SELECT h.*, d.destino, d.slug_hotel as slugdestino FROM thotel as h, tdestino as d where h.iddestino=d.iddestino and h.idioma='en' and d.idioma='en' and ( idHotel=61 or idHotel=48 or idHotel=37 or idHotel=36 ) Immersion into the Mysterious Kingdoms on a luxury tour to Machu Picchu.

Immersion Into Mysterious Kingdoms

Overview

As a local tour operator in Peru, our team has carefully designed our program “IMMERSION INTO MYSTERIOUS KINGDOMS” which offers our travelers the most memorable experiences of a lifetime; giving our guests the opportunity to visit the Andes and the jungle of Peru in 12 days!
Our program starts in Lima where you will spend the night recovering from your jet lag before starting your trip with us in Peru. Beginning our journey by heading to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado near Brazil, well known as the Tambopata National Reserve, is one of the places with the highest bio diversity in the world and the joining point of three distinct ecosystems; such as the lowland tropical rainforest, cloud forest and humid tropical savannah and extensive palm swamps. After a few days of exploration in the jungle, our itinerary leads us to Cusco, one of the most ancient cities in the Americas born to the most powerful civilization on the South American continent, where the Inca walls merge distinctively with Spanish architecture. Cusco, also known as the navel of the world, features ornate palaces and temples where Spaniards later established their own settlement on the ruins. Then we have the beautiful and colorful Sacred Valley with its picturesque villages surrounded by the majestic snow peaks. In addition, we make your dreams come to life by visiting Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; also known as “the Lost City of the Incas”. After discovering the Inca capital city, your journey continues south on a spectacular ride by bus towards Puno city (situated at 3,287 m). Here you will cruise along in style on the waters of Lake Titicaca aboard a private motor boat, visiting its numerous floating islands whose inhabitants continue to live the simple way their ancestors did thousands of years before.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Connected with the rainforest in Tambopata
  • See one of the most beautiful lakes of the Amazon
  • Admire the ancient cultural wonders of Peru’s indigenous people
  • Witness the stunning ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Discover the ancient mystery and the majesty of Machu Picchu
  • Walk through the quaint cobblestone streets of Cusco
  • Cruise around on one of the highest lakes in the world in Puno

  • Welcome to Peru
  • Overnight in Lima
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado
  • Half day excursion at Tambopata Reserve
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Jungle Canopy walk way and the beautiful Sandoval lake
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Check out the flora and fauna in the walking tour in Hacienda Concepcion and Rolin Island
  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Domestic flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
  • Welcoming and luxury travel towards Sacred Valley
  • Witness the highland fauna in Awanacancha museum
  • Day for rest and acclimatization in your Hotel
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Sacred Valley, its marvelous geography and abundance of resources
  • Traditional handicraft and agricultural fairs in Pisaq
  • Buffet lunch in Niños del Arco Iris Social Project
  • Get involved in the Andean culture visiting Ollantaytambo live Incan village
  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Luxury package to Aguas Calientes
  • All the grandeur of the Andean Culture in Machu Picchu
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Leisure time in Machu Picchu
  • Train journey back to Cusco
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Admire the beauty of Cusco city
  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Cross the Andean by bus from Cusco to Puno
  • Overnight in Puno
  • Enjoy a great experience at Lake Titicaca
  • Overnight in Puno
  • Departure fight from Puno – Juliaca back to Lima

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO LIMA

Upon your arrival into Lima international airport, our English-speaking representative will welcome and escort you to your hotel and help with your check in.

  • Overnight in Lima
  • Meals included: None

DAY 2: FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO TAMBOPATA RESERVE

Bright and early in the morning after enjoying a nice breakfast served in the hotel, you will be transferred to Lima airport where you will catch your domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival, our staff will be there to welcome and assist you in your transfer by a motor boat to your lodge situated at Tambopata, a spectacular ride that will provide you a real introduction to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Once you are settled down in your bungalow, you will be invited to join a guided walk along one of the many wondrous trails, where you will be able to appreciate a wide variety of species of bird and insects. At start of sunset, you will board a boat and cruise along the Madre de Dios River; where you will have the chance to see many species of wildlife such as nightjars (a specie of bird), owls, capybaras, caimans and among others.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: FULL DAY EXCURSION AT TAMBOPATA RESERVE

After having delicious breakfast in the lodge, you will take a five-minute boat ride to the Canopy Interpretation Center by Inkaterra. This center is known for having eight observation platforms, each built at 30 meters up and linked by overhead bridges. Here you will be able to walk on the bridges that are extended between each platform, also you will observe the Amazon from above and appreciate a huge variety of exotic birds flying around or landing close by. Here it's possible to see a quite few species of animals; such as toucans, sloths, monkeys, woodpeckers among others.
A tasty lunch is offered by the lodge in the afternoon, and then you will be able to take part in an excursion through the Sandoval Lake, known for its wildlife in Tambopata Reserve. This area is a natural formation where thousands of species live, including giant river otters, kingfishers, herons, and hoatzins. Also, the lake is good for a refreshing swim.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: FULL DAY EXCURSION AT TAMBOPATA RESERVE

