Peru tours

PERU TOUR

Known for being one of the most diverse nations on the planet, Peru is a wonderful country with a history that is spanning for more than 5000 years, with wonderful moments and relics left to tell the story.

Day 01

LIMA - CUSCO (-)

Welcome to Cusco the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage.

In the afternoon the comprehensive city tour includes the beautiful Koricancha or Sun Temple, the Cathedral as well as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a most remarkable Inca building, the amphitheater of Kenko. This is followed by a visit to PucaPucara, a strategically located 'red fortress' that dominates the entire area before visiting Tambomachay, with its two distinctive aqueducts that to this day continue to provide clean water to the area.

Day 02

CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY (B,L)

This morning we drive to the Pisaq market in the Sacred Valley. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of South America's most famous souvenir markets. Make sure to sample some 'empanadas' baked in traditional clay ovens. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Afternoon visit to the fortress of Ollantaytambo where the Temple of the Sun (formed of six gigantic monoliths, whose total weight exceeds 50 tons) and the Terrace of the Ten Niches stand out.

Day 03

SACRED VALLEY - CUSCO (B)

Morning transfer from the hotel to the train station in Ollanta.The train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. On arrival a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. Machu Picchu remained for centuries undiscovered by the Spaniards, only to be found in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you experience the uniqueness of its location and the genius that went into its construction which make this Inca site one of the new 7 wonders of the world. After the remarkable Machu Picchu we will take the train back to Ollanta and from there we will be brought to our hotel in Cusco.

Day 04

CUSCO - PUNO (B,L)

A ten-hour bus trip takes you through picturesque Andean landscapes dotted by small villages and herds of llamas and vicunas. Your final destination is Puno, however you make three important stops along our way: the first one is Andahuaylillas known by its baroque church dating from the 17th century. Your bus will climb to La Raya Pass (4,335 m/ 14,172 ft) to enjoy a panoramic view of the snow-capped Andes. Then your tour continues to Raqchi to visit the Viracocha Temple. This was the only Inca temple featuring cylindrical columns covered by fine clay layers. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant in Sicuani.

Day 05

PUNO (B,L)

Our excursion by speed boat starts with a visit to one of the floating reed islands of the Uros before heading to island of weavers, Taquile. Unlike in the classic tour, this option offers a reduced time en route (e.g. 75 min from Taquile to Puno versus 2 hrs 30 min aboard the traditional boat) making your experience in the lake more pleasant. Your boat tour includes a meal prepared with local fish and fresh produce from the Andes.

Day 06

PUNO (B,L)

Our excursion by speed boat starts with a visit to one of the floating reed islands of the Uros before heading to island of weavers, Taquile. Unlike in the classic tour, this option offers a reduced time en route (e.g. 75 min from Taquile to Puno versus 2 hrs 30 min aboard the traditional boat) making your experience in the lake more pleasant. Your boat tour includes a meal prepared with local fish and fresh produce from the Andes.

Day 07

PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA(B)

Transfer from your hotel to the airport.En route visit of the burial towers in Sillustani. The engineering involved in their construction challenge the low of gravity; the diameter at the top is larger than the diameter at the base. Sillustani is partially encircled by Umayo Lake, offering us a beautiful landscape

Day 08

Kansai /Colombo (B)

After Breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight.