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This walking tour of Peru explores bustling markets and mountaintop ruins, where Andean culture endures as surely as stone walls.

Morning light pierces the forest canopy, and your heart quickens. Another few steps up the centuries-old Inca stairway and…you’re there! Intipunku—the Sun Gate. Far below, Machu Picchu’s ruins lie across a knife-edge ridgeline of green. As you’ve discovered on this walking tour, Peru’s culture stands the test of time. At Sacsayhuaman fortress, it’s impossible to fit even a slip of paper between the massive stones that comprise its walls—mortarless craftsmanship so resilient it’s survived wars and earthquakes. Outside Maras, survey the vast checkerboard of steeply terraced evaporation ponds, where locals still harvest salt as they did before the conquistadors. And in Pisac market, meet women resplendent in traditional embroidery busily working handheld spindles, while their children play among bags of multihued native potatoes. Here too, the ancient endures.

Highlights

  • Delight in a morning walk on ancient farm paths through the peaceful Andean Highlands.
  • Trek a scenic footpath through the lush Andean countryside to Maras village, where the locals still use traditional techniques to mine the terraced saltpans.
  • Marvel at mountain and river views from the panoramic windows of the Vistadome train as you make your way down the narrowing valley from Ollantaytambo.
  • Hike the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate – the original entrance to Machu Picchu – taking in sweeping views of the ancient ruins from above.
  • Discover the ancient Inca capital Cusco on a walking tour of the old city. Enjoy free time to shop for delightful Peruvian crafts, art, woolen textiles and silver jewelry.

Positive Impact

Country Walkers is proud to support Wine to Water with a donation on behalf of each guest on this tour. Wine to Water is an international organization providing access to clean drinking water and emergency supplies in water-challenged regions. We believe in giving back to the places that have enriched the lives of our guests. We’re committed to identifying and supporting sustainable initiatives in a variety of areas including education, world health, economic equality, safe drinking water, the environment, and the preservation of cultural traditions.

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Sun, May 12 to Tue, May 21 - 2024

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Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Cusco right by having a Country Walkers representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Travel to Andean Highlands. Follow Ancient Farming Paths to Cuyuni Village; 4 miles, easy. Travel to Pisac and Sacred Valley

After enjoying an included breakfast at your hotel your guides meet you at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby of your Cusco hotel. They will be wearing Country Walkers shirts. Please be dressed for walking.

Depart Cusco and shuttle to the start of your morning walk, which will allow you to experience local life as it unfolds in the peaceful Andean Highlands. Begin your hike along ancient farming paths in this primarily agricultural community. You will make various stops throughout your walk today to learn about local farming, religious ceremonies, and textile production in this region.

After an included lunch, descend to the Sacred Valley (7,841 feet) and continue to the town of Pisac. Here you’ll visit a local market where you can peruse shops of diverse handicrafts, souvenirs, art pieces, clothing, and other local products.

You’ll also have a chance to interact with the vendors as they barter their wares. If you didn’t pack a small bag to take with you to Machu Picchu, this is a wonderful place to pick up a bag.

Tonight, enjoy a special welcome reception and dinner at our acclaimed inn.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shuttle to Urubamba and the Market of Urubamba. Shuttle to Highland Footpath from Maras town to Maras Salt Mines. Moray Terraces to Maras; 3 miles, moderate to challenging. Maras to Urubamba River; 1.5 miles, moderate. Shuttle to hotel

After breakfast, shuttle to the largest town in the valley – Urubamba. Here you will have a chance to visit its authentic market where you will see sellers from surrounding regions offering their products. This particular market, held on Wednesdays, is vital for the local people. The varieties of potatoes, corn, and fruit you will find are amazing. After your visit to the market, venture into the Andean countryside to walk scenic footpaths downhill through the Maras salt mines, which are fed by underground saltwater springs, to Maras village. The terraced Incan saltpans of Salineras are still mined for salt using methods unchanged over centuries. You will be rewarded with a sumptuous picnic lunch overlooking Huaypo Lagoon at the end of your walk before shuttling back to the hotel.

