Peru Images Tour 12 Days
Peru Images Tour is a magnificent tour in Peru where you’ll explore the two most beautiful regions of Peru; the Andes and the Amazon Jungle also the sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, escorted by an experienced tour guide. The Peru Images Tour brings you to explore the surrounds of Cusco city located in the middle of the Andes at 3,400masl; travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; hike the 45 km of ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; then flight 45 minutes to the lowland of the Amazon Jungle; where you will explore the great biodiversity that Peru has to offer you.
The Peru Images Tour package is one of the perfect ways of getting an insight about the varied Peruvian and Inca culture. It covers three most attractive regions of Peru Cusco, Puno and Puerto Maldonado. The tour is an ideal way of exploring the old Inca culture and traditions that even today fascinate history lovers across the country and around the world. Also, it allows tourists to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and some of the beautiful ancient monuments of these cities.
Our Peru Images Tour is a carefully planned travel program; that introduces you to the historical wonders Cusco, Machu Picchu, Amazon Jungle and The Lake Titicaca in Peru. You get to explore rich travel destinations with deep-rooted traditions that so very distinctly define South Peruvian. Besides visiting the archaeological sites; you even get a chance to maintain close contact with nature and wilderness in your excursion to Tambopata Wildlife National park. Every historical monuments and cultural heritages you come across en route tell the Inca of a bygone era.
TIMING: 12 days
START: Cusco airport – Peru
FINISH: Puno Airport – Peru
STYLE: Cultural and adventure tour
PHYSICAL RATING: Moderate
TRANSPORT: Bus, airplane, train and motor boat
ACCOMMODATIONS: 3-stars category hotel, camping tents, family house and Jungle lodge.
PLACES TO VISIT: Cusco, Sacred valley of the Incas, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado, Amazon Jungle, Puno and the islands of the Lake Titicaca.
Twelve-day Peru Images Tour is a fantastic trip that shows you the most attractive parts of Peru; from the high Andes to the depths of the Amazon Jungle and onto the island of Lake Titicaca. Our most in-depth exploration of Peru, featuring mountain views, jungle adventures, colonial cities and the once-in-a-lifetime Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Peru is South America’s third largest country; covering 1,285,215 sq. km and can be divided into three distinct geographic regions: Cost, theAndes and the Amazon Jungle. The best known of these is the central high mountain chain of the Andes, with its massive peaks, steep canyons, and extraordinary pre Columbian archaeological sites. Andes are still one of the world’s most unstable mountain ranges; with frequent earthquakes, landslides, and flash floods.
Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca Empire, but it was home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived. Although there is evidence of human habitation in Peru as long ago as the eighth millennium BC; there is little evidence of organized village life until about 2,500 BC.
It was at about this time that climatic changes in the coastal regions prompted Peru’s early inhabitants to move toward the more fertile interior river valleys. For the next 1500 years. Peruvian civilization developed into a number of organized cultures, including the Chavìn and the Sechìn.
Drunig the Peru Images Tour is includes hotels of 3-stars category with buffet breakfast
DAY 1: Cusco
Arrive to Cusco at any time. Today there are not planet activities; we need to know details of your flight for the reception and transfer you to the hotel.
DAY 2: Cusco – Ollantaytambo.
Full-day tour, you will visit the Pisac market and the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. You will spend the night in ollantaytambo town before heading out for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu the next morning.
DAYS 3–6: Inca Trail
Early breakfast and we’ll head to km 82 (starting point of the trek) and hike the 45 km of Inca trail to Machu Picchu; the last day, we will start very early to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu.
NOTE: If you do not prefer to trek extensively, we have an alternative program to travel by train to Machu Picchu, with an extra night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”. For this option, you must kindly let us know in advance to book the train tickets.
DAYS 7–9: Amazon Jungle
45-minute flight to Puerto Maldonado in the morning and in the afternoon you will visit to the Monkey Island; the next day, you will explore the Amazon jungle with our expert guide. The last day return to Cusco.
DAY 10: Puno
10-hours bus tour to Puno you will visit Inca ruins of Raqchi, the colonial temple of Andahauylillas, handicrafts factory, natural hot springs in la Raya and stos for pictures for the wonderful landscapes.
DAYS 11-12: Lake Titicaca
Visit the Uros, Takile and Amantani Island in the lake Titicaca. Use conditioned family house for one night in the island of Amanatani.
PERU IMAGES TOUR MAP
DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco
The twelve-day Peru Images Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time and you will be transferred to your hotel; Once there, you will have briefing and complete review of your tour itinerary. This day, there is no formal planned activity. However, we must know your flight details.
In the afternoon, you will have free time or optionally do our city tour program that starts at 01:30 p.m. For this tour, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to visit 6 places: the Main square, the Cathedral, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun) and in addition, we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour ends 06:30 p.m approximately at the Main Square in order you can have your dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants.
- Private Van:
Air ort – Hotel-10 -15 minutes
- Free Time:
In the afternoon free time in Cusco
Get out and explore more of this beautiful colonial city.
Hotel Prisma (or similar)
DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas
For Sacred Valley tour, we’ll pick you up at 08:00 a.m. Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; very important cradle of food for the Incas. The Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural area that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce, specially corn and vegetables. Visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase handcrafts directly from producers.
From Pisaq, we’ll continue toward picturesque village of Ollantaytambo site of another large Inca ruin; This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering; It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. Spend the night in this small town before heading out for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu the next morning.
- Private Vehicle
Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo /Full Day95km
Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley – the elevation descends the whole way.
