Peru the Incas Cultures Cusco / Puno 11 days
Enjoy this 11 Day Package, Traveling through the Highlands of the South Peru Andes Discovering the Magic Incas World, Visiting the Ancient Capital City of the Incas Cusco, Passing through The Sacred Valley, Trekking the Famous Inca Trail to Machupicchu, Puno and the Beautiful Titicaca Lake.
Day 1: Lima
Arrival in Lima. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodations.
Day 2: Lima _ Flight _ Cusco
The first day you will be greeted at Cusco International Airport and driven in private transport to your hotel. After, arrival at your hotel you will receive an introduction covering, your itinerary, the City of Cusco, suggested restaurants, and all necessary information for your Journey. The afternoon is free to rest, acclimatize, and visit museums in Cusco.
Day 3: Cusco _ City _ Tours
Today you will have a full day journey through both the rich history and stunning scenery in the Sacred Valley of Incas. You will be picked up from near the square around 7:30AM by a private bus. Then you will head towards the scared valley the colonial towns and Inca Ruins of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros. We will then head back towards Cusco and you will be dropped off at your hotel around 5:30PM. In the evening you will have free time to sample a wide restaurants and entertainment options in Cusco.
Day 4: Cusco _ KM 82 _ Huayllabamba
The inca trail hike starts with the transfer from your hotel, in the early morning and transfer until kilometer 82 (inca trail check point) in a private bus. We will stop for photos and inca trail control. The first part of the inca trail is considered gentle training section, for about two hours, from the trail there is seen Llactapata "inca archaeological site", also from the trail is possible to appreciate the impressive landscape, flora, fauna and Villages with native people with Inka traditions. The place for lunch is at river bank, and after the hike continues ascending lightly to a semi-tropical valley for two hours until the camp ground, (Huayllabamba 3000 m)
Day 5: Huayllabamba _ Pacaymayu
It starts with an early breakfast, this part fo the inca trail leads to the highest point, passing through different climatic and ecological zones as we ascend the Warmiwañusca pass at 4200 m.a.s.l. the hike will undertake ascent up to the high pass, the first section presents abundant vegetation with trees of wild origin. Because of this reason its known by many as the worlds highest cloud forest amongst the landscapes the flora and fauna starting at 3800 m.a.l.s. after this section of the inca trail, it tends to be less forests up to the high point, is typical of the andean mountains covered with Icchu or straw and mountains with perpetual snow. After arduous approximately 6 hours walk you summit it. Time to have some rest, take photos and start to walk down hill. From there we will observe the beauty of the deep valleys and at distance snow cap mounts. Second camp ground at PACAYMAYU (3600 masl)
Day 6: Pacaymayu _ Wiñayhuayna
The trail climbs steeply up the opposite side of the valley wall, towards the second pass. About halfway upthere is a small round roofless stone building, This Inca archaeological remains is known as Runcuracay. The building is thought to have been a astronomic site. After the trail continues climbing towards the second pass "the Abra de Runcuracay", which is at around 3900m.
Day 7: Wiñayhuayna _ Machu Picchu_Cusco
The final section of the magic inca trail, from Wiñayhuayna to Intipunku is an easy hike, following a broad level path, which winds comfortably through scrub and light woodland. Colorful butterflies flutter across the trail. After no more than an hour, the trail Comes to a narrow flight of stone steps leading upwards into a small stone structure with a grass floor a few meters square. This is Intipunku, the Gateway of the Sun, and through the rectangular doorway you can see the Machupicchu. From Intipunku, a pathway leads directly to Machu Picchu itself, before arriving to machu picchu there is needed to hike for about 1 hour by steeply down hill and before tour in machu picchu is needed to check out the inca trail and after make the tour. The tour usually takes two hours and after free. Leisure time to explore machu picchu, bus drive is provided to get aguas calientes town where the train station is.
Day 8: Cusco _ Transport _ Puno
Early in the morning, we will take the tourist bus to go to Puno, arriving in the afternoon.Transfer to our hotel.
Day 9: Puno _ Titicaca Lake _ Uros Island _ Taquile Island _ Puno
Today you will visit Lake Titicaca and its region. With a motorized boat you will explore "la Isla flotante Uros", "la isla Taquile", and "la isla de los Tejedores". The islands offer an impressive landscape and a great view of Bolivia. In the afternoon there will be served a local lunch and afterwards you have some time off. After returning in Puno you will be transfered to your hotel.
Day 10: Puno _ Flight _ Lima
In the morning, transfer to the Juliaca’s airport, to take our flight back to Lima, end of our services.
Day 11: Flight _ Europe