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  • Led by expert guide, journey into the rainforest on a safari walk.
  • Trek through the treetops on the Inkaterra Canopy Walk.
  • Journey high into the Andes to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
  • Discover the archaeological sites at Tiahuanaco.
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The Peruvian jungle is so untamed, only the most adventurous dare invade its emerald depths.

From the lofty heights of the inspiring Andes, to the exotic jungles of the Amazon, to the bustling crowds of Lima’s modern cityscape, Peru offers something for everyone. This land of the Incas is an adventurer’s dream. Imagine hiking ancient stone pathways of lost cities and trekking lush rainforests where wild things rule. Spend your evenings relaxing from the day’s adventures in well-appointed and comfortable accommodations.

Visit the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Natural Reserve and glimpse exotic flora and fauna like the beautiful lupuna tree and colorful lizards that dart about on the forest floor. A boat ride across Oxbow lake will get you up close and personal with the endangered giant river otter, howler monkeys, macaws and anacondas. Walk through the treetops on a suspension bridge and enjoy vistas unimaginable from below. While wandering the historic city of Cusco, visit the Koricancha Temple (Temple of the Sun), the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca bath of Tambomachay, and the labyrinth of Puca Pucara. Journey by train to the Sacred Valley and take in the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan city whose mysteries will captivate you. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lima
    Lima
    • Meet and Greet
    • Airport Assistance - Arrival - Local Representative
    • Peru - Welcome
  • Day 2 Lima to Puerto Maldonado to Amazon
    Lima to Puerto Maldonado to Amazon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Shared - Airport - Shuttle/Driver
    • Transfer - Shared - Lodge - Motorized Canoe/Skipper
    • Nature Trail Walks & Twilight River Excursion - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Amazon to Puerto Maldonado
    Amazon to Puerto Maldonado
    • Tambopata National Reserve & Canopy Walkway - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Amazon to Puerto Maldonado
    Amazon to Puerto Maldonado
    • Riverbank Wildlife, Hacienda Concepcion & Rainforest at Night - Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Amazon to Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
    Amazon to Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
    • Transfer - Lodge - Motorized Canoe/Skipper
    • Transfer - Shared - Airport - Shuttle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour & Ruins (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Full Tourist Ticket - Included
  • Day 6 Cusco
    Cusco
    • Private - Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo & Pisac Market Tour (with Wayra buffet lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Transfer - Private - Train station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Cusco - Aguas Calientes [Vistadome (4 hrs) ] - Train Ticket/Local Guide
    • Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus ticket
    • Tour - Private - Machu Picchu Tour (with Lunch) - Guide/Bus/Entrance tickets
    • Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Aguas Calientes
    Aguas Calientes
    • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Optional Activities
    • Aguas Calientes - Cusco [Vistadome (4 hrs)] - Train Ticket
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    • Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus ticket
    • Machu Picchu Second Entrance - Ticket
    • Wayna Picchu Hike - Entrance Fee
    • Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
  • Day 10 Cusco to Juliaca to Lake Titicaca
    Cusco to Juliaca to Lake Titicaca
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Juliaca - Lake Titicaca [Airport to Titilaka via Capachica Penninsula with Uros Titino Islands (2 hours)] -
    • Titilaka Inclusions & Sustainability
    • Titilaka 1/2 day Optional Excursions (Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Lake Titicaca
    Lake Titicaca
    • Titilaka Full Day Optional Excursions (not included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12 Lake Titicaca to Lima
    Lake Titicaca to Lima
    • Lake Titicaca - Juliaca [Titilaka to Airport] -
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Modern & Colonial City tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative (20:00/06:59)
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Day 1: Lima

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Our local representative will meet you at the airport, walk with you to the lobby of the hotel and assist you with check-in.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport

Located within Jorge Chávez International Airport, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel is the premier upscale international hotel in Peru’s capital city. The Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the hotel's front door. A full range of leisure facilities includes a 24-hour Spa with massage services for ultimate relaxation. Add 192 graciously appointed, non-smoking guestrooms that effortlessly fuse form and function, and all equipped with must-have amenities for today’s busy traveler, and a restful sojourn is assured.

