Mystic Peruvian Land 14D

Mystic Peruvian Land 14D


Type:

Culture/History

Distance:

1105 km

Altitude:

4780 m.s.n.m.

Physical level:

     

Duration:

14 Days / 13 Nights


2 from 1750.00 USD per person

3 from 1720.00 USD per person

4 or + from 1650.00 USD per person


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Mystic Peruvian Land 14D

Peru is an incredible country for culture, dramatic landscapes, variety, colors, handicrafts and most importantly people. Our traditional costumes are one of the most fascinating aspects of the country. You will get as fascinated by their traditional costumes, an important part of Peruvian culture as they mark the differences between regional areas and how influences melted over time.


Itinerary Included Requirements FAQ Map

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO LIMA - CITY TOUR IN LIMA

Transfer to the hotel.

Pick up from hotel (downtown Lima, San Isidro & Miraflores).

Our tour begins with a visit to a typical market of Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores) where you can see various products icons of Peruvian cuisine, as varieties of peppers, tubers, vegetables, corn, etc. Fruits of our country as cherimoya, lucuma, Awaymanto, pacae, and many others can be found here. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and enjoy delicious flavors. Also visit the exclusive restaurant "La Rosa Nautica" Huaca Pucllana "Costa Verde", "La Dama Juana" and other space where you can prepare your own "Pisco Sour" and the famous "Ceviche".

Then you can enjoy a delicious lunch which includes the most representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine at its best.

Transfer to the hotel.

DAY 2: REAL SAN FELIPE –HUACA PUCLLANA  PARQUE DE LAS AGUAS

The Real Felipe Fortress was built to defend the main Peruvian port and the city of Lima from pirates and corsairs during colonial times. The fortress was pivotal in the 1866 naval battle between a Spanish fleet sent to South America to "reclaim" its colonies and land batteries in the coast of Peru. The Real Felipe Fortress is currently the Peruvian Army Museum, displaying historical uniforms, weapons and other military paraphernalia. Later on we will visit the complex of Huacapucllana. The site was built, probably from the early centuries of the Christian era but reached its apogee from the fifth century originally consisted of a set of pyramids, plazas, courtyards and access ramps, all built on the basis of mud, whether through adobe mud walls or cuboid-shaped upright that characterize the culture Lima. At night discover the beauty of our capital, visiting the main attractions and beautifully illuminated under the enchantment and tranquility of nighttime Lima architectural monuments. We will also be visiting the magic water, the complex of the world's largest sources, certified by Guinness World Records. Here you can enjoy a wonderful presentation that shows a perfect conjunction and harmony of water, light, music and pictures. This circuit includes 13 water sources, each with a distinct charm. An unforgettable experience. Transfer to the hotel.

DAY 3: ARQUEOLOGICAL SITE OF PACHACAMAC - LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM

Pachacamac is an archaeological site located on the right bank of Lurin river, near the Pacific Ocean in front of a group of islands of the same name. It is in the district of Lurin. It contains the remains of several buildings, dating from the Early Intermediate (III century A.D.) to the Late Horizon (XV century A.D.), with the buildings of the best preserved Inca period (1450-1532 AD.).

There an ancient oracle of prehispanic basically built with adobe bricks, which, was considered like Cusco in the highlands and Pachacamac as the main city in the coast of Peru. So God Pachacamac was attributed as the creator of the universe and everything it contains. Later on day we will visit the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where a select private collection of more than 3000 years pre-Columbian history is displayed.

DAY 4: FLY TO CUSCO – CITY TOUR

  • Max altitude.  10.990ft
  • Climate: windy and cold
  • Weather: winter and

In this day we are going to transfer to Lima airport, the fly takes about 1 hrs from Lima to Cusco where we will wait for you at Cusco airport, then we will do our acclimation process just relaxing in you hotel. In the afternoon just a little walk around Cusco city visiting our Local markets and learning about local tradition

DAY 5: SOUTH VALLEY I (Tipon – Pikillacta - Andahuaylillas)

We have a full day tour where we are going to interact with local customs on the way and at the same time we are going to visit Incan sites on the way. Tipon where the site was probably used as a laboratory of agricultural products because of the various micro-climates found within the complex. Tipon is considered one of the 16 most important archaeological tours for tourists who visit the area. Besides being an archaeological complex, the site is home to one of the largest irrigation works in the terraces, with a great distribution of outdoor water channels. And then we will visit Pikillacta which is a sign of great civilization, known for the extraordinary planning capability of its cities. It was built by the Wari culture, whose base was in Ayacucho. Thanks to its size, Pikillacta is considered one of the main cities in ancient Peru. It is surrounded by aristocratic villas located across the plateau and the Wakarpay lakes. And finally we will finish with Andahuaylillas this church is well known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas.

