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Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu


A world wonder and floating islands
10 days starting at $2,219/Person
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Why you'll love this tour!

This itinerary takes you to explore the authentic highlights and diversity of Peru’s landscapes. The Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley are absorbing for both history buffs and casual visitors, Machu Picchu at sunrise is other-worldly, Cusco’s mix of colonial and Inca architecture is compelling and the floating islands of Lake Titicaca are simply magical.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations
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10 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary
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Day 1 - LIMA

TOUCHU-DOWN IN PERU

Lima may be the political capital of Peru, but when it comes to gastronomy, it is one of the capitals of the world! Food is certainly going to be a theme during your stay in Lima that’s for sure. On arrival in this culinary paradise, your private guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Unearth the city’s treasure trove of fantastic restaurants and bars at your leisure. Restaurants Astrid & Gaston or Central are just two of many in the city which regularly rank among the top 100 in the world. Lima has some of the best eateries and food markets in Latin America which you can explore while also taking in the history behind the streets which house them.

Included: Private transfer from Lima airport to your hotel with Transport and Guide; Accommodation in Lima. (Meals – None).

Lima may be the political capital of Peru, but when it comes to gastronomy, it is one of the capitals of the world! Food is certainly going to be a theme during your stay in Lima that’s for sure. On ...

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Day 2 - LIMA

LIMA LIKE A LOCAL

This fascinating walking tour will help you gain a little insight into the local Limeño culture and history. After being picked up from your hotel at 9 am, the taxi will take you to the Miraflores market, where Peruvian merchants will enlighten you on the local produce and outline the different types of potatoes, corn, and fruits that can be found in Peru. Feel free to grab some samples and don’t forget to try the coca leaves!

Following a short meander through the market, you will then hop on the public bus ‘Metropolitano’ to the historic center, where you can admire grand colonial buildings. The Historic Center of Lima has been the seat of the Colonial and Republican governments since the Spanish foundation of the city in 1535 and is also an important indigenous center. Until the 1940s, it also housed Peru’s richest and most influential families. As you stroll through the city center, pay attention to the changing style of architecture and the beautiful interior balconies. Upon arriving in Plaza San Martin, you will taste some delicious Peruvian pastries before heading to the main square. There, you will stop by a small outlet of the ChocoMuseum and will receive fun facts and information about the process of transforming the cocoa bean into the delicious chocolate that you will be savoring.

Following this tasty treat, the tour will proceed to the Cordano Bar, where you will taste a typical Peruvian drink, the Chicha Morada, made from sweet purple corn. From here, you can either grab the Metropolitano bus back to Miraflores or you are welcome to stay in the historic center to continue exploring on your own terms.

Included: Private excursion with Guide, Public Transport, Chicha Morada and Food tasting; Accommodation in Lima. (Meals – Breakfast).

Note: The entrance to the Cathedral and San Francisco Church are not included. Around USD 8 p.p. It is not possible to visit the Cathedral on Sunday.

This fascinating walking tour will help you gain a little insight into the local Limeño culture and history. After being picked up from your hotel at 9 am, the taxi will take you to the Miraflores market, where Peruvian merchants ...

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Day 3 - CUSCO TO SACRED VALLEY

ARRIVAL IN THE SACRED VALLEY

Your private transfer will take you from your hotel to the airport to take your flight towards Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco, you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken on a journey of discovery through the Sacred Valley to your accommodation where you can get settled and rest. Cusco is seriously high up at 11,155 ft. above sea level, today is about acclimatizing and avoiding soroche (altitude sickness) while also being able to see some of the highlights of the Sacred Valley. Staying in the Sacred Valley which is at about 9,500 ft. above sea level will help you acclimatize quicker so you can get up and explore this beautiful region with a lower risk of getting altitude sickness.

