Wonderful Local Living Circuit: Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco in 10 days


Our experiences are designed to be the most unforgettable. Your arrival in Peru will be wonderful, this tour will take you to live new experiences in the different destinations, you will share customs and traditions in the town of Willoq, is an indigenous community of the Ande, located in the valley of the river Patacancha, belonging to the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, in Cusco.

It is rich in flora and fauna, being able to find 60 species of birds and more than 700 species of plants. In Willoq there is still a direct offspring of the last Incas which

can be corroborated by the current surnames of the local people, like Yupanqui,Sinchi, Pukha, Huamán, Cusipáucar, Tupha, among others.

This does not end there! Because we will go to the floating islands of the Uros, The islands in Lake Titicaca are made of layers of dried reed that intertwine so they can actually float. An island can last up to 30 years if kept in the right conditions. When the rods at the bottom rot in the water, new layers of cane are added. The island’s reconstruction process requires constant maintenance and is one of the many daily tasks of the Uros, the locals will give us an exceptional experience.

Program:

  • DAY 01 : LIMA  

Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel

  • DAY 02: LIMA

Free Day in Lima.

  • DAY 03 : AREQUIPA

Free Day in Arequipa.

  • DAY 04: PUNO

Transfer in Puno.

Free time in Puno.

  • DAY 05: PUNO 

Excursión to Uros Islands floating.

Night in Uros Lodge.

  • DAY 06 : PUNO

Transfer out Cusco and 

Transfer in Puno.

  • DAY 07: CUSCO

City tour Excursion + 4 Archaeological sites

  • DAY 08 : CUSCO              

Visit to Willoq Andean town.

  • DAY 09 : CUSCO              

Visit to the Wonder World, Machupicchu

  • DAY 10 : CUSCO

Transfer out Cusco.

Transfer to airport. Flight 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

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l / 528 feet ASL

The City of the Kings, the title of nobility that until now has, Lima grows as a metropolis in a fast and modern way. Being the only capital city of America on the seafront, Lima is populous (more than 8 million inhabitants) and full of world-famous attractions and restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that it has, becomes a pleasant tourist center. Its beaches also offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Its neighborhoods, on the other hand, will show us the deep heart of a city that shows the powerful destiny of Peru.

We will receive you at the airport, take you to your hotel so you can rest and repair forces from your journey. Welcome to Peru, the next few days will be wonderful.


Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l / 528 feet ASL

This day is yours. You will have this day to visit surrounding Lima for yourself.

You can stay in the hotel or maybe you could take some optional additional tour: Pachacamac, Caral, in the night, Lima offers a beautiful shows with light and fountains. What makes this park such a special place? The first thing is that, with five traditional sources and thirteen cyber sources (controlled by computer), the Parque de las Aguas has the Guinness record for being the largest set of fountains in the world located in a public park. Contact with your agent in order to get more information. and ask for availability.

All this options are additional tours to your reserve.


Day 3: LIMA – AREQUIPA RELAX

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places: Lima, Arequipa

Highest Elevation(Arequipa) : 2,335 m.a.s.l / 7,661 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

At convenient hour transfer to airport

Flight LimaArequipa (NOT INCLUDE)

Reception in the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Arequipa.


Day 4: AREQUIPA – PUNO

Accomodation: Hotel in Puno.

Meals: Breakfast.

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

Called the White City, Arequipa is located at the foot of the imposing volcano "Misti" and its snow-capped figure, accompanies us throughout the city. The second city in population and economic capacity of Peru, Arequipa has a beautiful countryside, bathed by the Chilli River.  At convenient hour transfer to the bus station. Your arrival to Puno will be at 19:30 approximately and transfer the hotel.


Day 5: PUNO - SLEEP IN UROS LODGE

Accomodation: Uros Lodge

Uros Elevation: 3810 m.a.s.l /12,500 ft ASL

Meals: Food (01 lunch / 01 dinner / 01 breakfast)

Breakfast in the hotel

At convenient hour pickup from the hotel to transfer to Uros Lodge.

Uros is a beautiful place free of pollution, acoustic and relaxing noise located 30 minutes from the city of Puno, overnight and family coexistence in the floating islands of the Uros. A perfect place to sleep peacefully.

