HIGHLANDS OF PERU
LIMA - CUZCO- MACHU PICCHU - AMAZON JUNGLE - LAKE TITICACA
Peru Highlands Tour Itinerary
Day 1 (Monday): Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 (Tuesday): Lima (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, a tour briefing before your city tour of Lima;
including a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Main Square and the San
Francisco Catacombs. After lunch at Rosa Nautica, the foremost seafood
restaurant in Lima, return to your hotel for a free afternoon.
Day 3 (Wednesday): Cuzco (Breakfast & Dinner)
Flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Incas. A guided tour of
Cuzco will include visits to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman,
Tambomachay and the Qoricancha temple. Dinner and folkloric show in the
evening. Overnight accommodation.
Day 4 (Thursday): Sacred Valley –Ollantaytambo (Breakfast & Lunch)
Excursion to Urubamba, the sacred valley of the Incas with a visit to
the ancient Inca market of Pisac followed by a trip to the Pisac ruins
above the town. Lunch before continuing the tour to Ollantaytambo, site
of the last undefeated bastion of the Inca Empire.
Overnight accommodation in Sacred Valley.
Day 5 (Friday): Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
Early train journey to Aguas Calientes for a full day's guided tour of
Machu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city in the world. Free
time before overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Day 6 (Saturday): Machu Picchu (Breakfast)
Opportunity to revisit Machu Picchu at sunrise. Free time to enjoy this
unforgettable site before returning to Cuzco aboard the afternoon train.
Last night's accommodation in the Inca capital.
Day 7 (Sunday): Tambopata Jungle (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception
and transfer to the Tambopata River port in Puerto Maldonado for the
canoe trip to your jungle lodge. After arrival a short orientation and a
complete briefing on the lodge before visiting a 35 metre scaffolding
tower for a spectacular view of the river, the surrounding forest and an
opportunity to observe birds from the canopy including parrots, toucans
and macaws. Return to the lodge.
Day 8 (Monday): Tambopata Jungle (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Early wake at dawn for a visit to the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake. Here we
will take a long, easy canoe ride around the lake looking for giant
river otters, turtles, hoatzin, and wading birds. The giant river otters
that are seen in Tres Chimbadas belong to a resident family of nine.
Return to the lodge for lunch before embarking on your afternoon outing
to the community's ethno botanical center. We will hike the trails
around the centre with one of the residents who will explain the
everyday uses of forest resources in medicine, construction, food and
fiber. Return to your lodge.
Day 9 (Tuesday): Tambopata Jungle (Breakfast)
After an early breakfast departure of our boat back to the city of
Puerto Maldonado, directly to the airport, for our return flight back to
Cuzco. Reception and transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 (Wednesday): Cuzco - Puno (Breakfast & Packed Lunch)
Departure by road to Puno visiting en route several Inca ruins and the
remains of the great Viracocha temple, Raqchi. We shall also stop at the
highest point along the way, La Raya before arriving to Puno and
transferring to your hotel for overnight accommodation.
Day 11 (Thursday): Lake Titicaca (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the boat trip on Lake Titicaca
to the reed islands of Uros. A visit to the Aymara island of Taquile
before returning in the afternoon to Puno. Overnight
Day 12 (Friday): Lima (Breakfast)
Return flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel. Last night's
accommodation in Peru.
Day 13 (Saturday): Lima (Breakfast)
Free day in Lima before your transfer to the airport for your return
End of our services.
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