AREQUIPA / PUNO / CUSCO 08 Days / 07 Nights
Day 1: Arequipa: City Tour-Convento de Santa Catalina
Reception in the city of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel. 14:00 HRS. We begin our City Tour visiting the main square, one of the most beautiful of the Peru; the Cathedral, an example of Peruvian architecture during the 19th century which houses precious treasures of gold and silver; and the Iglesia de La Compañía, ancient Jesuit Temple, Perhaps the most important of Arequipa for its history and tradition, with a beautiful facade with columns carved with spirals, crowns of laurels, flowers, birds, etc. Then we will visit the Santa Catalina convent, a "small town" of 17TH-century open to the public in 1970 After 400 years of cloister, transporting its visitors four centuries in the past. Will be numerous and spacious courtyards and gardens, the kitchen and the slave quarters and the convent stone sinks. 17:00 HRS. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Day 2: Colca Canyon
We will begin our tour road to Yura to enter Pampa Cañahuas, where will we see the herds of vicuñas and the back of the volcanoes Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu, entering the pagoda where we can appreciate the geological conformations in the area. Then stop at the restaurant where we will have lunch (on behalf of the Pax) We will continue to the wetlands where you can see the great amount of birds, both migratory as of place, then arrive to the viewpoint of the volcanoes, where can you see the mountain range of the Chila and all the volcanoes in the area, entering Chivay approximately the 13.30 hrs. Accommodation at the Hotel.
In the afternoon we will visit the thermal baths of la Calera where we take a refreshing swim in thermal waters. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 3: Colca-Arequipa
In the morning we will visit the Cruz del Condor, where will appreciate the overflight of the condors and the depth of the Canyon, to then visit the towns of Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque and will have several stops at the main viewpoints of the Canyon, where will appreciate Colcas, Hanging tombs, Coming and others., arriving to Chivay where almozaremos (on behalf of the passenger) and then we will start our trip to the city of Puno in the company of Transp.. 4M. 19:00 hrs.
Arrival to the city of Puno and transfer to the hotel selected
Night of accommodation in Puno.
Day 4: Puno – Full Day : Taquile/Uros floating islands
7 a.m.. Transfer from the hotel towards the port, to address our boat to motor and visit the islands floating of the Uros, that are to 30 minutes approximately. After a visit soon (40 min. Approx.), We will continue the journey to the Natural island of Taquile. Whose inhabitants engaged in agriculture, crafts and mainly fishing. The villagers continue to live according to their ancient traditions and Inca laws with folkloric manifestations, ritual religious and folk as: Marriage (Sirvinacuy), the payment to the Earth (Pachamama).
12.00hrs. (half-day), typical lunch.
After lunch: The OCC, they will have two hours to spare to visit the craft centre of the village and take pictures with panoramic views and subsequently return to the city of Puno (to their respective hotels).
Day 5: Puno / Cusco
Breakfast. Departure in the morning by bus to the city of the Cusco. We travel along the high plateau of the Collao, stopping at the town of Ayaviri, an important centre of textile and animal breeding, to visit the impressive temple of Kalasaya, ruins of the ancient Pucara culture. On the road, We do a high in Rachi, where we can see a shrine Inca spectacular built by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the gran Dios Inca Wiracocha. It has a central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. The other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the temple are several buildings used for housing and storage ever. Approximately 70 km later, We went through the ranch La Raya 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.
Continue to the beautiful village of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro of Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where can you enjoy the delicious culinary art of the region.
Upon arrival in Cusco, meeting and transfer to your hotel.
Day 6: Cusco – City Tour + Ruins nearby
Rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude of 3, 350m.s.n.m. approx..
Between the 13:20 y 13:45 hrs., We will initiate the pick-ups from hotels, to begin with a visit to the city and nearby ruins: the tour will show us the impressive colonial city built on Inca foundations; We will visit the CATHEDRAL, of structure Renaissance and with fine paintings of the "school Cuzco", KORICANCHA, or Temple of the Sun.
We continue with a visit to the four ruins surrounding Cusco: SACSAYHUAMAN (great fortress located to 5 Km. of the city), KENKO (sacred amphitheatre, Center of worship to the God Puma, place where human sacrifices were made), PUCA PUCARA ("red fortress" because of the hue which acquires its rocks with the light of twilight) and TAMBOMACHAY (templopara worship the water). ( Note-tours ends in the plaza regocijo )Night accommodation.
Day 7: Full Day Machu Picchu
A coordinated time , Transfer to the train station to start our journey to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, After a journey of 3:15 hrs. We will arrive at the station bridge ruins, where to take the buses that will take us to the lost city of the Incas, "Machu Picchu", the most famous example of inca architecture , It was discovered in 1911, hear Hiram Bingham. We will enjoy a guided tour by the main buildings of the Citadel as a: The Mirador, Temple of the three Windows, The Intihuatana, The main square, etc.
To the ends this journey will take the hot descent towards the city of water bus where we will have lunch in a local restaurant,
Afternoon departure from railway station in water hot.
PM. Departure by train to the city of cusco
PM. Arrival to the city of cusco and transfer to the hotel
Day 8: Cusco / Lima.
Transfer of output
The program includes:
- Transfers in / out.
- 01 night in Arequipa + breakfast.
- Tour: City tour + Convent.
- 01 night in chivay + breakfast.
- Tour Canyon of the Colca Canyon.
- TKTS bus Chivay - Puno 4M company.
- 02 nights in puno + breakfast.
- Tour: Isla Uros and Taquile.
- 01 lunch in Taquile ( Typical ).
- 03 nights in cusco + breakfast.
- Tour: City Tour + Ruins nearby / Fullday Machupichu serv. Of train Expeditions.
- 01 lunch buffet in aguas calientes.
- Entrance to the attractions.
- Guided professional Spanish or English.