IMPERIAL ACTIVE CIRCUIT 10 days


This tour is ideal for those who want to know the wonders of Peru, its archaeological, cultural centers of great power and energy wealth, this adventure has Inca roads were very important for Andean. Wonders of Peru is one of the best tour options and super known to the whole world, satisfying and rewarding for those who wish to break with tradition, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains. Also enjoy the highest navigable lake in the world and rural families who depend on it.

Program

  • DAY 01 : LIME

          Transfer in Lima

          City Afternoon Tour

          2:00 pm - 06:00 pm

  • DAY 02 : Lima and Cusco

          Hotel Lima Transfer to the airport

          Flight Lima - Cusco

          Airport Transfer in Cusco - Hotel

  • DAY 03: CUSCO

         Excursion to the Sacred Valley Full Day

        8:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm

  • DAY 04: CUSCO INCA        

           Trekking km 82 "Piscacucho to Wayllabamba"

  • DAY 05 : CUSCO INCA

           Trekking "from Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay"

  • DAY 06 : CUSCO INCA

           Trekking "from Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna"

  • DAY 07 : CUSCO INCA

           Trekking "Wiñayhuayna - guided tour Intipunku and Machu Picchu"

  • DAY 08: FIST

           Route of the Sun Cusco - Puno

          6:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

  • Day 09:  FIST

          Lake Titicaca Full Day Tour

          7:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm

  • DAY 10: FIST

          Transfer out Cusco hotel to the airport

Note

  • The itinerary may change according to availability, climate and health status of the hikers.
  • The train schedule can change according to the availability of the train company.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lime.

Elevation Highest: 161 m / 528 ft ASL


Upon arrival in the City of Kings, Lima. We welcome you at the airport and then board mobility towards your hotel in this city.

City Tour Colonial in Lima (afternoon)

The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, which is on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.

We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others

We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar or return to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO

Feeding:Breakfast.

Highest elevation: 3,999 meters / 11,151 feet ASL

places: City of Lima and Cusco

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.


After enjoying a delicious breakfast. At the scheduled time of the hotel we will pick you up and take you to the airport to take a flight to Cusco (on behalf of the Paxs)

Upon arrival in Cusco, personalized assistance will welcome you and take you to your hotel. Afternoon free to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY

Feeding:Breakfast lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places :Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

The highest elevation (Chincheros) -3,754 meters / 12,316 feet ASL


After breakfast, prepare your camera because between 8:00 am and 8:30 am will pick you up from your hotel to begin our tour of the Sacred Valley, we are leaving the city to cross the archaeological parkSacsayhuamanand reach theTaray viewpoint, Broad viewpoint from where the beautiful Inca terraces and current farmland which surround the sacred Inca "Willcamayuc" Rio currency later visited theArchaeological Park of Pisac Also visit the Indian market of Pisac which is very colorful as the locals come close to vend or Acquire local products that people need.

The Indian market of Pisac is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of a time we continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, Known as the last living Inca city.

Ollantaytambo reminds us of a legendary love story, drama does prevail love above all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by the General Inca Ollantay at a time of rebellion against the royal army of the Inca to the prevent her marriage to the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".

I continue our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where the colonial Inca temple and reflects the current merger of these great cultures 02 Chinchero is also known for its great knitters who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques.

Lunch on this tour is included in the town of Urubamba.

We continue our journey and returning to Cusco by land abundant Farming

Upon arrival in Cusco it will be at approximately 19:00 pm which will be at the door of your hotel or place you indicate.

Day 4: TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Day 4: TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Distance: 11kms / 6.8 mls (6 hours or so walk)

Difficulty: Easy / moderate.

Hiking time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch en route)

Walk and ground: Walk on open roads and steep.

Feeding:Lunch, snacks and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.


Breakfast at the hotel, a coordinated time will be picked up from the hotel to transfer a ITEP transport from Cusco through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, finally arrive at Km 82 "Entrance to the Inca Trail".

Trekking Km 82 "Piscacucho to Wayllabamba"

Today the adventure of your life begins; Our classic Inca Trail. We pick up from your hotel in our private transport very early in the morning at 05:30 am Transfer by the Sacred Valley, where our transportation will take us to Piscacucho or kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins. Along the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo around 6:30 am to recharge energy, then begin the journey of our path. (Breakfast is not included). Around 9:30 a.m. arrive at kilometer 82, which is the first checkpoint on the Inca Trail, have ready your admission tickets, passports and (if student pays a fee) your student card.

At the beginning of the trail (2720 m / 8923 ft) cross the Vilcanota River and follow its path to the right. The first day is relatively easy, warming along the Inca flat terrain. There are great views of the Inca fortress ( 'Huillca Raccay'), the vast and amazing Inca site of Llactapata, (officially called 'Patallacta') and the beautiful snowy peak 'W'akay Willca' (5860m / 19225ft) known as Veronica. Our first camp is in Wayllabamba (3000m / 9842ft) tempered a green valley with the same name. Night temperatures around 5 ° C by month.

