Andes, Adventure & Culture 16 days

Lima – Colca Canyon - Titicaca lake – Cusco – Sacred valley – Machu Picchu – Inca Trail

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US$ 1321.00 S/. 3685.59

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From US$ 1582.00 or S/. 4746.00
• Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
• Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
• Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
• Tours and transfers in and out with Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• All the necessary land transportation
• City tour and the Gold museum in Lima
• Walking tour in Arequipa and visit the cloister of Santa Catalina
• Tour to the deepest Canyon of the world, the Colca Canyon and tour the highest navigable lake in the world, the Titicaca lake
• City tour and Saqsayhuaman ruins in Cusco
• Sacred Valley of the Incas tour
• Inca Trail trek
• 02 nights in Lima with breakfast included (double room)
• 02 nights in Arequipa and Chivay - Colca Canyon (double room)
• 05 nights at the Hotel in Cusco City with breakfast included (double room)
• 03 nights in campsites (double tent)
• 02 nights in Puno with breakfast included (double room)
• 1 night in Amantani island – Titicaca lake (double room)
• Meals described in the program
• All services included during the Inca trail to Machu Picchu trek
• Entrance fees and tickets for all the tours & trek
• Train ticket to/from Machu Picchu (Backpacker service)
Low budget or guesthouse:
US$ 1321 / S/. 3685.59
Tourist Class :
US$ 1603 / S/. 4472.37
First Class:
US$ 1803 / S/. 5030.37
Deluxe Hotels:
US$ 2945 / S/. 8835.00
Single dollar value in Peruvian currency at US$­ 3.00. Effective until November 31st of 2016. This promotion is valid for tours only booked until August 31 of 2016. This offer is no reimbursable, no transferable and no changes are allowed. Spaces are subject to availability and prices are per person in double accommodation.
Contact us at info@andeanskyline.com or call us to 984 126618 or 8098398519.

Have you ever wondered where is the deepest canyon on earth? or where is the highest navigable lake in the world?  Well there is a fantastic journey that takes you off the beaten track to enjoy the beauty of Peru.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima

Day 2 Lima – City tour, Convent San Francisco & Gold Museum

Day 3 Lima - Arequipa

Day 4 Arequipa - Colca Canyon.

Day 5 Colca Canyon - Puno - Sillustani

Day 6, 7 Puno - Lake Titikaka - Puno

Day 8 Puno - Cusco

 Day 9 Cusco

 Day 10 Cusco – The Sacred Valley of the Incas

 Day 11 Inca Trail / Alternative Inca trail program

 Day 12 Inca Trail / Alternative Inca trail program

 Day 13 Inca Trail / Alternative Inca trail program

 Day 14 Machu Picchu - Cusco / Alternative Inca trail program

 Day 15 Free day in Cusco or White water river rafting

 Day 16 Lima

Day 1 Lima

Arrival, assistance and transfer to the selected hotel in Lima.

 Day 2 Lima – City tour, Convent of San Francisco & Gold Museum

Visit the City of Kings, including the historic center of Lima with its fine buildings     from the colonial period. Visit the church of San Francisco, exploring its cloisters, catacombs and the religious museum. We will then head to Peru’s Gold Museum, which also has a collection of weapons from all over the world. The gold artifacts come from Peru’s many pre-Hispanic cultures, while the collection of ancient and modern weapons is considered one of the best in the world. 

Meals: B

Day 3 Lima - Arequipa

Transfer to the airport, flight to the white city of Arequipa. Arrival, reception and transfer to the selected hotel; in the afternoon, walking guided tour by the historical center and the convent of Santa Catalina. One of the most beautiful convents of Peru, the beauty and variety in vases and the touching quality of some of the rooms in this city in miniature make it a must on anyone´s itinerary.

Meals: B

Day 4 Arequipa - Colca Canyon.

Departure heading to the Colca Canyon, in the journey we will pass through the desolate plains of Pampas de Cañahuas and Tocra. There you can see herds of Vicuña, the Puruña stone forest and the Sumbay caves, then from Mirador de los Condores you will contemplate the snowy summits of the Ampato, Sabancaya and volcanoes, after you descend to Chivay, the entrance gate to the valley; where you will stay in our selected hotel. To relax, we will refresh in the hot springs at la Calera

Meals: B

Day 5 Colca Canyon - Puno

Departure heading to the Cruz del Condor lookout, to have the possibility of observing the flight of the Condor in its native habitat and the impressive scenery of one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, then we will return to Chivay to have lunch and drive to Puno. Transfer to the hotel. 

