10 Days: Peru Sustainable Tourism
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Day 1: LIMA
Meet on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
PM : Sightseeing tour of Colonial and Modern Lima passing by outstanding monuments such as the Government Palace, the City Hall and the Cathedral at the Plaza Mayor (Closed on Sundays). Visit the 17th century San Francisco Convent. Short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores where there is a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean ( Regular Tour )
Day 2: LIMA
Breakfast. Transfer to Miraflores Beaches or possibly to the south of Lima. Upon arrival to chosen beach (beach will be chosen upon surfing conditions), you will meet surfing instructors, who will provide you proper gear for surfing. Then instructors will proceed to provide a theory lesson and a safety briefing before starting some stretching, to then get into the water. Surfing lesson will last about 1:30hrs. Lunch by your own. Rest of day for resting and relaxing on the beach. Return to the hotel. (Private service)
Day 3: LIMA / CUSCO
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight Cusco.
Meet on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free morning to rest and acclimatize to high altitude.
In the afternoon half day tour of the city including the best of Cusco: the Koricancha Temple (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral with its magnificent chapels and baroque altars and paintings from the Cusquenian School. The tour also includes the surrounding ruins: the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca bath of Tambomachay, the labyrinth of Puca Pucara and the amphitheatre of Kenko. (Regular service)
Day 4: CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY (River rafting + Native Tree Project+ camping)
Breakfast. We will be transferred to our private river put-in located in Pachar, from where we will start our River rafting adventure in the Sacred river of the Incas. Here you will receive your rafting equipment and a safety briefing. (Toilet and changing facilities are available).
After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, we will start our journey on easy waters, while we admire the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains, continuing towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces, at the time we experience class II and III rapids, to finish with “El Resbaladero” (The Slide), a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools.
We will then have lunch in a traditional restaurant located on the riverside and owned by the local community. This is a great chance to enjoy the Andean cuisine while supporting community projects After lunch you will be directed to the local reforestation project located just 1,000 ft away from restaurant. Here each participant will have the chance to plant a Native Tree and contribute with a UNITED NATIONS project named “1plant for the planet” which seeks to plant 1 native Tree per human being. After this, we will hike for about 40 minutes to our campsite, located at 9,840 ft above sea level. Hot showers and toilets are available. A nice BBQ dinner will pamper participants. (Private service).
Overnight at campsite
Day 5: SACRED VALLEY (Native Tree Project)
Breakfast. This day participants will do some labour work at the reforestation area, as build the fence that is needed to secure reforestation area, will also help to finish digging the water store pool and restoring the Green House, where seedlings grow before being planted. A boxed lunch will be provided in between working hours. This activity will take about 7 hours and participants will be helped by the young people of the community, who are in charge of maintenance and management of the reforestation project. After this activity, return to campsite for dinner. After dinner passengers will participate in a “Pachamama Ceremony” in worship to Mother earth, in order to thank her for all the good things she provides and to ask her for her protection. (Private service)
Overnight at campsite
Day 6: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU
Breakfast. Morning Transfer from campsite to Ollantaytambo train station, in order to board our train that will take us to Machu Picchu. We will take the vistadome train. Upon arrival, you will have a guided tour of Machu Picchu, rich in information and theories on its history (Private service). After visiting Machu Picchu, take the tourist bus back to Aguas Calientes (shared bus), where you will enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants. (Not included, on your own)
Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 7: MACHU PICCHU / SANTA TERESA (Zip line + local farm + camping)
Breakfast. Free Morning to explore the town of Aguas Calientes. At Mid Day, board the Local train that will take to Santa Teresa, a town hidden in the Amazon cloud forest just 15 km from Machu Picchu. Upon arrival transfer to Santa Teresa Campsite.
Afternoon 40 minutes hike to the start of the Zip Line. Here you will receive a safety briefing as well as the gear: helmet, gloves and harness, which is then hanged by a pole to an iron cable. At the end of the Zip line you will be received by a guide. This adrenaline pumping ride consists of 6 sections of zipline totalling nearly 2.5 kilometres of high wire. Criss-crossing the valley, you begin the ride about 820 ft above the valley floor and finish at the bottom. A Boxed Lunch will be provided. After a short rest, hike to a local farm where you will learn about the local crops they grow in this area. Return to campsite for a nice BBQ dinner. (Private service) Overnight at campsite.
