Classic: Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu Independent Adventure (TSPTTC)
Countries Visited: Peru All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Accommodations: Comfort hotels (7 nts).
Witness traditional life on Lake Titicaca, explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, stand in awe of the famed Machu Picchu
Spend eight days exploring the land of the Incas, including Lima, Lake Titicaca, and Cusco. Visit the highest lake in the world and meet the people that live around it. Delight in the views of the Sacred Valley on the train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the very best of Peru.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Lima||Day 1 Lima|
Arrive in Lima at any time. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Included Activities: Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting Arrival Day Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||Puno||Day 2 Lima/Puno (1B)|
Fly to Juliaca then transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Additional Notes: Located at 3830 m above sea level, Puno is the highest night stop on the tour. As a result the weather can be extreme, with very cold nights and strong sun during the day. Take some time to acclimatise to the high altitude. Transport: Plane (2.00-2.50 hours, 572km) Private Vehicle (0.75-1.00 hours)
|Day 3||Puno||Day 3 Puno (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy an included lunch with spectacular views on Taquile Island before continuing on to the renowned floating islands of Uros. Learn about its inhabitants and the tortora reeds used to construct the islands, traditional reed boats and almost everything used in their daily life. Return to Puno and opt to visit the Sillustani burial site. Included Activities: Day Trip to Lake Titicaca
|Day 4||Cusco||Day 4 Puno/Cusco (1B)|
Take in the panoramic landscapes and Andean scenery en route from Puno to historic Cusco. Additional Notes: Every year Cusco attracts thousands of travellers who come to delve into its noble but tragic past. It is the perfect base for optional explorations around the city and area as well as a range of outdoor activities. Relax and explore this fascinating city. Transport: Local bus (7.00-8.00 hours)
|Day 5||Urubamba||Day 5 Cusco/Urubamba (1B, 1L)|
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, with guided walks through the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins. Also visit a G Adventures-supported womens weaving co-op, and have lunch in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village running the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Womens Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-8.00 hours, 95km)
|Day 6||Aguas Calientes||Day 6 Urubamba/Aguas Calientes (1B)|
Board a morning train escorted by a local guide. Wind through the spectacular Sacred Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. For serious archaeology buffs, there is time for an optional independent visit to Machu Picchu before the guided tour the following morning. Additional Notes: Please bear in mind that the town has several amenities, but is also geographically remote meaning services are sometimes more basic than one would assume. As the only option for travellers visiting Machu Picchu, the development of infrastructure has happened quite quickly, much without proper planning, and the focus on providing quality service may not be up to the standards experienced in other parts of the country. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours) Train (1.50-2.00 hours, 43km)
|Day 7||Cusco||Day 7 Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)|
Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light. Later in the afternoon, return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and transfer to Cusco by van, arriving in the evening. Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s)) Train (2.00-3.00 hours, 118km) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 8||Cusco||Day 8 Cusco (1B)|
Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Additional Notes: Extra time in Cusco is recommended to fully enjoy this popular city. Speak to a sales agent to book post-accommodation and/or return flight to Lima. Transport: Private Vehicle
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.