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                     Peru, Canyon, Lake and Sacred Valley                      

This itinerary is for all travelers wishing to discover the main attractions of southern Peru. From the White City Arequipa to the Andes, this tour allows you to explore this country rich in history, customs and geological diversity ... From the depths of the Colca Canyon through the Andes bordering the Lake Titicaca to the citadel of Machu Picchu, all complemented by unique experiences in the best hotels in the country ... Welcome to Peru !

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima
  • Day 3: Lima - Arequipa - Lima - Arequipa
  • Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque
  • Day 5: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Yanque
  • Day 6: Colca Valley - Puno - Titilaka
  • Day 7: Titilaka
  • Day 8: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco
  • Day 9: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco
  • Day 10: Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 11: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley
  • Day 12: Sacred Valley - Moray - Maras - Chinchero - Cusco
  • Day 13: Cusco - Lima - Cusco - Lima
  • Day 14: Lima

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Lima

Upon your arrival at the airport Jorge Chávez of Lima, you will be taken to your hotel.

English speaking assistance from airport to your hotel.

Night at the hotel Mirafores Park (Ocean View Junior Suite).
Included : private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Lima

Half-day dedicated to the visit of the Peruvian capital. We will explore the colonial quarters of the city center including the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas and visit the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs.

Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, one of the largest private collections of pre-Columbian art in Peru. The exhibition rooms showcase pottery, textiles, mummies and other objects that will give you a greater understanding of Peruvian history.

Night at the hotel Mirafores Park (Ocean View Junior Suite).
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 3: Lima - Arequipa

You will be transferred to the Lima airport to take your flight.

Flight to Arequipa.

Reception at Arequipa airport and transfer to the hotel.

Half day dedicated to the discovery of Arequipa, the "white city". Enjoy a guided tour of the colonial downtown including the main square, the cathedral, the Jesuit church and convent as well as the Santa Catalina monastery, a small city hidden within the city full of beautiful lanes lined with colored houses. The remaining part of the tour will take us to the Yanahuara and Carmen Alto "miradors" (lookout points) where we can admire the panoramic views of the surrounding volcanoes (Misti and Chachani).

Night at the hotel Casa Andina Private.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, reception with english-speaking guide, english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Valley - Yanque

Morning departure in a private vehicle along the road that leads to the Colca canyon. We will pass through the Pampa Cañahua region, a nature reserve for vicunas and other camelids. We will also make a stop at the Patapampa pass at 4,900 m of altitude, to admire views of the Ampato, Sacanbaya and Hualca-Hualca volcanoes. Arrival at the hotel.


Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 5: Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor - Yanque

After breakfast we will take to the road as far as the lookout point of Cruz del Condor where the true depth of the canyon (1200 m) can be appreciated and where we can observe Andean condors in flight. Return toward Chivay stopping along the way at the lookout points of Antahuilque and Choquetico, the pre Inca cemetery and the picturesque villages of Maca (3262m) and Yanque (3417m). Free time in the afternoon or an optional excursion (ask us for more details).

Night at the hotel Las Casitas del Colca.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 6: Colca Valley - Puno - Titilaka

Breakfast and departure to Puno. Several stops on the way to enjoy the landscape of the peruvian highlands. No guide on the Colca - Puno route.
Transfer to the Tititkaka hotel, located outside of the city of Puno.
Reception in Puno and transfer to Hotel Titilaka *****, a beautiful Relais & Chàteaux hotel situated on the west shores of lake Titicaca close to the Chucuito Peninsula.

Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

Day 7: Titilaka

This day is devoted to the discovery of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, among a wide selection of excursions and walks on demand.

You could choose your activity between:
- Explore the Uros islands and Taquile
- Visit the local neighboring communities of Socca or Perka
- Visit the archaeological sites of Sillustani, Inka Anatawi, Juli and Pomata
- Visit to the colonial village of Lampa
Etc.

Selection of the activities upon your arrival at the hotel. Tours are grouped with the hotel guests and leaded bu an English-speaking guide.
Contact us if you want to reserve private tours.
Overnight at Hotel Titilaka.

NB : Note: In Titilaka, all meals are prepared with fresh local ingredients. The evening cocktails are served from 18:30, and followed by a dinner. Taste the house speciality: the "Chilcano of Muña," a combination of Peruvian Pisco and mint.

Day 8: Titilaka - Puno - Cusco

Transfer from the hotel to Puno station.

In the morning, transfer to the Puno train station. Departure for the long journey to Cuzco, aboard the Orient Express train. We admire wonderful landscapes along the road. Lunch included (on board).
Note 1: the train operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from November to March. From April to October, it also operates on Fridays. It makes no stops. As for the tourist bus, it does operate every day and stops on several occasions to allow visits.
Note 2: visitors are not accompanied by a guide on this train journey.
Note 3: journey in first class, around 6-hour travel time.

Reception at Cusco's train station and transfert to the hotel.

Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : lunch (no drinks), train ticket, private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 9: Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Q'enqo - Cusco

Departure for a half-day dedicated to the discovery of the ruins around Cusco (Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo) and of the historical center: Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral where several paintings of the Cusco School and many gold and silversmithery pieces and precious stone objects are displayed.
Return to the hotel in Cusco.


Free afternoon in Cusco.

Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 10: Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

8am departure in a private vehicle to explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca. The first stop is at Pisac in order to visit the impressive Inca ruins and the handicraft market. Then we continue to the Inca village of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress.

Departure for a 2 hours ride by train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome's wagons are completely covered with glass for a panoramic view throughout the journey.
Night at the hotel Sanctuary Lodge (Superior room).
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, train ticket, room & breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley

Arrival to Machu Picchu, wonder of the world.

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu sacred city, forgotten for centuries, is considered as a masterpiece of Inca architecture. It was unveiled in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.

Together with your english speaking guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices. A stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun! After the guided tour (around 3 hours for the visit), you have the opportunity to discover on your own.

Train back to Ollantaytambo.
Reception at the train staion and transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Night at the hotel Sol y Luna.
Included : entrance fees, english speaking guide, guide expenses, train ticket, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 12: Sacred Valley - Moray - Maras - Chinchero - Cusco

In the morning, departure in a private vehicle for a day dedicated to the discovery of the Sacred Valley. First stop at the cultural site of Moray, a former Incan agricultural ‘laboratory’.
Then, continuation of the excursion to Maras: salt mines in the middle of the Cordillera! Visit of the village of Chinchero and its colonial church.
Drive back to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel.

Night at the hotel Monasterio.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 13: Cusco - Lima

Time-off in the morning to relax.
Transfer to Cusco's airport.
English speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport.

Flight to Lima.

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Night at the hotel Mirafores Park (Ocean View Junior Suite).
Included : private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 14: Lima

Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight.

Assistance by one of our representative for your check in and customs formalities.

Included : private transport, transfer departure, departure transfer with english speaking guide

Belmond Miraflores Park   Lima

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Renowned for its superb location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Miraflores Park Hotel provides easy access to all the centers of interests offered by Lima. The Miraflores Park Hotel is a boutique hotel set in a beautiful park on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. Almost all of its rooms offer beautiful views. The hotel has for vocation to offer an ideal setting for business travel by providing advanced IT equipment and to visit the city in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. In Miraflores, the service is dedicated and customized. All rooms are spacious and attention is being given to every detail. Besides the Bar "Jekyll and Hyde" and the gourmet restaurant "Mesa 18", the hotel also hosts the restaurant "Observatory", enjoying a magnificent views of the ocean, a pool, a gym and three massage rooms.

Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa   Arequipa

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Ideally located close to the Santa Catalina Convent and installed within the Casa de la Moneda, national historic monument built in 1794, Casa Andina Private Collection is more a living museum than a hotel. It is housed in a colonial mansion built in stone, with high vaulted ceilings, two large courtyards and a gourmet restaurant. Its colonial architecture offers some freshness across all rooms and protects from the summer heat of Arequipa. Meticulously restored in 2008, the hotel has 40 rooms decorated with original frescoes and a small chapel.

Las Casitas del Colca   Yanque

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Las Casitas del Colca is a luxury hotel and spa located in the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world. The hotel is spread over 24 hectares, located in the peruvian Andes to 3260 meters above the sea level, on the left side of the Rio Colca. It benefits from both a beautiful view over the Canyon and the glacier Misti. Conceived as a haven of peace, the establishment has a spa, an outdoor pool and provides luxurious villas with chimney.

Titilaka Hotel Relais et Châteaux   Titilaka

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, transfer arrival, dinner

In the heart of the highest navigable lake of the world, the Titilaka lodge runs on a private peninsula on the west coast, near the villages Quechua and Aymara. Ideally located under cover of the beaten track, it allows you to discover the lifestyle and traditions of local communities. The Titilaka offers a splendid view from each room, contemporary design which has integrated local heritage in direct contact with the surrounding wilderness.

Belmond Monasterio   Cusco

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Located in the heart of the ancient Inca capital, this fascinating hotel combines perfectly the historic richness of an old monastery to the sophistication of modern comfort. Antique furniture and paintings decorate halls and corridors inside the hotel. His former cloister offers an ideal setting to relax after the different excursions in the Sacred Valley.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge   Aguas Calientes

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left. The magnificent gardens at the Lodge boast stunning views across Machu Picchu. Each ecologically-friendly room is a cosy sanctuary, with a king-size bed welcoming you home after a day of exploring.

Hotel Sol y Luna - Relais et Châteaux   Sacred Valley

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Sol y Luna hotel is set in Urubamba, at 2800 meters above sea level and close to the main archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley. Installed in a decor with bright colours, the Sol y Luna is a gateway to the Inca civilization which celebrates the virtues of the Sacred Valley. The architecture mixes avant-garde and primitive spirit. The materials - stone, beams and bricks - are from the Valley. the hotel exhibits at the same time modern artwork and traditional peruvian art. Each cottage offers a privileged space to enjoy the luxurious nature of the Valley.

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