Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
Upon arrival in Lima, the tour group will meet you at the scheduled time of your flight and guide you to your hotel. The capital of Peru is a modern metropolis with a long history and is currently undergoing various cultural and economic changes.
In the afternoon, after checking in at the hotel, you will take a brief tour of the city. Your journey begins with the Magic Water Circuit in Lima, a modern fountain system certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest modern fountain system in the world.
The Circuito Mágico del Agua Tour is located in the exhibition park and attracts crowds throughout the year, it is one of the most popular new attractions for tourists in Lima.
After the tour, head to a restaurant for a fantastic dinner and show, after which you will be sent back to your hotel for the night. Overnight in Lima.
In the morning, after breakfast, take a hike around the Palomino Islands to explore the richness of Lima’s coastline, which is only 9 kilometers offshore. These islands are home to hundreds of animal species, including several species of birds and sea lions. After the tour, disembark at the pier and visit Callao Monumental, an urban art project designed to encourage cultural development to bring the community together and improve the quality of life of area residents, while promoting the development of local artists.
As a result of this initiative, new life has been breathed into the region and the artists are helping to teach their techniques to children and young people from the surrounding neighborhoods, encouraging them to develop their talents and opening the door to future employment opportunities. After these two interesting visits, you will have free time to explore art galleries and bohemian restaurants that have become a new city attraction in the city. At the end of the day, a transfer will take you back to your hotel, where you can prepare for your flight to Cusco the following day. Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast at the hotel, the transfer will pick you up from the reception to take you to the airport, where you will take your flight to Cusco. The flight should land in Cusco. After landing in the imperial city, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, once the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the remains of the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, one of the most important areas dedicated to the worship of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered and filled with gold leaf representations of nature. Later, visit the cathedral, the most impressive monument of the main site of the city. Then go to the hills of Cusco, where the fort of Sacsayhuaman is located; its impressive walls offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Cusco. Night in Cusco
We begin to pick up each passenger from their respective hotels at 6:30 am to start heading to the Sacred Valley, where we will visit 3 archaeological sites, tourist center and colonial city of Chincheros. There we visit the church and the square for a period of approximately 20 minutes, then we will head to our second archaeological zone.
Maras Moray and Salineras for a period of approximately 1 hour. You will appreciate the traditional town of Maras to learn about its fascinating indigenous culture. The mysteries of the Moray Terraces, a unique archaeological site with gigantic natural pits; and explore the salt mines used by the Incas to create trade and prosper.
Then, continuing with the program, we head to the beautiful Urubamba Valley, where you will enjoy an exquisite buffet lunch. After this delicious lunch, we will head to the Ollantaytambo Fortress to discover its impressive Temple of the Sun. During the Inca civil war, this imposing 12-foot (3.5 m) structure served as a key defensive barrier. This tour will take approximately 40 minutes.
It is from Ollantaytambo that we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, where our assistant will wait for the group and take you to your accommodation, then our guide or your assistant will give you a briefing for your visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
During the late afternoon, the group will have some free time to explore and visit this beautiful town also called Machu Picchu Village or enjoy a moment of relaxation in the hot springs of Machu Picchu, we suggest you should rest early, remember that the next day is your visit to Machu Picchu.
We get ready around 4:30 am to climb Machu Picchu, we take the bus at 05:30 am, (it is recommended to be 30 minutes before) that will transfer you to the citadel of Machu Picchu where our guide will be waiting for you. Enter the citadel just in time to see the spectacular sunrise. After passing the control entrance around 6:00 am, our group will have a private guided tour for 2 hours in the Inca citadel, and then passengers will be able to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain according to their reservations. Enjoy Machu Picchu on your own. According to the scheduled departure time of your train, the group will descend to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where everyone will be picked up by our assistant at the Ollantaytambo train station, and transferred to our transportation to take them back to Cusco city (NOTE: The group must be at the Aguas Calientes train station at least 30 minutes before departure). This tour ends at Plaza San Francisco, Cusco.
Today, one of South America’s most extraordinary overland journeys takes you by bus from Cusco to Puno, passing through breathtaking highland landscapes and picturesque Andean villages.
On the way, you will stop in the village of Andahuaylillas, the church here was founded in 1580 and is a showcase of colonial art in Peru, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas because of its rich interior.
You will also stop at Raqchi to see the remains of the remarkable temple of Viracocha, considered by historians to be a particularly important Inca construction, and at La Raya, the highest pass on the route.
In addition to beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, you will see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas roaming wild The last stop before Puno is Pucará, an ancient ceremonial site showing evidence of a pre-Inca civilization. You will arrive at your hotel in Puno later this afternoon/evening. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Puno.
Today you can enjoy an incredible boat excursion to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, to see the floating islands of the Uros and Taquile. The floating islands of the Uros Indians are made by tying totora reeds together and are a must-see for any traveler. The Uros consider themselves Lords of the Lake; they hunt wild birds and maintain traditional fishing methods. Taquile is a very important site known for its archaeological remains, sacred and ceremonial sites and festivities, the island is characterized by its friendly inhabitants, who maintain the customs and traditional dress of their ancestors there are many fine handmade wool products for sale. here. You will return to Puno later today.
Overnight in Puno.
Today you will be transferred to the Juliaca airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or perhaps take an optional tour to explore Peru’s capital city.
Overnight in Lima
Today, after breakfast, drive on your own (transfer not included) to Lima’s international airport for your flight back home.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.