Lima
Lima
Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport
Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport

Day 2: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon

Private airport transfer in Lima with a driver and guide.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Lodge staff will welcome you at the Puerto Maldonado airport, and take you on a short shuttle transfer to the river.

Join a motorized canoe transfer on the Madre de Dios River, and after approximately 45 minutes, you'll arrive to the lodge.

After a delicious lunch at the lodge, you'll gather with your explorer guide and choose from the various excursions available at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. As a first day, a suitable recommendation is a guided walk along the trail system where you'll discover the Amazon Basin.

This trail offers an excellent introduction to the jungle environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and observing exotic insects. Also on your first night, try a twilight river excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman.

*Please note: this is a sample itinerary, subject to change based on weather conditions, and your individual desires.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Exotic, yet accessible, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge is situated in a private reserve, surrounded by a vast Peruvian Rainforest. Climb the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios river, and enter another world. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong; end your days by lantern light, falling asleep to the gentle night noise of the Amazon rainforest. As Peru’s pioneer in nature travel and research, Inkaterra provides an unforgettable introduction to this amazing realm of incomparable biodiversity. Inspired by native Amazon design, the private thatched roof cabañas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabaña options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the Peruvian Amazon.

Puerto Maldonado
Puerto Maldonado
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Day 3: Amazon - Puerto Maldonado

Wake up late or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch.

After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 95 feet above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. Be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge.

After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 650-foot wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush eco system, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, trees and there is a possibility to see snakes of this flooded marshland. The walk finishes by returning to the lodge.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Macaws
Macaws
Tamarin Monkey
Tamarin Monkey

Day 4: Amazon - Puerto Maldonado

Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, observing the abundant flora and fauna along the way. Return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers grow fruits and vegetables. 

After lunch, enjoy an excursion to Hacienda Concepcion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of local flora. This is followed by a 30 minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons.

Later on, consider the Rainforest by Night excursion. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night. Return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Piranhas
Piranhas
Sloth Spotted at Night
Sloth Spotted at Night

Day 5: Amazon - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

After check-out this morning, you'll return to the Puerto Maldonado airport via motorized canoe, followed by a shuttle.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.

High in the Andes, 3000m above sea level, lies the historic city of Cusco, with its unique blend of Spanish and Inca cultures. Take a half day private tour of the city including the best of Cusco: the Coricancha 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.

Includes tourist ticket and entrance fees.

Accommodation: La Casona Inkaterra

La Casona Inkaterra is a 16th century mansion now converted to a boutique hotel of the most subtle and tasteful sort. The suites are new and fresh, with antique decor and high quality linen and bedding. Colonial furnishings and original murals blend with lavish contemporary comforts, inspired by mestizo grandeur, and the essence of Spanish splendor. The hotel is placed in a convenient spot in the center of the old city that one may visit any of the local venues for a taste of Peru. This positioning also allows for easy access to shopping, sightseeing, and mingling with Cusco's history. La Casona Inkaterra's courtyards are also very welcoming for contemplative time. Re-live the layered heritage at Inkaterra La Casona and enjoy complete relaxation in its calm and serene surroundings, your quiet oasis amidst the vibrant capital of the Incan empire.

Cusco
Cusco
La Casona Inkaterra
La Casona Inkaterra

Day 6: Cusco

Enjoy a full day private excursion to the Sacred Valley with your own private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide. Traveling north of Cusco, enjoy a visit to Ollantaytambo, a fortress built during the Inca Empire that is an excellent example of military architecture. Enjoy a buffet lunch (included) at Wayra Restaurant. Afterwards, visit the village of Pisac and attend the local agricultural open-market where artisans from all over the area congregate to sell their crafts.

“Please note that due to weather conditions during the rainy season (December through March, and possibly longer) the Marinera dancers will not be performing during the show, however the Paso horse show will still take place”

Accommodation: La Casona Inkaterra
Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman
Ollantaytambo, Peru
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Day 7: Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Our local representative will meet you with a private vehicle and professional driver for a train station transfer.

