Lima – Cusco – Puno – Copacabana – Bolivia

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Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind – a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru – Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!

Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.

Cusco is a city in the Peruvian: Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the ancient city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, in baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Machu Picchu: is an Inca citadel located in the heights of the Andes mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba river valley. It was built in the fifteenth century and then abandoned, and is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views. The exact use he had remains a mystery.

Different regions of Peru and Bolivia: You hike over an ancient Inca path and over passes to 4400 m altitude. Fascinating views of glacial Andean peaks and valleys with a rich flora, animals and small shepherd villages characterize the first part of the trip. Then there are cultural highlights: the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, the imposing fortress of Ollantaytambo, the Pisac ruins as well as the monuments in Cusco and the surrounding area. Still a special experience – also in terms of colors and light – is the drive from Cusco over the La Raya Pass and the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca. The lake radiates a deep blue, in the distance ‘snowy’ mountain peaks. From Copacabana in Bolivia you hike along the lake to the sun island. Fascinating is the landscape: the blue lake, small villages, colorfully dressed Indians, terraced fields and the Cordillera of Bolivia. Then you hike through the beautiful mountain scenery of the Condoriri. The finale is the traversal of the two approximately 5000 m high passes to Chacapampa. Finally, immerse yourself in the bustling city of La Paz. All in all, a journey to discover the ancient and the living cultures.

Most important view

  • Macchu Picchu, Cusco, Cordilleras, Lake Titicaca
  • Fascinating landscapes, the Andean Railway and the Sun Island, ancient and living cultures
  • Cordillera Real, wild mountain landscape

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Travel Program

Flight from Europe or the country of origin (USA or Canada), etc. Arrival in Lima – Transfer Hotel the large city in South America; population approximately 11 million. Rest or explore the city on your own

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

Arrival to Lima and flight to Cusco, for the coming days, scene change is announced: from nature to culture. Our trip to Peru takes us via Lima to the south of Peru to Cusco. The former capital of the Inca empire is rich in churches and palaces from the Spanish colonial era. A vibrant city that you just have to let yourself be.in the afternoon visit the capital city of the Incas and Peruvian culture. Fron Cusco private transport to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the holy river Urubamba! Accommodation and a stroll around one of the most unique places in Peru! Dinner and preparation for Machu Picchu.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Today’s journey is a cultural and scenic experience. About a pass it goes first to Tambomachay, then continue to Pisac with a visit to the ruins of the same name. Via the sacred valley of the Inca you reach Ollantaytambo. This fortress, which probably had a religious significance, apparently could not be completed due to the invasion of the Spanish conquerors. Ollanta is considered one of the best preserved villages from the Inca period. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Drive from Ollanta to the starting point. Beginning of the trekking at a height of about 3000 m. You hike over passes between 3750 and 4400 m, enjoying fantastic views of the ice-capped Andean peaks and the valleys. Small indigenous villages and hamlets of shepherds lie along the way. Finally, the Inca Trail meanders down to Camicancha, through a ravine of orchids and over countless bridges. From Camicancha return to Ollanta. Overnight stays tent. Walking time: 1st day 6 1/2 hours.

  • Walking distance: 10-11 Km.
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude: 4200msnm
  • Minimum Altitude: 3300msnm.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

After our energetic breakfast, we leave our camp and head to the Accoqasa pass (4400msnm). It will take us approximately. 3 hours from where we will enjoy the beautiful views of Salkantay Mountain (6270msnm) and Humantay Mountain (5900msnm), slowly descending we will pass through small houses of Inca Rakay (4000msnm), a community of shepherds in the high mountains where we will have our lunch. After lunch, we continue walking through the Ancascocha valley with the spectacular view of the Ancascocha lagoon and the Urubamba mountain range. After an easy descent, we arrive at our camp near the Ancascocha lagoon (3800msnm). From the camp we will have a complete view of the mountain. Huyanay and the Silke Valley.

