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Signature Collection Route of the Inca Peru Vacation 7 Days / 6 Nights

$5,495.00pp Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Lake Titicaca

"In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no place in the world which can compare with it. Not only has it great snow peaks looming above the clouds more than two miles overhead, gigantic precipices of many-colored granite rising sheer for thousands of feet above the foaming, glistening, roaring rapids; it has also, in striking contrast, orchids and tree ferns, the delectable beauty of luxurious vegetation, and the mysterious witchery of the jungle." - Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) on discovering Machu Picchu

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Table of Contents 1st Day – Arrive Lima .......................................................................................... 4 2nd Day – Fly Cusco – Private Tour of Cusco (B) .................................................. 7 3rd Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) ....................................... 22 4th Day – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B,Br,T,D) .................. 28 5th Day – Luxury Andean Explorer Train to Puno (B,L,D) ................................... 33 6th Day – All Inclusive Lake Titilaka (B,L,D)........................................................ 39 7th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) .......................................................................... 41 Financial Details ............................................................................................... 43 What is Included: ....................................................................................... 43 What is not Included: ................................................................................. 43 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 44 Appendix I – Titilaka Information ..................................................................... 47 Appendix II – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu ............................................ 55

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Overview The Luxury Peru Travel Company is a First Class & Luxury Peru Vacation Operator based in Cusco, Peru. Luxury Peru Travel won “Best Tour Operator� 2012 by DIRCETUR the Peruvian National Tourist Authority for Cusco & Machu Picchu. Our mission is to provide unique, personalized Peru Vacation experiences for our clients, listening carefully to your needs, wants & desires and customizing a Machu Picchu Vacation itinerary that meets these perfectly, and at the right price. All of our vacations are Private and as such you may start any day you wish and do and see exactly what you wish. If this vacation itinerary is not perfect for you, please just let us know and we will be delighted to make further suggestions as to Hotel and Tour etc. until we have the perfect Peru vacation for you. Thank you for your enquiry and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Regards,

Andrew Flowerdew Senior Travel Consultant - Luxury Peru Travel Andrew@luxuryperu.travel Toll Free USA / Canada - 1 800 298 3158 Skype: LuxuryPeruTravel www.luxuryperu.travel www.luxuryperu.travel

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Service Arrive Lima

1st Day – Arrive Lima Notes / Instructions Most flights arrive in Lima in the evening.

We meet you at the airport

We will meet you outside of Lima airport arrivals hall. There will be a man with a sign with your names on.

Private Transfer in Lima

Private Vehicle with English Speaking assistance to your Hotel in Lima. Approximately one hour.

Luxury 5* Country Club Lima

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1 x Governor De Luxe Suite

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Luxury Hotel Country Club Lima – Governor De Luxe Suite

Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument. Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, wood-beam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork - on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum - adorn the walls. Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis. Enjoy world-class amenities, an award-winning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy. The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you - the traveler of discerning taste - to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.

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Governor De Luxe Suite

Blending modern design and décor with traditional Colonial elegance, our recently renovated Governor De Luxe Suites offer relaxing views of the hotel’s garden courtyard. Spacious 70 m² or 753 ft² floor plans incorporate king bedrooms, sophisticated living areas with couches and work desks and exquisitely appointed bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Bedrooms and social areas feature stateof-the-art LCD televisions and audio systems.

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2nd Day – Fly Cusco – Private Tour of Cusco (B) Service Notes / Instructions Fly Cusco Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Private Transfer in Cusco

We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15 minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.

Half Day Private Cusco City Tour

Pick up in your Hotel foyer at 13:45. Return at approx. 17:30.

5* Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel – Cusco

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Luxury 5* Palacio Nazarenes

Facilities & Amenities Luxury and comfort go hand-in-hand at Palacio Nazarenas. Swimming Pool Hidden behind an ancient façade, within the largest of seven cloistered terraces, you’ll find Cuzco’s first outdoor heated swimming pool. It is the heart and social hub of Palacio Nazarenas. Terraces and Patios Each tranquil terrace and patio is landscaped with indigenous flowers and kitchen herbs. Fountains and flowing water channels echo the irrigation channels of the agricultural terraces found in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

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Guest Lounge and Library A large chapel is located near the ancient wooden doors that mark the entrance to Palacio Nazarenas. Restored and preserved, the chapel's gallery now serves as a guest lounge. The second floor houses Palacio Nazarenas’ library, which also displays Peruvian artifacts.

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Boutique The boutique sources quality local handicrafts, showcased alongside the best of Peru’s up and coming artists and fashion designers. Lounge The lounge is equipped with one iMac computer, a snooker table and a 50" screen. Complimentary infusions and coffee are served throughout the day. Open from 9am to 6pm. Butler Service Your butler will:  Send an email prior to your arrival to see if you have special requirements  Help unpack and pack your luggage  Prepare refreshing cocktails and teach you how to mix a pisco sour  Provide top tips on where to go and what to do in Cuzco and book your tours  Coordinate laundry and shoe shine services  Supply you with your choice of hand-made soap made with local ingredients  Arrange wake-up calls and room service  Assist with check-out

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Restaurant & Bar World-class Chef Virgilio Martinez combines traditional ingredients with innovative techniques for a unique gastronomic experience.

Senzo Restaurant A destination bistro, Senzo Restaurant offers exceptional cuisine in a vibrant yet refined atmosphere. By adding a modern twist to fresh regional ingredients Chef Virgilio Martinez presents diners with exquisite tastes and unique textures. The à la carte and individual table buffet breakfasts feature a nutritious, balanced and creative selection. The dining menu showcases contemporary Andean cuisine and can be tailored to suit the diners’ personal preferences. Specialty dishes feature indigenous herbs and are decorated with edible flowers, many grown throughout the hotel. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Dining at the Monasterio

While staying at Palacio Nazarenas, enjoy the renowned restaurants at Hotel Monasterio, our sister hotel. Sample the Mediterranean cuisine and distinctive charm of Illariy Restaurant. At El Tupay, French-inspired dishes and Bohemian Nights with local singers are not to be missed. The relaxed atmosphere of the Lobby Bar is ideal for pre- or postdinner drinks. Hotel Monasterio is located right next to Palacio Nazarenas and you may add any dining expense to your suite’s account. Senzo Bar Cocktails and other refreshments can be enjoyed at the only open-air heated pool in Cuzco. The pool menu features nutritious options consisting of light, colorful dishes and a selection of South American wines. A traditional fruit and vegetable cart also sits by the pool bringing the color and fun of a Peruvian market to Palacio Nazarenas. Choose your perfect combination for a freshly-prepared juice or an exotic fruit salad.

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Suites

Our Suites provide the utmost comfort while reflecting the authentic charm of Belmond Palacio Nazarenas. The Suites range in size from 42m2 to 60m2, with some bathrooms measuring over 20m2—a unique feature in a historic building of this type. The Peruvian travertine marble bathroom is equipped with a separate bath and shower, dual washbasins and luxurious bath amenities.

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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites are located in both the ancient part of the hotel and the new section - close to the pool. A choice of bedding includes one king or two twin poster beds. Suite amenities include complimentary full buffet breakfast or are room only - depending on the rate plan selected. Also included are complimentary wireless Internet access, butler service, widescreen LED satellite TV with premium channels, CD and DVD players, iPhone and iPad for guest use, iPod dock, personal safe large enough for a notebook PC and a wellstocked mini-bar. The sumptuous marble bathroom is equipped with a separate bath and shower, dual wash basins and luxurious bath amenities.

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Master Suite

Our grand Master Suites offer unparalleled comfort and authentic style. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas offers guests two luxurious Master Suites. Each has a spacious bathroom with under floor heating and Peruvian travertine marble dĂŠcor. Also included are a dining table and chairs, large desk, dual 110v-220v voltage, soundproofing, fresh flowers, premium coffee maker, climate control, butler call button, bottled water, bedside controls and blackout drapes.

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All suites are non-smoking. Suite size is 47-55 square meters. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults plus 1 child 5 years and under using existing bedding.

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Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour Cathedral | Sacsayhuamรกn | Coricancha | Tambomachay | Puca Pucara | Qenko

We start the tour at the Inca ruins of Tambomachay. This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty. Consisting of a group of walls that are united by stairs, there are springs that cascade to a pool through several channels. The waterfalls in these ruins form part of a terrace to the second wall where the drainage cascades to the first and forms a small pool. The window sills, holes or niches are 2m height, and was the place, according to the historians, that the Inca and important people of his court offered water rights to the Sun God, Inti.

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We then proceed on to visit Puca Pucara (Quechua for red fortress). This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre. Due to its proximity to Tambomachay, it is believed to have had a relationship with its defense, as well as the control of the route to Calca.

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We proceed on to visit Qenko; a sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats. It is presumed that this place was a site of adoration, and supporting this presumption is the presence of an enormous stone block of 5.9m height that resembles the appearance of a puma. There is a labyrinthine entrance towards several underground galleries, passages, channels and stairs with signs of an earlier culture. These reveal themselves in a series of drawings and engravings including outstanding figures of pumas.

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We then visit one of the most important Inca sites in South America the enormous Fortress of SacsayhuamĂĄn.

Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Hewn stones could have been located at Muina, Huacoto and Rumicolca, 20 kilometers away from Cusco, and at closer places such as Sallu, Rumi, Chita, Curovilca and Viracocha. Thereafter, we will visit Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. Building started in 1560 and was declared completed in 1664. The design is constituted by a Latin - Cross base, the facade has a Renaissance style, very ornamental, and it contains the best manifestations of colonial goldsmith and wood carving, as well as a valuable collection of canvases from the Escuela CusqueĂąa (Academy of Cusco). There are two auxiliary chapels on its both sides: Capilla del Triunfo and Jesus, Maria y Jose.

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Finally we proceed on to visit Coricancha (from the Quechua word Quri Qancha meaning 'Golden Courtyard'), originally named Inti Qancha (' Temple of the Sun') was it the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered and respected temples of the city of Cusco, Peru. The walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold, and the courtyard was filled with golden statues. Spanish reports tell of its opulence that was 'fabulous beyond belief'. The Church of Santo Domingo was built on the site, using the ruined foundations of the temple that was flattened by the Spanish in the 17th century, and is a fine example of where Inca stonework has been incorporated into the structure of a colonial building. Major earthquakes have severely damaged the church, but the Inca stone walls, built out of huge, tightly-interlocking blocks of stone, still stand thanks to the sophisticated stone masonry. Nearby is an underground archaeological site museum containing a number of interesting pieces, including mummies, textiles and sacred idols.

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3rd Day – Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Full Day Private Tour of the Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:00. Sacred Valley of the Inca Lunch is included. Returns at approx. 18:30. Lunch at Posada Tunupa 5* Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel – Cusco

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Buffet Lunch at Posada Tunupa. 1 x Deluxe Suite

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Full Day Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo

Introducing The Sacred Valley Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills, the beautiful RĂ­o Urubamba Valley, known as El Valle Sagrado (The Sacred Valley), is about 15km north of Cusco as the condor flies, via a narrow road of hairpin turns. Long the home of attractive colonial towns and isolated weaving villages, in recent years it has become a destination in its own right. Star attractions are the markets and the lofty Inca citadels of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, but the Valley is also packed with other Inca sites. Trekking routes are deservedly gaining in popularity. Adrenaline activities range from rafting to rock climbing. Spend the day exploring this peaceful, fetching corner of the Andes. The archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero can be visited with a boleto turĂ­stico, which is included in the tour.

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Pisac Market A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts. Though Pisac’s biggest crafts market takes place on Sunday, you will find fewer tourists and smaller crowds in general if you visit the weekday craft markets. The village’s largest produce market is also held on Sunday, bringing a multitude of vendors from the countryside to supply the local population with produce, fresh from the fields.

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Pisac Inca Ruins It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur.

Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Intihuatana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. The Intihuatana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an Intihuatana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a "hitching post for the Sun" (or Inti). With military, religious, and agricultural structures, the site served at least a triple purpose. Researchers believe that Pisac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the western entrance, and the fortress at Ollantaytambo the northern. Inca Pisac controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with the border of the rain forest. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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Ollantaytambo After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town has been built on top of original Inca foundations and is the best surviving example of Inca town planning.

The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River - an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.

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Posada Tunupa Lunch Lunch at Posada Tunupa is included. Posada Tunupa serves perhaps the finest buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley.

The Posada itself is set in extensive gardens with beautiful views across the Valley. Chinchero Chinchero was once one of the most important Inca towns in Peru. There is a lovely Colonial Church and a great plaza where a local market is held.

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4th Day – Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B,Br,T,D) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer out Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:15 for the Cusco and Luxury Hiram thirty minute Private transfer to Poroy train Bingham Train to station. Catch the 09:15 Luxury Hiram Machu Picchu Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:15. Gourmet Brunch is included on the Train. Private Machu Picchu Tour

2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel.

Return To Cusco

Catch the evening Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco. Gourmet Dinner is included on board.

Private Transfer in Cusco 5* Palacio Nazarenas Luxury Hotel – Cusco

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Approx. 30 minutes. 1 x Deluxe Suite

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Luxury Hiram Bingham Train This morning an approximately 08:15 private transfer in time to catch the 09:05 Hiram Bingham service to Machu Picchu. The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive Luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail, all service inclusive where you will enjoy a full day of unforgettable experiences.

The service includes:  Champagne Reception  Brunch and dinner on board.  Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.  Entrance to Machu Picchu.  Guided tour in the citadel.  Afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

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Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape. Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.

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Dining Carriages: The two dining carriages offer a capacity of 42 seats each, with tables beautifully laid with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery. In the morning, on the way towards Machu Picchu you’ll enjoy a delectable three-course brunch, complete with a refreshing sparkling wine and freshly squeezed orange juice. In the evening, on the journey from Machu Picchu to Poroy, you will be served a luxurious four-course menu, complete with Pisco Sour and Peruvian delicacies. Bar Car: The bar car is the perfect place to enjoy a Pisco Sour and experience live Peruvian music courtesy of the on board band.

