CUSCO AND LAKE TITICACA TOUR [ MYSTIC CUSCO ]

12D / 11N
Puno - Copacabana - La Paz
Hotel 3 ***
Guide in English
Private or Shared Transportation
Tickets included
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Since the beginning of time, man has always looked up to the sky, seeking answers about his connection to the universe and the origin of where he came from. He has always wanted to reflect what he saw in the sky on earth and to understand nature, to try to systematize time and even to seek its spiritual and religious meaning.

In that great search, in the Andes, men have found many answers in the universe, for example, considering it as a cosmic force (Pachakama) and by interacting with the telluric force (Pachamama), they generate all forms of life and interact with every process of nature and life.

This concept confirms the energetic interrelationship between the earth and the cosmos, being the Pachamama the essence that provides, nurtures and sustains kind men, while the Pachakama represents the invisible, the cosmic energy that protects and guides us during our stay on earth.

Join us on this mystical and spiritual journey where we will learn about the beliefs and traditions of the Andes!

Includes:

  • Accommodation in 3*** hotels during the days mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Meals and activities mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Transportation as per itinerary (private or shared transportation, trains, boats, public buses with VIP seating or tourist bus).
  • Domestic flights as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guides as per itinerary (private or shared).
  • Assistance as per itinerary.
    Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary (archaeological sites, museums, national parks, churches, etc.).

No Incluye:

  • Comidas no mencionadas en el programa.
  • Bebidas.
  • Seguro de viajes.
  • Vuelos internacionales.
  • Propinas para guías, conductores, transportistas u otros.

Upon arrival at the Lima airport, a private driver will meet you and take you to your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure in the dynamic neighborhoods of the Peruvian capital.

Overnight in Lima.

  •  Lima 161 m // 528 ft.)
  • Private transportation airport - hotel with ESP assistance
  • Overnight at Hotel in Lima

During the morning, a shuttle will take us to the airport for a domestic flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival, our staff will be there to meet you and transfer you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (30 km // 18 miles from Cusco). On our way we will witness beautiful landscapes of the highlands and the valley. We will stop in Awanacancha, a place where we can find different types of Andean camelids.

Arrival to Pisac, and before heading to the hotel to rest, we will visit the famous handicraft market of the town.

In the afternoon, we will meet our spiritual healer who will make an introduction to Andean shamanism and perform the so-called Despacho ceremony, an offering made in honor of the Pachamama (mother earth).

Overnight in Pisac.c

  •  Cusco (3400 m // 11,154 ft) - Pisac (2972 m // 9750 ft.)
  • Private transportation Hotel - Airport in Lima // Private transportation Airport - Hotel in Pisac
  • ESP assistance upon arrival from Cusco // Shaman for the Despacho ceremony.
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight at Hotel in Pisac
  • Flight Lima - Cusco

We begin our morning visiting the archaeological complex of Pisac, which is made up of terraces, fountains, observatories and even a necropolis, the largest in the region. It was from here that the Incas controlled and dominated the Sacred Valley.

We make a short hike to the Tanqana Marka cemetery, and we will do an Allpay ceremony with coca leaves, asking permission to the Apus (Andean gods) and Achachillas (Spirits from above) to have a day of cleansing and healing.

After lunch, we continue our journey to the town of Ollantaytambo and turn off to the Machu Temple site, a religious astronomical site where we can meditate while observing the Andean cross or Chacana carved on the wall.

Arrival to Ollantaytambo and overnight in the village.

  •  Ollantaytambo (2792 m // 9160 ft.)
  • Private transportation for visits.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited.
  •  Breakfast and lunch.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Ollantaytambo

Our fourth day will begin on the way to Abra Malaga (1h15 trip); to visit a bird reserve called Cinclodes (named after a bird native to the area). After the visit, we will begin an ascent that will take us to the majestic snow-capped mountain La Veronica or Wakaywillqe (5682 m // 18,641 ft.).

Here we will begin a ceremony called Ayni Karpay, an experience of transmission of energies from the mountain or Apu Achachilla with ourselves.

Return to Ollantaytambo for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, we visit the temple of the wind, with a ceremony of integration of the four elements to our soul and body.

Finally, we will walk to the train station located in the same town and take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the foot of the famous Machupicchu.

Arrival and installation at the hotel.

Free afternoon and overnight in Aguas Calientes.

* In order to guarantee a safe and punctual service, the national train company Perurail requests passengers heading to Machupicchu to carry only a small backpack of 5kg and 157cm (height + width + length) maximum or a cabin type bag. Please note that the company has become very strict about these restrictions. Large suitcases and travel bags will not be accepted on the train.

You will leave your luggage and personal belongings at the Hotel depot in Ollantaytambo before the excursion. After the Machupicchu excursion, we will return to the Hotel to pick up our belongings.

  •  Abra Málaga (4400m // 14,435 ft.) – Aguas Calientes (2040 m // 6692 ft.)
  • Private transportation for the visits // Train to Aguas Calientes (without guide)
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Tickets for the sites visited.
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight at Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Muy temprano en la mañana, partimos caminando en dirección a las Cataratas de Mandor, para ver el ave emblemática del Perú: El Gallito de las Rocas.

A nuestra llegada, realizaremos una ceremonia de bautismo andina llamada Hunay Chaska en las cataratas. Luego, visitaremos la casa de Melchor Arteaga para hacer un picnic.

