The Best of Southern Peru 10D/9N
|Visit the South of Peru in 10D/9N and enjoy visiting the beautiful white city of Arequipa, |
the condor’s flight, the immensity Titicaca Lake and Cusco with the Sacred Valley and the magic of Machu Picchu
Day 1: Lima
Arrival to Lima, reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight.
Day 2: Lima – Arequipa City Tour – Countryside
Transfer to the airport and flight to Arequipa, arrival and transfer to the hotel. Visit to: Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, La Compañía Church and Santa Catalina Monastery. In the afternoon visit to: Carmen Alto view point, Yanahuar’as Church, Cayma’s main square and Sabandia windmill.
Day 3: Arequipa – Chivay
Breakfast and departure to the Colca Valley, visit to Pampa Cañahuas (vicugnas and alpagas), Patahuasi (coca tea) and Patapampa (4800 masl). Arrival to Chivay, lunch and accommodation in the hotel. In the afternoon visit to the Hot springs La Calera, return to Chivay, dinner (folk show) and overnight.
Day 4: Chivay – Cruz del Condor – Puno
Breakfast and departure to Cruz del Condor where we can appreciate the canyon and the condor´s fly. Stops at the main villages of the valley and natural view points. Departure to Puno (lunch). Visit to Bosque de Piedras and Lagunillas. Arrival to Puno and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 5: Uros – Taquile – Puno
Breakfast and transfer to Puno´s port. Departure by boat to Uros island, which Uros Indians have live for several centuries. Then we continue to Taquile where local people are still living according to the ancestral customs. You climb up to the village, located at the top of the island, where you can admire the splendid landscape of Titicaca Lake and the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. After lunch, you descend the 540 steps to the port and back across the lake to Puno, where you arrive in the afternoon. Return to Puno and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Puno – Cusco
Breakfast and departure to Cusco. During the way we will visit Pukara (first civilization of the Altiplano), then we will arrive to La Raya (natural view point). Lunch in Sicuani and visit to Andahuaylillas (Andean Sistine chapel). Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Day 7: Cusco City Tour
Breakfast and free morning. In the afternoon visit to: the Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay Qenqo and Puka Pukara. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 8: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Cusco
Breakfast and excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the Pisac andean market. Lunch in a typical restaurant, visit to the Ollantaytambo fortress. Visit to Chinchero, return to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Day 9: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Breakfast and transfer to the train station in Poroy and departure to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and transfer by bus to Machu Picchu guided tour and free time. Return to Aguas Calientes. Departure by train to Poroy and transfer to the Cusco city. Overnight.
Day 10: Cusco – Lima
Breakfast and transfer to the airport, flight to Lima. Connection with the international flight.
- Transfers in and out
- Plane tickets for the following routes: Lima – Arequipa and Cusco – Lima
- Accommodation based on a double room (private bathroom with hot water)
- Bus Tickets for: Chivay – Puno, Puno – Cusco and train tickets for Machu Picchu in expedition train service
- Meals indicated in the itinerary
- Guided Tours (Spanish and English)
- Meals not indicated in this itinerary