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Upon arrival at the Lima International Airport of Jorge Chavez, a representative of Peru4x4adventures.com will pick you up and transfer you to the selected hotel. Arrival at the hotel, check inn and BRIEFING concerning to the expedition as well as the usage of the units and safety regulations. Overnight Miraflores Park.
Breakfast at the Hotel. City tour in Lima, visiting the Colonial and modern sides of the City, You will be at the Main Square where you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipality, then you will visit the Monastery of San Francisco and its famous Catacombs. After that you continue the visit to the Gold Museum, one of the most important Museums in Peru. At the end of the tour you will visit the modern district of Miraflores and finish with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Overnight. Miraflores Park.
Lima-San Clemente 227 kms Route S1 / San Clemente – Ayacucho 331 kms. Route A28 Known as Los Libertadores, Completely asphalted.
Early 6 am Breakfast at the hotel. Reception of the 4×4 units and departure to the city of Ayacucho. Continuing the South Pan Americana until reaching San Clemente, turn of from the Pan Americana onto the Libertadores Highway up to Pampano. On route we will pass bye the town of Humay, afterwards visit Tambo Colorado Inca Fortress, which lays approximately 40 kms from San Clemente. Arrival at Pampano, continue on route until arriving in Ayacucho city (2,750 m.a.s.l). Arrival and overnight. (B)
Note: we recommend that you take BOX LUNCH with you. Hotel Plaza Ayacucho
Breakfast. In the Hotel. Visit to the small and very nice city of Ayacucho with its 36 churches downtown and its amazing handicrafts. Overnight. Hotel Plaza Ayacucho
Route 3S Dusty non-asphalted road.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Most of this route will be made on dusty countryside roads, from which a completely beautiful landscape expedition begins by visiting small rural towns.
Before leaving the city of Ayacucho an early morning walking tour will be held in which you will see main square and principal churches. On route you will visit typical rural Andean towns of Ocros, Chumbes, Santa Maria de Chicmo and Talavera. Arrival in Andahuaylas. Check Inn. (B) Hotel Turistas de Andahuaylas (Sol de oro)
Note: we recommend that you take BOX LUNCH with you.
Route 3S Andahuaylas-Abancay Dusty non-asphalted road.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Abancay city. On route you will visit the beautiful lake of Pacucha. Once passing the lake ascend to the archaeological site of Sondor (3,500 m.a.s.l), which belonged to the Chankas culture before being conquered by the Incas. Continuing the journey we will pass bye the picturesque towns of San Geronimo and Quishara. Arrival at Abancay. Overnight. (B) Hotel Turistas de Abancay
Note: we recommend that you take BOX LUNCH with you.
Abancay to Cusco asphalted road 3S.
Breakfast at the hotel. On route from Abancay to Cusco Visit the famous circular carved stone of Saywite, which measures 2.5 metres high. One distinguishes in its carved formed, flora and fauna as well as topographic landscapes of the Inca Empire. Continue the journey to the Sacred Valley in Cusco. Overnight in Urubamba. (B)
Note: we recommend that you take BOX LUNCH with you. Hotel Aranwa
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day expedition within the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo, Pisaq market and its surroundings, the town of Chincheros, salt beds and agricultural complex of Maras and Moray. Return to Urubamba. Overnight. Hotel Monasterio.
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning City tour in Cusco, visiting the Hot Spots of the City as the Cathedral and the Koricancha, in the afternoon you will have a visit to the 4 nearby ruins in Cusco: Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and Sacsayhuaman. Return to the Hotel and Overnight. Hotel Monasterio
CUSCO to SALKANTAY LODGE & ADVENTURE RESORT at SORAYPAMPA (3,869 m/12,690 ft).
After an early breakfast, guests will be picked up starting at 7:00 am at their hotel in Cusco by an MLP guide and vehicle in direction to the Salkantay Lodge & Adventure Resort (SLAR) in Soraypampa. En route we will take a short break to visit the Inca ruins of Tarawasi near the town of Limatambo (approx.1.5 hrs from Cusco).
After leaving Limatambo, we pass through the mountain village of Mollepata where we stop for a short coffee break before ascending a winding mountain road to a place called Marcoccasa (30 minutes from Mollepata by vehicle).
