Andes explorer 8 days

Discover the old side of the Peruvian capital. Lima was called “the city of the Kings” during colonial times.

Of course, Cusco is part of this tour, visit this city and its nearby ruins takes you back to the cosmic kingdom of ancient Andean culture, merged with the colonial imprint of the Spanish conquest. Cusco is known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. An impressive landscape extends from Andean peaks to cloud forests rich in orchids and Amazonian lowlands.

And, to end this tour, admire the highest navigable lake in the world and spend some time at the Uros floating Islands.

per adult from

$1,439

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • All entrance tickets
    • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (CONSETTUR), (round trip).
    • Expedition Train round trip From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo( Round Trip)
    • Pick up and drop-off from your hotel in Cusco for all activities
    • Travel Buddies specialist
    • Visit the pre-Inca tombs of Sillustani
    • Excursion to the floating islands of the Uros
    • Entrance to the Monastery of San Francisco and the Catacombs
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Lima
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    • Entry/Admission - Uros Floating Islands
    What's excluded :
    • meals
    • Tips

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lima and city tour

    Pass By: Huaca Pucllana, Calle General Borgono s/n, cuadra 8, Lima 15074 Peru
    First stop on this morning tour is going to be at “Huaca Pucllana”, an ancient temple located in the center of Miraflores.


    Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Plaza de Armas, Lima 15001 Peru
    Continuing with the itinerary the next stop is at the Historical Center of Lima where we are going to appreciate the republican and colonial architecture that is going to make us feel like we are in Europe. This walk around the city center includes “Plaza San Martin” and “Plaza Mayor”, considered by Unesco as Human Cultural Patrimony since 2000. Every day at noon you can admire the guard change at the Government Palace.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Lima, Plaza de Armas, Lima 15001 Peru
    After “Plaza Mayor” it is time to visit San Francisco Convent, this place is famous because of the beautiful architecture and the art we can find there. Something you won't miss is the opportunity to go down at the catacombs, one of the first cemeteries in South America.
    After all of this, we will drive you back to your hotel in our private transportation.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Arrival in Cusco and Cusco City Tour

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Upon arrival to Cusco, your transfer to your hotel is going to be waiting for you.
    Cusco is located at 3 500 meters of elevation (11 300 feet approx.).
    In the afternoon one of our local guides will take you on a complete city tour, including the Cathedral at the main square of the city, Koricancha Temple, and four of the most impressive Inca sites: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    After the tour, you´ll spend the afternoon at your hotel or go out for a nice walk. Sure we can give you some dinner recommendations.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour

    Pass By: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Pick up time is around 8:00 am. Your local guide is going to be waiting for you at the lobby of your hotel.
    The Sacred Valley has become in recent years, one of the most important destinations in South America, it is the Urubamba River Valley and is known worldwide as the Sacred Valley of the Incas.


    Stop At: Pisac, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    First place to visit is going to be Pisac is 33 km from the city of Cusco and is presented as the door to the Sacred Valley. It is world-famous for its craft market and its impressive archaeological remains, located on a mountain above the city. This city was a kind of capital of the region in the time of the Incas, very important for its excellent location and fertile land. The Inca and colonial constructions that are exhibited in its territory are admirable for its large structure of polished stone, assembled to perfection.
    Pisac market: Opens Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in the main square. It is ideal to acquire high-quality handicrafts

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    Around noon we will have the chance to stop for lunch(not included) in Urubamba, one of the thirteen provinces that make up Cusco. It was one of the main agricultural centers of the Inca Empire.
    Ollantaytambo is 97 km from the city of Cusco. It was, during the time of the Incas, a fortified city, with temples, urban, agricultural and defense walls. It is known that the Inca city of Ollantaytambo served as an administrative control point. After the Spanish invasion, it became one of the viceroys' favorite places. Today, it is considered that after Machu Picchu, the town and the ruins of Ollantaytambo contain the most impressive Inca stonework in Peru.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    After this full day of history, LandScapes and adventure you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco.


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Machu Picchu day is going to be an early morning. Your transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station is around 5 am.
    You are going to be taking the earliest train possible. The Idea is to enjoy as much as you can on this special day. Do not miss the amazing landscapes on the way to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).
    Your local guide is going to be waiting for you on the next train station and he will take you to the bus that will drive you to Machu Pichu


    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Enjoy a two-hour tour around one of the new 7 marvels. Built during the first half of the fifteenth century, Machupicchu is divided into two large areas: the agricultural one that comprises a vast network of artificial terraces or terraces, and the urban one formed by various constructions and squares among which the temples of the Sun, of the Three Windows, of the condor and the main temple.
    Machu Picchu is a magical place, discovered over 100 years ago by an American professor by the name of Hiram Bingham, with an impressive architecture.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    After the tour and before going back to Cusco there will be time for lunch.
    Arrival time to your hotel is around 21:00, it will depend on the train schedule.


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Departure from Cusco - free

    Pass By: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Enjoy a free day in Cusco
    Transfer from your hotel to the Bus station


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Arrival in Puno

    Pass By: Puno, Puno, Puno Region
    Enjoy a free day in Puno

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Full day Lake Titicaca

    Stop At: Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno Peru
    We will take the morning to meet "The People of the Lake." We will visit the artificial islands of the Uros that will receive us with their typical hospitality and show us their peculiar way of life. We will find it hard to believe, but these friendly locals inhabit, educate and make a living on these floating islands. In the afternoon, we will visit the pre-Inca cemetery of the Hatun Colla Chiefs in Sillustani, on the shores of Lake Umayo. Its funerary towers or Chullpas of up to 6 meters high are famous.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Departure

    Pass By: Puno, Puno, Puno Region
    At the coordinated time, transfer to the airport to board our departure flight.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Pack 4 travel

Activity ID: V-230497P10

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