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9 Day Best of Peru & Machu Picchu

$1,599
Per Person

Typically $2,799
On this incredible 9 day tour you will experience one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. Shrouded by mist, located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation.

the tour

This tour is one of our best Peru travel deals. Visit Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca on our 9 Day Best of Peru tour package. Peru is a country with splendid diversity in both its nature and culture. On this incredible 9 day tour you will experience one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World; Machu Picchu. Shrouded by mist, located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation. On this tour, you will also visit the highlights of fascinating Capital Lima, known as the “City of Kings”. Explore the dizzy heights of Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes that was once capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.

Visit Aguas Calientes, a small town which is the gateway to Machu Picchu.  Surrounded by natural thermal hot springs, Aguas Calientes (meaning hot water) is the perfect place to rest the weary legs. A highlight of the tour is sailing to the extraordinary Uros Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca and a homestay on Taquile Island. A homestay with a local family on the highest lake in the world is a unique cultural adventure and one of the best ways to get an authentic Lake Titicaca experience.

INCLUSIONS:

This package includes a 9 day guided tour of Peru. 8 nights accommodation and daily breakfast. A professional and experienced English speaking guide, all transportation throughout and sightseeing entrance fees as mentioned. Plus, small group sizes of just 15 for intimate touring. Book one of our Peru travel deals using our flexible payment options. Choose from our many interest free payment plans or buy now and choose your date later.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Peru! Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a Lima City Tour. On this fantastic guided tour of Lima you will explore the beautiful and fascinating City of Kings. You will visit iconic places that are rich in history. There will be plenty of picturesque churches and exquisite colonial architecture.

Begin your journey by travelling thousands of years into the past. Your first stop will be the ancient ceremonial centre called “Huaca Pucllana”, which was built centuries before the arrival of the Spanish.

Next, you will drive into the centre of the city so you can stroll around the main square, the Plaza de Armas of Lima. Here you will find imposing architecture which was built a very long time ago. Also, on the main square is the grandiose Lima Cathedral. After that you can tour the Santo Domingo convent and its extensive monastery.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Lima

DAY 2: Lima ~ Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel to transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cusco. On arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure or take advantage of one of our optional tours.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Cusco

OPTIONAL: Cusco City Tour USD $30 | Cooking Class USD $40 | Folklore Show and Dinner USD $25

DAY 3: Cusco Free Day

Enjoy the whole day at your own leisure exploring Cusco. Alternatively, you can take advantage of one of our optional tours.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Cusco

OPTIONAL: Sacred Valley USD $45 | Rainbow Mountain USD $90 | Maras Moray USD $40

DAY 4: Cusco ~ Aguas Calinetes

This morning you will be picked up at 8am to head to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu! The train leaves at approximately 11:30am (time may change depending on availability and changes to timetable). After a 2-hour journey of majestic views you will arrive at Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, this town lies in a deep gorge below the ruins. As a virtual island, it’s cut off from all roads and enclosed by stone cliffs, towering cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. Aguas Calientes is surrounded by thermal hot springs, on arrival there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a hot bath in the natural springs.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Aguas Calinetes

DAY 5: The Marvellous Machu Picchu!

Wake up early for breakfast before our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am to begin the short bus journey to the gates of Machu Picchu where you will watch the sunrise. After entering the Citadel begin a guided walking tour (approximately two hours) of the citadel complex. After this experience, enjoy some free time to explore the mysterious city as you please. Then, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, later we will board the train back to Poroy. Upon your arrival to the train station, we will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Cusco

DAY 6: Cusco ~ Puno, Lake Titicaca

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel at 06h00 and dropped off at the bus station to take a bus trip, more like a tour – a guide will be on board, and you’ll stop at four exciting sites: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), La Raya and Pukara. Andahuaylillas is the Sistine Chapel of South America. This church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Raqchi was an Inca church of considerable dimensions; 328 feet long, 85 feet wide and 45 feet high. The temple is divided into two naves, and each nave has 11 large columns. La Raya is the half-way point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (14,222 feet above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña are familiar sights. It is also the geographic border between two cultures – Quechua and Aymara. Finally, Pukara is the most important and oldest ceremonial centre of the altiplano which holds new lite-sculptures and tombs. After you will proceed to Puno and arrive at about 5pm.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Puno

DAY 7: Uros floating, Taquile & Luquina islands

After breakfast between 7.00am and 8 am, we will take you from the hotel to the port of Puno; there you will board the motorboat to the floating Islands of Uros, located 25 minutes from the port of Puno. More than 65 small islands are still there today and you will visit two. While visiting the guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people that have been living in these floating islands for many years, you will also have the opportunity to talk with the people of these islands and visit their homes and learn a little about their lifestyle.

