Lake Titicaca & Inca Trail Journey – 12 days

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Spectacular Lake Titicaca, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: We offer a wonderful trip through the Andes. Take this 12 day trip exploring trails in the Andes and natural beauties, explore Lima’s historic centre, speak Quechua with Sacred Valley locals including Lima, speak Quechua with Sacred Valley locals, hiking the Inca Trail, experience awe at a Machu Picchu sunrise, and enjoy an island homestay in Amantani on Lake Titicaca

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Day by Day Itinerary

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Customizable
Destinations: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca
Activities: Trekking and Walking,Cultural and History,Multi-Activity,Family

Day 1 – International Arrival in Lima

Our representative will meet with you at International Lima Airport and escort you to your hotel.There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up – Overnight at Lima Hotel
Meals Included: None


Day 2 – Lima Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the Hotel; morning free to relax; we recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country.At 2:30pm start your guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th of January, 1535; back to Hotel – Overnight at Lima Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 3 – Flight to Puno (Juliaca) – Visit Sillustani

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from Lima hotel and transfer to Lima airport for departure flight to Juliaca (Puno) upon arrival reception and transfer to Puno. On the way to Puno city, visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, 12 m/40ft high stone cylinder burial chambers, used by the Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds further beauty to the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe wild guinea pigs, birds and other local wildlife the transfer to the Hotel – Overnight at Puno Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4 – Uros Floating Island and Overnight at Amantani

Breakfast at the hotel; two days excursion to Lake Titicaca pick up from your Hotel at 8:15am take a two-hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating “Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called “Totora”. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. Continue the motor boat trip to Amantani Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions, whose main occupations are the production of ceramics and textiles. Lunch at AmantaniOvernight at the house of a local islander to enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani home
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Visit Taquile Island and back to Puno

Breakfast at the familiar house; you have time to stroll at leisure through the quaint streets of this colourful island. Late morning, take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations. It is necessary to go up a stairway of more than 567 steps – streaks of stone that wind their way among greenery platforms – to arrive at the town of Taquile. Lunch at Taquile, and then take a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island. In the afternoon back to Puno
Overnight at Puno Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6 – Bus to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 07:00am and transfer to the Bus Station to head off to Cusco. Beautiful scenery all along the way, visit of the Raqchi and archeological sites as well as Andahuaylillas village and its famous “Sixteen Chapel” that was built in the middle of the 17th century. Lunch in Sicuani; upon arrival; reception and transfer to Cusco Hotel – Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 8:30am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon back to Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Total distance: 12 km (7, 47 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)


Day 8 – Transportation to Km 82 – Wayllabamba

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am and drive to Km 82 the head of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184 ft) to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692 ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba, our first camping.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 12 km (7, 47 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3000m (9840 ft)


Day 9 – Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo

Breakfast; we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km along this climb. The first pass Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s 4200m/13776 ft) we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. Walking down and cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear. We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. We descend into the Pacaymayo (3600m/11808 ft), where we camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 11 km (6, 84 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4200m (13776 ft)


Day 10 – Pacaymayo – Wiñay Wayna

Breakfast; we ascend again past the Inca site of Runkuracay (3970m/13022 ft). As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range. Then we descend towards Yanacocha and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca. This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb to the third pass Phuyupatamarca, continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñay wayna (2650m/8692 ft) where we spend our last camping.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 4 km (2, 49 miles)
Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,829 ft)


Day 11 – Wiñay wayna – Visit Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco

Breakfast; we wake up at 4:00am an hour later and climb to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) from this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m/7872 ft). From here we descend into Machu Picchu, 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the “House of the Guardians”. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks.Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activity by yourself (not included in the price):1. Climb Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Total distance: 4 km (2, 49 miles)
Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2700m (8829 ft)


Day 12 – Depart Cusco – Lima International departure

Breakfast at the hotel; our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye then take your connecting flight at home
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

  

Includes

  • All mentioned transport
  • Double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and cultural sights
  • Guided visits and mentioned excursions
  • English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions
  • All transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Train tickets Expedition Class
  • All camping equipment

Not included

  • International airfares
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind, laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature
  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned

Optional Services

  • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 25
  • Extra porter for Inca Trail (usually 1 porter between 2 persons is enough): add US$ 13
  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 24

 

 

 

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