Day 01: Lima
Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Free day for shopping
OPTIONAL CITY TOUR:
Lima, "The City of Kings", in the past the centre of the Spanish Empire in the New World and nowadays the Capital of Peru, is one of the most important cities in South America and the starting point for tourist programs in Peru. UNESCO has declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. Lima shows the legacy in art and architecture from the Colonial and Republican periods with much pride, whilst its museums exhibit and preserve golden artifacts, pottery vessels and textiles from pre-Inca and Inca Cultures.
Lima is a metropolis with luxurious hotels located in the Districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, beautiful mansions and parks, cafes and restaurants, theatres and a pretty shaky nightlife. It has modern shopping malls, boutiques and handicraft shops full of silver and gold jewelry, furs, ceramics, textiles made of alpaca wool, cotton and vicuña wool, offered at amazingly cheap prices that turn shopping in Lima into a worthwhile activity. Lima In the morning or
afternoon 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 Martín, Plaza Mayor the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with and Lima's Colonial Balconies. We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Zurbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs.
We then drive through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. . Return to your hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the airport with conexion to Cusco.
Cusco Meet upon arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Remaining morning free to rest in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness. Cusco is at 3,400 meters above sea level (11,000 feets).
OPTIONAL CITY TOUR:
In the afternoon, we will visit the City of Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha.Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons. (optional)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cusco: The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Breakfast. Full-day excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", along the Vilcanota River. We will have the opportunity to share closely the peasants' customs and bargain with vendors at the typical Indian market of Pisac, . Lunch in a local countryside restaurant. (This is with a normal tour but according you require Lunch in Lamay in a restaurant supported by Planeterra, and women’s weaving project at same Community of Huchuy Qosqo) In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel for overnight.Evening at leisure. We suggest going around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere tasting a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Main Square.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Buffet lunch in Huchuy Qosqo Community
Huchuy Qosqo comes from the Quechua word Huchuy (small) Qosqo (Cusco) is situated on the heights of Lamay Sacred Valley, is a spiritual retreat center that for the Inca era years started every 21th June occurred the winter solstice, the Spaniards moved to June 24 and celebrated the famous Inti Raymi because on that day had a major celebration in Spain and thus wanted to evangelize the Andean Community, the 1st to August 12 has certain phenomena of wind, this it was very important because in the Inca era the main activity was agriculture, so they had to know how would be the following stations for this and make sure that serious abundant water for their upcoming harvests, Curacas would Huchuy Qosqo to make payments to land, because of the Andean Worldview acuerod they made offerings of gratitude to Mother Earth. It is important to read the coca leaves, it is important to mention the top of the mountain because the top is closer to the heavens (closer to God).
From Cusco (you walk about 8 hours)
From Ccorao - Sacred Valley (about 4 hours walking)
From Chinchero. this is the most accessible tourist route seniors because it is not so steep (walking for 21/2 to 31/2 hours walking) By car, you can only go up from Calca with 4X4 vehicles-wheel drive because we have had the experience of one of our units are overturned by not having traction, killing tourists, the Xbox Guide and the driver then are now up to 3 passengers per 4x4 car plus the guide and driver.
Cusco - km 82 – Huayllabamba (4B, 3L, 3D)
Pick up from your hotel, by bus cusco-ollantaytambo - chilca - piskacucho – route.
At 82 km of the railway line (piskacucho), the group will prepare their rucksacks and, with the guide and porters, start the trek by crossing the bridge over the urubamba river to where the inca trail to machu picchu truly begin spatallacta,”village in the heights” an archeological complex situated at the foot of a mountain on the left of the river cusicancha, tributary of urubamba river.
There are many terraced fields here that probably served to feed other settlements and 'tambos' (travellers' rest stations) along the inca trail. The urban sector has more than a hundred structures, as well as an inca altar, the "pulpituyoc."huayllabamba, "green meadow"a small, indigenous village located at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by crops of maize and potatoes.on sunny days, you see the snow-covered peaks of the urubamba cordillera (mt. Veronica). Many groups camp in this village the first night. The village offers campers a public bathroom. Nearby, at patawasi, you will find inca-step buildings.
