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+51 974378488 Antonio Lorena 08001 Cusco
$1,700 USD
Contries: Perú stay: 8D/7D

 

Cusco – Puno

What’s special about this tour is that, besides offering classic landscapes like the Sacred Valley, Maras-Moray, and Machu Picchu, the itinerary includes a trip to Puno, so you can take time to appreciate the beauty this trail offers. You’ll also get to experience the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca, besides being able to visit a local family and see part of the process of making the famous floating islands!

Day 1: Pick up from airport to Hotel
Day 2: City Tour (Half day)
Day 3: Sacred Valley (Full day )
Day 4: Maras – Moray & Ollantaytambo – Aguas calientes town
Day 5: Machu Picchu & back to Cusco
Day 6: Cusco – Puno
DaY 7: Titicaca lake tour (Full day)
Day 8: Transfer out
Day 1: Pick up from airport to Hotel

Welcome to Cusco! Today, our friendly Machu Picchu Tours representative will be at the airport ready with a sign of our logo and your name. From there, we will transfer you to your hotel and assist with your check-in.

Due to altitude in Cusco (11,151 ft / 3399 m) we do suggest to spend the rest of the day relaxing. We would also recommend arriving to Cusco in the morning that way you can acclimatize to the altitude for the rest of the day or come a day before you start a tour with us.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

Day 2: City Tour (Half day)

Sightsee towards the streets of Cusco, there are fascinating Inca artworks that are still intact to this day with a mix of European-colonial style.

We leave the hotel at 1 pm and visit one of the most captivating cathedral of Peru, We continue the tour by stopping at the temple of Coricancha (Sacred Temple of the Incas) and finish exploring the city by going to the nearest archaeological site of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman (12139 ft / 3700m). We end the tour by visiting Qenqo, Tambomachay and return back to the hotel.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast

Day 3: Sacred Valley (Full day )

Today we will visit one of the most iconic places in Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas. We pick you up at 7:30 am and make our way to the first stop point, Awanacancha. During the trip, we will have first sighting of South America’s treasured animals, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. We will also have the opportunity to learn about the alpaca wool and have time to shop for some beautiful quality baby alpaca fabrics.

As we continue on with the tour, we visit the archaeological center of Pisac (9,750 ft / 2,972 m), one of the prominent ruins along the Sacred Valley. Pisa market is one of the most recommended markets where you will find a variety of gifts and souvenirs for all types.

Afterwards, we will have lunch (included) offering a variety of options. Then we stop at a Peruvian bar (Chichería) and try the traditional Peruvian drinks.

Finally we will explore the gems of the archeological site of Ollantaytambo and conclude with the last stop of the tour, Chincero. Be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco (an hour trip).

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast
Lunch

Day 4: Maras – Moray & Ollantaytambo – Aguas calientes town

Pick up will start from 9am at your hotel; we will head to Moray where we will have time to take photos and learn more about the Inca culture. We will then pass through the salt mines and have the opportunity to see up close the making of the product.

After seeing these two beautiful places, we board the bus and stop for lunch at a traditional Peruvian restaurant, we then make our way to the parking lot of the train station and board the train at 4:40 pm (or similar train timetable). The journey will be from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes (approximately 2 hours). Overnight stay at a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast
Lunch

Special Information

We recommend leaving your suitcases at the hotel in Cusco before we make our way to Aguas Calientes. Unfortunately, suitcases or/and large bags are not permitted in the train. Carry only what is necessary for the trip using a small backpack.

Day 5: Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

Today is a special and grand day, we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. After breakfast we will board the bus (30 minute ride) to the citadel of Machu Picchu Citadel (7874 ft / 2400 m).

Our guide will have the pleasure to share the history of our ancestor and show you the most important places of Machu Picchu. This will be a guided tour of 2 hours. From there, you will have free time to explore and take plenty of photos. We finish the tour by boarding the bus back to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (included) and take the train that leaves at about 2:30pm. Please note, the train ride will be 2 hours and another 2 hours via bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Breakfast
Lunch

Day 6: Cusco – Puno

Be transferred from the hotel at 6am, after breakfast, to make our way to board the touristic bus to Puno.

Enjoy the panoramic view whilst we make some stops along the way. Our guide will impart further insight about the tour, it’s history and culture. Visit Andahuayllillas ¨The Sistine Chapel of America¨ (11,154ft / 3400m), and Raqchi ¨Temple of Wiracocha¨ (11,318ft / 3450m). The third stop will be in Marangani (11653ft / 3552m) enjoy lunch (included) and continue onto the border of Cusco and Puno la Raya (14,222 / 4335m).

We take a break to stretch and take photos of our surroundings. Last stop will be at the Pukara Museum (12795 ft / 3900 m) and the city of Puno (12467 ft / 3800m). We will be arriving in the city of Puno at approximately 5 pm.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Lunch

DaY 7: Titicaca lake tour (Full day)

Be transferred from your hotel, at 7am, towards Lake Titicaca to board our recommended boat. Today we visit Uros and Taquile Islands as they both have unique and different customs and traditions.

In Uros (12467 ft / 3800m) we get the chance to interact with the locals and learn their culture and the uniqueness the island offers. Following on, we visit a local family in Taquile (12795 ft / 3900 m), they will demonstrate the process of making one-of-a-kind fabrics not only of their designs but the technique used when making them. After the demonstration, we have lunch included within the premises. Afterwards, we return to the boat on a 2 hour ride back to the city of Puno.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Lunch

Day 8: Transfer out

Time to say goodbye and we hope you had an enjoyable trip! Today we will transfer

INCLUDED
  • An experienced & profesional Tour Leader
  • 7 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast each day, 3 lunches, 1 dinners
  • Sightseeing tours of all major áreas
  • Sacred Valley, City tour ,Machu Picchu & Titicaca lake entrances fees
  • Modern air-conditioned coach, mini coach or van
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Transportation – round trip train Tickets and bus to Cusco
  NOT INCLUDED
  • Visa, Passport fees
  • International flights
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu (must be booked in advance based on availability)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips