lima in one of our comfortable, well located hotels. A wonderful finish of your trip to Peru!

Duration:2 days/night.
Starting price:143 USD.
Domestic Flights Included.

Nazca Lines:
Extend your trip with one extra night in Lima and one night in Paracas to visit the mysterious Nazca and PalpaLines.
Fly over the impressive geoglyphsmade thousands of years ago on the desert representing different shapes such as the monkey, parrot or condor.
You will as well enjoy a remarkable boat ride to the Ballestas Islands, where you will explore the rich fauna of the Pacific Ocean,before returning to Lima.

Duration:3 days/2 nights.
Starting price:579 USD.
Domestic Flights Included.

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Your Package Includes:

All transfers and transportation with private van All excursions and tours in private service
All site and attraction entrance tickets
Domestic flights*
A professional English speaking tour guide
A professional driver
Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
All accommodation based on double occupancy
Round trip Train to Machu Picchu
All Local taxes

Your Package Does Not Include:

International flights
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About This Supplier
Location: Peru
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2006
Client Request Served: 59

M14712 is a tour operator company based in Cusco, Peru. Since April, 2005 we have provided top quality travel services throughout Peru, including Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, the Peruvian Amazon, Colca Canyon, Nazca, Arequipa, Lima and other main attractions. We are much more than a travel...

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