Andean Highland Peru
Machu Picchu Expeditions
( LIMA, CUSCO, PUNO & AREQUIPA )
Peru Travel Advise, few of the 14 Top Rated Tourist attractions in Peru most recommended places to visit during your stay in Peru. Once you arrive to Peru you will realize that we have more than Machu Picchu to explore the Andes geography and extensive multi-cultural communities.
In this program we will show you most important part of the history traditions and ancient archeology such us City Tour Lima Peru and the surroundings, Larco Museum Artifacts Lima sightseeing, Cusco Tours Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Tours, on the way Cusco to Lake Titicaca Puno Peru Things to do, Lake Titicaca Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca Day tour or two day tour overnight at Amantani island Homestay, enjoy driving over the highland 06 hour drive from Puno to Colca Canyon overnight stay in the hotel Chivay hot springs, Colca Canyon Day Trip to enjoy the Colca Canyon Condors watching, finally enjoy Visiting Arequipa the White City Before we say good bye to Peru.
DAY 1 ARRIVE TO LIMA
Upon your arrival at Lima airport our staff will be waiting to take you to the hotel. We will drive 45 minutes to the hotel and provide you with all the information for your tour. Once we get to the hotel in Miraflores you can check in and relax for the evening.
DAY 2 LIMA TO CUSCO
At 8:00am we will pick you up from the hotel and start our tour at the Larco Museum, the largest museum in South America, where you can discover the Pre-Columbian history. You will have lunch at the museum and enjoy the Peruvian gastronomy. After lunch we will drive 1 hour to the airport for an afternoon flight to Cusco that takes about 1 hour. Once you arrive in Cusco, the capital of the ancient civilization, you can have a late afternoon dinner at your leisure and check in to the hotel for the night.
DAY 3 CUSCO SIGHTSEEING CITY TOUR
We will begin our tour at 9:00am. We will begin the day by heading 6 kilometers out of town to Saqsayhuaman. There you will learn about the history of the magnificent archeological site before we continue the tour to Qenqo Spiritual Mortuary. On our way back to Cusco we will stop at the greatest lookout of Cusco City, the White Christ viewpoint. Once we get back to Cusco you can visit the Basilica Cathedral and the Qorikancha Sun Temple. You will have the rest of the evening to relax.
DAY 4 CUSCO TO SACRED VALLEY
We will start our tour at 8:00am by driving 30 minutes from Cusco to the Alpaca farmland located in the heart of the Andes. There you will learn about the ancient textile traditions. After we will continue our tour to Pisac Archeological site and Pisac colorful market. We will have a buffet lunch served at a restaurant in the middle of the Sacred Valley. After lunch we will head back to the hotel.
DAY 5 SACRED VALLEY TO MACHU PICCHU
You will have time to relax in the morning at the hotel before we start our tour to Ollantaytambo archeological site. There we will explore the great Inca Monument and fortress, and the living museum established by UNESCO in 1983. After we will board the train from the Ollantaytambo train station for a 2-hour train ride from the Highland to the Cloud Forest. Once we arrive to Machu Picchu town, we will drop the luggage off at the hotel and continue our tour by taking a 30-minute shuttle bus to Machu Picchu. We will spend the afternoon exploring Machu Picchu then we will head back to the hotel for the night.
DAY 6 MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO
In the morning we will go back to Machu Picchu to continue the tour. You will have the option to hike to the Sun Gate, the Inca Bridge, Huayna Picchu, or Machu Picchu Mountain based on availability. After spending the morning exploring Machu Picchu we will head back to Machu Picchu town for lunch at Indio Feliz restaurant. Following lunch, we will board the train back to Ollantaytambo and take private transportation arriving back to Cusco at approximately 8:00pm.
DAY 7 CUSCO TO PUNO
We will pick you up from the hotel at 6:30am and take a private shuttle bus to the bus station. We will travel 8 hours on a bus with a restroom and service on board through the highlands to Puno with 4 stops at different archeological sites. We will stop for lunch along the way and arrive in Puno at 5:00pm and check in to the hotel which overlooks the Titi Caca lake. There you can enjoy the sunset and relax for the night.
