PERU & BOLIVIA "AN INKA LEGACY"
Visiting Lima, Cusco, The Inka citadel of Machu Picchu, The Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Lake Titicaca, The old city of Tiahuanaco and the Highest Capital in the World "La Paz"
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Hotel accommodations for 11 nights including room taxes and service charges. (Hotels as mentioned in itinerary). - Daily breakfast.? Transfers to/from airport and train station. - Tours as mentioned including entrance fees. - English speaking tour guide. - Tips to airport and hotel porters. - Local air Lima-Cuzco
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE ?Meals, unless specified in itinerary. - Insurance. - Tips to tour guide or bus driver. - Any other service not mentioned in itinerary. - Lima and Cuzco $5.00 each and upon leaving Peru $25.00. - USA departure tax/fuel surcharge/security of US$200-400 (please take note this amount changes all time due to fuel increases).
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- Tour Operator
- Tara Tours
- 12 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Miami||MIAMI-LIMA: : Depart USA for Lima, Peru. After going through customs and immigration, you will be met and taken to one of the new hotels located in the pretty neighborhood of Miraflores.|
|Day 2||Lima||LIMA: : Morning private sightseeing tour of modern and colonial Lima the "City of Kings" founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1,535 and the most important city in the Americas during the Spanish Viceroyship. You will be passing by Miraflores and San Isidro, the old district of Rimac, Main Square , the Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Torre Tagle Palace and many other landmarks, then visit the Larco Herrera museum which holds the most important archeological collection of ancient Peru with more than 45,000 pieces carefully classified including gold, silver, textiles and the famous erotic collection from the Moches...(B)|
|Day 3||Cuzco||LIMA-CUZCO: : Transfer to Lima airport for flight to Cuzco where you will be taken to your hotel in Cuzco. Morning best to rest and get used to the high altitude. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Cuzco -the center of the universe for the Inka civilization- visiting the Temple of Koricancha or Sun God, the Cathedral and the ruins nearby such as Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. (B)|
|Day 4||Urubamba||PISAC-OLLANTAYTAMBO-URUBAMBA: : Full day excursion to visit the colorful indigenous market of Pisac (only Tue, Thu, Sun) where hundreds of natives come to town wearing their unique customes, to exchange or buy products. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue with your tour guide to see and learn about the impressive fortress built the Inka|
General Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Urubamba Valley at Posada del Inka or Casa Andina Private Collection. (B,L)
|Day 5||Machu Picchu||URUBAMBA-MACHU PICCHU: : Full day excursion by train to the most mysterious and energetic place of the Inka civilization. Early morning your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the train station for your 3 1/2 hour trip -with spectacular views of the the Urubamba River and the Andean mountain range, to Machu Picchu. Temples, palaces, towers and staircases are built into the side of the mountain. Here your tour guide will take you from site to site explaining the advanced world of the Inkas. Overnight at selected. (B)|
|Day 6||Cuzco||MACHU PICCHU-CUZCO: : Day at leisure to explore the "Lost City " of Machu Picchu on your own. You can walk for 2 miles towards the Intipunko (main entrance of M.Picchu in Inka times), or take a back trail to see the old Inka bridge carved on the side of the mountain, or just relax, take pictures and absorb the powerful energy of the place. Mid-afternoon return to Cuzco by train and bus.(B)|
