Lima | Sacred Valley | Maras Moray | Salt Ponds | Ollantaytambo | One Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu | Cusco | Lake Titicaca | Lima
Welcome to beautiful Perú! At the airport, look for your Juve Travel Peru host holding a sign with your name on it. They will escort you to your hotel.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Miraflores Centro
After breakfast, we will take you to the airport for a spectacular one-hour flight over the Andes Mountains to Cusco. From the airport in Cusco, we will drive in our private transportation to the Sacred Valley for some unique Peruvian experiences. This day will help your acclimatization to the higher altitude. The journey from Cusco follows a beautiful mountain with views of the stunning valley below, formed by the Urubamba River. After we descend into the Valley, our first stop will be at the Pisac market where we will see colorful Peruvian handicrafts. Then we will go to the Pisac archeological site for a walking tour of the Inca site. From there we will continue through the Sacred Valley for lunch and on to the hotel to relax and spend the night.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Valley Sagrado (L)
This morning we go to Chinchero, a place sacred to the Incas because it is the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Inhabitants live amongst almost untouched Inca constructions in the same way that our ancestors lived. In this weaving village, local people have preserved a living heritage expressed in the handcrafted textiles. Artisans from Chinchero are happy to show you their ancient technique of how the wool of alpaca and sheep is prepared, washed, spun, dyed and woven into their works of art. Then we will go to Moray, an important Inca site whose multi-terraced architecture made it an advanced bio-agricultural laboratory in its time. Enjoy the natural beauty while you marvel at the mysterious circular terraces which some historians believe created mini-microclimates used to grow different crops. After exploring Moray, we will go to the incredible salt ponds of Maras. Originally mined by the Incas, these ancient and colorful pools are now individually owned and tended by local people. Enjoy lunch in Urubamba before continuing to Ollantaytambo, one of the few remaining Inca cities in the Sacred Valley that has retained its original Inca urban planning. We will climb up the terraces toward the Temple of the Sun where we can enjoy views of the valley and see the quarries which provided the stones for Ollantaytambo. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and relax on your own.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Valle Sagrado (L)
After breakfast we will travel by private transportation to the train station at Ollantaymbo to board the scenic train and travel to Km 104, the starting point of the trek. We ascend gradually to Wiñay Wayna, the best-preserved Inca site around Machu Picchu, visiting Chachabamba on the way. Lunch will be at a place chosen by the tour guide. We continue on the stone-paved Inca Trail through the cloud forest to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu and some time to enjoy the magical Inca city at sunset. Then we will go by bus to Aguas Calientes, where our hotel and dinner will be waiting for us.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Machu Picchu (L,D)
After an early breakfast at the hotel we will take the bus back to Machu Picchu for the complete guided tour of the magical city. Our guide will explain the significance of the stone structures, temples and the most important places. Later, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, our private transportation will take us back to the hotel in Cusco.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza
Today we go by private transport to explore the nearby Inca site of Sacsayhuaman where you will view the impressive architecture of the Incas and the massive stones used in the fortress overlooking Cusco. We will visit Qenqo, a labyrinth with carved stone walls. Then continue to Puka Pukara, which is believed to be a defense fortress and is made up of large walls, terraces, and staircases. End your visit at the Incan bath and water temple of Tambo Machay. Spend the remainder of the day shopping, dining and exploring the diversity and rich culture of Cusco!
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza
Today you will be taken to Wanchaq Station to board the Belmond Andean Explorer luxury train. Settle down and unwind in your luxurious suite as the train begins its journey southeast toward Puno. Savor your first lunch on board in one of the elegant dining cars where refined Andean specialties are served with contemporary flair. Enjoy beautiful scenery, fine dining and entertainment as you make the ten-hour trip to Puno.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Puno
Awake early to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca before enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel.
Today’s tours explore the eclectic beauty and diversity of life on Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the entire world. First, you will take a boat ride to the Uros Islands, stunning manmade islands carefully created from woven reeds that are constantly being replenished. The Uros Islands are an ancient community that has lived off the natural resources of the Lake for thousands of years. Then we continue our journey on the lake to Amantani Island. Your host family will meet you at the port & take you to their home for a typical lunch made from fresh produce. In the late afternoon, you can climb to the highest point on the island to see the sunset. After dinner prepared by your hosts, the family will dress you up in traditional local clothing and take you to the community hall for a celebration.
Overnight and breakfast: With the host family (L, D)
After breakfast with the family, we depart for a one hour boat ride to Taquile Island where a long, gradually ascending path will take us to the village. Locals will welcome us explore their island and see their excellent handcrafted weavings. We will enjoy lunch at one of the local, family run restaurants. The views are simply magnificent. In the afternoon we will return by boat to Puno.
Overnight and breakfast: Casa Andina Puno (L)
We will take you to the airport in Juliaca by private transportation for your flight back across the Andes to Lima to connect with your flight home.
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A magical Inca town that continues to be inhabited in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its stone streets preserve the Inca architecture combined with temples and colonial squares. Here you will also find the Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, located in the district of the same name, in the province of Urubamba, 80 kilometers from […]