Once at the train station you will board the Vistadome train for a 6:05am* departure to the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu (train ride is 4 hrs). The journey begins with a series of switchbacks, known appropriately as the 'zigzag', up the hill out of Cusco, before a brief stop at the village of Poroy. The train then descends from the highest point of the journey into the Sacred Valley and the foothills of the Andes. Before reaching Machu Picchu, the train travels along the Urubamba River, with awe-inspiring views of the dramatic canyon.

Please note you will travel independently from Cusco by train, and your guide will meet you on arrival at the station in Aguas Calientes. You will then embark on a private, guided tour of Machu Picchu, which is roughly 2-3 hours in length. 

Note: When staying overnight at Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes the following day will be at leisure, with no guide (unless otherwise specified). If you would like to have a guide please speak with your sales consultant about adding this service.


Note about luggage: When you board the train to visit Machu Picchu with overnight, bring only a small bag with you. Due to limited storage space on the train, passengers are asked to bring only one small piece of luggage. The rest of your luggage will be stored safely at your hotel and returned to you either in Cuzco or The Sacred Valley. Hand luggage on the train is limited to 11 pounds or 5 kgs.

*Note: train times and schedules may vary based on availability, your train times will be confirmed on your final itinerary.

For your convenience the bus ticket between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will board the bus (shared service) up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 30 minutes and once you get there you will enjoy a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca Citadel lies between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu (“Young Peak” and “Old Peak”). The Inca Pachacutec built the Citadel using sharp stone blocks, fitted together perfectly. Houses, temples, a public square are all connected by narrow roads and steps cut into the mountainside. There are many theories as to the purpose of Machu Picchu; a temple to the sun? A fortress against jungle inhabitants? A sanctuary for the Incas? The mysterious lost city awaits you!

After the tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge and the rest of the afternoon is to be spent at leisure!

For your convenience the bus ticket between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Stay at Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel, your ultimate cloud forest vacation paradise, an intimate casitas luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within twelve secluded acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Stay in an authentic Andean ambience of barefoot luxury. Accommodations range from the opulent Villas Inkaterra, with private terraces and plunge pools, plus round-the-clock butler service; to more intimate lodges that provide a perfect sanctuary for simple relaxation.  This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Day 8: Aguas Calientes

Participate in some of the optional excursions available at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel. Experience contemplative walks to sacred sites, or attempt a challenging Andean ascent. On the hotel grounds, nature trails wind past waterfalls and gardens; trained guides explain the fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. Discover a working tea plantation, and the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids, open to the public. What could be more enchanting than the vibrant Waqnaki and the legend of a lovesick Inca princess whose sadness was transformed into colorful teardrop petals?

NATURE WALK Walk along the hotel's trails, and discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals.
The Nature Walk offers guests a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds; as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.
Duration: ¼ day.
Difficulty level: I.
Attractions: Tea / Birds / Medicinal plants / Butterflies / Insects / Photos

BIRDS OF MACHU PICCHU Walk early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found.
Along the hotel's pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green-and-white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.
Duration: ¼ day.
Difficulty level: I.
Attractions: Birds / Photos.

TWILIGHT WALK This early evening walk is designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area.
With special attention placed on nature's core elements, the walk pauses at the Rocotal Observatory to appreciate an enchanting waterfall and sacred pre-Inca pictographs.
Duration: ¼ day.
Difficulty level: II.
Attractions: Insects / Photos / Waterfall / pre-Inca Pictographs.

Return to Cusco on the Vistadome train. The journey through the Andes takes 4 hours to return to Cusco. Snacks are served on board.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Day 9: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

For your convenience the bus ticket between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.

Admission for your second entrance to Machu Picchu is included for your convenience.

Please note that due to limited availability of permits (which are non-refundable) they cannot be requested until trip deposit has been received and complete and valid passport information is provided. As such, this activity can only be confirmed after time of booking. All efforts will be made to ensure that these be secured on the desired date(s). In the case of unavailability, alternative date(s) will be provided where possible.

For your convenience, the entrance fee for the hike to Wayna Picchu is included. A limited number of hikers are allowed each morning and there are two scheduled times to do this hike, 7am and 10am.

