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					Peru 2011 - Detailed itinerary
Day 1 - Tuesday 19 April 2011
Flight from London Heathrow to Madrid Barajas
Flight from Madrid Barajas to Lima

Transfer: You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Area information: Lima

Set on the barren Pacific coast on the central shores of Peru, Lima is a bustling city with a
population of 8 million people. A UNESCO listed historic centre of fine colonial buildings, it has a
number of excellent museums, a pre-Inca temple site as well as great restaurants and nightlife.

Accommodation: Jose Antonio Executive
Located in the popular Miraflores district with its shops and restaurants, the Jose Antonio
Executive Tower has well-appointed, simple yet comfortable rooms. Facilities include a small
pool.

Meals: No meals are included other than those served on your flight

Day 2 - Wednesday 20 April 2011
Transfer: You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport.
Domestic Flight: Lima to Juliaca

Your flight from Lima to Juliaca via Cusco will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Area information: Juliaca

Juliaca is a busy market town and is home to the main airport of the province.
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Journey: Airport to hotel via Sillustani ruins
You will be met and transferred from Juliaca Airport to your hotel in Puno, visiting Sillustani ruins
en route. Here curious Inca funerary towers hold a commanding position, with views over
Umayo Lake and beyond. Total journey time including the visit is between 2 to 3 hours.

Area information: Puno
Nestled on the shores of a bay which serves as a natural harbour, the small town of Puno has
long been Peru's main port on Lake Titicaca and is a gateway for excursions. The locals speak
both Quechua and Aymara reflecting not only the Inca heritage but also the importance of the
pre-Inca Tiahuanaco civilisation. The lake's vast body of water effectively insulates the
immediate vicinity and so offers protection from the adverse climate that can occur at 3,800m.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno
Located slightly out of town on the shores of Puno Bay, this hotel has comfortable and
well-appointed rooms with local character. The private port offers speed of access onto the lake.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 3 - Thursday 21 April 2011
Excursion: Day trip to Taquile Island and Uros Islands
You will be met after breakfast and transferred to your boat for the 3 hour trip out to Taquile
Island. The journey is a highlight in itself, as you cruise across the peaceful waters of this vast
lake. Upon arrival you commence your guided walk around the island, this offers panoramic
views over the lake and an insight into the local way of life and fascinating history. After a simple
lunch (included) you will head back to Puno, stopping en route at the Uros floating islands.
These are constructed entirely from reeds and are occupied by locals who eke a living from
fishing and selling handicrafts to visitors. Please note the boat will have other tourists on board
but your guide is provided on a private basis.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Friday 22 April 2011
Journey: Puno to Cusco
Your Andean Explorer rail journey from Puno to Cusco will take approximately 10 hours. Sit
back, relax and enjoy this superb ride across the Andean plains with a backdrop of snow-
capped mountains, as you venture into the heartland of the Incas passing villages and herds of
alpaca. A scenic stop is made at La Raya pass, which marks the highest point on the route at
4321m, before continuing on to Cusco. Lunch and afternoon tea are included and served on
board.

Area information: Cusco
Once the capital of the Inca realm with palaces and gold clad temples, and later occupied by the
Conquistadores, Cusco is now a lively town that embodies a fusion of both past and present.
The Inca stonework is a remarkable feature of Cusco, as if giant boulders had been somehow
melded together. There are several excellent museums, plenty of sites and places of interest
both in town and the surrounding area. Cusco is situated deep in the Andes at 3400m in
southern Peru.

Transfer: Railway station to hotel
You will be met upon your arrival at the railway station and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel
Located in the historic artisan's quarter of San Blas, a short stroll from Cusco's main plaza, the
Hotel Casa San Blas boasts fine panoramic views over the city. This small hotel has about 20
rooms and is in keeping with the colonial architecture of the neighborhood. Facilities include a
piano bar, restaurant and terrace with views while the accommodation is simple yet comfortable
and decorated with local weavings. There are standard rooms available along with suite
apartments and senior suites which contain kitchenettes and offer views.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 23 April 2011
Excursion: Cusco morning city tour with Sacsayhuaman visit
Your morning guided tour takes in many sites including the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun),
Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, San Blas district and the Hatunrumiyoc, a fine example of Inca
stone masonry. Cusco was originally laid out in the form of a puma, reflecting the mystical belief
of the ancient Incas and most of the sites are within easy walking distance from each other.
There is also time to visit the impressive Sacsayhuaman fortress which lies on the outskirts of
town. This afternoon is at leisure.
You may choose to continue your sightseeing, or just spend the time relaxing.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 6 - Sunday 24 April 2011
Journey: Transfer to Classic Inca Trail
An early morning bus transfer of approximately 2 hours will transport you to Km 82, the starting
point of your trek. You will be accompanied by your fellow trekkers for the transfer, the duration
of the trek and until your return to Cusco. The maximum group size on this trek is 15 people.
Area information: Classic Inca Trail
This classic 4 day trek takes you over high mountain passes, through cloud forest and past
ancient Inca ruins before reaching the awe-inspiring sight of Machu Picchu. The trip is fully
supported with a local guide and crew of porters who carry your main bag and fulfil camp duties.
You will camp for 3 nights during the trek and will arrive at your destination early morning on the
final day.
Trek: Classic Inca Trail - Day 1
You commence your trek walking alongside the Urubamba River to Llaqtapata ruins (2600m)
with rest stops taken along the way. After lunch, the route continues up into the side valley to
Huayllabamba where you will camp overnight (3000m). Total trekking time today is between 4 to
5 hours and covers approximately 10km.

