Hotel 3 ***
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What a wonderful occasion to discover Peru, magical and mystical country! We congratulate you in advance for your beautiful union and have prepared for you the best trip to accompany this celebration. This experience will combine the main sites and attractions of our country with a charming accommodation. Be ready to visit many places like Arequipa, the so-called white city, where its charming colors are perfect for a romantic escapade; Puno, where the Titicaca Lake and a beautiful island called Suasi are located; and finally Cusco, discovering for the first time the majestic citadel of Machupicchu, still shrouded in wonder and mystery. Everything in this program has been thought through to make your honeymoon an unforgettable trip!
Upon arrival at Lima’s airport, a private driver will be meeting and driving you to your hotel. Free evening in the dynamic districts of the Peruvian capital. Overnight in Lima.
After breakfast, we will start our journey with the visit of the colonial and modern part of the Capital. It is here where colonial palaces, monasteries and convents exist in amazing harmony with modern buildings and the most impressive and ancient Pre-Inca huacas. The visit to Colonial Lima includes a dazzling walk through the Plaza de Armas, its Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Torre Tagle Palace. We will also walk through Miraflores and San Isidro, two of the most beautiful and exclusive neighborhoods in the capital. Finally, we will continue with the visit of the Larco Herrera Museum, with a palpable explanation of Peru’s history before the Incas culture. The museum is filled with a valuable collection made up of more than 10,000 pieces of Mochica, Chimú and other Pre-Inca civilizations. For those interested in the most intimate customs of this ancient culture, the Museum’s collection of erotic ceramics is a faithful and unique representation of its kind. Return to the Hotel, overnight in Lima.
During the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for your domestic flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, our staff will be there to greet, meet and transfer you to your hotel located at the heart of the city. Time to rest and adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon, we will discover the so-called white city and its colonial center by walking: the Plaza de Armas, the Santuarios Andinos museum and the Santa Catalina’s Convent. A true city with its alleys lined with colorful houses. Then, we will do towards the Yanahuara and Cayma overlooks, which offer panoramic views of the fabulous surrounding volcanoes. Return to the hotel and free evening. Overnight in Arequipa.
Early in the morning, we will depart for the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Along the way, we will pass at the slope of the Chachani, and cross part of the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, populated by wild vicuñas. The road gradually climbs to reach its highest point: El mirador de los volcanes at 4900 m or 16,076ft. From there, the view of the Ampato (6400m//20,997ft), the Sabancaya (5976m//19,606ft), and the HuallcaHuallca (6025m//19,767ft) is breathtaking. There will be a descent towards Chivay, where you can have lunch (not included in package) and will be our place for overnight. In the afternoon, we will ascend to Canacota and then descend to the hot springs of La Calera. End of the day free. Overnight in Chivay.
Extra activities to do on site: (not included in package) Bathing in the thermal baths (bring your bathing suit and towel).
After breakfast, departure for “la Cruz Del Cóndor” (Condors cross), a viewpoint that offers a magnificent view of the Colca Canyon from the first rays of the sun. This is where we can admire the flight of the condor, the largest bird in the world. We will then set off on foot towards the “Salto del Cura” (Priest’s Jump). The path offers splendid perspectives on the canyon (1h30 of walk). On the way back to Chivay, we will discover the villages of Yanque, Coporaque, Achoma and Maca, where the way of life of the inhabitants has changed little since Inca’s times. Lunch in Chivay (not included in package). Early in the afternoon, we will take a tourist bus towards Puno and arrive in the evening.
In the morning, transfer to the port of Puno to take the boat to Amantaní Island, located on Lake Titicaca (“stone puma” in the Aymara language). Along the way, we will visit the floating islands of Uros, where Aymara inhabitants build their homes on gigantic reed boats (totoras). Our navigation on Lake Titicaca will continue to Amantaní Island. We will walk the trails and enjoy the exceptional view of the Royal Bolivian range of mountains. By ascending the Pachatata (4200 m // 13,779ft.), we will discover the magnificent sunset over the lake. Walk back to our boat to keep riding to our final destination: the Suasi Island. Arrival and overnight at the Hotel in Suasi Island.
For the excursion on Lake Titicaca, bring a backpack of maximum 10 kilograms so as not to overload the boat. The rest of your belongings will be left in storage at the hotel in Puno.
After a good night rest at the Hotel, we will have a free day to explore the Suasi Island. We will be able to see the crops, gardens, walk on the shores of the lake, climb the hills, and more. In the afternoon, we will head back to Puno in the boat and then transfer us to the Hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Early departure by bus towards Cusco. We will cross the Collao plateau where you will stop at the village of Pukará. It is one of the last places to testify to the pre-Inca’s culture of the same name. We will then pass La Raya (4360m // 14,304ft), symbolizing the end of the Altiplano (plateau) and the beginning of the Cusco region. It is in Sicuani where we will stop for an Andean lunch before resuming the road towards Raqchi. We will visit the spectacular Incas sanctuary, built by the Inca Pachacutec in honor of the Inca god Wiracocha. Then, we will continue on to the village of Andahuaylillas and San Pedro’s Church, known as the “Sistine Chapel of South America” for its richly decorated ceiling. Arrival to Cusco and transportation to the Hotel. Free evening and overnight in Cusco.
Free morning to adjust to the altitude. In the early afternoon, we will start our experience walking the Plaza de Armas, the center of the Incas capital. We will start visiting the Cathedral, an impressive building that has many paintings from the Escuela Cusqueña (School of Cusco) as well as real goldsmith treasures. We will continue our discovery in Santo Domingo and Koricancha Monastery, ancient temple of the Sun. Then we will head towards the most important archaeological sites surrounding the city of Cusco. We will start with Tambomachay, and then descend on foot to PucaPucara, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman. This last one is a fortress, and it was built on a hill, which dominates the city of Cusco. It is characterized by its gigantic blocks of stones nested to the nearest millimeter, some of which exceed 9 meters (29.5 ft.) in height and weigh more than 550 tons. After visiting these 4 ruins, return to the Hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
After breakfast, we will start our journey going to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (30 km // 18 miles away from Cusco) with a beautiful landscape bordering the Urubamba river. We will stop in different spots to take pictures and arrive to the archaeological complex of Pisac. It is made up of terraces, fountains, observatories and even a necropolis, the largest in the region. It was from there that the Incas controlled and dominated the Sacred Valley. At our descent, we will be able to visit the town’s famous craft market. We will continue until we reach the town of Urubamba, the place for our lunch and then follow the river until reach the village of Ollantaytambo and visit the imposing archaeological fortress. Finally, we will walk towards the train station located in the same village and take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small village located at the foot of the famous Machupicchu. Arrival and installation at the hotel. Free evening and overnight in Aguas Calientes.
* In order to guarantee a safe and punctual service, the national train company Perurail asks passengers going to Machupicchu to take only a small backpack of 5kg and 157cm (height + width + length) maximum or a bag cabin type. Please note that the company has become very strict regarding these restrictions. Suitcases and large travel bags will not be accepted on the train. You will leave your luggage and personal belongings for the day, leaving them at the hotel in Cusco before the excursion. After the excursion of Machupicchu, you will return to the Hotel in Cusco.
Very early in the morning, you will take the shared bus to go up to the most famous Inca site in the country: Machupicchu, “old summit” in Quechua’s language. During your guided tour (around 2h), you will discover, still enveloped in the morning mist, this architectural complex built on a narrow ridge bordered by precipices. An impressive vision that evolves with the progression of the sun. We will then walk through the alleys of the citadel, its quarters, its squares, its royal houses, its agricultural areas, its paths and its observatories. After the guided tour, we descend in the afternoon to Aguas Calientes to take the train to Ollantaytambo where we will spend the night (without assistance on arrival).
Extra activities to do on site: (not included in package and reserved in advanced) Possibility of adding the ascent of the Huaynapicchu Mountain or Montaña Machupicchu depending on availability. (These mountains are part of the landscape of the citadel of Machupicchu and have different times and entrances, since they take more time to climb and visit).
After breakfast, we will start our return to Cusco and pass through the overlook of Las Salineras de Maras, where we will be able to see hundreds of artisanal ponds exploited since pre-Columbian times. Once evaporated, a thin layer of salt settles there to be immediately harvested. Next on the schedule is the archaeological site of Moray, that according to historians, the place has constructions that were part of an agricultural investigation in the Incas Empire. Finally, we will stop in Chinchero, the “city of the rainbow”, known for its textile art according to the traditional Incas method. Arrival to Cusco and overnight on the city center.
Transfer to the airport of Cusco for a national flight with destination Lima. This flight can correspond with your international one.
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