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Explore Sacred Peru: An Unforgettable 9 Days and 8 Nights Journey

Sacred Peru

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The Sacred Peru 9 Days / 8 Nights package is an exciting adventure that takes you through Peru’s most emblematic tourist destinations.  It is an excellent option for those who wish to experience Peru’s rich culture and history through its most outstanding tourist destinations.

The 9 days and 8 nights Sacred Peru package offers the following activities:

City tour in Lima

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a city rich in history and culture. During the city tour, you will visit some of the most important places in the city, such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima and the Convent of San Francisco, which is known for its catacombs and library.

City tour in Cusco

Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is a city with a rich history and culture. During the city tour, you will visit tourist sites such as the Temple of the Sun or Qorikancha, the Cusco Cathedral and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. You will also visit the San Pedro market, where you can find local products and handicrafts.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a region around Cusco that is home to many important archaeological sites and traditional villages. During the tour you will visit the Pisac Market, the ruins of Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. You will also visit the Moray Archaeological Park, where you will see the circular terraces used by the Incas for agriculture.

Tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous and visited tourist sites in Peru. During the tour you will visit this impressive Inca citadel, located in the Andean mountains. You will take the train and then the bus to Machu Picchu, where you will have a guided tour and free time to explore the site on your own.

Route of the Sun (Puno)

The Ruta del Sol is a scenic road that connects Cusco with Puno, on the shore of Lake Titicaca. During the trip you will enjoy beautiful views of the Andean landscape and visit the Temple of Wiracocha in Raqchi, as well as the Pukara Site Museum.

Uros – Taquile full day

Lake Titicaca is one of the most important tourist attractions in Peru. During the tour you will visit the floating islands of the Uros, which are built from totora, a plant that grows in the lake. You will also visit the island of Taquile, where the inhabitants maintain their ancestral customs and traditions.

Puno – Chivay

On the way to the Colca Canyon, you will visit the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, where you can find flamingos and other bird species. You will also visit the town of Chivay, located in the Colca Valley, where you can find hot springs and local handicraft stores.

Colca Canyon Tour

The Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world, with more than 3,000 meters deep. You will also hike to the Mirador del Condor, a privileged observation point to see the impressive condors in their natural habitat.

SHORT ITINERARY

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lima – City tour in Lima
  • Day 2: Arrival to Cusco – City tour in Cusco
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 4: Tour to Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: Route of the Sun (Puno)
  • Day 6: Uros – Taquile full day
  • Day 7: Puno – Chivay
  • Day 8: Colca Canyon Tour
  • Day 9: End of service

Day 1: City Tour in Lima 160 meters

  • Pick up from the Airport or Terminal
  • Transfer to your hotel in Lima
  • Pick up from selected hotel
  • 14:30 Visit to the Historic Center
  • Visit to the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.
  • Visit to the Convent of San Francisco
  • Visit to the Catacombs of San Francisco
  • 18:30 pm End of tour

Day 2: City Tour in Cusco 3800 meters

  • Pick up from your hotel to the airport
  • Flight to Cusco
  • Pick up from the Airport or Terminal
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Accommodation in your selected hotel
  • 13:00 pm the agency will pick you up at your hotel to start the tour.
  • Visit of the Main Cathedral of Cusco
  • Visit of the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Saqsayhaman
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Qenqo
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Tambomachay
  • 18:30 pm return to Cusco city.

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas 2,700 meters

  • At 7:30 am pick up from the central hotel
  • Beginning of the tour, indications by our guide.
  • Stop at the Taray viewpoint
  • Visit the Archaeological Center of Pisaq
  • Lunch in Urubamba
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist Train ride from Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Machu Picchu 2400 meters

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transportation Cusco-Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist Train ride Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer by Bus(CONSETTUR) to Machupicchu
  • Guided visit to Machupicchu (2 hours aprox)
  • Return by bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Travel by Tourist Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist Transport Ollantaytambo-Cusco
  • Arrival to Cusco city

Day 5: Ruta del Sol 3827 meters

  • 07:00am Pick up from your hotel
  • Visit to the Andahuaylillas Chapel
  • Visit to the archaeological complex of Raqchi
  • Tourist Lunch
  • Visit to La Raya
  • Visit to the Pukara Museum
  • Arrival to Puno
  • Accommodation in the selected hotel

