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Guide: WASHINGTON GIBAJA TAPIA/ LOCAL GUIDES
(Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and the best Gastronomic fair – Mistura.)
DAY 1: FLIGHT FROM HOME TO LIMA, PERU.
Usually you will arrive in Lima around midnight. Your guide will transfer you to the Hotel for overnight in Lima. Dinner on your own (usually you will have eaten on the plane.) Welcome to Peru. www.faraonagrandhotel.com or similar
DAY 2: LIMA TO CUSCO.
Midday departure for flight to Cusco, Capital City of the Inca Empire. Magical Tours Peru guides will pick you up at the airport for a nice tour of the beautiful Plaza De Armas. From there we will take you for an amazing local food and then you will be taken to the Hotel, where you will be free for the remainder of the day to relax and acclimatize to the altitude (10,856 ft). Dinner on you own. www.aranwahotels.com/hotel-cusco (B, L)
DAY 3: CUSCO – CITY AND SURROUNDS.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cusco Today you will spend learning about the region’s rich cultural history. The day starts with a guided walking tour through Cusco’s San Pedro Market. We will visit the colonial cathedral and Koricancha www.sacred-destinations.com/peru/cusco-koricancha, the Inca’s Temple of the Sun, after a good lunch regional cuisine by the main square. Also you will visit the “Restaurant of the Universal Heart” supported by Path of the Heart www.pathoftheheart.org. If you would like, you can help serve lunch to the school children who eat here free of charge (optional). The afternoon we will visit by our private transportation the mammoth fortress of Saqsayhuaman above the city, noted for its megalithic stone terraces, Kenko the subterranean altars for an ancient ceremony with our local shaman and Washi and finishing our day visiting the Tambo Machay water temple that served as royal baths and ceremonies. You will be returned to you hotel for another evening in colonial Cusco, dinner on your own. www.aranwahotels.com/hotel-cusco (B, L)
DAY 4: CUSCO- SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast we will have a long day excursion through snowcapped mountains to the legendary Sacred Valley, filled with terraces more than 20,000 that are being use by the native families since the reign of the Incas. Along the way we will see the sacred river and drive to one of the valleys to the beautiful temples of Pisac inspire panoramic views of
the sacred valley and its communities. Also Pisac is the location for one of the best textile markets in the Andes. After lunch, reach Ollantaytambo (9,185 ft.), a small Inca town and explore the Inca fortress and its sacred temples, with princess baths and more. Tour of this ruins and expent the night at this beautiful town and its tradition. Overnight at: www.pakaritampu.com (B, L)
DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU
We will take the mid-morning Vista Dome train from Ollantaytambo to MachuPicchu Town. On the journey, you enjoy some of the highlights of our Peru Ecotour along the Urubamba River and through a magnificent cloud forest; on the train they feed you with snacks. Leave luggage’s at hotel and take a bus the rest of the way to Machu Picchu Sanctuary site (7,875 feet). Take the entire day to explore the famous ruins of this magnificent mountain citadel and then return to MachuPicchu Town in the late afternoon to your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner of regional cuisine. www.casa-andina.com/casa-andina-classic-machu-picchu (B ,L)
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO.
Bus to Machu Picchu in time to avoid the crowds and see the sun illuminating the walls of this sacred and magical place. (Distance 1.5 miles) good morning to climb to the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain after a Buffet lunch with a view of the Sacred Mountains close to the ruins. Late afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. Meet our private to travel to the collective Chincheros textile market. Here a good explanation of the traditional weaving methods of the Sacred Valley and some of the best textiles available in Peru. This is the ideal place for last minute shopping before returning to your Cusco hotel for another amazing night at: www.aranwahotels.com/hotel-cusco (B, L)
DAY 7: CUSCO – PUNO.
