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BEST 15 DAYS TOUR PERU WONDERS

  • Tambopata Ecolodge Bungalows Peru - Jungle
  • View of Splendor Ollantaytambo from the Downtown - Cusco
  • The Magical Machu Picchu Photo Taken from the Guard House
  • Spectacular View of Q'orimarca Inca Site taken form the Lookout - Ollantaytambo
  • The Oxbow Lake Tour Picture in the Amazon Jugle - Peru

Peru a Country in South America, it’s land of the sun and home to magnificent lost city of Machu Picchu and the famous mysterious ruins of the Incan empire a country rich in culture, tradition and flavor. On a trip to Peru you’ll be richly rewarded with world-class trekking, mysterious settlements, vast natural wonders, a majestic amazon rainforest, seemingly-magical floating islands, and mind boggling ancient riddles. Peru is a country which still inhabited by the descendants of the Indian people who have lived here for Millennia, the hardy people eke out a very tough existence at high altitudes.

The Andes offer endless trekking and walking holiday opportunities through some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere on the planet. You'll find a range of Andean trekking holidays below, whether you want the Inca Trail or somewhere well off the beaten track adventures. On a Peru trip with Rolo’s Travel Peru there are a wide range of adventure and cultural programs that suits your needs providing you the best lifetime experience.

15 D / 14 N
From: 
USD $ 2965.00

DAY 01: LIMA
Welcome to Lima, Peru’s capital city. Your adventure begins with a pre-departure welcome meeting at 2 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time contact us, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book an additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform to us or to the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details prior to your welcome meeting and this have to be provide to your tour leader.
Following the meeting your leader will take you on an orientation walk tour of Lima’s downtown, including the city's historical Centre. Flanked by streets of ornate mansions, palaces and churches, Plaza Mayor is the best place to start any exploration of Lima. Take a walk through the old streets to get a feel of colonial era. On one side of the plaza is the Cathedral of Lima, which houses the remains of Lima's founder Francisco Pizarro. Nearby is the San Francisco Monastery with its catacombs of more than 70,000 human remains. There will be time for you to go inside if you wish, however the entrance fee is not included in the tour price.
There are also plenty of museums including the Museum of the Inquisition, the National Museum and the Gold Museum. Be sure to have a bite of time to try Peru's national dish of ceviche.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel La Castellana or Similar
  • Lima, Walking tour
  • RTP, Moment - Street Food

Optional Activities

  • Lima, Archaeological Museum
  • Lima, Museum of the Inquisition
  • Lima, San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs Guided tour
  • Lima, Larco Museum
  • Lima, Pre-Incan Temple of Huaca Pucllana
  • Lima, Pachakamac Pre-Inca Temple

DAY 02: LIMA to PUERTO MALDONADO (JUNGLE)

We will transfer you to airport then Take a short flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Jungle, where you'll be staying for two nights. Upon your arrival, the lodge staff will take you to their office in town. Here you can leave most of your luggage in safe storage and continue travelling with a small pack with just the necessary items for your next two nights in the jungle. You’ll then take a motorized canoe upriver to your jungle lodge in the Tambopata National Reserve. There will be time to unpack and unwind once you get there. The next two days are packed with activities,
On the way to the lodge you may spot some wild life such as world’s giant guinea pig (capybara), white Cayman, Monkeys, birds and others. You will begins with the activity of the night walk and experience the atmosphere of the tropical forest.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Cayman Lodge or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado
  • All transfers
  • Amazon Jungle Tour
  • Tour Guide

DAY 03: PUERTO MALDONADO

Your full day in the jungle includes boat tour and trekking which lasts approximately half a day. At times the paths can get quite muddy and some people can find the trek a little exhausting. Along the way there will be regular stops, and you'll encounter magnificent fauna and flora in their natural habitat. You might spot everything from macaws, monkeys, a family of river otters, thousands of butterflies and if you’ll be very lucky you may see Anaconda, Jaguar, understanding that the jungle is unpredictable. The guides can also teach you about the medicinal properties and practical uses of the plants. For lunch you will return to the lodge and in the afternoon you go again in to the forest and do the 42 meters up of Canopy Tower to realize the amazing jungle.

