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Peru, Culture & Traditions

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camino inca
iglesia arequipa
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PERU, CULTURE & TRADITIONS- 12D/11N (Minimun 2 pax)
HOTELS
Group
Service (usd)
Private Service (usd)
Single Suppl. (usd)
Tourist Class 3*
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Lima:
Carmel
$ 1.537,00
Upon request
$ 313,00
Arequipa:
Corregidor
     
Puno:
Qelqatani
     
Cuzco:
Plaza de Armas
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a
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Sacred Valley:
Casona Yucay
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a
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First Class 4*
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Lima:
Exclusive
$ 1.800,00
Upon request
$ 554,00
Arequipa:
Posada del Puente
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Puno:
Casa Andina
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Cuzco:
El Dorado/San Agustin
     
Machupicchu:
Pakaritampu
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a
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PRICES INCLUDE:
• 11 nights , 11 breakfasts, 04 lunches
• Entrance fees
• Train ticket Cuzco/Aguas Calientes/Cuzco
• Bus ticket Puno/Cuzco
• Transfers and tours specified in the program with English speaking guide and tourism car

NOT INCLUDED:
• Air ticket Lima/Arequipa/Juliaca/Puno/ Lima, please consider US$ 250.00 per person, subject to confirm by domestic airlines
• Domestic airport taxes per person for each flight USD 6.05 and USD 30.25 for international flight per person
• Extras expenses
• Personal insurance

Note: All rates are per person in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice

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12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS PROGRAM

DAY 01: .../ LIMA
Upon arrival to Lima meeting assistance and transfer to the hotel
Overnight.

DAY 02: LIMA / AREQUIPA
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Departure by domestic flight to Arequipa
Arrive and transfer to the hotel
In the afternoon, you tour will start with a visit to Convent of the Recoleta of the Franciscana order, it was founded in 1648 and opened to the public in 1978, its style goes from the romantic to neogotico. Then continue to Yanahuara a typical colonial neighbourhood.
Afterwards visit the house of the Moral of XVII, one of the oldest large houses of Arequipa, the main square, the Cathedral and the Compañia church.
Return to the hotel
Overnight

DAY 03: AREQUIPA
Breakfast at the hotel
During the tour you visit another valley of the river Chilli where one can observe the ancient agricultural system left pre-Colombian farmers of Arequipa. Near here is this city’s Founder's Mansion, possesses a small chapel as well as being surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Close by is the Sabandia Mill which was the first stone mill built in the area in 1622 and is still in operation which is of great interest to the visitors.
Return to the hotel
Overnight

DAY 04: AREQUIPA / JULIACA – PUNO
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport
Departure by domestic to flight to Juliaca in Puno
Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Rest the day at leisure
Overnight

DAY 05: PUNO
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning you will visit to floating Uros island, formed by 40 big floating islands made from water reeds, where the inhabitants continue maintaining the customs and their ancestors´ idiosyncrasy. Their main activities are fishing and hunting.
Return to the hotel
In the afternoon, visit to the Chullpas of Sillustani, It is considered the biggest and most impressive Necropolis of Pre-Columbian America. The Chullpas are gigantic funeral monuments built in times of the Collas beside the lake of Umayo and are over 12 meters high with the spectacular characteristics.
Return to the hotel
Overnight

DAY 06: PUNO / CUZCO
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning transfer to the bus station
Departure by bus to Cuzco, on route you have the opportunity to visit to Pukara Museum, this is the most important and oldest ceremonial site this side of Tiahuanaco. Characterized by a series of stair platforms, the ruins also reveal some lito sculptures and tombstones, all witnesses of a pre-Inca civilization, possibly one at the origin of the Andean culture of the Altiplano; La Raya, the highest pass on the route between Cusco and Puno, La Raya is 4335 meters above sea level. Beautiful landscapes await you, as well as the animals that are symbolic of the Andes: llamas, alpacas and vicunas. This is a region situated between two cultures, Quechua and Aymara, as well as a composite of two terrains: the dry and arid altiplano and the more verdant Quechua valleys and rivers.
Raqchi, (or the temple of the God Wiracocha) 121 kilometres from Cusco, this Inca temple is has 100 meters in lenght, 26 meters in width and 14 meters in height. Divided in two naves, each of these still retains the base of eleven giant columns. The base of the walls consists of Imperial Inca stonework with a top section of adobe. Adjacent to the temple, we can see many storehouses, used for various purposes: military and religious. Before you arrive in Cuzco you will visit to Andahuaylillas, referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because of its magnificent frescoes, the church is but one example of the mestizo baroque architecture typical of the Cusco School which was prominent in the 17th century. You will marvel at the ceiling of carved panels covered with gold leaf. Lunch on route
Arrive in Cuzco, meeting assistance and transfer to your hotel
Overnight