The eternal guardian of the Sanctuary, Wayna Picchu (meaning “Young Mountain’ in Quechua) towers over the Incan city, and an amazing view can be appreciated from the top. The route to the top of the mountain is treacherous, with very narrow pathways, and to conquer the summit is truly a rewarding experience! Along the route and at the top of the mountain are sacred structures and eye-catching terraces, built right against the slope’s edge. Depending on each person's hiking pace, this activity may take up to 3 hours. This activity is on your own; please speak to your sales agent about organizing a guide to accompany you.

Please note that due to limited availability of permits (which are non-refundable) they cannot be requested until trip deposit has been received and complete and valid passport information is provided. As such, this activity can only be confirmed after time of booking. All efforts will be made to ensure that these be secured on the desired date(s). In the case of unavailability, either alternative date(s) will be provided where possible or arrangements to hike Montana Machu Picchu will be provided.

For your convenience the bus ticket between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes is provided. Buses depart about every 30 minutes, once the bus is full.

Our local representative will meet you with a private vehicle and professional driver for a train station transfer.

Accommodation: La Casona Inkaterra
Tambomachay
Tambomachay
 Huayna Pucchu
Huayna Pucchu

Day 10: Cusco - Juliaca - Lake Titicaca

Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Early arrivals into Juliaca arrive to the lodge on a scenic route by car and boat. This transfer is more of a two hour excursion that takes you on the Capachica peninsula and across the lake visiting the Uros Titino Islands and the National Reserve by boat.

During your stay at Titilaka you will choose from a menu of excursions of your choice (included, shared with other guests of the hotel) as well as all meals (breakfast, lunch, tea time and dinner) and roundtrip airport transfers (shared with other guests of the hotel)

Additionally, Titilaka hotel is very conscious about their sustainability. Employing mostly local workers (95%), providing necessary medical assistance to nearby communities, using hydroelectric power and natural gas, cooking with local produce, encouraging the production of local arts and crafts, constructing and decorating with local materials

Choose from a plethora of half day activities included during your stay at Titilaka lodge.

1/2 Day Options:

Visit to weaving community of Copamaya Understand the lifestyles of typical weavers, on this excursion that combines a cultural visit with a brisk hike. Descend to appreciate the region’s rural way of life.

Visit to Lampa, the pink city of altiplano Lampa is a jewel of colonial architecture reflecting its historic role as center of culture, power and tradition during colonial times.

Exploration of the Chullpas of Sillustani Enjoy a guided excursion to Sillustani, a spectacular peninsula facing the Umayo lagoon, this site was a burial ground for the Pucara, Tiahuanaco and Ccolla pre-Inca cultures.

Visit to the Uros floating reed islands Depart from Titilaka’s pier and travel by boat for about an hour to Taquile. Taquile Island is a living museum, a secluded island of weavers whose textiles have been hailed as heritage masterpieces by UNESCO.

Mountain biking along the Altiplano This active excursion, lets you bike along dirt roads on the plateau (altiplano) near the hotel at your own pace. The ascent up the Inca Trail is challenging, but the prize is the privileged view.

Accommodation: Titilaka Hotel (5*)

Indulge and immerse in the splendor and spirit of the Lake at Titilaka. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka’s contemporary design integrates with the natural environment, paying homage to the ancient Titicaca, origin of the great Inca culture. Despite the uncluttered design and contemporary amenities — heated floors, iPod docks, black-out curtains, and wireless internet — Titilaka isn’t a generic five-star. The simple structure, standing solitary on the grassy edge of the lake, is a forward-looking and eco-friendly hotel, with 18 plush suites decorated in earthy hues. The high-end linens, handcrafted bath products, and oversized tubs are pleasant, to be sure, but the real attraction is the jaw-dropping view of the deep blue water through the huge picture windows. Titilaka was created to be a comfortable hub where one could rest after visiting the more frequented sites of Peru and delve deep into an authentic and less touristy experience. The lake is home to Aymara and Quechua cultures, varied flora and fauna and stunning landscapes.

Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca
Titilaka Hotel
Titilaka Hotel

Day 11: Lake Titicaca

There are a number of full day excursions that can be booked while staying at Titilaka. Please note that the full day excursions will be shared with other guestss of the hotel are subject to an additional cost at time of booking.

