These amazing 10 day tour will give you the chance to see the true essence of Peru. Visit the imperial city of Cusco, wonder at Machu Picchu’s location and daydream away with the views of Lake Titicaca and its surroundings.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- 9 nights in hotels based on US standards
- Tours in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca
- Daily departures
- Completely customizable
- Also available in Superior & Luxury
This package is for people who want to get to know Peru’s main sites in just over a week. This itinerary takes you from Lima over Cusco to the Lost City of the Incas; Machu Picchu. From here you will continue to Lake Titicaca, where the Inca Civilization began. This 10 day trip is ideal to explore the Inca Heartlands and the Southern Peruvian Andes.
DAY 1 - Lima
On arrival in Lima you will be picked up and taken to your Lima hotel in the up market neighborhood of Miraflores. Your hotel will be located close to great restaurants, the Miraflores coastline and other entertainment.
DAY 2 - Lima
Today you will be picked up for a half day tour of the city of Lima. You will visit the colonial city center, and the commercial and business districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. In the afternoon you may opt to visit one of the famous museums Lima has to offer. Another possibility would be to enjoy a culinary tour of the new South American culinary capital.
DAY 3 - Lima - Cusco
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival in this “imperial city” you will be picked up and taken to your Cusco hotel. In the afternoon you will be picked up for a half day Cusco city tour, this excursion will show you some of the famous sites such as Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara located just outside of Cusco. The evening you have free at leisure.
DAY 4 - Sacred Valley of the Incas
You will be picked up from your hotel and set off for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the famous market in Pisac, one of the best artisan markets on the continent, have a buffet lunch in Urabamba and finish your excursion at the impressive Inca citadel of Ollantaytambo. The night you will spend in the quietness of the Sacred Valley or return to Cusco for the night.
DAY 5 - Machu Picchu
In the early morning you will have your train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes. This beautiful ride on one of the different train options, gives you a good impression of the change in altitude between Cusco and Aguas Calientes. On arrival you will check in your hotel before heading up to the site of Machu Picchu for a 2 hour guided tour. After the tour you will have some free time on the site before going back to your hotel in Aguas Calientes or stay at the famous Sanctuary Lodge at the entrance of Machu Picchu.
DAY 6 - Machu Picchu
Today you will have the chance to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Take one of the early busses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and enjoy a second day at the site. This day you can use to climb Huayna Picchu and enjoy the magnificent views of the site below. In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes and the train station for your return train to Cusco. In Cusco you will be returned to your hotel.
DAY 7 - Cusco
Today you have a free day in the amazing city of Cusco. Spend some time wandering through the colonial city center, do some shopping or visit some of the sites not visited in earlier excursions.
DAY 8 - Cusco - Puno
Today you will be taken from the imperial city of Cusco through the highlands, surrounded by snowcapped mountains, to Puno located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. This trip you could either do with a VIP tourist bus stopping at 4 sites of interest along the way or the luxurious Andean Explorer train. On arrival you will be taken to your Puno hotel, either in the city center or at the shore of Lake Titicaca.
DAY 9 - Lake Titicaca
In the morning you will be taken from your hotel to the Pier for the start of your full day tour on Lake Titicaca. Today you will visit the floating Islands of Uros with its people before continuing to Taquile Island further on the Lake. Taquile has always been an important island for Inca culture and once you arrive to the island you will understand why. After the tour you will return to Puno and your hotel.
DAY 10 - Puno - Lima
At the desired time, you will be picked up from your hotel for a short visit to the Sillustani funerary towers on your way to the airport in Juliaca. From Juliaca, you will fly to Lima where you can connect with your international flight.
This package is also available in Superior and Luxury varieties with private tours and 4 or 5 star hotels. All our packages are completely customizable and can be combined to your preferences. Please note that flights have not been included at this stage unless stated above. For information about any type of South America vacation you may be looking for, please do not hesitate to contact your personal travel expert now!!!