Inca Highlights of Peru (12 Days)offered by supplier M10040 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 12 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2590 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3290 US Dollar (USD)
Your 12-day lifetime experience starts with a short flight to Cusco city, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire. From here you will explore the sacred valley of the Incas and then embark on a wonderful train journey to the lost city of Machu Picchu, the greatest archaeological site in South America! This memorable experience continues with a lifetime journey through the Peruvian Andes toward Lake Titicaca, considered the cradle of the Inca Civilization. Visiting the floating islands of Uros is just awesome! Finally, you travel to the northern Andes and reach Cajamarca city, here is where Atahualpa, the Inca ruler, was captured by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the decline of the Inca Empire started. Nowadays you can still enjoy the Inca thermal Baths.
Your travel experience will be enhanced by the knowledge and expertise of our English-speaking Guides who will do their best to ensure all aspects of your trip run smoothly and safely without any hitch. From the moment you arrive at Lima international airport until you fly back home, you will have personalized service, English-speaking guides, quality tours, and 24-hour assistance during your entire tour in Peru.
Day 1: Lima
Upon arrival at Lima international airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel located in Miraflores, the safest and nicest area of Lima. Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro *** (Traditional Room)
Day 2: Flight Lima - Cusco (11,150 ft)/Sacred Valley (9,100 ft)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at Cusco airport you will be met by our representative and driven down to the Sacred Valley, the most comfortable area to adjust to the altitude. You will have time to rest and relax. Overnight in Ollantaytambo – El Albergue *** (Standard Room)
Day 3: Machu Picchu by train
After breakfast, you will board the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes (the base town of Machu Picchu). Guided tour of Machu Picchu (8,000 ft). Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and take a 25 minute bus journey to Machu Picchu, the most impressive and mysterious Inca Site where you will have a private guided tour and learn about the history of this site, who lived here, how it was discovered in modern times and why the Spaniards never found it. You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to really enjoy yourself alone in this spectacularly located site, an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever!
After enjoying Machu Picchu, you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch before the train journey to Ollantaytambo. Afternoon: Train journey to Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Ollantaytambo – El Albergue *** (Standard Room)
Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Private guided tour of the Incas’ sacred valley
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your adventure in the Incas’ sacred valley; today you will visit the famous Indian Market of Pisac where the local families sell their products and handicraft. The trip includes visits to Quechua colorful villages like Calca, Yanahuara, Urubamba, Yucay and others where you will be able to interact with the locals and learn about their ancient customs and traditions. After lunch, your guide will show you Ollantaytambo, this incredible Royal Inca site where the Incas made one of their last stands against the Spanish, a truly amazing Incas’ highlight. On the way back to Cusco, we will stop by Chincheros, where you will enjoy this picturesque market. Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas *** (Traditional Room)
Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Cusco
Free morning to explore Cusco Afternoon: Guided tour of Cusco and nearby Inca Ruins.
14:00: this afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the highlights of Cusco, the colonial cathedral, the great temple of Korikancha and the 4 impressive Inca ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site and Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. You will learn more about the Incas’ secrets! Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas *** (Traditional Room)
Day 6: *Tourist bus journey Cusco - Puno (12,550 ft)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station to board the tourist bus to Puno and have one of the most fabulous journeys through this beautiful route with spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and countryside, a memorable travel experience through the high Altiplano region! The bus journey includes visits to Tipon, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and Pukara.
Upon arrival at Puno bus station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Puno – Casa Andina Classic Puno Plaza *** (Traditional Room)
Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Boat trip to Lake Titicaca
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Puno pier to board the motor boat and start your adventure on the highest navigable Lake in the world, our first stop will be on the floating impressive Totora reed Islands of The Uros where you will see how these pre-Incan people live; then we continue onto Taquile Islands where you will learn more about Inca’s culture and traditions; their lifestyle remains the same as it has been for centuries with very little influence from modern times. Here you will find beautiful textiles and some of the best handicraft in the Inca region.
In the afternoon, we will return to Puno pier, from where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Puno – Casa Andina Classic Puno Plaza *** (Traditional Room)
Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Full day trip to Sun Island
After Breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Copacabana village in Bolivia, where you will board the Catamaran Cruise Ship and visit the Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Civilization! This impressive Inca region offers you unique vistas of the Incas’ lake.
In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Puno and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Puno – Casa Andina Classic Puno Plaza *** (Traditional Room)
Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Flight Juliaca - Lima
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Lima. Upon arrival at Lima airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel located in the bustling, cosmopolitan Miraflores area of the city.
Afternoon: Guided tour of Pachacamac sacred city. After lunch, you will be driven to Pachacamac, one of the most important pre-Inca and Incan ceremonial Centers on the Peruvian coast, you will explore its plazas, pyramids and temples; the Temple of the Sun was built during the Inca Civilization and is one of the best preserved buildings of this archaeological complex. The site museum that displays pieces found during the excavation. Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro *** (Traditional Room)
Day 10: Flight Lima - Cajamarca (8,900 ft)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cajamarca. Upon arrival at Cajamarca airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel, located in the center of Cajamarca; you will have time to rest and adjust to the altitude.
Afternoon: Guided tour of Cajamarca. This afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and start your tour of this Inca city, you will appreciate the lovely churches built during the colonial era between the 17th and 18th century. Our visit will cover the San Francisco Church, the Santa Catalina Church, the Belén (Bethlehem) Monument Complex, the “Cuarto del Rescate” which was filled with pieces of gold to obtain Atahualpa’s freedom, definitely it is one of the most important archaeological treasures of Peru. Overnight in Cajamarca – Laguna Seca Hotel & Spa**** (Standard Room)
Day 11: Ventanillas de Otuzco and Incas’ Bath
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Otuzco, a pre-inca necropolis located only 5 miles from Cajamarca, this incredible place has more than 300 funerary niches carved out of solid rock.
Afternoon: free to enjoy the Incas’ Bath! Overnight in Cajamarca – Laguna Seca Hotel & Spa **** (Standard Room)
Day 12: Flight Cajamarca - Lima
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Lima. Upon arrival at Lima airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Miraflores, the bustling, cosmopolitan area of the city from where you will start your afternoon Lima tour.
After lunch, you will be driven downtown into the city of the Kings; your English speaking guide will show you the colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the baroque cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery for the whole of Lima during the colonial period! Evening flight back home. You will be picked up from Miraflores center and transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- English-speaking tour guides
- 24/7 Assistance during your entire trip in Peru
- Eleven nights of accommodation at selected hotels with breakfasts
- Private full-day guided tour of the Incas’ sacred Valley
- Half-day guided tour of Cusco and the four nearby Inca ruins
- Excursion to Machu Picchu including: Guide in Machu Picchu, entrance fee, Vista dome train tickets, bus tickets and lunch
- Tourist Class bus ticket Cusco - Puno
- Full-day tour of Lake Titicaca
- Full-day tour of the Sun Island by Catamaran
- Half-day guided tour of Cajamarca
- Half-day guided tour of Ventanillas de Otuzco
- Half-day guided tour of Pachacamac
- Half-day guided tour of Lima city
- Plane tickets Lima - Cusco/Juliaca – Lima/Lima – Cajamarca/Cajamarca - Lima
- All airport/train station-Hotel transfers in Lima, Cusco, Puno, Copacabana and Cajamarca
- Confirmation of Domestic and International flights.
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