Machu Picchu & Titicaca Floating Islans
Discover “Machu Picchu & Titicaca floating islands” getting around Peru’s most picturesque landscapes such as: Lima, Cusco, Puno and more stunning attractions. This fantastic tour will start in Lima, followed by a flight to Cusco, where you will enjoy your historical tour in the heartland of the Incans. You will have the privilege of exploring every nook and cranny of the historical Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. And finally, enjoy your waterborne exploration of the world’s highest navigable lake in Puno. Stopping at the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island to see how indigenous people maintain their traditions in an extreme high altitude lake environment.
You will be staying at comfortable hotels that will make you feel at home. To minimize the effects of altitude sickness, your first night will be spent in Lima upon arrival to Peru. Once you get used to the altitude, you will be ready to visit Cusco, (located at 11,600 feet), and Machu Picchu by Train (7,000 feet).
Would you like a remote experience in the highest navigable lake in the world? If so, this is the tour for you!
Highlights & Special Features
- Take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline/ Time allowing, visit Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and the trendy waterfront district Miraflores.
- Experience your waterborne exploration of the world’s highest navigable lake in Puno.
- Enjoy your tour at the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island to see how indigenous people maintain their traditions in an extreme high altitude lake environment.
- Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via the Peru Rail Expedition Train or Vistadom Train.
- A tour at key sites of the sacred valley, including Inca cemetery of Pisac and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Salt Mine in Maras, concentric circle terraces of Moray and Chinchero.
- Sub-tropical valley offers for you breathtaking landscapes.
- Visit the nice llama and alpaca zoo along the Valley
- Explore the Inca City- Cusco.
- Visits to the imposing ancient Incan temples of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha.
Day 1: Arrival in Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel included
Once you arrive to the Lima airport, you will meet our Discover Satori representative for a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel. If arriving early, you can also take in scenic “Parque Del Amor” (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline. If you arrive to Lima in the early afternoon, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in the scenic waterfront district of Miraflores.
DAY 2: Fly to Cusco. Relax and getting around
Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, meet our Discover Satori representative for a transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Remember, flying from Lima to Cusco you will have gone from sea level to the heady heights of 11,500 feet, but take heart, because you will have a chance to acclimatize on your first day in Cusco City.
If you’re up for a bit of exploring, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating sites, colors, museums, markets, Main Square and people. We’re happy to recommend the city’s best options for delicious dining and exciting shopping. Remember to take it easy on your first day at altitude.
DAY 3: Private Cusco City Tour.
Today is an exciting day to explore the heart of Cusco city!!! You will begin your day with a private guided tour of Cusco’s most important sites. You will start with a visit to the Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha. Later, you will see the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay (temple of water), and Sacred Alters on the Bed Rock formations. Then you will spend the afternoon at your leisure. You can shop with locals at San Pedro Market, wander on the streets of 12 angles (stonework) or bohemian San Blas.
DAY 4: Private Sacred Valley Tour. Train to Machu Picchu.
By the morning, after your breakfast, you will meet your guide for a trip to the Sacred Valley. Along the Valley, you will see stunning farmland of cornfield and the Urubamba River. Your private tour continue with the short visit to an Alpaca and Llama zoo, then head to an Inca cemetery at the ruins of Pisac, followed by the monolithic fortress ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. When you finish your tour, around 7 P.M, catch the train to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu where you will stay in a comfortable stated hotel.
Important Note: Sometimes train tickets sell out quickly and we must take an alternative train, the Vistadome train at 3:36 p.m. If this is the case, we will have to start this tour instead, at 7 A.M. from your hotel.
DAY 5: Private Machu Picchu Tour. Return to Cusco
Day 5 will be one of the more remarkable and busy day, because you will visit one of the 7 new wonders of the world and thus you will need to wake up early and will go up to Machu Picchu sanctuary with your guide by bus and you will have a memorable walking tour through the “Lost City of the Incas”. Let yourself be swept away by the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Finish up with last photos and then return to Aguas Calientes town for the return trip to Cusco.
Climb Huayna Picchu/ Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins.
DAY 6: Journey from Cusco to Puno
After your delicious breakfast, early in the morning, you will go to Puno city by bus.The comfortable, first-class bus will make stops in different traditional towns with full of history, such as Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas. Upon your arrival to Puno, one of our representatives will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel or accommodation in Puno city.
Ride aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer train to Puno. Depending on the season, service is limited to 3-4 weekly departures.
