You, In the Shadow Of Machu Picchu 11 Days

Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
Easy-Light
Service Level
Upgraded Comfort
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
11 Days

Starting From
$ 3,350.00 USD
PER PERSON

You, In the Shadow Of Machu Picchu 11 Days

Peru Travel Package 11 days

Peru Travel Package 11 days–Experience Peru on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure, discovering the cultural treasures of Lima, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, mingling with locals, and journey by train through the Andes mountains.

Reveal the secrets of Machu Picchu an ancient city perched high above the Urubamba range, since the hands of a local expert. Explore Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, the “White City” of Arequipa, or La Ciudad Blanca. Lying in the shadow of three volcanoes, including the perfectly-symmetrical El Misti, the city was built using white volcanic rock called Sillar which gives the city its name. Enjoy the condor flight, in the huge Colca canyon and gaze out at the picturesque agricultural terraces of the magnificent Colca Canyon and boat across Lake Titicaca (the highest lake in the world) to visit one of the native communities living on floating islands, from whose islands the first Incas emerged to found the great Incan Empire.
Taste the innovative Peruvian holistic cuisine that gains accolades worldwide. This trip is tailored to make the most out of every moment, which means you’ll be totally satisfied. And if you are not, it is probably just because you haven’t eaten enough guinea pig or drinking enough Pisco sour–Peru Travel Package 11 days.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco

Highlights: Advantages To Travel With Peru Summit Adventures

  • All inclusive tour (hotel, domestic airfares, transportation, entrance tickets, private guides) no hidden fees.
  • Travel by PeruRail Lake Titicaca Train, an elegant train with an old era styling for an amazing trip from Puno to Cusco through quaint Andean sceneries.
  • Spend the last day at Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas” with a private guide at your side.
  • Embark on private guided tours, enjoying insider-access opportunities and staying longer, made possible by Peru Summit Adventures’ small-private group and explore the places that others don’t go.
  • Interact with the farmers and children of the floating islands in Lake Titicaca and gain an intimate understanding of their centuries-old customs during a private visit to their islands.
  • Direct & official local tour operator with headquarter in Cusco, accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism.

Trip Details for Peru Travel Package 11 Days

Group Size 

  • Minimum 02 people, this journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Service Level

  • Upgraded Comfort

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Easy:Designed for everyone. Light, Nothing too Challenging. Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

Important Note

  • While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Accommodation type

  • Accommodation, four-star hotel

Suggested Reading List

We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Machu Picchu and Peru travel books for this trip.

 

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Lima 

Arrive at the airport of Lima at any time, where our local representative will be waiting for you, you will then be transferred at the hotel in Lima, welcome briefing by your tour guide.

  • Hotel: Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores, Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Day 2, Lima – City Tour & Larco Museum 

Today, we start with a visit the highlights of Lima and the Peru’s iconic museum called Larco,  you will start visiting the pre-Incan temple of Huaca Pucllana, a very old religious construction located in the middle of the modern city of Lima.  After that, you will go walking along the important places of the capital, such as San Martin Square, Main square where we see the government palace, the basilica cathedral, archbishop’s palace, the municipality of lima, typical colonial streets with nice mansions. Then we visit the convent of Sain Francis where we see beautiful cloisters, catacombs, the religious museum, the choir, the library of the monks, the sacristy with the collection of Rivera and Zurbaran’s canvas. Our next place to visit is the Larco Museum, a place that holds about 30,000.00 artifacts from the pre-incan cultures and Incan empire from the different parts of Peru, a perfect museum to learn about the life, economic and farming development, ideology of the ancient Peruvians. After the museum visit, you will get one of the local restaurants for Lunch.

In the afternoon we visit the Gold Museum Of Peru. The ancient peruvian were great fantastic silversmiths and goldsmiths that employed particular techniques to work on the metal, as the process of “cire perdue” which was known and disappeared in eastern until the Renaissance. In our excursión to the museum we see a great collection of gold artifacts from different pre-incan cultures, some artifacts date from 3,000 b.c, on the exhibition incalculable jewelries that are finely wrought that were used by the Incas, the children of the Sun God, and the other monarches. Besides the museum keeps a valuable Collection of antique and modern guns which are among the best of its kind in the World. after having a great tour into the museum we go back to the hotel

  • Hotel: Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores, Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Day 3, Depart for Arequipa – Arequipa City Tour 

We will wake up very early in the morning to drive to the airport and take the flight to Arequipa, at your arrival time in Arequipa airport you will meet with our local representative,  you will then drive to the hotel in Arequipa where you will get an informative breifing about the fascinating journey in Arequipa and Colca Canyon from your local tour guide, after that you will drop your pieces of luggage off the hotel and we will start with our excursión in the city. you will get the viewpoint of Carmen Alto, from this place you will have great views of the mountains that surround the city of Arequipa, as well as you will see the pre-incas terraces in far away. Consequently we drive to get the Yanahuara district to enjoy the arcades of the Yanahuara which was built on fine ashlars, and we also see the church of San Juan Bautista.