Day 6: Uros – Taquile 4050 meters

  • 06:30 am Pick up from your Hotel in Puno
  • Transfer to the port of Puno to Taquile.
  • Visit to the Uros Islands
  • Visit to Taquile Island
  • Lunch in the village
  • Return to the main port of Taquile.
  • Boarding to Puno
  • 17:00 pm Arrival in Puno

Day 7: Puno – Chivay 3635 meters

  • 06:00 am Pick up from your Hotel in Puno
  • Departure to Chivay
  • Arrival in Chivay, midday
  • Accommodation at your Hotel in Chivay

Day 8: Colca Canyon 3999 meters

  • Pick up from your hotel in Chivay
  • Visit to Cruz del Condor viewpoint
  • Visit to Choquetico viewpoint
  • Visit to the village of Maca
  • Lunch in Chivay
  • Arrival to Arequipa

Day 9: End of Service

  • At the appropriate time transfer to the Alfredo Rodriguez Ballon International Airport.
  • End of service

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM AIRPORT – CITY TOUR IN LIMA

At appropriate time pick up from airport and transfer to chosen hotel.

Accommodation in hotel.

Huaca Pucllana Pyramid: Also called the great pyramid you can appreciate a panoramic view in the Huaca Pucllana, pre-Inca temple of the IV century A.D. This pyramid has 7 platforms, and each platform has an L-shaped square, it is very striking how it was built.

Museum of the Central Reserve Bank: Visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, admiring the sample of ancient cultures of Peru, with a select exhibition of objects from the collection of Oro Cohen, The museum has three exhibition areas, the archaeology room, where you can find ceramics, textiles, gold and wood pieces of the Vicus, Moche, Chancay, Inca, Lambayeque, Nazca, Chimu and Chavin cultures.

The Manuel Moreyra Loredo Art Gallery, where different tendencies, schools and techniques of Peruvian painters of the XIX, XX and XXI centuries can be found.

Popular Arts Hall where textiles, cloaks, flasks, ceramics, among other items representing the different regions of Peru are displayed.

Plaza Mayor: or Main Square of Lima, enjoy a walk through the Plaza Mayor watching the Cathedral, Government Palace and the Municipal Palace as well as the visit to the San Francisco Monastery and its Catacombs, the square is a perfect place to pose and take some pictures and be able to post it on your Facebook.

San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs: Under the church of San Francisco in the city of Lima, there is a catacomb in which are deposited the bones of an estimated 70,000 people, some of them arranged in a decorative way. These catacombs were rediscovered in 1943 and it is believed that they may be connected through subway passages with the cathedral and other local churches, a unique experience for all visitors.

Santo Domingo Convent: Santo Domingo Convent where the Great Library, Main Cloister and the chapels of the Peruvian Saints: Santa Rosa de Lima and San Martin de Porres are displayed. It was considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.

Return to your Hotel: After a full day of activities and visiting the different places, our transportation will take you to your hotel.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the places of visit
  • Visit to the Catacombs of San Francisco

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Light clothing
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 2: PICK UP FROM AIRPORT – CITY TOUR IN CUSCO

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will go to the Lima airport in our transportation to board the morning flight to Cusco.

At the appropriate time we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Accommodation at the hotel.

Our tour starts picking you up at your hotel between 12:50 hrs and 13:10 hrs, approx.

The City Tour in Cusco is a tour of the main attractions of the city of Cusco; the tour begins visiting the Cathedral of Cusco and its more than 600 paintings of the Cusco School (40 minutes).

Then we go to the Temple of Qoricancha on foot seeing beautiful Inca streets (10 min), we will enter the Qoricancha at (14:20hrs), this main temple in Inca times, in the temple of Qoricancha we will learn about the Inca religion and architecture (40 min).

At 15:00 hrs approx. we will take our transportation and go to Sacsayhuaman (15 min) in which we will have a guided tour through the huge walls of this Inca temple built for the god illapa (lightning) (45 min).

We will take our bus again to Qenqo (5 min) where we will have a tour to this other ancient Inca temple.

Once again we take our mobility (10 min) and go to Puka Pukara and Tambomachay water temple. We will finish our tour at 18:00hrs.