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Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours) Your tour to Machu Picchu will take you through the most important sites that comprise the citadel, where you can learn more about the incredible Inca civilization.

Within Machu Picchu there are a number of specific treasures that you can explore at your own pace. There are over 150 different palaces, temples, dwellings, and other structures within the citadel. Take time to get lost in its 75 acres of wonder and climb some of the citadel’s 10,000 steps. Famous Machu Picchu attractions include the Intihuatana stone, which points toward the sun at the winter solstice and may have acted as an astronomical calendar, and the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of Three Windows, both of which were devoted to the sun god Inti. The central buildings of Machu Picchu use the classical Inca architectural style of polished dry-stone walls. The Incas were masters of this technique, called ashlar, in which blocks of stone are cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Many junctions in the central city are so perfect that it is said not even a blade of grass fits between the stones.

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5th Day – Luxury Andean Explorer Train to Puno (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions Private Transfer to the Train You will be picked up from your Hotel Foyer Station in Cusco. At 07:00 for a 20 minute transfer to the Train Station in Cusco. Luxury Andean Explorer Train to Puno

Departs at 08:00 and arrives to Puno at 18:00. An all inclusive three course lunch is served in route followed by tea time later in the afternoon.

Private Transfer in Puno

5* Titilaka Hotel (Lake Titicaca)

You will be met at Puno train Station for the approx. 30 minute Private transfer to your Hotel. 1 x Dawn Room – Comprehensive Package (All inclusive) Dinner is served in the Hotel this evening.

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Luxury Orient Express Andean Explorer Train – Cusco / Lake Titicaca

The Andean Explorer is exquisitely decorated in the fine manner of the great Pullman trains of the 1920’s and boasts a full fleet of refurbished coaches including dining cars and an open-air observation bar car, which is unique in South America. On the journey passengers are served a three course lunch in the dining car followed by coffee served in the observation-bar car. The Andean Explorer runs between Lake Titicaca and Cuzco. This service, full of romance and style, unites two of Peru’s top tourist destinations.

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Restaurant Car Andean Explorer

This spectacular rail journey begins in the city of Puno on the shores of Beautiful Lake Titicaca and travels north to the historic city of Cuzco and vice - versa. Observation / Bar Car – Andean Explorer Train On the journey the train makes a gentle descent / ascent to slightly, lower / higher altitudes. One half of the journey showcases the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuùa and alpaca can be seen, while the second half is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. While traveling aboard the Andean Explorer, the glass-walled observation car provides the perfect opportunity to view the beautiful scenery. Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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5* Titilaka Hotel Indulge and immerse in the splendor and spirit of the lake at Titilaka, the first ultra-luxury exploration lodge on Peru's mystical Lake Titicaca, origin of the great Inca culture. Located on a private peninsula, surrounded by stunning lake scenery, snow-capped peaks, crisp blue skies and intense sunlight reminiscent of Patagonia or the Scottish Highlands. Dawn Rooms Rest and relax at the Dawn rooms with a magnificent view of the immense lake, submerging you into its mystique and comforting you with its breathtaking beauty. These comfortable rooms are equipped with heated floors, banquette overlooking the lake, fully equipped mini-bar, I Pod dock, personal safe, multi-purpose table, black out curtains mirror, telephone, centralized lighting switches, overhead bed lamps, coffee table, and electric kettle. Bathrooms are also equipped with heated floors; double sink console, large wall and dresser mirrors, shower with tub, separate bath tub, and ecological bathroom kit, wall telephone in the toilet, hair dryer and a bench. The King bed measures 2.20 meters of wide by 2 meters in length; the double beds measure 2.70 meters of wide by 1,90 meters in length; and the additional bed has 1,10 meters of wide per 1,90 of length. (30 - 40 sq m/ 310 - 430 sq ft)

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The Experience After a full-day's exploration of this astounding remote region, enjoy the privileged vantage that affords a restful refuge. Contemplate an idyllic sunset as you relish your cocktails at the lodge's wrap-around terraces

Features:  Bed and Breakfast  Overnight in Suites  In-room housekeeping services three times a day  Consierge services  Complimentary Wireless Internet Access  Oxygen in All Rooms  Room Service  Yaku Spa Therapies

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Upon arrival at the Lodge, check-in, rest, and enjoy the scenery as you acclimate. Evening cocktails are served from 6.30 pm followed by dinner from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Then join other guests and interpreters to share highlands experiences and tales.

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6th Day – All Inclusive Lake Titilaka (B,L,D) Service Notes / Instructions Visit to the Uros Floating Tour begins at 8:30 A.M. Islands (half day excursion) You may choose your Tours for each day as Described in Appendix I. Lunch is Included

Lunch is served at 12:30 followed by free time to rest.

Tea Time

Tea is served at 3:00.

Cycling through the Fields of Plateria (quarter day excursion)

Tour begins at 3:30.

Cocktails and Dinner are Included

You may choose your Tours for each day as Described in Appendix I. Cocktails are served at 6:30. Dinner is served at 7:30.

5* Titilaka Hotel (Lake Titicaca)

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After rising at the hour that suits you, enjoy breakfast in bed if you wish wake at dawn to a magnificent sunrise. In the morning your guides will take you by car and boat to visit the legendary islands of Uros and meet one of traditional families that live there. The Uros Floating Islands are located near the protected National Reserve of Titicaca. The people of Uros are a proud culture who due to persecution by other groups found refuge by living on manmade islands many years ago. They call themselves kot-suùa or people of the lake who claim to have "black blood," as they are immune to the cold and consider themselves to be owners of the lake and its waters. Learn about their history, uses for totora reeds and customs after exploring one of these impressive islands. The site is a must for travelers to the area; thus expect to see many other visitors. Return to the hotel for lunch and a siesta. After teatime you could you can bike the fields of Plateria. This biking excursion will become one of your memorable bike rides. The fields of Plateria, the district where Titilaka is located, provide the perfect setting for active exploration. Follow country roads along the grand lake and diverse terrains, where you will observe the local villager’s rural way of life. You will see them washing clothes, herding their animals and tending to their children. These are conditions for a great time outdoors; you set the pace and direction. Return to the hotel for dinner at 7:30 pm. Cocktails at 6:30 pm followed by Dinner.

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7th Day – Fly Lima & Home (B) Service Notes / Instructions Free morning Relax and enjoy your morning before you depart for your flight to Lima and then Home. Private Transfer to Juliaca Airport

At the appropriate time a private transfer to Juliaca Airport. Approx. 1 hour.

Sillustani Funerary Towers

Flights to Lima Airport

Visit a Pre–Incan Burial Ground in transit to Juliaca Airport. Flights to Lima depart at approx. 16:30.

At this time we include no tours in Lima. If you want add tours please just ask: http://www.luxuryperu.travel/#!lima-tours/c1ej6

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Sillustani Funerary Towers Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno in Peru. The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility. Many of the tombs have been dynamited by grave robbers, while others were left unfinished. Ancestor worship and kinship were integral parts of Aymara culture, and the huge chullpas or "chulpa" at Sillustani were built to house the Aymara elite of the immediate pre-Inca and Inca period. There was used in the 19th century and comes from the Dictionary of Ludovico Bertonio (1612). Many of the chullpas at Sillustani show pre-Inca characteristics that were later redressed with Inca stone blocks. Similar chullpas are found throughout the entire south Central Andes with the above ground burial styles going back at least to mature Tiwanaku (ca AD 500-950). The insides of the tombs were built to hold entire groups of people, most likely extended families of the Aymara elite. Corpses were not intentionally mummified, but in the dry environment created by the closed tomb, they survived for centuries. Most mummy bundles indicate burial in a fetal position. Some of the tombs also have various animal shapes carved into the stone. The only openings to the buildings face east, where it was believed the Sun was reborn by Mother Earth each day.

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Financial Details Signature Collection Route of the Inca Peru Vacation 7 Days / 6 Nights

$5,495pp

Deposit would be $1000.00pp Balance due 60 Days before travel Book Online Address: https://luxuryperutravel.rezdy.com/28162/signature-collection-route-of-the-inca-7-days

What is Included: All Tours with Qualified English-speaking guides All Private Transfers All Entrance Fees 6 Nights in Recommended Luxury 5* Hotel Suites inc. Breakfasts 6 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners, 1 x Brunch (B,L,D,Br) Luxury Hiram Bingham Train – Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco Luxury Andean Explorer Train – Cusco / Puno All Peru Internal flights: Lima / Cusco & Juliaca / Lima What is not Included: International airfare to Peru and Taxes National Departure Taxes at airports Other Meals unless specifically stated in the Itinerary Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc. Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

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Information & FAQ - Peru IMPORTANT - Baggage Restrictions Luggage Allowance: Train to Machu Picchu All trains to and from Machu Picchu now have a 5Kg Limit on baggage, basically an overnight bag and your day pack. Luggage Allowance: Amazon Jungle All Jungle Lodges have a 5Kg per person weight limit basically an overnight bag and your day pack. You may safely leave your excess baggage at the Jungle Lodges offices at Puerto Maldonado Airport Useful Travel Information Departure Tax Departure taxes at airports are not included as a part of your tour. We have indicated below current amounts (although these can change at any time). For international flights departing from Lima a departure tax of US$30.25 is applicable per person. For domestic flights a departure tax of US $6.05 is applicable per person. Hotel vouchers for your trip We do not issue individual hotel vouchers; your full day by day itinerary represents exactly what is included in terms of hotel accommodation and meal basis.

