DAY 1, September 02, 2019 | Lima
A wonderfully passionate and charismatic city, Lima is a stunning mix of a modern metropolis, colonial charm, and ancient wonder!
Situated along Peru’s Pacific coast, Lima, is the fifth largest city in South America with a population of over nine million, and
the second largest desert capital in the world – after Cairo. Lima begins on the coast and rises to more than 5,000 feet (1500 m)
above sea level, allowing for many stunning vantage points.
With a culture dating back millennia, the cityscape of Lima features modern skyscrapers and condominiums sitting side-by-side with
beautiful Spanish colonial mansions, and ancient temples. Today, the city is renowned for its world-class cuisine, trendy shops,
and thriving nightlife, as well as fascinating museums and galleries.
Shrouded both in history and fog that comes off of the Pacific, Lima is a thoroughly cosmopolitan, exciting, vibrant - and often
chaotic - city, and one that will win over visitors' hearts from the very first moment they lay eyes on it.
DAY 2, September 03, 2019 | Lima
Founded in 1535 by the Spanish, Lima is a city full of history. Eventually becoming the capital of all the Spanish new-world colonies,
the city is home to a number of stunning colonial buildings, in addition to several enchanting pre-Colombian ruins.
A guided tour through downtown Lima is your opportunity to experience some of these wondrous sites and to learn more about the
history of this magical city! Under the supervision of an expert guide, you will have the chance to visit some of the highlights
of Lima’s colonial past: the main square (Plaza de Armas), Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, amongst other, as well as some
of the city’s stunning ancient ruins, including the imposing Huaca Pucllana pyramid, which dates back over 1500 years!
Lunch will be at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, after which you'll enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Located in the Miraflores area of Lima, and known throughout the city for its fantastic Peruvian cuisine, it is not only the food that
draws guests to Huaca Pucllana but also its amazing views.
DAY 3, September 04, 2019 | Lima
Gamarra is located in "La Victoria," one of the smallest districts of Lima that stands the largest shopping center in the American continent,
characterized for all the street vendors, food, the huge clothing industry, and also the Witch Market that makes Gamarra a very bizarre and
We will walk around the commercial city of Gamarra, which is located very close to the first "Pueblos Jóvenes" (Shanty Towns) to do some clothes shopping for the next days in Peru.
Also, there is the chance to see a market specialized in alternative medicine that is becoming part of the popular culture and also local
products used by Shamans in order to make ancestral rituals.
This tour is unique, super interesting, and a splendid sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity!
We guarantee a day you will never forget.
DAY 4, September 05, 2019 | Cusco
Today enjoy a lesson with local experts from the Amaru communal project located in the heights of the Sacred Valley. After a warm
welcome, they will teach you their traditional way of life through agricultural and local rituals tied to Mother Earth. Be ready to use the
Chakitaklla, an Incan tool used to plant. We will then have a traditional lunch.
After lunch, there will be a master class about Andean textiles. Local people will walk us through the weaving process. We will return to the hotel afterwards.
Located in the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, the historic quarter of Cusco, featuring colonial houses and steep, narrow streets,
Pachapapa serves quite possibly the finest Peruvian cuisine in the city!
Based on a traditional Peruvian open-air quinta, Pachapapa features wooden picnic tables scattered across a beautiful yet quaint
courtyard – perfect for an atmospheric meal. For those colder nights, the restaurant also features three warm, inviting
Pachapapa’s menu features a variety of delicious traditional Peruvian dishes from across the country, including adobo de chancho, a
tangy pork stew, and anticuchos de alpaca – skewers of spiced alpaca. For a truly authentic experience, try the delicious cuy – roasted
guinea pig – which must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
DAY 5, September 06, 2019 | Machu Picchu
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views, you will have numerous opportunities to capture
amazing pictures and feel connected with the landscape of Peru.
Lunch will be at Toto's, a buffet lunch, pizza, grill, and traditional Peruvian cuisine restaurant. Set across 2 floors and with a capacity to
seat 400 people, Toto’s House is the largest restaurant in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). Located in the heart of Aguas Calientes, the
restaurant is easy to find located facing the main shuttle bus stop.
The restaurant also features a large central grill and a large traditional adobe pizza oven. While you are having lunch you will enjoy the
view of the Vilcabamba River.
DAY 6, September 07, 2019 | Cusco
San Pedro local market, located right in the middle of Cusco, is considered one of the earliest markets to open in town at the beginning of the XVIII century. Locals visit this unique market, looking for fresh products brought from the farmlands to the city.
Today is the day when you will interact with local people at the market on your own trying to get the needed ingredients for
making a traditional lunch with only the help of a small Spanish-language book and soles ( local currency), so be ready to practice your Spanish
skills and negotiate with sellers! After an hour, you will be transferred to an open kitchen where chefs will help you
prepare Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian dish made of meat, vegetables, and spices that is buried and cooked with hot stones.
Dinner will be at Kion Restaurant, an elegant dining option in Cusco. Kion offers without a doubt the finest Peruvian-Chinese fusion
cuisine in the city.
DAY 7, September 08, 2019 | Puno
This is a full day transfer from Cusco to Puno where Titicaca Lake is located. This journey will go through the Andean Highlands until you reach the Collao Plateau. You will make a few detours along the way. The first stop will be at Andahuaylillas Church, which is considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes” due to the many colonial-era mural paintings. Afterwards, you will stop at Raqchi, an archaeological complex located near the regional border between Cusco and Puno. After enjoying lunch near La Raya Pass, you will stop at Pukara, a rural community famous for its ceramic bulls called Toritos.
DAY 8, September 09, 2019 | Puno
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Puno Port to board a motor boat that will take you around to the main attractions of Lake Titicaca. On the way, you will be able to enjoy great views of the highest navigable lake in the world. The first stop will be at the floating islands of Uros. This group of Islands is made of the totora plant, as are the houses of the local villagers and their boats.
Later, get to know Taquile Island and learn about the lifestyle of the local community and their daily activities, such as weaving. Enjoy a traditional lunch with an amazing view of the scenery of the lake.
DAY 9, September 10, 2019 | Lake Titicaca
Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo The tombs, which are built above ground
in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century.
The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility.
The "Inca Manco Cápac" Airport is located in Juliaca city an hour away from Puno. Depending on your flight departing time, you will be picked up
from your hotel. Upon your arrival at Lima Airport, our local staff will assist you to check in for your flight back home. Have a safe flight!