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City of the Gods 14D/13N

Recommended period: April to November.

Services: Private transport with an English-speaking guide.

        Price: 2,765.00 USD (Based on 2 people, 3* Hotels)

Discover the greatest classics of southern Peru that will take you straight to the city of gods lost in the divine mountains of the Incas. The route will be done with a gradual rise in altitude!

Program
Day 1

LIMA / INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

Arrival into Lima at the international airport Jorge Chavez, welcome by our local driver and transfer to the accommodation of our selection*.

*Room available as of 1:00 p.m. (In case of arriving early in the morning, it will be necessary to make reservations the previous night)

Lunch and dinner not included.

 : 45 mins.

Day 2

LIMA - AREQUIPA (2350M) / THE WHITE CITY

Breakfast.

Depending on the time of our national flight, transfer by private vehicle to the international airport of Lima. Check-in to our domestic flight to the white city of Arequipa.

Arrival into Arequipa, welcome by our local driver and transfer to the accommodation of our selection*.

*Room available as of 1:00 p.m.

Lunch not included.

2:00 p.m.: Visit the white city. Get together with our English-speaking guide and discover the city located at the foot of the majestic Misti volcano, which stands at 5,825 meters above sea level. We will go through the San Camilo market. The discovery of this covered market, the structure of which was designed by Gustave Eiffel, is a special moment. An organized, chaotic setting that looks like a gigantic bazaar, where there is almost everything from multicolored fruit displays to countless varieties of potatoes.

Walk downtown and visit the Jesus Company Church. This set of constructions has several buildings which were built by the Jesuits, for religious and housing purposes, and is considered a monument that is representative of the religious architecture of the seventeenth century (1660).

We will appreciate the architecture of Our Lady Cathedral, which dominates the square, and then we will go to the Saint Catherine Monastery. Built to house the daughters of the most distinguished families of the city who had a religious vocation, the monastery was inaugurated on October 2, 1580, under the petition of St. Catherine of Siena, as a center of absolute closure. Return to our accommodations.

Dinner not included.

 : 45 mins.    : 1 hr 20 mins.

Day 3

AREQUIPA - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS RESERVE - ANDES VIEWPOINT (4910M) - CHIVAY (3651M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

8:00 a.m.: South American Camelid Route. Departure by private vehicle towards the deepest canyon in the world, the Colca Canyon. We will pass through the Chachani volcanoes to the reserve of wild vicuñas, Pampas Cañahuas Reserve.

We will stop at the Andes Viewpoint, a spectacular site on our way, at an altitude of 4,910 meters above sea level, then descend to the village of Chivay (3,651 meters). Settle into the accommodation of our selection.

Then, we will descend towards the village of Chivay

Lunch not included.

In the afternoon, we will discover the thermal waters of La Calera, located 4 kilometers below the village, and relax there. The volcanic origin of this place causes the water to emerge at more than 80°C., but it is tempered to 38°C., in the final basin.

Dinner not included.

 : 3 hrs 30 mins.

Day 4

CHIVAY - CONDOR CROSS - AREQUIPA (2350M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

6:30 a.m.: Discovery of the Colca Canyon. Transfer by private vehicle to the Condor Cross, where we will observe, if weather conditions allow it, the majestic flight of the condor, a symbolic bird of the Andean mountains. Departure to Chivay, where we will make several stops at natural landscapes, as well as in the traditional villages of Maca and Yanque.

Lunch not included.

Depart by private vehicle to Arequipa. We will go through the Andes Mirador to the Patapampa Summit, the highest point of the route at over 4,910 meters. This view will allow us to observe all the snow-covered volcanoes in the area.

Arrival into Arequipa and time to settle in at the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 5 hrs.

Day 5

AREQUIPA - CUSCO (3400M) / 4 RUINS

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

Depending on the time of our national flight, transfer by private vehicle to the international airport of Arequipa. Check-in to our domestic flight to the sacred city of Cusco.

Arrival into Cusco, welcome by our local driver and transfer to the accommodation of our selection*.