The Amazon accommodation is simple but comfortable, flush toilets and mosquito nets. There is no power here but they have solar panel and a generator to generate electricity to charge electronic device, the shower runs cold.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Cayman Lodge or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Snack
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Oxbow Lake Visit

DAY 04: PUERTO MALDONADO to CUSCO

Travel back to Puerto Maldonado office do the packing and then you’ll be transfer to the airport to take a short flight of about 40 minutes to the city of Cusco,
Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city and here, the colonial buildings are upon foundations remaining from Incan times. Spend a little time to relax at (3,400 m) which is Cusco’s altitude and then head out on an orientation walk with your tour leader. You’ll visit the facade of Qoricancha Inca sun temple, the local San Pedro market, the main square, past the 12 Angled Stone, Regocijo Square and San Blas Square. Finally you’ll visit the Coca museum where there you will have an opportunity to learn about, wide variety of properties that this ancestral leaves has, this might be a good opportunity to purchase some gifts or souvenirs derivative from Coca, and then walk back to the hotel for the trek briefing with your experienced tour guide 7: pm, tonight is free, perhaps head out for dinner your fellow travelers. Your leader will be able to recommend some good eater and drinking places while you’re on the tour.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Aranjuez or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • All transfer Inn
  • Flight Puerto Maldonado – Cusco
  • Cusco, Orientation Walk
  • Cusco, Coca Museum Visit
  • Cusco, RTP Moment – Street food

Optional Activities

  • Koricancha Sun Temple

DAY 05: CUSCO to SACRED VALLEY

Today your tour will beings with a visit of long-awaited sacred valley of the Incas which takes you a little closer to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Unwind on a private bus for around two hours through the Sacred Valley, which is on the fringes of Cusco. Known as Wilkamayo to the Incas, the lush, fertile valley has long been the main source of food for the high Andes. Head to a community in the valley to learn about the local lifestyle and activities, and hopefully your visit will coincide with market day (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday). You can browse the stalls in search of hand-painted beads or warm ponchos, and master the local Quechuan language (a few words will be deemed a success). Continuing on, drive one-and-half hour to Ollantaytambo. Later in the afternoon, perhaps head out to visit to Ollantaytambo’s awesome Incan ruins. You’ll spend the night in a hotel in Ollantaytambo, ready for your early morning to start for the Inca Trail and Inca Quarry Trail

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Tika Wasy Valley or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Local Community Visit

Optional Activities

  • Ollantaytambo, Archaeological site

DAY 06: INCA TRAIL – QUARRY TRAIL and TRAIN OPTION

Depending on the travel arrangements you made before the trip, during the next four days you’ll be doing one of the following: hiking the Classic Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or staying in Cusco for another two days before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. While away from Cusco, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel. If you’re hiking the Inca Trail or the Inca Quarry Trail, the day evening before you leave Cusco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your belongings in, for the next four days (6 kg maximum).

Your team of Inca Trail angel’s (porters) will carry these bags for you, together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you won't have access to these items until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. If you’re travelling to Aguas Calientes by train, you'll be able to leave most of your luggage at the hotel in Cusco and only travel with the necessary items during the excursion by train.

Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:

Today travel early morning by bus to 82 km (Piscacucho) very beginning of the Inca Trail and meet your crew of local porters and the chef. The first day of your trek starts at 2750 m. and includes uphill trekking to wayllabamba campsite, which is at 3,100 meters above sea level, the trek length will be 10 km. On the way you’ll see the Inca sites of Ccanabamba, Huillca Raccay and Llactapata, as well as incredible views of snow-capped Veronica Peak. In the evening, unwind at the campsite with a nourishing meal.

