Machupicchu & Titicaca Lake

THE BEST OF CUSCO, THE SACRED VALLEY & MACHUPICCHU & THE TITICACA LAKE: 8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Travel from only: US$132 per day - 8 days starting only at US$1060 per person

This is the best program which will let you visit the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, and the beautiful highest navigable lake of the world: Titicaca Lake. It is also one of the best combinations to see and be in contact with local people, the wonderful landscapes of the Andes, the Cloud Forest, its flora and fauna. Learn about the Incas, Peruvian culture, and visit 1 of the new 7 wonders of the world!!!!

ITINERARY:
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner
DAY 1: ARRIVING TO CUSCO
DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR: Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, kenko, Puca Pucara & Tambomachay. (B)
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY: AWANACANCHA, PISAC RUINS, MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO (B, L)
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY - MACHUPICCHU (B)
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO. If available also hike to Huaynapicchu or Montana Machupicchu (B)
DAY 6: CUSCO – PUNO: By bus; Andahualillas, Raqchi, La Raya Pass & Pucara Museum. Or by train paying the extra. (B, L)
DAY 7: TITICACA LAKE TOUR: Uros, Taquile. With a fast boat (B, L)
DAY 8: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA (B)

Optional private City tour of Lima if your international flight leaves at night
DETAILED ITINERARY
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner

DAY 1: ARRIVING TO CUSCO
Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the selected hotel; where you should take a short rest to adjust better to the altitude (11,000 ft a.s.l.)
Optional activity: Typical lunch (taste guinea pig or alpaca if you wish) at a local restaurant with an amazing view of the city and visit an alpaca clothes factory. Lunch not included but you will have a free transportation
Note: You are in charge of arriving to Cusco, by plane, train or Bus. Our Services start and finish in Cusco.

DAY 2: CUSCO
Free morning to visit the city and its museums: Inca, Preculumbian Art & The Machupicchu Museum.
Afternoon Combined tour; visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. (B)
Note: Whenever it will be possible; to avoid the crowds and in the high season we will program this tour in the morning.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY: AWANACANCHA, PISAC RUINS, MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO
Visit a farm where you will see and take nice pictures of alpacas, llamas, vicunas & guanacos, also we will see and learn (step by step) how Andean people still make very beautiful textiles using very old traditional techniques.
Continue to PISAC located right at the entrance to the Sacred Valley, the amazing Inca city that constitutes one of the most important Archaeological Parks in the region. Visit the fine temples, palaces and the well preserved and vast farming terraces; built even as far as the edge of precipices that still keep their straight sometimes vertical aqueducts; an imposing and unforgettable sight that also offers very beautiful landscapes. Visit PISAC the Colonial Village, where you will see the famous "Indian Market" and the handicrafts or "souvenirs" market, this is your chance to enjoy a blend of color, traditions and people, and bargain for exotic craftworks.
Pisac Ruins
After Lunch at Urubamba Village, tour to the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in South America, where people are still living in the same houses and palaces as 500 years ago; the ancient Incan town of OLLANTAYTAMBO, with its very impressive constructions built with huge boulders and its ancient heritage that will leave us astonished. Overnight Ollantaytambo. (B, L)
Note: The Pisac Market is everyday, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays is bigger but more crowded; not so good for visiting the ruins in Pisac and Ollantaytambo and for photos
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY - MACHUPICCHU
Train ride to Aguas Calientes town (1 1/2 hours), bus ride to Machupicchu (1/2 hour)and private guided visit (2 1/2 hours) of the "Holy City of the Incas", the highlight of any trip to South America. Free afternoon to explore on your own with less people. Overnight Aguas Calientes. Optional visit of the hotsprings (tickets not included) (B)
Note: Whenever it will be possible; to avoid the crowds and in the high season we will program this tour in the afternoon.
Machupicchu
DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU – HUAYNAPICCHU - CUSCO
On your own, early visit of Machupicchu; to spot the amazing sun rise and take the optional short hikes to the Sun gate, Montana Machupichu, Huaynapicchu Peak (if available), the temple of the Moon, and the Inca Bridge. Afternoon return to Ollantaytambo by train (1 1/2 hours) and transfer by bus to the hotel (1 1/2 hours). (B)
Note: If you are interested in climbing to Huaynapicchu or Montana Machupicchu the entrance fees are Included but you have to let us know in advance, we must buy tickets ASAP, there is a short limit per day.

DAY 6: CUSCO – PUNO
This day you will have a bus ride with guided visits or you can choose to ride on the 1st class Orient Express train without ANY tours and an EXTRA cost of $240 per person. Train only available on: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Bus ride from Cusco to Puno visiting on the way a very beautiful chapel: Andahuaylillas; known as Sistine chapel of South America, the temple of Wiracocha (a very impressive Inca site) and the Pucara Museum. You will also have other stops for lunch & photos. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Puno. (B, L)

