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Small group: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Titicaca lake

FROM $2650
Length10 days / 9 nights
StyleAdventure/Trek
Classic/Discovery
Educational Travel
HighlightsCuzco
Historical Cuzco
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
Peruvian cuisine
Puno
Uros floating islands

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An exceptional 10-day tour of the wonders of Peru, the ancient cities, traditional markets, mysteries and beauty of the natural world including a visit the Sacred City of the Incas - Machu Picchu, Incan ruins, and a sail along Lake Titicaca.

  • Sep 17th - Arrive Lima
  • Sep 18th Lima - City tour & Gastronomic tour
  • Sep 19th Lima - Flight to Cuzco + City tour & Ruins Nearby
  • Sep 20th Sacred Valley Tour
  • Sep 21st Maras & Moray - Train to Machu Picchu
  • Sep 22nd Machu Picchu Guided Tour
  • Sep 23rd Machu Picchu - 2nd Entrance for Huayna Picchu Hiking
  • Sep 24th Cuzco - Puno
  • Sep 25th Puno - Full day Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
  • Sep 26th Puno – Juliaca (Sillustani) – Depart Lima
  • OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO LA PAZ & UYUNI SALT FLATS (BOLIVIA)
  • Sep 26th Puno –La Paz via –Tiwanaku
  • Sep 27th La Paz– Uyuni – Villamar
  • Sep 28th Villamar – Colored lagoons (REA) – Ojo de Perdiz
  • Sep 29th Ojo de Perdiz – Uyuni Salt flats – Colchani
  • Sep 30th Colchani – La Paz - Departure
Sep 17th - Arrive Lima
Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transported to your hotel, and have the rest of the day at leisure. We suggest a short walk around the city to discover its colonial treasures or its wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Night in Lima.
Sep 18th Lima - City tour & Gastronomic tour
Breakfast. Our gastronomic adventure begins in a typical Peruvian market. In this space you will appreciate a variety of Peruvian products and enjoy unique fruits such as cherimoya, lucuma, pacai and aguaymanto. Be amazed by the wide variety of seafood, considered one of the richest in the world. Also, visit the exclusive restaurant La Rosa Nautica where you can prepare your own Pisco Sour and the famous. Then you can enjoy a delicious lunch that includes the most representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Duration: 4 ½ hours.

