Kultur-Rejser / Machu Picchu i Peru

Peru og Machu Picchu

    Madre Tierra, Pachamama!                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                  Exploring Peru and Machu Picchu
 
                                    14 days/13 nights
 
 
 
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THE EXPEDITION 
 

Day 1 - Arrive to Lima from overseas. 

After the International flight from Home you will arrive to the Lima airport, where you will spend the night at the Inka Frog Hotel or Similar.
 

Day 2: Lima – Paracas 

This day we´ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the bus terminal where you will take the 1:30pm bus to Paracas.   (Cruz Del Sur) The bus ride takes 3:30 hrs. And we will arrive to Paracas at 5:00p.m., rest and enjoyed the beach view of the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight at Inti Mar Hotel or similar.
 

Day 3: Paracas – Arequipa

This day we pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am to the port of Paracas. will go on a motorboat to the Famous Paracas National Reserve, to observe and amazing variety of wild life this beautiful Eco tour will show us around the famous Ballestas islands that have form many natural caves and Arches where we will be able to look at the sea lions, penguins, and a big amount of seabirds, after this experience we will take the bus to Arequipa. 

Overnight at La Casa De la Abuela hotel or similar.
 

Day 4 - Arequipa – Chivay  

Early in the morning our expedition begins, leaving the city behind in private van, climbing the highland savannah or Puna, with an incredible view of the snow volcano Misti and in the distant, many snow peaks. On this high area, you will see herds of llamas, alpacas and Vicuña another South American Camelot variety that is endangered. Finally we arrive to Chivay a small village at the Colca Canyon.

Overnight at Mama Yacchi Hotel or similar 
 

Day 5 - Chivay – Cruz Del Cóndor – Arequipa

On this day we will travel through all the impressive Colca Canyon, to arrive very early to Cruz Del Condor (viewpoint), over the CANYON from where we will position ourselves to see the condors fly over the rocky canyon deep and full of hot air currents in the morning that will simply make the flight of the Condor majestic. In the afternoon we head back to Arequipa.

Overnight at La Casa De Mi Abuela hotel or Similar. 
 

Day 6 - Arequipa – Puno 

This will be another nice experience exploring the land of Peru the van ride takes about 7 hours, with multiples stops first at Pampa Cañahuas, where we will have a chance to admired the Famous vicunas them stop in Patawasi, and our last stop in Lagunillas where we will have a nice experience of birding and gaps. Arrive to Puno

Overnight at Hostel Imperial Puno or Similar.
 

Day 7:  Los Uros and Taquile 

Lake Titicaca, the cradle of Inca civilization, is the largest freshwater lake in South America, extending from southeastern Peru to western Bolivia. The 122-mile long 35-mile-wide lake has waves, testament to its size. Fed by the snow-clad Andes, the lake does not invite swimming. It is the remnant of an ancient inland sea, and its vivid blue waters make a beautiful contrast to the stark altiplano. In the morning take a short drive to the dock at Puno harbor for an 8 am departure by boat to the famous floating Uros islands for a quick visit. Continue the journey by boat to reach Taquile Island, housing a community of male and female weavers and spinners. We are going to have lunch here and then visit the local weavers marked, them a nice walk through the town will take us to the other side of the island for our return to the town of Puno.

Overnight at Hostel Imperial Puno. 
 

Day 8: Puno – Cusco

On this day early morning at 6:20 am previous reservation the taxi is going to pick you up to TURISMOMER bus station with destination of Cusco, by the way doing the (Ruta del Sol tour), you will visit the Pukara museum, the high pass (La Raya), the Archeological park of Raqchi, Andahuaylillas chapel. Around 5 pm we arrive Cusco.

Overnight at Midori hotel or Similar.
 

Day 9: Cusco City Tour  

This tour will begin in the morning where your local Cusco Guide will collect you from the hotel to embark on a magical excursion to some of Cusco’s famed highlights the tour begins at 08:00am. Set off from the city center by private van towards the Xzone and the magnificent Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which majestically overlooks the city of Cusco.

Sacsayhuaman can be translated as ‘speckled falcon’ or ‘speckled head’. The last interpretation refers to the belief that the city of Cusco was set out in the form of a puma whose head was the hill of Sacsayhuaman. The origins are uncertain but the fortress is generally credited to the period of Inca Pachacutec (1450-1490), the Inca king who essentially founded the Inca Empire.

After Sacsayhuaman, your van will be waiting to continue with visits to Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay also located near the X-zone, just outside the city, before

returning to Cusco for a stop by the ‘Koricancha’ or Inca Temple of the Sun located beneath the Santo Domingo church and convent.

We’ll round out the excursion with a visit to the local market, where inside the main building you find the food market with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat from rabbit to guinea pig to whole pigs, fish and seafood, groceries of all kinds and little food stands where ‘Mamá or ‘Jefe’ cooks a simple, but fresh and delicious menu for a few Soles.

And finally the cathedral of Cusco a very impressive colonial church build on the 16 hundreds by the Spanish after you will be return to your Hotel.
 

Day 10: Cusco Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley of the Incas 

Excursion journeys through the magnificent Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, your tour guide will take you past Inca terracing that climbs steep valley walls, then on through the ruins of Pisac with panoramic views of the jagged granite peaks before stopping in the town to visit one of the best textile markets in the Andes. There, you’ll be able to look for souvenirs and learn about the local culture, lunch here and then we have a beautiful ride along the Sacred Valley. The next stop is Ollantaytambo at 9,200ft, this is a small town with impressive Inca remains, with a visit to the archeological site.

Overnight at Muña Tika Hotel or similar.
 

Day 11 – Maras Moray & Salt Mines

 This is a breathtaking tour which takes you towards the north east of Cusco, approximately an hour and a half driving through the Andes with impressive views of the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota. Once we arrive in Moray, we will visit “the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms in the style of an amphitheater. With a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. I was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. We will then continue the tour to Las Salineras, one of the salt mines, formed by more than 3000 small wells with an area of 1 km². These were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and securities. It is a fascinating sight to see how the salt is recovered from these mines and to witness the real lives of the locals working there. We return to Cusco after visiting the mines return to our Hotel.

Overnight at Muña Tika Hotel or similar.
 

Day 12: Cusco – Machu Picchu

Morning, transfer from your hotel to the train Station at Ollantaytambo where you will take the train ride to the Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) at 7000 ft. The scenery

during the ride down the Urubamba Valley changes from mountain vegetation to cloud forest. Arrival at the train station after 4 hours, check in to the Hotel and then Lunch, after which we will take a half hour bus ride that will bring you to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (8,040 ft.). Once here, your Guide will give you an afternoon guided tour at the Citadel, return to Aguas Calientes town by bus at time of your choice.

Overnight at Terraza de Luna Hotel or similar. 
 

Day 13: Machu Picchu – Cusco

On our second day at Machu Picchu we will have the opportunity to climb to the famous Hayna Picchu peak or the Sacred Machu Picchu peak for a perfect view of the entire Inca City, Lunch at the town of Aguas Calientes before the train ride back to the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Overnight at Midori hotel or Similar


Day 14 Cusco – Lima

After a Delicious breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport in Cusco where you will take your flight to Lima, and Home.
 
 

End of this Amazing Andean Adventures.