Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Our popular Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca trip combines two of the country’s most famous attractions. Marvel at stunning Lake Titicaca before crossing the high plains of the Andes to Cusco, the heart of the Inca empire. Then travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley to magnificent Machu Picchu.

Highlights

  • Lake Titicaca’s Taquile Island and the unique floating reed islands of Uros
  • Exploring the cobbled streets and Inca temples of Cusco
  • Taking time out at Machu Picchu after your guided tour to soak up the atmosphere
  • Combine Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca by taking the classic Andean Explorer train between Puno and Cusco
Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Puno
Day 3 Lake Titicaca Tour
Day 4 Cusco
Day 5 Cusco City Tour
Day 6 Sacred Valley Tour
Day 7 Machu Picchu Tour
Day 8 Machu Picchu
Day 9 Lima City Tour
Day 10 Fly home
Full Itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfasts.
  • Flights within
  • All tours, land transportation and entry fees.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Day 1. Lima

Arrive into Lima, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2. Puno

Fly to Puno for Lake Titicaca. Includes a visit to Silustani funerary towers in their dramatic location on the shores of the lake and surrounded by high Andean plains.

Day 3. Lake Titicaca Tour

Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca regions have distinct cultures and traditions. Today you have a full day on lake Titicaca and visit the Aymara community who live on the unique floating Uros islands. Continue to the uniquely traditional and very beautiful island of Taquile or go off the beaten track to the Llachon peninsula.

Day 4. Cusco

Tour to Cusco including stops at ancient Inca sites and high viewpoints along the way. A great way to exerience the dramatic high Andean scenery. Ask us about the Andean Explorer train option – a world renowned classic rail journey.

Day 5. Cusco City Tour

Half day tour of the outlying Inca sites and the fascinating city of Cusco. Machu Picchu is just one of many Inca sites dotted in and around the ancient Inca empire. Today you will see evidence of the genius stone masonry that the Incas are so famous for alongside colonial architecture.

Day 6. Sacred Valley Tour

A full day tour with lunch in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting Pisac market and the site of Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Sacred Valley to rest before your visit to Machu Picchu by train tomorrow.

Day 7. Machu Picchu Tour

The train to Machu Picchu is a delight in itself as you descend from the Sacred Valley down into the lush cloud forest. Today you have a private tour of Machu Picchu with a local guide, afterwards you may like to visit the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes town.

Day 8. Machu Picchu

We include a second day to give you ample time for personal exploration, perhaps some gentle hiking and of course plenty of photo taking! Afternoon return to Cusco by train and bus.

Day 9. Lima City Tour

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Afternoon tour taking in the full spectrum of neighbourhoods and sights that make up this cosmopolitain city.

Day 10. Fly home

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.

El Tambo Lima

The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.

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A stylish, modern hotel with a fabulous restaurant, café bar and cocktail bar.

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Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.

Recently renovated, the Tierra Viva is located in the centre of Puno.

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The tranquil Casa Andina Private Collection blends well with its surroundings.

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Titilaka Puno

18 stunning boutique rooms all with beautiful views across Lake Titicaca.

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This beautiful independent hotel with 18 rooms is quiet yet central in the arty San Blas area.

El Mercado Cusco

A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.

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The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.

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Hotel Pakaritampu Sacred Valley

This hotel is the perfect base for exploring the area.

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Sol y Luna Lodge and Spa Sacred Valley

Pretty walkways overflowing with flowers lead you to your own ‘casita’.

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Rio Sagrado Sacred Valley

The Rio Sagrado  is a charming small luxurious hotel in lush gardens.

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El MaPi Aguas Calientes

This hotel is a blend of classic styles and recycled materials.

Hatun Inti Machu Picchu

Stunning views over the Urubamba river.

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Machu Picchu Pueblo Machu Picchu

This is a welcome sanctuary after the hustle and bustle of Aguas Calientes.

Expert Lowdown - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

  • If you like hiking but don’t want to do the full inca trail trek there is a one day inca trail trek which takes you on the last part of the famous route into Machu Pichu. Numbers are limited so early booking is essential, ask for more information
  • The Amazon jungle is only a 45 minute flight away from Cusco – ask about our 4 day Amazon Jungle extension
  • Spend an extra day in the Sacred Valley and get off the beaten track with a gentle hike, stand up paddle boarding or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings

Flight Information - Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

Domestic flights are included in the price and we can also arrange your international flights.

Lima is Peru’s international airport and is well served by European and North American airlines. From May 2016 BA start direct flights from London Gatwick to Lima.

10 days from $2970 pp

plus international flights

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