Inca Voyage-10 Days
Activity level: Moderate
If you want to combine all the high lights of Peru in a short time, than the Peru Voyage of 10 days is perfect for you! You will visit the Inca cities and kingdoms from Spanish colonial times, fly over the snow-capped Andean Peaks and the Nazca lines, discover the mysterious ¨Lost City of the Incas¨, get to know the Uros culture on Lake Titicaca ans spot the flying Condor in the Colca Canyon! The 10 day package offers you a chance to cover all of those bases!
► DAY 01: Lima Details
On your arrival your guide will accompany you to your beautiful hotel.
► DAY 02:Lima- Nazca Details
Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and will accompany you to the bus station where you will take the bus to Nazca. When you arrive in Nazca your guide will be waiting for you and will take you to your beautiful hotel. The guide will give you further details about your tour for the day after.
► DAY 03: Nazca- ArequipaDetails
Today your guide will take you to the airport where you will have a flight over the Nazca lines. A 550 msnm/m 25k north of Nazca, are mysterious traces done on sand covering an area of 350 km which represent various animals and plants such as Spider, Monkey, Dog, Lizard, Hummingbird, Condor among others in large reaching from 15 to 300 MT. Each figure has a depth about 30 inches. According to Dr. Maria Reiche, who has devoted much of his life to the study of these lines, is the largest astronomical calendar of the World. After the flight you will be transferred to the bus station where you will take the bus to Arequipa. On your arrival your private transportation will take you to your beautiful hotel.
► DAY 04:Arequipa-Colca Canyon Details
We will depart at 07h30 am from Arequipa, driving 160 km to the town of Chivay, capital of the province of Caylloma. At the beginning of our excursion we will enjoy majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes before approaching the National Reserve of ¨Pampa Cañahuas¨, where our transportation will make a short stop to observe wild vicuñas in its natural habitat.
At this point we will be about 3,400 meters above sea level. Moving on we will arrive to ¨Pata Wasi¨, an Andean community at the opposite border of the reserve. To prevent the altitude sickness we will have an original Andean ¨Mate de Coca¨ drink or another hot drink in a rustic restaurant on the road (service of bathrooms are here available). Continuing on the road we will pass ¨Tocra¨, a high plain at more than 4,500 meters, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the ¨Altiplano¨with its llamas and guanacos. The highest point of our tour will be ¨Pata pampa¨ located at 4,820 meters, where we´ll observe the volcanos Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River) and the ¨Cordillera de Chila¨. When we are getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) we will start to wonder at the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca Valley. After this exciting day we will bring you to your hotel.
► DAY 05:Colca PunoDetails
We will have our breakfast very early in the morning and leave to the famous ¨Cruz del Condor¨ point. Arrive to ¨Cruz del Condor¨ and time enough to have an enjoyable view of the deep of Canyon and if the weather permits; majestic pictures of the flight of the condors. After a coordinated time, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1 hour approximately). On the way back to Chivay we are going to visit the traditional village of Pinchollo and the ¨Antahuilque viewpoint¨, where wonderful 1500 year old terraces, constructed by the collaguas, a culture before the Inca´s time, can be observed. We will also make a stop at the look-out point of ¨Choquetico¨ with its hanging tombs ¨Tumbascolgantes¨, and take a look to the litomaqueta, a model of the canyon terraces craved in a rock. We will continue visiting Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the village of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley. Upon our return to Chivay we will stop to have lunch at a local restaurant (not included), and will then start our way directly to your hotel in Puno.
► DAY 06: PunoDetails
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and will be transported to the port where you take a boat and go to the Islands of the Uros. During the visit of the floating reed islands you will learn about the traditional way of living and the Uros culture, you also get to know how the islands are built. You get the opportunity to take a ride in one of the famous ¨totora-boats¨. Afterwards you will go on to Taquile Island where you have lunch. The island is famous for its ¨knitting men¨. Enjoy the spectacular view over Lake Titicaca before you return to Puno in the afternoon.
► DAY 07: Puno-CuscoDetails
Early in the morning you will be picked up and will be transferred to Puno bus station to take the bus to Cusco. The journey will take about 10 hours and includes an English speaking guide, entry tickets to attractions on the road and a buffet lunch. You will pass Pukara (museum), Raqchi (ancient Inca temple), La Raya (highest point with 4800 meters) Andahuaylillas and will arrive in Cusco in the late afternoon. When you arrive in Cusco you will be taken to your hotel.
► DAY 08:Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu PicchuDetails
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is as magical as its name suggests; a winding trail lush, green slopes lining the Urubamba River. Discover everything from colorful markets to fascinating architectural remains. You will visit Chincheros where the colorful local people with typical customs looks awesome. Its settlers live in almost intact Inca constructions, in the same place where their ancestors lived and formed the largest and most prosperous civilization in America. This afternoon we continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the Americas. Climb the steep stone steps up to the imposing fortress at the top of the mountain for breathtaking views down the valley, and admire the huge monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun. Finally you will be taken to the train station. On your arrival to Aguas Calientes your guide will meet you and will give you some details for the next day.
► DAY 09:Machu Picchu-CuscoDetails
After breakfast your guide will meet you at your hotel and will go with you to Machu Picchu, our tour guide will give you a guided tour (approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) visiting the Inca Terraces, The Agricultural Sector, The Urban Sector, etc. Then you will be able to have plenty of time to explore this mysterious city by yourself.
Things to do:
- Walk up to the Sun Gate (45 minutes to 1 hour)
- Walk to the Inca Brigde (40 minutes)
- Walk up to the Huayna Picchu Mountain (2 hours, early booking requiered)
In the afternoon, you will take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes in order to catch the train back to Cusco. When you arrive back in Ollantaytambo or Cusco´s train station we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
► DAY 10:Cusco- OutDetails
Today your guide will meet you at your hotel and will take you to the airport, so that you will be able to take your flight back.
-See the magnificent and emblematic Andean Condor at Colca Canyon.
-Fly around the iconic and mysterious Nazca Lines.
-Natural and cultural marvels awaits for you at beautiful Arequipa.
-All the greatness of the pristine Machu Picchu Ruins.
-Boat ride around the largest high-altitude lake in the World.
-Cultural interchange with the locals for a unique lively experience.
-Ancient ruins around the cozy and friendly city of Puno.
-Explore the active life of Lima at your own pace.
All tours and excursions specified with licensed bilingual guide & transportation.
Transfers to/from Airport and others where detailed.
Accommodation on selected hotel (category) with Breakfast.
Entrance fees to visited sites.
24/ assistance when on tour.
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDES
International and domestic flights in Peru.