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12 Day Peru Cusco Tour, Floating Islands and Arequipa Tour.

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Overview

Tour Overview

Peru Cusco Tour in 12 Day, Exploring the Floating Islands, and Arequipa. is the best option to enjoy and have good memories from your Peru vacations.

you explore all the most important and popular places from Cusco and Peru, such as; the greatest construction of the Incas called Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha the temple of the sun, The outstanding Sacred valley of the Incas, Maras Moray, The rainbow Mountain, Humantay lake. Of course one of the new Seven wonders in the world “Machu Picchu”.

Discover and enjoy the most fantastic places through the Peruvian Andes. , Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sun´s route Tour and flight of the condors.  amazing landscapes that you haven’t imagined before in your life.

DAY 1:  WELCOME TO CUSCO

Discover Peru Cusco Tour in 12 Day, Exploring the Floating Islands, and Arequipa start with the transfer from the airport to the hotel and a free day to explore Cusco City

Please send us your flight information. not included.

Overnight in Cusco

DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR  (AFTERNOON)

At 01:30 pm starts the Cusco tour around the city, exploring stunning places such as the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay, Pucapuacara.

Overnight in Cusco

DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Sacred Valley tour starts at 08:00 am, exploring Awanacancha (Andean camels show), Pisac Archeological place, Sacred Valley landscapes, Ollantaytambo town, and the archeological place.

Buffet lunch in a tourist restaurant – Overnight in Urubamba

DAY 4: MORAY AND THE SALT MINES OF MARAS TOUR  +TRANSFER TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN

At 08 am. approx you start Maras and Moray Cusco tour, one of the Cusco day trips, enjoying the weaving demonstration in Chinchero town, followed by Circular terraces of Moray, and finishing

with the Salt Mines o Maras.

In the afternoon according to the train spaces, You board the Tourist Train toward Aguas Calientes and every time close to Machu Picchu.

DAY 5:  MACHU PICCHU TOUR

In the morning at 05 am. start the Tour to Machu Picchu, exploring the most important Sectors and temples.

In the afternoon you take the train to Ollantaytambo – Transport to Cusco city. End of the tour at 09 pm approx

Overnight in Cusco Town.

DAY 6: THE SUN’S ROUTE TOUR

The incredible Sun´s route Tour starts at 6:00 am approx. where de Bus stop in the each  most beauties and tourist place

Overnight in Puno.

DAY 7:  UROS TAQUILE AND AMANTANI ISLANDS 

Start going to the Titikaka lake, a  day full of experiences on the floating islands of Uros and Taquile.

Overnight Family Homes

DAY 8: AMANTANI ISLAND AND PUNO

return in our boat to Puno, a full day with Incredibles views of the islands

Overnight in Puno.

DAY 9: JOURNEY TO COLCA CAÑON 

At approximately 6:00 a.m we will start this journey to Chivay, and see a lot of Andean camelids such as Vinuña, Alpaca, and LLama.

Overnight in Chivay

DAY 10 : CAÑON DEL COLCA AND FLIGHT OF THE CONDORS 

appreciate the incredible flight of the condors and enjoy the beautiful landscapes

Overnight in Arequipa

DAY 11: AREQUIPA PEDESTRIAN CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

Explore Arequipa, visit the Monumental places, and discover the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco de Arequipa located in the historic center of Arequipa

Overnight in Arequipa

DAY 12: GOODBYE PERU 

Please send us your flight information, not included.

 

 

Itinerary

 12-day Peru Cusco Tour-Itinerary

1

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CUSCO 

upon your arrival, We will welcome you at the airport in Cusco and transfer you to your Hotel. The rest of the day will be free to explore Cusco.

Please send us your flight information, not included.

overnight in Cusco.

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Not Included.

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

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DAY 2:  CUSCO CITY TOUR  (AFTERNOON)

In the afternoon you will start the Cusco city tour, around 01:30 pm. Exploring Stunning Archeological Inca places, our tour leader and the transport will pick you up from the hotel. This Cusco day trip will inspirit you for the next Stunning Inca places.

The first Archeological Place today will be The temple Of the san Called also Koricancha, followed by the Megalytic construction of Sacsayhuaman. Last but not least, you visit Q’enqo the temple of the  Puma, The fortress of Puca Pucara, and The temple of the Water of Tambomachay.

End of this Cusco day trip at 06:30 approx.

overnight in Cusco.

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: only Breakfast.

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

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DAY 3: SACRED VALLE TOUR

PISAC

The tour to the Sacred Valley starts At 7:30 am, where our tourist transport will pick you up from your hotel, and then start our adventure through the mountains on the way to Pisac.