Later on, you will visit the great monastery of Santa Catalina, that is a large building founded in 1579 where you will see a great collection of canvas, sculptures, etc. You will eventually go back to you hotel .

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Day 4, Colca Canyon – Chivay 

You will have breakfast in the morning that is organizad at the hotel, next, you will travel from Arequipa to the Chivay, which is located in valley of Colca, along the way you will pass by different picturesque towns like Yura, Pampa Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas where the national reserve of Aguada Blanca is located, this reserve keeps the Vicuñas (South American wild camelids and a family of llamas and alpacas), Vizcachani town, Tojra where you see the marshlands or bogs which are the home of a variety of native and migratory birds, you will continue driving by Chuccura and Patapampa visiting the viewpoint of the volcanoes. At about 2:00 pm you will arrive to Chivay; in which, you will have lunch, and a little break, in the afternoon you will drive to the hotel in Chivay/ Colca, at night you will have dinner at the hotel, and eventually you will go to sleep.

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Colca

Day 5, Cruz del Condor – Puno / Lake Titicaca 

After a nutritious breakfast at the hotel, at 6:00 am, you will leave to the Cruz del Condor, from where you will see the depth of the great Colca Canyon, considered deeper than the Colorado Canyon, The site is an incredible lookout point with sweeping views of the Canyon, and opportunities to see the Andean Condor, often spotted here, gliding through the skies above. They are most active before the heat of the day sets in, hence the early morning start to your tour. You will have some opportunities to see the numerous agricultural terraces which add color and contrast to the canyon below. Remnants of an agrarian society which blossomed in this remote area many centuries ago, these same terraces still remain in use by the modern-day inhabitants of the Colca Canyon, who in the spirit of their ancestors, remain tied to the land. You will come back to Chivay for lunch, after  that, you will travel to Puno/ Lake Titicaca for about six hours on our private transportation, upon your arrival in Puno, you will be dropped off at the hotel in Puno.

  • Hotel: Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca

Day 6, Uros Floating Island – Taquile Island 

Today, you will take a full day tour to Lake Titicaca, where you will visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile island. At 7:00 am, we come to your hotel to pick you up, we will then go to the main port to take the boat to Urus floating islands. At this place, you will learn about the daily life of this local inhabitants and will learn how these people have been preserving the technique of weaving the artificial islands since centuries ago. Our next destination is Taquile, a place of weavers and a perfect place to learn about their textiles, you will take a short hike around this island while savoring the amazing views in every direction, and you will get one of the local restaurants for lunch (lunch is not included). After that, you will take the boat back to Puno, arriving to the hotel at about 5:00 pm.

  • Hotel: Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca

Day 7, Travel by Train to Cusco 

Journeying through the Peruvian Andes from Puno to Cusco after visiting Lake Titicaca is an unforgettable experience all on its own. But doing it aboard the PeruRail Titicaca Train will make this a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a full day trip with stunning sceneries while offering you a chance to forge a mystical connection with nature. Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be transferred to your hotel, and a welcome meeting by your tour guide at the hotel.

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco, Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco

Day 8, Sacsayhuaman – Llama Farm – Pisac 

Today, you will engage in a full day tour of Cusco, and part of the Sacred Valley. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant visit to the Incan temple of Sacsayhuaman and Pisac and you will stop at the llama farm on the way.

In Sacsayhuaman you will witness the breath-taking Incan architecture, nine meters/ 30 ft high limestone blocks were used to build massive walls, employing only the manpower, which was offered to Andean Gods as a great temple. Then, your next place to visit is Pisac, en route, you will visit a center where South American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, are bred. Learn about the valuable fibers created from their coats and feed these iconic Andean animals. After a break stop on the way, you will continue to the exceptionally well-preserved Incan archaeological site Pisac, which provide an opportunity to us to take a short warm-up hike as we explore the site’s various structures and terraces before making our way down to Pisac town and its bustling crafts market. Pisac is like an open-air museum of Incan artistry with well-preserved temples, working water channels, large terraces, and stone walls showcasing meticulous masonry. You will eventually drive to the hotel in Urubamba city.

