6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

ALTIPLANICO PERU TOUR

City tour + Sacred Valley connection to Machupicchu + trip to Puno and Puno Tour + return to Cusco + Free day

CUSCO + MACHUPICCHU + PUNO 6D/5N

1st Day:
City tour in Cusco
2nd Day:
Sacred Valley
3rd Day:
Machupicchu
4th Day:
Tour in Puno
5th Day:
Return to Cusco
6th Day:
Free Day
Maximum Altitude:
3,3828 m.s.n.m. - Puno
Average Temperature:
3 - 17 °C - Puno
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A programme that offers you a marvellous trip. In this tour we will visit marvellous places from the mountain ranges to the Peruvian rainforest, you will discover the city that was once the Incan Empire, a beautiful city at 3400 m.a.s.l surrounded by imposing archaeological complexes that the Incas built with great skill such as Sacsayhuaman, Quenco and others which you will learn about on the city tour on your first day.

The second day you will visit the incredible beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on a fabulous tour with a professional guide who will know everything about the location and its rich history as you wander around the locations of Chinchero, Maras salt pools and the archaeological complex of Moray. Enjoy lunch in the quaint town of Urubamba as you make your way to Ollantaytambo where you will board your train in order to arrive in Aguas Calientes, the village of Machu Picchu, where you will spend the night.

For the third day, you will travel by train to visit the prime tourist destination of Peru, MACHUPICCHU, the day will commence in the early hours of the morning in order to enjoyyour day to the maximum, travelling by bus to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will board the train towards the rainforest until you arrive at the village of Machu Picchu, visit the marvellous Incan citadel and return to the city of Cusco at night.

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Upon arriving in Cusco that same night, you will board the bus that will take you to your destination in Puno, where you will spend the next day.

Upon arriving in the city of Puno in the early hours of the morning, you will begin your tour visiting the floating islands of the Uros and then you will visit the natural island of Amantani before embarking on your transport that will take you back to the city of Puno.

The fifth day you will return to the city of Cusco to have a free day on the sixth day and then that will be the end the tour.

  • Programme Description

A.M.: Arrival to the city of Cusco, and transfer to your reserved hotel. Upon arrival you can take aromatic coca tea to stimulate acclimatization.

14:00 P.M.: Start of the City Tour excursion, includes the visit: The Temple of the Sun or Koricancha and the 4 ruins near the city of Cusco (Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay).

18:30 P.M.: End point three blocks from the centre.

08:30 A.M.: Pick up from the hotel at the indicated time.

Guided excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, visit the town of Pisaq to appreciate its typical market, craft fair and archaeological park.

13:00 P.M.: Stop in the city of Urubamba for lunch and continue the excursion until you reach the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the important archaeological center.

P.M.: Transfer by train from Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu.: Walk for approximately 2 hours towards the top of the mountain.

05:00 A.M.: Board the bus and you will be transferred to the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu to start the guided tour of the Inca citadel.

A.M.: Return from Machu Picchu to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Ollantaytambo.

P.M.: Finally by bus to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

20:00 P.M.: Transfer from Hotel – terminal for trip to Puno.

05:00 A.M.: Pick up from the bus station and transfer to your point of concentration.

06:30 A.M.: Breakfast and transfer to the port of embarkation of the boats.

08:00 A.M.: Visit to Uros Floating Islands

13:00 P.M.: Lunch in Amantani.

Travel to Puno city By bus or by airplane

Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport – end of service.

Review Programme Details

Reception – Settle into your accommodation in hotel - City Tour

At your arrival at the city of Cusco’s airport, a representative of the Sakura Expedition travel agency will be awaiting your presence, in order to be able to take you to your chosen hotel that you have reserved in part of the City Tour. We recommend you to arrive early at the city of Cusco, due to the fact that in the afternoon you will be embarking on the City Tour

 

At approximately 13:30 hrs, you will be collected from your hotel in order to be able to take part in the City Tour in the city of Cusco, your first location that you will visit will be the Temple of Qoricancha (A Golden Enclosure) this place was once one of the most important ceremonial centres for the Incas in which the most important ceremonies were performed, at the same time it was used to keep the main idols they had as Gods. After your visit to this important location you will go to visit the second tourist spot of the City Tour.

