Best of Peru “Machupicchu, Cusco & Puno”

  • Duration

    10 Days / 9 Nights

  • Price per person

    $2700USD

MAX. ALTITUDE 12507 ft

GROUP SIZE 10

Hotel & homestay

ACCOMMODATION Hotel & homestay

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LEVEL Easy ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Titicaca Lake
  • Route of Sun

Feel the magic of the city of Cusco, knows the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit the enigmatic city of Machu Picchu, and sail through Lake Titicaca, the floating islands of the Uros, and the island of Taquile. Interact with the living ancient culture, and discover the magic that enshrouds the Andes and its cultures

Highlights

10 Day A Journey through the Best of Peru “Machupicchu, Cusco & Puno”

Best of Peru: Machu Picchu guided Tours & Taquile island. Through Cusco and Puno Tour feel the magic that reverberates in the sacred Inca city of Cusco. Certainly, pass through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Inca, interact with the living ancient culture, and arrive at the enigmatic city of Machu Picchu. Likewise, navigate Lake Titicaca through the floating inhabited islands of the Uros and the island of Taquile. Discover the magic that enshrouds the Andes and its cultures.

DAILY DEPARTURES GUARANTEED!!

Itinerary

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DAY 1: CUSCO – INKA MUSEUM AND KORICANCHA

  • This morning will be reserved for resting or free time. So, in the afternoon we will visit the Inka Museum, home of thousands of years of Andean culture.
  • Continuing, we will move onto the temple of Qoricancha Cusco, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, which was and still remains the pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization.
  • During, its construction they had already achieved the greatest advances of their time,
  • Also, this temple may have been the exact representation of the center, or “Navel of the World” and therefore the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmovision.

LODGING: Accommodation in Cusco Jungle Hotel*** or similar

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DAY 2: SAQSAYHUAMAN – TEMPLE OF THE MOON – TRANSFER TO AGUAS CALIENTES

  • We will go early to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman to visit the entire Archaeological Complex.
  • Later, we will continue our trip to Qenqo or the Temple of the Moon.
  • After that, in the afternoon we will go to Ollantaytambo.
  • We will take the train to “Aguas Calientes” Machu Picchu.
  • Finally, dinner and accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

LODGING: Accommodation in Golden Sunrise Hotel*** or similar

2

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

  • Firstly, we will wake you up at around 5:00 am have to breakfast, and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu.
  • So, our guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu telling you about the history of Machu Picchu and the most important temples and altars.
  • After that, you will have free time to explore the site on your own again or if you still have plenty of energy you should climb Huayna Picchu Mountain.
  • Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch.
  • Usually, we take the bus at around 1:00 pm. The bus ride takes around 25 minutes and your guides will give you the ticket.
  • Finally, you will get your train and bus tickets back to Cusco in the restaurant in Aguas Calientes.

LODGING: Accommodation in Cusco Jungle Hotel*** or similar

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DAY 4: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY

  • Return to “living” Inka town of Ollantaytambo by train and continue by car to Moray, an ancient construction designed for agricultural investigations and studies of different crops in a range of altitudes.
  • Consequently, here the many concentric “rings” of terraces produce a fine gradient of micro-climates.
  • Likewise, the warmth of the lowest central ring slowly dissipates as the rings ascend outward and upward, creating reductions in temperatures until reaching the ground-level norm.

LODGING: Accommodation in Chinchero Hotel*** or similar

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DAY 5: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)

  • Chinchero: the rainbow village, home of the ruins of the royal palace of the Inka Túpac Inca Yupanqui, a picturesque community located on a high plateau overlooking the many snowcapped peaks of the Cusco region.
  • Similarly, here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars.
  • Also, we visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.
  • Moving on, we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles.
  • As a result, in the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Traditional food will be prepared for lunch here.

LODGING: Accommodation in Cusco Jungle Hotel*** or similar

6

DAY 6: ANIMAL SANCTUARY – PISAQ – PISAQ MARKET

  • Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas towards the town of Pisaq. We will stop on the way to visit the Cochahuasi animal sanctuary: here we may observe many of the native Andean species such as the puma, Andean cóndor, alpacas, and many more.
  • Further en route, we will stop at a spectacular viewing location to observe the Urubamba river as it curves like a serpent through the mosaic-like agricultural lands.
  • We will observe the construction design of the archaeological site of Pisaq, which many say portrays the profile of a condor. Likewise, a famous craft market.
  • Subsequently, we will have free time to wander the market and interact with the many local artisans.

LODGING: Accommodation in Cusco Jungle Hotel*** or similar

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DAY 7: DEPARTURE TO PUNO (ROUTE OF THE SUN)

  • Firstly, in the morning we will depart from the bus terminal and head towards Puno. Above all, this is a special journey by bus which allows us to visit the many diverse locations along the way on the route of the sun.
  • Andahuaylillas: (the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, this temple is one of the best examples of the fusion between Catholic and Andean religions)
  • Raqchi: A Inka temple dedicated to the God Wiracocha, construction of monumental dimensions. This is the only known temple dedicated to the God Wiracocha, creator of the Universe.
  • La Raya: Midway point on our journey and the highest point on the road – 4335 m.s.n.m. This is the geographic border between two cultures, the Quechua of Cusco and the Aymara of Puno.
  • Pucara: This ceremonial center is one of the oldest and most important of the high plains, well known for its lithic structures and tombs.