DAY 7: Lake Titicaca Tour (Floating islands). Return to Puno
After breakfast, head out from the port of Puno to Uros & Taquile Islands by boat. Enjoy your excursion by first visiting Uros Islands, the most photographed attraction on Lake Titicaca. This beautiful place is steeped in tradition and culture. You will be able to sail on the famous ‘totora’ boats. Continue your journey by sailing on the ‘Mayor Lake’ that will take you to Taquile Island, a place known for its impressive textile art and for remaining very true to traditions up to this day. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared fresh with local ingredients. After lunch, head down 533 stone steps to reach Taquile’s main port to take the boat back to Puno where you will spend the night.
DAY 8: Return to Lima or continue your journey.
After enjoying your final breakfast at your Puno hotel, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Juliaca airport to begin your journey back home. (Optional recommended excursion) – Depending on the time of your international flight, you can take the opportunity to squeeze in a private tour of Lima’s key sites. Please ask our travel advisors.
END OF TOUR
You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s other wonders
- 7 nights of accommodation in selected hotels or accommodations ***
- Daily Breakfast at all hotels
- One lunch at hot Spring restaurant (Machu Picchu)
- Selected Tours in the itinerary with English speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Train tickets.
- Boat tickets.
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- Sightseeing per itinerary in private vehicles
- Airport taxes
- Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
- Optional tours and gratuities
- Travel insurance
Discover Satori take care of your every requirement and choose the best hotels with excellent location in the heart of Lima city, Titicaca Lake in Puno, Cusco city, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. A few minutes away from the Ancient popular sites to enjoy a view, test a variety of Peruvian cuisine, Andean culture and have fun. In addition to that, a perfect weather to get acclimatization in easy going and confront altitude sickness¡
Browse our list and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in any hotel in Peru.
OUR CAREFULLY SELECTED HOTELS
- – Lima hotels
Holiday Inn (with 3 stars)
Holiday Inn Lima Airport offers a convenient location next to Jorge Chavez International Airport and with easy access to the city’s downtown and all touristic attractions of Lima, whether for business or pleasure. An ideal alternative to rest and be on time for your next flight or meeting, offering great advantages for travelers with internet included and free transfer to the airport. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn.com
Hotel’s Services (Restaurant, bar deal to enjoy a refreshing moment inside our facilities, Internet, shuttle, accessibility and so on)
SONESTAS POSADA DEL INCA
Sonesta Posada Del Inca Miraflores is a warm hotel located in the heart of the district of Miraflores, known for its exclusive residences, fashion boutiques, cafes, beautiful parks, fine restaurants, and the best nightlife. A short distance from the Larcomar Mall and 5 minutes from the beach.
Hotel’s Services (Hair dryer, Wifi, In-room telephone, Minibar, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, Digital Safe and so on).
- – Puno hotels
CASA ANDINA CLASSIC PUNO TIKARANI (with 3 stars)
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno is a medium, quiet hotel with ample common areas, including a living room with a fireplace and a patio, has a strategic location near the Plaza de Armas. Classic Collection Puno has 50 rooms 100% non-smoking, internet center and wireless internet access available.http://www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/classic-puno-tikarani/
Hotel’s Services (Rooms for disabled guests, TV cable, Domestic and international calls, Free WI-FI, Medical assistance, Laundry, Money exchange, Breakfast included, Free parking and more things.
INTIQA (budget Accommodations)
We are thematic three-star hotel, established since August 2007, we have 24 delicately rooms decorated with icons of the culture Pukara; the same that have been personalized to the needs of our guests, ventilation and natural lighting. http://www.intiqahotel.com/
Hotel’s Services ( 24hrs hot water, TV cable, Safe box, Oxygen (upon request),WI-FI, Heating, Restaurant, Bar, Laundry, Business Center, Hairdryer (upon request), Storage, Medical assistance, Money exchange, Garage, Smoke detectors in public áreas, Elevator and more things.