Upon returning to Cusco we will drop you off near the main square, you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the local cuisine, music and the city.

We will leave you in the center of the city so you can enjoy dinner or stroll around the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • General Tourist Ticket
  • Entrance to the Cathedral
  • Admission to Qoricancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka-Pukara and Tambomachay

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 3: TOUR IN THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Breakfast at your hotel, the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas starts picking you up at your hotel between 07:50 hrs and 08:10 hrs,

Then we will start our trip to the Sacred Valley, we will stop at the Taray Viewpoint where we will observe the Sacred Valley.

We will take our transportation again and travel to Pisaq approx. 11:00 hrs we will visit the archaeological group of Pisaq, which includes a visit to the market in the town of the same name. 45 min approx.

We will take the bus and cross the Sacred Valley to the town of Urubamba where we will have our buffet lunch.

At 14:30 hrs after lunch we will go to Ollantaytambo where the town still maintains its splendor of when the Incas inhabited it (45 min),

After the tour to Ollantaytambo at 16:00 hrs we will leave you very close to the train station on foot (5 min), we will board the train according to the chosen schedule and we will go to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Arrival to Machu Picchu village where the hotel staff will be waiting for you at the exit of the station, with a small sign and your name.

In the evening we will have a meeting with the guide to arrange your visit to Machu Picchu.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley,
  • Expedition Train Ticket round trip Ollantaytambo – Machu Pichu

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

At the agreed time after breakfast at the hotel, we meet the guide at the bus station to board the bus that will take us to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu travel time is about 30 minutes.

Upon arrival of the bus we will find the entrance door to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where we present our income, passport or identity card.

Together with the guide we will enter the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours, where we will know the important points of the Inca citadel.

At the end of the tour we will have free time to take pictures in Machupicchu.

Then the guide will say goodbye to us, so that we board the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we can enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant of your choice.

In the afternoon we will have time to visit the handicraft markets or a short walk through the city.

At the appropriate time we will board our Vistadome train arriving in Ollanta. 1.40 hrs. arrival to Ollantaytambo train station where our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. 1.50 hrs.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Train Ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu roundtrip
  • Bus up and down
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block lotion and sun hat
  • Valid Identity Card

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 5: RUTA DEL SOL – PUNO

After enjoying our breakfast. We will board our tourist mobility at 07:00 am to make our tour.

As first attraction to visit we have the chapel of Andahuaylillas dating from the seventeenth century, also known as the Sistine of the Andes for the beauty of its murals, gold leaf work and paintings of the Cusco school that houses inside (25 min).

The archaeological complex of Raqchi, also known as the temple of the god Wiracocha, who was the supreme Inca deity, in this place we will find colcas or Andean granaries, we will also see magnificent buildings in stone and adobe (40 min).

The Paso de la Raya, border between the cities of Cusco and Puno to more than 4335 meters above sea level where the famous snowy Chimboya, here you can take pictures of the landscape, the visit lasts 7 to 10 minutes.

Lunch is buffet and was in the tourist restaurant La Pascana (40min.).

The lithic museum of Pucara, which is a culture that developed from 1600 B.C. to 400 A.D. located at 106 km. Northeast of the city of Puno, in this museum we can find ceramics and sculptures representing zoo morphic figures, including the famous sculpture of Hatunñaqac that in our times would be translated as the supreme cutthroat (30 min).

After enjoying all this tour we will arrive to the city of Puno. We will have the accommodation in our selected hotel to rest.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the places of visit
  • Buffet lunch

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Bring personal documents
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 6: UROS – TAQUILE FULL DAY

Transfer from the hotel from 6:40 a.m. to the lake port of Puno, to board a motor boat where we will travel to the floating island of the Uros where we will visit for 45 minutes.

Our guide will be waiting for us at the departure point where he will give us a brief explanation about the life of the inhabitants of these islands.

The Uros are a very old native community, formed by more than 40 islands, which are built with totora reeds by their own inhabitants, the same are used for the construction of their homes, boats (rafts), fuel and as food for human consumption. In this excursion we visit the main island and travel around 2 or 3 islands for 30 minutes each (with the option of doing the tour in the typical Totora boats).

Then continue traveling to the island of Taquile to arrive have a 1 hour walk to get to the village.

