The Andean Crossing tour allows all visitors to enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the crystal water lakes near the Andes, as well as taking impressions of the snow-capped volcanoes of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. As you explore and witness the transition in landscapes during this tour, you will see alpacas, vicuñas and llamas, indigenous to the Andes. Meet Quechua people and get in close contact with their religious customs and lifestyle, untouched through centuries. This experience will lead you to discover more about the sustainable means of living of the Andean people. Feel the magic in the atmosphere, as ancient civilizations unravel right in front of you. Take advantage now, explore, and walk in the footsteps of time with Peru Travel Now.
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Day 1: Lima Arrival to Lima and welcoming reception. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. Stay in Lima. Day 2: Lima/Cusco - (Breakfast Included) Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces. Day 3: Cusco - (Breakfast Included) In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city. Day 4: Cusco/Machu Picchu/Cusco - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) A train trip away to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the fortress and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will take the train back to Cusco to be transferred to the hotel. Day 5: Cusco/Puno - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) Departure on a tour bus to Puno. On the way we’ll stop to visit the attractions this beautiful route has to offer. The first stop: Andahuaylillas for a visit to its beautiful chapel, then its Racchi, Temple of the Wiracocha god where the walls and narrow streets stand out. Then it’s lunch time and the opportunity to see the view at La Raya, natural border between Cusco and Puno. Before our final destination we will visit the in site Pucara Museum and a chance to get one of the local classic bull shaped ceramics. We will arrive in Puno at the end of the afternoon. Day 6: Puno - (Breakfast Included) A morning trip to visit the “people of the lake”. A visit to the Uros’ handmade islands and their inhabitants who will welcome us to their peculiar life style. It is hard to believe but these friendly locals live, get an education and make a living on these floating islands. In the afternoon we will visit the pre-Inca cemetery of the Hatun Colla chiefs in Sillustani, on the shore of Lake Umayo. A great trip to see the funerary towers or Chullpas reaching up to six meters high. Stay at Puno. Day 7: Puno/Copacabana/Sun Island/La Paz - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) The day has finally arrived: the Lake Crossing. We will set off early for the Copacabana Sanctuary to board the catamaran that will take us on a panoramic journey through Lake Titicaca’s immensity to the legendary Island of the Sun, cradle of the Inca Empire. Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival we will visit the Garden of the Inca and the steps leading to the Fountain of the Inca. Later we will visit the Inti Wata Complex and we’ll get on board a traditional totora reed boat to enjoy the view of Pilkokaina Palace. To end our tour we’ll board the catamaran again to sail to Chua Port from where we will be transferred to La Paz. Stay at La Paz. Day 8: La Paz - (Breakfast Included) Arrival in La Paz, welcoming reception and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon it is time for our city tour which begins in the typical Witches’ Market, then is off to the Colonial San Francisco Church and the Murillo Plaza in which we will find the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Parliament. Then we will walk around the famous Jaen Street where the most important museums of La Paz are located, to later move to different directions like the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and la Florida to end our tour in the spectacular Valley of the Moon. Free afternoon to discover the city. Day 9: La Paz/Lima - (Breakfast Included) Departure transfer.