Our group tours are suitable for both travelers who like travelling in groups and those who only prefer making their trip by their own but accompanied into an international group. The theme of the trip is the Andes unique nature and culture, with emphasis on Inca Empire’s fascinating history. On this trip, we walk along the Inca Trail footsteps until our end into the mythical city of MachuPicchu, we sail by boat on the deep blue Titicaca Lake and finally we drive over the high plateau to the old capital of the Incas , Cusco. In Lima we explore both the colonial and the modern city and see the Inca Empire’s gold treasures at the archaeological museum.
The journey is led by the Enrique Loayza Peruvian Swedish / English-speaking authorized tour guide.
Duration: 14 days
Departure: April 12, 2019
Number of participants: 8 - 24
Guidance: Swedish / English-speaking tour leader from Peru.
Price: 2000 usd per person.
Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Once in Lima, you will be picked up by our travel agent Enrique Loayza and transfer to the hotel, located in the charming district of Miraflores.
Day 2 - Lima City Tour and Pachacamac Temple
In the morning we get for sightseeing to the colonial Lima founded by Francisco Pizarro 1535 and considered the most important city in Spanish South America. We will visit churches, Plaza de Armas with its most interesting palaces such as the government palace and the city hall. Then We drive 3 miles south of Lima until Lurin valley where we will get to know one of Perus Inca's oldest temple Pachacamac with its imposing 16 pyramids. We end with a sightseeing tour to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco and Miraflores most famous Park of Love. B - L
Day 3 -Inca Valley Urubamba
Early flight to Cusco located at 3,400 m.a.s.l Capital of Inca Empire. We travel directly from the airport towards the Urubamba valley, called the Sacred valley grain farm situated at an altitude of only 2,700 meters above sea level. During our trip we will stop for photography and to enjoy the surroundings. After our lunch in the village we continue to the hotel for better acclimatization to the rare highland air. B-L
Day 4 - Machu Picchu
Early in the morning, we head to Ollantaytambo train station to take the train forwards the world's seven new wonders, Machu Picchu. The railroad tracks through the Urubamba valley to finally reach the village of Aguas Calientes. From the village it is 30 min bus ride up to the archaeological temple, where we spend the day with our tour guides. In the afternoon, train back to Ollantaytambo. B - L
Day 5 - Ollantaytambo, Pisaq, Urubamba Valley
Ful day tour to the colorful market in Pisaq, we will have the chance to enjoy and purchase all kinds of handicrafts, alpaca sweaters, ceramics, textiles. Of course, we stop or a visit at the inka fortress Ollantaytambo located on a powerful terraced Inka pyramid attracting much interest for being one of the best example of Inca engineering. Arrival to Cusco in the afternoon. B - L
Day 6 - Cusco and surroundings
Cusco considered world heritage and archaeological capital of South Anerica. The city was the center of the Inca Empire also named as Tawantinsuyu - the four corners of the kingdom. We visit Qenqo oracle site and Sacsaywaman fortress famous for its megalithic huge rocks weighing over 100 tons. We also offer a guided tour into the Cusco Cathedral and the impressive Koricacha Sun Temple, where we will observe those Inca stones perfectly fitted together. F - D
Day 7 – Andean High Plateau
We leave Cusco for an exciting bus ride across Andean high plateau towards Lake Titicaca. Our first visit is at the famous Andahuaylillas Andean Sixtine Chapel, famous for its interesting history and its magnificent murals. The winding road will lead us to La Raya high pass 4.300 meters . In Raqchi village we visit the monument temple Viracocha built by the Incas. In the afternoon we arrive to Puno on Lake Titicaca. F – L
Day 8 - Titicaca
Full day tour by boat on the world's highest navigable lake, Titicaca 3,800 meters high. We are going to do a speed boat trip on the lake making stops to see the Uros floating Islands and Taquile. Both islands shows an interesting perspective about the agricultural activity and above all the way of living structured in ancient social and political patterns adopted by its descendants nowadays. The inhabitants of Taquile live almost the same as they have always been doing since ancient times with very simple agricultural tools. Other traditions are still on use like knitting only made exclusively by men. Lunch before our boat trip back to Puno city. B - L
Day 9 - Colca
Today we travel across the high plateau along a paved road connecting the area around the Tititcaca Lake with Arequipa. Our bus ride leads through a wide and scenic high plateau called Altiplano, an area that extends to altitudes of 4,000 meters above sea level. We stay for easy lunch along the road overlooking Lagunilla Lake with its whining flamingos. Arrival at Chivay in the afternoon. B- Box Lunch.
Day 10 Andean Condor
The journey goes through the beautiful Colca Valley, where the cultivated lands and villages climb the slopes. Here you can get a chance to see the magnificent andean condor still soaring near the mountains with its impressive strong wings. Early in the morning these birds start flying taken by the warm air currents, rising up from the valleys to looking for food. The journey continues to the city of Arequipa. B - L
Day 11 Arequipa
The city is situated at 2,300 m of altitude and is surrounded by the three snow-capped volcanoes Misti, Chachani and Picchu Picchu. These are considered as giant guardians of the city and reminiscent of the giant power of the Andes. The city is famous for its beautiful Spanish colonial style. We start the visit with the beautiful Santa Catalina Monastery and also we visit the city's most famous Archaelogical Inca museum where we will appreciate Juanita Inca Princess rescued by Johan Reinhard in 1995. B - D
Day 12 Flight to Lima and bus to Paracas
Early flight to Lima and then we take the bus journey along the Panamerican Highway. We pass near Lima's various suburbs, enigmatic valleys, isolated sandy beaches and a changing landscape. The journey takes about 4 hours. At El Chaco fishing village near our hotel there is the chance to have dinner at one of the several fish restaurants. B
Day 13 Balletas Islands
We make a nice boat trip to the Ballestas a group of small rocky islands just outside the coast. The Ballestas islands are a natural habitat for sea lions, the endangered Humboldt penguins and many kinds of sea birds. The whole trip takes about 2 hours. Free afternoon for enjoying near the sea or taking a bath at the pool. B – L
Day 14 Farewell lunch / Museum
Early in the morning, we will return to Lima where we will have lunch at one of Miraflores most pleasant restaurants. After lunch on the way to the airport we stop at Larco Archaeological Museum, here are the archaeological remains from different peruvian cultures and precious objects in ceramics, textiles, gold and silver. End of services.