DAY 1: CITY TOUR IN LIMA
Upon arrival at the airport in the city of Lima, we will be waiting for you with a sign with your name written on it, and then transfer you to your hotel. To start the 8 Days in Perú Tour, in the afternoon we will start our tour through the modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We will visit the financial center, El Golf, El Olivar, the Huaca Pucllana (the pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the shape of a pyramid) and the Parque del Amor on the Malecón de Miraflores. Continuing with our tour, we will go to the Historic Center of Lima, we will visit the Plaza San Martín, its balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings. Finally we will enter one of the most important convents of the seventeenth century. A complete tour with the comfort and attention of a modern tourist service.
DAY 2: CITY TOUR IN CUSCO
After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up 2 hours and 30 minutes before and take you to the Lima airport, there you will check your ticket and take the one hour flight to the city of Cusco «Archaeological Capital of America», there our staff will give you Welcome and transfer to the selected hotel, where we will have a coca tea.After your lunch from 1:00 p.m. we will start the guided tour that includes visiting the center of the millenary city of Cusco, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Domingo, Temple of the Qoricancha and the nearby ruins of Q’enqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built with huge rocks, until now the mobilization and use of these remains an enigma, due to the absence of stone quarries in the area.
DAY 3: TOUR TO THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
This day we will make the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a tour that we start at 08:00 hrs. After picking you up from the hotel we will go to Pisaq, a typical market also famous for its craft fair. Then, we will visit the archaeological center of Pisaq. Then we will go to Urubamba, where we have a buffet lunch included. Then we will go to the Ollantaytambo fortress, where Inca descendants still exist, who live in the houses of their ancestors. Finally we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station to board the train that leaves at 4:36 pm to Aguas Calientes. We will arrive averaging 6:09 p.m., to spend the night at the selected hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu).
DAY 4: TOUR TO MACHUPICCHU «THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS»
After getting up very early and having breakfast, we will go up to the Inca citadel of Machupicchu.
Optional: You can do the trekking to the summit of Huaynapicchu or mountain sector, this will take a few hours between the round trip. (This visit is without a guide). Then you will make the excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machupicchu, for a space of 2 hours, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, The Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Afterwards, you will be given free time to take a walk around the citadel. You will have the morning in Machupicchu to take photos and enjoy this mystical place. We will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to the city of Cusco.
DAY 5: TOURIST TRIP FROM CUSCO TO PUNO
Having a good breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station of the company that will take us on a tour that lasts approximately 8 hours. We will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the places of tourist interest of the Southern Corridor of the Altiplano, visiting the Andahuaylillas temple known also as the Sistine Chapel of America, then we will visit the Inca Temple of Raqchi. At noon, in the city of Sicuani we will have a buffet lunch included in the tour. We will continue the tour arriving at La Raya pass at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inca Aimara museum in Pucará. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and walk a bit, enjoying a pleasant excursion. Upon arrival in Puno our staff will wait for us and transfer to the hotel where we will spend the night.
DAY 6: TOUR TO LAKE TITICACA, ISLANDS OF THE UROS AND TAQUILE
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the port of Puno (Lake Titicaca) where you will embark by boat, and then visit the Floating Islands of the Uros for a period of 45 minutes, you will appreciate the customs of this island and its crafts. Then we will also move by boat to visit the Taquile Island of great scenic, ethnic, cultural and archaeological value, then we will also return by boat to the Port of Puno. There you will be picked up and taken to the hotel to collect your suitcases and we will transfer you to the airport in the city of Juliaca to board the flight to the city of Lima. Upon arrival, our staff will transfer you to your hotel to rest.
DAY 7: BUS TRIP TO PARACAS
After breakfast we will pick you up from the hotel, to transfer you to the bus terminal of the tourism company that will take us to Paracas, a trip that will last approximately 4:30 hrs. We will arrive to the city of Paracas, where they will be waiting for us with a notice with your name written, after welcoming you, we will transfer you to the hotel where you will spend the night that night.
DAY 8: FLIGHT OVER TO THE «NAZCA LINES»
After having breakfast, we will move to the port of Paracas, where we will start the tour to the Ballestas Islands passing through «El Candelabro», a gigantic image on the side of a hill. Upon arrival at the Ballestas Islands, you will visit the different islands for two hours, observing the different species of sea lions, seals, penguins, and guano birds. After arriving at the port, we will make the tour to the Paracas reserve. In the afternoon we will go to the Paracas aerodrome and board the plane for a 90-minute flight over the Nazca Pampas, where the ancient pre-Inca drew gigantic figures of animals and plants with a purpose not yet discovered. Many believe that these figures were made by aliens. Among its most representative figures are the monkey, the spider and the hummingbird. Then at 4:10 p.m. we will return to the city of Lima, where we will arrive at approximately 8:10 p.m. Our staff will be waiting for you and will transfer you to the Lima airport or your hotel.
End of 8 Days in Perú Tour
- Pick up from the Airport or Bus Terminal
- Transportation City Tour
- Professional City Tour guide
- Ticket for the City Tour
- Sacred Valley Transportation
- Sacred Valley professional guide
- Sacred Valley Buffet Lunch
- Entrance to the Sacred Valley
- Tourist Train Expedition Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Tourist Train Expedition Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu
- Bus up to Machu Picchu
- Bus down from Machu Picchu
- Professional guide in Machu Picchu
- Lunch Machu Picchu town
- Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Transport Maras Moray Salineras
- Professional guide Maras Moray Salinera
- Entrance to Maras -Moray
- Entrance to Salineras
- Transport Mountain of 7 Colors
- Professional guide to the Mountain of 7 Colors
- Breakfast Tour Mountain of 7 Colors
- Lunch Tour Mountain of 7 Colors
- Entrance to the Mountain of 7 Colors
- Humantay Lagoon Transportation
- Breakfast tour Laguna Humantay
- Lunch tour Laguna Humantay
- Professional guide Laguna Humantay
- Entrance to the Humantay Lagoon
- Private transportation to the Queswachaka bridge
- Private professional guide to the Queswachaka bridge
- Good Snack (fruit, cookies, water, pie, granola)
- Entrance to the Queswachaka bridge
- Transfer to airport
- Constant personalized advice
- Entrance fees to all the archaeological sites detailed in the itinerary
- Tour to Wayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain
- Travel insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time for Perú Itinerary 8 Days?
It will depend on your preferred climate. The dry season runs from April to October and the rainy season runs from November to March.
Dry season. In the city of Cusco (a mandatory stop for almost all visitors), the weather is rather cool throughout the period and quite cold between June and the end of August. However, Machu Picchu belongs to a subtropical climate, the days are from warm to hot, sometimes a bit cold at night. In the city of Cusco it does not rain during this time, while in Machu Picchu there can be very fast and light drizzles on some days.
Rainy season. On the other hand, in the city of Cusco it rains a lot in these months, but in short periods and 2 or 3 times a week, the same can be observed in Machu Picchu. It is therefore advisable to wear a waterproof jacket or rain poncho. Also, dress in layers, light clothes underneath and a little thicker above, so you are ready for any type of weather.
To know the climate of the Cusco region in detail, read our respective article. You just have to remember that the Machu Picchu area is warmer, because it is on the border of the Amazon jungle.
It will be up to you to choose which is your preference to come and see this Wonder of the Modern World! You can find more information about this aspect in our article about the best time for the Machu Picchu 2 Days tour.
What kind of clothes and items should I bring for the Perú Itinerary 8 Days?
Machu Picchu is located on the border of the Amazon rainforest. In other words, it has a subtropical climate (hot and humid), so the type of clothing that we recommend using is:
If you travel during the rainy season (November – April). The best option is to bring a raincoat in addition to water and wind resistant clothing. But dress in layers, in a way that you can adapt your clothes to changing weather, be it cool or warm.
Even if it’s hot in the morning, always wear a warm clothing. It can be annoying to have to carry it during the visit, but it is better to be prepared for the wind in the late afternoon.
Polo shirts and / or shirts with long sleeves (preferably). To avoid annoying insect bites and / or sunburn.
Cap and sunglasses. A light and comfortable cap will keep you cool. The lenses will allow you to appreciate all the beauty of Machu Picchu without having to strain your eyes.
Sunscreen and insect repellent. They are absolutely necessary. Especially the repellent since the itching of mosquito bites can be very annoying. If you think insects have a particular liking for you, we also recommend not wearing short clothing of any kind. Only use personal hygiene and health products that are eco-friendly, that do not pollute the water. As a guide, you can read our recent article on many biodegradable products to use.
Don’t forget to bring lots of water! Staying hydrated with purified or bottled water is the best thing one can do to stay healthy and energetic while hiking. It will also help you prevent altitude sickness. Just keep in mind that Peru is already under a rule prohibiting disposable plastic in tourism, so you must bring a reusable canteen or bottle.
This aspect is widely consulted and of course it should be in the Machu Picchu 2019 tour frequently asked questions. You will find more details about luggage for a package to Machu Picchu in our article on what to bring to the citadel.
What can’t I take to Machu Picchu?
Prohibited objects. It is very important to take this aspect into account as well, to prevent the entry of any of your belongings to the sanctuary and that you have to rent a deposit or locker, whose cost is somewhat high. Our article about what not to take to Machu Picchu will give you all the information in detail.