Peru highland expedition - 14 Days

Titicaca lake Puno

Overview

Peru a country with unlimited destinations waits for you to enjoy the following program, “The coast and Machu Picchu”, you will enjoy two important cities south of Lima Paracas and Ica where you will get an unforgettable time visiting the Paracas national park, which offers diversity in wild sea fauna on its Ballestas islands, further to the south we will find Ica, a city with lots of mysteries and the enigmatic Nazca lines will blow you mind. Following the program we will flight to the highlands, Cusco is the representative city on it, offers the city, the valley Incan ruins to be explored and the Inca trail which will take us to the last lost Inca city “Machu Picchu”
Kuntur Peru offers this program if you want to explore the Peru’s deepest.

Highlights

  • Lima city
  • Titicaca Lake in Puno
  • Trip to Cusco over the andes
  • Cusco city
  • Sacred Valleu of the Incas
  • Machupicchu citadel

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Peru

Kuntur Peru’s representative will wait you at Jorge Chavez, the International Airport, he will welcome you to Peru’s Capital, Lima city. Today we will pick you up at and transfer you to the hotel in Miraflores district, one of the most pristine neighborhoods.
Lima known as the “City of the kings.” It is the culinary center of South America where you will find some of the best restaurant to taste the many cultural influences of this country.

• Hotel in Miraflores district…
• Relax from long flight

Day 2
Lima city tour

Explore the very best of the city, from the colonial architecture of the historic center to pre-Columbian art and seaside neighborhoods. See the gorgeous interior of the San Francisco Convent and catacombs, tour the Museo Larco, then get back in the past visiting Lima’s earliest history in Miraflores. This private tour of Lima offers the flexibility and convenience of a personalized tour, including pickup and drop-off at hotels.

Day 3
Flight Lima - Juliaca - Puno city

Day 4
Titicaca lake tour

Today you will take a tour on motor boat on the Titicaca Lake, visiting the Uros floating island at half an hour, where you will have the chance to interact with locals and experience walking over the soft totora reed fake land on the lake, at 1.5 hours on boat from Uros islands we will is the Taquile island, unlike the Uros islands, this is a hill in the middle of the lake, you will take a walk to a local house where we will have lunch. After lunch you continue upwards to the main area where you will have amazing views of the lake. After some photos we walk down to catch the boat to return back to Puno city.

• Full day tour in Titicaca lake
• Visiting Uros floating island, Taquile island , lunch in Taquile
• Hotel Puno: Hotel …

Day 5
Sun rute to Cusco - Welcome to Cusco city

Day 6
Cusco City tour

Visit the Inca sites out of Cusco city. In the morning at 9:00 am we drive to Tambomachay, where we will visit a small Inca site and water spring, near Tambomachay is Pukapukara where we will experience mountains and Cusco valley, we continue on to Qenqo, visiting a stone altar where Inca priest took out ritual practices, after that we will discover Saqsayhuaman, admire its megalithic constructions. From Saqsayhuaman, we will drive down to Cusco’s main square, where we will visit the Cathedral considered as an art museum for it invaluable collection of paintings made by Andean people in the XVI century, we will end the city tour visiting Qoricancha, the Sun temple of Incas.

Day 7
Rainbow Mountain expedition

Today, our adventure begins very early. At 4:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel, we leave Cusco driving about 3.5 hours to get the trailhead of our trek where we will start our adventure, on the way we will stop in Pitumarka village, where we will have our breakfast.
To get to see the Rainbow Mountain, we will hike upwards for 2 hours from Chillca Valley at 3,700 m / 12,139 ft. to the summit at 5,200m / 17.060ft approx. The trek starts with a gentle uphill by then get some steep sections, but this will not be as difficult hike because we will take our time enjoying the surrounding views of the valley, rugged red mountains, snow-capped mountains, as well as llamas and alpacas from local wandering around the hills.

Day 8
Sacred Valley of the Incas

In the morning, after taking a Nutritious breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up to start your tour to Sacred Valley. There, you can see the beautiful landscape a whole variety of colors ranging from green mountains to deep red in their clay. Also, you will visit the llama farm where you will be able to pet and feed them. Subsequently, we are going to Pisac ruins located upon one of the mountains in the Urubamba valley; where we will see the great agricultural terraces they built on the hillside. Then we drive to Urubamba to get a typical buffet lunch afterward we continue to Ollantaytambo. A beautiful Inca city with impressive wall constructions, large carving stones and a unique charm that only this city can offer.
On the way back to Cusco, we will stop at Chinchero village, famous for its textiles and its local chapel. Therefore, we can do some shopping before returning to Cusco. Finally, we’ll leave you at your hotel.

Day 9
Maras Moray - Salineras

Today is an exciting day, we will leave Cusco at 8:30 am, driving toward the Maras town, we will still explore part of the sacred valley, its amazing views of the Mountains, farmlands, villages.
After 1.5 hours driving, we will arrive at the fascinating display of circular terraces in Moray. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were built to be used to improve the optimal conditions of seed for all crops in the region.
When we are done exploring Moray, you will head to the Salineras of Maras, the salt ponds, which is about 2 miles away. Maras was the village known as a former salt production center, that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt small ponds all carved on the mountainside, being filled daily by a little stream of salty water. If you want to see something really different from ruins, this is your tour! The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful.
Afterward, we will drive to Ollantaytambo where we will spend the night

Day 10
Inca trail trek day 1

From Ollantaytambo, place where we will have our first breakfast, we drive to Piskacucho village (Km 82) the starting point of our Inca trail adventure. it is important to bring your passports to show at the checkpoint. We will start over a short uphill which will lead up the way to the picturesque landscapes of the valley and archaeological sites at the distance, after 2.5 hours trekking, we will reach to Llactapata ruis (8.747ft./2.650m), one of the largest and beautiful sites along the Inca trail. Our trekking guide will give us a brief story about Llactapata, afterward, we will continue on our way following the valley toward Hatunchaka, place where we will get our first lunch. In the afternoon, we will follow the valley uphill for two more hours to get our campsite at Ayapata (10.825ft / 3.300m).
Today we have been hiked about 14 km, but nothing more satisfying than finding our tents and our trekking crew waiting for us.
Our camping spot is further away from the regular camping sites, the trekking team will be waiting to invite us to enjoy the evening tea (The happy hour). Spend the night in a four-season camping tent with pillows and foam mattresses will be provided to you.