You’ll be taken in a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, alongside the Vilcanota River, where you will find native communities, impressive terraces, and many important archaeological sites. In this tour, you will visit the Pisac Indian Market, one of the most popular and picturesque of the indigenous markets in the Cusco region. Travelers from all over the world come to purchase all manner of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, ponchos, rugs, hats, gloves, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca, and llama weaved clothing as well as a host of lovely souvenirs. And although you can visit it every day, the Sunday market is magnificent, mass is celebrated in Quechua and the worthy “varayoc” (local authorities) attendance adds enrichment to the celebration.

Your tour will continue to Pisac ruins, perched magnificently at the entrance to a great gorge, the citadel looks the Urubamba Valley and the town of Pisac from above. Pisac was situated strategically along a road that connected the Inca Empire with the jungles of the east, and the site is an impressive reminder of just how advanced the civilization was in terms of building and agriculture. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Included: Private transfer to the airport; Private guided tour of Pisac Market & Ruins with pick up at the airport and drop off in the Sacred Valley; Entrance fees; Accommodation in the Sacred Valley. (Meals – Breakfast).

Your private transfer will take you from your hotel to the airport to take your flight towards Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco, you’ll be warmly welcomed and taken on a journey of discovery through the Sacred Valley to your ...

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Day 4 - SACRED VALLEY

MARAS & MORAY TREK & OLLANTAYTAMBO

You will be picked up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, then transferred to one of the most unique places in the Sacred Valley called Moray, where you will discover how the Incas used the huge natural voids within the earth’s surface to build irrigated farming terraces. Be amazed by these natural formations and how nature has created different environmental conditions (also known as microclimates), which are replicated in greenhouses nowadays because of their favorable environments. After visiting this incredible place, you will start hiking to Maras salt flats where you will learn all about this incredible destination and the process to extract the salt which is becoming famous around the world. After this, you will continue hiking to Pichingoto, where the vehicle will be waiting to take you to Ollantaytambo fortress, where your guide will explain about this wonderful place. Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Included: Private excursion with Transport, Guide, Lunch and Entrance Fees; Accommodation in Sacred Valley. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch) .

You will be picked up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, then transferred to one of the most unique places in the Sacred Valley called Moray, where you will discover how the Incas used the huge natural voids within ...

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Day 5 - SACRED VALLEY TO MACHU PICCHU

TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

After breakfast, your private transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in the Sacred Valley and take you to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. We recommend exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets, the colorful textiles, and charming cafes before your train leaves for Machu Picchu. Boarding the Vistadome train from the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes shaves 2 hours off what normally is a 4-hour journey from Cusco, beginning at the most beautiful part of the stretch, leaving from Ollantaytambo. The Vistadome train has a glass-viewing dome, with large windows allowing you to see from the peaks of the Andes as they fall down into the flowing rivers on the valley floor, all from the 1st Class comfort of your seat.

Arriving at your hotel of choice in Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, we recommend that you spend a few hours exploring this quaint little town, connected to the world by train. Situated in a deep gorge below Machu Picchu the charm of Aguas Calientes scattered in its cobblestone streets lined by small local restaurants and shops, enclosed by steep cliffs, a misty cloud forest, and two rushing rivers. We suggest having an early dinner tonight as tomorrow you will have an early start going to Machu Picchu at sunrise.

Included: Private transfer from Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo train station, Train ticket to Aguas Calientes; Accommodation in Aguas Calientes. (Meals – Breakfast, Dinner).

After breakfast, your private transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in the Sacred Valley and take you to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. We recommend exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets, the colorful textiles, and charming cafes before your ...

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Day 6 - MACHU PICCHU TO CUSCO

MYSTERY OF MACHU PICCHU

Your private guide will accompany you to the Guard Shack at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best view of this World Wonder, as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend of Machu Picchu. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu keeps a profound essence of sacred and mystery, which harmonizes with the natural landscape, being a place of great scientific and cultural significance as an expression of the architectural development of Inca culture.

You’ll begin your journey to the Inca Capital of Cusco. Taking the Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes you’ll head through the dramatic landscape of the Sacred Valley until you reach Cusco. Having acclimatized to the altitude the last few days, Cusco’s altitude (11,150ft. above sea level) should be no problem at all at this point, allowing you to really get out and enjoy the town this evening, or get some rest at one of our lovely boutique hotels in Cusco.

