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Highlights of Peru | 13 night tour

Route : See Lima Arequipa Puno Machu Picchu Cusco

13 Nights   fr£2359pp

Tour Highlights
  • The Assistance for your entire journey from our local offices, all English professional speakers.
  • Visit of Lima’s Historical Center, Capital of the Spanish viceroyalty.
  • Visit of convent Santa Catalina, You have the opportunity to walk around the white city and its surroundings.
  • The Colca Valley is an area of astounding scenic beauty, with giant Andean terraces and a deep canyon that reaches a depth of 3140 meters. The Colca Canyon tour will take you through high Andean plateaus, reaching at one point a high pass of 4800 meters, which offers fine views of the Volcanoes of Arequipa.
  • This travel package starts off in Puno, the folkloric capital of Peru, we will explore what wonders this city has to offer along with a visit to the world famous Lake Titicaca, home to more than 65 floating islands! The most famous ones being: Uros and Taquile, each different and unique in their customs and traditions! Come explore and learn about the pre -Incan cultures that still exist today!
  • Discover Cusco, Historical City and former capital of the Inca Empire.
  • Visit of the Koricancha or the Sun Temple, catholic monument built on the foundations of an Inca Temple.
  • The Machu Picchu Inca Trail is one of the most impressive examples of the approximate 40000 kilometres of roads built by the Incas some 500 years ago.
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What's Included

  • All flights included
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All ground transportation.
  • Entrance fee indicated in the program.
  • Excursions as mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodations (or similar) and meals as mentioned.
  • Local English speaking tour guide.

Highlights of Peru | 13 night tour

Day 1 | UK - Lima

Upon arrival in Lima a representative of Valencia travel will be waiting at the airport for you and pick you up in our private transport and take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Then you will have all the day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and it surroundings.

Day 2 | Lima - Arequipa  (B)

After breakfast, we can to offer an optional city tour and visit key sites of Lima, including Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor and the Government Palace, and the Central bank Museum.

After Lunch, A representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will pick you up from the hotel (time to be confirmed) and take you to the airport where you will take your flight to Arequipa. We will waiting at the Arequipa Airport and afterward private transfer to Hotel.

Day 3 | Arequipa - Santa Catalina  (B)

In the morning enjoy the visit of convent Santa Catalina, You have the opportunity to walk around the white city and its surroundings. The architecture in the historic center is characterized by the prominence of ashlar, the use of which begins in the last third of the s. XVI. This volcanic stone, white or pink exceptionally soft, lightweight, and weatherproof, emerged as a seismic structural solution, afterwards return to the Hotel.

In the Afternoon, Optional City tour Campiña (not included) were you will visit: Historical Center, plaza and viewpoint of Yanahuara, outlet Incalpa and zoo, district of Sachaca, Tingo valley, Mansion of the Founder, Terraces of paucarpata.

Day 4 | Arequipa - Colca  (B)

We pick you up between at 8:00am. We have a bus journey of approximately 4 hours including stops along the way with beautiful landscapes and scenery. You will arrive at the town of Chivay and have time to settle in to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can go to the thermal baths, which are 3 km from Chivay. They cost 10 soles per person (not included in the tour price). In the evening, there is a folkloric show with dinner (optional).

Day 5 | Colca - Puno  (B)

We will have breakfast around 5.30am and then leave the hotel to go to Cruz Del Condor. This is the point where you can see the depth and beauty of Colca Canyon and where you will hopefully be able to see condors. After this, we head back towards Chivay, visiting a few small villages on the way. We will have lunch in Chivay in the afternoon and then begin the journey to Puno. Once you arrive in Puno, the folklore capital, you will be taken to your hotel where you will stay the night. At night, keep to the main, lit areas. The main street will be obvious and there are lots of little restaurants there. This would be a good time to buy gifts for your host family on your island trip. Gifts are not obligatory but recommended. Suggested gifts are; 1 kilo of sugar, 1 kilo of rice, and a bottle of oil. Practical items such as these are welcome. Please do not take sweets for the children or give your host family money.

