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You will experience incredible spots on this tour combined with the kindness of the Peruvian inhabitants. You will visit its capital Lima where you will testify Peru’s independence. Afterwards you will head to Cusco, where you will experience the authentic traditions and the rich culture. Then you have a beautiful train journey towards Puno and its magical Titicaca Lake. A journey to experience the real Peru.


Tour Experience Peru 9 days

Day 1: Arrival to Lima

You will be picked up at Jorge Chávez airport in Lima. Welcome to Peru! We will head to your hotel to check in and rest. Depending on the arrival time we will make a short tour of modern Lima, visiting Parque Kennedy in Miraflores, the ‘Calle de las Pizzas’ and other popular spots. We will sample a delicious pisco sour cocktail at the Rustic restaurant on the Costa Verde..

Day 2: Lima - City Tour

Today we get to know the city, but first Gourmet Tour Peru will present you with a t-shirt and an apron with typical Peruvian designs – this will help you get into the spirit of the culinary activities we will undertake during our tour. We head to a juice stall in the Surquillo market, where we will sample some of the great diversity of Peruvian fruits from the coast, sierra and jungle regions, such as mangos, pacay, granadillas and cherimoya. Inn the vegetable section we will see products including chilies, Porcon mushrooms, and many varieties of native potatoes. In the seafood section, we learn the difference between shrimps and prawns and see varieties of fish, shellfish and octopus.

From here we take a tour through colonial and modern Lima: we will visit the main plaza, the government palace, the town hall, the cathedral the catacombs under the church of San Francisco and colonial mansions. We’ll also visit the ‘home of Peruvian gastronomy’ where we absorb 500 years of culinary fusion. We take a stroll and have lunch in Chinatown, and then head to a bookshop where there are books on Peru’s history and cuisine. In the evening we head to the seaside in Barranco to visit the Bridge of Sighs and sample tapas and delicious anticuchos. Then it’s back to the hotel to take a rest.

Meals included: Breakfast.
Optional: Gourmet dinner in the famous restaurant Huaca Pucllana, with an impressive view on the Huaca Pre-Inca.

Day 3: City Tour Cuzco: Treasures of the Incan capital

After breakfast we will take a flight to Cusco. You will have the morning at your free disposal. In the afternoon, we will participate a guided city tour visiting the main plaza, the cathedral and Koricancha, a former military and religious centre of the Inca empire, that is dedicated to the sun god. Outside the city, we will examine Tambomachay (Inca baths), Puca Pucara (a military control centre), the Kenko amphitheatre (prove of the mystic character of the time) and the fortress Sacsayhuaman, that is located on a hill of Cusco. It's famous for its stones, that form the external walls and were curved with an enourmous amount of precision. A couple of them are higher than 9 metres and weigh more than 350 tons. Afterwards we will return to our hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast
Optional: Dinner in the restaurant Cicciolina, the best restaurant of the city.

Day 4: Tour Cuzco - Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley – Willoq

The day begins with an excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will have the chance to see the typical Incan terraces and villages, such as Pisac with its colourful Indian market, Calca, Yucay and Urubamba. After lunch we will explore Ollantaytambo, an extensive complex that was used as an administration, agricultural and religious centre in the Inca era. Here you can see large rock walls, temples and palace. In Willoq, a small village, we have the chance to get a close contact to local residents. We will see how they live and stay the night in one of their houses.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5: Willoq - Aguas Calientes - Wonder of the world “Machu Picchu” - Cuzco

From Willoq we head to Aguas Calientes, from where we will climb up to the "lost Inca city" and one of the new seven wonders of the world in a 25 minutes zig zag course. In the next 3 hours, we will learn more about the ruins. Our guide explains to us, what an incredible amount of technology was required and how precise the builders must have treated the massive stone to let this complex emerge. The laid out water-spending canals indicate that the Incas had a profound knowledge of hydraulic processes. The stairs that were curved into the stones and the Intihuatana (or the "highest point of the sun"), that was used as a solar calendar und affected the seeding and harvesting, are forms of expression of the fundamental knowledge and the technological progress of the empire. All those constructions along with the temple of the sun, the "Tumba Real", the priest's house, the Inca baths and the "Templo de las tres Ventanas" allow us to plunge back into the past. With the help of our guide we can admire these impressive constructions. In the afternoon we will head back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 6: Cuzco – Puno: “Train to the South”.

After breakfast we head to the station to take the train Andean Explorer with destination Puno located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. During the journey we ascent to very high and cold places and enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the Andes. On the highest point “La Raya” we will make a stop. We will have lunch on board, before we arrive in Puno. Transfer to the hotel. This picturesque railroad trip starts in the historic city of Cusco and ends in the economic centre of Lake Titicaca, Puno.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 7: Tour Puno: Lake Titicaca – Islands Uros and Amantani. (Servicio compartido.)

Today we will do a boat trip on Lake Titikaka und visit the islands. Firstly our tour leads us to the Uros islands, home of the Aymara-culture. Those islands are also called the "floating islands", because they are completely made of reed and swim on the lake. The natives construct their islands with new layers of reed ("scirpus torota", mineral fibres from the family of papyrus) again and again. They also use this material to build their houses and boats. Next we will get the chance to visit natives on the island Amantani, who will give us an insight in their traditional life. In the afternoon we will take a walk to a temple site built in times of the Incan empire. We will spend the night at the house of a native family.

Meals included: Full board.

Day 8: Tour Puno: Island Taquile – Puno: Capital of Peruvian folklore

After breakfast we will head to the island Taquile. The islanders developed an efficient social system passed on from generation to generation. Also, they know the finest weaving techniques. We will have lunch on the island. In the afternoon we are going to take a walk over the island's hills and will discover the archaeological sites. Subsequent we will return to our hotel in Puno. In the evening we will have dinner in a typical restaurant, where we will appreciate the traditional dances and music of the region.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 9: Puno – Sillustani – Juliaca – Lima – Home

Breakfast. Today we head to the lagoon Umayo where we visit the famous tombs of Sillustani, towers where important Incan people were buried. From there we will drive to the airport of Juliaca and take the flight to Lima.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Tour Experience Peru 9 days

Included in the price:

  • All the tour programmes in the itinerary, including local guides.
  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 cocktail class
  • A highly experienced guide to accompany the group
  • Flights Lima – Cusco and Juliaca – Lima
  • Train to Machu Picchu
  • Train Cusco – Puno
  • All transfers
  • 3 star Hotels with breakfasts
  • All entrance fees to national parks and reserves
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch and dinner where indicated in the tour programme

Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner where not indicated in the tour programme
  • Snacks, mineral water, entry to discotheques and alcoholic drinks.
  • contactos
  • comentarios
Tour Experience Peru 9 days

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