LODGING: Accommodation in Royal Inn Hotel*** or similar

7

DAY 8: UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) – AMANTANI ISLAND

  • Firstly, we will visit the ancient culture of the Uros and step foot on their floating islands.
  • The islanders will give us a presentation about their lifestyle upon their man-made islands, built using the Totora reed which grows among the shores of the lake.
  • Likewise, we will learn about their existence on these small islands and how they have adapted to their conditions. Continuing across the lake, we will arrive at the island of Amantani.
  • Here we will meet the Quechua families that will offer us a cozy home-stay style lodging and prepare us traditional food for lunch.
  • After that, we will make the short ascent to the two hilltops of the island while observing the daily lifestyle of the local people.
  • Consequently, a top of the island, we will visit two ancient pre-Inka temples, Pachatata and Pachamama (father & mother cosmos).
  • In the evening after dinner, the community members will hold a small welcoming party for us.

Lodging: Amantani Island (Homestay)

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DAY 9: TAQUILE – PUNO

  • Firstly, after breakfast on Amantani, we will board the boat again to make the short trip to the neighboring island of Taquile.
  • Subsequently, we will ascend the beautiful stone paths to the community, a small and quite shy population, not to mention very hard-working and wise, a culture full of art and tradition.
  • Above all, Taquile’s’ people are cheerful and proud of their origin and culture, happy to share with us the beautiful atmosphere of island life upon the immense lake Titicaca.

LODGING: Accommodation in Royal Inn Hotel*** or similar

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE DATE FROM JULIACA -PUNO

  • So, a brief transfer from Puno to the neighboring city of Juliaca. (End the tour)

What´s Included

BEST OF PERU – TAQUILE ISLAND TOUR INCLUDED:

  • 08 night’s accommodations (Based in Double occupation)
  • 01 night at Amantani island with a homestay
  • 09breakfasts.2 lunches.1 dinner
  • Transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • Bus to Puno.
  • Uros,Amantani,Takile tours.
  • Turistic bus to Puno.
  • Vistadome train to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • tourist ticket
  • Buses to Machu Picchu.
  • All entrances in Cusco.
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • Tour leader during the whole trip

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International& intra flights.
  • Single supplement 400 USD
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Gratitudes
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee.
  • Route of the sun entrance fee
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

PACKING LIST (Best of Peru – Machu Picchu guided tours):

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Why Choose Us

WHY CHOOSE WAMAN ADVENTURES?

Certainly, Waman Adventures is working continuously to become one of Peru’s most responsible tour operators. Ideally, we try to keep our groups to a limit of 8 people. Therefore, Since we entirely operate all of our treks, we have complete control over the quality of our service. So, We want to make sure that you have a great experience in all of our treks and tours like the Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours.

Above all, It is also crucial that everyone involved in the operation of our services is appropriately treated and cared for, and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Peruvian communities.

DEPARTURE:

  • To clarify, any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 02 trekkers for the Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours.
  • Also, find our travelers’ recommendations on TripAdvisor

GROUP SIZE:

  • Above all, small Groups anywhere between 2 – 8 people, to keep your experience unique and assure personalized attention.
  • Likewise, you can check our other tour packages Multi days

Availability

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FAQS?

How to contact Waman Adventures?

Likewise, Waman Adventures works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Certainly, Waman Adventures will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and other items for giving you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which gives you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

How much I need to book Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours?

As a result, You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

Airport Information

Airport and airlines located in the port of the city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central, and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Amsterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Can I find international departures in Cusco?

So, Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa are not required for travelers entering Peru.

Likewise,  Tourists are permitted a 30 to 90-day stay, which is stamped into their passports and onto a tourist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card), that you must return upon leaving the country.

Where I can get a new TAM during Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours?

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at the immigration office (Oficina de Migraciones), also simply known as “Migraciones” to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM in your pocket at all times especially when traveling in remote areas, for example, it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place from the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses de Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded at S2.50 to S3.50 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events. Prices in this book are in Nuevos Soles, though some are listed in US dollars.

Carrying cash, an ATM card, or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

Will I need cash during the Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours?

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (Billetes Pequeños), as S100 bills are hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. That is to say, Carry as much spare change as possible, especially in the small cities.

The best places to exchange money are usually foreign exchange bureaus (Casa de Cambio), which are fast, have longer hours, and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Sometimes, any places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be accepted by Peruvians. Most importantly, It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standard plugs – Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours?

Certainly, the Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need an adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Above all, Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources. So, you only need a passport to enter the country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls

Public payphones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most payphones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

How to do international callings?

So, when calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then, the area code without the 0, and finally, the local number.

Certainly, Making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00). Then, the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code, and finally the local phone number.

In Peru, any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public payphones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Certainly, Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

¿What is the weather in Cusco – Best of Peru – Taquile island & Machu Picchu guided tours?

Certainly, Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between.

Therefore, in the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. Average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F), and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. So, travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to acclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

As a result, April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). The wettest months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from April to November.

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