Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)=
lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost by person in Double Ocupancy US$ 1,876 Each
Day 1: Arrival Lima
Assistance on your arrival in Lima and transfer to your
selected hotel. Free time to rest and prepare for starting
your trip around this magical country.
Day 2: Lima (B)
In the morning, city tour of the "City of Kings" including
the Historical Center of Lima, visiting Main Square,
Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral (where the tomb
of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, is located),
Cathedral’s Museum, Temple of San Francisco, Lima Colonial
Balconies, Torre Tagle Palace, Paseo de Aguas and Convent de
los Descalzos. Then, drive through the residential district
of San Isidro, visiting El Olivar Park; Miraflores, visiting
the Kennedy Park, Love Park and Larcomar Mall.
Free for lunch. Early in the afternoon, for an excellent
overview of Peru's past, visit the Anthropology and
Archeological Museum holding the best private collection of
pre-Columbian art in Peru. Here are shown many fine examples
of textile works, one of which has a world-record 398
threads per inch; the materials and tools that ancient
Peruvians used to produce their work in ceramics and metal;
Peruvian pottery, gold and silver pieces with semiprecious
stones from Pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Return to your
selected hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Lima – Arequipa (B)
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer and assistance in
your departure from Lima to Arequipa upon arrival,
reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the
afternoon we start a three hour city tour including Santa
Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church of
La Compañía and its beautifully-painted chapel, the Church
of San Francisco, San Lazaro's district, Selva Alegre and
the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a
magnificent view of the Misti Volcano.
Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Canyon – Cabanaconde – San Juan
de Choccho – Colca Trek. (B) (L) (D)
6am pick-up at hotel in Arequipa, orientation about our trek
and journey of 6 hours to Colca Canyon - Cabanaconde
11am brief stop at the Condor Cross - Tapay viewpoint (3600
meters above sea level). Lunch at Cabanaconde (3280m),
located in the left rim of the Canyon. Start trekking in the
Colca Canyon descending 4 hours to the Colca River (2160m),
a difference of 1200 meters. We will cross to the other side
of the Canyon and ascend to our family cabins or camping
16am arrival to the lodge and short walk to the San Juan de
Chuccho village (2300m). Get together with the children and
locals from this valley, participation in agricultural and
other activities. Campfire, dinner and family lodge
Day 5: San Juan Choccho – Llatica Canyon – Fure Village.
(B) (L) (D)
7am continental country breakfast and begin long ascent to
our next village called Tapay (3000m). Visit Cosñirhua and
Malata (2600m) its church of mixed racial ancestry, sights
of the local landscape, very old terraces, snow-capped
summits, varieties of flora and fauna.
After six hours hiking into both canyons (Colca & Llatica)
passing small rivers, cactus forest, dry and dirty zones,
will arrive to Fure village (3100m), located on the left rim
of the Llatica canyon with mighty clean river.
2pm have lunch in our family lodge, located over small hill,
supported by pre Incas terraces worked by local villages and
the best views of this greenness canyon. Free afternoon for
rest, to explorer around or you can exchange languages with
curious local kids. Breakfast, lunch, dinners and family
Day 6: Fure Village – Waruro Water Fall – Llahuar. (B)
Before breakfast we will do a short trekking to a nice
waterfall of Waruro (80m), is hike is on the right bank of
the Llatica river, following small path in the middle of the
cactuses, walking over the cliffs and after one hour arrival
to the powerful waterfall, completely green and noisy place.
9am breakfast in our lodge and continuing trekking going
down to Llatica village and cross the river by an hanging,
short explore to this quite place.
2pm we will arrive to deepest area of the Colca canyon.
Llahuar (2100m) is a nice place located between Colca and
Llatica rivers, one of the best places to get our lunch with
nice view of both canyons. The afternoon is free to enjoy
and use the thermals pools (hot spring) around the rivers.
Day 7: Lahuar Lodges – Soro Valley – Cabanaconde – Condor
Cross – Viewpoint – Chivay – Arequipa. (B) (L)
5am will be our breakfast and short trekking on the left
bank of the Colca river, nice trekking crossing abandoned
terraces completely cover by cactus, this small valley is
called Soro (2050m) and then cross a suspension bridge over
the Colca river to the other side and meet the 4x4. From
Soro we travel up to Cabanaconde (3285m) by abandoned dirty
truck that is 1 hour on our four wheel drive.
8am we will be at the famous Condor Cross (3600m), wait 2
hours maximum for flight of biggest birds in the world. We
continue travelling by 4x4 visiting different villages like
Achoma, Maca, Achoma, Yanque and Chivay, all them located on
the left margin of the Colca River with nice lookout, colony
churches, souvenir markets, etc.
12pm we will be getting our lunch in good typical restaurant
in Chivay town (3600m) and then travel 4 hours back to
Arequipa. 5pm arrival to Arequipa and end our experience.
