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10 DAYS TRAVEL FROM ENIGMATIC MACHU PICCHU TO ATACAMA DESERT

 

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Duration 10 Days and 9 Nights
Departures Daily departures from Lima Peru
Activities Mix of Culture and Nature excursions of 2 countries
Airfares NOT INCLUDED, can easily be included in the package upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications
DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (No meals)

DAY 2 CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (Airfare Not Included). Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch either at your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)

NOTES:
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at 1:15pm)


DAY 3 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: The colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color, tradition will be able appreciated. Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo. Most people visit Pisac to see the market on Sunday, but there are smaller markets on both Tuesday and Thursday. However Pisac is a pretty village and has plenty of small handicraft shops and is worth a visit on any day of the week as is a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied collection of hand-painted multi-coloured beads. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Urubamba then we continue with Ollantaytambo which is an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley, considered the older town continuously occupied of the American continent is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the Inca time, evoke their ancestral inheritance, and then finish visiting Chinchero.
Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3762m about 30km from Cusco and is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco arriving at 6:30pm approximately at the main plaza.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)

Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday // Bilingual Guided tour on different days

DAY 4 FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU TOUR
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station towards Machupicchu the “Lost City of the Incas” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and experience the energy and force contained therein, an according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to take the train that will return us to Cusco City. Reception at the train station and transfer to your accommodation. (B, L).

TRAIN SERVICES:
The Hiram Bingham is the most luxurious way to journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu. For many visitors a trip to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime experience, and the Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never to be forgotten.
The carriages are painted a distinctive blue and gold and the interiors are luxurious, warm and inviting with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920's Pullman trains.
Each of the carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass with large chairs and plenty of space to stretch out. As you board, the tables are exquisitely laid, ready for your meal, with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery.
On board you will be served by a team of dedicated waiters who will attend to your every need and make sure your journey is as comfortable and luxurious as you imagined.
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru.

The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.

DAY 5 CUSCO / SANTIAGO
Breakfast and transportation from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Santiago de Chile (airfare not included).
Reception at the airport in Santiago and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight. (B)

DAY 6 SANTIAGO – CALAMA –SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to airport on time to board flight with destination Calama (Airfare not Included)
Reception and immediate transfer to San Pedro de Atacama through the Domeyko mountains, located in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Arrival to your selected hotel and accommodations with breakfast. During the sunset we go to the Moon valley, located in the salt mountain range, 90% salt and 10% other minerals, to observe an unusual landscape treasure at the bottom, made up by attractive and impressive geological formations of diverse shapes and colors, together with giant dunes and beautiful salt crystal on the crunching ground, that will make you feel like being in another planet or the moon itself. Overnight. (B)

DAY 7 HALF DAY ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCURSION
Breakfast at hotel. Departure in the morning to start an Archeological Tour, visiting the Pukará of Quitor, Cordillera de la Sal and the old Ruins of Tulor, dating 3000 years and the Pictoglyphs of the Roca de Coca. Return to your hotel. Rest of the day free and Overnight (B)

DAY 8 FULL DAY TOUR TO LAGUNAS ALTIPLANICAS AND SALAR DE ATACAMA
Departure at 07:00 AM, heading to Lagunas Altiplanicas and Salar de Atacama.
Our first visit will be El Tambillo (Artificial forest in the desert). Then we visit the village of Toconao, where you can see volcanic rocks crafts. We continue to Valle de Jeri, Laguna de Chaxa in the middle of the desert, to see pink Flemish. Time for a box lunch. At the afternoon return to the hotel and Overnight . (B)

DAY 9 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - SANTIAGO
The departure is at 04:30am to visit the Geysers del Tatio, at 4.200 meters of altitude above de level of the sea, with a picnic breakfast included. Free time for guided walks, baths in little lakes, but most of all observe the Geysers.
Return through chilean altiplanic and appreciating fog, where the animals feed. Ending the day in the village of Machuca. Transfer to the Aeropuerto de Calama, for your next flight to Santiago (Airfare Not Included) Arrive, reception and transfer to selected hotel for accommodations.(B)

DAY 10 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport on time to board your next flight.

Important: The itinerary and excursions in San pedro de Atacama, are subject to modifications without previous advise.
We suggest to arrive Calama flight AM and return from Calama after the 18.00hrs

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INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

 



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