On the way, you will make some stops, where we will be able to take pictures and appreciate the sacred valley of the Incas from a beautiful touristic viewpoint. Once in Pisac, you can visit its archaeological center: full of terraces and temples; and of course its artisan market.

URUBAMBA

Afterward, you will go through the Sacred Valley to the town of Urubamba, where you will stop to take our lunch in a beautiful tourist restaurant, trying different types of dishes and unique flavors that can only offer you a great buffet lunch.

OLLANTAYTAMBO

In the afternoon you will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, you will know its history, magic, culture

overnight in Urubamba Town.

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Entrance Tickets: Included.

 

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DAY 4: MORAY AND THE SALT MINES OF MARAS +TRANSFER TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN

Moray

At 8 am, our tourist transport will pick you up from your hotel, then start our adventure through the mountains on the way to Moray located in the Maras Region. Once there we can learn about the importance of this place, its function in the Inca era and of course Take great photos of this amazing place.

The Salt Mines 

We will go to the town of Maras to observe its colonial-style covering the Spanish streets and gates. After 15 more minutes in our tourist transport, we will arrive at the Salt Mines of Maras, an impressive place with more than 3,000 salt deposits, which are still being exploited by the local population.

Finally, you will take you the train station to go  from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Town

Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Entrance Tickets: Included.

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DAY 5:  MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Early in the morning after breakfast (According to the time entrance ticket to Machu Picchu) the tour leader will come to the hotel and take you to take the bus toward Machu Picchu Inca city. You will travel for 30 minutes until you reach Machu Picchu Control. It is important to carry the original Passport since the tickets to Machu Picchu are personal.

Kantu Peru tours will give you a unique experience in Machu Picchu because our tour leaders will be patients when you visit this new wonder of the world. You will have time to take some pictures of the classic view. Then, you have a guided tour for about two hours, visiting the most important temples and sectors from Machu Picchu.

It is important that you have to know that there are some restrictions to do in Machu Picchu, for example, the tour is one way, it is not allowed to come back to the places already visited. Machu Picchu ticket is just one entrance unless you book in advance Machu Picchu city plus Huaynapicchu Mountain you have the chance to re-enter to the Inca city again.

Finishing this amazing Cusco to Machu Picchu 2 days’ experience you will take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town, where you will have a delicious lunch at the Munaycha Restaurant.

In the afternoon (according to your train schedule), you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name. He will drop you at your hotel in Cusco city.

Overnight in Cusco

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast.

Entrance Tickets: Included.

Optional : Huayna Picchu Tickets ($70 per person- extra cost).

 

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DAY 6: THE SUN’S ROUTE

The incredible South Valley Tour starts at 6:00 am approx. and the pickup is from your selected hotel in Cusco City.

In the morning at the agreed time, our transportation will pass through your hotel to pick you up and start the magic South Valley Tour Cusco towards the South East of Cusco on the route Cusco – Puno.

Check-in time for boarding tickets and baggage check-in 7:00 a.m. Departure, we will visit:

The Chapel of Andahuaylillas.

known as La Sistina de Los Andes for the beauty of its murals, the gold leaf work, and the paintings of the Cusco school.

Raqchi Inca Archaeological Complex.

Temple of the god WIRACOCHA, the supreme Inka deity, we will find the largest number of Colcas (Barns) we will also see magnificent stone and adobe buildings.

Raya Pass

between the cities of Cusco and Puno (4335 a.s.l) where the famous snow-capped CHIMBOYA is located from where the AMAZONAS river is born. Where tourists can take photos of the landscape.

Museum of Pukara.

Located East of the city of Puno, in this museum we can find ceramics and sculptures representing zoomorphic figures, among them the famous sculpture the supreme cutthroat.(HATUNÑAQAC)

Upon your arrival in Puno, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Puno

Accommodations:  (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Entrance Tickets: Included.

 

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DAY 7: FULL DAY UROS  AND TAQUILE ISLANDS

the Uros, Amantani, and Taquile Islands, are beautiful places located in the highest lake in the world where you will live the experience of an intact culture.

ISLAND OF THE UROS – ISLAND OF AMANTANÍ (3663 M.S.N.M.)

Our Kantu Peru Tours representative will pass by your hotel at 07:30 hrs. Approximately where we will go with our tourist transport to the port of Puno to board the boats that will take us on this adventure, we go to the Uros floating islands, where our guide will explain the living culture of this place and then have free time to explore by yourself.

Then go to the Amantani 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately where we will be welcomed by residents of the area, accompanied by the families we will have a short hike 25  approximately minutes until we get to the family houses where we will have typical lunch food of the Zone base on trout

After lunch, we settle down and rest to take a walk to the top of the island to see the Inca ceremonial temples “Pachamama and Pachatata” (4038 m.a.s.l).

appreciate beautiful views of the lake and then descend to the family houses where they can enjoy a delicious dinner with the local people. the families organize an Andean Show where we can dance and wear the local clothing.