Breakfast at the hotel starting at 6:00 a.m. Pickup at the hotel in Puno at approximately 7:30 a.m. Stop at Oropesa village to see how make the largest bread, which everyone loves here. Then the community of Piñi Pampa town and learn how they make the clay tile roofs. After Visit the site of Racchi, also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raqchi the spiritual God of the Incas. Magical ruins built with adobes and stone at the same time. Lunch buffet and after stop at various attractions on the way to the city of Puno – Lake Titicaca to take amazing photos, snowcapped mountains and other beautiful scenery. Capital folkloric of Peru. Visit the Puma Temple of Pukara, which is very beautiful for its stone carvings. Get to Puno around 6:00 p.m.; check in to your beautiful Hotel. Dinner on your own. Altitude in Lake Titicaca about 12,500 ft. www.qelqatani.com (B, L)
DAY 8: LAKE TITICACA – LIMA
After breakfast, 7:30 a.m. pick up at the hotel for a boat ride to the floating islands. There are 70 islands where the locals still wear the beautiful costumes of their ancestors’ heritage. You will ride on a reed boat like the ancient people used, seeing a diversity of colorful
birds. Your boat will take you to the amazing Island Takile. This is a great location to see the Bolivian side of the lake and their part of the Andean snowcapped mountains. Surface elevation of the lake is 12,507 ft. Climb to an ancient temple (2 miles round trip, 650ft elevation change); have a lunch of local trout on the island of Takile, which is famous for its food and weavings. Early Back by boat to Puno to pick up all luggage’s and be transport to the airport of Juliaca for your flight back to Lima and transport to your hotel and next 2 day for amazing culinary tour. www.faraonagrandhotel.com or similar (B, L)
DAY 9: LIMA CULINARY TOUR – CELEBRATING PERUVIAN CUISINE
Your Peru culinary tour gets underway at 10 AM when you’re picked up at your hotel. You will be taken to the market of Lima’s heroic district, Miraflores. Teeming with local produce and seafood, here you’ll learn about the ingredients of Peruvian cuisine from your knowledgeable local guide. Your private cooking lesson, featuring ceviche and pisco sours, will take place at one of the restaurants in Lima under the guidance of an expert chef. Ceviche is originally a Peruvian dish dating back to colonial times. After devouring the creation, you’ll also learn how to prepare the national aperitif, the Pisco Sour, a sublime blend of Peruvian brandy and lime juice topped with a froth of whipped egg whites. Afterwards visit one of the largest culinary festivals on the South American continent; the Mistura Festival. During this day we will discover and enjoy the incredible culinary wealth of this South American country. As Lima has claimed the title of culinary capital of South America.The Mistura Festival represents the entire Peruvian food spectrum; from the jungle dish Juanes to the roasted Guinea-pig from the highlands all the way to fresh ceviche from the coast. For more information visit; www.mistura.pe in the evening we will end with the magic water circuits, Lima’s most visited park of fountains, for about 1 hour, then return to the hotel to rest Dinner on your own. www.faraonagrandhotel.com or similar (B, L)
DAY 10: LIMA – HOME
Late pick up for lunch around 1PM and Tour of the most important museum in South America: the Larco Museum www.museolarco.org/about-larco-museum-lima-peru_p.shtml where you will discover the most extraordinary treasures from ancient Peru. In Mira Flores you can finish up your shopping at the Indian Market. Our final meal together will be at the amazing ocean front restaurant La Rosa Nautica www.larosanautica.com, the price of which is included in your trip. After dinner, we take you to the Lima Airport for your flight to the US. (B, L, D)
This Marks The End of the service by Magical Tours Peru.
Notes: All hikes will be at a leisurely pace and would qualify as moderate although altitude makes a difference. None are long. You have the option to stay in town instead of participating on any hike.
Key: (B)reakfast (L)unch (D)inner
*Please note that exact pick up times and tour start times will be reconfirmed daily with your local guides.
HOTELES: Are listed in each day, you can get more information by entering to their Web page; all of them have Wi-Fi in room.
Tour Price Includes:
- Internal flights (Lima – Cusco / Lake Titicaca – Lima) and airport taxes.
- Private ground transportation the entire trip
- Beautiful Hotels.
- Boat at lake Titicaca
- Entrance fees to Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu (2), Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima.
- Bus to Machu Picchu round trip (2).
- All breakfasts and lunches. (Vegetarian option available)
- Dinner in Lima for the last night.
- Guide the entire trip and his expenses.
- Train fares ( Vista Dome )
- Bottled water daily.
- Service for children (Hot Chocolate and Bread)
- International airfares.
- Most Dinners.
- Extra beverages in restaurants.
- Tips. (bellmen, waiters, guides, cooks, drivers)
What to bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes and shoes you can hike in.
- Waterproof Jacket and pants
- Wind proof jacket, mostly clothes for mild weather 60-70 degrees F. Warm jacket, hat and gloves for high altitude evenings.
- Good camera and extra battery and memory card
- Good flash light
- 220/ 110V ( plug) adaptor
- Insect repellent (you can buy it there if needed)
- Sun block, sunglasses, hat
- Some school supplies to share with the children while visiting communities. (Pencils, Pens, notebooks etc.)