IMPERIAL ACTIVE CIRCUIT: LIMA – CUSCO – INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS - PUNO 10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

Imperial Active Peru 10 Days

Description

This GREAT ADVENTURE!! is ideal for those who want to know the wonders of Peru, its archaeological, cultural wealth and centers of great energetic power, this adventure has Inca trails that were of great importance to the Andean people. Wonders of Peru is one of the best excursion options and super known by the whole world, satisfying and comforting for those who want to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.


Day 1
morning
Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel
afternoon
Lima Colonial - City tour.
Day 2
morning
Flight Lima - Cusco
afternoon
Free Afternoon Cusco
Day 3
morning
Sacred Valley Pisaq
afternoon
Ollantaytambo, Chincheros
Day 4
morning
F1st Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho to Wayllabamba”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 5
morning
2ndTrekking “From Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 6
morning
3er Trekking “From Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 7
morning
4th Trekking “Wiñayhuayna – guide tour from Inti Punku to Machupicchu”
afternoon
Transfer Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Day 8
morning
Transfer to Puno
afternoon
The Route of the Sun Tour
Day 9
morning
Uros Islands Tour
afternoon
Taquile Island Tour
Day 10
morning
Transfer out from hotel Cusco to the airport.

Day 1 - Come to Lima


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Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel.
City tour - Lima Colonial (tour in the afternoon)
The daytrip begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.
We will remain our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others.
We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints “Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres y San Juan Macías” are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar and return to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima.



Day 2 - Flying Lima - Cusco


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Breakfast at hotel.
At the scheduled time transfer to Lima airport.
Flight Lima Cusco (on behalf of the passenger).
Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.
Free afternoon to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.
Overnight in Cusco


Day 3 - Expedition to Sacred Valley of the Incas


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 8:00 am from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to go through the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation land which surrounds the sacred river of the incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the native local market of Pisaq, the quality is very colorful as the local inhabitants come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.
The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After a continuous free time, we will continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city.
Ollantaytambo reminds us of a critical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, believes that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the Inca's royal army to obstruct his union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".
We continue with our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where its colonial and Inca temple reflects the current syncretism of these 02 great cultures, Chinchero is also known for its great weavers, who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques. Lunch on this tour is included in the Urubamba village. We continue our trip and return to Cusco, through abundant farmland .
Arrival to Cusco at 19:00 pm, approximately time when you will be at the door of your hotel or place that you indicate.
Overnight in Cusco.



Day 4 - Transfer by ITEP Van From Cusco to km 82 “Inka Trail Entrance”


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Today begins your adventure of a lifetime. We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning at 5:30am. You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to take us to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins. On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail. (Breakfast is not included).
Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves, At the Inka Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.
At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inka flat terrain. There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inka site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica.
Our first campsite is in Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley with the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.
During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna.



Day 5 - Trekking “Wayllabamba to Pacaymayuc / Runcuracay”


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After waking up at 5 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, abra de Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft.
On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3,550m/11,646ft).
On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an arrange of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000m/13,123ft).
We arrive at our campsite by 5:00 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.



Day 6 - Trekking “Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna”


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This is the most imposing day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’).
Here we reach the third highest point on the Inka trail (3680m/). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass.
After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna.
(2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrive at camp by lunchtime! Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’).
Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.



Day 7 - Trekking “Wiñayhuayna – Inti Punku & Machupicchu Guided Tour”


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Around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4th on the Inka trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your expedition, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate.
At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu.
At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel. (2400m/7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”.
From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone.
Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.
You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
• Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
• Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.
Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.



Day 8 - Expedition by Bus Puno – Cusco


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Early breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 06:15 am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 meters and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Cusco.



Day 9 - Excursion to the Amazigng Lake - Puno / Titicaca / Uros & Taquile Islands


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Early breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca.
Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros.
Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands.
Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours.
Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand.
In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake.
Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza.
After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm, where we will spend one night at the hotel.
Overnight in Puno.



Day 10 - Coming Back Cusco – Lima


Breakfast at the hotel and transfer hotel – airport of Juliaca.
Flight Puno – Lima. (NOT INCLUDE)
Arrive to Lima.
Waiting at the airport for international flight.

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