Indulge in the Peruvian history, culture and tradition on this complete eight day Cusco Machu Picchu Puno tour from Lima to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno and Lake Titicaca. Lima, Machu Picchu to Puno tour is one of our signature tours.
We have designed this exclusive seven nights and eight day package to offer you the best and the most of what this Andean country has to offer. Accompanied by a certified professional English speaking local tour guide you will be visiting the prominent attractions at each destination.
With almost everything covered in this Peru tour, you can simply relax and enjoy while our crew will be at your service whenever you need.
At Machu Picchu Kingdom, we take pride in operating our tours with local crew. Our tour guides are born and raised in Cusco and have plenty of knowledge about Inca civilization. They are certified tourism professionals and are fluent in English.
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Lima Airport Transfer
Depends on your flight’s arrival time
Our representative will be meeting you at Lima Airport on arrival and will be transferring you to your hotel in the city. You will have the entire day to yourself.
Meals Included: None
After breakfast, you will have a free morning. At 0230 PM, our tour guide will be picking you up from the hotel for a complete city tour of Lima.
This excursion offers the best combination of the various attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, various pre-Columbian cultures have developed that date back thousands of years.
Lima was part of the Inca Empire until its foundation by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535.
After the tour, we will return to the Hotel.
After breakfast, we will be transferring you to Lima Airport. Here you will be boarding a 1:30 hours flight to Cusco. On arrival, we will be transferring you to the hotel in Cusco.
At 0130 PM, we will be picking you up from the hotel for a detailed tour of Cusco City. .
At 0130 PM, we will be picking you up from your hotel to begin the Cusco City Tour. On this half day tour, we will be visiting the Cusco Cathedral, Sun Temple (Coricancha), Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
Cusco Cathedral stands right on the main square of Cusco – Plaza de Armas. It was once an Inca Palace. On conquering Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the palace and built the cathedral on its remains. It portrays a blend of Inca and Colonial architecture.
Qorikancha, also referred to as the temple of Sun, was a supreme site of worship to Incas. The Incas revered Sun (Inti) and this former Inca temple was very important to them. But, as most sites in Cusco, the Spanish rulers demolished the temple and built the church on its remains.
Legends say that the temple was once covered in Gold. When the Spanish rulers abducted the then Inca Emperor, Atahualpa, most of the gold from the temple was paid as a ransom. But the Spanish to the typical colonial way, beheaded him on receiving the ransom.
The tour continues with a drive to Sacsayhuaman. It is a notable Inca fortress. Here you will be able to see some of the impressive stonework of Incas.
Each rock here weighs over a ton. It is still a mystery though how the Incas transported these rocks here.
We will then visit Q’enqo. This small archaeological site was used by Incas as a place where they did sacrifices and mummified corpses.
The tour continues with a driver further to Puca Pucara. This massive rock was used by Inca militants as a watchtower to safeguard Cusco from any intruders.
Finally, we will be visiting Tambomachay. It has a series of aqueducts which were built by Incas and are in use even today. This place served as a spa to the political elite.
After the tour, we will be driving you back to the centre of Cusco City.
After the breakfast at your hotel, we will be picking you up at 0830 for your full day Sacred Valley Tour. We will begin with a drive to Pisac. This is one of the most charismatic villages in the Sacred Valley.
Pisac is popular for its weekend market. Farmers and craftsmen from neighbouring villages set up tents around the main square to sell their products. The village is also home to Inca ruins that nestles on a hilltop, overlooking the valley.
This Inca ruins is second to the city of Machu Picchu in size. Here we will be giving you a complete tour of the complex. You will be introduced to Incas farming techniques and their rituals that they practised here.
We will then drive you to Urubamba. Here we will be serving you a typical Peruvian lunch (included in the price) before visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress.
Ollantaytambo is a beautiful village. It is the best example of Inca Empire’s town planning. The village is snuggled in between two hills. We will be visiting the fortress here.
