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Inca Peruivan Discovery Vacation Package

Discover the Peruivan culture and the Inca world in luxury 15-Day / 14-Night customized vacation package of Peru highlights to Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon. This package is ideal for active older couples or individuals who want to experience luxury accommodations, good food, service and incredible memories of the Peruivan Inca culture.   On this package your vacation begins with a visit to Lima for 2-nights, then onto Puno and Lake Titicaca for 2-nights.  Travel the high plains of Peru from Puno to Cusco with 2 days of excursions in the Sacred Valley.  Ride Peru Rail  to Aguas Caliente for a guided tour of Machu Picchu.  The last 4-days of your journey is exploring the Amazon in luxury while staying at the Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge.

Highlights of your journey include a visit to Lake Titicaca, the place where Inca's Empire started.  Here you will take a trip on Lake Titicaca to the floating islands, then you will travel over  the high plains of Peru to the center of the world, the city of Cucso.  a walking tour with local guide will lead you around the beautiful city surroundings and Inca ruins followed by an excursion into the Sacred Valley and onto Machu Picchu where you will enjoy its splendid beauty, an impressive architecture. The last few days of your journey you feel nature in it's full splendor within the rainforest as you explore with your guide the vast area of water ways and the Amazon Jungle.

Day to Day Itinerary - Inca Peruivan Discovery Vacation Pacakge - 15-Day / 14-Night

Day 01     Departure from your home town to Lima
On arrival into Lima on  your willl be meet and transferred to your hotel in Miraflores. 
Overnight: Miraflores Park Hotel

Day 02 – LIMA (B)
City Tour and Larco Museum 
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a city tour of Lima.  Visit both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. (4h)
Overnight:  Miraflores Park Hotel

Day 03 - Lima / Puno (B)
Transfer from your hotel to the LIma Airport and check-in for your in-country domestic flight from Lima to Puno. On arrival into Puno, meet and greet transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight: Liberator Lago Titicaca (B)

Day 4-Puno (B, L )
Morning tour begins with a boat ride on Lake Titicaca to visit the Uros Island and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca. This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians. Local legend has it that these "Lords of the Lake" had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake. Your journey by boat continues 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. 
(9h.) 
Overnight: Liberator Lago Titicaca (B,L)

Day 05 - Puno / Cusco (B, L)
Early morning departure to the Puno coach transportation center to board a First Class Tourist coach to Cusco. During your trip to you will pass by Huacarpay Lake, offering 
spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. Then to the Town of 
Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, Raqchi 
archeological center, Sicuani town, La Rapya pass and Pukara museum. Motorcoach 
services include professional bi-lingual guide, guided tour to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya and Pukara Museum, buffet lunch in Sicuani Village, entrance fee to the different sites, hostess service with hot and cold beverage service and on coach bathrooms. On 
arrival into Cusco, meet and greet transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight: Liberator Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection HotelCusco (B,L)

Day 06 - Cusco / Sacred Valley Moray, Maras Salt Pools and Authentic Quechua  (B, L)
Full day Tour of Sacred Valley 
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 o f which rundown 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. (L) (9h) 
Overnight:     Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Day 07 - Sacred Valley / Pisac Village (B, L)
Full day Tour of Sacred Valley  
Morning 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. (9h.)
Overnight:     Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Day 08- Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu (B,L,D)
Morning Vistadome train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu (Train departs Ollantaytambo station at 07:05hrs). Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.
Overnight Aguas Calientes Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

Day 09 - Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Cusco (B)
Early morning breakfast at the hotel and then make our way to the bus station for the ride 
up to Machu Picchu (30 min).  You have some free time to explore the site then hike up to Huyana Picchu.  Afternoon return by bus to Aguas Calientes then over to the train station for the afternoon departure. The train takes you to Ollantaytambo (1½ hrs), where a private vehicle awaits to take us to Cusco (1 ½ hrs). Upon arrival in Cusco (approximately 7-8pm) you will be dropped off at your hotel. 
Overnight: Liberator Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection HotelCusco (B)

