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THE ROUTE OF THE SUN


THE ROUTE OF THE SUN
From $970 8 DAYS
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
  • Transfers in/out in Lima, Cusco and Puno
  • 07 nights of accommodation (07 breakfasts)
  • HD City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern
  • HD City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman.
  • FD Sacred Valley of the Incas (lunch included)
  • FD Machu Picchu tour in standard category train service (lunch included)
  • Regular bus from Cusco to Puno “The Route of the Sun” (typical lunch included)
  • FD Uros & Taquile Island (typical lunch included)
  • Services include: transport, entrances, and guided tours in shared service (Spanish/English)
  • 24/7 assistance by our Operations department.
  • Surcharges for payments with credit card
NOT INCLUDES
  • International and domestic air tickets.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips or Personal expenses.
  • Early Check-in or late check-out

TARIFF

Prices Per Person in American Dollars ($)

HOTELS CATEGORY SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE
TOURIST 1370 970 900
SUPERIOR 1665 1135 1055
FIRST 2220 1395 1290
ITINERARY

Day 1: City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern

Arrival in Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the most important sites of Lima and wrap yourself in its charm and tradition. Visit the impressive historical center and pass by the Main Square, The Government Palace, City Hall, The Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral. You’ll visit San Francisco Convent that displays the largest monumental group of Colonial Art found in America. Here you will find the subterranean crypts known as "the catacombs" or “catacumbas”. Finally, continue to the exclusive districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, from where you’ll enjoy an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean. Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation in Lima.
Meals: None

Day 2: Lima/Cusco & City Tour & Archaeological Park

Arrival in Cusco, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, admire the wonderful pre-Hispanic and colonial legacy of Cusco, an interesting journey where you will learn about the Temple of the Sun “Koricancha”, ancient place of worship to the Sun God of the Incas where the convent of Santo Domingo was located, admire the beauty of the Main Square of Cusco and observe the most known sculptures and paintings in Cuzcanian Art inside the cathedral. Continuing the city suburbs we will visit the Inca complexes of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its huge stones of its external walls, cut and assembled with stunning precision. Accommodation in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Cusco/Sacred Valley of the Incas

Visit the Sacred Valley, a picturesque tour where you can see important archaeological remains, landscapes and village customs. This tours starts with a first stop at Awanacancha Complex, here you can have the chance to feed Andean Camelids such as “llamas” and “alpacas”; also you can have the opportunity to meet local people who will show their techniques for weaving in their local sites. The tour will include the visit of the typical Pisaq Market where you can have the opportunity to shop or buy local handcrafts and try the traditional local costumes. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Ollantaytambo Fortress, made up by series of overlapped steps and terraces, built to protect the city from any invasion coming from the jungle through this part of the valley. You’ll have the opportunity to walk the narrow streets of the village and get a first-hand feeling of this military, religious and cultural center of the Inca Empire. Accommodation in Sacred Valley.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Cusco

Live one of the most fascinating and extraordinary experiences of the world: Machu Picchu. The adventure begins by embarking on one of the most beautiful railway routes, pass through picturesque Andean landscapes and enjoy the amazing lush jungle until you arrive to the City of Aguas Calientes; here you´ll take the bus for a 30 minute drive along a zigzaging path leading to the marvelous citadel. Machu Picchu may have been home to Pachacutec, first Inca emperor. Walk through passageways and alleys of the citadel enjoy and take in this unique place in the world. Take free time to enjoy the mystic energy and natural beauty of the site before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon you´ll take your train back to Cusco. Accommodation in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5: Cusco/Puno & The Route of the Sun

Embark on a comfortable tour bus and go through beautiful Andean landscapes up to the city of Puno in the Altiplano. On the way you’ll see several touristic attractions such as Saint Peter Church of Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of America; the archaeological center of Raqchi, an enormous building in honor of the Wiracocha God. The bus will stop for lunch at Sicuani village before continuing to La Raya, the village at the highest point on the route (14,223 ft.). Here you can enjoy few minutes to admire the landscape and take some photos before continuing to Pukara, the last stop on route for a guided visit of the museum that shelters archaeological remains of the Andean cultures who lived on the high plateau. At your arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Puno.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Puno/Titicaca Lake/Puno

Sail the waters of Lake Titicaca. Early in the morning you will start an excursion to the highest lake in the world. The tour includes a visit to Uros Island where you can go by comfortable motor boats. Uros is part of Aymara ethnic family of islands that live on artificial islands made of floating reeds (Totora is a plant that exist in the region). From here you can reach the hills of Taquile Island. Gifted with several hills and harboring archaeological sites, the island’s main activity are textiles (hand works of art) representing scenes of everyday life. You will have lunch at a nearby local place. Accommodation in Puno.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7: Puno/Lima

Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Lima. At your arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation in Lima.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Lima/International Departure

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your international flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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