*Room available as of 1:00 p.m.

Lunch not included.

1:00 p.m.: Discovery of the 4 ruins. Transfer by private vehicle to the heights of Cusco to visit the 4 ruins. The first stop will be at the Tambomachay site, also known as the "Bath of the Inca." Tambomachay has two fountains that are still functional and several niches that could have been used as shelters by the Inca guards.

Then, we will visit the ruins of Puka Pukara, which was a military construction used as a defense system of Cusco under the Inca empire.

A little further down, we will discover Q'enqo. Because of the characteristic, semi-circular structure of the construction, this monument is considered an amphitheater. In fact, the purpose of this construction is unknown, but it could have been used as an altar, court or tomb. It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that existed at the time of the Incas.

Transportation to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a site of great importance for the Incas. Originally built for defensive purposes between the 15th and 16th centuries, the fortress is located at an altitude of 3,700 meters. It has the shape of a puma’s head, a sacred animal in the Inca tradition. Return to downtown and settle in at the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 1 hr 30 mins.    : 1 hr.

Day 6

CUSCO - PISAC (RUINS & MARKET) - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES (2040M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

8:00 a.m.: Discovery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will depart in a private vehicle towards Pisac, a village that has many circular agricultural terraces of great fertility extending to the side of the mountain.

Located on a hill, the archaeological complex of Pisac is certainly one of the most beautiful sites in the sacred valley. It was a former royal residence of the Inca Pachacutec and there are two different areas:

  –The residential area, composed of rustic buildings used by farmers.

  –The ceremonial area, which was destined for royalty.

In the upper part of the complex is the Intihuatana, the sacred stone where Inca priests held ceremonies for the sun god. It was also used as an astronomic observatory. After visiting the archaeological site, we will go to the Andean market of Pisac, the biggest artisanal market in the region.

Lunch not included.

Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo, where there is an archaeological site of importance, which the Spanish conquerors called "La Fortaleza" (the fortress).

4:36 p.m.  : Departure on board the Inca Rail train No. 45 to the village of Aguas Calientes.

6.09 p.m.  : Arrival in Aguas Calientes, reception by the staff of the lodging and time to settle in at the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 2 hrs 30 mins.    : 1 hr 40 mins.   

Day 7
AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO - YANAHUARA (2963M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

We will discover one of the most beautiful world wonders, "Machu Picchu".

Depending on the time that has been coordinated with our guide, we will take a bus from Aguas Calientes to the foot of the archaeological site* where we will visit and learn more about this citadel, its Inca people and its culture.

*Optional: Ascent to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, depending on availability. (Cost of 25 USD / Person)

The citadel is divided into two sectors:

The agricultural sector is surrounded by a succession of terraces of different types and sizes. It houses 5 magnificent attics called Colcas.

The urban area, contains the main architectural elements of an Inca city. The city is U-shaped and in the north there is a large religious area, while in the south, there is a residential city. In this area, we will be able to see the Intiwatana, considered by many as the solar clock of the Incas. Given its location, it is believed to have been a sacrificial altar.

Lunch not included.

Shuttle to the village of Aguas Calientes.

4:12 p.m.  : Departure on board the Inca Rail train No. 64 to the village of Ollantaytambo.

5.50 p.m.  : Arrival in Ollantaytambo, reception by our local driver, then transfer to Yanahuara to the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 40 mins.    : 1 hr 40 mins.    : 20 mins.

Day 8

YANAHUARA - MORAY - MARAS - CHINCHERO - CUSCO (3400M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

8:00 a.m.: Discovery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will depart in a private vehicle to the Moray site. This place is presented as a main amphitheater and two secondary, smaller ones nearby. They are made up of several terraces arranged in a concentric circle. It is said to be an Inca agricultural research center where cultural experiments were practiced.

Located a few minutes away from Moray, we will visit the salt mines of Maras, which are salt terraces with thousands of bins fed by two sources with a very high concentration of sodium chloride. Still in use until today, the salt mines date back to pre-Inca times and have been developed over time.

