Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

MACHU PICCHU AND LAKE TITICACA

  • Price Per Person:

    From $2,535

  • Trip Durations:

    10

  • Trip difficulty

    Easy

  • Trip start:

    Lima

  • Trip End:

    Lima

Visit the Andean highlands, Sail the to the floating Islands on Lake Titicaca, the worlds highest navigable lake, walk among the Inca’s descendants and see the “lost city of the Incas. We will finish in Lima; “city of kings” visiting the old city with its famous carved wood balconies and will have amazing seafood dinner.

Trip At A Glance

Price Per Person: $2,535, (High season)

Single Supplement: $$440

Trip Duration: 10

Easy/Difficulty: Easy

Trip Start Date: Lima

Trip End Date: Lima

Highlights: Cuaco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Puno, Lima

Code: EBACT10

Activities:

Accommodations: 9 Nights 3-Star Hotel

Best time to travel: March-November

Day 1:  Arrive in Lima

Transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Cusco

Transfer to your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel in Urubamba. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo

This morning, drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Enjoy lunch at a nearby inn. (B, L)

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Transfer to the Ollantatambo train station for the Orient Express Vistadome train service to Machu Picchu, where you will begin your guided tour of the ancient Citadel. PM train back to Cusco. (B, L)

Day 5:  Cusco

This morning, enjoy a city tour of Cusco including visits to Korikancha (Temple of the Sun), the Cathedral, Old Town, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara. Balance of the day to explore the area independently. (B)

Day 6: Visit the town of Andahuaylillas

Bus journey to Puno. En route, enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic highland plateau and visit the town of Andahuaylillas, known for its beautifully adorned Church of San Pedro. Upon arrival in Puno, transfer to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 7: Floating Islands of the Uros

Travel by motorboat to visit the Floating Islands of the Uros. Afterwards, continue to the Taquile Islands on Lake Titicaca. (B, L, D)

Day 8: "Chullpas" of Sillustani

Early morning visit to the "Chullpas" of Sillustani, the site where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in cylindrical tombs. Continue to Juliaca Airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 9: Lima

This morning, enjoy a tour of the "City of the Kings." Visit the historical center of Lima, including the Plaza Mayor, Lima's Main Square, City Hall, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, and the San Francisco Monastery, a marvel of 17th-century Spanish Neoclassical architecture. Balance of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a dinner and Peruvian show and dance set to Andean mountain music. (B, D)

Day 10: Lima - Home

Transfer to the airport in Lima for your departure flight. (B)

We at Earthbound Adventures carefully choose hotels that are safe, clean and ideally located, we stay in charming locally owned 3 stars hotels with great and friendly service. We go to great length to make sure the hotel are up to our high standard, we personally visited each and every hotel on our list and we are constantly evaluating the hotels we stay in.

We are listing 4 and 5 stars hotels, if you choose to upgrade your hotel an additional fee will apply to the tours according to the hotels you choose.

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    Five blocks from Cusco’s Main Square and tucked away in the artsy neighborhood of San Blas, the colonial Casa Andina San Blas hotel features a charming courtyard and a view of the Inca city from almost all its rooms as well as its central lobby. The bar and chimney complement the hotel’s Cusqueñan colonial architecture and make Casa Andina San Blas one of the most cozy and inviting hotels in town. Delicious Novoandino cuisine is served in the hotel’s excellent rustic restaurant. All rooms are comfortable, tastefully decorated with warm colors, and equipped with all modern amenities. Here, visitors will find friendly staff providing an excellent and personalized service.
    http://www.casa-andina.com

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    The Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is the most recent addition to the renowned Casa Andina Hotels. Built in a large colonial house dating back to the 18th century, the hotel is ideally located in the center of Cusco, just a few blocks from the main square in the direction of Koricancha. Relax in the beautiful courtyard with its gurgling stone fountain, one of Cusco’s emblematic colonial sights, and get lost in the intriguing maze of corridors that lead you to the various patios. Casa Andina’s first upscale hotel in Cusco features 94 heated rooms with private bathrooms, cable television, telephones, hairdryers, and in-room safes. The hotel is equipped with a gourmet restaurant, a bar, 3 courtyards, and offers room service as well as many other excellent amenities. Discover the magic of this beautiful city while staying at Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco, where you will enjoy the warm atmosphere and the outstanding service from the very hospitable and highly qualified staff.

