On Abercrombie & Kent’s 12 day tour, From Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, you’ll enjoy a luxury vacation in the spellbinding country of Peru, visiting its most significant sites including the “lost city” of Machu Picchu.
With an Abercrombie & Kent tour, you’ll be accompanied by a noted local travel guide who will add enrichment to your overall vacation experience. You will:
- Watch day break over Machu Picchu
- Learn of the mysteries of Machu Picchu’s temples, fortresses and sanctuaries
- View Sacsayhuaman’s massive ruins
- View pre-Columbian art at the Larco Herrera Museum
- Tap your feet to a performance of Andean music
- Cruise the world’s highest navigable lake and visit the Uros people who live on its waters
- Enjoy two nights on beautiful, privately owned Suasi Island
MACHU PICCHU TO LAKE TITICACA ITINERARY
Day 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY/ Andean Weaving
Fly to Cusco and enjoy lunch before driving to Urubamba. En route, visit a camelid breeding center, learn about the ancient weaving techniques still used here and meet locals wearing their colorful traditional dress.
Day 3: URUBAMBA / The Terraces of Ollantaytambo
Visit a local home to see how chicha, a traditional Andean drink, is made. Continue to Ollantaytambo, site of the Incas’ greatest victory over the Spanish. Later, tour an intricately adorned church built over Incan ruins in Chincheros.
Day 4: MACHU PICCHU / The Lost City of the Incas
Step aboard a Vistadome train for a scenic ascent to Machu Picchu. Walk the ruins of this breathtaking Incan citadel with your expert guide.
Day 5: MACHU PICCHU / Sunrise Over the Ruins
Stroll through Machu Picchu at sunrise. If you prefer, choose from two hikes with your guide: to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) or to Huayna Picchu. After lunch, return to Cusco, arriving in the late afternoon.
Day 6: CUSCO / A Massive Stone Marvel
Tour Cusco, visiting the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple. Stroll the market of San Pedro, and then journey to nearby Sacsayhuaman, a massive stone ruin.
Day 7: PUNO / Sacred Sites and Soaring Elevations
Travel to Puno, stopping along the way to visit the Iglesia San Pedro Apóstol in Andahuaylillas, sometimes called the Sistine Chapel of Peru. Visit ruins of an Incan shrine in Raqchi,
Days 8-9: SUASI ISLAND / Life on Lake Titicaca
Journey to Lake Titicaca and embark by boat to the man-made Floating Island of the Uros. Continue to the island of Taquile, famed for its fine, hand-woven textiles. Then it’s on to the beautiful, privately owned Suasi Island.
Day 10: JULIACA /LIMA / An Artistic Visit
En route to Juliaca, visit a church renowned for its paintings and sculptures. When you arrive in Juliaca, you then fly to Lima.
Day 11: LIMA / Larco Herrera Museum
Tour Lima, including the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral. Walk past the Presidential Palace, and then visit the Church of San Francisco. Tour the fascinating Larco Herrera Museum, with its private collection of pre-Inca ceramics.
Day 12: DEPART LIMA
This morning, transfer to the airport and depart.
This is a new itinerary from Abercrombie & Kent and includes all accommodations and most meals. Multiple departures are available in 2015. Please contact us for the complete itinerary, pricing, and departure dates.
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