Here, we will begin our trek to Soraypampa, on an old route called the “Camino Real” (Royal Path). This is a good opportunity for guests to acclimate and enjoy a beautiful 6 hour trek on their first day. (Hiking level: moderate). (Optional: guests who do not wish to trek may be transported to the lodge in the vehicle). The SLAR takes its name from the majestic peak at the head of the valley – the “Salkantay”, the 2nd most sacred peak in Inca mythology and, at 20,600 ft (6,270 m), the highest in the region. After a warm welcome by our friendly staff, guests will be shown to their rooms and have time to wash-up. The first afternoon is spent at leisure to adjust to the altitude. An evening briefing by the fireplace is followed by aperitifs and dinner.
Note.- Lunch on DAY 1 is a box lunch
This day is spent at leisure for rest or activities, depending upon guests’ level of acclimatization. The most popular activity at Soraypampa is a half-day hike (3-4 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging) to a glacial lake where the more adventurous might take a very short swim! This activity is excellent for acclimatization and a first immersion into high-mountain trekking. In the afternoon, guests may choose to trade the glacial swim for a relaxing soak in our outdoor jacuzzi. In the evening, the guide will brief the trekking party on gear and the itinerary for the following day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken at the Lodge.
SORAYPAMPA to WAYRA LODGE at HUAYRACCMACHAY (3,906m/12,812 ft).
This is the big day: the start of the four-day trek to Machu Picchu. After an early start, we will hike up the Rio Blanco valley, circling Humantay Peak across from Salkantay Peak. The highest point on the trek is a pass at 4,638 m (15,213 ft). At the pass we stop to take in views of snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Range in every direction, the south face of Salkantay towering above us.
We will keep our eyes out for Andean condors, often visible in this area. From the pass we continue our descent toward the Wayra Lodge (“Wayra”: wind; ‘the place where the wind lives’) our destination for the evening. A hot lunch is taken en route. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. (Hiking time: 6-8 hours. Total excursion time for day: 7-9 hours. Hiking level: challenging with a 15,000ft mountain pass).
HUAYRACCMACHAY to COLPA LODGE at COLLPAPAMPA (2,870m/9,414 ft).
On this day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Wayra Lodge. We then begin our trek by hiking downhill above the Salkantay River, through increasingly verdant scenery.
The Colpa Lodge is located in an open promontory at the confluence of three rivers. The outdoor hot tub in this lodge has prominent views of lush green mountains and a small, far-away, local town. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
(Hiking time: 3-4 hours. Hiking level: easy to moderate).
COLLPAPAMPA to LUCMA LODGE at LUCMABAMBA (2,135m/7,003 ft).
We depart early today and head down the Santa Teresa River Valley, through more populated rural areas. We will pass through banana, granadilla, and avocado orchards and coffee plantations (said to be one of the best organic coffees in the world).
We stop along the river for a hot picnic lunch. After another hour of trekking a private vehicle arrives to take us to the beginning of the “Llactapata Inca Trail” (30- minute drive). From the head of the trail it is a short climb (30 min.) to the Lucma Lodge, set in an avocado orchard. We arrive in time to allow for exploration of the small village of Lucmabamba and possibly meeting with members of the local community. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (Hiking time: 5-6 hours. Total excursion time for day: 6-8 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging, basically due to distance, not terrain).
LUCMABAMBA to AGUAS CALIENTES (1,900 m/6,232 ft).
After an early start and a hearty breakfast, we tackle the last day of our trek. We head uphill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata pass (2,736 m/8,974ft), where we come upon a distant but quite special view of Machu Picchu from the southwest, a view few tourists ever glimpse.
An added value are the Llactapata Ruins, which have recently been restored. Lunch is provided at the observatory, in view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations (2-3 hour descent). Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu are a short (30 minutes), scenic train ride away. (Total hiking time: 4-6 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging). We then arrive in Aguas Calientes to check-in to our hotel for the night. Inkaterra machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Machu Picchu (2,400m/7,872 ft) to Cusco
We wake up early to have breakfast at the hotel and then make our way to the bus station for the ride up to Machu Picchu (30 min). A complete guided tour of Machu Picchu will be provided (2 hours). Guests will have about 4 additional hours to explore the site on their own—there is a lot to do and see. Check in in the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel and Overnight. Sanctuary Lodge
Breakfast at the Hotel. Free day at your leisure. In the afternoon return to Aguas Calientes in order to take the train back to Ollanta. Arrival and transfer to Cusco. Arrival and Overnight. Hotel Monasterio
Cusco-Sicuani 136 kms, Sicuani-Juliaca 200 kms, Juliaca – Puno 49 kms. Road 3S Completely asphalted.
