WONDERFUL ACTIVE CIRCUIT: LIMA – CUSCO – INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS - PUNO 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Wonderful Active Peru 13 Days

Description

This tour is the 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. Also enjoy the highest navigable lake in the world and the rural families that depend on it.


Day 1
morning
Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel
afternoon
Free Afternoon in Lima
Day 2
morning
Flight Lima - Arequipa
afternoon
Free Afternoon Arequipa
Day 3
morning
Transfer to Chivay
afternoon
Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs
Day 4
morning
Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors
afternoon
Transfer to Puno
Day 5
morning
Titicaca Lake and the Uros Islands Tour
afternoon
Taquile Island Day Tour
Day 6
morning
Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco
afternoon
Arrive to Cusco
Day 7
morning
Free Morning in Cusco
afternoon
Traditional City Tour in Cusco
Day 8
morning
Sacred Valley and Pisaq Tour
afternoon
Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Tour
Day 9
morning
First Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho to Wayllabamba”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 10
morning
2ndTrekking “From Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 11
morning
3er Trekking “From Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna”
afternoon
Treking Inca Trail
Day 12
morning
4th Trekking “Wiñayhuayna – guide tour from Inti Punku to Machupicchu”
afternoon
Transfer Aguas Calientes - Cusco
Day 13
morning
Transfer out from hotel Cusco to the airport.

Day 1 - Come to Lima


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Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight in Lima.



Day 2 - Flying Lima - Cusco (Free Day to Relax in the Imperial Capital)


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Departure from your hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa.
Upon arrival in Arequipa we will be received and transferred to your hotel. We have as an option the rest of the day to enjoy the beautiful streets, fantastic Plaza de Armas and Museums of the White City of Arequipa. It is possible to take the Excursion de la Campiña Arequipeña described below.
Optional and additional tour to the Arequipa countryside. Leaving at 02:00 pm we will be picked up from our hotel to start the excursion to La Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour includes a visit to the most beautiful architectural monuments and viewpoints that surround the white city. We will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.
At that moment we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. Finally, we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. Our tour ends at 06:00 pm in the city center of Arequipa.
Overnight in a hotel in Arequipa.


Day 3 - First Day Colca Canyon Tour from Arequipa – Chivay.


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Early breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 08:00 am - 08:30 am from Arequipa to Chivay. We will start the tour driving to the town Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.
Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 meters. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see all the volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At 12:00 pm we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
We will return to the hotel to rest and have overnight in the town of Chivay.



Day 4 - Second Day Colca Canyon Tour - Arequipa – Puno


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Early breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 06:00 am, after having breakfast we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the imposing flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area.
On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. At 11:30 am we arrived to Chivay and at 11:45 am to 01:30 pm to have a local lunch. We will board the bus to Puno.
The bus makes stops in the route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca. We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Overnight in Puno



Day 5 - Excursion to Puno / Titicaca Lake / Uros & Taquile Islands


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Early breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 7:00 am 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. We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.
Overnight in Puno.



Day 6 - Route of the Sun - Puno – Cusco


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure at 06:15 am from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal During our tour that last 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 7 - City Tour in Cusco & the 4 Nearby Ruins of the Incas


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Free morning to acclimatize or make some shopping.
Traditional City Tour in Cusco in the afternoon.
Departure at 01:00 pm pick up from your hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of that puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.
Overnight in Cusco.



Day 8 - Tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas & Lunch in the Valley


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Early breakfast at your hotel.
Departure at 8:00 am pick up 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 indigenous 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 in 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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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