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Arequipa – Puno – Cusco 12D/11N

Arequipa – Puno – Cusco 12D/11N

Trip Overview

Tour Type:
Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
Total Distance:
43KM/26 Miles.
Good For:
Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness.
Difficulty:
Challenging.
Highlights:
Salkantay, Machu Picchu.

Highlights

ENTER THE MYSTERY–QUEST OF A LIFE TIME!! When you touch the Soil of this ancient land and people you will discover the Source of your own Inner Light. With Pumadventures you will experience events, places, people and challenges that will transform your life. Our journeys to Peru are Doorways of Initiation. The intent of this doorway is to give you the means to move freely and travel deeply into the magic of the moment NOW. Through connection with the power of the sacred sites of Peru, you’ll expand your ability to work with the energies of your own nature. You’ll experience your ability to project your spirit beyond the limitations of the mind and explore the great Mystery of the spiritual World. These mystical experiences are an immersion to the fascinating ancient Cultures of the Andes and your connection to this magical land. Our Journeys are not about the destination they are about the best experiences along the Journey, this is why for us is priority to offer every grand experience along the trip. Choosing carefully for you all the best Places to visit that are often off the beaten path.

Overview

This is a journey that will stay with you forever, we will go to the most important wonders of Peru, from the sacred presence of volcanoes mountains and the depth of canyons to the majestic flight of the Condor and immerse in to the blue magic of the Lake Titicaca and ancient cultures, explore to the vast cosmos that the Inca civilization knew about. A star connection that was once origins of a very advanced science and technology

Tour Plan

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01 DAY: LIMA-AREQUIPA (D)

Today we fly over the majestic Andes to Arequipa. Make sure to have your camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the valleys and peaks and the tiny mountain towns scattered among the hills. In the afternoon we will have our introductory meeting to go over all the exciting activities we have planned for our journey. (Overnight in Arequipa at the Casa Andina Classic Arequipa or Similar
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02 DAY: CANON DE COLCA (B, L)

We leave from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., The first stop is performed is in the Natural Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas to observe vicuñas (camelid national symbol in the wild), stop in Patawasi so they can make coca tea is very good for height (stay about 20 minutes), we stopped at Pampa Tocra to see families who are dedicated to raising llamas and alpacas, the next point is Patapampa (4910msnm ) the viewpoint of the volcanoes and the highest point, from this place you will have a spectacular view of the Andes Mountains and experience the height, then down to go to Chivay where we arrive between 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. about lunch in Chivay and afternoon Calera go to where the hot springs, here you can enjoy a relaxing swim in volcanic heated pools with water coming out of the mountains and river water Colca horn a temperature of 32-35 degrees, this place is 5 minutes from Chivay (persistence 1h to 1h ½). At night we go to restaurant that offers a Rock and Folk dances of the place. (Overnight in Chivay at the Casa Andina Classic Colca or Similar)
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03 DAY CANON DE COLCA (B, L)

You will wake up at 5:30 am, eat breakfast at 6:00 am and depart from Chivay at 6:30 am heading to Cruz del Condor, first stopping at the village of Yanque (typical village style church colonial), Lookouts as Choquetico to see the hanging tombs and Lito model, Antahuilque to see the mysterious gaps, to get to the Cruz del Condor, will be one hour, here you will appreciate the depth of Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the condors and provide a short walk from the Cruz del Condor to Cruz del Cura or vice versa, the return will stop at the Mirador de Wayrapunko to see the terraces or agricultural terraces over a thousand years and the people of the right bank, the Next stop is the town of Maca with its beautiful colonial style church in gold leaf and colorful costumes people finally return to Chivay, lunch and return to the city of Arequipa from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. (Overnight in Arequipa at the Casa Andina Classic Arequipa or Similar)
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04 DAY: TODAY WE FLY OVER THE MAJESTIC ANDES TO JULIACA (PUNO). (B, L)

Early in the morning we will flight trough the Andes to the city of Puno, After lunch in Juliaca, we will continue to Sillustani and visit the arqueological site to connect with our ancestors. Enjoy the evening at your leisure. (Overnight in Puno at the Royal Inn Puno Hotel or Similar)
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05 DAY: PUNO-UROS-AMANTANI (B, L, D)

