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Small group-Inti Raymi Celebration & Lima & Cuzco

FROM $3200
Length10 days / 9 nights
StyleClassic/Discovery
Educational Travel
Family
HighlightsColonial Lima
Cuzco
Historical Cuzco
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
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.

  • June 18th: Arrive in LIMA
  • June 19th: City tour & Gastronomic tour
  • June 20th: Lima – Cuzco + City Tour & Ruins Nearby
  • June 21st: Sacred Valley
  • June 22nd:Full day Machu Picchu
  • June 23rd: Machu Picchu -Huayna Picchu- Cuzco
  • June 24th: INTI RAYMI Celebration-Cuzco
  • June 25th: Cuzco-Puno
  • June 26th: Titicaca -Full day Uros & Taquile island
  • June 27th: Puno-Juliaca-Lima (out)
June 18th: Arrive in LIMA
Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. We suggest you take a short walk around the city to discover its colonial treasures and its wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Night in Lima.
June 19th: 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.
June 20th: Lima – 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.
June 21st: Sacred Valley
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 Sacred Valley.
June 22nd:Full day Machu Picchu
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.
June 23rd: Machu Picchu -Huayna Picchu- Cuzco
Breakfast at the hotel. Early wake up for Hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain, where you will have a very different view of Macchu Picchu Fortes. 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.
June 24th: INTI RAYMI Celebration-Cuzco
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will get to witness the most famous and sacred holiday in Peru, Inti Raymi,
Worshiping the Sun God, Inti. Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be brought up to the Sacsayhuaman ruins where you will be shown to your reserved seat for viewing the festivities. During this once 9-day celebration, the community used prayed to the Sun God for more light and a successful growing season. Taking place on the 24th of June, the Winter Solstice, is the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere and was the beginning of the Inca New Year. You will see locals dressed in traditional Incan costumes, dancing as the Incas did, rituals, and even mock sacrifices of llamas.
After this main celebration at Sacsayhuaman is over, you will be brought back to the city where you will have the day free to explore the rest of the day’s celebrations on your own. Night in Cuzco.
June 25th: Cuzco-Puno
Breakfast at the hotel. The we will travel to the ground station to board the tourist-public bus to Puno. On the way, we will visit Pucara site museum, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"La Raya (4335 m), Raqchi and Sicuani, and then 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
June 26th: Titicaca -Full day Uros & Taquile island
Breakfast at your hotel. At appropriate time transfer 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.
June 27th: Puno-Juliaca-Lima (out)
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 trip to La Paz-Bolivia & Uyuni salt flats are available upon request.
  • PER PERSON DBL ROOM

    $ 3200

Selected hotels ( or similar category) Lima: Casa Andina Select Arawi La Hacienda Antigua Miraflores Cuzco: Portales de Cuzco Eco Inn José Antonio Aguas Calientes: Taypikala Macchu Picchu La cabaña Superior Casa Andina Puno: Casona Plaza suite José Antonio Royal Inn

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

TESTIMONIALS

Marie F. Traveled to Peru in November 2016
We stumbled upon Eureka doing a google search, and so glad we did! I'm normally a DIY traveler, but with the complexity of logistics for a trip to Peru/Machu Picchu, we didn't want to have to worry about our itinerary. The Eureka team was very helpful in putting together a thorough itinerary, and everything on our trip was perfect.
Luisa F.
Excellent agency
Eureka Travel put together a wonderful trip for us in Argentina. The agent took our information on budget, places we wanted to see and our time available then she recommended adding one location and put together the package. This was done primarily through email with only one or two phone calls. Every piece of the plan worked seamlessly and all the local contacts greeted us on time and with the information we needed for our stay. We received travel advice and contact phone numbers in case of emergency. We had everything we needed in plenty of time. We heartily recommend this agency to anyone looking to travel, particularly to Argentina.

Luisa traveled to Argentina in 2013
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
Helena & Charles Kairys
There is a difference when travel arrangements are made by a travel agent who has been there and done that. Ana was born and raised in Argentina and knows South America very well. It is her experience that made our trip fantastic. She knows the hotels, the sites, and restaurants so that everything planed for us was better. Thank you for taking such good care of our travel needs.

Helena & Charles Kairys
Los Angeles, California
Traveled to Argentina, November 2006

SERVICE DETAILS

INCLUDED

  • 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
  • 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
  • Inti Raymi Full day celebration excursion.
  • All entrance fees to the National Park
  • English/Spanish speaking tour leader
  • Small group maximum of 15 passengers

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic and international flights (quoted separated) From U$D 380
  • 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