Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Machu Picchu as seen from the ‘sun gate’
This is the outline of our November 2018 Peru Tour. Twomey Travel has designed the tour (based upon years of experience and love for the country).
Please have a look through the itinerary (including two days at Machu Picchu). We have allowed for some hiking for those who would like to, and full service for those slightly less enthused 😉
Furthermore we have also specifically planned an itinerary that should mitigate altitude challenges.
Honestly, I am already excited! Please share (and this will sell out).
NOVEMBER Twomey Travel Custom 2018 – PROGRAM 2 weeks
Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa, Colca
OPTIONAL – PRE-NIGHT IN LIMA
Day 1 Nov 1: Lima
Upon arriving in Peru’s capital, Lima, you will be met and transferred to your hotel
Of course, we’ll enjoy a Pisco Sour upon arrival!
Overnight in a central Lima hotel
Llamas .. or Alpacas!
Day 2: Nov 2: Lima, Cusco
Firstly we have a buffet style breakfast. We will then transfer to the airport for the short flight up to Cusco and the Peruvian Highlands.
Welcome to Cusco – the Inca Capital! Upon arrival, we will drive over dramatic mountains and descend into the Sacred Valley. En route we will visit the salt mines of Maras and the archaeological site of Moray.
Following this we go lower than Cusco- this is a perfect region to enjoy Quechua (Inca) culture and acclimatize to the altitude. Our hotel is beautiful and we will check in for two nights.
Overnight at Agustos Urubamba Hotel Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Nov 3: The Sacred Valley
During our full day tour through the Sacred Valley, we will visit the terraces of Pisac and Ollantaytambo as well as both market towns. This will be followed by an enjoyable included lunch.
Overnight at Agustos Urubamba Hotel Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Day 4: November 4: MACHU PICCHU!
We take the famous Vista Train to Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes) and drive up to the magnificent sanctuary of Macchu Picchu. South America’s most famous site. Overnight at Taypikala Hotel Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5: November 5: Aguas Calientes – Cusco
We have included a second day to visit Machu Picchu. You are welcome to hike up with Patrick or take the bus (bus is included). Later that afternoon we can hike down (or drive again) and will take the train & bus back to Cusco. Overnight at San Agustin Plaza Hotel – Standard room
Southern hemisphere? Machu Picchu
Day 6: November 6: Cusco
This is our free day in Cusco. In the morning we will walk up the main square and decide how best to enjoy the Inca capital.
At 2pm we will enjoy one of the best meals anywhere!
Overnight at San Agustin Plaza Hotel Meals: Breakfast and special lunch
Day 7: November 7: Cusco – Puno
Look for flamingos on our way to the Colca Canyon
Leaving Cusco we travel up to Puno and Lake Titicaca visiting one archaeological site and high pass between the two provinces. The drive itself is breathtaking and crosses 4700 metres!
Puno is tri-lingual: Quechua / Aymara & Spanish! I love this city. We will stay here two nights
Overnight at Hacienda Puno Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 8: November 8: Puno
Today we visit the floating islands and Lake Titicaca.
Uros floating islands! A true highlight on lake Titicaca
These amazing people actually built / build their own islands! We will have lunch on an Island out in the lake. This day is a highlight!
Overnight at Hacienda Puno Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Day 9: November 9: Puno – Arequipa
The following morning we will leave the lake and travel towards the desert. The next stop will be the Colca Canyon – the largest canyon on earth. This is where we’ll look for condors and nearly reach 5000 metres (1700 ft). Overnight at Casa Andina Classic Colca Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 10: November 10: Arequipa
Alpaca – perhaps the best meat in the world
The Drive to Arequipa offers the best views of active volcanos. The ‘White City’ is beautiful. A culinary destination, this ‘second city of Peru’ is built from white lava stone. Overnight at Casona Terrace Arequipa Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 11: November 11: Arequipa
Here we will visit all the important sites of Arequipa and gaze suspiciously at the two massive volcanos that frame the city. You’ll pick from an excellent selection of restaurants for lunch / dinner.
Arequipa at night
Overnight at Casona Terrace Arequipa Meals: Breakfast
Day 12: November 12: Arequipa – Lima
Today we fly back to Peru’s sprawling capital. Upon arrival we will enjoy a city highlights tour. Afterwards, we will enjoy an outstanding final dinner – to celebrate being back at sea level!
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Day 13: November 13: Lima / Home
As a result of flights almost always being later in the day, this will be a free day to walk to the beach with me, enjoy a delicious final lunch or a sleep in!
Day 14: Home
Including: All services, lodging, food, and beverages mentioned in the trip description, plus taxes, tourist tickets, and entrance fees.
All excursions come with a guide in the English language
Our prices include entrance fees and tourist ticket costs to determined historical, natural, or religious landmarks that are managed by the local authorities in many cases. Costs may increase without prior warning. Therefore TwomeyTravel will notify you of these immediately and adjust the prices accordingly.
Tips for guides, drivers, and waitresses, if not specified in the description.
Standard hotel guest rooms. We do not recommend triple rooms for the sake of passenger comfort. A triple guest room is a double room + additional bed.
Rates for VAT-exempt lodgings (The VAT in Peru is 18% and represented on receipts as IGV). For the exemption to be effective, passengers must check-in at the hotel with their original passport AND as their Andean Immigration Card, both duly stamped by the Peruvian Immigration Department. National ID cards are only valid for passengers coming from MERCOSUR countries and Affiliated States.
You must present your passport when boarding all flights. National ID cards are only valid for passengers coming from MERCOSUR countries.
We need the complete flight itinerary and its corresponding record locator (PNR). Without this information, we cannot solve any problem that might occur because of airline-generated flight changes.
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