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AREQUIPA, PUNO AND CUSCO, PERU SOUTH ROUTE.

How many places you know apart from Cusco? As you know, Cusco is the most incredible and unforgettable destination in Peru, but there are some places able to fascinate everyone in the world. Arequipa and Puno, two marvelous places before arriving in Cusco that you must visit once in your life at least. Here you will find delicious food, gentle people and locations you will definitely enjoy during your holiday. Also the mystic energy from Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake and Machu Picchu will make you feel awesome and relaxed. Freedom everywhere! Why not?

Places you will visit: City Tour in Arequipa, The Monastery of St. Catalina, Colca Canyon, Chivay Village, Cruz del Condor and National Reserve of Aguada Blanca & Salinas, Titicaca Lake, Taquile and Uros Island, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas Colonial Church, City Tour in Cuzco, Pisaq Terraces, Sacred Valley, Ollantayambo Village, Aguas Calientes Village, Machu Picchu, Chincheros Village.

DURATION: 09 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
1st. day LIMA / AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR AND SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY

In: Arrival to Arequipa, reception at the airport, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon City Tour starts by the historical part of the city, which includes: the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, painted dome of the Compañía de Jesús, colonial district of Yanahuara, residential area of Selva Alegre and finally the monastery of Santa Catalina.

2nd. day AREQUIPA / COLCA CANYON

Am. Breakfast at the Hotel. A.m. departure from Arequipa city taking the northern route to Yura, in the journey we will visit the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca observe vicuñas, llamas and alpacas in the wild, in Pampa Cañahuas can appreciate different kinds of birds such as herons, flamingos, Andean, ducks geese, Eagles of the Andes “Kara-Kara”; then we will arrive to the viewpoint of the volcanoes where we will have a privileged view of mountains covered with snow in Patapampa (4800 m-15 000pies). Arrival to Chivay capital of the Valley and accommodation in the hotel. In the afternoon as an option we can visit the thermal baths of “La Calera” which are at a temperature of 40 ° and whose waters have medicinal properties. (Admission to the thermal baths not included, approx. S /. 15 per person). Overnight. Accommodation in Chivay.

3rd. day COLCA CANYON / CRUZ DEL CONDOR / PUNO

Am. Breakfast at the hotel. Very early we headed to la Cruz del Condor viewpoint from where you can see the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the condors; return to Chivay we will visit the Chilina viewpoint, where we find the famous tombs pendants, the town of Yanque, its beautiful church and its built features cobblestone streets. 13.30 Pm. Salida tourist bus with destination to Puno, the duration of the trip are about 6 hours. Arrival to Puno, reception and transfer to chosen hotel.

4th. Day PUNO / TITICACA LAKE/UROS ISLAND & TAQUILE

Am. Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit the Uros Indians floating Island, where you can appreciate their customs and in particular the construction of the Islands and its houses built of reeds which is a typical aquatic plant of the island, then visit Taquile Island to appreciate their customs, lunch included in the island; return to Puno and transfer to the hotel.

5th. day PUNO / CUSCO

Continental breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to the bus station for connection to the Imperial City of Cusco in tourist bus in excursion service with 4 stops en route to visit the stone Museum of the ruins of Pucara, abra La Raya, Raqchi and Church in Andahuaylillas. Additionally be held an additional stop in Sichuan for lunch. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

6th. day CUSCO / CITY TOUR / NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. The 1400 will start the tour of the city or City Tour visiting attractions such as the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Koricancha, then we will visit the four ruins nearby city located 15 minutes as the great fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, return to the Hotel.

7th. day CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Breakfast at the hotel. All day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in whose journey we will visit the pablados of Calca, Lamay, the Indian market of Pisac, lunch included on one of the tourist restaurants in Urubamba. In the afternoon we will visit Ollantaytambo fortress, to return to Cuzco, visiting the town of Chincheros. Return to Cuzco, overnight.

8th. DAY CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU

Breakfast at the hotel. Am. Transfer to the train station, to start the all day excursion to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, approximately four hour trip combining train and buses. Arrival at the District of Aguas Calientes where addressed a mini-bus to ascend to the Esplanade of Machu Picchu; guided by the main buildings. In the afternoon return to Aguas Calientes transfer, lunch at touristic restaurant in Aguas Calientes. By the afternoon return to Cusco. Arrival reception and transfer to the Hotel.

9th. day CUSCO / LIMA 

Out: Am. Breakfast at the hotel. At an appropriate time, transfer to the suitable for their return to Lima.

PRICE TOURIST CATEGORY: From USD 1040 per person/ Min 02 Persons Accommodation based on TWIN BED ROOM.

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