Cusco - Machu Picchu - Montaña de Colores - Humantay - Puno

  • Duration

    08 / 07

  • Price per person

    $ 753USD

    before: USD 1449

MAX. ALTITUDE 4338 msnm

GROUP SIZE 10

hotel & homestay

ACCOMMODATION hotel & homestay

3

LEVEL Moderate ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Route of Sun
  • Titicaca Lake

This tour package will show you the highlights and trending places of Cusco. Embark on a fantastic day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Likewise, you will visit key sites such as the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Lake Humantay, Mountain of Seven Colors, and the mystic and magic Titicaca Lake in Puno

Highlights

8 Day Cusco to Puno – Machu Picchu- Rainbow Mountain – Humantay Lake

Cusco to Puno: 8 Day Cusco Machu Picchu Tour – Rainbow Mountain – Humantay Lake – Amantani island and the most popular destinations. For example, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake and Puno ( Sun route, Uros, and Amantani). Above all, familiarize yourself with the uniqueness that the Incas have left behind. Likewise, enjoy the phenomenal views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, and the different altitudinal floors on this wonderful journey. Similarly, feel the magic and wonder that permeates the regions of Cusco – Puno and how each moment impacts your being with its power and charm during your visit.

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

Lodging: Cusco

2

DAY 2: CHINCHERO – MARAS – MORAY

Lodging: Aguas Calientes.

2

DAY 3: VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU

Lodging: Cusco

2

DAY 4: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

Lodging: Cusco

2

DAY 5: HUMANTAY LAKE

Lodging: Cusco

2

DAY 6: ROUTE OF SUN

Lodging: Puno

2

DAY 7: UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) – AMANTANI ISLAND

Lodging: Amantani (Local house)

2

DAY 8: TAQUILE – PUNO

Itinerary

1

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

  • Firstly, we will welcome you when you arrive in the city of Cusco.
  • Then, we will take you to the hotel where you will stay while the tour lasts.
  • Certainly, his day is important as it will serve for rest and acclimatization in the city.

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

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DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY  (CHINCHERO – MORAY – SALT MINES)

  • This day, we will start with the pick-up of your hotel to head towards the colorful town of Chinchero Peru where we will find Inca walls and its small colonial church that holds a lot of history, we will also have small participation in the elaboration of the Andean weavings.
  • Continuing our visit, we will go to the famous circular cultivation terraces of Moray.
  • After that, we will descend towards to Maras salt mines, a perfect photographic place for its landscapes. Here, we will visit more than 3,000 salt pools that are produced, this salt was used by the Incas for their own consumption.
  • Finally, we will head towards the Ollantaytambo train station to take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes.

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

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DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

  • This day, we will start by waking up very early and take the bus that will take us from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • Later, our guide will provide you with all the information about the site during 02 hours of a guided tour to learn about the Historical Sanctuary in all its splendor.
  • Consequently, we will return to “Aguas Calientes” to have lunch.
  • Finally, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, then we will be taken to Cusco to finally drop you off at your hotel.

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

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DAY 4: VISIT TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

  • Very early, we will pick you up from your hotel to head to Cusipata, in this town we’ll take our breakfast and then continue to the start point of our trek.
  • During the tour, we will observe the beautiful landscapes, alpacas, llamas, and Vicunas.
  • So, arriving at Rainbow Mountain of Colors Peru, you can explore the place and take the time to get good pictures of this wonderful blanket of colors.
  • Once this is finished, we will return to Cusipata and have lunch.
  • Then, we’ll return to Cusco city.

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

4

DAY 5: HUMANTAY LAKE

  • Firstly, we will start very early between 04:00 to 05:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to go to the town of Mollepata on a trip of approximately two hours. Here, we will have a delicious breakfast.
  • Then, we will continue to Soraypampa in our transport, the starting point for the walk.
  • So, we will start the walk of about two hours. In the ascent, we will have the opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit the area. We will be able to observe some native birds around the area, as well as obtain great views of the snowy mountains surrounding us.
  • Once in the area, we can enjoy our snacks and a good rest while we appreciate spectacular views of the Humantay lagoon and its turquoise waters. We will have one 30 or 40 min to be able to take the best photographs.
  • We will return along the same route descending from the lake and taking our transport to return to the restaurant and be able to regain our strengths with lunch.
  • Finally, in the afternoon after lunch and a short rest, we will return to the city of Cusco.

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

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DAY 6: 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 from Cusco to Puno 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 7: UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) – TAQUILE 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)

7

DAY 8: TAQUILE – PUNO

  • Likewise, we will complete a boat tour through the waters of the highest sailable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.
  • Similarly, visit the Uros Island of the ancient culture.
  • After that, we will go to Taquile Island, where they will have services to rest and receive our lunch.
  • Here, we will say goodbye and in the afternoon we will go to the Juliaca airport and/or the bus station.

What´s Included

CUSCO TO PUNO TOUR INCLUDED:

  • 07 nights accommodation (05 nights in 03-star hotel: Cusco and Machu Picchu; 01 nights in 04-star hotel: hotel in Puno) and 01 night stay in Amantani (Based on double room).
  • 6 breakfasts in hotels 4 lunches, 01 in a local house, 03 lunches, 01 dinners.
  • All transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • Bus to Puno.
  • Uros, Amantani tours.
  • Turistic bus to Puno.
  • Tourist train ticket to Machu Picchu by Voyager Service (Inca Rail) and/or Expedition PeruRail (Round trip).
  • Buses to Machu Picchu.
  • All entrances in Cusco.
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights.
  • Intra-flights. (Lima- Cusco / Juliaca- Lima).
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Gratitudes
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

PACKING LIST (Cusco Machu Picchu Tour):

  • Original Passport
  • Current University 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

Prices & Dates

 

CUSCO TO PUNO & AMANTANI ISLAND – OFFER PRICES

ADULTS US$ 753.00 per person (Min. 02 people)
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STUDENTS (With ISIC Card) US$ 728.00 per person  (Min. 02 people)
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CHILDREN (Between 07 to 10 years old) US$ 668.00 per person***
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OUR GROUP SIZE: Certainly, we offer small groups, no more than 10 people for Cusco to Puno: Cusco Machu Picchu Tour & Amantani Island.

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Departure Dates

  • Daily departures: Certainly, our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year, as long as we have a minimum of 02 people.
  • Also, find our travelers’ recommendations on TripAdvisor

Hotels

Hotels for Cusco to Puno: Cusco Machu Picchu Tour & Amantani island

IN CUSCO:

1.-Hotel Golden Inka ***

AGUAS CALIENTES

1.-Golden Sunrise Machu Picchu ****

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