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The Best of Peru

The Best Travel of Peru package gives you an experience of the special places in the Andes Mountains, the Altiplano and the highest navigable lake in the world the Titicaca Lake. Peru’s southern city of Arequipa is also visited as one of the deepest canyons in the world the Colca Canyon which is the condor’s favorite place to be. This specially organized tour package gives many spectacular views and unique cultural experiences with the friendly Peruvian people. A one of a kind vacation that seems to transform something in everything. Discover some of Peru's magic and secrets in eighteen days. We’ll stay in the ancient capital of the Incas- Cusco, visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and hike 4 days to the Classic Inca Trail and the legendary city of Machu Picchu. We’ll spend the night on a homestay in the Amantani Island on the Titicaca Lake near Puno and then visit the Colca Canyon. This spectacular country waiting for you. Give yourself an unforgettable holiday. There’s only one Peru.

Quick Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival to Lima.

Day 02: Lima to Cusco flight.

Day 03: Sacred Valley Tour.

Day 04-06: Hike the Inca Trail.

Day 07: Continue the hike to Machu Picchu.

Day 08: Cusco Sightseeing Walking Tour.

Day 09: Drive to Puno.

Day 10 11: Excursion by boat on Lake Titicaca.

Day 12: Free day in Puno.

Day 13: Local bus to Arequipa. 

Day 14 15: Colca Canyon Tour.

Day 16: Sightseeings of Arequipa

Day 17: Fly to Lima.

Day 18: Departure Day

 

Crew: A Tierras Vivas Tour Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa and professional guide

Accommodation: Hotel*** (13 nights), Camping (03 nights), Homestay (01 night)

Meals: 05 Lunches, 04 Dinners, 16 Breakfasts (Allow 120 - 150 for meals no inclided)

Transportation: 2x local flight, tourist transportation, van, train, motorboat

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Day 01: Arrival to Lima.

Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, so you may arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities are planned. Look for a Welcome Note posted in the hotel lobby. Your Tour Leader will contact you at the hotel on Day 1 and make sure you are settled comfortably.

Day 02: Lima to Cusco flight.

Today, transfer to airport, flight from Lima to Cusco, reception in Cusco, transfer to hotel, rest of the day free, you can visit the around of the imperial city of the Incas, or do some low key activity. Take time to acclimatize to Cusco's altitude.

Day 03: Sacred Valley Tour.

Early in the morning the bus will pick us up from the hotel and go to the Sacred Valley, starting in Pisaq, a picturesque village of Incan,mestizo and colonial characteristics. The archaeological site of Pisaq is located on the hill called Intihuatana, with a set of platforms and an impressive view of the valley, continuing the journey; arrive at Ollantaytambo, an architectural whole that was once the Tahuantinsuyo, a giant joint agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military.

Day 04-07: Hike the Inca Trail.

Early morning, transfer by bus to the trailhead at km82, (2350 m) with local porters, chef and bi-ligual guide. Start our trek through the Inca Trail, in the course of the walk, we will see various archaeological sites and scenic beauty that offered by the Inca. On the last day to get Intipunku, the 'Sun gate" to watch the sunrise over the lost city of the Incas, "Machu Picchu." and the surrounding mountain peaks. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco.

Day 08: Cusco Sightseeing Walking Tour.

Today is a relaxing day, free time to explore the fascinating imperial city of the Incas, visit its market, buy souvenirs, take optional activities, and get ready for one last night in the city.

Day 09: Drive to Puno.

Transfer to bus station, drive to Puno, on the way we will visit, Andahuaylillas, R'aqchi (Temple of God Wiracocha), La Raya, Pukara and finally Puno, which sits on Lake Titicaca.

Day 10 11: Excursion by boat on Lake Titicaca.