Meals:

Day 6, 7 Puno - Lake Titikaka - Puno

Today you will spend the entire day on Lake Titicaca, the site of the Inca creation myth and a place of extraordinary beauty, where 8000 square kilometres of blue waters merge with the Andean sky. During the boat trip you will visit the floating islands of the Uros people, who built their artificial reed islands some five centuries ago to escape the influence of the dominant Colla ethnic group. Beyond the Chucuito peninsula you will visit the islands of Amantani, where you will spend the night in a villager´s house and will have the chance of being participant of a “Peña”. The next day we will go to Taquile to learn about their customs and to observe their remarkable textile tradition.  That evening you will arrive in Puno around sunset, for a free evening in the city.

Meals: B. L.

Day 8 Puno - Cusco

Today we will leave Puno early and head through the high Andean plains to Cusco, crossing the high pass La Raya. Along the way we will visit the small village of Pukara, famous today by its ceramics and also was once the centre of the pre-Inca culture of the same name. Raqchi is the site of an Inca temple dedicated to the Inca creator god Wiracocha; Andahuaylillas is an idyllic village with a tree-lined main square and a fine colonial church decorated throughout with murals; Arriving in Cusco at around 5:30 pm you will be transferred to your hotel. The evening is free for a relaxing meal.

Meals: B.

Day 9 Cusco

After a free morning to relax, in the afternoon we will make a city tour. Cusco, as the capital of the Inca Empire, with its historical legacy, living culture and natural attractions, offers visitors a guided visit to the city and the surrounding ruins. The tour begins with a visit to the city’s cathedral, which was erected on the site of one of the most important temples of the Inca period, dedicated to the creator god Wiracocha. Construction began in 1559 and was completed in 1654. The interior houses a collection of paintings from the Cusco School of religious art. From the cathedral we will head to the Qoricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, to see its fine stonework and learn about its history as the most important shrine in the Inca Empire. From here we will leave the city and venture into the surrounding hills. Saqsayhuaman was the ancient House of the Sun, and today we can observe beautiful stone constructions erected by the Incas on a massive scale. Our tour will continue with guided visits to the temple of Qenqo, the red fortress of Pukapukara and the Inca baths at Tambomachay.

Meals: B.

Day 10 Sacred Valley of the Incas

We will visit the market of Pisaq, where a colorful handcrafts market of Andean jewelry, textiles, pottery and other items shares space on the main square with a traditional produce market. This market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. We will then continue our trip by visiting the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which conserves intact the urban plan as it was laid out by the Incas. This site was once inhabited by members of the Inca nobility, and we will visit its agricultural terraces, temples and residential areas. We will spend the night in a hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Meals: B.

Day 11 to 14 Inca trail

The trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people, but do come prepared: the trail is 45km (28 miles) long and often steep. Generally the journeys consist of 7 hours walking on average (both uphill and downhill), plus stops for snacks and lunch. Normally trekking starts at 7am (except for the fourth morning) and you reach the campsite around 4-5pm. There is always the possibility of rain, even in the dry season and temperatures may fall below freezing at night. The trail traverses three passes, the highest being 4,200m (13,779ft)

Day 11 Piscacucho - Huayllabamaba

We will leave early to the market of Ollantaytambo to get the last issues for our adventure, then our vehicle and our tour guide will take us to the trail head, Piscacucho or the Km 82 (2750 m/9020 f). The starting point of the trek;Lunch in Llactapata (2288 metros, 7505 pies), and go to the first camp site in Hayllabamba (2743 m/8997 ft.

Meals: FB

Day 12 Huayllabamba – Pacay mayu

In the Morning you will hike to Pacay mayu (3560 m/11 676 f) then you will visit the ruins along the road, see the nature, flora and fauna, then you are going to climb to a plain called Llulluchapampa, after that you will go through the first high pass called Warmiwañusca (4,200 m/13,779 ft). This point, Pacay mayu, will be your second camp

Meals: FB

Day 13 Pacay mayu / Wiñay Wayna

After a hot breakfast you will star the hardest day of the trek; after 1 hour walking you will reach the second high pass called Runku Raqay (3998 m/13 113 f), then you will descend slowly along a paved Inka road to the ruins of this place, and Sayacmarca (3728 m/12228 miles). Lunch in Chaqui cocha (dry lagoon). You will go up a stone staircase to Phuyupatamarca, the third high pass, located at 3700 m/12 136 f; finally go down to the third camp site,  Wiñay Wayna (2699 m/8852 f).

Meals: FB

Day 14 Wiñay Wayna / Machu Picchu

It is a beautiful Inca site where the flora and fauna show themselves more exuberant and active, then you will walk until you reach Intipunku, the sun gate, from where you will get the first glimpse of the magical sanctuary of Machu Picchu (2460 m/8069 f), The guided tour includes visits to the most important temple sites, dwellings, plazas and storage areas, as well as leaving you time to explore the ruins independently. Few manmade structures can boast such harmony with nature, as you will appreciate as you wander around the site independently.

Menu: B. L.

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