Day 6 | Uros & Taquile  (B, L)

After breakfast between 7.00am and 8am, we will transfer you from the hotel to the port of Puno where you will board the motor boat to take you first to the floating Uros Islands, which are located 25 minutes from the port of Puno, more of 65 small islands floating living today, but you will visit two, while visiting the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people living in these floating islands for many years, you will also have the opportunity to talk with the people of these islands and visit their homes and learn a little of their lifestyle, you will enjoy one hour of visit floating around these islands. Afterwards we will sail towards "Taquile Island", which takes approximately two hours. The island is a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. The weaving tradition of this Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present. The most characteristic garments are the "Chullo", a knitted hat with an earflap; and "The Calendar Waistband", depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities. When you reach the island, you walk up along a narrow path, enjoying impressive views of Lake Titicaca and seeing gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct descendants of the Inca Culture. You will then have free time to explore the Island on your own, and afterwards return to Puno.

Day 7 | Puno - Sillustani  (B)

After breakfast Visit the Puno City on your own. In the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) Charter bus to visit the archaeological complex of Sillustani, afterwards back to the hotel around 5:00 p.m.

Day 8 | Puno - Cusco  (B)

We will pick you up at 7:10am and take you to the bus station to catch the bus to Cusco. The bus trip is more like a tour - it stops at four interesting sites along the way where you have guided tours:

Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial center of the altiplano. There are interesting sculptures and tombs.

La Raya: This is the halfway point between Cusco and Puno and the highest point (4335 meters above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and it is common to see typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña. It is also the geographical border between the two cultures - Quechua and Aymara.

Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple): This was an Inca church of monumental dimensions; 100 meters long, 26 meters wide and 14 meters high. The temple is divided into two naves, and each nave has eleven giant columns – huge!

Andahuaylillas: This is the Sistine chapel of South America: this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Arrival time to Cusco will be around 5pm.

Day 9 | Cusco  (B, L)

After breakfast, Optional half day City Tour* (without Cathedral) we will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places:

The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.

Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.

Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.

Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center.

Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

Day 10 | Cusco - MachuPicchu  (B)

We will pick you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 11:50 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). In Ollantaytambo you will visit the archaeological complex and see, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. After a journey of majestic views, you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax if you want to have a hot bath in the natural springs!

Things to do in Aguas Calientes:

• Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.

Thermal baths – 20 soles per person.

Day 11 | MachuPicchu - Cusco  (B)

You will have breakfast and then your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am. You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise, and then begin your walking tour (approximately 2 hours) with your guide. After this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (you can get back by bus or on foot) for lunch (not included) and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. You will then get the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

P.S: If desire to climb up the Waynapicchu Mountain, please request it as soon as you can in order avoid any disappointment if you miss it. We usually do this at 10:00am.

Day 12 | Cusco  (B, L)

After breakfast, Optional half day City Tour* (without Cathedral) we will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places:

The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.

Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.

Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.

Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center.

Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

P.M Walking Tour with the Local tour guide who will be lead guide on trek. Be picked up at 2:00 p.m. where you will be able to visit: the Cusco Mural painting, considered the biggest mural from South America, then you will be able to appreciate the gardens and the panoramic view of the temple of the sun, after that the Street of the biggest Stone were we have original walls built in the Inca time, part of the Inca Roca Inka king palace, then Plaza de Armas or main square, after that the coffee museum and the Local market of San Pedro, finally returning to the hotel.

Day 13 | Cusco At Leisure  (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at leisure or take the optional full day tour to the beautiful South Valley. We will picked up from the hotel at 2:00pm in a great bus trip stopping at several interesting sites along the way. Andahuyalillas is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. After that travel to Urubamba, and continue on to Tipon, the oldest occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Tipon, have not changed much from the time of the pre Inca time. At the end of the tour, return to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 6:30pm. The night will be free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice.

Day 14 | Cusco  Airport (B)

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for our return flight home via Lima.

 

Dates & Prices

2018

14 Daysrr

15th Aug - 31st Aug

£2679 pp

1st Sep - 30th Sep

£2376 pp

1st Oct - 31st Oct

£2359 pp

1st Nov - 30th Nov

£2359 pp

1st Dec - 12th Dec

£2376 pp

2019

 

12th Jan - 31st Jan

£2410 pp

1st Feb - 28th Feb

£2410 pp

1st Mar - 31st Mar

£2459 pp

1st Apr - 30th Apr

£2459 pp

1st May - 31st May

£2511 pp

Notes

  • Celebrations at the end of the year (Christmas and New Years), Carnival, Eastern.
  • Public Holiday (1st May, 28th and 29th July)
  • Celebration of Inti Raymi in Cusco (from 19th to 26th June).
  • Rally Dakar: Lima (January 2nd to 5th), Paracas (January 6th and 7th), Nasca (January 8th and 9th), Arequipa (January 10th and 11th).

