Duration: 10Days - 9Nights
Reception in the city of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel. 14:00 Hrs. begin our City Tour visiting the main square, one of the most beautiful of the Peru; Cathedral, an example of Peruvian architecture during the 19th century which houses precious treasures of gold and silver; and the Church of (La Compañía), ancient Jesuit Temple, perhaps the most important of Arequipa for its history and tradition, with a beautiful façade with carved columns with spirals, crowned with 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 cloister, transporting its visitors four centuries in the past. It will travel through numerous, spacious yards and gardens, the kitchen and the slave quarters and the stone washtubs of the convent. 17:00 Hrs. return to the hotel. Night accommodation.
We will begin our tour to Yura to enter Pampa cañahuas, where we will see the herds of vicuñas and the back of the volcanoes Chachani and Misti and Pichu Pichu, entering the pagoda where we can appreciate the geological zone conformations. To then stop at the restaurant where we will have lunch (on behalf of the Pax) will continue our way where you can see the great amount of birds, both migratory and of place, subsequently reach the volcanoes Lookout, where you can see all the volcanoes in the area, and the Chila Cordillera, entering to Chivay approximately 13: 30 hrs.
In the afternoon, visit the thermal baths of la Calera where we take a refreshing swim in thermal waters. Night accommodation.
In the morning we will visit the( Cruz del Condor), where you can see the flight of the condors and the depth of the Canyon, then visit the towns of Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque and we will have several stops at the main viewpoints of the Canyon, where we will appreciate Colcas, hanging tombs, coming, et al., arriving to Chivay where we will have lunch (on behalf of the Pax) and then begin our return to Arequipa to reach 18 hrs approximately.
Am: Transfer to the bus terminal
09:00 hrs. Departure to Puno - Company Cruz del Sur 2do. floor
14:00 hrs. Arrival in Puno and transfer to hotel
7 a.m. transfer from the hotel with direction to the port to board our motor boat and visit the floating islands of Uros, which are approximately 30 minutes. After a brief visit (40 mins. Aprox.), will continue the journey to the Natural island of Taquile. Whose inhabitants engage in fishing, handicraft and agriculture mainly. The villagers continue to live according to their ancient traditions and laws Incas with local customs, ritual religious and folkloric as: marriage (Sirvinacuy), the payment to the Earth (Pachamama).12. 00 hrs. (half day), typical lunch.
After lunch: the passengers will have two hours to spare time 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).
Departure in the morning by bus to the city of Cusco. We travel along the high plateau of Collao, stopping at the town of Ayaviri, an important center textile and animal husbandry, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins of the ancient Pucara Culture. Along the way, we stop in Rachi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God Viracocha. It has a great 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 once used for housing and storage. Approximately 70 km later, we passed through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of Vicuna and Llamas. During the trip, we passed the lovely lake Wacarpay that offers spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.
We continue towards the beautiful village of Andahuaylillas, and visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its polychrome ceiling. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of the region.
Upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to your hotel.
Arrival to the city of Cuzco. Reception and transfer to the hotel, *mate de coca* as a welcome. Morning free to aclimatize to the altitude 3,350m.s.n.m. aprox.
At 13:20 and 13:45 hrs., we will start the pick up from the hotels to start the visit of the city and the nearer ruins. This tour will show the amazing colonial city edificated over inca bases; we will visit the CATHEDRAl, the renacentist structure and with good pictures of the “Escuela cuzqueña”, KORICANCHA or Templo del Sol.
We will continue the visit to the four nearby ruins of Cuzco SACSAYHUAMAN (great fortress located at 5 km from the city) QENQO( Center of adoration to the Puma God, where have been made human sacrifices) PUCAPUCARA(Red Fortress) and TAMBOMACHAY( Temple Of The Water) Return to the hotel.
Breakfast, Tour for the village of Pisac, a picturesque village colonial mestizo, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays craft fairs are held in the main square, in the same way on Sunday Mass is celebrated in Quechua, then we will visit the place of Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba. Lunch Buffet. In the afternoon guided tour of the village Ollantaytambo, where is located the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo, social gigantic agricultural religious and military administrative time Tawantinsuyu. Return to Cusco by Chinchero village, ancient Inca agricultural center of beautiful Andean landscape highlights its colonial church.
At the cordinated time, transfer to the train station to star our trip to the sitadel Machu Picchu, after a jurney of 3:15 hrs. we will get to the station of the Puente Ruinas, where we will take the buses that are picking us to the Lost Country of the InCas “Machu Picchu”, the most famous example of inca architecture , was discovered in 1911, oir Hiram Bingham. We will enjoy of one excurtion guided for the principals buildings of the citadel such us: El Mirador, Temple of the three windows, the Intihuatana, the main square,etc.
at the end of our journey we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon depart from the train station in Aguas Calientes.
Pm. Departure in train to Cuzco
Pm. Arrival to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel
Breakfast, transfer out.
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