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Special 2: High There Peru

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  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

 

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What is this tour?

High there Peru is a special tour designed for those who want to explore the Peruvian Andes. We will go to the three most amazing Andean cities, Cusco, Arequipa and Puno, and see all the attractions they have to offer. Get ready for the highest altitude of 4500m above sea level (13000 feet).

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Day 1: Arequipa

Upon arrival in the white city of Arequipa, we will meet you at the airport to take you to your hotel, where you will be able to relax and get used to the altitude.

In the afternoon, we will pick you up for your city tour with visits to the gorgeous Santa Catalina Monastery, the main square, the cathedral, iglesia de la compañia & the Yanahuara Lookout.

You will have a free night to enjoy Arequipa and try the exquisite Arequipeñan cuisine and night life. As always the best gay owned or friendly restaurants and clubs will be recommended to you.

Day 2: Arequipa to Colca Canyon

Early in the morning you will be picked up to depart for your Colca Canyon adventure.

We will journey through the scenic canyon stopping to see the amazing volcanoes. Behind the snow-covered Chachani we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas & llamas in the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve. We will also see some birds like flamingoes, ibises, andean geese, ducks and andean eagles (Kara Kara).

In the afternoon there will be an optional visit to the hot springs and the pools of La Calera with temperatures reaching up to 40ºC.

The night will be spent in a hotel in Chivay.

Day 3: Colca Canyon to Puno

After breakfast, early in the morning we will continue our excursion. We visit some beautiful, typical towns like Yanque & Maca with colonial churches and kind people showing traditional needlework clothing. We will also see hundreds of pre-inca terraces still in use with andean crops like corn, quinua and kiwicha.

Have your camera ready because you have to capture a picture of the biggest bird in the world, the condor, in its natural environment as it soars through the canyon. We will stop at the Cruz del Condor, the best place to see the condors and take pictures.

The trip will continue on to Puno in the first class tourist bus.

When you arrive you will be taken to your hotel and then you will have a nice evening to relax in the hotel or enjoy some chic restaurants and lounges around Puno.

Overnight in Puno

Day 4: Puno and Lake Titicaca

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel for the full day boat tour of Lake Titicaca.

We will visit the man-made floating Uros Islands where we will meet the locals and learn about their culture. Then we will visit beautiful Taquile Island where we will enjoy a hike through the amazing scenery and have a traditional lunch.

From there we will return to Puno where we will spend the night and have more opportunities for shopping or enjoying the ambience of the bars and restaurants.

Day 5: Puno to Cusco

Early in the morning you will be picked up at your hotel to take a tourist bus that will take you to Cusco. This will be a guided bus ride and it will stop in four astounding archeological sites along the road. Lunch will also be included along this beautiful journey.

You will arrive in the mysterious city of Cusco in the evening around 5 pm where you will be picked up and taken to your high class hotel.

*optional first-class train ride to Cusco instead of the bus available for this day (lunch is included however archaeological stops are not included in the train ride).

Day 6: Cusco City Tour

The day will start with breakfast in the hotel and then a free morning to relax or do some souvenir shopping.

In the afternoon, around 1:30 pm, you will be picked up for the Cusco city tour.

On this four hour tour we will get to see the most amazing historical sites in Cusco such as Coricancha (Temple of the Sun), the Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman (the Inka Fortress) and more ancient Inkan sites.

You will have the evening free to enjoy the Cusco gay nightlife and cuisine. As always we will be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Day 7: Cusco and the Sacred Valley

In the morning, after breakfast in your hotel, we will pick you up for your Sacred Valley tour.

All day you will experience the beauty of the amazing Incan culture by visiting magnificent ruins in Pisac and Ollantaytambo and learning about the local culture in Chinchero. A fantastic buffet lunch will be served in Urubamba about halfway through your tour.

You will be back in the hotel around 7 pm where you can enjoy the traditional cusqueñan cuisine and exciting nightlife.

Day 8: Cusco to Aguas Calientes

In the morning, after breakfast in your hotel, you will be taken to the train station where we will board a train to Machu Picchu; this is an amazing ride, so get your camera ready!

We will arrive in Aguas Calientes (the town at the foot of Machu Picchu) and be met there by your hotel.

You will be taken to your hotel to check in and then have a free afternoon to relax, enjoy the hot springs or explore the town of Aguas Calientes and its surroundings.

Day 9: Machu Picchu

After breakfast in your hotel, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu where you will have a three hour tour with your expert guide.

Afterwards you will have time to enjoy Machu Picchu at your own pace.There are many alternative hikes around Machu Picchu such as the Sun Gate or the Inca Bridge.

When you are finished exploring Machu Picchu you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes.

The train back to Cusco will be in the late afternoon, once you arrive you will be taken to your hotel where you can relax or take advantage of your last night to see more of Cusco.

*Option to hike Huayna Picchu to get the best view of Machu Picchu. If interested please request this option at the time of booking as the hike must be purchased along with the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.

Day 10: Cusco Departure

Pick up and transport to the airport for your departure flight. We'll be sad to see you go!

*If you would like an extra night and/or day in Lima or Cusco please let us know and we will arrange your hotel, airport transfers and any tours you may like.

  •  Transfers airport - hotel - airport (or bus terminal)
  • 1 night in Hotel in Arequipa
  • 1 night in Hotel in Chivay
  • 2 nights in Hotel in Puno
  • 4 nights hotel in Cusco
  • 1 night in hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast included
  • Arequipa City Tour
  • Colca Canyon Tour
  • Lake Titicaca Tour
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • English-Spanish language guide.
  • All entrances
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket Cusco-Aguas Calientes-Cusco (executive train service) Inca Rail.
  • All transfers.
  • Support 24/7

AccommodationSingle RoomDouble Room
 Hotel 3*  $ 1565 $ 1105

 Hotel 4*

 $ 2057 $ 1407
 Hotel 5*  $ 3956 $ 2485
  • Prices may vary depending on the season, availability and client preferences.
  • Some transport costs may not be included such as taxis for dinner and clubs.
  • Please contact one of our expert advisors for more information about your trip.

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