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Day 1: Arrival to Lima & Spend the night at the comfortable hotel located at the airport.
Upon your arrival to the airport (Arrival details: To be confirmed) you will only need to walk 5 minutes to find your Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima for evening accommodation , show them your original passports and ask your booking made in your names through South Adventure Peru Tours.
Day 2: Arrival to Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha (Optional visits to Inca Museums, San Blas area & the market of San Pedro)
Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At 1:00 or 2 pm, you will start with this famous traditional tour involves the visits, first
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.
Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center...
Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)
Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.
Optional visits to:
San Blas area or Barrio de San Blas, one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods.
Inca Museum installed in the Admiral's House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main Inca archaeological collection in Peru Inca culture that reflects and other archaeological cultures of the region of Cusco.
San Pedro Market (One`s of the Biggest market of Cusco) On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!. (Meals on your own)
Day 3: Private tour to the Sacred Valley - Zoo of Cochahuasi - Alpaca Farm - Pisac market & Ruins - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo & spend the night here ( B - Buffet lunch )
After your delicious buffet breakfast, pick up to start with this lovely Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you'll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family - llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac.
This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover... along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, we will continue to Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Afterwards, you will be dropped off in one of this below hotels (Dinner on your own)
Day 4: Ollantaytambo - Km82 - Camping over 3000 m.a.s.l / Maximum Altitude 3300m/10,824ft / Minimum altitude: 2,680m/8,790ft / Distance aprox 12 Km / Walking distance between 6 to 7 hours (B-L&D)
After your buffet breakfast at your hotel, our tour guide will pass to pick you between 7 to 7:10am and then we will journey until Piskacucho (Km82) which is the beginning of the Inca Trail. Upon your arrival to Km81, you will have free time to organize and pack your last stuff and check everything before to start the hiking, you can also use the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent) at check point, everyone will have to show the original passports and ISIC Cards (If applicable) The Inca trail starts (2720m/8923ft) the trail take us to the first Inca ruins as Huillca Raccay and the incredible Incan site of Llactapata or Patallacta ( Upper town in Quechua ancient language ) offers spectacular view of Urubamba valley and the Cusi chacca River. The trekking includes break stop for pictures and relaxing according how you feeling. The Urubamba mountain range that devides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of Wakay Willca (5860/19225ft) and surrounded by pure nature and amazing views and of course guided visit of the ruins . 3 hours more of uphill and following the ancient path by the left bank of the river. Our first campsite it will be at Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) temperature at night will depend of season (temperature 5ºC)
Day 5: Wayllabamba - Dead Woman Pass - Pacaymayu - Camping over 3550m/11656ft - Maximum altitude: 4,200m/13,776ft - Minimum altitude: 3,000m /9,840ft - Distance of walking: 10 Km aprox / Walking time: between 7 to 8hours (B-L&D)
After your delicious breakfast, every trekker will be ready to leave the first campsite and start the hike following the ancient path along the left bank of the Lluyuchayoc River and then, you will ascent towards the highest pass. The uphill takes around 4 to 5 hours depending on your physical conditions a seeing spectacular views of Lluyucha pampa (3680m) Continuing going up and following the amazing landscape you will get to the first and highest pass of the Inca Trail to Abra Warmy Huañusca or Dead Woman`s Pass in English (4,200m/13779ft) which is the final part of the uphill train will be the hardest because the altitude start to make to the hiker don`t got good acclimatization before to this trek. At the Abra Huarmy Wañusca normally many people reach this altitude and this is the best award for celebrate .