Notes: The Inca Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people, but please come prepared, as the trail is 42 km long and often steep. Each day's journey generally consists of seven hours of walking (uphill and downhill), with stops for snacks and lunch. Trekking usually begins at 7 am (except on the fourth morning) and you reach the campsite around 5 pm. Accommodation on the trek is camping (three nights). Double tents (twin-share) and inflatable camping mats will be provided. The porters will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals.

Route 2 Inca Quarry Trail:

Make an early start today and drive to Choq’equilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas worshipped the moon. Drive to the starting point of the trek, Rafq'a at 3,000 meters about sea level) and meet the horse wranglers who join you on the hike. After an hour walk reach to a small community of Socma, Carry on to the magnificent waterfall of Perolniyoc, an opportunity to stop for photos and a food break. Continue to the campsite Rayanpata, which is at 3,700 meters above sea level. You should reach the campsite around lunchtime. After lunch, set off to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site, which once served as a control point of socma valley and the surrounding mountains in the Incas time.

Notes: The Inca Quarry Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people. The hike is 26 km long in total and its highest pass is at 4,450 meters above sea level. Throughout the trek, horses will carry your gear and camping equipment. The first two nights are spent camping and the third night you will stay at a hotel. Double tents (twin-share) and inflatable camping mats will be provided. The horse wrangles will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals.

Route 3 Train Option:

For those travelers disinterested in hiking the trail or who are unable to, you will take an transport back to Cusco along the magnificent sacred valley of the Incas visiting Pisac colonial marked and take an advantage to purchase some souvenirs, then visit a sanctuary of Cochawasy (zoo) to see animals that were rescued from the black market, spend the afternoon exploring the city or visit some museums, temples, markets or simple wonder around the plaza de Armas and stop in one of the balconies.

Please note: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Inca Quarry Trail only.

What’s Included

  • accommodation (Camping with basic facilities) 1 night
  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Personal Support
  • Entrance fees

Optional Activities

  • Cusco, Full Boleto Toristico pass, which gives you access to 16 Archaeological sites in around Cusco
  • Cusco, Half tourist ticket pass, which gives you access to selected archeological sites

DAY 07: INCA TRAIL, QUARRY TREK and TRAIN OPTION

Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:

This is the most challenging day of the trek as you ascend 1,100 meters along steep path (approximately five hours) to reach the highest point of entire trail. Locally known as 'Dead Woman's Pass', Warmiwanusca sits at a height of 4,215 meters above sea level, providing amazing views of the valley below. The group will then descend to the campsite in the Pacaymayo Valley at 3,600 meters total trail distance 10 km.

Route 2 Inca Quarry Trail:

This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. Three hours walk takes you to the top of the first pass of Pukaccasa 4,365 meters about sea level. After enjoying the picturesque views of the valley and snow caped mountain of veronica, then walk in a soft and relaxing path, along the way you will stop for lunch. Afterwards make some more extra hike to the second pass of Kuychiccsa, the highest pass of entire trek at 4,450 meters. From here, descend to the sacred site of Incan doorway called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of Veronica snow caped mountain. Head to the campsite of canteras (Quarry)

Route 3 Train Option:

You will be transfer out of the city to explore fourth archaeological sites located beyond of Cusco valley such as Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Q’enco and Sacsayhuaman and be able to sample the real reach history of ancient Cusco’s people (Incas), you will have an afternoon free to relax and be prepared to link the new seven wonders.

Please note: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Inca Quarry Trail only.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (Camping with basic facilities) 1 night
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

DAY 08: INCA TRAIL, QUARRY TREK and TRAIN OPTION

Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:

Start the day with a climb through the Runkuracay pass (3,960 meters) on the way stop at Runkuracay Inca site, Reach to the top and enjoy the views of the Vilcabamba mountain range before descending for around one hour to the ruins of Sayacmarca. Continue over the trail’s third pass to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,700 metres), also known as (Town above the Clouds) Start the tree-hour descent down the Inca steps to the final night's campsite Wiñaywayna located near of the archeological site of Wiñaywayna.

