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VIAJARON EN MARZO 2016 Buenas tardes Cintya!! La verdad es que estamos muy contentas y ayer les escribí para darles las gracias por todo lo que han hecho por nosotras en nuestro ultimo viaje a su...


Mystic Peru
Lima, Arequipa, Puno & Cusco
12 Days, 11 Nights

OVERVIEW

This is a comprehensive journey through the highlights of Peru, the cultural heart of South America. Visit the White City of colonial Arequipa, the vast Colca Canyon to witness the unforgettable sight of the flight of the condor. Visit colonial Lima, with its Stately museums that display sublime pottery; galleries debut edgy art; solemn religious processions date back to the 18th century and crowded nightclubs pulse with tropical beats. No visitor can miss the capital’s culinary genius, part of a gastronomic revolution more than 400 years in the making. Puno, Embark on a cultural journey and explore the islands of Uros and Taquile, and learn about their indigenous people and traditions. While in Peru, don't miss out on this unique opportunity to interact with the Uru and Taquileños.
Explore the markets and ruins of Cuzco, connect with the mysticism of the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, the colourful Pisac market, the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the Lost City of the Incas, mystical Machu Picchu.

  • DAY 01: Arrival – Lima
  • DAY 02: CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN – DEPARTURE TO AREQUIPA
  • DAY 03: CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT
  • DAY 04: CANYON COLCA TOUR – AREQUIPA.
  • DAY 05: CONDOR CROSS – DEPARTURE TO PUNO
  • DAY 06: TITICACA LAKE –UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS – PUNO
  • DAY 07: TOURIST BUS PUNO – CUSCO
  • DAY 08: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 04 RUINS
  • DAY 09:SACRED VALLEY – DEPARTURE TO AGUAS CALIENTES
  • DAY 10: MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 11: CUSCO – LIMA 

ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVAL – LIMA

Welcome, pick up upon arrival at the “Jorge Chávez” International Airport by a representative of the agency, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 02 CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN – DEPARTURE TO AREQUIPA

In the morning we start the City tour by colonial & modern Lima, we visit the Main Square, Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Monastery and Church of San Francisco, famous for its catacombs; colonial houses, among others. Then visit the residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. In the afternoon transfer to airport to take your flight to Arequipa, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

In the morning start the Colonial City Tour by the "White City", where we will visit the Cathedral, the Convent of Santa Catalina, beautiful convent built in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, domes and cloisters of the Society of Jesus, colonial mansions, the Main Plaza, temple and plaza of San Francisco, Yanahuara viewpoint where we have a magnificent view of the volcanoes that surround the city. Overnight in Arequipa.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 04 CANYON COLCA TOUR – AREQUIPA

After a filling breakfast, departure from Arequipa (2325 m.s.l.) towards our wonderful trip to the Colca Valley (estimated pick up time :08.00 hrs). In This scenery drive ,we will take the highway to Yura, first passing through Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Canahuas where we will see vicuñas (smaller cousins of the llama), alpacas, viscachas (small rodents that resemble rabbits) , llamas ( South American camelids ) and migratory birds along the way. We will continue to Vizcachani where we have a panoramic view of the white Mountains; then we arrive to Pampas de Tocra , here can be seen the variety of birds like black ibis, andean duck, "guayatas", "the pajaro bobo", Andean gulls, etc. Bordering the crater, we reach Patapampa Pass ( 4,900 m.s.l.) the highest point in our journey, also known as the Volcano viewpoint of the Andes. From here we’ll see a chain of volcanoes that include Hualcahualca, Sabancalla, and Ampato, the famous volcano where the Inca mummy Juanita (viewable in Arequipa) was sacrificed over 500 years ago.
From Patapampa Pass we will descend to the town of Chivay (3646 m.s.l.), the capital of the Colca Canyon región, where beautiful pre -Columbian terraces are still cultivated by native Indian Collaguas. Arrival to Chivay at about 13:30 hrs. Time for enjoy a energetic and delicious lunch, then Transfer to hotel in Chivay. In the Afternoon you have the option to visit the Calera Hot Springs for about 2 hours. The thermal bath’s medicinal waters reach temperatures of around 40ºC (104ºF) and are wonderful for helping sooth physical ailments. (Optional for passengers staying in Chivay Only – entrance fee: s/.15.00 ($ 6.00) per person, bring your swimsuit).
In the evening you will have dinner in Chivay with entertainment provided by a traditional folk group in a local restaurant (dinner not included – optional). Overnight Chivay.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 05 CONDOR CROSS – DEPARTURE TO PUNO