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax in your comfortable accommodations, join your guides for an optional walk of approximately four miles around Yucay, before dinner on your own in the hotel this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Shuttle through the villages of Patacancha and Willoc to the Inca site of Pumamarca. Walk from Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo; 3.8 miles, easy to moderate. Afternoon Chicha (corn beer) tasting at a typical Chicheria and return shuttle to hotel

This morning, you shuttle (60 minutes) through the valley communities of Patacancha and Willoc before arriving at the archeological complex of Pumamarca, a set of pre-Inca warehouses.  After exploring this incredible site, begin your morning walk on an ancient Inca trail to marvel at the diverse species of flora in the Andes. Throughout the walk, you will witness fascinating views of the valley and its impressive Inca terraces on the bordering mountain slopes.  Your walk concludes in the town of Ollantaytambo, known as the only Inca town still alive, where local people maintain their traditional costumes and live in the old stone houses of their ancestors.  After lunch, join your leaders for an exploration of the Ollantaytambo fortress. After your visit to Ollantaytambo, take a short ride to a chicheria where chicha de jora, corn beer, is prepared and sold. It’s believed the Incas consumed chicha for rituals during religious festivals and, today, you will have an opportunity to sample this unique beverage and learn about its brewing process.

Upon returning to the hotel, enjoy some relaxation at your resort.

This evening, a short shuttle ride takes you to a nearby restaurant for tonight’s included dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vistadome Train. Inca Trail from Km 104 marker to Machu Picchu; 8 miles, moderate to challenging, 2,000-ft. elevation gain and loss. Non-Inca Trail Machu Picchu walk, 2 miles, easy. Travel to hotel

Shuttle early this morning to Ollantaytambo to catch the narrow-gauge Vistadome train. Your train ride traverses the narrowing valley, which offers breathtaking views of the river and surrounding peaks.

Those who have elected to hike the Inca Trail will disembark at the “Km 104” marker (7,183 feet) to start one of the world’s most iconic hikes. The walk offers spectacular panoramas of the mountains and cloud forests, making for an unforgettable entry into the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Expect to be on the legendary trail for six hours with a mostly continuous ascent. An elevation gain and loss of about 2,000 feet and some steep stair climbing will keep you on your toes.

Your effort is rewarded when you arrive at Intipunku – the Sun Gate (8,954 feet) – the most impressive approach to Machu Picchu. This was the original entrance to the “Lost City.” Give yourself time to take it all in, perhaps perching on a rock for the best views of the ruins. Then continue down to our hotel located below Machu Picchu. You’ll have tomorrow afternoon to discover the wonder of Machu Picchu, with your guides and independently.

For those looking for a less-strenuous option (and for those unable to obtain a permit for the Inca Trail), you’ll stay on the train past Km 104, arriving in Aguas Calientes in the early morning. Your guide will take you into Machu Picchu for a morning visit before you check into your hotel. Check-in at the inn is not until 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, you may wish to take advantage of the spa or admire the incredible orchid gardens at the inn. You will be given the same box lunch provided to the guests on the Inca Trail walk so that you may take lunch at your leisure today.

This evening, regroup for dinner at your lovely resort’s restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shuttle to Machu Picchu. Guided walking tour of Machu Picchu; 1.5 miles, easy. Travel to hotel

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel. Feel free to go birding on the hotel grounds or stroll the hotel’s Orchid Trail with over 350 different native orchid species, this garden holds the world record according to the American Orchid Society.  Alternatively, enjoy the pool or visit the spa and treat yourself to traditional Andean treatments (at additional cost) using local botanical ingredients such as cocoa and tea leaves.  You may also want to explore the city of Aguas Calientes and shop for some last-minute gifts at the open-air Machu Picchu market. While small in area, this market is crammed with stalls offering traditional products such as alpaca ponchos, Andean instruments, woven bags, and silver jewelry. This afternoon shuttle to Machu Picchu. Follow your guides on a walk around Machu Picchu, as well as in the surrounding area, including a roundtrip walk to Inca Bridge (1.5 miles).