Route 2 Quarry Trail:

Today you will explore the magnificent Inca Quarry of Ollantaytambo, then hike all downhill to the first stop were you will see some funeral towers of the Inca civilization and overviewing Ollantaytambo where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish, around midday come to an end of the trek. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. This is where you’ll meet up with the travellers in your group who didn't hike. Visiting the natural hot springs in town is a soothing way to spend the late afternoon. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel before tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu.

Route 3 Train Option:

Travel by private mini bus to Ollantaytambo train station, afterwards train through the winding Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes (approx one-and-a-half hours).
Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, of Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel before tomorrow’s visit of the new seven wonders (Machu Picchu).

Notes: Included lunch on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (Camping with basic facilities) 1 night
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Activities

  • Machu Picchu site Museum
  • Hot Springs

DAY 09: INCA TRAIL, QUARRY TREK and TRAIN OPTION MACHU PICCHUCUSCO.

Route 1 Inca Trail:

This is the final and most spectacular length of the trek to the new seven wonders (Machu Picchu). The day starts before dawn with breakfast at 4.30 am. Say farewell to the porters as they descend to the train station and begin hiking by 5.30 am. The walk to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) takes around one-and-a-half hours and then 45 minutes to the site of Machupicchu. Weather permitting, enjoy unforgettable views over Machu Picchu’s ‘Lost City of the Incas’ as the sun rises (and before it’s crawling with tourists) and then willing to the magnificent complex for the guided tour for around 1.30 to 2 hours then you’ll have an extra free time to keep enjoying amazing city of the Incas surrounding by majestic mountains.

Route 2 Quarry Trail:

Begin with early breakfast then take a bus at 5:30 am this morning along the winding road to Machu Picchu. The journey takes around 30 minutes. At Machu Picchu, join up with the travelers in your group who hiked the Classic Inca Trail, enjoy spectacular views over the ancient city from the Incan guard house, and then willing to the magnificent complex for the guided tour for around 1.30 to 2 hours, you’ll have an extra free time to keep exploring or do some little walk to the Sun Gate were you will get a breathtaking views, then take the bus down.

Route 3 Train Option:

Take an early bus up to Machu Picchu at 5.30 am. The city was built around 1440 AD as a country retreat for Incan nobility, but there’s evidence that the land had been a sacred Incan site for much longer. Take a guided tour around the ruins of temples, palaces and living quarters, and enjoy free time afterwards to wander around on your own before the group returns to Cusco

For all options - After taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, it's time to return to Cusco for a well-deserved shower and a Pisco sour. Your evening is then free for the last night of your adventure.

Notes: Due to internal safety policy, our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking trips to the mountaintop ruins of Wayna Picchu and Machupicchu

Sunrise at Machu Picchu:

Inca Trail trekkers: Due to safety reasons the final checkpoint for all trekkers does not open until 5:30 am therefore the estimated arrival time to Machu Picchu Sun gate is approximately 7.00 am. Quarry trekkers and Train travelers: The first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Inca site departs at 5.30am. The estimated arrival time is between 6- 6.30am.
The sun rises at Machu Picchu at approximately 5.30am, therefore it's not possible to be there in time for sunrise.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Aranjuez or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • T-shirt from Rolo’s Travel Peru (souvenir)
  • Train Ticket

DAY 10: CUSCO

Today enjoy free time to relax, shop for souvenirs or see more of Cusco's sights. Perhaps rest you weary legs at a cafe on the Plaza de Armas, or if you have an adventurous spirit, try the Rainbow mountain (5.150 m) hike in the southern valley of Cusco surrounded by Ausangate (6.385 m) snow caped mountain (see the rainbow mountain program), The market is also a place where many locals go to eat ‘mystery soups’. Some may be just chicken; however, the most popular amongst the locals are usually the more unusual ones like frog soups or soups that contains nose to tail of various animals. In the evening you will re-group with your Leader for some informations of the next length and maybe a group dinner.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Aranjuez or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
  • Cusco, City Tour
  • Cusco, Rainbow Mountain
  • Cusco, Humantay Lagoon
  • Cusco, Chonta - Condor Lookout

For all of this Options see Rolo’s Travel Peru day tours.

DAY 11: CUSCO to PUNO

Travel by local bus through the dramatic scenery of the high altiplano to Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 6 hours). Puno known as the folkloric city of Peru, You'll be at an altitude of 3,820 meters. There will be a couple of stops along the way to pick up and drop off passengers. Take in glorious views of the seemingly endless water stretching into the horizon. This place is a melting pot of Aymara and Quechuan Indian culture and traditional Andean customs, and it wears its traditions on its sleeve. If you're lucky your trip will coincide with one of the many cultural festivals here.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Colon Inn or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Local Bus trip Cusco - Puno

DAY 12: LAKE TITICACA HOMESTAY

Embark on a tour of the lake by slow motor boat, stopping off to visit the Uros floating islands. The Urus originally built their islands to isolate themselves from rival tribes. The islands are built from many layers of totora reeds that grow in the shallows of the lake. To get a closer look at daily life in the Lake Titicaca region, you'll be welcomed into local homes for an overnight stay with the community. Make the most of your visit by helping your host family with their daily activities or trying to chat in the local language, Quechua. A game of soccer or volleyball is also a great way to make local friends.

Notes: Your homestay tonight is a mud brick house. Rooms have beds and many blankets, and there are shared drop-toilets but no showers.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Homestay
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lake Titicaca Boat tour and Homestay
  • Urus Floating Island visit

DAY 13: HOMESTAY to PUNO

Today After breakfast, take the boat again to Taquile Island for about an hour. The locals here make their livelihood out of textiles, with the women doing the spinning and men doing the knitting. Browse the handmade goods sold here including warm and high quality items. And then take an uphill trek for about half-an-hour to visit the main area of the island were you can visit the community gallery shop. After a brief stay, the boat will take you back to Puno (about three hours) and some free time.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Colon Inn or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Lake Titicaca Boat trip to Puno
  • Entrance Fee

DAY 14: PUNO to LA PAZ BOLIVIA

Travel by local bus to Desaguadero around two-and-a-half hour and cross the border into Bolivia. At the border you will meet a local Bolivian leader that will assessed you then take you over the last portion of your tour. After border formalities at the Peruvian and Bolivian migration office, submit your passport at the Bolivian migration office and after words you'll continue the bus journey in to Bolivia country for around two-and-a-half hour. Head to La Paz city along the continuous high plateau, after 30 minutes or so there's another stop where your documents will be checked by authorities. The total journey from Peru to La Paz takes about 5 hours (don't forget that Bolivia's time zone is 1–2 hours ahead of Peru!). When you arrive, you might feel like you're on top of the world at around 3,600 meters above sea level. Your Leader will take you on an orientation walk of La Paz City, Discover the colonial architecture and browse the markets – you'll see this town is an interesting mixture of the indigenous and modern people.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) Hotel Osira or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Local Bus from Peru – La Paz Bolivia
  • Bolivian tour Leader
  • La Paz Orientation Walk

DAY 15: LA PAZ BOLIVIA

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning.
There isn't a huge amount of time included in Bolivia on this itinerary. If you wish to further explore this wonderful country and perhaps head out to Uyuni to see the Salt Flats, then check out the 'Bolivian Salt Flats' Short Break Adventure with some recommended tour operators.

Meals
14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport
Plane, Taxi, Public bus, Private Vehicle, Canoe, Boat, Train

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Homestay (1 nights), Hotel (8 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Lima - Orientation walk
  • Amazon Jungle - Activities as mentioned in trip notes
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Cusco - Chocolate Museum Visit & Hot Chocolate
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
  • La Paz – Orientation walk

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