9 Days Peru Travel
Tour Sumary and Places Visit:
This programme aims to let you know besides of the unique and varied beautiness from our country, the origins that gave shape to this nation mixed as well in idiosyncrasy as in cultural wealth with the western style that came from Europe to form a real newly and alluring country.
√ Day 01: … / Lima
√ Day 02: Lima / City Tours /
√ Day 03: Lima /Cusco by Plane
√ Day 04: Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cusco
√ Day 05: Cusco/ Machu Picchu / Cusco
√ Day 06: Cusco /Moray and Salt Pans /Cusco
√ Day 07: Cusco / Free Day
√ Day 08: Cusco / Lima
√ Day 09: Lima / …?
Accommodation at selected hotels with breakfast
Meals as described in the itinerary
Permanent Tour Leader.
Transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary
All entrance fees.
We Recommend you Bring
RATES & HOTELS
In this Program we will require a tour deposit of 50% per person payable within five days of All Trek Top Expeditions confirming your tour booking. (this payment in advance is destined to buy the Machu Picchu permissions and booking train tickes,hotels etc..
¨Rates are based on double occupancy¨
You may choose the Quality of the hotel
|Best Value||★★★||Standar||USD$: 1,235|
*The Price are per person (American Dollars)
*(1) IMPORTANT: Standard Accomodations
Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. If you travel alone, you still have access to the same accommodations as two travelers, so you will typically pay the same rate as if you were traveling with a companion.
All reservations must be made well in advance (1 and 2 month is recommended especially during the months June, July and August). Earlier is better due to restrictions on the numbers of peoples in Machu picchu.
*(3) IMPORTAN NOTE:
We can customize and tailor-make your trip to suit your specific needs and desires – whatever these may be. Our primary concerns are your safety and comfort. All of our packages are built to be as fully inclusive as possible while still giving you the flexibility to spend your vacation time as you wish.
BASIC TRAVEL TIPS PERU
⇒ Peru is located on the central west coast of South America:
Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country’s greatest economic activities take place.
⇒ Time Zone:
Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is: Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00 Rio de Janeiro 14:00 New York 12:00 Tokyo 03:00
Peru’s climate may be divided into two: The Western Andes and the Desert Coast. On the Coast, it does not rain and the temperature is warm trough the year. On the other hand, in the Andes, there are two seasons: Rainy and dry. As Cusco is situated in the Eastern Andes its rainy season is between October and May.
The rest of the year, it is dry: Rainy time, starting in October/ November has its own maximum in January, continuing until March/ April. In some years, it has meant landslides, floods, etc.
In High altitude cities, it is cold in the evenings but sunny and warm in the mornings. It is even possible to wear t-shirts, but when the sun sets it gets really chilly so please bring a warm sweater (or buy an alpaca one in Cusco) and a good jacket.
⇒ Altitude :
– Lima: Sea level, 54 m / 177 ft (a.s.l) (above sea level)
– Cusco: 3,360 m / 11, 028 ft (a.s.l)
– Machu Picchu: 2,400 m / 7,875 ft (a.s.l)
– Urubamba Valley: 2,850 m / 9,348 ft (a.s.l)
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to
place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.
All travelling passengers should refer to their closest Peruvian Embassy to check which visas are required, although current visa requirements may be subject to change at any time.
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and
Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.
Peru’s official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted. At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.20 Nuevos Soles.
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines: Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.
Peru’s electrical current is 220 volts AC 60 cycles. However, special travel adapters can be purchased to enable all normal plugs to fit all mains sockets.
Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor and/or HBS Health Services (ask for Sharon Follayttar). There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru. Because you are visiting Andean areas, don’t forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.
⇒ Peruvian Gastronomy:
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: “cebiche” (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), “aji de gallina” (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and “anticuchos” (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region. Be sure to try “Pisco Sour”, Peru’s typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.
KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK
Cusco – Machu Picchu hotels are in high demand this dates
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
At least 2 people are required for the private tour to take place.
Double occupancy room rates are per person, based on a minimum of 2 people sharing a room with twin or double beds.
Single rooms for 1 occupant are priced per person.
Book based on your desired hotel class: Budget, Best Value, or Luxury.
Tour is offered in English and Spanish.
This activity begins at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, and ends at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima.
Please provide your flight details to arrange
Pickup is available from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima on day 1. Please provide your flight details to arrange
The Flight: Lima / Cusco/ Lima are not included in the tour but we can help book. Consider it!
Iimportant Recommendations to carry with you
⇒ Important: Personal Items:
Spare contact lenses or prescription glasses. Make sure you have glasses along if you regularly wear contact lens.