During the day, we enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, lush green valley that surrounds us and a myriad of flora and fauna.


Map of Day 4: TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Day 5: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”

Day 5: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”

Feeding:Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 16kms / 10mls (9 hours or so walking time)

Difficulty: Moderate.


After waking up around 5:30 am and enjoy a hot breakfast, we begin a steep to climb the highest pass open to Warmihuañusca or 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4200 m / 13779 feet. On this day, you will feel a real sense of accomplishment on reaching the top! After a short break, we will begin the descent to, Pacaymayu where we stop for lunch (3550m / 11646ft).

On our way to the pass, we can see a variety of hummingbirds and a combination of other bird species. Be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and trees 'Polylepis' or Q'ueuña growing in the amazing cloud forest located at 3650m / 11972ft! After lunch, the second steep climb two hour start step Runkuraqay (nearly 4000 m / 13,123 feet). We arrived at our camp at 5 pm. Temperatures in this camp are 4 ° C overnight.


Map of Day 5: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”

Day 6: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”

Day 6: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”

Feeding:Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold showers.

Distance: 10kms / 6.2mls (5 hours or so walk)

Difficulty: moderate


This is the most amazing day; Keep this in mind the up day three! We will arise for breakfast at 6:00 am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site "Phuyupatamarca" (which means "City in the Clouds"). Here we come to the third highest point of the Inca trail (3680m /). Views of the mountains, canyons and its surroundings are spectacular! The Inca site "Phuyupatamarca", is a few minutes walk from the third step. After visiting this site, we continue down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site 'Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we will continue until we reach our third camp Wiñaywayna. (2680 m / 8792 feet). Today, only we walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrived in the camp when lunch! Temperatures at night are approximately 12 ° C. A short walk from our camp is the famous Inca site "Wiñaywayna" ( "Forever Young"). Even if you feel tired after the walk, it's a moment you can not miss, because it is the most impressive site of the Inca trail.


Map of Day 6: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”

Day 7: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU GUIDED TOUR”

Day 7: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU  GUIDED TOUR”

Feeding :Breakfast

Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls "By bus in 25 minutes"

Difficulty: Easy


Around 4:00 am it's time to get up, have breakfast and start the day 4 on the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu time. This is the final part of their journey, arriving at 6:00 am to arrive at Inti Punku or door of the sun. At that point, the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu is in front of us with its intense beauty, an amazing sight for everyone. The reality of what the Inca people must have found in their grueling journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walked downhill towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. (2400m / 7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the "House of the Guardians". From there we proceed to the checkpoint where we checked in and left our belongings. Your professional guide will guide you through the amazing ruins and its main streets. You can wander the streets of the city and up the stairs intricately carved stone made. Machu Picchu is considered the spiritual center of the world for the esoteric wisdom. Once you finish the tour, you will have free time to explore the site on their own.

Also have time to enjoy some of the following activities on their own if desired (not included in price)

  • Climb the mountain Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.

Return to Cusco: We will return to Aguas Calientes and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station. "The departure of the train may vary according to the schedule and availability of the train." At the train station of Ollantaytambo you will meet our transport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.


Map of Day 7: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU  GUIDED TOUR”

Day 8: CUSCO PUNO

Day 8: CUSCO PUNO

Feeding :Breakfast

Accommodation :Hotel in Puno.

Places to visit: Puno, Pucara, La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.

highest elevation (Puno) - 3,827 meters ASL


After breakfast at the hotel. At 06:10 am transfer from the hotel exit to the bus station

During our tour that lasts about 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided tours to places of tourist interest in the corridor south of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of Raya and museum Inka Aymara of Pukara.

Buffet lunch: It is made up of foods from the Andes with those typical food and international food Novo Andina is prepared, the diet includes legumes, grains red and white meats, variety of salads, a selection of desserts and variety of hot drinks, which they are served in a comfortable typical restaurant in Sicuani.

Arrival in Puno and transfer to the selected hotel

* If the hotel category is 4 or 5 star the trip will be by train Perurail Titicaca, these outputs are only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, if different. The trip from Cusco to Puno will be in tourist bus.

Day 9: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE

Day 9: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE

Feeding :Breakfast lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places :Puno, Lake Titicaca, floating islands of Uros, Taquile, Puno.

The highest elevation (Taquile) - 4,050 meters / 13,287 feet ASL


At 7:00 am after enjoying breakfast, we will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the port of Lake Titicaca, where we will be waiting with our local guide the boat to begin our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we left, our guide explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we arrive at the famous floating islands of the Uros.

