- Feel the history at the meeting with the legendary inkaruinen Machu Picchu
- Experience the magic of the Andes in Colca Canyon, where the impressive condors hovering over the sky
- Visit colorful indigenous communities at the beautiful Lake Titicaca
- Look forward to meeting with Cusco, Steaming of life and historical buildings and cathedrals, from both the Inca and Spanish colonial period
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Day 1: Departure from Sweden and arrival in Lima
Today is departure from Sweden and heading off to Peru with a stopover(With) on the road. You arrive at Lima airport where a representative from our partner in Peru is waiting for you and then take you to your hotel. The journey from the airport to the hotel takes about 40 minutes and on the way you will get answers to the questions you might have regarding your trip. The rest of the day is spent on their own.
Day 2: City tour in Lima
You will be in the day on a half-day city tour of the Peruvian capital, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. You visit the city's fine and lively central square, Main Square, adorned with rose garden, tall palm trees and fountains of the city's guardian angel on top. The square is surrounded by beautiful colonial period buildings, among others. presidential Palace, Archbishop's Palace and the city's impressive cathedral built in 1555 where Pizarro's. Then visit the San Francisco Convent and its church year 1674, which is the city's finest Baroque church. The monastery has a fine mosaic tiles from Seville and frescoes discovered when an earthquake destroyed parts of the outer wall. Sense Worthy is the Museum of Religious Art, library with more than 25 000 books and catacombs beneath the church.
The tour continues to San Isidro district with attractive parks and the modern district of Miraflores with beaches, fine parks, squares and cozy cafes and restaurants. Before the city tour stops visit to Lima Art Museum, which is known for its extensive collections of pre-Columbian jewelry and applied art.
The late afternoon and evening distributed freely.
Day 3: Flight from Lima to Arequipa
This morning you picked up at the hotel and transferred to the Lima airport and fly to the elegant, the colonial city of Arequipa is located 2 400 m.o.h. The city is surrounded by volcanoes Misti (5822 m), Chachani (6057 m) also Pichu Pichu (5669 m) which gives the city a very special atmosphere. Upon arrival to Arequipa airport picked up and transferred to your hotel.
Then you on a city tour where you will see many upscale luxury villa, and the colonial period buildings from the 1700s with carved doors, French windows with bars around the large gardens. The city is almost entirely built of white volcanic rocks and is therefore often called the "White City". You visit the beautiful Plaza de Armas with palm trees, old gaslights, fountain and the city's huge Cathedral.
Then visit Arequipa's most famous attraction, Santa Catalina Monastery, where more than 400 nuns once lived. Santa Catalina was founded in 1580 the rich widow, Maria de Guzman, and was expanded in the 1600s. The place was directed exclusively to the local upper class and during the colonial period, it was a custom of rich families, the second oldest daughter would be a nun. The girls were taken to the monastery already at age three and was never off walls. First, in the 1970s opened the gates, and today live about 20 nuns in the convent and they can now freely visit and go in and out of Santa Catalina as they want.
Before returning to the hotel, visit the Yanahuara Square where you can take pictures of the city's volcanic surroundings.
Day 4: By bus from Arequipa to Colca Canyon
You start the day early this morning to check out from your hotel and then the journey continues to the fascinating Colca Canyon is 3 191 meters deep, Thus, more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States and is the only 150 m defeated by the nearby Cotahuasi Canyon.
You cross the spectacular Altiplano, passing several small villages on the way. Here you can catch sight of the local shepherds with their llamas and alpacas. After a few hours by bus will arrive at the town of Chivay which serves as an entrance to the Colca Canyon. It dominates the two volcanoes, Sabanca to (5 976 m) and Ampato (6 288 m) the landscape around the town.
After a long bus ride, it's time to relax and visiting therefore Chivays hot thermal baths to soften sore muscles.
Day 5: By bus from the Colca Canyon to Puno
Early this morning, you control head for the Mirador Cruz del Condor, a magnificent vantage point of one of the deepest parts of the Colca Canyon. It is an absolutely amazing experience to stand here and look down and out of the canyon. Whether you walk, you can see condors, the world's largest flying birds with a wingspan of up to 3 meter, floating on the hot air streams.
After this breathtaking natural experience, you should go for a short walk in the valley where you can see the old farming terraces that have been used for centuries.
You then return to the hotel for lunch and then go on to Puno which is located at the world's largest and highest lake, Titicaca, i 4 000 meters. Puno was an important historical significance for the Incas because it was here that the first Inca Indian, Manco Capac, up out of the water Titicacas, started the Inca empire and became the first king of Cusco. Today, Puno an agricultural kind which above all breeds llamas and alpacas, and therefore it is advantageous to buy woolen goods here.
