Individual south Peru altiplano, Cusco, Machu picchu Titicaca in 9 days
Altiplano Peru, Cusco, Machu picchu, Titicaca in 9 days
Individual tour with hotels transports and excursions included
From Lima to —Lima
You can choose this tour by selecting the following 3 options
1 Budget tour : in hostals; local transport / excursions in international group
2 Classic tour: at 3* hotels; mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – internat group
3 Luxe tour: at 4* hotels; most of the time private transport / private excursions/ included entrance fee
How do we work ?
In our packet, you will travel all by yourself. South America planet take care of you; we reserve all your hotels transfers and transport. When you arrive in Peru you will find in your first hotel, an envelop with the information of all the vouchers, buses and excursions. You will do excursions in International groups with English speaking guides.
Our local agent will arrange your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from A to B, like this, you will travel around by yourself but without worries. If there are any problems, you can always find support by contacting our office in Cusco or Lima!
What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
* All your vouchers, information packet (general info over all the places you visit).
* All hotels are based on double rooms with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses are based on good buses, we work most of the time with cruz del sur, the best company in Peru.
* We can offer this tour in star hotels or local clean hostels. or in a mix
* all the transfers
* Your food, in the hotels breakfast is included.
* The entrance fees and taxes.
Day 1: Lima
You will arrive at the airport in Lima. Someone from South America planet will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your first hotel in Lima or Miraflores.
Hotel and Hostal in Lima
Day 2 : Lima
The city of Lima, also known as the City of Kings, was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 on the right bank of the Rímac river because of the excellent strategic and geographic conditions of this valley.
Lima, whose name comes from the Quechua word Rímac, which translated into Spanish means talker, began its rapid growth amidst the testimonies of the mille-nary cultures that developed in the entire area. During the Viceroy ship, between the sixteenth and seventeenth century, Lima became the most important and powerful metropolis in Spanish America, and the cultural and commercial center of the region, until the creation of the Viceroy ship of La Plata in the 18th century, which took up the famous mines of Potosí. Already in 1 821, following a series of intense political movements, General San Martín proclaimed the independence of Peru. Today, Lima is a modern city that offers a wide array of attractions which, united to its rich past, provides visitors with a harmonious synthesis of all this historic richness in its many museums, traditional quarters, restaurants, handicrafts galleries and night life. Free time to walk around in Miraflores and go to Larco Mar shopping along the coast.
It will be your first day in Lima and today you will have a half day city tour. The tour begins with a visit to the historical downtown of Lima, also known as “the City of the Kings”. The stops include the Main Square of Lima, upon which lays the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall. Next on the itinerary, is a visit to the Santo Domingo Convent. The city tour will include an English speaking guide. It will take 3 1/2 hours. The tour starts and finishes in your hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport, and flight to Cusco for 1 h. Ones you arrive, you have private car to the sacred valley, like this you don,t have problems with the altitude of Cusco 3400 Mt . We have a nice road with snowy mountains views, to reach the sacred valley. this is lower than cusco, to get used to altidude and relax in a nice hote.
City tour in Lima (Hostal group 3*+4* Private)
Hotel and hostel in Sacred valley
Transfer to airport lima
Private car from cusco airport to sacred valley
Day 3 : Sacred Valley
Today we will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is divided by the Urubamba River and protected by towering mountains, like Veronica, Chicon, and Pitusiray, all above 5000 meters . Your first stop is visiting the local market in a small village of Pisac. After lunch you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the impressive Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo town and ceremonial center, an important archeological site and an Inca stronghold during the Spanish conquest. We sleep in the sacred valley.
Sacred Valley tour in private car and guide
Hotel – Hostal in the sacred valley
Cusco visitor ticket ( included in 4*)
Day 4: Maras + Moray + Aquas Cal
After breakfast, you will be picked up for your next Sacred Valley adventure to Maras, a typical Peruvian Andean village near the Maras salt mines. It’s a scenic journey with spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains. You will visit the ruins of Moray, a series of ancient agricultural terraces laid out in concentric circles. These terraces were built by the Incas and used to test and produce seeds for the empire’s principal crops of maize and potato. The site and science of ancient Inca agriculture is inspiring. Later you will leave for Maras to watch the locals pan the salt mines. The tour last a half day. In the afternoon or evening we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, the village close to Machu Picchu, much warmer than Cusco. We are at the border of the jungle. Hotel / hostal in Agua Calientes.