After that, we will go towards the village of Chinchero, an authentically indigenous village which specializes in the manufacture of textiles and dyes.

Arrival into Cusco and time to settle in at the accommodation of our selection.

Lunch not included.

Free afternoon.

Dinner not included.

 : 2 hrs 30 mins.

Day 9

CUSCO / FREE DAY

Breakfast.

Free day* that will allow us to discover the city according to our desires.

Lunch and dinner not included.

Overnight at the accommodation of our selection.

*You will have the general tourist ticket that will allow you to access certain museums of Cusco which are: the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Regional History, the Museum of Folk Art, the monument of Pachacutec, and the Qosqo Center of music and typical dances.

Day 10

CUSCO - PUNO (3827M) / ANDES TITICACA TRAIN

Breakfast.

6:30 a.m.: Andes Titicaca Train. Transfer to Cusco station where we will take a train at 7:30 a.m. toward the city of Puno (unaccompanied journey).

With the rhythm of traditional music’s, we will discover magnificent landscapes from the green Cusqenian valleys to the wide spaces of the punicien altiplano.

Lunch on the train.

Arrival into Puno, reception and transfer by private transport to the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

PS: This line (train) is served only on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

 : 40 mins.    : 10 hrs.

Day 11

TITICACA LAKE / UROS ISLANDS - AMANTANI ISLAND (3850M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

7:45 a.m.: Discovery of Lake Titicaca. Transfer to the main port of Puno, where a private boat will take us to Uros Islands, our first destination.

These islands have existed for hundreds of years. The natives of Uros fish, hunt birds, and live off of lake plants, including totoras (reeds), which they use for their boats, homes, and the very foundations of their islands. After the visit, we will return in our boat towards the beautiful and peaceful Amantani Island, located after the Capachica Peninsula. 10 associations of inhabitants are present on the island. We will be welcomed by a family that will immerse us in their daily lives.

Lunch at the inhabitant.

In the afternoon, we will discover the island through a beautiful hike, which will take us to the most courageous peaks of the island (Pachatata or Pachamama). We will be able to enjoy extraordinary views of Lake Titicaca and contemplate a magnificent sunset.

Dinner at the inhabitant.

Overnight at the accommodation of our selection.

 : 10 mins.    : 3 hrs 30 mins.    : 1 hr 30 mins.

Day 12

TITICACA LAKE / AMANTANI ISLAND - TAQUILE ISLAND - PUNO (3827M)

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

8:00 a.m.: Discovery of Lake Titicaca. In our private boat, we will sail towards Taquile Island. This island has preserved many pre-Incan remains, as well as Inca ruins and terraces. We will take a hike on an easy path that will lead us to the main square. On site, we will enjoy a communitarian store of traditional clothes and observe the magnificent view of the Bolivian Royal Cordillera. One of the peculiarities of the island is that men knit!

Lunch at a community restaurant.

After lunch, we will descend more than 526 steps to the island’s main port where we will board our boat to sail back to Puno.

Arrival at the port and transfer to the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 3 hrs 45 mins.    : 2 hrs.    : 10 mins.

Day 13

PUNO - SILLUSTANI - LIMA

Breakfast.

Contact with our English-speaking guide.

Back to Lima. Transfer by private vehicle to the archaeological site of Sillustani. It is a funerary site, composed of tower-shaped tombs called "Chullpas." The last ones were built by the Colla people, an Aymara people who were conquered by the Incas in the 15th century. They preserve the remains of several individuals, grouped together as a family (up to ten individuals) and accompanied by offerings.

Depending on the time of our national flight, transfer by private vehicle to Juliaca airport. Check-in on our national flight to the capital Lima.

Lunch not included.

Arrival into Lima, welcome by our local driver and transfer to the accommodation of our selection.

Dinner not included.

 : 1 hr 30 mins.    : 1 hr 40 mins.

Day 14

LIMA / INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

Breakfast.

Depending on the time of our international flight, transfer by private vehicle to Jorge Chavez airport of Lima. Check-in on our international flight.

Lunch and dinner not included.

 : 45 mins.

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