Afterwards, you will begin the descent to our lunch stop which is at Pacaymayu our campsite itself. Along this hike, you will be able to observe a lots of hummingbirds and other kind of birds, orchids, native plants and trees such as the Polylepis or Queuña trees which grow in the cloud forest located at 3,650m/11972ft. Some hikers bring some special drink to share with the others taking resting, making pictures and if weather permit seeing spectacular scenes of uphill trail where some people still are making the effort to reach top. After plenty time on the top we start a nice downhill path to the second campsite at Pacaymayu valley (3600 meters above sea level). This valley offer nice views of the mountain range (temperature 4ºC)
Day 6: Pacaymayu - Runku Racay - Puyupatamarca - Wiñay Huayna - Camping over 2680m/8792ft - Maximum altitude: 3,750m/12,300ft - Minimum altitude: 2700m/8,856ft - Travel distance: 15 Km aprox. / Walking hours: between 6 to 7 hours (B-L&D)
This third day is the most impressive day of walking, you will wake up early in the morning to start with the hike of another 15 Km and 3000 steps of hiking up and down through many archaeological sites such as Runcu Racay (Pile of ruins) this a circular complex is located on the top of a mountain and between the borders of the Andean climate and the cloud forest, the views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular. To reach these ruins the trail climbs steeply up the opposite side of the valley towards the second pass...The investigation says this was a place to storage food and contains sleeping areas for the Inca army...After the guide tour of Runku Racay we follow the trail leads us to the second larger Inca ruins as known Sayaqmarca (Dominant Town or Inaccessible Town).
On the way to the ruins the hikers passing through two small beautiful lagoons next of the trail…After Sayaqmarca the trail winds through jungle with orchids and bromeliads, through a tunnel, and along ridge above Urubamba River to Puyupatamarca (Town in the clouds). With stunning views of Salcantay, Veronica, and Pumasillo. Puyupatamarca, spreads out on either side of the trail with many agricultural terraces, a long series of baths (one and then a run of five going down the slope), and at the top of the site a large bedrock platform. Some archaeologists interpret the site as primarily a place to worship the mountains, but also see important water source association with the springs feeding the baths. Puyupatamarca offer spectacular place to have lunch seeing the surrounded mountains…From Puyupatamarca descends via steep staircase to Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) is an Inca complex neighbor to Machu Picchu, on an elevated perch overlooking the Urubamba River. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase and fountain structures, beside the houses lies and area of agricultural terraces. This place was discovered in 1941 by Paul Fejos. It is a short distance of walking from your campsite, if for any reason your feel tired, try to do all the efforts to visit and do not miss this part of impressive sites along the Inca Trail. (Temperature 12ºC)
Day 7: Wiñay Huayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Huyna Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco (Maximum altitude: 2,700m/ 12,300ft - Minimum altitude: 2,400m / 7,872ft - Distance travelled: 8 Km aprox - Walking distance aprox: 6 to 7 hours. (B&L)
After your early breakfast at camping (4:30am) we will descend rapidly from the cloud forest into the high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along the spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Inti Punku “Sun Gate” to observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the “Lost city of the Incas” where you will be guided during 3 hours into this marvelous citadel of Machu Picchu. The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 65 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel. (Dinner on your own)
Day 8: A full Day Biking tour to Moray Agriculture terracing & Maras -Salt Mines - Cusco ( B -Box -lunch ):
Pick up from your hotel in private vehicle for your 1 hour and 20 minute ride to the village of Chinchero where you and your guide will start your ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo, you'll arrive at the Archaeological Park of Moray, where you stay for about 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unusual Inca terraces. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its rolling hills. Continuing our trip, you arrive at the village of Maras where a tasty picnic will be waiting. Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride. After another hour downhill rides, you will feel the peace of the Andean countryside, and enjoy your freedom. You continue your ride to the terraces of salt pans below Maras (with an optional tour) and then again a downhill (approximately 40 minutes), arriving in the Sacred Valley (Pichingoto, Tarabamba) At the end of our Bike tour, you will enjoy a delicious Box-lunch with plenty of fruits and energy bars. Afternoon, you will return and drop off at your Hotel (Dinner on your own)
Day 9: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado -. Rainforest Adventure tour road trip to appear Tambopata 4D/3N (B-L&D)
At the appropiate time, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival to the airport, our guide or staff will be waiting for your holding a small board written your names where you will be welcomed with a delicious tropical juice. After a brief explanation of the tour and accommodating the equipment, we will depart for the Trans-Oceanic highway, where we will take a dirt road to the Tambopata River. The road runs initially through plantations of local species and cattle ranches...Box Lunch on the road. As we get away from the highway and into the deep jungle, human presence gradually reduces until we reach the Tambopata River. There our boat will be waiting to transfer us to WASAI TAMBOPATA LODGE. After a pleasant journey of 20 minutes we will arrive to the Lodge. Reception and accommodation on the Lodge...After a short rest, we will make a nocturnal walk into the jungle to observe and listen to insects, bats, and frogs and perhaps have other encounters with another nocturnal mammal. Dinner and overnight in the Lodge. The various sounds of the rainforest will accompany us through our first night in the Amazon. Overnight at Wasai lodge.