Enjoy recounting the day over an included dinner tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Various morning walking options from the hotel; 2-4 miles, easy. Vistadome train and shuttle to Cusco. Cusco walking tour; 2.6 miles, easy

Indulge in a relaxing breakfast. You may choose from several walking trails that begin right at the hotel, or you may wish to visit the tea plantation located within the hotel grounds. Later this morning, return to Cusco through the Sacred Valley by train. Upon your arrival in Cusco, put on your walking shoes and discover this ancient Incan capital on a walking tour. Evidence of both the original Incan city and the Spanish colonial city (established in 1533) will be pointed out as you explore Koricancha (“Temple of the Sun”), Cusco Cathedral, and Hatun Rumiyoq, a narrow Inca Street famous for its precise assembly of large stones believed to be the palace of the 6th Inca king, Inca Roca. Admire one well-known stone in particular that has 12 perfectly fitted angles.

Cusco’s many dining options are at your doorstep tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Shuttle to Tambomachay. Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman; 5 miles, easy. Travel to Cusco

After breakfast, travel six miles (25 minutes) north of Cusco to begin your day. Trace your way on foot back towards the city, visiting important Incan monuments. This is a spectacular area for walks, with Andean mountain views, colorful villages, and impressive remains of the Incan Empire.

First, visit Tambomachay (the highest elevation of the day at 12,500 feet), which may have fulfilled an important religious function linked to water and the regeneration of the land. Walking down a gentle slope, stop to explore the complexes of Puka Pukara, Qenqo, and Laqo. Your guides can explain more about traditional religious ceremonies held here.

Next, visit Sacsayhuaman. Though this impressive fortress is only a fraction of its original size and scope, the intact walls and structure will astound you. Take a moment to look back over the orange tile rooftops of Cusco before your short transfer into the city.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure and spend time soaking in some last bits of Andean culture in Cusco’s colorful plazas. Tonight, head out on the town for a festive farewell dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After an included breakfast there is mid-morning transportation to the Cusco airport for the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, check in to comfortable rooms for day use. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure before returning to the airport for overnight flights departing in the late evening. Your flights may arrive at your final destination in North America the following day.

Post-Trip Extension Guests: You will board the Belmond (formerly Orient Express) luxury sleeper train in Cusco where you will have the opportunity to experience Belmond’s weekly “Spirit of the Water” journey to Lake Titicaca.  Settle into your private twin-bedded cabin and take the time to relax in the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Perhaps head to the Observation Car, order a classic Pisco Sour and watch the scenery unfold. Later, take a seat in one of the two sophisticated dining cars for a delicious lunch. Anticipate refined Andean specialties served with contemporary flair.  As the afternoon continues, disembark for an excursion to Raqch’i. Once a defensive stronghold of the Inca Empire, today the area is a captivating archaeological site brimming with history. Return to the train for canapés in our bar car as your journey southeast continues. As evening descends, savor a picturesque sunset framed by the majestic La Raya mountains. As the train continues to Lake Titicaca station, enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Complete your evening in the Lounge Car: trade stories with your fellow travelers before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Note: the Belmond luxury sleeper train remains stationary during the evening so as to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Tue, May 14 to Tue, May 21 - 2024

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Travel to Andean Highlands. Follow Ancient Farming Paths to Cuyuni Village; 4 miles, easy. Travel to Pisac and Sacred Valley

Your guides meet you at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby of the designated meeting point hotel in Cusco. They will be wearing Country Walkers shirts. Please be dressed for walking.

Depart Cusco and shuttle to the start of your morning walk, which will allow you to experience local life as it unfolds in the peaceful Andean Highlands. Begin your hike along ancient farming paths in this primarily agricultural community. You will make various stops throughout your walk today to learn about local farming, religious ceremonies, and textile production in this region.

After an included lunch, descend to the Sacred Valley (7,841 feet) and continue to the town of Pisac. Here you’ll visit a local market where you can peruse shops of diverse handicrafts, souvenirs, art pieces, clothing, and other local products.

You’ll also have a chance to interact with the vendors as they barter their wares. If you didn’t pack a small bag to take with you to Machu Picchu, this is a wonderful place to pick up a bag.

Tonight, enjoy a special welcome reception and dinner at our acclaimed inn.