DAY 07: CUZCO
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning at leisure
In the afternoon city tour: the Main Square, which is surrounded by a beautiful stone arched. Here is located the Cathedral, which is exceptional because of its contrasting styles. The convent of Santo Domingo was built above the most important Inca Temple, The temple of the Sun or “Koricancha” as it was known in the Inca language quechua.
Afterwards, visit to the nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman, made of three gigantic terraces superimposed in a zigzag form and surrounded by enormous walls of rock, some of which are up to 300 metres in length; Kenko, was a religious centre formed by a calcareous rock. It has underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheatre with stone seats; Puca Pucara, or the “Red Fort” was a military base made of stone stairways, terraces and walls and Tambomachay, well known as “Baths of the Incas” a place dedicated to the cult of the water, formed by aqueducts channels and small cascades worked in rock.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight.

DAY 08: CUZCO / SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning we will departure to Pisac, on route we take a deflection in order to visit the centre of raising of known Awanakancha Camelidos as the first living museum of walks Peruvian with its South American Camelidos and their obtained derivatives thanks to the traditional technique (process of dyeing, spinning, urdido and woven). In addition they will be able to acquire pieces of textileria of high quality.
After our visit we will continue to Pisac town in order to visit artisan market of Pisac, famous by its dominical fairs, in where the tourists are confused with the colourful one of the traditional clothes of the originating comuneros of the most remote small villages being a spectacle of colourful. Here they are offered varied samples of crafts, textileria, ceramics, chompas, ponchos, etc. Lunch in restaurant of the zone
Next you will visit the strength of social, administrative, religious and military Ollantaytambo fortress, at the entrance of the fort there is a steep stairway of stone and once you reach the summit two esplanades can be seen. In one of them there is a temple with 10 niches and in the other you can see the temple of the Sun that was formed by 6 rectangular monoliths and the baths of the Ñusta or the baths of the Princess.
Overnight in Sacred Valley

DAY 09: SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast at the hotel
After we have picked you up from your Hotel, we will drive about 40 minutes on a paved road  to the north of Cusco  to get Chincheros town, which is a village located at 28 km from Cusco, that is very famous because their organization and their Textiles, Once we arrive this Town, we will meet the  women responsible of the textiles who are dedicated to make and remind the Inca’s techniques, also we will see people who are making handicrafts and pottery using the ancient pre-Columbian Style, then we will be able to appreciate the procedure  to weave get the natural colors watching the techniques to obtain the colors, then we will have time to enjoy  the final products and shopping (1 1/2 hours).
Driving 30 minutes more, we go to the centre of the Sacred  valley of the Inkas, Urubamba, where we  will have the chance to meet a family dedicated to manufacture Ceramics, then you will have a real experience  with Pottery when the family will teach you some Inca’s techniques to produce this famous
Pottery that is a good chance to participate and to share unforgettable time with these people
After lunch we will drive one more hour to the Village of Willoq,  located at 3675 meters  above sea level where the most skilled weavers of the region live that are producing the highest quality textiles in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.
Return to the hotel in Sacred Valley
Overnight

DAY 10: SACRED VALLEY / MACHUPICCHU / CUZCO
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning transfer to Ollanta train station.
Departure by train to Aguas Calientes train station
Arrive and transfer to Machupicchu citadel by bus. It is also called “The lost City of the Incas”. It was planned and constructed in two distinct areas. One of them being the agricultural formed by the cultivation terraces or platforms and located in the precipitous hillside part of the mountain, and the urban area where MachuPicchu´s inhabitants lived. On the top part there is a line that separates the agricultural and urban areas. In the urban sector you can observe two very well defined civil engineering works. One is the residential neighbourhoods and the other the canal system. Both constructions did not reach the same perfection in their finishing of the buildings of the Sacred Valley (temples, mausoleums, squares, real houses). Here it is very common to see the use of the trapezoidal window and of niches where they deposited their idols as well as the prevalence of the rectangular constructions of a single floor.
If you want you could hike up to Huayna Picchu by your own
In the afternoon return by train to Cuzco, and transfer to your hotel
Overnight

DAY11: CUZCO / LIMA
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport.
Departure by domestic flight to Lima
Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon city tour of Lima: The Plaza Mayor (Main Square), with their different buildings: Government Palace, the Archibishop's Palace, the Basilica Cathedral (Cathedral Basilica) and the Palacio Municipal , Convent of San Francisco, which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America with the subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Lima's colonial past. Then visit to the most traditional residential areas in the capital: The Olive Grove of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre of contemporary Lima.
Overnight

DAY 12: LIMA /…
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the airport to take your international flight

 

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