Here we stop at one of the islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities living for years in the highlands.

Later we return to the boat and continue our journey towards Taquile Island.

The boat trip takes about 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is known for its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors can see how the people of the island made ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to reach the top of the island, we walk along a beautiful trail, somewhat inclined offering spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise them to walk slowly and take it easy, as they are walking on the 3800 meters high.

After approximately 45 minutes to reach the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small museum, which shows through photos important aspects of life of the people of Taquile. Our group lunch at a typical restaurant around the square. After lunch visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take pictures with the islanders.

Later we descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. Where he will rest in his hotel.

Day 10: PUNO OUT



Breakfast at hotel

At fixed time, transfer to the airport.

End of our Services

What's Included

LIME

  • Transfer of entrance and exit airport - hotel - airport
  • 01 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • City Tour Colonial revenues

CUSCO

  • Transfer of entrance and exit airport - hotel - airport
  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet lunch
  • Excursion Route of the Sun Cusco - Puno + Buffet lunch
  • pre-departure information: Meet with your guide and the group of royal Inca Trail in our office for guidance before your hike. At this time, we will provide the duffel bags that will carry our porters. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. If he can not come right now, "let us know" to arrange another time.
  • Tourist transport: Pick up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and travel by private transport PiscacuchoThe starting point for the Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Experienced tour guide at the Royal Inca Trail: Tour guide English speaking, professionally educated and tourism certification officer. All grew up in this region and have a real passion for teaching others about their heritage. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including the leadership of his group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep it safe, healthy and comfortable on your walk so you can enjoy your time along the Inca trail and make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Cultural tour guide with experience in Machu PicchuSpeak English, professional, tourism certification to visit the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
  • private campgroundsEach camp is carefully chosen to have a very personalized experience.
      • Night 1:Enjoy the first night in Wayllabamba and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
      • Night 2:Enjoy the second night in Pacaymayu at the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
      • night 3:Enjoy the third night in Wiñay Huayna at the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
      • Note: It is unusual accommodation or hotels change after confirmation, however, may vary depending on government regulations and approvals, also by bad weather and perhaps the physical condition of our visitors: Changes and ITEP will be informing previously and as soon as possible.
  • Camping equipment: Dining room and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and kitchen equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • 1 duffel: You can save your personal baggage; This bag will be carried by the passengers themselves.Until the last day will carry your luggage. The porters can carry their equipment but will be an additional cost.
  • Chef professional trekking: A specialized professional chef cooking on the road, with an assistant, prepare delicious meals all along our journey along the way to replenish your energy every day. You never go hungry!
  • Feeding: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (Vegetarian menus, vegan or special available at no extra cost) Note (the first breakfast and the last lunch is not included "
  • Boiled water: From his first to his last breakfast lunch, Inka Trail Expeditions provide all the necessary water. This water is boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distribution. You must supply their own water bottles. We 3L recommend carrying around.
  • Wake up with tea: Every morning at camp, you'll wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff take tea to your tent to warm it before starting the day.
  • Tea time every day during the walk: Every evening before dinner, chefs will serve popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc. After a long day of walking and not have to wait. to dinner to relax and enjoy a bite!
  • Hygiene: It will provide a small towel before each meal to wash their hands and every morning there will be a bucket of warm water to wash.
  • medical kit and oxygen bottleOur team will bring a first aid kit, which includes an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus Consettur down Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets: From the station of the town of Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo Train Station (departure time confirmed the day of the meeting and subject to availability) and Vistadome train to return to category 4 and 5 stars.
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • The host service 24 hours: We have 24 hours of the day an available telephone service to facilitate communication and preparation with the agency that leads to your trip.

Not Included

  • Air tickets international and domestic
  • Food not mentioned in Lima and Cusco
  • Sleeping bags:You can rent one of our company if you do not own one. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18 ° C (0 ° F). Mummies are shaped and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after each use.
  • Walking sticks:You can rent a game of our company if desired.
  • Day 1Breakfast at the Inca Trail: Approximately USD5 at 10.00 usd, price may vary according to your selection.
  • Last Day on the Inca Trail:Lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approximately $ 20 to 25.00, the price may vary according to your selection.
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for service personnel: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish "Recommendation USD 6 to USD 8 per day per traveler for all trekking staff" - Again is optional and may vary according to their satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond the control of management (landscape, bad weather conditions, changes in the itinerary for security reasons, illness, change of government policy, political unrest / strike, etc.).

Additional features:

  • Canes ($ 15 for a pair of poles).
  • Extra porter for personal items ($ 80 7 Kilos -. Max 7 Kilos).
  • Improve the Vistadome category ($ 50).
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain ($ 75) - There is limited space on Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it's a good idea to book in advance.

 

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