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Shuttle to Urubamba and the Market of Urubamba. Shuttle to Highland Footpath from Maras town to Maras Salt Mines. Moray Terraces to Maras; 3 miles, moderate to challenging. Maras to Urubamba River; 1.5 miles, moderate. Shuttle to hotel

After breakfast, shuttle to the largest town in the valley – Urubamba. Here you will have a chance to visit its authentic market where you will see sellers from surrounding regions offering their products. This particular market, held on Wednesdays, is vital for the local people. The varieties of potatoes, corn, and fruit you will find are amazing. After your visit to the market, venture into the Andean countryside to walk scenic footpaths downhill through the Maras salt mines, which are fed by underground saltwater springs, to Maras village. The terraced Incan saltpans of Salineras are still mined for salt using methods unchanged over centuries. You will be rewarded with a sumptuous picnic lunch overlooking Huaypo Lagoon at the end of your walk before shuttling back to the hotel.

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax in your comfortable accommodations, join your guides for an optional walk of approximately four miles around Yucay, before dinner on your own in the hotel this evening.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Shuttle through the villages of Patacancha and Willoc to the Inca site of Pumamarca. Walk from Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo; 3.8 miles, easy to moderate. Afternoon Chicha (corn beer) tasting at a typical Chicheria and return shuttle to hotel

This morning, you shuttle (60 minutes) through the valley communities of Patacancha and Willoc before arriving at the archeological complex of Pumamarca, a set of pre-Inca warehouses.  After exploring this incredible site, begin your morning walk on an ancient Inca trail to marvel at the diverse species of flora in the Andes. Throughout the walk, you will witness fascinating views of the valley and its impressive Inca terraces on the bordering mountain slopes.  Your walk concludes in the town of Ollantaytambo, known as the only Inca town still alive, where local people maintain their traditional costumes and live in the old stone houses of their ancestors.  After lunch, join your leaders for an exploration of the Ollantaytambo fortress. After your visit to Ollantaytambo, take a short ride to a chicheria where chicha de jora, corn beer, is prepared and sold. It’s believed the Incas consumed chicha for rituals during religious festivals and, today, you will have an opportunity to sample this unique beverage and learn about its brewing process.

Upon returning to the hotel, enjoy some relaxation at your resort.

This evening, a short shuttle ride takes you to a nearby restaurant for tonight’s included dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vistadome Train. Inca Trail from Km 104 marker to Machu Picchu; 8 miles, moderate to challenging, 2,000-ft. elevation gain and loss. Non-Inca Trail Machu Picchu walk, 2 miles, easy. Travel to hotel

Shuttle early this morning to Ollantaytambo to catch the narrow-gauge Vistadome train. Your train ride traverses the narrowing valley, which offers breathtaking views of the river and surrounding peaks.

Those who have elected to hike the Inca Trail will disembark at the “Km 104” marker (7,183 feet) to start one of the world’s most iconic hikes. The walk offers spectacular panoramas of the mountains and cloud forests, making for an unforgettable entry into the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Expect to be on the legendary trail for six hours with a mostly continuous ascent. An elevation gain and loss of about 2,000 feet and some steep stair climbing will keep you on your toes.

Your effort is rewarded when you arrive at Intipunku – the Sun Gate (8,954 feet) – the most impressive approach to Machu Picchu. This was the original entrance to the “Lost City.” Give yourself time to take it all in, perhaps perching on a rock for the best views of the ruins. Then continue down to our hotel located below Machu Picchu. You’ll have tomorrow afternoon to discover the wonder of Machu Picchu, with your guides and independently.

For those looking for a less-strenuous option (and for those unable to obtain a permit for the Inca Trail), you’ll stay on the train past Km 104, arriving in Aguas Calientes in the early morning. Your guide will take you into Machu Picchu for a morning visit before you check into your hotel. Check-in at the inn is not until 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, you may wish to take advantage of the spa or admire the incredible orchid gardens at the inn. You will be given the same box lunch provided to the guests on the Inca Trail walk so that you may take lunch at your leisure today.

This evening, regroup for dinner at your lovely resort’s restaurant.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shuttle to Machu Picchu. Guided walking tour of Machu Picchu; 1.5 miles, easy. Travel to hotel

Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel. Feel free to go birding on the hotel grounds or stroll the hotel’s Orchid Trail with over 350 different native orchid species, this garden holds the world record according to the American Orchid Society.  Alternatively, enjoy the pool or visit the spa and treat yourself to traditional Andean treatments (at additional cost) using local botanical ingredients such as cocoa and tea leaves.  You may also want to explore the city of Aguas Calientes and shop for some last-minute gifts at the open-air Machu Picchu market. While small in area, this market is crammed with stalls offering traditional products such as alpaca ponchos, Andean instruments, woven bags, and silver jewelry. This afternoon shuttle to Machu Picchu. Follow your guides on a walk around Machu Picchu, as well as in the surrounding area, including a roundtrip walk to Inca Bridge (1.5 miles).

