Private Tour Guide Cusco, Lima, Machu picchu, Puno, Salkantay, Peru.
Type Service: Group Tour, Private Tour
Destinations: Lima, Amazon, Cuzco,Sacred Valley, Salkantay, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca.
Activities: Cultural and History,Family
Day 1 – Lima Sightseeing Tour
Morning free to relax; we recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country. Lunch on your own.
Pick up from the Hotel at 1:00pm, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th of January, 1535. Overnight at Lima Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Program 3 days 2 nights Amazon
Arrival in Puerto Maldonado (Capital of Biodiversity of Peru)
Day 2 . Reception at the airport or at the bus station and transfer to the office for Monte Amazónico Lodge corresponding records.
Transfer to the port of Madre de Dios River where the boat for an hour cruise will lead us to our hostel (Monte Amazon Lodge) Welcome meeting with a delicious typical fruit juice, take time to settle into our rooms.
After a rest, you will have an introduction a walk for two hours in the rain forest, guided by skilled and experienced local guides who will take you through our trails and you can see some trees that may have more than five hundred years, so you can see some animals like toucans, orioles, trogons, macaws, monkeys, snakes, butterflies, etc.. You will have the opportunity to experience the magic of our forest that is adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve
After lunch, we will go to the monkey island, located in front of our lodge across the Madre de Dios River and we look for the family of capuchin monkeys that live on this island, return to the lodge
In the evening we will go for white alligators, the Madre de Dios river with flashlights on sandbars and we can also see the Capybara the largest rodent in the world weighing up to 60 kilos, back to the lodge, dinner and rest.
Day 3. After breakfast walk 3 km Amidst the dense tropical jungle and head towards the lake Sandoval (habitat of Piranhas) one of the largest in the Tambopata National Reserve, and sail in paddle canoe monkeys and appreciate great variety of birds and different species (shansho cormorant Jacanas, puma heron, vultures, howler monkey, monkey monk, black capuchin, tamarins and sloths). Maybe we will meet with the family of giant otters (almost two meters long) which is endangered and registered the largest alligators over 4 feet long, return to the lodge to enjoy a typical lunch and afternoon enjoy the extraordinary spectacle of the sunset over the Madre de Dios River. Dinner and rest.
Day 4. 5:30 a.m. in the morning a short walk through the canopy walk-way, about 40 meters high, allowing us to have a panoramic view of the Madre de Dios River and allow us to observe different species of birds, including toucans , trogons, macaws, tanagers, orioles, etc..
Breakfast and return to the city, transfer to airport or bus station.
Included. – Guided tour, transportation, airport, airport-lodge and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Not included. – Consumption bar (alcoholic beverages), entrance to the Tambopata National Reserve. $ 12 tips.
Important. – We recommend you bring repellent, flashlight, binoculars, personal items, sunscreen, hiking shoes, shirts and pants.
Day 5 – Cusco Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at the hotel; free morning to get acclimatized
At 1:30pm pick up from the Hotel; guided sightseeing tour in Cusco like Koricancha temple of Sun the most important shrines during the Incas time. Visit the main square. The tour keeps going to Sacsayhuaman, this site is a megalithic work made by the Incas; it stands on a hill looming over the city to the north-yet even these enormous stones are filled with that extraordinary Inca perfection. The next sightseeing is named Qenqo, it shows a singular limestone outcrop, which was used to religious cult. The tour finishes visiting Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 6 – Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Breakfast at the hotel; this tour is a full day visit to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, covering the visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites. The first visit at the village of Qorao where is possible to take beautiful pictures of the landscapes from a lookout site. The next visiting is Pisaq (archaeological site and Indian market). Lunch at Sacred Valley, after lunch, visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. The Fortress consists of a series of stepped carved stone terraces accessed by long staircases. Stop in Ollantaytambo where we spend the night. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast,
Private Tour Guide Salkantay Tour Itinerary day by day :
(B)=Breakfast ; (L)=Lunch ; (D)=Dinner
Day 7: CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SAYAPATA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SORAYPAMPA (L)(D)
We will leave Cusco approximately at 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 7:30 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local restaurant. We will continue our journey to Sayapata, our trek starting point. We will meet with our support staff, who will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our hike toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the hike we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. Around 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake, a marvelous lake in the mountains, (3 hours hike) and we will come back to our campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.
Day 08 : SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY (B)(L)(D)
Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point (4600 meters above sea level).salkantay route tour to machu picchuWe will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.
Day 09: CHALLWAY – PLAYA SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA HOT SPRINGS (B)(L)(D)
Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here we will have lunch. At 2:00 p.m. a local bus will take us to Santa Teresa Hot Springs, where you will enjoy and relax at the hot pools. You will have dinner and camping there.
Day 10 : SANTA TERESA- LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES (B)(L)(D)
After an early breakfast, we will take a local transportation to Lucmabamba (40 minutes ride) to our start hiking point. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last park of the trek, an approximately 2 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant at about 7:00p.m.
Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B)
Today, you will start early at around 4:30a.m. and walk up to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures, if you desire, walk up to the Sun Gate or ascent toward the Huaynapicchu Mountain. At 6:45p.m. (depending on availability), you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; a bus will drive you to Cusco.
Tour inclusions :
– Hotel Night in Aguas Calientes
– Weight Allowance: 8 Kilograms per trekker (weights to be carried by horses)
– Transportation to head of Salkantay trail and to the hot springs.
– English/Spanish speaker professional guide
– Personal pad (double foam)
– Cook and cooking equipment
– Horses (to carry the tents, toilet and cooking equipment)
– Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu and to Santa Teresa Hot Springs.
– Private Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
– Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
– Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo (VistaDome Train upgrade may be necessary in busy seasons based on availability)
– Transfer Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
– Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
– Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
– First Aid equipment
Day 12– Bus to Puno
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the bus station to head off to Puno. Beautiful scenery all along the way, visit of the Raqchi and archeological sites as well as Andahuaylillas village and its famous “Sixteen Chapel” that was built in the middle of the 17th century lunch in Sicuani. Overnight at Puno Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 – Lake Titicaca / Uros Floating Island and Overnight in Amantani
Breakfast at the hotel; Lake Titicaca 2 Day/1 night pick up from the Hotel take a two-hour motor boat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique Floating “Islands” of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own “islands” by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called “Totora”. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. Continue the motor boat trip to Amantani Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still governed by their ancient traditions, whose main occupations are the production of ceramics and textiles. Lunch at Amantani and overnight at homestay with local family
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14– Lake Titicaca / Taquile Island
Breakfast at the familiar house; you have time to stroll at leisure through the quaint streets of this colourful island. Late morning, take a motor-boat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations. It is necessary to go up a stairway of more than 567 steps – streaks of stone that wind their way among greenery platforms – to arrive at the town of Taquile. Lunch at Taquile, and then take a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6km long island in the afternoon back to Puno. Overnight at Puno Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15 – Depart Puno / Lima International departure
Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight at home.
Meals Included: Breakfast