Accommodation: Inca trail campsite
You will stay overnight at one of the official Inca trail campsites in a 2-man tent. The trek crew
will set up camp and cook meals. Campsites will often be shared with other hikers and some
have fixed facilities. The specific details of each camp can be checked locally with your trek
guide.
Please note sleeping mats are provided but not sleeping bags, however these can be hired
locally.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Monday 25 April 2011
Trek: Classic Inca Trail - Day 2
After breakfast the trail climbs steadily up to Warmiwañusca Pass, which at 4200m is the
highest
point on the Inca Trail. From here, you descend for about 2 hours into the valley to camp in
Pacamayo (3800m). Total trekking time is 6 to 7 hours and distance covered is approximately
12km.

Accommodation: Inca trail campsite

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Tuesday 26 April 2011
Trek: Classic Inca Trail - Day 3
Today is the longest day of the trail and the most rewarding with varied and wonderful scenery.
This morning you ascend to the second pass before a 2 hour descent brings you to the
archaeological site of Sayacmarca. The trail then climbs steadily through semi-tropical cloud
forest along the original Inca stone path to the third pass before reaching Phuyupatamarca ruins
(3800m). On a clear day the views are stunning with snowy peaks looming above the valleys
below. From here it is downhill all the way to your camp at Wiñaywayna (2700m). Total trekking
time is 9 to 10 hours and distance covered is approximately 16km.

Accommodation: Inca trail campsite

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Wednesday 27 April 2011
Journey: Classic Inca Trail - Day 4
After a very early start, you begin your 2 hour hike to the Sun Gate - Intipunku - for your magical
first glimpse of Machu Picchu emerging from the mist (weather permitting). A short walk brings
you into the ruins for a guided tour (lasting about 2 hours) and the rest of your morning can be
spent exploring the ruins further. Total trekking time is 2 to 3 hours and covers approximately
6km.

Area information: Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a truly special place and a wonder of the world. With an impressive mountain
setting, this most sacred of all Inca sites was luckily never discovered by the Spanish
conquistadores and for this reason remains largely intact.
Journey: Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
The public shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes will take approximately 30
minutes.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will proceed to your hotel to check in while the guide and
those members of the group not spending an extra night will return to Cusco. Your guide will
provide you with instructions and your train tickets for your return journey to Cusco, please
ensure you have received these before the guide departs and that you are clear on your options
for tomorrow. The rest of your time in Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu will be unguided.

Area information: Aguas Calientes
This sprawling village is named after the local hot springs and provides the gateway to Machu
Picchu. Also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, it is located in the cloud forest and stands at
2,000m.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

With a unique location on the doorstep of Machu Picchu ruins, this comfortable hotel enjoys
unrivalled access into the ruins and, with the surrounding cloud forest, is close to nature. Please
note that you are required to check out of your room by 09.00 hours on your day of departure
although a shared day room with private towels is provided for your convenience.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 - Thursday 28 April 2011
Excursion: Machu Picchu optional revisit

This morning is left free to enable you to revisit the ruins or relax in Aguas Calientes until your
train departs. We recommend an early rise to see the ruins at their emptiest and most
impressive;
the first shuttle bus departs at 5.30am. You may wish to take a picnic from the town or food can
be bought at the restaurant located beside the ruins entrance. Bus tickets and entrance fees to
the ruins must be purchased and are not included. We recommend you confirm check out time
with your hotel prior to leaving as it may be necessary to store luggage and vacate your room
before heading out.

Journey: Aguas Calientes to Cusco
Please ensure you are at the railway station within plenty of time to catch your return Hiram
Bingham train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy. Cocktails and a gourmet dinner will be served
during this luxurious journey, which should take approximately 3.5 hours. Upon arrival in Poroy
you will be met and transferred the short distance to your hotel in Cusco.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel

Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Day 11 - Friday 29 April 2011
Excursion: Full day Sacred Valley tour - Pisac ruins and market, Moray and Salineras
Spend a memorable day visiting sites with your guide in the beautiful Sacred Valley, which lies
about an hours drive from Cusco. The Inca ruins of Pisac feature a central cluster of extremely
well preserved Imperial temples, these offer superb panoramic views. Spend some time
browsing through Pisac market and its quality textiles and handicrafts, before moving on to
Moray, an Inca agricultural experimental area with concentric, bowl-like terracing. The intricate
terraces of Salineras have produced salt for centuries.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel

Meals: Breakfast only
Day 12 - Saturday 30 April 2011
Today is at leisure.
You may choose to continue your sightseeing, or just spend the time relaxing.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 13 - Sunday 01 May 2011
Transfer: You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport.
Domestic Flight: Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Your flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado will take approximately 50 minutes.