Today, very early, transfer to boat, excursion boat across Lake Titicaca; on the trip we will visit two different islands. Firstly we'll visit Uros, floating islands, where people Andean live or Aymara, and then we'll visit the Amantani Island where we will have a warm reception of the local people. In the afternoon we do a trip to the Temple of Pachamama Pachatata or with the Guide. In the evening the family will make a welcome reception for new visitors with folk music. The next day we continue our excursion by boat unto to Taquile Island; here appreciate the traditional life for the local people.

Day 12: Free day in Puno.

Today is a relaxing day, free time to explore Puno, visit its market, buy souvenirs, take optional activities, and get ready for one last night in the city.

Day 13-15: Arequipa / Colca Canyon

Transfer to bus station of Puno, drive to Ciudad Blanca, Arequipa is known as “Ciudad Blanca” because to its white color of the stone “sillar” used on its colonial buildings, is surrounded by the Andes Mountains and lies in the shadow of El Misti Volcano. The next two days are dedicated to the Colca Canyon. With walls towering (3280ft) over the valley floor, it is home to nesting condors and is one of the best locales to spot these majestic birds. We spend one night in the Colca area, where we may also enjoy a relaxing dip in the Calera thermal pools. Return to Arequipa on 15 day.

Day 16: Sightseeings of Arequipa

Today is a relaxing day, free time to explore Arequipa, visit its market, and buy souvenirs. You may visit the peaceful Santa Catalina Monastery or watch the local activities, get ready for one last night in the city.

Day 17: Fly to Lima.

Fly back to the capital city, Lima, to enjoy our last night with the group.

Day 18: Departure Day

Transfer from hotel to Lima airport for your flight home.

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Included

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer.
  • Accommodation: Hotel 3 star (13 nights), Camping (03 nights) and Homestay (01 night).
  • All entrance fee according to itinerary.
  • Meals: 17 breakfasts, 04 lunches, 04 dinners and 03 afternoon hot drinks.
  • Local guide throughout as per itinerary.
  • Porter for carry back packs, food, tents and cooking stuff.
  • One cook for the Inca Trail.
  • Camping equipment: Double tent, sleeping roll mat on the Inca Trail.
  • Communal dinner tent, cooking tent, toilet tent on the Inca Trail.
  • All eating and cooking stuff, stools and tables on the Inca Trail.
  • Sleeping bag (-5 grade) on the Inca Trail.
  • Domestic flight (LIM - CUZ / AQP - LIM).
  • All land transport along the route.
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo town.
  • Motorboat on Titikaka Lake.

Not Included

  • Local payment USD 450
  • Pre accommodation and post tour
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not detailed
  • Tips and extra expenses unspecified

Meals budget: Allow USD200-250 for meals not included

Arrival and Departure

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. There are no activities planned, so that you can arrive at any time. You are free to unwind at the hotel or amble around the town of Miraflores,

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you can not commence your trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel or to the contact details provided in this emergency contact.

Tour Guide & A Representative

All Tierras Vivas adventurous group tours are accompanied by a Tierras Vivas Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.

Accommodation

Accommodation during the Best of Peru

These following hotels are used to accommodate you during your tour:

 

Accommodation in Lima:

Hotel Las Palmas

Address: Calle Bellavista N 320

Tel: (+51) 1 4446033

 

Accommodation in Cusco:

Hotel Prisma

Address: Calle Matara N 394, Cusco

Tel: (+51)  84 224466

 

Accommodation in Ollantaytambo:

Hostal Las Orquidea Real

Address: Av Ferrocarril , Ollantaytambo

Tel: (+51) 84 204032

 

Accommodation in Puno

Casona Plaza Puno

Address:

Tel: (+51) 84

 

Accommodation in Arequipa:

Hotel Casa Consuelo

Address:

Tel: (+51)

 

Accommodation in Colca Canyon:

Hotel Colca INN

Address:

Tel: (+51)

 

During the tour, we request our hotels to get ready your rooms for time of your arrival, especially, if you arrive prior to standard check-in time. Nevertheless, this is not always possible. In this case, you just store your luggage in that hotel storage room and you can explore around your new destination in between.

 

Please note! If you have purchased pre or post trip accommodation, you might be asked to change your room during your trip.

