Peru Fantastic 8 Days Tour

From: 1990.00 USD$

Locations Visited : visit: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley , Machu pichu, Puno, Lago Titicaca 8 Dias Tour
Trip Style : cultural tours
Length : 8 days and 7 nights
Frequency : Every Day
Group : Min 2 , Max 16
Physical Grading :

Short Description

visit: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley ,Machupichu, Puno, Lago Titicaca 8 Dias Tour

First Day:

  • Welcome and transfer from the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • In the afternoon City tour around the Ciudad de los Reyes
  • Night in your Hotel.

Second day:

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Lima.
  • Trip on plane from Lima to Cusco (1 hour)
  • Transfer from the airport in Cusco to the hotel.
  • Tour around the City and outskirts (In the afternoon 13:30 hrs- 18:30 hrs)
  • Cusco music and dance show ( 19:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs)
  • Night in your Hotel.

Third Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour to Sacred Valley of the Inkas (Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo from 8:00hrs – 16:00hrs)
  • Trip by train Inka Rail from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (from 16:36 hrs to 18:09 hrs)
  • Night in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu)

Fourth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 05:30 hrs. Go up by bus to Machu Picchu.
  • 06:00 hrs. View the sunrise of Machu Picchu.
  • Machupicchu Guided Tour in 10:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs.
  • by bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • hrs). Bus ride from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. (From 20:45 hrs to 22:15 hrs)
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Fifth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus station -Cusco to Puno.
  • Guided Tour Cusco- Puno (08:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs)
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno.
  • You could also make the trip by train

Sixth Day:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Tour to lake Titi-Caca, Urus Island, Taquille
  • Night at the Hotel in Puno

Seventh Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from the hotel in Puno to the airport in Juliaca (one hour).
  • Flight from Juliaca to Lima (1 hour)
  • Transfer from the airport in Lima to the bus terminal nazca
  • Trip by bus from Lima to Paracas (14:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs)
  • Night at the hotel in nazca

Eighth Day:

  • Breakfast at the hotel..
  • Flight over to the Nazca Lines.
  • Travel by Bus from Paracas to Lima (17:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs).
  • Transfer to hotel or airport.

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION – 2014:

US$ 1800 – In 5 stars hotel La Posada del Inca  / Isla Steves + Expedition  Train
US$ 1500 – In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Novotel  / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
US$ 1290 – In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Samay   / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
US$ 1120 –  In 3  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE

With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

PRICE PER PERSON IN SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION – 2014:

US$ 1850 – In 5 stars hotel la posada del Inca  / Isla Steves + Expedition  Train
US$ 1550 – In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Novotel  / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
US$ 1320 – In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Samay   / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
US$ 1190 –  In 2  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE

With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE  ACCOMMODATION – 2013:

US$ 1720 – In 5 stars hotel La posada del Inca  / Isla Steves + Expedition  Train
US$ 1480- In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Novotel  / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
US$ 1050 – In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Samay   / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
US$  990 –  In 2  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE

With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

Day 01: Lima City Tour.

City tour on Lima with visits the Huaca Pucllana Once you arrive in Peru our personal will welcome you in the hall of the airport and drive you to the hotel. After resting for a while we’ll start visiting the most interesting places of the ” City of the Kings “: the Cathedral, Pizarro’s Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, passing through the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle. The residential areas of Orrantia, San Isidro, where we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, we will enjoy a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of preincaica pottery including the World biggest collection of erotic Huacos, then we’ll spend the night at the Hotel.(Photo: Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores – Lima).

Day 02:Cusco  The main square.

City tour in Cusco, music Show and dances of Cusco You must be in the airport of Lima at least two hours before your flight leaves to Cusco,you only have to approach to the airline counter and display your ID’s to check in ,the flight to Cusco lasts 1 hr and 10 minutes, In Cusco ” The Archaeological Capital of America “, Our staff will be waiting for you to take you to the Hotel, where you will drink coca tea then you can rest for a while .around 13:30 hrs We’ll pick you up from your Hotel to start visiting the following attractives with a professional guide :

The Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo: Religious center known as “The Temple of the Sun” where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its construction

The Cathedral: Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value.