Day 8: SANTA TERESA (Hike to Lucmabamba) - AGUAS CALIENTES / CUSCO
Breakfast. Early transfer for about 30 min to the start point of a trek to Lucmabamba, from where few people in the world enjoy a priviledge view of Machu Picchu. The trek starts with a steady ascend up to the Mirador located at 6,600 ft above see level, from where we will have a spactacular view of the Lost
city of the Icas, Machu Picchu. Here we will rest, while we enjoy a boxed lunch. We then continue our trek descending to Aobamba and onto the Hidroelectric train station, from where we will board the local train that take us back to Aguas Calientes. At Aguas Calientes, we will get the vistadome train back to Cusco, where we will arrive at night. Transfer from train station to hotel in Cusco. (Private service)
Stat point opf trek to Lucmabamba : 2:30 hrs
Lucmabamab to view pioint : o:30 hrs
View Piont to Hidroelectric train station : 2:30
Day 9: CUSCO / PUMACANCHIS / RAQCHI (Home stay at Raqchi)
Breakfast. Morning departure from hotel towards Raqchi. On the way stop at Pumacanchi and its lovely 4 Lagoon Circuit, where we will enjoy a mountain bike ride surrounding one of its lagoons. After this activity, continue on to Raqchi, a small Andean community, where settlers have organized guestrooms in their courtyards to accommodate tourists: a unique, in-depth cultural experience with the local population. As direct descendants of the Incas, they have many reasons to be proud of Raqchi, a fantastic three-story temple honoring the God Wiracocha, creator of the universe according to Pre-Inca and Inca mythology is the focal point of this village. Upon arrival, we will get settled at our family houses where we will enjoy a traditional Andean Lunch. After lunch we will visit the remains of the Wiracocha Temple. Then everyone will head to their houses and will get ready for a great dinner. This will be accompanied by traditional music and dances, visitors will be invited to take part. (Private service)
Day 10: RAQCHI / CUSCO / OUT
After breakfast at out family houses and after saying goodbye to our host family, we will board the tourist bus return to our hotel in Cusco (Lodging not included for this day, on your own) or airport.
PRICES PER PERSON RATES BASED IN DOUBLE ROOM:
Prices subject to change without prior notice
|Accommodation||2 Passengers Twin||3 Passengers Triple|
|First Class hotels|
- All services specified on the itinerary
- 09 nights accommodation (02 nights in Lima, 02 nights in Cusco 01 night at Aguas
calientes, 03 nights at campsite and 01 night at Home stay in Raqchi)
- Vistadome train tickets ollanta / Machu Picchu / Cusco
- Entrance fees and meals mentioned in the program
- Professional English speaking guides
- Transportation for Instructors and Equipment
- Camping facilities: Terraces, 2 Toilets, 2 hot water showers, dining room, 2 man 3 season
tents, therma-rest inflatable mattresses
- Domestic air tickets Lima / Cusco / Lima
- International tickets
- Airport taxes
- Alcoholic beverages
- Extras personal expenses
- Meals and services not mentioned on program
- Sleeping bag
Hotels to be used
|Lima||Miraflores Park Plaza (ocean view room)|
|Cusco||Monasterio (deluxe room)|
|Aguas Calientes||Inkaterra Machu Picchu|
First Class hotels:
|Lima||C.A. Private Collection Miraflores (Superior room)|
|Cusco||Libertador Palacio del Inka|
|Machu Picchu||Sumaq Machu Picchu .|
|Lima||Sol de Oro or similar|
|Cusco||C.A. Private Collection Cusco (superior room)|
|Machu Picchu||Hatuchay Tower (standard room).|
|Lima||Allpa Suites or similar|
|Cusco||Casa Andina classic or similar (standard room)|
|Aguas Calientes||El Mapi Inkaterra or similar (standard room)|
Peru train luggage policies: Peru Trains accept only one carry on per person consisting of 5 kg/11lbs and a maximum dimension of 157cm/62 in. Please pack your bags accordingly.