In Taquile we will spend 3 hours visiting the place observing the landscape and customs, we will have lunch in a local restaurant where we will have a typical lunch. We will have free time to explore the island and meet its inhabitants who will show us their way of life through their textiles.

Return to Puno 2.30 p.m. Arrival in Puno 5.00 p.m. Upon arrival at the port, transfer to the hotel.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the places of visit
  • Buffet lunch
  • Assistance throughout the tour

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Bring personal documents
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Extra cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 7: PUNO – COLCA CANYON (HTL IN CHIVAY)

We will pick you up from your selected hotel in Puno to begin our trip to Arequipa at 06:10 a.m.

En route we will be able to contemplate one of the most impressive views with the Colca Canyon Tour.

We will pick you up from your hotels in the city center of Puno, to transfer you to the bus and start with the tour to the Colca Valley, on the route we will make small stops:

Lagunillas: This viewpoint has a panoramic view where you can not only see lakes, but also birds like the flamingo, Andean gulls and wild ducks.

We will arrive to Chivay, in the afternoon we will have free time to do the activity not directed to the hot springs of La Calera (medicinal water).

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Assistance throughout the tour

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Bring personal documents
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Extra cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 8: COLCA CANYON

06:00 a.m. After breakfast we will leave towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor.

Mirador del Condor: where you can observe the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA and YANQUE, where we will observe typical dances of the area, as well as the models, colonial churches and terraces.

Town of Chivay: Arrival to Chivay. Buffet lunch – (Optional).

14:30 p.m.  Departure from Chivay to the city of Arequipa.

Arequipa City: 18:00 p.m. Arrival to Arequipa and accommodation in the respective Hotel.

After a short rest you can take a walk through the white city of Arequipa.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Colca Tourist Ticket
  • Assistance throughout the tour

Recommendations for the Tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Bring personal documents
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Extra cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 9: END OF SERVICE

Free morning for shopping, visiting the city of Arequipa.

At appropriate time transfer to Arequipa airport.

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

This tour includes

  • Domestic Flights
    • Lima – Cusco (Baggage 8kg)
    • Arequipa – Lima (Baggage 8kg)
  • 1 night Hotel in Lima
  • 2 nights Hotel in Cusco
  • 1 night Hotel in Machu Pichu
  • 2 nights Hotel in Puno
  • 1 night Hotel in Chivay
  • 1 night Hotel in Arequipa
  • All transfers
  • All tickets or income to archaeological sites
  • Lunch: Sacred Valley, Route of the Sun, Uros – Taquile
  • Transfer Terminal or Airport – Hotel
  • Tourist Guide and Transportation

Machu Picchu Tour

  • Tourist Train to and from Machu Picchu EXPEDITION
  • Bus up and down Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu
  • Transfer from train station Ollanta – Cusco

This tour does NOT include

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

PRICES

The costs mentioned in this program include 2 nights hotel in Cusco and 1 night hotel in Machu Picchu.

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Peru Tourist Packages

PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room

Minimum 02 people

TOURS + HOTELS TOURIST

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Príncipe III, Hotel Mayu Cusco, Misky Tayta

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inkas Land, Mapi Seven, Andino Machu Picchu

TYPE OF TOURIST TRAIN

Roundtrip: Expedition (Peru Rail) or The Voyager (Inca Rail)

TOURS + HOTELS EXECUTIVE

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Saska Boutique, Hotel Inca Wasi, Munay Wasi

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Hotel Hatun Inti Classic, Hotel Ferré Machu Picchu, Hotel Santuario

TYPE OF TOURIST TRAIN

One way: Expedition (Peru Rail) or The Voyager (Inca Rail)

Return: Vistadome

TOURS + HOTEL SUPERIOR

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Xima Cusco, Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Catedral

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

H. Taypikala Machu Picchu, H. Casa Andina Standard, H. Tierra Viva

TYPE OF TOURIST TRAIN

Roundtrip: Vistadome Observatory or 360 Lounge (Inca Rail)

Important note: If in the Hotel or service you prefer to add the VISTADOME Train service, the additional cost is US$ 40.00 per person round trip.

Differential prices for students, children, infants.