 

The second tourist spot on the City Tour will be the Archeological centre of Sacsayhuaman, the “ceremonial fortress” of Sacsayhuamán is, with its megalithic walls, the greatest architectural work that the Incas performed during their heyday. From the fortress there is a unique panoramic view of the surroundings, including the city of Cusco. This place has a rich history that dates back to the Incan and Colonial period, in this location we will have a guided tour of approximately 50 minutes in order to tour the entire Archeological site and be able to take photos peacefully. 

 

For the third location on our City tour of the city of Cusco, we will visit the ceremonial center of Qenqo (labyrinth) that receives this name in Quechua language for its short and zigzagging passages, this is a very special place. In the Andean worldview, this huaca was built to evoke Kaypacha, the ancient snake or origin of life. In addition, the ancient Peruvians used this site to communicate with other deities such as the sun, the mountain, the moon, the earth and the stars. Everything is arranged in a secret and magical way: the canals, the labyrinths, the amphitheatre and the sacrificial room

 

Our fourth stop on this City Tour will be in Puca Pucara, this fortress was a point of control for those who entered and left the city of Cusco, this place is composed of large walls, terraces and staircases that were part of the defensive complex of the city of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general.

 

Our fifth and final destination to end this City Tour is called Tambomachay (Quechua: tampu mach’ay, ‘resting place’), it consists of an archaeological site that was destined for the cult of water and so that the potentate of the Inca Empire could rest. It consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and several waterfalls that run through the rocks. Highlight from this is the main waterfall that the Incas created two secondary waterfalls, both exactly the same.


Once the tour is finalised at 18:30 hrs our tour will end at the midpoint of the city of Cusco a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, so that all the tourists can make their way to their hotel independently.

  • USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY TOUR:

Tour commences: 14:00 hrs

Tour ends: 18:30 hrs

Duration: Half a day (morning or afternoon)

Category: Cultural

Level of difficulty: Level 1 – Easy

Maximum altitude: 3,850 m.a.s.l (Puca Pucara)

Accommodation: Hotel of your choice

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CITY TOUR?
  • Tourist bus
  • Professional guide
  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CITY TOUR?
  • Cold drinks
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Cusco (optional)
  • Food
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO BRING ON THE CITY TOUR:
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Rain poncho
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Sunblock
  • Sunhat

Traditional Sacred Valley of the Incas – Conection to Machupicchu

This day we will make the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a tour that will begin at 08:30 a.m., at which time we will pick you up at your hotel, the first place to visit is Pisaq with its typical craft market You will also visit the archaeological group of Pisaq with its picturesque terraces cultivated in the mountains. Then we will go to Urubamba where we have a buffet lunch included. Continuing with the tour we will go to the Ollantaytambo Fortress also known as the living Inca city. Finally we will go to the train station of Ollantaytambo, to board the train.

that leaves at 16:36 hrs to Aguas Calientes, where we will arrive averaging 18:09 hrs. Overnight at selected hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu).

  • USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU:

Tour commences: 8:00 am

Tour ends:

Accommodation: Hotel of choice

Altitude reached in the maximum sacred valley: 3,600msnm

Minimum altitude in the sacred valley: 2,800mts

Altitude of Machu Picchu village: 2,200 mts.

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,430 mts

Visit to Machupicchu Incan Citadel – Return to Cusco

After getting up very early and having our breakfast, we will commence our tour of Machupicchu and direct ourselves to the Consettur bus station in order to ascend for 30 minutes towards the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu in this location we can witness the spectacular sunrise of this tour of Machupicchu, the World Wonder. We will embark on an excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu, for 2 hours, on the tour you will visit the most important precincts of this city such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, The Royal Rooms, The temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries, the tour will take more than two hours. Then you will be given free time to take a walk through the citadel. You will have all morning in Machu Picchu to take pictures and be in this mystical place.

At the appropriate time, we will descent by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have the afternoon free for lunch and / or go to the thermal springs of the town on your own.  At sunset according to the train ticket time you must arrive at the train station of Aguas Calientes to board the train that will take you back to the town of Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting to take you to the mobility that will finally return you to the city of Cusco leaving you at the hotel you have booked and with this we will end our tour of Machu Picchu.

  • USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU:

Departure Time: 5:00 am

Guided duration: 2hrs

Travel time by bus: 25 mins

Altitude of Machu Picchu Town: 2,200 meters above sea level.

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,430 masl.

Departure Time: 8:30 am

Accommodation: From 2 people (double or matrimonial room) single room is USD $15.00 more.

