A Peru Family Soft Adventure tour package is an ideal vacation combining mountain biking in Puno, day excursions and hikes in the Sacred Valley and a one day trek on the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu. The entire family can join in on this active adventure vacation around the highlights of Peru. Only recommended for active healthy individuals with a sense of adventure. Not recommended for the under 12's. This package highlights the cultural aspects of Peru along with the “out of the ordiniary” parts of Peru many visitors never experience. This package include visits to Puno & Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and a day hike on the Inca Trail.
Brief Day-To-Day Itinerary
Day 01 -Arrival into Lima Peru. Overnight Lima.
Day 02 LIMA / PUNO - Fly to Juliaca with boat trip to floating Uros & Taquile Islands on lake Titicaca - Overnight Puno at the Casa Andina Private Collection.
Day 03 PUNO - Mountain Biking - 5 - 6 Hour relatively easy and semi-strenuous ride with support vehicle from Juliaca to the Southeast portion of the Lake Titicaca located in the border between Peru and Bolivia. Return back by Puno overnight.
Day 04 Cusco / Sacred Valley - Urubamba Valley - Morning flight from Puno to Cusco. Pick up and tour Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo ruins. Overnight Ollantaytambo.
Day 05 - Urubamba / Sacred Valley - Moray, Maras Salt Pools and Authentic Quechua Village. Overnight Ollantaytambo
Day 06 -URUBAMBA VALLEY - Malaga Pass Mountain Bike - Head to Malaga Pass, (Optional) Mountain bike down to Santa Maria with support vehicle and guide. Overnight Casa Andina Private Collection.
Day 07 - Urubama Valley - Machu Picchu - Early morning train ride to trail head of original Inca Trail at mile marker 106. Hike the Inca Trial to Machu Picchu. Enroute box lunch. Overnight Inkaterra Pueblo
Day 08 - Machu Picchu / Cusco - Morning guided tour of Machu Picchu. Optional hike up Huayna Picchu. Afternoon train and back to Cusco. Overnight Cusco.
Day 09 - Cusco - Morning 1/2 day walking tour of Cusco. Afternoon free. Overnight Casa Andina
Day 10 - Cusco / Lima - Mid day flight from Cusco to Lima. Evening departure back to USA.
Detail Day-To-Day Itinerary
Day 01 - Arrival into Lima Peru. Overnight at Ramada Costa del Sol Arrival.
Day 02 LIMA / PUNO (B, L) Fly from Lima to Juliaca. Morning boat ride on Lake Titicaca to visit the Uros Indian and Taquile Island at Lake Titikaka - This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians, considered themselves Lords of the Lake, and they were convinced they had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake and the winter. Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives with the traditions of the XIV century that respect the principals of an Incan way life. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titikaka for its a archeological remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities, their rituals and for the daily life of the inhabitants which is dedicated to farming, textile production and fishing. (9 hour tour) Overnight Puno at the Casa Andina Private Collection.
Day 03 PUNO - Mountain Biking Morning departure and pickup at 7am travel by Van to city of Juliaca. Mountain biking tour begins from here as with support vehicle and guide. We began our biking tour by the northeast part of Lake Titicaca, riding extensive plains, small typical towns in the Andes dedicated to the agriculture and raising Llama and Alpaca. We take a short break at one of the artisan fairs of one the small towns on the way. Cross the Lampa and Ramis rivers, after a 2 hours of riding and arrive at Elestrecho de Arapa, with panoramic view of lake Titicaca. Our route is relatively easy and there are some ascents over some small hills with elevation gains of 600 feet or more. A support vechile will be available the entire trip. Lunch served enroute and the journey will end at the Southeast of the lake, arriving at the Huancane, Vilque Chico, Moho and finally to Conima village located in the border between Peru and Bolivia, Conima has a spectacular landscape where there are views of the northeast part of La Cordillera Real, crosses the Andes of Bolivia. After 5 - 6 hours of mountain bike, approximately 20 miles. Return to Puno back by Puno overnight. Relatively easy and semi-strenuous ride.
Day 04 Cusco / Sacred Valley - Urubamba Valley (B, L) - Morning flight from Puno to Cusco. Meet and greet your tour guide at the Cusco airport. Departure for a drive through the fertile countryside to the colonial village of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. After lunch the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. (L) (9 hour tour) Overnight Ollantaytambo.
Day 05 - Urubamba / Sacred Valley (B, L) - Moray, Maras Salt Pools and Authentic Quechua Village Morning excursion to the Inca agricultural experimental center of Moray, famous for its sunken amphitheater, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to disappear into the earth like an artificial crater. The site was apparently an Inca agricultural research station designed for experimenting with crops at various altitudes (some of which run down to depths of 100 meters). It is believed that the terraces, built over containing walls filled with fertile earth and watered by complex irrigation systems, enabled the Incas to grow more than 250 plant species.
Continue to the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside a mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view of evaporating ponds for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites. After lunch, visit an authentic Quechua Village to feel the way of life of the Inca's ancestors. The Inca himself was a noble Quechua. They live off the land and are always wearing their colorful ponchos, see Quechua children scamper about while woman are weaving their family's clothes. (9-Hours tour) Overnight Ollantaytambo
Day 06 -URUBAMBA VALLEY - Malaga Pass Mountain Bike - Morning departure up into the high Andes past Ollantaytambo through the Tastayoc Valley to the Malaga Pass (4,650m). Crossing over the Andes we descend into the lush cloud forest of the Vilcabambarange. With the support vehicle and guide you have the option ride mountain bikes down the Andean road stopping to visit many of the Quechua families living in this highland cloud forest habitat. At the small Andean village of Santa Maria. Return back Ollantaytambo overnight.
Day 07 - Urubama Valley - Machu Picchu - Transfer from hotel to station of Poroy at 6:50 AM, we will take the train until the 106 Km. At this point we will star our trek, we will visit Chachabamba Archeological Group (2170 m.a.s.l.) Then we will walk until Winaywayna (2650 m.a.s.l.) per 3 hours aprox. (Box lunch). In the afternoon we will walk to Inti Punku, here we will have a spectacular view of Machupicchu, after that we'll keep walking to get Machupicchu but just for a moment because then we go down to Aguas Calientes by bus. After have the dinner we'll spend the night in a hotel. Overnight Inkaterra Pueblo
Day 08 - Machu Picchu / Cusco - We will take a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 5:30 a.m. we will have a guided tour in Machu Picchu (2 hours aprox) them we will have some free time for take pictures and you could climb to Wayna Picchu or walk in Machu Picchu. After that we'll get down by bus to Aguas Calientes town where we'll take the train to Cusco . OPTIONAL: visit to Wayna Picchu.. Overnight Cusco.
Day 09 - Cusco - During the walking tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, visitors are easily caught up in the excitement of this city. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Church, passing through the city's main streets and the Plaza de Armas. You will walk through some of Cusco's most astonishing streets to reach the San Blas Church. (2h 1/2.) Afternoon free. Overnigh Casa Andina
Day 10 - Cusco / Lima - Mid day flight from Cusco to Lima. Evening departure back to USA.
- 1 Nights accommodations in Lima
- 2 Nights accommodations in Puno
- 3 Nights accommodations in Sacred Valley
- 2 Nights accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- 2-Nights accommodations in Cusco
- Meet and greet representative in Lima, Puno, Cusco.
- All transportation and tours as described in itinerary.
- Daily excursions and sightseeing as described in the itinerary.
- Full Day guided Mountain biking excursion in Puno along Lake Titicaca
- Vista dome train service from Ollanta train station to Inca Trail Head
- Guided Inca Trail hike into Machu Picchu
- 2-Entrance fees into Machu Picchu for 3-pax
- Return Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
- Hotel taxes are exempt for foreigners visiting Peru
- Hotel accommodations and hotel service charge
- Baggage handling at airports and at hotels.
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