  • Back to the Hotel.

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY II (Chinchero - Moray - Salt Mines) over night at the sacred valley

Our next day we will visit the other site of the sacred valley visiting first Chinchero 12350ft in this place we are going to appreciate alive culture of this province because people still dress as in the Incan time with colorful blankets and wearing ojotas( Inca sandals). The next step will be Moray unique in its style with the circular terraces that probably was used as laboratory. The salt mines are also impressive where this local people still preserve the tradition and the harvest is part of their economic activity.

*optional Overnight in the sacred valley

DAY 7: SACRED VALLEY III (Ollanta – train connection to Aguas Calientes town)

According your decision we can star our tour in the sacred valley or star from Cusco. In this day we are going to visit Ollantaytambo complex which is considered for the best urban design, and is considered the living Inca city, once we finish he tour we are going to take the train down to Aguas calientes Town close to Machupicchu sanctuary overnight

Recommended to the vista dome train - panoramic view

DAY 8: MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY

We wake up early morning and then take the bus up to the ancient Inca city of Machupicchu, optional to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city and the sunrise.

A walking tour (approximately 4 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.

Afternoon train back to Poroy station 30 min away from Cusco
 

DAY 9: SACRED VALLEY I (Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo - Pisaq)

We will visit Sacsayhuamam well known as the giant city that was built with megalithic stones and considered the so called temple of Illapa (thunder), then we will go to Qenqo used for scarifications purposes and called the temple of the fertility. And finally we will visit Pisaq famous colonial town and surrounded by impressive landscapes and the ancient city of Pisaq even bigger than Machupicchu. Back to Cusco

DAY 10: SUN ROAD (CUSCO – PUNO) with stops

In this day we have 2 options:

  • By bus: We can go in our private van from Cusco to Puno with several stops on the way sightseeing arqueological complex as Raqchi (wiracocha temple), Huaro which is a catholically church. You can have lunch at Sicuani city, amd the visit Pucara complex and finally arriving to Puno 12795ft.
  • By plain: fly from Cusco to Juliaca and then be transfer by our private transportation from Juliaca to Puno 1 hrs part of the day just to relax.

DAY 11: PUNO – UROS - LUQUINA

The tour begins at 6:45 am, with the transfer from your hotel to the port of Puno where you will board the motor boat to take him first to the floating Uros Islands, which  are located 25 minutes from the port of Puno, more of 65 small islands floating living today, but you will visit two, while visiting the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people living in these floating islands, for many years, you will also have the opportunity to talk with the people of these islands and visit their homes and learn a little of your lifestyle, you will enjoy one hour of visit floating around these islands. The tour will continue with a one hour boat ride to the peninsula Chucuito. South of the city of Puno, where the community is located and Luquina Karina, the remarkable thing about this place is that the tourist field is new, the inhabitants of this place are very willing to receive visitors in their community, and definitely you will be received directly by the families, to take them to their homes and spend the night and where you have 3 meals included with families. Karina community has the white sand beach of Lake Titicaca larger and hence we have for you, activities as fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and also have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear lake Titicaca that are 10 degrees Celsius, which is part of the adventure of this tour

DAY 12: LUQUINA – TAQUILE - PUNO

The second day you take again the motor boat to take to visit the island of Taquile where are "the best weavers of Peru" this island is also a place rich in tradition and customs that are mixed with the Inca period and colonial, this tour involves a walk of an hour and a half during which you will visit the main square of the island where you will have free time to see the fabrics in craft stores, and also visit a local family where you can have lunch and then return to  Puno.

DAY 13: SILLUSTANI.

INCA FOOTSTEPS gives to you the awesome trip to get off the beaten track and visit one of the archaeological gems of the Altiplano. The Sillustani burial site is an amazing complex made up by huge cylindrical tombs where the Pukara Culture used to bury their elite. It is said the Incas conquered them in the XV century and continued building theses graves improving the technique. Nowadays it is still possible to observe well preserve tombs including some carving icons. This program also offer a magnificent scenery as the complex was built near a gorgeous lake called Umayo, a nice spot still venerated by the local people. Our trip also includes the visit to some local farmers who plant mainly potatoes and breed guinea pigs.

Description Tour

9:00 pm. Our clients are collected from their hotels and then are conducted to the western part of Puno. The bus ride to Sillustani lasts about 40 minutes and offers along the way fine views of the Lake Titicaca. At the archaeological site of Sillustani, our local guide will show us the most important sectors of the burial site and will give us a good insight into the Andean culture. Our visit in Sillustani ends up with wonderful panoramic view if the Lake Umayo. Afterwards we will visit local farms that live along the road. Here we will learn about the economic activity in the area, and also the farmers will explain how they plant their potatoes, breed their alpacas, vicuñas and guinea pigs. Finally we will return to Puno.