Overnight: Family Homes

Accommodations: Family Homes

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

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Day 8: TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO PORT (3810 M.S.N.M.)

We will have a nutritious breakfast prepared with products that the inhabitants work on the island and then we will go to the Amantani port take the boat that will take us to the island of Taquile. Where we will have a walk to the main square from where we can observe the island and learn more about the customs and textiles.

Then have free time to enjoy the landscape and have lunch in a restaurant (local food) and then descend to the Taquile port then we will return in our boat to the city when we arrive at the port of Puno our transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

Overnight in Puno

Accommodations: (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

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DAY 9: JOURNEY TO COLCA CAÑON 

Between 6:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Kantu Peru Tours will pick you up from your hotel in Puno To board and leave Puno at 06:30 AM., (6 hours of travel approx) along the way to Chivay, we will visit 3 places: Lagunillas, bird watching flamingos, Andean gulls, and mallards.

Pampa Cañahuas: where you can see the rock formations of the place and camelids such as vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas, then we will do third stop, in the Mirador Patapampa of the Volcanoes, about 4,950 meters above sea level.

Where you can appreciate the Misti, Chachani, Ampato volcanoes. Around 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Approximately, arrival in Chivay (Installation at the hotel, Buffet Lunch) optional if you would like you can go to the relaxing thermal baths (La Calera) medicinal thermal waters. the range between 35º to 38º Celsius.

Overnight in Chivay

Accommodations: (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast,

Entrance Tickets: Included

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DAY 10: CAÑON DEL COLCA AND FLIGHT OF THE CONDORS 

At 06:00 am we will have a nutritious Andean breakfast and around 06:30 am  Our representative will pick you up from the hotel to go to the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, a strategic observation point of the canyon, and see the spectacular flight of the condor where we can take several photographs and then,

take our tourist transport and stop at the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque; to appreciate beautiful colonial churches, as well as the Chocotico and Antahuilque viewpoints, from where we will appreciate and learn about the impressive terraces of the valley, the pre-Inca tombs.

Arrival time to Arequipa 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arrival to Arequipa.

Overnight in Arequipa

Accommodations: (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast,

Entrance Tickets: Included

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DAY 11: AREQUIPA PEDESTRIAN CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

Our representative from Kantu Peru tours will pick you up from your hotel at the scheduled time and we will start with our pedestrian tour and we will go to go to the church of the Company where we will have an explanation about this fantastic place.

The company is a construction carved in ashlar or volcanic stone, then we will visit Main Square the Plaza de Armas-The Cathedral of Arequipa which is the main church and was built entirely in ashlar (stone of volcanic origin).

Therefore, we can take several photos then, we will go to the archbishopric of Arequipa, a beautiful construction carved in pink ashlar with an imposing facade where we will have a brief explanation and then we will go to the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco de Arequipa located in the historic center of Arequipa.

It is characterized by ashlar walls and a single nave and this build have a mestizo style.

To then go to the Monastery of Santa Catalina (In this beautiful place you can explore by yourself (Optional) or you can take an Internal Guide of the Monastery) where you can appreciate the religious architecture of the Viceroyalty and learn about the activities inside the monastery as well as culture, tradition, and religiosity.

Overnight in Arequipa

Accommodations: (3 stars Hotel).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Entrance Tickets: Included

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DAY 12: GOOD-BYE PERU 

Let us know your flight details to arrange your pick-up time to go to the airport

Please send us your flight information. not included.

 

Include

 12-day Peru Cusco Tour – Inclusion

INCLUDED:

  • Permanent telephone assistance.
  • Transfers from Airport – Hotel – Airport.
  • Sacred Valley Tour, Rainbow Mountain, Humaytay lake: Transportation, Tour guide, entrance tickets, and lunch.
  • Cusco City Tour,  Salt mines, and Maras Moray Tour: Transportation, Tour guide, entrance tickets
  • The suns route: Transportation, Tour guide, entrance tickets
  • Puno, the floating islands: Transportation, Tour guide, entrance tickets
  • Colca Cañon and Arequipa pedestrian tour: Transportation, Tour guide, entrance tickets
  • All transfers.
  • Train Tickets Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy.
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Professional Tour Guide (English or Spanish).
  • Guided Tour by 2h30m in Machu Picchu (English or Spanish).
  • 03 hotel night in Cusco (based on double room).
  • 01 hotel night in Sacred Valley (based on double room).
  • 01 hotel night in Aguas Calientes (based on double room).
  • 02 hotel night in Puno (based on double room).
  • 01 Home family in Amantany (based on double room).
  • 01 hotel in Chivay (based on double room).
  • 01 hotel in Arequipa  (based on double room).
  • 11 Breakfast at the hotel

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic Flights.
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Water and snacks.
  • Phone calls.
  • Any other service did not mention before.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.