Sacsayhuaman: Built at 3 Km. From the city of Cusco, impressive stone fortress with an excellent architecture, Famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet high,with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is held in June Every year.

Qenqo: Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheatre where sacrifices were made.

Puca-Pucara: An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.

Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water,known traditionally as the place where water rests.

At the return to Cusco we can be dropped off near to main Square or at The Dance and Music Show to watch tipical dances of Cusco.

 

Day 03 : Sacred Valley Cusco

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas This tour starts around 08:30 hrs., we pick you up at your Hotel, we have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota river, with a panoramic view of Pisac an old Inca City and a visit to the Inka market in this village, where we will have the chance to know in a closer way its people customs and get good bargains with the handycrafts and souvenirs sellers, afterwards we’ll head for Urubamba, traveling on the borders of the river Vilcanota.

We’ll have lunch at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to watch the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from the jungle habitants invasions. We’ll have the chance to walk by the narrow streets and have a clear knowledge of how this militar, religious and cultural center was during the Inca empire.

Finally we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train that starts 16:36 hrs to Aguas Calientes, arriving averaging 18:09 hrs. Spend the night in hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu).(Photo: Valle Sagrado de los Incas).

Day 04 :Machupicchu Cusco

Tour a Machupicchu “The lost City of the Inkas” After getting up early and have breakfast, we climb to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we can appreciate the spectacular sunrise this marvel. Optional: can make the trek to Huaynapicchu this will take about 2 hours round trip (no guide). Then we’ll star the tour guide to the citadel of Machu Picchu, for about 2 hours, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows and various cemeteries around for more than two hours. Then you will be given free time to stroll through the citadel. They will have all morning to Machu Picchu to take pictures and be in this mystical place. Then descend by bus to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to Cusco and drive you to your hotel. (Photo: Machu Picchu).

Day 05:Raqchi Cusco

Tourist trip from Cusco to Puno , visiting Raqchi After breakfast, we will take you to the bus station to start with our trip to Puno this a tour lasts around 8 hours you will have 4 guided visits, Andahuaylillas’s temple or South American Sixtine Chapel, the Inka temple of Raqchi, Buffet lunch in Sicuani,La Raya at 4335 m.a.s.l and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Every visit has a duration of 20 or 40 minutes, where the passenger will be able to make questions, take photos and walk a for a while, doing our trip very pleasant .Then we wll arrive in Puno, and our staff will take you to the Hotel.(Photo: Raqchi).

Day 06: Titicaca Lake Puno

Tour to the Titicaca Lake, Uros island and Taquile Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting The Uros Floating Island�, a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards Taquile Island� (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. At the top of the Island, you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs approximately.

(Photo : Uros Island on the Titicaca Lake in Puno)

Day  07:Chullpas Sillustani Puno

Transfer to Juliaca airport, flight to Lima and trip by bus to Nasca Very early after breakfast in the hotel, we’ll pick you up and transfer to Juliaca airport which is about an hour from Puno, there you can display your ID in the airport counter and then take the flight to Lima. At the airport in Lima, we will be waiting with your name, then transfer you to the bus terminal in the tourism company that will take us from Lima to Nasca, a trip that lasts about 4:30 hours, we arrive to the city of Nasca, where we will be waiting for you, after welcoming the transfer to hotel where you spend the night tonight.

