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Andes to Altiplano

From Andes to Altiplano is a superb 10 day tour designed specifically to give you the very best of Peru in the short time you have available.

See two of the main attrctions of Peru offering great diversity where you will have the opportunity and experience to see one of the new seven wonders of the world and the highest navigable lake in the world. Come and discover Machu Picchu, Titicaca Lake & The Sacred Valley on our fantstic Andes to Altiplano tour of Peru.


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Tour Itinerary

10 spectacular days of travel and adventure. Discover the best of Peru on our special Andes to Altiplano tour...

Day 1. Arrival in Lima

Upon your arrival in Lima, you will be met by your Peruvian Secrets Tour Controller, who will transfer you to your comfortable choice hotel. Here your guide will give you a short run through of the itinerary, hand you your travel vouchers and answer any questions you might have at this point. Depending on your arrival time your guide will escort you to the main area of interest to change money and take in a local restaurant.

Day 2. Flight to Cuzco

Today you can enjoy breakfast and time to relax in the hotel before being met by your guide and transferred to the airport for your short flight to Cuzco. Cuzco is a destination itself with its proximity to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu making it one of the most visited and best-loved cities in all of Peru. On arrival in Cuzco you will be met by your local expert guide and transferred to your comfortable choice hotel, then you will have a short briefing on your stay in the Cuszo region; the remainder of your day is then free to relax and explore the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
Meals - breakfast

Day 3. Free Day

Today you are free to explore your own interests in this fascinating city. Cuzco and the surrounding area offer a wealth of history and culture so a free day is a must in order for you to get the most from your visit. Depending on the day on the week you may be enjoying a relaxing day after taking in the varied nightlife to be found.
Meals - breakfast

Day 4. The Sacred Valley - a unique tour only offered by Peruvian Secrets

Today you start your relaxed tour of the Sacred Valley taken in private with your guide. On the way you will visit Sacsayhuaman, one of the best examples of Inca stonework. From here we will travel to a variety of sites including Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay, before arriving at the small village of Pisac a picturesque town which is the gateway to the Sacred Valley. Here you have an opportunity to viewing the many artisans work in the famous market before we transfer to the restaurant located by the river bank. After Lunch you will continue along the Sacred Valley and check into your comfortable choice hotel where you can refresh before we rejoin our vehicle to make our last tour to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Here you will have a guided tour with everything you see explained to you. Returning to your hotel you can relax and take your evening meal in the fine restaurant of this very comfortable and friendly hotel.
Meals - breakfast

Day 5. Train to Aguas Calientes

This morning you will transfer to the train station where you will board the wonderful INCA RAIL Executive class carriage which offers great panoramic views as you route takes you through the changing microclimates into the higher reaches of the Amazon, to the small yet lively town of Aguas Calientes. On arrival you will be met by your hotel representative and escorted to your comfortable choice hotel. Here you will check in and have a welcomed opportunity to relax in preparation for the following full day’s visit to Machu Picchu. As well as being the obvious starting point for any visit to Machu Picchu, the town is also famous for its hot springs, (agua = water, caliente = hot), just remember to pack your swimming costume! 
Meals - breakfast.

Day 6. Machu Picchu & return to Cuzco

This is an ideal opportunity to take the first transport up to the ruined city of Machu Picchu giving you the chance to witness the spectacular sight of appearing like magic through the early morning cloud.In order to maximise your enjoyment from your visit, Peruvian Secrets provides the services of a professional local guide who will reveal some of the mysteries that surround this fascinating place. After your visit you return to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to take your evening meal before you collect your luggage and transfer to the train station to take the return train journey to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival you will again be met for your transfer back to Cuzco by road and check into your comfortable choice hotel once again. The evening is free to take in a restaurant and enjoy the Inca Capital.
Meals - breakfast.

Day 7. Bus to Puno

Today you take the journey by tourist bus from Cuzco to Puno set on the banks of the Great Lake Titicaca, this is a full day journey but takes in stops on the way at varies places of interest. Lunch is provided in a buffet restaurant which is included in the ticket. On arrival into Puno your guide will meet you and transfer you to the comfortable choice hotel. After a short briefing on your tour you will be able to enjoy your first evening in this busy town.
Meals - breakfast, lunch

Day 8. Full day - Lake Titicaca

After breakfast you will be met once again by your guide as she will be accompanying you throughout your day’s tour of Great Lake Titicaca. First you will transfer to the harbour in Puno where you will board our group vessel and head out on to the lake. The first port of call will be the incredible floating islands of the Uros Indians; here you will see the way these people live on these most unusual islands. From here you continue onto the Island of Taquile where your guide will escort you around explaining all about the way of life for these people. Their lifestyle has remained the same for hundreds of years with very little influence from modern times, thus preserving many traditions, laws and customs. Skilled crafts are still very important to the inhabitants of Taquile, and the island is famous for its handmade textiles which are regarded amongst the highest-quality handicrafts available. For this reason you will find that they are higher in price in comparison with other mass produced handicrafts readily found in other parts of Peru. After exploring you will then have the opportunity to have lunch before rejoining your boat for the return journey back to Puno. Your evening is free again at leisure.
Meals - breakfast, lunch.

Day 9. Flight back to Lima

Today at the appropriate time you will be transfer to Juliaca Airport to take your short flight back to Lima. Here you will be met by your Peruvian Secrets Tour Controller and transferred to your comfortable choice hotel leaving the rest of the day free to relax or explore.
Meals - breakfast

Day 10. International departure flight back home

Today at the appropriate time you will be collect and transferred to the airport for your international flight home.  Your guide will bid you farewell and make sure you are checked in correctly before seeing you through to departure.
Meals - breakfast

COST OF TOUR FROM - £1580.00 per person + £280 single supplement
Price covers ground arrangements only - does not include international flights to and from Peru.

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