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Southern Peru Trip 10 Days

Southern Peru Trip is a delightful tour that takes you to visit the most exotic places of southern region of Peru, where the main highlights are Natural, cultural and traditional resources.

In Southern Peru Trip you’ll visit the mysterious city of Cusco, drive a tourist bus through the Sacred valley of the Incas, explore Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, travel by bus over la Raya pass toward the city of Puno where you’ll visit the islanders of Uros, Takile and Amantani; then continue the tour toward the Colca Canyon considered the deepest canyon of the world and end the tour in the picturesque city of Arequipa.

The Southern Peru Trip takes you to the heartland of the Incas. If you are interested in ancient history and culture then this is the trip for you. Starting from the old Incas capital Cusco you will be riding the train to Machu Picchu; drive a bus to Puno and Arequipa. The Southern Peru Trip includes 3-stars hotel.

Southern Peru Trip 10 Days

Overview

TIMING: 10 days
  START: Cusco airport – Peru
  FINISH: Arequipa Airport – Peru
  COUNTRY: Peru
  STYLE: Cultural and adventure tour
  PHYSICAL RATING: easy trip suitable for everybody
  TRANSPORT: Bus, train and motor boat
  ACCOMMODATIONS: 3-stars category hotel and family house.
  PLACES TO VISIT: Cusco, Sacred valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Puno Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Colca canyon.

DESCRIPTION

Ten-day Southern Peru Trip offers great Nature, tradition, history and cultural journey to the most amazing places in Peru. Traveling to these places will help you get completely acquainted with different facets of Peru. Southern Peru Trip takes you to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is both: the most impressive and the least understood Inca ruins in Peru

This Southern Peru Trip focuses on Peru’s highlights, visiting the culturally rich Inca and colonial city of Cusco, The highest navigable lake of the word. Titicaca Lake and the deepest canyon of the world: Colca Canyon situated in the region of Arequipa

The Southern Peru Trip is one of the ultimate classical trips in the southern of Peru. Machu Picchu is most popular and dreamed destination to the entire adventure lover around the world. Southern Peru Trip package within 10 days is especially for those travellers who have short period of holidays and commitment to travel in Peru. This trip is a short package mainly designed with safety and comfort.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Cusco city
Sacred Valley Tour – Cusco.
Machu Picchu Journey – Cusco.
Machu Picchu tour
Free time within Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca Tour – Puno.
Colca Canyon Tour – Arequipa.

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco.

Arrive to Cusco at any time for your Southern Peru Trip. We must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2: Ollantaytambo

After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel at 08:00 a.m and travel towards the green fertile valley northeast of the city of Cusco; where we will be rewarded by stunning mounting scenery. In the afternoon take the train to Aguas Calientes town.

DAY 3: Machu Picchu

Very early, we’ll take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu and see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. The tour will be very early before the crowd arrives at midday from Cusco.

DAY 4: Cusco

Today is a free day in the city of Cusco

DAY 5: Cusco to Puno

Ten hour bus tour to Puno; you will visit several Inca ruins, Handicrafts factory, and wonderful landscape.

DAYS 6 – 7: Lake Titicaca

Two days travelling in the Lake Titicaca where you will visit Uros, Takile and Amanatany Island; you will use one night conditioned family house and practice the native culture. The evening of day 7th, we’ll take 5 hours bus to the city of Arequipa.

DAYS 8-9: Colca Canyon

Explore the deepest canyon of the world and view the majestic Andean Condors flying over the canyon.

DAY 10: Departure

Transfer to the airport.

SOUTHERN PERU TRIP MAP

Southern Peru Trip 10 Days

Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY – SOUTHERN PERU TRIP

DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Ten-day Southern Peru Trip begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time. We must know your flight details for your reception and transfer you to your designated hotel, in the hotel you will receive a briefing about the city and the trip.

In the afternoon, you will have free time or you can 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 tour.

You’ll visit six places: the Main square, the Cathedral, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and in addition, we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, the tour ends at 06:30 p.m approximately at the Main Square in order you can take dinner.

  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting: Transfer to the designated Hotel 10 -15 minutes
    The tour begins today. After introductions, Your our staff will review the details of your tour.
  • Accommodation: Hotel Prisma (or similar)

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

After breakfas in the hotel, we will pick you up from the hotel at 08:00 a.m and travel towards the fertile valley northeast of the city of Cusco, where we will be rewarded by stunning mounting scenery.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, situated close to Cusco; It is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce: especially vegetables and corn. You will visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market and the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon we’ll take the touris train for two hours to the town of Aguas Calientes (2,000 masl).

  • Private Vehicle: Cusco – Ollantaytambo Full Day /95km
    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 center, 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.

  • Train:
    Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes / 1:45 hours 118km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel Presidante (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3: Machu Picchu Tour

After breakfast, we will take the first bus up to Machu Picchu; Today is a day you will always remember as you visit the Mecca of the Incas. It was discovered in 1911 by an American Mr. Hiram Bingham. This fascinating legacy of the Incas; Machu Picchu is waiting for you. In the afternoon, we will take the train and return through Urubamba Valley to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Train:
    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.
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Prisma (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: Day free in Cusco

Enloy a free day in the city of cusco

DAY 5: Bus journey from Cusco to Puno

After breakfast, we will take bus through the Peruvian mountains crossing the high “altiplano”. We will visit interesting places and stop along the route and stop in the volcanic hot springs. We will arrive in the afternoon to Puno, a small city located at the banks of the highest navigable lake of the world.

  • Private Vehicle:
    Cusco – Puno /10h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel Conde de Lemos (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAYS 6 – 7.- Tour to lake Titicaca & Bus to Arequipa

We will pick you up from your hotel, transfer you to the port and travel by motorboat toward the fascinating floating islands of Uros. After that, we’ll continue towards Takile and walk across the lovely island observing the typical agriculture on Incan terraces; all this followed by an overnight immersion into Peruvian rural life with a homestay in Amantani small island

Iin the afternoon of the 7th day, we will return to Puno and take the night royal class bus for 5 hours to Arequipa and enjoy accommodation in a comfortable hotel.

Lake Titicaca Homestay at Amantani Island..

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

Uros Floating Islands

Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

DAYS 8-9: Colca Canyon Tour by bus

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m and travel through the high Andes to Colca Canyon with overnight in Chivay where there is a magnificent natural hot spring.

The next day the tour will start at 06:00 a.m and continue toward “LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR”, considered as the best place to appreciate the world’s deepest canyon and view the majestic condors over flying the canyon, and then we’ll return to Chivay to enjoy the local cuisine (highly recommended grilled alpaca) and then we’ll continue to Arequipa.

  • Private Vehicle: Arequipa – Chivay/5h – 6h/165km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities:

Hot Springs in the town of Chivay
Soak your weary bones in steaming hot water pouring from the earth and relax.

Colca Canyon Guided Tour

Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10: Departure

Farewell and travel from Arequipa to Lima.  After having a good breakfast, we’ll pick you up from your hotel to drive you to the airport in Arequipa; which is to half hour from the downtown.

End of Our Service

Inclusions

SOUTHERN PERU TRIP INCLUDES:

All necessary things for this 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 breakfasts in the hotels.
  GUIDE: Licensed bilingual official tour guide.
  ACCOMMODATIONS: 8 nights ***hotel 1 night with a local family.
  OTHERS ITEMS: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED:

MEALS: All Lunches and dinners. 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

Price

PRICE OF THE TOUR

Daily departure in group service and private service

 TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition Class US$ 990
 Vistadome class 
 Hiram Bimgham class 

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