SECOND DAY WAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYU RUNKURACCAY:
Arid and cold high plains. Abra de warmiwañusca, "dead woman's pass"this is the highest point of the inca trail. The walk is arduous, with a long steep climb to the high pass at 4,200 meters (16,000 feet approximately). On the trail you will be able to appreciate the change in the surroundings as you pass from the moderate temperatures of the valleys to theright before the pass in a small plain there is a campsite called "llulluchapampa," bordered by two streams of crystal clear water. There is a public bathroom here- also a place where many travellers rest before the last stretch over the pass at warmiwañusca. The pass is cold and very windy. Beyond the pass we descend to our next campsite. Runkuracay, "oval building"this is an inca "tambo," or lodge, of semi-circular design with a view of the valley of pacaymayu (" hidden river ") below. On the way to the ruins you pass the campsite at pacaymayu at the bottom of the valley where there is abundant water, a public bathroom, and a small waterfall. This is a good place to rest and have lunch after runkuracay, the trail ascends, passing the twin lakes of yanacocha ("black lake "). This is also a popular campsite.
THIRD DAY RUNKURACCAY - PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYHUAYNA:
SAYAQMARKA, "DOMINANT TOWN"
This is an interesting set of ruins located on a cliff with a panoramic view of the aobamba valley and the snow-covered peak of pumasillo. This construction comprises a labyrinth of very narrow corridors, some with exits and others without. The only access to the ruins is by a steep, but solid, stone staircase carved into the side of the mountain. The abyss on one side is carpeted with exotic plants such as orchids and lichens. The whole atmosphere is unforgettable. During the walk we pass conchamarca, a small, recently discovered archaeological complex, and the campsite at chakicocha, a flat, spacious area with public bathrooms and water. Then the trail ascends again and we come to the first tunnel on the trail - 20 meters long and with steps carved out of the living rock. Continuing our ascent we reach the third and final pass of the trail at phuyupatamarca. Phuyupatamarca, "town above the clouds" this is undoubtedly one of the most unique towns on the inca trail. It is almost always covered in the mist rising from the cloud forest and is located on the side of a ravine looking down into the urubamba valley; the site is surrounded by terraced fields and ceremonial sources of fresh water. In the upper section there is a plaza from which, on sunny days, the beautiful landscape of the urubamba valley can be seen, as well as the adjacent snow peaks. In the lower section stand circular constructions that seem to imitate the forms of the surrounding landscape.near the phuyupatamarka pass the trail descends down solid, spiralling steps, passing through a second tunnel. Then, winding down the mountain, the trail flattens out, following the course of the urubamba, before arriving at wiñay huayna.
WIÑAY HUAYNA, "ETERNAL YOUTH"
This archaeological complex owes its name to the typical orchids that decorate the site with their vibrant red, yellow, and violet flowers all year round. This is perhaps the most beautiful place on the inca trail and the last urban center before machu picchu. It was built on the side of a mountain on the left bank of the urubamba river.wiñay huayna consists of four principal sectors: the urban sector, located in the lower part and containing more than 20 buildings; the ritual sector; the terraced sector for crops; and the tower sector, which boasts the site's finest architecture and is therefore assumed to have been a place of religious or social importance. You will leave wiñay huayna very early in the morning - 4:15 am - in order to reach intipunku, the "sun gate," to see the dawn over the city of machu picchu. At this point travellers receive their first glimpse of the majesty and grandeur of machu picchu, the sacred city of the incas, under the first rays of the dawning sun.