Enjoy recounting the day over an included dinner tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Various morning walking options from the hotel; 2-4 miles, easy. Vistadome train and shuttle to Cusco. Cusco walking tour; 2.6 miles, easy

Indulge in a relaxing breakfast. You may choose from several walking trails that begin right at the hotel, or you may wish to visit the tea plantation located within the hotel grounds. Later this morning, return to Cusco through the Sacred Valley by train. Upon your arrival in Cusco, put on your walking shoes and discover this ancient Incan capital on a walking tour. Evidence of both the original Incan city and the Spanish colonial city (established in 1533) will be pointed out as you explore Koricancha (“Temple of the Sun”), Cusco Cathedral, and Hatun Rumiyoq, a narrow Inca Street famous for its precise assembly of large stones believed to be the palace of the 6th Inca king, Inca Roca. Admire one well-known stone in particular that has 12 perfectly fitted angles.

Cusco’s many dining options are at your doorstep tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Shuttle to Tambomachay. Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman; 5 miles, easy. Travel to Cusco

After breakfast, travel six miles (25 minutes) north of Cusco to begin your day. Trace your way on foot back towards the city, visiting important Incan monuments. This is a spectacular area for walks, with Andean mountain views, colorful villages, and impressive remains of the Incan Empire.

First, visit Tambomachay (the highest elevation of the day at 12,500 feet), which may have fulfilled an important religious function linked to water and the regeneration of the land. Walking down a gentle slope, stop to explore the complexes of Puka Pukara, Qenqo, and Laqo. Your guides can explain more about traditional religious ceremonies held here.

Next, visit Sacsayhuaman. Though this impressive fortress is only a fraction of its original size and scope, the intact walls and structure will astound you. Take a moment to look back over the orange tile rooftops of Cusco before your short transfer into the city.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure and spend time soaking in some last bits of Andean culture in Cusco’s colorful plazas. Tonight, head out on the town for a festive farewell dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your tour concludes at the Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel after an included breakfast this morning. The hotel will help you book a taxi at your own expense to the Cusco airport.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations

Linger Longer with a Tour Extension

Peru: Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 2
Pre-Trip
Airplane Air Package Only
2024

2024 Pre-Trip Extension - Lima

  • Two nights at Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Guided visits in Lima including the Larco Museum
  • Daily breakfast, one lunch
  • City information

2 Nights From $545
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $145

Your vacation is about to begin! Spend your first night aloft and arrive ready for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Lima right by having a Country Walkers representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast

A County Walkers representative will meet you at 9:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby today for your included exploration of Lima. Today you will visit the Cathedral of Lima, the San Francisco Monastery, and the Larco Museum. The Larco Museum holds the world’s most extensive private collection of pre-Columbian art. You may want to try the local ceviche during an included lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, after an early breakfast, you’ll take complimentary transportation from your Lima hotel to the Jorge Chaves International Airport for your flight to Cusco. A representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and assist with your transportation.

Upon arrival at Cusco airport, gather your luggage and exit the baggage claim to look for a representative holding a Country Walkers sign. Enjoy complimentary transportation to your Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, about 20 minutes away. Please note that your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 p.m.; however, you may store your luggage at the reception desk while you explore the city.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure—perhaps explore the city, rest up in the hotel, or select a local restaurant for lunch and dinner. We provide detailed city information to help you plan your day.

Once you arrive in Cusco, it is advisable to rest and avoid strenuous activity as your body acclimates to the altitude (10,900 feet / 3,322 meters). Also, be aware of dehydration and drink plenty of water to help prevent altitude sickness. A couple of hours’ rest at this time will go a long way toward feeling more comfortable later.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Pullman Lima Miraflores

The Pullman Lima Miraflores Hotel offers guests a relaxing experience in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Here, in the heart of Lima’s upscale Miraflores district, guests are only steps away from the trendy shops of Calle Pizza, the flower gardens of Parque Kennedy-Parque Central, and the stunning beaches of the Costa Verde. The hotel has two restaurants where you can enjoy a cocktail or sumptuous meal. On-site amenities include a well-appointed gym facility and a serene rooftop pool with panoramic views.
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Peru: Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley 3
Post-Trip
Airplane Air Package Only
2024

