DAY 1 LIMA PICK UP
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel.
Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 LIMA - CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (airfare not included).
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel
where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height,
will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light
lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the evening we
will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological centers and
museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha
(temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering
archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and
Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order
you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per person
DAY 3 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a
good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with
the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a
distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700
p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by
Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American
continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels
that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance,
lunch in a typical restaurant and then the last visit will be to Chinchero
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its
major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less
tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco
main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we
always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days
DAY 4 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU (*Overnight in Aguas Calientes)
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu,
the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view
of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest
providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to
the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station
towards the “Ciudadela of Machu Picchu” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a
professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary follow by some
free time to explore the zone on your own and then take your buffet lunch at
the selected restaurant (included), an according time, we will go down to
the Aguas Calientes town to relax at the hot springs or just overnight at
the select hotel in Aguas Calientes town. (B,L).
DAY 5 MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (entrance and bus fee to
Machu Picchu not included on this day) in the afternoon return to Cusco.
Reception at the train station and transfer to the Hotel where it passed the
Upon request: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the
chance to know hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for
more adventures can take a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain)
to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or
if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of adrenaline to
the Putukusi mountain opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us to
have other unforgettable views from this new wonder.
DAY 6 CUSCO - PUNO
Early breakfast and transfer to the bus station so you can take the ride to
Puno. Depart Cusco on guided bus to Puno, visiting on the route picturesque
towns and archeological sites such as Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La
Raya and Pukara. Lunch included. Afternoon arrival in Puno, reception and
transfer to your accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L)
(*) Additional fare if travelling by train. Ask for availability.
DAY 7 UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m., to go to the port of
Puno to take a tourist motor boat and to direct towards the wonders floating
islands of the Uros. After a 2 hour motorboat ride, you will arrive at the
Uros island in the Titikaka lake. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating
islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros are known as the “water tribe”,
because they must construct its own Islands periodically, adding new layers
of totora reeds, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that
ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop
support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely
humid because of the surrounding water.
They used it as home and trade centers for the natives, who use hand-made
boats of the same material as their means of transportation. At present,
they speak Quechua and Aymara. Following this exciting tour, you will be led
to the Island of Taquile, , place where the form of typical and rustic
experience was appraised, the place is colorful and landscaping, where they
even maintain its customs, ritual, religious and folkloric traditions, in
the town of Taquile we will taste a typical lunch with fresh fish (trout).
There is also a craft fair on the plaza that sells exceptional wool goods
which are of very fine quality and somewhat expensive. Taquile Island is
famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles.
The island is narrow at about 1 Km. wide and 6 to 7 Km. long. The visit
could be exhausting because of the altitude (13,000 ft above sea level). On
Taquile there are numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins as well as Inca terracing.
We will return in Puno in the afternoon, overnight (B,L)
Visa Requirement for US Citizens to enter Bolivia
If you are a US Citizen or a citizen of the countries listed below and have
decided visit Bolivia, you must be aware of this information:
On 2007, The Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right
of US citizens to enter Bolivia country freely, in reciprocity of a similar
measure taken by the US government.
Also the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Republic of Chad, Congo, Ruanda,
Somalia, Republic of Yemen, Indonesia, China and Taiwan have been affected
by this decree.
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DAY 8 PUNO / SUN ISLAND
You will picked up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m. Land transfer to Copacabana
Sanctuary. You will arrive into Copacabana after about 3 hours. Copacabana
is the most important religious sanctuary of Bolivia, thousands of pilgrims
visit every year the virgin of Copacabana also known as Native Madonna , you
will visit the main square and the impressive Cathedral (1/2 hour tour). You
will arrive into the Sun Island after about 1 hour of a spectacular
catamaran cruise , this island has been identified as the birthplace of
several revered entities , including the sun itself. A source of magnetic
energy , the vertex of the earth and the cradle of the Inca Empire , the
Inca couple Manco Kapac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun
Empire. During a 1 hour and half Sun Island Tour (South side) you will visit
--The Inca Garden: The island micro climate provides the ideal location for
this garden that during Inca times was full of Andean flowers, water and
trees. It was the Inca retreat.
-The Inca Stairs: The Inca Steps were built by the Incas in order to reach
the Inca Water spring.
-The Inca water spring: A natural water spring with 3 different openings of
different tastes. This water fountain was constructed by the Incas and is
supposed to be a source of eternal youth.
-The Sun Island Inti Wata Complex: This contains the largest amount of
archaeological items founded in the island and the largest demo variety of
Andean flora and fauna available in Bolivia.
Sun Island North side Land Tour (2 hours):
-Challapampa native village and Museum: The most isolated and unspoiled
village in the Lake and the archaeological museum that displays ancient
spoons, blades, stone tools, etc.
-Chinkana Inca Holy Temple: The island's most spectacular ruins complex. The
main feature is the Inca Palace also known as "El Laberinto". This maze of
stone walls and tiny doorways overlooks a lovely white beach lapped by deep
-Sailing on a typical native fishing boat: These wooden boats are basically
used for net-fishing. They carry about 6 people and the native captain rows
or sails if it is possible. This is dependent upon on the weather conditions.
-The Sun Island Kallawaya Ancient Ceremony: Witchcraft, natural medicine,
art, magic, and millenary traditions are part of the mystic world of the
Kallawayas heritage. The purpose of this mystic ceremony is to purify the
souls of the Chinkana holy temple visitors. This Ceremony take place in an
Incan altar at the top of the hill facing the temple and overlooking the
Dinner and Sun Island native's folkloric demonstration on board. Catamaran
overnight. (B, L, D)
DAY 9 SUN ISLAND / LA PAZ
After 2 and 1/2 hours of spectacular catamaran cruise You will arrive to
Chua and then to La Paz (by bus), during the route, at the strait of Tiquina,
cars buses and trucks are loaded on wooden barges and ferried across the
strait. We will arrive in La Paz around 12:30 pm and transfer to your
accommodation. Overnight (B)
Please note that for less than 8 passengers the service is Puno-Copacabana
(by bus); Copacabana-Sun Island-Copacabana (by catamaran); Copacabana-La Paz
DAY 10 FULL DAY CITY TOUR & MOON VALLEY
Breakfast, then we pick you up to visit a typical Indian market, the famous
Witch Doctor’s market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour
continues to the Plaza Murillo, where the cathedral, the Government Palace
and the National congress buildings are located. Then, we will visit the
famous colonial street “Calle Jaen” where interesting museum are clustered
together, followed by the visit to the open-air museum from the Tiwanaku
Culture. To change scenery, the tour continues to the residential areas of
Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.
The tour ends with the visit to the unique Moon Valley, place where the
erosion has caused stony forms that giving the sensation to be in a real
lunar landscape. At the end transfer to the hotel. Overnight (B,L)
DAY 11 TIWANAKU RUINS FULL DAY (MONDAY)
At 72Km. from La Paz, we will visit a pre-inca archaeological place "Tiwanaku".
This place is known by their monuments and by their admirable litica
sculpture. Also, it s one of the great monumental centers of native Andean
cultures. In this Bolivia archaeological capital, we will be able to visit
the Templete semi-underground, Kalasasaya, the Sun Door, which has become a
Bolivia symbol, the Museum and the Town whose church was constructed in
1612. Overnight. (B,L)
DAY 12 TRANSFER OUT (TUESDAY)
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the
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