What's Included

  • All flights included
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All ground transportation.
  • Entrance fee indicated in the program.
  • Excursions as mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodations (or similar) and meals as mentioned.
  • Local English speaking tour guide.

Highlights of Peru | 13 night tour

Day 1 | UK - Lima

Upon arrival in Lima a representative of Valencia travel will be waiting at the airport for you and pick you up in our private transport and take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Then you will have all the day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and it surroundings.

Day 2 | Lima - Arequipa  (B)

After breakfast, we can to offer an optional city tour and visit key sites of Lima, including Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor and the Government Palace, and the Central bank Museum.

After Lunch, A representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will pick you up from the hotel (time to be confirmed) and take you to the airport where you will take your flight to Arequipa. We will waiting at the Arequipa Airport and afterward private transfer to Hotel.

Day 3 | Arequipa - Santa Catalina  (B)

In the morning enjoy the visit of convent Santa Catalina, You have the opportunity to walk around the white city and its surroundings. The architecture in the historic center is characterized by the prominence of ashlar, the use of which begins in the last third of the s. XVI. This volcanic stone, white or pink exceptionally soft, lightweight, and weatherproof, emerged as a seismic structural solution, afterwards return to the Hotel.

In the Afternoon, Optional City tour Campiña (not included) were you will visit: Historical Center, plaza and viewpoint of Yanahuara, outlet Incalpa and zoo, district of Sachaca, Tingo valley, Mansion of the Founder, Terraces of paucarpata.

Day 4 | Arequipa - Colca  (B)

We pick you up between at 8:00am. We have a bus journey of approximately 4 hours including stops along the way with beautiful landscapes and scenery. You will arrive at the town of Chivay and have time to settle in to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can go to the thermal baths, which are 3 km from Chivay. They cost 10 soles per person (not included in the tour price). In the evening, there is a folkloric show with dinner (optional).

Day 5 | Colca - Puno  (B)

We will have breakfast around 5.30am and then leave the hotel to go to Cruz Del Condor. This is the point where you can see the depth and beauty of Colca Canyon and where you will hopefully be able to see condors. After this, we head back towards Chivay, visiting a few small villages on the way. We will have lunch in Chivay in the afternoon and then begin the journey to Puno. Once you arrive in Puno, the folklore capital, you will be taken to your hotel where you will stay the night. At night, keep to the main, lit areas. The main street will be obvious and there are lots of little restaurants there. This would be a good time to buy gifts for your host family on your island trip. Gifts are not obligatory but recommended. Suggested gifts are; 1 kilo of sugar, 1 kilo of rice, and a bottle of oil. Practical items such as these are welcome. Please do not take sweets for the children or give your host family money.

Day 6 | Uros & Taquile  (B, L)

After breakfast between 7.00am and 8am, we will transfer you from the hotel to the port of Puno where you will board the motor boat to take you first to the floating Uros Islands, which are located 25 minutes from the port of Puno, more of 65 small islands floating living today, but you will visit two, while visiting the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people living in these floating islands for many years, you will also have the opportunity to talk with the people of these islands and visit their homes and learn a little of their lifestyle, you will enjoy one hour of visit floating around these islands. Afterwards we will sail towards "Taquile Island", which takes approximately two hours. The island is a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. The weaving tradition of this Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present. The most characteristic garments are the "Chullo", a knitted hat with an earflap; and "The Calendar Waistband", depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities. When you reach the island, you walk up along a narrow path, enjoying impressive views of Lake Titicaca and seeing gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct descendants of the Inca Culture. You will then have free time to explore the Island on your own, and afterwards return to Puno.

Day 7 | Puno - Sillustani  (B)

After breakfast Visit the Puno City on your own. In the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) Charter bus to visit the archaeological complex of Sillustani, afterwards back to the hotel around 5:00 p.m.

Day 8 | Puno - Cusco  (B)

We will pick you up at 7:10am and take you to the bus station to catch the bus to Cusco. The bus trip is more like a tour - it stops at four interesting sites along the way where you have guided tours:

Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial center of the altiplano. There are interesting sculptures and tombs.