DAY 14: TRANSFER FROM JULIACA AIRPORT TO LIMA (end of the service)

According your fly tickets we will collect you from your hotel and take you to Juliaca airport.

End of the service.

INCLUDED: IN LIMA 3D/2N

  • Guide (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Mineral water at the accommodation
  • All Entrance included
  • Private transportation
  • First Aid Kit
     

You will need to bring:

  • Toilet Roll
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Sun scream
  • Pocket money
  • Dayback
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sundals
  • Airport tac ($10)
     

INCLUDED: IN PUNO 4D/3N

  • Private boat
  • Private professional English speaking Guide
  • One night in a accommodations with a local families at the lake
  • All meals around the lake are included
  • Entrance to Titicaca lake
  • Entrance to Lukina

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Drinks
  • Extra water
  • Extra meals

INCLUDED: IN CUSCO 7D/6N

  • Private transportation around Cusco
  • City Tour
  • Sacred valley
  • Private transportation
  • English Guide
  • Private Minivan back to Cusco
  • Transfers:

- Private Cuzco Airport Transfers

- Private Lima Airport Transfers

- All Transfers Hotel Terminal/Airport Transfers

  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CUSCO TO PUNO (SUN ROAD)

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Other extra meals
  • Last lunch at Machupicchu
  • Snacks
  • Water

INCA FOOTSTEPS DOES NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfares.(Please Give us Details of you Flight Tickets to pick you up from the airport) Flight Number & Company Name.)
  • All airport departure tax - Lima International Departure tax is approximately US$35 and Lima Domestic Departure tax is approximately US$8
  • Meal Budget : Allow approx. US$10 US$15 for every meal not included.
  • The Cuzco Visitor’s Ticket (known as Boleto Turistico - Tourist Pass 130 soles) – which includes entrance to the ruins in and around Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, and many churches and museums in Cuzco.
  • Tips for the guides, porters and other staff.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst staying at hotels. City tours of Lima,Puno and Cusco.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tickets for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • We will gladly arrange additional accommodation for you before or after your trip: In Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu.
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):

 

We highly recommend getting an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your   travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. We will assist in obtaining all necessary documents for you to be refunded by your insurance company.
Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.. Shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc.. Will be at passenger's expense.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Please Note: Walking and journey times are approximate and the package includes a little walk that you don’t need to be in a perfect shape.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

  • List of things you must bring:
  • Original Passport (and some copies)
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and travellers cheques
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and films
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swim wear
  • shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
  • Flashlight (head light recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us )
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

 NOTE

  • Machu Picchu: lower and warmer than Cuzco, with rain possible all year round.
  • Puno: days are warm if sunny, slightly chilly if cloudy. Nights are cold in Puno.
  • Baggage
  • For your international flights, please check with your airline. Within Peru, you are allowed 20 kilos (44 lbs) of checked baggage, as well as one carry-on and another small, purse-like item. The carry-on size regulations are the same as international carry-on size regulations.

ESSENTIALS:

  • Passport
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

FOR YOUR DUFFEL:

Remember you are packing for 13 nights.

. Porters will carry up to 8 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 10 wicking t-shirts
  • 6 hiking pants
  • 7 sets of undergarments.
  • 9 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing suit for Hot Springs
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: this trek includes 2 cold nights camping
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to clean - might make you feel fresh if you had a little soap.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25L will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside citadel gates.

PassportValid, STUDENT card (if you booked as a student)Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)Good daypack (the smaller, the better)Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

  • Water: we supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning of water only as we won't have time to filter water until your first lunch.
  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Hire of sleeping bag 5 season                                    $25.00
  • Walking stick highly recommended!                        $15.00
  • Single supplement                                                      $60.00
  • Additional night at 3 star hotel                                $85.00

Is the trek difficult? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

All our treks (Inka Trail, Salkantay, Ausangate, Lares, etc) are moderately difficult, lengthy and traverse rough mountain terrain. We kindly recommend that if you plan to conquer any of these routes to be in relatively good physical condition, plus acclimatization. These means arriving to Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible! To Cusco at least 02 days prior to your trek departure to adjust to altitude. During the last two months leading up to your trek we suggest a regular and moderate exercise routine to improve endurance and stamina. We wish for you to have the best experience possible!


Are vegetarian, vegan, and/or other special diet needs available?

Of course! Without any additional costs! When you make your reservation, please inform us of any dietary needs or requirements, including allergies!

