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Peru, Chile - Nature Walks

(15 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Huayllabamba | Pacaymayo | Phuyupatamarca | Machu Picchu | Puno | Santiago de Chile | San Pedro de Atacama

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima and hotel transfer. Remainder of the day at leisure.

02 Lima

Today explore colonial Lima during a city tour. Visit to  the Larco Herrera Museum, which contains a large collection of pottery from Inca & pre-Inca civilizations.

03 Lima - Cusco

Flight to Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Walking tour with visits to the most important landmarks of the Incan and the Colonial times.

04 Cusco - Sacred Valley - Cusco

Explore the market of Pisac. In spite of its popularity, the market still retains its local charm. Visit to the fortress of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca site, and stroll through the cobblestone streets of Ollanta town.

05 Cusco - Huayllabamba

Beginning of the most famous Inca Trail Hike (for FIT´s on SIC basis). Transfer to Piskacuchu, starting point of the Inca Trail. Follow the trail to Miskay and the Inca city Llactapata, and on to Huayllabamba. OV in tents.

06 Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo

Reach the first mountain pass, Abra Warmihuanusca, and see how landscapes change from sierra to puna to cloud forest. Descend into the Pacaymayo valley.

07 Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca

Depart from Pacamayo and reach Runkurakay circular and Sayamarca ruins. From Sayamarca the stone trail leads into the jungle. Cross “The Tunnel”, a natural cavity. Camp at the Phuyupatamarca ruins.

08 Machu Picchu - Cusco

Short trek to Winay Wayna ruins. Head toward Inti Punku, the famous Sun Gate. From this fabulous spot, guests watch the sun rise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. Guided visit to the lost city of the Incas, then return by train and bus to Cusco.

09 Cusco - Puno

Scenic drive to Puno, all along the Andean high plateau, passing by fantastic landscapes and small villages. En-route visit to Racchi & Andahuaylillas.

10 Puno

Today walk another Inca trail, starting in Chacras, and passing by the community of Santa Rosa de Yanaque. At Copamaya, guests enjoy great views of Lake Titicaca.

11 Puno - Santiago de Chile

Drive to Juliaca airport & flight to Santiago (via Lima).

12 Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama

Flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Afternoon exploration and short walks at the Death Valley, La Quebrada de Kari and visit to the Moon valley.

13 San Pedro de Atacama

Walking tour from Quitor to the ruins of Tumbo de Katarpe. In the afternoon, guests visit the Petroglyphs of Yerba Buena and the Rainbow Valley.

14 San Pedro de Atacama

Morning trek to the Termas de Puritama. In the afternoon guests visit Toconao and the Salar de Atacama.

15 San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

Early excursion to the El Tatio geysirs. Transfer to Calama and return flight to Santiago/international connection.