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Passports Please double check your passport is valid for six months beyond the date of return from your trip. Immigration Card Upon arrival in Lima you will receive an immigration slip that should be kept for your departure. This slip of paper will be required at all hotel check-in so please keep it with you at all times. Visas UK / USA / Canadian & Australian citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Peru. A valid passport for at least 6 months after date of departure from Peru is required by all visitors. Tipping Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. Amounts are obviously discretionary, but as a rough guide our ground agents recommend US$6-10 per day for guides and US$4-5 for drivers Electricity 220 volts/110 volts. The plugs are either two pronged round (not the European pins) or flat pins. Time GMT minus 5 hours or 6 hours Communications The phone code for Peru is 0051 Major tourist centers have numerous internet centers where you can also make reasonably priced international phone calls, and send faxes.

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Money & Expense The Peruvian currency is the new sol, it is currently worth approximately $0.30 Change is always in short supply. Automatic cash dispensers are available in the major cities and towns. Most machines take all debit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus cards. Visa and Amex are widely accepted (MasterCard to a lesser degree). If you want to bring traveler’s cheques, they should be in US dollars, and not sterling. Peru is a good value destination. Allow about $15-20 a day for meal and drink expenses, a local beer will normally cost around 1.00, a 2 course lunch $5 and a 2 course dinner $20. (Prices based on good local restaurants). Health No vaccinations are compulsory but tetanus, polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and yellow fever are advisable. Please check with a GP or Travel Clinic for other up to- date immunization advice, including malarial areas. Do not drink the tap water. Up to date health information available at: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationPeru.aspx Altitude sickness ('soroche') is a possibility in the highland areas, precautions include resting when you first arrive, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and drinking coca tea. Nearly everyone will have a headache and feel out of breath and possibly nauseous for at least the first day at altitude, if symptoms worsen hotels and guides will have oxygen handy, the only cure for acute sickness is to descend to a lower altitude. The power of the sun at high altitudes is magnified, take sunglasses and sun cream.

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Appendix I – Titilaka Information EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES Excursions and activities offered at Titilaka are included in the rates except for those specified as a special program or at additional cost. Our excursions are based on ¼ day, half- day or full duration and have three difficulty levels: Easy (I), Moderate (II), or Difficult (III). All excursions include transport with driver and are guided by one of our trained professional interpreters in Spanish or English and include beverages and snacks. Interpreters in other languages may be available upon request, subject to additional charge. LIST OF EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES Program Activities near the Hotel

Duration

Schedule

Full Board Comprehensive 1/4 Day 1/2 Day Full Day Difficulty AM PM

Kayak around the Hotel

Incl.

Incl.

X

II

X

X

Rowing on the Reeds

Incl.

Incl.

X

I

X

X

Walking by the Shores of the Titicaca

Incl.

Incl.

X

II

X

X

Cycling through the Fields of Plateria

Incl.

Incl.

X

II

X

X

Hike up to the Titilaka Arch

Incl.

Incl.

X

II

X

X

The Aymara Sky and Constellations

Incl.

Incl.

X

I

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Program Full Board Ad. Cost

Comprehensive Incl.

Visit to Lampa; the Pink City of the Altiplano (on route)

Ad. Cost

Incl.

Exploration of the Chullpas of Sillustani (on route)

Ad. Cost

Appreciation of the Flora and Fauna of Chucuito Bay Visit to the Uros Floating Islands

Day Excursions Visit to the Weaving Community of Copamaya

Duration 1/4 Day

X

1/2 Day X

Schedule Full Day

Difficulty AM

PM X

II

X

I

X

X

Incl.

X

II

X

X

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

I

X

X

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

I

X

Visit to the Authentic Taquile

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

II

X

Mountain Biking through the Altiplano

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

III

X

Visit to the Churches of Juli y Pomata

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

I

X

Encounter the Aymara Archaeological Route

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

II

X

Trekking along the Colla Trail

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

III

X

Visit to Barter Market

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

I

X

Local Festival

Ad. Cost

Incl.