Afterward, we will sail towards “Taquile Island,” which takes approximately two hours. On the island is a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until the 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still powerful among them. The weaving tradition of this Island goes back to early civilizations, thus keeps elements from pre-Inca Andean cultures alive in the present. The most original garments are the “Chullo,” a knitted hat with an earflap; and “The Calendar Waistband,” depicting the annual cycles connected to ritual and agricultural activities. When you reach the island, you walk up along a narrow path, enjoying impressive views of Lake Titicaca and seeing gorgeous little houses inhabited by the direct descendants of the Inca Culture. You will then have free time to explore the Island on your own, and afterward, you will meet the group for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we will go down to the harbour to take a boat to continue with a one-hour boat ride to the peninsula Chucuito. The remarkable thing about this place is that the tourist feel it is new. The inhabitants of this place are very willing to receive visitors in their community, you will be welcomed directly by the families, and they will take you to their homes and spend the night. Karina community has Lake Titicaca, and hence you will be able to do activities like fishing and farming.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Traditional Home Stay

DAY 8: Luquina Island ~ Puno

Today we will enjoy the breakfast with our host family, and then we will participate in the local activities provided. Then we will have lunch and finally, say goodbye to the local family and go down to the harbour to take the boat. Afterward, we will sail towards Puno, which takes approximately two hours. We arrive back to Puno at around 5:00 pm.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Hotel, Puno

DAY 9: Puno ~ Lima ~ End of Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Juliaca airport for a short flight back to Lima. At Lima airport your tour will end and you can stay on in Peru or take your onward flight home. We hope you enjoyed travelling with us!

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

This tour is one of our best Peru travel deals. Visit Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca on our 9 Day Best of Peru tour package. Peru is a country with splendid diversity in both its nature and culture. On this incredible 9 day tour you will experience one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World; Machu Picchu. Shrouded by mist, located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation. On this tour, you will also visit the highlights of fascinating Capital Lima, known as the “City of Kings”. Explore the dizzy heights of Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes that was once capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.

Visit Aguas Calientes, a small town which is the gateway to Machu Picchu.  Surrounded by natural thermal hot springs, Aguas Calientes (meaning hot water) is the perfect place to rest the weary legs. A highlight of the tour is sailing to the extraordinary Uros Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca and a homestay on Taquile Island. A homestay with a local family on the highest lake in the world is a unique cultural adventure and one of the best ways to get an authentic Lake Titicaca experience.

INCLUSIONS:

This package includes a 9 day guided tour of Peru. 8 nights accommodation and daily breakfast. A professional and experienced English speaking guide, all transportation throughout and sightseeing entrance fees as mentioned. Plus, small group sizes of just 15 for intimate touring. Book one of our Peru travel deals using our flexible payment options. Choose from our many interest free payment plans or buy now and choose your date later.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

February: 14, 28

March: 14, 28

April: 11, 25

May: 9, 23

June: 6, 20

July: 4, 18

August: 1, 15, 29

September: 12, 26

October: 10, 24

November: 7, 21

December: 5

INCLUSIONS

 

9 Day guided tour of Peru

7 Nights hotel accommodation

1 Night traditional homestay

8x Breakfasts, 3x Lunches, 1x Dinner

Return airport/hotel transfers

English speaking local guides

City tour of Lima

Domestic flight from Lima – Cusco

Domestic flight from Juliaca – Lima

Guided walking tour of Machu Picchu

Relax in the natural hot springs in Aguas Caliente

Puno City Tour

Explore the floating islands of Uros by boat

Experience Taquile Island & Lake Titicaca

Sail to Chucuito

Enjoy a homestay with a traditional family of the Karina community

Traditional activities (fishing & farming)

All Entrance Fees

All National Park Fees

AC transportation throughout

All car expenses such as fuel, toll, taxes etc

Small groups maximum 15 people

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfares

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers (Recommended $5-$10 per person per day)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Lima: Alpha Hotel & Suites

Cusco: Royal Inca I

Aguas Calientes: Humantay Hotel

Puno: Casona Plaza Puno

Lake Titicaca: Home Stay Luquina

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Lima: Casa Andina Miraflores Centro

Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza

Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina Machu Picchu

Puno: Casa Andina Standard Puno

Lake Titicaca: Home Stay Luquina

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $200 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Cusco City Tour – $30

DAY 2: Cooking Class – $40

DAY 2: Folklore Show and Dinner – $25

DAY 3: The Sacred Valley – $45

DAY 3: Rainbow Mountain – $90

DAY 3: Maras Moray – $40

 

All prices are in USD and per person. They are payable on arrival direct to the local tour operator

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Peru with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE/POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Lima – $190

4 Star Hotel Lima – $250

 

Prices are based per room per night in AUD and include breakfast. Airport Transfers are not included

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 5 December 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

9 Day Best of Peru 3 Star Package – $1599

9 Day Best of Peru 4 Star Package – $1799

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $450 per person

4 Star Hotels – $550 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 15 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 7 travel free of charge if using existing bedding

Children aged 7-11 require a child voucher:

3 Star Package – $1199 (Add to cart at checkout)

4 Star Package – $1399 (Add to cart at checkout)

 

Children aged 12+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

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