Day 1: Arriving to Lima
Arrive to the airport Jorge Chavez where a representative from Kontiki Tours will pick you up and take you to the hotel, where he/she will explain the whole itinerary.
Night in Lima
Day 2: Fly to Cusco and sacred valley
After the breakfast in the hotel, you will be picked up to take your flight to go to the Jorge Chavez airport to take your flight to Cusco.
Cusco is at 3399 meters high (11 150 feet) which will be the highest altitude in this tour, we recommend taking some pills to help you with this. we could buy this pills for you, as well we will prepare some bottles of oxygen for people that need it.
Our representative will pick you at the airport and take you to the Sun temple (Korikancha) which is one of the most important temples of the Inca empire and to the 12 angles rock.
Then we will go to Urubamba, in the way we will visit Sacsayhuaman (Inca fortress), Qenko (Inca adoratory) and Puca Pucara (one of the Inca empire administrative and military centre of the Inca empire).
The tour will end when we arrive to the hotel in Urubamba, the afternoon will be free to do as you wish.
Night in Urubamba
Day 3: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes
After breakfast we will visit Sacred Valley where you will be able to appreciate the techniques of the Incas when they made their ceramics in the artisanal market of Pisac.
Then we will have lunch in a local restaurant to continue our trip to Ollantaytambo ruins, where you will appreciate the Incan buildings, the great Incan architecture in all their glory. These ruins worked as a military, agriculture and administrative centre for the Incas.
In the night you will take the train to the town Aguas Calietes where the ancient lost city of the Incas (Machuppichu) is located. A personal from the hotel will pick you from the station and escort you to your hotel.
Night in Aguas Calientes (Machuppichu)
Day 4: Machuppichu, Aguas Calientes
In the morning after breakfast, the group will take the bus to Machuppichu. In this magnificent city you will be able to visit: the temple of the condor, the temple of water, the temple of the three windows, the main plaza, etc. after this you will be able to climb Huaynapicchu (reservation with months of anticipation as the tickets are limited)
After the Machuppichu visit you will have free time to enjoy lunch in a typic restaurant, we recommend eat guinea pig or alpaca meat.
We also recommend relaxing at the thermal water near the hotel.
The afternoon will be free to explore Aguas Calientes town.
Night in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu)
Day 5: Mandor
In the morning after breakfast, The group will go walking to the waterfall Mandor near Aguas Calientes.
After having lunch in Machuppichu we will take the Train back to Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo by bus back to the hotel in Urubamba.
Night in Urubamba
Day 6: Maras, Moray, Chinchero
After breakfast we will depart to Moray. Recognized place for its influence that it had in the Inca agriculture, it can be said that Moray was like a laboratory with emphasis in agriculture. The Incan mind did not have limits as you will be able to understand seeing Moray.
Then we will visit the Inca salt flat Maras, where you will be able to take great pictures of the view and buy the delicious unique salt.
After Maras we will come back to the hotel and enjoy of a traditional unique Andean Dish the Pachamanca, we will be able to see how Pachamanca is prepared and enjoy it.
To finish the tour of the day we will visit Chinchero, an important textile city where you will be able to appreciate the different textiles of the region and where you will also be able to buy a unique present for friends at home.
Night in Urubamba
Day 7: Tipon, Pikillacta and the church of Andahuaylillas
We will start the tour by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning to take you first to Tipon. In Tipon you will be able to see the archaeology complex of Tipon where you will be able to appreciate the Incan system of terraces and water fountains.
Tipon has twelve terraces where the people of the area still cultivate, their walls were constructed with stones finally carved (an art that the Incas developed greatly).
The system of irrigation in Tipon is still functioning and is used for the agriculture of the zone, one more example of the great Incan mind.
After visiting Tipon, we will continue our tour to the archeologic centre Pre Inca (before the Incas) Pikillaqta. This centre was developed by the Wari empire, it has all the characteristics of an urban centre with more that one thousand constructions of main squares, food deposits, and houses.
Finally, we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas where we will visits a Colonial church, known as Sistine chapel of America, this is a Typic colonial Andean village.
After all these visits we will take you to your hotel of Cusco to have free time.