In the morning after breakfast, you and your guide will take a ten-minute boat ride to visit the Hacienda Concepción, where there is a huge botanical garden in which can be found more than 200 different species of rainforest plants. Here our guide will explain to you in detail about the treatments, uses and benefits of these traditional indigenous plants, originating from native medicinal traditions.
Afterwards, you will return to the Hacienda where an exquisite lunch will be waiting for you, when you finish your lunch you will board a motor boat and visit the Rolin Island and Community, where you will have the opportunity to explore and learn more about the islands ecosystems. This final excursion also includes a presentation at the Primate Rescue Center, a home of three species of primates: the brown capuchin, white capuchin, and squirrel monkey.

  • Overnight in Tambopata
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: TAMBOPATA RESERVE & FLIGHT TO CUSCO

After you have an exquisite breakfast, you will be transferred to Puerto Maldonado where you can visit the biggest butterfly farm in the region, in which there are more than 3,800 varieties of butterflies and moths.
Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport where to board a direct flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival, our tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the gorgeous Sacred Valley of the Incas; its altitude is relatively lower than the city of Cusco, so this will help you with the high altitude. Along the way, you can make a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha where you can witness the traditional weaving and Peruvian camelids: such as the alpaca, llama, vicuña, and guanaco.

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE SACRED VALLEY & VISIT THE FOUNDATION “NIÑOS DEL ARCO IRIS’’

Today in the morning after breakfast, our tour guide will take you on a private tour through the village of Pisaq; Pisaq is well known for its Inca ruins situated on a mountain at 2900 feet above the sea level. Here your guide will tell you stories about its history and importance during the Inca times.
If time permits you, your guide will take you through the main four neighborhoods; among them is the Intihuatana zone where the Incas have built a Sun Temple for its worship. Most studies say that this area may have been used for astronomical purposes due to its fine walls carved in stone.
After your exploration of the archaeological site, you will have the opportunity to witness the native village, where a typical handicraft market takes place every day; but its most traditional days are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Here you will be able to find and purchase handmade pieces such as ceramics, costume jewelry, embroidery, tapestries, and original textiles made directly by the artists who live in the Andes.
After this visit, we will be invited to the foundation “Niños del Arco Iris”, the most important social project in the area that provides education and health care to children and teenagers in extreme poverty. Here you will have a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by a local chef, while being surrounded by amazing landscapes.
After lunch you will explore the fascinating archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo, which the Incas built as a fort including a temple, agricultural terraces and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Religious and worship zone, and a residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions considering the walls and towers. After finishing this exclusive tour, your guide will take you to your cozy Hotel, located on the heart of the Sacred Valley

  • Overnight in the Sacred Valley
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: AMAZING TRAIN JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU

In the morning, our staff will pick you up from your hotel to take you to Ollantaytambo station where you catch a train to Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival, our professional tour guide will be waiting to escort you on a fascinating tour to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu which is a harmonious balance between grey cut stones and the jungle´s exuberant green. Admiring its awesome geography; get enchanted and lose yourself in the enigmas which remain silent as the stones. Resting on top of the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu seems to be suspended in the middle of the mountains. This city of a long extinct empire was discovered in the early twentieth century, 400 years after Spaniards arrived. Hiding between the peaks above the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu is invisible to anyone who does not know its location. The city center corresponds to a small plateau known as the Sacred Plaza, flanked by the main temples and the most spacious houses. On the slopes there are terraced fields that supplied food to its inhabitants. After a complete excursion into the site with your professional guide, you will be invited to the Sanctuary Lodge for lunch (unique restaurant close the Machupicchu); then you will catch a bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can spend the rest of your time before returning to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: LEISURE TIME IN MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO

Today, you will have another opportunity to see Machu Picchu for a second time. If you are an adventurous person, there are several short hikes to be done in and around the sanctuary; the most famous hike to the top of the magnificent Huayna Picchu. (the tickets have to be booked in advance if you want to make this hiking due to only 400 spaces daily, either at 7 am and 10 am). There are also two short trekking options which can be done without entrance fee, for instance the hike to Sun Gate considered as the entrance gate of the Inca Trail where you might get a fantastic view of Machu Picchu or walk to the Inca Bridge, a strategic entrance point which could have been used by the Inca army. You will also be able to enjoy the Hotel service like Spa, Inca massage or why not hike a small circuit around the town.
In the afternoon after lunch, we’ll board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco, our travel representative will be there to assist and take you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: THE IMPRESSIVE INCA AND COLONIAL CITY OF CUSCO

