Inca Voyage-9 Days
Activity level: Moderate
If you are making plans to visit Peru, chances are that a visit to the ancient, mystical Machu Picchu ruins is on your to-do list. Besides the ¨Lost City of the Incas¨ is the Amazon of Peru als worth a visit. In this 9 day package you combine culture with the beautiful nature of Peru.
► DAY 01: Lima Details
On your arrival your guide will accompany you to your beautiful hotel located within the airport.
► DAY 02:Lima- Cusco Details
According to the flight´s schedule you will be able to get to the airline counter in order to board your flight to Cusco. On your arrival your private transportation will be waiting for you and will take you to your hotel.In the afternoon you will enjoy a half-day tour of the city including Tambomachay, an ancient Inca religious site built on a hill around a spring, and the remains of Quenqo, a labyrinth of staircases and channels carved into a rocky hilltop, with a sacrificial altar. Continue on to the formidable fortress of Sacsayhuaman with its wonderful panoramic view of Cusco. Marvel at the impressive Inca masonry, not least the monument zig-zag stone walls slotted together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Finally visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Qoricancha Complex, a Dominican church and convent built on the foundations of the Inca´s principal religious building, dedicated to the worship of the sun.
► DAY 03: Cusco-sacred Valley- Aguas Calientes Details
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is as magical as its name suggests; a winding trail of lush, green slopes lining the Urubamba River. Discover everything from colorful markets to architectural remains. Travel to Pisac, a lofty Andean Village with its native market. On your way to Pisac, you will stop at the Awana Kancha centre, where all four Peruvian camelids – llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas – laze in the fields. Weavers from southern Peru exhibit textiles that are spun, dyed and woven using traditional natural products and techniques. This fascinating place also has a shop where you can buy top quality crafts.We arrive at the town of Pisac, renowned for its huge, colorful market. Local Indians have gathered here for centuries to sell their merchandise. The daily handicraft section is famous for ceramic jewellery, textiles and other Peruvian artifacts. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. Here we observe temples, residences, altars, channels and caves.This afternoon we continue to the town of Ollantaytamb, 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 your tour of the next day.
► DAY 04: Machu Pucchu- Aguas Calientes- Cusco Details
After breakfast your guide will meet you at your hotel and will go with you to the 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 up to the Inca Bridge (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 05:Cusco-Puerto Maldonado LodgeDetails
Today your private transportation will transfer you to the airport in order to take your flight to Puerto Maldonado, where you will be received by a representative of the lodge where you will stay. Program according to the Lodge.
► DAY 06/Day 7: Puerto MaldonadoDetails
Program according to the Lodge.
► DAY 08: Pueto Maldonado-LimaDetails
Today you will be taken back to Puerto Maldonado´s airport in order to take your flight to Lima. On your arrival to Lima you will be taken to your beautiful hotel in Miraflores.
► DAY 09:Lima- OutDetails
Today your private transportation will pick you up from the hotel and will take you to the airport, so that you will be able to take your flight back.
-Amazing tour around Cusco full of history and Ruins.
-Cozy and active Town of Aguas Calientes.
-The majestic beauty of Machu Picchu Citadel.
-The mistery of the Peruvian Amazon Jungle.
-Colorful Parrot Claylick near Puerto Maldonado.
-Jungle hikes, river kayaking and more while in the Rainforest.
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.
Lunch and Dinner where not specified.
Additional entrance fee, tours & sightseeing besides mentioned.
Personal expenses, extras, tips and drinks.
Other services not specified in the program.
Travel, medical and cancelation insurance.
Trip Style: Cultural – Nature
- Cusco 3.326m
- Sacred Valley 2.800m
- Aguas Calientes 2.410m
- Machu Picchu 2.430m
- Puerto Maldonado 250m
Peru does not have one climate. Because Peru is close to the equator, the seasons are hardly effected by changes in the state of the sun. However there can be observed some differences between the months November to April and April to November. Due to the very diverse landscape that Peru has, there are several distinct climate zones. The climate depends on the geographical location, altitude and sea currents, so we can divide Peru in three climatic zones:
- Coast: Through the influence of the warm gulf stream El Niño off the coast of Peru are the summer months between December and April. The short summer is associated with small showers. The temperature is pleasant and is between 25°C and 35°C. From April to November dominates the cold Humboldt Current along the coast and the temperature is between 15°C and 25°C.
- Highlands: In the Andes a mountain climate prevails. The climate is fairly constant during the year. The temperature differences are mainly to do with day and night and the height which you are located. In general; the higher, the colder! The climate in the Andes has also a dry and a wet season. The dry season runs from May to October and air is often brightly. The temperature range between 15°C and 25°C, depending on the height. At night the temperature drops quickly to 0-5°C. The rainy seoson runs from November to April. It can rain for days during this period.The temperature differences between day and night are less extreme. In the afternoon it is around 20°C and in the night about 5°C.
- Rainforest: East of the Andes you will find the rainforest which covers most of Peru. In the rainforest is a subtropical climate. It is here all year round humid and temperatures will be around 25°C. The rainy season runs from November to April. The rains are generally short and after the rain usually appears the sun. In the dry season from April to November, there is much less rain in the rain forest.
Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. In 1983 the historical capital of the Inca Empire was declared World Heritage Site. Today the city is a jumping-off point for the Inca Trail and the famous Inca site Machu Picchu. Cusco got his name in a very special way; legend tells that in the 12th century, the sun god Inti looked down on earth and decided that people need organizing, so he created the first Inca Manco Cápac, and his sister-wife, Mama Ocllo. They came to life on Isla del Sol (Sun Island) way over in Lake Titicaca, with a long walk ahead of them. Inti gave Manco Cápac a golden rod and told him to settle in the spot where he could plug it into the ground until it dissapeard; this would be the navel of the earth, Qosq´o, in the Quechua languaga, Cusco.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. The valley was formed by the Urubamba River. The star attractions are the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Pisac is known for its craft market, by far the biggest in the region. You can visit the market daily but the offical market days are on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Ollantaytambo is an Inca archeological site and dominated by two Inca ruins.
Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca site located 2.430 meters above sea level. It is also called ¨Lost city of the Incas¨ and declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca Style, with polished dry-stone walls. In 2007 Machu Picchu was voted one of the ¨New Seven Wonders of the World¨.
Puerto Maldonado is a city in Southeastern Peru in the Amazon forest 55 kilometers west of the Bolivian border; located at the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre Dios River. Nearby are the Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, which have been established to protect natural resources. These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world. They include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws, feed on the clay. Puerto Maldonado is in the tropical Amazon Basin. The climate is hot and humid at all times. The average annual temperature is 26°C with the months of August and September being the hottest.
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