Included: Half-day private guided tour of Machu Picchu with transport, private guide, and entrance fees; Train ticket to Poroy train station; Transfer from the train station to your accommodation in Cusco; Accommodation in Cusco. (Meals – Breakfast).

Your private guide will accompany you to the Guard Shack at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best view of this World Wonder, as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend ...

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Day 7 - CUSCO

CUSCO CITY LIKE A LOCAL

Walk around the Imperial City of the Incas, starting at the local market of Cusco, where you will experience a bit of Peruvian Culture and daily Cusqueño life. In the market, you can find the best variety of vegetables, bread, and fruits in the country. Continuing this pleasant walk you’ll visit the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cusco containing over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School and several beautiful altars. Afterward, you’ll visit Koricancha, which is considered a religious center of Cusco, geographical and political. The Temple of Koricancha, was where the Inca paid homage to the Sun god called Inti. Qori means goldwork and Kancha means an enclosed space, bounded by walls. Then you’ll walk uphill a bit to enter the artisan quarter of San Blas, where you’ll be able to appreciate a religious painting and many workshops where, if they are available, you can watch artisans in action. After this, you’ll return to your hotel.

Included: Private excursion with Guide and Entrance fees; Accommodation in Cusco. (Meals – Breakfast).

Walk around the Imperial City of the Incas, starting at the local market of Cusco, where you will experience a bit of Peruvian Culture and daily Cusqueño life. In the market, you can find the best variety of vegetables, bread, ...

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Day 8 - CUSCO TO LAKE TITICACA

FROM THE ANDES TO ALTIPLANO

Private transfer from your hotel to the bus station. Departure towards Cusco in a touristic bus, first stop in Andahuaylillas Church, this church was built during the 17th century and it is also known as The Sistine Chapel of America because of the beauty and profusion of its murals, the ornaments in gold leaf and paintings from de Escuela Cusqueña de Arte.

Stop at Archaeological site of Raqchi, also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, named after Wiracocha, a supreme deity in the Inca civilization. In this location, we will find the biggest amount of barns (Colcas) and we will see magnificent constructions in stone and sun-dried bricks.
You’ll have some time to rest and enjoy a buffet lunch.
Continue to the Lithich Museum of Pukara, the Pukará culture was developed between the years 1600 B.C. and 400 A.D., on a high plateau located 106 kilometers north-east of the city of Puno. In this museum we can find pottery and sculptures representing zoomorphic figures, amongst which we can see the famous sculpture of the HATUNÑAQAC, meaning in our language The Supreme Executioner. Arrival in Puno and transfer to your hotel.

For Comfort & Superior Included: Transfer to the bus station; Touristic bus towards Puno; Entrances Fees; Private transfer to your hotel; Accommodation in Puno. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch).

For Luxury Included: Transfer to the bus station; Touristic bus towards Puno; Entrances Fees; Private transfer to your hotel; Accommodation in Puno. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Note: If you are interested in a luxury option please check with us the Titicaca Train that operates three times per week.

Private transfer from your hotel to the bus station. Departure towards Cusco in a touristic bus, first stop in Andahuaylillas Church, this church was built during the 17th century and it is also known as The Sistine Chapel of America ...

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Day 9 - LAKE TITICACA

ISLAND ADVENTURE ON TITICACA

This day passengers staying at Comfort and Superior class accommodation will head towards Suasi Island and the ones in Luxury class will enjoy their included activities at Titilaka lodge.

For Comfort and Superior class: The departure will be at 7 am from the main harbor. En route to Suasi Island, you will visit Uros and Taquile Islands, staying on each island for about 45 minutes to have a cultural interaction with the locals. You will arrive at Suasi island at around 11.15 am when you will be welcomed and be introduced to the staff and property. In the afternoon you have the chance to go on a 2 hours trek to Mount Itapilluni or enjoy the hotel’s spa. After dinner the hotel offers and a 1-hour activity called Lake Titicaca at Night.