Biodegradable soap/shampoo, wet wipes, tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.
Sun screen min. SPF 30 and lip balm
Freezer Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, etc. from dust.
Toilet paper. Bring 2-3 rolls along and always have one in your day pack.
Energy bars, or chocolate bars, dry fruit or sweets
Powdered sports drinks (e.g. Isostar or Gatorade) to remove taste from treated water and improve hydration.
Personal First Aid Kit:
Aspirin / Tylenol / Ibuprofen
Antibiotic (Cipro) (consult your physician – prescription required)
Gastrointestinal medication (Pepto Bismol)
Diamox (not necessary, a question of personal choice. Check with your physician -prescription required)
Band aids, sterile gauze pads, porous adhesive tape, bandages, blister pads (Moleskin or similar)
Flu and cold medication, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
Instant hand sanitizer
Day 1: ...... / Arriving at Lima
- In arriving at the airport a host will welcome you and help you in registering at your chosen hotel.
Day 2: Lima-City (B)
- Breakfast in our hotel.
- Tour through the viceroyal and contemporary Lima. This half day tour comprises both the spanish and present day sections of this capital regarded since the colonial times as "the city of the kings”. In this day you`ll walk around the majestic main square (Plaza de Armas) which is surrounded by the imposing cathedral and the stylish Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), getting along to the republican Torre Tagle Palace which is at present seat of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. We’ll get along towards the nowadays Lima visiting the exclusive towns of San Isidro and Miraflores both located beside the Pacific coast.
Day 3: Lima / Cusco by plane (B)
- Breakfast at your hotel.
- Transport to the airport heading for the imperial Cusco.
- Tour through the Cusco city and its surroundings, getting at the Sacsayhuaman fortress This tour also includes imposing sites surrounding the city such as the ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara and Tambomachay. Centuries ago the center of the Inca civilization, the modern Cusco is a perfect and magical blending of the original Inca style and the european architecture. Examples of this are the huge Cathedral, the Korikancha (temple of the Sun) which magnify the main square (Plaza de Armas).
Day 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cusco (B-L)
- Breakfast at your hotel.
- Wholel day excursion to the picturesque Pisac village and its Indian Market plenty of motley pottery and typical hand-made clothes. Later we’ll get along to the Ollantaytambo fortress inside the archaeological complex –Early setting off to the little town of Pisac getting through the spectacular and beautiful valley. In your visit to the peculiar marketplace you will have the chance of purchasing from the locals many kinds of Peruvian handicrafts and Indian motive jewelry.
- After having lunch the tour get along towards the enchanting village of Ollantaytambo for visitingt the amazing Inca fortress.
Day 5: Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco (B-L)
- Breakfast in our hotel.
- Early in the morning waking up for a train ride along the sacred valley of Urubamba towards the majestic Machu Picchu, the renown "Lost City of the Incas”. Located 2,200 ASL, it was isolated from the scholarship knowledge by mountains and covered by semi-tropical wildly vegetation during more than four centuries until it was discovered by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Scholars believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish conquerors in this magnificent citadel. Guided tour through the ruins and lunch are included.
- In the afternoon coming back to Cusco.
Day 6: Andean Village and Salt Pans (optional) (B)
- Breakfast at our hotel.
- Getting at Maras (Salt Pans) and the Andean village. Morning tour around the impressing salt pans made up of emerging water from a lake inside a mountain of the Urubamba Valley. Getting along our tour we’ll know an genuine and still living Quechua Village where we’ll get familiar with the Inca ways and customary thanks to its inheritors. The Inca himself was from royal Quechua lineage. The present day inhabitants from this village sustain their families working the fertile land and usually wear their warming and colourful ponchos. You’ll admire the Quechua children scamping about while woman weaves their family's clothes. With no doubt a worthwhile experience!
Day 7: Cusco (B)
- Breakfast at our hotel.
- Free day in the city for particular activities like walking around this magical and exciting capital of the Incas, roaming through the inspiring narrow streets adorned by houses witth reddish tile roofs dating back to the colonial. This will be for sure an unforgettable experience. You can afford the purchases of inca-motive products in the traditional Inca market, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Since there is a great diversity of products, we highly recommend you do not miss the chance of acquiring a particular item since you may not find it later in other store.
Day 8: Cusco / Lima (B)
- Breakfast at our hotel.
- Transport to the airport for flying to Lima.
- Visit to the Leyendas zoo.
Day 9: Lima / ......... (B)
- Breakfast at our hotel.
- Transport from the hotel to the airport