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Experience Peru - Home Stays

(11 Days)

Lima | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | Amaru Village | Huayllafara | Cusco | Puno

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima and hotel transfer.

02 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Flight to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Welcome ceremony to the Andes with a Shaman. Visit of Awanakancha, a weaving cooperative, where you can see traditional weavers, Llamas, Alpacas, Vicunas and Guanacos. Overnight in Sacred Valley hotel.

03 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley

Transfer to Ollantaytambo. Take the Vistadome train towards Aguas Calientes and arrive to the sacred citadel of Machu  Picchu. Explore the lost city of the Inca on a guided visit of the ruin site. Free time at the site to stroll around

04 Sacred Valley - Amaru Village

Visit the famous Pisac market. Continue to the local community of the Amaru village. Welcome by the local community with typical flowers and oblation to Mothers Earth (Pachamama). Learn about natural dying techniques and continue with a demonstration of the process. Hands-on weaving with members of the community. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight at a local house in the Amaru village.

05 Amaru Village - Huayllafara

Full day trekking tour (6-7 hours) from Amaru to the community of Huayllafara. On this trek you will reach an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level and you will past lagoons and fascinating lookouts on the Anden panorama. Lunch on the way is included. Dinner and overnight at a local house in Huayllafara.

06 Huayllafara - Cusco

Welcome by the local community, consisting of around 40 families. Learn about agricultural techniques and crops grown by the villagers. Use ancient tools and help the villages with their daily work. After lunch you will return to Cusco. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Cusco

Morning tour of Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire and South America’s archaeological heart. Visit the most important landmarks of both the Incan and the Colonial times: the Cathedral, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the historical center.

08 Cusco - Puno

Morning departure towards Raqchi, a small Andean community. Presentation on local ceramics will be done by the community. After lunch visit the Racchi archeological site, a temple to the Incan God Viracocha. Afterwards, continue to Puno (only for groups; for FIT´s transfer in public bus to Puno inclusive visits and lunch enroute). Overnight at the hotel.

09 Puno

Start your tour of the Lake Titicaca with a visit to the famous floating Islands of the Uros. Lunch included. Continue to the Island of Amantani, welcome by the local villagers to their houses. Dinner in the local homes. Meet again for a dancing activity and dress up like the locals (for FIT boat trip on SIB with private guide, for groups from 15 pax private boat trip).

10 Puno

After traditional breakfast, travel by boat to Taquile Island, famous for the knitting man and the weaving women (for FIT boat trip on SIB with private guide, for groups from 15 pax private boat trip). After a visit and lunch, return to Puno.

11 Puno - Lima

In the morning, visit the Chullpas of Sillustani, an archeological site with grave towers of different cultures. Visit the home of a local family and learn about their life style. Play the popular “guinea pig game”, betting on which house the guinea pig will turn to (only for groups). Flight to Lima and individual international connection.