Peru·April 22 - 29 2023

Peru w/ Giulia Fusconi

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

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IncaTrail

Overview

Hosted by Giulia Fusconi, this tour of Peru - notably the Inca trail - is an unforgettable experience. The road is built with rock blocks along its 48 km., And it is a road that crosses part of the Vilcabamba mountain range, so it has stairs within its structure, as well as tunnels and wooden bridges that cross rivers. temperate valleys, jungle, and the cold Andean heights. The Inca trail to Machu Picchu attracts many tourists because it is a path that offers us a unique experience, offering incredible views of mountains with glaciers and the green valleys of tropical forests until reaching the end of the trail at the Machu Picchu sanctuary. A unique experience is waiting for you!

Hosts

Your time in Peru will be hosted by:

Giulia Fusconi

Giulia Fusconi

funky.fusk

Schedule

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LimaPeru

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (or equivalent)

Arrival in Lima

Arrive in Lima - Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)

Transfer from airport to hotel

SacredValley

Tierra Viva Valle (or equivalent)

Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

Breakfast at hotel

Pick up from hotel and morning flight to Cusco (Arriving at 9:00)

Transfer to the Sacred Valley - Visit Pisac market on route

This morning, we will continue the trip toward the Sacred Valley, a few miles farther along, we will reach Pisac, a beautiful place where Incan and Colonial influences have reached a perfect balance and created the unique way of life of the local inhabitants. We will get a chance to explore this quaint town, famous for its artisan markets where we can find extraordinarily fine jewelry and ceramic and textile craftwork. 

Welcome lunch at Hacienda Sarapampa (with impressive views of the corn fields)

Sunset at Yucay Terraces

Visit Urubamba cemetery where you will visit an archeological place; after walking through a path that goes along a brook of crystal clear water flowing down from the snow of Pumahuanca. This area is always green and it is an ecosystem favorable to an abundance of birds and native flowers. Both the landscape and the archeological places will make your hike an amazing adventure.  Before you arrive at the highest point you will find a small archeological complex, the Incan Racaqniyoc, which used to house former Incan settlers.  

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Ollantaytambo

Tierra Viva Valle (or equivalent)

Sacred Valley

Breakfast at hotel

Full day- Ollantaytambo Town & Fortress + Moray Terraces & Maras Salt Mines

We will visit one of the last remaining Incan towns, Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

The journey will continue on until we reach the archaeological site of Moray. Used as an agricultural testing ground, the site's system of circular terraces descends 490 feet (150m) from where we will stand, serving as a perfect testament to the level of advancement achieved by the Incas, who excelled at building masterful constructions in harmony with nature. 

Continue to Maras the sight of this still-operating salt mine, in use since Incan times, will amaze us the stark white of the steeply descending salt pans juxtaposed against the green of the surrounding mountain slopes.

Lunch at Tunupa Restaurant

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

IncaTrail

El Mapi (or equivalent)

Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Breakfast at hotel

Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station to board the train that will take us to Km 104. At this point we will descend from the train and begin our walk towards the Machu Picchu citadel, crossing the Urubamba River through a bridge that offers a spectacular view of the mountains. During the trip we will visit the Inca ruins known as Chachabamba, a beautiful palace with fine stone carved walls. We will continue our hike and begin to climb a mountain covered with vegetation until we reach Wiñaywayna (2700 m.a.s.l.). The ruins of Wiñaywayna are a perfect example of the agriculture in the time of the Incas, since along its slopes lie many terraces, where the Incas, cultivated different agricultural products, including coca leaf plantations. After we have explored these wonderful ruins, we will have lunch very close to the area. Later we will continue our walk until we reach the Inti Punku or Sun Gate. At this point we will have a privileged view of the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu. Then, we will descend in the direction of Machu Picchu and we will go to the town where we will spend the night.

  • Maximum altitude: 2,700 m (8,858 ft)
  • Minimum altitude: 2,400 m (7,872 ft)
  • Total distance: 13 km (8.08 miles)
  • Approximate walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Meals: Box lunch

Dinner at hotel

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

MachuPicchuRuins

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro (or equivalent)

Machu Picchu / Cusco

Breakfast at hotel

Shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu citadel

Early AM - Sunrise at the Machu Picchu Citadel

The ruins of Machu Picchu, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, are one of the most beautiful and enigmatic ancient sites in the world. While the Inca people certainly used the Andean mountaintop, erecting many hundreds of stone structures from the early 1400's, legends and myths indicate that Machu Picchu was revered as a sacred place from a far earlier time. 

