Peru Treasures Vacation Package – Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno and Lake Titicaca (5N)
Travel to Peru and Experience its Treasures with this 6D/5N Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes Cuzco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Puno and Lake Titicaca.
The Home of Gods, as the Incas referred to it, became the capital of one of the largest pre-Colombian empires: Tiwantinsuyo. Its name in Quechua, Qosqo, means navel of the world because Cuzco served as a hub for a vast network of roads interconnecting virtually all of South America. Incan society was a surprising example of social and political organization for its vast knowledge of architectural engineering, medicine and agriculture. On March 23rd , 1534, Francisco Pizarro founded a Spanish city on top of what was already this established Incan metropolis.
The region of Puno played a very important role in pre-Incan and Incan times. According to the legend, Manco Capac, the first Inca, and his wife Mama Ocllo emerged from Lake Titicaca instructed by their father, the Sun, to establish the Tahuantinsuyo Empire. Punos main attraction is Lake Titicaca: Situated at 3,809 meters above sea level (12,379 ft), Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, with a length of 120 miles (194 kilometers) and an average width of 40 miles (65 kilometers). Its depth exceeds 81 feet (25 meters) in places, and its colors range from deep blue to pale green. An extraordinary variety of wildlife makes its home by the lake, including flamingos, ducks, trout, and local fish such as the suche and carachi. The totora reed, which grows all over the lake serves both as food (for people and animals), and building materials (for homes and rafts).
Peru Highlights (5N) includes
Hotels in Peru:
- 5 nights hotel accommodation, with daily breakfast.
Tours in Peru:
- Sacred Valley Tour.
- Half day city tour in Cuzco.
- City and nearby ruins tour in Machu Picchu.
- Full day tour on Lake Titicaca.
Private transfers from/to airport and tours with your local English speaking expert guide. Tourism train to Aguas Calientes. First class bus from Cuzco to Puno. Alternatively you can take the first class train. Flights to Cuzco are not included.
Traveling to Puno is a high altitude experience. As you travel first to Cuzco, you should be well acclimatized by the time you get to Puno. However altitude sickness may occur.
Any group size.
Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.
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Day 1 – Cusco
Arrival in Cuzco; once this city formed the heart of the Inca Empire, later to be conquered by the Spanish. They destroyed the town and used the foundations of the Inca constructions to build a new colonial city. Nowadays Cuzco is a beautiful colonial city, where ancient spirits still tell their colorful tales. City tour in the afternoon; you will visit various colonial buildings (like the cathedral on the main square) and different surrounding Inka ruins, among which the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuaman, the red fortress of Puka Pukara, The Inka Baths at Tambomachay and the temple of Qenqo.
Day 2 – Puno
An hours drive from Cuzco in just about any direction you will find picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archeological sites. For a full day you will visit the colorful market of Pisac, the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo and the church of Chincheros.
Day 3 – Machu Picchu
A beautiful four-hour train ride leads to Aguas Calientes from where you will visit the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu. Archeologists presume that once Machu Picchu was a religious center, but the exact meaning of the city remains a mystery.
Day 4 – Lake Titicaca Peru
Transfer to the bus station. You will travel in First Class bus in about 7 hours to Puno. Arrival in Puno, transfer to your comfortable hotel. The region of Puno played a very important role in pre-Inca and Inca times. According to the legend, Manco Capac, the first Inca, and his wife Mama Ocllo emerged from Lake Titicaca instructed by their father, the Sun, to establish the Tahuantinsuyo Empire.
Day 5 – Lake Titicaca Peru
Full day tour on Lake Titicaca. Situated at 3,809 meters above sea level (12,379 ft), Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Its colors range from deep blue to pale green. An extraordinary variety of wildlife makes its home by the lake, including flamingos, ducks, trout and local fish such as the suche and carachi. You will visit the five tiny inhabited floating Islands of Uros, made out of many layers of totora reed. After this you go to Taquile Island: Eighteen miles (30 kilometers) from Puno. The inhabitants of this island go to great lengths to maintain their cultural traditions which is apparent by their clothing, crafts and lack of vehicles.
Day 6 – Cusco
Transfer to the airport, train or bus station for connection to your next destination. End of services.
- Libertador Cuzco Hotel
Francisco Pizarro, the first governor of Peru, had the Casa de los Cuatro Bustos built by Inca laborers as his own palace. In 1976 it was renovated and it recently transformed into the Hotel Libertador. The hotel has 214 very comfortable rooms and is located in the center of Cuzco.Hotel Libertador Puno
Hotel Libertador Puno is located on the shore of Esteves Island, in Lake Titicaca, the world´s highest navigable lake. All the rooms have a wonderful panoramic view.