Maras + Moray tour in private
Expedition train to Aguas Calientes (4* vistadom)
Hostal and hotel in Aguas Calientes
lunch + diner
Day 5 : Machu Picchu
Today we will leave early on sunrise to the Machu Picchu ruins. You will start with a guided tour of the ruins for 2 h, in which you will learn all about the origins of this archeological wonder with some free time to explore on your own. Your return train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Cusco will depart in the afternoon and arrive in the evening. hotel in Cusco
Early in the morning you will be transported by bus to Machu Picchu citadel, Our bilingual guide will take you throughout the vast ruins for about 2h. After this you have some free time to wander around yourself Machu Picchu is the best known of the Inca ruins, as it is recognized worldwide yet it is not mentioned in any of the writings of the Spanish Conquistadors. It believed to have been constructed around the mid-15th century and was “rediscovered” by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. The guided tour of this fascinating place is an inspiring experience. Visit the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the excursion you can walk to Inti Punko, the “SUN GATE” to take the famous picture. Than you drive down by bus to the town of Aqua Calientes where we take the afternoon train back direction Cusco.
Bus to Machu Picchu
Entrance to Machu Picchu
2 h English speaking guide in group (4* private)
Train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo
Hotel and hostal in Cusco
lunch + diner
Wayna Picchu permit
Day 6 : Cusco
Cusco is located in the south east of Peru at 3,400m above sea level Famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world/ Previously the capital of the Incan Empire. Get to know the city of Cusco, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style all its own. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an old Incan palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. Once the Spanish conquered Peru, the Dominican order built a lovely church over top this temple’s foundations: the church of Santo Domingo, that is still there today. Your next destination is the Main Square to visit the Colonial Cathedral, home to finely carved wooden art pieces and impressive altars, and then the adventure continues at the Sacsayhuaman fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! The tour continues with visits to three archaeological sites three archaeological sites: Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay, important religious and administrative centers for the Incas. In the evening there are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Cusco, just consult our restaurant list. Accommodations in Cuzco.
Hotel or hostal Cusco
City tour 1/2 day in international group with audio phone (4* private, entrance included)
Entrance fees (Cusco visitor ticket 130 soles)( included in 4*)
Other entrance fees
lunch + diner
Optional 1 more day cusco and visit the rainbow mountain, or go for rafting, or free day cusco
Day 7 Cusco -Puno
Cusco bus to Puno, about 6 to 7 h day bus over beautiful scenic road /hotel in Puno
1 Optional you can take the bus with stops at the La Raya Pass, the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple to the god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuaylillas, where you will see an actual architectural masterpiece: its main church, built in the 17th century, whose finely painted interior walls will astound you.
2 optional its possible to take the amazing train ride” andean explorer” cuzco to Puno ( not on Tuesday)
Direct good local bus
Transfer in Cusco and Puno
Hotel- hostal in Puno
lunch + diner
Day 8 :Puno
Today you will visit the incredible Lake Titicaca, situated some 3800m above sea level and covering an area of over 8000 square kilometers. You’ll begin your tour by visiting the fascinating Uros islands, home to the descendants of the pre-Inca Urus people, who continue to live on the floating islands, which are constructed by totoro reeds that grow around the lake. It is said that, when seen from the sky, the lake looks like a Puma hunting a rabbit. Uros is comprised of about 40 islands, but the total number varies. Then we will go to Taquile Island. Another beautiful destination. The island still bears vestiges of a pre-Incan past. The are Ayamara Indians. The intricate and brightly-colored textiles produced here reflect the inhabitants’ Andean beliefs, myths, and ways of life. After a short but steep climb to the main village you’ll enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the island and finding out about its people. The islanders are known for the beautiful textiles and garments that they produce, and interestingly the knitting of these garments is done exclusively by men. Boat back to Puno /hotel Puno .
Uros + Taquile tour
hotel – hostal in puno
lunch and diner
Optional 2 days tour, or sleep basic Amantani or luxury at Isla Suasi
Day 9 :Puno – Juliaca – Lima
Transfer to the airport of juliaca, about 1 h drive and flight to Lima to connect to international flight
Transfer to airport juliaca
lunch and diner
Optional/ you can visit in private transfer the burial towers of sillustani
This program is only an example, we can make programs to all your needs !!!
Its also possible to extend with North Peru, Bolivia or continue to arequipa and colca canyon
This tour you can use as a base, you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour wit a visit to the north, or beach at Paracas or iguazu waterfalls
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL , the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this ,together with the reservation of this tour .This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 90 days reservation in advance !
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