TOUR DESCRIPTION
This tour is planned for people that want to visit Cusco and see the most important sites.

Saqsayhuaman is an Inca "ceremonial fortress" located two kilometers from the main square of the city of Cusco.

Qenqo is a touristic complex that had religious functions, it has an amphitheater with semicircular form with trapezoidal niches and a monolith that had the shape of puma or cougar.

Qoricancha is probably the most important building of the Tawantinsuyo empire, Qoricancha is a Quechua word that was given to the Inca Temple of the Sun. During the conquest, the temple was destroyed and looted.

Pisaq is divided into two areas, the old one, the Inca archaeological site, located in the upper part and the current cultural one in the lower part, located in the valley, dated from the colonial time. Its main square is an entertaining place full of color and with various handmade touristic items for sale.

Machu Picchu was built in the fifteenth century and then abandoned, it is famous for its sophisticated carved stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of mortar, fascinating buildings that were related to astronomical alignments and panoramic views.

You will spend a full day in Lake Titicaca, traveling through the history and culture of the islands. During this tour, first you will pass by the Uros Floating Islands where you will learn how these islands are made. After that you will explore the Taquile island, where you will see how the local habitants keep their traditional costumes and their traditional way of life away from the technology.

Colca Canyon is one of the best places to contemplate the beautiful landscape and also you will see all the splendor of the condor’s gliding, the largest flying bird in the world.

Discover the magic of the White city of Arequipa, it is known for its ancient constructions build with volcanic rocks also you will see the splendor of their volcanoes.

TOUR SUMMARY
Day 1: Tour of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Qoricancha, about 04 hours.
Day 2: Tour of Pisaq Ruins and Pisaq Market, about 5 hours
Day 3: Tour of Machu Picchu, about 3 hours.
Day 4: Tour from Cusco to Puno, about 09 hours
Day 5: Tour of Uros and Taquile, about 09 hours
Day 6: Tour From Puno to Chivay, about 06 hours
Day 7: Tour of Cruz del Condor / Chivay to Arequipa, about 10 hours
Day 8: Tour of Arequipa, about 03 hours.

DETAILED TOUR:

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CUSCO / CUSCO CITY TOUR
Morning arrival in Cusco, pick you up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
13:30 Pick up from your hotel to visit the city of Cusco and the surrounding ruins of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, and Qoricancha.
Overnight in Cusco at a nice hotel.

DAY 2: PISAQ RUINS AND PISAQ MARKET TOUR / OLLANTAYTAMBO TRAIN STATION
09:00 Pick you up from your hotel then you will visit: Pisaq Ruins and Pisaq traditional market.
Lunch in Urubamba.
After lunch, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
16:38 Take the Inca Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
19:00 Briefing at your hotel for the following day tour.
Overnight in Machu Picchu Pueblo at a nice hotel.

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU CITADEL TOUR / CUSCO
06:00 Take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel (about 30 minutes).
07:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu (about 03 hours) then you will have the rest of time to explore the area on your own.
12:30 Take the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
14:30 Take the Inca rail train from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo train station.
15:55 Arrive in Ollantaytambo, pick you up from the train station to transfer you to Cusco.
18:30 Arrive in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cusco at a nice hotel.

DAY 4: CUSCO / LAKE TITICACA (PUNO)
06:00 Pick you up from your hotel to drive you to the bus station of Inka Express touristic bus.
06:30 Boarding the bus
06:50 Departure from Cusco
07:40 Andahuaylillas, “The Sistine Chapel of America”
10:00 Raqchi the biggest Incan Temple of Wiracocha
11:35 Buffet lunch at Marangani
12:50 La Raya a scenic overlook at 4,335m / 14,222ft
14:30 Pucara Museum, Pre Inca artifacts
17:30 Arrival in Puno, pick you from the bus station and transfer you to your hotel
19:00 Briefing at your hotel for the next day Lake Titicaca tour.
Overnight in Puno at a nice hotel.