Recommended very early breakfast at the hotel, before departing on one of the most beautiful landscape journeys. Places that may be visited although unfortunately not all can be visited due to lack of time are: Tipon, Pikillacta, Rumicolca, Andahuaylillas, Pukara, The 4 Lagoons, Raqchi, La Raya. The highest point on route between Cusco and Puno is La Raya where we recommend a brief stop. Arrival in Puno and overnight. Hotel Libertador Puno
Note: we recommend that you take BOX LUNCH with you.
Titicaca lake, commonly known as the highest navigable lake in the world.
Breakfast. Transfer to the pier in order to board the boat that will take to the Uros floating islands, on which the ethnic groups live in them and survive by fishing and selling their handcrafted products. From there on continue the excursion to the Taquile Island. Return boat ride to mainland, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B) hotel Libertador Puno
Puno-Juliaca 49 kms Road 3S, Juliaca-Colca 330 kms Road 34A completely asphalted.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure with destination to Chivay, Brief visit of Chulpas de Sillustani and the Umayo Lagoon. We continue the journey passing bye the city of Juliaca, as well as the mirador at Lagunillas. We continue our expedition passing bye further towns such as Santa Lucia and Imata. Arrival in Chivay in the afternoon. Visit the thermal baths of the Calera. Return to Chivay and Overnight. (B). Hotel Colca Lodge
Breakfast in the hotel. Very early in the morning departure to the Condors Cross Mirador (aprox 41kms from Chivay) From here if the weather conditions allows it you may observe the Condors gliding in the canyon. Return to Arqeuipa, on the way visiting the towns of Pinchollo, maca. Achoma, Yanque and the observation points of Antahuilque and Choquetico. On route brief stop at Patapampa, this is a observation point at 4,850 m.a.s.l. Arrival in Arequipa, check inn and overnight. (B) Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Arequipa – Nazca 560Kms Route 1S, Completely Asphalted
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure, initially on the Andean asphalted road, passing the valley of Majes. Downhill drive to the city of Camana, here a brief stop for snacks can be made. From Camana onwards to Nazca its a spectacular drive on the ocean side and amidst the Peruvian desserts, one drives bye many valleys and towns, until reaching Puerto Inka, Here a brief stop is recommended, where you can eat typical Peruvian seafood, whilst at the same time visiting the archaeological remains of what was once a pre-inka and later a Inka fishing town.
From here the inka received through the Chasqui service fresh fish from the coast. Continuing our journey to Nazca another brief stop, which we recommend is Sacaco, here you can observe whale fossils dating back to a couple of millions of years. There is at site a small museum with bathrooms available newly built. From here on final destination Nazca. Arrival in Nazca and check inn. Overnight. (B) Hotel Cantayoc.
2 hrs Drive, completely asphalted Pan-American
Wake up early. Flight over the Nazca Lines, return to the hotel for breakfast buffet. After breakfast off-road drive on non-asphalted road to visit the archaeological complex of Cahuachi, once to have been a thriving city from where it is said that the Nazca Lines were born.
Cahuachi is also known as the larges sand city in the American continent and probably in the world, surpassing those in Northern Peru known as Chan Chan. Cahuachi is located in the middle of the dessert beside a valley 28 kms from the city of Nazca. After visiting Cahuachi we continue our drive for 2 hrs aprox reaching the city of Ica. Check in and overnight. (B) Hotel Las Dunas
Breakfast. In this excursion we suggest that instead of eating breakfast that you take with you a Box Lunch. Early in the morning departure to Paracas, boat excursion to the Ballestas Island, here you will be able to observe: Sea Lions, Penguins, and different bird species, Dolphins etc. After the visit we continue in the 4×4 by visiting the Natural Reserve. After concluding this tour we continue our journey to Lima. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Overnight. (B) Hotel Miraflores Park
Breakfast at the hotel. At fixed time transfer to the Airport in order to assist you with your pre-check in to your flight. Taxes can be bought directly to one of our airport representative in order to avoid long waiting lines at the international immigration zone.
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LIST OF HOTELS ACCORDING TO CATEGORY
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Lima: Miraflores Park
Ayacucho: Ayacucho Plaza
Andahuaylas: Hotel de Turista
Abancay: Hotel de Turista
Sacred Valley: Aranwa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Ica: Las Dunas
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