|Day 7||Cuzco||CUZCO: : Day at leisure to explore the Inka city of Cuzco on your own (Cuzco is like big open museum) or take advantage of great bargains for sweaters, ponchos, rugs, handicrafts, etc. (or you can take an optional half day excursion to Chincheros, Maras or Piquillacta). (B).|
|Day 8||Puno||CUZCO-PUNO MOTORCOACH TOUR : Depart Cuzco about 7.30am for a picturesque bus ride thru the Andean mountains. Stops will be made at Andahuaylillas, noted for its colonial chapel with beautiful Creole frescoes -also call the Sixtine Chapel of South America, then Raqchi, where a 6 mile Inka wall surrounds the Temple of the Inka God Wiracocha. Continue to "La Raya Pass" at 14,500 feet high with spectacular views of the white snow peaks. Time to take some pictures. Then, buffet lunch at typical restaurant.. Final stop will be made at Pucara where you'll find an interesting small museum with some statues from the Pucaras - a Pre-Inka civilization. Arrive in Puno and transfer to your hotel. (B,L)|
|Day 9||Lake Titicaca||PUNO-LAKE TITICACA: : Depart Puno by bus to visit the colorful Andean town of Copacabana and the Church of Nuestra Senora de Copacabana. Continue by Hidrofoil to visit the Sun & Moon Islands and drink water from the Sacred Spring -believed to be the source of eternal life Then continue to the shores of Lake Titicaca for hotel Inca Utama. Late afternoon you will visit the Eco and Altiplano museums. After dinner you will have a chance to discover the spiritual world of the Callawayas -masters in natural medicine of the Andes. Within their concept, you must first heal the spirit before you can heal the body . A meeting with a Shaman will tell your fortunes as He casts and reads the Coca leaves. Overnight at the Inca Utama. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||La Paz||LAKE TITICACA-TIAHUANACO-LA PAZ: : Wake up at the sound of the "Pututu" -a native alpine horn- to see the Sunrise and experience like the local people the energy of the Sun God. Depart Lake Titicaca for a half day sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco, capital of a great civilization that started in 1580 B.C and at the height of its splendor (700 AC) covered part of Bolivia, Argentina and Peru. Here, you will see its Aqueducts, Temples, Palaces, the Gate of the Sun and some of their mysterious monoliths, then continue to La Paz for overnight. (B)|
|Day 11||La Paz||LA PAZ: : Morning city tour of the Capital of the Altiplano (13,000 feet high). You will visiting the Open Air Museum and Tiahuanaco Art collection, Casa Murillo, the local and picturesque witch Doctor street , the 16th Century San Francisco Church, the residential area of Obrajes and the unrealistic Moon Valley. (B)|
|Day 12||Return USA||LA PAZ-USA: : Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami with immediate connections to more than 100 USA cities|
- 3 stars : Lima=Britania; Cuzco=San Agustin; Aguas Calientes: Presidente Puno=Sillustani or Casa Andina; La Paz= Presidente
- 4 stars : Lima=Radisson; Cuzco= Sonesta Cuzco or Casa Andina Private Collection; Aguas Calientes: El MAPI; Puno=Casa Andina Private Collection; La Paz=Presidente
- 5 stars : Lima=Marriot; Cuzco=Monasterio or Libertador; Aguas Calientes: Sumaq or Inkaterra El Pueblo Puno=Esteves; La Paz=Camino Real : For overnight at Sanctuary Machu Picchu please add US$485 per person DBL or TRP (to the 5 star hotel rates)
All rates in USA dollars. INTERNATIONAL AIR PORTION NOT INCLUDED.
SAMPLE AIRFARE FROM MIAMI: US$900-1,100 per person -plus taxes
SAMPLE SEASONS & ADD-ONS ::
$150 from TPA, ORL and ZONE 1; $220 from ATL, BDL, BOS, BWI, CHI, CLE, DEN, DFW, EWR, HOU, MSY, NYC, PHL, RDU, SJU, WAS and ZONE 2, 3 and 4; $300 from LAX, SFO and ZONE 5; $400 from JAC, PDX, SEA
(From Jun.18 to Aug.15 and Jan.1 to Mar.31 add $190 pp.) (From Dec.12 to 31, add $350 to all rates). RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
INSURANCE: Tara Tours Inc. strongly recommends that you purchased travel insurance. Insured America has designed a policy for Tara Tours clients. Cost for this program is $104-129 per person
DEPOSITS: US$400.00 at the time of booking.
FINAL PAYMENT: 60 days before departure.