Area information: Puerto Maldonado
This small settlement lies close to the border with Bolivia and offers access to some of the
richest and best preserved Amazon jungle. The Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers both run
through the town and lead respectively upstream into the Tambopata and Manu Reserves.
Transfer: Airport to Posada Amazonas Lodge
You will be met at Puerto Maldonado Airport and transferred 20km to Tambopata river port via
the lodge HQ. From here you will board a covered motor canoe for a 2 hour boat ride, passing
the Infierno indigenous communities, before reaching the Posada Amazonas Lodge. A packed
lunch will be provided.
 Please note luggage is limited to 10kg for travel to the lodge, on arrival in Puerto
Maldonado you are taken to the lodge HQ where you can leave excess luggage and are issued
duffel bags, sticks and rubber boots if needed. We advise you bring a torch, waterproof and
warm layer.

Excursion: Posada Amazonas 4 Day Experience
This 4 day Amazonian experience is based at the Posada Amazonas Lodge, which offers a
number of included excursions. These include the parrot clay lick, the picturesque Tres
Chimbadas oxbow lake, giant river otter spotting, an ethno botanical tour, a night walk and
climbing the canopy tower - an exhilarating 4 days, taking you into the heart of Amazonia.
Please note all activities will be shared with other guests staying at the lodge.

Excursion: Posada Amazonas 4 Day Experience - Day 1
After your scenic river journey to the lodge, there should be time to relax and settle into your
jungle surroundings before receiving an arrival orientation. The afternoon is spent on a 30
minute walk to the Canopy Tower; a staircase runs up to the canopy platforms in the jungle 25m
high, offering lovely views over the primary forest extending to the Tambopata National
Reserve. After dinner, you can enjoy an Ecotourism lecture if you wish.

Accommodation: Posada Amazonas
Posada Amazonas is a simple lodge, located about 2 hours from Puerto Maldonado in a 2,000
hectare private reserve close to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is run by local indigenous
Indians, and was built using native materials and with respect to the environment. This rustic
lodge has a 30m high canopy tower, a shared lounge, dining and bar area. The rooms are
en-suite with cold showers and hammocks for relaxation. Please note there is no electricity
though a generator can recharge batteries. All rooms are designed with one wall open to the
jungle, enabling you to experience your surroundings even closer. Mosquito nets are provided.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 14 - Monday 02 May 2011
Excursion: Posada Amazonas 4 Day Experience - Day 2
After an early breakfast, you walk 45 minutes to the picturesque Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake,
where you board a catamaran and paddle the lake in search of giant river otters. Lunch is then
taken back at the lodge before travelling by boat to the Ñape Centre. Here there is a clinic and a
trail to follow which exhibits numerous plants and documents their medicinal use. After dinner
why not venture out on a night walk to spot some nocturnal wildlife?

Accommodation: Posada Amazonas

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15 - Tuesday 03 May 2011
Excursion: Posada Amazonas 4 Day Experience - Day 3
An early start is needed as you take a 20 minute walk to the parrot clay lick. Here you can
observe parrots and parakeets descending to the river banks to ingest the clay, together with a
variety of other birdlife. After breakfast, a 2 hour hike on the Ceiba Trail takes you to a giant
ceiba tree before spending the afternoon learning about local Amazonian crops and life in
Amazonia ona nearby farm.

Accommodation: Posada Amazonas

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16 - Wednesday 04 May 2011
Transfer: Posada Amazonas Lodge to airport
You will be transferred on to Puerto Maldonado Airport in time for your flight.
Domestic Flight: Puerto Maldonado to Lima
Your flight to Lima from Puerto Maldonado takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, and
includes a short stop in Cusco.

Transfer: You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Late afternoon at leisure

Accommodation: Jose Antonio Executive

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 17 - Thursday 05 May 2011
Excursion: Lima half day city tour
Admire the colonial architecture of old Lima in the Plaza de Armas and view the Government
Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace and Town Hall. Your tour then continues to the modern
residential suburb of San Isidro to the pre-Inca site of Huaca Huallamarca and on site museum.
This afternoon is at leisure.

Transfer: You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast only

Day 18 - Friday 06 May 2011
Flights (International): Your international flight arrives in the UK
Flight from Lima to Madrid Barajas (originating on Thursday 05 May 2011 2011)
Flight from Madrid Barajas to London Heathrow

				
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