You are ready to discover the oldest city of the Americas, master piece of the Inca Empire that was the most important city during the Inca expansion through South America. Go through Sacsayhuaman, Ceremonial center that took more than a century to build its superb structure, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site for the Incan culture. You will be amazed by the superb architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and be mystified when imagining how Incas moved and fitted, (some of them weighing more than 70 tons), so perfectly together and without any “engineering tools”.
Continue the tour and visit Cusco’s Cathedral, built through two construction stages: first, the Chapel of the Triumph was built on the top of what used to be the Suntur Wasi; later, the Cathedral itself was built over the remains of the palace of Inca Wiracocha. A Renaissance building in its majority, the interior decorated with beautiful woodcarvings. Inside is an important collection of painting from the Cusquenian School and silver pieces are also kept there. Then you will visit the Qoricancha and Santo Domingo convent, one of the most impressive buildings of the Inca time according the historians, the gold that covered the interior walls illuminated what it used to be the main temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God. The Spaniards built the church and Dominican convent on top of the original structure around 1534 but it collapsed during the earthquake of 1650 and was rebuilt around 1681. The convent possesses an art gallery of valuable seventeenth and eighteenth century canvasses.
Once the tour has finished, your guide will transfer you to the Hotel or you can take some leisure time to walk around the downtown.

  • Overnight in Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10: JOURNEY FROM CUSCO TO PUNO

In the morning after you have breakfast, your professional guide and private vehicle will pick you up from the hotel to start your journey towards Puno. Along this trip, you will stop by certain places to appreciate the natural and historic attractions that only this route gives to travelers. The first stop will be at Andahuaylillas town where you will find a beautiful chapel; in which you’ll see beautiful wall paintings, gold leaf altarpieces and unique wood sculptures, this place is also known as the Sixtina Chapel of the Americas. Your next stop will be at Racchi whose stone-mud-brick walls were used to repel enemies from the South, it is also known as the temple of Wiracocha (an Inca deity). After an exquisite lunch on route, you will pass La Raya, the highest and limit edge between Cusco and Puno regions. Finally, you will visit the pre-Inca site of Pukara where it is possible to purchase a typical ceramic bull found only in this region. Once you arrive to Puno, our private vehicle will drop you off at your pre chosen hotel.

  • Overnight in Puno
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 11: THE MYSTERY OF LAKE TITICACA

After having breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel between 6:30 am to 6:40 am in to begin a private full day tour of Lake Titicaca aboard a motor boat. On this excursion, you will visit and walk around on the unique Uros Floating Islands, which have been built by its inhabitants using only totora reeds, a water plant that grows on the lake. You should also be impressed how locals use totora reeds to build their canoes, houses, beds and many other objects used in their daily lives. Afterwards, we will travel for around 2 hours to Taquile Island, on the way you will enjoy stunning scenery. Once you arrive there, the local population will be waiting for you at the beach; here you will have lunch made by local women using fresh organic ingredients taken from the area. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to take a short hike around the island before boarding your motor boat back to the city of Puno. Once the tour has finished, you will be accompanied to your hotel where you have the rest of time for rest or explore the city at night on your own.

  • Overnight in Puno
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: FLIGHT FROM PUNO – JULIACA BACK TO LIMA

You will be transferred to Juliaca airport a 25 min drive from Puno where you will take a domestic flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, our staff will be there to transfer you to Miraflores, well known as the principal shopping district of the city. Here you will have a car at your service in case you would like to visit other attractions situated in Peru's capital.
Based on your departure flight out of Peru, you will be escorted to Jorge Chavez International Airport where you will be taking your flight back home.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Our luxury package would take you to visit Lima, Tambopata Reserve, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Our program is 100% customizable; so you will be able to include other destinations in Peru. We suggest you first check out a few of our luxury packages to have a better idea how we can plan your vacation in Peru.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ITINERARY
  • Personalized itinerary planning: Work together with your Cusco Peru.Travel consultant to create the vacation of your dreams.
  • Your Cusco Peru.Travel guides take the hassle out of traveling. They’ll be there to help you every step of the way – whether with luggage, check in, transport or translating – at every stop during your private tour of Peru.
  • Got a question? Cusco Peru.Travel operate a 24-hour, seven days a week customer service operation and can provide updates and assistance whenever you need it.
  • With Cusco Peru.Travel, each visit, activity, tour and experience will be completely private and conducted by your very own expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Our private and personal tours of Peru are fully flexible, which means we can modify them to suit your travel mood. So if you want to leave out an activity or add on a new one, just let us know!
  • All necessary adventure and trekking equipment will be provided so all you need bring is yourself.

COST

All our tours are based on private luxury service and can be fully customized to satisfy your personal needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@cuscoperu.travel and receive full assistance planning your customized private tour in Peru.
Our prices often vary based on the requirements of your trip, and will depend on number of travellers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.

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  • From: USA, Visit: 23 November 2016

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  • From: USA, Visit: 10 October 2016

"We had a wonderful experience visiting sites around Cusco and seeing Machu Picchu. The views were amazing, we took so many pictures. The restaurant lunch buffet next to the Urubamba river with live music was excellent. It was nice to having all the ..."

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