Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu Independent Adventure

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Overview

Spend eight days exploring the land of the Incas, including Lima, Lake Titicaca, and Cusco. Visit the highest lake in the world and meet the people that live around it. Delight in the views of the Sacred Valley on the train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the very best of Peru.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time and transfer to hotel.

Arrive in Lima at any time. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima/Puno

Fly to Juliaca then transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Puno

Take a full day boat excursion on the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on Taquile Island and the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno.

Enjoy an included lunch with spectacular views on Taquile Island before continuing on to the renowned floating islands of Uros. Learn about its inhabitants and the tortora reeds used to construct the islands, traditional reed boats and almost everything used in their daily life. Return to Puno and opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Puno/Cusco

Take in the panoramic landscapes and Andean scenery en route from Puno to historic Cusco.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Cusco/Urubamba

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.

Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant and learn about the G Adventures for Good project. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Urubamba/Aguas Calientes

Travel by train through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, escorted by an Inca guide who will share their knowledge to explain attractions and suggest optional activities around Aguas Calientes.

Board a morning train escorted by a local guide. Wind through the spectacular Sacred Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu.

For serious archaeology buffs, there is time for an optional independent visit to Machu Picchu before the guided tour the following morning.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 7: Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu and optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train, escorted by the guide.

Rise early to take advantage of viewing Machu Picchu in the early morning light.

Later in the afternoon, return by train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy and transfer to Cusco by van, arriving in the evening.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Cusco

Depart at any time. Departure transfer included.

Includes: Breakfast

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