X

I

X

X

X

Program

Duration 1/4 1/2 Full Comprehensive Day Day Day Difficulty

Schedule

Full Day Excursions (At Additional Cost)

Full Board

Visit to Amantani Island Exploration into Tinajani Canyon Exploration of Taquile (North and South) Visit to the Island of the Sun (Bolivia)

Ad. Cost

Ad. Cost

X

III

X

Ad. Cost

Ad. Cost

X

II

X

Ad. Cost

Ad. Cost

X

III

X

Ad. Cost

Ad. Cost

X

II

X

Visit to Tiahuanaco (Bolivia)

Ad. Cost

Ad. Cost

X

II

X

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Titilaka offers Concierge Services to accommodate special request or arrange unique activities. From Andean rituals to sailing around Lake Titicaca, our Experience Concierge can help you make the most of your stay. The Experience Concierge team has in depth local knowledge and expertise to personally assist you throughout your visit, rising to every challenge and exceeding expectations. For special arrangements, to obtain a local calendar or detailed description of the excursions, you may contact reservas@titilaka.com anytime before your arrival in Titilaka: Mobile + 51 1 98 111 5520. FOOD AND DRINKS Life and meals at the hotel are carefree and flexible. Guests may dine in their room, at the main dining room, on the terraces or picnic style on outings. Guests are offered daily specials and a selection of a la carte options. Full breakfast is served from dawn until noon, including local breads, cheese, fruits and egg options. Lunch and appetizers are served from noon until 3pm, and afternoon tea is offered prior to the excursions. Cocktails and dinner are served from 7pm. If the weather permits, sundowners are served in the lounge, on the beach or at the outings. The bar service is available throughout the day. PAYMENTS AND CASH Please note that at Titilaka, all payments for additional services should be made in cash or with American Express, MasterCard, or Visa credit cards. ATM cash dispensers are not available at Juliaca Airport and the hotel has limited cash available for money exchange. We recommend traveling with enough cash in local currency.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY Altitude Sickness or Soroche Lake Titicaca is located 3,450 meters above sea level. Higher than 2,000 meters of altitude it is possible to suffer "Soroche" characterized by headache, dizziness and nausea. To avoid these symptoms, we suggest that you plan your trip and gradually adapt to the altitude visiting Arequipa or Cusco before Titilaka. On your first day at Titilaka follow these tips: - Avoid excessive exercise - Drink plenty of water (more than 3 liters per day) - Do not drink alcohol or coffee (or do so moderately) At the hotel, we offer Coca teas that are ancient natural remedies to alleviate and prevent these symptoms. In addition, we have a full time nurse who will monitor your oxygen level throughout your stay and administer additional oxygen if needed. Nearby hospitals and additional medical assistance is available in 50 minutes in the city of Puno. Water Quality Although Peru has made vast improvements concerning water quality, it is still not safe to drink the tap water. We process and filter the lake water for the hotel use, however we do not recommend drinking it. Please use bottled water which is available at the bar, in your room and at all excursions and transfers. If you want to help us reduce pollution in the area, we encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle. Sunburn If you are travelling to the highlands of Peru, sunburn is of major concern because of the altitude and high level of radiation. Be sure to wear plenty of sun block, preferably over 45 SPF, and a hat at all times.

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Dehydration Because of the highlands’ dry climate, dehydration and dryness may become a problem. Be sure to drink plenty of liquids and to apply lip balm and moisturizer continuously; both are found in your room. CLIMATE & WEATHER The weather in Puno, due to its geographical location and its high altitude, changes continually. Days are worm and evenings cold. The region has a yellow and the green seasons. The summer or green season from December until March offer warmer evenings, green pastures and occasional rains. The winter is dry with sunny days and clear cold evenings. PUNO Av. High (°F) Av High (°C) Av. Low (°F) Av. Low (°C) Av. Wet days

Jan 66 19 44 7 16

Feb Mar Apr May Jun 66 67 68 68 67 19 19 20 20 19 44 44 41 37 34 7 7 5 3 1 12 10 7 4 3

Jul 67 19 34 1 2

Aug 68 20 34 1 2

Sep 68 20 39 4 6

Oct 70 21 42 6 8

Nov 69 20 43 6 10

Dec 68 20 43 6 14

COMMUNICATIONS Titilaka offers full connectivity, including international phone service, complimentary wireless internet access as well as cellular phone coverage. We recommend contacting your cell phone provider to make sure that they offer phone coverage in Puno-Peru ELECTRICITY All electrical appliances run on 220 volts. The hotel provides electric transformers and adaptors.

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WHEN TAKING PICTURES We strongly recommend these guidelines while taking pictures in Peru:  Ask for permission before filming or taking photos of individuals. In some parts of Peru, filming and photography can offend, frighten or intrude others. Other times, people in traditional dress hanging around heavily touristic areas expect you to pay them if you take their photo.  Don’t treat people as part of the landscape. They may not want their picture taken.  In rural areas, ask for permission before taking pictures through doors or windows into private homes. PACKING LIST Weather in Puno changes very rapidly; it is advisable to wear light clothing during the day when it is sunny (shirts / T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, shorts) and warm winter clothes for the dusk outings (sweater, jacket, fleece, pants long). We also recommend using special walking shoes or hiking boots, a cap or hats, sunglasses and sunscreen when outside the hotel. The hotel is heated and casual, so feel free to use conformable clothing indoors. If you need to wash something, Titilaka offers a 24 hour room and laundry service. Every bathroom is equipped with hair dryers. You may want to bring your I-pod, every room is provided with an I-pod dock.

