The Inca Journey - 10 Days

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Tour Design

Private tours and allows for customization based on customer requirements

Departure Dates

All year around - Daily based on availability

Difficulty Level

Easy – Moderate

OVERVIEW

Explore Peru and discover the culture and traditions of the Inca empire. Visit the amazing Andes and discover Machu Picchu the lost city of the Incas, the famous sacred valley and Cusco the center & capital of the Incas.

Latin Frontiers specialize in customized, private tours and we can design an itinerary based on your wishes and budget, travel with us any day of the year. Contact us, we will be happy to help you with the best trip of your life.

Highlights

Duration: 10 Days
Departure: Daily
Hotels: First Class Accommodation

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 - Transfer in Lima

When you arrive in Lima, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your charming hotel in the center of the city.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Lima

 

Day 2 - Lima historical city tour

Today you will visit the historical center of Lima; a UNESCO world heritage site. You will start at the Plaza de Armas with visiting the cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.

Then, you will explore the Santo San Francisco Monastery: one of Lima’s most famous religious sites, being the oldest church in the city with interesting relics and where the first university of South America was founded. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from its tower. Afterwards you will wander around the old colonial streets and the modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Andina Premium Lima (Breakfast)

 

Days 3 -Flight to Cusco- Cusco & surroundings tour

In the morning you will fly to the beautiful city of Cusco, which has both colonial and Inca influences. It is a city with a lot of history, arts and folklore. You will visit to the Q’oricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the cathedral. Then you will go to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman (where the Inti Raymi Sun Fest takes place) and the nearby Inca Ruins of Cusco.

At night you can wander around the city with its nice restaurants and great artisanal products.

Accommodation: Hotel Aranwa boutique Cusco (Breakfast)

 

Day 4- Urubamba Sacred Valley Day Tour

While you start your journey towards Urubamba Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley), you can enjoy the beauty of the Andean landscape along the way. A few more miles will bring you to Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created a unique way of life among the local inhabitants.

You will get a chance to explore this picturesque town, famous for its artisanal markets where you can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork.

After lunch, you will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. You will discover the large archeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys.

Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions. You will spend the night in the valley.

Accommodation: Hotel Aranwa Sacred valley (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Day 5- Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas tour

Today you will visit the famous Machu Picchu Inca ruins.

Early in the morning you will travel from Cusco to the village Aguas Calientes by train. Apart from hiking, this is the only way to reach Machu Picchu.

On the way you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and traditional entertainment.

Upon arrival will go up the mountain, to the breathtaking Inca ruins. These ruins are divided into three districts and were intricately built using impressive, ancient techniques.

You can take the time you need to internalize the ruin´s atmosphere and its breathtaking environment. A delicious lunch will be served from a restaurant with view on the Inca ruins. In the late afternoon you will return to Cusco.

Accommodation: Hotel Aranwa boutique Cusco (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Day 6 - Second Machu Picchu visit – Return to Cusco

Today you will have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu again, this time without guide. Because it is in historical place surrounded by amazing nature, visiting the ruins twice is absolutely worth it.

Afterwards you can explore Aguas Calientes, where you can by many handmade souvenirs. In the afternoon, you will go back to Cusco by train, where you will be welcomed and brought to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Aranwa boutique Cusco (Breakfast)

 

Day 7 - Sightseeing transfer to Puno

Today you will be transferred to Puno in a tourist bus. On the way you will stop at different locations: the colonial church in Andahuaylillas, the Raqchi Inca ruins and Pucara.

The archeological sight Pucara served as a fort that had to protect Cusco in Inca times. A typical lunch will be served on the way. In the afternoon you will arrive at Puno, where you will stay in a hotel located at the beautiful Titicaca Lake.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Andina Primium Puno (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Day 8 - Uros Floating Islands and Taquile tour

Today you will go to the amazing floating islands of the Uros, inhabited by fishermen and hunters. The Uros people are known as the “People of the Lake”, and the islands are built out of reeds that grow about the lake called ´totora´.

After this interesting visit you will head to Taquile Island, where you will have lunch and you will experience the islanders’ customs and traditions, their colorful outfits that still follow the designs of their ancestors, and the local art.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Andina Primium Puno (Breakfast & Lunch)

 

Day 9 - Sillustani Ruins visit – Transfer to Juliaca – Flight to Lima

In the morning, you will visit the Sillustani Ruins; pre-Columbian tombs next to the Umayo Lake, one of the little sisters of the giant Titicaca Lake.

The tombs of Sillustani are built above ground in tower-like structures called `chullpas´, and were the vestiges of the Colla people.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport of Juliaca. From here you will fly to Lima, where you will be welcomed and brought to your hotel.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Primium Lima (Breakfast)

 

Day 10 -Transfer out

After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you will be brought to the airport for your flight back home. (Breakfast)

INCLUDED

Private transportation

Hotel accommodation in first class hotels

Tours described in the itinerary

English - spanish speaking guides

Meals described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

International & domestic flights

Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages

Tips & Gratuites

Personal Expenses

Thank you so much for an incredible trip that we will always think of as the best ever vacation to date. Just Fabulous!!!! from a 1-10 scale all was a ten. I felt accomplished by climbing mountain at Machu Picchu

Kurt Heisser

USA

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