Day 01 LIMA

You will receive assistance upon arrival to the Lima International Airport and a transfer via private coach to your hotel located in the Historical Downtown sector of the city. A rest at the hotel is recommended after such an exhausting journey. You will stay overnight at the hotel.



In the morning, you will take a private guided tour of the historic "City of the Kings," including visits to some important sites such as the Plaza Mayor, Basilica Cathedral, Government Palace (external tour only), and sightseeing, with a panoramic view of the Plaza San Martin and Colonial Balconies of Lima.
This is followed by a private guided visit to the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, the Central Park of Miraflores, and the Tourism and Entertainment Centre of Larcomar, symbol of modern Lima. This is the best place to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Next, you will visit the Museo Larco Herrera. This exhibition displays textiles, utensils, and tools used by ancient Peruvian civilizations in ceramic and metal works. It also holds a collection of ceramic ware that incorporates ornamentation of gold and silver with semiprecious stones ascribed to Pre-Inca and Inca civilizations. You will stay overnight at your hotel.



lima arequipa

In the morning, you will fly to the city of Arequipa by crossing over the western Andes. Arequipa sits at an altitude of 2,350 m and is known as the “Ciudad Blanca” (White City) due to the widespread use of “Sillar” (a type of volcanic rock) as an important building material in the city’s Colonial architecture. Your accommodation will be provided at a hotel in Arequipa.
In the afternoon, the tour includes a visit to the Convent of Santa Catalina, the most important religious monument conserved by the city. This is followed by a visit to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, various Colonial churches, and the impressive cloisters of the Compañia church, colonial streets, and the Mirador district of Yanahuara. Later in the day, you will return and spend the night at your hotel.



arequipa-cañon colca

In the morning, you will depart from your hotel and travel to the Colca Canyon. We will pass by Pampa Cañahuas (a Vicuña nature reserve). We will reach an altitude of approximately 4,800 m at a point know as “Patapampa Pass," from where we will have an extraordinary view into the valley of the Colca Canyon. Then we will arrive at the town of Chivay. You will receive accommodation at the hotel with a private bathroom. In the afternoon we will visit the local “thermal baths” of La Calera. Then you will return to the hotel.




vuelo de condores-arequipa

In the morning, we will travel toward a spot called Cruz del Condor (Cross of the Condor), the deepest part of the Colca Canyon. There will be opportunity to observe several wild condors, and then we will visit some of the 14 villages of the area, such as Macca and Llonque. We will admire their beautiful churches which date back to colonial times. Other features in the area worthwhile visiting are the Inca terracing, some remarkable cave paintings, and the currently active Sabancaya Volcano. Then we will return to the town of Chivay. Later in the day we will return to the city of Arequipa and spend the night here.





In the morning, we will depart Arequipa and continue our voyage aboard private coach to our next destination, the city of Juliaca. Before reaching the city of Puno, we will visit the Archaeological Complex of Sillustani, located some 34 kilometers northwest of Puno on the shores of Lake Umayo. In this place, an ancient cemetery of both Colla and Inka civilization, we will contemplate the famous circular funerary towers known as "Chullpas" and enjoy the charming setting of this landscape. Then we will reach the city of Puno. In the afternoon, you will receive a guided tour of the Floating Islands of the Uros, located in the sacred Lake Titicaca. These islands are now inhabited by fishermen who exchange their products in homes constructed of Totora, an aquatic plant used to make crafts and to build boats. You will return to Puno and spend the night at your hotel.




puno taquileIn the morning, you will journey aboard motor boat to the island of Taquile, a beautiful place inhabited by people who have retained ancient customs, values, beliefs, and traditional dress. On Taquile Island you can enjoy the beauty of the Titicaca landscape, with its imposing snowcapped peaks of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real looming in the background. In the afternoon, we will return to Puno and you will spend the night in your hotel. 




