Peru Over Andes. We’ve created this exceptional value-for-money holiday for independent-minded visitors to Peru. See the Andes mountain range and visit the Lost City of Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the fertile landscapes, traditional villages and magnificent ruined temples of the Sacred Valley.
Peru Over Andes Escorted Group Tours Includes:
· Intra-flights Lima-Cusco & Juliaca-Lima.
· 9 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels.
· 3 nights Lima.
· 1 night Urubamba Sacred Valley.
· 2 nights Cusco.
· 2 nights Puno.
· Hotel porterage.
· All transfers.
· 14 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
· Sightseeing per itinerary in Lima, Cusco, and Puno.
· Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.
· Services of English-speaking local guides.
· Entrance fees per itinerary.
· City Tour of Lima & Cusco City Tour.
· Trip to Sacred valley, Ollantaytambo & Pisac Market.
· Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu via Train.
· Excursion to the Uros Floating Islands.
Day 01- Lima:
Upon your arrival into Lima our staff will greet and transfer you to the hotel in exclusive zone of Lima for your overnight.
Day 02- Lima City Tour:
In the morning, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. The tour includes Lima’s Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Return to the hotel.(Breakfast)
Day 03- Lima • Cusco • Sacred Valley:
After breakfast Transfer from hotel to Lima airport for departure flight to Cusco. After your arrival we aboard our private vehicle through the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Later on, we will have the opportunity of visiting the lively local Ancient Pisac market where many of the local Indians sell their hand made textiles. It is here that many fine Andean garments are for sale and you can test your haggling powers as you bargain for trinkets and souvenirs. This afternoon we have lunch, where we will have the chance to eat a buffet option at the local hacienda restaurant with traditional Andean foods and music.
We continue to Ollantaytambo the major Inca fortress. Probably built by the great Inca ruler, Pachacuti in the 1460s, it was the site of Hernando Pizzaro’s defeat by Manco Inca in 1536. Constructed of finely cut polygonal stones and rhyolite blocks, the fortress and nearby town represent the best of Inca architecture and construction.
Large worked blocks, some weighting as much as 100 tons were quarried from a site more than a thousand vertical feet above the valley floor using a technique of pecking with hammer stones, then skidded down and across the Urubamba river several kilometers to the temple site.
Inclined ramps were built to raise the blocks several hundred feet up hill to the construction area. Afterward return to the hotel, on the way we stop at the small Quechua village Chincheros then to the hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 04- Sacred Valley • Machu Picchu:
Aafter breakfast, we pick you up at your hotel and take you to the railway station for the Vistadome class train to Machu Picchu. We’ll descend 1300 meters through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and follow the Urubamba river until the final stop at Aguas Calientes. Afterward we’ll take the 20 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu.
Our guide will explain you the history and the myths that surround this archeological wonder MACHU PICCHU! The famous lost city of the Inca is one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth! Stand 2,430m above sea-level in the middle of a tropical mountain forest.
In an extraordinarily beautiful setting, it was probably most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seen as, if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.
The natural setting on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna, the site is frequently shrouded in misty clouds pierced by the powerful equatorial Sun.
Afterwards we take the bus for your return to the Aguas Calientes for lunch. Then we will take the train for your return to Cusco. After your arrival in to the Cusco train station transfer to the hotel (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 05- Cusco:
In the morning City tour of Cusco, Colonial sites such as the Cathedral, Qoricancha, temple of the Sun, the most important of Inca ceremonial sites. Later you will continue to the most important site of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Puca Pucara. We return to the hotel (Breakfast/Dinner)
Day 06- Free day:
Today you have a free day for enjoying the Capital of the Incas visiting all the city by your own like Churches, Markets and all the typical streets that surround this wonderful city. In the evening you will have a show typical dinner. (Breakfast/Dinner)
Day 07- Cusco • Puno:
Early breakfast and transfer to the Bus Station to take the Tourist Bus to Cusco, a long the way we will have stops and guided tours to the Incas sites of Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and Pikillaqta. We have lunch at the restaurant in Sicuani. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.(Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 08- Full Day Lake Titicaca:
After breakfast, a tour by boat to the islands of Uros and Taquile on Lake Titicaca. Our first stop are the floating reed islands of the Uros indigenous group who maintain houses and evens schools on these floating reed islands continuing to Taquile, where members of this self-supporting island will welcome you and offer a glimpse into their ancient traditions and customs.
Later on we will enjoy a local lunch on the island and an opportunity for some spectacular views over the haunting beauty of Lake Titicaca. Returm to our Hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 09- Puno • Lima:
Early breakfast and transfer to Juliaca airport for fly back to Lima. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 10- Lima:
Leisurely day with plenty of opportunity for shopping before your transfer to the airport and your return flight home. (Breakfast)
|Hotel Jose Antonio Lima ****We are located in Miraflores, a residential district and an excellent location for business or tourism, nearby you will find shopping, dining and recreation areas.Located 30 minutes from the international airport and 20 minutes from the historic center of Lima.|
Pakaritampu Hotel ****
Pakaritampu Sacred Valley Hotel. This tourist class hotel provides a peaceful base point for exploring the close by ruins and appreciating the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and surrounding mountains.
Costa del Sol Picoaga Cusco Hotel ****
The Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals.
Eco Inn Puno Hotel ****
we offer comfortable accommodation having a privileged location fronting Lake Titicaca.
It allows you to enjoy the warmth of the rooms with a spectacular view and to be delighted by the Andean Sunrise in the world’s highest navigable lake surrounded by nature and culture.
Eco Inn Puno hopes your visit will be enjoyable.