PERÚ LOCAL LIVING
CIRCUIT: Lima and Cusco
05 Days / 04 Nights
This tour is the ideal for those who want to know the wonders of Peru, its archaeological, cultural wealth and centers of great energy power, this adventure has Inca trails that were of great importance to the Inka. The Vivencial circuit is one of the best excursion options and super known by the whole world, satisfying and comforting for those who want to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes, sacred mountains, its beautiful people and magical customs.
Transfer IN airport - hotel
Afternoon City Tour
02:00pm – 06:00pm
Transfer OUT hotel – airport
Flight Lima – Cusco
Transfer IN airport – hotel in Cusco
Free afternoon to aclimatise
Full Day Willoq – Patacancha “Local Living Experiences”
06:00 am – 07:00 pm
Full Day Machupicchu tour
04:00 am – 10:00 pm
|Transfer from hotel to Cusco airport|
- The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
- A good physical condition is required since the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
- The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.
- There are only 500 spaces per day to the Inca Trail (200 approx for passengers and 300 for porters, cooks and guides)
Day 1: LIMA
Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel.
Lima Colonial City Tour (Afternoon)
The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.
We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others
We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints “Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres y San Juan Macías” are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar and return to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima
Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO (FREE)
Breakfast at hotel
At the scheduled time transfer to Lima airport.
Flight Lima Cusco (on behalf of the Paxs)
Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.
Free afternoon to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.
Overnight in Cusco
Day 3: FULL DAY WILLOQ – PATACANCHA “EXCURSION VIVENCIAL”
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet, interact, share the Inca customs and traditions of this Community, plant, sew, cook and have fun with their typical dances.
The tour begins at 06:00 in Cusco and ends at 7:00 p.m. (full day)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am in the direction of Ollantaytambo (living Inca city), there we will make a brief stop to visit the city, then we will go to the native community of Willoq located 14 km from Ollantaytambo
The Experiential Tourism in Willoq and Patacancha is close to the town of Olltanytambo, this place is one of the most privileged places to get to know the Andean Tradition up close, the people of Willoq and Patacancha meet visitors as a way to integrate into a society that respects them as equals, that is why it is not surprising that they are scattered throughout the square, and the streets of the town of Ollatanytambo.
The inhabitants of these communities keep their culture in force. One of the specialties of these descendants of the Incas is their textiles, their clothing, as is often the case with a series of community ventures, have totally eye-catching colors.
Patacancha is the stimulus to open up to experiential tourism where it arises from having observed for a long time how travelers came to a nearby destination Ollantaytambo, in this case they spent a few hours in this and then retired on their buses, without having had the opportunity to meet a true heritage treasure (that of weaving) made by hand and the way they manage to do it, on the one hand, and on the other, excluding poor communities from the benefits of good tourism.
In addition, in Willoq and Patacancha it will be possible to meet community members who have become aware of the value of their town traditions and are willing to share them, with great cordiality and joy, in settings that combine a mountainous nature of exceptional beauty, with architectural elements such as terraces and houses raised with adobe and roofed with tile or ichu.
Once in Willoq our local friends will welcome us with a welcome drink (mate de coca or muña) and their folk dance, they will immediately show us and share their customs, traditions, daily activities (textiles, agriculture, gastronomy, etc ...) the approximate duration of the activity is about 3 to 4 hours, then we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a break and some coexistence we will return to Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
Day 4: MACHU PICCHU FULL DAY TOUR
4:00 am. Pick up from the hotel and transfer by car to the Ollantaytambo train station to board a tourist train heading to the town of Machupicchu with a trip of about 1 hour and 40 min. On the trip we will see the flora and fauna of the low jungle of Cusco. The tourist train has very large windows to see everything in our path with the fantastic views of the edge of the sacred river Vilcanota.
Once we arrive at the town of Machupicchu we will be assisted by the staff who will take us to the bus station to go up to the Sanctuary of Machupicchu. We will board the tourist bus for approximately 30 minutes, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
After a while, the start of our guided tour
This 02 hour guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.
After that you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own discretion and pace.
We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces. Also visit the Puerta del Sol and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.
Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.
The train that I recommend leaves generally at 06:20 pm
10:00 pm arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco
Day 5: CUSCO OUT
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the airport.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Transfer IN and OUT airport – hotel - airport
- 01 night hotel in Lima with breakfast
- Afternoon Colonial City Tour in Lima
- Transfer IN and OUT airport – hotel - airport
- 03 nights hotel in Cusco with breakfast
- Afternoon City Tour with visit and entrace fees to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara
- Full Day Willoq – Patacancha tour with a local delicious lunch
- Transfer hotel to the train station and back to the hotel
- Touristic train Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu Town - Ollantaytambo
- Consettur bus up and down Machupicchu Town – Machupicchu Sactuary – Machupicchu Town
- Entrace fee to Machupicchu
- Guided tour in Machupicchu
- International or national flights
- Not mentioned meals
OPTIONAL AND ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.
- Upgrade to the Vistadome “Panoramic” view train.
- Huayna Picchu Sacred Mountain – $35.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain –$ 35.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
- Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)
We recommend to bring with you:
- Original passport
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Sweater, globes and hat
- T – shirts and shirt
- Confortable pants
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses
- Sun block
- Insect repelent
- Personal medicines
- Short pants
- Walking poles
- Money in cash