cusco peru

In the morning, you will transfer to the tourist bus terminal, bound for Cusco.  Along the way we will visit the museum in Pukara. Around noon we arrive at a place called “La Raya” (“The Line”), the border and highest point between Cusco and Puno, at 4,335 m. Here you will observe the union of several mountain ranges (“The Knot”). This particular one is called “Nudo de Vilcanota.” Next, we will continue our journey to the town of Sicuani where will have lunch after a very enjoyable tour.
Then we will visit the archaeological complex of Raqchi, known as “Temple of the God Wiracocha.”
After a brief car ride we will reach the village of Andahuaylillas, renowned for its church of San Pedro Apóstol. The richness and great amount of beautiful paintings on the walls have led it to be called “The Sistine Chapel of Peru.” Later in the day, you will arrive in the city of Cusco and spend the night at your hotel.



city tours cusco

In the morning, you will visit the Basilica Cathedral which is situated on the Plaza de Armas. You will also visit the Qoricancha where once upon a time there was a great Temple of the Sun on top of which the Spaniard built the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo. Everything in Cusco is of great beauty.
In the immediate surroundings of Cusco we will visit archaeological monuments such as the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the mysterious subterranean temple of Q’enqo, the watch post of Puca Pucara, and the ritual baths of Tambomachay. Later in the day you will have time to rest and spend the night at the hotel.



valle sagrado del cuscoYou will take a morning excursion to the Sacred Valley, visiting the town of Pisac and its colorful traditional market where you can purchase an array of handicrafts made by local artisans. Then we will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo and observe the huge complex of administrative, agricultural and religious functions. Here you can see large rock walls, temples and palaces. You will spend the night in Ollantaytambo.


inka trail cuscoThe Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is Peru's most popular trekking route and possibly one of the most spectacular hikes in the Americas. It forms part of the more than 35,000 km of roads built by the Incas across South America. The route runs through an impressive range of altitudes, where climates and eco-systems range from the high Andean plain to the lush cloud forests. The trail crosses over two highland passes (the higher of the two, Warmiwañuska or Dead Woman’s Pass, lies at 4,200 m).


camino inca'huayllabambaWe will leave Cusco and drive to Ollantaytambo where we have a brief stop before continuing on to Piskacucho (Km 82) where we start trekking. We will have lunch in Miskay with an additional brief rest after which we start our trek to the first campsite. Along the way we will visit the archeological site called Llactapata. (Lunch and Dinner).




camino inca - pacaymayoAM. Early we start trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we pass through different ecological zones and changing climates. We will cross the Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman´s Pass) at an altitude of 4200 meters above the sea level.
After lunch we will continue on to the campsite at Pacaymayo and enjoy dinner and a well deserved rest. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).



On this day we will walk approximately one hour to reach the second pass at 4000 meters above the sea level, visiting the Inca ruins of Runcuracay along the way. We will also visit the Sayacmarca archaeological site and then continue on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch we hike to Wiñaywayna where we will spend our last night. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).


camino inca-wiñaywaynaAM. Early, we begin the final leg of the trek to Machu Picchu. We will arrive at Inti Punku where we will be rewarded by a panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and start on our approximately 2 hour guided tour visit. After enjoying the remaining time there, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco (Breakfast, Lunch).



lima peruIn the morning you will be taken to the airport and will fly back to Lima. After being taken to your hotel, you will have the option of visiting the world-famous Gold Museum of Peru to see valuable objects of gold produced by goldsmiths of the Pre-Inca cultures of Chavin, Mochica and Chimu. You will also see extraordinary ceramics, mummies and funerary bundles.





In the morning you will be taken to the Jorge Chavez International Airport. “End of the services.”


All nights accommodation in Hotel (breakfast included)

All the transfers and land transportations  indicated in the itinerary

Domestic flights in Peru

 All tours in accordance with the official program

All entrance tickets in excursions indicated in the itinerary

Professional guides for all excursions indicated in the itinerary

Touristic Train tickets * Cusco - Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu)- Cusco

First aid kid


Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)

Meals (lunch and dinner are included only where stated)

Services, excursions, hotels and meals not mentioned

Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)

Baggage excess

Laundry service

Personal expenses