Amantani Island
The charming island of Amantani, located further north of Taquile, in front of the Capachica Peninsula is one of the lake’s less frequented and traditional islands. About two hours by motorboat from Titilaka, the island is almost circular in shape and is the largest island in the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. As you approach, you will clearly notice the Llacastiti peak, the highest point of the island. Situated 320 meters above the lake, it has interesting ancient stone structures used for festivals and rituals to Pacha Mama, Mother Earth. She is honored every year as the source of the local’s sustenance and agricultural livelihood. During this excursion, you will get to know some of the locals whose primary source of living is farming potatoes, tubers, barley and beans.
Difficulty level: II  | Frequency: Daily | Schedule: Mornings | Meals: Lunch  | Attractions: Photos, Boat, Local Community, Archaeological Site & Birds | Recommended for children

Exploration into Tinajani Canyon
A five-hour ride into a national reserve situated between Cusco and Puno. Tinajani Canyon is a unique canyon, which features enormous rock formations, with umber and sandy sedimentation scatted with traditional alpaca farms. Exposure to the elements such as wind, hail, snow and rain has sculpted these volcanic rocks into awe-inspiring and dominating shapes. Recommended for those on route to or from Cusco, the excursion drives through unique forests of the renown and daunting Puyas de Raimondi.
Duration: Full day | Difficulty level: II | Frequency: Daily | Schedule: Morning & Afternoon | Meals: Snack | Attractions: Photos & Birds

Exploration of Taquile Island
A full day excursion of complete exploration on Taquile Island (from south to north) takes you through the countryside, villages, beaches and mountains. Home to weavers and industrious villagers, Taquile is famous for their textiles, which have been declared a protected cultural heritage by UNESCO. Arrive to the southern part of Taquile by boat, where you can see the snowy peaks of the Bolivian Cordillera Real Mountains. You will be welcomed by Juan and his family, traditional weavers of the area. They will explain their delicate trade and share anecdotes about the island they call home. Later you hike north toward the town of Taquile, a traditional hamlet that has become a bustling tourist destination. You may explore the traditional streets, observe a festive dance and even descend down 528 steps, towards the principal entrance of the island. Return back to Titilaka knowing you have fully enjoyed a unique Island that still holds their heritage dear.
Duration: Full day | Difficulty level: III | Frequency: Daily | Schedule: Morning | Meals: Snack | Attractions: Photos, Local Community & Birds

Visit to the Island of the Sun
A 4 hour motorized excursion takes you to the legenday Island of the Sun, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Drive south to the Copacabana Sanctuary, crossing the Bolivian border for a short visit to the local cathedral and Main Square before boarding a catamaran. This will take you to the Island of the Sun, where you can visist the Inca Garden, Steps and fountain, the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the traditional medicine centre, the Titicaca reed shipbuilders display centre, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft centre and the Intica loudge. You will also find one of the largest varities of Andean Camelids. Finally, board a huge traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilikokaina Inca Palace before sailing back to Copacabana and returning to the hotel.
Duration: Full day | Difficulty level: II | Frequency: Daily | Schedule: Morning | Attractions: Photos, Boat, Birds, Local Community & Archaeological Site

Visit to Tiahuanaco
A full day motorized excursion will take you across the border into Bolivia, on a 3.5 hour trip to a world-class archaeological site, the legendary Sun Gate of the Tiahuanaco culture. This culture is considered to be the cradle of all American civilizations, with pre-Incan edifications dating back to 1580 BC. After visiting the citadel, the excursion continues to a nearby museum filled with ancient objects and tools that demonstarte how advanced the civilization was.
Duration:Full day | Difficulty level: II | Frequency: Daily | Schedule: Morning | Attractions: Photos & Archaeological Site

Accommodation: Titilaka Hotel (5*)

Day 12: Lake Titicaca - Lima

After breakfast depart Titilaka lodge for the airport to catch your domestic flight onwards in Peru. This transfer may be shared with other guests of the hotel.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Explore Lima on a sightseeing tour of Colonial and Modern Lima with a private guide and driver. Visit the Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral at the Plaza Mayor (closed on Sundays), along with the 17th century San Francisco Convent. Take a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores for a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.