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    The brand new Aranwa Boutique Hotel, opened in October 2010, is operated by Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas, one of the most luxurious hotel chains in Peru, known for their careful attention to their clients’ well-being. Probably the best value luxury accommodation in Cusco, this elegant 5-star hotel is housed in a converted 16th century mansion and is decorated with colonial era furniture, impressive paintings from the Cusco school, and colonial gold-leaf plated carvings and sculptures. This boutique hotel is conveniently located right behind Plaza San Francisco, a new upscale neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of Cusco’s main square. With each room boasting an oxygen system and a variety of soothing spa treatments available, this just may be the best place to acclimatize to the high altitude in Cusco in a most comfortable setting.
    www.aranwahotels.com

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    Opened in July 2010, is located in the heart of the popular Miraflores neighborhood and close to many of the main attractions in Lima. Comfortable, chic, and convenient, this smart hotel is an excellent option for savvy travelers who want a great value hotel with all the modern amenities. Crisp white walls, cleanliness, and a contemporary touch characterize this modern and minimalist hotel. All rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, creating a comfortable resting area for guests. Try the excellent Italian restaurant located in the hotel’s lobby.
    www.allpahotel.com

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    The new Casa Andina Select Miraflores hotel boasts one of the best locations in Lima, only a couple blocks from the vibrant Parque Kennedy and minutes from the ocean front. It’s also right next to the Metropolitano, Lima’s express bus system, allowing easy access to all the most interesting neighborhoods in the city. Thanks to its excellent and modern amenities, the hotel is a great option for both business and leisure travel. Guests will delight in the health center including a gym, spa, and sun terrace with a Jacuzzi. There is also a fully equipped business center with meeting rooms, secretarial support, 4 computers, and high speed wireless Internet. Finally, the bar and restaurants on the rooftop are great places where guests can unwind while tasting some delicious local and international specialties after a long day of sightseeing.
    www.casa-andina.com

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    The Casa Andina Private Collection is ideally located in the heart of the modern Miraflores district, only 2 blocks from Kennedy Park. This luxury hotel boasts an elegant interior decorated in the classic Andean theme, with modern furnishings and rooms offering panoramic views of the bustling commercial and leisure district. Here you will find 148 rooms all fully equipped with modern and comfortable amenities, as well as a gourmet restaurant, coffee shop, heated open-air swimming pool, spa, upscale bar in the lobby, and much more to make your stay in Lima a truly luxurious and unique experience.
    www.casa-andina.com

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    Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument. Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, wood-beam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork - on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum - adorn the walls. Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis. Enjoy world-class amenities, an award-winning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy. The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you - the traveler of discerning taste - to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.
    http://www.hotelcountry.com

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    The Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is split into a main building and bungalows, emulating a small Andean town. The architecture is Spanish colonial in style with stone archways and red tiled roofs. White walls, red tiles, high windows flanked by exposed beams, and a private veranda, all contribute to make this the perfect place to enjoy your stay at Machu Picchu. Guests can sit on their verandas or walk leisurely along garden paths. The Pueblo is home to 372 species of orchids, 100 species of birds, and 250 species of butterflies. Even if you don't stay at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel it is well worth a visit. Spend some time wandering the paths or take one of their orchid or bird tours. The hotel offers a wide range of ecotourism activities that promote contact with nature and the local culture. It is also involved in a project to rehabilitate spectacled bears and eventually to release them into the wild.
    www.inkaterra.com/inkaterra/inkaterra-machu-picchu-pueblo-hotel/

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    This excellent value hotel is located near the Urubamba River in a peaceful and stunning setting. Its collection of benches perched near the riverbanks allows guests to relax while enjoying the spectacular landscape. Each of the 30 rooms comes with cable TV, a safety deposit box, telephone, and private bathroom. This cozy hotel also features comfortable and inviting salon, restaurants, and a bar/pub serving drinks in the evenings to help stave off the Andean chill.
    http://www.santuariohotel.com/

