Q'ENTE PACKAGE 16D/15N

SHARED SERVICE

FIXED DEPARTURES 2017: Fridays  :::contact us for other dates

ITINERARY 

Day 1: Arrive in Lima 

Our staff meets you at the airport and transports you to the hotel.

> Accommodation in Hotel

Day 2: Lima City tour

This excursion includes a combination of Pre-Hispanic era, colonial period, and modern Lima, and enables the visitor to get acquainted with Lima's complete history. The tour takes you to the historical center, Paseo la Republica, San Martin Square, Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral , City Hall Palace, and colonial mansions. It also visits the convent and church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. The tour continues through the residential areas of San Isidro, Miraflores and modern Lima.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Hotel

Day 3: Lima - Juliaca - Puno

We will bring you to the airport for your flight. Upon arrival at Juliaca airport, we will pick you up and travel for one hour to the hotel in Puno. 

  • Breakfast
  • Plane ticket Lima - Juliaca
  • Accommodation in Hotel

Day 4: Puno - Uros - Amantany

Early in the morning we will board a boat and travel to the floating reed islands of the Uros, then continue for approximately two hours by boat to reach the Amantani Island. After a guided tour by this island , we will have lunch and enjoy an overnight home stay with a local family.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation in a local family house

Day 5: Amantany - Puno

Return by boat to Puno, where you will stay the night.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Hotel

Day 6: Puno - Cusco

Travel by bus to Cusco, passing through small towns like Pukara, La Raya Pass (hot springs, 4,330 m.). Continue to Sicuani and Raqchi, and spend the afternoon visiting Andahuaylillas before arriving at the hotel in Cusco. 

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Accommodation in hotel

Day 7: Sacred Valley Tour

- Sacred Valley of the Incas tour
Duration: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
The tour includes a guided visit to the native market of Pisaq, where you can purchase beautiful textiles, jewelry and ceramics at bargain prices. Our next stops will be Calca and Urubamba, where we will have lunch. We will continue to Ollantaytambo, where the group will visit the archeological site, and then visit Chinchero's market.
Included: Spanish and English speaking professional guide, Tourist ticket valid for the entrance to many museums and ruins as well, round trip transportation by bus 

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Lunch at a typical restaurant in Urubamba

Day 8: Lares 4D/3N

Cusco - Calca - Lares Hot Springs - Wacawasi
We leave from Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through the Sacred Valley, arriving at the Lares Hot Springs and spending the morning soaking in the medicinal hot springs. After lunch we have two hours of trekking to our campsite.

  • Breakfast (In hotel), Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation in tents

Day 9: Lares 4D/3N

Wacawasi - Epsaycocha
After continuing up through the valley, we arrive at the community of Huacawasi. People here produce some of the finest weavings in Peru. We will observe their great skills and brilliant techniques as they make ponchos and other garments. Passing the village we begin climbing up to Condor Pass, the second pass of the trip at 4300m. From here, we catch a stunning view of the renowned Mount Veronica (5750m.) Descending gently for about one hour, we come to the beautiful Epsaycocha Lake, our last campsite.

  • Breakfast - lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation in tents

Day 10: Lares 4D/3N

Today our trail leads downhill to an overlook facing a wide valley. Descending into the valley, we eventually arrive at the community of Huylloc, where we have lunch. From here, it takes two hours to arrive in Pumamarka and enjoy the Inca terraces, before finally arriving at Ollantaytambo. Situated in a fertile river valley and sheltered by mammoth mountains, this ancient Inca village is considered one of the most important living museums in the world. This is a perfect place to appreciate the vast archeological remains and a wide variety of flowers and birds species. The group takes the train at 2:50 pm from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and spends the night there in a comfortable hostel.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation in hotel

Day 11: Lares 4D/3N

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
After an early breakfast, we'll take the bus to Machu Picchu. There we will register and start on our 3-hour guided visit. After enjoying the ruins, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy the town and have a lunch before we return to Cusco.