FOURTH DAY WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO:
Machu picchu is the most beautiful and best-preserved inca city - some claim fortress - and one of the world's most famous archaeological sites. It was discovered by the american historian hiram bingham on the 24th of july, 1911. The city was lost for centuries, and when it was found, it was covered by the thick vegetation typical of the southern peruvian andes.the city can be divided into three areas: the urban, agricultural, and adjacent zones. In the urban sector you can find the temple of the sun, the royal tomb, the ceremonial fountains, the royal palace, the temple of the three windows, the main temple, the intiwatana, the main square, the sacred rock, the industrial room, and the prisons.the agricultural sector includes the cemetery and the funeral rock. Finally, the adjacent zones are: intipunku, the temple of the moon, wayna picchu and the drawbridge.machu picchu and the other towns along the inca trail were conceived as religious centres. The incas worshipped the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, and mother earth, making a journey today along this sacred trail an inca pilgrimage.machupicchu it self in the late afternoon. After the tour you will have free time to wander around, then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to aguas calientes. (aguas calientes) train back to ollantaytanbo bus to cusco. Optional visit to the inca bridge before returning to cusco.
Transportation from cusco to km 82, starting point of the trail
entrance to the inca trail and to machu picchu
services of a english tour guide
service of cooks and porters
camping equipment: double occupancy tents and sleeping pads, dinner tent, toilet tent, - kitchen tent, tables, seats, and utensils for your meals.
first aids kit
all meals during the hike 4b,3l,3d and tea time
train ticket from aguas calientes to ollantaytanbo
biodegradable soap during inca trail
bus to cusco
NOT INCLUDED :
Sleeping bag do you can to rent ($4 dolar for day) hire
bottled drinks except water or where provided with meals
optional tips to staff
excess baggage changes
personal porters ($ 130 dollars)
Free day for explore or relax.
RIVER RAFTING DAY 01 PLUS ZIP LINE
We pick you up at 08:50 am from your hotel in Cusco. Where our tourist bus service to take them to the southern zone of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The ride takes an average of 1 hour 30 minutes down the road Cusco - Sichuan. Where arrive at our private camp called "Camp River Cusipata" Upon arriving at our camping "Cusipata River camp" will find all the facilities as are:
Restrooms, locker rooms, sauna, lockers and they provide all the rafting equipment, such as helmet, life jacket, suit neo-pre-no and a waterproof jacket. Then the guides provide all the necessary information about the commands to be carried in the boat. We travel by our private bus for about 15 minutes south to the Acomayo bridge where we started rafting, and proceed on the path of the river evacuants Auto inflatable rafts for an average of 2 ½ hours. The rapids in this section are: Class III and III + also send you a safety kayaker. At the end of the boating immediately return to "Cusipata river camp" where you can relax in our SAUNA, then have a delicious lunch (vegetarian meals available if vegetarian). Then the guides will provide all necessary information about the ZIP LINE as slipping. Then start with ZIPLINE consisting of 4 wires 120 meters long each. After lunch, pack up all your stuff again and will be back in Cusco at approximately 5:30 pm
• Transportation round trip, tourist bus service.
• All equipment river as it is: life jacket, waterproof jacket.
• Wetsuit, helmet, (we have a completely new team).
• Lunch, hot and cold drinks. (Vegetarian food).
• Professional guides and instructors class V.
You should bring:
* A complete set of clothes.
* A pair of sandals or slippers for the cold.
* A small towel.
* Bathing suit to wear under the suit neoprene
* Optional Photo Service.
HORSES ON A TOUR Ancahuasi (1DAY)
Duration: 1 day.
Depart Cusco at 9:00 am, to go to the town of Ancahuasi, is where we will find the Guide, Horsemen and horses accompany us on our ride up Huarocondo area, where we will rest and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, continue to the archaeological site K'illarumiyoc, and then return to Ancahuasi (El Rancho). Where we expect our transport to take us back to Cusco, arriving at 5:00 pm. Approx.
