Peru Trips Treasures of The Andes

10 days / 9 Nights

Peru Trips Treasures of The Andes Comprehensive package tour comprising the most outstanding sites of Peru: Machu Picchu, a citadel shrouded in mystery

Day 1: International Arrival in Lima

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel(Not included). There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip.
Meals Included: None

Day 2 Lima: Sightseeing Tour / Arequipa

Breakfast. In the morning, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Center, passing by San Martin Main, Main Square, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies. We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the priests, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. And finally we will go to the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that
the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Lunch on your own. At appropriate time, transfer to the Airport for your departure flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, meet by our Representative and transfer to your hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 Arequipa: Sightseeing tour

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Arequipa, including the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIXth Century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compañia Church, an ancient Jesuit temple, maybe the most important one in Arequipa due to its history and tradition, with a beautiful façade with carved columns, laurel crowns, flowers, birds, etc. A more careful look at the façade, however, reveals the limits of European influence, as the angels have Indian faces; and indeed one face is even crowned with feathers. Then, we will visit the Santa Catalina Convent; a "small town" built in the XVIIth Century and opened to the public in 1970, after 400 years as a Cloister. Perfectly preserved for four centuries, you go back in time as you enter the Cloister and see the numerous, spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and slave quarters and stone washtubs of this Convent. About 20 nuns, of what were once 500, still live in a section of the Convent. Return to your selected hotel in Arequipa. Lunch on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 Arequipa/Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and Visit to Nearby Ruins

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Arequipa to take your flight bound for Cusco. At your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will rest to acclimatize. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then; we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán. Sacsayhuamán strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons. Return to the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 Cusco: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast. Full-day excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", along the Vilcanota River, where we will have the opportunity to share closely the peasants' customs and bargain with vendors at the typical Indian market of Pisac, held only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Lunch in a local countryside restaurant. In the afternoon, passing
through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural centre was like during the Inca Empire. Late afternoon return to Cusco  for overnight (Plaza Regocijo). Evening at leisure. We suggest going around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere tasting a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the several Pubs around the Square.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 Cusco: Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes

Breakfast. The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco Train Station for a 3 ½ hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes Station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure.
Overnight. Dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 Machu Picchu: Aguas Calientes / Cusco

Leisurely breakfast. Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy with a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll by the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its hot spring thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: (not included in the overall tour price)

  • Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for the second time.
  • For the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Huayna Picchu (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it must be before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register in a office at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travelers who want to see, from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as a geological miracle. In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel for overnight. Evening free and dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Cusco / Puno

Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Puno, (3,860 m.a.s.l.). During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centr, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. In the afternoon, arrival in Puno and transfer to your hotel. Evening free and dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9 Puno: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile

Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat 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 called "totora" (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechuas –speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch. Then we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long Island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at your hotel. Evening free and dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10 Puno: Chullpas of Sillustani en route / Lima - International Departure

Breakfast. Early in the morning, transfer to Juliaca Airport to board your flight to Lima.
On the way to the airport, we will visit the famous Chullpas de Sillustani: 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 several local typical birds. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel.At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to board your international departure flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast
End of our service
Comprehensive package tour comprising the most outstanding sites of Peru: Machu Picchu, a citadel shrouded in mystery, and to this day archaeologists have not uncovered the history and purpose of this city of stone. Arequipa, which means "Yes, stay". It's not just by chance however that its name has held true throughout time; in the city streets, in its 'sillar' walls and in the attitude of its people you feel a peculiar energy, a strange impulse, inviting you to stay on in the city. Puno, according to legend, was the cradle of Inca civilization, as Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God, to found the Inca Empire. Lake Titicaca, at 3815 m / 11500 ft. is the world's highest navigable lake and the second largest in South America.

Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile Tour

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.



In Lima: Sightseeing Tour. 
In Arequipa: Sightseeing Tour including Santa Catalina Monastery. 
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour, 
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Full-day excursion to Pisac Indian Market and the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Lunch included. 
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit of the Inca Citadel including overnight. 
In Puno: Full-day boating excursion to the Uros and Taquile Islands including lunch and visit to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
  • 09 accommodations nights
  • All Breakfasts, and meals as specified in the programme
  • All Entrance tickets for the excursions mentioned above
  • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
  • Train ticket from Cusco- Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket from Cusco to Puno including lunch at local restaurant en route
  • All applicable taxes
  • All bilingual guided tours (English/Spanish) as described in the itinerary
  • International and domestic flights
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional post - tour (cost given separatel)
  • Transfers in Lima
  •  Entrance fee (Turistic bus Cusco-Puno)