The rooms are built like the island with reeds base overlooking the lake, firm wood floor and decorated and implemented with fabrics and crafts, to sleep in Uros with comfortable mattresses to the cushions decorated with textiles.

Our experience begins with the transfer of your hotel to the town center of Uros - Chulluni where we embark to the floating islands of the Uros received by a local family, they take us to their lodging of rural family in their boats customs to 15 minutes of the indicated port, then we will settle in the rooms properly equipped for experiential tourism, once installed we will taste of a delicious lunch offered by the family, then we will be able to appreciate its different activities in the Uros, such as the artisanal fishing, cut of the reeds, Its dress with typical native clothes, kayak in boats of reeds and visits to the surrounding communities, also the guests will be able to learn traditional techniques of craftsmanship and weaving. In the afternoon, we will have the dinner offered by the locals of the accommodation, we will spend the night


Day 6: UROS LODGE - PUNO - CUSCO

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco

Uros Elevation: 3810 m.a.s.l / 12,500 ft ASL

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

We can taste the exquisite breakfast. In the morning we will leave the rooms to return to the city of Puno.

When you arrive to Puno, you will be transferred to the bus station and head towards to Cusco.

During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the Altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.


Day 7: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) : 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

After having breakfast you will have free morning so you can acclimate, make some purchases, having walking or rest in your hotel.

City tour in Cusco

The city tour will start at 13:30pm to 14:00pm, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, our guide will be attentive to any questions and/or needs that each of our visitors requires.

We will visit the main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, we immediately visited Qenqo , temple in honor of mother earth or Pachamama, we continue for Pucapucara or control center of entrance to the Sacred City of Cusco , later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.


Day 8: CUSCO  - WILLOQ

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Ollantaytambo. Willoq

Willoq Elevation : 2,968 m.a.s.l  / 11,151 ft ASL

Breakfast in the hotel.

We will pick you up at 6am at your hotel to go to Ollantaytambo (Inca city inhabited). Here we will do a small visit to the city and after we will follow towards the native community of Willoq, located at 14 km from Ollantaytambo. Once at Willoq our local friends will receive you with a welcome drink (coke or “muña” tea) and their folk dance. After, they will show and share with you, their uses, traditions and daily activities (textiles, agriculture, gastronomy, etc…). The time spend will take approx. 3 or 4 hours. Then we have a typical lunch and after a rest and some interaction.Transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station and later we will arrive to Aguas Calientes and be transferred walking to the chosen hotel.                     


Day 9: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Places: Cusco, Ollantaytambo train station, Machupicchu.

Machupicchu Elevation: 2430 m.a.s.l / 7972 ft ASL

After breakfast, transfer walking to the bus station, where you will board a mini-bus to ascend to the esplanade of Machu Picchu; after 30 minutes approximately you will arrive to Machu Picchu Citadel,income and guided tour of the main buildings,in this time you can take pictures and visit the site for yourself too. In the afternoon, transfer back to Aguas Calientes,when you are there we will have buffet lunch.Then you will bring your baggage because approximately train to return to Ollantaytambo at 16:22pm. In the afternoon we will return to Cusco. And we arrive to Cusco our staff will give assistance and transfer to the Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight CuscoLima. (NOT INCLUDE).

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.


MORE INFORMATION


LIMA:

  • Transfer of entry and departure at each destination.
  • 02 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast

AREQUIPA:

  • 01 night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast

PUNO:

  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities. + Typical diet.
  • Transfers Puno -Puerto- Puno
  • Transfer port-island uros lodge-port;
  • Food (01 lunch / 01 dinner / 01 breakfast);
  • Rural accommodation on the island; experiential activities; hot drinks.

CUSCO:

  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Willoq Full Day + Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consettur up and down.
  • Transport Cusco-Willoq-Cusco;
  • Typical lunch in Willoq
  • English guide
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Train Expedition + Lunch in restaurant El Mapy, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch in restaurant Tinkuy (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)

NOTES:

  • For 2 and 3 star hotels will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, the tourist bus with stops and revenues.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, the Perurail Titicaca Train, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.
  • National and International flights.
  •  Additional excursions; Cold drinks; others not mentioned.
  • 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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