Very early departure to the Condor cross Viewpoint (about a 2 hour drive) considered the best viewpoint to truly appreciate the vast expanse of Colca Canyon and also the prime location for condor viewing.
Afterwards we will head back, on the way you will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, the Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay, change of vehicules and continue our journey to the city of Puno. On route we will visit PATAHUASI from where we will observe rock formations caused by the erosion of time, then pass by the village of Imata, where we find the stone forest Pillones which is observed from this
Village. Along this paved road we will drive through small towns, as well as a beautiful lagoon called Lagunillas, where trout farms can be seen and also Andean flamingos along with many other Andean birds feeding on the shores. We will continue the journey directly to Puno, arriving in the city at about 18:30 hrs. Welcome & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 06 TITICACA LAKE –UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS – PUNO

Breakfast. At the appropriate time transfer to the port to take the boat that will lead us to the artificial Island of the Uros, island located in the Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable Lake of the world. Uros Island is constructed of "Totora" a local aquatic plant, also is used by the settlers to construct their houses and to elaborate their handcrafted works. Lunch. Then we will visit Taquile's Natural Island, Andean community that preserves its form of ancient life, customs and its typical clothes. Return to the city. Overnight in Puno.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 07 TOURIST BUS PUNO – CUSCO

After breakfast we will initiate our trip towards the city of Cusco in tourist Bus, we will stop at the village of Pukara, this is the most important and ancient ceremonial site of the Altiplano, Tiahuanaco, Characterized by a series of raised platforms, the ruins also reveal some litho-sculptures and tombstones, all proof of a pre-Inca civilization, possibly one at the origin of the Andean culture of the Altiplano. Pukara is famous for its pre-Inca ruins, local pottery, and it’s small but fascinating museum. Following with our trip we will visit the village of The Raya that is the limit between Cusco and Puno there we can appreciate beautiful landscapes, llamas and vicuñas. Lunch in Sicuani. Then we will move to Raqchi where we will be visit the Temple of the God Wiracocha. And finally we will appreciate Andahuaylillas city, Referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because of its magnificent frescoes, we can visit the famous church of the same name considered as the Chapel, we will appreciate in its interior one of the most beautiful samples of the Colonial art with its golden, wall altars, pictures and polychrome roofs. Arrival at Cusco at 5:00 pm approximately. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 08 CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 04 RUINS

Morning at leisure. This is a good time to explore some of Cusco’s less-visited attractions including the San Pedro Market, the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or one of many museums, such as the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, Casa Concha, or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch. In the Afternoon we will enjoy a visit around the city and surrounding archeological sites, the visit includes the Main Square, the cathedral, Koricancha Temple, which was a military and religious center of Incas Empire dedicated to its principal god, the sun. The nearby archaeological remains of Tambomachay, Inca Baths, Puca Pucara, center of military control; Kenko Amphitheatre, evidence of mystic character from that time, and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Return to hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 09 SACRED VALLEY – DEPARTURE TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Breakfast. We will begin to the excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, here we will see the typical inca terraces and main villages like Pisac and its colorful Indian market: on the way we pass through the little towns such as Calca, Yucay, Urubamba. Then we will make a stop to have a delicious Buffet Lunch in the valley. In the afternoon, visit Ollantaytambo, an enormous Inca complex of administrative, agricultural and religious functions. Here big walls of rocks can be observed, Temples and palaces. At the end, transfer to Ollantaytambo station to take the train to Machu Picchu village, the trip takes about 2 hours approximately. Arrival & assistance to hotel. Overnight in Aguas calientes.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 10 MACHUPICCHU

Very early (05.00 hrs) you can ascend to Machu Picchu to enjoy the beautiful sunrise or if you wish and you are in good physical condition, you can climb to Huayna Picchu "Young Mountain" from where you have a spectacular view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At 11:00 hrs meet your guide to take the guided tour of Machu Picchu, this citadel remained unknown for centuries until by accident in 1911 was discovered by Hiram Bingham. This Inka Center is the greatest wonders of the world. The guided archaeological site of Machu Picchu tour includes the visit through the urban area which houses the major architectural elements of the Inca city, also we will explore other important areas of this impressive citadel such as the Sun Temple, Intiwatana, group of sacred rock, temple of the three windows, the mausoleum, etc. Buffet Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge (the only hotel in the citadel) to have more time after lunch and enjoy the ruins of Machu Picchu. Afternoon take shuttle bus down to town. Then train back to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
*** The program is considered entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu, if you want to climb Huayna Picchu must consider an additional $ 12.00 per person to issue a compound ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu (first schedule: 07:00 – 08:00 hrs.) ***
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 11 CUSCO – LIMA

At the appropriate time transfer to airport for your flight back to Lima. Reception and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lima.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 LIMA - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to your country of origin.
Meals included: Breakfast.

PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLAR

CAT
LODGEMENT, CITIES
CAT
ROOM Twin or
Double Room
LUXURY HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Lima)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Cusco)
HOTEL SUMAQ (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Arequipa)
HOTEL COLCA LODGE (Chivay)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Puno)
5*
4* SUP
5*
5*
5*
4* SUP
U$1969.00
FIRST
CLASS
HOTEL SAN AGUSTIN O JOSE ANTONIO (Lima)
HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL PICOAGA (Cusco)
HOTEL HATUCHAY TOWER Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL SONESTA POSADA (Arequipa)
HOTEL REFUGIO (Chivay)
HOTEL SONESTA LAGO (Puno)
4*
4*
4*
4*
4*
4*
U$1618.00
SUPERIOR HOTEL CASA ANDINA CENTRO (Lima)
HOTEL DEL PRADO INN (Cusco)
HOTEL SANTUARIO (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL CASA ANDINA (Arequipa)
HOTEL CASA ANDINA (Chivay)
HOTEL CASONA PLAZA (Puno)
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
U$1319.00
STANDARD HOTEL DUCADO (Lima)
HOTEL PRISMA (Cusco)
HOTEL PRESIDENTE (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL CORREGIDOR (Arequipa)
HOTEL COLCA INN (Chivay)
HOTEL BALSA INN (Puno)
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
U$1185.00

INCLUDES

In Lima:

  • Transfer In / Out
  • 02 Overnights in Lima + Breakfast.
  • Colonial & Modern City tour

In Arequipa:

  • Transfer In / Out
  • 02 Overnight in  Arequipa +Breakfast
  • 01 Overnight in Chivay + Breakfast
  • Tour to Colca Canon 2 Days / 1 Night + 02 lunches
  • City Tour in Arequipa + Santa Catalina Convent
  • Tourist  bus Colca / Puno

In Cusco:

  • Transfer In / Out
  • 03 Overnights in Cusco +
  • 01 Overnight in Aguas Calientes + Breakfast.
  • City tour & 4 Ruins (Includes entrance to the Cathedral).
  • Sacred Valley Tours + Lunch Buffet in Posada Inca Yucay
  • Machupicchu tour in Vistadome train (SUPERIOR SERVICE) for First class and luxury categories and Expeditions  train (TURISTIC SERVICE) for Superior and Standard categories
  • Lunch Buffet in Sanctuary Lodge

In Puno:

  • Transfer In / Out
  • Touristic Bus  Cusco / Puno + Lunch
  • 02 Overnights in Puno + Breakfast.
  • Uros & Taquile Island tour+ Lunch
    • Meals According to itinerary
    • Tickets & Professional Guide
    • Shared Services (Group)
    • Personalized service.

NOTES

The program does not include: (price per person)

  • Admission fee to the Calera Thermal Baths in Arequipa: $ 6.00(Passengers staying at the Hotel Colca Lodge 5 * or Hotel Refugio and 4 *, do not go to La Calera because these hotels have their own thermal baths)
  • Tips & extras not mentioned in the program
  • AIR TICKETS TOTAL PER PERSON(TO BE ADDED TO TOUR PACKAGE): $ 289.00 VÍA AVIANCA & STAR
    • Lima / Arequipa
    • Cusco / Lima

*** Airfares are subject to airlines‘s availability ***

TYPES OF TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU:

Expeditions

It is a service created just for those adventurous travelers seeking comfort and safety. The carriage feature additional space for backpacks and equipment typically require travelers for your walks. For this period 2014 these carriages also have panoramic windows.

Vistadome

These spectacular carriages have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and a number of photo opportunities. Completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel they are part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Vistadome also offer to passengers more comfort with leather seats and extensive leg room. ADDITIONAL TO TRAVEL WITH THIS TRAIN: $ 25.00 PER PERSON

***Hotels are regulated by the International Arrival Time criteria (check in) from 13h00 and departure (check out) until 10h00. This time varies depending on the city to visit***

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