DAY 8 PUNO TO TITICACA LAKE
At 6:30am we will pick you up to start our tour and explore the most incredible, highest and navigable lake in the world. We will visit the Floating Islands and stop for lunch on the Taquile Island where you can also enjoy the local dances and traditions. In the late afternoon we will return to the hotel where you enjoy another night of the sunset.
DAY 9 PUNO TO COLCA CANYON
At 7:00am we will begin our new adventure for the day by driving for 6 hours over the Andes in our private transportation. During the drive we will make a few stops along the way and you will be able to take in the breathtaking views, the flora and fauna, and see wild Vicuñas. Upon arriving at La Calera, near the Colca Canyon, we will head to El Refugio hotel where you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the volcanic hot springs and thermal baths and have lunch and dinner at your leisure.
DAY 10 COLCA CANYON TO AREQUIPA
Our day will begin at 7:00am with a twenty-minute drive to Colca Canyon where we will spend 2 hours at Cruz Del Condor taking in the views of the deepest canyon in the world and watching condors fly. After the tour we will start the drive to Arequipa, the white city, which is surrounded by 4 volcanoes where you will check in to your hotel with amazing views of the city and relax for the night.
DAY 11 AREQUIPA CITY TOUR TO LIMA
At 8:00am we will pick you along with your luggage up and start the tour of the city. We will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery and learn the interesting history about the city. After the tour at midday we will drive to the airport to fly back to Lima where you can connect to your international flight.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Professional Bilingual Guide.
- Private bus from Cusco to Mollepata.
- Horses and arrieros (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment and your personal staff max. 5 kls per person)
- Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and seats cooking tent and dinning tent).
- Excellent meals (04 breakfast / 04 lunches / 03 dinners).
- First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
- Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.
- Tourist Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Backpacker)
- Sleeping bag
- Extra horses to carry extra luggage
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- Backpack & daypack
- – 8 °C sleeping bag
- Hiking boots ( runners shoes are not recommended )
- Walking poles
- Warm clothes: layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
- Flash light:
- Camera and extra film & batteries
- Sun protection: sunscreen: sun hat: sunglasses
- Thermals: wool socks: and woolen hat for cold nights:
- Insect repellent:
- Rain poncho: a good rain jacket:
- Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs.
- Gloves / scarf: trekking pants or similar.
- Water bottle: water purifying tablets:
- Personal medical kit:
- Original passport and original isic student card if applicable:
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
Once you arrive in Cusco you will realize that we have more than Machu Picchu to explore, such as the Andes’ geography and extensive multi-cultural communities. In this program we will show you the most important part of the history, traditions and ancient archeology.
Machu Picchu Facts during the time since Machu Picchu Peru was discovered scientifically by Hiram Bingham the world witness the discovery of one of the most amazing Inca citadel named Machu Picchu, after many years working to excavate at every single sector we haven’t finish yet. We keep on learning every day about when? How? And who did it, now a days evidences are showing about the amount of people living to build a developed place an royal society and the main reason why Machu Picchu was built located in the most remote area of the Peruvian Andes.
Machu Picchu travel had started with the first tours taken by Hiram Bingham until now a days most Machu Picchu Tours are offer for everyone who is coming to visit Machu Picchu citadel, Machu Picchu Mountain Huayna Picchu or Sun Gate, Machu Picchu is Located in the cloud forest between the Amazon and the Andes highlands, the only way to get there during the Inca Period was the worlds famous Inca Trail or well known as Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights, the fourth day early morning hike to see the first and the most impressive scenery of Machu Picchu the famous Machu Picchu Sun Gate.
Most companies are offering many optional Machu Picchu hike just like Cusco to Machu Picchu day trips such as multiple days from Cusco to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu trip, hotels near Machu Picchu are located, Machu Picchu town 9.5 kilometers distance from Machu Picchu City Location which two ways to get to Machu Picchu archeological site two hour Trekking to Machu Picchu or 30 minutes shuttle bus to Machu Picchu either way ends right at the check point to start the Incan Ruins of Machu Picchu exploring with the Machu Picchu guided tour for more than 4 hours according to your preferences at Qosqo Expeditions we have our travel executives and professional tour guides to make unique an unforgettable experiences find the itinerary that fits on your Machu Picchu vacation Planner.
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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Lima, Peru`s Capital City
Peru`s Population: Approx. 31 million
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Official Currency: Peruvian Sol
12 designated UNESCO sites