PRIVATE SERVICE TOUR

Peru Tourist Packages

PRICE PER PERSON in double or matrimonial room

Minimum 02 people

TOURS + HOTEL SUPERIOR

Hotels in Cusco

H. Sonesta Posada Cusco, H. Xima Cusco, H. Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

H. Taypikala Machu Picchu, H. Tierra Viva Machu Picchu.

TYPE OF TOURIST TRAIN

Roundtrip: Vistadome or 360 Lounge (Inca Rail)

HOTEL DELUXE SERVICE

Hotels in Cusco

El Convento Marriot – Casa Andina Premium, Libertador Palacio del Inca.

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inka Terra Machu Picchu, Sumaq Machu Picchu

TRAIN TYPE

Roundtrip: Vistadome observatory or 360 Lounge (Inca Rail)

Important note: The train service THE VOYAGER – Inca Rail or EXPEDITION Train – Peru Rail, if you prefer to add the VISTADOME train service, the additional cost is US$ 45.00 per person round trip.

Differential prices for students, children, infants.

 TURISTA
EXECUTIVE
SUPERIOR
DELUXE
HOTELES EN MACHU PICCHU
  • H. Inkas Land
  • H. Mapi Seven
  • H. Andino Machu Picchu
  • H. Hatun Inti Class
  • H. Ferre Machu Picchu
  • H. Santuario
  • H. Taypikala
  • H. Tierra Viva
  • H. Casa Andina Estándar
  • H. Inka Terra
  • H. Sumaq

HOW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION?

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It is very important your information about your hotel in the city of Cusco, in order to pick you up there at the time of starting the tour.

To confirm the reservations we require 30% of the payment in advance and the rest you will be able to pay upon arrival at your destination.

WE HAVE 4 OPTIONS FOR YOU TO MAKE THE PAYMENT:

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Direct Deposit:

  • Current Account in US Dollars: No. 426 3057004212
  • Swith Code: BINPPEPL
  • Address: Av. Sol 380 Cusco – Peru
  • Payable to: Agencia Operadora de Viajes y Turismo Raptravel S.R.L.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Peru is a land of natural marvels and historical treasures. In a 9-day journey, you can immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Lima, marvel at the history of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, feel the magic of Lake Titicaca, discover the beauty of Arequipa, and explore the depths of the Colca Canyon.

What to Pack for Your Trip to Peru?

Packing for Peru requires considering a variety of climates and activities:

  • Comfortable and Versatile Clothing: Include light layers for warmth.
  • Proper Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes for the city and hiking boots for rural and mountainous areas.
  • Sun Protection: A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential in the Andean heights.
  • First Aid Kit: Include basic medicines, especially if you are prone to altitude sickness.

Discover Peru’s History and Beauty: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Uros, Colca Canyon, and Arequipa

Peru is a country of contrasts and wonders, where each destination tells a unique part of its rich history and culture. From ancient Inca ruins to stunning natural formations, each place offers an unforgettable experience. Explore these iconic destinations and immerse yourself in the magic and history that make Peru so special.

  • Cusco and the Sacred Valley: Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is a fascinating treasure of colonial architecture mixed with Inca remnants. The Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun and the fortress of Sacsayhuamán are striking examples of this cultural fusion. In the nearby Sacred Valley, places like Pisac and Ollantaytambo transport you back to Inca times with their stunning ruins and agricultural terraces.
  • The Uros and the Colca Canyon: The floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca are an extraordinary display of adaptability and traditional engineering. These man-made islands, built from totora reeds, are a living example of ancient cultural practices. Conversely, the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, offers breathtaking views and is the natural habitat of the majestic Andean condor.
  • Arequipa, the White City: This beautiful city, famous for its white sillar stone buildings, exudes elegance and history. The Santa Catalina Monastery is an architectural gem you must visit. Arequipa’s proximity to the Colca Canyon makes it the perfect starting point to explore this natural wonder.