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SUGGESTED READING AND WEBSITES Essay/Books  Brod, Charles. “Apus & Mountains“  Hemming, John. “Conquest of the Incas”  Mosley, Michael. “The Incas and Their Ancestors”  Cieza de León, Pedro. “The Discovery and Conquest of Peru: The New Encounter”  Garcilaso de la vega, Inca and Harold Livermore, translator. “Royal Commentaries of the Inca and General History of Peru”  Wilder, Thornton. “The bridge of San Luis Rey  Muller, Karin. “Along the Inca Road: A Women’s Journey into a Ancient Empire”  Thomson, Hugh. “The White Rock, An exploration of the Inca Heartland”  Clements, James and Noam Shany. “A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru”  Duke University Press, 1995. “The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics Websites  PromPeru: www.peru.org.pe  Lima Airport: www.lap.com.pe  Weather: www.senamhi.gob.pe  Travel Warnings: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_998.html  Country Watch: www.countrywatch.com  Online World Atlas: www.worldatlas.com  High Altitude Medicine: www.high-altitude-medicine.com  The Weather Channel: www.weather.com

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ARRIVAL AND TRANSPORT If you have purchased our Comprehensive Experience, upon arrival at Juliaca Airport you will be greeted by our Guest Services Representative who will drive you to Titilaka. Otherwise, please contact our concierge to help you arrange transportation to the hotel. The approximate travel time to the hotel is 90 minutes. If you arrive on the Andean Explorer train from Cusco (arriving at 18:00 pm), you will be met by our cars at the station in Puno and driven straight to the hotel on a 45 minutes ride. Other possibilities include transfer by car from Colca Canyon (Approximate time of travel: 7 hours) or from Cusco city (Approximate time of travel: 7 hours) or directly from Bolivia. MAP

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Appendix II – Add a Second Day in Machu Picchu Optional Second Day - Revisit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco (D,B,L) Service Notes / Instructions Orient Express Luxury 5* 1 x Superior Mountain View Room Sanctuary Lodge Hotel with Terrace (All inclusive) Private Machu Picchu Tours

Detailed below are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges; you are only limited by your time and energy.

Lunch

Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)

Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco

Catch the Luxury Hiram Bingham train service returning to Cusco (Poroy Station). Gourmet Dinner is included on board.

Private Transfer in Cusco 5* Palacio Nazarenes

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Optional – Add a Second Day at Machu Picchu Orient Express Luxury 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel 1 x Superior Mountain View Room with Terrace All Inclusive | A la Carte Full Board |Beverages & Minibar Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca citadel. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left. Sit out on a terrace and savor Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot: this delightful OrientExpress hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City. We include for you a Superior Mountain View Room with Terrace for your night of Luxury at Machu Picchu.

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Revisit Machu Picchu Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included you are only limited by your time and energy. Machu Picchu Tours: Inti Punku (Sun Gate) (2 Hours round trip) Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a one hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate (pictured right).

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Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip) The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places. This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain's highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay mountain and the Vilcanota River view. This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. *** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***

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Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip) This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant. This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face. A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 foot drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones. The steep trail continues on and climbs the side of the mountain, leading adventurous travelers to a remote corner of this archaeological site. In addition to a magnificent bird's-eye view of Machu Picchu, the summit also offers a perfect vantage point to the canyon of the Vilcanota River, the mountain of Putukusi and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks.

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Huayna Picchu (3 - 4 Hours) Huayna Picchu (Huayna Picchu or Young Peak) is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins. The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For relatively fit people it is not a difficult climb. On wet days you have to be very careful as things can turn dangerous quickly. Very Limited Access! Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 numbers are released at 7:00am, and are often gone in less than an hour on busier days. The second 200 are available at 10:00am. ***You should buy these special tickets in advance with us to be sure you will have space for this hike*** There are breath-taking views on the hike up and some ruins near the top which many like to visit.

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The most important thing about Huayna Picchu is the bird’s eye view of the whole of Machu Picchu from the top. More on the level of difficulty: You will be glad to see that the path is almost two meters wide, but at the beginning only, later it becomes narrower, and one side there is a steep fall. There are some accidents and even deaths every year so be aware this can be a quite dangerous hike. After a while you will find the path becomes really narrow - only a couple of feet wide and here the slope is really steep. Throughout the rocks are uneven and sometimes slippery but you will find hand rails along those areas.

Luxury Peru Travel Calle Garcilaso 265, Cusco, Peru Toll Free: 1800 298 3158 Questions: enquiries@luxuryperu.travel

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