9 Day itinerary in Peru, South America

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Discover Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the famous floating islands and the isolated community of Taquile. The city of Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire. Travel comfortably by train, contemplating the breathtaking scenery of the Andes towards a guided tour of on... Read More

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Full day boat tour of the floating islands of Uros with lunch stop on the island of Taquile


Travel through the Ruta del Sol, really a wonderful trip between the Southern Puno Valley and Cusco


3-hour tour of Machu Picchu with a private local guide


Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the cities of Pisac and Ollantaytambo


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Day 1

place Lima

Transfer from the airport to your selected hotel in Lima. At your arrival, look for a sign with your name on it. The airport is located in the district of Callao, about 16km from Miraflores and it will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour to arrive.


  • Standard Accommodation: Allpa Hotel & Suites
Day 2

place Lima - Puno

Transfer from your hotel to the airport in Lima. The airport is located in the district of Callao, about 16km from Miraflores and it will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour to arrive. Domestic flight by client. Transfer from the airport to your selected hotel in Puno. At your arrival look for a sign with your name on it.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Plaza De Armas - Puno
Day 3

place Puno

A 35-minute boat trip from the port of Puno brings you to a group of very special islands. Here, the Uros people made not only there boats and houses out of totora, they also made their islands out of this strong type of reed! The Uros people do not only stand out because of their unique way of life, they are also a very hospital people and are happy to share their beautiful culture with visitors. After learning about the Uros’ traditions and daily life, you head to Taquile, a ‘real’ island and another highlight of Titicaca Lake. You walk uphill for about an hour until you reach the central square of the village, where you enjoy a local lunch (not included). Subsequently, you head further uphill climbing the 535 stone steps of Taquile. In the afternoon, you return to your hotel. Lunch in Taquile.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Plaza De Armas - Puno
Day 4

place Puno - Cusco

Transfer from your hotel to the bus terminal in Puno. Public bus from Cusco to Puno. The journey takes about 10 hours. Bus schedule: 06h45 - 17h00 You will leave Puno and visit the Pukara Museum, the stepped pyramid elaborated by the villagers of Pukara, 106 km to the north of Cusco, whose antiquity surpasses 3.500 years, it is impressive and enigmatic. You will cross La Raya pass at an altitude of 4319 m. From here on you will be descending through a marvelous valley cultivated with lots of crops such as corn and potatoes. Buffet lunch en route. Before arrival visit some of the most wonderful destinations in Peru. You will visit Andahuaylillas, whose famous colonial church is known as the “Sixtine Chapel of the Americas” because of its beautiful painted ceiling and other art treasures and we will visit Raqchi, a great temple complex and your first encounter with Inca Ruins also known as the Temple of Wiracocha on route. You will arrive at Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Munay Wasi Inn
Day 5

place Cusco

Time to explore magical Cusco! This beautiful city has an interesting history, both from Inca and colonial times. You start this half-day tour at Cusco’s main square, which was called Huacaypata (Warriors Square) by the Incas. While the guide tells you more about the history of this special place, you can admire the city’s cathedral that was built between 1560 and 1664 with the red granite stones from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The cathedral is without doubt one of the most impressive buildings in Cusco, and not only from the outside: the historical buildings hosts one of the most significant collections of gold and silver work of the colonial period. Next, you continue to Koricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo. The convent was built on top of the most important Inca temple dedicated to the worship of the sun, with walls covered with gold leaf. Wandering through the streets of what once was the capital of the Inca Empire, you feel like you are traveling through time. After exploring Cusco, you head to the nearby ruins, such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress with its immense temple walls made out of huge stones constructed in a zigzag pattern; the red fort Puca Pucara; the Qenko Amphitheater, and Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Full of new knowledge about the history of the Incas, you return to your hotel in Cusco.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Munay Wasi Inn
Day 6

place Cusco- Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley, located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, was unquestionably an important area for the Incas. Its agreeable climate and fertile plains create the perfect conditions for growing crops. For the Incas, this region was also on the route to the jungle and had therefore a key role in trading fruits and plants of the tropical lowlands. Today, the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region supplying the city of Cusco with many agricultural products. With this full-day tour, you start the day with visiting the Pisac Andean market, where thousands of people from the region come to sell and/or buy agricultural products and handicrafts. It is an interesting experience offering you new insights in the cultural of this region and, of course, you also have time to do some shopping! In the afternoon, you visit the Ollantaytambo Ruins. These famous ruins are named after Ollanta, a warrior who fell in love with an Inca princess but was not allowed to marry her. One of the best preserved sites of this area is known as Hanan Huacaypata and is north of the main square. These ruins exist out of elegantly crafted stone walks. Afterwards, you are brought to your hotel.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Pakaritampu
Day 7

place Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

VOYAGER TRAIN (OLLANTAYTAMBO - MACHU PICCHU) Train schedule: 06h40-08h01. Train schedule: 11h15-12h41. Begin your journey enjoying our comfortable seats with foldable tables in front, panoramic windows and our excellent on board service that will maximize your experience. Delight in the incredible landscape along the route to Machu Picchu and try our selection of complementary natural drinks, prepared using Andean essences representative of the region. Note: *Train schedule is subject to availability. *Luggage allowed: A daypack with 8 kilos per person. Rest of luggage , must be left at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
Day 8

place Machu Picchu-Ollantaytambo- Cusco

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, who will then take you to Machu Picchu and give you a guided tour through the archeological site. Walk to the bus station to take your bus up to Machu Picchu. Shared transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes. TOUR MACHU PICCHU (3 hours)Private Services Machu picchu was only re-discovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham, this citadel is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas one agricultural, formed mainly by mountains and food stores, and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs. The stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, it was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will take the Voyager train down from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. VOYAGER TRAIN (MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO)Train time: 14h30-15h56.Train time: 19h00-20h41. Note:*Train schedule is subject to availability. Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco city with guide.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Standard Accommodation: Hotel Munay Wasi Inn
Day 9

place Cusco

Transfer from your selected hotel to the airport in Cusco.

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Hotel Hacienda Plaza De Armas - Puno
  • Hotel Munay Wasi Inn
  • Hotel Pakaritampu
  • Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
  • Allpa Hotel & Suites

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (7)
  • Lunch (1)

Transport expand_less

  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation as per itinerary

Activities expand_less

  • Uros & Taquile tour (Private)
  • Visit Pucara museum
  • Cusco city tour & surroundings (Private)
  • Traditional Sacred Valley tour (Private)
  • Voyager Train
  • Tou Machu Picchu (Private)

Extras expand_less

  • Entrance to Taquile
  • Entrance to Uros islands
  • Entrance to Andahuaylillas
  • Entrance to Pucara museum
  • Entrance Touristic General ticket
  • Entrance to Cusco Cathedral
  • Entrance to Koricancha temple
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

Not Included expand_less

  • Any excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Any meals not mentioned in the program
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or additional drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance

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