It was built by Inca ruler Pachacutec who also built Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
However, Manco Inca expanded it. It served as his stronghold when the Spanish invaded Ollantaytambo. He and his troops managed to defeat Spanish intruders in the battle of Ollantaytambo.
After the detailed tour of the complex, we will drive you to Ollantaytambo Train station. Here you will be boarding a train to Aguas Calientes. It will be a three hours journey. You will get jaw dropping views of the Peruvian Highland farms and villages.
Our representative will be meeting you at Aguas Calientes on arrival and will transfer you to the hotel.
After relishing an early morning breakfast, we will be taking a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once at the entrance of the citadel, our representative will be meeting you and will be assisting you in entering the citadel.
As you will be walking into the citadel, the clouds would be clearing by as the golden rays of the sun would shimmer on the walls of the citadel.
Our local expert will be giving you a detailed tour of the citadel for two hours. During the you, you will be visiting some of the important parts of the citadel like the ceremonial centre, main plaza, house of the priests and more.
After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trail head.
After you finish your visit to Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. Here we will be stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.
Later in the evening, we will be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will be meeting you and will transfer you back to the hotel in Cusco.
After breakfast, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0700 AM. We will then transfer you to the bus terminal.
You will be boarding the tourist bus to travel to Puno along the Sun Route. This is the same route that the first Inca Emperor Manco Inca and his wife took when they travelled to Cusco from Puno.
Along the way, we will be having a few stops at some prominent attractions. This includes a visit to Raqchi, it is home to an archaeological site. We will then visit the renowned Sistine Chapel at Andahuaylillas.
We will then have a brief stop at La Raya pass. You will get an enchanting view from here. The tour continues with a couple of stops before reaching Puno.
On arrival to Puno, our representative will be meeting you and will transfer you to the hotel where you will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room.
After breakfast, we will be picking you up from your hotel at 0730. We will embark on a two hour boat tour to explore Lake Titicaca.
The tour begins with a short boat ride from Puno boat pier to the floating taquile islands. On reaching, the locals would welcome you to the island. They will then demonstrate how they built these floating islands using totora reeds.
Our guide will give you an insight to the life of Uru people. They maintain their age-old tradition and custom and continue to converse in Aymara. After the tour, you will have an opportunity to sail on the exclusive local boat that is made entirely of totra grass.
We will then continue the journey to Taquile island. This is an island far from Puno. In fact you will get to see the snow capped peaks of the mountains of La Paz, Bolivia.
Men on the island are popular for weaving. This is a tradition that has been passed down generation after generation.
After reaching the pier, we will begin to hike up to the top of the island. It will be a 45 minutes climb. From the top, you will get a panoramic view of Lake Titicaca. We will be stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.
After the tour, we will be taking the boat back to Puno boat pier. Our representative will be meeting you at the boat pier and will be transferring you to the hotel in Puno.
After breakfast our local travel guide will be picking you up from your hotel in Puno. We will then transfer you to Juliaca. Here we will be visiting the funeral towers of Chullpas de Sillustani. These tombs or Chullpas are characterized by their round and square bases, as well as the cornice at the top.
There are various figures and symbols in these tombs, the serpent being the most representative. This symbolizes the influence of the jungle and not the Andes.
After the tour, we will then drop you off at the airport in Juliaca.
Lake Titicaca is 462 kilometres (287 miles) away from Machu Picchu. However, there is no direct way to travel between the two sites. The most commonly preferred route is to travel from Machu Picchu to Cusco and then a six hours bus transfer to Puno (Gateway to Lake Titicaca).
The most commonly preferred route is to travel from Machu Picchu to Cusco and then a six hours bus transfer to Puno (Gateway to Lake Titicaca).
Everything about this package tour was perfect. From picking us up at Lima Airport to dropping us at Juliaca Airport. Machu Picchu Kingdom crew showed a great level of professionalism. In Cusco as a bonus, the guide also gave us some tips on visiting the Bohemian neighbourhood, San Blas which was a fantastic experience on its own. The trip plan was perfect. We highly recommend them.