III. – Cusco hotels
Hotel Rumi Punku (with 3 stars)
We are located in the historic center of Cusco, 3 blocks away from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), together in the traditional neighborhood of San Blas and very close to the important places like museums, churches, restaurants, stores, and others. The hotel has 43 rooms in superior and standard categories. http://www.rumipunku.com
Hotel’s Services (Wifi, TV zone,Non-smoking rooms, Heating system, Gymnasium, Spa, Airport transportation, Currency exchange, Luggage storage, Safe, Business Center, Laundry and so on)
Tierra Viva San Blas (With 3 Stars)
A colonial house made of mud-brick adobe that was restored and converted into a hotel with 24 rooms. Located in the heart of San Blas, in the well-known neighborhood of artisans five blocks from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas). Some rooms have a coffee set, a minibar, living room, tub, and in some rooms we are able to place and extra bed. http://tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-cusco-san-blas/
Hotel’s Services (Free Wifi, Breakfast included, Laundry Service, Currency Exchange, LCD TV with Cable and so on)
Los Portales Hotel (with 3 stars)
Enjoy personalized service from the moment you arrive with the ultimate in sophistication and comfort. We are located in the commercial and financial district of Cusco, a few blocks away from Main Square (the Plaza de Armas) that leads you to meet the most popular entertainment, commercial, historic, and the cultural tourist attractions of the country. Reserve a room or suite in the hotel LP Los Portales Cusco and enjoy from a different perspective.
Hotel’s Services (Wifi,A safe,Hair dryer, Room service, Business Center and others one more)
- – Machu Picchu hotels
Hotel el MaPy by Inkaterra (with 3 stars)
Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. Discover an efficient, lively and friendly atmosphere, welcoming guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus dried branches, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.
Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most famous destination. https://www.inkaterra.com/byinkaterra/el-mapi-hotel.
Hotel’s Services (A complimentary Pisco Sour, Nutritious buffet breakfast,A la carte dinner, Express Check-out, 24/7 reception, Personalized wake-up calls, Wi-Fi in public areas, DirecTv and so on ).
Inti Punku Machu Picchu (with 3 stars)
Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotel tucked within the quiete Sacred Canyon village of Aguas Calientes. Inti Punku Machu Picchu offers comfortable accommodation in tune with natural surroundings.
Come to Machu Picchu & live the amazing experience on the ancient land of the Incas… on live! https://www.intipunku.pe
Hotel’s Services (Exclusive Rooms with terrace, Garden 01 center table plus 2 Chairs that allows an extraordinary view of the mountains. This beautiful space includes King Size Bed, Bathtub and Shower, DirecTV, Minibar, Coffee kit, Safety box, Heating, Desk, Chair, Lobby, Free Wi-Fi, Shower Cap, Bathrobes and Slippers and so on.
The Exploring Titicaca floating islands & Machu Picchu Tour is available year round.
Peru has many annual festivities, special events and festivals such as: the Feast of the Sun in Cusco city, Easter Sunday procession, Folkloric Parade, Carnival, Christmas day, Bullfighting and many others. A solar or lunar eclipse would also be a special experience for you, this is why we recommend and guarantee your departure dates. All we need to book your adventure is your confirmation that this is the tour for you
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Price and Payment
We require a deposit of 50% of the total price per person, in order to book and secure any trek or city tour with Discover Satori. The deposit can be made by PayPal, which will incur a 5.5% merchant fee paid by the traveler, or by wire to Bank of America or Citibank (for free if you are a fellow account holder).
Please notify us if paying by wire transferor Paypal the address to send your deposit to is [email protected]. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under our cancellation policy. If canceling, you may not transfer your deposit to another person’s trek.
Bank Account Number: XXXXXXX (US DOLLARS)
Paying Bank: Bank of America, TX
Account Holder: Discover Satori
Swift Code: XXXXX
NOTE. Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit
WAYS TO PAY
1) Credit card Visa, American Express. Diners Club, Mastercard payments will incur an additional credit card merchant service charge of 8%
2) Paypal payments will incur an additional merchant service charge of 5.5%.
3) Western union payments will need to be addressed as follows:
Full name: FREDY CUSI HUAMAN
Address: APV. Jardines Del Inca C-10, Cusco – Perú
Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.
|WITH 3 STAR HOTELS: $1,250 per person/double occupancy
* Single Supplement= +$290 per person
|Price per Person
|Single ( SWD)
|Double ( DWB)
- Book Without Hotels:– $ 360 per person
- Upgraded Hotels ( 4 – 5 Star): $1920 per person/double occupancy
- The hotels listed in the feature hotels are always our first options when booking, but a similar hotel will be booked if they are unavailable. Your Discover Satori Representative will give you the name of the confirmed hotel after booking.
- An additional day can be added before and/or after your tour. Ask your Discover Satori specialist for prices and options.
- Groups of 5 or more following the same exact itineraries qualify for a discount.
Permit permitting, we are excited for this opportunity of a lifetime to guide you through the Machu Picchu Express Tour.