  • Breakfast / Lunch
  • Accommodation in hostel

Includes

  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transportation in private bus to Lares.
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts/ 3 Lunches/ 3 Dinners & snacks
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment), they also carry backpacks, sleeping bags (8 kilos per person)
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transportation Huilloc - Ollantaytambo (3rd day)
  • Hostel accommodation (3rd night)
  • Round trip bus ticket: Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu (4th day)
  • Ticket entrance to Machu Picchu (4th day)
  • Train ticket Aguas Calientes - Cusco
  • Gear: Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent, to allow for greater comfort and a safe place to keep backpacks. Mattress (Sleeping pad), Dinner tent, Toilet tent,
  • Kitchen tent, Tables & seats, Table set, First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Day 12: Cusco City Tour

Duration: From 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
The tour includes the most significant sites in and around Cusco City, such as: the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), which displays the best Inca stonework in the city, and the Cathedral in Cusco's Main Square with its magnificent colonial art. The tour drives along the Circunvalacion Road up to the famous fortress of Saqsahuaman, the amphitheatre of Qenqo, the fortress of Pukapukara and the spring shrine of Tambomachay.
Included: Spanish and English speaking professional guide, Tourist ticket valid for the entrance to many museums and ruins as well, round trip transportation by bus
At night, we will enjoy a buffet dinner (typical show included).

  • Breakfast, buffet dinner and show
  • Accommodation in tents

Day 13: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado. Ecoadventure Program 4D/3N 
Monkey Island

After a reception at the airport, you will ride to the city center by bus. You will depart from the port and travel down the Madre de Dios River. During the trip, you will see caimans, turtles, herons and other species of animals along the riverbanks. When you arrive in the ECOAMAZONIA LODGE, you will be served an exquisite welcome drink, after which you will have time to settle in to your bungalows and eat lunch. In the afternoon, you will travel with our specialized guide to Monkey Island, which is only 5 minutes from the Lodge. During your hike through the island, you will observe extraordinary scenery and flora that shelters a tremendous variety of monkeys in their natural habitat, such as the Black Spider Monkey, Capuchin Monkey, Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, and the South American Coati, as well as a number of bird species. You will complete your visit to Monkey Island by enjoying the sunset and then returning to the Lodge for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation from hotel to airport
  • Plane ticket Cusco - Puerto Maldonado

Day 14: Ecoadventure Program 4D/3N 
Lost Cocha

After breakfast you begin your guided adventure through the virgin rainforest on foot to the Lost Cocha. The Lost Cocha is a protected ecosystem sustaining an immense variety of animals, including giant otters, caimans, turtles, Brazilian tapirs "sachavacas", colorful birds, the majestic jaguar, and diverse fish species. This area is a unique part of the Ecoamazonia Reserve, because its immense swamps and marshes still remain fully intact today. Later, you will arrive at our extraordinary Amazon Watch Tower, built at the top of an immense tree (the Shihuahuaco), from which you can appreciate the full and magical beauty of the rainforest. You will also go for a pleasant canoe ride around the lake, after which you will return to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon there is another canoe trip down the river to visit a local family living in the rainforest. Finally, you will return to the Lodge for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Ecoadventure Program 4D/3N 
Gamitana or Briolo river

You start the day with breakfast and then begin another trip through the magical rainforest, navigating down the Madre de Dios River to the path that leads to the Gamitana and Briolo rivers. These rivers, born from the innermost virgin forest, form impressive serpentine channels through which you will travel by canoe while observing animals only an arm's length away. You will also have the opportunity to fish and swim in the crystalline waters of the Gamitana River. Finally you will return to the Lodge for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Ecoadventure Program 4D/3N. Puerto Maldonado - Cusco - Lima

After breakfast in the lodge, we will transport you to the airport in Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Lima.

  • Breakfast. 
  • Transportation to the Puerto Maldonado airport.
  • Plane ticket Puerto Maldonado - Lima

DOESN'T INCLUDE: 

  • International flights, departure tax (US$25), local flights tax (US$10), funds to cover tips on included excursions, border & flight taxes, visas, travel insurance, personal items, sleeping bag for Inca trail.
  • Extra money, US$25 approx. per day to cover meals in cities, snacks, drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry and any extras.

RESERVATION


INCA TRAIL: Inca Trail 5d/4n Inca Trail 4d/3n Inca trail 3d/2n Inca Trail 2d/1n
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: Cachicata to Machu Picchu Huchuyqosqo to Machu Picchu Lares to Machu Picchu Huchuyqosqo Patabamba To Machu Picchu Salkantay to Machu Picchu Salkantay Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu
ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: Aausangate Choquequirao Vilcabamba Llama Trek Choquequirao Lares VILCABAMBA
ECOTURISM: Manu Tambopata
FESTIVITIES: Inti Raymi Paucartambo Qoyllorriti
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TRADITIONAL TOURS: City Tour Sacred Valley Tour Machupicchu