Peru Hiking Tour is designated for those trekkers, who prefer to get off crowded tourist paths such as the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and escape to a part of Peru that has not changed almost at all during the last 500 years. Moreover, a hike through the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu offering some spectacular mountain sceneries is a must to see. This remote and rarely visited region offers trekkers an insight into real lives of Andean farmers wearing traditional brightly colored ponchos. There you can also observe thatch-roofed, stone houses surrounded by herds of llamas and alpacas while inside of these house, guinea pigs run in small packs.
Arrival to Lima. You will be picked up by our representative at Lima airport. You will be then transferred to your hotel. A free day to relax or check out some of the great city of Lima.
Flight to Cusco. Transferred to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco. Take time when arriving in cusco to acclimatize to the altitude, 11,200ft. and take a stroll around Cusco City.
We visit the majestic ruins of Pisaq as well as its current famous handicraft market. Then, we stop in Urubamba, to have a buffet lunch offering Andean cuisine (not included in the tour). Afterwards, we continue to the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo with its Incan fortress before getting ready for our following hike, one of the highlights of the tour. The Sacred Valley is a stunningly beautiful area, surrounded by the Andes mountains.
The Lares Trek is a great alternative trek to the Inca Trail. It is much more remote area, fewer hikers, stunning scenery and an opportunity to meet the mountain people living in tiny villages and observe some old Andean traditions and way of life. The hand woven products here are very beautiful.
Cusco City Tour. Cusco is the oldest continuing inhabited city in South America. Built on the foundations of Inca architectureCusco is a very unique and fascinating city with many attractions.
Sightseeing tourist bus to Puno. This is a great bus tour through the altiplano and includes stopping at several interesting locations including for lunch. Driving through the high altiplano towards Lake Titicaca you will experience a totally different Peru.
Titicaca Lake Tour. Tour Lake Titicaca in a motor boat to the reed islands of Uros. Visit Taquile Island and experience the ancient cultures still living in traditional ways. Homestay on Amantini Island overnight with a family.
Today is a relaxing day, free time to explore around Puno, visit its markets, buy some souvenirs, take some optional activities (for example, a visit of the Chullpas de Sillustani) and enjoy the last night in the city.
Transfer to airport or bus station.