Andean Highlights – 8 Days

The best of the Andes of Peru in 8 Days, Including Lima, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

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Deposit:
45%
Physical Raiting:
Moderate
Duration:
7 Days / 8 Nights
Starts In:
Lima
Ends In:
Cusco
Group Size:
Minimun 1 Traveler
Accommodation:
Hotels of your choice

View Peru & Signatures Added Value

  • TripAdvisor Hall Of Fame certificate.
  • Explore Machu Picchu with an expert tour guide.
  • This is a Stress-free Peru Travel Package, we are in charge of all the organization and details.
  • Tours and all transfers, with English speaking guides.
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Certificate of Excellence Winner.
  • All our tours depart every day/ 365 days of the year
  • View Peru support Sonco Wasi NGO, 1% of our profit goes directly to them.
  • Assistance 24/7 since the moment you book with us.
  • You’ll have a tour coordinator who will make sure you’ll have a memorable Travel Experience.
  • We have the best prices on every trip,
  • We offer tours fully customizable and daily departures.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 7 Nights at hand-selected hotels of your choice
  • Tours and Activities with Local English Speaking Guides.
  • Round Trip Vistadome Train Tickets
  • Meals Indicated on the itinerary at local, rated and handpicked restaurants.
  • Internet Access (Where Available)
  • Airport Meet and Greet with private View Peru´s land-concierge.
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • All overland transfers, tours, and activities indicated

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not indicated
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and related expenses.

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Detailed Itinerary

1Day 1: Arrive Lima, Peru

A View Peru concierge will be waiting for your plane to arrive at Lima Airport, with a private car to escort you to the hotel of your choice and assist with your check-in. This transfer will take approximately 40 minutes from the airport to the hotel. Any questions you have will be answered and you will be briefed on your itinerary by your assistant.
There is much that Lima has to offer, from gourmet dining to incredible markets, the beach views of Miraflores and much more. Your day in Lima can only be incredible.

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  • El Tambo Miraflores
  • Casa Andina Standard Miraflores
  • Tierra Viva Miraflores
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  • Casa Andina Select
  • Autor I - II
  • Country Club Hotel
  • JW Marriot Miraflores.
  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
  • Hotel B
  • Belmond Miraflores Park

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2Day 2: Lima, Colonial and outstanding Artifacts

Explore in Lima, visiting the Plaza Armas, and the Cathedral, built in 1538. Then you will have time to have a wonderful lunch at Rosa Nautica. Having time to explore the Larco Herrera Museum, you will find pre-Columbian artifacts. Later on, at night, visit Huaca Pucllana archaeological site before a welcome dinner of Peruvian cuisine.

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  • El Tambo Miraflores
  • Casa Andina Standard Miraflores
  • Tierra Viva Miraflores
  • Atemporal
  • Casa Andina Select
  • Autor I - II
  • Country Club Hotel
  • JW Marriot Miraflores.
  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
  • Hotel B
  • Belmond Miraflores Park

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3Day 3: From Lima to the Sacred Valley

In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport continuing your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by your friendly English speaking guide, who will accompany you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore. The incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley will leave you breathless; ¡from the sky high, terraced mountains, to the snow-capped peaks in the distance, and endless farmlands, you will be totally enchanted by the traditional Andean way of life!
Your first stop on the Sacred Valley tour is the colonial town of Pisac. Your time here will begin with a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins complex, perched high up on the mountains surrounding the township. Following this, you will return to the town where you can meander down cobblestone streets, visit the famous craft market, or chat to the locals who travel from far away to share their handcrafted goods. Take some time to enjoy a delicious lunch made out of ingredients grown and cultivated locally in the Sacred Valley. The next stop on your Sacred Valley tour is the ancient town of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo invites you to step back in time; wander through its cobblestone streets winding through Inca walls, or visit the imposing fortress ruins overlooking the town. Overnight at the Sacred Valley
Meals: B L D

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  • Sonesta Posada Yucay
  • El Albergue
  • Tierra Viva Sacred Valley
  • Casa Andina Premium
  • Pakaritampu
  • Taypikala Hotel
  • Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
  • Sol y Luna
  • Belmond Rio Sagrado
  • Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection

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4Day 4: Machu Picchu

Next stop, toward Machu Picchu on board Vistadome train, looking at the spectacular Peruvian countryside. Let’s take love to new heights!! Today is the day where your dream of visiting Machu Picchu is realized! Although it is an early morning start, we have taken care of everything. So to begin this amazing day, enjoy a nourishing breakfast at your hotel.

