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Peru, Bolivia & Argentina

12 Days / 11 Nights | Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley / Aguas Calientes / Machu PIcchu / Puno / Titicaca Lake / Uros Island / La Paz / Buenos Aires

In-Country & Intra-Country Flights Included

Day 01: Arrival in Lima

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel.

Day 02: Flight To Cusco

Reception and transfer to hotel.

Day 03: Cusco City Tour

Cusco PeruIn the afternoon, we will visit the City of Cusco on a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel.

Day 04: Sacred Valley

Guided visit to the Sacred Valley will take place. We will start the tour departing through the fertile countryside, arriving to the colonial town of Pisac, where a colorful market will welcome us, ( visit to the Pisac Market can be replace with a visit to the Pisac Inca ruins) continuing our route through the valley, passing by typical town, till getting to the archaeological province of Urubamba to try a delicious lunch buffet. After we will visit an ancient but enigmatic Ollantaytambo Fortress located in a typical Inca town, composed by numerous temples and terraces. This archaeological complex is one of the biggest monumental exposures that the Inca have ever done. Return to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 05: Train to Aguas Calientes

aguas calientesThe day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to train station for a train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of  Machu Picchu , also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we’ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes Town. Overnight at Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel

Note: When operational or technical reasons obligate the Train Operator to relocate the clients onto the Sacred Valley-Aguas Calientes train service, Best Peru Tours will provide all transfers needed to the train station in the Sacred Valley in order to board the train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 06: Machu Picchu

MachupicchuLeisurely breakfast. Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy with a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll by the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Springs Thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: (not included in the overall tour price). Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for the second time. For the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Huayna Picchu (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it must be before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register in a office at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travellers who want to see, from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as a geological miracle Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel. Return to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel.

Day 07: Cuzco / Puno “The Route of the Sun” by Bus (4235 masl at highest point)

Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Puno, (3,860 m.a.s.l.). During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds vicuñas and llamas. Then we travel along the High Plateau of Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara Culture. Buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Afternoon arrival in Puno and transfer to your selected Hotel. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.

Meals: Breakfast and Typical Lunch.

Day 08: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of the Uros Island and Taquile

PunoBreakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “Islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called “totora” (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We will continue our trip to the island of Taquile. This Island is known for having the best weavers of ancient Peru. This place has preserved many rituals and the lifestyle of the ancient Incas. We will walk for about 30 minutes to the center of the island and will stay there for 3 hours and have lunch. Then we will descend 500 stairs. We will leave to Puno at 04:00pmIn the afternoon, return to Puno. Evening free. Overnight at selected Hotel in Puno.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 09: Drive to La Paz. La Paz Tour. (Stay at La paz)

La Paz BoliviaDeparture from your hotel in Puno to the bus station, bus trip (tourist bus) towards Copacabana in Bolivia (3hrs 07:30PT/11:30BT) – reception and start of the tour, visiting their wonderful church and the Dark Virgin – Afterwards departure by private motorboat (2 engines) to the legendary Island of the Sun – visit to the Inca Palast of Pilkokaina and from there on Inca paths we take a walk to Yumani to visit the Inca Garden and Fountain – than we reach the newly build TACANA LODGE in order to have a delicious lunch on shore of the lake and with a unforgettable view – Afterwards back to Copacabana the same way and from by private bus to La Paz crossing the Bolivian high-plato. Arrival in La Paz and to your hotel. (20:00 aprox.)

Day 10: Flight to Buenos Aires

Early departure to the local airport (30min) in order to take the flight to Buenos Aires – early check in

Day 11: Half Day City Tour to the main attractions

Buenos Aires ArgentinaDiscover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires; view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighbourhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colourful neighbourhood, which was, seat of immigrants – manly Italians – and now home of some artists.

Return to hotel.

Optional Dinner Tango Show at Tango Porteño US$100 PER PERSON

Get ready to enjoy a unique and traditional evening with an exquisite traditional dinner before witnessing the most original show in Buenos Aires. The artistic sample consists of two acts: a comic sketch or sainete that tells the humorous and dramatic tales of immigrant life in the 30’s. This is followed by a classic Tango Show that will amuse your senses with the sound of its concertina (bandoneon), the romanticism of its lyrics and the passion of its dancers.

Day 12: Return Flight Home

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PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY PLUS FLIGHTS

INCLUDES

HOTELS

INSURANCE

SOCIAL PROJECTS

  • All taxes and fees (except airport tax)
  • Lima Cusco & La Paz Buenos Aires flight
  • Selected hotels
  • All local transfers In / Out
  • Meals where indicated
  • Transportation to the visitor sites
  • 1-day entrance to the visitor sites
  • 1-day bus ride and entrance to Machu Picchu (please add US$100 for second day entrance and bus)
  • Train tickets Cusco / Aguas Calientes / Cusco via Expedition Train (Please add US$75 for Vista Dome train R/T)
  • Transfers from and back to the airports / hotels
  • Local certified bilingual guides
  • Excursions as detailed in the program

Not Included

  • International airfare from and to country of origin
  • Additional insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (see our Survival Travel Kit for guidance)
  • Lima tour US$50 per person
  • Visas
  • Tango show
INSURANCE INCLUDED IN TRIP (*)

Trip CancellationUP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Trip InterruptionUP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage$10,000
Emergency Medical Transportation$50,000
Baggage Coverage$500
Baggage Delay$100
Travel Delay$150
24-Hour Hotline AssistanceIncluded

(*) Courtesy trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance up to US$500 per person unless additional coverage requested and purchased by client, Additional coverage is available at additional cost. Insurance provided by Access America under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens only. International flights, individual tours and treks are excluded. Insurance not available for residents of Washington State. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.

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