Altitude reached in the maximum sacred valley: 3,600msnm

Minimum altitude in the sacred valley: 2,800mts

Altitude of the Citadel of Machu Picchu: 2,430 mts.

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU?
  • 1 night in a hotel in Machu Picchu village (Hotel of your choice)
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Tourist ticket
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba
  • Tourist Train to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Professional guide in English and / or Spanish
  • Bus consettur to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU?
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
  • Food on the second day
  • Entrance to Salineras 10 soles
  • Tips
  • Additional night in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended to hire one during your trip)
  • Cold drinks
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHAT TO BRING ON THE TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU:
  • Bring your original document of identification (Passport, Student Card or ID).
  • Wear sneakers or light shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Bring water.
  • Wear a waterproof poncho (long poncho) in (in the months of October – March)
  • Long sleeve shirts, Long pants
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Sunscreen, Binoculars, Sunglasses, plastic bags
  • One backpack or lightweight suitcase per person
  • Camera or camcorder.

Travel Cusco - Puno

Departure from the city of Cusco

In the hours of the night and with prior coordination with you, your transfer goes to your hotel to take you to the end of the bus terminal in the city of Cusco. At the bus terminal your bus will leave at 22:00 at night with direction to the city of Puno, this trip will last approximately 7 hours of travel. The bus that will take you is very comfortable with bathroom, heating, reclining seats and TV to make your trip as smooth as possible. As your arrival at approximately 5:30 am in the morning to the city of Puno your transfer will be waiting to direct you to the hotel Lobi so you can wait for your tour departure, it is recommended that you wear warm clothes since Puno is a city ​​with a temperature ranging from -3 ° C to 15 ° C and is at an altitude of 3,827 meters above sea level.

Floating Uros Islands And Natural Island Of Taquile

1st Island visit – The floating islands of Uros

Our departure to the tour to Puno begins at 6:45 am from your hotel. We will board our private transportation towards the main port. At 7:15 am, we will commence our departure towards the floating Uros islands, considered to be a National Reserve of Titicaca Lake. Also known as the highest navigable lake of the world. During this trip you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view of the landscape. Our specialized guide lets you know about the existence of the floating islands of the Uros. At present, the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially (Carachi) and silverside. When fishing is abundant they keep the fish drying them in the sun. They are also dedicated to hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that exist today, and each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.

2nd Visit Island – The Natural Island Of Taquile.

To get to our next location on our tour to Puno, we will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, to the natural Island of Taquile, during navigation you will be able to observe the mountain chain (the royal mountain range), not only that, the people of Taquile are very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that Taquileños have demonstrated their high level of progress in Textilery, receiving their award from UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly made by men starting at the age of eight. Women make exclusively yarns and fabrics. Life in Taquile is still largely unchanged by modernity. The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour you will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate by buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travellers. Finally, our guide will inform you of the return time arriving at 17:00 hrs in the city of Puno and finalising our tour to Puno.

  • Important information:

Tour commences: 6:30 hrs

Tour ends: 17:00 hrs

Duration: Full day

Category: Cultural

Level of difficulty: Level 1 – Easy

Maximum altitude: 3,900 ma.s.l

Accommodation: Not included

  • What is included?
  • Transfer hotel – port – hotel
  • Tourist transportation
  • Tour guide / Spanish – English
  • Tourist ticket to the Islands
  • What is not included?
  • Life insurance
  • Others not mentioned in this programme
  • What you should bring:
  • Arrive on day before
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Backpack
  • Sunblock
  • Sunhat
  • Personal medication if required
  • Snacks

Free day

On your free day, you will have the opportunity to enjoy and make the most of your free day, if you wish, you have the chance to explore the city of Cusco. With its many incredibly fascinating museums rich in history and culture you will not be bored! On this day, take the opportunity to visit the city, learn about the history and buy souvenirs, make the most of your tourist ticket and pay visits to the following locations: Museum of the site Qoricancha, Regional Historic Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Monument to Pachacuteq, as well as taking the time in the evening to visit the centre of Qosqo Native Art, where you will be able to enjoy marvellous dances and folklore which the city of Cusco has to offer to you. Why not take time out to do the things that are traditional to the Cusco region, such as enjoying a meal of Alpaca meat as well as resting your feet and simple taking the time to appreciate the beauty that the city of Cusco has to offer.

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