In the afternoon enjoy your half-day panoramic city Tour. You will see the Colonial Center, the Main Square, the Palacio de Gobierno, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and Lima town hall. Also, you will visit San Francisco, a convent with cloisters and catacombs of the Colonial era. The tour will continue through the traditional areas of residential and commercial Lima to end with spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and beaches in the district of Miraflores. Return to the hotel. Night in Lima.
Sep 19th Lima - Flight to Cuzco + City tour & Ruins Nearby
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a City Tour, visiting the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, known as Q’oricancha or Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the nearby archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. Night in Cuzco.
Sep 20th Sacred Valley Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will start a tour to visit the beautiful town of Pisac, its traditional market, the popular show and its narrow streets. (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday). You will continue the tour through the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, where you can enjoy a nice buffet lunch. Then you will visit Ollantaytabo, a still inhabited Inca City where a complex system of irrigation channels and foundations still remain from the Inca time and where much of the town was built. The archeological site of Ollantaytambo has large groups of terraces, fortresses, squares, channels, and the Real Casa del Sol, a megalithic temple of great mysticism. Night in Cuzco or Sacred Valley.
Sep 21st Maras & Moray - Train to Machu Picchu
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel to visit the archaeological site of Moray, characterized by its circular shaped terraces. They are over 30 meters deep and have several rings of concentric terraces; each one holds a different microclimate. It is suspected that this place could have been used as a major center of exploration and scientific research for agriculture.
Then, we head to the town of Maras, reaching the salt mines that capture groundwater from the mountains and condense it in more than 4,000 artesian wells, which since ancient times, served as a supply center for salt to the Inca Empire. Throughout the tour we will enjoy the beautiful landscapes that the Sacred Valley of the Incas has to offer. In the afternoon we take a train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes. Night in Aguas Calientes.
Sep 22nd Machu Picchu Guided Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transported to the train station to board the train that will begin our tour to the Sacred City of Machu Picchu, declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage for Humanity and chosen as one of the modern Seven Wonders. The train will take you to Aguas Calientes, where you will ascend to the sacred City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”, located 112 km/69m away from the city of Cuzco and 2,360 miles above sea level. Once there, you will have a guided tour where you will see palaces, temples, houses, stores, and buildings. Enjoy a great lunch at the unique Sanctuary Lodge. After the visit, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo where you will have lunch. The rest of the day at your leisure. Night in Aguas Calientes.
Sep 23rd Machu Picchu - 2nd Entrance for Huayna Picchu Hiking
Breakfast at the hotel. You will wake up early for a Hike to Huayan Picchu Mountain, where you will have a very different view of Machu Picchu Fortres. Free afternoon to walk on your own in this small town, where the thermo medicinal baths of the same name are located. At the appropriate time, we take the train back to Cuzco, and you will be taken to your hotel. Night in Cuzco.
Sep 24th Cuzco - Puno
Breakfast at the hotel. Then we will travel to the ground station to board the tourist bus to Puno. On the way, we will visit Pucara site museum, La Raya (4335 m), Raqchi, and Sicuani, and then will be taken to the hotel. Overnight in Puno.
For this day we offer as an OPTIONAL, travel from Cusco to Puno in the ANDEAN EXPLORER Luxury train. (Available upon request) Extra cost: USD250 per person
Sep 25th Puno - Full day Uros Floating Islands & Taquile Island
Breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transported to Titicaca Lake pier to start the boat ride to visit the Uros & Taquile floating islands, a place of spectacular beauty. Continuing the trip we will visit Uros floating islands, artificial islands handcrafted by its inhabitants based on the totora, a plant that grows in the same lake. The Uros live mainly from fishing and hunting, as well as from the sale of handicrafts and colorful fabrics. During the tour we will hear legends about the Uros and we will experience their folklore. We will sail along Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Return to your hotel. Night in Puno.
Sep 26th Puno – Juliaca (Sillustani) – Depart Lima
Breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transported to Juliaca airport for your flight back to Lima. On the way we will make a short visit to the pre-Inca archaeological center of Sillustani, located 16 km from Puno, where you will appreciate the funeral towers called “Chulipas”, dating from years 600-800 A.C. The Sillustani environment is spectacular because the Umayo lagoon surrounds it. Upon arrival in Lima, connect with your international flight.
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO LA PAZ & UYUNI SALT FLATS (BOLIVIA)
Sep 26th Puno –La Paz via –Tiwanaku
Breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will meet your guide to start your full day excursion/crossing to Bolivia.

Breakfast at your hotel. At the appropriate time you will meet your guide to start your full day excursion/crossing to Bolivia.
Puno - Desaguadero - Tiwanaku - La Paz
You will take private transportation from Puno to Desaguadero, (147 km from Puno) the border town with Bolivia; crossing through the immigration office. Then from Desaguadero to Guaqui we will continue to Tiwanaku (19 km), which has one of the oldest cultures in America, with great development in pottery, stone construction and agriculture. Visit its magnificent ruins with its temples and also the local museum. Proceed in an interesting trip across the Aymara culture and the traditional way of life, also enjoy great views of the Andes Royal Range, passing near Laja, the place where La Paz was originally founded in 1548, to finally arrive to La Paz city (115 km from Desaguadero) one of the main centers of the Andean area with all the traditional legacy and modern life. Included: Lunch. At the appropriate time, you will take a bus to La Paz, Bolivia, and upon arrival check in at your hotel. Night in La Paz.
Important: USA and other citizenships NEED to apply for VISA for visiting BOLIVIA and or PERU.
Please check with your closer LOCAL BOLIVIAN and PERUVIAN CONSULATE BEFORE TRAVELING.
Sep 27th La Paz– Uyuni – Villamar
After breakfast, you will take a morning flight from La Paz to Uyuni landing at the shores of the Uyuni salt flats.
Your trip will continue by car south through the highlands, passing the villages of San Cristobal, Culpina K until you reach the rich and high valley of Alota (3 hours), then areas with great stone formations created by erosion. Continue through high valleys until the village of Villamar (1 hour). Night in the Mallku Cueva hotel, with lunch and dinner included.
Sep 28th Villamar – Colored lagoons (REA) – Ojo de Perdiz
This trip begins early, as we enter the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa), visiting Laguna Colorada (2 hours) declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 m. Then up to geysers “Sol de Mañana, passing alongside Challviri lagoon, with its hot springs on the shores of Polques. We then cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali, with amazing views, to finally reach Laguna Verde (3 hours), in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. Trip back to laguna Colorada, enter the high deserts of Siloli, visiting Arbol de Piedra to finally reach Ojos de Perdiz (4 hours). Night in Tayka del Desierto Hotel (4531 masl) ? with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Sep 29th Ojo de Perdiz – Uyuni Salt flats – Colchani
This morning your trip will take you north through the minor lagoons and continue east through branches of the range, reaching the valley of Alota (2 hours). Then continuing north through the highlands, passing the villages of San Agustin and San Juan (2 hours), and entering Chuvica to the great Uyuni salt flat. We make the crossing to Isla Incahuasi (1 hour), which is a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus and continue east to the village of Colchani (2 hours), where the locals produce salt. In the evening we will enjoy a great sunset, and spend the night in Palacio de Sal hotel; breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Sep 30th Colchani – La Paz - Departure
After breakfast you will be transported to the nearby airport for your flight to La Paz, and then make the connection for your flight back home.
  • 4* HOTELS