 

Inca Trail Accommodation

Camping Equipment included

  • Double Tent
  • Therma-a-rest Mattress
  • Sleeping Bag (-5 Grade)

Suggest Items

A kind of luggage you need to take with depends on a kind of tour you plan to undertake, a part of the country you like to visit, a year season and a length of your trip. In general, you should pack as lightly as possible because you carry your own luggage during most of our tours (however, there are not long walking distances – up to 30 minutes). We recommend you to keep weight of your luggage under 10 kg (22 lb.).

 

Most of travelers use a suitcase. However, a big backpack would be more suitable. In any case, please do not forget a small rucksack that you will need for daily travels (to carry your bottled water, camera, snacks, etc.). It is better to avoid a wheeled luggage and use luggage with shoulder straps.

 

What Kind of Clothing to Pack to Peru

Clothing to take with you depends on a year season in Peru and a part of country you plan to visit.

 

When visiting coastline of the Northern Peru and surroundings of Lima, then you need to pack some light cloths (for example, shorts, skirts, dresses, T-shirts), flip-flops, sandals, a head cover as a protection against the Sun (a hat or a cap), sun protection cream, sunglasses, mosquitos repellent and swimsuit, of course.

 

If you plan to visit Peruvian mountains (Andean mountain range or Altiplano), then we recommend you to take some trousers suitable for hiking, shorts, T-shirts and trekking shoes for the days; and sweaters, fleeces, hats, scarves and warm jackets for the nights. You also should take a sun protection cream, sun glasses and in some cases, mosquito repellent (depending on a route chosen). It is very convenient to have a light rain-gear available in a daypack (e.g. a waterproof poncho or jacket and/or waterproof trousers) as weather changes quickly and rains can suddenly occur. For more details, please check the below link of “What to Bring”.

 

What to Bring on the Best of Peru

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Flight tickets,
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Our service voucher (sent by us to you),
  • Entry visa and a proof of vaccination (if applicable),
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper,
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
    Important: plastic bottles are not allowed on the Classic Inca Trail!); you can also rent it from us,
  • Please note: we provide with filtered boiled water during entire Inca Trail, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you.
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Deep Peru Discovery

A country like Peru is recognized for its diversity of flora and fauna, as well as the beauty of its landscapes.

In addition to the friendliness of the local people, the country is full of a rich history that can not go unnoticed by any tourist visiting our lands.

The day you decide to visit a country like Peru, there are very important places that you can not miss. The first stop is known as one of the 7 wonders of Peru: Machu Picchu. But there are many others such as Sacsayhuaman in Cusco, the Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa, or the Manu National Park.

Also, are important the Lake Titicaca, Uros Island, San Blas, Huacaypata, the Nazca Lines, Santa Rosa de Quives, Celendin, The Tambopat Reserve, The Cathedral of Cusco, Qhapagñan, and finally the Colca canyon.

All those places are undoubtedly places of great beauty and mysticism places with great charm and rarity. Replete with a unique architecture. Full of nature, so they will allow you to breathe a completely different air than you may be used to. Deep Peru Discovery

Discover Peru

Peru is a country full of mysteries, archaeological remains, beaches and natural spaces. It has in its vast territory beautiful landscapes and a great cultural treasure that make this country an unforgettable tourist destination. For that reason, we are going to show you some of the main tourist places of Peru.

Cusco, named as the archaeological capital of America, is the most visited tourist spot in Peru. Cusco was the largest city of the Inca Empire. Nowadays, it is an ideal place to learn about the customs and traditions of the Inca culture. The mecca of all tourists is Machu Picchu, a sacred city that is part of the Inca Trail.

Puno is located in the heights of the South Andes and on the shores of Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world inhabited people who keep their ancestral customs unchanged. On the islands of Amantani and Taquile you can have experiences of sharing life with your natives. Land of the legendary Aymara people, and the Tiahuanaco Culture and many colonial churches and architectural gems. This is the folkloric capital of Peru. Discover Peru

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