Night in Cusco
Day 8: The encounter with the Condor (optional)
This day you will have a day to enjoy on your own or for $120 enjoy the visit to the encounter with the condor:
We will part early in the mourning to our encounter with the majestic bird the condor.
In the way to this encounter we will visit the archeologic sites Qillarumiyoc and Tarawasi (places to rest and astrologic observatory Inca).
We will have lunch in the community of Limatambo and continue towards the community of Chonta.
In Chonta we will arrive to the Chonta overlook and the snow covered Humantay mountain. After a small trek of 1 or 2 hours we will arrive to the Huaco overlook where the Apurimac canon is located.
Here will be our place of encounter with the condor this majestic animal that it was thought to be the messenger between the human being and the god sun.
After this we will go back to the hotel in Cusco to prepare to return home the next day.
Night in Cusco
Day 9: Rainbow mountain
We will part early in the morning to the community of Pampa Chiri, and take our breakfast on the way to the mountain. We will have a small trek to the mountain of around 2 to 3 hours.
You will be able to see the amazing view of the mountain that before was covered by snow but now shows the colour of the rainbow.
After this we will have a small ceremony thanking the Mama Pacha (mother earth) for this trip and for everything that it gives us.
After this we will take you to the hotel for relaxing to be ready for tomorrows encounter.
Night in Cusco
Day 10: Lima
After taking breakfast at the hotel, you will meet with the guide that will make the tour in Lima that will include the modern part of Lima and the colonial Lima. The modern Lima will include Barranco and Miraflores part of the city where the famous Boleros where made. You will be able to appreciate how Lima is developing and how stylish is becoming in that part of the city.
Later you will visit the colonial Lima (Centro de Lima) that was declared UNESCO universal patrimony. In Centro de Lima you will be able to see many colonial churches that have a unique architecture and history, you will also be able to see the main government agencies of Peru as congress and the president palace.
After visiting these two places we will go to a local restaurant where you will be able to eat the famous Cebiche or other typic Peruvian dish. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to do as you wish. The guide will give some recommendation on what to do and where to eat.
If the passenger desires some tickets for the opera, any concert, drama or ballet the reservation will have to be with weeks of anticipation (this will have an extra cost).
Night in Lima
Day 11: Return to home country
We will pick you up in the morning to take you to the airport of Cusco to take your flight to Lima and to your home country.
End of our services
- To make your reservation you should pay 10% of the cost of the package to separate your space (non-refundable, this money could be used in another tour you choose if you cancelled a tour, only could be used one time)
- You need to pay 50% of the cost of the package 60 days before the trip starts and another 40 % of the cost of the package 30 days before the trip starts.
- When you apply for one package the agency will contact you in 48 hours with the final price of the package
- The payment should be to our back accounts
- The passenger to be able to do a reservation, he/she should give the following information:
- Full name
- Passport number
- Expiration date of passport
- Also, any physical condition, allergies, diseases and preference of food.
Politics about children
In all our programs unless stated, the maximum age of a child is 11 years old, older children than 12 years old are considered as adults and will have same tariff as an adult
All our passengers are subject to the charge for cancelation and/or change of date for the solicited service.
- If the cancelation is made 60 days before the trip starts, we will change you 50 % of the paid price
- If the cancelation is 45 days before the trip starts, we will change 60 % of the paid price
- We can not change a name of one passage with another passenger name, can not transfer your package to another person
- If you have reserved your package with: hotel, flight, bus and train, you will have to follow the conditions and rules of those businesses. This rule also is applicable to touristic places as Machupicchu or Inka trail.
All passenger that is not present on a programmed service and reserved, without cancellation or acceptance from our part will be considered a No Show, and we will be charged 100% of the price of the package without refund or complains.
We recommend to all our customer to buy an accident insurance or/and travel insurance. We do not provide accident or travel insurance and this is also not included in our costs.
If a passenger or member of the group becomes ills or a mishap happen, we will transport the passenger to the nearest clinic to receive the due attention.
In the case of accidents or when an evacuation is necessary, we will organize the logistics of rescue and evacuation, in both cases the costs will be assumed by the client or their insurance.
**we recommend to other businesses or tour operators verify if the passenger we operate for you have travel insurance.
At the end of the trip the passengers can fill a formulary of evaluation of the services. This will let us know the comments of our services and will serve as a way to improve.
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