Here you'll stay: Qelqatani Hotel
Day 6: Titicacasjön
Today, do a full day tour of Lake Titicaca, a lake Bolivia and Peru peaceful parts of. Today inhabit Quechua- and Aymara-speaking natives each stretch along Lake Titicaca. You will first visit the Uros people who have survived on a combination of hunting and fishing and living on the swaying reed islands in Puno Bay, where houses and boats are built of reeds from the islands. Here you will learn about their culture and get an insight into their everyday.
Next sail further and arrive at the peaceful island of Taquile where you hang out with the locals and here you will find that there are two very different island communities. The guide will take you on a walk on the highest point of the island and from here it is a breathtaking view over the huge Lake Titicaca with a length of 17,4 mil and a width of 6,4 thousand.
My afternoon sailed back to Puno and the rest of the day used freely.
Day 7: Aramu Muru
Our guide will go to hotel to pick you up and go to Chucuito – Fertility temple. Arrival to Chucuito and visit this archeological site for 30 minutes and our guide explain it for 15 minutes. Arrival to Aramu Muru site: In the “Stone Forest” , is an extraordinary door cut into the rock, the repository of many legends and head of the most enigmatic phenomena in the highlands – as strange noises or bright lights appearances -that soon reached the attention of many researchers in the world. It is known as”ःAyumrc” Aymara term meaning the “City of Spirits.”Your visit time around this place will be for 1 hour.
Continuing with the trip arrive to Juli 80km far from Puno called “Little Rome of America” by visiting the temples of San Pedro, San Juan Lateran, Holy Cross and Our Lady of the Assumption, built by the Dominicans and Jesuits, which became to Juli the center of evangelization of all plateau region as the new territories of Paraguay and Argentina, we will have the opportunity to see the beatiful paintings Cusco School that are silent witnesses of the greatness of this people.
Then we have time to have lunch ( by yourself ). Afterwards returno to Puno.
Day 8: Half-day Chucuito
Located only 20 minutes south of Puno, you find the historical place Chucuito. This small village is also known as the City of the Royal Boxes (Banks City Royals), because it was a center of tax collection during colonial times. Highlights of the charming village include the main square, as well as the church of Santo Domingo, dating from the 16th century, as well as the Assumption Church (17th century). The history of this town goes further back than colonial times; the Inca Uyo was a fertility temple and a sacred place for rituals for Pachamama (Mother Earth). After this interesting tour, you return to Puno.
Day 9: By bus from Puno to Cusco
Today you have a long but eventful journey ahead of you. You picked up at your hotel and transferred to the bus station where a bus is waiting to take you to Cusco, which is the formal capital of the Inca Empire and today a stylish, thriving multi-cultural city.
You cross the Altiplano, where you might catch sight of vicunas, that is the family of camel, but which most resembles the llama and the alpaca. On the way, made several stops and you will have a guided tour at the ancient ruins and monuments. The first stop is the 3 500 years old and impressive Pukara trap pyramid built by Pukaras residents. Then you pass La Raya, the highest point on the route with their 4 319 m. From here, it is downhill and through a beautiful valley with lots of crops, for example maize and potatoes. You come to Raqchi where you see the ruins of the Temple of Viracocha who was one of the Incas most sacred places. Last stop before Cusco is the famed colonial period the Church of Andahuaylillas, better known as the "Sixtine Chapel of the Americas" because of its beautiful ceiling paintings and other fine art.
Upon arrival in Cusco you check in at the hotel and in the evening you can choose to explore the city and one of its great restaurants.
Day 10: Cusco
This morning / morning has no planned activities and you can relax until the afternoon, on a city tour in and around Cusco. You visit the city's central square, Main Square, as the Incas called Hucaypata, or "warriors' Square", and this has many key events in Cusco's history occurred.
This is also where you will find the Cusco Cathedral, which was built with stone from inkakomplexet Sacsayhuamán atop Inca Viracochas Palads during colonial times. Cathedral is a fine mixture of Spanish Renaissance architecture and Inca masterful stonework. The street beside the cathedral leads to the Santo Domingo Church, which is built on top of what once was the most important Inca temple, Koricancha. The former grand Temple of the Sun is the church's foundation and was built without mortar, but each stone fits perfectly into the design.
You continue to Kenko, an Inca sanctuary of a five-meter high boulder, claimed resemble a puma. This site is dedicated to the cultivation of Mother Earth, and there are water channels carved into a massive rock and an underground room. Further along the road is a small fortress, form Pukara, who is said to have guarded the road and Inca Sacred Valley. Here are terraces carved into the mountainside, stairs, tunnels and tower. To the north are Tambomachay, a sacred bathing place for the Inca rulers and royal women. The system is an engineering feat and it can still deliver water.