Day 10: Macaw`s Clay lick ( B-L&D )
Early wake up around 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 90-minutes journey upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather in the clay lick to eat it, an unforgettable experience. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who want can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. On route if the level of river are adequate, we will visit the Cat cascades...Return to the lodge .Lunch will be served between 1:30 to 2pm. After lunch, we will have a new ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, free time to enjoy the night. Overnight at Wasai Tambopata lodge
Day 11: Amazon Adventure (B-L&D)
Awakening at the lodge is one of the most impressive spectacles of sound and color in the Amazon. Visitors may rest, take a coffee or walk through the surroundings of the lodge by themselves or with the assistance of a guide until breakfast and see many different types of birds, butterflies, mammals and tropical flowers, typical of the amazon rainforest. Breakfast will take place between 7 to 9 am, then we will start a short boat trip for about 30 minutes upstream the Tambopata River to enjoy the view and get to the starting point of our Kayak adventure in the sector known as The Gold Island. After a brief training on kayaking, you will make your way back to the lodge downstream with the guide paddling next to you. There will be also a motorized boat for any assistance...The ride downstream on kayak is calm and with some small class 1 rapid, which make it fun. It is possible to see birds in the river banks. The ride ends on the Gato River, where depending on the river level you have two different possibilities. When it is low a beautiful cascade where you can swim is formed. If the level of the river is high it is possible to paddle through the river in kayak against the stream. It is also possible to swim in the surroundings of the cascade. Return to the lodge at midday to have lunch and a rest. ..In the afternoon we will make a short ethno botanical walk of 1 km until the swamp area where the rainforest adventure complex is located. There you will be able to enjoy different adventure activities between the trees: Suspended bridges, Zip Lines of over 100 m, rope bridge, floating ropes, tri lines, etc. Night walks Relax in the lodge and dinner.
Day 12: Puerto Maldonado - Lima ( B )
Breakfast .You will wake up with the beautiful sunrise of the jungle to leave the lodge. Road trip to Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the airport. During the way back you will still have the opportunity to see wild animals and enjoy the fresh morning of the Peruvian Rainforest. Depending on your departure flight you can enjoy our hotel facilities in Puerto Maldonado as the swimming pool or the beautiful surroundings. Upon your arrival to Lima (Flight details: to be confirmed) our representative will be waiting for you, holding a small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to Hotel. Afternoon, free time for leisure (Meals on your own)
Day 13: Private city tour Lima and Flight back HOME (B)
After enjoying your delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide to start with the LIMA CITY TOUR - Colonial & Modern: A private tour of the colonial and modern Lima. We will drive you through historical monuments and locations such as the Government Palace, the Municipality palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and main colonial buildings around the Plaza Mayor. It also includes a visit to the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America's, you will find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementine and Capitulary room, the choir, the monks library and the Prefunds Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristy exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville's tiles from the XVI century and Moorish arcs. It also includes a visit to the underground tombs (catacombs). Then a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores visiting places like The Love Park or The Indian Market (souvenirs & handicrafts). Finally, you will be carried to the airport for the flight back HOME.