Day 10 - Cusco (B)
Morning guided walking tour of Cusco includes walking around the city of Cusco 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.) 
Overnight: Liberator Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection HotelCusco (B)

Day 11 - CUSCO (B)
This morning visit Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks using a variety of interlocking shapes. The estimated weight of some stones is over 120 tons. Visitors are still wondering how it was constructed. Other archaeological sites included in the tour are the Incan military lookout point of Puca-Pucara and the Sanctuaries of Kenko and Tambomachay. (2h)
Overnight: Liberator Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection HotelCusco (B)

Day 12 Cusco / Puerto Maldonado / Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge
Mid morning departure from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.  Welcome in Puerto Maldonado.Visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, conveniently check-in, and then reach the boarding wharf in only 15 minutes.Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take the 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River,to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room.Take a siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion.

After gathering with your Inkaterra Interpreter, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra lodge. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area,where you will discover the Amazon Basin.This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok,and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion-a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river.Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for night jars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species.
Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabaña,or share your experience of life in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night. Dinner starts at 7:30p.m.
Overnight:  Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Day 13 –Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge  (B,L,D)
Rest in bed or rise early—the choice is yours.Breakfast begins at 5:30a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30a.m.to 9:30a.m.This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe,across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter,as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neckturtles and black caimans.  Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch. After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers.The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center. Dinner starts at 7:30p.m.

Day 14 - Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge  (B,L,D)

Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way.You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy the Native Experience excursion, located 25 minutes by boat from the lodge. Visit an indigenous South eastern Amazon family, where you will learn about their customs, traditional daily living, basic hunting skills, farming and food preparation.You will also have the opportunity to produce banana flour that the local communities consume. Return to the lodge to enjoy lunch. Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2-hour excursion. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest afterdark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night.Return to the lodge.

Day 15 - Inkaterra Amazonica Lodge  (B,L,D)
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety,beauty and adaptability of these fascinating insects. Board your flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima.         
FLIGHT:  PUERTO MALDONADO / Lima
PUERTO MALDONADO / Lima
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Package Land Arrangement Includes: 
• 2-Night Lima at the Miraflores Park Hotel 
• 4-Nights accommodations Cusco at the Liberator Palacio del Inka 
• 2-Nights accommodations in the Sacred Valley at the Tambor del Inka 
• 1-Night accommodations in Sumaq Hotel Aguas Calientes 
• 2-Days admission entrance to Machu Picchu.
• Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu 
• RT Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes 
• First Class Tourist motorcoach transportation from Cusco to Puno 
• 2-Nights accommodations Liberator Lago Titicaca 
• Full Day excursion to the Urio Island / Taquile and Lake Titicaca. 
• Sightseeing with English speaking guide as indicated, Transfers as indicated 
• 3-Nights Inkaterra Amazonia Jungle Lodge Amazon (1-room, 4-pax)
• Sightseeing and transportations to and from Puerto Maldonaldo to Inkaterra Lodge 
• Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport), 
• All meals at the Inkaterra, bottled water and house beverages, 
• English and Spanish interpreter service, 
• A-la-carte excursions, Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk, Basic equipment for each excursion, Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval  
• Canopy Walkway and Butterfly House.Jungle 
• Explorations, entrance fee to Tambopata National Reserve, 
• Meals as indicated

Call us at 1-800-626-3483 for availability and pricing of this pacakge.

Testimonials

"All three stops exceeded expectations--and everything moved along smoothly. Our transfers were without incident, and every resort awaited our arrival with open arms."
- Lori and Brian Skope

"I just wanted to tell you that it was one of our best trips ever. It was a pleasure to work with you, so thanks for your great planning and service!"
- Kari Harrison

"Everything went very smoothly. The hotel was great, the outfits selected for the diving and tours were fantastic and their commitment to service made the trip all the better. 
- Alina Gonzale

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