Each of these places is not only a testament to Peru’s rich history but also an opportunity to experience the diversity of its landscapes and the warmth of its people. A journey through these destinations will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Machu Picchu - Sacred Peru 9 days

Tips for an Unforgettable Experience in Peru

Traveling to Peru is to dive into a world of ancient civilizations, breathtaking landscapes, and a rich and diverse culture. To make the most of your adventure and ensure your experience is as rewarding as safe, it’s important to consider some practical tips. These will help you navigate the unique challenges that a country so varied and full of wonders presents:

  • Acclimatization: Take time to get used to the altitude, especially in Cusco and Lake Titicaca.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Cultural Respect: Learn about and respect local customs. In places like the Uros, it’s important to be a responsible tourist.
  • Safety: Keep your belongings safe and avoid carrying valuables in crowded places.

Peruvian Gastronomy: A Journey of Flavors

Peruvian cuisine is an explosion of flavors and textures, resulting from the fusion of indigenous, European, and Asian traditions. Each region of Peru offers unique dishes that reflect its history and geography. Here we present some of the most emblematic dishes that you must try on your visit:

  • Ceviche in Lima: Considered Peru’s national dish, ceviche is an essential culinary experience. In Lima, you can enjoy this dish at its best, with fresh fish marinated in lime juice, red onion, cilantro, and chili peppers.
  • Anticuchos on Lima’s Streets: A popular street food, anticuchos are skewers of beef heart marinated in an ají panca adobo and grilled. A treat that reflects the African influence in Peruvian cuisine.
  • Pachamanca in the Sacred Valley: An ancestral culinary experience. Pachamanca uses an earth oven to slow-cook meats, potatoes, and beans, all seasoned with Andean herbs.
  • Rocoto Relleno in Arequipa: A typical dish from Arequipa, rocoto relleno consists of a spicy pepper filled with a mixture of minced meat, vegetables, and spices, baked with a layer of cheese and milk.
  • Oven-Baked Cuy in Cusco: A traditional dish from the Cusco region, cuy (guinea pig) is prepared in an oven and served with potatoes and salsa criolla. It’s a unique culinary experience that reflects Inca heritage.
  • Shrimp Chowder in the Colca Canyon: This hearty and creamy shrimp stew is a classic of the Colca region, prepared with river shrimps, potatoes, milk, and spices, perfect for cold days.
  • Grilled Trout in Puno: Along the shores of Lake Titicaca, trout is a popular and fresh fish. It’s typically grilled and served with a variety of local side dishes, highlighting the fresh flavors of the region.

Each of these dishes is a window into the diversity and richness of Peru, not just in terms of flavor, but also culture and history. Peruvian gastronomy is undoubtedly an essential part of the traveling experience through this vibrant country.

Rocoto Relleno Arequipa

Conclusion

Your trip to Peru will be a mix of adventure, history, and cultural connection. Each destination will offer you a unique perspective on this diverse and exciting country. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of ancient civilizations, stunning landscapes, and a rich, living culture.

 

 

Por que elegir a Cusco Tours Perú

Asesores Expertos

Nuestros asesores expertos están aquí para ayudarte a planificar y organizar tu viaje a Perú de manera excepcional.

Con un profundo conocimiento y experiencia en el país, te brindarán asesoramiento personalizado, recomendaciones de destinos y actividades, así como información detallada sobre la cultura, la historia y la gastronomía peruana. Ya sea que estés interesado en explorar las maravillas arqueológicas de Machu Picchu, navegar por el misterioso Lago Titicaca o descubrir la selva amazónica, nuestros asesores te guiarán para que vivas una experiencia inolvidable en Perú.

Confía en nuestros asesores expertos y déjate sorprender por la magia de este país fascinante.

Viajes a tu Medida con Experiencias únicas

En Cusco Tours Perú nos esforzamos en brindarte una experiencia única de viaje de la siguiente forma, la inmersión en la cultura local, la interacción con la naturaleza, la participación en actividades específicas, la degustación de la gastronomía local y el descubrimiento de lugares auténticos.

Creamos experiencias placenteras y enriquecedoras al ofrecer servicios como transporte, alojamiento, guías turísticos y actividades programadas. El objetivo es superar las expectativas del viajero y garantizar momentos significativos y memorables.

Además, proporcionamos valor sobre información local, recomendaciones, consejos de seguridad, acceso a lugares exclusivos y la oportunidad de conocer a otros viajeros con intereses similares.

En resumen, una experiencia de viaje implica un itinerario cuidadosamente diseñado, servicios organizados y la búsqueda de momentos únicos y significativos para los viajeros, brindándoles la oportunidad de disfrutar de un viaje inolvidable.