  • Walking distance: 13-14 Km.
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude: 4400msnm
  • Minimum Altitude: 3800msnm.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

Today we continue our walk downhill along the Silke River towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, we can see different species of flora and the famous Masdevallia Veitchiana orchid (wakanki orchid). After crossing many small bridges, we arrive at the community of Camicancha (2700msnm) where we will have lunch with the spectacular view of the Verónica mountain (5750msnm). Here we will rest and have lunch then we will go to the train station of Ollantaytambo where we will board a train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (2040msnm) where we will pass in a hotel that will be chosen by you.

  • Walking distance: 6-7 Km.
  • Estimated walking time: 3-4 hours
  • Maximum altitude: 3800msnm
  • Minimum Altitude: 2040msnm.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

We woke up early in the morning, had breakfast at the hotel and then took one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. Where we begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will be approximately three hours while your official guide guides you in the different sectors of the citadel will have beautiful views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding valleys. After the guide, you will have free time to explore the citadel once more on your own. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes. From here, we take the train back to Ollantaytambo then to Cusco-hotel. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Guided city tour of Cusco and the cultural sites of the former Inca capital. Et al visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, the Cathedral and the Koricancha. Free afternoon for further sightseeing, shopping or recreation. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Exciting ride on the now rather luxurious Andes railway from Cusco through the fertile valleys, barren pastures and through villages to the highest point of the route, the pass La Raya 4310 m. Then the train rattles over the fascinating Altiplano, wide steppes, through villages and right through the city Juliaca to Lake Titicaca. The final stop is Puno, where the train arrives after 10 hours. For comfort including saloon / bar car with open viewing platform provides the newly designed Andes. In Puno Transfer from the train station to the hotel. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

If you want, you can optionally visit the Uros floating islands in the morning (booking the evening before arrival). During the morning you will travel from Puno to the Bolivia border, where the guide from Bolivia will be waiting. Short is the onward journey to the place of pilgrimage Copacabana. Numerous pilgrims worship the “Black Madonna”. In the afternoon you visit the small town and climb over ancient Inca steps to a ceremonial place to enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Titicaca. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Short boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the starting point of the hike over an ancient Inca trail and a small pass to the beautifully situated village Sampaya. Then take a boat to the Isla de la Luna and visit this mystical place before continuing to the sun island and hiking to the lodge. On the following day it goes again by boat on the north side of the sun island. In the midst of the fascinating landscape and with beautiful views of Lake Titicaca and the glaciated mountains of the Royal Cordillera, you hike back to the lodge.
At 8:30 am. We leave the city of Copacabana. The trip takes 3 hours. Upon arrival we will have free time for lunch and at 13:30 p.m. Bolivian time we head to the harbor to take our boat that will take us to the southern part of the island of the Sun for 1 hour and 30 min. On the way we can enjoy the world’s highest navigable lake. Until reaching the island of the Sun. Place where we will visit the archaeological center of Pilkokayna built of small stones similar to the stone walls of the Incas, another rest to visit is the Temple of the Sun, the Chincana or the hidden Palace here the Incas performed ceremonies of worship to the God Inti (Sun). From there we will take the steps of Yumani; Inca road that leads us to the fountain of youth, there you will be able to become purified taking some sacred water as it is said to be a source of eternal youth, pre-Columbian terraces and the ecological gardens. After our visit, accommodation on the island and overnigh .
Hotel: Room with private bathroom
Include: Breakfast

Overnight Lodge (B/L/D)

After breakfast at 08:00 am. we started our journey to the Island of the Moon on this island platforms, climate and similar vegetation shows that the Island of the Sun, with the difference that monuments are better preserved among these are: the Palace of Yñakuyo or Temple of the Moon of semi-polished stone and roofed with flat stones superimposed on each other , protruding the upper to lower to form the vault , equal to those in the Sun island . striking a polished stone 2 meters high like the constructions of Cusco. At 12:00 pm. arrival in Copacabana , then we will make city tour visiting the Sanctuary of the Virgen Morena, the local fair in the city. and finally at 6:00 pm.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

It goes from Copacabana, where some time remains to stroll through the village. In the afternoon you drive by car to Lake Enge near Tiquina, from where you can take a ferry to the other side of the lake to continue to Huatajata. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Drive to the meeting point with the local companions and the Llamas. Beginning of the trek in the Condoriri, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges of the Cordillera Real with more than 15 snow-covered five-thousanders. Climb to the camp at Laguna Condoriri. Walking time approx. 4 to 4 1/2 hours Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

With beautiful views of the Royal Cordillera, the lagoons and glaciers you walk over two almost 5000 m high passes. For the trailless climb over the sparsely vegetated ridge on the first pass you need about two hours. A descent of 350 meters in altitude is followed by a climb back to the 4850 m high pass. The 6000 Huayna Potosí gives you the ‘back’ but is also powerful and imposing from this side. The long descent leads for now leisurely through the valley Pampa Grande to the reservoir, then the steeper and sometimes stony path through the narrowing valley down to the camp. Walking time about 6 1/2 hours Overnight tent.

Overnight Camp (B/L/D)

After about two hours’ walk you reach Chacapampa, the end of the trekking. In many bends you drive to the 4700 m high Zongo Pass, where you stand directly in front of the mighty backdrop of Huayna Potosí 6088 m. The onward journey to La Paz leads through beautiful Andean landscape. In good weather, the view is clear on the Altiplano with Lake Titicaca, the city of El Alto, the city of La Paz and the Illimani 6460 m. Arrive in La Paz at lunchtime. Afternoon free to relax and take a first stroll along Avenida 16 del Julio. Overnight stay Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

The whole day is for sightseeing. Early in the morning drive to Tiahuanaco (about 72 km each way). The famous sun gate, the monoliths and the stone blocks decorated with reliefs, some of which weigh several tons, testify to the size of the former city of Tiahuanaco. Several groups of archaeologists are still working on further excavations. At lunchtime return to La Paz, where in the afternoon you will visit the old town and discover the incredible extent of the city from a vantage point. A visit to the witch and Indio market in the old town concludes the visits. La Paz is the political and economic center of the country, constitutionally Sucre is the capital of Bolivia. Overnight stay Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

We spend the morning according to our own preferences. Depending on the departure time, you will have the time in the morning to take a trip to the Moon Valley or, for to take the new gondola lift that connects the city of La Paz with the city of El Alto. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure. In the afternoon transfer to the airport El Alto and return flight to Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europa, etc.

Overnight Flight (-/-/-)

Go back home – end tour in Bolivia / South America.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Local culture guides
  • Local trekking guides
  • Flight Lima-Cusco
  • Transfers and overland trips
  • Train ride to / from Machu Picchu
  • Bus ride Cusco to Puno with sightseeing on the way
  • Boat trips (private boats)
  • 11 hotel nights in a double room
  • 2 nights in lodge in Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna
  • 4 nights in a two-person tent
  • Meals according to the program, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Visits including acording to the whole program
  • Enter National Park fees
  • Trekking tents
  • Chef and escort team on the trekkings
  • Donkey and donky driver / or pack animals during trekking
  • Peru Expeditions Tour leader

Not included:

  • Restaurants in cities: Lunch and dinner in Lima, Cusco, Copacabana and La Paz
  • Entrances to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Sleeping bag that can be rented at our office
  • Tips for the guide and field staff recommended 200 USD
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Personal Equipment
  • International flight from USA, Europe, Canada, etc.
  • Travel luggage and Travel cancellation insurance
  • Not mentioned food and beverages
  • Personal Spending

Prices & Dates

TOUR INFORMATION:

Season: April – September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.

Juventino

Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
Telephone: (+51) 943780600
E-Mail: [email protected]

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