LIMA – HUARAZ – PUNO – CUSCO – LIMA
1st Day: LIMA
Flight to Lima, reception and transport to the hotel.
2nd Day: LIMA – HUARAZ
Departure in the itinerary bus to Huaraz City at 17.00 hrs. approx. transport to the selected hotel. Overnight at Huaraz.
3rd Day: LAKE LLANGANUCO – CALLEJON DE HUAYLAS-HUASCARAN NATIONAL PARK
Full day excursion visiting the Callejón de Huaylas, Valley between Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra and the meander of the Santa river. We will ascend to the Lakes of Llanganuco, located at the base of the Huascaran and Huandoy snowcapped mountains, and to the Huascarán National Park. Overnight.
4th Day: CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
This tour will enable us to visit the Callejón de Conchucos, rear side of the Cordillera Blanca, where we will find the Castillo de Chavin. This castle was an important site for worshipping of the pre-Incas culture that bears its same name. This culture was the matrix of the Peruvian civilization. Return to Huaraz. Overnight.
5th Day: HUARAZ – LIMA
Transport to the station. Regular bus to Lima. Reception and transport to the selected hotel. Overnight.
6th Day LIMA – JULIACA – SILLUSTANI – PUNO
Transport to the airport. Flight to Juliaca. We will continue the trip by bus to the city of Puno. On the way we will visit the funeral towers or “Chullpas de Sillustani,” which are located at the lower slopes of the magic Lake Umayo. Afternoon leisure time in the capital of the Peruvian Altiplano. Overnight.
7th Day: PUNO – UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS (LAGO TITICACA)
Meeting at the hotel and transfer to the port of Puno. Visit to the astonishing floating island of the Uros and continuing to the Island Takile, where inhabitants have preserved its ancestral customs until today, and from which a spectacular sight of the Titikaka River is offered. Return in the afternoon to Puno. Overnight.
8th Day: PUNO – CUZCO
Transport to the bus station. Tourist bus to the City of Cuzco. All along the journey we will pass by colorful towns and we will arrive at La Raya (4,300 m), the most elevated point of the altiplano plateau where llamas and alpacas can be seen. Arrival in Cuzco late in the afternoon.
Note: It is possible to make this journey by train (Mon,Wed, Fri or Sat)
9th Day: CUZCO
Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to the imperial City and to the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Overnight.
10th Day: SACRED VALLEY
Coinciding with the market days (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday), full-day excursion, visiting the town of Pisa and its popular fair. Continuing to Ollantaytambo, passing through different towns of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where Urubamba and Calca stands out, among others. Visit to the Ollantaytambo fortress. Return to Cuzco. Overnight.
11th Day: CUZCO – MACHUPICCHU
Transport to San Pedro train station. Crossing by railway until Aguas Calientes station. Bus to the Machupicchu fortress. Guided visit to the “Lost City of the Incas”. Afternoon, continuing to the settlement of Aguas Calientes. Overnight at this colorful town.
12th Day: MACHUPICCHU – CUZCO
Day at Leisure. We would recommend going up the fortress again, enjoy the entrance of the firsts sunrays illuminating the fortress (it is possible to make so from the Inti Punko or Puerta del Sol) and visit the complex another time. Anyone would have enough time to climb the HuaynaPicchu or “Young Mountain ”. Afternoon return to Cuzco by train. Overnight.
13th Day: CUZCO – LIMA
Transport to the airport. Return flight to Lima. Afternoon visit to the Modern and Colonial Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the San Francisco Convent and the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Also, visit to the Gold Museum, private collection of prehispanic golden pieces. Overnight.
14th Day: LIMA OUT
Transport to the airport. Return flight.