8-Day Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca Excursion From Lima
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8-Day Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca Excursion From Lima

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the deep history of Peru on this multi-day excursion from Lima and visit the top Peruvian landmarks: Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and more!

Highlights

  • Tour the city of Lima and learn about its rich history
  • Discover the secrets of Cusco on a guided city tour
  • Visit the incredible Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park
  • Make the journey to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu via Vistadome train

Inclusions

Lima

  • Transfers to/from Airport and Hotel in Lima
  • City Tour of Lima
  • 1 Night of Accommodations
  • Breakfast Daily
Cusco
  • Transfers to/from the Airport, Hotel, Train and Railway Station in Cusco
  • City Tour of Cusco
  • Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman
  • Excursion to the Sacred Citadel of Machu Picchu via Vistadome Train
  • Buffet Lunch at Sanctuary`s Lodge Restaurant
  • 3 Nights Accommodations at a Hotel in Cusco
  • 1 Night of Lodging in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu
Puno
  • Transfers Between the Bus Station, Hotel and Airport in Puno
  • Tour to Lake Titikaka, Uros and Taquile Islands with Lunch
  • 2 Night’s Accommodations at a Hotel in Puno

Exclusions

  • Beverage
  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Meals Not Mentioned Above
  • Airfare and Airfare Tax Fee (US $6.50 for National Flights/US $32.00 for International Flights)

Please Note

  • Rates are per person (selections are a single or double room)
  • Prices are based in round-trip train ticket between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Vistadome class
  • Departure time varies
  • Rates are not valid for Christmas or New Years, during which times special prices will be quoted by request
  • Lima Cathedral is not open on Saturday afternoon or Sunday all day
  • This information must be provided to Gray Line Peru prior to your trip via e-mail or phone : Complete name of the passengers, Nationality, Date of birth, Passport number

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Apr 27 2018
A must see once in your lifetime. Great learning experience on Andean civilizations. Very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful local travel company , Viajes Pacifico. Everything went very smooth. On departures, Guides would stay with you at the Airport to make sure everything was fine for traveling. Would recommend!
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Aug 19 2017
Machu Picchu was the highlight of my trip. There are no words, you need to see it for yourself.
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Nov 04 2016
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itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. Stay in Lima.

DAY 2: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: Breakfast
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.

DAY 3: CUSCO | INC: Breakfast
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.

DAY 4: CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU | INC: Breakfast/Lunch
A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. Overnight stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: Breakfast
Morning off. Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability. In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.

DAY 6: CUSCO/PUNO | INC: Breakfast/Lunch
Departure on a tour bus to Puno. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful route has to offer. The first stop: Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel, then its Racchi, Temple of the Wiracocha god where the walls and narrow streets stand out. Then it’s lunch time and the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before our final destination we will visit the in site Pucara Museum and a chance to get one of the local classic bull shaped ceramics. We will arrive in Puno at the end of the afternoon.

DAY 7: TITICACA LAKE | INC: Breakfast/Lunch
A full day tour to explore Lake Titicaca. First we will visit the Uros , the friendly inhabitants of these handmade islands made of totora reeds. Then it’s off to Taquile Island, a place in which the settlers still maintain their ancestral traditions and colorful typical clothes. A great opportunity to explore the island and get the best view of the lake. A lunch box is provided in the island. Return to the city in the afternoon.

DAY 8: PUNO/LIMA | INC: Breakfast
Departure transfer.

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