Pisac Ruins Guided Tour /Pisac-1h
Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across “Chitamayo” Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.
Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour / Ollantaytambo -1h
Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas.
Hotel Tunupa Lodge (or similar)
- Meals included: Breakfast
DAYS 3-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
After an early breakfast, we’ll take the bus to the starting point of the Inca Trail for one hour aprox. (Pisqhqka’chu or km 82). The porters and guides will organize every detail for you. You only will need to carry your handbags with snacks, water, camera, etc and enjoy the splendid mountain scenery and the fascinating Incan monuments along the route.
In this 4-day trek, every ones takes his on speed; on the final day, you will climb up the steps to the Sungate to see the Sunrise at Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains. In the afternoon of the last day, we will take the train along Urubamba Valley and return to Cusco, arriving there in the evening. You will be transferred to your hotel. During the trek, all meals are included and we also offer a vegetarian menu option.
NOTE. If you do not prefer to trek extensively, we have an alternative program to travel by train to Machu Picchu, with an extra night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”. For this option, you must kindly just let us know in advance to book the train tickets.
Distances of the Inca trail:
- Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hours.
- Day 2: Llulluchapampa – Chaquiccocha
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.
- Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
Approximate distance: 10 km
Estimated hiking time: 5 hours
- Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
Approximate distance: 5 km
Estimated hiking time: 2 hours
Machu Picchu Guided Tour / Machu Picchu -2h – 3h
Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/ 1:45 hours 118km
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
- Private Vehicle:
Ollantaytambo – Cusco /2h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Hotel Prisma (or similar)
- Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner, during the trail
DAYS 7-9: Jungle Trip
After breakfast in the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport for a 45-minute flight to Puerto Maldonado located in the low lands of the jungle and have accommodation in the jungle lodge; beside “Madre de Dios River”. From here, together with your bilingual official tour guide, you will explore all the enchanting things that the Amazon jungle can offer. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the airport and flight back to Cusco and you will be transferred to your hotel; free afternoon.
Jungle Excursions / Puerto Maldonado
Enjoy visits to oxbow lakes and small clay licks to learn about the jungle and its inhabitants. Be introduced to the area’s rich flora and fauna by expert naturalist guides, who can teach extensive uses for medicinal and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques. Be prepared to go early morning or evening to avoid the heat of midday. Enjoy a leisurely pace – the trip requires some walking, but nothing too strenuous.
Head out after dark by motorized canoe to search for caimans on the river banks. Enjoy a lesson on caimans from the expert guide. Take advantage of the keen eyes of the expert naturalist guides – they are truly spectacular at spotting these elusive smaller cousins of alligators hiding on the muddy banks.
- Air flights
Cusco – Puerto Maldonado – Puerto Maldonado – Cusco
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
- Motorized canoe:
Puerto Maldonado – Eco-amazonia lodge 2:30h
Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.
Ecoamazonia Amazon Lodge
- Meals included: Breakfast / lunch / dinner – during the trip in the jungle
DAY 10: Bus journey from Cusco to Puno.
After breakfast, we will continue the tour by bus through the Peruvian south highlands, crossing the high “altiplano”. You will visit interesting places and stop at volcanic hot springs. We will arrive in the afternoon to Puno; small city located at the banks of the highest navigable lake of the world.
- Local bus:
Cusco – Puno / 9h30m – 389km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Hotel Balsa Inn (or similar)
- Meals included: Breakfast
DAYS 11-12: Explore Lake Titicaca.
We will pick you up from your Puno hotel at 07:00 a.m and transfer you to the port and travel by a motorboat toward the fascinating floating islands of Uros. After that, we’ll continue towards Takile and walk across this lovely island observering the typical agriculture on Incan terraces; all this followed by an overnight immersion into Peruvian rural life with a homestay in Amantani island. Then return to Puno and enjoy accommodation in the hotel.
- Motorboat to:
Puno – Uros – Takile – Amantani
Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion
Begin your journey early in the morning by transferring from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to Uros Island. Learn about “Totora” from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment. Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals. Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.
Lake Titicaca Homestay:
Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.
- Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner – while you are in the Lake Titicaca tour
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PERU IMAGES TOUR INCLUDES
All necessary things for”Peru Images” tour:
TRANSPORTATION: All scheduled transportation; all transfers. Round-trip air tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
ENTRANCE FEE: For all the visited tourist places.
MEALS: All Breakfast in the hotels and along the road: In the jungle lodge 2 breakfasts, 2 hot lunches and 2 hot dinners; in the trail 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners prepared by our professional chef. Meals included, pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking; hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for adjusting to the altitude. Teatime every day: tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn. We offer vegetarian menu option.
GUIDE & PORTERS: Licensed bilingual official tour guide; 2 guides over 8 people. Porters will carry both your personal items (6kls) in duffel bags (provided by “Sunrise Peru Trek”) and the camping equipment for the Inca trail. You must carry your day-to-day packings such as your camera, snacks and some drinkable water.
CAMPING EQUIPMENT: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
ACCOMMODATIONS: 6 nights ***hotel, 2 nights at jungle lodge, 1 night with a local family and 3 nights in camping tents.
OTHERS: Local guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit.
MEALS: All Lunch and dinners except on the Inca trail and jungle lodge. You should consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal in an average restaurant. We will assist you with all local matters.
SLEEPING BAG: You can rent it from us for US$20 for the entire Inca Trail, Airport Taxes and tips for the staff.
PRICE OF THE TOUR
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Prices shown fro Peru Images Tour are per person travelling. ‘Twin/Double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. Single supplement applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the ‘Twin/Double’ price.