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Arrival in Cusco, followed by reception and transfer to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest and to acclimate yourself to the elevation. The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Incan palaces. We will begin at the Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, to witness the exquisite stone work achieved by the Incas. Following that, we will head upwards to Saqsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning. The other three destinations are the archeological sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara, all of which were religious complexes. Overnight in Cusco
Today we will set off for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, we will make a stop to marvel at the classic view of the Urubamba River snaking its way through the valley. Our journey continues to the small village of Pisaq, and there you will walk through its lively market and have some free time to interact with the townsfolk and artisans and to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. You will eat a buffet lunch at the town of Urubamba, and then visit Ollantaytambo, a lovely town constructed by the Incas, whose streets are cobble stoned and where a man-made canal brings fresh water right into the city limits. At the upper part of the town, there is an impressive ceremonial center that was used for water worship and a mighty fortress that protected the access point to the lower part of the valley. Afternoon transfer to the train station, where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Machupicchu Town
We are now at the doorstep of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to climb Huayna Picchu mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Machu Picchu or explore the site on your own, or to simply relax and meditate. At the hour agreed upon, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train that afternoon for the return trip. Once you have arrived at either the Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station, you will be driven to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco
In the morning you will transfer to the bus station for our trip to Puno. We will first visit the church of Andahuaylillas, known as the “Sistine Chapel” of South America. After that you will get to see what is left of the Inca Temple of Raqchi – the impressive remnants of Viracocha’s sanctuary. Lunch in Sicuani before noon. We will then stop at la Raya, the highest point of the train course and a natural sightseeing spot for visitors who want to photograph the beautiful snow-capped mountains in the area. Finally, we will have the opportunity to visit the Inka Aymara Museum of Pucara, featuring an ancient carved stone idol and several other Inca artifacts. Once in Puno, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. Overnight in Puno
Today we have an early morning transfer from your hotel towards Puno's Port, where we will embark towards the Floating Islands of the Auroches. We will stop to observe closely the typical local families and their way of living. We will also be able to enjoy the landscape of the Lake. After an hour of visit, we will continue with our trip towards Taquile's Island, a typical and traditional Island that is considered to be a “living museum,” where the people still uphold the customs of such a peculiar livelihood. Taquile's families devote themselves to the textile art, by which they have been recognized worldwide, in addition to the spectacular and unique landscape.
We will arrive in one of Taquile's Ports and walk all the way to the island’s main square, where we will be able to examine up-and-personally the families’ lifestyle. We will also be able to visit the handcrafting center, where they exhibit and produce all of Taquile's fabrics, and the island’s museum, where the natives show themselves and the principal customs and traditions that they realize in Taquile; as well as their natural and cultural resources. Around noon we will enjoy a delicious typical lunch of the Island in one of the restaurants; after lunch we will return to the main square of this island, descend to the main port, and take our boat back to reach Puno. There will be someone in Puno’s port waiting to take us towards the respective Hotel. Overnight in Puno
We will start the city tour by the city's historical center: The Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the City Hall, the Palace of Justice and the Count of Lemus’ House with its great historical contents. Afterwards, we’ll visit the vantage points of Puma Uta and Kuntur Wasi, from where we’ll be able to contemplate the city of Puno and the vast Lake Titicaca. We will also pass through the Deustua Archway, an important landmark built by the Spanish. Furthermore, we’ll visit the Yaraví, a 150-year-old boat converted into a museum, and finally, the Marine´s Museum. Afterwards is time for lunch, as well as to pick you up and go to the Juliaca airport. We’ll still make an en route visit to the Pre-Incan Cemetery of Sillustani, enjoying the view over beautiful landscapes and Lake Umayo. In Sillustani, we’ll visit the enormous "Chullpas" which are tombs built in the shape of circular base towers.
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