La Raya: This is the halfway point between Cusco and Puno and the highest point (4335 meters above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and it is common to see typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña. It is also the geographical border between the two cultures - Quechua and Aymara.

Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple): This was an Inca church of monumental dimensions; 100 meters long, 26 meters wide and 14 meters high. The temple is divided into two naves, and each nave has eleven giant columns – huge!

Andahuaylillas: This is the Sistine chapel of South America: this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Arrival time to Cusco will be around 5pm.

Day 9 | Cusco  (B, L)

After breakfast, Optional half day City Tour* (without Cathedral) we will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places:

The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.

Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.

Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.

Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center.

Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

Day 10 | Cusco - MachuPicchu  (B)

We will pick you up at 8:00am (to be confirmed) and take you to the train station. The train leaves at 11:50 am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). In Ollantaytambo you will visit the archaeological complex and see, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. After a journey of majestic views, you arrive to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) where you will spend the night. There will be plenty of time to relax if you want to have a hot bath in the natural springs!

Things to do in Aguas Calientes:

• Visit the Machu Picchu 'Manuel Chávez Ballón' museum and orchid exhibition. This is open from 9am to 4.30pm, and is a 35 minute walk down the road from Aguas Calientes to Puente Ruinas. It is a very illustrative museum that gives an interesting introduction to Machu Picchu.

Thermal baths – 20 soles per person.

Day 11 | MachuPicchu - Cusco  (B)

You will have breakfast and then your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am. You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise, and then begin your walking tour (approximately 2 hours) with your guide. After this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (you can get back by bus or on foot) for lunch (not included) and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. You will then get the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, followed by a bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

P.S: If desire to climb up the Waynapicchu Mountain, please request it as soon as you can in order avoid any disappointment if you miss it. We usually do this at 10:00am.

Day 12 | Cusco  (B, L)

After breakfast, Optional half day City Tour* (without Cathedral) we will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places:

The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.

Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.

Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.

Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center.

Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

P.M Walking Tour with the Local tour guide who will be lead guide on trek. Be picked up at 2:00 p.m. where you will be able to visit: the Cusco Mural painting, considered the biggest mural from South America, then you will be able to appreciate the gardens and the panoramic view of the temple of the sun, after that the Street of the biggest Stone were we have original walls built in the Inca time, part of the Inca Roca Inka king palace, then Plaza de Armas or main square, after that the coffee museum and the Local market of San Pedro, finally returning to the hotel.

Day 13 | Cusco At Leisure  (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore Cusco at leisure or take the optional full day tour to the beautiful South Valley. We will picked up from the hotel at 2:00pm in a great bus trip stopping at several interesting sites along the way. Andahuyalillas is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. After that travel to Urubamba, and continue on to Tipon, the oldest occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Tipon, have not changed much from the time of the pre Inca time. At the end of the tour, return to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 6:30pm. The night will be free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice.

Day 14 | Cusco  Airport (B)

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for our return flight home via Lima.

 

Dates & Prices

2018

14 Daysrr

15th Aug - 31st Aug

£2679 pp

1st Sep - 30th Sep

£2376 pp

1st Oct - 31st Oct

£2359 pp

1st Nov - 30th Nov

£2359 pp

1st Dec - 12th Dec

£2376 pp

2019

 

12th Jan - 31st Jan

£2410 pp

1st Feb - 28th Feb

£2410 pp

1st Mar - 31st Mar

£2459 pp

1st Apr - 30th Apr

£2459 pp

1st May - 31st May

£2511 pp

Notes

  • Celebrations at the end of the year (Christmas and New Years), Carnival, Eastern.
  • Public Holiday (1st May, 28th and 29th July)
  • Celebration of Inti Raymi in Cusco (from 19th to 26th June).
  • Rally Dakar: Lima (January 2nd to 5th), Paracas (January 6th and 7th), Nasca (January 8th and 9th), Arequipa (January 10th and 11th).
Upgrades & Add ons

3 day Amazon Trip | starting on Day 9 £500

£500

City tour Lima (4 hours) on Day 1

£59 pp

City tour Cusco (4 hours) on Day 9

£45 pp

Full day South Valley on day 13

£59 pp
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Hotels and Accommodation

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Aranwa Resorts & Spas Colca

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Casa Andina Premium Puno

3 Nights

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San Agustin Plaza Hotel

5 Nights

Half Board

Casa Andina Machu Picchu

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