MOUNTAIN BIKING: (HALF DAY)
Pick up from hotel at 9.00 am, where biking adventure begins walking through some parts of the city, then we will go to the output of Cusco to head to Tambomachay, this is an accessible route where we have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city .To this tour you are providing bike, helmet, gloves and guide during your journey. Return to hotel around 2.00 pm
Day 09 – 10 (2B2L2D)
Amazon Jungle (G Lodge):
Day09: Flight to Puerto Maldonado, and journey to the lodge. Following your early morning flight to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco, you will be met at the airport by your naturalist guide and transferred to a dugout canoe for the trip up the Tambopata River to G lodge. On the journey the vegetation changes from colonized deforested areas to virgin rainforest. A box-lunch is provided on board. On arrival you'll have a welcome drink and meet the rest of the staff. In the late afternoon you set off for an introductory walk into the "terra firma" forest behind the lodge (Trail 2), dominated by giant Brazil-nut and Dipteryx trees. Frequently seen mammals on this trail are Saddle-back Tamarinds, Brown Capuchins, Agoutis, Pacas, Blue-Morpho butterflies, Trogons, Toucans and many other species of birds. After dinner a night walk to find nocturnal animals or insects by their eye-shine, a specialization for increasing light and seeing better. About 50% of the animals are nocturnal in the rainforest. (L,D) Day 10: Hike to Lake Condenado. After an early breakfast you and your nature guide will board the motorized canoe once again for the short journey to the trail head to begin a morning's exploration by foot and paddle canoe of the lake system of Condenado, rich in bird and aquatic life. A family of giant otters lives in the vicinity of the lake and are often observed. Birds abound especially Rufescent Tiger-herons, Great Egrets, Wattled Jacanas, Hoatzin, the noisy Donacobius and many others. Remember to bring your hat and sun cream for there is no shade out on the water. You will return to the lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon is for exploring the forest close to the lodge (with or without your guide), relaxing and bathing in the Gallucunca, a cool clear stream beside the lodge, or visiting our tree platforms, going up with ropes and harnesses for a bird's eye view of the forest and for close-ups of arboreal orchids and the many other species of plants and animals that are never seen near the ground (extra cost). After dark you will go searching for caiman (alligators) and other nocturnal animals by motorized canoe along the Tambopata River. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Departure. A dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado, giving memorable views of the sunrise over the river. Look out for the early morning wildlife, which is particularly active at this time. Howler monkeys are frequently heard, as they stakeout their territories. Your guide will take care of you on arrival in Puerto Maldonado and will deal with all the necessities at the airport prior to your departure. (B)
Arrival in Lima and transfer to your hotel.
Services included in your trip:
All meals and accommodation from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on your final day. All transport from your arrival at Puerto Maldonado to your return to the airport. All guided excursions described in the itinerary
Services not included in your trip:
Flights to and from Puerto Maldonado, The entrance fee to the TNR (aprox US$11), airport taxes, tree climbing (with harnesses and ropes). Any drinks you may purchase from the bar. Tips.
At convenient time transfer to the airport with connexion to Lima.
Dinner with Folk dances show at night (OPTIONAL)
For the Macaw clay lick necessarily have to stay an extra night
Day 12 LIMA (1 B)
At convenient time, transfer to the airport for International flight.
After breakfast or lunch, we take a 45-minute drive to the ancient pre-Columbian Pachacamác Pilgrimage Centre overlooking the fertile Valley of Lurin and the Pacific Ocean. Built around 700 AD, as a temple for worshipping the Sun God, the complex is mostly constructed from mud bricks or adobe. The Temple housed an oracle and is considered as one of the main ceremonial centres of pre-Hispanic Peru. Pilgrims flocked here from far and wide to worship Pachacamác, believed to be the Creator of the World and all of its creatures. The best preserved area is the Inca-built section (1440-1533).
The archaeological site includes palaces, plazas and temples, that have been recently restored, and on-site Museum housing interesting pre-Hispanic relics.
Frequency (Every day except Monday)
02 nights in Lima
Transfers in Lima
04 nights in Cusco
Transfers in Cusco
01 Sacred Valley Tour with Buffet Lunch in Huchuy Qosqo Community, guide, entrance fee and private car.
Inca Trail 4days /3 nights (What includes and not is detailed above)
03 days /03 nights Amazon Lodge (what includes and not is detailed above).
Domestic and International flights
Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
International or national telephone calls
Meals no mentioned
OPTIONAL TOURS COST (per person)
City tour in Lima (bus, guide and entrance fee) $ 55
City tour in Cusco (bus ,guide and entrance fee ) $ 75
River Rafting(What includes and not is detailed above) $ 125
Horse on a tour $ 100
Mountain Biking $ 90
Pachacamac Tour (bus, guide and entrance fee) $ 90
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