  • Hotel: Taypikala Valle Sagrado Hotel

Day 9, Sacred Valley of the Incas (Maras Salt Ponds, Moray, and Ollantaytambo)

Full day guided tour in the Sacred Valley, visiting the highlights of the valley like Maras salt ponds, Moray, and Ollantaytambo, along with the visits to the local interesting places (e.g, chicheria a place where you would have a local typical corn beer and play frog game).
The first place to visit is the picturesque salt ponds, originally used by the Pre-Inca and Inca culture, villagers from surrounding communities still mine salt by hand from the spring-fed terraced pools, and you will take a short walk on the old bohemian streets of Maras town.
After exploring this quaint place, you will visit the Inca ruins of Moray. The circular terraces of Moray were used as an agricultural “research laboratory” for the Incas, who studied temperature variation from one terrace to another in order to develop different crop varieties. The next place to explore is Ollantaytambo, another impressive place in the Sacred Valley for its temple of the sun, whose construction 100 tons rocks were brought from 5 miles/ 8km away, take a walk on the typical Incan alleyways in town of the same name, today’ this town is called like the Inca living town because of the authentic Inca streets. In the late afternoon, you will take the vistadome train to Machu Picchu town, upon our arrival, transfer to your hotel.

  • El MaPi Hotel by InkaTerra

Day 10, Machu Picchu Guided Tour – Cusco 

You will have an early breakfast and head up to the Inca city by bus to experience the peace and solitude of this magical unique place. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through, explaining the significance of the various structures and the theories behind Machu Picchu’s purpose and construction methods. You will have the rest of the morning and early afternoon to attempt the optional hike up Huayna Picchu mountain. You will catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and from there will take the private transportation back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Hiking Optional Huayna Picchu. Hike may be unguided and is steep with some exposure. Permits are limited to 400 spaces a day. An alternative optional hike may be available if Huayna Picchu permits cannot be obtained.

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco, Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco

Day 11, Depart for Home 

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer you to the airport for your flight for home, End of the adventure.

Note on Itinerary 

Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!

What’s Included For Peru Travel Package 11 Days

Inclusion

  • All transfer by transportation and a professional driver (airport-hotel-airport) and private transportation for the sightseeing days.
  • Excursión to all the places mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tour guide.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu (mooning group).
  • Round trip train ticket (Cusco-Machupicchu)
  • Round trip bus tickted (Machupicchu)
  • Hotel, 10 nights in 4-star hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to all visited places, mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Flight tickets (valid only for internal or domestic flights, from Lima to Arequipa)
  • Private transportation Chivay/ Colca to Puno/ Lake Titicaca.
  • Train ticket from Puno/ Lake Titicaca to Cusco (Peru Rail Titicaca train).

Exclusion

  • International airfares, please let us know your flight information (flight arrival and departure time, flight number, flight company).
  • All airport departure tax, Lima International departure tax is approximately USD 35, and Lima domestic departure tax is approximately USD 10.
  • Meal Budget, (while your stay at hotel or sightseeing) between USD15 to USD20 for every meal not included.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to the flight cancellations.
  • Extra expenditure during the trip.
  • Gratuities for the guides, and other staff (expected but not compulsory, your own appreciation).
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Price

From US$ 3550.00 per person

The price is subject to four-star hotel in Peru. This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people.

The Smallest Groups en Route – Averaging Just 4 Travelers

Machu Picchu offers one of the world’s most spellbinding travel experiences. But it’s also a world-renowned destination, and touring the site in a big group with multitudes of tourists shoving for photos, and competing to hear the guide, your once in a lifetime visit to this World Heritage Site may lose its magic. Our Machu Picchu Trips are scheduled with an average of just four travelers, allowing for a deeper exploration of the lost city of the Incas, with our Local Experts / Tour Leaders. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up cultural experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

Trip Packing List

  • Original passport  and some copies.
  • Travel insurance and some copies
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and camera charger and adapter.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Camera
  • Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
  • flops or light sandals.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Credit or debit card.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

Trip Leaders or Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion

The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!

1. We Focus on Details

Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

2. Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).

3. Knowledge and Expertise

What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.

4. We are Local Entrepreneurs, A Family Enterprise (we are not a gringo company)

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax.

5. Responsible Travel

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too.

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

We Focus on Details

We are the experts when it comes to customizing tours and treks and our incredible private signature series itinerary.

Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously.

Knowledge and Expertise

Our Guides with a deep knowledge of destination, route, and a focus on customer service makes all difference en route

Responsible Travel

Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! All is done in a responsible manner

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