The Route of the Sun, Starting at US$1399
7 Day Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca

Day 1 - International Arrival in Lima

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your Hotel. There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. 
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Morning flight to Cusco

Breakfast and transfer to the airport to take flight to Cusco. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your selected Hotel. Rest and adapt to altitude. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 3 - Cusco - Sacred Valleys of the Incas

Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On our way back to Cusco we stop of at the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. We will admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square, and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico. Late afternoon return to your selected Hotel for overnight. Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square. Note: The visit to the Village of Chinchero depends on the time available. Pisac Market only Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 4 - Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a 3 ½ hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible MACHU PICCHU. Upon arrival, we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes Town. Afternoon return to Cusco Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.

Note: When operational or technical reasons obligate the Train Operator to relocate the clients onto the Sacred Valley-Aguas Calientes train service or viceversa, Best Peru Tours will provide all transfers needed to the train station in the Sacred Valley in order to board the train to Aguas Calientes or viceversa.

Day 5 - Cuzco - Puno “The Route of the Sun” by Bus

Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Puno, (3,860 m.a.s.l.). During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds vicuñas and llamas. Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Afternoon arrival in Puno and transfer to your selected Hotel. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Typical Lunch.

Day 6 - Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of the Uros

Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "Islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called "totora" (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. In the afternoon, return to Puno. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Visit to the Sillustani Chullpas and transfer to airport or terminal.

Take flight to Lima and connect with return flight home.

END OF SERVICES

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, STARTING AT US$1399

  • All taxes (except airport tax)
  • Lima - Cusco - Lima airfare
  • 1 night in Lima at San Agustin Colonial Hotel or similar 
    http://www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/hotel_colonial.htm
  • 3 nights in Cusco (optional overnight in the Sacred Valley) at Samay Hotel or similar 
    http://www.samayhotel.com
  • 2 nights in Puno at La Hacienda Hotel or similar 
    http://lahaciendapuno.com/home.htm
  • Transportation to the visitor sites
  • 1- day entrance to the visitor sites
  • 1-day bus ride and entrance to  MACHU PICCHU
  • Transportation from and back to the airports
  • Local certified bilingual guides
  • Train tickets Cusco MACHU PICCHU via Backpackers train service
  • Tour bus from Cusco to Puno (plane or train trip available at additional US$150 per person)
INSURANCE INCLUDED IN TRIP (*)
Trip Cancellation UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Trip Interruption UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage $10,000
Emergency Medical Transportation $50,000
Baggage Coverage $500
Baggage Delay $100
Travel Delay $150
24-Hour Hotline Assistance Included

(*) Courtesy trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance up to US$500 per person unless additional coverage requested and purchased by client, Additional coverage is available at additional cost. Insurance provided by Access America under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens only. International flights, individual tours and treks are excluded. Insurance not available for residents of Washington State. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.

The Route of the Sun

7 Day Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Lake Titicaca

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