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Catamarans on Lake Titicaca

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Cruise 10 Days

$1,940.00

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Sun Island Overnight Catamaran Cruise

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip code MLC10D01
Travel style Classic and Cultural tours
Trip type Group service
Group size Min 1, Max 16
Physical rating Some easy physical activities included in this trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 1+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  This tour package is fully customizable according to your interest and needs.

 

Travel to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Cruise
Travel to the ruins of Cusco that stands still with its majestic former glory that speaks about its illustrious past as the capital of the Incan empire. You can visit the Sacred Valley, bargain along the way at colorful Indian markets, and arrive by rail to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Moving on, you can visit Lake Titicaca on a Catamaran Cruise, the highest navigable lake at 12,500 feet above sea level, on an overnight journey from Puno. From the middle of the lake, you can enjoy splendid view of the Andes for a wondrous travel experience that will live deep down the memory lane.

Highlights

  • Witness Peru’s mix of Incan and colonial architecture.
  • Discover the secrets of the Peruvian cuisine.
  • Build relations with the locals at Lake Titicaca; you would love their warmth and friendliness.
  • Catamaran Lake crossing with overnight, buffet dinner and Sun Island natives’ folkloric demonstration on board.
  • Ancient sailing demonstration on a typical Sun Island wood vessel and ancient ceremony.
  • A comprehensive tour of Machu Picchu that covers all the main attractions. A guide would also accompany you and provide you with valuable knowledge.

TRIP ITINERARY

 

Day 1 – International Arrival Assistance

  • Arrive in Lima at any time.
  • Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign with your name on it and private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.

 

Day 2 – Gastronomic Tour and Lima Colonial Walking Tour

  • Breakfast at Hotel; pick up from the hotel at 09:00am. This culinary adventure will begin with a visit to the local market. You will see, smell, taste, and experience the infinite variety of textures, colors, aromas, and flavors.
  • Then, we will take you to our cooking studio where you will have a “hands-on”, learn more about Peruvian cuisine and prepare delicious local dishes. You will make an authentic Peruvian dish to tantalise your tastebuds and later enjoy your achievements.
  • You have to choose 4 options; FISH; “Sudado de Pescado” steamed fish (Main Course) or Peruvian National dish called “Ceviche”. CHICKEN; “Aji de Pollo” in English chili chicken (Main Course) or “Papas a la Huancaina”. MEAT; “Lomo saltado” (Main Course) or “Causa Limeña”.
  • Vegetarian option; “Pimento Relleno” (Main Course) and “Solterito”.
  • At the end we will enjoy the lunch prepared by ourselves.
  • At 14:00pm pick up and transfer to Lima historical center. We’ll take you to a fascinating walking tour. We will show you Palaces and castles our city hides, we also going to take you to our great Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs!
  • Also we visit “The Main Square”, Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace, other great places you will visit are: the Train Station Palace, unique old fashioned “Cordano Bar”, colorful mansion palaces, Jiron del Union Pathway, Post Office Palace, Dominicans tower, Historical Rimac Bridge and lovely surrounded wooden Balconies and the next big project in the City the Under river subway.
  • Our historical center is considered a World Heritage protected by the UNESCO; we will show you the Original Spain Mansion Palace and enjoy its great collection of 18th Century paintings, its impressive sculptures, wooden varandas, trendy gilded mirrors and great original terrace.
  • After the tour we will take you back to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco and City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest in hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Pick up from the hotel at 13:20pm – Tour begins from Cusco’s Main Square, Plaza de Armas.
  • Includes a visit to Cusco’s cathedral in which you will be able to see the intricate woodwork and colonial paintings that contain detailed Incan iconography.
  • After, we will head to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) upon which the Convent of Santo Domingo has been built. Interesting fact: according to a legend, this temple was entirely gold plated which left many conquerors impressed with its magnificence when they came here!
  • The tour continues with visits to 4 archeological sites: Sacsayhuaman is an archeological complex, a masterpiece of Incan architecture in which you will see mindboggling huge stone blocks, almost 9 meters in height that are still placed perfectly. Qenqo Temple is a temple dedicated to animal worship. Puca Pucara is another Incan archeological site located on top of a hill, used as a fort and administrative center. Tambomachay, which is also known as the Inca Baths.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

 

Day 4 – Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Breakfast at hotel – pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We then will then embark on a journey back in time to the Incan´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to firsthand witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterwards, you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully crafted locally hand-made products.
  • After this, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress and administrative and urban center.
  • Stop in Ollantaytambo from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 5 – Visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 6 – Spend the day travelling from Cusco to Puno by bus

