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The Pucara Tour

10 Night Itinerary from £ 2,774 2,290 $ 2,884

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Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca

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Ancient Peru and Andean Landscapes

Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca

Travel Highlights

  • Our essential tour of southern Peru, a country steeped in ancient history and culture.
  • Head directly to Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, to discover the ancient peoples who still live on its islands.
  • Discover historic Lima, its fascinating museums and excellent fusion cuisine
  • Continue to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and the Sacred Valley, to find stunning landscapes and ancient ruins.
  • Spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, high in the mountains 

Journey Breakdown

The Pucara Tour
Travel Itinerary

Lima Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

Depart on a BA direct flight arriving in Lima in the evening. Overnight at a local hotel.

Lake Titicaca Days 2-3

Day 2 - Travel to Lake Titicaca 

Day 3 - Visit the Uros & Taquile Islands 

Itinerary Description

Day 2 - Travel to Lake Titicaca

This morning take a morning domestic flight to Juliaca and transfer to Puno, which stands on the edge of Lake Titicaca. Afternoon to rest at your hotel and acclimatise to the altitude. (B)

Day 3 - Visit the Uros & Taquile Islands 

Enjoy an included full day excursion by boat exploring Lake Titicaca, beginning with the floating reed islands of Uros. Although the Uros Indians of these islands have intermarried with Aymaras and no pure-blooded Uros exist, many of the inhabitants of the islands still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake are used to build and maintain their floating islands, their boats and their houses.  

We continue by boat to the beautiful island of Taquile, 3 hours from the mainland. The island is rocky and requires a steep climb to the town. It is famous for its fine weavings (knitted by men!), the traditional dress of the inhabitants and spectacular views over the lake. (B)

Sacred Valley of the Incas Days 4 - 6

Day 4 - Journey to Cusco

Day 5 - Special Veloso tour of the Sacred Valley

Day 6 - At leisure in Cusco

Itinerary Description

Day 4 - Journey to Cusco

Journey by bus (Tourist) or private vehicle (First) to Cusco. This is an unforgettable journey across the Andean altiplano, offering dramatic landscapes throughout. On arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel in the Sacred Valley, staying for 3 nights. (B,L)

Day 5 - Special Veloso Tour of the Sacred Valley

Enjoy our extensive, special full day tour of the Sacred Valley. We begin visiting the market at Chinchero, where locals come to barter and sell local produce and handicrafts. Also visit a local weaving collective to learn the traditions of weaving by hand on a back-strap loom. Next, we proceed to Moray, thought to have been an open-air crop laboratory of the Incas, followed by the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras. After lunch, visit the stunning fortress town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. This large archaeological complex is believed to have been a significant agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. The town itself is geometrically perfect; with straight streets, trapezoidal doors, and Inca drainage systems. Finally, we travel to the colonial town of Pisac, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel and located at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba "Sacred" Valley. Here you can see the bustling market and admire the beautiful sunset over the mountains from the ruins. (B,L)

Day 6 - At leisure in Cusco

A day at leisure to pursue your own interests, relax at your hotel or take an optional excursion. (B,L)

Machu Picchu Days 7-8

Day 7 - Train journey to Machu Picchu

Day 8 - Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco 

Itinerary Description

Day 7 - Train Journey to Machu Picchu 

Board Peru Rail's 'Vistadome' train at Ollantaytambo for a scenic journey to Machu Picchu. This is a spectacular journey through a dramatic and changing landscape with some fantastic views. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will be met by your guide and travel via a winding road up the mountain before finally glimpsing Machu Picchu. After lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge you will have a private guided tour of the extensive archaeological site to learn about the history and culture of the Incas. (B,L)

Day 8 - Explore Machu Picchu & return to Cusco

The morning is free to explore. You may wish to climb Huayna Picchu, a steep climb but well worth it for the fantastic views of the valley and a different perspective of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, there is a gentle climb, back along the Inca Trail, to Intipunku: the Gate of the Sun, and the first sight one has of the complex if walking the Inca Trail. In the afternoon, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes and the train back to Ollantaytambo Station and on to Cusco. (B)

Cusco Days 9 - 10

Day 9 - Guided tour of historic Cusco

Day 10 - At leisure in Cusco

Itinerary Description

Day 9 - Guided tour of historic Cusco

Once the capital of the Incas before the conquistadors pillaged its treasures, Cusco has much to explore including Inca foundations supporting ornate churches and buildings. Our local guide will take you round the attractive historical centre and on to the ruins surrounding Cusco, including the massive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (B)

Day 10 - At leisure in Cusco

Today is at leisure to explore the city and soak up the unique atmosphere. (B)

 

Return via Lima Days 11-12

Day 11 - Fly to Lima and back to the UK

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Itinerary Description

Day 11 - Fly to Lima and back to the UK

In the afternoon, depart on the flight to Lima, and connect with the overnight flight back to the UK. (B)

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning. 

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Lima - First Hotel

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Country Club

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

Located just 7 miles from the international airport in the exclusive residential area of San Isidro with a pleasant view overlooking Lima Golf Club. 

Opened in 1927 and declared a Peruvian Cultural Monument, the historic Country Club offers luxurious and lavish accommodation in single or double air conditioned rooms equipped with cable TV, minibar and internet access. Each room is adorned with traditional Andean textiles. Dine in the award-winning hotel restaurant or enjoy a cold drink at the bar. For something light try the hotel snack bar. Work out in the hotel gym or take a leisurely swim in the pool. Guests interested in golf can gain access to Lima Golf Club.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Travel Details
Pucara

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,774 £3,295 - £3,364 £3,776 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £484 + £435 - + £306 + £544 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + £902 + £1,184 - + £792 + £1,183 -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €2,290 €2,889 - €2,968 €4,286 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €556 + €500 - + €353 + €-218 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + €1,037 + €1,362 - + €912 + €517 -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $2,883 $3,613 - $3,709 $4,286 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $678 + $609 - + $429 + $763 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + $1,263 + $1,657 - + $1,110 + $1,657 -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 10 breakfasts and 4 lunches 
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 10 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 10 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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