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Puno – Lake Titicaca – Cusco (7Days / 6Nights)

Make your best choice from many possibilities available to get to know the Inca culture. Legend has it that the Incas began on the shores of Lake Titicaca, very close to the Sun and under the Andean sky, like no other, where lived these men claiming to be unable to feel cold or tiredness. With the passage of time the history of Puno dressed itself in colour and became dance and music. Come and experience this scenery of incomparable beauty.

Day 1. Arrival to Juliaca – Sillustani – Puno

Greeted at Juliaca airport and transferred to the city of Puno. En route we will visit Sillustani, archaeological site located 34km north of Puno. Here we find the Chullpas, circular funeral towers which reach up to 12 metres in height.

Accommodation in Puno.

Day 2. Lake Titicaca, Floating Islands and Taquile Island – Puno

In the morning, we will have an excursion to Lake Titicaca. At the first point of interest, we will visit the floating islandspuno peru of the Uros. These islands are built with layers of totora reeds and serve as shelter and tents of trade to the natives of the place and are mobilized in rafts built by hand. We will continue our journey to the island of Taquile where the community gives a warm welcome to tourists, keeping alive its traditions and customs. Locals are skilled artisans and captured in each work are the surprising techniques developed over the centuries by their ancestors.

Overnight stay in Puno.

Day 3. Puno- Raqchi- Sicuani- Andahuaylillas-Cusco

On this day we will travel to the imperial city of Cusco in a tourist bus. During the trip we will visit some archaeologicalraqchi cusco remains such as Raqchi (an Inca archeological site); Sicuani, where we will have a buffet lunch; Andahuaylillas, where you can find a colonial church (called the Sistine Chapel of America) and finally we will arrive to Cusco in the afternoon.

Greeting and transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 4. City tour

The city of Cuzco was the Inca capital and the starting point of the Tawantinsuyo, according to the cosmic division of the Incas.

At the beginning of the afternoon we will visit Cusco and its surroundings:  the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay. Afterwards return to the hotel.

Day 5. Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu town.

Departure at 08: 00 in the morning on a tourist bus to the Sacred Valley. After approximately an hour, we arrive at theollantaytambo cusco archaeological site of Pisac, built mainly for stock food reserves for the Empire. After visiting the site we continue through the Sacred Valley. Lunch is in a restaurant that offers a buffet with food typical of the region. We then continue with our visit to the city of Inca from Ollantaytambo, the fortress that was regarded as a strategic military, religious and agriculture centre. In the afternoon we take the train to Machu Picchu town, called Aguas Calientes. Check-in to hotel.

Day 6. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was made known by archaeologist and historian Hiram Bingham in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the city was built in the mid-15th century.machu picchu peru

We depart early in the morning by bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu. After approximately two hours, we return to the village of Machu Picchu by bus.

After lunch we will board the train that will take us back to Ollantaytambo and from there the transport will take us to the city of Cusco.

Overnight stay in the city of Cusco.

Day 7. Transfer to airport.

After breakfast, transfer to the Cusco airport and on to your next destination.