A nuestro regreso, tomamos el bus compartido para subir al sitio Inca más famoso del país: Machupicchu, “montaña vieja” en idioma quechua.

Durante su visita guiada (alrededor de 2h), descubriremos, todavía envueltos en la niebla de la mañana, este conjunto arquitectónico construido sobre una estrecha cresta bordeada por precipicios. Una visión impresionante que evoluciona con la progresión del sol.

Haremos una visita chamánica del sitio arqueológico, mientras caminamos por los callejones de la ciudadela, sus cuarteles, sus plazas, sus casas reales, sus áreas agrícolas, y su famoso Templo del Sol.

Luego de la visita guiada, descendemos por la tarde a Aguas Calientes. Noche en la ciudad.

  •  Mandor (1956 m // 6417 ft.) // Machu Picchu (2430 m // 7972 ft.)
  •  Bus compartido ida y vuelta a Machupicchu
  •  Guía hispanohablante privado para las visitas.
  •  Entradas a los sitios visitados
  •  Desayuno y picnic
  •  Noche en Hotel de Aguas Calientes.

Early in the morning, we will take the train to Ollantaytambo, and from there we will return to Cusco in our transportation.

Once in Cusco, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Q'oricancha, which is a fundamental axis of the city. It is the place where we will learn more about astronomy and Andean shamanism.

Arrival to the hotel and overnight in Cusco.

  •  Cusco (3400 m // 11,154 ft)
  • Train to Ollantaytambo (without guide) // Private transportation Ollantaytambo - Cusco.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visit in Cusco.
  • Tickets for the sites visited
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight at Hotel in Cusco

We begin our morning visiting the most important archaeological site surrounding the city of Cusco, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Here, we will meet a healer and spiritual protector of this sacred site. We will have a Despacho ceremony in honor of the Pachamama (mother earth).

To end the day, we will visit the other important sites surrounding the city: Qenqo and Tambomachay.

Return to the hotel and overnight in Cusco.

  •  Sacsayhuaman (3800 m // 12,467 ft.)
  • Private transportation for visits.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited.
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Overnight at Hotel in Cusco

Early departure to Puno. On the way, we will discover the fertile valley of Cusco with its contrasting landscapes of colors and lights.

We will stop in Raqchi, where we will visit the spectacular Inca sanctuary, built by the Inca Pachacutec in honor of the Inca god Wiracocha. We will also do a cleansing of the "Chacras Andinas" (Andean Chakras) and we will do illumination and purification ceremonies with the sacred waters of the place.

Then we will pass La Raya (4360m // 14,304ft), which symbolizes the entrance to the Altiplano and the beginning of the Puno region.

Arrival in Puno and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free and overnight in Puno.

  •  Puno (3827 m // 12,555 ft.)
  •  Private transportation for visits.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Tickets for the sites visited.
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Overnight at Hotel in Puno

After breakfast, we leave the hotel heading south to Chucuito, famous temple of fertility. After the mystical explanation and guided tour, we will follow the road to Charcas beach, on the shores of Lake Titicaca ("stone puma" in Aymara language).

Here we will meet our Altiplano healer "Yatiri", who will guide us through a beautiful Despacho ceremony in offering to the Mamacocha (Mother Lagoon). We will conclude the ceremony with a purification bath in Lake Titicaca.

After lunch, return to the hotel in Puno and overnight in the city.

  •  Chucuito (3875 m // 12,713 ft.) // Charcas beach (3800 m // 12,467 ft.)
  • Private transportation for visits.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited.
  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Puno

Early in the morning, we leave the hotel to visit a place called Aramu Muru, considered an interdimensional gateway to the stars. The shamanic experience that lasts about 2h30 is something very spiritual and unforgettable due to the mystical energy that emanates from the portal. Curious fact, to this day archaeologists cannot understand how it could have been built.

After visiting Aramu Muru, we will go to El Bosque de Piedras and different limestone formations. We will find a carving in the form of a door, where we will do a guided meditation and a connection ceremony.

Return to the hotel in Puno and overnight in the city.

  •  Aramu Muru (3800 m // 12,467 ft.)
  • Private transportation for visits.
  • Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Entrance to the visited sites.
  • Breakfast
  • Noche en Hotel de Puno

In the morning departure to the archaeological site of Cutimbo. We will visit the ancestral hieroglyphs and then climb to the top of the hill to visit the Chullpas, well preserved burial places of important ancestors. It is here where we will do ceremonial work with the Ukhu Pacha (underworld).

Picnic lunch and return to Puno towards the port to take the boat to Uros Island, located in Lake Titicaca.

It is here that the Aymara inhabitants built their houses on gigantic reeds. We will meet the local people of the village who will tell us stories of how they managed to live there.

Return to Puno and overnight in the city.

For the excursion on Lake Titicaca, bring a backpack of maximum 10 kilograms so as not to overload the boat. The rest of your belongings should be left at the hotel in Puno.

  •  Uros (3812 m // 12,506 ft.) – Cutimbo (4023 m // 13,198 ft.)
  • Private transportation for the visits // Private boat for the excursion in Lake Titicaca
  •  Private Spanish-speaking guide for the visits.
  • Entrance fees to visited sites
  • Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Puno

Transfer from Puno to Juliaca airport (approx. 1h) for domestic flight to Lima. This flight may correspond with your international flight.

  • Private transportation Hotel - airport in Juliaca
  • Breakfast
  • Flight Juliaca - Lima
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