Wake up early this morning to revel in the morning sun before embarking on private boat trip on the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca to the Uros Islands. These islands of Totora reeds are home to the Uros people who, according to legend, existed before the sun when the earth was cold and dark. Once used as a mobile defense system, the islands now attract visitors from all over and offer an opportunity to learn about ancient practices and traditions and a chance to admire the simple way of life of the people. Although the Uros claim to have “black blood” which makes them impervious to the cold, they are a warm and inviting people and we will all be welcomed with open arms and hearts. Among the islands, we also visit Amantaní, a circular island about 9 square km in size, known as the “Island of the Kantuta”, after the national flower which grows plentifully here. The island is home to two mountain peaks, Pachatata (Father Earth) and Pachamama (Mother Earth), and contains ancient Inca and Tiwanaku ruins on top of both. Agriculture is a main way of life here evidenced by the terraced hillsides which are planted with wheat, quinoa, potatoes, and other vegetables. Fluffy Alpacas can also be spotted grazing the slopes. The local Amantaní are renowned for their beautiful textiles and ceramics as well as their heartwarming and welcoming natures. On this island, we will connect with the sacred balance of feminine and masculine energies at the Temple of Pachatata and Pachamama. We will prepare a sacred offering to heal any disharmony and to help balance the masculine and feminine polarities within ourselves to achieve harmony. We will also enjoy a most unique experience as we overnight here on the island with a local “homestay“. While the comforts will be basic (sleeping bags will be provided), it is a great honour to be welcomed into the community and homes of the local Uros people who welcome us with open arms and hearts. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to gain a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for their way of life and traditions. (Overnight on Amantaní)
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06 DAY: AMANATANI-PUNO (B, L)

This morning we leave the island of Amantaní and our new families, and journey for an hour to a pristine area unimpeded by tourists by the shores of Lake Titicaca. Here we will gather for a sacred ceremony to complete our healing process in preparation for our return home. This will be our final opportunity to give thanks to Mother Earth and all those who have nurtured us and blessed us on this journey. Gathered in reverence we will show our greatest appreciation to the Great Mother and also have a chance to thank our new spirit brothers and sisters for their company and friendship on this transformational journey. We will also learn how to protect our aura and also how to keep our vibrational energy high and constant so that we can continue to heal ourselves. Later in the evening, we will enjoy our final farewell dinner to share stories, laughter and tears, give thanks to Pachamama and Pachatata, and to relive this most amazing journey. (Overnight in Puno at the Royal Inn Puno Hotel or Similar)
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07 DAY: FULL DAY CUTIMBO (B, L, D)

Pick up from HOTEL transfer to Cutimbo The archaeological complex, located 22 km from the city of Puno. Where there are archaeological evidences Pre-Inca and Inca; paintings 8,000 years old, chullpas of different dimensions (funerary buildings), with zoomorphic representations in high relief. The existence of these structures explains the ingrained cult of the dead and the belief in immortality. And full day working whit the medicine (san Pedrito) (Overnight in Puno at the Royal Inn Puno Hotel or Similar)
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08 DAY: PUNO-CUSCO AND CITY TOUR (B, L)

Today we fly over the majestic Andes to Cusco. Make sure to have your camera ready for some spectacular photo opportunities. On a clear day you can see all the valleys and peaks and the tiny mountain towns scattered among the hills. We begin with a visit to Sacsayhuamán, where we will marvel at this architectural wonder and learn the mystery and legends of how this stone-walled complex was constructed. We will connect with the “Sacred Trilogy of the Puma Serpent and Condor” and learn about what the Incan elders believed of parallel dimensions. As we walk through the temple of Sacsayhuamán, known as the womb of Pachamama, we will experience a process of rebirth. At the Temple of the Condor we will participate in an Andean Initiation Ceremony to connect with the ancestors. We then continue on to Tambomachay, a favorite resting place of the Incas, commonly referred to as the “Baños del Inca” or “Baños de la Ñusta“, (Baths of the Incas or Baths of the Princess). This site, once used for ritual bathing, is believed to be a temple dedicated to the worship of water. As we listen to the crystalline water springs flow over the magnificently carved stones, we will connect with the element of water. After visiting other sacred temples around the mountain, we return to the city of Cusco for a city tour and to immerse ourselves in the smiles and laughter of the local people. We may also have a moment to visit the markets to shop for some local handicrafts. Later we visit Coricancha, one of the most revered temples, dedicated to the Sun God, whose walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold. (Overnight in Cusco at the Costa del Sol – Ramada Cusco or Similar)
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09 DAY: FULL DAY CHINCHERO-MORAY (B, L)

After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will visit Chinchero, a small village located high up in the windswept plains, offers spectacular views over the Sacred Valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. Renowned for its beautiful traditional weavings, this town is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Here we immerse ourselves in the local community meeting village elders and the friendly local inhabitants, we will have the pleasure of meeting Puma’s family to learn more of their traditional ways and practices and perhaps hear a few stories and tales; We will offer a Despacho to mother earth praying for blessings for us and our cosmic family. after lunch we will make our way to Moray a further breathtaking 20 kms drive with the beautiful snowcapped Chicon and Veronica mountains in the Cordillera Vilcanota as a backdrop we continue through to Moray. In Moray we visit “ the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory”, consisting of four platforms amphitheater style or. Has a depth of 150 meters, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental place to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. (Overnight in the Sacred Valley at the Pakaritampu Hotel or similar)
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10 DAY: MACHUPICCHU (B)