2024 Post-Trip Extension - Lake Titicaca

  • One night onboard the Belmond Luxury sleeper train between Cusco and Lake Titicaca & one night at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Flight between Juliaca and Lima
  • Belmond’s overnight luxury sleeper train “Spirit of the Water” journey between Cusco and Puno, Lake Titicaca
  • Full-day boat excursion of Lake Titicaca’s floating islands of Uros and Taquilein
  • Guided walking tour of the archeological complex of Sillustani
  • Airport car service for departure
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches, one dinner
  • City information

2 Nights From $1145
per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: From $795

Wake early and take in a spectacular scene as the sun rises across Lake Titicaca while breakfast is served on board the train. After a wonderful overnight trip, bid the crew farewell and disembark at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno). Meet your private guide, shuttle to the town’s pier, and embark on your shared fast boat for a full-day excursion of Uros and Taquile with lunch in a local restaurant.

You will enjoy an extraordinary journey across the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. Travel to legendary places where time seems to have stood still. Your first stop will be the Uros floating islands. These are a peculiar grouping of around 40 small islands made totally of totora, a natural reed that grows around the lake. The cheerful inhabitants will invite you to get to know their traditional lifestyle and customs. You will continue your voyage across the placid waters of the lake until you come to the picturesque island of Taquile. In this peaceful place, old Quechua traditions live in perfect balance with modernity. Discover a landscape distinct from the other islands thanks to the Incan terraces filled with local flowers and crops. The rich colors of the clothing worn by the local inhabitants will amaze you; admire their beautiful hand-made fabrics. Most importantly, enjoy the unbelievable hospitality of the islanders, known as Taquileños, who will make your visit to the island a memorable one. Refresh your senses, and enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning views, in a local restaurant on Taquile Island.

In the afternoon you return to the shores of Lake Titicaca and check into your lakefront accommodations for the night. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy an early breakfast before checking out and departing for the Andean town of Juliaca. On your way, you will visit the archeological complex of Sillustani. Join your guide on a walking tour (approximately two hours) of this fantastic pre-Incan cemetery where more than 90 Chullpa, or funerary towers, some up to 40 feet (12 m) high rise up imposingly around Lake Umayo.

After your tour continue to the Juliaca airport where you will board your departing flight via Lima. (If you have customized your itinerary and don’t have a flight departing on this day, Country Walkers has not arranged your transportation.)

Upon arrival, check into comfortable rooms for day use. For overnight flights departing in the late evening, dinner is at your leisure before returning to the airport. Your flights may arrive at your final destination in North America the following day.

Included Meals: Breakfast

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Immersed in an incredible natural setting on the Esteves Island in Lake Titicaca, the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca provides guests with amazing panoramic views of the World’s highest navigable lake. GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca offers a complete and diverse range of services and facilities so that guests can make the most of their unforgettable stay. The hotel features comfortable rooms, a viewpoint over the impressive lake, mountains and city, a jacuzzi and sauna, 24-hour oxygen station, free WiFi and personalized assistance.
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16 on-tour meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners Check Check
Local guides with you throughout tour Check Check
Local wine and/or beer with dinner Check Check
Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary Check Check
Telescopic walking sticks provided on tour Check Check
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One extra night in Cusco and one extra dayroom in Lima airport hotel Check
Airport car service for arrival and departure Check
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What the Inca empire did in about 90 years of existence is extraordinary. And walking the paths, climbing the same carved stairs and experiencing the views that they experienced will never be forgotten. The food, culture, historical sites seen and the accommodations for my time in Peru exceeded my expectations.

Don Troyer, South Bend Indiana

Peru: Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

Loved visiting Peru through Country Walkers. Everything is planned and taken care of so all I had to do was pack my suitcase and show up. Jorge was a wonderful guide and took great care of all of us. The places we stayed were really nice and the food was wonderful. Jorge has a vast knowledge of the history and culture in Peru and happily shared that with us. I highly recommend traveling with Country Walkers, this was actually my second trip with them.

Kimberly, Dallas, TX

Peru: Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley

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