- Bus Departure: 7 am / Arrival: 5 pm
- Train (non stop) Departure: 8 am / Arrival: 6-7 pm
DAY 7: TITICACA LAKE TOUR
Full day excursion to the beautiful Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the Floating Islands (made of totora: reeds) of Uros, where the population still live as their ancestors did a thousand years ago. Later visit the Taquile Island, a remarkable community also with a great ethnic and cultural value; with the best weavers in the region. Quechua, the language of the Incas is kept alive and the islanders preserve their traditional very old costumes and treat visitors in very welcoming fashion. Pm return to the hotel in Puno. (B, L)

Note: We use a fast boat for this tour

Machupicchu
DAY 8: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA
Transfer to the Juliaca airport to take the flight to Lima. (B)

END OF OUR SERVICES

Note: If your international flight from Lima is leaving at night you have the option of taking an early flight from Juliaca and could have a city tour in Lima, ask for more details if you are interested
DATES
. This trip is available the whole year at any day you want
. We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
. If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip (with GROUP tours) but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)
PRIX ET INCLUSIONS
. PRIX PAR PERSONNE à US $$, MINIMUM 2 PERSONNES en occupation double.
. Si vous souhaitez utiliser une pièce SINGLE ou si vous êtes un voyageur SOLO, vous pouvez encore faire le voyage (avec des visites en groupe), mais vous devez payer le SUPPLEMENT UNIQUE (SS)
2-3 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$160 TOTAL
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1060 per person
- SS: US$320
- US$1420 per person
- SS: US$940
- US$2020 per person
- SS: US$1880
4-5 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$120 TOTAL 
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1020 per person
- SS: US$320
- US$1380 per person
- SS: US$940
- US$1950 per person
- SS: US$ 1880
6-7 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$80 TOTAL
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$990 per person
- SS: US$320
- US$1330 per person
- SS: US$940
- US$1870 per person
- SS: US$ 1880
8-+ PEOPLE
PRIVATE TOURS WITHOUT ANY EXTRA COSTS
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$960 per person
- SS: US$320
- US$1290 per person
- SS: US$940
- US$1850 per person
- SS: US$1880
Extra Payment for Private tours: Paying this TOTAL EXTRA COST per PARTY; for ALL the TOURS in CUSCO; we will provide: a PRIVATE transportation + an English Speaking guide just for your party.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY:
- Double or Twin rooms at described Hotels + breakfasts for 7 nights, Cusco: 3 nights, Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo: 1 night; Aguas Calientes: 1 night, Puno: 2 nights.

- GROUP Tours: For the all the tours you will have an English speaking guide, all the entrance fees to visit all the attractions described on the itinerary, all the roundtrip transfers and bus transportation.
GROUP Tours: City Tour & 4 ruins, Sacred Valley, and 2 days Machupicchu: Roundtrip EXPEDITION or INCA RAIL train tickets, Private Machupicchu English speaking guide (2 1/2 hours), For 2 days: Roundtrip Bus tickets, Machupicchu & Huaynapicchu entrance fees.
If you wish you can upgrade to the VISTADOME ($50 pp) or the HIRAM BINGHAM train ($665 pp)

- Touristy (best available) Bus: Cusco - Puno: Transportation to the bus station, Guided tours (English & Spanish), entrance fees and buffet lunch.
- Titicaca Lake tour: Bus & FAST Boat Transportation, Guide (English & Spanish), entrance fees and lunch.

For the GROUP Tours: We use the best available transportation and guides. On average we have:
Cusco City and Sacred Valley tours: 12-16 people
For Machupicchu you will have a PRIVATE guide (only for your party)
Titicaca Lake tour: 15-18 people

- All the transportation: Airport/Bus & Train Station - Hotel - Airport/Bus & Train Station described in the Itinerary
- Described meals
- Professional & Personal Assistance during your visit.

Does not include: International & national airfares (Lima - Cusco & Juliaca - Lima), tips, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, non described meals & snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send a deposit of 70% of the trip's price ASAP.
- You can make the deposit in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 8% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
- The remaining balance has to be paid 45 days before your trip or in US$$, cash in Cusco.

The deposit will be used to pay hotels, buy train, Machupicchu tickets, etc. Once we bought your tickets; they are NOT transferable to any other person OR to any different date due to Government regulations.
HOTELS
Please note that for any package we can upgrade and use any other you wish: 4 star, 5 stars, the most recommended, expensive room, etc, etc. As a LOCAL travel agent we have good prices with ALL the hotels in Peru so please just let us know about your preferences and we will send you our best price.
3 STAR/GOOD VALUE:
CUSCO: La Posada de Atahualpa, Amaru or similar
SACRED VALLEY: Sol Ollanta, Apu Lodge, Iskay or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: Pequena Casita, Killa Inn or similar
PUNO: Plaza Colonial, Conde de Lemos or similar
4 STAR/GOOD VALUE:
CUSCO: Tierra Viva, Rumi Punku, San Agustin Dorado, Eco Inn or Jose Antonio
SACRED VALLEY: Pakaritampu, Hacienda or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: El Mapi, Casa Andina, Tierra Viva or similar
PUNO: Jose Antonio, Royal Inn or similar
5 STAR/BEST AVAILABLE:
CUSCO: Casa Cartagena, Marriot, Aranwa, Palacio del Inka
SACRED VALLEY: Aranwa, Rio Sagrado, Inkaterra or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: Sumaq or Inkaterra Pueblo
PUNO:Libertador
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