DAY 5: UROS FLOATING ISLANDS AND TAQUILE ISLAND TOUR
Pick you up from your hotel at 06:45 a.m. and transfer you to the port.
You will take a boat to visit the Uros floating islands. The people in the island use the benefits of a unique plant: the totora reeds to built their houses and boats.
On Taquile island the people maintain their old customs, dressing traditional clothing also, you will enjoy a typical lunch in Taquile (natural products), after that, you will go back to the port and come back to Puno by the same boat.
You will arrive in Puno approximately at 5:15 pm, then transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Puno at a nice hotel.

DAY 6: PUNO / COLCA CANYON
05:40 Pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the bus station.
06:15 Boarding and departure from Puno
08:30 Stop in Lagunillas: bird watching and lagoons (10 min)
10:15 Stop in Pampa Cañahuas: drink coca tea (25 min)
11:15 Stop at the viewpoint of Patapampa Volcano (4950 masl) (10 min)
12:00 Arrive in Chivay at the Hotel La Paskana (Chivay Main Square).
Pick you up and transfer to your hotel
Free afternoon
16:00 Hop in in Las Caleras hot springs
Overnight in Chivay at a nice hotel.

DAY 7: COLCA CANYON AND CRUZ DEL CONDOR TOUR / AREQUIPA
06:00 Pick you up from your hotel to drive you to Cruz del Cóndor, the visit lasts about 2 hours. Here you can see the Colca Canyon and the Condors gliding. On the way back, we will observe archaeological sites, Pre Inca agricultural terraces and other panoramic views of the Colca Canyon.
11:00 Arrive in Chivay.
12:40 Pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the bus station.
13:15 Boarding the bus at the Hotel La Pascana
14:00 Visit Patapampa viewpoint
15:00 Patawasi stop: drink Coca tea, use the restrooms 25 minutes
15:35 Stop in Pampa Cañahuas: vicuñas observation 10 minutes
17:15 Arrive in Arequipa and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Arequipa at a nice hotel.

DAY 8: AREQUIPA CITY TOUR / LIMA
08:30 Pick you up from your hotel and start walking to the Monastery of Santa Catalina; it keeps behind its walls more than three centuries of history, you will continue the tour visiting Arequipa’s Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and the Compañia Church, famous for its incredible baroque style and its colorful Cupola of Saint Ignacio. After that, you will leave the downtown towards the traditional town of Yanahuara, popular for its beautiful plaza where you will have a view of Arequipa old part and its volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
12:00 Lunch in Arequipa
Drop you off at the airport of Arequipa for your afternoon flight to Lima.

Inclusions.
INCLUSIONS IN CUSCO:
• Private guide.
• Private transportation.
• Entrance tickets to all the archaeological sites included in the itinerary.
• Round trip train tickets Ollantaytambo/Machu Picchu Pueblo/ Ollantaytambo or Poroy.
• Private transfers.
• Bus tickets.

INCLUSIONS IN LAKE TITICACA:
• Touristic bus from Cusco to Puno and guide
• Lunch in Sicuani
• Transfer bus station/hotel/bus station
• Private guide in Uros and Taquile
• Transfer hotel/port/hotel
• Private boat in Lake Titicaca
• Entrances to Taquile island
• Lunch in Taquile

INCLUSIONS IN CHIVAY:
• Touristic bus from Puno to Chivay
• Entrance fees to Colca Canyon and Cruz del Condor
• Private guide
• Touristic bus from Chivay to Arequipa

INCLUSIONS IN AREQUIPA:
• Entrance fees in Arequipa
• Private transportation
• Private guide
• Transfer to the airport

No inclusions.
• Tips
• Hotels

What to bring.
• Passport
• Hat
• Sunblock.

Price and availability
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To book the package tour
It’s required: Full names, date of birth, nationality and passport numbers.

About the payment:
To secure the package tour, we need 50% of the total payment, it can be wired by:
Bank to bank (www.xoom.com), PayPal (topmachupicchutours@gmail.com) or Western Union (we will give you more details once we settle and finalize about our services)
The balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.

Questions or Reserves