    $ 2650

• Lima Courtyard Marriott San Agustin Exclusive El Condado • Cuzco Andean Wings Novotel Del Prado Inn • Sacred Valley Casa Andina Private Collection Qawana boutique hotel lodge • Aguas Calientes Hotel Machu Picchu by Inkaterra Casa Andina Tierra Viva • Puno Calasaya Sonesta Posada del Inka OPTIONAL EXTENSION BOLIVIA – LA PAZ & UYUNI SALT FLATS • La Paz La Casona hotel boutique El Rey Palace • Uyuni Mallku Cueva Hotel (Villamar) Tayka del

We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made intinerary.

TESTIMONIALS

Judith Robitaille
Amazing 4 month trip to Argentina and Chile
We are a recently retired couple who just returned from a 4 month trip to Chile and Argentina. Sometimes we joined organized tours but we mostly did independent travelling. Eureka Travel offered us excellent advise with planning and kept us on budget. Everything ran seamlessly during these 120 days: the many flights, the transfers, the hotels and the excursions went off with absolutely no problems. Furthermore, they kept in touch with us at every leg of our journey. I truly believe that Analia\'s and Cecilia\'s personal touch made a very big difference to the success of our travel experience. I highly recommend them for any travel services to South America.

Judith traveled to Argentina & Chile in 2014
Marcus & Jessica
We had a wonderful time...everything was well organized, the travel arrangements you provided were excellent.The hotels were equally amazing, people super-nice (surprisingly more so in BA than in Patagonia!), and the scenery was literally breath-taking - especially in Patagonia.

We were very fortunate with the weather as well - in short: awesome trip.

Highly recommend you as a travel agency.

Marcus & Jessica from NYC traveled to Buenos Aires & El Calafate in JAN 2013
Amra M.
Hi Analia,

Thank you for a fantastic Chile tour!!

Everything went smooth, we were happy with the itinerary, hotels, tours... It was a great way to get introduce to Chile.

Thanks!

Amra M. From NORWAY
M & JT from Los Angeles.CA
My husband and I are indebted to Analia Rupar-Przebieda and the entire Eureka Travel Team for their integral role in creating a truly exquisite once-in-a-lifetime travel experience for us in Buenos Aires and Puerto Iguazu.
Analia’s passion and love for travel in South America clearly translate into a highly personalized and meaningful experience for her clients. She took great care to first get to know us and then to thoughtfully and meticulously plan a travel itinerary that was especially customized to our personal tastes and requests.

Our stay in Argentina was expertly organized and timed – we enjoyed a perfect balance of the pace and energy of vibrant Buenos Aires with the nature and escape of breathtaking Puerto Iguazu. We also greatly appreciated all of Analia’s brilliant insider tips on the best local restaurants and must-visit sights. Eureka Travel Team went above and beyond to ensure that our experience abroad was optimized in every way – from the charming boutique hotel accommodations to the convenient private transportation and tour arrangements, we felt uniquely cared for and pampered. Furthermore, at any given time, Analia and her sister Cecilia were very accessible and responsive – it is clear that they are not only highly professional and knowledgeable but that they genuinely care about their clients.

