In this tour of 13 days in Peru you will know beautiful places and cities of Perú like Cusco,Arequipa,Puno and also you will have a pleasure to walk for Inka Trail of the Inkas.
Machu Picchu was connected with the city of Cusco and with the rest of the Inca Empire through roads of excellent structure, with ergonomic design, were built in strict harmony with the natural environment and have great aesthetics in their construction. Many of the paths are sheltered at the edge of the abyss and are surrounded by beautiful landscapes with lush and varied vegetation. In some stretches the road is carved directly into the rock. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most spectacular trekking routes on the planet and is the best known of the Inca trails. Wonders of Peru is one of the best excursion options and super known by the whole world, satisfying and comforting for those who want to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains. Also enjoy the highest navigable lake in the world and the rural families that depend on it.
Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel
Transfer out hotel Lima to the airport
Flight Lima - Arequipa
Transfer In airport Arequipa to the hotel
Colca Canyon 1st day tour: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs
08:00am – 06:00pm
Colca Canyon 2nd day tour: Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors
06:00am – 07:00pm
Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour
07:00am – 04:30pm
Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco
06:00am – 05:00pm
Traditional City Tour in Cusco
01:00pm – 07:00pm
Sacred Valley Full Day Tour
08:00am – 07:00pm
Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho a Wayllabamba”
Trekking “desde Wayllabamba hasta Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”
Trekking “desde Pacaymayu hasta Wiñayhuayna”
Trekking “Wiñayhuayna - tour guiado de Inti Punku y Machupicchu”
Transfer out hotel Cusco to the airport
Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.
Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL
Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.You can enjoy the day resting in your hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
Places: Surrounding Arequipa
Highest Elevation: 2,335 meters/7,661 feet ASL
Breakfast at the hotel in Lima,after that transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.
Upon arrival in Arequipa we will be received and transferred to the hotel. We have as an option the rest of the day to enjoy the beautiful streets, fantastic Plaza de Armas and Museums of the White City of Arequipa. It is possible to take the Excursion de la Campiña Arequipeña described below.
Optional and additional excursion to the Arequipeña countryside tour
In the afternoon at 02:00 pm we will be picked up from our hotel to start the excursion to La Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour includes a visit to the most beautiful architectural monuments and viewpoints that surround the white city. We will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.
Then we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. Finally we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. Our excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.
Highest Elevation (Patapampa): 4,900 meters ASL/ 16076.12 feet ASL
08:00 am - 08:30 am Departure to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.
Highest Elevation : 4,500 meters ASL/14,763.78 feet ASL
Depth: 4,600 meters
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Puno
After having breakfast ( 6:00am approx.) we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you will see the majestic flight of the condors and The Colca canyon,one of the deepest in the world. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi folk dancing as well as the typical costume of the area. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. 11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops en route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca. We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.
Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.
Highest Elevation(Taquile): 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL
After having breakfast at 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and take you to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will give a short explanation of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros. Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.
Highest Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL
At 06:15 am we will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal.
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.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
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 the breakfast you need to acclimatize. We suggest to drink a Coca tea or walk a little. You can take pictures, make some purchases like souvenirs.Enjoy this monrnig.
Afternoon Traditional City Tour in Cusco
Then you havig lunch approximately at 13:00 pm we will pick you up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. 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 cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
Highest Elevation (Chincheros): 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL
Breakfast at the hotel.
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 artesanal 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 our 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.
Meals: Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 11kms/6.8 miles (6 hours more or less of hiking)
Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch in route)
Walk and Terrain: Walk, canter on open roads, some steep ascending
TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”
Today begins your adventure of a lifetime. We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning at 5:30am. You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to take us to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins. On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail. (Breakfast is not included). Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves, At the Inka Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.
At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inka flat terrain. There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inka site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite is in Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley with the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.
During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna.
Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and Dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities.
Distance: 16kms/10mls (9 hours more or less of hiking time)
After waking up at 5 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, abra de Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft. On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3,550m/11,646ft).
On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an arrange of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000m/13,123ft). We arrive at our campsite by 5:00 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.
Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.
Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold showers.
Distance: 10kms/6.2mls (5 hours more or less of hiking)
This is the most impressive day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’). Here we reach the third highest point on the Inka trail (3680m/). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass. After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna. (2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrive at camp by lunchtime! Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.
Distance: 8.9kms/5.5mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”
At around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4 on the Inka trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your journey, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel. (2400m/7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”. From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone.Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.
You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
*** Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains hike depends on availability; please let us know if you want to add one of these extra hikes at the time of your booking.
*** We only take ITEP EcoTravel clients in our vans / cars – We do not use public transport.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer hotel - Cusco airport.
Flight Cusco – Lima. (NOT INCLUDE)
Arrival to Lima.
Waiting at the airport for international flight.
Note: It is not usual that the campsites, lodges or hotels change after the confirmation, however it can vary per government regulations and authorization, also for bad weather conditions and maybe because physical condition of our visitors: any changes in this matter ITEP travel will be informing you previously and as soon as possible.
There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.
Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)
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The Lares Trek is one of the main alternative treks to Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu.
The Lares Trek is considered a moderate hike. It's not a technical hike but the altitude may affect some individuals
We recommend that you bring a refillable water bottle as boiled water will be provided in the morning at breakfast, at lunch and every evening after dinner.
5 Days & 4 Night
Every day (Please check availability in our groups)
Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, trek the Lares route, visit Machu Picchu
Type of Tour:
Archaeological Cultural Landscape Ecological
Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú