Peru

Machu Picchu & Beyond

10 Days | July 12 - July 21, 2024

Detailed Itinerary

Your Guides: Joseph, Roberto

* = Included Meals (18 total)

Day 1 (Fri)

Fly to Cusco

  • Individual Breakfast at Hotel*
  • (10am) Head to Lima airport (time may adjust depending on boarding passes)
  • (11:30am) Flight to Cusco
  • (12:50pm) Arrival & Transport to hotel from Cusco Airport (25 Min)
  • Free time for lunch, to walk the city, and shop.
  • (6:30pm) Group Dinner and Orientation*
  • Accommodation: In Cusco we will stay at a nice boutique hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the plazas, restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: Tour officially begins in the afternoon/evening when we meet you at the Cusco Airport.

Day 2 (Sat)

Cusco

  • Individual Breakfast at Hotel*
  • (8:30am-12:30pm) Walking Cusco, visiting churches and plazas
  • Free time & lunch break
  • (3:30pm-5:30pm) Guided walking tour w/ history
  • (6:00pm) Group Dinner*
  • Accommodation: In Cusco we will stay at a nice boutique hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the plazas, restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: Bring your comfy shoes for walking the cobblestone streets

Day 3 (Sun)

Sacred Valley (sleep in Aguas Calientes)

  • Individual breakfast at Hotel*
  • (6:30am) Private Transport tour of Sacred Valley
  • Group Lunch*
  • (4:36 pm) Train to Machu Picchu
  • (6:10 pm) Arrive in Aguas Calientes
  • Free evening (option to go to thermal baths on your own)
  • Accommodation: In Aguas Calientes we will stay at a nice touristy hotel so that you can explore the town with ease.
  • Notes: We recommend going to sleep early for an early start the next day

Day 4 (Mon)

Machu Picchu

  • Snack Bag & Coffee provided*
  • 5am transport to Machu Picchu gate (30mins)
  • 6am-10:30am Machu Picchu tour
  • 11am bus back to Aguas Calientes
  • Group Lunch*
  • (2:30pm) Train back to Cusco
  • (6:30) check into Cusco hotel & free evening
  • Accommodation: In Cusco we will stay at a nice boutique hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the plazas, restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: For individuals who prefer to hike up to the Machu Picchu gate, you must depart on foot by 4am to arrive at the top in time for the tour. The path is very easy to follow with many other tourists also making the hike up

Day 5 (Tue)

Rainbow Mountain

  • Individual coffee & quick snack at Hotel
  • (7:15am) Departure for Rainbow Mountain w/breakfast on the drive (3 1/2hrs)
  • (11am) Rainbow Mountain tour
  • (3pm) Depart back to Cusco w/lunch on drive* (3 ½ hrs)
  • (6:30pm) Arrive at hotel in Cusco to shower, relax, and eat on free time
  • (8:15) Head to Bus Terminal
  • (9pm) Overnight bus to Arequpa (10hrs)
  • Accommodation: We will be sleeping on a comfortable sleeper bus with big seats that recline 160 degrees
  • Notes: The overnight buses are quite nice. Your large bag will go below in the storage under the bus so prep your small bag with everything you need for the trip as you will not have access to your large bag. If you have a neck pillow or blanket etc, have it handy

Day 6 (Wed)

Arequipa

  • (7am) Arrive in Arequipa
  • (7:30am) Breakfast available at Hotel*
  • (9:30am) Early check-in to Hotel (dependent on availability)
  • Free day all day w/ museum recommendations
  • (6:30pm) Group dinner*
  • Accommodation: In Arequipa we will stay at a cute boutique hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the plazas, restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: We will arrive early on the bus and might have to kill a couple of hours at the hotel while they prep our rooms. There will be breakfast and a comfy common area with good wifi for us to relax in case we have to wait a little while

Day 7 (Thu)

Arequipa & White Water Rafting

  • Individual breakfast at hotel*
  • Free morning
  • 12pm Group Lunch*
  • 1pm Rafting Trip (4hrs)
  • Free evening
  • Accommodation:  In Arequipa we will stay at a cute boutique hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the plazas, restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: There will be professional photographers on hand during the rafting trip and HSJ will provide photos for the whole group. The water is very cold but a wetsuit will be provided. Bring waterproof sunscreen for your face if you are sensitive to sun.

Day 8 (Fri)

Puno

  • Individual breakfast at hotel*
  • (9am) Bus to Puno (6hrs)
  • Free time afternoon after check-in to hotel
  • (7pm) Group Farewill Dinner and drinks*
  • Accommodation: In Puno we will stay at a standard tourist hotel right in the middle of town so that you can walk to the restaurants, bars, and shops with ease.
  • Notes: Your main bag will likely go in storage under the bus so prep your small bag for a bus journey, as you will not have access to your larger bag during the trip

Day 9 (Sat)

Lake Titicaca

  • Individual breakfasts at hotel*
  • (7:30am-3:30pm) Lake Titicaca tour w/lunch included*
  • (3:45pm) Transport from Pier to Juliaca Airport (1hr)
  • (5:50) Your flights to Lima (Juliaca has a very tiny airport so check in will be quick)
  • Accommodation: No hotel this night because you are flying home
  • Notes: Bring small bills in case you want to buy coffee, snacks, drinks, or souvenirs on the tour. Bring a jacket, as it can get cold on the boat. If you’re at all sensitive to the sun, we recommend a hat and sunscreen, as the sun can be more intense at high altitude.

Day 10 (Sun)

Fly Home

  • (12:55am) Your flight home to Houston
  • Accommodation: You’ll be sleeping comfortably in your own bed at home dreaming about all the amazing adventures you just had
  • Notes: We hope you had fun!!

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