Thanks to Analia and Eureka Travel, we returned from Argentina with countless new precious memories and a deep appreciation of its unique history, diverse culture and profound beauty. For any and all future trips to South America, we would wholeheartedly entrust Analia and the Eureka Travel Team with all of our needs.

M& JT Travelled to Argentina. Buenos Aires & Iguazu in October 2016

SERVICE DETAILS

INCLUDED

  • (PERU ONLY)
  • All Transfers between hotels and airport/bus All Transfers between hotels and airport/bus
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation total (2 in Lima + 1 in Cuzco + 1 in Sacred Valley + 1 in Aguas Calientes + 2 in Cuzco + 2 in Puno)
  • Breakfast and taxes in all the hotels
  • Half day City Tour in Lima
  • Half day Gastronomic tour LIMA
  • Half day City Tour + Ruins Nearby in Cuzco
  • Half day Maras & Moray tour
  • Full day Sacred Valley tour
  • Full day Guided excursion in Machu Picchu
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Public Bus from Cuzco to Puno
  • Uros & Taquile Islands Full Day excursion
  • Visit to Sillustani
  • INCLUDED (BOLIVIAN EXTENSION)
  • 1 night in LA PAZ
  • 2 nights in UYUNI SALT FLATS
  • 1 night at a SALT HOTEL
  • Full day transfer/excursion from PUNO to LA PAZ
  • All breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Private English /Spanish speaking guide
  • 4x4 excursion in the Salt flats

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic and international flights and buses (quoted separately)
  • Travel insurance**
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Services not detailed in the itinerary

NOTES

1-PASSPORTS, VISAS & RECIPROCITY FEES
Passengers are responsible for having a valid passport (valid at least 6months after travel) and any visas required. For visa information/requirements, please visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp (Canadian citizens) or http://travel.state.gov (US citizens).
BRAZIL requires VISA for USA and CANADIAN PASSENGERS.
BOLIVIA requires visa for USA travelers.
Some other nationalities need VISAS to visit SOUTH AMERICA. Peru may require visa for some nationalities. Please note that some countries require a reciprocity entrance fee.
This information is subject to government changes without any notice. Please check each of your countries destinations base on your citizenship for your specific personal documents.

2-FLIGHTS
EUREKA TRAVEL RECOMMENDS CONFIRMING ALL YOUR FLIGHTS (domestic and international) 24 hours prior departure time. If possible make your web check in to confirm your seats numbers and confirm departure time. Eureka Travel is NOT responsible for any airlines re-schedule of flights.

3- GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE/CONSULTATION FEE
The first quote for any detailed itinerary is done as a courtesy to our clients. However in order to keep working on your customized itinerary as well as to avoid non-serious and speculative inquires, Eureka travel will ask you for a GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT FEE of U$D 150 per person for 2 or more travelers or $200 per reservation if traveling solo. This GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT fee will apply as a credit toward your trip invoice if you book it with us within 45 days. If you choose not to book the trip or decide on a completely different itinerary, the fee will become non-refundable.

4-Prices LAND SERVICES & FLIGHT FARES:
Prices are per person based in a double room accommodation and are subject to change without any notice.
Please note that the ticket prices & taxes may change. The rate is not guaranteed until the actual time of ticketing of full payment.
Note that all Airfares payments are immediate, and completely separate from any deposits that apply to your land tour. Once ticketed, the Airline fare rules apply to any changes or cancellations.

5- TRAVEL INSURANCE
Eureka Travel strongly recommends travel insurance for your trips. You can quote it at
http://www.mhross.com/index.php/consumer/portal/EURE7284CA If you decide NOT to purchase travel insurance EUREKA TRAVEL will required a TRAVEL INSURANCE WAIVER signed before we send all your travel documents and vouchers.

6- HOTELS
Please be advise that hotel category rating in South America frequently does not correspond to the star rating in the US especially when it comes to 3* & 4* hotels. Eureka Travel is not responsible for such discrepancy.

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL STATE DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
EUREKA TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VISAS, ENTRANCE FEES OR ANY LEGAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO ENTER/VISITING ANY SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY