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UNIQUE AND AMAZING 9 DAYS CLASSIC PERU

  • The Government Palace of Peru Picture from the Main Square
  • The Great Machu Picchu a view from the Incan Guard House
  • Inti Pata an Amazing Incan Agricultural Terraces and Sacred Valley at th background
  • The Espectacular View of the Ancient Incan Granary of Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • The Andean People of Titicaca Lake and its Amazing Weaving
  • The Amazing view of Titicaca Lake through the stone arch
  • The floating Island of Uros Titicaca Lake - Peru
  • Sillustani, the ancient Incan funeral tawers - Puno Peru

The Classic Peru is a gold gate of land 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 world famous Incan Trail, 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 unique lifetime experience.

9 D / 8 N
From: 
USD $ 2232.00

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 Señorial or similar
  • Lima – Orientation Walk
  • RTP, Moment – street food

Optional Activities

  • Lima, Gold Museum
  • Lima, San Francisco and the Catacombs
  • Lima, Museo de la Nacion
  • Lima, Pachakamac

DAY 02: LIMA to CUSCO

We will transfer you from the hotel to the airport, then Take a short flight across the magnificent mountains of the Andes of around one hour-and-fifteen minutes to 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 Koricancha Inca sun temple for around one hour and then continue walking to 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, tonight is free, perhaps head out for dinner your fellow travelers. Your leader will be able to recommend you some good eater and drinking places while you’re on the tour.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 night) hotel Aranjuez or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Cusco, Orientation Walk
  • Cusco, Coca Museum visit

Optional Activities

  • Cusco, Full Boleto Turistico, which gives you access to 16 archaeological sites around Cusco
  • Cusco, Half Boleto turistico, which gives you access to selected archaeological sites around Cusco
  • Cusco, Corikancha Sun Temple
  • Cusco, Inca Museum
  • Cusco, City Tour

DAY 03: CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY and AGUAS CALLIENTES

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). Comb 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, board a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, which is nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. This extra journey ensures that we can travel to Machu Picchu as early as possible tomorrow morning.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 Night) Hotel Presidente or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Sacred Valley tour and Community Visit
  • Private Transport
  • Train To Machu Picchu Town

Optional Activity

  • Ollantaytambo Site

DAY 04: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Take an early bus at 5.30 am, up the winding road to Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). This is your chance to decide for yourself whether Machu Picchu 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. Enjoy a guided visit of the incredible site for around two-and-a-half hour or so with plenty of free time afterwards to wander around the many temples, palaces and living quarters, after taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, take train around midafternoon return to Cusco.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (2 nights) Hotel Aranjuez or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Up and Down Bus Ticket
  • Train Ticket

DAY 05: CUSCO FREE DAY

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

  • 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 06: 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 7 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 Andean culture and traditional 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

DAY 07: 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 Tour
  • Entrance Fees

DAY 08: HOMESTAY to LIMA

Today After breakfast, take the boat again to Taquile Island for about an hour 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. 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.
Depart the island for one more hour on boat and then take a bus to Juliaca airport (approximately 2 hours). In the afternoon take an included flight back to Lima (approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes). Enjoy a last night with your fellow travelers in Lima maybe last group dinner and some celebrations with Pisco sour Peru’s national drink.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation (1 Night) Hotel Señorial or Similar
  • Flight from Juliaca – Lima
  • Private Transfer
  • Entrance fee

DAY 09: LIMA

Your trip comes to an end. There are no activities planned for today and you’re able to depart the accommodation at any time. If you feel like you didn’t have much time in Lima at the start of your trip, perhaps stay on for a few extra days to see more of the city. We’ll be happy to assist with booking accommodation (subject to availability).

What’s Included

  • Breakfast

Meals
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

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

Accommodation
Hotel (7 nights), Homestay (1 Night)

Included activities

  • Lima, Walking tour
  • Cusco, Walking tour
  • Cusco, Coca Museum Visit
  • Sacred Valley tour and Local Community Visit
  • Machu Picchu – Guided tour
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay

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