• Meals: Snack, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
• Accommodation: sleeping in four season tents
• Estimated walking time: about 6 – 7 hours
• Walking distance: 83.8 Miles / 13.5km.
• Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 11
Inca trail trek day 2

Today is the challenging day of the Inca trail, after a good breakfast, we will begin the trekking uphill with a lot of stone steps for about two hours, we will pass throw a beautiful forest of native trees to reach Llullucha Pampa at 12.450ft./3.795m. “the half way up to dead woman’s pass” we will stop there for a small break and use the toilets, at this spot you can get fresh water from the vendors in case you need, from Llullucha Pampa we will continue up two more hours to the highest point of the Inca Trail to Warmywañusca “Dead woman’s pass” at 13.725ft./4.215m, from here we will be able to enjoy a spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, after a short break and some pictures, we will continue downhill for 1.5 hrs to Paqaymayu 11.765ft/3.560m, place where we will have our lunch.
In the afternoon it will take us about 3.5 hours to get our camp site Chakicocha at 11.867ft/3.600m. Two hours uphill to the second pass “Runku Raqay pass” (13.050ft./3.985m), then one and half hours descending on a stone paved trail made by the Inca, impressive views from the pass. On the way, we will visit Runku Raqay and Sayaqmarca ruins, from the second one 30 minutes to the camping site, where our porters will receive us clapping our arrival.
Tonight we will have the best sleep ever, as we can see, we trek up and down in the mountains, about 9.3 miles/15.5 km.

• Meals: Snack, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: staying in tents
• Estimated walking time: 10 hrs. including lunch and breaks
• Walking distance: 9,3miles/15.5km
• Difficulty: challenging

Day 12
Inca trail trek day 3

On our third day of the Inca trail, we will take our time to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. After a delicious breakfast, we will leave the camp site and hike a small uphill, but suddenly reach to an uneven pavement stone trail, we will enjoy the scenery of the valleys, cloud forest vegetation, Inca stone steps still standing today, and more. It will take about 1.5 hours of astonishing views to reach Phuyu Patamarka “The lookout spot”, at 12.303ft./3.750m, from where we will be able to see the Machu Picchu Mountain far in the distance, after a small break, we will head down to visit Phuyu Patamarka Inca site, we will enjoy the guided tour while we see the views of the valley, after a brief story, we will head downhill to Intipata, the Inca ruins from where we will get to see our lunch place.
Intipata is made up of large terraces facing the direction of the sunrise that is the reason was named Intipata “the sun over the terraces” place where Inca people cultivated their products. 30 minutes from Intipata, is Wiñaywayna 8.747ft./2.650m, our lunch place also the campsite.
As we described, the today is the shortest day on the Inca trail, about 6 hours trekking until our lunch place, in the afternoon there is a chance to visit Wiñaywayna archeological site, the last Inca site before we reach Machu Picchu, our goal.

• Meals: Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
• Accommodation: Sleeping in tents
• Estimated walking time: About 6 hours including breaks
• Walking distance: 6.2 Miles/10 Km
• Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

Day 13
Machupicchu discovery

On our last day on the Inca trail the most exciting of our trek, we will wake up very early, to ensure and get to see Machu Picchu when very few people are in the city. After a light breakfast, we will go to the path gate, at 5:30 am, is the last time when Rangers ask for the passports, once we pass the check point, we trek about 1.5 hours to reach Inti Punku “The Sun Gate” (8.977ft./2.720m) from here we will have the first view of Machu Picchu, After a small break, we will continue the last 50 minutes to the citadel of Machu Picchu “The Lost city of the Inkas” (7.920ft/2.400m).
We will get our guided tour after we store our backpacks and trekking poles. We will have two hours exploring and visiting all the important sectors such as enclosures, temples, shrines, the sun temple, urban area, agricultural sector, etc. After the tour, you will have plenty of time for further exploration.
Note: If you purchased the admission tickets to climbing Wayna Picchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, the guide will give you some instructions about where and what time you should go there, it takes 1.5 hours back and forth to Wayma Picchu Mt and about 3 hours to Machu Picchu Mt.
The guide will meet us at Aguas Calientes town for lunch, afterward, we take our return train to Ollantaytambo, from where our private transportation will drive us back to Cusco.

• Meals: Snacks, Breakfast. Lunch is not included today.
• Accommodation: Back to your hotel in Cusco.
• Estimated walking time: 2 hours walk, 2 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu citadel.
• Walking distance: 3,7 Miles/ 6 km
• Difficulty: Moderate

Day 14
Flight Cusco - Lima city end of the program

Depending on the time of your flight, we will pick you up at the hotel to the airport, we must be two hours ahead of the departure time, we hope there won’t be any inconvenient on your flight.
Hopefully this program had been the adventure of your lifetime and thanks for choosing us

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