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    Situated right in the heart of downtown Nazca, this 3-star Casa Andina Classic Nazca Hotel offers friendly service, tastefully decorated guestrooms, delicious breakfasts, and a fabulous patio and swimming pool. Consistently rated as one of the top hotels in Nazca based on customer reports, guests rave about the convenience and comfort of this chic hotel.
    http://www.casa-andina.com

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    Conveniently situated near the ancient Cantalloc Aqueduct, mysterious Nazca Lines, and breathtaking Cerro Blanco, the Hotel Cantayo Spa & Resort is truly a desert oasis. With breathtaking mountain views, a large swimming pool, luxurious spa, widespread gardens, and spacious rooms featuring Balinese and Tibetan décor, the resort provides a tranquil atmosphere with a rustic style. A special treat, the hotel's restaurant is the finest in Nazca and serves many indigenous and organic fruits cultivated on the lovely grounds: table grapes, mangoes, avocados, black figs, pomegranates, apples, pears, guanabanas, bananas, cherimoya, and lucuma.
    http://www.hotelnuevocantalloc.com/

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    Taypikala Hotel & Spa is located on the outskirts of Puno, in the picturesque town of Chucuito right on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The hotel is an attraction in itself, overlooking the countryside of the altiplano and examples of Aymara agriculture. Its original construction blends in with the local architecture and natural environment. You will notice the relaxed tranquil ambience, and with the world’s highest navigable lake on your doorstep, this is the ideal place to relax.
    http://www.peruforless.com/resources/hotels-puno.php

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    Boasting magnificent views of Lake Titicaca, this upscale hotel in Puno, featuring an amazing gourmet restaurant, bar and terrace, will guarantee you a memorable stay. The traditional Andean architectural theme of Casa Andina Private Collection Puno can best be described as understated elegance, where obvious care has been taken to allow the spectacular surroundings to speak for themselves, rather than detract from them. Rooms are sophisticatedly furnished in a classic but elegant style, and most of them feature attractive wooden balconies from which to admire the spectacular views of Lake Titicaca. With its private dock, this hotel is the perfect launching point for the spectacular Suasi Island where the exceptional sister hotel, Casa Andina Private Collection Suasi, is located.
    www.casa-andina.com

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    Urubamba is located to 76 km from Cusco, it is a stunning valley with an incredible scenic beauty, and historical heritage, thanks to its excellent location, it becomes the best starting point to visit Machu Picchu (just an hour and a half by train). The Recoleta Hotel is a historical religious monument built up in the XVII century. This charming Boutique hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas was and is the mixed races purest example of the colonial art. The Recoleta Hotel, cautiously remodeled in 2007, has all ascetic, monastic, and magical tradition of an ancient monastery, together with the comfort and technology will make you feel part of the spiritual mysticism of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is nearby the most important ruins of the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Maras Moray. Its convenient location attracts travelers because it is ideal for acclimatization to the Cusco altitude, and for its pleasant climate and low altitude (2.700 m.a.s.l.), 700 m.a.s.l. less than Cuzco.
    http://www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe

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    Built on a seventeenth century colonial hacienda, along the tranquil banks of the Vilcanota River, the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel is the picture-perfect place for a countryside retreat. The hotel showcases a fusion of minimalist and colonial style rooms and buildings, all surrounded by sweeping views of the breathtakingly beautiful Sacred Valley.
    http://www.aranwahotels.com

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    Casona de Yucay Hotel, is an old Colonial Home Hacienda built in 1810. Situated in the picturesque village of Yucay, in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is a family owned and run hotel which strives at all time to provide top class service in a homely and friendly atmosphere
    http://www.hotelcasonayucay.com

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Gallery

Included:

9 nights hotel accommodations as in itinerary

Transfers to and from the airport, Vistadome train to and from Machu Picchu,

bus to Machu Picchu, tourist bus to Puno

All guided tours as in itinerary

Guides

Boats to and from the islands on Lake Titicaca

Travel insurance

Tourist tickets to all the sights on itinerary and entrance fee to Machu Picchu

Meals as in Itinerary: 9 - Breakfasts, 4 - Lunches,  2 - Dinners

 

Not Included:

International airfare

Domestic airfare

International and domestic airport departure taxes or visa fees

Drinks of any kind

Gratuities

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