Day 8: Arequipa – Puno. (B)
At 08.00 am transfer to bus station departure to Puno along
the way view beautiful landscape and Andean villages small
lakes, mountains drive 5 hours arrival to Puno. Reception in
the bus station and transfer to your hotel.
Day 9: Puno – Lake Titicaca – Uros Floating – Amantani
Island. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, take a two-hour motor boat excursion on the
Titicaca Lake waters towards the unique Floating Islands of
the Uros, ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the
Water Tribe. This Andean natives built their own islands by
adding periodically new layers of a unique plant called "totora"
(a type of reed), as well as their homes and boats. After
experiencing some of the ancient traditions of the local
people, continue your motor boat trip to Amantani Island,
inhabited by quechua-speaking natives still ruled by their
ancient traditions and whose main occupations are the
production of ceramics and textiles. The positive energy of
this island is so powerful that it is known as the "Love
Island". Box lunch. Overnight at the house of a local
islander to enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani
Day 10: Amantani – Taquile Island – Puno. (B) (L)
After breakfast, time at leisure to stroll by the quaint
streets of this colorful island. Late morning, take
motor-boat towards the Taquile Island, inhabited by quechua-speaking
natives who have developed an efficient and original social
systems and a fine hand weaving technique through
generations. After lunch at a local posada of Taquile, take
a walk through the several hills and archaeological sites of
this 6km long island. Afternoon, return to Puno for
overnight at selected hotel.
Day 11: Puno – Cusco. (B) (L)
Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Cusco. We
travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the
Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre,
to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of
the ancient Pucara Culture. On the way, we stop in Raqchi,
where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the
Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of
Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of
fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe
bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns.
Around the Temple are several buildings once used for
housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through
the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and
llamas. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay
Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected
in its calm waters.
We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and
visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better
known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its
decorated polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can
enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region.
Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: Cusco – Nearby ruins by Horse Riding. (B)
After breakfast transfer from your hotel, 20 minutes van
ride, to the ranch to meet our horses. While riding on the
route we will see, the houses of peasants, fields with
different kind of crops, like potatoes ,corn, barley and
some llamas coming to Cusco from the Andean villages, along
with their owners ,all of them are wearing beautiful dressed
for the photos of the tourists in Cusco City. We start our
horse riding to Chacan, where we will see the spectacular
rainbow, made by a small waterfall and the sun light.
After this view we are going to cross the cave, following
the stream, and then we go back to Cusilluchayoc Temple, for
about two hours where there will be an hour lunch break.
After lunch we will explore this Inca temple and caves. Then
we will cross the last agriculture field. Where you will
change the horse ride by van ride to visit the Inca remains
on your way back to Cusco and transfer your hotel.
Day 13: Cusco – River Rafting. (B) (L)
Early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel and
drive through the Andes to South part of Cusco to
Chuquicahuana (1 hour half), here you will receive your
safety talk and equipment and you have a fantastic
opportunity to raft in some Class III and IV rapids. Here
the rapids move and lot faster and they are constant Class
III and IV for around 11 kms.
In the take out we dry off and change cloths, we will have a
picnic tent lunch at the side of the river. (Toilet
facilities). Return to Cusco and transfer your hotel.
Day 14: Cusco – Inca Trail or Alternative Trails. (Salkantay,
Lares Mountains) (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel
in Cusco very early in the morning, to take bus to the city
of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu
Picchu. After approximately three hours walking you will
stop for lunch. Then you will continue walking towards your
first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided
tour of the archeological complex of Llactapata. Dinner and
overnight in tents at the campsite.
Day 15: Wayllabamba – Warmi Huañusca – Pacaymayu. (B) (L)
After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin,
walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where
you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole
area and will observe different types of microclimates.
After a 3 hours walk you will reach the first pass, named
Warmiwañusca or Dead Woman's Pass, at approximately 4,200
m.a.s.l. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of
achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After
lunch you will continue your walking down to Pacaymayo where
you will camp and have dinner.
Day 16: Pacaymayu – Runku Racay – Sayacamarka –
Wiñaywayna. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast start the descent towards the second most
important pass of the trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. having a
guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and
the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Continue your trekking
towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important
archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a
short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna
(Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive
archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner
and overnight at the camp.
Day 17: Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco. (B) (L)
After breakfast, have a very early start to arrive in time
for sunrise at Machu Picchu. After a one hour walk through
the forest towards the Inti Punku or the Gate of the Sun,
also known as the Entrance Gate to Machu Picchu, where you
will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel.
Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, three-hours guided tour around
the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After
the tour you will have free time to wander around, then you
will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to
Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, transfer by train to
Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your hotel.
Day 18: Cusco – Lima – Home (B)
Early in the morning, transfer to airport to take a flight
to Lima. Assistance on arrival in Lima. End of services