IMPERIAL CLASSIC CIRCUIT 07 DAYS


If you want to take a leisurely trip from here to there, this tour is perfect for you, since you will have time to visit many places and thus enjoy the cities you will visit.
Lima is the capital of Peru has many colonial buildings, several of them are preserved with the Government.
In Cusco you will see that its streets have still marked the history of its ancestors, in addition to the fact that the local people are very friendly, you can find several craft shops around the main square, many works of art are going back years from generation to generation.

PROGRAM:

  • DAY 01: LIMA    

Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel.

Lima city tour.

  • DAY 02: LIMA

Free day.

Transfer out from Lima.

  • DAY 03: CUSCO

Excursion Sacred Valley (8:00am – 19:00 pm)

Connection by train to Aguas Calientes

  • DAY 04: CUSCO

Excursion to Machupicchu citadel (06:00am – 09:00pm)

  • DAY 05: PUNO

Transfer out from Puno to Cusco.

  • DAY 06: PUNO

Lake Titicaca Excursion: Uros Island (07:00am – 04:00pm)

  • DAY 07: PUNO

Transfer out from Puno to Lima.

IMPORTANT:

  • The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.


ITINERARY



Day 1: Lima

.Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l /528.215 feet ASL

Transfer in airport Lima to the selected hotel.

Lima Colonial City Tour

The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.

We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others

We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints “Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres y San Juan Macías” are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar and return to your hotel.

.Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l /528.215 feet ASL

Breakfast at hotel

At the scheduled time transfer to Lima airport.

Flight Lima Cusco (on behalf of the Paxs)

Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.

Free afternoon to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.


Map - Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Calca, Lamay, Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes.

Highest Elevation(Cusco) – 3,399 m.a.s.l / 11,151 feet ASL

8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to go through the Sacsahuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation land which surrounds the sacred river of the incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, the quality is very colorful as the local inhabitants come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs. The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After a continuous free time we will continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. Ollantaytambo reminds us of a critical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, believes that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the Inca's royal army to obstruct his union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star". We continue with our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where its colonial and Inca temple reflects the current syncretism of these 02 great cultures, Chinchero is also known for its great weavers, who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques. Lunch on this tour is included in the Urubamba village. We continue our trip and return to Cusco, through abundant farmland Arrival in Cusco at 19:00 pm, approximately time when you will be at the door of your hotel or place that you indicate.


Day 4: MACHU PICCHU

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cusco.

Highest Elevation(Cusco): 3,399 m.a.s.l / 11,151 feet ASL

4:00 am. Pick up from the hotel and transfer by car to the Ollantaytambo train station to board a tourist train heading to the town of Machupicchu with a trip of about 1 hour and 40 min. On the trip we will see the flora and fauna of the low jungle of Cusco. The tourist train has very large windows to see everything in our path with the fantastic views of the edge of the sacred river Vilcanota.

Once we arrive at the town of Machupicchu we will be assisted by the staff who will take us to the bus station to go up to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu. We will board the tourist bus for approximately 30 minutes, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.

After a while, the start of our guided tour

This 02 hour guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.

After that you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own discretion and pace.

We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces. Also visit the Puerta del Sol and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.

Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.

At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.

The train that I recommend leaves generally at 06:20 pm

10:00 pm arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.


Day 5: CUSCO PUNO

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotel in Puno

Elevation(Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

Breakfast at hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer to the bus station to Puno. If the hotel category is 4 or 5 star the trip will be by train Perurail Titicaca, these outputs are only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, if different. The trip from Cusco to Puno will be in tourist bus.

Reception in Puno.

Night stay in Puno.


Day 6: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE

Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

At the proper time, we will take to make this circuit, where we will offer to meet 2 of the islands most visited Titicaca, an ancient village "The floating islands of the Uros" currently living in the middle of the cattail (aquatic plant of the Altiplano), and has more than 90 islands. Then we go to the island of Taquile where we will make a walk of approximately 35min there will know its history, customs and taste a delicious lunch. The trip will be less heavy and we'll get in a short time and will return in 1 hour and 30 minutes from Taquile to Puno and we will have more time to visit both islands.

Return to Puno and night accommodation.

Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

At fixed time, transfer to the airport.


MORE INFORMATION


LIMA

  • Transfer of entry and exit at each destination.
  • 01 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • City tour in Lima Traditional
  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast

CUSCO

  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Lunch Buffet
  • Full Day Machu Picchu
  • Transfer in - out
  • Round trip bus Cusco Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco
  • Round trip touristic train tickets Ollantaytambo Machupicchu Town – Ollantaytambo
  • Machupicchu entrance ticket
  • Consetur bus up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas CalientesOllantaytambo

PUNO

  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca + Typical lunch.
  • Transfer in –out.
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Flights ( National or international)
  • Original passport
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if you have a student discount
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented as well)
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water, money to buy water along the way or water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with batteries

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TRIP DETAILS

Duration:

5 Days & 4 Night

Departures Dates:

Every day (Please check availability in our groups)

Activities:

Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, trek the Lares route, visit Machu Picchu

Type of Tour:

Archaeological Cultural Landscape Ecological

Meals provided:


Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú

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