Colca Canyon, Puno, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 13 Days
icon-angle-double-down Duration: 13 Days
icon-angle-double-right Type: Peru Tour Packages
icon-angle-double-up Destinations: Lima, Arequipa. Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca Puno ( Andean Explorer Train), Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu (Hiram Bingham train).
This is one of our favorite tours to offer our travelers to see the best of this Andean Country. A loop around southern Peru by private or group van followed by luxury train travel to Cusco across the high altiplano.
All the tours in Cusco and Sacred Valley as well as train to Machu Picchu and admissions are included. You will be greeted daily by friendly staff and guidesto ensure your itinerary is exceeding your expectations.
Lima, Arequipa. Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Peru Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrive Lima. Private transfer to your Miraflores Hotel
- Day 02: Private Lima City Tour ½ day
- Day 03: Lima-Arequipa flight
- Day 04: Private van Arequipa-Colca Canyon
- Day 05: Private van Colca Canyon-Puno
- Day 06: Group Tour Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile (lunch) ALL-DAY
- Day 07: Puno-Cusco Andean Explorer Train
- Day 08: Private Cusco City Tour ½ Day
- Day 09: Private Sacred Valley Tour
- Day 10: Cusco-Aguas Calientes Hiram Bingham train
- Day 11: Private Machu Picchu Guided Tour. Aguas Calientes – Cusco train
- Day 12: Cusco-Lima flight
- Day 13: Depart Lima
Day 01: Arrive Lima.
After you clear immigrations, retrieve your luggage and pass through customs you will be greeted by your driver and taken by private car to Miraflores, Lima to check in to your hotel. Overnight Miraflores, Lima.
Day 02: Private Lima City Tour ( 4 hours).
At the designated timein the afternoon you will be greeted in your hotel and taken on the Lima “City of the Kings” tour. Visit the Plaza Mayor Lima and the 16th century Cathedral of gold, followed by a tour of the catacombs at the Convento San Francisco. The tour comes to a close in one of the most beautiful residential districts in Lima, Miraflores. There you will visit the only pre-Inca ruin remaining there, Huaca Pucllana, constructed in the 2nd century AD. You will be returned to your hotel after the tour.
Day 03: Lima-Arequipa flight.
You will be greeted in your hotel and taken by private car to the Lima airport for your flight to Arequipa. You will be met in the Arequipa airport and taken to check in to your hotel. At the designated time you will be greeted in your hotel for the walking Arequipa City Tour.
The “White City of Arequipa”, Peru’s second largest and one of its most beautiful cities. Warm and pleasant, Arequipa has more of a desert climate with many cactus and palm trees.
You will visit the beautiful cathedral, Santa Catalina Convent and the museum to observe the mummy Juanita, one of oldest and preserved mummies of South America You will be able to observe the majestic presence of the Misti Volcano. At the end of the tour you will be returned to your hotel. Overnight Arequipa.
Day 04: Private van Arequipa-Colca Canyon.
After breakfast and hotel checkout you will be met and taken to the Colca Canyon (4-5 hour drive in private tourist van). During the ride you will visit the National Reserve of Cañahuas Pampas to observe groups of Alpacas and Vicunas. The drive through Vizcachani, a typical landscape of the Andes, offers a panoramic view of the White Mountain range.
Visit the hanging Pre-Inca tombs, the small cities of Pinchillo, Maca, the town of Shames Anvil (visiting its church with cusqueñan paintings) and Chivay. Later you will arrive at the Colca Canyon. Overnight Colca Canyon.
Day 05: Private van Colca Canyon-Puno.
After breakfast you will be taken to the viewpoint of “the Cross of the Condor“, a few kilometers from Condor Cabana where the Colca Canyon starts. Here hopefully you’ll witness the wonderful spectacle of the flight of the Condors. Following you will continue 6-7 hours to Puno by private tourist van to check in to your hotel. Puno is 3,860 meters. Overnight Puno.
Day 06: Group Tour Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile (lunch) ALL-DAY.
After an excellent breakfast you will take a group motor yacht tour of Lake Titicaca to visit the floating man-made Islands of Uros on a group motor yacht tour. Here you will meet, up-close the citizens who have preserved their old traditions and still live on the water. “The Aquatic Tribe” will show you how they have kept their customs, make their islands and display their crafts made of reeds. The motor yacht tour then continues to the island of Taquile.
On Taquile you can appreciate and purchase some of the finest handmade crafts and basket weavings in Perú to support the very friendly and welcoming island people. Typical lunch included on Taquile of fresh lake trout or a vegetarian option. In the late afternoon you will be returned to your hotel. Overnight Puno.
Day 07: Puno-Cusco Andean Explorer Train (SATURDAY).
Check out of your hotel this day. You will not be returning to Puno. You will be greeted in your hotel and taken by private car to the Puno train station for the luxury Andean Explorer train to Cusco.
This ride will take you through Peru’s high altiplano from elevations over 12,000 feet to Cusco’s 11,000 feet. In Cusco you will be greeted and taken by private car to check in to your hotel.
Day 08: Private Cusco City Tour (½ Day).
In the afternoon you will be met at your hotel for the unforgettable Cusco City Tour. Visit the temple of the sun (Koricancha). Afterwards you will go north (20 minutes) to visit the ancient ceremonial sites of the Incas just outside of Cusco: the megalithic walls of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pucapucara. After completion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel. Overnight Cusco.
Day 09: Private Sacred Valley Tour.
You will be picked up at your hotel to begin your tour of the beautiful Sacred Valley. First stop in Chinchero to see where original textile products are made. Next visit Ollantaytambo, an original Inca archaeological city with its magnificent wall where the Inca defended the Sacred Valley to the North. In the afternoon enjoy a typical Andean buffet lunch. Overnight Cusco.
Day 10: Cusco-Aguas Calientes Hiram Bingham train.
After breakfast check out of your hotel this morning. You will not be returning here tonight. Leave the bulk of your luggage in secure storage. You will be met in your hotel and driven by private car to the train station for your train to Aguas Calientes. Bring passport and train tickets with you to board the train to Aguas Calientes where you will be greeted and taken by bus to check in to your hotel.
Day 11: Private Machu Picchu Guided Tour. Aguas Calientes – Cusco train.
After breakfast you will be met by your guide and taken on an unforgettable tour of Machu Picchu. Arrive early to see the sunrise from inside the park if you wish. Enjoy a 3 hour guided tour with your guide and later have time to hike and explore on your own. When finished, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (20 minutes) to board your train to Cusco (4 hours). You will be greeted in the Poroy station and driven back to Cusco by private car. (20 minutes). Overnight Cusco.
Day 12: Cusco-Lima flight.
At the designated time you will be greeted in your hotel and taken to the Cusco airport in time for your flight to Lima. In Lima you will be greeted and taken to check in to your hotel in Miraflores. Overnight Lima.
Day 13: Depart Lima.
At the designated time you will be greeted in your hotel and taken to the Lima airport for your departing flight.
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