Today we enjoy a scenic train ride along the Urubamaba River to the charming village of Aguas Calientes. After checking in to our hotel we make our way by bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu for our spiritual awakening. “The Lost City of the Incas” is an inspiring and beautiful sacred site, an architectural wonder, and a great testament to Incan Civilization. Once used primarily as an astronomical Observatory, Machu Picchu now attracts thousands of visitors each year to connect with the sacred energies of this special place. Because it sits within 3 corresponding high peaks of power which create an energy triangle, it is a perfect spot to sit and meditate, focus your intent, and grow your awareness. During our time here we will visit the Temple of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of the Condor, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the spiritual center of the Intihuatana, or the Hitching Post of the Sun to connect with the upper and lower worlds and the elements of air, and fire. Enjoy a few moments for private reflection and exploration, before being guided into a heart-opening ceremony to connect with Pachamama and the universal energies that encompass us – a life changing experience! (Overnight in Aguas Calientes at the Waman Hotel or Similar)
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11 DAY: FULL DAY OLLANTAYTAMBO – PISAQ (B, L, D)

After breakfast we make our way through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the area between Pisac and Ollantaytambo, catching sight of the scattering of ancient Incan remnants, reminders of the region’s immense ceremonial importance. This long narrow valley goes up to Urcos in the south and towards the north to cross Ollantaytambo before its stretch of broad plains, rugged peaks, and incomparable beauty finally reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. Its fertile lands have been home to the Inca for thousands of years and their mysteries and legends still resound. We drive into the hills to the picturesque town of Pisac to admire the colonial architecture and the awe-inspiring scenic beauty and stop at the ancient solar observatory, which we will enter through the ancient Temple of the Condor, for a private ceremony. After lunch in Urubamba, we continue on to Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind, renowned for its ancient fortress. We visit the royal baths and fountains for a shamanic energy cleansing ceremony by Unu, the Water element, and then make our way along the murmuring river to the Temple of the Condor for a few moments of reflection and silent meditation. Ending off our afternoon, we stop at the main altar area of the temple to receive our blessings from Wayra (Wind Element), the guardian of the site. As we watch the sun set, take time to reflect on the day before returning to our hotel for the night. In the evening we will gather together for our last Dinner of traditional Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the local entertainment. (Overnight in Cusco at the Costa del Sol – Ramada Cusco or Similar)
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12 DAY: FREE OR TRANSFER

Transfer to the airport and that will be the end of our services.

LEGEND

B Breakfast
L Lunch
S Snack
D Dinner
BL Boxed Lunch

Tour Includes:

11 nights’ accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels in Double Occupancy
Breakfast Daily, 9 Lunches, 04 Dinners.
Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
Train to/from Aguas Calientes.
Train to/from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (vistadome)
All entrance fees to Archaeological Sites and Temples
Tour guide in English.
Assistant guide
Duffle bag (for the luggage carried by horse).
All meals on the trek, including a hearty breakfast, picnic style lunch and a 3-course dinners served with wine.

Added Features:

Travel with Pumadventure Peru & Tours
Welcome and Farewell Dinners.
Visits to Sacred Sites and Temples
Traditional Energy Work.
Optional work with the sacred Andean Medicine, San Pedro (Wachuma) and read the coca leaf.
Invited Healers for Ceremonies.

Tour Does Not Include:

International and domestic flights.
Personal trekking equipment (boots, clothing, sleeping bag, walking poles).
Comfortable hiking boots and good socks.
Cancellation & Medical Insurance
Sun glasses, sunscreen, lip balm, hats (for sun protection and against the cold).
Meals and drinks not specified
Airport Taxes.
Cost to obtain valid passport
Tips & Gratuities for drivers, bellboys, waiters, etc.
Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary.
Note: If you are unable to book your flights Lima/Cusco and Cusco/Lima on your international ticket, we can arrange these flights on a separate cost basis. We can also advise about hotels in Lima if necessary. Please enquire anything needed to make your trip as leisure as possible.

Tour Includes:

11 nights’ accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels in Double Occupancy
Breakfast Daily, 9 Lunches, 04 Dinners.
Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
Train to/from Aguas Calientes.
Train to/from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (vistadome)
All entrance fees to Archaeological Sites and Temples
Tour guide in English.
Assistant guide
Duffle bag (for the luggage carried by horse).
All meals on the trek, including a hearty breakfast, picnic style lunch and a 3-course dinners served with wine.

Added Features:

Travel with Pumadventure Peru & Tours
Welcome and Farewell Dinners.
Visits to Sacred Sites and Temples
Traditional Energy Work.
Optional work with the sacred Andean Medicine, San Pedro (Wachuma) and read the coca leaf.
Invited Healers for Ceremonies.

Tour Does Not Include:

International and domestic flights.
Personal trekking equipment (boots, clothing, sleeping bag, walking poles).
Comfortable hiking boots and good socks.
Cancellation & Medical Insurance
Sun glasses, sunscreen, lip balm, hats (for sun protection and against the cold).
Meals and drinks not specified
Airport Taxes.
Cost to obtain valid passport
Tips & Gratuities for drivers, bellboys, waiters, etc.
Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary.
Note: If you are unable to book your flights Lima/Cusco and Cusco/Lima on your international ticket, we can arrange these flights on a separate cost basis. We can also advise about hotels in Lima if necessary. Please enquire anything needed to make your trip as leisure as possible.

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