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Peru - Land of the Inca

(12 Days)

Lima | Yucay | Cusco | Puno | Colca Canyon | Arequipa

Day Routing
01 Thu Lima

Arrival to Lima and hotel transfer. Lima is known as the gastronomical capital of the Americas, providing a mix of Spanish, Andean and Asian culinary traditions.

02 Fri Lima - Cusco -Yucay

Flight to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel located in the Sacred Valley. On the way visit the sanctuary Cochauasi Wasi, the authentic market “Mercado de Urubamba”.

03 Sat Yucay

Optional half-day excursions in the morning like visiting the traditional Pisac Market or excursion to Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras, Rafting on the Urubamba river, Biking in the Sacred Valley or hiking from Ollantaytambo to Cachicata. In the afternoon visit of the ruins of Ollantaytambo.

04 Sun Yucay - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Full day excursion by Vistadome train to visit the Incan site of Machu Picchu including a guided visit. Return by bus and train to Cusco.

05 Mon Cusco

Half day city tour inclusive visit Plaza de Armas, which was once the exact centre of the Incan world, and the cathedral, built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace and borders on other churches on both sides. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin located above Cusco. The beauty and monumental scale of this magnificent Inca fortress does not fail to impress its visitors.

06 Tue Puno - Puno

Full day panoramic drive to Puno on the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca (seat-in). This amazing deep blue lake is the largest lake in South America and the largest in the world above 2000 m. On the way visit Andahuaylillas with its Sistine Chapel of America, the temple of Wiracocha Racchi and Puka Pukara en route inclusive lunch. Transfer to the hotel.

07 Wed Puno

Day tour to the manmade islands of Uros and the unique  culture of the Taquile Island (seat-in). The narrow island of Taquile is home to numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. Lunch included. 

08 Thu Puno - Colca Canyon

Transfer to the Colca Canyon with stop in the Aguada Blanca National Park on the way. Lunch box en route and dinner at the hotel included.

09 Fri Colca Canyon - Arequipa

Trip to different lookouts to enjoy the view over the canyon and to watch condors. Afterwards visit of the colonial churches in Maca and Yanque and lunch in Chivay. Arrival in Arequipa in the late afternoon.

10 Sat Arequipa

Half day city tour through Arequipa.

11 Sun Arequipa - Lima

Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima. In the afternoon sightseeing tour through Lima including the Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum.

12 Mon Lima

Transfer to the airport and flight back home or post-program.