  • Breakfast at hotel; you will be picked up at 06:15am from your hotel in Cusco and then transferred to the bus station where you will board the bus to Puno.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside on this full day of travel from Cusco to Puno, through the high Altiplano.
  • You will enjoy several shorts stops to take in panoramic views and visit a historical ruin in Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya, Pucara and Sicuani where you’ll have a delicious buffet lunch and taste its unique Andean flavor.
  • Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Puno Hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Puno.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 7 – Tour to Lake Titicaca (Uros Floating Islands & Taquile)

  • Breakfast at hotel; you will be picked up from your hotel at 07:00am and transferred to Puno´s port. Our journey will begin with the Uros Floating Islands. The Uros are the native people who live on these man-made islands made with cattail which is grown on Lake Titicaca. The houses are built atop, while the cooking is done outside to avoid fires.
  • After spending an hour on the Island of Uros, you will proceed to the Island of Taquile. Here you will become aware that these locals speak Quechua instead of the predominant Aymara. The Island of Taquile was once a part of the Inca Empire, which still influences the style of the buildings today. Upon arrival to the island, you will receive some brief information as well as a tour until lunchtime.
  • In the afternoon, the boat will take you back to Puno. From Puno´s port, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Puno.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 8 – Lake Titicaca, Catamaran Cruise to Sun Island and Night Stay Onboard

  • Breakfast at hotel; you will be picked up from your hotel at 06:30am when you will be driven to Copacabana where you can spend time visiting popular places like the cathedral and the main square before going onboard.
  • The Catamaran Cruise will take you to the Sun Island, from where the Inca Empire arose. There you will visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain then the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekeko Underground Museum, watch traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac lookout point the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka Traditional vessel for an enjoyable visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.
  • The Cruise will take you to the Challapampa Village, an isolated village of Sun Island. After enjoying buffet lunch onboard, you will get the chance to mingle with the locals and visit their village in a tourism program designed in collaboration with the locals. You may even take part in a local ceremony (the Kallawaya Ceremony). At night, you will climb back on board for a romantic candle light dinner followed by a night stay in fully furnished lake view cabins.
  • Overnight on board the Catamaran in lake view cabins with private facilities
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9 – Returning to Puno after Stopping at Sun Island

  • The next morning will start with onboard breakfast after which you will sail to the Inca relics of Pilkop Kaina. These are situated at the southern end of the Sun Island and you can enjoy beautiful scenery and snow covered mountains while reaching there. Once reached, you can view the Inti Wata cultural complex where you will discover pre-Inca agricultural terraces and native high-plateau plants and animals including llamas, alpacas and guanacos. After this tour, a boat will take you back to Copacabana from where you will travel by land back to Puno.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Puno
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 10 – Departure from Puno, Visit Sillustani and International Departure

  • Breakfast at hotel; you will be collected from your hotel at 08:00am and transferred to Juliaca airport. In route to the airport you will visit the Chullpas at Sillustani, where you will be able to visit one of the largest cemeteries in the world which is home to almost 100 Chullpas (ancient funerary towers)! The specifics suggest that each of these towers stands at about 12 meters high with the width increasing from bottom-up. In keeping with ancient rites, objects such as jewelry, food, and stoneware were also placed in the tombs.
  • Once you are done visiting the necropolis, you will continue on to the Juliaca airport.
  • Take flight to Lima then connect at home at the same airport – Lima International departure.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

PRICES PER PERSON

HOTEL CATEGORY Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Tourist US$ 2329 US$ 1940 US$ 1896
Superior Tourist US$ 2686 US$ 2172 US$ 2117

(*) Single Supplement for solo traveler: US$ 312.00.

Extra Optional Services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 25 per person.

What’s included 10-day Tour Package?

  • Accommodation: 8 night(s) in hotel(s) in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes and Puno. Overnight on board the Catamaran.
  • Excursions: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Bolivia via Lake Titicaca Catamaran Cruise.
  • Entrance fees to parks and cultural sights: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca.
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • 2-day Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Overnight Catamaran Cruise from Puno.
  • Bus ticket: Cusco to Puno.
  • Transport: bus, minivan, train, on foot, boat.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.

Services not included

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Not included VISA to Bolivia.
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
SELECTED HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE
Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.

We have rated the accommodations according to 2 categories:

City Tourist Superior Tourist
Lima

Runcu Miraflores

Faraona Grand

Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco

Cusco

Sueños del Inka

Taypikala Cusco

Sonesta Cusco

Xima Cusco

Aguas Calientes

Flower´s House Machu Picchu

Inti Punku Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

Tierra Viva Machu Picchu

Puno

Royal Inn

Casa Andina Standard Puno

Sonesta Posadas del Inca Lake Titicaca

Tierra Viva Puno Plaza

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guest houses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

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