Finally, visit the military complex of Sacsayhuaman which has a beautiful location overlooking Cusco. Sacsayhuaman is an exciting example of Inca architectural skills and is quite impressive with its double walls built of hewn granite stones, the largest of which weighs more than 125 your. Then return to Cusco where you spend the night at your own choice of activity.
Day 11: The Sacred Valley – Urubamba
Today will be the excursion to the Urubamba Valley, Inca Sacred Valley. First visit the Pisac, which is primarily known for its Indian markets, where you can buy everything from Peruvian sweaters and musical instruments to paintings, fabrics and jewelry. The city is also known for its impressive ruins above the city. They are built of smaller stones than those in Sacsayhuaman, but the precision that they are carved and custom with is absolutely amazing - just like the view.
The tour continues to Urubamba, where you have an overnight.
Day 12: By train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, continue to Ollantaytambo, Another charming village in the heart of the valley, which is considered as an open museum because all residents cling to old traditions and laws that are passed down from generation to generation. The town / village is known for the complex of the same name that consists of temples, bath and impressive military installations.
From here you should take the train to Aguas Calientes - a trip that takes about 2 hours. Aguas Calientes is a small town situated in the cloud forest not far from the ruined city of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, a shuttle bus to take you to your hotel and rest of the day used freely.
Day 13: Inkaruinstaden Machu Picchu
Early this morning you will be picked up and transferred to one of the world's seven wonders and the highlight of the trip, the great ruined city of Machu Picchu, which is fabulously beautiful in a green steep ridge in the Urubamba Valley surrounded by cloud forest, green peaks and snow-capped mountains further out on the horizon. Here awaits you a guided tour where you will experience the narrow terraces on steep slopes and areas of cemeteries, prisons, little houses and temples.
It is said that it was the American explorer Hiram Bingham, as the 24 July 1911 upptäckte Machu Picchu, which is not entirely true, but it was certainly thanks to him that the world learned of this amazing place. The town was built around the year 1462 in Inca greatness and abandoned less than 100 years after, probably because of a chickenpox epidemic. Machu Picchu was discovered and looted never by Spaniards and therefore the special cultural importance and is regarded as sacred. Machu Picchu was the residence for priests, influential officers, craftsman, servants and maids chosen to perpetuate their lives to the Sun God. It was a city with streets, aqueducts that still flowing water, fountains and aisles, who had religious functions.
After a guided tour, you get time to explore the area on their own.
The afternoon you spend on your own in Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy your lunch and possibly visit the thermal baths, also called hot springs. Here you can relax in the naturally heated water. Do not forget swimsuits! The hot springs have given the name to the town of Aguas Calientes, which means warm water.
Your train back to Cusco departs late afternoon. The exact time is provided by your guide after the tour at Machu Picchu.
When you arrive to Cusco run back to the hotel.
Walking Tour to the top of the mountain Huayna Picchu
Day 14 – 15: Cusco
There are no tours planned and days own discretion in this cozy town.
Here you'll stay: Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotell
Day 16: Journey home
You picked up at the hotel and driven to the airport and fly home to Sweden with stopover(With) on the road.
Day 17: Home-coming
You arrive in Sweden after an adventurous holiday.
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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Flights from selected airports to Lima by plane change on the road
Flights from Cusco to the selected airport with flights changed on the way
1 domestic stretching: Lima - Arequipa
Transfers from and to airports (takes place in small international groups)
Buss: Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - Cusco
Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes – Cusco
15 overnight stays in good hotels including. breakfast:
2 x Allpa Hotel & Suites, Miraflores, Lima
1 x House of the Sun, Arequipa
1 x Standard Casa Andina Colca, Chivay
4 x Qelqatani Hotel, A lots of
2 x Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel, Cusco
1 x Hotel Agusto, Urubamba
1 x Flower’s House, Aguas Calientes
3 x Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel, Cusco
3 x lunch (day 4, 6, 7)
individual tour; However, going all the excursions of less, international groups with local English-speaking guides
Hour-staffed emergency phone throughout the journey
Avresegaranti - the journey is performed regardless of the number of participants
Comprehensive excursion package:
Half day city tour of Lima Lima Art Museum
Half day city tour of Arequipa Santa Catalina Monastery
2 day trip to Colca Canyon with thermal baths, old landbruksterrasser and condors
Full day tour of Lake Titicaca to the Uros and Taquile
Utflugt to Aramu Muru and Little Rome of America
Half-Day Trip to Chucuito at Puno
Half day city tour of Cusco and nearby surroundings
Full day tour to "The Sacred Valley"
Guided tour at Machu Picchu
Entrance fees to the sights
Meals except those mentioned
Vaccinations / medicine
Avbeställnings- and travel insurance