BEST OF ANDES
This Peru trip features three of the most popular destinations of the Peruvian Andes and is one of our most popular Machu Picchu Tours. Full of colorful views in different locations, this trip is ideal for those interested in history, archaeology and nature.
HighlightsLima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Trip StyleHistory & Culture
IncludedBuffet lunch in the Sacred ValleyAll BreakfastsHotel nights as per the itineraryTravel InsuranceTrain to/from Machu Picchu24/7 SupportEntrance feesAccredited Tour GuidesTours and Transfers
Not IncludedDomestic airfareTipsMeals not mentionedInternational airfare
Day 1: LIMA
Arrival in Lima and private transfer to your selected hotel.
No meals included.
Day 2: AREQUIPA
Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to your selected hotel.
Arequipa City Tour: We will visit main districts as Cayma and Yanahuara with great views of the city. Later, Santa Catalina Convent and Downtown Area to see main buildings and streets.
Day 3: COLCA CANYON
Colca Canyon Tour: On the way to the Canyon we will make a few stops to get panoramic views of the city. We will see typical species like llamas and Vicuñas at the National Reserve. Later, we will continue to the charming Chivay Town where we will spend the night.
Day 4: COLCA CANYON
Colca Canyon (part 2): We will visit towns of Yanque and Maca. Then we will continue to Cruz del Condor, a place from which will appreciate the depth of the Canyon and the flight of the Condors (depending of the weather). Finally, Antahuilque to observe the Pre-Inca agricultural terraces.
Tourist Bus to Puno, stopping at some sites along the route.
Arrival in Puno and transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 5: PUNO
Lake Titicaca Tour: We will visit the Uros floating Islands and meet some members of this traditional community. Later, we will visit Taquile Island to learn more about local customs, while enjoying a homemade lunch with members of this community.
Meals: B, L.
Day 6: PUNO
Sun’s Route: Tourist Bus (Shared service) We will begin our journey to Cuzco stopping along the way to visit important archaeological and cultural sites. Buffet lunch in Sicuani about half way.
Meals: B, L.
Day 7: CUZCO
Cuzco City Tour: We will visit downtown area, Main Plaza from where we will see the Cathedral. Then, Santo Domingo convent, Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress, Quenco and finally, Tambomachay (Ceremonial Center).
Day 8: CUZCO
Sacred Valley Tour: We will visit Awanacancha, Pisaq Ruins, Pisaq Market and Ollantaytambo Ruins.
In the afternoon, train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village).
Meals: B, L.
Day 9: CUZCO
Sunrise in Machu Picchu: If you wake up early this morning, you will be able to witness one of the most amazing sunrises ever. Being able to be at Machu Picchu for a while before your tour starts, is a priceless experience.
Machu Picchu Tour: We will visit main areas of the Inca Citadel such as the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess, the main Fountain and the Temple of the Sun. Optional: Climb Huayna Picchu, the mountain in the classic photo of the site (subject to availability and an additional fee).
Day 10: LIMA
Arrival in Lima and private transfer to Lima center.
Lima City Tour: We will visit downtown area, Main Plazas, Presidential Palace, San Francisco Church and the Catacombs. Then, on to San Isidro District to see the main residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. Finally, we will visit the Park of Love in Miraflores District for great views of the Pacific Ocean.
Departure. Private transfer to the airport. As you head home, you will be remembering all the amazing places you've just visited in Peru.