*On this day you will appreciate the sunrise in Machu Picchu and due to the early time enjoy the citadel with less crowds.

Free time to enjoy hotel activities (applies for the Inkaterra only)

16:43 Vistadome train to Cusco

20:23 Arrival and transfer to hotel

Included

Breakfast

plazadearmascathedral

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro (or equivalent)

Cusco

Breakfast at hotel

Cusco City Tour

You will begin your tour as you enjoy the best view of the city of Cusco from atop Cerro Pukamoqo (Red Peak), a natural scenic overlook from which the outstretched arms of Cristo Blanco, a massive white statue of Christ, embrace the city in a benevolent gesture. You will then visit nearby Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision.  

As you return to the lower part of the city, you will discover one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Korikancha (the Golden Temple)—a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. You will continue with a stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where you will visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. You will complete the day by visiting the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, home to famous artists.

PM at leisure

Included

Breakfast

HumantayLake

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro (or equivalent)

Cusco

Breakfast at hotel

Full Day - Humantay Lake

Very early we will start our adventure heading to Soraypampa, the starting point of our hike. Throughout the four-hour road trip, we will pass through the town of Limatambo (2100 m.a.s.l), an important point of access to the city of Cusco during the Inca Empire time, where the archaeological remains of Tarawasi are located. The road continues along the right bank of the Apurimac River crossing the town of Mollepata (2800 m.a.s.l) and the small community of Cruzpata (2750 m.a.s.l), finally we will reach Soraypampa (3800 m.a.s.l). We will rest briefly before start hiking for approximately 2 hours towards the beautiful Humantay lagoon located at 4200 m.s.n.m. We will enjoy an impressive landscape of the glaciers and snowy peaks of the Vilcabamba mountain range with the south face of Salcantay mountain. Also, if we are very lucky, we can observe local fauna in their natural habitat such as chinchillas and condors. At dusk we will begin the descent path towards Soraypampa, where we will take our transport back to Cusco city.

Farewell Dinner at Incanto Restaurant

Included

Breakfast

Farewell Dinner

Departure

Cusco

Cusco / Lima

Breakfast at hotel

AM at leisure

PM - Transfer to Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ) to catch your flight back to Lima

Arrival in Lima and international connecting flight

Included

Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

Transfers and excursions on private basis

English-speaking guides

Mentioned meals

7 nights accommodation

Entrance fees to sites

Vistadome train

Shuttle bus to Machu Picchu Ruins

Domestic flights (LIM-CUZ-LIM)

Tips for luggage porters at airports and hotels

International Flights

Visas & Travel Insurance

Transfers (outside of designated times)

Personal Expenses

Tips & Gratuities

Food & Beverages (except as noted)

Accommodation

Shared Room - Double Occupancy

Sharing a room is an excellent way of meeting new people, so this option is perfect for the solo travellers. If there is someone you would prefer to share a room with, please let us know!

FROM$3,100.00/pp

Private Room - Single Occupancy

If you prefer a room all to yourself

FROM$3,550.00/pp

Trip Tips

Don't Forget to Purchase Travel Insurance

Don't Forget to Purchase Travel Insurance

This is not required in order to travel with us but it is recommended to protect you if anything were to happen on the trip. Here are a few options, however please purchase wherever you prefer. https://www.travelinsurancecenter.com/ https://sevencorners.com/ https://www.travelguard.ca/ https://www.travelguard.com/

FAQs

Overall, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North America, South America, citizens of most Central American countries (except Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), and citizens from the following Asian countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand DO NOT need a tourist visa. Simply a passport valid for 6 months from the date of entry to Peru.
Other citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa at their nearest Peruvian Consulate. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela may enter with only a valid national identification document. The maximum stay in Peru on a tourist visa is 183 days without the permission to work. For longer periods or other purposes, a visa is required. 

In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V at 60 Hz and power plugs are type A (two flat parallel pins) and C (two round pins). 

The best time to visit Lima is from December to April. Remember that the city lies in the Southern Hemisphere, thus its summer runs from December to March and its winter from June to September. Overall, the weather in Lima is mild and warm, with plenty of fog, humidity and practically no rain. That's right, Lima is known for being the second driest capital in the world. Summer offers you sunny days and clear skies, consequently it also brings many tourists, increasing accommodation and flight rates, so be prepared. For the rest of the year, expect a misty fog covering the skies and cool temperatures.

Peru w/ Giulia Fusconi

Peru· April 22 - 29 2023 · 7 nights

FROM$3100/pp