We will meet you after breakfast, you will connect with your View Peru representative, and transfer to the bus, upon which you will complete your journey to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, we have arranged a guided tour of the lost city.

Your guide will be English-speaking and will take you on an extraordinary journey through the history and the theories of this magical site, and the lives of the Inca people. Following the tour, the time is yours; lose yourself in the dizzying heights and history whilst you meander along the ancient paths or find a quiet spot to enjoy the serenity and the romance of this incredible moment. Then after experiencing Machu Picchu at your leisure, you will have free time for you in Machu Picchu. After that is time take you to the town of Aguas Calientes to take your train back to Cusco.

At your arrival in Cusco, we will transfer you to the hotel. 

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  • Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel
  • Casa Andina Standard 
  • Tierra Viva
  • Novotel Accor
  • Costa Del Sol Picoaga
  • Casa Andina Premium
  • Aranwa Boutique Hotel
  • Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection
  • JW Marriot el Convento
  • Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Belmond Monasterio
  • Inkaterra La Casona

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6Day 5, The Andean Baroque Route or Rainbow Mountain

Today you have two options to choose, 

To take a half day tour to the Andean Baroque route including the 3 most representatives colonial churches of Cusco, The San Pedro Church also known as the Sistine Chapel of America, Then you will visit the Saint John Baptiste church of Huaro, and finally the chapel of Virgin Purificada.

Or Hike the world-famous Rainbow Mountain located at 3 hours by car and 2 hours hiking one way, This spectacular day hike takes you the 5000 meters above the sea level, returning to your hotel late afternoon.

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  • Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel
  • Casa Andina Standard 
  • Tierra Viva
  • Novotel Accor
  • Costa Del Sol Picoaga
  • Casa Andina Premium
  • Aranwa Boutique Hotel
  • Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection
  • Casa Cartagena Luxury Property
  • Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
  • Belmond Monasterio
  • Inkaterra La Casona

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7Day 6: Journey from Cusco to Puno

After a full breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to your train station to take the train to Puno. This stunning journey takes you up over the Peruvian Altiplano, a large plain spanning between Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina with an average altitude of 3,750m. you will stop at the highest point of the route at a dizzying altitude of 4319m for great photography opportunities. In Puno, you will be received at the train and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Important: The train to Puno runs only on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Optionally you can take a private cab or a flight, let us know your desires.

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  • Casa Andina Standard Miraflores
  • Tierra Viva Puno
  • Casa Andina Premium
  • Jose Antonio Hotel
  • Sonesta Posada Del Inca
  • Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Casa Andina Premium - Superior room
  • Titilaka Hotel
  • Libertador Lkae Titicaca - Junior Suite

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8Day 7: Lake Titicaca Day Tour

Today you will spend a full day on the sparkling Lake Titicaca. It is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest in South America. The lake is famous for its distinct culture and man-made floating islands originating from communities seeking refuge from enemy villages on the lake shore. The first stop on your boat tour will be to the floating reed island of Uros. Community members will welcome you and teach you how they built the islands and take you on a ride on one of their reed boats.

You will continue to another reed island called Taquile where you will experience the life of the locals as they have been living for centuries, relying on small-scale agriculture and animals for a simple life of sustainable subsistence. A guide will lead you around the island sharing its customs and history and you will enjoy a traditional lunch. From Taquile, you will be brought back to Puno arriving at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Optionally, you can take a homestay experience with a local family on the island.

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  • Casa Andina Standard Miraflores
  • Tierra Viva Puno
  • Casa Andina Premium
  • Jose Antonio Hotel
  • Sonesta Posada Del Inca
  • Libertador Lake Titicaca
  • Casa Andina Premium - Superior room
  • Titilaka Hotel
  • Libertador Lkae Titicaca - Junior Suite

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9Day 8: Puno to Lima

After breakfast at your hotel, View Peru will transfer you to the Juliaca airport to catch your return flight to Lima.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Flight: From Juliaca to Lima not included
  • Accommodation: None

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