6-Day Visit Titicaca, Cusco & Machu Picchu – From $1,018 Adults / $752 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN PUNO UNTIL DEC 15, 2018
When booking this travel program, our guests get to visit three of Peru’s most interesting sites, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu. In a short period of time, our guests are able to appreciate three distinctive cultures, Aymara, Quechua and Inca. Our guests will enjoy a scenic bus ride while crossing of the Andes from Puno to Cusco with en-route stops to the La Raya, a natural border between Puno and Cusco and at some other interesting sites, such as: Racchi, the Temple of the Wiracocha God and Sistine-like chapel of Andahuaylillas.
- 2 Nights hotel accommodations in Puno with breakfast
- 3 Nights hotel accommodations in Cusco with breakfast
- 8 Meals (5 Breakfast and 3 lunches)
- Arrival transfer from Juliaca airport to hotel in Puno
- Stop at the Sillustani Shrines en-route to Puno at the pre-Inca cemetery of the Hatun Colla chiefs on the shore of Lake Umayo
- Round trip transfers Puno hotel / Puno Port Pier / Puno hotel
- Guided cruise of Lake Titicaca
- Guided visit of the Uros Floating Islands en-route to Taquile Island
- Guided visit of Taquile Island
- Guided Bus Transfer from Puno to Cusco with stops en-route
- Half Day Guided Excursion of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park
- Round trip transfers Cusco hotel / Ollantaytambo train station / Cusco hotel
- Round trip train ticket Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo
- Guided visit to the Machu Picchu Citadel with lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge by Belmond
- Round trip shuttle bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
- Entrance fees during Cusco and Lake Titicaca excursions
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- Departure transfer Cusco hotel to Cusco airport
- All transfers and sightseeing in A/C vehicle
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- On site logistical support of our Peru-based office
Day 1 Arrive Puno (Juliaca airport) / Lake Titicaca
Transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay. While driving from Juliaca airport to Puno, stop en-route for a visit of the Sillustani archaeological complex. In Sillustani, a peninsula of the Umayo Lagoon, you will visit one the world’s largest necropolis, in which stand out over 90 chullpas, giant and primitive stone mausoleums of over 12-m high, designed with a top wider than the base. You will be transferred to your hotel in Puno at the end of the visit.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Puno
- First Class: Jose Antonio Puno
- Deluxe Class: Libertador Lake Titicaca
Day 2 | The Floating Islands of the Uros and the Island of Taquile | B.L.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a full-day exploration by boat of Lake Titicaca. The first stop will be to visit the Floating Island of the Uros where you will learn about this pre-Inca community that took refuge on the waters of this lake, running away from the Incas and also from the Spaniards. The journey will continue across the lake to visit the Island of Taquile, a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful typical clothes. This will be a great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A typical lunch will be served before boarding the boat that will take you back to Puno.
Day 3 | Across the Andes to Cusco | B.L.
After breakfast, transfer to the Puno Bus Station to depart on the Andean Explorer Bus to Cusco. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful and off-the-beaten-path route has to offer:
Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial site this side of Tiahuanaco. Characterized by a series of platforms, the ruins also reveal some lito-sculptures and tombstones, all witnesses of a pre-Inca civilization, possibly one at the origin of the Andean culture of the Altiplano.
La Raya: The highest pass on the route between Cusco and Puno, La Raya is 4,335 meters above sea level. Beautiful landscapes await you, as well as the animals that are symbolic of the Andes: llamas, alpacas and vicunas. This is a region situated between two cultures, Quechua and Aymara, as well as a composite of two terrains: the dry and arid highlands and the more verdant Quechua valleys and rivers.
Raqchi (God Wiracocha Temple): Located 121 kilometers from Cusco, this Inca temple is monumental: 100 meters in length, 26 meters in width and 14 meters in height. Divided in two naves, each of these still retain the base of eleven giant columns. The base of the walls consists of Imperial Inca stonework with a top section of adobe. Adjacent to the temple, we can see many storehouses, used for various purposes: military and religious.
Andahuaylillas Chapel: Referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because of its magnificent frescoes, the church is but one example of the mestizo baroque architecture typical of the Cusco School which was prominent in the 17th century. You will marvel at the ceiling of carved panels covered with gold leaf.
We will arrive in Cusco at the end of the afternoon for a transfer to the hotel of your choice for a three night stay with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio Cusco
- Deluxe Class: J.W. Marriott
Day 4 | Spanish Colonial Cusco & Ancient Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park | B.
Balance of the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a half-day tour combining Sacsayhuaman and Cusco Historic Center and it will start visiting the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. The first stop will be at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head for Q’enqo, the ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate an altar for sacrifices, and then will continue on to Tambomachay, the sacred fountains of life and health. On the way we will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city. After that we will visit the Temple of the Sun, known as Korikancha, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. A legend tells that his temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. Finally, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquistadors.
Important Note: People are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts. Taking photos is not allowed inside the Cathedral.
Day 5 | Machu Picchu Exploration | B.L.
Morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station, board the Expedition Train (Tourist Class) or the Vistadome Train (first or deluxe class) for a Day Trip to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. During the journey, we will appreciate several landmarks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail. The railway follows the course of the Urubamba River, also known as Vilcanota River, climbing down and entering a canyon until we reach Aguas Calientes; the town that is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu Mountain. After getting off the train, we will board the mini-bus that will take us up the winding road to Machu Picchu; the Sacred Citadel of the Incas that is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu, is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 – 1572). Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain” is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch, train back to Ollantaytambo station for a transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 6 | Continue to your next destination | B.
At the designated time, van transfer to the Cusco airport for your onward flight, either back to Lima or to continue with the next Insider Journey of your choice
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN PUNO UNTIL DEC 15, 2018
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* Up to 1 child – 10 years and under sharing a triple room with two adults
VISIT LAKE TITICACA, CUSCO & MACHU PICCHU LODGING
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Puno: Casa Andina Standard Puno Hotel. Puno is a city known for its combinations of new and old world traditions. Located on the banks of Lake Titicaca, Puno offers unique shops, boutiques, authentic Peruvian gastronomy and an upbeat night life. Casa Andina Standard Puno is a quaint, medium sized Inn that provides an inviting atmosphere; the ambiance is very relaxed, with a large fireplace in the lounge area and a beautiful courtyard filled with vibrant blends of local flora. The Inn is only five minutes from the downtown area of Puno. The hotel offers Wi-Fi in the public areas, money exchange and laundry service. The hotel has an internet center and Wi-Fi. The 50 non-smoking rooms are good size with spacious bathrooms and comfortable beds, cable TV, safety deposit boxes, and climate control. Unlike many cities, Puno has interspersed parks with native vibrant flowers and trees throughout the main walkways keeping the “concrete jungle” stereotype at bay.
In Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha is a comfortable and cozy 54-room hotel, 100% non-smoking, located just 4 blocks from the Plaza Mayor of the city of Cusco. This spacious hotel is removed from the traffic, and hustle bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful courtyards. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church. All the bedrooms feature one Queen or 2 Twin beds warmly decorated with Cusco textiles, and include either writing desks or breakfast tables, closets with safes, cable TV, heating system, Wi-Fi access, and more. Oxygen is available upon request.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Puno: Jose Antonio Hotel is located in front of the majestic and sacred lake of the Incas, Lake Titicaca, just 10 minutes from the city of Puno. Jose Antonio Hotel in Puno offers the comfort and warmth of home you deserve. A friendly, multi-lingual staff welcome travelers at the 24 hour front desk. Built in 2008, this modern, air-conditioned establishment comprises a total of 106 comfortable rooms. Little extras, including internet access, telephone, TV, radio, Wi-Fi, mini bar and safe contribute to a great stay. A balcony with a beautiful view graces each room and a daily breakfast with a wide and varied selection is offered. Come explore and discover the many mysteries and breathtaking beauty this area of Puno offers and the sparkling waters of Lake Titicaca!
In Cusco: Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel is located in the heart of Cusco’s archaeological center, the oldest city of America. A few minutes away from the Main Square, this recently built hotel has a modern architecture, with a fine colonial touch. The 6-stories building is one of the highest hotels in the city, offering excellent views over the city of Cusco. All the 126 rooms are divided among 5 floors and on the rooftop you can enjoy a solarium, the Jacuzzi and sauna. These can be quite refreshing after a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Cusco or in the nearby Sacred Valley. Spacious rooms and suites with double glazing windows, hair dryer, heater, safe deposit boxes, international direct dialing telephone, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fully stocked minibar.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Puno: Libertador Lago Titicaca Hotel is located on the private island of Esteves, on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The hotel has a private pier where boats set sail to the islands of Uros, Taquile or Amantan. You are five minutes away from downtown Puno and two hours from the Bolivian border. The 123 smoke-free rooms feature LCD TV with cable, desk, air-conditioning and heating, and a hair dryer. Guests can take advantage of their 24 hour business center, buy folk art from the gift shop, try their hand on the classic pool table in the bar, take pictures from the observation deck or be pampered in the Wellness & Relax area. After a day of sightseeing, unwind with a dip in the pool or soak in the Jacuzzi. International and Peruvian dishes, including a range of traditional Andean specialties, are offered in the restaurant. Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca is considered the best hotel in Puno because of the first class services offered and the warm hospitality from the highly trained personnel, guaranteeing your stay to be a unique and memorable one.
In Cusco: JW Marriott Cusco Hotel This elegant hotel in a restored 16th-century stone convent on the site of ancient Incan ruins is a 5-minute walk from the colonial arcades of Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. The hotel is located a few blocks from the Main Square and surrounded by the main historical sites such as, Qoricancha, and San Blas Neighborhood. Some of the rooms are built with the original Inca walls and the windows facing the walls of the Incan ruins. Common areas (all non-smoking) feature period decor and artifacts. The hotel has 2 stylish restaurants with a courtyard featuring a bar; the perfect way to end a day full of adventures. Other amenities are a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a spa. All of their guest rooms are equipped with luxury bedding and hotel amenities such as wireless Internet and the latest in technology. Upon request, all rooms have a supplementary oxygen enriched system. In addition, all bathrooms have a separate shower and bathtub. The sophisticated rooms and suites feature Wi-Fi, flat-screens and whirlpool tubs. All also offer minibars, bottled water and safes. Room service is available 24/7.
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