Packing list

Recommendations for the 12-day-Peru Cusco Tour

  • Passport
  • Wear suitable shoes for walking in Machu Picchu.
  • Bring a small backpack, your camera, hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent.
  • It is only allowed to carry 7 kilos of luggage on the train.
  • Book the tour in advance.
  • personal medications
  • bottle of water and snacks
  • extra money.
  • Warm clothes for Uros and Taquile Islands.
  • Rain Gear.

faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS 

You can get more information in our link TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IS IT IMPORTANT TO BRING PASSPORTS FOR THE TOURS?

It is not important to carry every day the passport, but When you start the Sacred Valley of the Incas tour to Machu Picchu, you must Carry. Because Machu Picchu and train tickets are required to show the original passport.

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

Cusco city is located in a considerable elevation, Rainbow mountain is located over 16 thousand feet, so many people start feeling some altitude sickness. Therefore, we advise you to visit your doctor to prescribe medicine for the altitude.

CAN I CLIMB HUAYNAPICCHU AND MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN?

Yes, you can. To climb Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains there is a limit, only 400 hundred people can climb Huaynapicchu and 800 hundred people can climb Machu Picchu mountain per day. Therefore, when you book the tour, you have to be sure about it. Because the reservations for either mountain must be several months in advance. There is an extra fee of 20 dollars to book one mountain.

You are not going to get the ticket for both mountains in Aguas Calientes town, at the last minute.

WHERE CAN I STAY IN CUSCO?

Remember that our tour start in Cusco city, in the morning we pick you up from the airport to start the journey. All the accommodations are included. You can choose the hotels that we offer you.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY LUGGAGE BEFORE WE START SACRED VALLEY TO MACHU PICCHU?

It is important to know that you don’t need to carry all your suitcases during these two days, therefore, you can leave your big suitcases in the hotel in Cusco otherwise we can store your luggage in our office as long as you show us what is important things you are leaving with us.

WHAT KIND OF EXTRA ACTIVITIES CAN I DO IN CUSCO?

Peru Cusco Tour 12 Day, Floating Islands & Arequipa is almost a complete tour package, however, you can get more information from other optional day tours in Cusco here, CLICK HEREplease.

If you want to visit Cusco city by yourself, we can recommend you to visit the San Pedro Local Market and the traditional neighborhood of San Blas.

WHY BOOK WITH KANTU PERU TOURS?

  • Kantu Peru Tours is a Cusco travel agency that operates all the packages directly. We don’t give commissions to travel agencies or any other thirds parties that inflate the costs.
  • The staff that works with us are professional and responsible. Before they start working with Katu Peru Tours, we have a training course about customer service.
  • We have all the tourist permissions and certificates, granted by the Municipality of Cusco, and the Minister of Peru (DICETUR – MINCETUR), which guarantees us to operate in Cusco and the sacred valley Machu Picchu.
  • Our Customers are our best guarantee. You can see and read our customer’s reviews. Click HERE 
  • If you want to get more information you can contact 👉 HERE 👈

Price

Please ask for a personalized quote. The price is customized depending on the final accommodation options, travel dates, and other preferences.

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The Voyage or Expedition Train + 3 Stars Hotel
US$ 1900.00

US$ 1800.00

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The service is with Expedition or the Voyage Train but, if you prefer the service with Vistadome Train (panoramic windows) add US$ 40.00 per person.

 

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Train Vistadome + 3 Stars Hotel
US$ 2500.00

US$ 2300.00

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The service is with Vistadome train but, if you prefer the service with Hiram Bingham Train add US$ 750.00 per person.

TYPES OF TRAIN

EXPEDITION TRAIN

The regular train service to Macchu Picchu, called Expedition is a basic tourist train, with all the comfort and view of incredible landscapes to make your trip an unforgettable experience. It has bathrooms and attention onboard by a highly trained staff.

Cusco Machu Picchu

VISTADOME TRAIN

Vistadome train service is a good alternative if you are looking to enjoy the incredible landscapes on the way to Machu Picchu to the fullest, with panoramic windows that will make sure you do not miss any detail of the beautiful surrounding ecosystem, along with a mix of snacks, drinks included and a show on board, they make the perfect complement to enjoy an incredible trip.

CUSCO MACHU PICCHU

HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN

It is the most luxurious train in Peru, with which you can have a luxury experience, all included. Enjoy the multiple wagons of Hiram Bingham, where you can find a restaurant wagon, bar with open bar, a van with beautiful balconies, musicians on board, and tourist guides that will make you not miss a single detail.

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