Vegetarian foods will be absent of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.of all meats, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and cheese or other lactose products are OK.

Most of our main meals are a buffet-style, leaving you the option to avoid anything undesirable to you.

If there are any food items or veggies that you cannot stomach, perhaps onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.. etc, upon your request we will ask our chef to leave them out or separate this item.

We can also attend lactose-intolerant or gluten-intolerant diets. We cannot accept individuals with serious allergic or life-threatening reactions.


I have a food allergy. May I still participate?

Every day we receive many clients with food allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please inform us in detail of your condition upon making your reservation.

We kindly ask that you declare the severity of your reaction and any medication that you take in case of emergency.

If your allergy is severe, we ask that you be accompanied by a friend or individual conscious and fully responsible of your situation and ready with any medication.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT CLIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES

 

When must I arrive in cusco or arrive to your office?

We require that all clients arrive to Cusco at least 48 hours before the start of your trek, although 03 nights before is ideal. You must pay your remaining balance two days before your departure for your trek. This will assure that all individuals are acclimatized and adjusted to the high altitude conditions to begin your trek comfortably. Please note that your remaining balance must be paid in cash in our office and cannot be paid before your arrival.

Our office hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. (Please aim to arrive 7:30pm at the latest!)

 

Are hiking sticks or poles necessary?

For this trek more than any other, we do recommend hiking sticks, especially for those with any known knee problems. The poles will assist your balance and reduce the impact on your knees.

Inca Footsteps Company will rent hiking sticks for $25

 

Where can I store my baggage that I dont need for the trail?

Any baggage that is not necessary for your trek may be stored in your hotel in Cusco (most hotels offer this service free of charge). In the case that your hotel may not provide this service, we will store your baggage safely in our office free of charge.

 

What is the weather like during the trek?

The best time for making the trek with good weather is between the months of April – October when there is minimal rainfall and clear skies. The driest months are June – August, which is winter in the Andes.

January to March is summer in Peru, which means rainy season for Cusco and especially the Inka Trail, which is located mostly in the tropical cloud forest.

 

Where do I have to be the morning of the start of my trek and where will I finish at the end?

We will pick you up from your hotel to begin your trek and upon finishing, we will also leave you at your hotel.

 

I wish to have a train company or train option different to that which Inca Footsteps Company offers, is this possible?

If you wish to change your train company or option (such as Vistadome de Peru Rail, to Ollantaytambo or the whole route to Poroy), or your departure time, additional fees may apply. You must speak with one of our sales agents to inquire about availability and the additional costs.

Peru is an incredible country for culture, dramatic landscapes, variety, colors, handicrafts and most importantly people. Our traditional costumes are one of the most fascinating aspects of the country. You will get as fascinated by their traditional costumes, an important part of Peruvian culture as they mark the differences between regional areas and how influences melted over time.

The local markets are one of the most interesting places for observing people, and you won’t get short of them while crossing Peru. Here you will get your eyes caught by the lovely big hats and the awesome decorations on the sleeves. And Peru also provides a large number of awesome handicrafts: beautiful and brightly colored cloths, carved seeds with scenes of daily life, lovely knitted woolen sweaters and hats with the traditional Peruvian designs, and lots more.

Lima (known as the kings city), Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world) and on the way to Machupicchu (the lost city of the Incas) you will step in this group of dancers wearing amazing traditional costumes with wonderful colorful embroideries. Despite being a poor country, Peru distinguishes itself for its beautiful handicrafts, first of all textiles which represents our alive culture of Peruvian people and the mystery of every place that was hidden for many centuries.

OVER VIEW

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO LIMA - CITY TOUR IN LIMA
  • DAY 2: REAL  FELIPE MUSEUM – HUACA PUCLLANA - PARQUE DE LAS AGUAS
  • DAY 3: ARQUEOLOGICAL SITE OF PACHACAMAC -  LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM
  • DAY 4: FLY TO CUSCO – CITY TOUR
  • DAY 5: SOUTH VALLEY I (Tipon – Pikillacta - Andahuaylillas)
  • DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY II ( Cchinchero -  Moray -  Salt Mines) over night at the sacred valley
  • DAY 7: SACRED VALLEY III ( Ollanta – train connection to Aguas Calientes town)
  • DAY 8: MACHUPICCHU FULL DAY
  • DAY 9: SACRED VALLEY I ( Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo - Pisaq)
  • DAY 10: SUN ROAD (CUSCO – PUNO) with stops
  • DAY 11: TITICACA LAKE
  • DAY 12: TITICACA LAKE
  • DAY 13: SILLUSTANI
  • DAY 14: TRANSFER FROM JULIACA AIRPORT TO LIMA (end of the service)

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