What a wonderful occasion to discover Peru, a magical and mystical country! We have prepared for you a program that brings together the main sites and attractions of our country and charming accommodation. Romantic nights on the Suasi island with an unobstructed view of the Titicaca lake, and even at the foot of the famous Machu Picchu… Everything has been thought to make your honeymoon an unforgettable stay!.
Arrival in the airport of Lima, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Night in hotel in Lima.
In the morning, boat trip excursion to the Palomino islands and discovery of the local fauna sush as pelicans, auks and sea lions with whom you will have the opportunity to bathe. In the afternoon, flight to Arequipa. Night in hotel in Arequipa.
Guided tour of Arequipa : its colonial center, the church and the cloister of the Jesus Company, the Santa Catalina convent and the Yanahuara and Cayma miradors, offering panoramic views of the neighboring volcanoes. Afternoon free. Night in hotel in Arequipa.
Early departure to the Colca canyon, one of the deepest canyons of the world. On the road, discovery of the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, populated with wild vicunas. Upon your arrival in Chivay, possibility to make a small hike and to bath in the thermal baths. Night in hotel in the canyon of Colca.
Early departure for the Cruz del Condor, a mirador offering a spectacular view on the canyon of Colca and from where you could observe the flight of the largest bird of the world: the condor. Return to Chivay and departure to Puno. Arrival in the evening. Night in hotel in Puno.
Day excursion on the Titicaca lake. Visit of the flotting islands Uros and the Taquile island. Then, continuation to the Suasi island and installation at the hotel. Night in hotel on Suasi island.
Free morning to rest on the island. Then return to Puno by boat. Night in hotel in Puno.
Departure by touristic bus to Cusco. On road, stops for visits : the village of Pukara, the pass of La Raya (4360 m), symbolizing the end of Altiplano and the begining of the region of Cusco ; having lunch in Sicuani ; the inca sanctuary of Raqchi ; the San Pedro church in the village of Andahuaylillas, also known as the “Sistine chapel” of South America. Night in hotel in Cusco
In the morning, walking guided tour of Cusco, the inca capital: the San pedro market, the cathedral of Cusco and the Santo Domingo monastery, ancient temple of the Sun, also named Koricancha. Free afternoon. In the evening, you assist to a class of preparation of pisco sour, a peruvian national alcohol. Night in hotel in Cusco.
Departure to the Sacred valley and visit of Chinchero, « the city of the rainbow », known for its textile art, the site of Moray and the salines of Maras. Then, transfer to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the foot of the Machu Picchu. Night in hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Very early in the morning, guided visit of the most famous Inca site of the Peru: the Machu Picchu. Then, free time to continue the visit by yourself before taking the train to Ollantaytambo. Night in hotel in the Sacred valley.
Visit of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and visit of the archeological complex of Pisaq. Stop at the traditional artisanal market before returning to Cusco. Night in hotel in Cusco.
Free day to enjoy the numerous options which the city offers to you. Night in hotel in Cusco.
Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival, welcome by your guide and navigation towards your Lodge on the Madre de Dios river. On the way, you will have the opportunity to observe some tortoises or caimans. Arrival in the lodge and lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Cocha Caiman, a small lake where a numerous of black and white caimans live. Night at the lodge.
Early in the morning, small hike through the virgin forest, then continuation in canoe to observe the local fauna : macaws, monkeys, toucans, caimans and other birds of this forest. Stop at a mirador from where you will have an extraordinary view on the forest. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, visit to the Monkeys island where you could observe numerous species of monkeys as the maquisapa, cappucchino, leoncillo … Then return to the lodge. Night at the lodge.
Transfer by boat to the airport of Puerto Maldonado to take flight to Lima, and connection with your international flight.
You will be accompanied by a local private English speaking guide at every stage of the journey. This means you will have a different guide for each region you will visit, depending on their specialization. The level of English of the guides varies from one region to another. A few exceptions: - The trips in public transports (buses, shuttles, trains and internal flights) are not escorted.
In Peru, the hotel standards are different to what you may be accustomed to. Here are a few useful details on every type of accommodation: - Camp: thanks to the perfect organization of our cook(s) and muleteer(s), you could really rest after a good day of walking. We have a tent for the kitchen, another one for to take the meals, another one for the bathrooms. For two persons, you will have a tent with 3 places for more comfort. We also supply you a comfortable mattress and a basin of hot water at the beginning and at the end of the day for your toilet; and of course we prepare you warm and complete meals. - Homestay accommodation: Basic comfort, communal toilets, no hot water and sometimes no running water, simple but clean rooms, sometimes no electricity and the doors do not lock (however, there are no security problems). - 2** and 3*** hotels (local standards): comfortable rooms, simple and clean, private bathroom with hot water; some hotels offer rooms equipped with a safe, heating system, mini bar, … As far as our possibilities, we choose hotels whose geographical location will allow you to fully enjoy the town and its attractions.
In order to allow you more freedom during your trip, only a few meals are included in our programs: these are the meals during the treks (cold at noon and hot in the evening) and during certain excursions when the conditions make it necessary (on the Puno-Cusco road, in the Sacred Valley, etc). For the non-included meals, expect 5 to 10 USD per person. This allows you to choose the time, place and menu according to your desires!
Most of the time of your trip, your travels will take place in private vehicles: you will have at your service a private vehicle with a Spanish speaking driver who will adapt to your rhythm (photo stop, shopping, etc. …). Exceptions: - For the touristic buses Chivay-Puno and Puno-Cusco - Lima trips, you will travel in a comfortable and secure bus line with an English / Spanish speaking colelctive guide.
Thank you for your interest in having a personalized travel experience with Tierra de los Andes Peru.