Day 08 :Nazca Lines Nazca

Flight over the “Nazca Lines” After having breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the  nazca,  In the afternoon we head to the airport in nasca where we board the plane for a 45 minutes on the Pampas of Nazca, where the ancient pre-Inca drew huge figures of animals and plants not yet discovered an end, many believe that these figures were made by extraterrestrials, among which are the monkey, the spider, hummingbird, etc. .. 17:00 hrs to hours then we will return to Lima, arriving at approximately 21.00 hrs, our staff will be waiting for you and transfer you to Lima airport or your hotel. (Photo: The Hummingbird Nazca Lines)

What is Included:

  • 2 Transfer Lima Airport to Hotel
  • 1 City tour to the “City of Kings”
  • 1 night in hotel in Lima including breakfast (as accommodation)
  • 2 nights in hotel in Cusco including breakfast (as accommodation)
  • 1 night in hotel in Aguas Calientes includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
  • 2 Nights in Puno hotel includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
  • Night hotel in nasca includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
  • 1 Flight from Lima – Cusco (1 hour)
  • 1 Flight to Lima from Juliaca (1 hour)
  • 1 Flight over the Nazca Lines (45 minutes)
  • 1 Transfer to Cusco airport hotel.
  • 1 Tour to Cusco City and Surrounding Area (By 13:30 hrs- 18:30 hrs)
  • 1 Tour to Machupicchu.
  • Train tickets roundtrip Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu – Ollantaytambo Inka Rail Executive Service.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • 1 Tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas includes 1 breakfast (all day from 08:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs)
  • 1 Transfer from hotel to bus terminal in Cusco to Puno.
  • 1 Guided tour from Cusco to Puno includes 1 breakfast (all day from 08:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs) 1 Tour to Lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Taquile
  • 1 Transfer from the hotel in Puno to Juliaca airport (one hour).1 Transfer from airport to the bus terminal in Lima.
  • 1 Trip by Bus from Lima to nasca.(14:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs).
  • 1 Trip by Bus from nazca to Lima. (17:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs)
  • 1 Transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel or airport.

What is not Included:

  • Entrance tikets to the arqueological sites
  • International Airfares.( Please Give us Details of you Flight Tickets to pick you up from the airport) Flight Number & Company Name.)
  • All airport departure tax – Lima International Departure tax is approximately US$35 and Lima Domestic Departure tax is approximately US$8
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations Meal Budget : Allow approx. US$10  and US$15 for every meal not included.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst staying at hotels.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tickets for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • We will gladly arrange additional accommodation for you before or after your trip: In Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu.
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please): Peru Travel Company  highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your   travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Peru Travel Company  will assist in obtaining all necessary documents for you to be refunded by your insurance company.
  • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.. shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc.. will be at passenger’s expense

What you need to Take:

  • Original Passport (and some copies)
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and travellers cheques
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and films
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swim wear
  • shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
  • Flashlight (head light recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us )
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
  • Money Exchange: Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit cards or debit cards will actually work in Peru. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US$ dollar cash, travellers cheques and cards is best, although you will usually be charged a commission or given a less-favourable exchange rate for travellers cheques. Always take more rather than less.

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION :

Peru is a developing country with growing tourism sector . A wide variety of tourism facilities and services available , with different quality depending on price and location . Read the Department of State Background Notes on Peru for more information .
Location : Western South America , bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador Geographic coordinates 10 00 S , 76 00 W Map references : South A South American area : total: 1,285,220 sq km land : 1,280 . 000 sq km water : 5,220 sq km Area – comparative : slightly smaller than Alaska land boundaries : Total:
5536 km border countries: Bolivia , Brazil 900 km 1560 km 160 km , Chile , Colombia 1496 km (est. ) , Ecuador …

Cusco Peru

Cusco is one of the greatest treasures of Peru . Headquarters of the former Inca Empire , Cusco is home to many of the most splendid examples of pre-Columbian art and archichecture the country. And many of their buidings rest on Inca foundations . Cusco setting is breathtakingly beautiful : the dramatic snow-capped Andes peaks rise above the warm colors of the Urubamba River valley . The area is also rich in vibrang living heritage of Peru : Quechua Indians , many of which remain essentially the same lifestyle they have known for thousands of years. Quechua ( Runa Simi ) is a Native American language of South America. We have already spoken in the Central Andes long before the time of the Incas , who established it as the official …

Machu Picchu Peru :

Machu Picchu ( Quechua : Machu Pikchu , ” Old Peak ” , pronounced [ ? M your pikt u? ] ) Is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 meters ( 8,000 feet) above sea level.It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru , which is 80 kilometers ( 50 miles ) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows . Often referred to as ” The Lost City of the Incas” , Machu Picchu is one of the best known symbols of the Inca Empire .
The Incas started building it around AD 1430 but was abandoned as an official …

Lima Peru :

Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru . It is located in the valleys of the Chillón , Rímac and Lurín rivers , on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao , it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area . Lima is the fourth largest city in Latin America, behind São Paulo , Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. Lima has the third highest rate of human development in South America, after Brazil , Argentina and Chile. Today, is a major world city beta .
Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 , as La Ciudad de los Reyes, or ” The City of Kings ” . It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish …

Ica Peru :

The city of Ica is the capital of the Ica Region in southern Peru . It was founded in 1563 by the Spanish conquistador Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera. Starting in 2005 , had an estimated population of over 219 856 , however , the city suffered extensive damage and loss of life during the 2007 Peru earthquake .
location
The city is situated on the banks of Ica , about 300 kilometers south of Lima along the coastal desert of southern Peru . Further south along the Pan American Highway is the city of Nazca .
history
The city was founded in 1563 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera as Villa de Valverde. The August 15, 2007 , an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred off the coast of Peru , severely affecting Ica .
In 2007, a prehistoric …

Paracas Peru :

The Paracas culture was important Andean society between approximately 600 BC and 175 BC , with extensive knowledge of irrigation and water management. It developed in the Paracas Peninsula , located in what today is the Paracas District of the Pisco Province in the Ica Region . Most of our information about the lives of the Paracas people comes from excavations in the great sea of ​​Paracas necropolis , first investigated by the Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello in 1920. The necropolis of Wari Kayan consisted of many large underground burial chambers , with an average capacity of about forty mummies. It is suggested that each large chamber might have been owned by a particular family …

Nazca Peru :

Nazca Lines
Coordinates: 14 ° 43’00 ” S 75 ° 08’00 ” W / 14.7166667 75.1333333 ° S ° W
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru . They have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The high , arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana . Although some local geoglyphs seem Paracas motifs , scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BCE and 700 CE . The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish , sharks or orcas , llamas , and lizards .

Arequipa Peru :

Coordinates: 16 ° 23’55 .76 ” S 71 ° 32’12 .79″ W / 16.3988222 71.5368861 ° S ° W
Arequipa is the capital of the region of Arequipa in southern Peru . With a population of 904,931 , is the second most populous country. Arequipa lies in the Andes mountains , at an altitude of 2,380 meters ( 7,800 feet) above sea level, the snow-capped volcano El Misti overlooks the city .
The city has many colonial Spanish buildings built of ashlar, a volcanic stone white, which gives it the nickname La Ciudad Blanca ( ” The White City ” ) . [1 ] Reportedly , first acquired this nickname in the colonial era , because most of its inhabitants were Creole of the peninsula …

Colca Canyon Peru :

Coordinates: 15 ° 35’50 ” S 71 ° 52’45 ” W / 15.59722 ° S 71.87917 ° W Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru . It lies about 100 miles ( 160 kilometers ) northwest of Arequipa . It is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States in 4160 m . However, the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and Cabanas . The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre – Inca terraces .
geography The Colca River starts in the Andes in …

Lake Titicaca Peru:

View Bolivian lake shore .
Coordinates 15 ° 50’11 ” S 69 ° 20’19 ” W / 15.836389 ° S 69.33861 ° WCoordinates : 15 ° 50’11 ” S 69 ° 20’19 ” W / 15.836389 ° S 69.33861 ° W
Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia . Is 3,812 m (12,500 feet) above sea level, making it one of the most commercially navigable lakes in the world . By volume of water , it is also the largest lake in South America. [3 ] [4] description
The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia . The western part of the lake lies in Puno