Reception and transfer to the hotel.
Sunday LIMA/AREQUIPA Buffet or American breakfast.
Transfer to the airport. Departure by Lan 105 (10:40/12:05) flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, tour of the "White City", including the Plaza de Armas (main
square), the Cathedral, La Compaņia Church, and the famous Santa Catalina Monastery. Then, visit the city's picturesque surroundings.
Monday AREQUIPA/JULIACA/PUNO Buffet breakfast.
morning, transfer to the airport. Departure by Lan 115 (06:25/07:10) flight to Juliaca. Upon arrival, reception and transfer
Rest of the day at leisure.
Tuesday PUNO/UROS/TAQUILE/PUNO Buffet breakfast.
Full-day boat excursion to Taquile, an island located 38 Kms. (24 miles) from Puno. On the way, visit the floating
“totora” islands of the Uro Indians, ancient inhabitants of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
The Taquile Island, inhabited by 2,000 Quechua-speaking Indians, is considered a paradise. World famous hand weavings
and an ancient communal way of life will be admired. Lunch included.
PUNO/CUZCO Buffet breakfast.
Transfer to the station. The Andean Explorer’s glass-walled vantage car provides
on this full day journey to Puno spectacular views of the Andes cutting crisp blue skies, altiplano colorful people, small
villages on the meandering Huatanay, and vicuņa and alpaca foraging on this beautiful patched-work. Lunch included.
Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.
Buffet or Continental breakfast.
In the morning, city tour including: the Plaza de Armas (main square), the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church (Koricancha), and the surrounding
ruins of Puka Pukara, Kenko, Tampu Machay, and the renowned fortress and religious site of Sacsayhuaman famous for its cosmic
Friday CUZCO/MACHU PICCHU Buffet
or Continental breakfast.
Transfer to Poroy station.
A scenic 3 hour train trip through the Urubamba Valley, followed by a 30-minute bus ride up to the breathtaking Lost City
of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Guided tour through the ruins. After a buffet lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge,
free afternoon exploring the ruins. Dinner and overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes (at the base of the mountain).
PICCHU/OLLANTAYTAMBO Buffet breakfast.
A full morning to visit and enjoy the ancient citadel. In the afternoon, departure by train to Ollantaytambo.
Walk to the hotel. Accommodation at Pakaritampu Hotel.
OLLANTAYTAMBO/PISAC/CUZCO Buffet breakfast.
In the morning, tour of the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo
in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afterwards, drive up and hike to the splendid Inca ruins of Pisac, a large complex
of religious temples, housing areas, agricultural terraces, cliff-hanging paths and astronomic observatories. Lunch, followed
by a visit to the village of Pisac and shopping at the colorful Sunday Indian market. Return
CUZCO/LIMA Buffet or Continental breakfast.
to the airport. Departure with Lan 030 (10:25/11:50) flight to Lima. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, Visit to Miguel Mujica Gallo's private museum which includes a splendid display of gold objects
and ornaments which illustrate the craftsmanship of the ancient Peruvian cultures of Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Lambayeque,
Mochica, and Chimu. This museum also houses an eclectic arms collection which include:
old Peruvian weapons and ancient, bizarre firearms.
Buffet or American breakfast
In the morning, tour some
of Lima's main colonial sites: The Cathedral, Plaza Mayor (main square), Government, and Archbishop Palaces. Afterwards,
drive through Lima's modern residential areas: San Isidro with its olive grove, golf course, and “Huaca Huallamarca”;
and Miraflores with its central park, “Parque del Amor”, and ocean views. Then to visit the private Larco Museum
which contains a fascinating collection of beautifully modeled pottery vessels, unique gold and silver work, mummies
and erotic ceramics from pre-Inca civilizations. An impressive display of thousands of ceramic pieces from the Moche culture
brings animals, plants, and anthropomorphic deities to life. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport. Departure