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Peru 4 Jews 2021, Winter Vacations in Cusco, Peru

KT003 8 DAYS LIMA, CUSCO, MACHU PICCHU & LAKE TITICACA

 

Day 1 Sun LIMA – CUSCO
Arrive in Lima. Meeting and assistance to connect with flight to Cusco.
Flight Lima-Cusco. Meeting and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 2 Mon CUSCO
AM At leisure
PM Visit to the city. Visit Main Square and the Koricancha. Continue to the surrounding remains: Sacsayhuaman Fortress: At a walking distance from the centre, it has big walls of monumental stones distributed in zigzag and in three platforms that have an average of 360-m. /1,181 ft. There are stones of as much as 9 m/30 ft long and 5-m/16 ft wide.
Tambomachay: Known as the Inca Baths, it is said to have been a sanctuary for water worship. Clear running water flows through its stairways.
Puca Pucara Red Fortress: It is formed by terraces, stairways, turrets, urns, vaulted niches and platforms.
Kencco Amphitheatre: Built in rock, it is said to have been an Inca worship site. There are passages, canals, and stairways with stone engravings representing the puma, a sacred animal.
Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 3 Tue CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Transfer to the station for a morning train ride to the unparalleled, Machu Picchu , “Lost City of the Incas. It is the most important attraction in the Department of Cusco, recently chosen as one of “THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD” . Machu Picchu shows the knowledge of a culture that was able to build a citadel with gigantic rocks perfectly fitted together and in a site of difficult access. Still today, the attention is drawn on how and from where these people could transport such enormous stones. There are no stone pits in the region nor had the Incas discovered the use of the wheel. It was known in the world after its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1910.
Arrive in Aguas Calientes. Bus up to the Sanctuary. Guided visit. Descend by bus to Aguas Calientes. Vistadome train to Cusco . Meeting and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 4 Wed CUSCO – PUNO
Transfer to station. Inka Express Tourist bus to Puno. En route, visit important sites such as * Andahuaylillas: a Andean corner of fertile lands with people proud of their beautiful church considered as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” because of the precious pieces of art decorating and filling its interior. * Raqchi: A complex town of multiple constructions, even the terraces to cultivate had different purposes. “Kanchas” (apartments), “wayranas” (building of only three walls), “qolqas” (storages), different urns, the religious fountains, etc. * Sicuani: Important ancient Inca city, the second in importance after Cusco. * La Raya: (highest point- 4335 m above sea level) and * Pucara: Important archaeological site located within Pucará town, approximately 80 Km . northwest of Lake Titicaca, at Km. 106 of the Cusco-Puno highway. Meeting and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Puno

 

Day 5 Thu PUNO
Excursion on Lake Titicaca . The Uros Floating Islands: A group of 40 floating islands formed by totora reeds. Its inhabitants are part of one of the oldest cultures in the continent. They live the way their ancestors did, strictly keeping to their customs and idiosyncrasy. Continue to Taquile Island : The local people are farmers and have developed an original form of communal tourism. They receive visitors and share their food, housing, customs and traditions.
Return to Puno and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Puno

 

Day 6 Fri PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA
Transfer to the airport in time to take the flight to Lima. Meeting and transfer to your hotel.
Guided overview of Lima (3 hs)
Shabbat service
Overnight in Lima

 

Day 7 Sat LIMA
Day at leisure
Overnight in Lima

 

Day 8 Sun LIMA – HOME
Transfer to the airport

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