Included: Land and water transfer to Suasi Island with a visit to Uros and Taquile Islands in group service; Entrance fees; Accommodation in Suasi Island. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

For Luxury class: At Titicaca lodge, you can choose different activities included at your lodge.

Included: Excursions included at Titicaca Lodge; Accommodation in Puno. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

This day passengers staying at Comfort and Superior class accommodation will head towards Suasi Island and the ones in Luxury class will enjoy their included activities at Titilaka lodge.

For Comfort and Superior class: The departure will be at 7 ...

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Day 10 - LAKE TITICACA

LEAVING LAKE TITICACA

For Comfort and Superior Class: At Suasi Island, you can go on a canoeing activity along Lake Titicaca, which lasts 1 hour. Departure to Puno is at 12:30 pm, the boat journey will take approx. 3 hours and a box lunch will be provided for this trip.

Included: Group transfer to the airport. (Meals – Breakfast).

For Luxury Class: At Titicaca lodge, you can choose a half-day activity before heading towards the airport to take your flight back home.

Included: Private transfer to the airport. (Meals – Breakfast).

For Comfort and Superior Class: At Suasi Island, you can go on a canoeing activity along Lake Titicaca, which lasts 1 hour. Departure to Puno is at 12:30 pm, the boat journey will take approx. 3 hours and a box ...

Sustainable & Shared Experiences

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Shared Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$2,219 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,547 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$5,296 /person
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Concerns about traveling during COVID-19?
At Class Adventure Travel, the safety and health of our team and travelers is our top priority. Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central and South America have been confirmed, but are significantly fewer (aside from Brazil) than other regions and countries across the globe. Due to the recent pandemic, we have been redefined many of our travel itineraries and operational measures to help bring peace of mind while traveling with us in Latin America. The above tour packages can be organized with private transportation and a personal guide, to allow for social distancing while exploring destinations with our team. We are here for you. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do reach out so we can make sure your answers and mind are left at ease.

Any trip can be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, if COVID-19 related.

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What our travelers are saying

David & Apryl Imboden
from the United States to Peru
Dear CAT, Thanks so much for an incredible time in Peru. The service that you provided during our private tour was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, the hotels were above the level we expected and everything that was included was more than we could have imagined. We loved traveling along the coast and of course Machu Picchu was a greater highlight than any pictures can do justice. Sincerely, David and Apryl Imboden, Orange, CA
Andrew & Debra Lee
from the United States to Argentina, Brazil & Peru
Hi Sarah, We had a wonderful time and it was a great trip overall! Could not have had the experience that we did without your help - no regrets at all in booking with CAT! (I have already forwarded a link to your website to a co-worker who is interested in traveling to South America in the future). Thanks for all of your and Alex’s help in making our trip a memorable one! Regards, Andrew
Angela Willis & Son
from the United States to Brazil & Peru
Sarah, The vacation to Brazil and Peru was great! All of the guides were good, but Luiz and Fernando were exceptional! Both of them went out of their way to accommodate us and make our trip special. Pascuale was also very good, he certainly knows his way around Machu Picchu. I would recommend this trip to anyone! The hotels were wonderful as well. We even enjoyed the Andean Wings. I found the staff to be welcoming and the hotel quaint. The Sonesta Posada was a real stand out. Thanks again for your help in putting everything together. We had a great time! Angela
Annalena Burbridge
from the United States to Argentina
Dear CAT Travel, We had a most wonderful time in Argentina. Working with Marcos was a real joy.  He proved to be very helpful and knowledgeable about his product and services.  All the transfers were executed punctually with friendly and professional staff.  The tours for the most part were excellent, depending on the guide, their overall knowledge, delivery and fluency in the English language. The hotels were all very clean, comfortable, and for the most part in good locations in respect to the center of town.  I can honestly say that it was a once in a lifetime trip and our best travel experience. It is a really wonderful travel destination, we loved, loved,loved Argentina! Annalena Burbridge
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