Responsabilidad Social

En Cusco Tours Perú, creemos en el poder de hacer una diferencia en la vida de los demás. Por cada viaje que realizas con nosotros, una parte de nuestras ganancias se destina a apoyar a niños de bajos recursos en la región.

Al elegir viajar con nosotros, no solo disfrutarás de una experiencia en Perú, sino que también contribuirás directamente a mejorar la calidad de vida de aquellos que más lo necesitan. (Revisar más sobre Proyección Social)

Compromiso con la sostenibilidad

Nos preocupamos por preservar el entorno natural y cultural de Perú y Machu Picchu. Trabajamos en colaboración con las comunidades locales, promoviendo el turismo sostenible y respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Nos esforzamos por minimizar nuestro impacto, fomentar prácticas responsables y educar a nuestros viajeros sobre la importancia de conservar la belleza natural de Perú.

Servicio personalizado

Valoramos a cada uno de nuestros clientes y nos esforzamos por brindar un servicio altamente personalizado. Desde el momento en que nos contactas, nos dedicamos a comprender tus necesidades y deseos específicos para crear un itinerario a medida.

Nuestro equipo estará contigo en cada paso del camino para asegurarse de que tengas una experiencia inolvidable de tu visita a Perú.

Excelentes críticas y reputación

Cusco Tours Perú ha recibido excelentes críticas de viajeros anteriores. Su compromiso con la calidad y el servicio al cliente ha ganado reconocimiento y reputación en la industria del turismo.

Estos testimonios auténticos reflejan la calidad y el impacto positivo que Cusco Tours Perú tiene en la vida de nuestros viajeros. Nos enorgullece ofrecer experiencias excepcionales y significativas en Machu Picchu.

Puedes leer testimonios y opiniones positivas de otros viajeros que han disfrutado de sus tours.

Únete a nosotros y sé parte de las historias exitosas de nuestros clientes satisfechos.

Excelentes Colaboradores

Contamos con un equipo de guías expertos locales y apasionados que conocen a fondo cada sendero, paisaje y aspecto cultural de Machu Picchu.

Nuestra experiencia en viajes Culturales y de Aventura nos permite diseñar itinerarios emocionantes y personalizados, adaptados a tus preferencias y nivel de experiencia.

Getting to know Machu Picchu Full Day Tour

  • city tour lima
  • City Tour Cusco
  • Tour Valle Sagrado de los Incas
  • Tour a Machu Picchu
  • Tour Machu Picchu Peru 2
  • rutal del sol puno
  • Uros – Taquile
  • Tour Canon del Colca

Frequently Asked Questions for the Perú Mágico Package

What is the best time to visit Lima?

The best time of the year to visit Lima is during the summer, which runs from December to March. During this period, temperatures are warmer and there is less fog.

What are the places I should not miss in the city of Cusco?

Cusco is a city with a lot of history and culture. Some of the places you should not miss are the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

What activities can I do in the Sacred Valley?

You can visit the ancient ruins of Moray, hike, visit local markets, taste typical local dishes, and experience the local culture.

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca citadel located atop a mountain in Peru. It is considered one of the wonders of the world and is a popular tourist destination for its impressive architecture, history and natural beauty.

What type of clothing and footwear should I bring to visit Machu Picchu?

To visit Machu Picchu, you should wear comfortable clothes suitable for the weather, such as comfortable and resistant pants, a light T-shirt, a sweatshirt and a waterproof jacket. In addition, it is advisable to bring walking shoes or sneakers with good traction and support for your feet.

What is the best time to travel along the Ruta del Sol?

The best time to travel the Ruta del Sol in Peru is during the months of December to March, which is the dry season.

What activities can I do on the islands of Uros and Taquile?

Popular activities on the islands of Uros and Taquile include hiking the island trails, visiting local handicraft markets, and taking part in traditional ceremonies.

What activities can be done in the Colca Canyon?

The Colca Canyon is a tourist destination in Peru that offers numerous outdoor activities, such as trekking, paragliding, rafting and rock climbing. There are also cultural options, such as visits to local communities and markets. It is an ideal destination for nature and culture lovers, and offers something for all tastes and ages.

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