Our local representative will meet you for an airport transfer, with private vehicle and professional driver.

 

Accommodation:
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport: Lima

Located within Jorge Chávez International Airport, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel is the premier upscale international hotel in Peru’s capital city. The Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the hotel's front door. A full range of leisure facilities includes a 24-hour Spa with massage services for ultimate relaxation. Add 192 graciously appointed, non-smoking guestrooms that effortlessly fuse form and function, and all equipped with must-have amenities for today’s busy traveler, and a restful sojourn is assured.

Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport
Wyndham Costa del Sol - Lima Airport

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica : Puerto Maldonado

Exotic, yet accessible, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge is situated in a private reserve, surrounded by a vast Peruvian Rainforest. Climb the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios river, and enter another world. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong; end your days by lantern light, falling asleep to the gentle night noise of the Amazon rainforest. As Peru’s pioneer in nature travel and research, Inkaterra provides an unforgettable introduction to this amazing realm of incomparable biodiversity. Inspired by native Amazon design, the private thatched roof cabañas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabaña options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the Peruvian Amazon.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

La Casona Inkaterra: Cusco

La Casona Inkaterra is a 16th century mansion now converted to a boutique hotel of the most subtle and tasteful sort. The suites are new and fresh, with antique decor and high quality linen and bedding. Colonial furnishings and original murals blend with lavish contemporary comforts, inspired by mestizo grandeur, and the essence of Spanish splendor. The hotel is placed in a convenient spot in the center of the old city that one may visit any of the local venues for a taste of Peru. This positioning also allows for easy access to shopping, sightseeing, and mingling with Cusco's history. La Casona Inkaterra's courtyards are also very welcoming for contemplative time. Re-live the layered heritage at Inkaterra La Casona and enjoy complete relaxation in its calm and serene surroundings, your quiet oasis amidst the vibrant capital of the Incan empire.

La Casona Inkaterra
La Casona Inkaterra
La Casona Inkaterra
La Casona Inkaterra

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo: Aguas Calientes

Stay at Inkaterra luxury Machu Picchu Hotel, your ultimate cloud forest vacation paradise, an intimate casitas luxury hotel in sprawling Andean style village within twelve secluded acres of exquisite beauty. Follow stone pathways along the terraced hills, melding with the sacred energy of the mountains. Indulge in Inkaterra’s spa services which use sublime natural essences. A first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Stay in an authentic Andean ambience of barefoot luxury. Accommodations range from the opulent Villas Inkaterra, with private terraces and plunge pools, plus round-the-clock butler service; to more intimate lodges that provide a perfect sanctuary for simple relaxation.  This property was named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Titilaka Hotel (5*): Lake Titicaca

Indulge and immerse in the splendor and spirit of the Lake at Titilaka. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka’s contemporary design integrates with the natural environment, paying homage to the ancient Titicaca, origin of the great Inca culture. Despite the uncluttered design and contemporary amenities — heated floors, iPod docks, black-out curtains, and wireless internet — Titilaka isn’t a generic five-star. The simple structure, standing solitary on the grassy edge of the lake, is a forward-looking and eco-friendly hotel, with 18 plush suites decorated in earthy hues. The high-end linens, handcrafted bath products, and oversized tubs are pleasant, to be sure, but the real attraction is the jaw-dropping view of the deep blue water through the huge picture windows. Titilaka was created to be a comfortable hub where one could rest after visiting the more frequented sites of Peru and delve deep into an authentic and less touristy experience. The lake is home to Aymara and Quechua cultures, varied flora and fauna and stunning landscapes.

Titilaka Hotel
Titilaka Hotel
Titilaka Hotel Lounge
Titilaka Hotel Lounge
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • MaryBurchenal — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT.

  • Janet Huebert — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure.

  • Ann Schiller — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond.

  • WendyRobinson — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust.

  • LorettaCappuccitti — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!

  • Christina Adams — April 21, 2014 — South America

    I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams

  • Frank  Manna — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic.

  • Vivian Jennings — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon.

  • Daniel More — April 21, 2014 — South America

    All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip.

  • Marlin Barad — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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